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All Turkey Trivia!

Let’s Talk Turkey Round

1. What is the flap of skin under a turkeys chin (it rhymes with “bottle”)?

2. What ACC college football team’s official team name is the Fightin’ Gobblers, with a turkey for a mascot (though they go by a different nickname)?

3. What is a male turkey called (other than a gobbler)?

4. Male turkeys gobble. What sound do female turkeys make?

a) clicking b) chirping c) whooping d) nagging

5. What lady, famous for her Christmas cards, created a painting called Thanksgiving Turkey that is currently at the Metropolitan Museum?

6. What is a female turkey called?

7. According to Butterball, when the breast is at what temperature should you take a turkey out of the oven?

a) 145 degrees b) 165 degrees c) 185 degrees d) 205 degrees

8. What founding father wanted the turkey to be the national bird, writing that the Eagle was a coward?

9. What dish, often prepared with turkey, is cooked in a parmesan sauce and is named after an Italian opera star?

10. Who was pardoning a turkey while another one behind her was being executed in 2008?

11. On what 1970s sitcom would you have heard the famous line, “As God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly?”

12. What brand has called itself “America’s leading turkey alternative since 1995″?

13. Triptophan is one of the 9 of these that humans must consume in their diets.

14. This was one of Stuart Little’s best friends, voiced by Don Knotts in a 2005 film.

15. What is the capital of Turkey?

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Thanksgiving Food Quiz

Thanksgiving-DinnerHere’s a fun Thanksgiving food round quiz you can share with the fam over turkey dinner. All of the answers are Thanksgiving foods.

  1. In bowling, how many straight strikes is called a turkey?
  2. This was introduced by General Foods in 1972, after being developed by a research team of Nobel Prize winning scientists. I need a brand name in the answer.
  3. Whose debut album was called “Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?”
  4. The makers of what brand of corn syrup are credited with popularizing pecan pie?
  5. What Ben and Jerry’s flavor is named after a hippie who was the official clown of the Grateful Dead?
  6. What dance move was popularized by Philadelphian Dee Dee Sharp in 1962?
  7. What is a favorite drink of the students at Hogwort’s school of Witches and Wizards?
  8. What type of soup should be used in a green bean casserole?
  9. In the North, people often use white bread in their stuffing. What type of bread do they typically use in the South?
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July 4th Questions

militaryHey kids, here’s a bunch of USA questions in case you wanna bust ‘em out at your barbecue. (15 questions not enough to whet your appetite? Here’s 40 more questions about the good ol’ US of A. Feel free to share these by clicking “Like” below. Answers are after the jump.)

  1. This African American was the first person to be killed in the Boston Massacre.
  2. The French call it Tart Tatin. What do we call it?
  3. What’s the name of George Washington’s home?
  4. This 1942 biographical film was about George Cohan and starred James Cagney.
  5. What movie is based on the autobiography of Ron Kovic?
  6. At what battle in New York did Benedict Arnold disobey orders and lead the Americans to a rousing victory?
  7. Who wrote the poem The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere?
  8. Within two years either way, when was the Stamp Act imposed on the colonies?
  9. What Founding Father resided at a house called Peacefield?
  10. In what town did Cornwallis surrender?
  11. On whose former plantation will you find Arlington National Cemetery?
  12. Thomas Jefferson’s 2nd VP was a funky, funky man. Who was he?
  13. Name either of the two other men who rode out with Paul Revere.
  14. During the Revolution, who wrote, “These are the times that try men’s souls”?
  15. What is German born artist Emanuel Leutze best known for creating?

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Spurs and Heat Quiz

These are all general trivia questions, but there is a hint to the answers: they all contain the first or last name of a player for the Heat or Spurs (one answer is a player’s nickname).

1. What well known cake mix is named after a man who wrote a book called Adventures in Good Eating?

2. The world’s most valuable sports team is known by its shortened name. What is the team’s shortened name?

3. What character was played by Kadeem Hardison on A Different World?

4. What 2011 superhero movie starred Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively?

5. You’ll find what university in Harrisonburg, VA?

6. What company gave us Sorry, Risk, and the Ouija board?

7. What celebrity chef wears shorts and orange crocs, and has red hair?

8. This rapper is also known as “Baby”, and is extremely tight with Lil Wayne.

9. Was the host of the documentary series In Search Of…, though he’s better known for playing one of the most iconic characters in TV history.

