Episode 110

The Freecoasters


August 9th, 2020

2 hrs 25 mins 28 secs

Season 1

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About this Episode

Quizmasters Lee and Marc are joined by Claire Liparulo and John Schiller of Southwest Florida’s The Freecoasters to ask, suss and answer a general knowledge quiz with topics including Comics N’ Crooners, Famous Lawsuits, Nature, World History, U.S. History, Band Name Origins, Sports Logos, Inventions, Candy, Math, Negro League Baseball, U.S. History, Medical Terminology, Fruit, Book Jargon, Technology, and more!

Round One

  • COMICS N CROONERS - Which Saturday Night Live alum, who had his own sketch show in 1996, once was awaiting bypass surgery when Frank Sinatra died in the hospital room next door?
  • FAMOUS LAWSUITS - In the case Sid and Marty Krofft Television Productions, Incorporated vs. McDonald's Corporation, McDonalds was sued by the brothers claiming the entire McDonaldland premise plagiarized what television show?
  • NATURE - What historical figure is known as “the father of national parks”?
  • BASEBALL - One of Major League Baseball’s famous wordsmiths was simultaneously the oldest person to make his major league debut and the oldest person to play in a league baseball game?
  • WORLD HISTORY - Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland, and Romania were all members of what defense treaty, formed as a response to West Germany’s integration to NATO in 1955?
  • FAMOUS DISASTERS - On May 6th, 1937, the German passenger ship LZ-129 Hindenburg caught fire and was destroyed during its attempt to dock with it’s mooring mast at Naval air station Lakehurst in what U.S. state?

Round Two

  • U.S. HISTORY - Amiri Baraka is widely-recognized as the founder of what movement of 1965 Harlem?
  • BAND NAME ORIGINS - What short-lived (but influential) British band faced criticism over their Auschwitz-inspired band name as well as cover art from their 1978 debut EP album “An Ideal For Living” which depicted a Hitler Youth pounding a drum?
  • SPORTS LOGOS - Who is depicted in the NBA logo?
  • INVENTIONS - Used to measure foot size, in what city was the Brannock device invented?
  • CANDY - What candy, whose name was meant to suggest a “hospitable, western company” was invented by Bill Harmsen in 1949 in Golden, CO?
  • MATH - What mathematician, whose name means “renowned, glorious” in its original Greek, is often referred to as “the father of geometry” and the “author of the Elements”?

Rate My Question

  • NEGRO LEAGUE BASEBALL - What Negro League slugger, called by some the Black Babe Ruth and whose life was cut short at age 35 by a brain tumor, is estimated to have hit over 800 home runs? - submitted by Proverbial Lightkeeper Matt
  • U.S. HISTORY - One person, Robert Todd Lincoln, had the misfortune of being physically present or nearby when three American Presidents were assassinated. Which three? - submitted by Rumplesnailtskin Mike C.

Final Questions

  • MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY - What is the medical term for the inner elbow?
  • FRUIT - Most banana-flavored candy is based on what now-extinct cultivar of banana?
  • BOOK JARGON - What is the term for a hardcover book that has been marked to be liquidated due to low sales?
  • TECHNOLOGY - The TRS-80, one of the earliest mass-produced and mass-marketed home computers, was launched by what company?

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