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trivia team name! Help.

Work Trivia night (Hospital if it helps) is having a trivia night each team has a theme. Ours is Pirates. So now we just need a witty/punny team name.
posted by thelloydshow on May 6, 2014 - 17 answers

Riddles in the dark! We loves them, precious. Help us play?

We're having a Family Reunion/Memorial this coming weekend (Sunday, May 4th would have been my awesome grandmother's 100th birthday, but she sadly passed away just two months ago), and I am in charge of, among other duties, running the Trivia contest at the Welcome Dinner. Most of the plans are all set, of course, but as this is an icebreaker I want to do it up right, and I am still adding to my list of challenging queries and over-analyzing the logistics of the thing. I have read the old threads on the Metafilter vs Reddit Pub Trivia contests, but I need a little more help. [more inside]
posted by misha on Apr 28, 2014 - 4 answers

Settle a trivial question, New York New York, or New York New York?

There may be no way to resolve this question (and it's not one of the great mysteries, I'll admit), but I'll take a majority consensus if that can be achieved. In the song, "New York, New York", is Sinatra effectively singing, "New York (City), "New York (State)", or is he singing, "New York (City), New York (City)"? My belief is that if the song were about, for example, Chicago, Sinatra would sing, "...I want to be a part of it, Chicago, Illinois", however I've encountered more than once the opinion that it would be equivalent to "...I want to be a part of it, Chicago, Chicago". What says the Hivemind?
posted by planetthoughtful on Apr 4, 2014 - 38 answers

Smells like trivia team spirit...

I have volunteered to "coach" a high school trivia team that competes against other local schools. In order to make things a bit more official I thought we should have team shirts made. Most of the sports teams have some clever slogan or saying on the back which indicates how great they are at their chosen sport. My group of super-brainy students and I are having a hard time figuring out what our slogan should be. Obviously it must be school appropriate, but other than that we are very open to suggestions. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 15, 2014 - 26 answers

SourceThatQuote Filter: Give an @sshole a hard time?

(Apologies for the vulgarity) I often find myself gravitating to the phrase "what's the point of life if not to give an asshole a hard time?" I really think this is a loose adaptation from a movie, but maybe I'm really the asshole. Rudimentary googling produces no answer. Anyone know the real quote and source? No probing analysis of my psyche or job necessary.
posted by keasby on Dec 31, 2013 - 0 answers

Seinfeld Trivia for All

Help me come up with topics or ideas for a Seinfeld trivia contest! [more inside]
posted by Jaelma24 on Dec 8, 2013 - 18 answers

History Trivia

I'm writing a trivia game for a birthday party. What are events from the 1950s through today that 60 yr olds would have a good grasp of that I would miss out on just by scanning through wikipedia? [more inside]
posted by troika on Nov 19, 2013 - 22 answers

The red wire!? No, the black wire!

I've been watching Archer recently, and they had an episode with the super cliched "which wire to cut" scene. This made me wonder, is there any actual real world precedent for cutting a single wire to defuse a bomb (with every other wire resulting in death), or is this entirely a fictional scenario?
posted by codacorolla on Nov 13, 2013 - 16 answers

PS3 or PS4 couch-to-couch trivia games?

My husband and I used to LOVE playing Buzz Quiz World on PS3 against random folks online. This was a few years ago before we had kids. Recently, we tried to resurrect the fun, only to find no one else playing online. Upon doing a little research, we see that they're shutting down the Buzz Quiz World servers completely! My question is this: Does anyone have an online multiplayer "couch-to-couch" quiz or trivia game they love? Does anyone even know of a single one that exists anymore? I just read through a comprehensive list of all games expected to come out on the PS4, and... NOTHING. Am I just an old, old lady? Buzz Quiz World was so much fun...
posted by nationalj on Oct 18, 2013 - 4 answers

I'm looking for Trivial Pursuit-like cards, in Spanish.

Where can I find Spanish Trivial Pursuit cards (or something like it?) [more inside]
posted by AlisonM on Oct 1, 2013 - 3 answers

What are your favorite "True Music Facts"?

As a creative outlet, I have started writing up "True Music Facts" to write to a friend once a week. (I turned one of them about the Steve Miller Band into a post on the blue last week.) My supply is running out much more quickly than I imagined, because I want the fact to be a fun story. So, a TMF isn't something like "the Beatles had the most number 1 hits" or "Boston's debut album sold X million copies." It's more like the story of the Beatles' "Butcher Cover" or Jethro Tull's odd Grammy win for best hard rock/heavy metal performance, or the etymology of a strange band name like Three Dog Night or a song like Cracklin' Rosie. So I ask of you: what are your favorite "True Music Facts?"
posted by AgentRocket on Sep 19, 2013 - 29 answers

Cinematic Albums.

