Welcome to the Instant Trivia podcast episode 588, where we ask the best trivia on the Internet.
Round 1. Category: The 7 Wonders
- 1: We sort of know what the Statue of Zeus looked like because it was reproduced on these of the realm.
- 2: They were located on terraces that possibly rose some 300 feet.
- The Hanging Gardens of Babylon.
- 3: Made of bronze, it was destroyed by an earthquake in 224 B.C..
- Colossus of Rhodes.
- 4: An earthquake in the 13th century signaled the loss of this -- signal.
- Lighthouse at Alexandria.
- 5: As always, invading Goths got the blame for destroying her temple at Ephesus.
Round 2. Category: Baseball Words
- 1: Spiders catch them in their webs.
- 2: What a catcher might eat his dinner on.
- Home plate.
- 3: A highly prized form of carbon.
- 4: People who used peroxide on their hair.
- 5: It's material from which flags are made, or decorations in the colors of a flag.
Round 3. Category: Political Parties
- 1: Though party traces its origins to Jefferson, Andrew Jackson was 1st president to be called this.
- 2: He was the last Federalist candidate to be elected president.
- John Quincy Adams.
- 3: Formed to oppose Andrew Jackson, this party's 1st program was Clay's "American System" favoring high tariffs.
- 4: Whoopee! When he got 2 A.M. word of his reelection, he ordered bacon and eggs for himself, Colson and Haldeman.
- 5: Jay Leno emceed the 2003 victory party at this man's campaign HQ; he had announced his candidacy on Jay's show.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Round 4. Category: Body Parts
- 1: Phosphenes are the sensations of light you get when pressure is applied to these.
- the eyes.
- 2: The smallest human cell is this cell originating only in the male.
- Sperm cell.
- 3: Wamble is a term for the sound this organ can make.
- 4: To cure a cataract, this part of the eye is replaced with an artificial one.
- 5: The talus bone meets these 2 leg bones at the ankle joint.
- Tibia and fibula.
Round 5. Category: "Big" And "Little"
- 1: British lawyer and horologist Edmund Beckett had a hand in designing this famous attraction.
- Big Ben.
- 2: At 8'2", he's over a foot taller than his best friend Snuffleupagus.
- Big Bird.
- 3: It sounds every hour on the hour outside London's houses of Parliament.
- Big Ben.
- 4: This baseball organization was founded in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, originally for boys aged 9 to 12.
- Little League.
- 5: "I think I can -- I think I can -- I think I can" name this classic children's tale by Watty Piper.
- The Little Engine That Could.
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