The Mad Trivia Party

with Chris Played by Charles Berman

Where we get mad, and you get trivial!


Doc Sonic’s questions:

What author is credited with creating the term “Nerd”?

What is the only state that has had their own state specific currency issued by the federal government?

What is the lowest hand that beats a straight in poker?

What Coca Cola flavor debuted the same year as New Coke? (hint, unlike New Coke, it’s still around).

What beer shares its name with the river that runs through Amsterdam?


1. What is the Flying Spaghetti Monster?

2. What did English’s informal version of “you” used to be?

- Name the plural “you” used by one of the dialects of English.

3. What is a brouhaha?

4. What is a flibbertigibbet?

5. Name what 1/100 of any of the world’s currencies is officially called.

6. What is McDonald’s called in Russia?

-Why are they recently in the news there?

7. What does it mean to be drawn and quartered?

8. Name someone who has performed in blackface.

9. What is graphology?

10. Why did Beethoven call his 9th Symphony “Choral?”

11. What was the main food of ancient Rome?

12. What is an oenophile?

13. Why was it commonly thought that English naval officers had dogsbodies?

14. Anton Szandor LaVey was best known for what?

15. Cafes were initially distinguished from other establishments by what item on their menu?

16. What is both a part of the body and a kind of paper product?

17. What is usually the last word in an English dictionary?

18. What are the pyramids for?

19. What is an automat?

20. Who killed Lee Harvey Oswald?

21. Tell us how to say our phone number in a new language.

22. How did Rich David get so rich?

23. How did Mack the Knife get so Knife?

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

24. Why should you win?

26. The Russian version of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” is called what?

From the Caffeine Kid:
1. Name the British comedian who died on stage during a live TV broadcast in 1984?
2. How many Grammy Awards have the Beatles won?
3. What’s the real name of Billy the Kid?
4. What was the first single from the British rock band The Kinks?
5. What was the last song the Doors’ Jim Morrison performed publically before his death?
6. On “Babylon 5,” what were the two competing elder races locked in an interstellar war?
7. What actor played Mr. Humphries on the British sitcom “Are You Being Served?”
8. What was Kurt Vonnegut’s first published novel?
9. What was Kurt Vonnegut’s last published novel?
10. In what year was James Joyce’s novel “Ulysses” first published?
11. What is an atlatl and what is its purpose?
12. What years did the “Calvin & Hobbes” comic strip run?
13. Where is the Irish sitcom “Father Ted” set?
14. Name any companion of the Doctor in “Doctor Who.”
15. Name any alien race the Doctor fought in “Doctor Who.”

Twitch the Intern

1. In which Texas city would you find The Alamo?

2. What was Kevin Bacon’s first movie?

3. Give an example of an anadramous fish. Give an example of a crepuscular mammal.

4. When you get your blood drawn at the doctor’s office, the tubes have different colored caps. What do the colors represent?

5. When the Transcontinental Railroad was completed, in which 'state’ was the Golden Spike driven?

6. Who was the first Super Bowl MVP?

7. Where is the thinnest layer of skin on your body? Where is the thickest?

8. Name the five Jackson brothers of the Jackson 5.

9. In mythology, who stole fire from Mount Olympus and gave it to mankind?

10. In 2004, the city of Los Angeles planted a pine tree in memory of George Harrison. What recently happened to the 'George Harrison Tree’?

Doc Sonic’s questions:

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

What is Juliet’s last name?

What director joined protesters to protest his own film?

What was the first time the word Hell was said on TV?

In printing, what do the letters CMYK stand for?

What is the name of the school bus driver on The Simpsons?

How would you write the number 99 in Roman numerals?

Chris Played by Charles Berman

1. Why do historians believe that India did not win the French and Indian War?

2. The Star Spangled Banner was written about what war?

-Who fought in it?

3. Bloody Marys were named after what real person?

4. Name a movie that was remade as a musical?

5. Transylvania is in what country?

6. Describe the plot of The Terror of Tiny Town?

7. In what country is it very common to see people driving 1950s cars?

8. Why did green tea initially become less popular than black in the US?

9. What does a sinologist study?

10. Name a ...

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1. Why has nobody ever been found guilty of perjury or contempt of court for something they have done on “Judge Judy?”

2. What is copypasta?

3. Who killed Archduke Franz Ferdinand?


-What organization was he / she with?

4. Name a remake that was better than the original (convince us if necessary).

5. What TV series premiered on a different channel for each of its four seasons?

6. What is prestidigitation?

7. What are Asimov’s Laws of Robotics?

- Why is it that most modern robot manufacturers can get away with not following them?

8. What does the inscription “Novus ordo seclorum,” found on all dollar bills mean?

-What do incorrect conspiracy theorists keep saying it means?

-What about “Annuit cœptis?”

9. What is Lex Luthor’s job supposed to be?

10. Why do most supermarkets not carry food packaged in canopic jars?

11. What is board (as in “room and”)?

12. Why is the fourth verse usually left out of The Star Spangled Banner?

- What other American patriotic song’s narrator claims to have “read a fiery gospel writ in burnished rows of steel?”

13. Scientists have found that healing crystals do what for people’s health?

14. Name a sports team with a racist name.

15. What is the Twinkie Defence?

-What is the Gay Panic Defence?

-What is the Alekhine Defence?

-What is The Luzhin Defence?

16. Who was Engelbert Humperdinck?

17. Who is the Secretary General of the United Nations?

18. What was former US President Warren Gamaliel Harding in the news recently?

19. What is polyester made of?

-What about rayon?

20. What is the difference between a mummy and a mummer?

21. Tell us how to say our phone number in a new language.

22. How did Rich David get so rich?

23. How did Peter the Great get so Great?

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

24. Why should you win?

26. The Russian version of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” is called what?

27. Why were there a lot of complaints about Kazakhstan’s broadcast of the World Cup?

28. Who is the President of Madagascar?

Twitch the Intern

1. In which state would you find the 'International Clown Hall of Fame and Research Center’?

2. Name a species of flightless bird (ex. Ostrich)

3. Which Steven King novel was the first to be published?

4. Give the full name of any character on 'SpongeBob Squarepants (other than SpongeBob).

5. Before a July 2nd game, the Chicago White Sox gave out promotional rain ponchos. Why was this a problem?

6. Accortding to a sdtudy done in the 1950s (by the insurance industry), what were (then) the leading causes of death among clowns?

7. Which dog group has won Best in Show most often at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show?

8. What is the name of the little girl in Candy Crush Saga?

9. Name any person currently (since 1970 ...

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Summer 2014

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