Episode 29 is a return to basics for us. Chris and I got together one night after work and did a head to head matchup with no host. We took it Old School!
I love that I got the chance to include clips from both Groucho Marx and the 3 Stooges in the same set of show notes. Check out these weeks show to learn more about Fredonia, rich people, and Heinz Field.
Enjoy the show!
Eliza Dushku joined the cast of Buffy the Vampire Slayer in season 3. What was her character’s first name. 2 bonus points if you can give first and last name.
What is the significance of the 4048 gold stars on the WW2 Memorial in Washington DC?
Each star represents 100 dead men in WW2
I want you to name the song with these lyrics - “Did you think I was gonna hang myself for litterin?”
In the Harry Potter book series what is the first spell Hogwarts students are taught in their first year charms class?
By the way, I pronounced it wrong. As Hermione would say, It’s LEVIOS-AH
What movie held the record for highest grossing film when it was broken by Titanic in 1998.
What was the first food item that was rationed during WWII?
What famous investor is known as the Oracle of Omaha?
How much were the naming rights to the Pittsburgh Steelers new 65K seat stadium under the 20 year deal reached with the H.J. Heinz company in 2001.
What military dictator was removed from power and taken as a prisoner of war when the US invaded Panama in 1989?
Who was the famous 17th century scientist that invented the color wheel?
What is the collective name for the wars between Rome and Carthage that occurred between 264 BC and 146 BC.
The Punic Wars
Here’s a link to a short synopsis - http://www.history.com/topics/ancient-history/punic-wars
The Human Body
How often is the entire adult human skeleton replaced?
Every 10 years
We probably should have thrown this question out. It’s more theory than fact. I see some sources that say 7 years, I see some that say 10 and I see some that think we’re just guessing.
http://stemcell.stanford.edu/research/ here’s one that says I was right :-)
Which of the countries on the Scandanavian Mainland is the smallest?
Within 6 inches, in the game of darts how high above the floor should the center of the bullseye be? For 2 bonus points tell me exactly how tall the bullseye is.
5 feet, 8 inches
Most people know that Tony Gonzales holds the all-time record for touchdown catches by a tight end. Can you tell me who is second on that list with 99 touchdown catches?
This imitation of Shannon Sharpe is brilliant!
What popular candy treat was marketed in the late 1800’s under the name chicken feed?
Books and Movies
What novel by Anthony Burgess is better known now for the movie of the same name staring Malcolm McDowell?
A Clockwork Orange
Where in the world is Mocha, the town for which high quality Arabian coffee is named?
In regards to the plural of coffee, it is correct to pluralize coffee as coffees if you are referring to types of coffee like I did. It’s incorrect to pluralize the liquid itself. It’s also preferred to pluralize cups of coffee instead of just saying coffees.
What word refers to a chemical that is secreted or excreted that triggers a social response from members of the same species?
What artist has had more of their paintings stolen than any other?
The 3 Stooges had multiple incarnations but the four most recognizable characters are Moe, Larry, Curly and Shemp. I want you to put them in order from earliest birthday to latest.
I finally gave myself an excuse to throw some awesome 3 Stooges clips in here. This is a great montage.
Please list these players in the order of the person with most MVP’s and Player of the Year awards
Peyton Manning – 4
Brett Favre – 3
Tom Brady – 2
Adrian Peterson – 1