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Perfect your stroke and dance in Purple Rain, it’s time for Go Fact Yourself! Michael Peña is an actor whose career began with roles in dramas like Crash and World Trade Center. But he decided, much to the hesitation of his agent, that he wanted to take his career in a new direction: comedy.
All right. Well, we're so grateful that you two have joined us today. Thank you so much. Michael Pena and Brie Penna. Now we ask each of you to provide us a few topics outside your field of work in which you feel you some expertise. Michael, you told us that you know a lot about Tiger Woods, golf coaches and their techniques. Movie quotes from early Woody Allen films and grunge music featured at Lollapalooza 1992. Whereas three very specific. I couldn't get through that with a straight face. So it's such a wonderful mix of very specific things. Uh, whereas Bree, you said you know a lot about the music and producing work of Prince from 1979 to 1985 renovating old Dutch colonial houses and French bulldog behavior and the pros and cons of having one later on, we're gonna Yes, also very specific, which we love on this show. Later on, we're gonna ask each of you in depth trivia questions about one of those topics. But first, we're gonna get your thoughts on something you might know nothing about. It's time to split some hairs with our What's the difference round will have one question for each of you. Each worth up to two points. If either of you given incorrect answer, the other person has a chance to steal your topic today. Couch potato. First up, Michael with Couch Michael. They both could be comfortable places to eat a potato. But what's the difference between a couch and a sofa, a couch and a sofa? Oh, this is really interesting. I think I'm gonna have to guess here. That's all right, I think. Ah, sofa is more upscale than a couch. That's that's what I got. That's it. Okay, so maybe when you grow up, maybe you had a couch, and then all of a sudden you get some movies it upgraded into a cell operating yourself. Congratulations. We're going. So for shopping. Excellent. All right. We've got Michael's answer. We don't know yet if he is correct, but if you don't think he's got it exactly right, you can steal. What do you think? I feel like a sofa. Maybe more petite sofas. More petite. Okay, those those two things could both be true. Sometimes when you go upscale, you want to get petite. All right. Well, this segment is getting lost between the cushions. Let's go to Helen Hong of the judge's table for the fax. Here are the fax. It's all about arms and symmetry. Ah, Couch might have no arms like a classic psychiatrist's couch, one arm like a Victorian fainting couch because apparently those Victorian women kept sliding off the end without an arm to grab onto or a big arm and a little arm, and it might have a back that is high on one end and low on the other. But a sofa always has two arms, and it's always symmetrical. The arms are the same size, and the back is the same height from end to end. That's right. And as far as our game is going so far, so good. Helen, How did they do in that question? I don't think either of you got any points on No, but it was a very is a very entertaining effort, though no points there. But up next is Bree, and bring your question comes from a listener. Who is it? Helen? It's from Augusta, Supple of Sydney, Australia. Sydney, Australia, Sydney, Australia We have listeners in Sydney, Australia. Woo Yeah, I won't say good day, mate. You just did. Oh, dammit. Listeners, if you'd like to submit his suggestion for our what's the difference round, go to go. Fact your pod dot com and click on Get involved like Augusta, Supple of Sydney, Australia. Did. Yes. Good on you. Thank you, Helen. And thank you, Augusta. Alright, briefer. You're turning couch potato potato. They both might be things you can eat while sitting on the couch or sofa. But what is the difference between a sweet potato and a yam, a sweet potato and a yam? The yam is the light is lighter in color, and the sweet potato has the more orangey color inside, with darker skin, orangey color and darker skin. Michael, you were nodding as I was asking the question. You might have a chance to steal here if you don't think Breeze got it right. What do you think? No, I was not nodding. I also look this up, and I couldn't find any riel difference between the yam and sweet potato. Three. Only thing I know is that they're sweet potato fries. There's no there's never any yam fries. I do think that the sweet potatoes air smaller. You think sweet potatoes are smaller? Okay, that's a that is it smarter? Obviously sweeter, smaller and sweeter. Okay, this segment is becoming half baked. Let's go to Helen Hong at the judge's table for the fax. Here are the fax. Sweet potatoes are a quote unquote New World plant that originated in the Americas and they're about well. Potato sized yams are old world plants that come from Africa or Asia, and they can grow to be 5 ft long. Wow, that is a big tam fry. That is right. And if you are buying what they call yams at your local Piggly Wiggly, chances are you're really buying a variety of sweet potato that has softer flesh than a standard sweet potato. So don't listen when it says I am what I am. Helen, how did our guests dio? I think I'm gonna give Michael one point because you did say sweet potatoes. Smaller. Very good. One point for Michael. What is our score at the end of that round at the end of that round? Michael Penna has one point, and Brie Penna has zero points, But those scores are bound to change as you move on to questions about topics our gets have chosen for themselves. That's all up ahead when we come back on. Go fact yourselves.