Gretna (NE) tied Pingry (NJ) for the lead after a solo shot and 30 points on the ASTROPHYSICS bonus. Pingry took a 25-point lead after gaining 15 on the ECONOMICS bonus.
After their second solo shot of the final period, Phillipsburg (NJ) found themselves just 5 points off the lead: “Who sent 50 young men to Holland, England, and Venice to study shipbuilding and fortification in 1696?”
(Ans. Peter the Great) Phillipsburg took the lead after this one: “Nye Lubricants, founded in New Bedford in 1844, sold the USA's last bottle of which type of oil in 1978?” (Ans. Whale oil) Gretna,
sneaked into a tie for the lead after a Biology question: “It comprises a large part of the ventral portion of the diencephalon. One of its most important functions is linking the nervous system to the endocrine system through
the pituitary gland. What is this specific part of the human brain located just above the brain stem that has the most influence on heart rate, sleep, body temperature, and metabolism?” (Ans. Hypothalamus)
Gretna moved into sole possession of the lead after a Current Events question: “Apple unveiled its latest iPhone line last week in a virtual event. What's the headline feature of the new iPhone 12 lineup?”
(Ans. 5G compatibility) Pingry tied with Gretna for the lead at 220 after a Literature question: “Chapter 6 of which 1844 novel is called His Majesty King Louis XIII?” (Ans. The Three Musketeers)
Pingry got a Hardware question that led to a 235-235 tie at the end of regulation play: “The part of a drill that tightens the jaw around the bit has a special key. What's it called?” (Ans. Chuck)
Pingry in overtime for the second time this season – this time, against rookie Gretna! The first overtime question: “What figure of speech is shown in the phrase ‘It's no small feat’?”
Pingry knew the answer – litotes – giving them their second overtime win of the season – a feat nobody else had accomplished in the 25-year history of QuizNet!
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