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Winner: Jacqui (with photobomber Rinne)

Jackie stayed just a bit ahead of 7 players to finish first tonight. Otherwise, we would’ve needed an eight way playoff!

Tonight’s good news was that Tiffany did not put the quiz together, so it was way more reasonable. We even learned important stuff like the second longest coastline after Canada is Indonesia and the country with the most languages is Papua New Guinea.

Good Question!: Which of the five senses develops first?

Choices: a. taste   b. sight   c. smell   d. hearing

Answer: smell

When does my baby’s sense of smell develop?

“Your baby’s nose starts to form early in the first trimester of pregnancy. Two tiny nostrils appear just a few weeks later. By 10 weeks, the receptors that your baby will use to detect smells have already formed.

Babies start using their sense of smell while still in the womb. As they breathe and swallow amniotic fluid, they become familiar with its scent.

This is useful because the smell is similar to that of their mother’s breast milk, which they’ll need soon after birth. Your amniotic fluid also carries the scent and flavors of the food you eat, so your unborn baby will be familiar with the aroma of that fish you ate for dinner, too!

Newborns have a highly developed sense of smell. Though your baby can’t yet recognize you by sight, he’ll know you by your natural scent, and that’s what he’ll most want to smell. He’ll also be drawn to the scent of your breast milk. These smells are connected to his basic need for comfort and food.

The sense of smell is processed by a part of the brain that also controls memory. It creates strong associations between particular scents and experiences. As a result, years later a scent may trigger a memory for your baby and remind him of a time or feeling from the past.” (/www.babycenter.com/)

Maybe Rosemary’s Baby needed a better sense of smell.

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Winner: Jackie, then Nancy, Matt, and Bryan

Big crowd tonight, almost ran out of the answer cards. Newbie Nancy and Jackie finished tied at the end of regulation and headed to a playoff. After a few rounds Jackie finished first when only she knew that the red spot planet was Jupiter.

Think we need to recruit an English teacher to this game. One question caused quite a heated discussion over the difference between metaphor and simile. But not as heated as the discussion about that egregious, outrageous no call in the NFL playoffs.

Good Question!: What character did Jane Seymour play in the James Bond movie “Live and Let Die” ?

Choices: a. Solitaire   b. Mary Goodnight  c. Pussy Galore   d. Holly Goodhead

Answer: Solitaire

“Live and Let Die”

Solitaire is a Voodoo psychic in the employ of Dr. Kananga. As James bond travels to NYC by plane, Solitaire describes his journey to Dr. Kananga through the use of Tarot cards. The one drawback to her ability is that she must remain a virgin in order to preserve it. Now you know this is going to be problematic in a Bond movie.

When Bond meets Solitaire and asks about his future he is instructed to pick up a card. Bond quizzically comments “us?” after picking up the lovers card.

Later, after picking the lovers card again, Bond convinces Solitaire they are meant to be lovers. With odds stacked in his favor, Bond succeeds in seducing her. After losing her virginity to Bond through their sexual intercourse, Solitaire loses her psychic power, which endangers her life. You knew this was coming.

Dr. Kananga is not happy and arranges a voodoo end for Solitaire. Arriving on San Monique island, where a voodoo ceremony is already under way, Bond looks on as Solitaire is led out for sacrifice. Tied to an altar, she watches helplessly as a gleeful Dambala menaces her with a deadly snake. However, just before it can inflict the fatal bite, Bond interrupts the ceremony, shoots Dambala dead and rescues Solitaire.

After a number of close calls Kanaga catches the pair and they are tied up and left to be eaten by sharks, but Bond manages to free himself and defeat Kananga, allowing the pair to escape. Yay!

Get a better flavor about this Bond movie by watching it:

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Maybe the best Bond theme song (by the McCartneys and Wings):

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Winner: Jacqui, followed closely by Almond Joy, TomTwin, Wanda, NewTom, and 10 O’Clock Bill (+photo bomber & game moderator Mike)

We have been waiting for one of the players from the Next Gen table to pull off a win and tonight Jacqui did it. We had two visitors from South Carolina (Wanda & NewTom) who almost pulled off a rare feat – a first time couple, both winning. Who knew there was intelligent life in South Carolina?

Tonight we learned that the term “hat trick” originated in the sport of cricket, NOT hockey. This one fooled all of us, even sports guy Pluto.

Good Question!: Jordan Spieth won $61,867 less at the Masters then this player won in his entire career?

Choices: a. Arnold Palmer   b. Sam Sneed   c. Gary Player   d. Bobby Jones

Jordan Spieth

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Answer: Arnold Palmer

Well, let’s take a look at this. Athlete salaries/winnings have skyrocketed, but could this really be true? Spieth won $1.8M in winning the 2015 Masters. However, Palmer won $3.6 million in prize money during his 52 years on the PGA Tour and Champions Tour (forbes.com). So it’s not true, not even close. But it does raise interesting questions about compensation for current athletes versus some of the all-time great’s.

BTW, currently the difference between winning and finishing second in the Masters is $800,000. That’s a whole lot of cash riding on a missed putt.

How does Palmer’s $3.6M career winnings compare to Tiger Woods? Not surprisingly, Woods is light years ahead with at least $158M in career winnings. But endorsements is where the real money is, so let’s not shed a tear for Arnold. His estimated $875 million in career earnings ranks third all-time in sports behind only Jordan and Woods. Palmer’s total tally is $1.3 billion on an inflation-adjusted basis.

Let’s take a look at baseball where salaries continue to soar. In 2017 36 MLB players made at least $20 million. Leading the pack was LAD pitcher Clayton Kershaw at $33 million. For position players Miguel Cabrera made $28 million which computes to about $47K per at bat. Of course, this year it is a whole lot more because he is injured and out for the season. Yeah, the Detroit Tigers paid him $28M for 38 games, and 134 at bats or $209,000 per at bat! Unbelievable!

How about the old time baseball players?Joe DiMaggio became baseball’s first $100K player in 1950 ($1.0M inflation adjusted) and my fave ball player, Willie Mays made $180K a year in 1971 ($1.1 adjusted). Both born too soon, because baseballs current average salary, yeah average, is $4 million.

Enough with the numbers, here’s two of my fave baseball movies:

Bull Durham

The Natural

 

 

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