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Trivia Time: Popcorn Edition

Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
Though we are being cautious about covid variants and still doing some social distancing, movie theatres are tantalizingly close to booming once things have lightened up. And that means it is your time to profit? How? Get into the popcorn business kids. Here's the game: whoever grows the most popping corn within the next month and you'll get exclusive rights with the biggest theatre chains! But you need to answer trivia. The more trivia answered, the more corn grown. So lets do it to it!



Here are the topics

1. Orville Redenbacher's– Questions about Orville Redenbacher
2. Jiffy Pop – Questions about short pop songs
3. Tiny but Mighty – Questions about Napoleon
4. SkinnyPop - Questions about Diet Soda and Cola
5. Butterkist – Questions about Brown Nosers
6. Pop Secret – Questions about fictional paternal twists
7. Act II – Questions about two act plays
8. LesserEvil– Questions about the American Democratic Party
9. Pop Weaver – Questions about Inflatable wear
10. Jolly Time – Questions about Christmas in History

Round 1:

1. Redenbacher wasn’t just an owner and spokesman for his company. What kind of innovation did Redenbacher create in the realm of agricultural science?
2. Which rapper created Beautiful Trip, the shortest song to chart on the Billboard Chart Hot 100 at 37 seconds?
3. Though there is absolutely no actual evidence of that, what animal phobia is Napoleon widely believed to have had?
4. Why does a can of Coke sink in water but a can of Diet Coke floats?
5. In Dante’s Inferno, which of the nine circles of Hell are flatterers plunged into?
6. What affliction does Oedipus place on himself when he learns he murdered his biological father and married his own mother?
7. What two act musical includes the songs “The Meek Shall Inherit”, “Skid Row (Downtown)” and “Grow for Me”?
8. The Democratic-Republican Party originally split over the choice of successor to which US president?
9. What inflatable safety wear’s modern design first appeared in a design in October 1931 issue of Modern Mechanix?
10. During which war was the “Christmas Truce” reached for the holiday?
 

Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
Round 1:

1. Redenbacher wasn’t just an owner and spokesman for his company. What kind of innovation did Redenbacher create in the realm of agricultural science? A new hybrid popping corn.
2. Which rapper created Beautiful Trip, the shortest song to chart on the Billboard Chart Hot 100 at 37 seconds? Kid Cudi Fun fact, he took over for Reggie Watts as the house musician in the Comedy Bang Bang TV show and when he left, Weird Al took his place. That's a hell of a line up.
3. Though there is absolutely no actual evidence of that, what animal phobia is Napoleon widely believed to have had? Cats (Ailurophobia)
4. Why does a can of Coke sink in water but a can of Diet Coke floats? The sugar creates a denser solution.
5. In Dante’s Inferno, which of the nine circles of Hell are flatterers plunged into? 8th AKA Malebolge (making them even worse than murderers)
6. What affliction does Oedipus place on himself when he learns he murdered his biological father and married his own mother? He blinds himself.
7. What two act musical includes the songs “The Meek Shall Inherit”, “Skid Row (Downtown)” and “Grow for Me”? Little Shop of Horrors
8. The Democratic-Republican Party originally split over the choice of successor to which US president? James Monroe
9. What inflatable safety wear’s modern design first appeared in a design in October 1931 issue of Modern Mechanix? Water Wings/Floaties
10. During which war was the “Christmas Truce” reached for the holiday? World War I

The scores so far

Rascally Badger - 8 Points
Violent Vixen - 7 Points
Capt Blasto - 7 Points
Kirin - 5 Points

Everyone did well. And frankly, I feel glad that between you, only one answer was guessed correctly by anyone (#2)

Next round!

1. What is the appropriate name of the new hybrid popping corn developed by Redenbacher and Charlie Bowman? (Hint, it sounds like a reference to neckware, but its not)
2. Beautiful Trip beat out the previous winner PPAP by Japanese comedian Daimaou Kosaka, which was 47 seconds. What did PAPP stand for?
3. What is the name of the island Napoleon was exiled to, over which he gained sovereignty?
4. What diet drink’s name was created when the marketing team used a computer to generate a list of over 185,000 four-letter words with one vowel, only to use a three-letter name?
5. While in Harvard, Henry Kissenger was mocked by other students who called him Henry A Kissinger. What did the A stand for?
6. Conner Kent, the Superboy who was a clone of Superman, eventually learned he was a hybrid of Supes and which other character?
7. What two act play contains the characters Lazar Wolf, Motel Kamzoil and Chava?
8. Which city held the first six Democratic National Conventions?
9. A version of water wings originally appeared in 1907 under the name the Swimeesy _____. What item noted for floating fills in that blank?
10. Which 1776 Christmas event was immortalized in a painting by Emanuel Leutze?
 
