Wednesday, April 28, 2010

April 28th Trivia

Huge Night at Cappy's. A new record 10 teams came out and filled the place to capacity or seemed close to it. Scores were up and down all night. Leading from Round 1 to Round 4 was In Honor of the USS Gill but storming to come behind and winning by one point was Triv-E-Ah! Congrats to all the teams. Here's the scores; followed by the questions and answers. Stay tuned for next week's Mystery Category!

Current Events:

1. Jason Chen, editor of which online gadget blog, had his home raided in connection with a lost iPhone prototype.

2. Noma was recently named the best restaurant in the world. Which city and country is Noma located in?
Copenhagen, Denmark

3. A smoke bomb was recently let off in which European country's Parliament as it wrestled with letting the Russian navy use one of it's ports.

4. Which magazine mogul recently shelled out $900,000 in order to preserve the land surrounding the famed Hollywood sign?
Hugh Hefner

5. Thomas Hagan was paroled this week. Hagan assassinated which 1960s civil rights leader?
Malcolm X

6. Which singer recently released a violent music video depicting a militant force rounding up red-headed boys?

7. On Tuesday, which German team beat Lyon to advance to the Champions League final in soccer?
Bayern Munich

8. Scientists this week recently made the connection to chocolate and what mental illness?

9. What 2004 album recently made its debut in musical form on Broadway?
American Idiot

10. The Minnesota Twins recently opened up it's new home stadium which is called what?
Target Field

General Knowledge

1. Which Canadian city hosts an annual stampede billed as "The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth?"

2. In the 1975 movie, "The Rocky Horror Picture Show," what are the names of the stranded young couple?
Brad and Janet

3. In what type of office do the wheelings and dealings of David Mamet's play "Glengarry Glen Ross" take place?
Real Estate

4. The first televised US presidential debate took place between which two candidates?
Kennedy and Nixon

5. What is a Geiger counter used to detect?

6. After the US Constitution was ratified, where was the first federal capital?
New York City

7. Which talk show host wrestled Hulk Hogan in a 1998 pay-per-view TV event?
Jay Leno

8. In the 1982 film "Reservoir Dogs," the main characters have code names that are all what?

9. According to legend, Lady Godiva rode naked through the town of Coventry to protest what?

10. When cooking, how does a person truss a turkey?
Tie up the wings and legs

Yinzer Trivia

1. Which neighborhood is home to Pittsburgh's only remaining wood-paved street?

2. When did the Steelers win their first NFL championship?
1974 (Super Bowl 9)

3. What was Pittsburgh's first professional hockey team?
Pittsburgh Pirates (1925-1929)

4. How tall is Mt. Washington?
367 ft.

5. What was the football seating capacity of Three Rivers Stadium?

6. There used to be an amusement park at the corner of Bigelow Blvd. and Craig St. What was it's name?
Luna Park

7. How many neighborhoods are in the city of Pittsburgh?

8. What year did Lawrenceville finally become part of the city of Pittsburgh?

9. What is the alternate name for the 40th St. Bridge?
Washington Crossing Bridge

10. Besides winning a World Series in 1971, what other major accomplishment did they achieve that year?
First MLB team to post all-non white lineup

Name That Tune
April 28, 2005

10. Hollaback Girl - Gwen Stefani

9. Lonely No More - Rob Thomas

8. 1 Thing - Amerie

7. Disco Inferno - 50 Cent

6. Boulevard of Broken Dreams - Green Day

5. Obsession (No Es Amor) - Frankie J

4. Lonely - Akon

3. Since U Been Gone - Kelly Clarkson

2. Hate It Or Love It - The Game feat. 50 Cent

1. Candy Shop - 50 Cent featuring Olivia

Genius Round:

1. What astronomer in 1922 proved the existence of other galaxies besides the Milky Way? ( 5 points)
Edwin Hubble

2. In AC/DC's song "Hells Bells," how many times does the bell toll from the beginning of the song? (6 points)

3. What did Valentina Tereshkova do in 1963 that made her world famous? ( 4 points)
First woman in space

4. What immortal Hollywood male star played the most leading roles in history, with 142? ( 5 points)
John Wayne

5. The first and last episodes of the TV series "Seinfeld" both feature George and Jerry discussing what topic? (5 points)

Shirt Buttons

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Trivia: April 14th

First ever Cappy Cafe's team trivia night is in the books. Night was a success despite the Pens' loss. 8 teams checked in with the bar's very own Kubby winning it all beating We Have Malaria by one point after Genius trivia. Thank you to everyone for coming out and Bryan Carey for giving me the space and time. See you next Wednesday at 9!

