The Mad Trivia Party

with Chris Played by Charles Berman

Where we get mad, and you get trivial!


Chris Played by Charles Berman

1. Film usually comes in sizes of how many millimeters in width?

2. What kind of silverware is usually used to take bones out of fish?

3. What was Rev Martin Luther King’s denomination?

4. Name any song from the 1930s.

5. What is the motto of SUNY Binghamton?

6. What is equivocation?

7. What is a bolo tie?

8. Name a formerly-nationally-advertised brand that is now defunct.

9. In radio parlance, what is a “dump switch?”

10. What are dancers, furniture-makers, and rescue rangers?

11. Name someone who has published both a novel and a play.

12. In theatre, what is the proscenium usually used for?

13. What was called the eighth wonder of the world when it opened in Texas in 1965?

14. The New York Empire are a professional team in what sport?

15. What is urban exploration?

16. Who is Bolivia named after?

17. Who is Binghamton named after/

18. Who wrote the Hallelujah Chorus?

What larger piece is it a part of?

19. Why do some people think that honey helps with allergies?

20. What is the difference between pork and ham?

20b. Name a song that becomes unsettling when you actually listen to the words?

21. How did Rich David get so rich?

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

23. Why should you win?

24. Heads or tails?

Twitch the Intern

1. Which European country is home to the most castles?

2. On the PGA tour, how many golf clubs constitute a ‘regulation’ bag?

3. The Biloxi Shuckers (AA-Southern League) are starting their baseball season on a 55-game road trip. Why?

4. Who was on the cover of the very first issue of Rolling Stone magazine (11/09/67)?

5. Give the occupation of these fictional characters: Randy Marsh (South Park), Archie Bunker, Herman Munster, Jack Tripper (Three’s Company), Homer Simpson, Ralph Kramden (Honeymooners).

6. What is the ‘final four’ called in NCAA Men’s Hockey? (BONUS: Which school won the 2015 National Championship in ice hockey?)

7. Which country is the world’s leading producer of helium?

8. At the end of ‘So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish’ (Douglas Adams), what is revealed to be “God’s Final Message to His Creation”?

9. What is the more common name for an ‘Einstein-Rosen bridge’?

10. What do each of the following men have in common: Ernest Hemingway, Frank Nitti, Vincent van Gogh, Meriwether Lewis, and Don Cornelius?

Doc Sonic’s questions:

What is the Fahrenheit equivalent of -40 degrees Celsius

What month is the Earth closest to the sun?

The Cherry trees in Washington DC were a gift from what country?

What two actors have been killed by a terminator, an alien and a predator?

When the Corvette was first introduced in 1953, it was only available in what color?

Is this a band?

L’Homme Run

the Baseball Commandos

Japanese Baseball Radiation

Chris Played by Charles Berman

1. What is Neurotology?

2. What is New York’s Obamacare exchange called?

3. What did Edward Snowden do?

What did Julian Assange do?

What did Chelsea Manning do?

4. The invention of the Segway was a byproduct of an attempt to invent what?

5. Why did many people in the 19th century think that the Sphinx had no legs?

6. Name someone who has pitched a no-hitter.

7. What do the names Jean, Johann, John, Ivan, Juan, and Hans have in common?

8. Name any painting by Picasso.

9. What is both an alcoholic beverage and s short story writer?

10. What is the origin of the saying “to drink the Kool Aid?”

11. Why are the Republicans sometimes called the “GOP?”

12. What was the sequel to Paradise Lost?

13. What country revoked Pirate Bay and Kickasstorrents’ rights to use their previous domain names?

14. How does one measure an inseam?

15. What is both a kind of musician and a kind of packaging?

16. What is the difference between a soldier and a troop?

17. What company became well known for frequently giving out floppy disks to members of the public?

18. What is the Blue Screen of Death?

19. In 1300, about how many pounds of potatoes did the average Irish person eat per annum?

20. What is an imaginary number?

20b. Name a song that becomes unsettling when you actually listen to the words?

