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Co-Winners: Droppin’, Nancy, and the Driver (with Tall Paul And Almond Joy in second)

The Driver led this very close game all the way until the end. Then it happened again. He folded under the pressure, missed the easy last question, and fell into a three-way tie for first place. Initially, Almond Joy was also declared a co-winner but he’s a man of great character and integrity, and self corrected his score to show that he really had finished in second place.

The folks who won were the only ones who knew that playboy Hugh Hefner recently admitted that he’s bored with sex and prefers to play dominos with his bunnies. What a waste!

Good Question!: The Komodo National Park is famous for its Komodo Dragons. In which country is this park found?

Choices: a. Japan   b. Australia   c. Philipines   d. Indonesia

Answer: Indonesia

Here’s what the National Geographic has to say about these rather bad hombres:

“Komodo dragons are the biggest and heaviest lizards on Earth. Full-grown adults can reach 10 feet (3 meters) long and weigh more than 300 pounds (140 kilograms)! Most weigh about 150 pounds (70 kilograms).

These giant reptiles have been around for millions of years, but scientists didn’t study them until about a hundred years ago. Wild Komodo dragons are found only on Indonesia’s Lesser Sunda Islands.

They are powerful-looking reptiles with wide, flat heads, rounded snouts, bowed legs, and huge, muscular tails. They have a clumsy, back-and-forth walk, and their yellow tongues flick in and out constantly.

The dominant predators on the islands where they live, Komodo dragons will eat almost anything they find, including already dead animals, deer, water buffalo, pigs, smaller Komodo dragons, and occasionally humans! When hunting, Komodo dragons rely on camouflage and patience, lying in bushes or tall grasses until a victim passes by. They pounce on their prey with powerful legs and sharp claws, then sink their jagged, sharklike teeth in.

An animal that escapes the jaws of a Komodo won’t feel lucky for long. Dragon saliva contains large amounts of bacteria, which poisons their victims, usually within 24 hours. Dragons will calmly follow their bitten prey for miles, using their keen sense of smell to find the corpse. They have huge appetites and have been known to eat up to 80 percent of their body weight in a single feeding.”

Reminds me a little of Godzilla.You have to check out this movie trailer, with Bryan Cranston of all people.

 

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Winners: Rhys and Donna; 2nd place-Rosebud & Judy

Wait a minute, no man on the winner’s podium? Yes indeed, it was Ladies Night @ Tuesday Night Trivia with two ladies, Rhys & Donna overdue for a win. The guys were embarrassed and vowed to do better next week. Maybe then they will know that cyan is the Greek root for the color blue, and that the German word for potato is Kartoffel..

Good Question!: What do both Vito and Michael Corleone have in their hands moments before they die?

Choices:  a. a gun  b. a pizza   c. an orange   d. a cigar

Answer: an orange

It’s a well-known fact (to some movie buffs, anyway) that oranges represent mortal danger in The Godfather world. Vito Corleone buys oranges just before he is ambushed, and a cascade of oranges spills onto the sidewalk as he is shot. At the end of the first film, he cuts up an orange minutes before his death. Sonny Corleone passes a large billboard advertising orange juice just before being gunned down at a tollbooth. Every scene showing a mafia conference has oranges in it somewhere. Every mafia figure is shown handling an orange at some point — usually just before a violent scene. And at the end of it all, in the last scene of the last Godfather movie, Michael Corleone drops an orange at the moment of death.

Enough with the talk, let’s watch a few clips – first the opening scene from the original Godfather, then a classic scene from Godfather III, and finally, the oranges:

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