Episode 220

Brainstormin' Suss


September 23rd, 2022

1 hr 14 mins 44 secs

Season 1

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About this Episode

Quizmasters Lee and Marc meet for a trivia quiz with topics including Cereal, True Crime, Astronomy, Music Software, Movies, Weather, The Periodic Table and more!

Round One

  • 1960’s - Which member of the Beach Boys spent the summer of 1968 living with and giving advice on the music business to Charles Manson?
  • CEREAL - What cereal, first released in 1948, featured an anthropomorphic cartoon bear, who would claim "it's got the crunch with punch"?
  • SERIAL KILLERS - While fellow serial killer Edmund Kemper brutalized the greater Santa Cruz region in the early 70's, Herbert Mullin also killed 13 people in the area, confusing authorities before being caught and claiming that the killings were intended to prevent what natural phenomenon (based on instructions given to him telepathically by his father)?
  • MATHEMATICS - Chisanbop, an abacus-like finger-counting method used to perform basic mathematical operations, gets its name for finger calculations in what language?
  • SUSHI - What is the term for a slice of fresh fish which tops a mound of vinegar seasoned sushi rice?
  • ASTRONOMY - The largest of the 88 recognized constellations is named after what creature of Greek mythology?

Round Two

  • ANTHROPOLOGY - The Man of the Hole, the last surviving member of the Tenaru people, following their genocide by settlers in what country, was found dead in a hammock recently?
  • MUSIC SOFTWARE - Synthetic voice software Vocaloid was funded and developed by what company that is the world's largest manufacturer of musical instruments?
  • TRANSFORMERS - What is the name of the home planet of the Transformers?
  • MOVIE WESTERNS - Which landmark Western from director John Sturges is a remake of a 1954 Japanese film by Akira Kurosawa?
  • FILM ADAPTATIONS - What 1985 novel by John Irving was turned into a 1999 drama that won two academy awards including Best Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published and Best Supporting Actor?
  • WEATHER - While a ‘gust’ lasts for seconds, what is the meteorological term for a sudden, sharp increase in sustained wind speed that lasts for minutes?

Final Questions

  • PERIODIC TABLE - What chemical element with the atomic number 15 is a key component of the striking surface on a matchbook?
  • GEOLOGY - Put these four rock systems and time periods in order: Triassic, Jurassic, Cambrian and Devonian.

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