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. Home-brewers are traditionally more likely to buy Grolsch beer. Why?

2. What does the word “kindergarten” mean in German?

3. What is a signalman?

4. What was Che Guevara’s first name?

5. Name all five Marx Brothers.

- Bonus: Give the first name of any of them.

6. Regurgitators were well-known acts in Vaudeville. What does a regurgitator do?

7. What is Wahhabism?

8. What is the Taj Mahal for?

9. What was used on the New York Subway before Metrocards?

10. In what country does Casablanca take place?

11. What was Citizen Kane’s job?

12. Who said, “ I don’t want to belong to any club that would have me for an member?”

13. What does a spelunker do?

14. What does an onanist do?

15. What is a nationality, a draw, and a men’s accessory?

16. What is a phrasal verb?

17. Name a well-known person with a hyphenated name.

18. What is the Book of the Dead?

19. Why are red and white wine different colors?

20. What do brains taste like?

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

22. How did Rich David get so rich?

23. How did the Great Gildersleeve 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?

Twitch the Intern

1. Name any ventriloquist and his/her most famous dummy.

2. How many American flags have been planted on the moon?

3. What is the capital of Australia?

4. In which year did the famous UFO/'weather balloon’ crash near Roswell, NM?

5. Who is the current US Surgeon General?

6. On TV’s “Dukes of Hazzard”, what is the name of the mechanic who always worked on the General Lee?

7. Who was the last leader of the Soviet Union?

8. What are the names of the two moons orbiting Mars?

9. In which country did fortune cookies originate?

10. What is a more common name for the mineral 'iron pyrite’?

Doc Sonic’s questions:

What word comes from the Greek for “thick skinned”?

What is the name of the robot maid in the Richie Rich comics?

What gun manufacturer was also the maker of the first breathalizer?

How many bytes in a Kilobyte?

Also in computers, what term is used to describe half a byte?

What game did Nintendo first make when they started out?

Twitch the Intern

1. Name any popular Beatles song which was sung by Ringo Starr.

2. Which Monopoly space is (statistically) landed on most often? What is this space called in the UK version of Monopoly?

3. In the three seasons it aired, how many episodes of the original Star Trek series were produced?

4. What is the most common type of wood used to make totem poles?

5. Which state has been the birthplace to the most US presidents?

6. Why are peanuts referred to as 'goobers’ or 'goober-peas’?

7. When did Rudolph first appear as a reindeer?

8. By volume, what is the largest freshwater lake in the United Kingdom?

9. In the days of sailing ships, you might be “put to bed with the Captain’s daughter”. Why was that a bad thing?

10. Why is jewelry never made out of Hellgrammite?

Chris Played by Charles Berman

1. Who was Mork’s boss?

2. What is a Sharif?

3. What the poorest country in the world?
-What comes in second?

4. What does the MD after a doctor’s name stand for?

5. Why are dollars called “bucks?”

6. In British money, how many quid are there to a pound?

7. What are the seven sacraments?

-What are the five pillars of Islam?

8. The real Hamlet was prince of which country?

9. Cola was originally sold almost always in what sort of establishment?

10. What was Mother Theresa’s name?
-What country did she come from?
-What did she actually do?
-What was Christopher HItchens’ book about her called?
-What did he want to call it before the publisher stopped him?

11. What does it mean to be “blotto?”

12. Who was famous for asking, “Who is buried in Grant’s Tomb?”

13. Who is Perry the Platypus?

14. What is the difference between an anthropologist and an anthropophagist?

15. What is the difference between an oculist, an optometrist, an optimist, an opthamologist, and an ontologist?

16. Why is photo-bombing still legal in most countries?

17,What is Mitt Romney doing these days?

18. What is the prepositional because?
-Give an example.

19. Who was the first person in space?

20. What is the difference between a balloon and a doubloon?

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

22. How did Rich David get so rich?

23. How did Alexander 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?

Chris Played by Charles Berman

1. What is the Novikov Self-Consistency Principle?

- What is the Blinovitch Limitation Effect?

2. What is a doppelganger?

3. Why is “octopi” not considered the correct plural form of “octopus?”

-What is?

4. According to statistics, no citizens of Paddelkograd have committed suicide in the last thirteen years. Why is this believed to be the case?

5. What is a deist?

6. Who was the third person to walk on the moon?

- Why do historians believe that the film “Man on the Moon” did not accurately represent his life?

7. What were the Barbary Wars?

8. The main character of what TV series enjoys triple fried-egg chili chutney sandwiches?

9. What are sneakers called in the UK?

10. What is the Scottish hat with the fuzzy ball on the top called?

11. Who is Beelzebub?

12. What illegal recreational drug was originally sold by Bayer as a cure for morphine addiction?

13. Why do we have different words for many animals when they are alive versus when they are served as food?

14. What were the Cottingley Fairies?

15. Quote a Bushism.

16. Who was General Tso?

17. How did the English city of Bath get its name?

18. It is thought that Josh Gibson hit over 800 home runs. Why is his record not usually acknowledged?

19. What is papyrus made of?

20. What was chewing gum originally made of?

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

22. How did Rich David get so rich?

23. How did Ming the Merciless get so Merciless?

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. Who is the President of Madagascar?

28. What is the poorest country in Europe?

Doc Sonic’s questions:

What was the first webcam invented to do?

How many muscles are there in a human finger?

Pepsi Twist was Pepsi with what flavor?

Victoria Falls is located directly on the border of what two countries in Africa?

What word means “English village without a church”?

What was unique about the incoming Harvard class of 1967?

On The Simpsons, the sign above the Springfield Museum says “Truth, Knowledge and..” what?

Twitch the Intern

1. “In space, no one can hear you scream.” Why not?

2. Kurt Cobain and Courtney love had a baby. What was her name?

3. What is the highest amount of 'rent’ you can pay in Monopoly for landing on a property with no houses or hotels?

4. What is the scientific difference between 'evaporation’ and 'boiling’?

5. New York requires a 5-cent deposit on soda cans. Which state requires a 10-cent deposit?

6. Where is the headwaters of the Susquehanna River?

7. Salt Lake City is not known for its jazz music. Why is their NBA team called the Utah Jazz?

8. In the song 'Born to Run’, what is the ...

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