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We’re going South. Way south. That’s right, gang, this week, we’ve got Florida Trivia on the schedule.
This is episode 210 of the Dorky Geeky Nerdy Trivia Podcast. I’m your host, Brian Rollins and this week, we’ve got questions about Florida’s history, geography, famous residents, and more.
If you’re new to the show, welcome. Every week we’ve got three rounds of ten questions each. We’re almost done with every US state. If you’re looking for one in particular, head to DorkyGeekyNerdy.com to find it.
That covers the basics, so let’s start this show.
The Dorky Round
- What Miami native starred in Fargo, Mystery Men, and the TV series Shameless?
William H Macy
- What 1983 remake starred Al Pacino as Cuban refugee and crime boss Tony Montana?
- Michael Bay directed what 1995 buddy cop movie starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence?
- The majority of all space travel from the US originates at what facility?
Kennedy Space Center
- What lead singer for the Doors was born in Melborne, FL in 1943?
- What is the state’s official nickname?
It’s the Sunshine State
- What artist and TV host served 20 years in the Air Force before hosting The Joy of Painting on PBS?
- Starring Robin Williams and Gene Hackman, what 1996 comedy was a remake of the French film, La Cage Aux Folles?
- What is the largest and most visited resort in the world?
Walt Disney World Resort
- What crime drama, running from 1984 to 1990 starred Don Johnson and Phillip Michael Thomas?
The Geeky Round
- Born in Gainesville, what Saturday Night Live alum starred in Idiocracy, Bridesmaids, The Good Place, and (in 2023) became the spokesperson for M&M candies?
- What late-season hurricane ripped through Florida in 2022 and was the deadliest storm to hit the state this century?
- Florida borders what two other states?
Georgia and Alabama
- Set in Tampa, what 2012 movie is loosely based on the life of the film’s star, Channing Tatum?
- What is the capital of Florida?
- At the age of 64, Diana Nyad became the first person to swim to Florida from what island nation?
Cuba. It took her almost 53 hours. It was her fifth attempt to make 103-mile crossing
- What musician from Gainesville had hits with Freefallin’ and Don’t Come Around Here No More?
- What is the largest freshwater lake in Florida?
- Born in Miami, who was the first Black Actor to win an Academy Award for Best Actor?
- What does the name “Florida” mean?
It means, “Land of Flowers”
The Nerdy Round
- Charlize Theron won an Academy Award for what 2003 movie?
- What actress from Tampa starred in shows like Studio 60, American Crime Story, American Horror Story, and as the title character in Ratched?
- What two vehicles will you find on the US quarter honoring Florida?
A Spanish Galleon and a Space Shuttle
- What Florida city is the oldest continuously settled city in the US?
St. Augustine. It’s been occupied continuously since 1565
- Florida leads the US in citrus production and it leads the world in the growing of which fruit?
- What National Park is the only place in the world you’ll find both the American Crocodile and the American Alligator?
Everglades National Park
- What Florida city has the highest percentage of same-sex couples in the US?
- Set in Ft. Lauderdale, what 1986 Disney Sci-Fi film was one of the first uses of morphing CGI and starred a young Sarah Jessica Parker?
Flight of the Navigator
- Which Spanish explorer gave Florida its name?
Juan Ponce de Leon.
- What 1948 noir film starred Humphrey Bogart & Lauren Bacall and was directed by John Huston?
And those are our questions for Florida Trivia. Want some bonus facts?
- Florida became a state March 3, 1845, making it the 27th state. Surprisingly late for an East Coast state.
- It’s the only state that borders the Atlantic to not be one of the original thirteen colonies
- In population, it ranks 3rd and 22nd in land mass.
- Not surprisingly, the state has the largest population of people over the age of 65 living there.
- It also ranks #1 in the US for auto insurance fraud.
I spent a lot of time in Florida last year. I basically spent all of December in the Sarasota area helping out my family. It also means I was away from my sound booth for a month and I’m now scrambling to catch up on episodes.
I saw quite a bit of Florida. Mostly in the central and southwestern parts. I know there’s a lot more to see.
We’ll have another episode and another state next week. Here’s a little clue:
What state is home to the world’s largest natural gas field in the US?
We have only two states left, so you’ve got a 50/50 change just guessing. That is, if you’re keeping track. I’ll see you back here next Wednesday.
This has been episode 210 of the Dorky Geeky Nerdy Trivia Podcast. The music has been by Jason Shaw at Audionautix.com.
This podcast was written, produced, and hosted by me, Brian Rollins. You can find out more about me and my various projects at TheVoicesInMyHead.com.
Thanks for listening.
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