10. What Villanova player almost lost an eye in a 2006 game, scored over 2000 points in his career, and has a name extremely similar to one of the players on the Heat?

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The Beer Before and After Round

People get a kick out of the Before and After Rounds, so I thought I’d post this week’s on here, especially since it’s Beer Week. A beer name forms the first part of the answer, then melds into the second part of the answer. For example, if I said “America’s best selling beer skipped this, just like Procol Harum did in Whiter Shade of Pale.” The answer would be Bud Light Fandango. Got it? Good. And keep in mind, sometimes the match will be in the middle of a word. (So if I said “The King of Beers had this explorer and entrepreneur beheaded”, you’d answer Budweiser Walter Raleigh.)

1. This beer from Latrobe helped inspire a 2012 film that featured Russell Brand, Alec Baldwin, and Tom Cruise.

2. This company bought Anhesuer Busch in 2008, much to the chagrin of Donna, Steve, and Dylan.

3. This malt liquor, often sold in 40 ounce bottles, was nowhere to be seen in a 1988 film starring Kevin Costner.

4. This beer won’t give you bitter face, which may come as a stunner to your opponents.

5. I wouldn’t be surprised if you found some of this beer, brewed by Miller, being consumed at this sketchy hotel on 21st and Spring Garden.

6. This Dutch beer inspired this man to write The Pillars of the Earth and its sequel World Without End.

7.  Drinking this Canadian beer shouldn’t make you fear the reaper.

8. Billy Dee Williams warned me that drinking this could cause Denial, Anger, and Depression, among others.

9.  I’ve heard that this English ale is all that He-Man drinks at this fortress.

10. This Jamaican beer probably wasn’t served at the Neil Stein restaurant that sparked the Philly dining renaissance.

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Christmas Christ-Mystery Round

Here’s a really good one I did last week. The questions aren’t all Christmas related, but at least one word in each answer ties in with all of the other answers, and the theme for what they all have in common is Christmas. See if you can figure out what it is. Answers are after the jump.

1. In what state will you find the town of Santa Claus?

2. What president died in office in August of 1923?

3. In what year did Michael Jackson unveil the moonwalk, Return of the Jedi was released, and Kate Bosworth was born?

4. What kind of sauce used in Chinese restaurants is usually made from apricots, sugar, vinegar, chilies, and ginger?

5. This teen sitcom aired on FOX from 1990 to 1993 and starred Corin Nemec.

6. This man , whose last name is Couture, is widely credited with bringing UFC into the mainstream. What’s his first name?

7. In what sport will you find practices known as “Two-a-days”?

8. Formerly Bic’s slogan, it’s also the name of their website.

9. One of the most notorious stagecoach robbers of the 19th century, it’s also the nickname of a pirate and the name of a pro wrestler.

10. If you mix sugar, butter, milk, and chocolate to the soft ball stage at 240 degrees, what do you get?

Bonus. What does at least one word in each answer have in common with all of the others?

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Philly Food and Drink History Round

  1. What was the first restaurant Stephen Starr opened, in 1995?
  2. What legendary nightclub and restaurant was located at 824 Catharine until it burned down in a fire in 1994 (above)?
  3. What’s the oldest continuously running bar in Philadelphia, having opened in 1860.
  4. What Philadelphia restaurant gets its name from the French term for the Fine Palate?
  5. What’s the last name of brothers Pat and Harry who invented the cheesesteak?
  6. The portion of this street between Broad and 20th, has traditionally been known as restaurant row.
  7. This legendary hot dog stand stood at 6th between South and Lombard for over 100 years.
  8. The first ever automat was unveiled at 818 Chestnut Street in 1902. These food and drink vending machines were operated by what legendary food services company?
  9. The only tavern remaining from colonial Philly is located on 125 Spruce, though it’s no longer open to the public. What’s it called?
  10. The word hoagie probably comes from Hog Island, where shipbuilders during WWI put deli meats on Italian rolls. What covers most of Hog Island today?
  11. In what year did Reading Terminal Market open in its current location (credit if you’re within 2 years)?

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Take the JGT Christmas Quiz

Like I wasn’t going to leave you without a little bonus Christmas trivia. Here’s 10 questions (not  used this week at quizzo, btw) to share with the fam this holiday season.

