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Buckaroo Banzai - John Bigbooty
Beastie Boys - Professor Booty
Peaches and Herb - Shake Your Groove Thing
NWH - Booty Juice
Del the Funky Homosapiens - What is a Booty?
Eddie Murphy - Boogie in Your Butt
E.U. - Doing the Butt
Bobby Jimmy and the Critters - Big Butt
LL Cool J - Big 'Ol Butt
Sir Mix a Lot - Baby Got Back
Ricky Martin - Shake your Bon Bon
Queen - Fat Bottom Girls
Spinal Tap - Big Bottom
Juvenile - Back that Azz Up
Kid Rock - American Badass
Groove Armada - I See You Baby
Tribe Called Quest - Da Booty
Public Enemy - Shake Your Booty
Mos Def - Ms. Fat Booty
KC and the Sunshine Band - Shake Your Booty
Bootsy Collins and the Rubber Band - Aaaah, the Name is Bootsy, Baby

Label the Booty

  1. gluteus medius
  2. gluteus maximus
  3. tensor fasciae latae
  4. gluteus miniumus

Famous Booty

(identify the booty) Booty in music A couple of artists have been audacious enough to show us booty right on the cover of their album. Here's a few. Identify the artist and album.

Pirate Booty

  1. In the late 1600s, what was the difference between a pirate and a privateer?
    Privateers carried a government license called a "Letter of Marque"

  2. What event, in 1836, put an end to the pirate practice of plundering shipwrecked ships in the Bahamas?
    The building of the region's first lighthouse

  3. English pirate Edward Teach amassed tremendous amounts of booty before being vanquished in 1718. Under what name was Teach known?

  4. North African Corsairs were pirates authorized, by their governments, to prey upon the ships of what type of nations?
    Christian ones

  5. What class of pirates got their name from the French word for barbecue?

  6. The infamous Captain Kidd took his first load of pirate booty to New York, believing he could fool people into thinking he'd stolen it from Frechmen and other pirates - but he was caught in the deception immediately, hung, and dipped in tar before being hung in the Thames river as a warning to other pirates. To whom did his booty belong?
    The Dutch East India Company

  7. What was the standard penalty for smuggling untaxed gold to Spain in the sixteenth century?
    200 lashes and ten years chained to the oar of a galley.

  8. Which famous pirate is known for his first-ever attack, on the Cuban city of Puerto del Principe, in which he plundered three hundred thousand pieces of eight, plus five hundred head of cattle and many prisoners?
    Captain Henry Morgan

  9. Maritime piracy still happens today. Last November marked the first time in modern times that a navy has fired on a pirate ship. Which navy was it?
    The Indian navy

  10. In "Treasure Island", what is actually buried at the place where X marks the spot?
    Two Guineas. (Old Ben Gunn got the rest and squirreled it away)

  11. What treasure ends up being left behind?
    The bar silver and the muskets.


  1. From which country did Djibouti gain independence in 1977?

  2. Who was the leader who led Djibouti to independence and became the country's first post-colonial head of state?
    Hassan Gouled

  3. What's the most serious obstacle to travel in Djibouti?
    Land mines on most of the major roads.

  4. Djibouti sent one athlete to the Olympics in Sydney. What was the competitor's name, event and finish?
    Doda Ali Walis, Women's 800m, finished 8th

  5. What industry provides over 75% of Djibouti's income?

  6. What recent news story thrust Djibouti into America's collective (in)attention?
    The bombing of the USS Cole. Djibouti is the other option for refueling at the south entrance to the Red Sea, but was considered by the US Navy less safe than Yemen.

  7. In what statistic does Djibouti routinely set records?
    Ambient temperature.

  8. What drug is routinely used in public by Djiboutians?
    Qat, a stimulant leaf which is chewed, primarily by men.

William 'Bootsy' Collins

  1. What was the name of his first band, and why have you heard them?
    The Pacesetters. They backed James Brown from 1969-1971

  2. Why did Bootsy quit playing for James Brown?
    Bootsy wanted to wear outrageous costumes and take center stage (like Sly Stone's band) rather than being in the background to JB.

  3. What children's album did Bootsy help record?
    Sesame Street "Muppets from Space", a version of "Flashlight", titled "Spaceflight".

  4. Bootsy tells interviewers that he had three distinct stage personalities when playing for Pfunk. What are the three faces of Bootsy?
    Casper (based on Casper the Friendly Ghost), Bootzilla, Bootsy.

