Thanks for joining us for another episode of Trivial Warfare! This week we welcome our friend Ben to the show. He steps in to host and does a great job while managing to sound like Barry White. This week we learn Ponce de Leon's first name, get a blast from the past with a question about WKRP and get a double dose of Shakespeare.
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What was Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon’s first name?
What is the common term for the Tympanic Membrane?
This is the best I could find with Mr. Burns referencing brains.
On the color wheel red, blue and yellow are the 3 primary colors. What are the 3 secondary colors?
Orange, Purple, Green
Within 2 years either way, what year was Hooked on a Feeling by Blue Swede released.
So, apparently we were totally wrong. It is Swede (pronounced Sweed). The band was actually a Swedish rock band. You learn something new every day.
We talked a little about Guardians of the Galaxy bringing the song back into prominence. Some of you may remember this scene from Ally McBeal as the original rebirth of the song’s popularity.
The insomnia medicate Zolpidem Tartrate is most commonly marketed in the United States under what name?
Sledgehammer! I remember this being one of the most popular videos of my youth.
STRONG LANGUAGE WARNING
Vice Presidents were originally the presidential candidate receiving the second highest number of electoral votes until which amendment changed that to what we have today?
The 12th Amendment
The amendment was actually ratified in 1804, this was very soon after Adams had been stuck with Jefferson as his VP and was ratified only a month before VP Aaron Burr’s duel with Alexander Hamilton.
Within 2 years either way, what year did WKRP in Cincinnati go off the air?
My favorite WKRP clip of all time!
Who was the only president to be divorced during their lifetime?
As I listen to this clip I don’t know why we were so incredulous sounding about the “in their lifetime” part of the question. That was a totally unnecessary phrase to begin with. When else would you get a divorce?
As of opening day 2015, how many current major league baseball teams have not won a World Series Championship?
8 – Rangers, Brewers, Rays, Rockies, Mariners, Astros, Padres, Nationals
According to the most recent data released by the FBI’s uniform crime report name 4 of the 6 states with the highest violent crime rates.
Louisiana, Alaska, New Mexico, Nevada, Tennessee, South Carolina
What is the only country crossed by the Equator and the Tropic of Capricorn?
When I look at this world map I’m struck by something. First, China is much further north than I ever realized. In fact, all of Europe and Asia are further north than I thought.
What is the two word slang term for the broken capillaries in a heavy drinker’s face which also shares a name with a popular 90’s band?
Jose Menendez, father of convicted murderers Lyle and Eric Menendez, was a record executive and the man responsible for the success of what 80’s group?
Here’s a picture of the guys from Menudo. Pat yourself if you knew that Ricky Martin (center) was doing this before he was Livin La Vida Loca.
In September 2015 the Christian rap album Anomaly became the first of its kind to debut at #1 on the Billboard top 200 chart. Name the artist.
For those of you who’ve never heard of LaCrae, here’s one of the videos from Anomaly
Who is the all-time NBA leader in Assists?
Here are the top 5 all-time assists leaders
Rank Player AST
1. John Stockton 15806
2. Jason Kidd 12091
3. Steve Nash 10335
4. Mark Jackson 10334
5. Magic Johnson 10141
And here they are by assists per game
Rank Player APG
1. Magic Johnson 11.19
2. John Stockton 10.51
3. Chris Paul 9.94
4. Oscar Robertson 9.51
5. Isiah Thomas 9.26
How many acts are in William Shakespeare’s plays?
What is the name for a baby hippopotamus?
Who is the first non-royal to appear on a British Postage Stamp?
Here’s a link to an article about the stamp. Apparently there’s a rule against putting commoners on stamps and they tried to get around it by focusing on the Shakespeare festival. It was in 1964.
Name the movie that the following actors all appeared in together – William H. Macy, Geoffrey Rush, Ben Stiller?
So, honestly, if you try to find “the best” clip from Mystery Men, you’re not going to find much.
Put the following US State capitals in order from northernmost to southernmost
Columbus, Des Moines, Raleigh, Sacramento
I was clearly inebriated at the by the time we taped the final question :-)