SporcleCon 2023 Trivia Questions

Written by:
Eli Robinson
September 10, 2023

Game 1

The Wikipedia Rabbit Hole

In honor of Wikipedia Day and inspired by the internal linking on Wikipedia, the answer to questions 2-10 will appear somewhere in the previous question respectively. (And the answer to question #1 is somewhere in these instructions.)

It makes sense with all the surfing: a super simple online database is known by what four-letter Hawaiian word for “speedy”?

Pretty much just Scots Gaelic for John, what first name is shared by James Bond creator Fleming, Joy Division lead singer Curtis, and Magneto and Gandalf portrayer McKellen?

If there’s still a Super Bowl in the year 2471, they’ll use what Roman numeral to signify that it’s number 504 of that event?

Ask Jack Bauer: the Indianapolis 500 and Monaco Grand Prix make up two-thirds of the Triple Crown of Motorsport, along with a grueling race in Le Mans that lasts for how many hours?

Bull surfing in a rice paddy, hanging out with monkeys at Hanuman’s Temple, and visiting a giant rock known as Krishna’s Butterball are some of Atlas Obscura’s suggested activities in what country?

Tony Shalhoub took home three Emmys, a Golden Globe, and two Screen Actors Guild awards for his lead role as a not particularly religious, OCD-suffering San Francisco detective on what successful USA comedy-drama show?

On the trip by founders Sandy Lerner and Leonard Bosack to register the company, the Golden Gate Bridge inspired the nine parallel line logo of what corporation whose name may be on your router?

Take that, church steeples! Dubai’s Burj Khalifa boasts a 732-foot, world-record tallest of what pointy building structure?

The globe watched as Gary Barlow sang lead on “Rule the World” at the 2012 Summer Olympics closing ceremony, with a Robbie Williams-less line-up of what ‘90s British boy band?

Glyphs in Cyrillic, Hebrew, Latin, and more make up Wikipedia’s distinctly unfinished logo of puzzle pieces arranged to resemble what object?

Mystery Game 1

Rockers Idol, Joel, Ray Cyrus, and Gibbons all decided that their given name wasn’t meant for the stage, so they all share what youthful, shortened first name when they take the mic?

When co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin went to Burning Man in 1998, they temporarily changed the Google logo to notify users of their absence in case the servers crashed. Since then, the logo has changed over 5,000 times in what is now called a Google ______?

U.S. bus services Megabus, BoltBus, and Peter Pan run way behind what largest American line that started running back in 1914?

Katie Taylor, Claressa Shields, and Laila Ali are all found on the Sporting News’ list of the all time greatest female what type of athlete?

How do you say Italian in Italian?

Ask Sam Spade: “The lighter way to enjoy chocolate” is the tagline for a chocolate-covered malt ball that tacks an “rs” onto what Mediterranean demonym? 

You might get this automatically: June, Ruth, and Anita is the most successful line-up of an R&B group whose members all share what surname? 

King Henry VII described the…um…recently discovered area…by John Cabot in a letter written in the late 1500s using a fairly uninventive term. Today that’s the name of what island?

Answer it and forget it. The main positions in indoor volleyball are outside hitter, opposite hitter, middle blocker, libero, and what fifth traditionally responsible for taking the second hit on each team’s side?

What do the previous nine answers have in common?

Game 2

On the Left You’ll See…

Each year, TripAdvisor releases a list of the 25 top tourist attractions in the world. Let’s see if you’re the type of traveler who’s been to them all!

#1 The Sagrada Família must be the most popular construction site in the world! If you’re looking to visit the unfinished church that was started in 1882, you’ll have to go to what Spanish “b”each city?

#2 “I admit with deepest embarrassment that it was only after what regrettably happened that I learned of the monument’s antiquity.” LOL! This was the excuse that Ivan Dimitrov gave in the summer of 2023 after being caught etching his name into what ancient Roman amphitheater?

#3 Located at 263 Prinsengracht in Amsterdam is the house where what wartime Jewish diarist hid with her family from Nazi persecution?

#5 The title of tallest skyscraper in the world was held by seven different NYC buildings 1908-1973. What building is missing from this chronological list? Singer Building, Metropolitan Life Tower, Woolworth Building, 40 Wall Street, Chrysler Building, ______, 1 World Trade Center

#13 One of the most famous historical prisons in the world is Kilmainham Gaol which was decommissioned in 1924 by what country that had recently secured independence from the UK?

