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The best daily trivia show on the Internet! Rapid fire trivia questions, updated daily! No talk, no banter just fun!

Mark Donovan


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    Episode 596 - Hummingbirds - Singers' First Films - "Down" Words - Southernmost Points - Approbation

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022 7:09


    Welcome to the Instant Trivia podcast episode 596, where we ask the best trivia on the Internet. Round 1. Category: Hummingbirds 1: The largest hummingbird is the 8 1/2-inch Patagona gigas, native to this mountain range. the Andes. 2: Of 50, 100 or 200, the number of wingbeats per second for the smallest hummingbirds during courtship. 200. 3: Although it's true that hummingbirds prefer flowers of this color, the shape of the flower is equally important. red. 4: When migrating, the ruby-throated hummingbird flies more than 500 miles nonstop over this body of water to reach the Yucatan. the Gulf of Mexico. 5: Part of a male's courtship is this maneuver in which he reaches 50 mph and experiences 9G forces when pulling out of it. a mating dive. Round 2. Category: Singers' First Films 1: "Lady Sings The Blues". Diana Ross. 2: "The Bodyguard". Whitney Houston. 3: "9 To 5". Dolly Parton. 4: "Oh, God!". John Denver. 5: "The Electric Horseman". Willie Nelson. Round 3. Category: "Down" Words 1: Othello's was jealousy. his fatal downfall. 2: According to Petula Clark, "The lights are much brighter there". "Downtown". 3: Word describing a period when computers can't compute. downtime. 4: On a PBS series, Hudson, Rose and Mrs. Bridges resided there. Downstairs. 5: Description of someone who is practical. down-to-earth. Round 4. Category: Southernmost Points 1: Willem Schouten was the first to sail around this cape, South America's southernmost point. Cape Horn. 2: Cape Tainaron on the Peloponnesus is the southernmost mainland point of this country. Greece. 3: Mexico's southernmost point lies on its Pacific coast border with this country. Guatemala. 4: Asia's southernmost mainland point, Cape Piai, lies in this country just north of Singapore. Malaysia. 5: Cape Sarych, Ukraine's southernmost point, lies on this peninsula that juts into the Black Sea. the Crimean Peninsula. Round 5. Category: Approbation 1: In 1982 Lenny Skutnick rescued a passenger on a crashed 737 from this D.C. river. Potomac. 2: Fittingly, CNN broke the news in 1997 when this man decided to give $1 billion to the U.N.. Ted Turner. 3: Jody Williams won a 1997 Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts to ban these weapons. land mines. 4: In 1997, 5 decades late, 7 black soldiers received this highest award for bravery during WWII. the Congressional Medal of Honor. 5: Japanese consul Chiune Sugihara, who saved hundreds of Jews in WWII, bears the title "Righteous" this. Gentile. Thanks for listening! Come back tomorrow for more exciting trivia! Special thanks to https://blog.feedspot.com/trivia_podcasts/

    Episode 595 - Pigs On Film - World Skyline Tours - Favorite Pastimes - American Museums - Breaking Up

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 7:28


    Welcome to the Instant Trivia podcast episode 595, where we ask the best trivia on the Internet. Round 1. Category: Pigs On Film 1: He made his debut in 1935's "I Haven't Got a Hat" and is famous for the line "That's all folks". Porky (Pig). 2: Roger Ebert describes her water ballet number in "The Great Muppet Caper" as Busby Berkeley-like. Miss Piggy. 3: This 1995 film tells the tale of a piglet who dreams of being a sheepdog. Babe. 4: Maurice Denham voiced barnyard revolt leader Napoleon the Pig in a 1955 version of this Orwell classic. Animal Farm. 5: The 1973 cartoon adaptation of this E.B. White book featured the number "Zuckerman's Famous Pig". Charlotte's Web. Round 2. Category: World Skyline Tours 1: This city has been a port since the Roman period. London. 2: This city has one of the world's largest single-span bridges across its harbor. Sydney, Australia. 3: This city was nearly destroyed twice in the 20th century by an earthquake and then by bombing. Tokyo. 4: The first mayor of this city led a rebellion against the Canadian governor after being unseated in Parliament. Toronto. 5: This South American city's name comes from early explorers who thought the bay was a river. Rio de Janeiro. Round 3. Category: Favorite Pastimes 1: Conductor Zubin Mehta points a foil, not a baton, in this sport. fencing. 2: In a 1936 cartoon, Mickey, Goofy, and Donald played this equine sport, just as their boss Walt did. polo. 3: Rough and tumble sport that was often played at Kennedy clan gatherings. touch football. 4: Jose Feliciano enjoys this speedy aquatic sport but rarely drives the boat for others. water skiing. 5: An avid bowler, he was the "1st Protestant". Martin Luther. Round 4. Category: American Museums 1: The Winterthur Museum in this state displays Henry Francis DuPont's collection of American antiques. Delaware. 2: You can ride a real trolley at the Seashore Trolley Museum in Kennebunkport in this state. Maine. 3: Lemont, Illinois has a museum of these jars that never stay full when there are children around. Cookie jars. 4: Except for the entrance area, the National Museum of African Art in this city is completely underground. Washington, D.C.. 5: A visit to this soft drink's Waco, Texas museum will answer the question about the origin of its "10, 2, and 4" ads. Dr Pepper. Round 5. Category: Breaking Up 1: The Doors recorded for 2 years after the death of this lead singer before calling it quits. Jim Morrison. 2: This duo fell apart after Annie Lennox went on sabbatical. Eurythmics. 3: This "Heart of Glass" group fronted by Debbie Harry shattered in 1982. Blondie. 4: The death of lead singer Kurt Cobain put an end to this band in 1994. Nirvana. 5: This "amphibious" Santa Barbara band that sang "All I Want" and "Walk On The Ocean" croaked in 1998. Toad the Wet Sprocket. Thanks for listening! Come back tomorrow for more exciting trivia! Special thanks to https://blog.feedspot.com/trivia_podcasts/

    Episode 594 - Oscar-Losing Songs - Nyc Movies - Carnivores - Generals - Jail

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 7:27


    Welcome to the Instant Trivia podcast episode 594, where we ask the best trivia on the Internet. Round 1. Category: Oscar-Losing Songs 1: Celestial songs losing '36 Oscars included "A Melody from the Sky", "When Did You Leave Heaven" and this: [Piano instrumental plays]. "Pennies from Heaven". 2: After she sang "True Love" in "High Society", the song lost an Oscar but then she won a crown. Grace Kelly. 3: Though it lost the 1963 Oscar, this "Theme from Mondo Cane" became BMI's all-time 2nd most played song. "More". 4: 1934 nominees "Love in Bloom" and "The Carioca" are the only 2 songs which share this distinction. first 2 nominees and did not win. 5: 1954 holiday film which produced the Oscar-losing "Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep". White Christmas. Round 2. Category: Nyc Movies 1: 1984 Francis Coppola film set in Harlem's hottest hangout. The Cotton Club. 2: 1 of the 2 parks in "Barefoot in the Park". Central Park (or Washington Square Park). 3: In the Paul Newman film, this title "Fort" is in the Bronx. Fort Apache. 4: In 1975, Jack Lemmon was "The Prisoner of" this thoroughfare. Second Avenue. 5: 1975 film based on a true story in which Al Pacino robs a Brooklyn bank to finance a sex change. Dog Day Afternoon. Round 3. Category: Carnivores 1: The name of this reptile is from the Spanish el lagarto, "the lizard". an alligator. 2: Weighing up to 1700 pounds, the Alaskan brown species of this animal is the world's largest land carnivore. a bear. 3: The thresher type of this aquatic carnivore uses its long tail to herd and stun fish before it eats them. a shark. 4: Although confined mostly to Africa, this fastest land animal can also be found in Iran and Afghanistan. the cheetah. 5: As this tusked pinniped grows older, the male becomes nearly hairless. a walrus. Round 4. Category: Generals 1: Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. was the only general to land with the first wave of troops on this day. D-Day. 2: William Westmoreland served in these three wars; the last two as a general. World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. 3: During the last seven years of his life, John J. Pershing lived in a special suite in this D.C. hospital. Walter Reed Hospital. 4: US general who in 1945 told his wife "Peace is going to be hell on me!". George Patton. 5: This Civil War general wrote "Ben-Hur". Lew Wallace. Round 5. Category: Jail 1: Title of the following prison song, the 2nd-biggest hit of its singer's career:. "Chain Gang" (by Sam Cooke). 2: Calling it "Most Secure Prison", Guinness says tho 23 attempted to escape from Alcatraz, this many succeeded. none. 3: This country's Kharkov Prison is said to be world's largest, accommodating 40,000 prisoners. Soviet Union. 4: Unlucky Col. Klink was in charge of this prison camp housing "Hogan's Heroes". Stalag 13. 5: In "Monopoly", if you pay to get out of jail, it costs this much. $50. Thanks for listening! Come back tomorrow for more exciting trivia! Special thanks to https://blog.feedspot.com/trivia_podcasts/

