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TD 318 - Trivial Trivia - FINAL STANDINGS

Postby Armandillo » Mon Oct 24, 2016 12:39 am

I noticed an empty spot on the schedule so....I whipped up something quickly! I hope nobody minds!


Basic Rules

*Use ONLY your brain. Not your mom's, not your dad's, not Google's and not your phone's or anyone else's brain!

*Try to get the answer that matches the LEAST number of other people.

*You get 1 DROP, for which you will receive a score of ZERO.

*You get 1 SHEEP, for which you will receive the same score as the most popular answer.

*You can submit via Private Message OR CLICK HERE

*You do NOT have to be a boardie to play. The more the merrier!

No theme here, but hopefully a lot of fun!

Answers are due by the end of Halloween! (11:59 P.M., October 31, PST)

VICTIM...ERR, PARTICIPANTS: 40
Spoiler: show
*I began keeping them in alphabetical order, but due to the onrush at the end that wasn't feasible. If you don't see your name, please check at the bottom of the list!*

alexpelan
Artis
badgerfellow
bhgn48
Blue Lion

BulgarianBeast
clprez
ElendilPickle
everestian
Gamawire

geolawyerman
immaf
jev15
JLJ
Kirbstar

kprather895
macrae1234
Magna
MarkBarrett
merica

Missmcgee
mitchparov
oduguy22
Peachbox
quarterrican

Rackme
This is Aoba
totebags
Tybalteon
Vintsanity

Woof
1stlvlthinker
ihavejeoprosy
flutist319
econgator

Aunt_Ija
Woppy T
dott888
Bamaman
9021amyers

1. Politics I'm from California and no matter which candidate wins, our next Senator will be a Democratic female. Name ANY other CURRENT SENATOR who is both a Female and a Democrat(or version thereof). 14 ANSWERS Spoiler has the states they're from:

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CA, HI, MD, MA, MI, MN, MO, NH, NY, ND, WA, WI


2. Art Name one of the 14 largest art museums in the world. This is deemed by gallery space/square feet. I want the NAME of the MUSEUM, NOT the city name. 14 ANSWERS

3. Literature Name any novel written by Ernest Hemingway. I will be loose with the definition of a novel. 10 ANSWERS

4. T.V. Name any person who has hosted Saturday Night Live SIX or MORE separate times. 10 ANSWERS

5. Movies Name one of the top 10 highest grossing (in the United States) films of 2015. The movie had to come out at some point during 2015, but it could have continued being shown this year. 10 ANSWERS If the film is a sequel, I need the NUMBER of the sequel, but won't require the subtitle. For example: "Dogs 2" is okay, you wouldn't have to put "Dogs 2: More Barking".

6. Sports Most of you dread this category, so I'll keep it simple. Name any of the last TWELVE cities (including this year) to host the Olympics. 12 ANSWERS This includes both Winter AND Summer games.

7. Colors Name any color that is a shade of blue; blue can even be in the name. MANY ANSWERS

8. Animals Name any species of fish. MANY ANSWERS

9. Words According to the Oxford English Dictionary, name one of the top FIFTEEN words used in the English language. 15 ANSWERS

10. People It's almost election time, can you name ANY head of state of a country in Europe or North America? MANY ANSWERS
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Re: TD 318 - Trivial Trivia

Postby Bamaman » Mon Oct 24, 2016 3:32 am

For the Olympics, does that include both Summer and Winter?
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Re: TD 318 - Trivial Trivia

Postby Armandillo » Mon Oct 24, 2016 5:09 pm

Yes, it includes both.
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Re: TD 318 - Trivial Trivia

Postby Blue Lion » Mon Oct 24, 2016 9:50 pm

Thanks, Armandillo, for volunteering to fill the empty space on the schedule!
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Re: TD 318 - Trivial Trivia

Postby Armandillo » Wed Oct 26, 2016 6:25 pm

*bumpity bump*

Also, added a participant list so you don't have to fret if I'm accepting your answers!
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Re: TD 318 - Trivial Trivia

Postby Armandillo » Sat Oct 29, 2016 12:48 am

Up to 30! Weekend bump! Get in before your brain rots from Halloween candy!
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Re: TD 318 - Trivial Trivia - CLOSES TOMORROW!

Postby Armandillo » Sun Oct 30, 2016 3:29 pm

One more day to enter! MWAHAHAHA!
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Re: TD 318 - Trivial Trivia - LAST DAY!

