New York, N.Y.
Which of these professional racers is famous for having driven something other than a chariot in Ancient Rome?
A: Diocles B: Scorpus
C: Porphyrius D: Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
In 2018, the FDA approved the first transition contact lenses, which do what when the wearer is out in bright sunlight?
A: Make everything super blurry B: Turn images upside down
C: Get darker like sunglasses D: Burst into flames
Oddly, last night Michael thought he lost one of his contacts and put another one in the same eye. The missing lens had actually slipped to the back of his eye.
Predating a similarly-named Queen song by over a century, which of these is a famous piano composition from the 1800s by Franz Liszt?
A: Fat-Bottomed Empresses B: Crazy Little Thing Called Capitalism
C: Hungarian Rhapsody D: Another One Bites the Goulash
Though it sounds more like a nickname for Brigham Young, Papilio memnon is a species of butterfly commonly known as the what?
A: Great Mormon B: Happy Quaker
C: Nervous Calvinist D: Bearded Baptist
Claiming he did the same for “On the Waterfront,” what legendary “Godfather” actor defended not learning his lines by saying, “Real people don’t know what they’re going to say”?
A: Robert Duvall B: Marlon Brando
C: Abe Vigoda D: James Caan
If Michael wins $1M, he’ll design a line of cat furniture like scratching towers that isn’t ugly.
Which of the following is a brand of yogurt, and NOT a type of yoga?
A: Bikram B: Hatha
C: Noosa D: Ashtanga
Winning his first one in 1956 and his second in 1972, American John Bardeen is the only two-time winner of what prestigious prize?
A: Masters’ green jacket B: Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
C: Nobel Prize for Physics D: Oscar for Best Director
QotD (Kevin Smith’s $1M question)
The U.S. icon “Uncle Sam” was based on Samuel Wilson who, during the War of 1812, was a what?
A: Meat inspector B: Mail deliverer
C: Historian D: Weapons mechanic
In 2018, Mississippi’s Cindy Hyde-Smith broke the record for the most female U.S. senators serving at one time — as she became the what?
A: 15th B: 23rd
C: 34th D: 41st
Michael will be back on Thursday.