We had 10 teams in for Trivia on Tuesday night, and it was a good turnout despite the Yom Kippur holiday beginning last night. It was good to see an old Trivia regular, Brad Cook, in last night. Brad was one of my first regulars when I returned to Professor Thom's in 2017. He was back in NYC from London for a short vacation. We had a tight four-team race for the first three rounds, but the guys from DIMS had a great General Knowledge round, and pulled away with 46 points and the win. Congrats to Ken and Michael on another great victory.
Second place went to Impeach This with 31 points, and we had a tie for third place between the teams of Office Hours and Spicy Meatballs with 29 points. The tie-breaker question was "What is the current population of the nation of Brazil?" Spicy Meatballs was closest to the answer (211,457,000) and won third place, but graciously gave the pitcher of beer to Office Hours.
Best Team Name: Goddammit, I'm Whistleblower 2: What the Hell Do I Have to Do to Get Myself Impeached and End This Nightmare?
1. What American rock band's lead singer entered rehab last week, and the group was forced to cancel the remainder of its 2019 tour?
2. What state's governor signed a law last week allowing college athletes to make money from endorsements and hire agents?
3. Walgreens, CVS and Rite Aid all pulled what medication from their shelves last week over fears of a possible link to cancer?
4. Chris Collins, a representative from what eastern US state, resigned his House seat ahead of a guilty plea for insider trading last week?
5. Two women are suing what actor for sexual exploitation after alleging the actor used a now-defunct acting to school to prey on the young women?
6. What rock singer, who has been suffering from many health problems and is currently performing mostly in a chair in his "Not Dead Yet" tour, took a nasty fall on stage last week but managed to complete the show?
7. What Oscar-winning actor is being sued by his former assistant for $12 million for "years of gender discrimination and harassment?
1. In 1890, Italian Giuseppe Airoldi is credited for inventing what, something you see in newspapers every day?
2. Venice's international airport is named for what Italian traveler and explorer?
3. What has the nation of Italy done more: won soccer's World Cup or hosted the Olympic Games?
4. What two independent states are located within the nation of Italy?
5. What is Italy's second largest city in population after Rome?
6. Christopher Columbus was born in what Italian city?
7. Who was the last Italian-born actor or actress to win an acting Academy Award?
The Q Train: True or False Trivia
1. The US once had a Native American Vice-President.
2. The restaurant chain Subway was co-founded by a nuclear physicist.
3. The term "WiFi" stands for "Wireless Fidelity."
4. Alaska is the least populous US state.
5. The harmonica is the world's best-selling musical instrument.
6. Cher was the first person to have a number one film and album in the same week.
7. Warren Buffet once referred to himself as the "Osama bin Laden of capitalism."
8. The Beatsie Boys won the first Rap Grammy Award in 1989.
9. You can say the "F word" a maximum of 3 times in a PG-13 rated film before it becomes an R rated one.
10. South Sudan is the world's newest country, established in 2011.
1. What is a half-man, half-horse called in Greek mythology? ( 1 pt)
2. At 15% of total usage, what country watches the most YouTube? ( 1 pt)
3. The PBS series "Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood" was filmed in what eastern US city? ( 1 pt)
4. What country produces the most tomatoes? ( 2 pt)
5. What science fiction author wrote the novel "Fahrenheit 451?" ( 2 pt)
6. What actress voiced the character "Tigress" in the "Kung Fu Panda" films? ( 2 pt)
7. Of the five senses, which one responds the fastest? ( 3 pt)
1. What 20th century US president is the only one buried in Washington, DC? ( 5 points)
2. What is the most popular breakfast cereal in America, generating $436 million in revenue in 2018? ( 4 points)
3. Which "Indiana Jones" film was a prequel? ( 3 points)
4. What is the most common American street name that comes from the name of a tree, with nearly 7,000 streets with that name? (4 points)
5. What was the only South American country to send troops to Europe to fight in WWII? ( 4 points)
1. Metallica; 2. California; 3. Zantac; 4. New York; 5. James Franco; 6. Phil Collins; 7. Robert DeNiro.
1. Crossword puzzle; 2. Marco Polo; 3. Won World Cup (4-3); 4. Vatican City and San Marino; 5. Milan; 6. Genoa; 7. Robert Benigni.
The Q Train: True or False Trivia
1. True (Charles Curtis); 2. true; 3. false, it stands for nothing; 4. false, Wyoming; 5. true; 6. false, Jennifer Lopez; 7. true; 8. false, The Fresh Prince & DJ Jazzy Jeff; 9. false, once maximum; 10. true.
1. Centaur; 2. USA; 3. Pittsburgh; 4. China; 5. Ray Bradbury; 6. Angelina Jolie; 7. hearing.
1. Woodrow Wilson; 2. Cheerios; 3. "Indiana Jones and Temple of Doom;" 4. Oak; 5. Brazil.