A big thanks to Stacey McPeek for pulling the show notes together this week. She did a great job!
In this last quarterfinal episode, Jonathan hosts as Scott Barber goes head to head with Jeffrey Seguritan in the first match-up and then follows up with Bob Oakes challenging Russ Friedewald in the second.
This WIUC questions came from Don Henley. (Apparently, not that Don Henley. However, is it just coincidence that there is no “Don Henley” on the Facebook page???
From the list of pairs of animals that star in television ads, from each pair, name which made their television debut first.
1. Tony the Tiger (1952) vs. Nesquick Bunny (1973)
The voice of Tony the Tiger WAS Thurl Ravenscroft who sang the song You're a Mean One, Mr Grinch! (not that we'd ever doubt Russ of course). The Grinch Himself was actually voiced by Boris Karloff.
3. Geico Gecko (1999) vs. Aflac Duck (2000)
4. Elsie the Cow (1947) vs. Budweiser Clydesdales (1951)
Elsie the Cow is the mascot for Borden's dairy products.
6. Apparently Jonathan skipped #6, It's nowhere to be found... seems to be a trend with this podcast)
7. American Tourister Gorilla (1970) vs. Geoffrey the Giraffe (1973)
American Tourister is a brand of luggage owned by Samsonite
8. Budweiser Frogs (1995) vs. Taco Bell Dog (1997)
Note: Next time Don Henley writes us a question, always pick the first one apparently!
Alright, Here we go with Game 1!!! The Winner takes on Amy Ningen in the Semifinals.
Category: Interesting people
What person, who has been a character actor, a comedian, and a title game show, started his career as a speech writer for Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford?
Category: Potent Potables
The ingredients for what drink include bourbon, white sugar, mint leaves, bitters, club soda, lime cordial, and ice
According to kentuckyderby.com, almost 120,000 Mint Juleps are served over the two-day period of Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby weekend at Churchill Downs Racetrack.
In 1990, who became the first former Saturday Night Star to be nominated for an Oscar?
He lost to Denzel Washington who won that year for Glory.
What company features a “melusine” in its logo?
As Jonathan pointed out, a melusine is a mermaid-like creature with wings, two tails, or both.
Category: Nobel Prize Winners
What Nobel Prize winner was jailed 14 times during his 39 years on earth?
Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr was actually born Michael Luther King Jr., but later changed his name. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, and at the time was the youngest man to have received the honor, winning at age 35.
What 1980s game show featured the “whammy”?
Press Your Luck
What best-selling novel was released in its original language as “Men Who Hate Women”?
Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The novel was written by Steig Larsson in Swedish: Män som hatar kvinnor. It was the first novel in a series of novels, collectively known as the Millennium Series
Which of these choices is a real animal:
- The Ogre Shark
- The Troll Shark
- The Bandit Shark
- The Goblin Shark
- Goblin Shark
You don’t need to google this shark, I’ve done that for you:
Note: the title of the video is Alien Sharks, so Scott was not wrong!!!
According to Fountains of Wayne, whose mom has got it going on?
The Original Song was released in 2003 and the video stars Rachel Hunter as the title character.
The song was often mistakenly attributed to the band Bowling for Soup, so much so that BFS recorded and released a cover version in 2011.
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Category: History, specifically Civil War History
What former General in Chief of the Union Army ran as the Democratic Candidate against Abraham Lincoln in the 1864 election?
George B. McClellan
McClellan lost the electoral vote 212 to 21 and the popular vote 2,218,388 to 1,812,807
Category: Song Lyrics
Excluding Kokomo and the Florida Keys, there are 9 vacation spots mentioned in the song Beach Boys’ song Kokomo? Note: “the Florida Keys” is not permitted as a generic island group is not included, but individual islands in the Florida Keys are permitted.
Aruba, Jamaica, Bermuda, Bahama, Key Largo, Montego, Martinique, Montserrat, and Port-au-Prince.
Here we go with Game 2! The Winner will face Kris Eve.
Category: Video Games
Not including the directional pad, how many button were on the standard Super Nintendo Entertainment System controller?
What English Engineer invented the first process for mass producing steel inexpensively, which eventually took on his name?
Henry Bessemer (and the Bessemer Process)
The Bessemer Process is the process that Andrew Carnegie used to become the market leader. Once he met Bessemer, he saw great potential in the steel industry and added steel to his existing businesses: Keystone Bridge Company and Union Iron Works
What birth defect does Operation Smile worked eliminate, providing reconstructive surgery to people around the world?
Cleft Palette/ Cleft Lip/ Hair Lip
Researchers believe that most cases of cleft lip and cleft palate are caused by both genetic and environmental factors, such as things the mother comes in contact with in her environment, what the mother eats, or certain medications she uses.
Nolan Ryan is the only player in Major league history with over 5000 strike outs. There are only three players with 4000 or more. Get full credit if you can name one of them and one bonus point for each of the others you can name.
Randy Johnson (4,875), Roger Clemens (4,672), and
Steve Carlton (4,136)
Of Bob’s answers:
Jamie Moyer is 39th overall with 2,441,
Babe Ruth is 118th with 1,330
Stephen Strasberg is 428th with 1,084.
What three presidents did Forrest Gump personally meet at the White House?
John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, and Richard Nixon
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What city in Alabama lends its name to the first group of African American military aviators in the US armed forces?
Tuskegee is almost home to the infamous clinical study/black mark of history: The Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male, where under the guise of receiving free health care from the US government, the clinicians actually just observed the natural progression of untreated syphilis in these men. Horrible.
If you struggle like Bob, this video may help:
What Russian chemist was the first scientist to make a periodic table similar to the one use today?
Mendeleev published the first periodic table in 1869. He developed it to show certain trends in the then-known elements. He also predicted some properties of then-unknown elements. Most of his predictions were proved correct when later discovered
Category: Interesting People
What is Takeru Kobayashi famous for?
Apparently, he made a rival competition:
According to Therichest.com, what drug originally created to help cure people of morphine addiction is the most widely used illegal drug in the world?
And just to remind you why you should not do heroin, the end of the 2000 film Requiem for a Dream (Viewer Discretion is Advised) [editors note - I'm not even subjecting myself to this. I read it instead. No thank you! - JO]
What geometric shape is defined as a parallelogram with opposite equal acute angles and opposite equal obtuse angles as well as four equal sides?
Put these Games Show in order from lowest number of episodes aired to the highest number of episodes aired: Double Dare, Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Survivor, Press Your Luck
Survivor (478), Double Dare (525), Who Wants to Be a Millionaire(592) Press Your Luck (758)
Note: I was unable to verify Jonathan’s stat about Who Wants to Be A Millionaire. I was able to find that the UK version of the show had 592, but the American version had 363 episodes in the original ABC run and 1,800 in syndication. This could mean that Russ actually got this final question correct (not that it would have affected the score.)
Classic Who Wants to Be a Millionaire Moment, is John Carpenter a Warhead? He should be!