Quizmasters Lee and Marc are joined by artist and streamer Jon Lewis to ask, suss and answer a general knowledge quiz with topics including Sports, Famous Authors, Movie Formats, Famous Revolutionaries, Popcorn, World Leaders, Musical Instruments, Box Office, Award Winners, Streaming Services, Soda, Literature, Drive-Ins, Fall Guys, World History and more!
- SPORTS - In what sport is a score of 111 sometimes referred to as a ‘Nelson’, named after Admiral Nelson, who allegedly only had one eye, one arm, and one leg?
- FAMOUS AUTHORS - Before his unpublished manuscript was optioned by director Alexander Payne for the 1999 Academy-award nominated film Election, what author was a ghostwriter for R.L. Stine?
- MOVIE FORMATS - In what year was the first IMAX movie released?
- FAMOUS REVOLUTIONARIES - Born in 11 B.C. Described by Plutarch as a thracian of nomadic stock, who helped lead the fight as the third commander in chief of the third Servile War?
- WORLD LEADERS - Since first winning a presidential election in 1994, which world leader is Europe’s longest-running currently-ruling elected head of state?
- POPCORN - Which U.S. state produces the most popcorn?
Missed Corrections/Know Notes
- FROM EPISODE 110 - Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president. - submitted by Andrew
- FROM EPISODE 109 - Lee said it was the mother of Monkee Davy Jones who invented whiteout, Proverbial Lightkeeper Matt points out that it was actually Mike Nesmith’s mother, Betty Nesmith Graham.
- “African-American Vernacular English is preferred over ‘ebonics’ among linguists. The Strawberry Generation is mainly used in Taiwan; in mainland china, members of the Millenial generation are called “Little Emperors. The cognates that aren’t cognates which Lee calls “deceptive cognates” and Clare calls “homophone cognates” do have a legit linguistic name!! They are false cognates. Sometimes in language learning contexts they are also known as “false friends.” - submitted by Adelle
- MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS - Which composer of broadway, film and television whose career lasted over six decades never learned to play in any key other than F# (the black keys), and utilized a “transposing piano” to write?
- BOX OFFICE - What movie is Steven Spielberg’s highest world-wide box office gross (not adjusted for inflation)?
- AWARD WINNERS - Born on January 11th, and known mostly for her music career with albums such as “No More Drama” and “Growing Pains”, who was nominated for both Best Supporting Actress and Best Original Song at both the Golden Globes and the Academy Awards for the movie Mudbound?
- STREAMING SERVICES - SoundCloud was first established in 2007 by Alexander Ljung and Eric Wahlforss in what country?
- SODA - In what year was ‘New Coke’ released?
- LITERATURE - 111 is pronounced “eleventy-one” when what character turns that age at the beginning of a well-known book?
Rate My Question
- “For the X-men animated series, lawyers were concerned that one x-person’s name was too similar to a DC character, so it was changed. The Marvel character actually predated the DC character, originating in 1967. What was the original x-person’s name, and for bonus points, what was it changed to for the show?+ - submitted by Rumplesnailtskin Mike C.
- "Purchased in 1968 for 2.46 Million by Robert McCulloch; what landmark was taken apart, shipped across the Atlantic by boat and reassembled in Lake Havasu City, Arizona; where it is still a top tourist attraction in the area today?" - submitted by Myles
- DRIVE-INS - In what state and year did the official drive-in theater open?
- FALL GUYS - According to developers, the hit 2020 game Fall Guys takes inspiration from which Japanese physical challenge game show that ran from 1986 to 1990 and which British game show that ran from 1966 to 2001 and featured players competing in cumbersome, oversized costumes?
- WORLD HISTORY - 111 is the emergency number of what country which gained full statutory independence in 1947 and is one of only three countries to have a female head of government directly succeed another?
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