A Little More – Week of 11/6/23

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. Which of the following automotive parts was patented in 1903 by Mary Anderson—rearview mirror, speedometer, turn signal, or windshield wipers?
  2. What word was dropped from the Dallas Stars’ team name when the franchise moved from Minnesota in 1993?
  3. Eleven Madison Park in New York City, SingleThread in Healdsburg, California, and Addison in San Diego are three of the 12 establishments in the United States to currently hold what prestigious honor?
  4. Sidney Prescott is a protagonist who has appeared in multiple films in what franchise, beginning in 1996?
  5. Since 1972, Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest has taken place on a major holiday in which month of the year, which is National Hot Dog Month?
  6. In humans, what neck veins are responsible for carrying deoxygenated blood from the head back to the heart?
  7. According to tradition, what woman born in 1752 made the first United States flag, a design that bears her name?

Answers and A Little More

Q: Which of the following automotive parts was patented in 1903 by Mary Anderson—rearview mirror, speedometer, turn signal, or windshield wipers?
A: Windshield wipers

A Little More – She attempted to sell the rights in 1905 but was rejected because it was not believed there was enough commercial value. Her patent expired in 1920 and wipers first became standard on a vehicle in 1922. In Anderson’s patent, she called her invention a “window cleaning device” for electric cars and other vehicles.

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Q: What word was dropped from the Dallas Stars’ team name when the franchise moved from Minnesota in 1993?
A: North

A Little More – They were the Minnesota North Stars. Several reasons were cited for the relocation, including poor attendance during a string of losing seasons, the failure to reach deals for a new arena in either Minneapolis or Saint Paul, and a sexual harassment lawsuit against owner that resulted in his wife threatening to leave him unless he moved the team.

Try This Quiz – Relocated Sports Teams


Q: Eleven Madison Park in New York City, SingleThread in Healdsburg, California, and Addison in San Diego are three of the 12 establishments in the United States to currently hold what prestigious honor?
A: Three-Star Michelin Rating

A Little More – As of 2023, only 138 restaurants in the whole world have three Michelin stars. Earning three stars is no easy feat — and since the guide is updated every year, a restaurant can lose a star just as quickly as it gains one, depending on the dining experience of anonymous Michelin Guide inspectors.

Try This Quiz – World’s  50 Best Restaurant Countries


Q: Sidney Prescott is a protagonist who has appeared in multiple films in what franchise, beginning in 1996?
A: Scream

A Little More Sidney Prescott is the original protagonist of the franchise. Throughout the series’ single continuity, Sidney’s survivability and strength are tested against a variety of Ghostface perpetrators and their accomplices. She evolves from victim to local celebrity survivor and matures from a teenage girl with unresolved trauma to a hardened adult woman and mother. In the original four films directed by Wes Craven, she is Ghostface‘s primary target; in the fifth entry reboot by Radio Silence, she takes on a vengeance-seeking vigilante role against Ghostface.

Try This Quiz – ‘S’ Movie Characters


Q: Since 1972, Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest has taken place on a major holiday in which month of the year, which is National Hot Dog Month?
A: July

A Little More – The Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest, a well-known hot dog eating competition, traditionally takes place on July 4th in Coney Island, New York, as part of Independence Day celebrations in the United States. Contestants must eat the entire hot dog, including the bun, and they are not allowed to dunk the bun in water or any other liquid to make it easier to swallow.

Try This Quiz – Celebrities Eating Hot Dogs


Q: In humans, what neck veins are responsible for carrying deoxygenated blood from the head back to the heart?
A: Jugular Veins

A Little More – Humans have two jugular veins on each side of the neck – the internal jugular vein and the external jugular vein. The internal jugular vein is often used by healthcare professionals to assess the jugular venous pulse, which can provide information about the function of the right side of the heart. The jugular veins in giraffes are particularly interesting due to the long neck. Specialized valves in the jugular veins prevent the backflow of blood when the giraffe lowers its head to drink water, minimizing the risk of excess blood flow to the brain.

Try This Quiz – Heart-Stopping Challenge


Q: According to tradition, what woman born in 1752 made the first United States flag, a design that bears her name?
A: Betsy Ross

A Little More According to the legend, Betsy Ross was visited by a committee consisting of George Washington, Robert Morris, and George Ross, who requested that she sew the first American flag based on a design they provided. There is no evidence that this story is true, as it may have originated with a family tradition. The Betsy Ross flag design is very much real, however, with the 13 stars in a circle.

Try This Quiz – US Flag Facts


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