Trivial Warfare, Episode 167
The Trivialympics

Monday, May 14, 2018

Contestants: Jonathan Oakes, Jeff Culver, AJ Mass
The "Trivialympics" was a meeting of four popular trivia podcasts: Complete the List, Triviality, Beat My Guest, and Trivial Warfare (which served as the "home field" of the event).
The match was a five-round event. The first four rounds were abridged versions of each of the four games, played by the three podcasts not hosting. (In each of these rounds, the Triviality team had to a nominate a single member to play; Jeff Culver contested the CtL portion.) The placements in each round translated into the "overall points" noted at the bottom of this partial game. Having placed first in each of the first three rounds, Andy took his turn in the MC's chair for this mini-game of CtL.
The participants are all CtL alumni – and in fact, all winners. AJ Mass of Beat My Guest won Episode 23; Jonathan Oakes of Trivial Warfare won Episode 30; and the Triviality team split into two pairs for Episode 51, with Jeff and Neal Fischer prevailing over Ken Pendola and Matt Artz.
Push Play BallEleven or More
Quiero Doble Este CategoríaOther Gold Medalists

Correct, unique: 2 pointsCorrect, repeated: 1 pointIncorrect: 0 pointsPlayer doubled the category

Jonathan - Eleven or More

Name any of the twelve most populous states in the United States. Each state has at least eleven representatives in the U.S. House of Representatives.
JonathanJeffAJNot given
CaliforniaTexasNew YorkMichigan
PennsylvaniaVirginiaNorth Carolina
ArizonaGeorgiaNew Jersey
ROUND 112168

Jeff - Quiero Doble Este Categoría

Name a country that uses Spanish as an official language.
JeffAJJonathanNot given
SpainMexicoCubaArgentina; Paraguay; Uruguay; Bolivia; Costa Rica; Equatorial Guinea; Honduras; Panama
ColombiaEl SalvadorChile
ROUND 2886

AJ - Other Gold Medalists

Name a country that has been the home country of a winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics. They also receive a gold medal. Some laureates may have multiple home countries.
AJJonathanJeffNot given
United StatesGermanyPolandAustralia; Belgium; Canada; People's Republic of China (via Hong Kong); Hungary; India; Ireland; Japan; Netherlands; Pakistan; Taiwan/Republic of China
United KingdomSwitzerlandRussia
[Soviet Union]
ROUND 3888

0-1 year away: 1 point2-5 years away: ½ point>5 years away: 0 points

IN WHAT YEAR…Correct yearJonathanJeffAJ
was the movie Django Unchained first released?2012201220132015
did CNN begin broadcasting?1980198719761986
was Britney Spears's album …Baby One More Time first released?1999199819981997
did Rome, Italy host the Summer Olympics?1960196519641956
was Neil Gaiman's American Gods first published?2001200820042002
was Mount Rushmore completed?1941194519351948
was the video game system now known as the Atari 2600 first released?1977197719821978
did Diners Club first issue what were essentially the first credit cards?1950195619571937
Despite coming out on top here, Triviality was eliminated from the overall game; as such, it served as host and format of the fifth and final round, which was won by Andy.

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