DR: Scott (Brandy Library)(BtG: 38)
#1: Home to strict naming laws, Sweden REJECTED parents’ requests to name their baby after what famous Scandinavian furniture retailer?
#2: While recovering from a heart attack in the hospital, what General-turned-President wore five gold stars on the lapels of his pajamas?
Castro (A: Eisenhower)
#3: Suffering a cerebral edema in 1973, the early demise of what martial arts star was officially ruled “Death by misadventure”?
#4: In its Japanese version, what simple game features hand gestures that symbolize either Chief, a Tiger or the Mother of the Chief?
Charades (A: Rock, Paper, Scissors)
#1: Described as a backwards running man, what dance move was named for a loose-limbed animated animal from a ’88 movie?
MSO: Tori (fiancee)
#2: Inspiring its name, the Tanglefoot Company launched in the 1880s w/ the production of what sticky pest control device?
Fly strip (ACCEPTED for flypaper)
#3: Originally claiming to offer service w/ the speed of sound, what fast food drive-in chain was founded by an OK milkman in ’59?
FA: BURGER KING
G2: Marlene, Barbara, David & Jonathan (P.J. Clarke’s)(BtG: 34)
#1: In the parlance of amateur athletics, a juco transfer is the term for a player who has transferred from what institution?
#2: Offering enlightenment on a supreme scale, four of the world’s five-tallest statues depict figures of what eastern religion?
#3: Acc. to the Red Cross, what liquid component of blood has a shelf life of one yr. if you stash it in the freezer?
#4: Providing weather forecasts once a yr., what famed Pennsylvania rodent’s cared for by a top hat-wearing entourage called The Inner Circle?
RLC: Acc. to The New Yorker, the book industry’s dominated by the big six publishing houses- name four of these six publishers.
Random House, HarperCollins– X (Others: Penguin, Simon & Schuster, Hachette & Macmillan)
#1: Forming the majority of the Earth’s crust, which of the three main varieties of rock consists of solidified lava & magma?
#2: Founded in 1963, what Austrian gun manufacturer pioneered the use of lightweight plastics in hand pistols?
FQ: As indicated by its logo, what automaker’s name translates as either “three water chestnuts” or “three diamonds” in Japanese?
FA: Mitsubishi ($1200)
G3: Jason, Camila & Elliot (42nd)(BtG: 30)
BAD SSO ON Q #3
#1: In Jul. 2011 NASA’s space shuttle program was GROUNDED for good after the 33rd & final flight of what spacecraft?
Challenger (A: Atlantis)
#2: Before she switched parties in the ’70s, what high-profile Democrat was once president of the College Republicans at Wellesley?
#3: Putting the “micro” in microblogging, what’s the maximum # of characters allowed in a single tweet on twitter?
FQ: Paying homage to the nearby Blue Ridge Mountains, John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads” is the theme song of what state university?
FA: West Virginia