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A daily trivia podcast featuring history and quizzes, all in about a minute.

A daily trivia podcast featuring history and quizzes, all in about a minute.
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Yakima, WA

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A daily trivia podcast featuring history and quizzes, all in about a minute.

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English


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571: Salad Dressing Names

2/28/2018
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Let’s start with salad, specifically salad dressing, even more specifically salad dressing names. We’ll start with the king of salad dressings in the United States: ranch. Ranch dressing was first created in 1954 by Steve Henson, who owned a dude ranch called Hidden Valley Ranch, near Santa Barbara, California. His customers liked the dressing so much that Henson started selling […] The post 571: Salad Dressing Names appeared first on Trivia Minute by TriviaPeople.com.

Duration:00:03:57

570: Winter Olympics

2/20/2018
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Today is the 14th day of competition at the 23rd Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. Here are a few things you might not have known about these Olympics and the Olympic Winter Games in general. Ninety-two nations are competing in 102 events in 15 sports during the 19-day competition. The host South Koreans marched with their counterparts from North […] The post 570: Winter Olympics appeared first on Trivia Minute by TriviaPeople.com.

Duration:00:04:54

569: We're Back and We're Going to Disneyland!

2/11/2018
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The post 569: We’re Back and We’re Going to Disneyland! appeared first on Trivia Minute by TriviaPeople.com.

Duration:00:04:39

Taking a Break — The Show Will Return!

5/15/2017
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To my listeners: I hope you’ve noticed there has been a lack of “Trivia Minute” podcasts lately. I have quite a few exciting and positive things going on in my life right now, so I’ve had to put the podcast on the back burner until things settle down (likely sometime this autumn). My promise: The show will return, so please […] The post Taking a Break — The Show Will Return! appeared first on Trivia Minute by TriviaPeople.com.

Duration:00:00:33

Trivia Minute Update: May 5, 2017

5/5/2017
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We’ll start off with a question: What nation did Mexican forces defeat in the Battle of Puebla, which is marked by Cinco de Mayo celebrations? We’ll have the answer later in the show. Today is Cinco de Mayo, which is celebrated more in the United States than it is in Mexico. It’s also Children’s Day in Japan and South Korea […] The post Trivia Minute Update: May 5, 2017 appeared first on Trivia Minute by TriviaPeople.com.

Duration:00:02:22

Trivia Minute Update: May 4, 2017

5/4/2017
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We’ll start off with a question: What was the only crime gangster Al Capone was ever convicted of? We’ll have the answer later in the show. Today is International Firefighters Day, Youth Day in Fiji, and Restoration of Independence Day in Latvia. It’s unofficially Star Wars Day, National Day of Prayer and National Orange Juice Day. It’s the birthday of […] The post Trivia Minute Update: May 4, 2017 appeared first on Trivia Minute by TriviaPeople.com.

Duration:00:02:29

Trivia Minute Update: May 3, 2017

5/3/2017
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We’ll start off with a question: Who was the owner of the Dodgers when they moved from Brooklyn to Los Angeles? We’ll have the answer later in the show. Today is World Press Freedom Day, Constitution Day in Poland, and Constitution Memorial Day in Japan. It’s Public Radio Day, Wordsmith Day, and National Raspberry Popover Day. It’s the birthday of […] The post Trivia Minute Update: May 3, 2017 appeared first on Trivia Minute by TriviaPeople.com.

Duration:00:02:15

Trivia Minute Update: May 2, 2017

5/2/2017
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We’ll start off with a question: The maiden flight of the De Havilland Comet, the first jet airliner, traveled between which two cities? We’ll have the answer later in the show. Today is Flag Day in Poland, National Education Day in Indonesia, and Teachers’ Day in Iran. It’s unofficially National Play Your Ukulele Day, International Scurvy Awareness Day and World […] The post Trivia Minute Update: May 2, 2017 appeared first on Trivia Minute by TriviaPeople.com.