  1. Whose secret decoder pin does Ralphie send away for in Christmas Story?
  2. Who was George’s friend who made millions in plastics in It’s a Wonderful Life?
  3. In Venezuela it is Ponche Crema. In Mexico it is called Rompope. What do we call it?
  4. In what ocean will you find Christmas island?
  5. This man, known as the Singing Cowboy, had huge hits with the songs Here Comes Santa Claus, Frosty the Snowman, and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.
  6. This is the common name for a group of hemi-parasitic plants in the order Santalales.
  7. While in prison for embezzlement in 1898, he published his first short story, Whistling Dick’s Christmas Stocking.
  8. What’s the name of the Grinch’s dog?
  9. How do you say “Merry Christmas” in Hawaiian?
  10. A Montgomery Ward employee named Robert May came up with what beloved (but in my opinion kind of lame) Christmas story in 1939, as part of an advertising campaign for the store?

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The Rock ‘n’ Roll Groupie Round

Here’s 10 questions on some other famous groupies that were used in this week’s wild card round. I’ve included links to videos, interviews, and other interesting facts with the answers after the jump.

1. After dancing on a car in one of the bands videos, she married the lead singer, then later hooked up with Tommy Lee. Who was she?

2. Karrine Steffans has hooked up with Diddy, Kool G Rap, Ja Rule, and Usher, among others. What nickname did she acquire, owing to her oral skills?

3. Pleather was a groupie of the 1980s and 90s that was different than the vast majority of groupies. How?

4. What Beatles song was based on the true story of a bunch of groupies breaking into Paul McCartney’s home and stealing some of his personal items?

5. Before hooking up with Johnny Rotten, this groupie followed Aerosmith and the Ramones.

6. Cassandra Peterson was a rock n roll groupie before finding fame as what late night TV star?

7. Bebe Buell was a Playboy playmate turned grouie whose brief affair with one of the members of one of the hottest bands in America in the 1970s led to a daughter who is now a fairly famous movie star. Who is this star?

8. KISS commemorated groupie Cynthia Albritton with a song about her unusual hobby. What song was it?

9. Pamela Des Barres (nee Miller) was a famous groupie in the 1970s who wrote a book about her experiences. What appropriate 4 word title did the book have?

10. Patti Boyd hooked up with Ronnie Wood of the Stones, but she is best known for marrying what two rock legends?

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A Few Rasslin Questions

I’ve had several out-of-towners request that I post a few of the questions from the rasslin quiz a couple of weeks ago. Here are some of the tougher ones. Let me know how you do. (answers below)

  1. What wrestling legend won the first ever ECW championship in 1992?
  2. In wrestling, what is juice (It’s not steroids)?
  3. This former Eddie Gilbert manager was managing the Nasty Boys when they won the WCW tag team title in 1993.
  4. What wrestling manager blew out his knee at Starcade ’86 when he fell off a 20 foot scaffold?
  5. Who won the first ever Royal Rumble in 1988?
  6. What two wrestlers were a tag team in the mid-1980s known as the Blade Runners?
  7. This wrestler won the WWF heavyweight title, the WWF tag team title, the ECW tag team title, the WCW tag team title, and the TNA heavyweight title. Who is he?
  8. The first ever African American heaveyweight champion was this former Florida State player, who won the WCW title in 1992.
  9. In one of the most hilariously awful moments in wrestling history, Sting and Davey Boy Smith  were introducing their mysterious new teammates when their mystery mate slipped and fell, his helmet falling off his head, and the mystery was instantly solved. What was this wrestler, previously known as Tugboat?
  10. Ernie Roth was probably the best known wrestling manager of the 1970s. He managed the Iron Sheik, Killer Kowalski, and Sergeant Slaughter. What was he known as?

 

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Some Overrated/Underrated Questions From Last Week

Here’s some of the Overrated/Underrated questions from last week. I’ll be posting a bunch more in the coming days.

1. This teen sitcom that Ryan thinks is underrated aired from 1990-1993 and starred Corin Nemec.

2. Jenn doesn’t understand the hype over this show, which stars Jayma Mays and Jessalyn Gilsig.

3. He was the most outstanding player of the 1982 Final Four, then was a star on 3 championship Lakers teams. Rob says he’s underrated. Who is he?

