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Post by davescharf » Tue Jul 30 6:10 am

1. 72
2. Ireland potato famine
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Post by Zwak » Tue Jul 30 6:15 am

5. Sandra Bullock (Gravity & Oceans 8)
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Post by Karlsson » Tue Jul 30 6:44 am

6.) Boston Red Sox

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Post by Maize » Wed Jul 31 11:03 pm

7. They all have fairly famous self-portraits, but that feels like it could apply to any number of artists.

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Post by Kelly Red » Thu Aug 01 11:00 am

3) George Orwell.

7) All spent a long period of time confined to their bed, either due to illness or severe injury.
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Post by Maize » Thu Aug 01 5:04 pm

Kelly Red wrote:
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7) All spent a long period of time confined to their bed, either due to illness or severe injury.
Thank you. I knew a couple on that list had mental breakdowns but couldn't come up with a variation on that that included everyone.

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Maize wrote:
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7) All spent a long period of time confined to their bed, either due to illness or severe injury.
Thank you. I knew a couple on that list had mental breakdowns but couldn't come up with a variation on that that included everyone.
Warhol had pneumonia and almost died. FK was in a trolley accident and spent almost a year in a body cast.
All those art history classes pay off :dup:
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Post by Zwak » Tue Aug 06 4:58 am

Here are the answers to last week’s Ken Jennings Tuesday Trivia Quiz:

1. How many items are there in a "half-gross"?
A gross is an old term for a dozen dozen, or 144. (Also for your mom, lol.) A half-gross is therefore 72.

2. Phytophthora infestans is the species of water mold responsible for what historic 1845-1849 event?
That's the little fungus-like thing that killed about a million people in the Irish potato famine.

3. What novelist set his three nonfiction books in London and Paris, Wigan Pier, and Catalonia, respectively?
He's better known for his six novels, but I strongly recommend to you the nonfiction of Eric Arthur Blair, better known as George Orwell.

4. What is the nationality of the current U.N. secretary general, the first European to hold that office in almost forty years?
Antonio Guterres is Portuguese. The last European to lead the United Nations turned out to be a literal Nazi war criminal, so Guterres has a pretty low bar of success to clear.

5. What actress watches George Clooney's character die in a hit 2013 movie, and then visits his character's grave in a hit 2018 movie?
Sandra Bullock makes up for her survivor's guilt from Gravity by making a cemetery visit in Ocean's 8.

6. What sports team's mascot is a green, furry monster named Wally?
He's a GREEN MONSTER named WALLy. Get it. Get it?!? The Red Sox. I like to write questions that Boston sports fans will appreciate, because as we all know Boston sports fans are the kindest, most generous souls on the planet.

7. What unusual distinction is shared by these artists? Courbet, Dali, Kahlo, Monet, Munch, O'Keeffe, Picasso, Rodin, Van Gogh, Warhol.
Each of these legends has a whole single-artist museum dedicated to their work.
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Post by Zwak » Tue Aug 06 4:59 am

Here are this week’s questions:

1. What name is shared by the 1981 album that had "Angel of the Morning" as its lead single, and the lead single from Lizzo's 2019 album Cuz I Love You?

2. What craft that launched in 1947 was christened for a name of the Incan creator god Viracocha?

3. What 2016 mega-fad was based largely on the design and crowdsourced data from Niantic's earlier release, called Ingress?

4. What was the occupation of Ben Casey, James Kildare, and Richard Kimble on 1960s TV?

5. Name either of the two densely populated islands on which gamelan is the traditional music.

6. The city hall of Zagreb features a memorial to what scientist, commemorating his 1892 offer to build the city an AC power station?

7. What unusual distinction is shared by these U.S. states, and no others? Arizona, Michigan, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Vermont.
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Post by Viking » Tue Aug 06 5:30 am

1. Juice
4. Doctor
6. Nikola Tesla
Bene dic, Domine, creaturam istam cerevisae, quam ex adipe frumenti producere dignatus es: ut sit remedium salutare humano generi: et praesta per invocationem nominis tui sancti, ut, quicumque ex ea biberint, sanitatem corporis, et animae tutelam percipiant.

