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We talked about Holidays, and TOMORROW is a holiday! ISN'T THAT CRAAAAZY?
Since 1981, what company has maintained the Turkey Talk Line, a toll-free helpline for customers with questions about preparing and cooking turkey? Butterball
Featuring the single Dreams, the 1993 album “everybody else is doing it so why can’t we?” Served as the debut album of what alternative rock band? The Cranberries
What CBS sitcom featured the episodes Slapsgiving, Slapsgiving 2: Revenge of the Slap, and Slapsgiving 3: Slappointment in Slapmarra? How I Met Your Mother
Founder of the Hog farm, The longest running hippie commune in America, Hugh Nanton Romney Jr is the real name of what peace activist and comedian? He is most well know for his work at Woodstock where he served as a stage announcer, and the hog farm served as the “please force,” providing security for the event. Wavy Gravy
Commercially produced Pumpkin Spice mixes are generally a mixture of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and what other spice made from dried, unripe berries if the pimenta tree? Other than its use in pumpkin spice, this spice is most well known for its use in Jerk Chicken. Allspice
Developed by George Lerner in 1949, and first distributed by Hasbro, what toy became the first toy advertised on television on April 30th, 1952? Mr. Potato Head
What team has the longest streak of Turkey Day games of any team in the NFL, having hosted a home game every Thanksgiving day since 1945? Detroit Lions
Originating as a slang term for Quaaludes in the 70s, what plural nickname is currently used as a slang term for ecstasy due to its association with raves and concerts? Disco Biscuits
Not be confused with the wattles hanging from their necks, what is the name of the fleshy protuberance that hangs over a turkey’s beak? Also not to be confused with a puzzle bobble style computer game popular in the early 2000s. Snood
In the Hunger Games series of books and movies, what is the name of the large structure featured in the center of the Hunger Games arena which provides the tributes with weapons, food, and shelter? The Cornucopia
Hey, I told you there's not much here to check out. This was the music episode, so we don't have questions/answers to share this week. However, if you'd like access to the audio files so you can quiz your friends with it, shoot us a message at and we'll see what we can do!
This was an important episode. I hope you listen to it.
Two men have played private eye John Shaft on the big screen. Name both of them. Richard Rountree, Samuel L Jackson
What alum of Harvard and Columbia penned the book "Astrophysics for People in a Hurry"? Neil deGrasse Tyson
MLK Sr. and Jr. were both named after the German reformer Martin Luther, but neither were born with that name. What is their birth first name? Michael
What inventor is credited with creating precursors to modern hair relaxers, gas masks, and traffic signals? Garrett Morgan
What 1985 movie, directed by Steven Spielberg, shares the record for the most Oscar nominations without a win? The Color Purple
In "The Boondocks", Uncle Ruckus claims to be stricken with a fictional variation of what real disease, which is believed to be caused by an autoimmune destruction of melanocyte cells? Vitiligo
Name the author of this poem: I’ve known rivers: I’ve known rivers ancient as the world and older than the flow of human blood in human veins. My soul has grown deep like the rivers. Langston Hughes
In 2015, what former tennis star was tackled to the ground by undercover NYPD police in a case of mistaken identity? James Blake
The Atlanta Compromise was a verbal agreement struck between Black leaders and Southern White leaders, guaranteeing vocational education and due process for Black people in exchange for not pursuing voting or other civil rights. What famous Black leader was the primary architect of this agreement? Booker T Washington
Per the 2010 US Census, there were 19 large cities (over 100K population) with a black majority (over 50% black). At 82.7%, which of these cities had the highest majority? Hints: city limits only, and was also the most populous city on this list in 2010. Detroit
THE GANG GOES LIVE! And immediately regrets it. Sorry for the audio quality!
The actress who currently plays Aunt May has a side job as a famous italian plumber. Marissa Tomario (or Mariossa Tomei)
This frontman of a popular grunge band put on a mask and appears to have developed breathing problems. Eddie Vader (or Kurt CoBane)
Bart, Lisa, and Maggie's dad is the strongest man in the Bible. Homer Samson
Genghis just became the pilot of the Millenium Falcon. Khan Solo
Material Girl decides to become the Queen of Disco. Madonna Summers
"Hoochie Coochie Man" singer becomes an American broadcast journalist with stints on The View and 20/20. Muddy Walters
The "father of modern linguistics" retires and becomes a singer and guitarist for Blink-182 and Alkaline Trio. Noam Chomskiba
After graduating from Hogwarts, he decides to use his magic to become a nanny for the Banks family. Harry Poppins
Jim Hellwig's ring persona becomes the arch-enemy of Mario. The Ultimate Wario
Former America's Got Talent host is actually an annoying, clumsy Gungan. Jar Jar Banks (or Tyra Binks)
Trying to talk about awkward stuff without being awkward.
