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By Sam Sessa | sam.sessa@baltsun.com and Baltimore Sun reporter | April 2, 2010
If you go out for a sip in the suburbs, you're bound to stumble upon a bar or restaurant with Final Score Trivia. With weekly games at more than 20 locations in Greater Baltimore, it's the biggest trivia company in the state. The best games are the ones with the biggest crowds. These are the five most popular spots to play Final Score Trivia, according to owner Christy Wnuk-Fink. Jilly's Ellicott City 10030 Baltimore National Pike, Suite D240 in Ellicott City. Games are 7 p.m. Wednesdays and 8 p.m. Saturdays.
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By Dave Rosenthal | September 18, 2012
Tonight's the night for readers to show off their knowledge about books -- and have some fun doing it -- at the first Baltimore Blog Trivia night. Read Street has provided some bookish questions for the event, which starts at 7:30 p.m. at No Idea Tavern, 1649 S. Hanover St. in Baltimore. You'll get a chance to compete with local bloggers, their readers and Baltimore Sun staffers. You can bring your own team, or join one. The event is free and open to the public. I guarantee you, if Poe were alive, he'd be there, tossing back a few drinks while firing off answers.
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By Sam Sessa | sam.sessa@baltsun.com and Baltimore Sun reporter | April 2, 2010
In 2002, Christy Wnuk-Fink walked into the Last Chance Saloon in Columbia and saw a flier for Final Score Trivia Night. Intrigued, Wnuk-Fink assembled a group of friends and family, and gave it a shot. It didn't go so well at first. "We showed up and got our teeth completely kicked in by all the other teams," she recalled. Still, Wnuk-Fink kept coming back. Her team, Abacus Nil (it means "you can count on us to score nothing," she said), played for about 4 1/2 years.
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December 18, 2010
Presley was pulled over for speeding on Christmas Eve, 1954; in 1971, he spent that day in his podiatrist's office. On Christmas 1958, Elvis sang his Army buddies a version of "Silent Night" as they put up the Company tree. That same year, his manager, Col. Tom Parker, sent to members of the Elvis fan club a card with a picture of Elvis in his Army uniform (and Parker dressed as Santa Claus). Priscilla's first Christmas present to Elvis, in 1959, was a set of bongo drums. Three years later, she gave him a cigarette box that played the tune to "Surrender.
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By Chicago Tribune | October 19, 1992
More people know that President Bush has a dog named Millie and TV character Murphy Brown has a baby than are aware Caspar Weinberger has been indicted for his alleged role in the Iran-contra scandal.A survey being released today by Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting, a liberal media watchdog group in New York, highlights the perhaps not surprising truth that Americans are better versed in trivia than substance.And sometimes they're even a little shaky on the trivia. Only 23 percent of the FAIR survey respondents could name Gennifer Flowers as the woman who claimed during the early primaries to have had a 12-year affair with Bill Clinton.
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By Baltimoresun.com Staff and Baltimoresun.com Staff,SPECIAL TO BALTIMORESUN.COM | November 17, 2004
Pop (Culture) Quiz Test your knowledge of entertainment news and popular culture with our weekly trivia quiz. Holiday Movies Quiz You better watch out, you better hit the theaters. Trivia is coming to town. Baltimore Sports Quiz Step up to the plate and see how much you know about area teams and athletes. Fictional Baltimore Quiz Test your knowledge on movies, television shows and books set or filmed in and around Baltimore. Famous in the Free State See how much you know about celebrities who have passed through Maryland.
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By [LAKAIIA WILLIAMS] | November 23, 2006
What's the point? -- This site is ideal for many, the trivia fanatic or the person who just enjoys games and fun. Whatever your thing, there is a trivia category to engross you here. From pi to feline first aid to mustangs to presidents, this site has thousands of subjects to choose from. There are multiplayer game shows, quizzes and a long list of crossword puzzles. What to look for --There are innumerable areas to explore on this site, so it just depends on what you like. If you enjoy trivia, games or crosswords you are sure to find a subject that interests you. Keep in mind that there is such wide variety in each category that you might find yourself engulfed in games for hours.
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November 27, 1997
HERE ARE a few footnotes on World War I. The A group is less taxing than the B group, which is for serious Great War junkies.PeopleA) Baron Manfred von Richthofen. was the war's top-scoring air ace and, thanks to the ''Peanuts'' cartoon, may be its best-remembered figure. The real Red Baron racked up 80 victories before being shot down and killed in 1918.B) Expatriate American Gene Bullard was heavily decorated for bravery in the French Foreign Legion, then transferred to the French air force and became the world's first black fighter pilot.
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By MIKE KLINGAMAN | December 13, 1992
Deck the halls with boughs of holly: It's supposed to protect homes against lightning.'Tis the season to be jolly: The English made beer by boiling young spruce trees during the Middle Ages.Holiday flora is popping up in homes and malls everywhere. There are poinsettias and pine trees, holly and ivy, mistletoe and amaryllis.We see them every winter. But how much do we really know of our favorite yuletide plants?;/ Take The Real Dirt's Christmas Trivia Quiz:TRUE OR FALSE1. Mistletoe can be a naughty plant.