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3. Pokémon Go
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Post by Bladepuller » Tue Aug 06 8:17 am

2. Kon Tiki
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Post by Karlsson » Tue Aug 06 8:39 am

5.) Java & Sumatra

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Post by Kelly Red » Tue Aug 06 10:10 am

Bladepuller wrote:
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2. Kon Tiki
LOL, when I read "craft" my mind immediately went to stuff like knitting, decoupaging, and random $h!t my friends do.

And I'm going to stand by my answer to #7 last week! Being confined to your bed is MUCH more interesting then having a museum named after you. These questions with potential multiple correct answers are tricky. :D
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Kelly Red wrote:
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And I'm going to stand by my answer to #7 last week! Being confined to your bed is MUCH more interesting then having a museum named after you. These questions with potential multiple correct answers are tricky. :D
But have they been in your kitchen? :lol:
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Post by Maize » Tue Aug 06 2:01 pm

(Guessing here, if anyone wants to clean this up)

7. Their state nickname refers to a specific geographic feature within that state(Said features also form a border/are shared by another state or country, depending on how you want to count Mount Rushmore/Black Hills and Grand Canyon/Parashant National Monument)

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Karlsson wrote:
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5.) Java & Sumatra
Java and Bali, at least according to Wikipedia.

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The Lone Fedora wrote:
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5.) Java & Sumatra
Java and Bali, at least according to Wikipedia.
I think you're probably right. Bali is more densely populated than Sumatra.

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Post by Maize » Wed Aug 07 7:57 pm

Finally collected enough of these for a bonus quiz...

1. What artist has the longest span between first and last #1 hit songs, going 33 years, 7 months between the two?

2. Every scene in the first season of what long-running and award-winning television show took place inside the titular location?

3. The Unicode Consortium handles the accepting or rejecting of public proposals for what?

4. What famous artist got her start by making death masks with the decapitated heads of nobility, including Marie Antoinette, during the French Revolution?

5. Citing a section of the 1917 Code of Canon Law, the former Bishop of Orlando, Florida claimed to have the largest Catholic diocese by area thanks to what territory?

6. In 1976, the US government officially changed the color of what from green to blue?

7. What unusual distinction is shared by these Major League Baseball players: Kyle Gibson, Stephen Strasburg, Zack Wheeler, AJ Pollock, Mike Minor, Mike Leake?

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3. Emojis
4. Tassaud
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4. What famous artist got her start by making death masks with the decapitated heads of nobility, including Marie Antoinette, during the French Revolution?
Madame Tussaud

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Post by Steve MN » Wed Aug 07 8:28 pm

2: I'm thinking Cheers. I don't think they left the bar in the first season.
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6.) Passport

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Post by davescharf » Wed Aug 07 8:42 pm

I looked up number 7
Hidden Content...
they are all first round draft picks in the 2009 mlb draft
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1.) I'm guessing Cher.

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Karlsson wrote:
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1.) I'm guessing Cher.
Not likely, https://www.billboard.com/articles/news ... ive-decade

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garykevinware wrote:
Wed Aug 07 8:50 pm
Karlsson wrote:
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1.) I'm guessing Cher.
Not likely, https://www.billboard.com/articles/news ... ive-decade
So, there's been more than 33 years and 7 months between the two? Guess this question has been blown up then.

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Karlsson wrote:
Wed Aug 07 9:08 pm
garykevinware wrote:
Wed Aug 07 8:50 pm
Karlsson wrote:
Wed Aug 07 8:43 pm
1.) I'm guessing Cher.
Not likely, https://www.billboard.com/articles/news ... ive-decade
So, there's been more than 33 years and 7 months between the two? Guess this question has been blown up then.
If she's had a #1 hit in six consecutive decades, then there's been less than 33 years between #1 hits and so the question hasn't blown up, your answer has.