Current Events:

1. Malcolm McLaren, founder of which legendary English punk band, died at age 64.
Sex Pistols

2. Tiger Woods returned to the golf course at the Masters this week which is held in which Georgia town?

3. Which country posted it's first trade deficit in six years?

4. This week, Apple announced what number version of its iPhone OS?

5. "Date Night" became with this week's number one film. Which two TV actors starred in the film AND which TV shows do they star in?
Steve Carell (The Office) and Tina Fey (30 Rock)

6. Two more glaciers have vanished from Glacier National Park, leaving how many?

7. A day care center in Vancouver, Washington was closed after a deadly stain of what bacteria was found there?

8. A plane crash claimed the life of Lech Kaczynski, president of what European nation?

9. Meinhardt Raabe died at age 94 this week. What role did he play in the 1939 film the Wizard of Oz?
The Munchkin coroner

10. The NHL season wrapped up this week. scored the most goals this season. What trophy does he win?
The Maurice "Rocket" Richard trophy

General Knowledge:

1. If you hit a golf shot 3-under-par, what would you call that?

2. Now in it's 9th year, Lebowski Fest celebrating all things related to the Coen Brothers' film "The Big Lebowski" is held in what city and state?
Louisville, KY

3. The line "A kingdom for my horse" comes from what Shakespeare play opening at CMU April 15th?

4. How many US states contain the word "New" in its name?
4 (New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New Mexico)

5. The NBA 24-second shot clock was born in what US city which has a monument dedicated to the invention?
Syracuse, NY

6. What musician died in a motorcycle accident on October 29, 1971?
Duane Allman

7. What legendary city of gold were Spanish conquistadors looking for in the 1500s?
El Dorado

8. Canada has two national sports. Name them.
Hockey AND Lacrosse

9. What Detroit record label recently celebrated it's 50th anniversary?

10. The film "Waiting for Guffman" took place in fictional Blaine, Missouri, a town know for production of what household item?
The stool

Tax Day:

1. On which 1966 album did George Harrison's "Taxman" appear?

2. Turbotax software is made by Intuit which is known mainly for which financial software?

3. As of January 1st, 2009, what percentage is Allegheny County's drink tax?

4. In 1992, to pay back taxes, this country legend released an album called "The IRS Tapes: Who'll buy my memories?"
Willie Nelson

5. Richard Hatch was convicted for failing to report the 1 million dollars he earned as winner of the first season of what reality show?

6. In 1773, residents of what New England city dumped tea into the harbor to protest taxes on it.

7. What phrase appears on the District of Columbia's license plates?
Taxation without Representation

8. Tax is based in the Latin word "taxo" which means what?
I estimate

9. What island chain is world famous for it's tax haven status?
The Cayman Islands

10. On October 10, 1973, what vice president had to resign under charges for tax evasion?
Spiro Agnew

Name That Tune:
The Billboard Hot 100 for April 14th, 1994:

10. Streets of Philadelphia - Bruce Springsteen
9. The Most Beautiful Girl in the World - Prince
8. Now and Forever - Richard Marx
7. Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm - Crash Test Dummies
6. Whatta Man - Salt-N-Pepa
5. So Much in Love - All-4-One
4. The Power of Love - Celine Dion
3. Without You - Mariah Carey
2. The Sign - Ace of Base
1. Bump 'N Grind - R. Kelly

Genius Trivia:

1.Which US President effectively killed the Second Bank of the United States? (5 points)
Andrew Jackson

2. How long is the lease on the original Guinness brewery in Dublin? (4 points)
9000 Years

3. Which US state was its own republic from 1777 until 1791? (5 points)

4. How many NHL career points did Mario Lemieux finish with, good enough for 7th overall? (6 points)

5. According to the RIAA, which album is the best selling live album of all-time? (5 points)
Garth Brooks - Double Live

Thursday, April 1, 2010

New Gogol Bordello Single!

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