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SMOLT! gets screwed

Questions SMOLT! got wrong but on further investigation were correct. Not that we are bitter or anything.



Screwed Questions and Answers
Date Question Their "Answer" The Correct/SMOLT! answer Screwed?
6/28/11 What was the first major motion picture to contains authentic computer graphic imagery within the context of the film? Westworld (1973) first feature film to use digital image processing The Andromeda Strain (1971) first CGI graphics
Radioland Murders (1994) first completely digital post-produced Hollywood live-feature
Quite possibly, but there were so many tie-breaking questions that it is difficult to be certain if we were screwed.

An instrumental rendition of "Oh, Shenandoah" was played. Name the geographical topic of this song?

The Shenandoah Valley

The Shenandoah Valley, of course! The song is obviously a pioneer's lament for the Shenandoah River Valley in Virginia as he is "bound away across the wide Missouri". The song's focus is on Shenandoah, NOT the Missouri River...

Clearly, the "topic" cited in the question was Shenandoah, yet the game-changing answer of "Missouri" was allowed resulting in a half-point deficit for Smolt! in the final score. Weez wuz screwed, no doubt about it!

6/22/2010 On what television program did a Muppet first regularly appear? The Jimmy Dean Show Indeed, the late Jimmy Dean's variety show regularly featured Rowlf the Dog as a weekly guest from 1963 to 1966, but Smolt! has a longer memory.
Sam and Friends was Jim Henson's first television show, a five-minute show that aired twice daily on WRC-TV, the NBC affiliate in Washington DC. The show ran from May 9, 1955 to December 15, 1961. The show featured a number of Muppets, including a proto-Kermit!
Clearly, yes! The game ended in an unprecedented three-way tie for first place, so this single point would have swayed the outcome of the game.
12/22/09 Who has hosted the most SuperBowls? Miami Both Miami and New Orleans have hosted 9 Super Bowls!!!! Its a TIE baby! SMOLT! came in 4th place by a .5 point! So yes, this would have made a difference. SMOLT! got screwed!.
10/20/09 Who was the first United States President to deliver a speech via television? Harry S. Truman Franklin D. Roosevelt

Television in the United States made its formal debut at the World's Fair in New York City on Sunday April 30, 1939 with the first Presidential address on Television by Franklin D. Roosevelt. The signal was sent by the Telemobile (RCA's mobile Television van) to the Empire State transmitter and broadcast. The New York Times reported the broadcast picture was clear and steady. Source

Screwed: One point would not have made a difference, but Smolt! was screwed nonetheless.

3-03-09 What major professional sports team has the all-time worst winning percentage? The Philadelphia Phillies

The Tampa Bay Rays have a winning percentage of .417. The Phillies are at .470. Source

SMOLT! said for sure the Phillies had the most losses all-time but not the worst percentage. Of course, SMOLT! was right. But, like Stalin said, it doesn't matter who votes it matters who counts the votes


In what Christmas favorite does the opening line: "Inside a snowflake like the one on your sleeve, there happened a story you must see to believe," appear?

How the Grinch Stole Christmas! by Seuss.

"The Grinch" (2000) is the title of the abomination (hardly a Christmas "favorite"!) starring Jim Carrey, and has nothing to do with Dr. Seuss, Grinches, Mt.Crumpet, Whoville, or roast beasts. Ick.

Smolt! did not provided the title the quizmaster was seeking, but managed to eke out a 1/2 point victory, nevertheless.
12/10/07 Name the only year using Roman Numerals in descending numeric value. Smolt doesn't remember but it sure was "te sux".

(MDCLXVI = 1000 + 500 + 100 + 50 + 10 + 5 + 1 = 1666.) Smolt! was the only team to answer properly the question, what is the only date, since AD 1000, wherein the equivalent roman numerals descend in alphabetical order.

Because this question was phrase inexactly, credit was given to those less worthy, thus thwarting Smolt! deserved place in the sun. Two points would not have made a difference, but screwed nonetheless.

7/11/07 What do dolphins drink? Nothing Dolphin calf's have to interrupt their swims for them to suckle milk from their mothers mammary glands, these are slits either side of the genital opening underneath her. Dolphin milk is squirted directly into the calf's mouth and their tongues have a frilled margin to make a seal. Dolphin milk is extremely rich and contains up to ten times the fat and protein found in land mammals milk.

One point would not have made a difference, but screwed nonetheless.

Quizmaster threatened point deduction if whining persisted!

6/6/07 Name the group of the played song Crosby Stills & Nash The song was clearly from the Crosby, Stills, Nash & YOUNG album Deja Vu. Teach Your Children.

Quizmaster said every team got it except Smolt! when, in fact, every team was wrong except us. Ergo, a 3 point differential. 1.5 + for the wrong teams and 1.5- for Smolt!! (However, Smolt! is fair and balanced, and will note 3 points would not given Smolt! the richly deserved victory, but screwed nonetheless.)


What is the most abundant metal on Earth?




Iron is the most abundant element by mass of our entire planet, making up 35% of the mass of the Earth as a whole.


Two points would not have made a difference, but screwed nonetheless.
What is an unbranded cow called? "Maverick" Correct, but also...

"Dogie" A stray or motherless calf. A "calf" is an UNBRANDED range animal, especially a calf that has become separated from its mother, traditionally considered the property of the first person who brands it.

3/20/07 Who knocked out Muhammad Ali in the first round? George Foreman
  1. Ali only fought George Foreman once and beat him in 8 rounds in one of the most famous fights of all time called "The rumble in the jungle."
  2. Ali NEVER was knocked out in the first round EVER. If anything, Ali could take a punch and almost always went the distance.
Well, one point would not have made a difference in that clusterfrak game, but SMOLT! was screwed nonetheless.
3/13/07 Who was the first High King of Ireland Brian Boru Brian Pubmaster said it wasn't enough. LIke "Brian" was a lucky guess. We got screwed.
2/13/07 Highest peak in the Southern Hemisphere? CHILE ARGENTINA No, we won anyway. Not screwed ...this time!
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