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“Ca$h Cab” 8/11/10

G1: April & Jason (West 4th St. basketball courts)(BtG: 37)

R1:
#1: Because they contain antioxidants, what North American nuts add a bit of nutrition to New Orleans pralines?
Pecans
#2: In ’00 what Internet giant debuted a logo in which a smile of customer satisfaction connects the a & the z?
YAHOO!
#3: What state was found to suffer from the most depression in a 2009 CDC study?
KY
#4: What feline term refers to the tank-like vehicles used to groom ski trails & trek to the South Pole?
Sno-Cat

R2:
#1: A metaphor for myopia, what leather accessories are commonly strapped onto carriage horses to restrict their vision?
MSO: Steve
Blinders
#2: What globetrotting environmental group originated in 1969 as the Don’t Make a Wave Committee?
Greenpeace
#3: Born Lesley Hornsby, what local London girl ushered in the era of stick-thin supermodels in the 1960s?
Twiggy
FQ: From a Greek word for “light”, what elementary particle of energy’s a crucial concept of quantum physics?
FA: Electron (A: Photon)

G2: Mark & Emily (Barney’s on 60th & Madison)(BtG: 30)
ONLY ANSWERED FIRST THREE Q’S CORRECTLY

G3: Aakash, Mary & Doug (Comedy Cellar on MacDougal & 3rd)(BtG: 48)

R1:
#1: GSW is an ER abbrev. for what?
Gunshot wound (these players were medical professionals)
#2: Due to its sensitive treatment of human & cylon rights, what sci-fi series was the subject of a 2009 U.N. panel?
“STAR TREK” (A: “Battlestar Galactica”)
#3: Acc. to Harper’s, 12% of Americans actually believed that Joan of Arc was married to what biblical figure?
Noah
#4: Designed to minimize drag, what co.’s Laser Racer suit helped break 23 swimming records at the Beijing Olympics?
MSO: Fung (Mary’s boyfriend)
Speedo

R2:
#1: In one of the most popular viral videos of ’07, prison inmates from the Philippines reenacted what iconic music video?
“Thriller”
#2: Acc. to its first leader, what strategic alliance was founded to keep the Russians out, the Americans in & the Germans down?
NATO
#3: What adjectival form is exemplified in the phrase “the best and the brightest”?
Superlative
#4: The world’s largest transmission-repair franchise, what five-letter co. often toots its own horn on its ads?
AAMCO

R3:
#1: The type of technology used to propel trains w/o using wheels, MAGLEV is short for what two-word phrase?
Magnetic levitation
FQ: What period of English history began in 1660 when Charles II returned to his throne after an extended interruption?
OTHER S-O
Victorian (A: The Restoration)

VB: For most of the yr., this Caribbean island’s either preparing for or recovering from its famed Carnival celebration. The birthplace of calypso & limbo, what’s the name of this West Indies island?
FA: Trinidad ($1.5K)

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