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2020-08-19 3:20:54 AM  

little big man: My HS knowledge bowl team would travel to Houston each summer in the late 80s/early 90s to compete in this.  I recall identifying a bird call correctly but it's been too long to remember anything else - I think we got blitzed by other schools for the most part.

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I was on my high school's team. I answered damn near everything, but when a math question came up, I didn't even pretend to work on it. I checked out the audience while the other three guys justified their places on the team.
 
2020-08-19 3:46:46 AM  
Gf and I were watching an otherwise forgettable international spy thriller movie and very early in the movie they showed the object that all the fuss was going to be about. I said "that's a nuclear trigger".  At the end of the movie they reveal, tada, it's a nuclear trigger. She was how tf did you know that.  Somewhere, years earlier I had seen a picture of one.
 
2020-08-19 6:37:07 AM  
I was at a friend's house and his roommates were watching a movie.
A character in the movie said that she was from Waukegan Illinois.
I said, "that's where Jack Benny's from".
The other character then said, "isn't that where Jack Benny's from?"

I still don't know what movie it was.
 
2020-08-19 6:42:43 AM  
The Moops!
 
2020-08-19 9:45:25 AM  

grokca: When Trivial Pursuit fist came out (yeah, I'm old), my wife and I were invited to a party to play. Host said "Be careful, we are pretty good." I got 4 pies on my first turn and won the game on my second, nobody else had pies. We were never invited back.


I mean, you did fu*k his wife
 
2020-08-19 9:58:20 AM  

AintNoAmoeba: leviosaurus: yakmans_dad: leviosaurus: The highlight of the night was the final question "What's a natatorium?" Without hesitating, I said "A swimming pool"

I think that there's a natatorium in Biloxi. Or there was one back in the very early 90s. Biloxi was not the kind of place I associated with natatoriums. I associates blobs of tar on the beach with Biloxi. And termites.

Technically a natatorium is a swimming pool with a seating area for an audience. Same suffix as "Stadium" or "Auditorium". But Trivial Pursuit was invented by a bunch of football players from Colgate, I was pretty sure they would miss that subtlety. I was right.

But Trivial Pursuit was invented by a bunch of football players from Colgate...

??
Source:
"The game was created on December 15, 1979 in Montreal by Canadian Chris Haney, a photo editor for Montreal's The Gazette, and Scott Abbott, a sports editor for The Canadian Press. After finding pieces of their Scrabble game missing, they decided to create their own game. With the help of John Haney and Ed Werner, they completed development of the game, which was released in 1981"

I remember they even made a TV movie about it.


We didn't have a game, but I remember sharing semi-regular rounds of trivia back as far back as 1964. It didn't feel novel even then.
 
2020-08-19 10:11:12 AM  
Two instances spring to mind:

Winning a darts tournament (& $100) at a bar. Only woman competing. I had only recently learned to play.

Mr. Catchow grew up in Michigan and had played Euchre a few times, whereas I had never even heard the word. One night while visiting his sister in Ferndale, her husband suggested we pair off and play. They did a quick run-through of the basic rules and we started to play. My hubby and I just killed it. I could see my BIL's rage building. Finally he dealt a round, & I looked at my hand, thought I could probably take all the tricks and said so. BIL tried to talk me out of it but I went ahead and did it. Thought BIL was going to spontaneously combust.
 
2020-08-19 10:56:58 AM  
About 7 years ago I was playing team pub trivia and the question was "Which country has the most coastline?" "Russia!" I excitedly barked.

Then I leaned into my table and whispered  "Guys, it's definitely Canada."

We got it right. Table next to us said Russia and got it wrong.

/I've tried that several other times and it never worked again.
 
2020-08-19 11:07:39 AM  
A guy I know still gives me crap ten years later, because at a bar night I knew the capital of Burkina Faso.

Ougoudougou.  Got a nice ring to it.

I generally do fine at geography and history.  Need a teammate for sports and TV.
 
2020-08-19 11:08:09 AM  
Ack, spelled it wrong.  Ouagoudougou.
 
2020-08-19 2:40:56 PM  

TwoHead: psilocyberguy: I answered Final Jeopardy correctly BEFORE the clue was revealed. No, the shows were not repeats lol.


