Maeve Higgins, Luke Burbank, 2015 discussed on Wait Wait Don't Tell Me


Chicago. This is Wait, Wait. Don t tell me the NPR news quiz. I'm Bill Kurtis. We are playing this week with Maeve Higgins, Luke, Burbank and Lacey Mosley, and here he is. Host so nice. They named him at once. It's Peter Sagal. Thank you, Bill. Right now. It's time for the wait. Wait. Don t tell me bluff The listener game called one Triple eight. Wait, wait to play our game in the air. Hi. You're on. Wait, Wait. Don t tell me. Hi. This is, uh Kabila. Hey, Derek. How are you? I'm well I'm well excited to be here. I'm excited to have you. Where are you calling from today? I'm actually calling from Atlanta. Georgia. What do you do in that fabulous city, The capital of the south? I'm happy to say I mean architects, part of the illustrious 2% of blood architect in America. Wow. Can you can you tell me like, Tell me your favorite building. So I think my favorite buildings. It's actually a smoothie spots, and it's owned by a young African Americans, sister and her mom. And they are the cutest two in the world, right? Well, that's that's very nice, but I'm sorry. The correct answer was the building that looks like a giant basket in Ohio. Thank you for playing. I'm kidding. I'm kidding. It's great to have you. You're going to play the game in which you must try to tell truth from fiction. What is the topic Bill? It's elementary school. Dear Watson, childhood filled with snacks, snaps and unsolved mysteries. This week, we discovered the answer to a mystery from childhood that has been plaguing at least some of us For decades. Our Panelists will reveal what mystery was finally solved. Pick the one who's telling the truth. You will win our prize. The weight waiter of your choice. On your voicemail. You ready to play? Ready to go. All right. First, let's hear from Luke Burbank. If you're a parent with kids of a certain age, you've no doubt experienced the psychological torture that is the baby shark song. But where did it come from? And why would someone write a piece of music that causes fantasies of steering Your Honda Odyssey into oncoming traffic? Well, according to this week's L A Times. The song was actually created by the government of North Korea back in 1958 as a propaganda tool, praising the dear leader, Kim Il Sung. This is, according to a recent lawsuit filed by North Korea against Pink Fong, the South Korean company that released the popular YouTube version of the song in 2015. According to the suit, the original words were Kim Il Sung. We love you. Yes, we do. Kim Il Sung. We love you. Yes, we do. Kim Il Sung According to the suit, which seeks damages for copyright infringement. The song was actually played in North Korean daycare centers and sung at Children's birthday parties up until the late 19 nineties when then leader Kim Jong Il outlawed it, saying, quote. Even by my standards, making people listen to this song over and over again is cruel and unusual. Uh, it turns out the origin of the baby Shark Song was as a North Korean piece of propaganda..

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