    Episode 593 - New Video Games - Al Gore Rhythms - "Pop" Culture - Read Your Bible - State Quarters

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 6:58


    Welcome to the Instant Trivia podcast episode 593, where we ask the best trivia on the Internet. Round 1. Category: New Video Games 1: In Microids' "Ben Hur" you race these vehicles. chariots. 2: You can download "Wheel of Fortune" onto the Nokia 3650, one of these devices. a cell phone. 3: X-2 isn't a Marvel super hero game, it's the sequel to the 10th game in this long-running Japanese RPG series. Final Fantasy. 4: In the game based on this TV series you take on the roles of detective and prosecutor. Law and Order. 5: "The Angel of Darkness" takes this Eidos heroine in a new, darker direction and ups her polygons from 500 to 5,000!. Lara Croft. Round 2. Category: Al Gore Rhythms 1: His home state. Tennessee. 2: His job from 1985 to 1993. U.S. Senator. 3: His wife's most famous nickname. Tipper. 4: The East Coast school where he got his B.A. in 1969. Harvard. 5: The foreign country where he worked as a journalist from 1969 to 1971. Vietnam. Round 3. Category: "Pop" Culture 1: Fruit-flavored ice on one or 2 sticks. popsicle. 2: 5,000-year-old remnants of this snack have been found in a cave in the Southwest. popcorn. 3: She's the high-flying nanny of Jane and Michael Banks. Mary Poppins. 4: You'll often find them sprinkled on top of kaiser rolls. poppy seeds. 5: An antiestablishment politician who speaks directly to the people. or an 1890s U.S. political party. Populist. Round 4. Category: Read Your Bible 1: In the New Testament, Zacchaeus climbs a tree to get a better view of this man. Jesus. 2: In Matthew 27, this Roman washes his hands to ritually absolve himself of Jesus' conviction and execution. Pilate. 3: For strength to "resist" this, try James 1:12, "Blessed is the man that endureth" it. temptation. 4: This Old Testament king's name is the first one mentioned after Jesus' in the New Testament. David. 5: In Job 41, God compares Job's abilities with this monster of the sea. Leviathan. Round 5. Category: State Quarters 1: The zia sun symbol over a topographical outline of the state. New Mexico. 2: This state raced into history as the 19th state. Indiana. 3: Kansas' quarter features a buffalo and this plant known for its seeds. a sunflower. 4: A grizzly bear emerging from the water with a salmon in its jaws and the motto "The Great Land". Alaska. 5: There's a keystone and an outline of the state on its quarter. Pennsylvania. Thanks for listening! Come back tomorrow for more exciting trivia! Special thanks to https://blog.feedspot.com/trivia_podcasts/

    Episode 592 - Cities In Literature - Minty Fresh - Arthurian Legend - U.s. "O" Tour - Pop Music Trivia

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2022 7:13


    Welcome to the Instant Trivia podcast episode 592, where we ask the best trivia on the Internet. Round 1. Category: Cities In Literature 1: "Gone with the Wind"'s Rhett Butler was a profiteer from this South Carolina port city. Charleston. 2: In Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter", Hester Prynne did her sinning in this Puritan city. Boston. 3: Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn's hometown, St. Petersburg, was based on this Missouri city. Hannibal. 4: James Joyce's "Ulysses" takes place on June 16, 1904 in this city. Dublin. 5: "Tom Brown's School Days" were spent at a British prep school in this town. Rugby. Round 2. Category: Minty Fresh 1: White Mazda Miatas bear an uncanny resemblance to these "1 1/2 Calorie Breath Mints". Tic-Tac. 2: Pep‑O‑Mint and Wint‑O‑Green are flavors of this candy mint. Life Savers. 3: This Certs ingredient is a mix of partially hydrogenated cottonseed oil, copper gluconate and flavoring. Retsyn. 4: These "Curiously Strong" mints are "So Strong, They Come in a Metal Box". Altoids. 5: "Fresh Goes Better in Life" with these mints, "Fresh and Full of Life". Mentos. Round 3. Category: Arthurian Legend 1: Leodegrance, King of Cameliard, had Arthur as a son-in-law after this daughter's marriage. Guinevere. 2: Merlin didn't design this or buy it at Ikea--he copied it from Joseph of Arimathea. the Round Table. 3: This witch's name means she's a "fairy". Morgan Le Fay. 4: We learned more about this nephew of Arthur in the 14th century tale titled him "and the Green Knight". Sir Gawain. 5: Some accounts say Arthur still lives on this mythic island. Avalon. Round 4. Category: U.s. "O" Tour 1: Since the opening of Walt Disney World, this city has become a booming metropolis. Orlando. 2: Thanks to a National Park Service webcam, you can see this famous geyser erupt live on your computer. Old Faithful. 3: Pearl Harbor and its memorials are a must-see when visiting this island. Oahu. 4: Every year during the Kentucky Derby Festival, the Belle and Delta Queen steamboats race each other down this river. the Ohio River. 5: Go way down upon the Suwannee River and you'll discover that it rises in this swamp. Okefenokee Swamp. Round 5. Category: Pop Music Trivia 1: She was awarded her 1986 Female Pop Vocal Grammy Award by her cousin Dionne. Whitney Houston. 2: "Midnight Train to Georgia" was originally called "Midnight Plane to..." this Texas city. Houston. 3: In 1977 she spent a week on the top of the Top 40 chart with "Don't Leave Me That Way". Thelma Houston. 4: After his death in 1950, his recording of "September Song" became a big hit. Walter Huston. 5: After "Phoenix" and "Wichita", it was Glen Campbell's 3rd Top 40 hit with a city in the title. "Galveston". Thanks for listening! Come back tomorrow for more exciting trivia! Special thanks to https://blog.feedspot.com/trivia_podcasts/

    Episode 591 - "Hall"S - Feminism - "B" In Rock - Inventors And Inventions - Lose A Turn

