The Mad Trivia Party

with Chris Played by Charles Berman

Where we get mad, and you get trivial!


Chris Played by Charles Berman

1. Name a Channukah song or movie.

2. Why did the 2010 ReadWrite article “Facebook Wants to be Your One Tue Login” get millions of views online?

3. What is both a kind of armor and a kind of unwanted letter?

4. Where is Port of Spain?

5. What was a haruspex?

6. What is the difference between glass and crystal?

7. What is Coade stone?

8. What is a pantisocracy?

9. What is the difference between a shrimp and a prawn?

10. Name a defunct social network?

11. Which Olympics did the US boycott?

12. What was Mikey Mouse originally named?

13. Name a defunct social network.

14. What is the alphabet that English is written in called?

15. Name a loanword in English from Arabic.

16. The color pink is named after what kind of object?

17. What is both a kind of bird and a kind of book?

18. When Facebook first began it only allowed people to join if they were currently doing what?

19. What popular soda was invented as a mixer and never intended to be drunk straight?

20. Whom did Edward Snowden work for?

21. Call us collect.

- Tell us the location of a payphone.

22. Name something only one of us has read/heard/seen.

23. Why should you win?

24. Heads or tails?

Twitch the Intern, Scourge

1. Which president was the first American to win the Nobel Peace Prize?

2. What is the difference between a spade and a shovel?

3. Name either state which leads the US in the production of popcorn.

4. Who was buried in the Great Pyramid of Giza?

5. In the New Testament, the book of Acts follows the acts of which group?

6. Adjusted for inflation, which is the highest-grossing Harrison Ford movie?

7. Name a football player who became an actor, and name the movie/TV show in which he appeared.

8. Which country is hosting the 2018 Winter Olympics?

9. Delaware was the first state to ratify the US Constitution. Which state was second?

10. ******WISHBONE CHALLENGE******* [due to limited supply, only 3 bones per show please]

Doc Sonic’s questions:

Which Member of Sonic Youth graduated from Binghamton University?

How many rivers are there in Saudi Arabia?

Only one member of the Village People is missing what?

What is a “Blenheim Orange”?

The Great Pee Dee River flows into what body of water?

Christmas Island is a territory of what country?

What character from Beavis & Butthead got their own show?

Is This A Band?

Gruesome Lunchbox

The Kentucky Downshifters

Jackknife Stiletto

Unpleasant University

Microphone Empire

The Gargoyle Scoundrels

Tuba Society

Chris Played by Charles Berman

1. Who was the Great Gildersleeve?

2. What is both a kind of puzzle and a part of an argument?

3. What organization is run by the Patriarch?

- What s the name of the current Patriarch?

4. What is “cat pepper” used for?

5. What is both a kind of fly and a kind of voice?

6. What is glassine?

- What is typically kept in glassine envelopes?

7. What is suet?

8. Name someone who played themself in a fictional film.

9. Why does Philadelphia’s Ashburn Alley not appear on any roadmaps?

10. What is the difference between a muskrat and a zigurrat?

11. In what city does Jimmy Buffet own a buffet?

12. Who was John Company?

13. What former Major League Baseball player became a comedian and host of the Today Show?

14. What is Oprah Winfrey’s production company called?

- Why?

15. What does “Namaste” mean?

16. What did Mumbai used to be called?

- What about Kolkata?

17. What does a cruciverbalist do?

18. Why did people used to use candle snuffers instead of just blowing out the candles?

19. What color is the pavement in Red Square?

20. What is a rag and bone man?

21. Why are there usually no elephants in Picadilly Cirucs?

22. Name a non-fiction book that has been made into a movie.

23. What is the differece between pharaoh, faro, and farro?

24. Call us collect.

- Tell us the location of a payphone.

25. Name something only one of us has read/heard/seen.

26. Why should you win?

27. Heads or tails?

Twitch the Intern, Scourge

1. Listed alphabetically, which is the first US state capital? Which is last? [Hint: The states of these 2 capitals border each other.]

