Not all heroes wear capes. This week, we’re looking at Real-World Heroes trivia for our topic. We spend a lot of time talking about fictional heroes, but not enough time with the real ones. And we know we’ve seen some truly heroic people during the pandemic.
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Hello there and welcome to episode 118 of the Dorky Geeky Nerdy Trivia Podcast. I’m your host, Brian Rollins. We spend a lot of time on this podcast talking about fictional heroes. Superheroes, space heroes, fantasy heroes, you name it. But I thought for this week, we’d cover those people who have made a difference in real life. Real World heroes.
Like always, it’s three rounds of ten questions each. I give you the question and you’ve got five seconds to come up with the answer. You can write down the answers or just blurt them out. Just don’t freak out the people on the train or bus, when you do.
I think that covers everything, so let’s get started.
The Dorky Round
6. Harvey Milk, the first openly gay elected official in California, served on the board of supervisors for what city?
8. Of all the people to be awarded the Congressional Space Medal of Honor, who is the only one to have walked on the Moon?
10. In 2009, after losing both engines on his 757, what pilot landed his plane safely in the Hudson River with no loss of life?
The Geeky Round
3. What British broadcaster and activist has amassed more honorary degrees than anyone else in history?
10. In addition to helping hide Anne Frank and her family, who hid Anne's now-famous diary in the hopes of returning it to her?
The Nerdy Round
3. What English suffragette was arrested nine times, went on a hunger strike seven times, and was killed when she was hit by King George V's horse?
5. What dissident and Nobel Prize laureate became Poland's first democratically elected president in 1990?
7. What Scottish-born environmentalist inspired Theodore Roosevelt to start the National Park Service?
8. Who is the only Japanese national to be honored by Israel as one of the Righteous Among the Nations?
9. After surviving being shot in the head by the Taliban in 2012, what woman went on to become an activist for Women's rights?
And that’s it for this week. I hope you learned something. By the way, today would have been Oskar Schindler’s 113th birthday. You can learn more about him, or any of the other people in today’s show by checking out our website, DorkyGeekyNerdy.com. I’m putting up annotated transcripts with every new episode. I’m also going back through old episodes, just give me some time.
We’ll be back again next week with more trivia fun. Here’s your clue.
“Even though most Americans think it’s May 5th, what country actually celebrates its independence on September 16?”
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This has been episode 118 of the Dorky Geeky Nerdy Trivia Podcast. The music has been by Jason Shaw at Audionautix.com. I’m your host, Brian Rollins. Thanks for listening and remember, not all heroes wear capes. Do something heroic today.
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