#14 Translating cleanly to “high city” in English is what Greek citadel where you’d find ruins of the Parthenon, the Erechtheion, and the Propylaia?

#16 "Poor Niagara!" First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt reportedly exclaimed upon seeing Iguazu Falls, an impressive waterfall straddling the border of Brazil and what other pampas-covered country?

#19 The Iolani Palace is the only royal palace that’s on U.S. soil. It was the royal residence from 1845 until 1893 when the monarchy was overthrown in what is now what U.S. state?

#23 Hopefully your husband loves you as much as Shah Jahan loved his wife Mumtaz. After her death in 1631, he commissioned the Agra mausoleum now known by what two-word name?

#24 Petra may be best known as the site where Indiana Jones ultimately finds the holy grail. But it was originally built as early as the 5th century BCE as the capital for what group of “n”omadic Arabs?

Mystery Game 2

What name is shared by director Stone, politician and military officer Cromwell, and “Last Week Tonight” funnyman John?

In 1907, White Star Line ordered three things from Harland & Wolff ultimately named Olympic, Britannic, and what third moniker?

The second through fifth most populous cities in Morocco as of 2023 are Rabat, Tangier, Fez, and Marrakesh. Which unlisted city is #1?

In Greek mythology, what was the name of the ship that Jason and…his crew sailed from Iolcos to Colchis?

A main group of riders in a bike race is a "peloton," named from the French for what group of soldiers that are smaller than a "company" but larger than a "squad"?

The original Route 66 started in what Twinkie-inventing city where Pabst was awarded its famous blue ribbon?

You don’t have to be a lady to know that “It’s Not Unusual,” “Thunderball,” and “What’s New, Pussycat?” are three of the biggest hits from what sensual Welsh singer?

What term does Merriam-Webster define as “a concluding musical section that is formally distinct from the main structure?”

“Seven a.m., waking up in the morning

Gotta be fresh, gotta go downstairs

Gotta have my bowl, gotta have cereal”

These are the unforgettable opening lines of the 2011 YouTube sensation “Friday” by ______ Black, who shares her first name with what Old Testament matriarch?

What award have the previous nine answers all won?

Game 3

Sign, Sign, Everywhere A Sign

Do this! Don’t Do that! Can’t you read the sign? This summer was a big one for signs, so we thought we’d see if your sign knowledge was up to snuff. Proceed with caution.

Perhaps the most famous train platform in the world isn’t even real!?! At King’s Cross station in London, you’ll find a sign for Platform 9 3⁄4 where Harry and his friends embarked for what school?

As Iron Man, Robert Downey Jr. stretched out in the iconic sign topping Randy's Donuts in Inglewood, California. Unsurprisingly, that sign is shaped like what vowel?

Considered to be the unofficial southern end of The Strip, what city’s signature sign reads “Drive Carefully Come Back Soon” on the back and “Welcome to Fabulous ______ ______” on the front?

After years of rampant sign theft in John and Paul's hometown, officials started painting Insta-friendly "Penny Lane" signs onto the sides of buildings in what U.K. city?

The American version of a familiar triangular placard that you might be tempted to roll through was invented by a police officer in the 1950s because drivers were confused about who had the right of way. What’s the name of the sign he came up with?

U.S. highway signs use black lettering to denote what road you're on. Their newer, sleeker cousin, the U.S. Interstate Highway system, opts for what color lettering on the classic red and blue background?

Not far from the original Voodoo Donuts and Powell's City of Books, the famous White Stag sign lights up the Willamette River. The stag is jumping across the neon outline of what U.S. state?

Today if you visited the corner of Randolph and Carpenter in Chicago, you’d see the world famous golden arches sign at McDonald’s global headquarters. From 1990 - 2014, that was the same location that what media titan filmed her titular show behind the famous Harpo Studios banner?

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, what animal is the most dangerous for vehicles, responsible for 1.5 million car accidents every year?

July 13, 2023 marks the 100th anniversary of what famous sign that if you detour back through the quiz you will realize is spelled out by the first letters of each of the answers to questions 1 - 9?

Mystery Game 3

South Vietnamese Colonel Vuong Dang Phong inspired what fierce nickname sported by a certain winner of 15 major pro golf championships?

"Destiny is for losers. It's just a stupid excuse to wait for things to happen instead of making them happen" and “Have a little faith, and if that doesn’t work, have a lot of mimosas” are both pieces of wisdom attributable to Gossip Girl’s ______ Waldorf. 

