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July 15th | Posted In Trivia

Trivia Tuesday!

Isn’t quizzo the greatest?  Whether you are a New Deck purist who spells it with just one ‘z’, or prefer to win “adult” toys at a round of Kinky Quizzo, you can’t help but to love the thrill of being the only person at your table who knows who Isaiah Zagar is‡.

To celebrate my love of quizzo (which is one of the reasons #whyilovephilly), I give you a Philly-focused trivia question every Tuesday. Answers after the jump.

This week’s trivia question: Last week, YIP had a meeting with the Committee of 70 to start planning some great events (make sure you’re getting – and reading – our newsletter, so you can find out what they are when we announce them!). The Committee of 70 is Philly’s storied, non-partisan government watchdog. It was established in 1904 for the explicit purpose of combatting corruption in Philadelphia. But what’s up with that name?  Why 70?

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July 8th | Posted In Trivia

Trivia Tuesday!

Isn’t quizzo the greatest?  Whether you are a New Deck purist who spells it with just one ‘z’, or prefer to win “adult” toys at a round of Kinky Quizzo, you can’t help but to love the thrill of being the only person at your table who knows who designed Penn Center‡.

To celebrate my love of quizzo (which is one of the reasons #whyilovephilly), I give you a Philly-focused trivia question every Tuesday. Answers after the jump.

This week’s trivia question: Even though his name is no longer on the company, this Philadelphia founded what we call JPMorgan Chase today – J.Pierpont was a junior partner, but after the Philadelphian’s death, Morgan dropped the elder partner’s name.

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July 1st | Posted In Trivia

Trivia Tuesday!

Isn’t quizzo the greatest?  Whether you are a New Deck purist who spells it with just one ‘z’, or prefer to win “adult” toys at a round of Kinky Quizzo, you can’t help but to love the thrill of being the only person at your table who knows which state America’s other Philadelphia can be found‡.

To celebrate my love of quizzo (which is one of the reasons #whyilovephilly), I give you a Philly-focused trivia question every Tuesday.  Answers after the jump.

This week’s trivia question: USA takes on Belgium today at 3PM! YIP BELIEVES THAT WE WILL WIN! One of my favorite soccer players of all time is Edison Arantes do Nascimento, who is more commonly know as who?

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June 10th | Posted In Trivia

Trivia Tuesday!

Isn’t quizzo the greatest?  Whether you are a New Deck purist who spells it with just one ‘z’, or prefer to win “adult” toys at a round of Kinky Quizzo, you can’t help but to love the thrill of being the only person at your table who knows who made that statue of William Penn on top of City Hall‡.

To celebrate my love of quizzo (which is one of the reasons #whyilovephilly), I give you a Philly-focused trivia question every Tuesday.  Answers after the jump.

This week’s trivia question: In high school, my friends and I were obsessed with the Simpsons. While removed from the prime years (Seasons 3-10, if you ask me), they were still producing some of the most hilarious television on, well… TV. So, for this week’s Tuesday trivia, a Simpson’s challenge – In Season 11’s Episode “E-I-E-I DOH!”, the Philadelphia Flyers are thanked during the credits to THIS movie. (If this were actually quizzo, I’d accept anything close.)

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May 6th | Posted In Trivia

Trivia Tuesday!

Isn’t quizzo the greatest?  Whether you are a New Deck purist who spells it with just one ‘z’, or prefer to win “adult” toys at a round of Kinky Quizzo, you can’t help but to love the thrill of being the only person at your table who knows who made that statue of William Penn on top of City Hall‡.

To celebrate my love of quizzo (which is one of the reasons #whyilovephilly), I give you a Philly-focused trivia question every Tuesday.  Answers after the jump.

