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  • 15 references 9 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, German; learning French
  • 41, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Founder of the National History Bee and Bowl
  • Masters in Intl. Relations, Free Univ. of Berlin, 2007
  • From Ridgewood, NJ, USA
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About Me


Taunting the spelling bee


Hi there!
I'm David Madden and I'm mother nature's bastard son. 30 going on 8 - in a good way :)


Carpe Vitam!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Surfing, mostly up til now. But would like to host more, so if you're in the area, drop me a line.


Started couchsurfing during my hike of the length of the USA back in 2007-2008. Have since surfed all over Europe and have had nothing but great experiences.


Traveling, skiing, running, bodysurfing, pub quizzes, politics, languages, traveling, baseball, philosophy, trains, the Weather Channel, traveling, writing letters, genealogy, history, trivia, randomly surfing wikipedia- did i mention traveling???

  • writing
  • chocolate
  • running
  • pub crawls
  • politics
  • trivia
  • traveling
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • skiing
  • baseball
  • genealogy
  • history
  • languages

Music, Movies, and Books

Any history book, Roald Dahl, the Beatles, foreign films, the New York Times, New Yorker, Economist, Classic rock, baroque music, the Catalogue Raisonne of the artist Richard Anuszkiewicz (wrote that last one)

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Alex Trebek hit on my ex-girlfriend.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you how to get on Jeopardy, how to bake a mean chocolate chip cookie, some german, lots of useless information, my plans for world domination - mwahaha!

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