Episode 113

Pomme de Err


August 31st, 2020

2 hrs 12 mins 27 secs

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About this Episode

Quizmasters Lee and Marc are joined by singer-songwriter Kyle Anne, to ask, suss and answer a general knowledge quiz with topics including Pop Culture Franchises, Flags, Film-making Crews, Regional Foods, Employers, Pale-oarcheology, Sports Accolades, Trials & Hysteria, Activist Actors, French Language, Strange Plants, Africa, Food, English Scientists, New York Times Bestsellers, and more!

Round One

  • FLAGS - How many stars are on the flag of New Zealand?
  • POP CULTURE FRANCHISES - What story (about a news writer and sportswriter who live together) debuted on Broadway in 1965, which preceded a 1985 gender-swapped version also on Broadway, one 1968 film and a 1998 sequel, and four sitcoms in 1970, 1975, 1982, and 2015 (including an animated series)?
  • FILMMAKING CREWS - The Dreamlanders was the name given to the stable of cast and crew regularly used by which director?
  • REGIONAL FOODS - A nostalgic school lunch menu item (known by some in the Mid- and Northwest United States as a “logger’s breakfast”) involves chili being poured over or paired with what?
  • EMPLOYERS - According to their website, who is the U.S.’s second-largest employer?
  • PALEOARCHAEOLOGY - In 2003, remains of nine “hobbits” (a nickname for individuals of the prehistoric pygmy race homo floreseinsis) were discovered on the island of Flores, which is part of which country?

Missed Corrections/Know Notes

  • Evan Tishuk writes in to explore Marc’s notes on Rushmore from episode 112.

Round Two

  • SPORTS ACCOLADES - The BWF presents the Thomas Cup and the Uber Cup as prizes for teams of men and women competing internationally in what sport?
  • TRIALS & HYSTERIA - The McMartin Preschool Trial of the 1980's were partly responsible for starting what hysteria?
  • ACTIVIST ACTORS - Who attended the 1963 March on Washington, co-wrote a memoir titled Shameless Exploitation in Pursuit of the Common Good, and who’s acting career concluded with a performance in the 2006 Disney-Pixar film Cars?
  • FRENCH LANGUAGE - Pomme de terre is french for what vegetable, which originated in modern day Peru?
  • STRANGE PLANTS - What kind of cactus, endemic to Eastern Mexico, is endangered in the wild but is popularly cultivated due to its unique silver wooly coat of hair?
  • AFRICA - Which country, whose name means "Land of (the dominant ethnic group there)", is Africa's longest-continuous democracy?

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  • FOOD - While all fish eggs are know as roe, only one type of fish produces eggs that are traditionally known as caviar. What is that fish?

Final Questions

  • ENGLISH SCIENTISTS - What English scientist, who lived from 1791-1867, had made discoveries including the principles underlying electromagnetic induction, diamagnetism and electrolysis?
  • NYT BESTSELLERS - Known otherwise for his hardcore style, which former professional wrestler penned the autobiography "Have a Nice Day: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks" which hit #1 on the New York Times Bestseller list in December of 1999?

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