Episode 579 - Where There's A Will... - Celebrity Jeopardy! - Gauges - Shrew-Ed - Sex Changes

Instant Trivia

Sep 12 2022 • 7 mins

Welcome to the Instant Trivia podcast episode 579, where we ask the best trivia on the Internet.

Round 1. Category: Where There's A Will...

  • 1: This "Sultan of Swat" left 10% of his estate to a foundation he created for needy children.
  • Babe Ruth.
  • 2: He appointed "Beloved Wife, Yoko Ono" to act as executor of his last will and testament.
  • John Lennon.
  • 3: In his will he called himself a "printer" and "late minister plenipotentiary" to the court of France.
  • Benjamin Franklin.
  • 4: She bequeathed a friend a copy of her husband's inaugural address signed by Robert Frost.
  • Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
  • 5: This former Chief Justice's self-written will of 1994 made no provisions for estate taxes.
  • Warren Burger.

Round 2. Category: Celebrity Jeopardy!

  • 1: I'm Dylan on "90210" and I have a pet pig named Jerry Lee.
  • Luke Perry.
  • 2: I'm the architect of rock and roll and the originator--Good golly, Miss Molly!.
  • Little Richard.
  • 3: Sugar Babe's husband on "The Real McCoys", Sylvester Stallone rescued me in "Rambo III".
  • Richard Crenna.
  • 4: I'm 2 meters tall, host 2 1/2 hours of "Entertainment Tonight" a week and have 4 music Emmys.
  • John Tesh.
  • 5: I've been hosting and producing the nationally syndicated dance show "Soul Train" for 2 decades.
  • Don Cornelius.

Round 3. Category: Gauges

  • 1: It's pulled out of the crankcase, wiped, reinserted, pulled out again, and then read.
  • dipstick.
  • 2: Both Webster's and American Heritage say "caliper" is an alteration of this word.
  • calibration.
  • 3: Number at the top of a protractor.
  • 90 (degrees).
  • 4: On a plane, these gauges which measure in feet may be barometric or radio.
  • an altimeter.
  • 5: On a pressure gauge, "psi" stands for this.
  • pounds per square inch.

Round 4. Category: Shrew-Ed

  • 1: Continent where you'd find the shrews Crocidura nigeriae and Crocidura tansaniana.
  • Africa.
  • 2: Canadian province where you'll most likely spot Trowbridge's shrew, which enjoys Douglas fir seeds.
  • British Columbia.
  • 3: The Southeastern shrew inhabits the marshy U.S. region that got this uninviting name from Col. William Byrd.
  • the Great Dismal Swamp.
  • 4: The Mt. Malindang shrew and the Palawan tree shrew are native to this country.
  • the Philippines.
  • 5: It would be "serendip"itous to see a Kelaart's long-clawed shrew, as it lives only on this island.
  • Sri Lanka.

Round 5. Category: Sex Changes

  • 1: After 1979 some of these powerful Atlantic storms were given male names too.
  • hurricanes.
  • 2: Not far from Roanoke, this military school broke a 158 year tradition and admitted women in 1997.
  • VMI (Virginia Military Institute).
  • 3: In the 1950s she was the outcome of the world's first publicized sex change.
  • Christine Jorgensen.
  • 4: Don't let the pearls fool you, these lady bivalves can change into males when it suits them.
  • oysters.
  • 5: She continued the tennis career begun by Richard Raskind.
  • Renee Richards.

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