Episode was a ton of fun to record. We actually recorded this show after the comic book episode that was released a week later. We were lucky enough to have Daniel, one of the contestants on that show stick around and host this one. Daniel did a great job, he brought his own brand of sarcastic flair to the show that worked really well. Listen to the show and you'll see for yourself!
What cotton frabric takes its name from the city of Mosul in Northern Iraq?
What actor rode a bomb from a B-52 in Dr. Strangelove?
I mentioned on the show that I’ve never seen Dr. Strangelove. So I found the scene where Pickens is riding the bomb for the notes here and I was shocked to hear the familiar voice of James Earl Jones in here!
Which year saw the end of WWII?
This is a video from british television recapping the dropping of the bomb on Hiroshima. It includes footage of the actual explosion and the aftermath.
Arts and Literature
Which famous artist made all of his scientific notes in mirror writing
What is the 5 letter name for a young dog?
Sports & Leisure
What camera brand name did George Eastman launch in 1888
What is the Japanese name for Japan?
Some corrections - First, Kyoto is its own city with no relation to Tokyo. Second, the largest of the Japanese islands is Honshu.
So, Nippon and Nihon are translated as “the sun’s origin” according to Wikipedia. This is also the origin of the nickname The Land of the Rising Sun.
What movie starred Hugh Grant as a London bookshop owner who meets the most famous actress in the world?
What did Benjamin Franklin do on April 17, 1790?
This classic bit is the source of our little exchange with euphemisms for death
John Hughes directed 8 films in his career. Please name 4.
Curly Sue, 16 Candles, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Uncle Buck, The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, She’s Having a Baby, Weird Science
Chris was correct. John Hughes did write Pretty in Pink. It was directed by Howard Deutch. It turns out that Hughes was a prolific writer who also did movies like Home Alone, The Great Outdoors and the National Lampoon Movies.
Let’s be honest, there was no way I was going to pass up a chance to share some Planes, Trains and Automobiles clips was there? The clip about going the wrong way still makes me belly laugh.
Arts and Literature
What city must you visit to see Leonardo DaVinci’s Last Supper?
What tool did Charles Monk invent?
Sports and Leisure
What British boxer trained with people like rock star Sting before being knocked out by Mike Tyson?
I’m very disappointed that I couldn’t find the video clip of Billy Crystal telling Bruno Kirby that Norman is a boy.
Which hurricane cost Florida an estimated $30 Billion of damage in 1992?
What is the 4 letter rock and roll stage of Paul David Hewson?
Oh my god this video makes absolutely no sense. Why are these sailor guys cheering so hard for a lame ballad?
In what city did Yasser Arafat die?
Arafat’s cause of death is still mystery to this day. He was 75 years old when he died. He was admitted to the hospital and initially diagnosed with gastroenteritis. When he died the cause of death on the French records was listed as a stroke, but the symptoms appear to be similar to those you could experience due to poison, AIDS or an infection. His wife would not allow an autopsy.
Arts and Literature
Whose novel was the basis for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera
Science and Nature
What is kept in a ship’s binnacle?
Who owned the Chicago White Sox baseball team at the time of the 1919 Black Sox scandal?
One thing that helps you remember this is that the white sox played at Comiskey Park forever before the name was changed to U.S. Cellular Field.
These 5 wars took place on the American continent. Put them in order from oldest to most recent by start date
The Texas/Indian Wars
The Spanish American War
The Creek War
The Mexican American War
The Whiskey Rebellion
1791 - The Whiskey Rebellion
1813 – the Creek War
1820 – The Texas/Indian Wars
1846 – The Mexican American War
1898 – The Spanish American War