Proof that at least one of us has a wife!
What conspiracy theory, also sometimes called SLAP, has roughly 17% of people globally believing that governments are trying to control the population or the weather by releasing chemicals from airplanes in the atmosphere? Chemtrails
Tied in part to the fact that it went $2bn over budget, theories surrounding which building range from an underground Illuminati headquarters to ancient alien symbology and Biblical premonitions? Having several murals depicting Nazis and the end of times probably doesn't help things, but the people who run this airport, which averaged nearly 190,000 visitors per day in 2019, say it's all in fun. Denver International Airport
Deaths and disappearances are especially popular with conspiracy theorists. The death of which world leader is said to have been blamed on 42 groups, 82 assassins, and 214 individual people? Despite being the subject of government investigations, and untold books, movies, documentaries, no one has ever been found guilty in a court of law. John F. Kennedy
One of the stranger theories I stumbled upon is the idea that this celebrity had a twin, and that twin was murdered by Disney (in either 1998 or 2001). The reasoning seems to either be that one was a better performer, or that the other got in a car accident, and it was less sad to pretend they never existed. It's especially interesting that this person has portrayed a twin, AND a person avenging the death of their twin. Who is it? Lindsay Lohan
A theory that I never get tired of seems to have originated on Reddit in 2018. It focuses on the fact that this company tends to have WAY TOO MANY stores in a close proximity to each other, especially considering you'll only buy their product once every 7 to 10 years. And in case you were wondering, a spokesperson has confirmed that their name is, in fact, NOT a pun. Mattress Firm
Also called UFO ranch and Sherman Ranch, what property is located in Utah and purported to be a hotbed of activity for paranormal experiences? Reports abound of cattle mutilation, werewolves, aliens, and, of course, the 'harmful witches' of Navajo culture for which it was named. For the record, no Jedi have been reported there. Skinwalker Ranch
There's a theory floating around that the makers of this product intentionally used an inferior formula to release a 'new' version of their signature product in the 80s in order to drive up sales of the original. When the then-President of the company was questioned about it, he claimed "The truth is, we're not that dumb, and we're not that smart." Coca Cola
Statements made by which US President have been used by conspiracy theorists as evidence that his First Lady had been replaced by a body double, after either dying during a surgery, or simply leaving her husband? Apparent slip-ups include stating "she wishes she could be here," while she was standing by his side; and pointing to an empty window from which he claimed she was watching the proceedings. Donald Trump
I know this sounds like some silly tinfoil hat, conspiracy theory crap, but I promise, it’s legit. After John Lennon released a protest song that help release a man convicted for marijuana possession, what US president aggressively tried to have him deported? Richard Nixon
Let's end on a funner, simpler note. For the last several years there have been theories that a certain movie title was chosen to help hide conspiracy theories about the movie studio's namesake. I won't tell you more than that, because I think this is all you need. What movie am I talking about? Disney's Frozen
I don't know why Jason told you to check out the site. I'm not doing ANYTHING fun or interesting with it!
If your anhyzer S-Shot looked like it was going to ace, but instead of hitting the chains, it doinked, you might be playing what sport? Disc Golf/Frolf
If you weren’t paying attention to your blade while feathering, and you caught a crab that knocked you out of your footstretchers and past the cox, you might be participating in what team sport? Rowing/Crew
Native to southeast Asia, the game Sepak Takraw is often described as being a combination of what two other sports? Volleyball and Soccer
Popular in Scandinavian countries, Bandy is very similar to what other sport, but is played with more players to a team, smaller game equipment, and a larger play area? Hockey
In Darts, the game 501 is played by lowering your score to exactly zero by subtracting the value of your throws. Often seen at the professional level, what is the minimum number of darts needed to “check out” in a game of 501? 9
In E-Sports, 8 minute 4 stock no items is the most common rule set for competitive tournaments for what video game series first introduced in 1999? Super Smash Brothers
The two most popular sports in Ireland are Gaelic Football, and what other sport, a combination of hockey and rugby where players use flat paddles to move the ball down the field? Hurling
Sometimes called the fastest game in the world because the Pelota can reach speeds over 180 mph, what sport popular in Latin American countries utilizes a piece of equipment known as a cesta to catch and throw the pelota? Jai Alai
The Lead, the Second, the Vice, and the Skip are the names of player positions in what olympics sport? The position names also indicate the order in which the players throw during an End. Curling
Easily identified by designs on their equipment, blockers, Pivots , and Jammers are the player positions in what contact sport? Blockers equipment is plain, Pivots have a stripe, and jammers have a star. Roller Derby
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Since we're revisiting how we got into trivia, Jason decided to pull out one of his first ever trivia rounds. It's a winner!