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2022 7:55


    Welcome to the Instant Trivia podcast episode 591, where we ask the best trivia on the Internet. Round 1. Category: "Hall"S 1: What you do with your "boughs of holly". deck the halls. 2: Oklahoma City, OK., Canton, OH., and Cooperstown, N.Y. are each known for 1 of these. hall of fame. 3: During Mexican War, U.S. Marines raised the Amer. flag over Nat'l Palace in Mexico City, later called this. Halls of Montezuma. 4: Where you go in the Palace of Versailles to get a good look at yourself, 483 in fact. Hall of Mirrors. 5: Model who's produced 2 "model" children for Mick Jagger. Jerry Hall. Round 2. Category: Feminism 1: The profession of Mary Prance in Henry James' 1886 "The Bostonians", it was about 1/5 female in Boston at the time. a physician (or medicine or a doctor). 2: Reformer Lucy Stone is perhaps best remembered for refusing to do this when she got married in 1855. changing her last name to her husband's. 3: Giving her 1989 book its title, Arlie Hochschild noted, "Most women work one shift at" their jobs and a "second shift" here. at home. 4: A heralded 1973 "Battle of the Sexes" ended 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 in her favor. Billie Jean King. 5: Emmeline and Christabel Pankhurst were a mother-daughter team of these activists for the vote. suffragettes. Round 3. Category: "B" In Rock 1: On a "Manic Monday", this group taught us to "Walk Like An Egyptian". The Bangles. 2: Soap star Katherine Kelly Lang was in many of this group's music videos, as the modern "California Girl". The Beach Boys. 3: Elvis' last Top 10 hit, it says, "I feel my temperature rising, help me I'm flaming I must be a hundred and nine". "Burning Love". 4: Adam Yauch and Michael Diamond are 2 of the 3 "Boys" in this group. The Beastie Boys. 5: Shawn Stockman, Nathan Morris, Michael McCary and Wanya Morris are this "Boy" group. Boyz II Men. Round 4. Category: Inventors And Inventions 1: Dr. Rene Laennec invented this medical instrument, then just a hollow wooden tube. the stethoscope. 2: During World War I he directed the wireless service of Italy's army. Marconi. 3: During his lifetime this instant camera inventor received 533 U.S. patents. (Edwin) Land. 4: In 1947 Ed Lowe gave a neighbor absorbent clay for her feline's box; he soon packaged the clay under this name. Kitty Litter. 5: The sensation of the 1893 Chicago Exposition rose 250' and was named for its inventor. the Ferris Wheel. Round 5. Category: Lose A Turn 1: In 1991, after 8 years as the AKC's top dog, the cocker spaniel lost the No. 1 ranking to this dog called a lab. a Labrador retriever. 2: Chillicothe was this state's capital twice, losing out to Zanesville once and finally to Columbus. Ohio. 3: Only twice between 1949 and 1964 did this team fail to win the American League pennant. the New York Yankees. 4: After a 3-year ride at the top in U.S. sales, this Honda model lost its No. 1 position to the Taurus in 1992. the Honda Accord. 5: This orator was the Democrats' presidential nominee twice, lost a turn and was nominated again in 1908. William Jennings Bryan. Thanks for listening! Come back tomorrow for more exciting trivia! Special thanks to https://blog.feedspot.com/trivia_podcasts/

    Episode 590 - All God's Creatures - Basketball - Airport Codes - Communication - Horrors!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 7:44


    Welcome to the Instant Trivia podcast episode 590, where we ask the best trivia on the Internet. Round 1. Category: All God's Creatures 1: An owl cannot move these from side to side, so it must move its head. its eyes. 2: Grevy's, the largest species of this striped mammal, is named for former French president Francois Grevy. a zebra. 3: Called a "bamboo chicken" by locals in Belize, a male one of these lizards can reach over 6 feet. an iguana. 4: This 2-humped camel is probably named for the ancient country in central Asia where it originated. the Bactrian camel. 5: This "butterfly" dog was often represented in the paintings of Peter Paul Rubens and his followers. papillon. Round 2. Category: Basketball 1: In 2000 this ex-Chicago Bull became president of the Wizards. (Michael) Jordan. 2: When these "clowns" once played in Greece the heat was so great the tar on the court melted. Harlem Globetrotters. 3: Before 1937, this game-opener was repeated after every score. center jump (jump ball). 4: In 1961-62 this Philadelphia Warrior became the only man in history to score over 4,000 points in a season. Wilt Chamberlain. 5: Though he didn't play organized hoops until 9th grade, this Spurs center is a 3-time NBA Finals MVP. Tim Duncan. Round 3. Category: Airport Codes 1: SVO, also known as Sheremetyevo. Moscow. 2: When Bill the Cat says, "ACK!" , he may mean the airport on this Massachusetts island. Nantucket. 3: A capital place: IAD. Dulles (Washington, D.C.). 4: A friendly ghost town?:CPR. Casper, Wyoming. 5: RMG, REO and FCO all serve cities or towns with this name, in Georgia, Oregon and Italy. Rome. Round 4. Category: Communication 1: In the early 1900s Congress allowed these with divided backs, half for the address and half for "Wish you were here". postcards. 2: In Sunday Dick Tracy comics it was always pointed out on Dick's wrist by an arrow. a wrist radio (2-way radio). 3: Fittingly, the Niagara Falls, N.Y. Public Library has a collection of these items that cost 23 cents to send. postcards. 4: 56' wide and 29' high, a digital billboard called the Broadway Spectacular is in the heart of this New York City area. Times Square. 5: To demonstrate this in 1877, Watson had to sing "Auld Lang Syne" and "Yankee Doodle". a telephone. Round 5. Category: Horrors! 1: Despite its title, this 1980 film had enough box office luck to produce 7 sequels by 1989. Friday the 13th. 2: John Larroquette narrated this 1974 film in which lumbering tools are put to new use. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. 3: Seen here is the not-so-horrific star of this "tasty" horror-comedy show. Buffy the Vampire Slayer. 4: This 1960 Hitchcock classic was partly based on real-life murderer Ed Gein, who skinned his victims. Psycho. 5: You won't find this hook-handed slasher of a 1992 film taking a sunrise and sprinkling it with dew. The Candyman. Thanks for listening! Come back tomorrow for more exciting trivia! Special thanks to https://blog.feedspot.com/trivia_podcasts/

    Episode 589 - Countries By Region - Classic Logos - Easy As "Pie" - North American Explorers - White House Trivia

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 13:14


    Welcome to the Instant Trivia podcast episode 589, where we ask the best trivia on the Internet. Round 1. Category: Island Countries 1: It takes up an entire continent. Australia. 2: In 1998 Pope John Paul II concluded his visit to this country with a mass at the Plaza de la Revolucion. Cuba. 3: Its national anthem, "San-Min-Chu-I", was co-written by Dr. Sun Yat-sen. Taiwan. 4: "Please, Sir, I want" this Polynesian island that dropped "Western" from its name in 1997. Samoa. 5: The Mozambique Channel separates this island nation from the African mainland. Madagascar. Round 2. Category: Gone Too Soon 1: Sadly, in 1997 this "Saturday Night Live" comic, like his idol, John Belushi, died at age 33. Chris Farley. 2: 2 of the 3 rock legends, aged 28, 22 and 17, who lost their lives February 3, 1959. The Big Bopper, Buddy Holly and /or Ritchie Valens. 3: He ran off with a 1988 Oscar nomination for his role in "Running on Empty". River Phoenix. 4: At the 2000 U.S. Open in Pebble Beach, a memorial was held for this golfer and winner of the title in '99. Payne Stewart. 5: (Hi, I'm Katie Wagner) In 1996 I co-produced and narrated "An Intimate Portrait" of this actress, my stepmother, for Lifetime TV. Natalie Wood. Round 3. Category: Crossword Clues "Y" 1: A tired response(4). a yawn. 2: Sing like an Alpine mountaineer(5). yodel. 3: Park Place(8). Yosemite. 4: A fungus for fermentation and leavening(5). yeast. 5: Brute in "Gulliver's Travels"(5). a Yahoo. Round 4. Category: There's No Business Like Business Business 1: On its first night of continuous operation in 1973, this co. delivered 186 packages to 25 cities overnight using 14 jets. FedEx. 2: The first Blockbuster Video store opened during this decade in Dallas, Texas. the '80s. 3: Founded in Seattle's Pike Place Market, this company perks up about 33 million customers a week. Starbucks. 4: Though Phil Knight didn't love the Swoosh logo, he hoped it would grow on him after paying $35 for it for this company. Nike. 5: In 1963 the Tandy Corporation bought this company; in 1977 it marketed the TRS-80 personal computer. RadioShack. Welcome to the Instant Trivia podcast episode 589, where we ask the best trivia on the Internet. Round 1. Category: Countries By Region 1: Oaxaca,Durango,Nayarit. Mexico. 2: Damietta,Suez,Gharbiya. Egypt. 3: Corse,Auvergne,Bretagne. France. 4: Western Plateau,Great Victoria Desert,Great Artesian Basin. Australia. 5: Ostergotland,Vasterbotten,Uppsala. Sweden. Round 2. Category: Classic Logos 1: Metro's bird lost out to this animal to be the symbol of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios. Leo the Lion. 2: Hands cupped together, holding a house and a car, was the classic symbol for this insurer. Allstate. 3: Piece of clothing worn by the Pillsbury Doughboy that has the Pillsbury logo on it. Chef's hat. 4: This automaking corporation got its Pentastar symbol in 1962. Chrysler. 5: It's the name given to that hooked line under the word Nike. Swoosh. Round 3. Category: Easy As "Pie" 1: Little Jack Horner stuck his thumb in this and pulled out a plum. Christmas pie. 2: This No. 1 hit referred to the death of Buddy Holly as "The Day the Music Died". "American Pie".