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Post by Karlsson » Wed Aug 07 9:14 pm

garykevinware wrote:
Wed Aug 07 9:13 pm
Karlsson wrote:
Wed Aug 07 9:08 pm
garykevinware wrote:
Wed Aug 07 8:50 pm
Karlsson wrote:
Wed Aug 07 8:43 pm
1.) I'm guessing Cher.
Not likely, https://www.billboard.com/articles/news ... ive-decade
So, there's been more than 33 years and 7 months between the two? Guess this question has been blown up then.
If she's had a #1 hit in six consecutive decades, then there's been less than 33 years between #1 hits and so the question hasn't blown up, your answer has.
Read the question again.

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Post by The Rube » Wed Aug 07 9:16 pm

#1: Meatloaf?
MNGophers29 wrote:When the wife asks, I will just tell her "Rube said it was ok"!! LOL!

When you tell somebody somethin', it depends on what part of the country you're standin' in... as to just how dumb you are.

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Karlsson wrote:
Wed Aug 07 9:14 pm
garykevinware wrote:
Wed Aug 07 9:13 pm
Karlsson wrote:
Wed Aug 07 9:08 pm
garykevinware wrote:
Wed Aug 07 8:50 pm
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1.) I'm guessing Cher.
Not likely, https://www.billboard.com/articles/news ... ive-decade
So, there's been more than 33 years and 7 months between the two? Guess this question has been blown up then.
If she's had a #1 hit in six consecutive decades, then there's been less than 33 years between #1 hits and so the question hasn't blown up, your answer has.
Read the question again.
Also, is it possible that the question refers to Cher... NOT including work with Sonny?

EDIT: Nevermind... Gypsys Tramps and Thieves in 71 was solo.
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Post by The Rube » Wed Aug 07 9:23 pm

Could be, as a registered artist.
MNGophers29 wrote:When the wife asks, I will just tell her "Rube said it was ok"!! LOL!

When you tell somebody somethin', it depends on what part of the country you're standin' in... as to just how dumb you are.

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Post by Steve MN » Wed Aug 07 9:24 pm

Wondering if the question should be First and Second #1 hits?
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garykevinware wrote:
Wed Aug 07 9:13 pm
Karlsson wrote:
Wed Aug 07 9:08 pm
garykevinware wrote:
Wed Aug 07 8:50 pm
Karlsson wrote:
Wed Aug 07 8:43 pm
1.) I'm guessing Cher.
Not likely, https://www.billboard.com/articles/news ... ive-decade
So, there's been more than 33 years and 7 months between the two? Guess this question has been blown up then.
If she's had a #1 hit in six consecutive decades, then there's been less than 33 years between #1 hits and so the question hasn't blown up, your answer has.
Read the question again. It is NOT asking about the time difference between their first #1 and their second #1. It’s asking about the difference between their first and last #1. Cher’s first #1 song was in 1965 (I got you babe with Sonny). Her last #1 was in 1999 (Believe). Yes she’s had others in between but this is about her first and her last. :roll:
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Post by Steve MN » Thu Aug 08 7:51 am

So... the real issue is... #1 on WHICH Billboard chart? I'm guessing hot 100, so the new song doesn't qualify
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Post by The Rube » Thu Aug 08 8:03 am

It also depends on if it's the European or African Billboard....
MNGophers29 wrote:When the wife asks, I will just tell her "Rube said it was ok"!! LOL!

When you tell somebody somethin', it depends on what part of the country you're standin' in... as to just how dumb you are.

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The Rube wrote:
Thu Aug 08 8:03 am
It also depends on if it's the European or African Billboard....
But... at what groundspeed?
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Post by solar » Thu Aug 08 9:19 am

2) I originally thought ER might be an option for this question, but Steve's answer of Cheers above makes more sense now that I think about it some more.

