Trivia, Get Yer Trivia!

I know.  Okay?  I KNOW.

Do I have to sing an Andrew Lloyd Webber song to you, or are we all cool?

…good, because I’m a terrible singer.

So, who wants trivia answers?  More importantly, who wants the trivia winner?  Okay, answers first:

  1. The six additional ways to commit gluttony are: Praepropere – eating too soon; Laute – eating too expensively; Nimis – eating too much; Ardenter – eating too eagerly; Studiose – eating too daintily; Forente – eating wildly.  And with that list, Thomas Aquinas managed to condemn basically anyone who’s ever eaten a single bite of food.
  2. The price of grain has risen roughly 250% since 2000.  Good job, commodities traders.  You must sleep so well at night.
  3. The highest grade of Russian caviar is malossol.  It isn’t a distinct variety of caviar (like sevruga or beluga) but simply refers to how much salt has been used during the preservation process.
  4. Abalone is not an aphrodesiac.  It is, however, a highly-valued symbol of wealth and prestige, particularly in China.
  5. Easter Island is believed to have been almost completely depopulated by a civil war resulting from massive food shortages after their natural resources had been depleted through overpopulation.
  6. BONUS:  That honor belongs to Carl Jr’s Double Six Dollar Burger, a monstrosity that clocks in at over 1,500 calories and 111 grams of fat.  No, that’s not a typo.

This week’s winner might surprise you!  I was certainly surprised…  It’s Chris, who got the most correct answers (four of them right on the head, and a damn close answer for #2) straight out of the gate!

Congratulations, Chris!  You’re not only the proud winner of she eats. bragging rights — worth at least $0.15 on the open market — you’ll also be getting a copy of In the Devil’s Garden: A Sinful History of Forbidden Food courtesy of, well, me.

And since I was so late with the answers this time — and since I’ve clearly completely punked out on trivia this week — my self-flagellating penance is that it’s your turn for trivia.  So ask away.  I’ll answer anything you throw out there* to the best of my ability.

…aaaaaand go!

*It’s 42.  Next question, please.

UPDATE:  Chris, email me at sheeats at hotmail dot com to claim yo’ prize.  I tried emailing you, but the email gods are not smiling down upon me today.

8 responses to “Trivia, Get Yer Trivia!

  1. I have lots of questions…..

    Why don;t you leave the curtains open more often?

    Could you please just leave the ladder up? Its really a pain to put it up there every night. Maybe we just nail it to the side of the home?

    Hmm… I know everything else… No wait. How did your husband get so buff? He is a total hunk.

  2. I don’t have curtains. Are you sure you’re peeping into the correct residence?

    Ditto on the ladder. I think you might be massively confused, but that’s okay with me.

    Burrito curls. 50 reps a day.

  3. Okay, let’s start easy with just 2 questions:
    1. How was the first cheese made or rather what vessel is surmised to have led to its initial creation.
    2. During Prohibition a certain brand of bourbon was still legally sold in the U.S.
    What was the brand and why was it legal to sell/own?

    Prizes? Of course!

  4. Okay, Fulmer. 🙂

    The first cheese was — according to legend — made inside of a young animal’s stomach, quite by mistake. A nomad traveling across the desert in the Middle East had filled the stomach (their version of a thermos at that time) with milk for his trip, and later found that the milk had separated into whey and cheese curds which he promptly ate.

    Old Forester bourbon was sold before, during and after Prohibition because it was produced for “medicinal purposes.” And I’m very much looking forward to the release of the limited-edition Old Forester Repeal Bourbon in December. 😀

    What do I win?

  5. K,
    Good job! Calf’s stomachs were commonly used as noted (usually for water) and residual enzymes led to the first cheese when milk replaced the water. Old Grand Dad was also sold under the same guise.

    At our next outing your first beverage of choice is on me. This may be substituted for a dessert, but then must be shared with ummm…ME.

  6. So, okay, here’s my question…..when will K’s mother get her McGee back or should she just give up and go buy another at Half Price Books?🙂

  7. Cool… I won…wasn’t expecting that. Usually someone gets all the answers right…I’ll take it though. Your email probably went through, I just can’t check hotmail at work…the man blocks that.

  8. Pingback: The Weekend In Food: Holy Monkeys, It’s November « she eats.

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