Episode 596 - Hummingbirds - Singers' First Films - "Down" Words - Southernmost Points - Approbation

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Welcome to the Instant Trivia podcast episode 596, where we ask the best trivia on the Internet.

Round 1. Category: Hummingbirds

  • 1: The largest hummingbird is the 8 1/2-inch Patagona gigas, native to this mountain range.
  • the Andes.
  • 2: Of 50, 100 or 200, the number of wingbeats per second for the smallest hummingbirds during courtship.
  • 200.
  • 3: Although it's true that hummingbirds prefer flowers of this color, the shape of the flower is equally important.
  • red.
  • 4: When migrating, the ruby-throated hummingbird flies more than 500 miles nonstop over this body of water to reach the Yucatan.
  • the Gulf of Mexico.
  • 5: Part of a male's courtship is this maneuver in which he reaches 50 mph and experiences 9G forces when pulling out of it.
  • a mating dive.

Round 2. Category: Singers' First Films

  • 1: "Lady Sings The Blues".
  • Diana Ross.
  • 2: "The Bodyguard".
  • Whitney Houston.
  • 3: "9 To 5".
  • Dolly Parton.
  • 4: "Oh, God!".
  • John Denver.
  • 5: "The Electric Horseman".
  • Willie Nelson.

Round 3. Category: "Down" Words

  • 1: Othello's was jealousy.
  • his fatal downfall.
  • 2: According to Petula Clark, "The lights are much brighter there".
  • "Downtown".
  • 3: Word describing a period when computers can't compute.
  • downtime.
  • 4: On a PBS series, Hudson, Rose and Mrs. Bridges resided there.
  • Downstairs.
  • 5: Description of someone who is practical.
  • down-to-earth.

Round 4. Category: Southernmost Points

  • 1: Willem Schouten was the first to sail around this cape, South America's southernmost point.
  • Cape Horn.
  • 2: Cape Tainaron on the Peloponnesus is the southernmost mainland point of this country.
  • Greece.
  • 3: Mexico's southernmost point lies on its Pacific coast border with this country.
  • Guatemala.
  • 4: Asia's southernmost mainland point, Cape Piai, lies in this country just north of Singapore.
  • Malaysia.
  • 5: Cape Sarych, Ukraine's southernmost point, lies on this peninsula that juts into the Black Sea.
  • the Crimean Peninsula.

Round 5. Category: Approbation

  • 1: In 1982 Lenny Skutnick rescued a passenger on a crashed 737 from this D.C. river.
  • Potomac.
  • 2: Fittingly, CNN broke the news in 1997 when this man decided to give $1 billion to the U.N..
  • Ted Turner.
  • 3: Jody Williams won a 1997 Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts to ban these weapons.
  • land mines.
  • 4: In 1997, 5 decades late, 7 black soldiers received this highest award for bravery during WWII.
  • the Congressional Medal of Honor.
  • 5: Japanese consul Chiune Sugihara, who saved hundreds of Jews in WWII, bears the title "Righteous" this.
  • Gentile.

Thanks for listening! Come back tomorrow for more exciting trivia!

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