Hey guys, thanks for checking out Episode 13: Down the Crapper. Marc is back with us this week and Chris and I both start slow and then come back with a vengeance.
Today’s episode features questions about foreign leaders, 70’s Mascot Fashion and the Ballcock. The episode runs a little longer than usual because I felt like we had a good flow going and I didn’t want to cut out the conversations. Let me know what you think at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Though it’s normally a corrosive gas, what element is added to drinking water to kill bacteria?
How many U.S. States have double letters in their names?
9 – Mississippi, Tennessee, Missouri, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Illinois, Hawaii, Minnesota, Pennsylvania
I felt compelled to add this clip due to its sheer awesomeness.
What John Travolta movie featured the tagline, “Catch It”
Saturday Night Fever
I felt like such a moron not getting this question right after correctly calling out that it was probably the name of a disease. I just completely blew it here.
We had the conversation about the Lip Sync battle featuring the Rock doing Staying Alive and Anna Hathaway doing Wrecking Ball so I had to include them for you. Don’t sleep on Jimmy Fallon’s version of Living on a Prayer either. Enjoy!
I had to take a short moment of zen before starting round 2.
What famous brand mascot wears a red ascot around his neck?
Tony the Tiger
I cannot believe I missed the opportunity to make a joke about a mASCOT wearing an ASCOT. Such an awesome rhyme!
Also, it’s worth noting that I found another mascot wearing an ascot, he’s fictional and wears it backwards though. Oh well!
Within 2 years either way, what year did Paul McCartney announce the breakup of the Beatles?
So here’s the scoop on Let it Be. It was actually recorded together back in 1969 before the recording of Abbey Road. The bad wasn’t happy with it though and had it shelved until it could be reworked. It was eventually released on May 8, 1970 about a month after the bands breakup.
What National Hockey League team plays its home games at the Staples Center?
The L.A. Kings
Who was the ruler of Libya for 42 years before his death in 2011.
Food in Film
In the movie Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind what dinner item did Richard Dreyfuss use to build a replica of the Devil’s Tower
What space probe is the furthest homemade object from Earth?
For those who aren’t familiar with the Star Trek clip I referenced
Name 4 of the 5 highest grossing non-animated Angelina Jolie films at the domestic box-office.
Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Wanted, Malificent, Tomb Raider and Salt
One of record producer and rapper Pitbull’s many nicknames is Mr. What, also the area code in Miami-Dade County?
Pitbull explains for himself how he went from Mr. 305 to Mr. Worldwide
At 900K square miles and located in the middle east, what is the second largest desert in the world?
The Arabian Desert
Here’s an image with the Arabian Desert outlined in yellow. I’m droppin knowledge on ya’ll right now.
Who was the president at the start of the 20th century?
Who was the emperor of the Roman Empire when the year changed from 1BC to 1AD?
So I was wrong when I said that Caesar was never a last name. It was actually the last name of Julius Caesar. Octavian was named the first Emperor of Rome after Julius’ death and was posthumously adopted by Julius via his will. As a result he took the family name Caesar. The name was held in the family for a number of years even though not by directly line of father to child. Eventually around 70AD the name was adopted by non-related emperors and shifted from a name to a title. The German word Kaiser and the Russian word Tsar and Czar are all variations of the word Caesar.
“In my younger and more vulnerable years, my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since.” This was the opening line from what famous 1925 literary work?
The Great Gatsby
What decade in the 1900’s did we see the last amendment to the U.S. Constitution ratified?
The 1990s. It was an amendment that prevented legislators from giving themselves a raise that took effect during the existing term.
Who invented the mechanism found in the toilet tank that fills up but avoids the overflow, also known as the ballcock
Thanks for your ballcock Mr. Crapper!
What was the first teen flick that was directed by John Hughes?
So I found this original trailer. I mean, dang, yous guys want to put the whole movie in here or what? (yeah, I said yous guys, you wanna make something of it?)
Who was the all-time NFL points scoring leader?
If you’re curious it turns out that Gary Anderson is second, 110 points behind Morten. Blanda is 7th all-time but was at the top of the list when he retired.
I was at this game where Morten Anderson missed this kick and sent the Jags into the playoffs in 1996. I’ve never been in a louder place. I still can’t watch it without getting a giant grin on my face.
Put these Michael Jackson albums in order by release date from earliest released to the most recent.
History: past, present and future book 1
1982 - Thriller
1991 - Dangerous
1995 - History
2001 - Invincible