Episode 25

A Golden 25th: Hazelnut (It's Its Own Nut)


December 17th, 2018

1 hr 23 mins

Season 1

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About this Episode

Quizmasters Lee and Marc celebrate twenty-five fabulous episodes of the Know Nonsense Trivia Podcast by sharing some stats about the KnowNo, introducing a new segment ("Best Worst Answers"), discussing what their respective Dark Places look like, and twenty five fresh trivia questions!

Rate My Question

  • Who were the four main actresses on The Golden Girls? – Marc
  • Which Disney princess is the only one to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame? – Kristin
  • What do the letters stand for in “EPCOT” ? – Kristin


Round One

  • How many denominations of Euro coins are there?
  • What is the lowest denomination paper bill that the U.S. ever issued?
  • "March of the Volunteers" is the national anthem of which country?
  • In the weeks following the celebrity chef's death in June of this year, what Anthony Bourdain book topped the NYT Bestseller list for three weeks in a row?
  • What are the three most abundant elements in the universe?
  • If you fancied yourself a nut enthusiest, what are the three types of fresh walnuts you'd want to have on hand at all times?

Round Two

  • What were the Washington Wizards called before their name change in 1995?
  • In 1951, what general told a joint session of congress "In war, there is no substitute for victory."
  • Ray Liotta, James Russo, Dennis Hopper and Robert Knepper have all played what New Jersey singer in film?
  • "What A Fool Believes," "Takin' It To The Streets," and "It Keeps You Runnin'" are all songs by what band?
  • How many times did The Beatles appear on the Ed Sullivan Show?
  • In 1988, what became the second Asian country to host the Summer Olympics?

Missed Corrections

  • Erin has more Huey Lewis & Back to the Future soundtrack information.
  • Tim has additional information about the Amistad.
  • Statler and Waldorf are the old men in the balcony in the Muppets.

Best Worst Answers

  • What unit of weight is the equivalent to .002 lbs?
  • Before Barbara Bush, what First Lady’s husband and son both served as U.S. president?
  • What does Yeet mean?
  • Who became the first husband and wife to win the Country Music Awards best female and male singer awards in the same year?
  • What were the Washington Wizards called before their name change in 1995?
  • What are the 3 earth signs in astrology?
  • What 2001 live action animated film stars Chris Rock, Laurence Fishburne, David Hyde Pierce, William Shatner and Bill Murray?
  • In the System of a Down song Toxicity, what is a past time activity?

Final Questions

  • What was the name of the child that Dan and Roseanne had in the seventh season of Rosanne?
  • For what fictional product is the following a sales pitch for? "For a number of years now, work has been proceeding in order to bring perfection to the crudely conceived idea of a transmission that would not only supply inverse reactive current for use in unilateral phase detractors, but would also be capable of automatically synchronizing cardinal grammeters. Such an instrument is this one. Now basically the only new principle involved is that instead of power being generated by the relative motion of conductors and fluxes, it is produced by the modial interaction of magneto-reluctance and capacitive dirac-tance. The original machine had a base plate of pre-famulated amulite surmounted by a malleable logarithmic casing in such a way that the two spurving bearings were in a direct line with the panametric fan. The latter consisted simply of six hydrocoptic marz-le-vanes, so fitted to the ambifacient lunar waneshaft that side fumbling was effectively prevented. The main winding was of the normal lotus-o-delta type placed in panendermic semi-boloid slots of the stator, every seventh conductor being connected by a non-reversible tremie pipe to the differential girdle spring on the “up” end of the grammeters. This magnificent machine has now reached a high level of development, and it’s being successfully used in the operation of nover-trunnions. Moreover, whenever a forescent skor motion is required, it may also be employed in conjunction with a drawn reciprocation dingle arm, to reduce soy-nus-oidal re-pleneration. It's not cheap, but I'm sure the government will buy it.” What fictional product is that a sales pitch for, written by a British science student in 1944, reprinted by TIME magazine in 1946, realized in a technical document by General Electric in 1962, and later popularized by voice over actor Bud Haggert in the late 70s?