The wreck of the steamship Helena sits in Bigfork, almost 200 miles away from the capital city of which pretty vast U.S. state?

Minced in a pesto. Fully-leaved atop a marinara sauce. Either way, you first de-stem what B-word herb that goes in both sauces?

Pro-war politicos, swooping Eli Moscowitz on "Cobra Kai," and Atlanta's NBA team share the distinction of being referred to by what bird of prey?

Unfortunately, "Ah-woooooo!!!!!" isn't the house motto of what wolf-friendly "Game of Thrones" clan with super bad taste in friends?

"Sings A Tad Better" is a handy mnemonic for remembering a related set of musical terms. What does the “S” stand for?

"Brown Eyed L.A. Woman" and "Light My Moondance" are mash-ups of classic rock song titles featuring vocals by two very different dudes that share what M-word surname?

Monopoly, Bop It, Ouija, and Trivial Pursuit are some of the games Hasbro picked up in their 1991 acquisition of what brothers’ gaming company?

What do the previous nine answers have in common?

Game 4

Fashion Week

"Fashion week" is basically a misnomer as twice a year, the same four cities hold a week's worth of shows back-to-back in the same order: New York, London, Milan, Paris. To celebrate the biannual occurrence, here are ten fashion questions for you to strut your stuff on.

“You go to your closet and you select…I don’t know…that lumpy blue sweater, for instance because you’re trying to tell the world that you take yourself too seriously to care about what you put on your back.” That’s one of many quotes from Meryl Streep’s character Miranda Priestly in what 2006 film?

72 years after the last time polo was contested at the games, in 2008 the U.S. Olympic teams named what fashion icon and his namesake brand as their official ceremony dresser?

One of the inspirations for Miranda Priestly was Anna Wintour, the editor-in-chief at Vogue. Each year she hosts a gala at what NYC museum that is NOT the home of a Queens-based baseball team?

After almost 20 seasons, the world still hasn't said "Auf wiedersehen" to what Bravo reality competition about fashion designers, not airport tarmacs?

Savage X Fenty, a clothing brand that emphasizes confidence and inclusivity, was founded in 2018 by what Barbadian singer who you may have thought would have started a “Diamonds” or “Umbrella” company instead?

Of the “Big Four” cities that host one of the fashion weeks, which one is the farthest south?

Now joining Miuccia Prada as the co-creative director of her brand, what Belgian fashion designer also has led design at Jil Sander, Christian Dior, Calvin Klein, as well as his own menswear label?

Fill in the blank with the missing fashion brand from this iconic Marilyn Monroe quote. When asked what she wore to bed each evening, she replied “Five drops of ______ No. 5.”

Now this question ought to be juicy! French for “high sewing,” what is the two-word term that refers to the creation of exclusive custom-fitted clothing by hand from start to finish?

Enough with the clothing questions already…tell me the name of the cocktail whose IBA specified ingredients are whiskey, sugar, bitters, and water?

Mystery Game 4

You better think about this one: the number nine slot on Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Artists of All Time” went to the Queen of Soul bearing what surname?

A boy from “The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends,” the battle-hardened World War II M4 tank, and the nutty scientist in "The Klumps" all share what name?

No, not that Son of Sam: in June 2022, it was announced that the Denver Broncos were going to be sold for the everyday low price of $4.65 billion to a group led by Arkansas-based retail chain chairman Rob...WHO?

Also a pretty good place for apple picking, Susan B. Anthony hailed from what Western Massachusetts town that's also home to the Potterverse's Ilvermorny school?

Investigate closely and tell me what room is missing from this list of Clue locations: Lounge, Dining Room, Kitchen, Ballroom, Conservatory, Billiard Room, Library, Study, _____.

Take your time with this one! “The Temples of Syrinx” is a standout track on the palindromic prog rock album “2112” by what Canuck trio? 

Will Smith lent his signature leading man talent to what 2008 blockbuster about a drunken superhero with a PR problem?

Silly British English. When it comes to currency, they use the term pounds. So, when it comes to bodily weight, they use what metric which equals 14 pounds?

Boeing’s motto is “Forever New Frontiers.” Airbus’s is “The world is a beautiful place.” What “rival” Airplane’s most famous sayings are either “Don't you want somebody to love” or “Go ask Alice, When she's ten feet tall?”

