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Trivia Time: October Edition

Kirin

Summon for hire
(he/him)
Are we skipping a day? Totally fine if so, just at this point we'd run the risk of people not seeing a new post 'til tomorrow.
 

Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
Yeah, sorry, busy day. The good news is all the questions are banked so don't worry about that. I just didn't have the time I thought I did to do scores and posting. You will get a bonus round of questions on Friday!
 

Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
1. Which tokusatsu superhero had a giant robot named Leopardon?
Spider-Man
Fact is, Spider-Man had a big robot before the heroes of the Super Sentai series and it was successful enough here that they brought it over to the Super Sentai series soon after. So you have Spider-Man to thank for the Power Rangers formula
2. What long running franchise was originally intended as an adaptation of the manga series Skull Man?
Kamen Rider AKA Masked Rider
3. Generally, which color is given to the leader of a team in the Super Sentai and Power Rangers series?
Red. Not a color that is exclusive to leadership but the most commonly associated with it.

Violent Vixen - 28
Team Rocket - 25
Kirin - 22
Rascally Badger - 20
Nich - 5
Issun - 5

Day Fifteen

Godzilla Vs. The Cosmic Monster

Questions about Black Holes

1. If you were to enter a black hole, you would be stretched into a single strand. What pasta-themed name does this phenomena have?
2. What is the center of a black hole called?
3. What is the area at which point there is no possibility of escape from a black hole called?

Day Sixteen

Terror of Mechagodzilla

Questions about Mecha

1. Gundam is sort of a portmanteau. What word does the latter half come from?
2. What mecha franchise was created by the creative collective known as Headgear?
3. In Macross, what term is used both to describe an ancient alien race and Earth’s way of life?
 

Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
Yesterday's answers.
Day Fifteen

Godzilla Vs. The Cosmic Monster

Questions about Black Holes

1. If you were to enter a black hole, you would be stretched into a single strand. What pasta-themed name does this phenomena have?
Spaghettification
2. What is the center of a black hole called?
Singularity
3. What is the area at which point there is no possibility of escape from a black hole called?
Event horizon

Day Sixteen

Terror of Mechagodzilla

Questions about Mecha

1. Gundam is sort of a portmanteau. What word does the latter half come from?
There are actually TWO correct answers for this one. First, "freedom". HOWEVER, rather than being simply "Gundom", they decided to make it "Gundam" to remind one of the power of a hydroelectric dam.
2. What mecha franchise was created by the creative collective known as Headgear?
Patlabor
3. In Macross, what term is used both to describe an ancient alien race and Earth’s way of life?
Protoculture



Violent Vixen - 31
Team Rocket - 30
Kirin - 28
Rascally Badger - 23
Nich - 5
Issun - 5

Day Seventeen

Return of Godzilla

Questions about American versions of Godzilla

1. Which apparel company lost licensing rights to the 1998 Godzilla movie after seeming leaking the appearance of the title character?
2. What is the name of the reporter played by Raymond Burr for his scenes in the original Godzilla localization, which is shared with a legendary comedian?
3. In a one minute, thirty second animated comedy from 1969, which literary and, notably, animated character does Godzilla “meet”?
Day Eighteen

Godzilla Vs. Biollante

Questions about plants

1. What fruit will kill the spawn of wasps that do not pollinate it?
2. What common flower has been known as Mary’s Rose, the bone flower, day’s eye, bruisewart and woundwart (though currently, woundwart is now more closely associated with another flower)?
3. Which South American country is named after a kind of tree?
 

Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
Day Seventeen

Return of Godzilla

Questions about American versions of Godzilla

1. Which apparel company lost licensing rights to the 1998 Godzilla movie after seeming leaking the appearance of the title character?
Fruit of the Loom. The film put out false images to the companies they were making deals with and companies that leaked lost rights. Apparently this also happened to Tiger Electronics.
2. What is the name of the reporter played by Raymond Burr for his scenes in the original Godzilla localization, which is shared with a legendary comedian?
Steve Martin
3. In a one minute, thirty second animated comedy from 1969, which literary and, notably, animated character does Godzilla “meet”?

Day Eighteen

Godzilla Vs. Biollante

Questions about plants

1. What fruit will kill the spawn of wasps that do not pollinate it?
Figs. Wasps lay eggs inside figs but if they don't pollinate them the figs drop off.
2. What common flower has been known as Mary’s Rose, the bone flower, day’s eye, bruisewart and woundwart (though currently, woundwart is now more closely associated with another flower)?
Daisy
3. Which South American country is named after a kind of tree?
Brazil

Violent Vixen - 36
Team Rocket - 33
Kirin - 32
Rascally Badger - 25
Nich - 5
Issun - 5

Day Nineteen

Godzilla Vs. King Ghidorah

Questions about dragons

1. Which literary hero died fighting a dragon after defeating Grendel and his mother?
2. Which X-Man has a special kinship with a space dragon named Lockheed?
3. In the Neverending Story, what kind of dragon is Falkor?
 

Kirin

Summon for hire
(he/him)
JWTS I appreciate having the weekend days combined, gives me a better shot at managing to get them in.

Also damn, VV, you are on fire.
 
JWTS I appreciate having the weekend days combined, gives me a better shot at managing to get them in.

Also damn, VV, you are on fire.
My spouse and I are a pretty killer trivia team. As a pair we've gotten first place at a ton of local pub trivias against teams of six people. I think I'm still proudest of the time we got third place at trivia sponsored by the library though: the other teams were well-read, the questions were tough and we still got third place.
 