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Karlsson wrote:
Wed Aug 07 9:14 pm
garykevinware wrote:
Wed Aug 07 9:13 pm
Karlsson wrote:
Wed Aug 07 9:08 pm
garykevinware wrote:
Wed Aug 07 8:50 pm
Karlsson wrote:
Wed Aug 07 8:43 pm
1.) I'm guessing Cher.
Not likely, https://www.billboard.com/articles/news ... ive-decade
So, there's been more than 33 years and 7 months between the two? Guess this question has been blown up then.
If she's had a #1 hit in six consecutive decades, then there's been less than 33 years between #1 hits and so the question hasn't blown up, your answer has.
Read the question again.
I've read the question several times and the only answer I come up with is "Clavicle" :tease:
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Post by Maize » Thu Aug 08 12:44 pm

1. Apologies if the question wasn't clear, but Zwak does have the correct interpretation of it.

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Post by Maize » Mon Aug 12 3:18 pm

Answers before the next quiz comes out:
Maize wrote:
Wed Aug 07 7:57 pm
Finally collected enough of these for a bonus quiz...

1. What artist has the longest span between first and last #1 hit songs, going 33 years, 7 months between the two?

Lots of confusion on how you could read this, but Cher's gap between 1965's 'I Got You Babe' with Sonny Bono and 1999's 'Believe' is generally recognized as the longest span between first and last number one. Billy Ray Cyrus' 'Achy Break Heart' peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100, so he won't break the record, even if 'Old Town Road' stays #1 for the next 6 years.

2. Every scene in the first season of what long-running and award-winning television show took place inside the titular location?

The first scene in Cheers to take place outside of the bar occurs in Diane's apartment in the first episode of the second season.

3. The Unicode Consortium handles the accepting or rejecting of public proposals for what?

If you've ever wondered why there is no emoji for buckwheat, a man breastfeeding, or a frowning pile of poo, it was because their proposals were rejected by the Unicode Consortium.

4. What famous artist got her start by making death masks with the decapitated heads of nobility, including Marie Antoinette, during the French Revolution?

Madame Tussaud narrowly avoided the guillotine herself before going on to start her famous museum.

5. Citing a section of the 1917 Code of Canon Law, the former Bishop of Orlando, Florida claimed to have the largest Catholic diocese by area thanks to what territory?

The 1917 Code of Canon Law stated that any newly discovered territory was placed under the jurisdiction of the diocese from where the discovery expedition had left. William Borders was named the first Bishop of Orlando in 1968, and after Apollo 11 landed on the moon, claimed he was bishop of the moon in an audience with the Pope. The Vatican never publicly commented on his claim.

6. In 1976, the US government officially changed the color of what from green to blue?

Although there are no rules governing their design, all passports come in various shades of four colors: red, blue, green, and black. The US switched from green to blue in 1976, and today, most of the countries that use green as Islamic countries.

7. What unusual distinction is shared by these Major League Baseball players: Kyle Gibson, Stephen Strasburg, Zack Wheeler, AJ Pollock, Mike Minor, Mike Leake?

george is close enough that it would have to be considered correct. But more specifically, these players are some of the more well-known names in the group infamously known as the "Trout 24", the 24 players drafted ahead of arguably one of the greatest players in baseball history in Mike Trout. The Angels had the 24th and 25th picks in the first round of that draft--their pick at 24, and the Yankees' pick at 25th as compensation for Mark Teixeira--and selected barely-above-average outfielder Randal Grichuk at 24 before selecting Trout. Though the Angels maintain that with only one pick, they would have selected Trout, and only opted to select Grichuk with the first of their two picks because Trout's agent had pissed them off the week before the draft over signing bonus money.