    Episode 588 - The 7 Wonders - Baseball Words - Political Parties - Body Parts - "Big" And "Little"

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 7:01


    Welcome to the Instant Trivia podcast episode 588, where we ask the best trivia on the Internet. Round 1. Category: The 7 Wonders 1: We sort of know what the Statue of Zeus looked like because it was reproduced on these of the realm. coins. 2: They were located on terraces that possibly rose some 300 feet. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon. 3: Made of bronze, it was destroyed by an earthquake in 224 B.C.. Colossus of Rhodes. 4: An earthquake in the 13th century signaled the loss of this -- signal. Lighthouse at Alexandria. 5: As always, invading Goths got the blame for destroying her temple at Ephesus. Artemis/Diana. Round 2. Category: Baseball Words 1: Spiders catch them in their webs. Flies. 2: What a catcher might eat his dinner on. Home plate. 3: A highly prized form of carbon. Diamond. 4: People who used peroxide on their hair. Bleachers. 5: It's material from which flags are made, or decorations in the colors of a flag. Bunting. Round 3. Category: Political Parties 1: Though party traces its origins to Jefferson, Andrew Jackson was 1st president to be called this. Democrat. 2: He was the last Federalist candidate to be elected president. John Quincy Adams. 3: Formed to oppose Andrew Jackson, this party's 1st program was Clay's "American System" favoring high tariffs. Whigs. 4: Whoopee! When he got 2 A.M. word of his reelection, he ordered bacon and eggs for himself, Colson and Haldeman. Nixon. 5: Jay Leno emceed the 2003 victory party at this man's campaign HQ; he had announced his candidacy on Jay's show. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Round 4. Category: Body Parts 1: Phosphenes are the sensations of light you get when pressure is applied to these. the eyes. 2: The smallest human cell is this cell originating only in the male. Sperm cell. 3: Wamble is a term for the sound this organ can make. stomach. 4: To cure a cataract, this part of the eye is replaced with an artificial one. lens. 5: The talus bone meets these 2 leg bones at the ankle joint. Tibia and fibula. Round 5. Category: "Big" And "Little" 1: British lawyer and horologist Edmund Beckett had a hand in designing this famous attraction. Big Ben. 2: At 8'2", he's over a foot taller than his best friend Snuffleupagus. Big Bird. 3: It sounds every hour on the hour outside London's houses of Parliament. Big Ben. 4: This baseball organization was founded in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, originally for boys aged 9 to 12. Little League. 5: "I think I can -- I think I can -- I think I can" name this classic children's tale by Watty Piper. The Little Engine That Could. Thanks for listening! Come back tomorrow for more exciting trivia! Special thanks to https://blog.feedspot.com/trivia_podcasts/

    Episode 587 - Lakes - The Grammy Awards - Babysitting Tips - Moving Around The Dial - Traveling

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 7:39


    Welcome to the Instant Trivia podcast episode 587, where we ask the best trivia on the Internet. Round 1. Category: Lakes 1: Leech Lake in Minnesota is the largest of this river's headwater lakes. Mississippi River. 2: Lake Titicaca is the largest lake on this continent. South America. 3: Named for a British king in 1755, this New York lake empties into Lake Champlain from the north. Lake George. 4: Lake Biwa, Japan's largest lake, lies near Kyoto in the west central area of this island. Honshu. 5: The deepest point of this southeastern Siberian lake is about 3,800 feet below sea level. Lake Baikal. Round 2. Category: The Grammy Awards 1: In 1974 this N.C. Democrat's spoken word recording, "Senator Sam at Home", received a Grammy nom.. Sam Ervin. 2: Of Inspirational, Country or Rock 'n" Roll, the type of music for which Elvis won his 3 Grammys. Inspiration. 3: His "Live on the Sunset Strip" album was 1982's "Best Comedy Recording". Richard Pryor. 4: Henry Mancini's music from this Craig Stevens TV series won "Album of the Year" in 1959. Peter Gunn. 5: This guitarist has won 7 Grammy Awards for "Best Country Instrumental Performance". Chet Atkins. Round 3. Category: Babysitting Tips 1: Ask if the little darlings have any of the food type of these; milk, egg and peanut are among the most common. allergies. 2: Mom and Dad may restrict kids' TV to shows with this letter rating, the same as the blandest movies. G. 3: Learn diapering skills at sitter certification classes from this group whose "American" branch dates from 1881. Red Cross. 4: If little Cindy gets into the medicine cabinet, you can reach the closest of these centers at 800-222-1222. poison control centers. 5: Some kids won't go to sleep without this rhyming item, though a 1999 study suggests it may cause myopia. night light. Round 4. Category: Moving Around The Dial 1: (Hi, I'm Ian Ziering) On "90210" the Walsh family moved to Beverly Hills from this state. Minnesota. 2: As the Fresh Prince, Will Smith moved from west Philly to this ritzy California enclave. Bel-Air. 3: Frasier left his Boston practice to host a radio show on this city's KACL. Seattle. 4: She left her troubled past in L.A. for not-so-sunny Sunnydale, mecca to demons and vampires. Buffy. 5: Lisa and Oliver Wendell Douglas left Manhattan life for a Hooterville farm on this '60s series. Green Acres. Round 5. Category: Traveling 1: A cold beer is just the thing to quench your thirst when cruising along this river in the capital of the Netherlands. the Amstel River. 2: If you're a U.S. citizen, you'll need one of these to visit China and we don't mean the credit card. a visa. 3: Families enjoy the Boudewijn Park and Dolphinarium in this European low country. Belgium. 4: For her cabin on this type of Cunard vessel, a Victorian-era traveler packed this type of "trunk". a steamer. 5: Finding guidebooks of his time boring, this Hungarian started his own travel series with 1936's "On the Continent". Eugene Fodor. Thanks for listening! Come back tomorrow for more exciting trivia! Special thanks to https://blog.feedspot.com/trivia_podcasts/

    Episode 586 - Pop And Rock Music - Calamity Jane - We Love Broadway - World Capitals - Classroom Films

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 8:09


    Welcome to the Instant Trivia podcast episode 586, where we ask the best trivia on the Internet. Round 1. Category: Pop And Rock Music 1: This "Hotel California" band first came together to back Linda Ronstadt at a concert at Disneyland. the Eagles. 2: Hit song title shared by Kris Kross and Van Halen. "Jump". 3: Oddly, female rapper Megan Pete calls herself "Megan Thee" this word for a male horse. Stallion. 4: Smells like this Seattle group was Spin Magazine's Artist of the Year for 1992. Nirvana. 5: In 2019 Madonna performed at but did not compete in this international song competition. Eurovision. Round 2. Category: Calamity Jane 1: Jane had some "dark times" as a camp follower of an expedition to these South Dakota hills. Black Hills. 2: Jane's job title of bullwhacker indicates she drove cattle with one of these implements. whip. 3: General George, whose troops Jane rode with, had this last name that Nixon said didn't apply to him. Crook. 4: A woman surfaced in 1941 claiming to be the daughter of Jane and this man who played one poker hand too many. Wild Bill Hickok. 5: Jane's gig at the 1901 Pan-American Expo in this city was overshadowed by ths McKinley assassination there. Buffalo. Round 3. Category: We Love Broadway 1: (Before the clue is given, Kate Reinders from the Broadway play Wicked helps with the clue.)"Popular /You're gonna be pop-u-lar /I'll teach you the proper ploys /When you talk to boys /Little ways to flirt and flounce--woww! /I'll show you what shoes to wear /How to fix your hair /Everything that really counts to be /Popular /I'll help you be pop-u-lar /You'll hang with the right cohorts /You'll be good at sports /Know the slang you gotta know /So let's start /'Cause you've got an awfully long way to go""Wicked" is based on a modern novel inspired by this classic L. Frank Baum book that took us "over the rainbow". The Wizard of Oz. 2: Alfre Woodard winged onto B'way in "Drowning Crow", an African-American version of this Chekhov classic. The Seagull. 3: Well, chim chim cher-ee! This musical about a flying nanny is flying onto Broadway. Mary Poppins. 4: In 2003 he was "dirty dancing" in "Chicago" on Broadway before embarking on the show's national tour. Patrick Swayze. 5: Hey, hey! This member of The Monkees took over the role of Zoser in "Aida" in 2004. Micky Dolenz. Round 4. Category: World Capitals 1: Foreign embassies are located in Jiddah, some 500 miles from this country's capital, Riyadh. Saudi Arabia. 2: As its name implies, this Middle Eastern capital was once known for its damascened steel sword blades. Damascus. 3: Founded by famed conquistador Gonzalo Jimenez de Quesada on Chibcha Indian site "Bacata". Bogota. 4: A revolving restaurant spins atop the hot water storage tanks on this northern capital's Oskjuhlid Hill. Reykjavik. 5: In this Arab capital Christians live mainly on the east side and Muslims mainly on the west side. Beirut. Round 5. Category: Classroom Films 1: 1989:Robin Williams inspires his prep school students to discover Whitman and Tennyson. Dead Poets Society. 2: 1955: Idealistic Glenn Ford tries to reach troubled students like Sidney Poitier. Blackboard Jungle. 3: 1967:Idealistic Sidney Poitier teaches rough East Enders, earns respect and a song from Lulu. To Sir, with Love. 4: 1987:Edward James Olmos' students from the East L.A. barrio pass the A.P. calcul

