Contact:  Rick Peterson, Manager of News Services, 920/832-6590
For Immediate Release
Jan 31, 2000

Defending Champs Repeat as "Masters of Minutiae" in Lawrence Trivia
Contest 

     APPLETON, WIS. -- Touched by an Uncle and the Yuais successfully
defended their off-campus and on-campus titles, respectively, over the
weekend in the 35th edition of the Lawrence University Midwest Trivia
Contest.  
     Touched by an Uncle, which won the contest eight times during the
1990s, racked up 1,335 points out of a possible 2015 to win the first
contest of the new century.  Blood Bank of Kaukauna (And This Time it's
Personal) was the runner-up for the second year in a row after winning
the off-campus title in 1997 and '98.  Blood Bank finished with 1,190 points
while Extra Phone Line $90, Additional Beer $80, Being An Iowan
Priceless was third with 1,065 points.
     The Yuais won it's second straight on-campus championship with
1,264 points, edging Kohler Hall which finished with 1,160.  Das Uber
Team finished third with 903 points.  
     Touched by an Uncle received a dream catcher made from empty birth
control pill holders and a "Lust is all you need" button as a
first-place prize.  The Yuais were awarded an old matress with the
trivia contest design drawn on it.
     Contest organizers estimated nearly 800 people played on 60
registered off-campus teams and nine on-campus teams.  A total of 364
questions were asked during the 50-hour contest that ran from 10 p.m. Friday until
midnight Sunday. 
     Blood Bank of Kaukauna was the only team to successfully answer
this year's  100-point Super Garruda final question.  They knew that in
the movie "The World is Not Enough," the piece of contemporary sculpture
that appears in the beginning chase scene was the work "Puppy" by artist
Jeff Koons.


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