Remember when I said this week would have to be better? Good times. We - by which I mean I - got the entire halftime right (three questions about the Heisman Trophy; the gf is not a football fan). Beyond that, we got two questions right - one was a true/false question, the other one, the triviatrix accidentally read the answer (Ronald Reagan) when she meant to tell us the category. That leaves you fine people seventeen questions that we didn't know. No one else did much better; despite our struggles, we were once again within five points of first going into the final question. There are two upsides to this week. The first is that the triviatrix now knows that I blog our misses, so she has agreed to give me the official question list after the contest; this will prevent mis-remembering of both the questions and the answers. I'll save the second for part two.
1. Each King in a deck of cards represents a famous historical king. Who does the King of Hearts represent?
2. What one-time TV kiddie-show host urged New Years' Day viewers to dig into their sleeping dads' wallets and send in some "little green pieces of paper with pictures of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson on them?"
3. What are you doing if you are filliping?
4. What is the lowest denomination of paper currency ever issued by the U.S. government?
5. Wreaths made of what vegetable were awarded to victorious athletes at the Nemean Games in ancient Greece?
6. What is the major league baseball record for consecutive successful stolen base attempts?
7. What is the state fish of eight states - more than any other fish?
8. When it comes to space flight, who are Arabella, Anita, and Miss Baker?
9. What leading British actor was considered for the role of Don Corleone in The Godfather before it was offered to Marlon Brando?