That is how we play in our house too. Once they announce the category you have until they reveal the answer to come up with your question. There are few greater joys in life than winning this game :)

My CSB for the theme goes all the way back to freshman algebra in HS. My head buried in my arms on my desk, half asleep, I hear the teacher scornfully ask me to solve for X. I raised my head, blinked slowly while trying to focus on the board and confidently said, "Twelve!" then lowered my head without waiting for his acknowledgement that I was correct.

For at least the rest of my HS career and perhaps for years afterwards, maybe even now, students would exclaim "Twelve!" in various ways without any idea why people in our school did such a thing. I knew though :p


I remember that we also decided the answer to every question was 12 in high school, but it probably has nothing to do with you. Creepy. o.O
 
2020-08-19 2:52:36 PM  
I was in an all-hands (~70) meeting where we had to watch a presentation buy a guy that wrote a business management book that resonated with our CEO for some reason.  He writes the name Pyotr Ufimtsev on the whiteboard and asked if anyone knew who this person is.  I raised my hand.  He pointed to me and I said "He is a Russian physicist that created a model to predict how radio waves reflect off of objects."   The guy said that in 50 presentations he had done so far no one knew the name.   I remembered it because I read "Skunk Works" by Ben Rich a few years before, and that is exactly the type of trivia that sticks in my head.
 
2020-08-19 3:03:12 PM  

Manic Depressive Mouse: TwoHead: psilocyberguy: I answered Final Jeopardy correctly BEFORE the clue was revealed. No, the shows were not repeats lol.


That is how we play in our house too. Once they announce the category you have until they reveal the answer to come up with your question. There are few greater joys in life than winning this game :)

My CSB for the theme goes all the way back to freshman algebra in HS. My head buried in my arms on my desk, half asleep, I hear the teacher scornfully ask me to solve for X. I raised my head, blinked slowly while trying to focus on the board and confidently said, "Twelve!" then lowered my head without waiting for his acknowledgement that I was correct.

For at least the rest of my HS career and perhaps for years afterwards, maybe even now, students would exclaim "Twelve!" in various ways without any idea why people in our school did such a thing. I knew though :p

I remember that we also decided the answer to every question was 12 in high school, but it probably has nothing to do with you. Creepy. o.O


Probably not me is good enough. I tend to believe this guy is to blame

Schoolhouse Rock- Little Twelve Toes
Youtube _uJsoZheTR4
 
2020-08-19 3:35:30 PM  

TwoHead: Manic Depressive Mouse: TwoHead: psilocyberguy: I answered Final Jeopardy correctly BEFORE the clue was revealed. No, the shows were not repeats lol.


That is how we play in our house too. Once they announce the category you have until they reveal the answer to come up with your question. There are few greater joys in life than winning this game :)

My CSB for the theme goes all the way back to freshman algebra in HS. My head buried in my arms on my desk, half asleep, I hear the teacher scornfully ask me to solve for X. I raised my head, blinked slowly while trying to focus on the board and confidently said, "Twelve!" then lowered my head without waiting for his acknowledgement that I was correct.

For at least the rest of my HS career and perhaps for years afterwards, maybe even now, students would exclaim "Twelve!" in various ways without any idea why people in our school did such a thing. I knew though :p

I remember that we also decided the answer to every question was 12 in high school, but it probably has nothing to do with you. Creepy. o.O

Probably not me is good enough. I tend to believe this guy is to blame

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Hmm, I remember Schoolhouse Rock, but not this episode. On the other hand, it reminded me of this, so maybe this was my subconscious inspiration:
Sesame Street: Pinball Animation Countdown Compilation
Youtube mTr_HS_O4Ek
 
2020-08-19 5:48:13 PM  
The now-Mrs. Skellar and I were on one of our first dates many years ago. A weekender in a Sierra Club lodge in the high country near Lake Tahoe. One evening we walked into the deserted common room (think log walls, big fireplace, windows covered halfway up by the snow outside) ... she walked up to the collection of board games on a shelf and randomly drew a Trivial Pursuit card from a pile and read a question out loud:

"What's the capital of Nigeria?"

Easy for me (poli sci major, social studies teacher), "Lagos", I said.

She was blown away.

/ Still don't know why she married me.
// For bonus points, name that lodge
/// Threeeee!
 
2020-08-20 12:21:30 AM  
It's Abuja now.
 
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