Trivia

Hard

Weird Al Yankovic Started A High School Club Devoted To What As A Bid To Get Extra Yearbook Photos?

Volcano Worship
Extremely Large Hair
Barber Shop Quartet Parodies
Hog Wrestling

Answer: Volcano Worship

Alfred Matthew Yankovic, better known to the world by his stage name “Weird Al” Yankovic, seems to have always had a bit of flair for fun, drama, and showmanship in him. Long before he was cranking out gold albums of his signature parody tunes and collecting Grammy awards, he was pulling off little pranks and stunts in his home town.

One of his more enduring stunts is immortalized in his high school yearbook: Yankovic and his buddies wanted to get an extra photo of themselves in the school yearbook, so they created an extracurricular club with the sole purpose of adding a page to the yearbook with their photo on it. The focus of the club? Volcano worship.

Laugh if you will, and we’re sure Weird Al and friends did when they squeezed in the extra photo in the yearbook with their stunt, but their home town of Lynwood, California isn’t exactly a world away from volcanic activity. The state of California is home to two dozen volcanic areas, including the Mount Shasta Volcano which has a very high threat rating from the United States Geologic Survey.

Perhaps Californians should be thankful, in light of the little volcanic activity in the intervening years, that Weird Al’s efforts helped keep the volcano gods happy.

Trivia

Hard

The Standard Galactic Alphabet From Commander Keen Also Appears In Which Of These Games?

Trivia

Hard

Iconic Children’s Toy Play-Doh Got Its Start As?

Trivia

Hard

Under the Famous Louvre Museum You’ll Find A Laboratory Devoted To?

Trivia

Easy

1816 Is Known As “The Year Without A Summer” Because Of Events Triggered By?

Trivia

Hard

What Was The First Smartphone?

Trivia

Easy

Where Is The World’s Largest LAN Party Held?

Trivia

Hard

“Blood Rain”, Described By Multiple Accounts Throughout History Isn’t Tinted With Blood, But?

Trivia

Hard

Which Astronomer Is Currently En Route To The Planet He Discovered?

Trivia

Hard

What Is The Most Expensive Video Game Inspired Film Ever Made?

Trivia

Hard

If You Are A Quatorzième, You Are A What?