Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Congrats to Pat for scoring a perfect score. He sucks at the movie game but he rocks the house at trivia. Pat should be on Jeopardy.
1) How many of the 55 delegates to the Constitutional Convention were lawyers? (1 point)
2) What baseball legend was the first player in the 20th century to hit four home runs in a single game? (2 points)
New York Yankees first baseman Lou Gehrig, in 1932.
3) What 1950s-era car featured a speedometer that glowed when a preset speed was reached? (3 points)
The ill-fated Ford Edsel, in 1958.
4) What actress used the pseudonym Olga Mallsnerd in the film credits for 2010, the 1984 sequel to the sci-fi classic 2001: A Space Odyssey? (4 points)
Candice Bergen, who provided the voice for the SAL 9000 computer. The name Mallsnerd was created by combining the surname of her then-husband, director Louis Malle, with that of Mortimer Snerd, one of the puppets of her ventriloquist father, Edgar Bergen.
5) What was the original name of the Web search engine known today as Google? (5 points)
BackRub, in 1996. The name was based on the search engine's unique ability to analyze the "back links" pointing to a given website.