What thing 2.5 miles from here are the previous nine answers most associated with?

Game 5

World Series of Poker

Originating in 1970 and held annually since then, the World Series of Poker is the most famous and highest-paying group of poker tournaments in the world. We’ve got poker on the mind as you’ll find a card playing term in each answer.

Amounts between one cent and one million dollars were shuffled up and distributed between 26 briefcases on what Howie Mandel-hosted TV game show featuring offers from a faceless banker?

Catching a flight at JFK, a US Open tennis match at Arthur Ashe Stadium, or some waves surfing at Rockaway Beach would all have you visiting what royal NYC borough?

The festive holiday phrase “‘tis the season” comes from the lyrics of what Christmas carol where you’d also find “boughs of holly,” “blazing yule,” and 52 “fa la, la, la, las,” give or take a couple?

Jim Carrey starred in three major 1994 films. He was Lloyd Christmas in “Dumb and Dumber,” Stanley Ipkiss in “The Mask,” and what titular “Pet Detective”?

The Olsen twins were a pair, and Saget, Coulier, and Stamos were three of a kind in what family sitcom that aired its final episode in 1995?

The current anchors of CBS Mornings are Nate Burleson, Tony Dokoupil, Vladimir Duthiers and what 4th person who parlayed a longtime friendship with Oprah Winfrey into the job in 2012?

Meghan Markle, in her pre-Duchess of Sussex days, starred as Rachel Zane on what American legal drama that did NOT feature a David Spade guest appearance or a Neil Diamond theme song?

What man can count his accomplishments as being the lead singer of Tenacious D, playing substitute teacher Dewey Finn in “School of Rock,” and voicing Bowser in the Super Mario Bros. movie released earlier this year? As a bonus, switch his first and last name and you get a popular card game!

Actors portraying N.W.A.'s Dr. Dre, MC Ren, Eazy-E, DJ Yella, and Ice Cube walk five abreast in the movie poster for what LA-set biopic named for their debut studio album?

After ABC turned it down, CBS picked up a series with a foul-mouthed lead character. Their big bet paid off, as the show would go on to lead the Nielsen ratings from 1971 to 1976. What show was it?

Mystery Game 5

Some of the more fun acronyms out there are SCUBA (Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus), CAPTCHA (Completely Automated Public Turing Test to tell Computers and Humans Apart), and what word that stands for “radio detection and ranging?”

Combining a Star Wars character, red cups popular with fraternities, arias in operas, and Alex Honnold’s daring rock climbing style would get you a group of WHAT?

To an MD, they are the supraspinatus, the infraspinatus, the teres minor, and the subscapularis muscle. To lay people, these are the four muscles that make up the WHAT cuff?

Since 2017, Honda's best selling American models are the crossover CRV and what compact car model known as Shibikku in Japan?

In Latin, the term “nona hora” is the ninth canonical hour of the day. In English, we modified "nona" to what time of day that's great for a sandwich or a cowboy duel?

John David Washington and Robert Pattinson can time travel or their guns can time travel or...whatever. So went what backwards-ish 2020 Christopher Nolan thriller?

The Presidential Fitness test, held at US public middle / high schools from the late 1950s until 2013, contained six exercises: curl-up, push-up, the sit-and-reach, the 30-foot "shuttle run," the one-mile endurance run, and what sixth discipline testing your biceps and lats?

Thank you sir, may I have another! In the paddling events of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Jiří Prskavec of the Czech Republic and Ricarda Funk of Germany each won gold medals in the slalom discipline in what type of boat?

What do you call a single pill of acetaminophen that misses its friends?

What do the previous nine answers have in common?

Game 6

World Emoji Day

July 17 is World Emoji Day! Created in 2014 by the founder of Emojipedia as an homage to the date of the original iPhone calendar emoji, it’s a holiday bound to 😊.