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Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
1. What is the appropriate name of the new hybrid popping corn developed by Redenbacher and Charlie Bowman? (Hint, it sounds like a reference to neckware, but its not) RedBow
2. Beautiful Trip beat out the previous winner PAPP PPAP by Japanese comedian Daimaou Kosaka, which was 47 seconds. What did PAPP stand for? Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen
3. What is the name of the island Napoleon was exiled to, over which he gained sovereignty? Elba
4. What diet drink’s name was created when the marketing team used a computer to generate a list of over 185,000 four-letter words with one vowel, only to use a three-letter name? Tab
5. While in Harvard, Henry Kissenger was mocked by other students who called him Henry A Kissinger. What did the A stand for? Ass
6. Conner Kent, the Superboy who was a clone of Superman, eventually learned he was a hybrid of Supes and which other character? Lex Luthor
7. What two act play contains the characters Lazar Wolf, Motel Kamzoil and Chava? Fiddler on the Roof
8. Which city held the first six Democratic National Conventions? Baltimore
9. A version of water wings originally appeared in 1907 under the name the Swimeesy _____. What item noted for floating fills in that blank? Buoy
10. Which 1776 Christmas event was immortalized in a painting by Emanuel Leutze? George Washington Crossing the Delaware


Rascally Badger - 15 Points
Violent Vixen - 13 Points
Kirin - 12 Points
Capt Blasto - 10 Points

1. In what panel/game show did Redenbacher appear on in the year 1973?
2. At 1 minute and 47 seconds, which Elvis song is his shortest to hit number one, which he wrote for the movie Loving You?
3. As a posthumous request, what kind of jewelry was Napoleon’s hair turned into, which were gifted to friends and family?
4. What kind of soft drink was No-Cal, the first diet soft drink?
5. In the book This Town, what place did Mark Leibovich call “Suck Up City?”
6. In Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Mutt is revealed to be the son of Indiana and which other character?
7. What was unique about the two act structure of Merrily We Roll Along (both the original 1934 play and the Sondheim musical)?
8. Aside from the donkey, what other animal is sometimes used to represent the Democratic Party?
9. In what decade did inflatable costumes debut?
10. Which famous saint assembled the first nativity scene in Gerccio, Italy in 1223?
 

Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
Did you have a good munch? Here are the answers to round 3.

1. In what panel/game show did Redenbacher appear on in the year 1973? To Tell the Truth. This was prior to him becoming an icon.
2. At 1 minute and 47 seconds, which Elvis song is his shortest to hit number one, which he wrote for the movie Loving You? (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear
3. As a posthumous request, what kind of jewelry was Napoleon’s hair turned into, which were gifted to friends and family? Bracelets
4. What kind of soft drink was No-Cal, the first diet soft drink? Ginger Ale
5. In the book This Town, what place did Mark Leibovich call “Suck Up City?” Washington, DC
6. In Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Mutt is revealed to be the son of Indiana and which other character? Marion Ravenwood
7. What was unique about the two act structure of Merrily We Roll Along (both the original 1934 play and the Sondheim musical)? The second act takes place before the first.
8. Aside from the donkey, what other animal is sometimes used to represent the Democratic Party? Rooster
9. In what decade did inflatable costumes debut? 1990s
10. Which famous saint assembled the first nativity scene in Gerccio, Italy in 1223? Francis of Assisi

Rascally Badger - 19 Points
Kirin - 16 Points
Violent Vixen - 15 Points
Capt Blasto - 14 Points


1. In his book, Orville Redenbacher: A Passion for Popcorn, Orville writes "I want to make it clear that I am _____." What is the last word in that sentence?
2. What song sung by Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs, remains the shortest #1 hit on the Billboard Charts at 1 minute and 36 seconds?
3. What is the name of the war that marked the period between Napoleon's return from exile and the second restoration of King Louis XVIII?
4. Released nationwide in 1962 what place did Diet Rite end up on the sales chart in the same year (as in, a number)?
5. What act did Giulio Alberoni run to do (according to reports) to the Duke de Vendôme, which is also a term synonymous with sycophancy?
6. Which Pokemon character was going to be revealed as Ash’s dad in a live stage show’s early draft? (in the final product, they did used to date)
7. Waiting for Godot has three notable unauthorized sequels, all with extremely similar two word titles. What is it? (if you get close enough in the ballpark, I’ll give this two you.)
8. Which party formed by Henry Clay were the Democratic Party’s first major political opponent?
9. What kind of location is a survival suit used for?
10. Which Swedish astronomer introduced a new temperature scale on December 25th, 1741?
 
