PopQuizzical’s Movember 2013: We need your help!

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Call to action!”

-Every Prostate

 
 
I mustache you a question...

I mustache you a question…

An all new episode of the internet’s favorite quiz show, PopQuizzical – calling you to action!  Friends, dig into your pockets and donate to men’s health awareness month: Movember.  PopQuizzical in conjunction with Word Rango is trying to raise $1000 by November 15th – and you can help!  Go to http://bit.ly/DonateToWordRango and give give give!  You’ll get a fun supporter only video, and if we get the $1000 by November 15th, Bob will shave his head.  And we mean the ENTIRE head.
 
 

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PopQuizzical – Special Edition: Word Rango!

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This is the hit show you've been waiting for, dictionary nerds.

This is the hit show you’ve been waiting for, dictionary nerds.

A surprise PopQuizzical?  You bet it is.

I’m breaking into your week to invite you to listen to another great show I’m on called “Word Rango”.  Not only is it a game show designed to make the contestants look silly, but it’s got improv comedy, NSFW language and words you don’t know!

Each week, I and three other smarty pants-es (Dave Hinkle, Mike Suszek, and Ryan Lewis) bring a secret word to the Word Rango arena for battle!  For knowledge!  And for comedy!

You’ll learn more about the words, and you’ll find out how much we can make up on the fly, or how much we love Hugh Jackman (spoiler alert: a whole bunch – probably more than we should ever reveal outside of a sworn deposition).

Take a listen to this week’s short PopQuizzical extra and enjoy the rapture that is: Word Rango.

Word Rango on the interwebs:

 

Now go forth, and listen.  In advance, you’re welcome/I’m sorry.  Whichever is more appropriate, apply liberally.

PopQuizzical #51: The End

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“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.”

-Seneca

 
It has been a great couple of years.  I hope you enjoyed it too!

It has been a great couple of years. I hope you enjoyed it too!

 
Dear friends,
 
It is with a heavy heart that I give unto you the final PopQuizzical audio quiz, all about endings. In a little over 2 years I made 51 PopQuizzicals including audio quizzes and some fun Listen-To-This Casts, 38 PopQuizzical HintCasts, over 800 daily trivia question blog posts, and a bunch of stuff in between. It’s been quite a feat, one that I never thought I would accomplish, or even take on.Thank you for your support of PopQuizzical, and the support you continue to show to my newest endeavor – the NSFW game show about dictionary definitions, Word Rango.

PopQuizzical may come back someday, so keep it in your download streams. You just never know, do you? Don’t be sad because it’s gone, smile because it happened.

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PopQuizzical Daily! trivia quiz question for November 17, 2013 #TheEnd trivia week

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PopQuizzical Daily! for November 17, 2013 #TheEnd trivia week

Internet, it has been an honor to challenge you with trivia for the last two plus years.  Today stands as the last PopQuizzical Daily! quiz answer.  More information coming tomorrow in a final PopQuizzical.  C’mon, you had to smell it being “The End” week…

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1978.

Janet Parker was a medical photographer that worked 1 floor above a laboratory that housed the smallpox virus.  You’ll never guess what happened to Janet.  Oh, wait, that was a good guess.

Depends on your defintion of fail, I think.

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PopQuizzical Daily! trivia quiz question for November 15, 2013 #TheEnd trivia week

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PopQuizzical Daily! for November 15, 2013 #TheEnd trivia week

What year was the last death from smallpox?

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Iran.

In 1935, the Shah asked foreign delegates to use the term Iran (the historical name of the country, used by its native people) in formal correspondence. Since then, in the Western World, the use of the word “Iran” has become more common.

(via my friends at Wikipedia)

Not really the “Prince of Persia”. Or Iran, for that matter.

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PopQuizzical Daily! trivia quiz question for November 14, 2013

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PopQuizzical Daily! for November 14, 2013

In 1935, the country commonly known as Persia asked foreign delegates to refer to it by what historical name?

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Fruit Brute.

Fruit Brute’s mascot (horror themed, to go along with Count Chocula, Franken Berry, and Boo Berry) was a WEREWOLF!  I can only imagine what happened every full moon to your parent’s cereal cabinet.

Yeah, like a werewolf is going to eat a fruit cereal. You don’t fool me, that cereal is made of children – you monster.

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PopQuizzical Daily! trivia quiz question for November 13, 2013

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PopQuizzical Daily! for November 13, 2013

What General Mills monster themed fruit cereal, originally packaged from 1974 to 1984, was re-released for Halloween 2013?

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12 sides.

For those who have played any of the various games with many sided dice, you’ll recognize a dodecahedron (the dodecagon in a 3D form) as that 12 sided die that you use infrequently.  I only use mine to throw across the room when things don’t go my way.  I go through a lot of dodecahedrons.

It’s nice rolling a 12-sided that can, by itself, disable your opponent.

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PopQuizzical Daily! trivia quiz question for November 12, 2013

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PopQuizzical Daily! for November 12, 2013

A dodecagon has how many sides?

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Armistice Day.

November 11, 1918, marked the signing of the treaty that ended the Great War, or World War I.  The following year, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed that November 11th would be the holiday known as Armistice Day.  The holiday was renamed by Congress to Veteran’s Day in 1954.

 

In remembrance.

 

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My Thanks to Veterans

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Veteran's Day

It is an easy time of year to thank a veteran for their service.  In fact, I’m doing it right now.

I have several friends who have not only served in the military, but have seen things that the rest of us can only imagine as nightmarish.  It makes me tear up even now to realize the pain that some of them still suffer through today.  Psychological and physiological wounds, some of which time will not heal.  They did what I could not: protected our freedoms and the freedoms of people abroad.

Our soldiers – some of them my friends – are hands down the bravest heroes the world has ever seen.  They march into battles knowing that they may not come out.  The reality of that mindset, outside of a movie or video game, is as foreign to me as absolute zero.  I just have no point of reference for it.  It’s a hero’s ideal, and that’s what our veterans are.

If you know someone who has served in the armed forces, today is an excellent day to go out of your way and reconnect with them, say hi, or express thanks for their service.  Everyone benefits from gratitude, because we all need it sometimes.

PopQuizzical Daily! trivia quiz question for November 11, 2013 #HappyVeteransDay

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PopQuizzical Daily! for November 11, 2013

Veteran’s Day was originally known by what name?

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Muse.

I muse all the time – in the shower, on the toilet, in the car on Spotify.  Hey, at least two of those things involve the band Muse, now that I’m musing about it.

 

Muses – always be musing.

 

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PopQuizzical Daily! trivia quiz question for November 10, 2013

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PopQuizzical Daily! for November 10, 2013

What alternative band name also means “to think about something carefully or thoroughly”?

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The Mississippi River.

Ah, the mighty Mississip.  The Mississippi River has the been one of the most important waterways throughout the United States’ history, or at least until we realized that UPS will deliver Amazon boxes right to your front door – not using any river magic at all.  #TheFutureIsNow

 

And this is how the world ends, not with a whimper but with an undelivered package.

 

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PopQuizzical Daily! trivia quiz question for November 9, 2013

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PopQuizzical Daily! for November 9, 2013

Both fictional characters Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn sailed down what very real river?

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The same as having wings.

Sure, and you’re going to believe the guy who cut off a poor pirate’s hand and fed it to a ticking crocodile.  Yeah.  Riiiiiiight.

 

“Yes, and Pan told me hooks were all the rage in Narnia too – wherever that is.”

 

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