#39 – What Do Owls, Rattles, and the Hiccups Have In Common?

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Round One


Today’s game starts with a Setlist Trivia question that asks the Team to name an artist based on three of their popular singles. Speaking of popular singles, did you know that Rupert Holmes’ #1 hit, “Escape (The Piña Colada Song),” almost named-dropped a famous actor in place of the Piña Colada?


Next up, we have a Beer Trivia question about one of the key ingredients in beer that plays an instrumental role in its flavor. Spoiler alert: Did you know that every beer on the market today must contain this ingredient to be considered beer by definition?


The first round concludes with a People Trivia question about an Italian craftsman known for his high-quality pieces, one of which sold for $3.5 million at an auction in 2006. Spoiler alert: Here’s a look at one of his pieces that is currently housed at The Met in New York City.


Bonus Question


Today’s Bonus Question is a follow-up to the People question from the first round. The Team is asked to guess the number of instruments made by this craftsman that are still in existence today. They pull from a question from a previous show as a starting point from which to come up with their guess, but would you encourage them to go higher (or lower)? Listen in and see whether you could help the Team guess close enough to earn a point!

Round Two


Have you been studying your nouns, verbs, and adjectives? No, we’re not playing Mad Libs, it’s time for our theme round, and today’s topic of choice is Words Trivia!


The second round begins with a Terms Trivia question that asks the Team to identify the name given to words that sound like what they describe. Spoiler alert: Wondering about what the common bond is between the three words in today’s episode title? They’re all examples of this answer!


Next up, we have an Alphabet Trivia question about the Radio Phonetic Alphabet code word for a specific letter. Did you know that “Oscar” is the code word for the letter O? To learn more about the Oscars, be sure to check out the very first episode of the podcast for a theme round about EGOT winners!


Round Two wraps up with a Grammar Trivia question about the title given to a specific type of verb. This causes quite a debate among the Team, and if you also need some time to internally debate your answer, here’s some bonus Trivia about the game of tag for you to enjoy while you think!


Final Question


We’ve reached the Final Question of today’s game, and the category of choice is Food. Who’s hungry??

The Trivia Team is given a list of five food brands and asked to determine whether or not each of the brands was named for a real-life person. There are a few that the Team is able to quickly determine, but others pose more of a challenge. Grab yourself a slice of pizza or a bowl of cereal and help the Trivia Team as they chew on their answers!

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