Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages, welcome to Episode 7 of the Trivial Warfare Podcast. We’re excited for you to dig in to this week’s episode. Chris and I agree that this is the best show we’ve done so far.
Great Trivia? Check!
Lots of Laughs? Check!
Bad Singing? Check!
Musical Interlude? Check! (Seriously, CHECK!)
Listen to Chris predict the right answer to a question and still get it wrong! Listen to Jonathan use logic to reach his own correct answer and just to do a 180 and blow it.
In which state did the American Revolution begin? (the state that ignited the spark)
Who was the coach of the Seattle Supersonics when they made it to the NBA finals in 1996 where a team including Shawn Kemp, Gary Petyon and Detlef Schrempf lost to the Chicago Bulls in 6 games?
What crazy nickname is given to the Canadian dollar coin due to the bird that is pictured on it?
This was a fun question to get right!
Old Cities/New Cities
What modern city was known as Byzantium from 660BC to 330AD
This was brutal for Chris. You can’t hear all of the discussion prior to his answer because it was edited out, but he had an inkling that the answer was Istanbul even though he joked about it before the question but still went with Rome
Who was the first U.S. President to hold a televised news conference?
John F. Kennedy
Actors and Actresses
What actress reprised her role as Cruella De Vil in the 2000 movie sequel 102 Dalmations?
History & Lit
Whose essay Civil Disobedience did Ghandi carry with him during his prison stays.
Henry David Thoreau
Where Are They From?
What nationality is the famous philosopher Confucius
What city was the first American college located in?
Raise your hand if you knew Harvard was located in Cambridge. That's tricky!
What were the surnames of Romeo and Juliet?
Montague and Capulet
I loved including a clip of the song here. Proof positive that music appreciation isn't a wasted college course. It's one of the few classes that I aced at Mississippi State during my ill-fated stay there.
What book follows the adventures of Phileas Fogg?
Around The World in 80 Days
Name the cartoon cat that hated those Meeces to Pieces
Jinx from Pixie and Dixie
What is an Albatross in golf scoring?
I goofed here when I referenced the Old Man and the Sea here. The correct reference is The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. In the story an Albatross leads a crew of sailors our of trouble after which the mariner in question kills it. They immediately get into more trouble and the superstitious crew blames the mariner and forces him to wear the dead albatross around his neck to make up for his misdeed.
The Human Body
What Hormone regulates the level of sugar in the blood
What scary movie held the all-time box office record until Star Wars came along?
The End was the last song recorded collectively by all 4 Beatles. On which 1969 album did the song first appear?
What nickname is attached to the circle of volcanos around the pacific basin?
The Ring of Fire
Unfortunately this is some bad editing here. I accidentally cut out a part where Chris said that we were at pub quiz together, so the way it comes off we jump right in to the middle of the story. You didn’t miss much. Just the setup letting you know this was a question we heard at pub quiz together.
As of 2014, Michelle Phillips is the last surviving original member of which 1960’s pop music quartet?
The Mamas and the Papas
Bonus: Name the other Mama’s and Papas
What famous guitarist pioneered the solid body electric guitar with the Gibson guitar company?
Who did Jack Ruby kill 1963?
Lee Harvey Oswald
First for Sports
Put these events in order from earliest to happen to the most recent.
The first winter Olympics
The first Austrailian Open (tennis)
The first US Open (Golf)
The first American Professional Football Association game (the future NFL)
1. US Open Golf (1895)
2. Austrailian Open Tennis (1905)
3. First APFA game (1920)
4. First Winter Olympics (1924)
The Human Body
I’m going to give you the name of 4 bones. I want you to give me their more common name.
Clavicle – Collarbone
Scapula – Shoulderblade
Humerus – Funny Bone
Patella – Knee cap