Sit still. Drink tea. Shun the internet. Rely on your brain.
See if you do better than we did.
We got a total of... well, that's not important, now, is it?
1 - Which of Bert and Ernie, from Sesame Street, wears vertical stripes?
2 - TWO POINTS: Who plays Alfred Hitchcock in the new movie Hitchcock? And what movie are they making?
3 - What company has, as part of its slogan, "Cover the Earth"?
4 - NO NOTES -- Count one point for your team; we got this one right, but I can't remember what it is.
5 - What element on the periodic table is denoted by "V"?
6 - Who is the 4th president of the United States?
7 - Category, Literature: What novel begins: "In a village of La Mancha, the name of which I have no desire to call to mind, there lived not long since one of those gentlemen that keep a lance in the lance-rack, an old buckler, a lean hack, and a greyhound for coursing."?
8 - What snack food is referred to as "goobers"?
9 - What character was played by both Buddy Ebsen and Jim Varney?
10 - MULTIPLE CHOICE:
Which company first introduced the juice box to America?
11 - The fovea, uvea, and macula are parts of which organ?
12 - Which US State is just over the vast majority of the northern border of Kansas?
13 - Who directed Alien?
14 - TWO POINTS: Sports - Javon Belcher tragically ended his own life this past weekend. What team did he play for, and what position did he play?
15 - ANAGRAM: What edible foodstuff is the following an anagram of? VOILA EXTERIOR LIVING \
(You have TEN MINUTES...)
16 - Of the Rice Crispies mascots, Snap, Crackle, and Pop, which is wearing the bandleader uniform?
17 - TWO POINTS: Name the two lead actresses of "The Banger Sisters" (NOTE: The Olsen Twins is not correct)
18 - What NFL team plays at Sports Authority Field?
19 - What is the 7th planet from the Sun?
20 - Who does Snooki, on the TV show Jersey Shore, refer to as "Meatball"? (we got this wrong; with pride!!)
21 - What is the name of the company that created "Hello Kitty"?
22 - Who was the UN Secretary-General prior to the current office holder, Ban Ki-Moon?
23 - What TV personality got married on December 1, 2012, in Mexico, to his girlfriend of four years?
24 - What college basketball team has the mascot of the Running Rebels?
25 - In what US state would you find the Catskill Mountains?
26 - On a standard PC keyboard, which key is associated with the &? (I know; there's no way you didn't look)
27 - What do the letters in the gas station ARCO stand for?
28 - What innovative inventor created the Dymaxion? This was a car that seated 11, could reach speeds of 120 mph, and got 30 mpg. Only four were built. ...In 1934.
29 - What Irish mythical figure is present in the story of the all-knowing salmon? The figure cooks and eats the salmon, pressing his thumb into its flesh. Whenever thereafter he desires to know something, he sucks his thumb.
30 - TWO POINTS: What are the only two countries that Lebanon borders?
Tie Breaker: (Note: I KNEW this, and knew it in my heart, but didn't speak up. It turned out not to matter, but I did note the correct answer before writing the incorrect answer due to mass appeal...): What, to the closest year, was the first year that marked the appearance of Hello Kitty?