Trivia Night at the New York Transit Museum
Thu Jan 17
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Time Out says
Fri Jan 11 2013
In case the name had you wondering, no, this will not be like the Ben Stiller film Night at the Museum. (Though if it was, it would have to have reanimated characters like Alfred Ely Beach—the intellectual father of the NYC subway—and Denzel’s character from The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 instead of Teddy Roosevelt and Genghis Khan.) The inaugural “underground trivia battle” will be hosted by quiz vets Stuart Post and Chris Kelley, who will pose transit-related queries to teams of two to six straphangers. Questions generally won’t be of a technical nature, but will focus more on transportation history as well as film and television references. You can boost your second-half chances by boning up on the museum’s exhibits during intermission—Post and Kelley have been scouring the displays as well as pop culture’s highways and byways for material. Do you know Andy Kaufman’s character’s name in the sitcom Taxi? What about “Sully” Sullenberger’s favorite food? What’s the city’s oldest subway line? What are the odds that the L train is running this weekend? Go to mta.info/mta/museum for more information.