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By Dave Rosenthal | September 18, 2012
Tonight's the night for readers to show off their knowledge about books -- and have some fun doing it -- at the first Baltimore Blog Trivia night. Read Street has provided some bookish questions for the event, which starts at 7:30 p.m. at No Idea Tavern, 1649 S. Hanover St. in Baltimore. You'll get a chance to compete with local bloggers, their readers and Baltimore Sun staffers. You can bring your own team, or join one. The event is free and open to the public. I guarantee you, if Poe were alive, he'd be there, tossing back a few drinks while firing off answers.
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By Sam Sessa | sam.sessa@baltsun.com and Baltimore Sun reporter | April 2, 2010
If you go out for a sip in the suburbs, you're bound to stumble upon a bar or restaurant with Final Score Trivia. With weekly games at more than 20 locations in Greater Baltimore, it's the biggest trivia company in the state. The best games are the ones with the biggest crowds. These are the five most popular spots to play Final Score Trivia, according to owner Christy Wnuk-Fink. Jilly's Ellicott City 10030 Baltimore National Pike, Suite D240 in Ellicott City. Games are 7 p.m. Wednesdays and 8 p.m. Saturdays.
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By Sam Sessa | sam.sessa@baltsun.com and Baltimore Sun reporter | April 2, 2010
In 2002, Christy Wnuk-Fink walked into the Last Chance Saloon in Columbia and saw a flier for Final Score Trivia Night. Intrigued, Wnuk-Fink assembled a group of friends and family, and gave it a shot. It didn't go so well at first. "We showed up and got our teeth completely kicked in by all the other teams," she recalled. Still, Wnuk-Fink kept coming back. Her team, Abacus Nil (it means "you can count on us to score nothing," she said), played for about 4 1/2 years.
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By CANDUS THOMSON | January 18, 2009
Congratulations, new Ravens fan, you've made it through basic training. Now sit back and enjoy the game with your family and friends. But beware, someone might test your loyalty. Be ready to meet fire with fire. Here's some Ravens trivia: * Who was the first player drafted by the Ravens? (Jonathan Ogden) * In their first game, what team did the Ravens beat? (The Oakland Raiders, 19-14, with Earnest Byner scoring the winning touchdown on a 1-yard run.) * Bruce Matthews has a place in Baltimore football lore.
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By Susan Gvozdas and Susan Gvozdas,Special to The Sun | June 22, 2008
Like many people, Daryl Penn liked to bring out games such as Scene It? or Family Feud during weekend get-togethers. But the fun started to fizzle as the 38-year-old business teacher at Old Mill High School realized that few of the questions tapped into the history or culture of African-Americans. After one family get-together last year, Penn went shopping for a game that featured African-American trivia. He couldn't find any on store shelves. So Penn, an entrepreneur from a family of educators in Anne Arundel County, decided to create one. He invested $25,000 to produce 1,000 copies of Are You Sure?
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By Monty Phan | December 24, 2007
When it comes to party games for family gatherings around the holidays, you can't go wrong with trivia. With the spate of trivia-related video games released recently, you would think software makers had just figured that out. But with that revelation comes a given: Simple is better. Two of the three trivia-focused party games below are packaged with their own game pads, ensuring that novices won't have to navigate the typical controller's dozen or so buttons. So, if you're looking for an alternative to board games or rental movies to keep folks entertained, here are some picks.
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By [LAKAIIA WILLIAMS] | November 23, 2006
What's the point? -- This site is ideal for many, the trivia fanatic or the person who just enjoys games and fun. Whatever your thing, there is a trivia category to engross you here. From pi to feline first aid to mustangs to presidents, this site has thousands of subjects to choose from. There are multiplayer game shows, quizzes and a long list of crossword puzzles. What to look for --There are innumerable areas to explore on this site, so it just depends on what you like. If you enjoy trivia, games or crosswords you are sure to find a subject that interests you. Keep in mind that there is such wide variety in each category that you might find yourself engulfed in games for hours.
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By Tricia Bishop | November 2, 2000
Election Day is just around the corner, and to help kids feel more involved in the event, the Forest Park Branch Library is offering a program just for them. It includes timely tales and trivia about presidents and politicians. Taking information from books, including "The Voice of the People" by Betsy Maestro and "101 President Jokes" by Melvin Berger, librarians will highlight the more quirky aspects of the presidency and the presidents. Some tidbits: George Washington's many sets of dentures were made from lead, ivory, humans, cows and other animals.
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By JOHN-JOHN WILLIAMS IV and JOHN-JOHN WILLIAMS IV,SUN REPORTER | February 24, 2006
Within a few seconds of being asked which state profited most from sugar cane during slavery, three students raised their dry-erase boards with the names of Florida and South Carolina scribbled in black magic marker. "All good guesses, but you're all wrong," said Oakland Mills Middle School teacher Jarrett Ingram to nine groaning Black Saga competition hopefuls. "The answer is Louisiana. When you hear `sugar cane,' think of Louisiana." For the past few months, students at Oakland Mills, in the county and across the state have been memorizing facts, quizzing one another and priming their competitive juices in preparation for the Black Saga competition, a nine-year-old trivia contest that tests pupils' knowledge of black history.
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By SAM SESSA | January 19, 2006
Here's a quick pop quiz: 1) "In space, no one can hear you scream" was a tagline for what famous film? 2) Which actress appeared in all of the following films: The Faculty, Wild Wild West and Dogma? 3) In 1999's The Mummy, what animal is the fearsome title character fearful of? The above questions are culled from the movie edition of Scene It? See how you did - the answers are at the bottom of the story. The trivia game combines a standard playing board and puzzle cards with a DVD of film scenes.
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