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Trivia Question for February 8, 2018 – The Fugitive: Sam Sheppard

You may remember the 1993 film “The Fugitive” where Dr. Sam Sheppard played by Harrison Ford is chased by Tommy Lee Jones who plays a US Deputy Marshal tracking down the escaped fugitive who was unjustly convicted of killing his wife. (Jones by the way won a Golden Globe & an Oscar for that role.)

The story line was loosely based on the life of the Real Dr. Sam Sheppard who in the 1950’s was essentially tried and convicted by the media and ended up with a life sentence when tried for the crime. Later the US Supreme Court overturned the conviction citing the media circus around his trial made it impossible for him to get a fair and impartial hearing & later he was released after a second trial and a total of 10 years in prison.

A physician by trade, Sam Shepard went into a different line of work after being released from prison.

QUESTION: Which profession did he take up: A) Podiatrist, B) Radio Talk Show Host, or C: Professional Wrestler?

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Trivia Question for January 11, 2018 – Coca Cola

Coca Cola announced this week that they are adding four new flavors of Diet Coke to it’s lineup & added a slimmer bottle to the line up. Diet Coke originally unveiled in 1982 eventually took over for another coke owned diet soda.

QUESTION:
Name the diet soda of Coca Cola which preceded Diet Coke. For extra credit, name it’s competitor as well.

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Trivia Question for December 28, 2017 – Rose Parade Floats

With just 3 days remaining in 2017, Monday will be the start of a new year and the Cabrillo Beach Polar Bears First Day of the Year Swim at noon.

It’s also hosts this little parade in Pasadena held every year for the past 138 years or so, the Tournament of Roses makes its way down Colorado Blvd. with all the pageantry of marching bands, equestrian units and parade floats which draw in excess of 46 million viewers world wide.

QUESTION:

How many awards are given to Rose Parade Floats?

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Trivia Question for December 7, 2017 – Presidential Fire Trivia

In light of the recent fires all around the Southland we have a bit of fire trivia tonight.

You’ll note that the Skirball fire which ignited yesterday morning along the 405 near Getty Center burned essentially in part of the same place as the Bel Air Fire 56 years ago.

QUESTION
Tonight’s trivia question is which US President was forced to evacuate from the Bel Air fire of 1961.

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Trivia Question for October 26, 2017 – World Series trivia

The World Series is tied up with the Dodgers & the Astro’s tied at one game a piece. In the best of 7 series, the first team to win four games take the series.

However for tonight’s trivia question, we’re going to re-write the rules of the World Series. In our version the teams will play all seven games. Next we are going to total up all the runs each team gets for the seven game run. The team with the most runs over seven games wins!

For example, Monday the Dodgers won 3 – 1, and last night Astro’s won 7 -6 . The two game total now has the Dodgers are ahead in the series 9 – 8 at this time using this model.

So last year Chicago and Cleavland played seven games. If we were to take the total # of runs for all seven games, which team would win?

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