Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Thanks to everyone for coming out to the newest version of Drink'n'Think @ Cooler's Ice House. Our new venue and host were both fantastic. Who doesn't like free shots and popcorn? The competition last night was fierce, with 3 points separating the Lazy Genius from the rest of the pack. We will continue Drink'n'Think the first Tuesday of the Month at Cooler's. See you in March.
Last night questions and answers:
[HISTORY] On this day in 1924, the 28th US President died. Who was he?
[RELIGION/SCIENCE] Orbiters, landers, and rovers recently sent back information suggesting that what weather phenomenon is occurring high in the sky above mars?
(Snow/ It is snowing)
[SPORTS] In the most recent steroid scandal hitting major league baseball, what former New York Mets pitcher has been accused of doping?
[LITERATURE] What acclaimed author of the Witches of Eastwick and Rabbit, Run died at the age of 76 last week?
[POLITICS] Last week, The United States Senate confirmed who as Secretary of the Treasury?
(Timothy F. Geithner)
[MUSIC] The New York times reports that the Nederlander Organization is turning the most famous pop album of 1982 into a broadway musical. What is the name of the album?
[CURRENT EVENTS] In the midst of a recession, what fast food chain is set to open up 1000 more stores during 2009?
[CINEMA/ TELEVISION] Who recently won the Screen Actors Guild Award for outstanding performance by a male actor in a lead role?
(Sean Penn - Milk)
[LOCAL KNOWLEDGE] What is the site of the oldest known Louisiana civilization, in West Carroll Parish, where an Indian village existed 2, 700 years ago?
[MISCELLANEOUS] NBC's vice president of advertising standards rejected what organizations original submission because it "depicted a level of sexuality exceeding our standards"?
[HISTORY] Name any 1 of the 3 musicians who died on this day in 1959 when their plane crashed in Iowa.
(Buddy Holly, Jiles P Richardson (the Big Bopper) and Ritchie Valens)
[RELIGION/SCIENCE] What famous British narrator of the Planet Earth series reports getting a lot of hate mail because he doesn't give credit to God in his documentaries?
(Sir David Frederick Attenborough)
[SPORTS] The top-seeded woman in the Australian open was knocked out in the fourth round? What is her name?
[LITERATURE] What Philip Roth novel won the Pulitzer Prize in 1998 and told the story Seymour, a Jewish-American businessman and former high school athlete from Newark, New Jersey?
[POLITICS] Economic leaders from across the globe begin meeting in what country last Wednesday for the World Economic Forum?
[MUSIC] What recently reunited alt-rock band from the early nineties provided the soundtrack for the Hyundai Genesis Coupe commercial that aired during the superbowl?
[CURRENT EVENTS] Last week, for the the second time in US History, a woman gave birth to a living set of how many babies?
(8 - octuplets)
[CINEMA/TELEVISION] What former SNL star is slated to replace Conan O'Brien as the host of "late night" in 2009?
[LOCAL KNOWLEDGE] Louisiana Senator David Vitter will travel to what infamous location next week with a group of Republican members of Congress?
[MISCELLANEOUS] What was the first Lifesavor flavor?
(Pep-O-Mint or peppermint)
[HISTORY] On this day in 1953, what famous oceanographer published his most famous and lasting work, The Silent World?
[RELIGION/SCIENCE] A recent study of 800 men, led by the University of Nottingham, found that men who are very sexually active in their twenties and thirties are more likely to develop what type of cancer, especially if they masturbate frequently?
[SPORTS] Mustapaha Farrakhan, the grandson of Louis Farrakhan, is the starting guard for what ACC college basketball team?
(University of Virginia)
[LITERATURE] The following line was ranked one of the top 10 most outrageous opening lines in the history of literature: "It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen." What book is it from?
[POLITICS] President Barack Obama won approval from what percent of Americans in his first three days on the job, according to a Gallup poll?
[MUSIC] What classic Monty Python song was recently named the best "alternative" funeral song?
(Always Look on the Bright Side of Life)
[CURRENT EVENTS] Last Wednesday some professors canceled classes to allow students to attend a protest against budget reductions in education funding at the Capitol building of what state?
[CINEMA/TELEVISION] On February15th, what animated show will be broadcast in HD for the first time?
[LOCAL KNOWLEDGE] What Louisiana city host's the Mudbug Madness Festival every May?
[MISCELLANEOUS] A non-government study in the Netherlands found that what percentage of the Dutch population downloaded, hacked, or pirated DVDs, games, and music in the last 12 months?
(25% or 4.7 million Dutch)
[HISTORY] On this day in 1877 what piano piece was copyrighted? It is notably played by Tom Hanks in a shopping mall in the movie "Big".
[RELIGION/SCIENCE] When light reflects off of water at a 42 degree angle it creates what?
[SPORTS] Who was the starting quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals between 1997 and 2002? His nickname comes from a professional wrestler.
(Jake "The Snake" Plummer)
[LITERATURE] What is the world's most shoplifted book?
[POLITICS] In response to allowing one of the ladies of the "View" to run her fingers through his hair, what politician said, "Well, I didn't expect she would do that. She did it on her own."?
[MUSIC] According to Forbes Magazine, what artist sold the most albums in 2008?
(Taylor Swift (4 millions albums)
[CURRENT EVENTS] Last week the U.S. Army reported the highest level of what (128 confirmed) among its soldiers since it began tracking the rate 28 years ago?
[CINEMA/TELEVISION] Lark Voorhies portrayed what character Saved by the Bell?
[LOCAL KNOWLEDGE] Born in New Orleans on September 14, 1969, this man is the writer, director, and producer of two successful TBS television shows.
[MISCELLANEOUS] The average raindrop falls at a rate of what speed?
A.) 20 mph
B.) 22 mph
C.) 19 mph