2. What was the name of the first nuclear-powered submarine, launched by the US in 1955?

3. At almost 12-feet, which living bird has the largest wingspan?

4. In which state would you have found the first Burger King? Pizza Hut? Sonic?

5. Medically, what is a ‘nephrolith’?

6. In which year did Michael Jackson release his ‘Thriller’ album?

7. What is the most common type of insect, making up almost half of all insect species?

8. Which US state produces the most silver (40% of all mined in USA)?

9. To which Native American tribe did Lewis and Clark guide Sacajawea belong?

10. ******WISHBONE CHALLENGE******* [due to limited supply, only 3 bones per show please]

Doc Sonic’s questions:

In Romeo And Juliet, what is Juliet’s last name?

Who was Prince Edward island named after?

What unusual object stood in the middle of the Mojave Desert for 50 years?

True or False?

Adult diapers outsell baby diapers in Japan?

True or False?

Elton John’s mother hired an Elton John impersonator for her birthday party?

True or False?

You can leave salted butter outside the fridge indefinitely?

True of False?

Water spirals down the plughole in opposite directions in the northern and southern ...

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Chris Played by Charles Berman

1. In Pride and Prejudice, what is Mr Darcy’s first name?

2. What is the name of both a comedian and a folkloric sailor?

3. In The Magic Schoolbus, what is Miss Frizzle’s first name?

4. The highest number of popes have had what name?

5. What is the difference between a turtle and a tortoise?

6. What is both a kind of gun and a part of a flower?

7. In mythology, what is Bulfinch known for?

8. Name a news-based quiz or game show.

9. What part of a typewriter needs to be replaced regularly in order for the machine to function properly?

10. Name someone who wrote and published a book while they had Alzheimer’s disease.

11. Name two authors who have written a work with the same title.

12. What is the Dunning-Kruger effect.

13. What is both a part of a prison and a part of a prisoner?

14. What regular character in Star Trek: The Next Generation died during the series?

15. Why is it believed that Homer was blind?

16. Name a breed of cats.

17. Why is something profitable said to be “in the black?”

18. What did Albert Einstein get his Nobel Prize for?

19. What 50s TV show was sponsored by Hallmark?

20. Apart from the greeting card company, what is a hallmark?

21. Call us collect.

- Tell us the location of a payphone.

22. Name something only one of us has read/heard/seen.

23. Why should you win?

Doc Sonic’s questions:

What is the national bird of Australia?

In Cajun cooking, what are Mud Bugs?

Which river does the Brooklyn Bridge cross?

Where would you find the DUMBO neighborhood in Brooklyn?

What Smurf has a heart tattoo on each arm?

What is Locksport?

I’ll give you a word and you spell it using the NATO alphabet

Is This A Band?

The Moonlandingz

The Tombstone Band

The Subtle Puppets

The Unpleasant Squad

Autumn Chaos

Small Door Republic

Twitch the Intern, Scourge

1. Which is the only NFL team which has never played on Thanksgiving Day?

2. Which capital city is the largest city in the Caribbean?

3. Which athlete wins the Hobey Baker Award? Which sports team wins the Grey Cup?

4. What is the weight range for commercially manufactured bowling balls?

5. Who was the first American president to grant a presidential pardon to a Thanksgiving turkey?

6. For what trade was the Greek philosopher Socrates originally trained?

7. Which country supplied the greatest number of soldiers to the Korean War? Of the countries supplying soldiers, which sent the fewest?

8. Lizzie Borden, Napoleon, Thomas Jefferson and Willie Nelson all had what color hair?

9. On ‘Happy Days’, what was Potsie Webber’s actual first name?

10. ******WISHBONE CHALLENGE******* [due to limited supply, only 3 bones per show please]


1. Who is John Hancock? Why is John Hancock a synonym of one’s signature?

2. In The ...

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