In 2015, Instagram began allowing users to add emoji hashtags. After releasing this feature, they banned what vegetable emoji found in ratatouille, moussaka, and parmigiana di melanzane? 🥚🪴

“We create inspired moments in each customer’s day.” That's an embroidered message inside the signature green aprons worn by the baristas of what ubiquitous chain? ⭐💵💵

In a box, with a fox, in a house and with a mouse. Those are just a few of situations the narrator turns down for eating the titular meal in what Dr. Seuss book? 🥬🥚🥚🍖

Although he only appeared in the ring twice as a wrestler, he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2012. What former heavyweight known as "The Baddest Man on the Planet" fills in the blanks of a DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince single "I Think I Can Beat BLANK BLANK? 🎤👔☀️

The site of the first American lawn tennis championships, Newport Casino houses the International Tennis Hall of Fame in which Northeast U.S. State? 🛣️👁️🛬

In the 1989 cult classic “Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure,” Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves play students who travel back in time and bring various historical figures to the present. Of the people who make the trip, which one traveled the “furthest” having lived almost 2,500 years ago? 🧦🐀☕☕

The first Oscar winner born in the 21st century, Billie Eilish won an Academy Award for Best Original Song for the theme to what 2021 James Bond film? ❌⏱️🎲🎲

Who is missing from this chronological list? Trygve Lie, Dag Hammarskjöld, U Thant, Kurt Waldheim, Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Kofi Annan, _______, António Guterres. 🚫🔑🌙

“Passion is one great force that unleashes creativity, because if you're passionate about something, then you're more willing to take risks.” That's a quote from what French-born American cellist? 🪀🤱

Current president Volodymyr Zelenskyy once risked his life to get a bowl of borscht, the national dish of what Euro country that could easily have chosen chicken kiev instead? 🐑🏗️

Mystery Game 6

In the acronym COVID-19, the “VID” stands for “virus disease” while the “19” stands for the year that it was first discovered. What does the “CO” stand for?

Although it ultimately leads to his demise, Ahab finally plants what nautical weapon into the side of Moby Dick right before the whale destroys the Pequod?

The Marcels, Elvis, Sinatra, and a bunch of others have sung about standing alone, without a dream in their heart, without a love of their own in their versions of what song about a rare, colorful celestial event?

What sparkly word can either be used to describe a person looking to service your shoes at a train station or what you may be left with if you lose a fist fight fairly decisively?

For this question we need a color and a design element: the middle of the German flag, the sides of the Canadian flag, and seven parts of the American flag share what feature?

Not to be outdone by second cousin and second U.S. President John, what was the first and last name of the founding father who was a delegate to the Continental Congress and 4th governor of Massachusetts?

Nicholson, Pocket, Kenobi, and Smiley are some of the best-known surnames of characters portrayed on screen by a venerable actor with what last name? 

Yosemite National Park and Lake Tahoe are attractions in what mountain range with a Spanish name meaning "snowy mountains"?

Finish this quote with two words from renowned architect Louis Kahn: “A room is not a room without ______ ______.”

What do the previous nine answers have in common?

Game 7

American Pie

“A long long time ago, I can still remember how that music used to make me smile.” So begins Don McLean’s masterpiece recorded fifty-two years ago on May 26, 1971. Inspired by the 52nd anniversary of the song’s release, here’s a trivial slice of American Pie.

We’re guessing that Lenin did in fact read many books about what German philosopher whose works “The Communist Manifesto” and “Das Kapital'' are amongst the most influential of all time?

With legends like Smokey Robinson, Ruth Brown, and Al Green making hits, it’s pretty easy to dig what musical genre that’s oft abbreviated to R&B?

He’s certainly the kind of guy you would want to borrow a coat from. With films like “East of Eden,” and “Giant,” what cooler-than-cool 1950s actor is remembered as an icon of teenage disillusionment?

Joining the most admirable Father and the Son in the traditional Christian doctrine of the Trinity is what two-word name for the least personified of the three forms of God?

Drive-able to levees and many other places that rhyme with "levee," what American car brand has given us best-selling models like the Impala, Caprice, and Cavalier?

Two fun facts about what winter month are that A) it will make you shiver and B) it’s named after a Roman purification festival rather than a deity?

Unless he’s found on the sidelines in a cast, what is the name for a medieval court fool who would wear bright colored clothes, eccentric hats, and sometimes even sing for the king and queen?

Joining rye as a favorite of good ole boys, what type of spirit made from fermented grain mash fills in the Twain quote, “Too much of anything is bad, but too much good ______ is barely enough?”

It makes sense that everyone would be in one place when what CBS interstellar sci-fi show that gave us the line “Danger Will Robinson” aired from 1965-1968?

In 1959, musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and The Big Bopper were tragically killed in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa. What five-word phrase, coined as the end of every verse of “American Pie,” is now used as a name for that terrible event?

Mystery Game 7

Take that Rupert Murdoch! San Bernardino, CA, Gainesville, FL, and Kitsap, WA are all served by newspapers that share what term in their title?  

