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Post by davescharf » Fri Jul 23 10:19 am

I misread this. I thought it was QBs only. Now I really have to think
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Post by Zwak » Fri Jul 23 10:19 am

The correct answers are (in order of draft year)

2013: Eric Fisher (Chiefs)
1998: Payton Manning (Colts)
1997: Orlando Pace (Rams)
1993: Drew Bledsoe (Patriots)
1991: Russell Maryland (Cowboys)

#6 would be Troy Aikman (1989 Cowboys)

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Post by Karlsson » Fri Jul 23 10:40 am

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Fri Jul 23 7:06 am
Friday, July 23

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5. Today is July 23rd. On this day in 2010, Simon Cowell organized a boy band on “The X Factor” that would go on to come in third on the show, and then have the best-selling album worldwide of 2013. What was that band called?
5. One Direction

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Answers to Friday, July 23

1. Quit While You’re Ahead; There are four banks in the United States with more than a trillion dollars in total assets. Name as many of them as you can for 1 point each. Zero total if you get any wrong.

JPMORGAN CHASE, BANK OF AMERICA, WELLS FARGO, CITIGROUP

2. What food, which is basically a deep-fried burrito, gets its name from the Spanish for "thingamajig"?

CHIMICHANGA

5. What mapmaking and navigational instrument, containing an arc with a fraction of a circle on it, measures the angle between two objects using double reflection?

A SEXTANT
(it uses an arc that’s about 60 degrees long, or ⅙ of a circle)

4. In human anatomy, the part of your body with your heart, lungs, and other sundry glands and organs is technically called the “BLANK cavity.” What eight-letter word fills in that blank?

THORACIC

5. Today is July 23rd. On this day in 2010, Simon Cowell organized a boy band on “The X Factor” that would go on to come in third on the show, and then have the best-selling album worldwide of 2013. What was that band called?

ONE DIRECTION
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Monday, July 26

Five questions to wake up your noodle. Answers in tomorrow's email.

1. Singer Ashley Frangipane just announced their fourth studio album, “If I Can't Have Love, I Want Power,” which will be released under what anagrammatical stage name—which is also the name of a subway stop in Brooklyn?

2. In 1894, Thomas Edison filmed a sporting event, making it the first sport ever filmed. What sport was it?

3. The oldest corporation in the Americas is located about four miles northwest of downtown Boston. It currently has almost $41 billion in the bank. Name it!

4. The last time a director was nominated for the “Best Director” Academy Award for two films in the same year was in 2001. He was nominated for “Erin Brockovich” and “Traffic.” Name that director.

5. Six of the world’s 10 largest islands by area are in one of two countries. Name one of those countries.
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Post by MNNavy » Mon Jul 26 7:11 am

2. Boxing match?
5. Canada and ???
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Post by Zwak » Mon Jul 26 7:56 am

4. Steven Soderbergh
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Post by Bladepuller » Mon Jul 26 7:59 am

5) Indonesia
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1. Halsey

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3. Could this be MassMutual?
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Post by Bladepuller » Mon Jul 26 9:43 am

3) $41B is serious coin. Harvard University.
I HATE :censored: RED! I'm now developing a strong dislike to green also.
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Post by davescharf » Mon Jul 26 10:07 am

Bladepuller wrote:
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3) $41B is serious coin. Harvard University.
If that’s it then it’s whomever runs the endowment. Maybe the university does it but I think it’s an investment company of some sort.
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davescharf wrote:
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3) $41B is serious coin. Harvard University.
If that’s it then it’s whomever runs the endowment. Maybe the university does it but I think it’s an investment company of some sort.
They created the "Harvard Management Company" back in 1974 to deal with fund management/etc. Harvard University was chartered as a corporation in 1650
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LAST WEEK'S ANSWERS

1. Who is buried in a cenotaph?
No one! A cenotaph is an empty tomb, a monument to a deceased person or persons buried elsewhere.

