Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Under the Gun - Trivia Tonight




Did you know that "Wax Bullet Pistol Dueling" was an event in the 1908 Olympics?

It was an exhibition event, and no medals were awarded.

The 1908 Olympics were held in London, England.
The games opened on April 27 of that year.

When were these games officially finished?


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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Bacon is good, porkchops are good, Trivia is goodest!





V. Vega



Any Simpsons fan know that pigs are a magical animal. The foods that come from this creature are myriad and wonderful.


If you've spent any time on the internet in the past decade or so, you have probably noticed a surge in bacon products and memes,


You may have thought that it was a grassroots groundswell of love for this tasty cured, salted, greasy goodness. Health issues aside, don't you think the world is a better place with all this bacon in it?

It turns out we have all been manipulated by BIG BACON.

It's still delicious, though.


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In addition to being quadrupedal mobile manna, pigs may have some actual superpowers.


According to a 2012 research study of "high performance boars" what physical act typically takes pigs 6 minutes, on average, with one sturdy specimen going for 31 minutes?


Answers IN PERSON, after 7:50.



Remember, this is the NO-BOOZE WINNING non-quiz.
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Excelsior!
-tpn!


Frank's Place is at 594 W. Market St. Akron OH 44303
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Remember, this is the NO-BOOZE WINNING quiz.
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Excelsior!
-tpn! 
 

 





 



Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Clash of the Titans Arum!


Corpse flowers are blooming all over the US, and no one is quite sure why.

Many plants have flowers that produce a sweet aroma to attract bees and other insects as pollinators.  The Corpse Flower uses a similar strategy, but with some slightly different tactics.
When the flower blooms it produces a stench that's been described as a 
"foul odor — sort of the odor you get from a decaying carcass, roadkill if you will, or that odor you see on the bottom of a dumpster after a hot summer day,"
Instead of attracting bees, or any other usual pollinators, it uses this stink to attract decomposers to do the work instead.

These flowers all seem to have individual bloom cycles - usually up to seven years before their first bloom, and can go a decade or more between blooms.
But now they have synced up.

BUT WHY?!

CHOOSE YOUR OWN PUNCHLINE:
A.  Because of Trump's latest statement!
B.  Because of the Zika and poop in the water at the Olympics!
C.  Because of you, all right?  Because I watched you!

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Tonight's Question:
The Corpse Flower is also known as
Titan Arum. 
What does its actual Latinate scientific name translate into in English?

Answer IN PERSON, after 7:50.



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Excelsior!
-tpn! 
 



 





Tuesday, August 2, 2016

no trivia tonight, back next week!

Hi folks, I am out of town and can't get coverage for tonight.

No show this week, please check out any of lastcallusa.com 's other Tuesday night shows!


(That was supposed to be a link, but I am composing this on mobile.)

Have a great week!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Not Just Plain Vanilla Trivia - Tonight at 8pm!



 
Do you like vanilla?

A relative of mine recently shared an article from the Food Babe ("Do You Eat Beaver Butt?")  that claimed that castoreum, a secretion from a gland near the anus of beavers is used in food production and is listed as "Natural Flavor" on ingredient lists.

My skeptic radar went off and to the Googles I went!

In about 27 seconds I had proof that this was BS.

So many debunks were already out there.
I was so happy that I didn't even post my evidence as a reply.

Am I growing up?

Probably not, because I still giggled like an 11-year old when I read these quotes from the National Geographic article:

“I lift up the animal’s tail,” said Joanne Crawford, a wildlife ecologist at Southern Illinois University, “and I’m like, ‘Get down there, and stick your nose near its bum.'”
and 
“You can milk the anal glands so you can extract the fluid,” Crawford said. “You can squirt [castoreum] out. It’s pretty gross.”
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All this reminded me of a story on This American Life from a few years ago regarding doubles and substitutes.  One of their correspondents spent several weeks tracking down the truth of an urban legend involving counterfeit/imitation calamari.

Tonight's Question:
What non-seafood material was rumored to be standing in as calamari in that episode?

Answers IN PERSON, after 7:50.



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I published a book!
Remember, this is the NO-BOOZE WINNING quiz.
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Excelsior!
-tpn!