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113: How to Prep for Pub Quiz Part I

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OUR TRIVIA SECRETS REVEALED! This week, we are celebrating pub trivia by sharing our stories, our strategies, and our tips in hopes to help YOU score big at your local. Find out what topics to study, and how to settle answer disputes. Take Karen's geography quiz, and if you're not a sports person, then let Colin help you with some handy sportsball facts to arm your trivia arsenal. We also dive into the origin of pub trivia and general nuggest about pub culture. 

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    Good job done here.Questioning enhances knowledge.So all of you enhances knowledge of many of us. Answers to these questions make brilliant and brain storming sense of many people. Such kind of work will help in getting information about many different things and topics.

Reader Comments (14)

I just listened to this episode and WOW. I feel so bad for Colin. He has no one with which to talk about sports. Those were very very very very simple sports questions! :) At least you guys included some sports in this episode. I really enjoyed it. Maybe in a future episode you should create a tough sports quiz just for Colin. Keep up the good work.

June 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJo Jo

Hi Good Job Brain people. Just wanted to send in an um actually!
The Australian flags stars are all seven pointed stars, except the little one! Its a normal 5 pointed star. The points are comparative to the brightness of the stars.

Thanks. Nathan, Perth, Western Aus

June 6, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNathan

As a sports fan who has lived in a few places in Asia, those geography and sports segments were a bit brutal to listen to ;)

June 6, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJoey

ummm, actually. Its pronounced kel-tick. Not sell-tick.

June 6, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterdagny

Karen- What is the advantage of living in Switzerland? Well, the flag is a big plus!

June 7, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLiz

Nice one guys, can't believe you're spilling your pub quiz secrets!

June 8, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterjenlee_p

@dagny in most other contexts (culture, people), you'd be correct. but the basketball team name has always been pronounced with a soft "C". (the same is true for Celtic F.C., the Scottish football soccer club.)

June 8, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterGJB Colin

Hey Guys!

Good job with the beer cocktail round. Just wanted to say, I think, in my experience long time bar tender/drinks enthusiast, that if you came to the UK to order a "Snake-bite" you'd most likely get a half a larger and half a cider, not a Guinness (or stout). Will try it out some time though!

June 9, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMac

My friends and I have been doing weekly bar trivia for a little over three years now, and we have a term for the most obvious choice in a particular category.

When we first started, we had talked ourselves out of putting Lance Armstrong as an answer in a Tour de France question, and he was of course the answer. We immediately decided that, for ANY Tour de France question (or cycling in general) there was a 75% chance that Lance Armstrong would be the answer.

Now, whenever we're debating an answer and there's an obvious thing associated with it, we will often debate whether we should put "Lance Armstrong" (not Lance himself, but the most obvious noun/proper noun associated with the contents of that question). I like to think it also confuses neighboring teams, who must wonder why we constantly talk about using Lance Armstrong as an answer in non-sports questions.

June 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJustin Hofstetter

@gjb collin. Thanks! Im not a sports person, so, i didnt relize they pronounced it differently.

June 10, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterdagny

You guys made a common mistake when asking which was the "last continental state to join the union". As an Alaskan, I've had to explain many times that, yes, we are indeed part of the continent. The word you were looking for is "contiguous".

June 14, 2014 | Unregistered Commentericecold

One more pseudo Um... Actually. When talking NFL champions, it's very important to listen for the distinction between NFL Championships and Super Bowls. Colin is correct that the Steelers have the most Super Bowl titles (6), but the Green Bay Packers have the most NFL Championships (13).

This discrepancy comes about because the NFL renamed their championship game the Super Bowl in 1966, but the league itself has actually been around in one form or another since 1920.

That's all, love the show!

PS: Another random NFL/Packers fact that is that the Green Bay Packers are the only publicly owned team in the NFL. They are operated as a Non Profit Corporation, and have done five stock sales where fans can purchase an ownership stake in the team. These stocks don't hold any real value and are not redeemable, transferable, or for resale (eg: nobody can accumulate them all & move the team).

June 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMarty

Ummm, actually...

A snakebite in the UK, particularly in student bars, is almost always with 'blackcurrant squash' or 'blackcurrant cordial'. I do believe you said in the episode, 'blackcurrant berry'. Lol, what fruit do you guys eat in SF? Must be a california thing...

July 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterGeLiGeLu

I agree with someone who posted earlier. Alaska is part of the continental United States. People often confuse continental and contiguous. As an Alaskan, it happens all the time and is oh so frustrating. I love your show, this is my first "um, actually" moment!

April 26, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMicaelajeanne

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