2. Between 1961 and 2010, Helen Thomas was a fixture in what room, for decades offering a traditional concluding "Thank you"?
Thomas, a UPI reporter, was the first woman to joint the White House press corps, and offered a traditional "Thank you, Mr. President" for many years after presidential press conferences as the senior journalist in the White House briefing room.

3. What company was long called "the Two Horse brand" thanks to its iconic patch that reads "Patented May 20, 1873"?
The Levi's logo still includes an image of two horses unable to pull apart the manufacturer's sturdy, copper-riveted jeans.

4. The Fugees formed in New Jersey, USA, but two of the three band members have family origins in what other nation?
Wyclef Jean was born in Haiti, and Pras was born to Haitian-American immigrants in the U.S.

5. Gilbert Lewis, famous for his work on chemical bonding, also coined what name for the unit that Einstein had called a "Lichtquant"?
What Einstein called "light quanta" we today call photons. Nice work, Einstein.

6. Who was exiled by Alexander I in 1825 after his "Ode to Liberty" was found with the Decembrists after their uprising failed?
Russian poet? Nineteenth century? Political controversy? Why, this must be the founder of modern Russian literature himself, Alexander Pushkin!

7. What unusual distinction is shared by all these world leaders? Silvio Berlusconi, Yukio Hatoyama, Mao Zedong, Enrique Peña Nieto, Juan Peron, Ronald Reagan, Mario Soares, Pierre Trudeau, Xi Jinping.
Each was married to an actress. Most were film or TV stars, though Peng Liyuan, Mrs. Xi Jinping, was an actress in Chinese operas--not a credit that Margaret Trudeau ever had on her résumé.
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THIS WEEK'S QUESTIONS

1. What medical disorder is the main application for "continuous positive airway pressure" treatment?

2. What country has a symbolic four-boat navy, mostly to patrol its most famous lake since it lost access to the Pacific Ocean in 1879?

3. What hit TV show's 2016 pilot began with a title screen announcing that, according to Wikipedia, "the average human being shares his or her birthday with over 18 million other human beings"?

4. What are you doing if you're using steelies, aggies, and glassies?

5. Though it can be used for a genre that's lasted centuries, what term more specifically refers to music composed between about 1730 and 1820?

6. What U.S. presidential ticket was sometimes jokingly referred to as "Fritz and Grits"?

7. What unusual distinction is shared by all these movies? American History X, Candyman, Fatal Attraction, Final Destination, Full Metal Jacket, Groundhog Day, Hostel, Jurassic Park, Pulp Fiction, Serial Mom, Snakes on a Plane, True Lies.
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Post by MNNavy » Tue Jul 27 6:54 am

1. sleep apnea
4. playing marbles
6. Carter/Mondale
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Answers to Monday, July 26

1. Singer Ashley Frangipane just announced their fourth studio album, “If I Can't Have Love, I Want Power,” which will be released under what anagrammatical stage name—which is also the name of a subway stop in Brooklyn?

HALSEY
(anagram of “Ashley”)

2. In 1894, Thomas Edison filmed a sporting event, making it the first sport ever filmed. What sport was it?

BOXING

3. The oldest corporation in the Americas is located about four miles northwest of downtown Boston. It currently has almost $41 billion in the bank. Name it!

HARVARD UNIVERSITY

4. The last time a director was nominated for the “Best Director” Academy Award for two films in the same year was in 2001. He was nominated for “Erin Brockovich” and “Traffic.” Name that director.

STEVEN SODERBERGH
(he won for “Traffic”)

5. Six of the world’s 10 largest islands by area are in one of two countries. Name one of those countries.

INDONESIA, CANADA
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Tuesday, July 27

Five questions to wake up your noodle. Answers in tomorrow's email.

1. In 1992, Prince called out an Atlanta hip-hop group for using a sample of him singing the word “Tennessee” without his permission. That same group later sued the Fox network for copyright infringement. Name that hip-hop group.

2. Long before he won six Emmy Awards for his work on “Breaking Bad,” actor Bryan Cranston had a recurring role as a nitrous-oxide-huffing dentist on what NBC sitcom?

