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106: Life of the Party

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Put on your party hats and loosen up that belt for some cake because we're nerding out about parties this week! Festive facts and celebratory stories about party rituals, inventions and more: Shakespeare Goes to a House Party music quiz, etymology of party words, Dana finds the first examples of party balloons (and it's gross), Karen wants to climb the traditional ham pole of Spain's La Tomatina tomato-throwing festival, and Colin explores the weird ritual of having live birds fly out of pies. 

ALSO: GJB listener John wrote us an "Um, Actually..." theme song!

RUNTIME: 45 minutes 5 seconds


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"A Little Party Never Killed Nobody" by Q-Tip/Fergie  Amazon | iTunes 



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Reader Comments (5)

Um actually.... This is the Liam from the episode about the lucky loonie, and the lucky loonies is in the hockey hall of fame in Toronto.

April 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLiam

It was awesome to hear Jeffrey Hudson get a mention in this weeks episode because he comes from my hometown of Oakham in the UK. His old house is still in the centre of town and can easily be identified because it has a really tiny front door.

Great show guys. Keep up the good work.

April 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterGary Rix

Liam - counter um actually: the luckie loonie was first given to Wayne Gretsky - who through revealed via PR about the nature of the coin.

April 16, 2014 | Unregistered Commenteroliver

Forgot a letter in the hors d'oeuvres spelling. Um actually'd.

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