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Post by Zwak » Tue Aug 13 3:05 am

Here are the answers to last week’s Ken Jennings Tuesday Trivia Quiz:

1. What name is shared by the 1981 album that had "Angel of the Morning" as its lead single, and the lead single from Lizzo's 2019 album Cuz I Love You?
Juice Newton's biggest-selling record was called Juice, as was Lizzo's inescapably catchy hit.

2. What craft that launched in 1947 was christened for a name of the Incan creator god Viracocha?
Thor Heyerdahl believed that ancient South Americans colonized Polynesia, so he called his raft "Kon-Tiki."

3. What 2016 mega-fad was based largely on the design and crowdsourced data from Niantic's earlier release, called Ingress?
Ingress was an augmented reality mobile game, but it never caught on the way its successor Pokemon Go did.

4. What was the occupation of Ben Casey, James Kildare, and Richard Kimble on 1960s TV?
They were doctors. (A neurosurgeon, an internist, and a pediatrician, respectively.)

5. Name either of the two densely populated islands on which gamelan is the traditional music.
The percussive gamelan music of southeast Asia originated on Java and Bali.

6. The city hall of Zagreb features a memorial to what scientist, commemorating his 1892 offer to build the city an AC power station?
Who's your favorite Serbo-Croatian electrical engineer? Mine is Nikola Tesla.

7. What unusual distinction is shared by these U.S. states, and no others? Arizona, Michigan, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Vermont.
Each state has an official nickname referencing a specific geographic feature or landmark: the Grand Canyon State, the Great Lakes State, the Peace Garden State, the Mount Rushmore State, and the Green Mountain State.
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Here are this week’s questions:

1. What nation did Emmerson Mnangagwa become just the third president of, via a 2017 coup?

2. What movie director adapted both of the novels of avant-garde novelist Henri-Pierre Roche: Jules and Jim and Two English Girls?

3. The lanthanides and the actinides are most commonly displayed below the main body of what?

4. Though the namesake honoree was not a native son, what city officially declared October 28, 1886 to be "Bartholdi Day"?

5. Everlast, founded as a swimsuit company, has primarily made equipment for what sport since 1917?

6. What's the third letter of the Greek alphabet, after alpha and beta?

7. What unusual distinction is shared by all these albums? Ryan Adams, 1984, Cheap Trick's Next Position Please, the Clash's London Calling, Elvis Costello's Almost Blue, Eminem's Kamikaze, the Mothers of Invention's We're Only in It for the Money, the Replacements' Pleased to Meet Me, Sleater-Kinney's Dig Me Out, Van Halen's OU812, Ween's The Pod.
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6. Gamma
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5. Boxing
Bene dic, Domine, creaturam istam cerevisae, quam ex adipe frumenti producere dignatus es: ut sit remedium salutare humano generi: et praesta per invocationem nominis tui sancti, ut, quicumque ex ea biberint, sanitatem corporis, et animae tutelam percipiant.

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3. Periodic Table
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7. Had to look this up:
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4. Though the namesake honoree was not a native son, what city officially declared October 28, 1886 to be "Bartholdi Day"?
Since Bartholdi built the Statue of Liberty, I'd guess that the answer is New York City.

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1. Zimbabwe.

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2) Francois Truffaut



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Zwak wrote:
Thu Aug 08 3:25 am
garykevinware wrote:
Wed Aug 07 9:13 pm
Karlsson wrote:
Wed Aug 07 9:08 pm
garykevinware wrote:
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1.) I'm guessing Cher.
Not likely, https://www.billboard.com/articles/news ... ive-decade
So, there's been more than 33 years and 7 months between the two? Guess this question has been blown up then.
If she's had a #1 hit in six consecutive decades, then there's been less than 33 years between #1 hits and so the question hasn't blown up, your answer has.
Read the question again. It is NOT asking about the time difference between their first #1 and their second #1. It’s asking about the difference between their first and last #1. Cher’s first #1 song was in 1965 (I got you babe with Sonny). Her last #1 was in 1999 (Believe). Yes she’s had others in between but this is about her first and her last. :roll:
No, because she had 2 #1s in 2003. https://www.billboard.com/articles/news ... ive-decade

