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52: Trivia About Trivia

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It's our first birthday and it's our TRIVIACEPTION show! Believe it or not, amazing facts about the king of amazing facts, Robert Ripley. The business behind bad trivia. We try our luck in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, and gush over other TV game shows. Famous riddlers and question-askers throughout literary history, and exactly why is a raven like a writing desk?

ALSO: "Initial Here" quiz

RUNTIME: 49 minutes 11 seconds


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How is a daffodil like a jet stream?

Both are deadly when cats are involved.

Daffodils are poisonous to cats (and everything else).
Often found around jet streams, Clear Air Turbulence (CAT) is an patch of turbulence without any visual cues, which has had occasionally caused planes to crash.

March 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLee

Happy Birthday, GJB! Thank you so much for Anal Beaver Juice, Psychedelic Reindeer Pee, Prune-flavored Soda,, Maggot Cheese, Dogs Without Pons, and The Adventures of Boozer and Prince, among much MUCH else. Here's to at LEAST one more year.

March 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterWhistler

I always heard that a raven is like a writing desk because Poe wrote on both of them...

March 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSimon T

Hi, I know this is from a while ago but I recently started listening to your older episodes and you said in the UK we call "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" "Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles" which isnt right as we do call them "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" sorry I know it was from a while ago but I thought you might like to know
Thanks for Listening, Alex Lees

March 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAlex Lees

When I was a kid growing up in Georgia, I used to listen to WSB radio with my dad, and in the mornings was a talk show hosted by Ludlow Porch, the lesser known humorist brother to the humorist Lewis Grizzard. He had a segment called "Trivia Tuesday" where he would ask a series of questions at the beginning of the show and callers would call in throughout the show to give their answers for prizes.

One time he asked the question: "What's Lt. Columbo's first name." I was obsessed with Columbo, and I couldn't wait to hear the answer because on the Columbo show you never learn his name. It was nerve wracking.

Unfortunately, we had to get out of the car before I could learn the answer, and I never did find out what Columbo's first name was. It was one of those little incidents in life where it just gnaws at you, "You had the chance to learn Columbo's first name and you blew it!"

I've always loved trivia and used to love reading through trivia books, but most were really disappointing, so I created my own litmus test to determine whether they were worth buying: Does the book reveal Columbo's first name? Nearly every trivia book I picked up said nothing about the TV show Columbo, much less what his first name was, until one day, at a second hand book store, I came across Fred Worth's trivia encyclopedia.

I flipped back to the index, saw there was an entry for Columbo, turned to that page and learned, Columbo's first name was Phillip. I thought I'd struck gold. I bought the book and used it as a reference for years, however, I was always curious why it was the only source I could find referring to Columbo as Phillip.

Not until your latest show do I find that it was a trap, and I am the collateral damage.

Thanks Good Job Brain!

March 7, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterdrhambrick

Jet stream/Daffodill Q: Both are the same when flowing. A Daffodill in the wind, Water in a river. I am 9, and so, very proud with this answer. :D

March 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGabriel T

What a great show! Happy birthday and here's to many more. Thanks for entertaining me very much!

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