    Episode 585 - The Third - Star Trek 101 - It's Australia, Mate - Travel Texas - Perhaps Some "Tea"

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2022 7:32


    Welcome to the Instant Trivia podcast episode 585, where we ask the best trivia on the Internet. Round 1. Category: The Third 1: He was the last king of the House of York. Richard III. 2: Charles Conrad, Jr. was the third man to walk here. The Moon. 3: Our third president, for 4 years he had a Burr in his side. Thomas Jefferson. 4: The third reindeer named in "A Visit From St. Nicholas", he follows Dancer and precedes Vixen. Prancer. 5: Based on an Erich Maria Remarque novel, it was the third film to win a Best Picture Oscar. All Quiet On The Western Front. Round 2. Category: Star Trek 101 1: These hand weapons used by an Enterprise crew can be set from stun to disrupt. phasers. 2: (Hi, I'm Roxann Dawson.) As chief engineer, B'Elanna Torres is in charge of this drive that mixes matter and antimatter. warp drive. 3: Majel Barrett, the computer voice you hear in the TV shows and films, is the widow of this creator of "Star Trek". Gene Roddenberry. 4: (Hi I'm Robert Duncan McNeill.) Tom Paris' father is an admiral in this arm of the Federation. Starfleet. 5: (Hello, I'm Armin Shimerman.) A knowledgeable Ferengi knows there are 285 rules of this, the 1st one being "Once you have their money never give it back". acquisition. Round 3. Category: It's Australia, Mate 1: This Australian state reports it has lost the 1859 decree Victoria signed authorizing its name. Queensland. 2: The "Ground" for this sport in Melbourne, Australia has a capacity of about 100,000 spectators. cricket. 3: Australia's botanists first bred these green-skinned apples in the late 19th century. Granny Smith apples. 4: Australia's smallest state, this island used to be called Van Diemen's Land. Tasmania. 5: It's "evolved" to become the largest city of Australia's Northern Territory. Darwin. Round 4. Category: Travel Texas 1: Used in casting the Marine Corps Memorial, the original sculpture of this event can be seen in Harlingen. Raising of the flag on Iwo Jima. 2: When in San Antonio, remember to visit this famous fortress. The Alamo. 3: At this landmark you can see Davy Crockett's buckskin vest and a hunting knife like the one wielded by Jim Bowie. the Alamo. 4: In Parker, Texas you can tour the Southfork Ranch made famous by this TV series. Dallas. 5: Say howdy to 52-foot Big Tex at the state fair of Texas, a stone's throw from this college football stadium. the Cotton Bowl. Round 5. Category: Perhaps Some "Tea" 1: What Helen Keller called Anne Sullivan. Teacher. 2: Hold hair at ends, comb toward scalp; cracking gum optional. tease. 3: Daniel Tobin headed this union from 1907 to 1952, bringing its membership from 40,000 to more than a million. the Teamsters. 4: It has about 40,000 people and it's right near Hackensack. Teaneck. 5: This great trombonist was part of Louis Armstrong's band from 1947 to 1951. Jack Teagarden. Thanks for listening! Come back tomorrow for more exciting trivia! Special thanks to https://blog.feedspot.com/trivia_podcasts/

    Episode 584 - First In Our Hearts - Valentine's Day - The Emmy Awards - Tv And Movie Robots - Tool Time

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2022 7:39


    Welcome to the Instant Trivia podcast episode 584, where we ask the best trivia on the Internet. Round 1. Category: First In Our Hearts 1: The first U.S. coin with the likeness of a president was this coin based on a photo taken in Mathew Brady's studio. (the Lincoln) penny. 2: The first of these in the U.S. was for a potash process and was signed by Washington and Jefferson. a patent. 3: The first self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction was made by this Italian-American physicist in 1942. Fermi. 4: The first of these cast for a woman was Roger MacBride's, going to 1972 Libertarian V.P. candidate Theodora Nathan. an Electoral College vote. 5: Having no reeds, pipes or vibrating parts, this man's 1935 organ was the first of its kind. (Laurens) Hammond. Round 2. Category: Valentine's Day 1: On Feb. 14, 1985 the conservative Jewish movement announced its decision to accept women in this post. Rabbi. 2: He told the 20th Communist Party Congress Feb. 14, 1956 that war with capitalist imperialism was not inevitable. Nikita Khrushchev. 3: This partner of Bob Woodward was born Feb. 14, 1944 in Washington, D.C., the city that made him famous. Carl Bernstein. 4: New Mexico had been a state for almost 5 weeks when this neighbor joined the Union in 1912. Arizona. 5: A young girl received the first dual transplant of the heart and this organ Feb. 14, 1984. Liver. Round 3. Category: The Emmy Awards 1: This "Evening Shade" star joked that he was going to mount his Emmy on the hood of his Mercedes. Burt Reynolds. 2: In 1982 and 1983 the TV Academy "hailed" Carol Kane and Christopher Lloyd for their roles on this sitcom. Taxi. 3: Of Marion Lorne, Agnes Moorehead or Elizabeth Montgomery, the one who won an Emmy for "Bewitched". Marion Lorne. 4: Bebe Neuwirth, a 1986 Tony winner for "Sweet Charity", won 2 Emmys for playing Lilith on this sitcom. Cheers. 5: This TV "Golden Girl" was nominated for the first "Best Actress" Emmy in 1950 but lost to Gertrude Berg. Betty White. Round 4. Category: Tv And Movie Robots 1: This futuristic Hanna-Barbera cartoon series featured a robot named Rosie. The Jetsons. 2: She was Rhoda, Bob Cummings' robot, on "My Living Doll". Julie Newmar. 3: He played a gunslinging robot in both "Westworld" and its sequel, "Futureworld". Yul Brynner. 4: For 3 seasons Dick Gautier played this CONTROL robot on "Get Smart". Hymie. 5: This "Forbidden Planet" robot could speak over 180 languages, drive a vehicle and make all the booze you'd like. Robby the Robot. Round 5. Category: Tool Time 1: A sharp twist of your muscle that might make a monkey out of you. a wrench. 2: If you know the correct procedure, you "know" this tool. the drill. 3: Seen here, this pair is just the thing for pounding or grinding. a mortar and pestle. 4: This volcanic material was used by primitive humans in the making of tools. obsidian. 5: The working tools of a blacksmith include a bellows, a hammer and one of these sturdy, iron hammering blocks. an anvil. Thanks for listening! Come back tomorrow for more exciting trivia! Special thanks to https://blog.feedspot.com/trivia_podcasts/

    Episode 583 - Tv Series Finales - We Want Pisa! - Baseball - National Airlines - Design

