Episode 104

Cool Canadian Wine


June 29th, 2020

1 hr 55 mins

Season 1

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About this Episode

Quizmasters Lee and Marc celebrate two years of the Know Nonsense Trivia Podcast with a one-on-one quiz, featuring topics such as World History, Comics, Musicians, U.S. History, Famous Families, Mythical Creatures, Literature, Television, Wine, Movies, Scientists, Memes, Extreme Sports, Celebrities, Superstitions, Vocabulary, Part-time Musicians, State Capitals and more!


  • WORLD HISTORY - What royal subject married Amen Hotep IV?
  • COMICS - What comic strip features a family dog named Barfy?
  • MUSICIANS - What instrument was Benny Goodman known for playing?
  • U.S. HISTORY - Which U.S. President used a reworked version of Frank Sinatra’s song “High Hopes” for their campaign?

Round One

  • FAMOUS FAMILIES - Which second-generation Hollywood actor appears in The Frighteners (1996), Starship Troopers (1997), The Predator (2018), and recently as “Bruce Lowe”, a sexist journalist for The Hawkins Post in the third season of Stranger Things (2019)?
  • MYTHICAL CREATURES - The basilisk and the cockatrice are both chimeras made up of what two animals?
  • LITERATURE - What award is given to the best short and long science fiction, fantasy, or horror poem of the year and shares its name with a crater located on Earth’s Moon?
  • TELEVISION - In what sitcom, which aired from 1984 to 1992, would you find the actors Richard Moll, Marsha Warfield and Charles Robinson?
  • WINE - Thanks to cold winter temperatures, Canada is the world’s largest producer of what kind of sweet wine?
  • MOVIES - The short story “The Greatest Gift” became what movie (that was selected for inclusion in the National Film Registry in 1990?)


  • “Cocaine is still used today in medicine.” - Lara
  • Mike C. asked a version of the “liquid element” RMQ from 103 in Episode 86: The Half-Right-a-Thon.

Round Two

  • SCIENTISTS -What English philosopher, born in 1588, is known for writing the book “leviathan” and is considered by some to be the patriarch of artificial intelligence?
  • MEMES - At an afterparty at the 2010 Webby Awards, tech bro Naveen Selvadurai was photographed presenting what beverage, a meme at the time, to NASA Astronaut Buzz Aldrin?
  • EXTREME SPORTS - What extreme sport, named after an acronym, is statistically the most dangerous?
  • CELEBRITIES - What comedian, known for the transpositional pun, is a trained painter as well as a certified expert on the subject of comedy in personal relationships, producing a dissertation on the Law of Laughter (LOL) to earn a doctorate degree from Pepperdine University in 2019?
  • SUPERSTITIONS - Greeks consider Tuesday to be an unlucky day due in part to the falling of what other city?
  • VOCABULARY - What Yiddish word is used in card games to play a high-scoring card to a trick in the hope that your partner will win it?

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  • PSYCHOLOGY - What phenomenon, according to psychologists, consists of 7 total phases, which include: aura, capture, trolling, depression, wooing, and totem?
  • CELEBRITY RELIGIONS - Ja Rule, Biggie Smalls, Xzibit, Donald Glover, Patti Smith and Dwight D Eisenhower all practised what religious denomination at some point in their lives?

Final Questions

  • PART-TIME MUSICIANS - Pepper Martin, Ripper Collins, Bill McGee, Bob Weiland and Frenchy Brodgaray (who played a “contraption that included a washboard, a car horn, a whistle, and an electric light) were all members of the Marvelous Musical Mississippi Mudcats as well as what championship winning sports team (that itself was known as the Gashouse Gang)?
  • STATE CAPITALS - Which U.S. capital city in the deep south region of the U.S. was originally called Lafleur’s Bluff?

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