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The Lone Fedora wrote:
Wed Aug 14 12:56 am
Zwak wrote:
Thu Aug 08 3:25 am
garykevinware wrote:
Wed Aug 07 9:13 pm
Karlsson wrote:
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1.) I'm guessing Cher.
Not likely, https://www.billboard.com/articles/news ... ive-decade
So, there's been more than 33 years and 7 months between the two? Guess this question has been blown up then.
If she's had a #1 hit in six consecutive decades, then there's been less than 33 years between #1 hits and so the question hasn't blown up, your answer has.
Read the question again. It is NOT asking about the time difference between their first #1 and their second #1. It’s asking about the difference between their first and last #1. Cher’s first #1 song was in 1965 (I got you babe with Sonny). Her last #1 was in 1999 (Believe). Yes she’s had others in between but this is about her first and her last. :roll:
No, because she had 2 #1s in 2003. https://www.billboard.com/articles/news ... ive-decade
The question should have explicitly said "on the Hot 100 chart" It didn't but that's the default that most people think of, and on that chart, 1999 was the last.
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Bonus quiz:

1. What is the only current state flag in which the reverse side is different from the obverse?

2. The disease beriberi is caused by a deficiency of what vitamin?

3. After winning a lawsuit for the Northern Chief Iron Company of Wisconsin in 1884, what request did lawyer M.A. Hurley make in lieu of payment for the case?

4. “Baseball Players with Funny Names”, “Heaviest Kennedys” “Dance Fever Judges” and “Words That Almost Rhyme with ‘Peas’” were the first four subjects of what?

5. What idiom derives from the excess, boiled off fat that a ship’s cook would collect to sell to candlemakers to earn extra money for the crew?

6. What film holds the distinction of being the first fully digital movie, as well as the first Disney animated feature sequel?

7. What distinction, in this order, is shared by these states: West Virginia, Hawaii, South Carolina, Massachusetts, Vermont, Utah, Arizona?

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2: Vitamin B
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2: Vitamin B
Technically Thiamine (B-1) as there are several B vitamins

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4. David Letterman "Top Ten" lists
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1. Oregon?

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Zwak wrote:
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2: Vitamin B
Technically Thiamine (B-1) as there are several B vitamins

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6) The Rescuers Down Under
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5. Slush fund

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Maize wrote:
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7. What distinction, in this order, is shared by these states: West Virginia, Hawaii, South Carolina, Massachusetts, Vermont, Utah, Arizona?
States with the longest serving U.S. Senators.

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3) That the town of Hurley Wisconsin be named after him.
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3) That the town of Hurley Wisconsin be named after him.
Pro note, don't touch the sidewalks in Hurley. Gonna catch the Hep. Just going by info I heard, from friends and co-workers' family members who own bars there.
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Bonus quiz answers:
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Bonus quiz:

1. What is the only current state flag in which the reverse side is different from the obverse?

While Oregon's flag has the state seal on the front, they proudly display their beaver from the back. Although there has got to be a better way to phrase that.

2. The disease beriberi is caused by a deficiency of what vitamin?

In the late 1800's, a mysterious disease, thought to be a form of malaria, nearly crippled the city of Edo(now Tokyo), while leaving the rest of the countryside unaffected. The cause ended up being the then-new urban trend of eating husked, polished white rice, the processing of which stripped the rice of the Vitamin B-1, or Thiamine, which the body needs to prevent beriberi.

3. After winning a lawsuit for the Northern Chief Iron Company of Wisconsin in 1884, what request did lawyer M.A. Hurley make in lieu of payment for the case?

I figured this would be easy for all the Yooperphiles here. The town of Hurley, Wisconsin, named at the request of the lawyer, sits on the Wisconsin/Michigan border on the Gogebic iron range.