Are there any albums which have had every single song included on a movie soundtrack? [more inside]
posted by empath on Aug 14, 2013 - 24 answers

Why are wine bottles named after old, dead, semitic men?

Why are large-format wine bottles predominantly named after biblical figures (e.g. this reasonably comprehensive Wikipedia page)? The answer is not easily forthcoming on either the internet (although Google has been asked "why do wine bottles have biblical names?" before) or in my collection of food-studies books. Any ideas?
posted by scrim on Feb 19, 2013 - 8 answers

Another quiz, please

Ten years or so ago, I played (the predecessor to) this now defunct quiz. Basically, there was a list of questions each week. You answered as many as you could and emailed in your answers with explanations/justifications (plus an entry fee of a question for a future quiz). Is there something similar out there now? [more inside]
posted by hoyland on Nov 24, 2012 - 2 answers

First-timer seeks personal and career advice!

21-year-old college junior seeks career and coming out advice! Lots of details inside... [more inside]
posted by DRoll on Nov 23, 2012 - 7 answers

Let me entertain you and quiz you on random trivia!

I'm in charge of hosting a trivia & talent show night for a fundraiser. Need your advice and a few recommendations... [more inside]
posted by lizbunny on Oct 31, 2012 - 4 answers

What films are longer than the events depicted?

What films are longer than the events depicted? [more inside]
posted by richb on Sep 30, 2012 - 27 answers

Where to go for Monday night trivia in Toronto?

Can you recommend a Monday trivia night in Toronto? [more inside]
posted by ashputtel on Aug 14, 2012 - 1 answer

How to designing a trivia quiz?

I have to host a trivia quiz for friends in a couple of weeks. What rounds should it have? [more inside]
posted by vidur on Jul 30, 2012 - 12 answers

Memorize ALL THE THINGS

I'm memorizing all of the world capitals. What other flash-cardable things would be useful/impressive to memorize? [more inside]
posted by cmoj on Apr 16, 2012 - 32 answers

Take me beyond Wikipedia!

So in a week I'm starting a gig writing questions for a tv quiz show! Where are your favourite online (or offline!) repositories or trivia and amazing facts? [more inside]
posted by yellowbinder on Feb 24, 2012 - 20 answers

We don't just talk any more.

I need a question that prompts extended conversation. There should be no actual answer to the question. It should probably be about music. [more inside]
posted by donpardo on Feb 7, 2012 - 22 answers

Name that game.

i'm looking for a music trivia game that has been out of production for at least five years... [more inside]
posted by hilaritas on Dec 24, 2011 - 4 answers

Household learning!

My cups of tea teach me things. Can the carpets, or the plates, or the cushions? [more inside]
posted by Fen on Dec 21, 2011 - 20 answers

Help me make an awesome trivia night!

Can anyone help me come up with a pub trivia points system? [more inside]
posted by keepmathy on Dec 17, 2011 - 21 answers

Stimulate me!

What are the best Sporcle quizzes that don't show up on the Most Popular or Highest Rated categories? [more inside]
posted by villanelles at dawn on Oct 10, 2011 - 8 answers

Pub quiz in Park Slope?

Anyone know any good pub quizzes in Brooklyn (preferably Park Slope or vicinity)? [more inside]
posted by goingonit on Sep 20, 2011 - 7 answers

"My Kindle can't play Angry Birds, but here's a handy list of bird species"

Where's the best place online to gather simple reference lists and charts to transfer to my Kindle 2, likely as PDFs or monospaced text? Stuff like US presidents and World Series winners, with enough basic info on each line to fit the screen's width. Is there a site that specifically has stuff like this for the Kindle? Google searches for "Kindle reference "and "Kindle lists" don't really help. Thanks.
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing on Aug 3, 2011 - 7 answers

How many more blood donations would it take in the United States per year to end blood shortages?

How many more blood donations would it take in the United States per year to end blood shortages? [more inside]
posted by effugas on Jun 23, 2011 - 8 answers

Brainstorm Me a New Trivia Event for My Meetup Group

My Meetup group has grown too large for our regular trivia night. Help me brainstorm ideas for a group of 10-15 people (sometimes more, sometimes less) to play trivia, drink beer, and socialize. [more inside]
posted by aabbbiee on May 26, 2011 - 10 answers

World of Warcraft trivia

It's a trivia call to arms! I've been tasked (last minute) with hosting a 1-hour World of Warcraft trivia session. [more inside]
posted by Wossname on Mar 24, 2011 - 12 answers

Help me make them think

Please give me your favourite trivia questions that really make you think and scratch your head. [more inside]
posted by jontyjago on Mar 14, 2011 - 44 answers

[android apps filter] help me find a good trivia app for android

I have about a 40 minute commute by public transit everyday and I would like to find some apps for my new Android phone to help me pass the time. Specifically, I'm looking for good trivia apps. [more inside]
posted by forkisbetter on Mar 10, 2011 - 7 answers

Some dates to remember, some dates to forget...

