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

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