3. It might have happened when Chief Justice John Marshall died in 1835, or when Lafayette returned to the U.S. in 1824. Maybe some teens did it in 1829. Most likely it happened between 1841 and 1846, on either the Fourth of July or Washington’s birthday. Name that happening!

4. What group are you in if you are, quote, "friends with Bill"?

5. What musical instrument is traditionally made out of three component parts: the reed plates, the cover plates, and the comb?
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Zwak wrote:
Tue Jul 27 7:05 am
Tuesday, July 27

Five questions to wake up your noodle. Answers in tomorrow's email.

1. In 1992, Prince called out an Atlanta hip-hop group for using a sample of him singing the word “Tennessee” without his permission. That same group later sued the Fox network for copyright infringement. Name that hip-hop group.

2. Long before he won six Emmy Awards for his work on “Breaking Bad,” actor Bryan Cranston had a recurring role as a nitrous-oxide-huffing dentist on what NBC sitcom?

3. It might have happened when Chief Justice John Marshall died in 1835, or when Lafayette returned to the U.S. in 1824. Maybe some teens did it in 1829. Most likely it happened between 1841 and 1846, on either the Fourth of July or Washington’s birthday. Name that happening!

4. What group are you in if you are, quote, "friends with Bill"?

5. What musical instrument is traditionally made out of three component parts: the reed plates, the cover plates, and the comb?
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Zwak wrote:
Tue Jul 27 7:05 am
Tuesday, July 27

Five questions to wake up your noodle. Answers in tomorrow's email.

1. In 1992, Prince called out an Atlanta hip-hop group for using a sample of him singing the word “Tennessee” without his permission. That same group later sued the Fox network for copyright infringement. Name that hip-hop group.
4. What group are you in if you are, quote, "friends with Bill"?

1. Arrested Development
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Greyeagle wrote:
Tue Jul 27 7:24 am
Zwak wrote:
Tue Jul 27 7:05 am
Tuesday, July 27

Five questions to wake up your noodle. Answers in tomorrow's email.

1. In 1992, Prince called out an Atlanta hip-hop group for using a sample of him singing the word “Tennessee” without his permission. That same group later sued the Fox network for copyright infringement. Name that hip-hop group.

2. Long before he won six Emmy Awards for his work on “Breaking Bad,” actor Bryan Cranston had a recurring role as a nitrous-oxide-huffing dentist on what NBC sitcom?

3. It might have happened when Chief Justice John Marshall died in 1835, or when Lafayette returned to the U.S. in 1824. Maybe some teens did it in 1829. Most likely it happened between 1841 and 1846, on either the Fourth of July or Washington’s birthday. Name that happening!

4. What group are you in if you are, quote, "friends with Bill"?

5. What musical instrument is traditionally made out of three component parts: the reed plates, the cover plates, and the comb?
2. Dr. Watley
I'm pretty sure the show was Seinfeld.
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Post by Bladepuller » Tue Jul 27 8:03 am

5) Harmonica?
I HATE :censored: RED! I'm now developing a strong dislike to green also.
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:censored: More Cowbell...I want more GRIT!!!
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Post by Karlsson » Tue Jul 27 8:17 am

Zwak wrote:
Tue Jul 27 6:14 am
THIS WEEK'S QUESTIONS

2. What country has a symbolic four-boat navy, mostly to patrol its most famous lake since it lost access to the Pacific Ocean in 1879?

5. Though it can be used for a genre that's lasted centuries, what term more specifically refers to music composed between about 1730 and 1820?
2. Bolivia?
5. Classical

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Post by Zwak » Tue Jul 27 10:36 am

Heard another good sports trivia question today on a podcast.

There are 80 players in the history of the NFL who have at least 50 rushing touchdowns. Only one of them had more touchdowns in their FBS college career than they did in NFL. Name him.
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MNNavy wrote:
Tue Jul 27 7:58 am
Greyeagle wrote:
Tue Jul 27 7:24 am
Zwak wrote:
Tue Jul 27 7:05 am
Tuesday, July 27

Five questions to wake up your noodle. Answers in tomorrow's email.

