Remember how we told you about geeks and drinking and trivia and all that good stuff last week? Well, to refresh your meatball-addled memory, here's a reminder: Geeks Who Drink pub trivia is tomorrow night (January 14) at Maple Leaf Pub starting at 8 p.m., with a special Eating Our Words guest trivia master: Me.
We'll have some delicious prizes for the winner tomorrow night, including but not limited to some awesome schwag. Plus, there's the satisfaction of a job well done (which my father always told me was worth more than material goods; clearly, he'd never won a major award).
For a taste of what we'll be serving up tomorrow, enjoy the trivia questions below.
- Before Sir Thomas Lipton patented the paper tea bag in 1903, tea bags were reusable. What material were they made of?
- What snack enjoyed by children worldwide is made from the root of a plant that's not only bitter but also poisonous, containing concentrated cyanide?
- Which of the following beverages was not available to American pioneers during the 19th century? Carbonated water, iced tea, vodka, or beer?
- Most species of domesticated livestock have been milked -- with the milk enjoyed by humans -- at some point or another in history. But which of these animals has not been used as a source of milk? Yaks, donkeys, horses or pigs?
- How many ounces of water must the body use to process and metabolize one ounce of alcohol?
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Good luck, and we hope to see you at the Maple Leaf Pub tomorrow night at 8 sharp.