What is Europe's longest river? Volga
What Ivy League college, founded as an Indian school, is found in Hanover? Dartmouth
What kind of animal was Missy, the pet that Texas A&M's Missiplicity project was founded to clone? Dog
What wrestler died after falling 78 feet into the ring when the rigging on his harness malfunctioned? Owen Hart
What musical theater duo gave the world such classics as The Sound of Music, The King and I, South Pacific, and Oklahoma? Rodgers and Hammerstein
What TV puppeteer gave the world Lamb Chop, Charlie Horse, and Hush Puppy? Shari Lewis
In personal ads what does the abbreviation SWF stand for? Single White Female
Which controversial politician resigned as Governor of Alaska in July 2009? Sarah Palin
What type of word puzzle was introduced in the New York World in 1913? Crossword Puzzle
If you are visiting Tiger River, Sun Bear Forest, and Gorilla Tropics, what world-famous California zoo are you in? San Diego Zoo
What is the loudness, in decibels, of a blue whale's whistling call, the loudest sound made by any animal? 188 Db
Adam, a nostalgic trivia specialist, presented this special round on Episode 20!
Inspector Callahan first used the now iconic Smith & Wesson Model 29 revolver, in what 1971 crime drama? Dirty Harry
In 1996, the Macarena completely swept the nation. It was a Hot100 No. 1 for 14 straight weeks, and was certified 4X Platinum. Name this Spanish Pop Duo who wrote and performed the mega hit, and who's name translates to "Those From the River". Los Del Rio
Jumping the Shark has become a term used for any show that has become too ridiculous for it's own good. But the term originated when a character did exactly that in 1977 on what show? Happy Days
Name this person who was the only woman to ever hold the office of Prime Minister of India. She was elected to a fourth term in 1980, but was assassinated by two of her bodyguards in 1984. Indira Gandhi
This angelic actress was known for having her own line of hair care products in the 70s? Farrah Fawcett
What 90s slang, meaning "relevant information" came about from the telephone number for local directory assistance? (What's the) 4-1-1
Used in classics like Duck Hunt, the Nintendo Beam Gun or Light Gun was released in Japan on February 18, 1984. But when brought to the US, it was rebranded with this name?NES Zapper
The Los Angeles Lakers represented the Western Conference in the NBA Finals in 8 of the 10 years of the 80’s. The other two times the Western Conference was represented in the Finals, it was done by this team? Houston Rockets
Name this open source operating system which first released on September 17, 1991, and was developed by Finnish born Linus Torvalds. Linux
This packaged beverage was introduced in 1981 and became a must have in lunch boxes and after little league games — that is if you could actually get the straw in. Capri Sun
OH. MY. GOD. We had THREE GUESTS on this episode, and apparently they're kind of a big deal. Listen to the episode to find out more about them. Here's the questions!
A 1998 film starring Bruce Willis, and a battle that has yet to be fought on the fields of Megiddo. Armageddon
2 Engagements and an Unpleasant Stay in Hospital. 4 Weddings and a Funeral
A settlement full of harlequins. Clown Town
In evolutionary biology, two of the “Four F’s” are fleeing and procreation. What are the other two? Feeding and Fighting
Curl up and _ (Beauty Salon) Dye
Michelle Williams's first band, if they were creepy kids who murdered all the adults in their rural farm town. Destiny's Children of the Corn
In which country is the town of Pripyat, which was permanently abandoned in 1986?Ukraine
Always a bridesmaid, only occasionally a bride, which actor has failed to win 18 of her 21 nominations for the Best Actress/Best Supporting Actress Oscars? Meryl Streep
“It's a pretty awful 1960's style concrete building. It's really nothing special at all. Save yourself the effort and view it from the bridge or harbour - the further away you are the less awful it looks.” Sydney Opera House
In 1998, the man who discovered REM sleep – in which people dream – appears to have died in his sleep. This is unfortunate, because he was doing what at the time? Driving
Randall joined us! Check out his questions!
