Trivia Minute Update: April 18, 2017

We’ll start off with a trivia question: What sporting event is closely associated with World War I fighter pilot Roland Garros? We’ll have the answer later in the show. Today is World Heritage Day; Independence Day in Zimbabwe, Friend’s Day in Brazil and Coma Patients’ Day in Poland. It’s unofficially National Lineman Appreciation Day, National Animal Crackers Day, and National […]

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1992: Disney Opens Euro Disneyland

On this date in 1992, The Walt Disney Company opened Euro Disneyland. Here are some things you may not have known about Disney parks. Walt Disney originally wanted to build a theme park in Burbank, California, near his studios. Because of the limited size of the property, Disney chose instead to buy 160 acres of orange grove in Anaheim, about […]

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Trivia Minute Update: April 11, 2017

We’ll start off with a question: Despite not landing on the Moon, what record did the crew of Apollo 13 set? Today is Juan Santamaria Day in Costa Rica and World Parkinson’s Disease Day. It’s unofficially International Louie Louie Day,  National Eight-Track Tape Day, and National Pet Day. It’s the birthday of fashion designer Oleg Cassini, who was born in […]

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Big Ben: The Story Behind the Bell

On this date in 1858, the bell known as Big Ben was cast in London. Here are some things you may not have known about Big Ben. The nickname Big Ben refers to the bell only. The clock is called the Great Clock, while the tower is named Elizabeth Tower. The namesake of the bell is disputed. It may have […]

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Answering This Week’s Question

Hey folks, no show today, but I wanted to make sure to give you the answer to this week’s question. Also, be sure to listen to Monday’s podcast when we’ll have details on our first T-shirt giveaway contest. As a refresher, the question was: What is the second fastest land mammal? Listen to the show for the answer. The first […]

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Presidential Vetoes: Because I Said So

On this date in 1792, George Washington used his presidential veto power for the first time. Here are a few things you may not have known about the veto. The history of the veto, which means “I forbid” in Latin, can be traced to the Roman Empire. Roman consuls had to act unanimously, so one essentially held veto power over […]

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Trivia Minute Update: April 4, 2017

We’ll start off with a random trivia question: Which actors played the character of Jay Gatsby in the 1949, 1974, and 2013 film versions of “The Great Gatsby”? We’ll have the answer later in the show. Today is International Landmine Awareness Day, Children’s Day in Hong Kong and Taiwan; Independence Day in Senegal. It’s unofficially World Rat Day, National Tell […]

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1860: Pony Express Begins Operations

On this date in 1860, the Pony Express began operations. Here are some things you may not have known about the Old West mail service. After the discovery of gold in 1849 and the admission of California as a state in 1850, a faster way to deliver transcontinental mail was needed. At the time, mail could take up to a […]

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