Me and notelon play Trivial Pursuit Genus II every Shabbat he comes to my house. As a result we now have an even larger base of totally useless information. Additionally we find ourselves correcting errors on the cards. Over the months we have played I have collected card that where either very wrong or in someway amusing or interesting. I now have 15 Trivial Pursuit cards sitting on my desk waiting to be blogged about. This post will be part one of The Lansey Brothers Blog Very Trivial Pursuit Challenge (LBBVTPC). I will post the questions of amusement or error and you have the opportunity to answer these questions, without the assistance of an online search engine. Next week I will post the real answers and my explanations as to why they where pulled aside. Additionally I will announce the winner of the competition; sorry notelon but you cannot compete due to you being a ringer in this contest.
Categories go as following G: Geography, E: Entertainment, H: History, AL: Arts and Literature, SN: Science and Nature, SL: Sports and Leisure.
1) AL: What did the New York Museum of Modern Art Discover about the Matisse painting Le Bateau after studying it for 47 days?
2) SN: What’s kerosene distilled from?
3) H: Did the Pony Express employ ponies?
4) G: What New York City borough is named for the Delaware Indian word for “a place where we all got drunk”?
5) AL: What’s the better-known name of Robert of Locksley?
6) SL: What game can you “squidge,” “squop” and “pot out” in?
7) G: What language do Walloons speak?
8) AL: What fames English public school in the U.S. Captain Hook’s alma mater?
9) SL: What parts of a deer were Weimaraner dogs trained to attack?
10) E: What did Americans spend 213 billion sedentary hours doing in 1983?
11) H: What did sweet talking Giovanni Vigliotto do 105 times from 1963 to 1983?
12) SN: What onetime astronaut’s middle name is Herschel?
13) SN: What blood-sucking insect, the bane of many a dog’s existence, can live for 25 years and survive starvation for five?
There are a couple of other questions that I have decided to not post now, I will post them next week with my explanations as to why I didn’t post them this weeks. Good luck and remember all the answers should be dated to 1984 when this version of the game was released.