After acing the first seventeen questions Thursday night, Joel asked “Have we missed a question?” Sufficiently jinxed, we went on to miss five of the next six. It was back to the sad old times at Thursday Night Trivia this week, without the Hurts, Kevin, or Michael.
1. How many horns does a triceratops have? An easy five points.
2. What is the official state song of
3. What is the full name for the American version of the first book in the Harry Potter Series? Joel knew both the American and British titles of the best-selling novel: Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone. The British version was “The Philosophers Stone.” One point.
4. What flowers did Vincent van Gogh paint most often? Will knew: Sunflowers.
5. Which character in the Matrix movies is also known as “One”, an anagram of his name? Joel knew: Neo, Keanu Reeves’ character. Three points.
6. What website, founded in 1995, did thrift store editor Al Hoff say would put an end to thrift stores and garage sales as we know them? We went with Joel’s first answer: www.eBay.com. One point.
7. What name is given to volcanoes that haven’t erupted in historical times, but aren’t considered extinct? Joel correctly answered Inactive, though
8. What name is given to the closest star to our planet Earth? My first thought was Alpha Centuri, but Joel corrected me: The Sun. Five points.
9. What computer company broke into the arcade market with the game Donkey Kong? Joel’s guess was correct: Nintendo. One point.
10. What is the baby name for the following animals?
…Sheep…lamb (or lamkin, or cosset)
…Horse…foal (or colt, or filly).
We were one of FOUR teams with perfect scores, which included the always dangerous Georgia Tech and art school graduates’ Pollywogs team. Four more teams were within two points of our lead. Poor Bama was in last place, a full 13 points back.
11. What spice is named because it tastes like an elixir of cloves, pepper, cinnamon, and nutmeg? Spices? Who knows about spices? I thought…maybe it was an anagram of the four spices
12. What is the first and last name of the White Stripes drummer? Who? One of
13. What flightless bird is the national symbol of
14. In what city do tourists visit the Anne Frank House? As I jotted down the question, Joel said “we’re looking to you on this one!” He went with my guess:
15. In the 1990’s, what was NBC’s most popular comedy show, after Seinfeld? I brainstormed: The Cosby Show? Friends? Cheers? Joel answered SNL. No one got it. According to
16. What rival ran up and gave Mark McGuire a big hug after McGuire broke the single season home run record? Sammy Sosa. Six points.
17. In photography (one of
18. What is the only real animal to regularly appear in the show Teletubbies? We should’ve know, but didn’t: Rabbits.
19. What state’s official animal is the sperm whale? I guessed
Going into the final question, we were in fourth…ten points behind the young leaders, Rhianna’s Black Eye.
20. Name the five oldest universities in the