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Welcome to the Instant Trivia podcast episode 594, where we ask the best trivia on the Internet.
Round 1. Category: Oscar-Losing Songs
- 1: Celestial songs losing '36 Oscars included "A Melody from the Sky", "When Did You Leave Heaven" and this: [Piano instrumental plays].
- "Pennies from Heaven".
- 2: After she sang "True Love" in "High Society", the song lost an Oscar but then she won a crown.
- Grace Kelly.
- 3: Though it lost the 1963 Oscar, this "Theme from Mondo Cane" became BMI's all-time 2nd most played song.
- 4: 1934 nominees "Love in Bloom" and "The Carioca" are the only 2 songs which share this distinction.
- first 2 nominees and did not win.
- 5: 1954 holiday film which produced the Oscar-losing "Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep".
- White Christmas.
Round 2. Category: Nyc Movies
- 1: 1984 Francis Coppola film set in Harlem's hottest hangout.
- The Cotton Club.
- 2: 1 of the 2 parks in "Barefoot in the Park".
- Central Park (or Washington Square Park).
- 3: In the Paul Newman film, this title "Fort" is in the Bronx.
- Fort Apache.
- 4: In 1975, Jack Lemmon was "The Prisoner of" this thoroughfare.
- Second Avenue.
- 5: 1975 film based on a true story in which Al Pacino robs a Brooklyn bank to finance a sex change.
- Dog Day Afternoon.
Round 3. Category: Carnivores
- 1: The name of this reptile is from the Spanish el lagarto, "the lizard".
- an alligator.
- 2: Weighing up to 1700 pounds, the Alaskan brown species of this animal is the world's largest land carnivore.
- a bear.
- 3: The thresher type of this aquatic carnivore uses its long tail to herd and stun fish before it eats them.
- a shark.
- 4: Although confined mostly to Africa, this fastest land animal can also be found in Iran and Afghanistan.
- the cheetah.
- 5: As this tusked pinniped grows older, the male becomes nearly hairless.
- a walrus.
Round 4. Category: Generals
- 1: Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. was the only general to land with the first wave of troops on this day.
- 2: William Westmoreland served in these three wars; the last two as a general.
- World War II, Korea, and Vietnam.
- 3: During the last seven years of his life, John J. Pershing lived in a special suite in this D.C. hospital.
- Walter Reed Hospital.
- 4: US general who in 1945 told his wife "Peace is going to be hell on me!".
- George Patton.
- 5: This Civil War general wrote "Ben-Hur".
- Lew Wallace.
Round 5. Category: Jail
- 1: Title of the following prison song, the 2nd-biggest hit of its singer's career:.
- "Chain Gang" (by Sam Cooke).
- 2: Calling it "Most Secure Prison", Guinness says tho 23 attempted to escape from Alcatraz, this many succeeded.
- 3: This country's Kharkov Prison is said to be world's largest, accommodating 40,000 prisoners.
- Soviet Union.
- 4: Unlucky Col. Klink was in charge of this prison camp housing "Hogan's Heroes".
- Stalag 13.
- 5: In "Monopoly", if you pay to get out of jail, it costs this much.
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