Postby Armandillo » Mon Oct 31, 2016 11:56 am

Before you pass out candy, don't pass on this TD!
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Question 1

Postby Armandillo » Tue Nov 01, 2016 5:31 pm

Here we go!

Q1: Name a current FEMALE DEMOCRATIC U.S. SENATOR!

SHEEP
oduguy22

Massachusetts
Elizabeth Warren SHEEP! — 9 responses
Bamaman
bhgn48
dott888
everestian
flutist319
immaf
Kirbstar
This is Aoba
Vintsanity

California
Barbara Boxer — 6 responses
1stlvlthinker
Artis
ElendilPickle
Gamawire
Missmcgee
Rackme

Wisconsin
Tammy Baldwin — 4 responses
badgerfellow
macrae1234
mitchparov
Woof

Michigan
Debbie Stabenow — 4 responses
Aunt_Ija
Blue Lion
clprez
Tybalteon

Washington
Maria Cantwell — 2 responses
Magna
Woppy T

New York
Kirsten Gillibrand — 2 responses
alexpelan
jev15

Hawaii
Mazie Hirono — 2 responses
BulgarianBeast
ihavejeoprosy

Missouri
Claire McCaskill — 2 responses
merica
totebags

Washington
Patty Murray — 2 responses
kprather895
Peachbox

California
Dianne Feinstein — Singleton!
MarkBarrett

North Dakota
Heidi Heitkamp — Singleton!
9021amyers

Minnesota (Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party)
Amy Klobuchar — Singleton!
econgator

Maryland
Barbara Mikulski — Singleton!
JLJ

New Hampshire
Jeanne Shaheen — Singleton!
quarterrican

DROP
geolawyerman


1. geolawyerman — 0 pts
2. 9021amyers — 1 pts
2. econgator — 1 pts
2. JLJ — 1 pts
2. MarkBarrett — 1 pts

2. quarterrican — 1 pts
7. alexpelan — 2 pts
7. BulgarianBeast — 2 pts
7. ihavejeoprosy — 2 pts
7. jev15 — 2 pts

7. kprather895 — 2 pts
7. Magna — 2 pts
7. merica — 2 pts
7. Peachbox --- thanks for hosting! — 2 pts
7. totebags (Looking forward to getting 9 sheeps!) — 2 pts

7. Woppy T — 2 pts
17. Aunt_Ija — 4 pts
17. badgerfellow — 4 pts
17. Blue Lion — 4 pts
17. clprez — 4 pts

17. macrae1234 — 4 pts
17. mitchparov — 4 pts
17. Tybalteon — 4 pts
17. Woof — 4 pts
25. 1stlvlthinker — 6 pts

25. Artis — 6 pts
25. ElendilPickle — 6 pts
25. Gamawire — 6 pts
25. Missmcgee — 6 pts
25. Rackme — 6 pts

31. Bamaman — 9 pts
31. bhgn48 — 9 pts
31. dott888 — 9 pts
31. everestian — 9 pts
31. flutist319 — 9 pts

31. immaf — 9 pts
31. Kirbstar — 9 pts
31. oduguy22 — 9 pts
31. This is Aoba — 9 pts
31. Vintsanity — 9 pts



*Before I reveal more, I require assistance. Can someone please find me how large the Getty Museum is (square feet of gallery space)? I tried to find it and failed :( I actually called the Getty and asked the guest relations person. She said, "I don't know. Check the website. Nobody's ever asked that kind of question before". So helpful :o
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Re: TD 318 - Trivial Trivia - QUESTION 1 REVEALED!

Postby macrae1234 » Tue Nov 01, 2016 6:06 pm

Look at the footprints on google aerial maps to same scale and compare them for a ballpark
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Re: TD 318 - Trivial Trivia - QUESTION 1 REVEALED!

Postby 9021amyers » Tue Nov 01, 2016 6:12 pm

According to this page from the Getty website, the main facility is 105,500 square feet, with the Getty Villa campus adding another 76,000 square feet "nearly doubling" its size.

105,500 + (76,000 • 2) = 257,500 square feet, roughly estimated.
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Re: TD 318 - Trivial Trivia - QUESTION 1 REVEALED!

Postby econgator » Tue Nov 01, 2016 6:31 pm

9021amyers wrote:According to this page from the Getty website, the main facility is 105,500 square feet, with the Getty Villa campus adding another 76,000 square feet "nearly doubling" its size.

105,500 + (76,000 • 2) = 257,500 square feet, roughly estimated.