4. Carl thinks that this show, which features characters named Turtle, Drama, and E, is total garbage.

5. Chip thinks the capital of Wisconsin is underrated. What is it?

6. Brian says that Lindsey Buckingham is the most underrated guitarist ever. What popular late 70s group was the lead guitarist for?

7. This receiver won 4 Super Bowls, and later ran for Governor of Pennsylvania. Jim thinks he is overrated. Who is he?

8. Jon is a big fan of Canda’s capital city. What is it?

9. This 1985 film starred Chevy Chase and Dan Akroyd and took place in Russia. Rodman thinks it is underrated. What is it?

10. The three boys on this show that Chris thought was overrated were played by Zachery Ty Bryan, Jonathon Taylor Thomas, and Taran Noah Smith.

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Hurricane Quiz

Here’s last night’s wild card round. Answers are after the jump.

1. What was the name of the boxer nicknamed Hurricane who was “falsely tried”?

2. Hurricane Irene is circling counterclockwise because it’s in the northern hemisphere. What is this effect known as?

3. This man, who directed Stage Coach and The Man WHo Shot Liberty Valance, directed a 1937 film called Hurricane.

4. Who had a hit with the song “Rock You Like a Hurricane”?

5. Hurricane  centers tend to have lower measurements of AP, which is short for this.

6. In what city do the Carolina Hurricanes play their home games?

7. What alcohol will you find in a New Orleans Hurricane?

8. Who directed a documentary about Hurricane Katrina called When the Levees Broke?

9. What Texas city was devastated by a hurricane in 1900?

10. In the 1960s and 70s, the federal government tried to weaken hurricanes by doing this to clouds.

Bonus: Category Five is the highest category for a hurricane. It starts with winds at _______ miles per hour?

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Mama Goodtimes’ Summertime Questions

My mom wrote a round for Thursday’s quiz (and asked the questions at Ugly American). Here is that round. I think you’ll agree it’s kind of tough. In fact, it was harder. I made her change a few questions to make them easier. There are only 9 questions because one of them was the question of the week. Answers are after the jump.

1. The largest beach city in Orange County, this city with beach in its name infuriated residents of Santa Cruz by trademarking the name Surf City, USA.

2. What former Philadelphia prostitute made the lyrics “Summertime, and the living is easy” famous?

3. Three species of sharks are responsible for almost all shark attacks. What three species are they?

4. This US city has by far the most days a year above 99 degrees Fahrenheit, with over 100 days a year at over 99 degrees.

5. This month, which gets its name from the Roman Goddess of weddings, has been considered the most popular month to get married for centuries, thought it now looks like that may be changing.

6. What creature kills more people per year than any other, being responsible for the death of over 2 million people per year worldwide?

7. When does the summer solstice occur in the Southern Hemisphere?

8. Folly Beach is a popular wedding destination found near what southern city?

9. Who were the two stars of Muscle Beach Party, Bikini Beach, and Beach Blanket Bingo?

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Worst Movies of the 2000s Quiz

Here is Thursday’s wild card round…worst movies of the 2000s.

1. This terrible 2009 film about an insane woman earned Sandra Bullock a Razzie, which she accepted a day before she picked up her Oscar for the Blind Side.

2. Who starred as a breakdancer who wakes up after 20 years in a coma in the film Kickin It Old Skool?

3. People were hopeful that this 2008 film would mark M. Night Shymalan’s return to greatness. Instead, it proved that he had indeed lost it.

4. Fred Savage directed this disastrous sequel to an Eddie Murphy film. It starred Cuba Gooding Jr and currently has a 2.5 rating on imdb.

5. This 2008 film starred Paris Hilton and earned a total of $9000 on its opening night, and BBC movie reviewer Mark Kermode called it a “fascist eugenic tract.”

6. Eddie Murphy played himself and his wife in this 2007 film. Here’s the punchline: She’s fat. Get it? What movie was it?

7. Richard Roeper called this 2007 Lindsay Lohan film the worst film of the 2000s.

8. After this epic disaster in 2003, Theodore Geisel’s wife banned any future adaptations of his work. What was this disastrous film?

9. Witless Protection starred one of the unfunniest humans ever to walk the planet. Who is it?

10. The storyline of this film, according to imdb: In the year 3000, man is no match for the Psychlo’s, a greedy, manipulative race of aliens on a quest for ultimate profit.

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