Not So Common Knowledge

Not So Common Knowledge

Workout Date:





Pikachu, Candy Cane, Scuba Steve, 1st Base, Quaker (QIC)

The Thang:

AO: Catapult

Conditions: Threat of Thunder Storm, Stayed Dry, Humid

Missed my Q at BombSquad yesterday .  . . would not miss my Q today!

5:29 – 1 Minute Warning

5:30 – Proper Disclaimer

COP: 25 SSH IC; 20 TTT IC; 22 Merkins OMD; 15 Windmills IC; 15 LBAC IC; Recite 5 Core Principles; 15 LBAC in Reverse IC

Mosey to Beautifully Manicured Coupon Pile – each PAX was instructed to take a paver and circle up at the west end of the Shovel Flag Lot. YHC asked PAX if they ever attended a Trivia Beatdown. No one had, however, Pikachu says he enjoys reading the BackBlasts. Today is your lucky day but because we are at Catapult (& they do things a little bit different) we would be changing the format of the Trivia Beatdown.

Each PAX would get to ask YHC a Trivia Question & make a wager. If YHC answered incorrect the PAX would lead the exercise & rep count they wagered. IF YHC answered the question correctly, then YHC would lead the exercise & rep count he waged.

There were no parameters as to what type of questions could be asked. After each PAX’s question was asked and answered we would mosey to a new section of the AO and circle up.


  1. Pikachu Q: Year the Declaration of Independence was signed?

A: 1776 (Correct – softball to get us started)

  1. Candy Cane Q: How many states in the US use the ‘Us Survey foot’ instead of the ‘International foot’ for engineering?

A: Two (SC is one of them) (YHC guessed 27, not even close!)

  1. 1st Base Q: What is the SC State Bird:

A: Carolina Wren (YHC guessed Pelican, really??)

  1. Scuba Steve Q: 1980 Actor of the Year:

A: Burt Reynolds (Smokey & the Bandit) . . . (YHC guess Richard Gere)

1 out of 4 . . . not a good start! However we did 15-25 Reps of the following Exercises: Curls, Overhead Press, Squats, & Triceps Extensions


  1. Pikachu Q: How many pounds of force are exerted on us at sea level?

A: 14.1 PSI (No Clue took a guess of 17)

  1. Candy Cane Q: What Country just had a massive explosion in its capital city?

A: Lebanon (Correct!) . . . Beirut (bonus point)

  1. 1st Base Q: What is the SC State Dance:

A: SHAG (Correct!)

Bonus: How many other states have a state dance?

A: ZERO (Correct!)

  1. Scuba Steve Q: Can not remember. . .

YHC got the right answer!

4 out of 6 . . . getting better. . . We did Merkins, Freddy Mercury’s, curls, overhead press,

THE $64,000.00 QUESTION

  1. Pikachu Q: What year did WWII end?

A: 1945 (Correct Answer!)

  1. Candy CaneQ: How many miles are in a 5k?

A: 3.1068 (Correct!! – YHC guessed 3.1)( Pikachu thought it was 3.2 and Candycane said it was 3.175)

  1. 1st Base Q: Name 1 prior South Carolina Governor

A: Nikki Haley

  1. Steve Q: How much more quickly do you lose body heat in water?

A:  80% quicker (YHC guessed 50%)


3 out of 4 . . . These are tough questions . . . More Curls, Trusters, Merkins, Overhead Press


  1. Pikachu: How many yards are in a mile?

A: 1,760 yards (Correct Answer !!)

  1. Candy Cane Q: How may PAX posted to BombSquad yesterday?

A: 6 PAX (YHC was on Q but did not post- I guessed 7 – that’s what it should have been if I actually posted for the Q!)

  1. 1st Base Q: Bass Guitarist for Rolling Stones?

Bill Wyman (YHC guessed Keith Richards

  1. Scuba Steve Q: How many atmospheres are experienced at 60 Feet?

A: 3 Atmospheres (YHC guessed 4)( start with 1 atmosphere ;  every 30 feet add an atmosphere)


BBS; Merkins, Thrusters, Squats


  1. Pikachu Q: What year did WWI begin?

A: 1916 (I guessed 1917 close but no cigar)

  1. Candy Cane Q: Who Horry County State Representative recently retired?

A: Alan Clemmons (after nearly 20 years of service) (YHC had no clue – guessed Tom Rice)


Bus Drivers & Merkins

Overhead press & merkins

Only 2 Questions were asked at this circle due to time restraints


  1. 1ST Base Q: Who designed The Rolling Stone Logo?

A: ANDY WARHOL (Correct!!! – No one gave me a chance to get this right)

  1. Scuba Steve Q: Shortest Verse in the Bible?

A: John Ch.11 Verse 35 –“Jesus Wept” (YHC guess “I am”)

More overhead presses & curls

10 Correct Answers – 11 Incorrect Answers

Replace the Coupons

Mosey to Shovel Flag

3 minutes of Stretching

6:15 – Time Called


Name-o-Rama = 5

Announcements: Freed to Bleed coming to Grandstrand in October . . . HC now! Support your AO for month of August (AO Challenge); 1st Base VQ coming to Catapult next week

Prayers of Kiwi & his family; Prayers for all the children and the uncertainty of upcoming school years

Moleskin: YHC learned a lot about each PAX through his Trivia Questions. Pikachu is a military history and space buff; Scuba Steve really enjoys all aspects of diving; 1st Base is a local & fan of the Rolling Stones; Candy Cane is an athlete & a political news/current event follower. YHC still has a lot to learn.




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