Wasn’t a fan of ‘Aurora Goryalis,’ thinking it insensitive, but Keith and Dean seemed to think it was relevant and appropriate for a trivia group name.
Last time I did group trivia was after September 11, 2011, post-layoff from the startup to which I’d devoted three years of my life. Jen, Steph, and I headed to Mad Dog in the Fog in the Lower Haight for their popular trivia night. Naming ourselves “The Doctor, the Nurse, and the Girl Who Got Fired,” we won, thanks to trivia maven Jen.
This time, contributions from the three musketeers (me, Keith, and Dean) were balanced. In fact, whenever we got an answer officially wrong, it was because someone felt strongly about the error and over-ruled the correct one.
Which country has the most number of atheists?
Me: China. Hands-down China.
Keith: They’re Buddhist!
Me: Think about it. Even the population alone.
I had a few drinks so I don’t remember the incorrect response Keith wrote down, but the answer was China.
Here were some other questions:
What is the most abundant element on the periodic table in the human body?
What year was the Model T produced? 1906, 1908, 1918, 1919?
Who was fired by the Department of the Interior for homosexual references made on the job?
What is the longest bone in the body?
Which country has the most number of submarines?
Which state has the most number of people on death row?
What currently is the most popular girl name starting with the letter E?
What currently is the most popular boy name starting with the letter J?
Whose most famous work is the Pieta?
From which country did the North Pole explorers hail from?
We stumbled onto this trivia scene at Elixir bar after we’d had dinner at Nihon. They were half-way into the game when we decided to go for it. While you can’t win trivia night only playing half the rounds, the announcer did say we would have won if we kept up the pace of our three rounds. We’re so going back next week.