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Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
The answers for the last round!

1. In his book, Orville Redenbacher: A Passion for Popcorn, Orville writes "I want to make it clear that I am _____." What is the last word in that sentence? Real
2. What song sung by Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs, remains the shortest #1 hit on the Billboard Charts at 1 minute and 36 seconds? Stay
3. What is the name of the war that marked the period between Napoleon's return from exile and the second restoration of King Louis XVIII? The Hundred Days War, also known as the War of the Seventh Coalition.
4. Released nationwide in 1962 what place did Diet Rite end up on the sales chart in the same year (as in, a number)? Fourth
5. What act did Giulio Alberoni run to do (according to reports) to the Duke de Vendôme, which is also a term synonymous with sycophancy? Kiss his ass. (It sounds like he was doing it half jokingly but did indeed do it, allegedly).
6. Which Pokemon character was going to be revealed as Ash’s dad in a live stage show’s early draft? (in the final product, they did used to date) Giovanni
7. Waiting for Godot has three notable unauthorized sequel, all with extremely similar two word titles. What is it? (if you get close enough in the ballpark, I’ll give this two you.) Godot Arrives (Arrived)
8. Which party formed by Henry Clay were the Democratic Party’s first major political opponent? The Whigs
9. What kind of location is a survival suit used for? Cold water.
10. Which Swedish astronomer introduced a new temperature scale in 1741? Anders Celsius

Capt Blasto - 19 Points
Rascally Badger 19 Points
Violent Vixen - 18 Points
Kirin - 16 Points

1. Following Redenbacher’s passing, on what show did one of the two hosts noted "a man who took popcorn seriously, as seriously as we take the movies?”
2. Which 1 minute 56 second song was the Beatles’ first official #1 hit on the UK charts?
3. In 1808, which country did Napoleon declare his brother Joseph was the king of?
4. In the Simpsons, which real world soft drink, often marketed as a diet drink, does Troy McLure compare his love of Selma to?
5. Through what medium did Lysias and Lycurgus use to defend themselves against very serious sycophancy charges in ancient Greece?
6. In Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, which major character was the Obsidian Order’s Enabran Tain revealed to have fathered?
7. What opera is Rent loosely based on?
8. What was the name of the set of domestic programs in the United States launched by Democratic President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964–65?
9. In 2013, what new kind of safety device (a combination of two previous safety device) was introduced in Ford Explorer and Ford Flex?
10. On Christmas of 1991, which world leader formally resigned in a televised speech?
 

Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
1. Following Redenbacher’s passing, on what show did one of the two hosts noted "a man who took popcorn seriously, as seriously as we take the movies?” Siskel & Ebert. The quote was Ebert and Siskel had a good one, too. "he actually was more than just a cute, cuddly advertising figure. He actually was a scientist who came up with a new strain of popcorn that really kept that whole industry alive [...] that's a real contribution."

2. Which 1 minute 56 second song was the Beatles’ first official #1 hit on the UK charts? From Me to You
3. In 1808, which country did Napoleon declare his brother Joseph was the king of? Spain
4. In the Simpsons, which soft drink, often marketed as a diet drink, does Troy McLure compare his love of Selma to?

5. Through what medium did Lysias and Lycurgus use to defend themselves against very serious sycophancy charges in ancient Greece? Orations/oratories
6. In Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, which character was the Obsidian Order’s Enabran Tain revealed to have fathered? Elim Garak
7. What opera is Rent loosely based on? La Boheme
8. What was the name of the set of domestic programs in the United States launched by Democratic President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964–65? The Great Society
9. In 2013, what new kind of safety device (a combination of two previous safety device) was introduced in Ford Explorer and Ford Flex? Inflatable seatbelts
19. On Christmas of 1991, which world leader formally resigned in a televised speech? Mikhail Gorbachev

The final scores...
Capt Blasto - 26 Points
Rascally Badger - 25 Points
Violent Vixen - 21 Points
Kirin - 20 Points

Congratulations to Capt Blasto! Pops off to you!

 
Oh wow, I was pretty confident on this week, but still barely pulled it out! The categories this month seemed to pose questions that were more in my wheelhouse. Thanks for the trivia Johnny Unusual!
 

Rascally Badger

El Capitan de la outro espacio
(He/Him)
I'm annoyed at myself for missing a week and for not thinking a little longer on that Rent question, because I think I knew it but just couldn't come up with it at the time and put in an obviously wrong answer.
 

Kirin

Summon for hire
(he/him)
Same, I didn't get in my answers soon enough to be counted one week (gotta do better on that this month), but I'm pretty sure even if I had Blasto would still have me beat by at least a point or two.
 
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