This first round is about famous firsts.
- Derived from a 14th century Italian lotto game and brought to the states in the 20s, legend has it that this game was first called Beano because of its use of dried beans as markers.
- On July 16th 2010 Mike Krieger posted a somewhat artsy shot out of a window towards a marina featuring tilted framing and heavy filtering. The photo is pretty unremarkable except for the fact that it was the very first post on this social media platform.
- The first man made examples of this substance are thought to be beads and amulets from Easter Mesopotamia and Egypt around 3500 BC. It didn’t become common in the construction of buildings and houses until the 17th century. What is the substance?
- James Naismith first created this sport in 1891 to give athletes an activity that they could play indoors that would lead to fewer injuries than football.
- The NCAA basketball tournament has been comprised of 64 teams since doubling from 32 teams in 1985. The University of Virginia became the first (and so far only) team to be ranked number 1 and to lose to a 16th ranked team in the first round. Who did they lose to?
- While the etymology of the name of this Tuesday night treat is difficult to pin down, the word might have first been used to describe the wads of gunpowder wrapped in paper used by silver miners in the late 1800s.
- The 1984 version of this song by synth-pop band A-ha made it to number 3 in their native Norway, but failed to reach a wider audience abroad. The band re-recorded it in 1985 and made a groundbreaking video that used a combination of pencil sketch animation and live action shots. This version shot up the charts in multiple countries and eventually became the band’s first and only Billboard Number One Single. Name the song.