1. In 1992, Prince called out an Atlanta hip-hop group for using a sample of him singing the word “Tennessee” without his permission. That same group later sued the Fox network for copyright infringement. Name that hip-hop group.

2. Long before he won six Emmy Awards for his work on “Breaking Bad,” actor Bryan Cranston had a recurring role as a nitrous-oxide-huffing dentist on what NBC sitcom?

3. It might have happened when Chief Justice John Marshall died in 1835, or when Lafayette returned to the U.S. in 1824. Maybe some teens did it in 1829. Most likely it happened between 1841 and 1846, on either the Fourth of July or Washington’s birthday. Name that happening!

4. What group are you in if you are, quote, "friends with Bill"?

5. What musical instrument is traditionally made out of three component parts: the reed plates, the cover plates, and the comb?
2. Dr. Watley
I'm pretty sure the show was Seinfeld.
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Zwak wrote:
Tue Jul 27 10:36 am
Heard another good sports trivia question today on a podcast.

There are 80 players in the history of the NFL who have at least 50 rushing touchdowns. Only one of them had more touchdowns in their FBS college career than they did in NFL. Name him.
I'm thinking maybe Tomlinson, or Ricky Williams.[edit] Bo Jackson?
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Slap Shot wrote:
Tue Jul 27 11:55 am
Zwak wrote:
Tue Jul 27 10:36 am
Heard another good sports trivia question today on a podcast.

There are 80 players in the history of the NFL who have at least 50 rushing touchdowns. Only one of them had more touchdowns in their FBS college career than they did in NFL. Name him.
I'm thinking maybe Tomlinson, or Ricky Williams.[edit] Bo Jackson?
Nice one. The correct answer is Ricky Williams. 66 in NFL. 75 in college
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Zwak wrote:
Tue Jul 27 11:58 am
Slap Shot wrote:
Tue Jul 27 11:55 am
Zwak wrote:
Tue Jul 27 10:36 am
Heard another good sports trivia question today on a podcast.

There are 80 players in the history of the NFL who have at least 50 rushing touchdowns. Only one of them had more touchdowns in their FBS college career than they did in NFL. Name him.
I'm thinking maybe Tomlinson, or Ricky Williams.[edit] Bo Jackson?
Nice one. The correct answer is Ricky Williams. 66 in NFL. 75 in college
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Apropos of absolutely nothing discussed thus far, I'm in balmy Kansas City MO and own and run a trivia company. I found this page because someone mentioned it a couple of weeks back. And I have enjoyed everything I have read thus far (I am now into double digits on page numbers, which I consider an accomplishment...my life is very lonely). When does Zwak run trivia nights and where? I might just brave The Great White North© and try to catch one once I feel fortified enough to brave the Iowa passage.

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Apropos of absolutely nothing discussed thus far, I'm in balmy Kansas City MO and own and run a trivia company. I found this page because someone mentioned it a couple of weeks back. And I have enjoyed everything I have read thus far (I am now into double digits on page numbers, which I consider an accomplishment...my life is very lonely). When does Zwak run trivia nights and where? I might just brave The Great White North© and try to catch one once I feel fortified enough to brave the Iowa passage.
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glwestfall wrote:
Tue Jul 27 12:15 pm
Apropos of absolutely nothing discussed thus far, I'm in balmy Kansas City MO and own and run a trivia company. I found this page because someone mentioned it a couple of weeks back. And I have enjoyed everything I have read thus far (I am now into double digits on page numbers, which I consider an accomplishment...my life is very lonely). When does Zwak run trivia nights and where? I might just brave The Great White North© and try to catch one once I feel fortified enough to brave the Iowa passage.
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Slap Shot wrote:
Tue Jul 27 1:09 pm
glwestfall wrote:
Tue Jul 27 12:15 pm
Apropos of absolutely nothing discussed thus far, I'm in balmy Kansas City MO and own and run a trivia company. I found this page because someone mentioned it a couple of weeks back. And I have enjoyed everything I have read thus far (I am now into double digits on page numbers, which I consider an accomplishment...my life is very lonely). When does Zwak run trivia nights and where? I might just brave The Great White North© and try to catch one once I feel fortified enough to brave the Iowa passage.
Welcome to the board.

