Thanks for joining us for Episode 11. We’re back to our normal format for the next two shows but that doesn’t mean you’re getting any less of what we promise. This episode is jam packed with great trivia, big laughs and bad singing!
I had a hard time choosing this week’s. I always focus on the show to determine a catchy line and this week I had more than a couple to choose from. It came down to a choice between “Passion, Sex, and Revenge” and “The Search for Spaceballs 2”. Listen to the show to find out why.
This week we hit normal categories like Shakespeare and History but also hit some uncommon categories like Star Wars and Comic Strips. We hope you enjoy listening as much as we enjoyed making it.
History and Geography
What was Iran known as before 1935
What international law, agreed to in the Vienna convention on diplomatic relations, protects foreign diplomats from being susceptible to lawsuits or prosecution under the host country’s laws?
What Shakespearian play asks the question To Be or Not To Be?
What 1620 document, was hailed by John Quincy Adams as the first modern example of a system of government instituted by voluntary agreement by men of equal rights?
The Mayflower Compact
What is a spinnaker on a boat?
It’s the ship’s sail
In the Star Wars Universe, expanded by hundreds of novels since the end of Return of the Jedi, who was the 3 children of Han Solo and Leia Organa?
Jacen, Jaina, Anakin
Who was Crispus Attucks in terms of the American Revolution?
First man killed in the Boston Massacre
What former CEO of GE said, “Control your own destiny or somebody else will,” in his book Straight From the Gut?
What is the hardest bone in the human body.
Shout out to our boy Kel Sowers. He was the first guy I thought of as I avoided all of the potential dirty jokes that come along with this question.
What famous author has his name attached to many video games such as Ghost Recon and Splinter Cell?
Chris picked on me a little bit about reading the Wheel of Time series in this segment. The thing about those is that they are honestly pretty compelling until you start getting to the point where's he's introduced too much to the story and spends entire books just trying to update you on all of the point of view characters. Clancy fell into a similar trap. I definitely liked his earlier work more than his later work. But he maintained the same emphasis on extremely heavy introduction before getting around to the plot throughout his career.
What is the most populous country on the African Continent
What astrological sign is known as the sign of passion, sex, and revenge?
What is the maximum ball weight allowed in bowling?
Here's another example of a trend that I've been seeing since we've started doing the show. I can't but notice when I hear a question somewhere else that we had on the show. Three different times since we've started I've heard a question very similar to one of ours come up on Jeopardy after we had recorded it. We've also run across questions that we've done that pop up in the weekly trivia games we play. Maybe it's inevitable, but it sure is odd.
What baseball writer, historian and statistician is widely considered the father of sabermetrics?
What island does the Statue of Liberty stand on?
The Civil War
What was the name of General Robert E. Lee’s most well-known horse during the civil war?
What state has towns named Christmas, Holiday, Panacea and Celebration?
What was the top selling version of the Bible in 2014 and has been the top selling version for an number of years now?
The New International Version
Sports & Presidents
Who installed a bowling alley in the white house? What about a putting green?
Nixon and Eisenhower
That C-List actor’s autobiography is title, “If Chins Could Kill”?
Name the creator of these 5 comic strips:
Doonsbury, Dick Tracy, Peanuts, Garfield, The Far Side
Put these 4 Tom Clancy Novels in order of release date from earliest to most recent:
Clear and Present Danger
The Hunt for Red October
The Sum of All Fears
1984 – The Hunt for Red October
1987 – Patriot Games
1989 – Clear and Present Danger
1991 – Sum of All Fears