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Hey everyone, this is episode 177 of the Dorky Geeky Nerdy Trivia Podcast. I’m your host, Brian Rollins, and this week, we’re visiting Colorful Colorado. Colorado has a varied climate, history, and geography. I should know as I live here now and I’ve spent most of my life here.
As always, it’s three rounds of ten questions each. If you need rules or score cards, visit the show’s website: DorkyGeekyNerdy.com.
That’s enough chit-chat, let’s get started with the show.
The Dorky Round
1. What Colorado team has tied with the New England Patriots for most Super Bowl losses?
2. What famous gunfighter and dentist is buried in Glenwood Springs, CO?
3. What actor was born in Colorado before he found his Tool Time and went To Infinity and Beyond?
4. Prussian immigrants created what brewing company in Golden, CO in 1873?
5. What US military academy is located in Colorado Springs?
6. Stephen King usually sticks to Maine for his books, but occasionally Colorado is his setting of choice, including what 1977 novel about the Torrence family and the Overlook Hotel?
7. What Quentin Tarantino movie was filmed near Telluride and featured the final film score of Ennio Morricone?
8. What military complex is located under Cheyenne Mountain and has been featured in WarGames as well as Stargate SG-1?
9. What Robin Williams sitcom was based out of Boulder, CO?
10. What is the capital of Colorado?
The Geeky Round
1. What is the official altitude of Denver, CO?
2. What is the official state nickname for Colorado?
3. What actor starred as Zorro in the 1920 film, The Mark of Zorro?
4. What creator of South Park and co-writer of The Book of Mormon was born in Conifer, CO?
5. Though sadly commonplace now, what Colorado school shooting horrified America in 1999?
6. Who is the first open gay man to become governor of a US state?
7. What inventor created an experimental lab and helped power the town of Colorado Springs in 1899?
8. What athletic group moved its headquarters from New York to Colorado Springs in 1978?
9. What 1984 movie featured Patrick Swayze, Charlie Sheen, Lea Thompson, Jennifer Gray and the town of Calumet, CO?
10. Centennial, a 1974 novel about the history in Colorado, was written by who?
The Nerdy Round
1. What Colorado Mexican restaurant was featured in a seventh season episode of South Park?
2. What National Park, located in Southwestern Colorado, is home to over 600 Native American cliff dwellings?
3. Born in Denver, CO, who has the most voice acting credits according to IMDb?
4. What actor was a silent film star, playing the title character in 1925 film, The Phantom of the Opera?
5. The US Army slaughtered women and children on November 29, 1864 in what event?
6. What astronaut from Colorado was the command module pilot for Apollo 13 and was elected to Congress?
7. What screenwriter, born in Montrose, CO, was blacklisted as a member of the Hollywood 10, but would later be given public credit for his work with Exodus and Spartacus?
8. Katharine Lee Bates wrote the lyrics for what song inspired by the view from atop Pikes Peak?
9. What are the Colorado Fourteeners?
10. 1994's Dumb and Dumber featured what Colorado ski resort?
And that’s it for Colorado Trivia. I hope you have fun. It’s really wonderful living here in Colorado. I graduated high school here, got married here, and both my kids were born here.
Here are some bonus facts about Colorado:
- In land mass, Colorado is the 8th largest state.
- Just like our neighbor to the north, Wyoming, Colorado is a rectangle.
- In terms of population, Colorado is 20th, but growing. It added one US Representative and an electoral college vote in the 2020 census.
- Colorado was the first state to legalize marijuana. Technically Washington did it the same year, but Colorado’s law went into effect one hour before giving it a slight edge.
- The state was named after the river, not the other way around. The name means “colored red” in Spanish.
I could go on and on, so I’ll self-regulate and cut myself off. If you haven’t visited here, please consider doing so. If you’re the outdoorsy type, we’ve got literally everything you could imagine.
Before anyone asks, no I don’t host trivia games here, but if you know a venue that might like to host a live show of Dork Geeky Nerdy, let me know. Now that stuff is getting back to normal, the idea appeals to me.
We’ll be back again next week with another episode and another state. Here’s a clue to to whet your appetite.
What is the only US State to begin with two vowels?
That should be an easy one to puzzle out in the meantime. I’ll see you back here, next Wednesday.
This has been episode 177 of the Dorky Geeky Nerdy Trivia Podcast. The music has been from Jason Shaw at Audionautix.com. I’m your Colorado host, Brian Rollins. Come say hi to me TheVoicesInMyHead.com.
Thanks for listening.
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