Mogri

Round and round I go
(he)
Staff member
Meanwhile, I'm struggling to determine whether I bring anything to the table. Our team of two is 90% Daikaiju 😉
 

Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
Day Nineteen

Godzilla Vs. King Ghidorah

Questions about dragons

1. Which literary hero died fighting a dragon after defeating Grendel and his mother?
Beowolf
2. Which X-Man has a special kinship with a space dragon named Lockheed?
Kitty Pryde
3. In the Neverending Story, what kind of dragon is Falkor?
Luckdragon

Violent Vixen - 38
Team Rocket - 36
Kirin - 35
Rascally Badger - 28
Nich - 5
Issun - 5

Day Twenty

Godzilla Vs. Mothra

More questions about moths

1. Moths are some of the best smellers in the world. What body part do they use to smell?
2. What unfortunate substance does the wood nymph try to disguise itself as?
3. What shape does the death’s head hawk moth have on its back?
 

Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
Day Twenty

Godzilla Vs. Mothra

More questions about moths

1. Moths are some of the best smellers in the world. What body part do they use to smell?
antennae
2. What unfortunate substance does the wood nymph try to disguise itself as?
bird poop (simply "poop" was also accepted)
3. What shape does the death’s head hawk moth have on its back?
Skull

Violent Vixen - 41
Team Rocket - 38
Kirin - 38
Rascally Badger - 31
Nich - 5
Issun - 5

Day Twenty One

Godzilla Vs. Mechagodzilla II

Questions about mechanical physics

1. Who wrote Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica, which featured the “Laws of Motion” on which classical mechanics is based?
2. Unless otherwise specified, what does the letter "m" represent in physics?
3. According to the Theory of Relativity, what would stop if you travelled at the speed of light?
 
Yeeeeeesssss. Submitted and didn't even consult my teammate.

If you've never read it and have even a mild interest in physics, I highly recommend Mr Tompkins in Paperback. It's about a man who tries to better himself by attending physics lectures, but is a little dim and just falls asleep since he can't understand them. But then he dreams about alternate realities where the laws of physics are different (including a town where the speed of light is only 20mph or something) and it's just delightful.
 

Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
Everyone got these but just for posterity.


1. Who wrote Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica, which featured the “Laws of Motion” on which classical mechanics is based?

Wait, no, let me try again.
2. Unless otherwise specified, what does the letter "m" represent in physics?
Mass
3. According to the Theory of Relativity, what would stop if you travelled at the speed of light?
Time

Violent Vixen - 44
Team Rocket - 41
Kirin - 41
Rascally Badger - 34
Nich - 5
Issun - 5

Day Twenty Two

Godzilla Vs. SpaceGodzilla

Questions about astronauts

1. What song did Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield famously sing in May of 2013, which went viral?
2. After becoming the first man in space, why (roughly) did Russia ban Yuri Gagarin from travelling into space again?
3. Which were the first known animals in space?
 

Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
1. What song did Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield famously sing in May of 2013, which went viral?
Space Oddity
He intentionally changed the part of the song about dying. Why tempt fate?
2. After becoming the first man in space, why (roughly) did Russia ban Yuri Gagarin from travelling into space again?
They didn’t want Russia to lose a national hero.
3. Which were the first known animals in space?
Fruit flies. “The flies, members of the often-studied species Drosophila melanogaster, made their journey alongside packets of rye and cotton seeds as part of an experiment to study the effects of cosmic rays on living organisms. The flies’ container parachuted to the ground and the insects were retrieved in perfect health.”

Note, they did not turn into the Fly-tastic Four

Violent Vixen - 46
Team Rocket - 41
Kirin - 43
Rascally Badger - 34
Nich - 5
Issun - 5

Day Twenty Three

Godzilla vs. Destoroyah

Questions about the Kiss album Destroyer

1. Which song on the album was inspired by a car crash that occurred in Charlotte (at least Paul Stanley thinks)?
2. Which song from the album, with its title taken from a previous song written by the British band The Hollies, was KISS’s first to top the charts?
3. The song "God of Thunder" is supposed to be about how Paul Stanley is the son of which mythical figure?
 
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Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
1. Which song on the album was inspired by a car crash that occurred in Charlotte (at least Paul Stanley thinks)?
Detroit Rock City
2. Which song from the album, with its title taken from a previous song written by the British band The Hollies, was KISS’s first to top the charts?
Shout It Out Loud, which topped the Canadian charts in 1976
3. The song "God of Thunder" is supposed to be about how Paul Stanley is the son of which mythical figure?
Apollo who... to my knowledge is pretty thunder-unrelated

Violent Vixen - 46
Kirin - 44
Team Rocket - 42
Rascally Badger - 35
Nich - 5
Issun - 5

Day Twenty Four

Godzilla 2000

Questions about the year 2000

1. Which baseball player was the first MLB player to knock a ball into San Francisco Bay?
2. Which comic strip ended on February 13, 2000, one day after its creator passed away?
3. What building designed to celebrate the new millennium in London closed its doors after one year attracting only half the number of people that was projected?
Day Twenty Five

Godzilla vs. Megaguirus

Questions about mutants

1. The birth of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles also features a reference to the origin of which Marvel superhero?
2. Which game series features a marsupial mutated by the scientist Dr. Neo Cortex?
3. In the film Beneath the Planet of the Apes, what do the psychic mutants worship?
 

Rascally Badger

El Capitan de la outro espacio
(He/Him)
I don't know song titles. I missed the first question from the day before about the Bowie song because even though I could sit here and sing the whole song, I did not know the title of the song.
 

Issun

Could be a fren
Hmm, I think I'll just wait until next month and start with a clean slate. I'll probably follow the thread (or watch it or whatever we call it here) so that I don't keep forgetting again.
 
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