Sunday, August 2, 2009

Midsummer Mystery - Random Trivia Answers

  • A1) Mia Hamm. The forward found the net for the 108th time on March 22, 1999 against Brazil and retired five years later with 158 goals.
  • A2) Harvey Milk. Dan White, who also gunned down Mayor George Moscone, had planned to resign but changed his mind after a replacement had been selected.
  • A3) Darryl Strawberry. In the "Homer at the Bat" episode, which aired on February 20, 1992, the former New York Met and then-current Los Angeles Dodger was the only ringer to make it to the game as Don Mattingly, Jose Canseco, Ken Griffey, Jr., Mike Scioscia, Ozzie Smith, Roger Clemens, Steve Sax, and Wade Boggs all succumbed to various ailments and accidents.
  • A4) Condoleezza Rice. Con dolcezza is used as a music term to describe a section that is to be played in a simple, delicate manner.
  • A5) Neneh Cherry. Born in Stockholm, Sweden as Neneh Marianne Karlsson, the pop singer took the last name of her stepfather, famous jazz trumpeter Don Cherry.
  • A6) Albert "Cubby" Broccoli. The New Yorker also produced the Ian Fleming-created Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
  • A7) Lance Bass. Appropriately, the Mississippi native had sung bass for the boy band 'N Sync.
  • A8) Jack Lemmon. The neat half of The Odd Couple also was nominated for Best Actor Oscars for Some Like It Hot, The Apartment, Days of Wine and Roses, The China Syndrome, Tribute, and Missing.
  • A9) Kevin Bacon. The omnipresent actor has also teamed up with his older brother Michael to release three music albums as The Bacon Brothers.
  • A10) Shahar Pe'er. The 5'7" righty, whose last name sounds like the fruit, reached a career high singles rank of 15 in January 2007, tieing Anna Smashnova's country record.
  • A11) David Soul. The second half of Starsky and Hutch also topped the British charts with "Silver Lady", which only reached #52 in the U.S.
  • A12) O.J. Mayo. Ovinton J'Anthony Mayo, a double-qualifier for this list, made the 2009 NBA All-Rookie First Team after playing in every game and averaging 18.5 points and was second to Derrick Rose in Rookie of the Year balloting.

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