4. “Baseball Players with Funny Names”, “Heaviest Kennedys” “Dance Fever Judges” and “Words That Almost Rhyme with ‘Peas’” were the first four subjects of what?

Coming from the home office in Wahoo, Nebraska, these were the first four of David Letterman's Top Ten Lists.

5. What idiom derives from the excess, boiled off fat that a ship’s cook would collect to sell to candlemakers to earn extra money for the crew?

The rancid, salty fat mixture was called 'slosh', which gives us the term Slush Fund. We also would have accepted Retirement Grease.

6. What film holds the distinction of being the first fully digital movie, as well as the first Disney animated feature sequel?

The Rescuers Down Under attempted to cash in on the late-'80s Australian adventure craze brought on by Crocodile Dundee, but by 1990 when the film was released, audiences had mostly moved on. It opened fourth at the box office behind the first Home Alone movie, and two other sequels in Rocky V and Child's Play 2.

7. What distinction, in this order, is shared by these states: West Virginia, Hawaii, South Carolina, Massachusetts, Vermont, Utah, Arizona?

Robert Byrd(D-WV), Daniel Inouye(D-HI), Strom Thurmond(R-SC), Ted Kennedy(D-MA), Patrick Leahy(D-VT), Orrin Hatch(R-UT), and Carl Hayden(D-AZ) are the longest serving US Senators.

Elected as part of the "Watergate Babies" in 1975, Leahy is the only active member on the list and would pass Kennedy and Thurmond if he completes his current term. Joe Biden would be fourth on the list had he not sought other employment.

Minnesota's longest serving senator is Knute Nelson, who won one of state's wildest elections ever to become House representative to the state's newly-formed fifth district in 1882, before becoming Minnesota's governor, and ultimately serving 28 years in the Senate until dying in office.

Minnesota's longest serving senator in the direct election era is the 24-year run of Henrik Shipstead from 1923-1947. Shipstead was the first of four Minnesota senators that would be elected from the Farmer-Labor Party, which formed a stronghold in Minnesota that still exists today after they merged with the state's Democratic Party, but never received more than 25% of the vote in any federal election outside the state.

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Here are the answers to last week’s Ken Jennings Tuesday Trivia Quiz:

1. What nation did Emmerson Mnangagwa become just the third president of, via a 2017 coup?
When Robert Mugabe was deposed in 2017, he had been President of Zimbabwe for forty years.

2. What movie director adapted both of the novels of avant-garde novelist Henri-Pierre Roche: Jules and Jim and Two English Girls?
Roche isn't read much today, but Francois Truffaut was definitely a fan.

3. The lanthanides and the actinides are most commonly displayed below the main body of what?
The periodic table of elements. Those are the two extra rows that are often removed from their correct spot to keep the table from getting prohibitively wide.

4. Though the namesake honoree was not a native son, what city officially declared October 28, 1886 to be "Bartholdi Day"?
That was the day Bartholdi's most famous creation, the Statue of Liberty, was dedicated in New York City.

5. Everlast, founded as a swimsuit company, has primarily made equipment for what sport since 1917?
You've probably seen the Everlast logo on boxing gloves, rings, weight bags, and so forth.

6. What's the third letter of the Greek alphabet, after alpha and beta?
Even lower than an alpha male or beta male comes the beleaguered gamma male. Like...Bruce Banner, I guess?

7. What unusual distinction is shared by all these albums? Ryan Adams, 1984, Cheap Trick's Next Position Please, the Clash's London Calling, Elvis Costello's Almost Blue, Eminem's Kamikaze, the Mothers of Invention's We're Only in It for the Money, the Replacements' Pleased to Meet Me, Sleater-Kinney's Dig Me Out, Van Halen's OU812, Ween's The Pod.
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Here are this week’s questions:

1. What has a surface made of a granular stuff called firn?

2. What does the U.S. Army call the program usually referred to as "boot camp" in the Navy and Marines?

3. What white bandleader made history in 1938 when his integrated band played the first ever jazz concert at Carnegie Hall?

