#59 – How Many Fictional Beer Brands Can You Name?

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Round One

 

First, we have a Phrases Trivia question about a common two-word Latin phrase that literally translates to “pluck the day.” On the topic of phrases, did you know that the airplane seats that are sometimes referred to as “William Shatner’s seat” trace their roots to an episode of The Twilight Zone?

 

Next, a Universities question challenges the Team to name the North Carolina school that got its name from its original location, which was north of Raleigh. For more academic Trivia, be sure to check out episode #42 of the podcast next to try your hand at a round of School Trivia!

 

The first round concludes with a Children’s Books Trivia question about the two 1980s books for which author Chris Van Allsburg was awarded a Caldecott Medal for writing and illustrating. For a deeper dive into literary history, click here to learn more about the Brothers Grimm!

 

Bonus Question

 

Today’s Bonus Question is a follow-up to the Children’s Books question from the first round. The Team is asked to guess how many combined pages the two books in question have. They’re able to call up some visual references to give them a starting point, but do you think they’re on the right track? Listen in to see if your guess is close enough for the bonus point!

Round Two

 

Do you wish you could do all your shopping at Buy-N-Large? Or maybe you’d like to start an account at Gringotts Wizarding Bank? If so, you’re in luck, because today’s theme round is all about Fictional Companies & Products!

 

The second round kicks off with a Television Trivia question about Monkey Shine, the fictional beer brand that was featured on a TV sitcom of the ‘90s and 2000s. Head here next to learn more about the history and evolution of beer in the non-fiction world!

 

Next, a Movies question asks the Team to name the software company that’s central to the movie Office Space. Did you know that despite its current status as a comedy classic, Office Space was a box office flop when it was first released in 1999?

 

Round Two concludes with a Video Games Trivia question about a pharmaceutical conglomerate that is prominently featured in a popular video game series. Ready to level up? Check out episode #13 of the podcast next for a round of Video Games Trivia!

 

Final Question

 

We’ve reached the Final Question of the game, and today’s category of choice is Presidents. Let’s see who’s up to the challenge!

 

The Trivia Team is given a list of five living US Presidents and asked to place them in order based on their age. They confidently place the youngest and oldest fairly quickly, but could you help them sort the three in the middle? Tune in and let us know if your order matches up with the Team!