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 6:59


    Welcome to the Instant Trivia podcast episode 583, where we ask the best trivia on the Internet. Round 1. Category: Tv Series Finales 1: As many hoped, on the final episode of "Friends", these 2 characters finally got back together. Ross and Rachel. 2: Miss Ellie turned Southfork Ranch over to Bobby. Dallas. 3: This title serial killer became a lumberjack, because why not. Dexter. 4: Was it all a dream? On the last episode of "Newhart", Bob awoke with this former TV wife, not Mary Frann. Suzanne Pleshette. 5: Lois and Clark had a wedding; Clark finally got the Superman suit, which he donned to save Lois aboard Air Force One. Smallville. Round 2. Category: We Want Pisa! 1: The Italian city of Pisa is located at the mouth of the Arno River, where it flows into this body of water. the Mediterranean Sea. 2: In Italian it's known as "La Torre Pendente". the Leaning Tower. 3: At the head of his own militia, this medieval author of "The Prince" helped conquer Pisa for Florence in 1509. Machiavelli. 4: Born in Pisa in the 16th century, he studied the laws of falling bodies and the motions of projectiles. Galileo. 5: This island off the Italian coast where Napoleon was first exiled was controlled for many years by Pisa. Elba. Round 3. Category: Baseball 1: If you don't mind the abuse, you can earn $40-100,000 a year doing this job in the majors. umpire. 2: Courts have upheld local ordinances banning night games in this team's ball park. the Chicago Cubs. 3: To baseball players, stripper Morganna Roberts is better known by this nickname. Kissing Bandit. 4: Nicknamed the "Georgia Peach", he has the all-time highest career batting average, .367. Ty Cobb. 5: The Cubs' Hack Wilson holds the record for the most of these in 1 season, 190. RBIs. Round 4. Category: National Airlines 1: El Al. Israel. 2: Iberia. the airline of Spain. 3: Luxair Airlines. Luxembourg. 4: Aeroflot. the Soviet Union's airline. 5: SABENA. Belgium. Round 5. Category: Design 1: The "Maltese" one of these Christian symbols has eight points. a cross. 2: A rood screen, which separates the chancel from the nave, can be found in this type of building. church. 3: Used in decorative tableware, the opaque glass named for this liquid is usually white. milk. 4: Frederick Law Olmsted began his career as landscape architect of this Manhattan park. Central Park. 5: Carriage clocks had these on top because they were designed to be carried on carriages. Handles. Thanks for listening! Come back tomorrow for more exciting trivia! Special thanks to https://blog.feedspot.com/trivia_podcasts/

    Episode 582 - 1990s Business - They Were Expelled - Working Without Annette - National Monuments - Boys In The Band

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 7:44


    Welcome to the Instant Trivia podcast episode 582, where we ask the best trivia on the Internet. Round 1. Category: 1990s Business 1: In 1992 Hughes Aircraft Co., a division of this automaker, agreed to buy part of General Dynamics. General Motors. 2: This company's 1st restaurant in China served nearly 40,000 people the day it opened April 23, 1992. McDonald's. 3: In 1995 this apparel company reintroduced "The Fruits" who'd starred in its ads in the 1970s. Fruit of the Loom. 4: In 1995 NBC and this giant software company announced plans for an all-news television channel. Microsoft. 5: This Colorado-based brewer introduced Zima Clearmalt in 1992. Coors. Round 2. Category: They Were Expelled 1: This star of "Casablanca" was booted out of Phillips Academy for uncontrollably high spirits. Humphrey Bogart. 2: Perhaps responding "nevermore", this poet was expelled from West Point in 1831 for refusing to attend drills. Edgar Allan Poe. 3: Once publisher of the USA's largest newspaper chain, he was expelled from Harvard in 1885 for insulting his professors. William Randolph Hearst. 4: Assassinated in August 1940, this Russian Communist leader was expelled in his youth for howling at his teacher. Trotsky. 5: The leading actress of her time, in 1860 she was expelled from a Paris convent school for making fun of a bishop. (Sarah) Bernhardt. Round 3. Category: Working Without Annette 1: Before teaming with Annette Funicello, Frankie Avalon appeared in this 1960 John Wayne western (not as Davy). The Alamo. 2: With no help from Annette, Frankie Avalon was born in this year in which Germany invaded Poland. 1939. 3: With Annette nowhere in sight, Frankie Avalon played a 39-year-old Teen Angel in this 1978 musical film. Grease. 4: Annette Funicello did not do backing vocals on this 1959 Frankie Avalon hit song about a Roman goddess. "Venus". 5: Annette Funicello was not on board when Frankie starred in this 1961 sci-fi "voyage" directed by Irwin Allen. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. Round 4. Category: National Monuments 1: The USA's largest national monument, this state's Misty Fjords, consists of glaciers and long, deep fjords. Alaska. 2: This Wyoming formation has a base diameter of about 1,000 feet and a summit diameter of about 275 feet. Devils Tower. 3: This Wyoming monument contains an 865-foot-high fluted column of igneous rock. Devils Tower. 4: Castillo de San Marcos in this Florida city is the oldest masonry fort in the continental U.S.. St. Augustine. 5: Arizona's Tuzigoot National Monument is one of these villages defined as consisting of multilevel adobe dwellings. a pueblo. Round 5. Category: Boys In The Band 1: Mick Jagger,Keith Richards.Mick Taylor. The Rolling Stones. 2: Pete Townshend,Roger Daltrey,John Entwistle. The Who. 3: Roger Waters,David Gilmour,Nick Mason. Pink Floyd. 4: Michael McDonald,Patrick Simmons,Jeff "Skunk" Baxter. The Doobie Brothers. 5: Walter Becker,Donald Fagen,Jeff "Skunk" Baxter. Steely Dan. Thanks for listening! Come back tomorrow for more exciting trivia! Special thanks to https://blog.feedspot.com/trivia_podcasts/

    Episode 581 - Ants - A Brief History Of Thyme - La Langue Francaise - The '70s - There Is No Place Like Nebraska

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 7:32


    Welcome to the Instant Trivia podcast episode 581, where we ask the best trivia on the Internet. Round 1. Category: Ants 1: In a famous fable, the ant is portrayed as hard working while this insect just has a good time. grasshopper. 2: The echidna, pangolin, and aardvark, for example. anteaters. 3: Ants protect themselves from their enemies by stinging or doing this to them. biting. 4: After mating in the air, the queen ant lands and tears these off. wings. 5: Unlike termites, these ants don't eat wood, only chew out holes big enough to "build" their nests. carpenter ants. Round 2. Category: A Brief History Of Thyme 1: Thyme honey from the Iblei Mtns. on this large Mediterranean isle has been a delicacy for centuries. Sicily. 2: Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme figure prominently in this hit by Simon and Garfunkel. "Scarborough Fair". 3: This "elder" Roman encyclopedist referred to thyme as a fumigant. Pliny. 4: Monks know that thyme is an ingredient in this popular upscale French liquor, one of the "B"s in B and B. benedictine. 5: Thyme contains about 1% this type of "oil" used in fragrances and pharmaceuticals. essential oil. Round 3. Category: La Langue Francaise 1: It's "one", "two", "three", mon ami. Un, deux, trois. 2: What the French call Janvier and Fevrier, we call these months. January and February. 3: 4-word phrase for the best of the best, you might say it rises to the top. Creme de la creme. 4: French for "puffed out", it describes a hairstyle popular in the '60s. Bouffant. 5: This 2-word phrase gives a person complete freedom to act at will. Carte blanche. Round 4. Category: The '70s 1: The 2 reporters at the Washington Post who blew the whistle on Watergate. Woodward and Bernstein. 2: In a 1976 article in New York Magazine, Tom Wolfe dubbed the '70s this decade. the "Me Decade". 3: On January 1, 1978 he was sworn in as the 105th mayor of New York City. Ed Koch. 4: In the 1970s many studied ESP, short for this awareness beyond the normal senses (but you already knew that). extrasensory perception. 5: She went to court in 1972 to get an injunction to keep photographer Ron Galella away from her. Jackie Onassis. Round 5. Category: There Is No Place Like Nebraska 1: The USA's emergency 911 system was developed and first used in this "presidential" city. Lincoln. 2: This man organized his famous "Wild West Show" in 1883 at his ranch near North Platte. Buffalo Bill Cody. 3: In 1948 Nebraska's Offutt Air Force Base became home to SAC, which stood for this. Strategic Air Command. 4: The U. of N. College of Agriculture helped develop the technology for this McDonald's McPork sandwich. McRib. 5: The childhood home of Willa Cather, this colorfully named town inspired the setting for her 6 Nebraska novels. Red Cloud. Thanks for listening! Come back tomorrow for more exciting trivia! Special thanks to https://blog.feedspot.com/trivia_podcasts/

