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Irish Mayo

Today’s question: County Mayo, on the west coast of Ireland, is located in which of Ireland’s four provinces?

The answer: Connacht
The province of Connacht has no official function for local government purposes, but it is an officially recognised subdivision of the Irish state.


Today’s question: Hairspray director John Waters was expelled from what film school before starting his independent career in Baltimore?

The answer: NYU
He was kicked out for smoking weed on campus — presumably now not an issue.

Flavor of Love

Today’s question: What rapper eliminated potential romantic partners like New York, Thing 1, and Luscious D on his VH1 reality show?

The answer: Flavor Flav
Flavor of Love ran for 3 seasons on VH1, but Flavor Flav decided not to marry any of the contestants.

Let’s Bounce

Today’s question: What Olympic event’s principal piece of equipment requires 100 9-inch tapered springs?

The answer: Trampoline
Rosie MacLennan, the reigning champ from Canada, is the 2013 and 2018 World Trampoline champion, 2012 and 2016 Olympic champion, and 2011 and 2015 Pan American Games champion in the individual trampoline event.


Today’s question: The loudest sound in recorded history occurred in 1883. The eruption of what volcano was heard 3000 miles away?

The answer: Krakatoa
The eruption was one of the deadliest natural disasters of all time, causing at least 36,417 deaths.

Also Prince Charming

Today’s question: What actor has played Steve Trevor in the Wonder Woman series, as well as Captain James T. Kirk and Jack Ryan?

The answer: Chris Pine
Pine’s breakout role was in The Princess Diaries 2: A Royal Engagementacross from Anne Hathaway.

Just a Bee Charmer

Today’s question: Born Patricia Neal, what author of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistlestop Cafe was a frequent panelist on Match Game?

The answer: Fannie Flagg
Besides her writing success, Flagg’s acting career was kicked off when she won the Miss Alabama pageant as a teen.

Mm, Chocolate

Today’s question: Gloop gooey chocolate sauce on top of a crumbly chocolate crust to make what regional dessert?

The answer: Mississippi Mud Pie
The name “Mississippi mud pie” is derived from the dense cake that resembles the banks of the Mississippi River. Its earliest known reference in print is dated 1975.

Do the Dew

Today’s question: In the musical Be More Chill, the mind-control SQUIP computer is controlled by drinking green & red versions of what?

The answer: Mountain Dew
The Mountain Dew plays a pivotal part in the climactic party scene in Act 2. The show ran briefly on Broadway in 2019 and was popular with young theatregoers.

The Garden of France

Today’s question: At more than 600 miles in length, what is the longest river in France, which flows to the Bay of Biscay?

The answer: Loire
The name is a translation of the Gaulic Liger (not the cat), which means “sediment.”