You don't need to double the 76,000. It's simply 105,500 + 76,000 = 181,500. Yours would more-than-double-it, not "nearly double it".
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Re: TD 318 - Trivial Trivia - QUESTION 1 REVEALED!

Postby 9021amyers » Tue Nov 01, 2016 6:54 pm

econgator wrote:
9021amyers wrote:According to this page from the Getty website, the main facility is 105,500 square feet, with the Getty Villa campus adding another 76,000 square feet "nearly doubling" its size.

105,500 + (76,000 • 2) = 257,500 square feet, roughly estimated.


You don't need to double the 76,000. It's simply 105,500 + 76,000 = 181,500. Yours would more-than-double-it, not "nearly double it".

The 76,000 was an added to the original Getty Mansion (now Villa) campus, unrelated to the newer Getty Center campus. (At least that's how I read the passage.)
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Re: TD 318 - Trivial Trivia - QUESTION 1 REVEALED!

Postby totebags » Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:02 pm

7. totebags (Looking forward to getting 9 sheeps!) — 2 pts


:lol: You don't have to include my cheeky little note next time around. :D
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Question 2

Postby Armandillo » Wed Nov 02, 2016 12:26 pm

Sure to cause chaos! (Please have mercy, I created the TD at the last minute to fill in for someone so not everything was thoroughly vetted). This one really played much more difficult than I expected. Many wrong answers. :(

Name one of the 14 largest art museums in the world! Size determined by square feet of gallery space:

Ranking shown in answers, with (estimated square feet rounded to nearest thousand).

For reference, #14 on the list is at 240,000 square feet.


WRONG — 11 points
9021amyers - Getty Museum (181,500)
Artis - Musee D'Orsay (181,400)
badgerfellow - Getty Museum
Bamaman - Guggenheim (Tried researching, found anywhere from 50,000-200,000)
clprez - Museo del Prado (166,000)
dott888 - Museo del Prado
everestian - Museo del Prado
ihavejeoprosy - Rijksmuseum (156,000)
JLJ - Museo del Prado
Magna - Rijksmusem
merica - Guggenheim
Missmcgee - San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) (170,000)
oduguy22 - Rijksmusem
Peachbox - National Gallery London (120,000)
quarterrican - Museo del Prado
Vintsanity - Rijksmuseum

2. St. Petersburg (719,000)
State Hermitage Museum — 7 responses
bhgn48
BulgarianBeast
geolawyerman
jev15
MarkBarrett
mitchparov
Blue Lion

SHEEP
Gamawire

1. Paris (783,000)
Louvre — 5 responses
1stlvlthinker
Aunt_Ija
immaf
Rackme
Woof

4. New York City (633,000)
Metropolitan Museum of Art — 5 responses
alexpelan
flutist319
kprather895
totebags
Tybalteon

5. Vatican City (460,000)
Vatican Museums — 2 responses
econgator
ElendilPickle

10. Chicago (280,000)
Art Institute of Chicago — Singleton!
Kirbstar

6. Tokyo (410,000)
Tokyo National Museum — Singleton!
This is Aoba

8. London (320,000)
Victoria & Albert Museum — Singleton!
macrae1234

DROP
Woppy T

UNUSED:
3. National Museum of China - Beijing (700,000)
7. National Museum of Anthropology - Mexico City (360,000)
9. National Museum of Korea - Seoul (292,000)
10. Nanjing Museum - China (280,000)
12. British Museum - London (277,000)
13. National Gallery of Art - Washington, D.C. (271,000)
14. Cinquantenaire Museum - Brussels (240,000)


1. Woppy T — 2 + 0 → 2 pts [↑6]
2. econgator — 1 + 2 → 3 pts [unch]
3. macrae1234 — 4 + 1 → 5 pts [↑14]
4. geolawyerman — 0 + 6 → 6 pts [↓3]
5. alexpelan — 2 + 5 → 7 pts [↑2]

5. kprather895 — 2 + 5 → 7 pts [↑2]
5. MarkBarrett — 1 + 6 → 7 pts [↓3]
5. totebags — 2 + 5 → 7 pts [↑2]
9. BulgarianBeast — 2 + 6 → 8 pts [↓2]
9. ElendilPickle — 6 + 2 → 8 pts [↑16]

9. jev15 — 2 + 6 → 8 pts [↓2]
12. Aunt_Ija — 4 + 5 → 9 pts [↑5]
12. Tybalteon — 4 + 5 → 9 pts [↑5]
12. Woof — 4 + 5 → 9 pts [↑5]
15. Kirbstar — 9 + 1 → 10 pts [↑16]

