Sunday, November 29, 2009

Trivia Train - Random Trivia Answers

  • A1) Jason Orange. The former breakdancer pursued an acting career during the break, but did not gain any traction.
  • A2) Orange Julius. Hamlin's customer, Julius Freed, owned an orange juice stand at which the new drink significantly increased sales.
  • A3) Julius Caesar. In Act II, Scene ii, the dictator then asks what the augurers have to say, and they recommend that he stay inside for the day. It's a tragedy, so you know how well he listened.
  • A4) Caesar Rodney. His vote at the Second Continental Congress swayed Delaware in favor of the proposed Declaration of Independence.
  • A5) Rodney King. The unexpected evidence of police brutality during a seemingly routine speeding arrest led to four L.A.P.D. officers being put on trial. The initial acquittal then led to the riots named for King in the spring of 1992. King won $3.8 million in a subsequent civil lawsuit.
  • A6) King Arthur. In various stories, Arthur pulled the sword from a stone or received it from the Lady of the Lake.
  • A7) Arthur Lake. He also portrayed Dagwood in a 1957 television series, while Pamela Britton took over as Blondie.
  • A8) Lake George. The 44-square-mile upstate New York lake empties to the north into Lake Champlain and the St. Lawrence River.
  • A9) George Foster. On June 21, 1916, the 5'7" right-handed pitcher, also known as Rube, blanked the New York Yankees on only three walks and earned a $100 bonus from Red Sox President Lannin. On February 7, 1982, the right-handed outfielder signed a $2,040,000 contract with the New York Mets, only two seasons after Nolan Ryan had broken the one million mark.
  • A10) Foster Brooks. During various celebrity roasts, Brooks, who gave up drinking long before his career took off, would ask Dean Martin, rumored to be a heavy drinker in real life, to join him in Alcoholics Unanimous.
  • A11) Brooks Robinson. The veteran third baseman would bat under .200 during his final three seasons with the Baltimore Orioles, while the youngster wouldn't do much better until a career year in 1982 following a trade to the California Angels.
  • A12) Robinson Crusoe. Daniel Defoe's novel was based on the real story of sailor Alexander Selkirk, who was marooned on the island in 1704.

Each answer begins with the second word of the previous answer, forming a 13-word chain.

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