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Zwak wrote:
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1. In 1992, Prince called out an Atlanta hip-hop group for using a sample of him singing the word “Tennessee” without his permission. That same group later sued the Fox network for copyright infringement. Name that hip-hop group.

ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT

2. Long before he won six Emmy Awards for his work on “Breaking Bad,” actor Bryan Cranston had a recurring role as a nitrous-oxide-huffing dentist on what NBC sitcom?

“SEINFELD”

3. It might have happened when Chief Justice John Marshall died in 1835, or when Lafayette returned to the U.S. in 1824. Maybe some teens did it in 1829. Most likely it happened between 1841 and 1846, on either the Fourth of July or Washington’s birthday. Name that happening!

CRACK APPEARS IN THE LIBERTY BELL

4. What group are you in if you are, quote, "friends with Bill"?

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

5. What musical instrument is traditionally made out of three component parts: the reed plates, the cover plates, and the comb?

HARMONICA
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Wednesday, July 28

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2. There are two bones in your forearm. Which of them is longer?

3. What fictional city’s motto is, “A noble spirit embiggens the smallest man”?

4. What energy company, subject of the documentary “The Smartest Guys in the Room,” continues to operate its oil and gas business today under the name “EOG Resources”?

5. What family of beverages—which all include rum, lime juice, and sugar—are named for a beach near Santiago, Cuba?
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1. Francisco Franco
2. Ulna
4. Enron
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3) Springfield

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5. Daiquiri

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Answers to Wednesday, July 28

1. What general led the nationalist army in the Spanish Civil War, which overthrew the country’s democratic government in 1939?

FRANCISCO FRANCO

2. There are two bones in your forearm. Which of them is longer?

ULNA

3. What fictional city’s motto is, “A noble spirit embiggens the smallest man”?

SPRINGFIELD
(“The Simpsons”)

4. What energy company, subject of the documentary “The Smartest Guys in the Room,” continues to operate its oil and gas business today under the name “EOG Resources”?

ENRON

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DAIQUIRI
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Theme Thursday, July 29

Today's theme is: Rice! Here are five questions at least sort of related to the world’s most important cereal grain.

1. What mixed rice dish, similar to pulao, gets its name from either the Persian word for “rice” or the Persian word for “to roast”?

2. Jerry Rice scored a lot of touchdowns. More than any other player, in fact. What quarterback threw more of those touchdown passes to him than anyone else?

3. In what city can you find Rice University?

4. What author has written dozens of books, including “Exit to Eden” under the pseudonym Anne Rampling?

5. What small Italian pasta gets its name from the Italian for “barley,” but is also called “risoni,” because it resembles grains of rice?
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Post by Greyeagle » Thu Jul 29 7:40 am

3) Houston, TX
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2. Steve Young
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Post by MNNavy » Thu Jul 29 7:42 am

3. Houston, TX
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2. Steve Young
This is correct. However, I'm going to be a trivia dork though. Since the question didn't specify NFL TD receptions I did some research on his college QB Willie Totten. Willie had 141 TD passes in his career. Rice had 50 TD career receptions which if all were thrown by Totten would place him second behind Steve Young.

If you're bored, check out the year Mississippi Valley State had in 1984. They were an offensive juggernaut with Willie "Satellite" Totten at QB and Jerry "World" Rice as receiver.
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4. What author has written dozens of books, including “Exit to Eden” under the pseudonym Anne Rampling?
Anne Rice
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5. Orzo

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Steve MN wrote:
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4. What author has written dozens of books, including “Exit to Eden” under the pseudonym Anne Rampling?
Anne Rice
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Answers to Theme Thursday, July 29

1. What mixed rice dish, similar to pulao, gets its name from either the Persian word for “rice” or the Persian word for “to roast”?

BIRYANI

2. Jerry Rice scored a lot of touchdowns. More than any other player, in fact. What quarterback threw more of those touchdown passes to him than anyone else?