    Episode 580 - Wow! My Own Label! - Historical Text Messaging - Alloys - Ladies Home Journal - Corporate America

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 7:56


    Welcome to the Instant Trivia podcast episode 580, where we ask the best trivia on the Internet. Welcome to the Instant Trivia podcast episode 580, where we ask the best trivia on the Internet. Round 1. Category: Wow! My Own Label! 1: In the 1970s this "Rocket Man" founded Rocket Records. Elton John. 2: The 3 double CDs of the Beatle "Anthology" series are on this label founded by the Beatles. Apple. 3: He do be the founder of Reprise, yes he do be do be do. Frank Sinatra. 4: Alanis Morissette's "Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie" is on Maverick, this Material Girl's label. Madonna. 5: He's the best seller of all the artists in his own Paisley Park stable. Prince. Round 2. Category: Historical Text Messaging 1: 323 B.C.:chrgd w/impiety. nt ltng thm sin 2x vs. phlsphy. off 2 chalcis. lyceum ltr. Aristotle. 2: 1989:stk @ embassy.u.s. blsting vh @ me.:(ttyl. (Manuel) Noriega. 3: 1670s:dsgnd st. bride's chrch.englnd 4evr!. Christopher Wren. 4: 1981:am canada's pm. dont no zonker r b.d. u kp txtng me abt. pls stp. Pierre Trudeau. 5: 1890:wilhelm ii mkng me quit chnclr gig. off 2 est8s @ friedrichsruh, wch is impsbl 2 abbrv and b undrstd. (Otto von) Bismarck. Round 3. Category: Alloys 1: An alloy called babbitt metal is used to line bearings and bushings to reduce this. friction. 2: Simple carbon steels are just a little carbon and manganese and a lot of this. iron. 3: For this alloy, mix your zinc and copper in a crucible and work with your ingots after they cool. brass. 4: Adding platinum to gold turns it from yellow gold to this. white gold. 5: Osmiridium is, you guessed it, an alloy of this and iridium. osmium. Round 4. Category: Ladies Home Journal 1: It's the detachable part of an advertisement that entitles you to a discount at the supermarket. Coupon. 2: Examples of these include Dr. Atkins, the Macrobiotic and the Scarsdale. Diets. 3: This mild antiseptic with the formula H2O2 can also be used to bleach hair and fabrics. Hydrogen peroxide. 4: From the Latin for "entering", they're the listed things you need to prepare food from a recipe. Ingredients. 5: A housewife is also known as a homemaker or one of these "engineers". Domestic engineer. Round 5. Category: Corporate America 1: Selling "Little Dot" perfume door-to-door in 1886, Mrs. Albee is considered the 1st of these saleswomen. Avon lady. 2: This bookstore chain founded by Larry Hoyt in 1933 was named for an inspirational pond. Waldenbooks. 3: The "Al" in Alcoa stands for this. aluminum. 4: Automaker whose ad campaign centers around "The heartbeat of America". Chevrolet. 5: This company holds the patent on marking the sweetener Aspartame until 1992. NutraSweet. Thanks for listening! Come back tomorrow for more exciting trivia! Special thanks to https://blog.feedspot.com/trivia_podcasts/

    Episode 579 - Where There's A Will... - Celebrity Jeopardy! - Gauges - Shrew-Ed - Sex Changes

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 7:22


    Welcome to the Instant Trivia podcast episode 579, where we ask the best trivia on the Internet. Round 1. Category: Where There's A Will... 1: This "Sultan of Swat" left 10% of his estate to a foundation he created for needy children. Babe Ruth. 2: He appointed "Beloved Wife, Yoko Ono" to act as executor of his last will and testament. John Lennon. 3: In his will he called himself a "printer" and "late minister plenipotentiary" to the court of France. Benjamin Franklin. 4: She bequeathed a friend a copy of her husband's inaugural address signed by Robert Frost. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. 5: This former Chief Justice's self-written will of 1994 made no provisions for estate taxes. Warren Burger. Round 2. Category: Celebrity Jeopardy! 1: I'm Dylan on "90210" and I have a pet pig named Jerry Lee. Luke Perry. 2: I'm the architect of rock and roll and the originator--Good golly, Miss Molly!. Little Richard. 3: Sugar Babe's husband on "The Real McCoys", Sylvester Stallone rescued me in "Rambo III". Richard Crenna. 4: I'm 2 meters tall, host 2 1/2 hours of "Entertainment Tonight" a week and have 4 music Emmys. John Tesh. 5: I've been hosting and producing the nationally syndicated dance show "Soul Train" for 2 decades. Don Cornelius. Round 3. Category: Gauges 1: It's pulled out of the crankcase, wiped, reinserted, pulled out again, and then read. dipstick. 2: Both Webster's and American Heritage say "caliper" is an alteration of this word. calibration. 3: Number at the top of a protractor. 90 (degrees). 4: On a plane, these gauges which measure in feet may be barometric or radio. an altimeter. 5: On a pressure gauge, "psi" stands for this. pounds per square inch. Round 4. Category: Shrew-Ed 1: Continent where you'd find the shrews Crocidura nigeriae and Crocidura tansaniana. Africa. 2: Canadian province where you'll most likely spot Trowbridge's shrew, which enjoys Douglas fir seeds. British Columbia. 3: The Southeastern shrew inhabits the marshy U.S. region that got this uninviting name from Col. William Byrd. the Great Dismal Swamp. 4: The Mt. Malindang shrew and the Palawan tree shrew are native to this country. the Philippines. 5: It would be "serendip"itous to see a Kelaart's long-clawed shrew, as it lives only on this island. Sri Lanka. Round 5. Category: Sex Changes 1: After 1979 some of these powerful Atlantic storms were given male names too. hurricanes. 2: Not far from Roanoke, this military school broke a 158 year tradition and admitted women in 1997. VMI (Virginia Military Institute). 3: In the 1950s she was the outcome of the world's first publicized sex change. Christine Jorgensen. 4: Don't let the pearls fool you, these lady bivalves can change into males when it suits them. oysters. 5: She continued the tennis career begun by Richard Raskind. Renee Richards. Thanks for listening! Come back tomorrow for more exciting trivia! Special thanks to https://blog.feedspot.com/trivia_podcasts/

    Episode 578 - Hello, Newton! - Sounds All Around - American Sign Language - Ding Dong - Sinners

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2022 7:15


    Welcome to the Instant Trivia podcast episode 578, where we ask the best trivia on the Internet. Round 1. Category: Hello, Newton! 1: Newton designed one of these that used mirrors in addition to lenses. telescope. 2: A student of this university's Trinity College, Newton graduated in 1665 without honors or distinction. Cambridge. 3: A falling apple gave Newton some ideas about what type of force could hold this heavenly body in its path. moon. 4: In the 1690s Newton was the bane of counterfeiters, introducing newly milled edges while working here. mint. 5: This English astronomer paid for the publication of Newton's masterwork, the "Principia". Edmond Halley. Round 2. Category: Sounds All Around 1: It can be a continuous low humming sound or a male bee. drone. 2: If you listen to your heart using a stethoscope, you'll hear the sound of these flaps opening and closing. valves. 3: In part of the Capitol dome, you can clearly hear distant sounds, making it this kind of "gallery". a whispering gallery. 4: The name of this instrument comes from the Italian for "little goose". an ocarina. 5: This rude noise is the last name of Toby, a character in "Twelfth Night". Belch. Round 3. Category: American Sign Language 1: It's the phenomenon being signed here. a rainbow. 2: This bulb is related to the lily. an onion. 3: The Beatles' Rocky knows the sign for this animal. a raccoon. 4: This area of land with a specific use is of grave importance. graveyard (cemetery). 5: Here is the sign for this geometry term. a perpendicular. Round 4. Category: Ding Dong 1: In 1967 this company introduced its chocolate-covered Ding Dong snack cakes. Hostess. 2: Continuing the alliteration, it follows "ding-dong" in a kid's prank that involves ringing a doorbell and running away. dash (ditch). 3: "Ding dong", it's this company "calling"; how about some lipstick or other cosmetic?. Avon. 4: 4-word title of the Barry Mann song that asks, "Who put the ram in the rama lama ding dong?". "Who Put The Bomp". 5: Judy Garland's "Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead" surged on U.K. iTunes after this former prime minister passed away. Margaret Thatcher. Round 5. Category: Sinners 1: In 1988 this popular evangelist tearfully admitted on his national TV show that "I have sinned against you". Jimmy Swaggart. 2: Holiday in 1929 on which Chicago gangster Bugs Moran lost several members of his gang. St. Valentine's Day. 3: "I sin every single day", said this 2008 presidential candidate whose indiscretions keep coming to light. (John) Edwards. 4: Despite the nickname, this man said to have coined the term "G-men" reportedly never fired a shot during a crime. "Machine Gun" Kelly. 5: In a 1741 Jonathan Edwards sermon title, sinners were "in the hands of" this. an angry god. Thanks for listening! Come back tomorrow for more exciting trivia! Special thanks to https://blog.feedspot.com/trivia_podcasts/