Duration:00:02:35

Trivia Minute Update: May 1, 2017

5/1/2017
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Our T-shirt giveaway came to an end on Sunday. We only had one entry from Doug Barbeau, who wins a Trivia Minute T-Shirt. Thanks, Doug. We’ll start off with a question: Which two of the contiguous 48 states are not served by Amtrak rail service? Today is Constitution Day in Argentina, Latvia and the Marshall Islands. It’s International Workers’ Day, […] The post Trivia Minute Update: May 1, 2017 appeared first on Trivia Minute by TriviaPeople.com.

Duration:00:02:24

Trivia Minute Update: April 28, 2017

4/28/2017
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Today’s trivia question: Who was the captain of the HMS Bounty? Today is International Workplace Safety Day, National Heroes Day in Barbados, and National Day of Mourning in Canada. It’s unofficially National Cubicle Day, National Superhero Day, and National Blueberry Pie Day. It’s the birthday of author Harper Lee, who was born in 1926; Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, who is […] The post Trivia Minute Update: April 28, 2017 appeared first on Trivia Minute by TriviaPeople.com.

Duration:00:02:18

Trivia Minute Update: April 26, 2017

4/26/2017
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We’ll start off with a trivia question: Tanzania was formed from the merger of what two countries? We’ll have the answer later in the show. Today is World Intellectual Property Day. It’s unofficially Administrative Professionals Day, Audubon Day and Hug an Australian Day. It’s the birthday of architect I.M. Pei, who is 100; actress Carol Burnett, who is 84; and […] The post Trivia Minute Update: April 26, 2017 appeared first on Trivia Minute by TriviaPeople.com.

Duration:00:02:50

Trivia Minute Update: April 25, 2017

4/25/2017
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We’ll start off with a trivia question: What is the name of the canal and lock system that connects the North American Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean? We’ll have the answer in the show. Today is World Malaria Day, Flag Day in Swaziland, and Liberation Day in Italy. It’s unofficially National Plumber’s Day, National Telephone Day, and Hairstylists Appreciation […] The post Trivia Minute Update: April 25, 2017 appeared first on Trivia Minute by TriviaPeople.com.

Duration:00:02:18

Trivia Minute Update: April 21, 2017

4/21/2017
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We’ll start off with a trivia question: What city hosted the most recent World’s Fair held in the United States? We’ll have the answer later in the show. Today is Civil Service Day in India, National Tree Planting Day in Kenya, and Day of Self-Government in Russia. It’s unofficially Big Words Day, Kindergarten Day, and Keep Off the Grass Day. […] The post Trivia Minute Update: April 21, 2017 appeared first on Trivia Minute by TriviaPeople.com.

Duration:00:02:38

Trivia Minute Update: April 18, 2017

4/18/2017
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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 […] The post Trivia Minute Update: April 18, 2017 appeared first on Trivia Minute by TriviaPeople.com.

Duration:00:02:21

No Show on Friday.

4/13/2017
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Hey folks. We’re having some technical difficulties here at TriviaPeople.com HQ, so there won’t be a show today. The post No Show on Friday appeared first on Trivia Minute by TriviaPeople.com.

Duration:00:00:33

1992: Disney Opens Euro Disneyland

4/12/2017
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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 […] The post 1992: Disney Opens Euro Disneyland appeared first on Trivia Minute by TriviaPeople.com.

Duration:00:05:09

Trivia Minute Update: April 11, 2017

4/11/2017
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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 […] The post Trivia Minute Update: April 11, 2017 appeared first on Trivia Minute by TriviaPeople.com.

Duration:00:02:38

Big Ben: The Story Behind the Bell

4/10/2017
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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 […] The post Big Ben: The Story Behind the Bell appeared first on Trivia Minute by TriviaPeople.com.

Duration:00:05:30

Answering This Week's Question

4/6/2017
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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 […] The post Answering This Week’s Question appeared first on Trivia Minute by TriviaPeople.com.

Duration:00:00:45

Presidential Vetoes: Because I Said So

4/5/2017
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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 […] The post Presidential Vetoes: Because I Said So appeared first on Trivia Minute by TriviaPeople.com.

Duration:00:04:59