Friday, August 24, 2007

I thought that WAS his first name

Tough night at trivia: first, it was announced that there was a tie for first in the trivia league, and... I get the feeling it was a manufactured tie, but if I had been there last week, my team would have won easily, so I can't really fault anyone but myself. Then, I proceeded to stink up the joint, missing five-pointers in three rounds; even if I had gotten the final question right, it wouldn't have made a difference. I did get a free drink (management likes me) and a free milkshake (they accidentally made one too many for a table, and, well, management likes me), plus I picked up twenty bucks for guessing the number of beds at the local student farm that's been sponsoring trivia, so it certainly wasn't a bad night. I'll stick with "tough" as my adjective. The misses:

1. What athlete has the most appearances on the cover of Sports Illustrated, with 49?
2. What is the only continent without any deserts?
3. Who was the first U.S. President to visit China?
4. What was the name of the first airplane flown by the Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk? (the category for this was "Damn Klingons.")
5. "Silent Night" was first played on what instrument?
6. Which country has the longest continuous coastline?
7. What is the longest word that can be typed (on a standard QWERTY keyboard) using only the left hand?
8. What "birthday" do all racehorses share?
Final:
9. What is MacGyver's first name?

4 comments:

Laney said...

1. Michael Jordan (my answer to any sports question, but seems plausible in this case)
2. Europe
4. Enterprise? it's on my new NC license, I should know
5. harpsichord or maybe guitar

anne57 said...

I don't know any of these for sure, but I'll take a stab at a few...

1. Tiger Woods
2. Europe
3. Nixon
6. Russia
8. January 1

Leo said...

9. Angus

I have to give credit to my husband, as I watched about three episodes of MacGyver. But, whenever I get something fixed at home (using nothing but a barbie shoe and a band-aid, or the like), he calls me Angus MacGyver.

J. Bowman said...

Well, between you, you've gotten most of these correct.

1. Michael Jordan (I guessed Ali)
2. Europe
3. Richard Nixon. I knew he went as VP, but not as P. Plus, I figured someone must have gone before him.
4. Bird of Prey
5. Guitar
6. Canada
7. stewardesses
8. January 1, I guess to avoid controversy about when a horse can run in certain races.
9. Angus!