The Mad Trivia Party

with Chris Played by Charles Berman

Where we get mad, and you get trivial!

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Chris Played by Charles Berman

1. Why is a pennyfarthing bicycle called that?

2. What was the spy rock scandal?

3. What does it mean to be phlegmatic?

- What about choleric, bilious, or saturnine?

4. What was the first language to be written down?

5. What does silver react with to create tarnish?

6. What is the catch-22 in Catch-22?

7. Why has the United Nations never agreed to provide simultaneous translation in Etruscan?

8. What was Mr Rogers’ first name?

9. What was canola oil originally called?

- What does “canola” mean?

10. What insect’s name comes from the Latin for “hairy cat?”

11. What is both a carpretry tool and an uninteresting person?

12. What was “Cash Cab” called in the UK?

13. What is the difference between a pane and a counterpane?

14. What is written near the pyramid on a dollar bill?

15. What does it mean?

16. What is the difference between a hologram and a holograph?

17. What was the Golden Arches Theory of Conflict Prevention?

18. In what decade was Binghamton the state HQ of the KKK?

19. Champagne is tradionally associated with which region of France?

20. Name two movies with the same title that are not adaptations of the same thing, or one a remake of the other.

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. Who was Paramahansa Yogananda?

Twitch the Intern, Scourge

1. Who is the youngest person ever to win the Nobel Peace Prize?

2. Which musical artists were the only recipients to have their ‘Best New Artist’ Grammy award revoked?

3. Mariano Rivera finished his playing career with 652 saves. For which winning pitcher did he record the most saves?

4. What is the meaning behind the different colored twist ties on bags of bread? For whom is this information meant?

5. In October, Sotheby’s will auction off the oldest-known photograph of a president. Which president is pictured?

6. IT’S A PUN!: What kind of fish did Vladimir Lenin hate?

7. How many sides are there on a hendecagon?

8. What does “EPCOT” stand for in the world of Disney?

9. Which 1970s American TV show was titled “El Hombre Nuclear” (‘The Nuclear Man’) in Mexico?

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

Doc Sonic’s questions:

Which US President was known as the Peanut President?

What color is Cerulean?

What is added to Gin to make Pink Gin?

What are the last names of Wendy, Peter and John in Peter Pan?

What actor got stung in the movie “The Sting”?

Is This A Band?

The Marooned Philharmonic

The Strawberry Crayons

El Vez

Third Base Posse

Alumni Saints

Careless Premise

The Gruesome Five -1

Chris Played by Charles Berman

1. What does “(sic)” mean after a quotation?

2. What was the Abraham Lincoln Brigade?

3. What does it mean to be phlegmatic, saturnine, choleric, or billious?

4. What are fasces?

- On what US coin did they appear?

5. Which two countries have gone to the highest level of international mediation in a dispute over their names?

6. What is Tommy John surgery?

- Who is Tommy John?

7. Where were Neanderthals first discovered?

8. What is a both a kind of salad and a comedian from the 50s?

9. Describe any country’s seal or coat of arms.

10. What is both a university and a kind of key?

11. What is an Epicurean?

12. What do these have in common: the sun, the moon, the Germanic god Tyr, the Germanic god Odin, the Norse god Thor, the Anglo-Saxon god Frige, and Saturn.

13. Why is Dante’s “The Divine Comedy” called a comedy even though nobody thinks it was ever intended to be funny?

14. What is both a style of fashion and an ancient barbarian tribe?

15.What Nobel Prize laureate waited to deliver their lecture until five days the deadline that would prevent them from receiving the prize money?

16. What is the different between a fedora and a trilby?

17. What is an alderman?

18. What country is a duchy?

- What is a duchy?

19. Name a person that was created as part of a hoax?

20. What was Gak?

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.

25. Leave us a voice mail at (607) 484-7904

Twitch the Intern, Scourge

1. During which Apollo mission did an astronaut hit a golf ball on the Moon?

2. Which city will host the 2020 Olympic Games?

3. Which type of bird makes no noise when flapping its wings?

4. Who is the only player to appear on the game cover of NFL Madden more than once?

5. Who is the only comedian to win the Grammy Award as ‘Best New Artist’ (1961)?

6. Other than Papa Smurf and Smurfette, name any 3 of the Smurfs.

7. Which product was advertised with the slogan “I can’t believe I ate the whole thing!”?

8. On which MLB team did each of these sluggers end their playing careers: Frank Thomas, Babe Ruth, Sammy Sosa?

9. Johnny Depp’s first feature role was in which 1984 movie?

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

Doc Sonic’s questions:

Which member of the Beatles was Executive Producer on Monty Python’s Life Of Brian?

What album was the first to be certified platinum by the RIAA?

What is the singular of timpani?

Which one of the Spice Girls was the only actually named after a spice?

What color of M&M was retired in 1995 to make way for Blue?

Who said “Too much of a good thing can ...

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Chris Played by Charles Berman

1. What is both a plumbing problem and a kind of shoe?

2. What is the difference between burglary, robbery, and theft?

3. What is simony?

4. What are the spring training baseball leagues called?

5. Name an irregular verb in English.

6. Name a pseudonym that has been used by more than one author.

7. What are runes?

8. What is unusual about the trash collection in Binghamton this week?

9. What is both a card game and a kind of monarch?

10. Why did the French usually not wear nickel jewelry during the 15th century?

11. What is both a country and a kind of nut?

12. What was the name of Dennis Day’s radio sitcom?

13. Who was Jerry Mahoney? Why was he never paid for his television work?

14. What is both a kind of steak and a kind of psychic?

15. Name any Charlie Chaplin movie.

- Bonus point if it has sound.

16. What is the difference between restive and restful?

17. What is the difference between a cognate and a loan word?

18. How do coordinates work?

19. What is what3words?

20. What is Pizzagate?

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.

25. Leave us a voice mail at (607) 484-7904

Twitch the Intern, Scourge

1. In the world of superheroes and villains, who is Joe Chill?

2. In the world of Pokémon, what real–life animal is Pikachu supposedly modeled after?

3. What color is a giraffe’s tongue?

4. Which US president proclaimed New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day federal holidays (1870)?

5. Name either of the two countries (other than the US) which do not use the metric system?

6. In the witch-burning scene in Monty Python & the Holy Grail, name something the peasants say will float in water.

7. What is the highest grossing movie with the word ‘wedding’ in its title?

8. In the film Blazing Saddles, who was Mel Brooks’ first choice to play the role of Sheriff Bart?

9. Early in his career, Glen Campbell was a session musician and toured with which famous band?

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

Doc Sonic’s questions:

Who was the US’s first post-master general?

Who said the only word in Mel Brooks Silent Movie?

What note is the highest string of a violin usually tuned to?

What was the name of Don Quixote’s horse?

What is the only phase of the Moon that can produce a solar eclipse?

Give us a cocktail reciepe for a cocktail with a name

s This A Band?

Gaseous Facilities

The Mustard Villians

Hipbone Slim & The Kneetremblers

The Leather Patrol

Kentucky Yankees

The Forsaken Flannel Express

Crossbow Rodeo

When Is It On?

Fall 2017

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