The Off Ramp with Bob & Marcia Smith

The Off Ramp with Bob & Marcia Smith

Fun interviews, compelling trivia, and fascinating facts about history, technology and entertainment. Welcome to The Off Ramp. A place to slow down, steer clear of crazy, and take a side road to sanity -- with hosts Bob & Marcia Smith. PHOTO by Christopher Michel.

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July 26, 2021 27 min
Name the four new sports in the Tokyo Olympics. And when were the very first Olympic games played? Hear the answers on The Off Ramp with Bob and Marcia Smith. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
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We know the Chinese invented fireworks. But how did Italians contribute to America’s July 4th celebrations? And what are the only two animal species that wage war on their own kind? (Photo: Yannick Bammert, Wikimedia Commons)
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June 28, 2021 27 min
What’s the only river in the world to cross the equator twice? And how did Playtex help America win the space race? Hear the answers on The Off Ramp with Bob & Marcia Smith. (Photo: CNN Traveler)
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June 20, 2021 27 min
What famous toy company did novelist James Patterson once write for? And how do you tell the age of a fish? Hear the answers on The Off Ramp with Bob and Marcia Smith. (PHOTO: Vyacheslav Argenberg, Wikicommons Media)
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June 16, 2021 27 min
What famous Rock star assembled the world’s largest collection of Alamo artifacts? And how many of England’s Kings were Queens? Hear the answers on The Off Ramp with Bob & Marcia Smith. (Photo: Texas State Archives, Flickr Commons)
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June 7, 2021 27 min
How much total money - fake money - is provided in a standard Monopoly game? And what Word is the same in every world language. Hear the answers on the Off Ramp with Bob & Marcia Smith. (Photo: John Morgan Wikimedia Commons)
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May 31, 2021 27 min
They’re old school, but their sales are up. Why are mechanical pencils one of today’s top selling items at airport newsstands? And what animal has the largest population on earth? Hear the answers on the Off Ramp with Bob & Marcia Smith. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
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May 24, 2021 26 min
Why was Princeton, New Jersey once the hottest spot on earth? And exactly how long is a Moment? Hear the answers on the Off Ramp with Bob & Marcia Smith.
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May 3, 2021 27 min
How large is the world’s biggest Rubik’s Cube? And how many U.S. Presidents are buried at Arlington National Cemetery? Hear the answers on The Off Ramp with Bob & Marcia Smith. www.theofframp.show
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April 24, 2021 27 min
What do Irish whiskey and modern communications have in common? And how can an apple, an onion and a potato all have the same taste? Hear the answers on The Off Ramp with Bob & Marcia Smith. (Image: Jameson)
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April 20, 2021 27 min
What famous American used Morse Code when he proposed – in person – to his wife? And how does the Queen of England send coded messages to her staff? Hear answers to those and other questions on The Off Ramp with Bob & Marcia Smith. (Image: Wiki Commons)
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April 12, 2021 27 min
What part of the human body changes most after a year in space? And what impact did Marilyn Monroe have on the career of Ella Fitzgerald? Hear the answer on the Off Ramp with Bob & Marcia Smith. (Photo: Wiki Commons)
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April 5, 2021 27 min
Who was the first President to wear pants? And what do Halley’s Comet and the Life Insurance Industry have in common? Hear the answers on The Off Ramp with Bob & Marcia Smith. (Art: James Montgomery Flagg)
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March 29, 2021 27 min
Why can you thank Shakespeare for your bedroom? And what dog has the highest IQ? Hear the answers on the Off Ramp with Bob & Marcia Smith. (Photo: Cobbe, WikiCommons)
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March 22, 2021 27 min
Why do the hands of a clock move to the right? And what future U.S. President campaigned for his first election by giving voters rum, wine, beer and cider? Hear the answers on the Off Ramp with Bob & Marcia Smith. (Photo: Garonzi Stefania, WikiCommons)
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March 16, 2021 27 min
What U.S. President coined one of the world's most famous coffee slogans? And what’s considered the most livable city in the world? Hear the answers on the Off Ramp with Bob & Marcia Smith. (Photo: Wiki Commons)
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March 1, 2021 27 min
What computer keyboard symbol was first discovered in the ruins of Pompei - and was once the 27th letter of the alphabet? And what does “Semper Fi” mean? Hear the Off Ramp with Bob & Marcia Smith.
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February 22, 2021 27 min
What great convenience of modern life was only introduced because of a labor dispute. What’s an oenophile – and is there a medication for it? Hear the answers on The Off Ramp with Bob & Marcia Smith.
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February 17, 2021 27 min
What is the average life span of an NHL hockey puck? And which planet has the most gravity in our solar system? Hear the answers on The Off Ramp with Bob & Marcia Smith.
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February 8, 2021 27 min
How did the field of Medicine give us soft drinks? And what was the best-selling Rock ‘n’ Roll single of all time? Hear the answers on the Off Ramp with Bob & Marcia Smith (Photos: Wiki Commons)
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