Daily Trivia – 2/28/11

Question: What brand of sneakers did Run_DMC wear in the music video for “It’s Tricky”?

Last Question: What game show featuring “physical challenges” debuted on Nickelodeon in 1986?

Answer: Double Dare

Double Dare, the children’s game show that aired on Nickelodeon, was hosted by Marc Summers. Two teams of two kids each competed for cash and prizes. Summers typically explained the rules of the game as follows:

“I’m going to ask you a question, and if you don’t know the answer, or think the other team hasn’t got a clue, you can dare them to answer it for double the dollars. But be careful, because they can always double dare you back for four times the amount, and then you’ll either have to answer the question or take the physical challenge.”

The team with the highest score at the end of round two went on to the final challenge of the game, the obstacle course. Regardless of the outcome, both teams kept the money they had obtained, with $100 as the house minimum.

There were also spinoffs of the show, such as Super Sloppy Double Dare, and Family Double Dare. Double Dare ended its run in 1993.

Here is the Double Dare obstacle course:

And here is a physical Challenge from Family Double Dare:

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