What company spokesman known for his trademark outfit including horn-rimmed glasses was so commonly asked if he was real that in his book he states “I want to make it clear that I am real.” Orville Redenbacher
Name the Wes Anderson film about a family that sounds regal, but isn’t? The Royal Tenenbaums
What is the passive recreational activity of forcing the body to produce melanin to combat damage to DNA caused by ultraviolet radiation? Sunbathing
Comedian and actor David Atkins has performed under what mononymous stage name throughout his television and movie career. He chose the name as tribute to the exploits of a fictional middle-eastern mariner? Sinbad
What kind of Wizard is portrayed by Roger Daltrey both in the concept rock opera and subsequent film “Tommy”? Pinball
Now ambassador at large for international religious freedom, name the former governor of Kansas who left that office with one of the lowest ratings of any governor after instituting a massive tax cut known as The Kansas Experiment? Sam Brownback
What 1981 comedy is about an illegal race whose name they shortened and altered by removing the words “Baker Sea-To-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash”? The Cannonball Run
What sporting tool is common to cornhole and hackey sack? Beanbag
We don't talk about it.
Our 16th episode happened. The guys had alcohol, played with webcams, y'all, I don't know why I am typing stuff on here. I mean, it made sense on the first episode that I did this for, because we were sharing some images. I don't know what else to share, though. Want to see the questions that Jeremy asked? Here you go!
While only being introduced in November of 2019, what is the more common title give to the Disney+ Character "The Child", becoming an internet sensation and one of the top memes of the year? Baby Yoda
In what film would you find the following 3 actors: Jurassic Park
What U.S. Government Bureau was created on July 26th, 1947 when Harry S. Truman signed the National Security Act into law? The CIA
In what fictional city would you find the characters of Fred, Wilma, Barney, and Betty? Bedrock
What Television Personality, who hosted a popular talk show from 1991 through 2018, also has Lawyer, Actor, Musician, and Mayor of Cincinnati on his long résumé? Jerry Springer
What product, originally introduced in France in 1903, was made popular in the culinary world in 1911 when the company Tobler began wrapping its chocolate Bars in it? Aluminum Foil
Originally founded as a Spanish colony in 1706, what city is the biggest in its state, and also served as the backdrop to the hit AMC show, Breaking Bad? Albuquerque
What popular e-commerce website, headquartered in San Jose, CA, was founded by Pierre Omidyar in 1995 and is now ranked as the #8 Top-Rated Workplace according to Indeed? Ebay
According to a 2012 study done at Ohio State University, what specific population of people has grown to an estimated 251,000 in North America, after seeing an unexpected uptick in growth? The Amish
What do the nine previous answers all have in common? All can be found in the title of songs by "Weird Al" Yankovic
On Episode 15 Jason, Jeremy, and Jeff were joined by Jeremy Cahnmann, from Brain Bash Trivia, making this our first All-Chicago episode! The topic was Science and Nature questions, and the guys shared what does and doesn't work, how awesome collective animal group names are, and horror stories. Also, I wasn't on this episode, and kind of forgot to listen to it earlier, so I'm actively listening to it, right now, at 2x speed listening for errors, issues, digressions, and things to talk about in this synopsis before I launch it in roughly 5 minutes. Maybe Jason will jump on later and make this more interesting. 😁
Episode 14 had Calvin, Corey, Erin, and Jeremy joined by Rob, who helps Erin over at Orange Cat. Before recording, Corey ate an edible and got progressively higher as it went. Surprisingly, our editor Ken was still able to put together a decent show! We talked mostly about the transition from trivia player to trivia host, and it was fun. Hope you enjoy listening to it!
Episode 13 was hosted by Corey, Erin, and Jason, with guest host Cheyenne from Questionable Company in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Our main topic of discussion is returning to live events, but we also get a little bit into the overall experience of post-lockdown trivia, and how we're dealing with it.
During the recording, Jason got bored and made this meme,
which Corey quickly updated with the relevant text from the recording.
And yes, that is Corey's face. In fact, that is Corey's face on Erin's water bottle.
During this episode, you may notice that Corey took over a lot. He made himself a whiskey and diet while we set up the stream, and his pour may have been a bit heavy. He apologizes for this.
Maybe we'll have him get high for the next recording. That's legal in Washington, so why not?