Welcome to Trivial Warfare Episode 15! I have to be honest, trying to summarize this episode is like trying to sweep the beach, it’s all over the place. Happily for us, I think you’ll agree that this is a good thing. Let’s start here – this is easily one of our funnier shows. There’s a moment around early in the game that almost made me choke when I was editing the show because I had forgotten about it.
The constant with our shows is high quality trivia. We hit up the normal categories like History and Movies but also take some detours into unique categories like N-Words. If you want to get the full show experience make sure to go to www.trivialwarfare.com and sign up for the Trivial Warfare Army as well as checking out the show notes that are loaded with pics and clips from the topics that we explore.
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Ok, without further ado, on to the Trivia.
Steelers Hall of Famers: Lynn Swann, John Stallworth, Mean Joe Green, Jack Ham, Jack Lambert, Terry Bradshaw, Franco Harris, Jerome Bettis, Dermontti Dawson, Mike Webster, Chuck Noll, Art Rooney, Dan Rooney, Rod Woodson, Mel Blount, Burt Bell, Johnny ‘Blood’ McNally, Bill Dudley, Walt Kiesling, Bobby Layne, Ernie Stautner, John Henry Johnson.
We actually got 11 out of 23. Sheesh.
Which character from the movie Office Space shares a name with a popular 1990’s singer?
Out of the 7 ancient wonders of the world, which one is still standing?
Great Pyramid of Giza
So it looks like I was wrong about the great pyramid being the first one. That distinction belongs to the pyramid of Djoser. However, the great pyramid is the largest and was the first build in Giza. Interesting tidbit for you Rick Riordan fans out there, the great pyramid is also known as the pyramid of Khufu. Khufu was a pharaoh in the 26th century BC and was also the name of a baboon in the Kane Chronicles.
What travels through space at 66,700 miles per hour?
In what century was the Mona Lisa painted?
The 16th Century
What group sang the 1984 anthem “We’re Not Gonna Take It”
What American city has been home to the Winter X-Games since 2002?
The opinions of Chris are his opinions alone and do not reflect the opinions are Trivial Warfare. J
What late night talk show host took their show on the road last summer to film for a week in Universal Studios Orlando?
What famous author’s home in Key West is still overrun by 6-toed cats today over 70 years after he was given one as a gift.
How many presidents have been assassinated while in office?
4 – In order it’s Lincoln, Garfield, McKinley and Kennedy
Given the names of the movie or TV series give the first name of the character played by John Travolta.
Saturday Night Fever
Welcome Back Kotter
What famous performer died on Halloween in 1926?
According to the US Census bureau what city is the most populous that begins with the letter “O”.
How many strings does a typical violin have?
Due to its presence in English royalty in the 19th and 20th century, what disease was nicknamed the royal disease?
Here’s a little more detail on Queen Victoria’s family tree.
What writer, most famous for his children’s books such as James and the Giant Peach, wrote the screenplay for the 1967 Bond film You Only Live Twice.
What’s the psychiatric term for self-love?
So, I wasn’t exactly accurate when I relayed the story of Narcissus and Echo on the show but I was pretty close. You can read the full account here. It’s pretty short so don’t be scared. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Echo_and_Narcissus
What NFL defensive player whose career started in 1993 was known as the Gravedigger?
What did Peter Minuet buy for the equivalent of $24 in 1626?
Couple of notes here. It doesn’t appear that Australia was ever purchased for the purpose of being a prison colony for England, so my answer was just as terrible as Chris’ answer of Jamestown.
Secondly, just to give you a sense of the value appreciation from the original price for the island, a condo in Manhattan was recently sold for $100M, you can read about that here - http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/real-estate/100m-condo-sale-breaks-city-record-article-1.2081765
Identify the 1982 Scott Baio movie by the following storyline – A high school science nerd gains telekinetic powers after a lab accident and then uses them for revenge against bullies.
Here’s the Charles in Charge theme song…because nostalgia
According to the latest numbers from the US Department of Defense put the following branches of military in order from highest to lowest by number of officers enlisted.
Army – 88K
Air Force - 64K
Navy - 51K
Marines - 21K
Don’t forget to send in any suggestions for what I should have to say when Chris beats me!