.Trivia – Week of Sept. 6

QUESTIONS:

1 VISUAL: We’re looking for two men’s names and one NASA space mission, all of which begin with the same vowel. They were the first two human beings to walk on the moon, on July 20, 1969.

2 The Grand Canyon was carved out of solid rock by the cutting action of what river?

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3 The Egyptian sphinx has the head of a what? … and the body of a what?

4 VISUAL: What grueling three-week sporting event took place 10 years ago (September 2013) in San Francisco? Who won?

5 What’s the new name of the social media site formerly known as Twitter? Who founded Twitter? Who currently owns the newest version?

6 The city of Havana, Cuba was founded in what year, the sum of whose digits is 11?

7 This European country’s capital city used to be located on the Rhine River, but in 1991 was moved to another city. Which country and what current capital city is this?

8 VISUAL: The era of history known as the Pleistocene epoch is also known by what “really cool” name?

9 What is the only bird that can swim, but not fly?

10 What was the title of Al Gore’s 2006 award-winning movie about global warming?

BONUS QUESTION: The largest crowd to ever watch a women’s sporting event occurred last week in Lincoln, Nebraska, when 92,003 people watched the University of Nebraska compete against the University of Omaha, in what sport?

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ANSWERS:

1 Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, on the Apollo 11 mission

2 Colorado River

3 Head of a man, body of a lion

4 America’s Cup yacht races. The winner was Oracle Team USA, representing the Golden Gate Yacht Club, in an epic comeback.

5 X. Twitter was founded in March 2006 by Jack Dorsey, Noah Glass, Biz Stone and Evan Williams. X is currently owned by Elon Musk.

6 1514

7 Former capital was Bonn, Germany; now it’s Berlin.

8 The Great Ice Age

9 Penguin; it is also the only bird that walks upright.

10 An Inconvenient Truth

BONUS ANSWER: College volleyball … the previous largest event had a crowd of 91,648 people, set during a Champions League soccer match when FC Barcelona defeated Real Madrid women’s team.

Howard Rachelson
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