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The game starts off with an Organizations Trivia question about a non-profit organization that provides financial assistance to one of every five US patients in need of a particular medical treatment. Did you know that several ancient cultures believed that peppermint could cure a number of ailments, including nausea, indigestion, and even hiccups?
Next up, a Games Trivia question challenges the Team to identify the item that is substituted for cards in the popular bar game of Liar’s Poker. Speaking of games, the original version of The Game of Life was much darker than the version many are familiar with today, including spaces like Poverty, Disgrace, and Suicide.
The first round concludes with a Brands Trivia question about the shoe brand that got its name from a salesman who made a particular claim about what their soft, lightweight comfortable shoes might accomplish for the wearer. Do you know the true history behind the origin of the trench coat?
Today’s Bonus Question is a follow-up to the Brands question from the first round. The Team is asked to guess the year that the brand in question made its debut. They remember the brand as a fixture of malls during the 1980s, but do you agree with the guess they land on? Listen in and let us know how your guess stacks up against the one the Team lands on!
Grab your passports and pack a bag, because it’s time to hit the road for a round of Travel Trivia!
The second round kicks off with a Companies Trivia question about an online company that was founded by roommates Brian Chesky and Joe Gebbia in 2007. Looking for a new location to add to your travel bucket list? Germany’s Neuschwanstein Castle is a breathtaking landmark that served as Walt Disney’s inspiration for Sleeping Beauty Castle in Disneyland!
Next, we have a Places Trivia question about the town in which much of the Las Vegas Strip actually lies, which, contrary to popular belief, is not Las Vegas proper. If you found the Team’s discussion of etymology during this question interesting, be sure to check out episode #16 of the podcast next.
Round Two concludes with a History Trivia question about the image depicted on one of the most prized errors in stamp collecting. Calling all collectors, episode #32 of the podcast will be right up your alley.
We’ve reached the Final Question of the game, and today’s category of choice is Buildings. We’re talking about some of the biggest feats of architecture…literally!
The Trivia Team is given a list of four famous skyscrapers and asked to place them in order based on the length of time that they held the title of the tallest building in the world. Does your order match the Team? Or would you encourage them to switch it up? Listen in and let us know!