Thanks for joining us for another episode of Trivial Warfare! Please don't worry that we might quit, it turns out that we're actually too legit and as a result we can't.
Ben is back with us for another show bringing his own distinct Barry White flair to the show. This week Chris and I were challenged by what felt like a particularly tough set of questions. We got schooled about instant replay, learned about Stanley Burrell and explored the acronyms TPP and EGOT.
What war officially ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month?
World War I
Who was the voice of Shaggy on the original animated cartoon Scooby Doo?
What was Shaggy’s real name on the series? – Norville Rogers
What country was called Siam until 1939?
I haven’t seen this clip since I was a kid. Since we just talked about Siam being an Asian country it strikes me how racist the depiction of these Siamese cats is.
What is the westernmost state capital in the 48 contiguous United States?
Within one year either way, what year was overtime introduced into college football?
What man along with Jacob Davis became very wealthy creating sturdier work pants made from denim and rivets in the years following the California gold rush?
This is the oldest pair of Levi Jeans known to exist. They are from 1879 and look to remain in remarkably good shape.
What group bumped Michael Jackson from Billboards Album charts in 1992?
This is the cover of the album that knocked Michael Jackson’s Dangerous from the top spot and a picture of the kid all grown up.
The 4th film in what series was subtitled “the Final Chapter” even though there were many more to come.
Friday the 13th
2. Jaws 2
3. Jaws 3D
4. Jaws – The Revenge
What Nathaniel Hawthorn novel tells the story of Hester Prynne who conceives a daughter through an adulterous affair and struggles to form a new life?
The Scarlet Letter
According to the US Energy Information Administration name the top 4 oil producing countries in the world as of 2012.
What alloy to copper and tin form?
Wow… this is incredibly stupid
What is the official language of Nigeria?
Stanley Burrell is more commonly known by what name popularized in the 1990’s?
Around 1499, what navigator sailed to the West Indies along the north coast of South America and discovered the mouth of the Amazon River
Robert Lopez, famously known for penning the songs in the feature film Frozen, recently became only the 12th person to accomplish what?
Achieve an EGOT – (winning an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony)
House Democrats recently stalled legislation backed by President Obama to finalize what international trade agreement?
TPP – Trans-Pacific Partnership
You can learn more about the TPP and TPA on Congressional Dish with Jen Briney. This is one of the shows that I really like because it helps to keep me up to date on what’s really happening in Washington. Here’s a link - http://www.congressionaldish.com/tag/tpp/
Daylight savings time was introduced as an effort to conserve fuel that was badly needed in WWI. Who was the first country to adopt daylight savings time?
Here’s a quick summary on the history of daylight savings times.
Who is the only NBA player to achieve a Quadruple-Double on multiple occasions in his career?
Who defended John T. Scopes in the Scopes Monkey Trial?
Put the following games in order according to which was introduced first down to the last
Clue, Monopoly, Risk and Scrabble
1933 – Monopoly
1938 – Scrabble
1949 – Clue
1957 – Risk
This is easily the strangest video I’ve ever seen. I really don’t get it at all.