This week’s trivia question: Today, I was talking with some YIPsters about somethings we’d change about Philly if we magically could. One of those things is our famously negative attitude – we really are a town constantly looking for something to fault. Perhaps no one suffers directly from this phenomena more than our pro athletes. For this week’s question, name the athlete who said this: “If you’re associated with the Philadelphia media or town, you look for negatives. I don’t know if there’s something about their upbringing or they have too many hoagies, or too much cream cheese.” And this: “Philadelphia is the only city where you can experience the thrill of victory and the agony of reading about it the next day.”

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April 29th | Posted In Trivia

Trivia Tuesday!

Isn’t quizzo the greatest?  Whether you are a New Deck purist who spells it with just one ‘z’, or prefer to win “adult” toys at a round of Kinky Quizzo, you can’t help but to love the thrill of being the only person at your table who knows which medical school had the highest number of applications this year‡.

To celebrate my love of quizzo (which is one of the reasons #whyilovephilly), I give you a Philly-focused trivia question every Tuesday.  Answers after the jump.

This week’s trivia question:  The Philadelphia Orchestra is considered one of the “Big Five” orchestras in the US, based largely on its rich history of firsts, such as being the first orchestra to make recordings, the first orchestra to debut a number of amazing compositions, and the first American orchestra to tour China in 1973.  It also recorded Disney’s Fantasia.  Can you name the conductor who famously got to shake hands with Mickey Mouse at the start of that classic film?

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April 22nd | Posted In Trivia

Trivia Tuesday!

One of a dozen buildings you get googling "Annenberg"

One of a dozen buildings you get googling “Annenberg”

Isn’t quizzo the greatest?  Whether you are a New Deck purist who spells it with just one ‘z’, or prefer to win “adult” toys at a round of Kinky Quizzo, you can’t help but to love the thrill of being the only person at your table who knows the name of the last Supreme Court justice who didn’t earh a law degree‡.

To celebrate my love of quizzo (which is one of the reasons #whyilovephilly), I give you a Philly-focused trivia question every Tuesday.  Answers after the jump.

This week’s trivia question:  Walter Annenberg reportedly gave away $2 billion during his life, getting a bunch of things named after him in the process, including Penn’s Annenberg School for Communication, Annenberg Public Policy Center and Annenberg Performing Arts Center. Some say he engaged in so much philanthropy in part to clear his father’s name, which had been sullied by tax scandals.  Walt’s dad, Moses, owned a little newspaper you might have heard of, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and Walter took over the family business after dropping out of Wharton. But Walter really made his fortune when he started this magazine – can you name it?

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April 15th | Posted In Trivia

Trivia Tuesday!

Pictured: Elijah

Pictured: Elijah

Isn’t quizzo the greatest?  Whether you are a New Deck purist who spells it with just one ‘z’, or prefer to win “adult” toys at a round of Kinky Quizzo, you can’t help but to love the thrill of being the only person at your table who can find the Afikoman‡.

To celebrate my love of quizzo (which is one of the reasons #whyilovephilly), I give you a Philly-focused trivia question every Tuesday.  Answers after the jump.

This week’s trivia question:  Chag Sameach, Philly.  In honor of Passover, please name Philadelphia’s oldest jewish cemetery, which owned by the oldest contiguous synagogue in the US?

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April 8th | Posted In Trivia

Trivia Tuesday!

Isn’t quizzo the greatest?  Whether you are a New Deck purist who spells it with just one ‘z’, or prefer to win “adult” toys at a round of Kinky Quizzo, you can’t help but to love the thrill of being the only person at your table who can name Arya Stark’s dire wolf‡.

To celebrate my love of quizzo (which is one of the reasons #whyilovephilly), I give you a Philly-focused trivia question every Tuesday.  Answers after the jump.

This week’s trivia question:  Philadelphia is home some big things: America’s largest 10-mile road race (The Broad Street Run), America’s largest track meet (Penn Relays), the world’s largest municipal building (City Hall), and America’s largest regatta (The Dad Vail), amongst others. It’s also home to the world’s largest example of a particular musical instrument.  Can you name it?

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April 1st | Posted In Trivia

Trivia Tuesday!