    Episode 577 - This 'N' That - Julia Child Says - Nyc Street Foods - The Fall 2001 Tv Season - Dynasties

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2022 7:34


    Welcome to the Instant Trivia podcast episode 577, where we ask the best trivia on the Internet. Round 1. Category: This 'N' That 1: Although born in Florida, Missouri, Mark Twain grew up in this city on the Mississippi River. Hannibal. 2: This reddish spice can be sold in both ground and stick form. Cinnamon. 3: In England the unit of volume roughly equivalent to a quart is spelled this way. Litre. 4: Legend says the Dannebrog, now this country's flag, dropped from heaven during a 1219 battle. Denmark. 5: "It Pays To Enrich Your Word Power" is a feature in this monthly magazine. Reader's Digest. Round 2. Category: Julia Child Says 1: They're easily peeled and the whites are tender when done in a pressure cooker. eggs. 2: "Pain Francais", it goes well with a salad nicoise. French bread. 3: People on diets can cook with wine since this which "carries the calories", gets cooked out. alcohol. 4: If a turkey breast is tough, this was probably done too soon after slaughter. freezing. 5: This French term translates as "high-class cooking". haute cuisine. Round 3. Category: Nyc Street Foods 1: (Sofia is on Park Avenue, enjoying a pretzel, when....) Oops! I forgot to get a side of this traditional yellow condiment. mustard. 2: (Sofia is tasting a Mediterranean delicacy.) This pita contains little balls of this, a deep-fried Mideast treat made from chickpeas or fava beans. falafel. 3: (Sofia is enjoying a foreign potato product.) From the Ukranian for "dumpling", it's the name of the potato product I'm eating. knish. 4: (Sofia holds up a slice of thin-crust pizza.) You can get pizza New York-style or in this thicker style named for an Italian island. Sicilian. 5: (Sofia wraps up our taste of the Big Apple--with a stomache--and a bottle of a well-known product for curing such.) Fortunately, also available in New York is this Procter and Gamble tummy-soothing liquid. Pepto-Bismol. Round 4. Category: The Fall 2001 Tv Season 1: "Criminal intent" is NBC's latest spin-off of this series. Law and Order. 2: The agency in CBS's "The Agency" and behind ABC's "Alias". the Central Intelligence Agency. 3: This actress "Blue" off "NYPD" and headed to "Philly". Kim Delaney. 4: Mr. Holland on film, he became Max Bickford on TV. Richard Dreyfuss. 5: Rose McGowan is the new Halliwell sister on this WB series. Charmed. Round 5. Category: Dynasties 1: "New Yorker" humorist Robert begat novelist Nathaniel, who begat "Jaws" author Peter. Benchleys. 2: Oil magnate John D. begat philanthropist John D., Jr., who begat N.Y. Gov. Nelson, Ark. Gov. Winthrop, etc.. the Rockefellers. 3: Movie producer Darryl begat movie producer Richard. Zanuck. 4: Oscar-winner Ed begat frequent Emmy nominee Ed Jr.. Begley. 5: Louisiana Governor Huey P. begat Louisiana Senator Russell B.. the Longs. Thanks for listening! Come back tomorrow for more exciting trivia! Special thanks to https://blog.feedspot.com/trivia_podcasts/

    Episode 576 - May Days - Who Dunnit? - Fast Food Nation - That's Like, So Totally "Rad" - "Dream"Y Songs Episode 577 - This 'N' That - Julia Child Says - Nyc Street Foods - The Fall 2001 Tv Season - D

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 7:18


    Welcome to the Instant Trivia podcast episode 577, where we ask the best trivia on the Internet. Round 1. Category: This 'N' That 1: Although born in Florida, Missouri, Mark Twain grew up in this city on the Mississippi River. Hannibal. 2: This reddish spice can be sold in both ground and stick form. Cinnamon. 3: In England the unit of volume roughly equivalent to a quart is spelled this way. Litre. 4: Legend says the Dannebrog, now this country's flag, dropped from heaven during a 1219 battle. Denmark. 5: "It Pays To Enrich Your Word Power" is a feature in this monthly magazine. Reader's Digest. Round 2. Category: Julia Child Says 1: They're easily peeled and the whites are tender when done in a pressure cooker. eggs. 2: "Pain Francais", it goes well with a salad nicoise. French bread. 3: People on diets can cook with wine since this which "carries the calories", gets cooked out. alcohol. 4: If a turkey breast is tough, this was probably done too soon after slaughter. freezing. 5: This French term translates as "high-class cooking". haute cuisine. Round 3. Category: Nyc Street Foods 1: (Sofia is on Park Avenue, enjoying a pretzel, when....) Oops! I forgot to get a side of this traditional yellow condiment. mustard. 2: (Sofia is tasting a Mediterranean delicacy.) This pita contains little balls of this, a deep-fried Mideast treat made from chickpeas or fava beans. falafel. 3: (Sofia is enjoying a foreign potato product.) From the Ukranian for "dumpling", it's the name of the potato product I'm eating. knish. 4: (Sofia holds up a slice of thin-crust pizza.) You can get pizza New York-style or in this thicker style named for an Italian island. Sicilian. 5: (Sofia wraps up our taste of the Big Apple--with a stomache--and a bottle of a well-known product for curing such.) Fortunately, also available in New York is this Procter and Gamble tummy-soothing liquid. Pepto-Bismol. Round 4. Category: The Fall 2001 Tv Season 1: "Criminal intent" is NBC's latest spin-off of this series. Law and Order. 2: The agency in CBS's "The Agency" and behind ABC's "Alias". the Central Intelligence Agency. 3: This actress "Blue" off "NYPD" and headed to "Philly". Kim Delaney. 4: Mr. Holland on film, he became Max Bickford on TV. Richard Dreyfuss. 5: Rose McGowan is the new Halliwell sister on this WB series. Charmed. Round 5. Category: Dynasties 1: "New Yorker" humorist Robert begat novelist Nathaniel, who begat "Jaws" author Peter. Benchleys. 2: Oil magnate John D. begat philanthropist John D., Jr., who begat N.Y. Gov. Nelson, Ark. Gov. Winthrop, etc.. the Rockefellers. 3: Movie producer Darryl begat movie producer Richard. Zanuck. 4: Oscar-winner Ed begat frequent Emmy nominee Ed Jr.. Begley. 5: Louisiana Governor Huey P. begat Louisiana Senator Russell B.. the Longs. Thanks for listening! Come back tomorrow for more exciting trivia! Special thanks to https://blog.feedspot.com/trivia_podcasts/ Welcome to the Instant Trivia podcast episode 576, where we ask the best trivia on the Internet. Round 1. Category: May Days 1: On May 22, 1992 an era in late-night television ended when he hosted his last "Tonight Show". Johnny Carson. 2: He and Sherpa guide Tenzing Norgay conquered Mount Everest May 29, 1953. Sir Edmund Hillary. 3: Partly to e