4. What Disney Channel heroine fought crime with her sidekick Ron Stoppable?

5. In what U.S. state would you find the Sandia, Capitan, and Sangre de Cristo mountains?

6. The 1881 assassination of Alexander II led to a massive wave of what riots, which took their name from a Russian word for "devastation"?

7. What unusual distinction is shared by all these famous people? Snoop Dogg, Mick Fleetwood, Melanie Griffith, Judge Judy, Frida Kahlo, Joe Louis, Elon Musk, John Nash, Erich Maria Remarque, Neil Simon, Robert Wagner, Dionne Warwick.
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2. Basic training
Bene dic, Domine, creaturam istam cerevisae, quam ex adipe frumenti producere dignatus es: ut sit remedium salutare humano generi: et praesta per invocationem nominis tui sancti, ut, quicumque ex ea biberint, sanitatem corporis, et animae tutelam percipiant.

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3. Benny Goodman
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4 - Kim Possible
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6. The 1881 assassination of Alexander II led to a massive wave of what riots, which took their name from a Russian word for "devastation"?
pogrom

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1.) Glaciers

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Here are the answers to last week’s Ken Jennings Tuesday Trivia Quiz:

1. What has a surface made of a granular stuff called firn?
Firn, or neve, is the grainy snow-packing-into-ice stuff that glaciers are made out of. For as long as glaciers exist, anyway.

2. What does the U.S. Army call the program usually referred to as "boot camp" in the Navy and Marines?
In the Army, it's basic training, or just "basic" for short.

3. What white bandleader made history in 1938 when his integrated band played the first ever jazz concert at Carnegie Hall?
It's often considered the moment that legitimized jazz on the national stage, and the show was the brainchild of Benny Goodman.

4. What Disney Channel heroine fought crime with her sidekick Ron Stoppable?
Kim Possible? I don't know. It's apparently set in a town where everyone has very unlikely last names.

5. In what U.S. state would you find the Sandia, Capitan, and Sangre de Cristo mountains?
New Mexico. "Sandia" means "watermelon" in Spanish, and is probably a reference to the mountains' reddish color.

6. The 1881 assassination of Alexander II led to a massive wave of what riots, which took their name from a Russian word for "devastation"?
"Pogrom" comes from "Gromit," meaning "to demolish violently." Wow, really puts those Wallace and Gromit cartoons in a new light.

7. What unusual distinction is shared by all these famous people? Snoop Dogg, Mick Fleetwood, Melanie Griffith, Judge Judy, Frida Kahlo, Joe Louis, Elon Musk, John Nash, Erich Maria Remarque, Neil Simon, Robert Wagner, Dionne Warwick.
Each has been married twice to the same spouse--that is, each got remarried to an ex. Was this too hard, should Elizabeth Taylor or Richard Burton been on here? Maybe.
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Here are this week’s questions:

1. What Oscar-winning actor/writer/director has directed both a Frankenstein movie and a Dracula movie--the latter his final film as a director?

2. Which U.S. colony was founded by the settlers aboard the Fogel Grip and Kalmar Nyckel, who built Fort Christina in 1638?

3. All-time NFL wins leader Tom Brady has beaten 31 of the 32 current NFL franchises, since he has (of course) never beaten the Patriots. Name any two of the three quarterbacks, past or present, who have beaten *all* 32 current teams.

4. What's the only universally recognized country in the world that's not a member of the United Nations?

5. Foxgloves make up what flower genus, which shares its name with a heart medication first isolated in the plant?

6. What was the term for the exterior folding seat on old cars, named for the rough ride it provided?

7. What unusual distinction is shared by all these Broadway musicals? American Idiot, The Band's Visit, A Chorus Line, The Drowsy Chaperone, Follies, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Man of La Mancha, Pippin, 1776, SpongeBob SquarePants, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.
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5. Digitalis
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