After staying until the end of Will’s Thursday night doubleheader, I hightailed it to
1. POT POURI: What is the most popular last name in the
2. COFFEE: In what war did Americano coffee become popular? World War II. Five points.
3. LITERATURE: What classic John Steinbeck novel is about famers and their brothers? The Grapes of Wrath. Only a one point miss.
4: 1990's: What was the Spice Girls debut movie? Spice World. Another one point miss. Had I been there, I don’t think I would’ve remembered this.
5. NATURE: Which sex of mosquito bites? Female. Three points.
6. MOVIES: In the movie The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly, was Clint Eastwood good, bad, or ugly? Good. A five point miss. Like Joel, I would’ve had to guess.
7. ART: Which facial feature is missing on the Mona Lisa? Eyebrows. Five points. Joel knew this!?
8. JEWELRY: What country consumes the most diamonds?
9. FOOD & DRINK: What country consumes the most beer?
10. CAPITALS: Name the capitals of the following states:
11. POLITICS: What was
13. SCIENCE: What was Sigmund Freud’s original branch of medicine? We didn’t know. I won’t tell you what I answered. Neurology was the correct answer. A four point miss.
14. OUTER SPACE: What planet rotates fastest around its own axis? We thought it was Mercury or Venus. Jupiter spins the fastest, followed by Saturn. No team got it right. A two point miss.
15. POT POURI: What is the name of a living plant that’s been pruned and trained into a specific ornamental shape? Isaac was first to answer Bonsai. Topiary was also accepted, like at
16. GEOGRAPHY: What country has the largest number of sheep? As we brainstormed, Joel suggested what turned out to be the correct answer:
17. POT POURI: In 1888, what country held the first national beauty pageant? We didn’t know, so we went with Charles’ answer:
18. DISNEY: At Walt Disney World, who or what pops out of the center tea pot in the It’s a Small World ride? Joel thought it was the Rabbit from
19. ACRONYMS: What does RADAR stand for? We didn’t know. Neither did any other team. I should’ve come up with a funny answer, like “
We had missed the last four questions, but it didn’t seem like many others teams were doing well, either. Before the final question, us DoorHinges were tied for third, four points behind second-place Bama, but 14 points behind a new team sitting at the bar. Sitting behind the brick fireplace, I got the idea of placing an empty coffee cup up on the ledge, and we started shooting little paper balls off the brick. Bad idea. Charles, Isaac, and Joel loved the idea…as did the young boy behind us. Caused a minor disruption.
20. FINAL: Name the five heaviest land mammals, from heaviest to 5th heaviest: Elephant, Hippo, Rhino, Giraffe,