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Know Nonsense Trivia Podcast 🎧 Episode 39: Gettin’ Trivvy With It


Quizmasters Lee and Marc discuss an art supply’s ancient connection to weed, the sensuality of geology, a founding father’s fondness for the metric system, and more while stumping each other with a full slate of trivia questions. Also, two listener submitted questions are analyzed in a new Rate My Question segment.


Round One

  • CURRENT EVENTS – Nursultan Nazarbayev resigned after ruling what country for nearly three decades?
  • ART ETYMOLOGY – What art supply’s name comes from the greek name for what we call pot, weed, the devil’s lettuce, dank nugs or marijuana?
  • BIBLE – Which book of The Bible recounts the story of Noah and the Arc?
  • BASEBALL – “The Millville Meteor” is the nickname of what center fielder for the Los Angeles Angels, with whom the player recently resigned a record-setting contract worth upwards of of 430m?
  • HISTORY – In 1937 at the Louisiana State Fair, a company called Bendix introduced the first automatic what?
  • PHRASES – When completing a simple set of instructions, you might say viola in France or “easy as pie” here in the states. In the expression used in Great Britain and other commonwealth countries, who’s your uncle?

Round Two

  • HISTORY – Which founding father was so intrigued by the metric system he invited a french scientist to demonstrate its value to congress, an event that never occured due to the scientist’s kidnapping by actual Pirates of the Carribean?
  • GEOGRAPHY – Which three U.S. states share a border with California?
  • PUNCTUATION – The octothorpe is a lesser known name for what punctuation mark?
  • PERIODIC TABLE – Which metal has the chemical symbol “W?”
  • ASTRONOMY – What planet has moons named after Shakespeare characters?
  • TELEVISION – Who played the role of Bud Bundy on the television series Married With Children?

Final Questions

  • GEOGRAPHY – Mount Pinatubo, whose 1991 eruption caused ten times more ash than Mt. St Helens had, can be found on what island nation?
  • MEASUREMENTS – What nursery rhyme character’s name is inspired by another name for a half a cup, or 4 oz’s of liquid?

Rate My Question

  • β€œIn the span of 11-months from 1991-1992, what state hosted the NHL Finals, the U.S. Open Golf Tournament, the World Series, the Super Bowl, and the NCAA Final Four?” – submitted by Jeffrey Dauphin
  • β€œA “Theatrical Run” is the time a movie spends appearing in a theater at least once per week. Which movie holds the record for the longest theatrical run?” – submitted by Mike Elmore

Missed Corrections

  • β€œRichard Belzer’s character, Detective Munch, was in Homicide: Life on the Streets & Law & Order.” – Submitted by Gil

Weekly Wrap-up

  • March 25, 2019 @ No. 3 Craft Brews & Beer Bar – Deputy Dan & The Squeaky Chairs, 89 pts.
  • March 27, 2019 @ 3 Pepper Burrito Co. – All the King’s Horses & All the King’s Men, 112 pts. THREE STRAIGHT WINS, TURKEY
  • March 28, 2019 @ Bury Me Brewing Co. – DFWM, 66 pts.

Upcoming LIVE Know Nonsense Trivia Challenges

  • April 1, 2019 – Special April Fools Trivia – Downtown Fort Myers, FL – 7:30 PM @ 3 Pepper Burrito Co.
  • April 3, 2019 – Fort Myers, FL – 7:00 PM @ Bury Me Brewing Co.
  • April 4, 2019 – Cape Coral, FL – 7:30 PM @ No. 3 Craft Brews & Beer Bar

Thank you

Thanks to our supporters on Patreon.

  • Thank you, Quizdaddies – Tommy (The Electric Mud) and Tim (Pat’s Garden Service)
  • Thank you, Team Captains – Kristen & Fletcher
  • Thank you, Proverbial Lightkeepers – Brina, Karly, Kristopher, Josh, Gil, Sheri, Shaun, Lucas and Max
  • Thank you, Rumplesnailtskins – Nick, Mike J., Mike C.

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