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We’re starting things off with a Weights & Measures Trivia question that was made for all of the Anglophiles out there. For more British Trivia, check out this article on the surprising history of the Tower of London.
Next up, a Common Bonds Trivia question challenges the Trivia Team to identify which name is shared by both one of the books of the Bible and a popular reggae album. There’s a ton of interesting Trivia behind naming conventions. Do you know the backstory behind the names of some of the most popular cocktails?
The round concludes with a Sports Trivia question about one of the earliest modern Olympic Games. The first modern Olympic Games were held in Athens, Greece in 1896, with athletes from 13 countries represented. Since then, the Games have gone on to see a number of major changes, including the debut of the Winter Olympics in 1924.
Today’s Bonus Question is a follow-up to the Sports question from the first round. The Trivia Team is asked to guess how many total athletes competed in the 1904 Olympic Games. Will their methodology be solid enough to land them on the podium? Listen in to find out!
Grab some astronaut ice cream and put on those moon boots because it’s time for today’s theme round of Space Trivia! Countdown to launch in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1…
Round Two starts with an Astronomy Trivia question that tests the Team’s knowledge about the planets of our solar system. During the discussion, it was mentioned that Pluto was reclassified as a dwarf planet in 2006. This decision by the International Astronomical Union was met with outrage from many defending the former planet. If you’re also on Team Pluto, here are some fun facts about the (dwarf) planet to get your fix!
Next up we have a Places Trivia question about the home of several elegantly named “seas.” And yes, the Team does need to name a more specific location than “space.” Spoiler alert: The poetic names for these locations and others were coined by 17th-century Jesuit astronomer, Giovanni Battista Riccioli.
Round Two concludes with a Government Trivia question about the origins of NASA.
It’s time to wrap up the game with a multi-part Final Question. The category for today’s final is Video Games, and it’s all about best-sellers. The team is given a list of four popular video games and asked to place them in order by the year they were the best-selling video game in North America from earliest to most recent. Can you defeat the final boss of today’s show? Press play to take on the challenge!