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A patent cover

Isn’t quizzo the greatest?  Whether you are a New Deck purist who spells it with just one ‘z’, or prefer to win “adult” toys at a round of Kinky Quizzo, you can’t help but to love the thrill of being the only person at your table who can name what year the Phillies became the first professional sports team in the world to lose 10,000 games‡.

To celebrate my love of quizzo (which is one of the reasons #whyilovephilly), I give you a Philly-focused trivia question every Tuesday.  Answers after the jump.

This week’s trivia question:  It’s my personal opinion (not necessarily the opinion of Young Involved Philadelphia) that we need patent reform in this country. Philadelphia has a long history with patents – after all, Art. I, Sec. 8, Cl. 8 of the Constitution was written here, providing that “The Congress shall have Power To…promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries….”  Philadelphia is also where Benjamin Franklin opted to not patent any of his many inventions. And Philadelphia is also where the answer to this week’s trivia question was patented by Hymen L. Lipman in 1858, U.S. Patent 19,783. Lipman later sold his patent to Joseph Reckendorfer, an early patent troll who sued Eberhard Faber for infringement. That case made it to the Supreme Court, which sided for Faber, the successor company of which still makes this product today. Hint: Lipman’s parents were Brits, so they probably called their son’s invention a “rubber” and then giggled about it, because they obviously had a 7th grader’s sense of humor to name their son Hymen Lipman.

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March 25th | Posted In Trivia

Trivia Tuesday!

Gross Clinic

Isn’t quizzo the greatest?  Whether you are a New Deck purist who spells it with just one ‘z’, or prefer to win “adult” toys at a round of Kinky Quizzo, you can’t help but to love the thrill of being the only person at your table who can name Pennsylvania’s state mammal‡.

To celebrate my love of quizzo (which is one of the reasons #whyilovephilly), I give you a Philly-focused trivia question every Tuesday.  Answers after the jump.

This week’s trivia question:  St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, located just on the other side of City Avenue in Wynnewood, announced recently that it was selling some of its art collection, including paintings by Thomas Eakins, famed author and namesake for the Oval.  Eakins most famous work is probably the one shown above, The Gross Clinic, which is NOT named that way because of how icky surgery is, but after the doctor leading the clinic, one Samuel D. Gross.  The Gross Clinic depicts an actual class at one of Philadelphia’s med schools – can you name which one?

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March 18th | Posted In Trivia

Trivia Tuesday!

pew

Isn’t quizzo the greatest?  Whether you are a New Deck purist who spells it with just one ‘z’, or prefer to win “adult” toys at a round of Kinky Quizzo, you can’t help but to love the thrill of being the only person at your table who can name the state fossil of Pennsylvania‡.

To celebrate my love of quizzo (which is one of the reasons #whyilovephilly), I give you a Philly-focused trivia question every Tuesday.  Answers after the jump.

This week’s trivia question:  It’s no secret that we are big fans of the Pew Charitable Trusts and its subsidary, the Pew Research Center. We pour over all of their reports (ok, all of their reports about millennials or Philadelphia, or both). The Pew family has been pretty good to Philadelphia, and their name is ideal for really awful puns (see above), which I absolutely adore… but who were the Pews?  And where did all that money for their charitable trusts come from?

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March 11th | Posted In Philadelphia, Trivia

Trivia Tuesday!

Declaration

Isn’t quizzo the greatest?  Whether you are a New Deck purist who spells it with just one ‘z’, or prefer to win “adult” toys at a round of Kinky Quizzo, you can’t help but to love the thrill of being the only person at your table who can name all five of the D1 football colleges without the word “University” in their names‡.

To celebrate my love of quizzo (which is one of the reasons #whyilovephilly), I give you a Philly-focused trivia question every Tuesday.  Answers after the jump.

This week’s trivia question:  Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence here in Philadelphia, including its most memorable line “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all mean are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”  It’s believed that he cribbed that last part (“Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness” from a famous 17th century English philosopher.  Can you guess who?