21. How did Rich David get so rich?

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

23. Why should you win?

24. Heads or tails?

Twitch the Intern

1. On his 2009 voter registration application, former Florida governor Jeb Bush identified himself as _________. (Bonus: What is Jeb Bush’s actual first name?)

2. What do people suffering from ‘pogonophobia’ fear?

3. How many flavors of Jelly Belly jelly beans were there when they were first introduced in 1976?

4. What was the first nationally available brand of sliced bread (1930)?

5. Name the mascot for a professional sports team.

6. Celoron, NY, wants the bronze statue of Lucille Ball removed from Lucille Ball Memorial Park. Why?

7. Name a celebrity known for wearing a wig or toupee.

8. Actor Vic Morrow was killed on the set of ‘Twilight Zone: The Movie’ (1983). How did he die?

9. Eddie Gaedel (3’7”) was a pinch hitter for the St. Louis Browns (vs. Detroit) in 1951. Why was he never credited with an official at-bat?

10. RIP actor James Best, who played Sherriff Roscoe P. Coltrane on ‘The Dukes of Hazzard’. On the show, what was the name of Roscoe’s basset hound?

Doc Sonic’s questions:

What road does The Muffin Man live on?

How many points do you need to win a game of Cribbage?

In which hemisphere is the Tropic of Capricorn located?

What word means “dance writing” in

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Chris Played by Charles Berman asks:

1. Why do the works of Constance Garnett frequently get shelved with Russian literature even though she was English?

2. Who is the head of the Church of England?

- What about the Church of Scientology?

3. On the internet, what is doxxing?

4. What is the newest country?

5. Why are beef dishes less common in Indian restaurants?

6. Name somebody whose diary has been published.

7. Why is good vision called “20/20?”

8. What US president owned a baseball team?

- Which team?

9. Who was known as “the Iron Lady?”

10. Why were most US record stores unwilling to sell rap albums during the 1960s?

11. Which Major League Baseball player is one home run away from the record for most home runs as a shortstop?

12. What is the difference between orthography and ornithology?

13. Why was Herman Melville issued a passport with no photo on it?

14. Who invented the Pythagorean Theorm?

15. McDonalds’ Filet-o-Fish sandwiches are made of what kind of fish?

16. In what year was the World Trade Center bombing?

17. Why was a recent New York Times report about Kyrzbekistan considered unreliable?

18. Name a Minor League Baseball team.

19. Why has the Ming Company never been willing to take legal action against the producers of fake Ming vases?

20. What is Ringo Starr’s current band called?

20b. Name a song that becomes unsettling when you actually listen to the words?

21. How did Rich David get so rich?

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

23. Why should you win?

24. Heads or tails?

Twitch the Intern asks:

1. Which condiment gets its color from turmeric?

2. How many non-cartoon (live action) animals have a star on the “Hollywood Walk of Fame”?

3. Underdog wears a ring with a secret compartment…What does he keep in there?

4. Within 5, how many plays is Shakespeare given credit for having written?

5. Name a Big Band leader and the instrument he is best known for playing.

6. Recently, a man in Washington state was pulled over for driving illegally in the carpool lane because he had a cardboard cut-out ‘riding’ in the passenger seat. Who was pictured in the cut-out?

7. Name a celebrity who had a variety show on TV in the ‘60s or ‘70s.

8. Iva Toguri (“Tokyo Rose”) was jailed for treason at the end of World War II. Which president pardoned her?

9. Abolitionist Frederick Douglass was born a slave. How did he gain his freedom?

10. Who is the longest-reigning Heavyweight boxing champion?

Caffeine Kid asks:
1. What is the only letter that does not appear on the periodic table?

2. On the TV show “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” what is the last name of the Banks family’s butler, Geoffrey?

3. A major American newspaper used its entire front page for an editorial today. Where was it and why did they do this?

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