Off-campus team banks repeat of LU trivia title


The Appleton Post-Crescent, January 27, 1998.

A defective, 50-hour America Online CD was the first-place prize for "You can take it to the Bank of Kaukauna," which won its second straight off-campus title this past weekend in Lawrence University's 33rd annual Midwest Trivia Contest.

"The Bank" had 1,175 points to 915 for "Ski Iowa, Guaranteed Tree Free" and 900 for "Lucky Guess Denies Having an Affair with the Library."

"Bucky's Banastitudinal Banshees" took on-campus honors with 1,255 points and won a package of chicken Ramen noodles. "ColmanUs Evil Namlocs" placed second with 1,035 points while "The Kohler Dynasty" was third with 815.

More than 40 off-campus and seven on-campus teams participated in the 50-hour event.

The contest's 100 point "Super Garruda" question was answered by the off-campus team "Go Deep," which called Ray Bolt in England to answer the question: "On April 19, 1979, Ray Bolt of Birmingham, England appeared on BBC television and performed an unusual action. On what program did he appear and what did he do?" He constructed a life-size origami elephant on the program "Pebble Mill at One."