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March 4th | Posted In Philadelphia, Trivia

Trivia Tuesday!

Isn’t quizzo the greatest?  Whether you are a New Deck purist who spells it with just one ‘z’, or prefer to win “adult” toys at a round of Kinky Quizzo, you can’t help but to love the thrill of being the only person at your table who knows what the “S” in Ulysses S. Grant stands for‡.

To celebrate my love of quizzo (which is one of the reasons #whyilovephilly), I give you a Philly-focused trivia question every Tuesday.  Answers after the jump.

This week’s trivia question:  During his first inauguration speech, Barack Obama made a huge mistake when he said “Forty-four Americans have now taken the presidential oath.”  What was it?  (Hint: I’m not a birther, and the answer has nothing to do with the Articles of Confederation.)

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February 25th | Posted In Philadelphia, Trivia

Trivia Tuesday!

JBTaylor

Isn’t quizzo the greatest?  Whether you are a New Deck purist who spells it with just one ‘z’, or prefer to win “adult” toys at a round of Kinky Quizzo, you can’t help but to love the thrill of being the only person at your table who knows Philadelphia’s official motto‡.

To celebrate my love of Philadelphia and our love of quizzo (which is one of the reasons #whyilovephilly), I give you a Philly-focused trivia question every Tuesday.  Answers after the jump.

This week’s trivia question:  In honor of the recently-ended Olympics and Black History Month, I’m asking a straight forward question about John Baxter Taylor, a Central High and Penn graduate, the first African American gold medalist, and the handsome gentleman pictured above.  What year did he win the gold?

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February 18th | Posted In Philadelphia, Trivia

Trivia Tuesday!

EdBacon

Isn’t quizzo the greatest?  Whether you are a New Deck purist who spells it with just one ‘z’, or prefer to win “adult” toys at a round of Kinky Quizzo, you can’t help but to love the thrill of being the only person at your table who knows who Kelly Drive is named after‡.

To celebrate my love of Philadelphia and our love of quizzo (which is one of the reasons #whyilovephilly), I give you a Philly-focused trivia question every Tuesday.  Answers after the jump.

This week’s trivia question:  I’m finishing up a pretty great biography of Edmund Bacon, the man who gave us Society Hill (yay!), the Vine Street Expressway (boo!) and the star of Footloose (meh, I liked him better in Animal House).  One of YIP’s first causes was keeping Love Park open to skateboarders, a cause Ed famously joined by skating the park at a 92 years young.  Born in West Philadelphia and growing up in Swarthmore, Bacon studied Architecture at Cornell, worked briefly in Shanghai and was then awarded a scholarship at the Cranbook Academy of Art.  Eventually, he’d return to Philadelphia and transform it into the city we know today.  But between Cranbook and Philadelphia, he spent some time in another city, where he was run out of town by that city’s upper classes for trying to develop federal housing there.  What was that city?

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February 11th | Posted In Philadelphia, Trivia

Trivia Tuesday!

TempleOwls

Isn’t quizzo the greatest?  Whether you are a New Deck purist who spells it with just one ‘z’, or prefer to win “adult” toys at a round of Kinky Quizzo, you can’t help but to love the thrill of being the only person at your table who knows why Temple’s mascot is the owl‡.

To celebrate my love of Philadelphia and our love of quizzo (which is one of the reasons #whyilovephilly), I give you a Philly-focused trivia question every Tuesday.  Answers after the jump.

This week’s trivia question:  Temple’s not having the best of basketball seasons, but there is reason to cheer the Owls yet – the Inquirer reports that two former players are making a documentary on their beloved former coach, John Chaney.  Irascible, tenacious and a lightning rod for controversy, Chaney enjoyed over 500 wins with Temple, over 1000 games as a collegiate coach (741-312), and 17 NCAA tournament appearances.  No wonder the man was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2001.  226 of those 741 wins came at a school other than Temple, though.  Name the historically black college where Chaney coached before becoming a legend on North Broad.

