Thanks for checking out episode 25! Ben is hosting once again and keeping us on our toes. We had a ton of fun recording today's episode and I think it comes through wonderfully. You can check out the show notes at www.trivialwarfare.com to go even deeper into our silliness.
In today's episode Chris starts us off by throwing Rotten Tomatoes at us. Then we explore the land of steady habits and the sound of music before visiting Belgium and and watching the Cosby Show.
In the middle of todays episode you'll hear about our sponsorship of Black Tie for Eli, an event coming up that I feel passionate about. You can check out their website at Love4Eli.com to find out more.
Hey guys, we broke the middle of the show to insert information about our current sponsorship for the upcoming event Black Tie for Eli. I hope that you’ll listen with your heart and be generous if you have the ability to do so. You’ve probably noticed that we don’t ask for money at TW. That’s intentional and the main show will always be free to download and enjoy. That being said, I will ask on behalf of a family who needs support much more than I do. If you are willing to donate please head over to www.love4eli.com or click the logo I’ve included here. If you aren’t in a place where you want to donate or have the means to do so then please consider sharing the link and the story with your friends so that they have the chance to help.
Thanks – Jonathan
What cheese is served with a classic Greek salad?
What band rewrote their Shiny Happy People so it became Furry Happy Monsters when they appeared on Sesame Street?
Where is the Land of Steady Habits?
Here’s a website that talks about why Connecticut maintains the nickname.
Arts and Literature
What musical features Edelweiss, the last song Roger Hammerstein wrote before his death?
The Sound of Music
Science & Nature
What sign of the Zodiac is the first air sign of the calendar year?
Did you spot the cameo by two famous magicians?
Sports & Leisure
What reason has been given for retiring the current world cup in 2038?
The name plaque will be full
Here’s a link to some stories about the craziness that the Stanley Cup has seen.
Which Belgian city is one of the world’s main centers for diamond dealing?
What puppeteer did Jim Henson credit as most responsible for the Muppets being funny?
This is really cool. You can also skip to the 1:10 mark for Rolf and Fozzy.
Who was the first left hander to serve two terms as U.S. President?
It looks like the book may have missed this question too. According to multiple websites Ronald Reagan was a lefty which would have made him the first lefty president to serve two terms.
On the Cosby show, Heathcliff and Claire Huxtable were the proud parents of five children. Name 4 of the 5 actors that played those children.
Sabrina Le Beauf
Keshia Knight Pulliam
Arts and Literature
What is Patty Reichardt better known as in the Peanut cartoon strips?
How many gigabytes capacity did the first commercially available iPod have?
What is the sport of Hilary Swanks Character in the movie Million Dollar Baby?
What is mainland Europe’s northernmost capital?
Helsinki – Finland
What are Tinky Winky, Dipsy, LaLa and Po collectively called?
Who did Mehmet Ali Agca attempt to assassinate in 1981?
Pope John Paul II
This is an extremely interesting story. After he was recovered from the gunshot wounds that almost took his life, Pope John Paul II met with his would be assassin in prison to talk with him and forgive him in person. 31 years later, Agca, now out of prison, visited the Pope’s tomb and laid flowers on his grave. I find this to be a powerful and beautiful story of forgiveness and redemption.
Arts and Literature
What was the sequel to Little Women?
What do whales feed their young?
Sports and Leisure
Who beat France 5 to 3 after a penalty shootout to win the 2006 World Cup?
Put these novelists in order by year of birth from earliest to latest.
1892 - J.R.R. Tolkien
1898 - C.S. Lewis
1903 - George Orwell
1920 - Isaac Asimov