A Little More – Week of 1/30/23

Welcome to A Little More, which is our weekly look at some of our favorite questions from last week at Sporcle Events pub quiz shows. And because we love these questions so much, we give you a little more (get it?) info about them and include a related quiz for you to play at home. Check back next week for even more.


This Week’s Questions

  1. According to the Girl Scouts, what is the best-selling variety of Girl Scout Cookies?
  2. What band is the only artist to have had two different albums win at least seven Grammy Awards each? Those albums were released in 2000 and 2004 and won seven and nine Grammys, respectively.
  3. What daily military-run newspaper with a flag-related name is part of the Department of Defense, but editorially independent?
  4. There are five U.S. states that are officially split between the Central and Eastern Time Zones. Name three of those five states.
  5. Nine-banded and seven-banded are two of the many species of what animal, which has a Spanish name and was known to the Aztecs by a name meaning “turtle-rabbit”?
  6. What eyeglass and contact lens retail company gets its two-word name from the names of two characters created by Jack Kerouac?
  7. Among the state capital cities with a consecutive double letter in their names (“aa,” “bb,” etc.), three are the capitals of states that ALSO have a consecutive double letter in their names. Name two of those three cities.

Answers and A Little More

Q: According to the Girl Scouts, what is the best-selling variety of Girl Scout Cookies?
A: Thin Mints

A Little More – Girl Scouts Thin Mints cookies are a beloved treat for millions of people around the world. Made with a crisp, chocolate wafer covered in a layer of rich, dark chocolate, these cookies are the perfect balance of crunch and creaminess. They’re also THE staple of the Girl Scouts cookie lineup, with sales of Thin Mints helping to fund troop activities and community projects. Try them frozen!

Try this Quiz – Girl Scout Cookies by Image


Q: What band is the only artist to have had two different albums win at least seven Grammy Awards each? Those albums were released in 2000 and 2004 and won seven and nine Grammys, respectively.
A: U2

A Little More – All That You Can’t Leave Behind won seven Grammys over two ceremonies (2001 and 2002) and How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb won nine Grammys over two ceremonies (2005 and 2006). Ironically, their album Songs of Innocence which came pre-loaded on iPods did not reach this same status.

Try This Quiz – Rolling Stones vs. U2


Q: What daily military-run newspaper with a flag-related name is part of the Department of Defense, but editorially independent?
A:  Stars and Stripes

A Little More – The newspaper was founded in 1861, when members of Illinois regiments decided to print a newspaper about their activities. The newspaper is published daily and has editions for various regions around the world, including Europe, the Pacific, and the Middle East. It covers news, sports, and entertainment relevant to the military community, as well as providing a forum for the expression of opinions and ideas.

Try This Quiz – US Daily Newspapers


Q: There are five U.S. states that are officially split between the Central and Eastern Time Zones. Name three of those five states.
A: Florida, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, and Michigan

A Little More – The Central Time Zone is primarily used in North America, and the following countries are part of it: Canada (Manitoba and parts of northwestern Ontario), Mexico (Quintana Roo and some other states in the Yucatan Peninsula).It is worth noting that the Central Time Zone also covers a few small islands in the Caribbean, such as the Cayman Islands, but these are territories rather than independent countries.

Try This Quiz – North American Cities in the Central Time Zone


Q: Nine-banded and seven-banded are two of the many species of what animal, which has a Spanish name and was known to the Aztecs by a name meaning “turtle-rabbit”?
A: Armadillo

A Little More – Nine-banded and seven-banded are two species of armadillo, which are known in Spanish as “armadillo.” The Aztecs referred to the armadillo as “turtle-rabbit” due to its appearance, which combines features of both animals. Armadillos have a hard, protective outer shell and are known for their burrowing habits, similar to turtles, but they also have long legs and move quickly, much like rabbits.

Try This Quiz – Click an Armadillo!


Q: What eyeglass and contact lens retail company gets its two-word name from the names of two characters created by Jack Kerouac?
A: Warby Parker

A Little More – The company was named after two characters in Jack Kerouac’s journal, Warby Pepper and Zagg Parker. The founders of Warby Parker wanted to choose a name that was whimsical and memorable, and they felt that the names Warby and Parker fit that description. The names also convey a sense of adventure and creativity, which are values that are important to the company and its mission.

Try This Quiz – Cartoon and Comic Characters with Glasses


Q: Among the state capital cities with a consecutive double letter in their names (“aa,” “bb,” etc.), three are the capitals of states that ALSO have a consecutive double letter in their names. Name two of those three cities.
A: Jefferson City, Harrisburg, Nashville

A Little More – The answers are the capitals of Missouri, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee. The other double-letter states are Mississippi, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Illinois, and Connecticut. The other double-letter capitals are Tallahassee (FL), Little Rock (AR), Annapolis (MD), Cheyenne (WY), and Pierre (SD).

Try This Quiz – Invisible US Capitals


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