There are some who argue that the real “first Thanksgiving” was celebrated on September 8th, 1565, by the Spaniards and the Timucuans, in what city?
William Tell was forced to shoot an apple off his son’s head because the Vogt (or overlord) of the canton of Altdorf demanded that he do so after Tell refused to bow to his hat. Who was this big time jerk?
What would be the odds of shooting an apple off a loved one’s head? Nat and I got into a heated debate about it on this week’s podcast. We also discussed which was the bigger choke, the Incas vs. the Spaniards or Oilers against the Bills?
The terrible book Moby Dick (which we discussed in our latest podcast*) was based on the disastrous voyage of what whaling ship in 1820?
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On November 2, 1958, Charles van Doren testified before Congress that he had been given the answers on the game show 21. Who did he defeat, a man who was also part of the fix?
The first recorded use of the word zombie in the English language was written in 1819 by the same man who wrote the Goldilocks and the Three Little Bears. WHo was he?
What pirate is best known for two things; the design of his Jolly Roger flag, and for having two female crew members on board his ships?
Germantown (PA) was founded on October 6th, 1683, the first major immigration of Germans to America. The 13 families that arrived came from Germany aboard what ship?
The woman who posed for Manet’s famous painting Olympia later became a well-renowned artist in her own right. Who was she?
Which pope ran a crime family, hosted crazy orgies, and had several children by his various mistresses?
400 million years ago, the earth was covered in 8-meter tall mushrooms known as what?
In 1974, a woman named Geraldine Elizabeth Carmichael created a company called the 20th Century Motor Car Corporation and unveiled their flagship car, a three wheeled yellow sports car that got 70 mph. After raising money from investors, Carmichael disappeared, and it was discovered that the car was made primarily of wood and had a grass cutter carburetor. What was the three wheel car known as?
This co-founder of National Lampoon and co-writer of Animal House and Caddyshack died when he fell off a cliff on August 27th, 1980 in Kaui. As Harold Ramis famously said, “he probably fell while he was looking for a place to jump”.
Australia recently defeated New Zealand in the finals of the World Cup for what sport, similar to basketball and played predominately by women?
What poet is credited with the line, “Progress may have been alright once, but it has gone on too long.”