15. mitchparov — 4 + 6 → 10 pts [↑2]
15. This is Aoba — 9 + 1 → 10 pts [↑16]
18. 1stlvlthinker — 6 + 5 → 11 pts [↑7]
18. Rackme — 6 + 5 → 11 pts [↑7]
20. 9021amyers — 1 + 11 → 12 pts [↓18]

20. Gamawire — 6 + 6 → 12 pts [↑5]
20. JLJ — 1 + 11 → 12 pts [↓18]
20. quarterrican — 1 + 11 → 12 pts [↓18]
24. ihavejeoprosy — 2 + 11 → 13 pts [↓17]
24. Magna — 2 + 11 → 13 pts [↓17]

24. merica — 2 + 11 → 13 pts [↓17]
24. Peachbox — 2 + 11 → 13 pts [↓17]
28. flutist319 — 9 + 5 → 14 pts [↑3]
28. immaf — 9 + 5 → 14 pts [↑3]
30. badgerfellow — 4 + 11 → 15 pts [↓13]

30. bhgn48 — 9 + 6 → 15 pts [↑1]
30. Blue Lion — 4 + 11 → 15 pts [↓13]
30. clprez — 4 + 11 → 15 pts [↓13]
34. Artis — 6 + 11 → 17 pts [↓9]
34. Missmcgee — 6 + 11 → 17 pts [↓9]

36. Bamaman — 9 + 11 → 20 pts [↓5]
36. dott888 — 9 + 11 → 20 pts [↓5]
36. everestian — 9 + 11 → 20 pts [↓5]
36. oduguy22 — 9 + 11 → 20 pts [↓5]
36. Vintsanity — 9 + 11 → 20 pts [↓5]


**Since there were so many wrong answers, and a few could not be verified, I'm willing to hear REASONABLE suggestions for/if changes should be made to the scoring. I will delay posting the next question until tomorrow for this reason.*
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Re: TD 318 - Trivial Trivia - QUESTION 2 REVEALED!

Postby Bamaman » Wed Nov 02, 2016 1:10 pm

I understand you did this at the last minute, but this question might be a good lesson to future TD hosts. If a question is difficult to research such as this one, it is probably best to leave it on the cutting room floor.

Again, this is not a criticism of our host, but just a general comment about TDs in general. I thought the question was fine but you seemed to have some roadblocks in finding the size of at least one museum.
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Re: TD 318 - Trivial Trivia - QUESTION 2 REVEALED!

Postby Woof » Wed Nov 02, 2016 1:43 pm

Another aspect of this question is that it asks for information not commonly mentioned with regard to museums, leading to many negs on "reasonable" choices. I put together a short list of museums that I was confident were correct (Louvre, Hermitage, Met, Art Institute and British Museum) but was less sure of several others (Orsay, V&A, Prado, Rijksmeseum) despite having visited all of them. Even the maps don't usually make a point of mentioning scale.
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Re: TD 318 - Trivial Trivia - QUESTION 2 REVEALED!

Postby BobF » Wed Nov 02, 2016 3:43 pm

Woppy looks like a genius for dropping this one.
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Re: TD 318 - Trivial Trivia - QUESTION 2 REVEALED!

Postby Blue Lion » Wed Nov 02, 2016 5:21 pm

Bamaman wrote:I understand you did this at the last minute, but this question might be a good lesson to future TD hosts. If a question is difficult to research such as this one, it is probably best to leave it on the cutting room floor.

Again, this is not a criticism of our host, but just a general comment about TDs in general. I thought the question was fine but you seemed to have some roadblocks in finding the size of at least one museum.


I'll add a related, and more general, comment about TD questions based on my experience. One of the questions on my "Lion Country" TD asked for one of the NYSE- or NASDAQ-traded companies with the largest market cap (# of shares outstanding x share price).

After the first 20 or so entries came in, I decided to drop the question because more than half the answers were incorrect. Almost all of those answers were reasonable.

What I learned from this: When hosting a general-knowledge TD, make sure you're asking for something that is generally known.
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Re: TD 318 - Trivial Trivia - QUESTION 2 REVEALED!

Postby JLJ » Wed Nov 02, 2016 9:10 pm

From poking around, I'd still say that the Prado should be right (though I'm not making a real fuss about it). The Wiki entry for largest museums has its square footage at 166k, but other sources (Britannica) indicated that a 235k sq ft addition was completed in 2007, which would put it over 400k sq ft, which would be well within the Top 14.
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