What are the historical dates you are always glad you remember? Are there any well-recognized, history book dates that help you pin your sense of history together more than other dates do? [more inside]
posted by circular on Mar 3, 2011 - 33 answers

Tuesday Chicago Bar Trivia!

What is the best place for me to play bar trivia in Chicago tonight? I can find places through Google but I want to hear about the one that you think is the best and most fun.
posted by iknowizbirfmark on Mar 1, 2011 - 6 answers

SONG! By ARTIST! By BAND!

How many bands have a song with the same name as the band, on an album named after the band? [more inside]
posted by Schlimmbesserung on Feb 8, 2011 - 26 answers

Making money by taking tests

I am crazy good at taking tests. How can I make some side money from this skill? Nothing illegal like taking tests for other people, obviously. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 9, 2010 - 16 answers

First TV show that included texting

What was the first instance of two characters on a TV show sending or receiving a text message on TV? [more inside]
posted by TsuKata on Aug 24, 2010 - 15 answers

Like the tree said to the lumberjack.

I write a brief column that answers a fun bit of trivia or reference type question. I've had a column come up at the last minute, and I'm stuck for ideas! [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on Aug 5, 2010 - 33 answers

Sitcoms that have shown lamaze classes

What sitcoms have shown characters attending lamaze classes? [more inside]
posted by ferdinandcc on Jun 26, 2010 - 16 answers

Makes Learning Fun

Name a movie (fictional, so no documentaries or historical retellings) that gave you some factual insight into the world. [more inside]
posted by soelo on May 21, 2010 - 26 answers

Give me a...huh?

[SF Trivia Filter]: Does anyone know anything about (or have you ever seen) the cheerleading man who can sometimes be found outside an apartment building on the NW-ish side of Market, up where it's about to turn into Portola? When I used to live up near Tower Market, I would see him once a week or so, standing on the sidewalk wearing headphones and doing cheers. I only know one other person who's ever seen him and I'm just curious what his story is (if there even is one. He may just be happy to be alive!)
posted by hapax_legomenon on Apr 2, 2010 - 9 answers

Los Angeles Filter: Looking for a bar/pub with a good trivia night for upcoming birthday festivities.

Los Angeles Filter: Looking for a bar/pub with a good trivia night for upcoming birthday festivities. [more inside]
posted by Lacking Subtlety on Jan 7, 2010 - 2 answers

Library-Related Trivia?

Library-Related Trivia? [more inside]
posted by Jaybo on Nov 3, 2009 - 17 answers

Dark Corners: huh?

Plateofbeaning Dark Corners the movie? Oddities, trivia and overanalysis for your amusement. Spoilers inside, I'm sure. [more inside]
posted by Iosephus on Oct 24, 2009 - 0 answers

suggestions for how to run a trivia night

hi guys...this question is pretty random but hoping to get some good ideas... i'm planning on hosting a trivia night for 15-20 friends, and im trying to think of cool way to format the competition. i'd like to split up teams but i'm not sure if i should do small teams of large ones, tournament style or not, family fued type, or some other game show.... rather than doing same ole ask everyone and wait for answers i'd like to mix it up a bit. i was thinking maybe a seeding round than seperating teams into brackets like march madness. any suggestions? i appreciate it...
posted by matt755811 on Oct 15, 2009 - 8 answers

Boombox Cinema

By 1989 the boombox had established a fairly stable place in the pantheon of pop culture cinema, with the releases of both Do the Right Thing and Say Anything. Can you remember seeing (and hearing!) the machine in earlier films? I'm especially interested to learn its earliest appearances.
posted by billtron on Sep 26, 2009 - 16 answers

Can non-UK citizens enter BBC game shows?

Are non-UK residents eligible to enter the BBC quiz show Mastermind? [more inside]
posted by rollick on Sep 5, 2009 - 7 answers

Double agent

There was a player in the NBA who played in the same game for both teams, I think due to the final minutes needing to be replayed on a different date and a trade happening in the meantime. I can't think of the name of the player or teams, and my Google-fu doesn't seem up to the task. Can anybody help?
posted by chmmr on Aug 28, 2009 - 9 answers

Languages of the Western Hemisphere

Awesome trivial question: How many official state languages are there in the Western Hemisphere? Give yourself a moment to think about this before you read my first guess on the inside. [more inside]
posted by math on Jul 28, 2009 - 36 answers

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