Spoiler alert: it didn’t go well. But when the iPhone started to make waves, Blackberry produced its own version of a touchscreen only phone in 2008 called what?

The Roman god of commerce, liquid element #80 on the periodic table, and a now defunct brand of the Ford Motor Company that was around from 1938 - 2011 all share what name?

In one of SNL's most famous sketches ever, instead of aspirin or ibuprofen Bruce Dickinson prescribes "more cowbell" to cure what condition otherwise known as pyrexia?

Life and property join what third thing that philosopher John Locke argued in the 1600s are rights shared by all individuals?

Rather than letting his career live and let die with the Beatles, what was the name of the band Paul McCartney formed with his wife Linda in 1971?

Famous for being in the freshly murdered grip of Wild Bill Hickok, a dead man's hand in poker is a pair of eights and a pair of what other cards?

Blac Chyna is the mother of two, sharing son King with rapper Tyga and sharing daughter ______ with Rob Kardashian.

Let’s go Wildcats! Along with the Eurasian, Canadian, and Iberian species, bobcats are a part of what genus of felines known for the luminescence of their reflective eyes?

What do the previous nine answers have in common?

Game 8

Trick or Treat

To celebrate Halloween, we wish you nothing but a scary good time with this game where all the answers are spookily related to each other!

Used by Australian Aboriginals for thousands of years for hunting, warfare, music and fire-starting, “kylie” is another name for what bent throwing stick?

Commonly heard these days in a medical context, what is the name of the short-burning rocket used in the initial stage of launching a space vehicle?

Make no mistake about it, the fault line between New Zealand’s North and South Island that separates the Australian and Pacific tectonic plates shares its name with which animated resident of Jellystone Park?

Ask those Boston "saints" or Little Big Town: the Tagalog for "mountain" somehow gave us what word for a place out in the middle of nowhere?

Credited with revitalizing the career of Burt Reynolds and launching Mark Wahlberg to stardom, what 1997 disco-era movie was an expansion of the mockumentary short film “The Dirk Diggler Story?” 

On a search engine, adding the words AND/OR/NOT to limit, broaden or define a search is known as what sort of search?

No, he had nothing to do with the song “Green Onions”. Which American educator and presidential advisor wrote the seminal classic “Up from Slavery”?

Perhaps getting a quiz at the beginning of every week would have made them like Mondays more. Sir Bob Geldof is the lead singer of a band of apparently explosive rodents called The…WHAT? 

In the early 1860s, they were among America’s top theater families, with middle son Edwin Thomas considered by many the best American actor of the 19th century. The rest of the family, however, has been overshadowed by the theatrical antics of youngest son John. What was the family surname? 

Steve McGarrett might've been too good for paperwork because he was always telling his "Hawaii Five-O" partner Danno to do what two-word thing to arrested perps?

Mystery Game 8

When I say the word atrium, your mind likely envisions a large, open-air room in a building. But if I then mention that the atria are connected to the ventricles, what organ comes to mind?

Raphael’s “BLANK of the Pinks,” Michelangelo’s “BLANK of Bruges,” Leonardo’s “BLANK of the Carnation,” and Donatello’s “BLANK and Child” are all missing what blessed word? 

Perhaps a special treat for Barbie and Marilyn Monroe, what is the name for the variety of dessert bar that resembles a brownie but substitutes vanilla for cocoa?

Mammals and birds experience a unique phase of sleep characterized by random quick motion in the eyes accompanied by low muscle tone throughout the body and the propensity of the sleeper to dream vividly. What’s the common abbreviation for this phase?

They're usually shown only above the shoulders and they won't shut up. That's the explanation for what term for cable news pundits?

What is the concept in Buddhism that adherents are striving for by quenching the activities of the worldly mind and its related suffering and being released from the cycle of rebirth?

As seen in an 1852 issue of “Michigan Farmer,” water, Epsom salts, sugar, tartaric acid, milk, an egg, and something of tartar are the impossibly gross ingredients in the earliest known recipe for what soda flavor?

They claim credit for establishing Mother’s Day as a U.S. holiday. Supposedly, they helped kick off social security. Their lodges are known as aeries. That’s the non-profit organization F.O.E., for the Fraternal Organization of what word?

What’s the four-letter type of adapter for electrical devices that require power but don’t contain internal components to derive the needed voltage and power from mains power?

What institution 350 miles from here are the previous nine answers associated with?