STEVE YOUNG

3. In what city can you find Rice University?

HOUSTON, TEXAS

4. What author has written dozens of books, including “Exit to Eden” under the pseudonym Anne Rampling?

ANNE RICE

5. What small Italian pasta gets its name from the Italian for “barley,” but is also called “risoni,” because it resembles grains of rice?

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2. Today, Daymond John is one of the “sharks” on Shark Tank. In 1992, he mortgaged his house to found the fashion line FUBU. What does the acronym “FUBU” stand for?

3. What musical instrument gets its name from the German for “bell game”?

4. A ruminant is a mammal that acquires nutrients from plant-based food by fermenting it in a specially designed stomach, as cattle do. What African mammal—whose females are called “cows”—is the world’s largest ruminant by weight?

5. Today is July 30. On this day in 1932, Walt Disney released "Flowers and Trees," the first film to win a "Best Animated Short" Oscar. It was also the first commercial film to use the three-strip process developed by what company?
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1. Titanic is the only one I can think of
4. Giraffe?
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2. For Us By Us
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1. Forrest Gump, Gone With The Wind(?)
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4) Elephant?
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Post by davescharf » Fri Jul 30 8:20 am

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1. Forrest Gump, Gone With The Wind(?)
Neither of these are right. This is a devilish and fun kind of question.

In the spirit of the game I’ll gladly take my one point and move on
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davescharf wrote:
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1. Forrest Gump, Gone With The Wind(?)
Neither of these are right. This is a devilish and fun kind of question.

In the spirit of the game I’ll gladly take my one point and move on
1. I looked up the list. Titanic is correct. While the other 3 are movies you definitely have heard of I would be amazed if everyone got all 4.

p.s. according to the list there are 3 movies from number 76-100 that were released prior to 2000

85: Independence Day
92. E.T.
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Had I spent more than a minute on I think I could have gotten a second one. Never would have gotten the other two

I’ve always thought box office success for these purposes is better measured by tickets sold and not revenue. It’s a lot easier to compare across generations that way
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1. How about Star Wars? Or The Godfather?

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Zwak wrote:
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5. Today is July 30. On this day in 1932, Walt Disney released "Flowers and Trees," the first film to win a "Best Animated Short" Oscar. It was also the first commercial film to use the three-strip process developed by what company?
I'd assume Technicolor
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I'd imagine Jurassic Park, Jaws or Superman of those not yet named?
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3. Titanic (1997)
30. ???? (1994)
41. Jurassic Park (1993)
43. ???? (1999)
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davescharf wrote:
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I’ve always thought box office success for these purposes is better measured by tickets sold and not revenue. It’s a lot easier to compare across generations that way
I agree. The way the currently do it, they're comparing apples to atom bombs. The ONLY fair way to compare is total ticket sales (even then, it's skewed toward newer films due to higher population = larger audience potential).
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MNNavy wrote:
Fri Jul 30 10:31 am
davescharf wrote:
Fri Jul 30 9:03 am
I’ve always thought box office success for these purposes is better measured by tickets sold and not revenue. It’s a lot easier to compare across generations that way
I agree. The way the currently do it, they're comparing apples to atom bombs. The ONLY fair way to compare is total ticket sales (even then, it's skewed toward newer films due to higher population = larger audience potential).
How about percent of population that went to see a movie?

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MNNavy wrote:
Fri Jul 30 10:31 am
davescharf wrote:
Fri Jul 30 9:03 am
I’ve always thought box office success for these purposes is better measured by tickets sold and not revenue. It’s a lot easier to compare across generations that way
I agree. The way the currently do it, they're comparing apples to atom bombs. The ONLY fair way to compare is total ticket sales (even then, it's skewed toward newer films due to higher population = larger audience potential).
They're not interested in a fair comparison, they're interested in generating hype about their new movies.

