Tue, 26 November 2013
Chin up, elbows off the table, and stop picking your nose! We explore the world of manners and etiquette this week. Chris quizzes us on the torturous and delightfully wacky rules of table manners. Learn about the Do's and Don'ts of pub trivia, the violent origin of the handshake, and old-timey advice to present thy proper self. Who's got two thumbs and might piss off other cultures? - Colin's public service announcement about common hand gestures that might mean not-so-great things in certain countries.
ALSO: Warby Parker EYE-Q quiz, the number 88
Direct download: GJB_088_manners.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:17pm PDT
Tue, 19 November 2013
BREAKING MEWS! Put your paws up for some barking mad trivia about our furry companions: the amazing death-defying righting reflex of cats and "high-rise syndrome," we sift through the colorful history of cat litter, the many faces of Cerberus, and a purr-fect quiz. We try to answer burning questions like do dogs really watch and understand TV? How many toes can a cat actually have?
ALSO: "Um, Actually" double-header
Direct download: GJB_087_catsanddogs.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:42am PDT
Tue, 12 November 2013
Strap on your floaties because we're going out to sea. Marinate on these marvelous marine morsels of trivia: the history of the first ever submarine and its very silly name, what exactly made Disney's The Little Mermaid a complete hit and turning point for the studio, handy/horrible mnemonics for memorizing bodies of water, and the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Anchors aweigh in a nautical term quiz, and find out what happens to aquariums when abandoned.
Direct download: GJB_086_underwater.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:52pm PDT
Tue, 5 November 2013
We're down a person but we're making it up by SMUSHING MORE QUIZZES UP YOUR EAR-HOLES. Yo dawg, I heard you like portmanteaus - so enjoy a crazy portmanteau-ception! Chris gets musical with "Who am I?" and blows our minds with tricky foreign-sounding company name quiz. Colin whets our appetite with questions about restaurants and cooking, and listeners Ben & Jon crafted us a rather....sinister segment. ALSO: E.L.V.I.S. watches TV!
Direct download: GJB_085_allquiz17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:57pm PDT