Bracket of Completely Random Things That Aren’t Related in Any Way: Sweet 16!

Temperate Region: Sweet 16

 

9) cumulonimbus clouds -vs- 12) former President James K. Polk

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Cumulonimbus clouds are pretty cool looking and usually mean there’s a thunderstorm coming, if I remember 6th grade science class correctly. Round 1: defeated #8 Zaire, 78-22. Round 2: defeated #1 ball-peen hammer, 58-42.

James K. Polk was the 11th U.S. President. He was born in North Carolina, but lived in Tennessee. He led the U.S. to a victory in the Mexican-American War. Round 1: defeated #5 rosacea, 86-14. Round 2: defeated #13 Ricotta cheese, 55-45.

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2) dry-erase markers -vs- 11) carbon

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Dry-erase markers are commonly used to write on whiteboards in conference rooms, classrooms and locker rooms. Round 1: defeated #15 the color mauve, 79-21. Round 2: defeated #10 string theory, 57-43.

Carbon is the basis of life. Round 1: defeated #6 Funyuns, 53-47. Round 2: defeated #14 Wing-dings font, 63-37.

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Ham Loaf Region: Sweet 16

 

4) Sarah Michelle Gellar -vs- 8) Sriracha sauce

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Sarah Michelle Gellar is best known for he roles in I Know What You Did Last Summer and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. She now stars with Robin Williams in the CBS show The Crazy Ones. Round 1: defeated #13 photosynthesis, 54-46. Round 2: defeated #12 Manifest Destiny, 50.4-49.6.

Sriracha sauce is a Thai food-inspired hot sauce. It is sometimes known as “rooster sauce” or “cock sauce.” Round 1: defeated #9 Neil deGrasse Tyson, 53-47. Round 2: defeated #1 unicycles, 62-38.

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7) lust -vs- 14) Enola Gay

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Lust is the desire to have sexual relations with someone. Round 1: defeated #10 Wendy’s Natural Cut Fries, 68-32. Round 2: defeated #15 Express Checkout, 66-34.

The Enola Gay is the B-29 bomber that dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. Round 1: defeated #3 cilantro, 65-35.  Round 2: defeated #6 Pluto, 55-45. 

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Paparazzi Region: Sweet 16

 

5) Schadenfreude -vs- 16) “Hot in Herre”

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Schadenfreude is a German term describing the pleasure one can feel over the misfortune of others. Round 1: defeated #12 tails, 72-28. Round 2: defeated #13 anti-dandruff shampoo, 71-29.

“Hot in Herre” is a song featuring St. Louis rapper Nelly in 2002 on the album NellyvilleRound 1: defeated #16 nostrils, 62-38. Round 2: defeated #8 kettle corn, 51-49. 

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7) erections -vs- 14) Hot Pockets

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Erections are a rigid state of the male mammal penis which allows it to engage in sexual intercourse. Round 1: defeated #10 Jewish holidays, 81-19. Round 2: defeated #15 golf, 74-26.

Hot Pockets are microwaveable dough pockets stuffed with meat, cheese and sometimes vegetables. Round 1: defeated #3 Lake Huron, 61-39. Round 2: defeated #11 your aunt, 63-37.

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Paper Towels Region: Sweet 16

 

1) Albert, the first monkey in space -vs- 5) MILFs

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Albert, a Rhesus monkey, was the first monkey launched into space on a rocket. He rode 63 km up on a V2 rocket and died of suffocation. Round 1: defeated #16 “Emily’s Reasons Why Not,” 88-12. Round 2: defeated #8 lavender-scented candles, 81-19.

MILFs are attractive mothers that people would like to engage with in sexual intercourse. Round 1: defeated #12 cheese, 67-33. Round 2: defeated #13 Swedish language, 84-16.

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10) the sound BOING! -vs- 11) meat

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BOING! is a sound made my a spring or something springy bursting out of something. Round 1: defeated #7 Underground Railroad, 61-39. Round 2: defeated #2 Rice Krispies, 63-37.

Meat is the flesh of an animal that is eaten by other animals. Round 1: defeated #6 bobbleheads, 87-13. Round 2: defeated #3 snakes, 90-10.

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