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February 4th | Posted In Philadelphia, Trivia

Trivia Tuesday!

250px-Philadelphia_Eagles_primary_logo

Isn’t quizzo the greatest?  Whether you are a New Deck purist who spells it with just one ‘z’, or prefer to win “adult” toys at a round of Kinky Quizzo, you can’t help but to love the thrill of being the only person at your table who knows the name of the state bird of Pennsylvania‡.

To celebrate my love of Philadelphia and our love of quizzo (which is one of the reasons #whyilovephilly), I give you a Philly-focused trivia question every Tuesday.  Answers after the jump.

This week’s trivia question:  Man, was that an awful Super Bowl or what?  Watching the Seahawks dominate made me think of our beloved Birds, the subject of this week’s trivia question.  The Eagles were formed in 1933 to replace the Frankford Yellow Jackets as Philadelphia’s pro football team.  The owner, Bert Bell, named the team the Eagles after the logo of a government agency.  Name the agency!

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January 28th | Posted In Philadelphia, Trivia

Trivia Tuesday!

Philadelpia_merchant_exchange

Isn’t quizzo the greatest?  Whether you are a New Deck purist who spells it with just one ‘z’, or prefer to win “adult” toys at a round of Kinky Quizzo, you can’t help but to love the thrill of being the only person at your table who knows the name of the first monkey in space‡.

To celebrate my love of Philadelphia and our love of quizzo (which is one of the reasons #whyilovephilly), I give you a Philly-focused trivia question every Tuesday.  Answers after the jump.

This week’s trivia question:  If you’re anything like me, you often find yourself wandering around town admiring Philly’s awesome architecture.  We have William Strickland to thank for a ton of the beautiful buildings.  Strickland a founder of the Greek Revival movement and the man behind the Second Bank of the United States, the National Mechanics Bank (now home to the bar), and the Philadelphia Naval Asylum.  Strickland died while working on his final work, which many consider to be his masterpiece and was buried within it.   Hint: it looks a lot like the Merchant Exchange (shown above) and is NOT in Philadelphia.

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January 21st | Posted In Philadelphia, Trivia

Trivia Tuesday!

BenFranklinDuplessis

Isn’t quizzo the greatest?  Whether you are a New Deck purist who spells it with just one ‘z’, or prefer to win “adult” toys at a round of Kinky Quizzo, you can’t help but to love the thrill of being the only person at your table who knows the name of Richard Nixon’s Dog*.

To celebrate my love of Philadelphia and our love of quizzo (which is one of the reasons #whyilovephilly), I give you a Philly-focused trivia question every Tuesday.  Answers after the jump.

This week’s trivia question:  Benjamin Franklin’s birthday was last week.  If he were alive today, he would be 308 years old and so sort of vampire or zombie.  Thankfully for all of us, Franklin is dead.  But before Poor Richard bought the farm, he accomplished an amazing amount of awesomeness.  Besides founding the University of Pennsylvania and giving Philadelphia its first fire department, Ben was an inventor and innovator.  Below is a partial list of Ben Franklin’s contributions to Philadelphia, America and the world at large.  Your task this week: find the only thing in the list that cannot be attributed to namesake of the Free Republic of Franklin.

America’s first lending library; glass armonica; bifocals; lightning rod; Franklin stove; the concept of “pay it forward”; the first property insurance company in America; the American Philosophical Society; the 111th Infantry Regiment; Daylight Savings Time; a carriage odometer; signer of the Declaration of Independence; signer of the Constitution Ambassador; swimfin innovator; Postmaster General; publisher; President of Pennsylvania; slaveowner; abolitionist; demographer; first man to chart the Gulf Stream; the principle of the conservation of charge; the concept of cooling via evaporation; the “pros and cons” list; America’s first hospital; coiner of the electrical terms “battery”, “conductor”, “positive”, “negative” and others still used today; the first American political cartoon; a phonetic alphabet; first American member of the Russian Academy of Sciences; the flexible urinary catheter.

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