Some Questions From Last Week
Question #1 - Which North American professional sports team finally made the playoffs in 2013 after not recording a winning season since 1992?
Question #2 - Dying of leukemia in 1955 at the age of 12, Sadako Sasaki became an innocent symbol of war and became famous when she folded 644 origami versions of what kind of bird, believing that if she folded 1,000 she would be granted eternal good luck?
Questin #3 - [Cryptic clues] What European capital city was founded around 1000 AD, destroyed by fire in 1624, rebuilt and renamed Christiana after King Christian IV, but then restored its original name in 1925? You can find this city in Czechoslovakia.
Recap From Last Week
The back room at 3030 was packed by 7.50pm last Wednesday (see picture). Thirty teams rocked up to answer sixty trivia questions. Oh, how we laughed at the savage fury of giraffes, a favourite pet James Bond villain, Blofeld. (The real answer was piranhas.)
A new team turned up and beat all comers. Congrats to Peddle to the Medal, who amassed a very impressive score of 55 points. Nice work, newbies! Impressive performance. Second place went to last week's winners, Plate 0 Bacon 6 and a team called Moby Dick Pics Or It Didn't Happen (great team, guys!) who both finished on 54 points -- just one point behind. Other teams finishing high up we perennial high finishers, Aahoo! Aardwolves of London (53 points), Oscar Quiztorius Blade Gunner (50 points), All the Jingle Ladies (50), Burning Sensations (50), Missed Connections (50), and Let's Get Quizical (50). Excellent work, everyone. The questions aren't easy, so nice work all round.
Individual Glory saw a three way tie. We asked how long it would take you to fall to the centre of the earth, if someone had been so kind as to dig a hole that deep for you. The correct answer was 42 minutes. Douglas, Terri, and Jason all put 42 minutes! Incredible. In a three-way tie breaker, we asked for Stephen Hawking's birthdate. The correct answer was January 8, 1942... and Douglas got closest. Nice work, sir! In Heads and Tails, it came down to Tristan and Linda; Tristan won, but in what only be described as the nicest act ever witnessed at 3030trivia, he gave his frosty beverage prize to Linda, because it was her birthday! Lovely stuff!!
3030trivia takes place every Wednesday at 3030. The questions start at 8pm, but seats fill up quickly. If you like tables and chairs, we kindly suggest getting there a touch earlier than 8. There are prizes to be won... and it is free to play! Free??! Yes, free to play. Amazing!
Here are your answers to the questions above: (1) Pittsburgh Pirates. (2) Crane. (3) Oslo (the word Oslo is contained in the word Czechoslovakia.)