Curtis Williams (PHI- recently engaged; mom’s orig. from Ethiopia, as is a majority of his family)
$500: Offering thousands of garments for sale, StillWhite.com bills itself as the largest online marketplace for what type of clothing that’s usually worn just once?
A: Wedding dresses
B: Boxer briefs
C: Chef hates
D: Circus leotards
Wedding dresses– $
$1K: Acc. to Goodreads.com, the character Dr. Doolittle became famous when “Polynesia the parrot teaches him…” what?
A: “How to improve his tinder profile”
B: “The language of the animals”
C: “How to beat the stock market”
D: “The triangle solo in Beethoven’s 5th”
“The language of the animals”– $
$2K: Ray-Ban’s sales of its Predator sunglasses reportedly tripled after they were worn by the co-stars of what film?
A: “The Color Purple”
B: “The Green Mile”
D: “MEN IN BLACK”
“MEN IN BLACK”– $
$3K: To distinguish it from the “Baja” region, the territory that now comprises which state once had the word “Alta” at the front of its name?
$5K: W/ 45-yr.-old Paul Ryan now in the role, you’d have to go all the way back to 1869 to find a younger person serving as what?
A: Secretary of State
B: Federal Reserve Chair
C: Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
D: Speaker of the House
Speaker of the House– $
$7K: W/ both her & her late husband being longtime friends of Kris Jenner, which daytime TV host’s the godmother of Kyle & Kendall Jenner?
A: Kelly Ripa
B: Joy Behar
C: Sharon Osbourne
D: Kathie Lee Gifford
Kathie Lee– $
$10K: Needing to invent something fast to pay off a $15 debt, in 1849 inventor Walter Hunt twisted a piece of wire to create the modern version of what ubiquitous item?
A: Sewing needle
B: Safety pin
D: Radio antenna
OUT OF LLs– SAFETY PIN & STAPLE
Safety pin– BUT NOT OUT OF THIS GAME YET
$20K: Eradicated in the U.S., there are NO reports of what disease ever being contracted in Asia, though the WHO warns that the “appropriate mosquito vector is present”?
D: Yellow fever
FA: WALKED (A: Yellow fever)
Bridget Barry (Crown Heights, NY)
$500: To combat chilly Bavarian temperatures, in the late 19th C. the start of what famous German festival was moved a month earlier than its name implies?
$1K: Though you can recycle it, Americans toss an est. 200M gallons of used what into the trash each yr.?
B: Engine oil
D: Dom Perignon
Engine oil– $
$2K: Which of the following was the name of a supporting character from “The Dukes of Hazzard” & NOT a famous jazz musician?
A: Miles Davis
B: Thelonious Monk
C: Rosco P. Coltrane
D: Count Basie
50:50– MILES & ROSCO
QotD: Still UNSOLVED today, the 1995 theft of the Davidoff-Morini Stradivarius involved a $3M antique what?
A: Grandfather clock
$3K: W/ the slogan “Defending liberty, pursuing justice”, what well-known professional association creates thousands of lawyers as its members?
$5K: What popular chain was started in ’65 by Fred DeLuca, a teenager who hoped to raise money for college by selling healthy fast food?
C: Taco Bell