A Little More – Week of 4/17/23

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. In 2016, Chevrolet ran a newspaper ad with the line “Baby, that was much too fast,” in honor of whom?
  2. What U.S. city is home to pro sports teams that share their names with the animals that represent both the upward and downward trends in financial markets?
  3. What company, known for watches and accessories, was founded in 1984 as Overseas Products International, but now has a name that makes the company seem much older?
  4. What curry dish popular in the United Kingdom has an eight-letter name derived from the Portuguese meaning “wine with garlic”?
  5. The lyrics to “Kokomo” by the Beach Boys mention four places that are currently dependencies, territories, or constituent countries of European nations. Name two of those four places referenced in the song.
  6. In what track and field event is the current world record 8 ft. 1/4 in. for men and 6 ft. 10 1/4 in. for women?
  7. Among the following list of seven pop culture references, choose the four that are mentioned in the lyrics to the song “One Week” by Barenaked Ladies. Teams received two points for each correct answer. LeAnn Rimes , Reese’s Pieces, Pokémon, Aquaman, The X-Files, Harrison Ford, Bono

Answers and A Little More

Q: In 2016, Chevrolet ran a newspaper ad with the line “Baby, that was much too fast,” in honor of whom?
A: Prince

A Little More – The line is a reference to a lyric from his song “Little Red Corvette,” and the ad included the line along with his birth and death dates, and a red Corvette. Prince got the idea for the song when he dozed off in band member Lisa Coleman’s 1964 pink Mercury Montclair Marauder after an exhausting all-night recording session. The lyrics came to him in bits and pieces during this and other catnaps.

Try this Quiz – Prince Singles


Q: What U.S. city is home to pro sports teams that share their names with the animals that represent both the upward and downward trends in financial markets?
A: Chicago

A Little More – The teams are the Bears and Bulls. The terms “bull” and “bear” are commonly used in the stock market to describe the behavior of investors. A “bull” market is characterized by rising stock prices and investor optimism, while a “bear” market is marked by falling stock prices and investor pessimism. These terms are said to have originated from the way the two animals attack, with bulls thrusting their horns up and bears swiping their paws down.

Try This Quiz – City Profile: Chicago


Q: What company, known for watches and accessories, was founded in 1984 as Overseas Products International, but now has a name that makes the company seem much older?
A: Fossil

A Little More – The company’s name comes from a nickname that founder Tom Kartsotis and his brother Kosta gave to their father. In 2003, the company released the “Fossil Wrist PDA” wristwatch computer which is a tiny Palm OS-based PDA worn like a watch. It never really caught on as it was a bit too bulky, but it did perhaps help inspire the Apple Watch.

Try This Quiz – Wristwatch Terminology


Q: What curry dish popular in the United Kingdom has an eight-letter name derived from the Portuguese meaning “wine with garlic”?
A: Vindaloo

A Little More – It is very spicy and usually made with pork, although other meats can be used, and gets its name from the Portuguese dish carne de vinha d’alhos, which means “meat marinated in wine (vinegar) and garlic.”

Try This Quiz – Get the Picture: British Snacks


Q: The lyrics to “Kokomo” by the Beach Boys mention four places that are currently dependencies, territories, or constituent countries of European nations. Name two of those four places referenced in the song.
A: Aruba, Bermuda, Martinique, Montserrat

A Little More –Aruba is a constituent country of the Netherlands, Bermuda is a British Overseas Territory, Martinique is a territory of France, and Montserrat is a British Overseas Territory. Other geographic places in the song include Jamaica (independent country), Bahama(s) (independent country), Key Largo (island in Florida), Montego (Bay) (in Jamaica), Florida Keys (in the U.S.), and Port-au-Prince (in Haiti).

Try This Quiz – Kokomo Lyrics


Q: In what track and field event is the current world record 8 ft. 1/4 in. for men and 6 ft. 10 1/4 in. for women?
A: High Jump

A Little More – Javier Sotomayor holds the men’s record and Stefka Kostadinova holds the women’s record.

Try This Quiz – Best Olympic Track and Field Nations


Q: Among the following list of seven pop culture references, choose the four that are mentioned in the lyrics to the song “One Week” by Barenaked Ladies. Teams received two points for each correct answer. LeAnn Rimes , Reese’s Pieces, Pokémon, Aquaman, The X-Files, Harrison Ford, Bono
A: LeAnn Rimes, Aquaman, The X-Files, and Harrison Ford

A Little More – The song does not mention the other three, though it does reference Snickers, Sailor Moon, and Sting. Can you guess how many weeks the song topped the Billboard Hot 100 for? That’s right – one week.

Try This Quiz – One Week Song Part Quiz


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