  5. What famous rapper guest stars on Bootsy's latest studio release?
    MC Lyte


  1. What are the constellation's Right Ascension and Declination?
    15 hours and 30 degrees, respectively

  2. What is the brightest star in the Bootes constellation (the fourth brightest star in Earth's sky)?

  3. Bootes is most commonly known today as the Hunter or the Herdsman. What animal is he perceived to be hunting (or protecting) in the night sky?
    The Bear (Ursa Major / Ursa Minor)

  4. What famous source provides the first historical reference to the name "Bootes"?
    Homer's "Odyssey" In the blank space provided, please draw the constellation Bootes (scored for accuracy in the placement of the stars, and for creativity in connecting the dots)


  1. In Roman society, what did the number of knots on your boot symbolize?
    Rank. Only senators could have more than 3; plebians could not have more than 2.

  2. Boots, of course, were a men's fashion in the middle ages. Henry IV had a distinctive swagger from his boots which became the height of macho fashion. What was true about his boots that led to this swagger?
    They were made of leather and had to be soaked in water to be put on. After the leather dried, Henry could not bend his knees.

  3. Rather than be supported by the faithful, these saints chose to practice the profession of shoemaking, making shoes for the poor at night, after preaching all day. The leather for their shoes was reputedly brought to them nightly by angels. Identify these brothers, whose names are mostly known because of a Shakesperean soliloquy:
    Saints. Crispin and Crispinian

  4. With what famous people are these footwear associated?

    John Lennon, Pablo Picasso, Elton John, Michael Jordan (not in that order)

  5. Whether you prefer a high heel and pointed toes, or a lower heel and a rounder toe, these Hollywood kangaroo-skin creations are an excuse for men to share the thrill of standing on elevated footwear. What are we talking about?
    Cowboy Boots

  6. During the reign of Edward III, what was the difference between a gentleman's poulaine and that of a merchant? What's a poulaine anyway?
    About 6.5 inches. No kidding. It's a shoe with a long pointed toe.

  7. The platform shoe's been around the fashion cycle a few times now. Sumptuary laws in nineteenth and early twentieth century Italy legislated against the platform shoe. Why?
    So many women fell over wearing the shoes that it was considered a national crisis.

Prizes and Awards

  1. What is the amount of monetary booty received by each Nobel Prize winner, in the original currency?
    9 million kroner

  2. What is the amount of monetary booty received by each Pulitzer Prize winner?

  3. Which two tennis tournaments ("Open"s) award equal monetary booty to male and female players?
    US Open, Australian Open

  4. For what amount of monetary booty did Charles Lindbergh struggle to be the first to fly New York-Paris?

  5. When Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones circumnavigated the globe by hot air and helium balloon, what booty did they win, and from whom?
    One million dollars, from Anheuser-Busch

  6. Describe the X-Prize competition, and tell us what the booty is.
    A private foundation is offering a $10 million cash prize to the first private team which safely launches and lands a vehicle capable of transporting three people on two suborbital flights to 62 miles altitude in a 14 day period.

Random Booty

  1. Name the Booty from its description:

    1. The annual tribute paid by England for about a century to escape Viking raids.
      The Danegeld
    2. Sir Arthur C. Clarke, author of 2001: A Space Odyssey, discovered this sunken trove of silver rupees while diving off the coast of Sri Lanka.
      The Taj Mahal Sunken Treasure
    3. "300 heaps of gold weighing more than 600,000 Pesos, melted into bars and stamped with the royal arms," along with assorted jewels and ceremonial garments.
      The captured treasure of Montezuma.

  2. What tongue-twister starts off a song-and-dance number in "Singin' in the Rain"?
    "Moses supposes his toses are roses but Moses supposes erroneously."

  3. Why is Ginger Rogers often said to have been a better dancer than Fred Astaire?
    Because she had to do the same routines in heels / backwards. (accept anything similar in sentiment)

  4. What's the Greek-derived word for "having beautiful buttocks"?

  5. Tito Puento said, famously, that "Salsa is a sauce." What did he consider the appropriate name for what is commonly called salsa dancing?

  6. You've seen it in the movies, you may have participated in it yourself: the lifting of a bride and groom on chairs. At what other occasion is a couple customarily lifted in a chair dance at a Jewish wedding, and what's the name of the dance in which it occurs?
    When their last child is married off; and "the hora."

  7. What Roman emperor's name actually means "booty" (lit. "little boots")?

  8. Of whom was Chris Rock speaking when he commented at the 1999 MTV music video awards that she should "Thank her ass" for her success?
    Jennifer Lopez