A Little More – Week of 3/6/23

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. Name one of the two cities that were represented by teams in the first modern World Series, held in 1903. Both cities still have an MLB team today.
  2. What two-word phrase completes the following quote from George W. Bush, spoken during a 2000 presidential debate with Al Gore? “I’m beginning to think not only did he invent the Internet, but he invented the calculator. It’s _____ _____.”
  3. The Honeymoon Bridge, which collapsed in 1938, and the Rainbow Bridge, which was completed in 1941, have connected two cities that share what name?
  4. The competition series The Great British Bake Off is known as The Great British Baking Show in the United States because what company owns a trademark on the term “bake-off”?
  5. Which two of the eight actresses featured on the poster for the 2018 heist film Ocean’s 8 are credited with their single-word stage names?
  6. Name one of the first two U.S. presidents to pass away in the 20th century, doing so roughly six months apart.
  7. Budweiser is lagered using chips of what kind of wood in the aging vessel?

Answers and A Little More

Q: Name one of the two cities that were represented by teams in the first modern World Series, held in 1903. Both cities still have an MLB team today.
A: Boston and Pittsburgh

A Little More –The first-ever World Series was held in 1903, pitting the American League champions, the Boston Americans (now the Red Sox), against the National League champions, the Pittsburgh Pirates. The best-of-nine series was a hard-fought battle, with each team winning three games and one game ending in a tie. In the end, it was the Boston Americans who emerged victorious, winning the last two games of the series and clinching the title.

Try this Quiz – World Series Winners Per President


Q: What two-word phrase completes the following quote from George W. Bush, spoken during a 2000 presidential debate with Al Gore? “I’m beginning to think not only did he invent the Internet, but he invented the calculator. It’s _____ _____.”
A: “Fuzzy Math”

A Little More – In the 2000 US Presidential Election, the term “fuzzy math” gained national attention when it was used by then-candidate George W. Bush to criticize his opponent Al Gore’s economic proposals. The term referred to what Bush saw as vague and misleading calculations that Gore was using to make his economic plan seem more favorable. Of course, the other two-word phrase that came into our lexicon from that election was…hanging chad.

Try This Quiz – 2000 Election Match-Up 


Q: The Honeymoon Bridge, which collapsed in 1938, and the Rainbow Bridge, which was completed in 1941, have connected two cities that share what name?
A:  Niagara Falls

A Little More – The current bridge gets its name from the colorful rainbows that are often seen over Niagara Falls, which can be viewed from the bridge. In fact, the bridge offers some of the best views of Niagara Falls, with sweeping vistas of both the American and Horseshoe Falls. The Rainbow Bridge is one of the busiest border crossings in North America, with millions of cars, trucks, and pedestrians crossing it each year.

Try This Quiz – Niagara Falls in Pictures


Q: The competition series The Great British Bake Off is known as The Great British Baking Show in the United States because what company owns a trademark on the term “bake-off”?
A: Pillsbury

A Little More –The Pillsbury Bake-Off is a competition that was first run in 1949. In the 1950s and 1960s, Pillsbury expanded its product line to include cake mixes, refrigerated dough, and other baking products. The brand’s iconic “Poppin’ Fresh” mascot, also known as the Pillsbury Doughboy, was introduced in 1965 and has become a beloved cultural icon in American advertising.

Try This Quiz – Great British Bakeoff Contestants


Q: Which two of the eight actresses featured on the poster for the 2018 heist film Ocean’s 8 are credited with their single-word stage names?
A: Rihanna and Awkwafina

A Little More – The film’s cast includes some of the biggest names in Hollywood, including Sandra Bullock, who plays the lead character Debbie Ocean, the estranged sister of Danny Ocean, played by George Clooney in the previous “Ocean’s” films. Other members of the team include Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Helena Bonham Carter, and Rihanna.

Try This Quiz – Missing Word: Awkwafina


Q: Name one of the first two U.S. presidents to pass away in the 20th century, doing so roughly six months apart.
A: Benjamin Harrison and William McKinley

A Little More – The 20th century started on January 1, 1901—Harrison passed away on March 13, 1901, and McKinley died on September 14, 1901, having been shot by an assassin eight days earlier.

Try This Quiz – Presidential Deaths


Q: Budweiser is lagered using chips of what kind of wood in the aging vessel?
A: Beachwood

A Little More – Budweiser is one of the most popular beer brands in the world, and one of the secrets to its signature taste is its unique aging process. Specifically, Budweiser is beachwood aged, meaning that it is aged on beechwood chips during the brewing process.

The beechwood chips are added to the beer during the fermentation process, and they serve a number of important functions. First, they help to clarify the beer and remove impurities, resulting in a clearer, more flavorful brew. They also contribute to the distinctive taste of Budweiser, imparting a slightly sweet, nutty flavor to the finished product.

Try This Quiz – Get the Picture: American Beers


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