#57 – Which Historical Figure Was the Farthest Ahead of Their Time?

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Round One


First up, we have an Animals Trivia question about the incredibly intelligent and clever birds that have been known to use human inventions as tools of their own, like using cars to crack nuts. On the topic of highly intelligent animals, did you know that a study on Asian elephants found that they’re able to recognize themselves in a mirror, a rare trait among animal species?


Next, a Cities question challenges the Team to name the Indian city that was known as Bombay until 1995. If you’re interested in more Trivia from around the world, be sure to check out episode #54 of the podcast for a round of Africa Trivia.


The first round concludes with a Food Trivia question about the first-ever McDonald’s breakfast item. Speaking of previous podcast episodes of interest, we’ve also had theme rounds covering both breakfast and fast food for future listening!


Bonus Question


Today’s Bonus Question is a follow-up to the Food question from the first round. Their discussion sparks some serious nostalgia, listen in to see if any of their points of reference bring up any memories for you!

Round Two


History is rife with people who were ahead of their time and left a major impact on the world for generations to come. And we’re celebrating them today with a round of Historical Figures Trivia!


The second round begins with an Art Trivia question about The Red Vineyards near Arles, the only painting known by name that a now-famous artist sold during their lifetime. Interested in unique art and artifacts? Here are some uncommon museums found around the world.


Next, we have an Awards question about the namesake of the Prize for American Humor. Do you know the unconventional story behind the development of The Golden Girls?


Round Two concludes a Places Trivia question about the city in which Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper is located. For more Trivia about Italian icons, click here to learn about the history of the Colosseum.


Final Question


We’ve reached the Final Question of the game, and today’s category of choice is Websites. Let’s go surf the web!


The Trivia Team is given a list of four ultra-popular websites and asked to place them in order based on the years in which they launched. Do you remember when you first joined Facebook? Or started binging videos on YouTube? If so, you might be able to help them reason their way to the correct order!