Bowling Green Schools Foundation

‘Trivia Night’ raises questions and money for schools

By JAN LARSON McLAUGHLIN BG Independent News   These teams better be smarter than fifth graders. They will face obscure questions like: Where is the only royal palace in the United States? Whose state animal is the sperm whale? What was first patented in Britain in 1750 with a recipe consisting mostly of fish and fish bones? What movie director played the Cook County Assessor’s Office clerk in “The Blues Brothers?” What European country produces more hydroelectricity per capita than any other in the world? The competition is again expected to be fierce at the seventh annual “Trivia Night” to raise money for the Bowling Green Schools Foundation. “It’s a loud and boisterous evening,” especially when the answers are revealed, said Paul Reinhart, president of the school foundation and fifth grade teacher at Conneaut Elementary. “It’s a great time.” Teams of eight people will compete on Feb. 10, in the Simpson Garden Park Building, 1291 Conneaut Ave., Bowling Green. Doors open at 7 p.m., with the trivia starting at 7:30 p.m. The trivia night is “friendly competition,” but there are rules, said Dana Nemeth, a member of the school foundation. “There’s no cheating. You aren’t allowed to use your smart…