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MNNavy wrote:
Fri Jul 30 10:31 am
davescharf wrote:
Fri Jul 30 9:03 am
I’ve always thought box office success for these purposes is better measured by tickets sold and not revenue. It’s a lot easier to compare across generations that way
I agree. The way the currently do it, they're comparing apples to atom bombs. The ONLY fair way to compare is total ticket sales (even then, it's skewed toward newer films due to higher population = larger audience potential).
Or this way: https://www.boxofficemojo.com/chart/top ... ss_to=2019

Top Lifetime Adjusted Grosses

Just doing the Top 10:
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davescharf wrote:
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1. Titanic is the only one I can think of
4. Giraffe?
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Post by The Rube » Fri Jul 30 9:33 pm

Slap Shot wrote:
Fri Jul 30 11:23 am
MNNavy wrote:
Fri Jul 30 10:31 am
davescharf wrote:
Fri Jul 30 9:03 am
I’ve always thought box office success for these purposes is better measured by tickets sold and not revenue. It’s a lot easier to compare across generations that way
I agree. The way the currently do it, they're comparing apples to atom bombs. The ONLY fair way to compare is total ticket sales (even then, it's skewed toward newer films due to higher population = larger audience potential).
Or this way: https://www.boxofficemojo.com/chart/top ... ss_to=2019

Top Lifetime Adjusted Grosses

Just doing the Top 10:
This is the way it should be. Adjusted for inflation.
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davescharf wrote:
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1. Titanic is the only one I can think of
4. Giraffe?
Maybe the Family names under the Ruminantia Suborder might provide a helpful clue :mrgreen: :
Tragulidae
Moschidae
Cervidae
Giraffidae
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Answers to Friday, July 30

1. Quit While You’re Ahead: Of the 75 highest grossing films worldwide of all time, according to Box Office Mojo, four were released before 2000. Name as many of them as you can for one point each. Zero total if you get any wrong.

“TITANIC,” “THE LION KING,” “JURASSIC PARK,” “STAR WARS: EPISODE I - THE PHANTOM MENACE”

2. Today, Daymond John is one of the “sharks” on Shark Tank. In 1992, he mortgaged his house to found the fashion line FUBU. What does the acronym “FUBU” stand for?

“FOR US, BY US”

3. What musical instrument gets its name from the German for “bell game”?

GLOCKENSPIEL

4. A ruminant is a mammal that acquires nutrients from plant-based food by fermenting it in a specially designed stomach, as cattle do. What African mammal—whose females are called “cows”—is the world’s largest ruminant by weight?

GIRAFFE

5. Today is July 30. On this day in 1932, Walt Disney released "Flowers and Trees," the first film to win a "Best Animated Short" Oscar. It was also the first commercial film to use the three-strip process developed by what company?

TECHNICOLOR
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Monday, August 2

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1. What Bob Dylan single from 1965—which was voted the “greatest song of all time” by Rolling Stone magazine—upended the rules for radio play when Dylan refused to release an abridged version from the full six minute, 13 second running time?

2. This month, Julia Ducournau became the second woman to win what award for her film “Titane,” after Jane Campion tied with Chen Kaige for her film “The Piano” in 1993?

3. Which is the only U.S. state capital that has hosted a summer Olympic games?

4. “Non sunt multiplicanda entia sine necessitate” best translates to “Entities are not to be multiplied without necessity.” Through the centuries, this phrase has evolved to be most popularly stated as “the simplest explanation is usually the best one.” What two-word name is given to this principle of parsimony?

5. If you glance at a 12-hour digital clock at random, there is a 50-percent chance, exactly, that the time will contain which digit?
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1) Like A Rolling Stone

3) Atlanta, GA
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Post by MNNavy » Mon Aug 02 7:26 am

5. 1
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4. Occam's razor

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2. Best Director at Cannes?
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LAST WEEK'S ANSWERS

1. What medical disorder is the main application for "continuous positive airway pressure" treatment?
That's the treatment administered by a CPAP machine, most commonly prescribed for sleep apnea.

2. What country has a symbolic four-boat navy, mostly to patrol its most famous lake since it lost access to the Pacific Ocean in 1879?
Bolivia still remembers being an oceangoing power, but spends most of its seafaring resources "lakefaring" on Lake Titicaca.

3. What hit TV show's 2016 pilot began with a title screen announcing that, according to Wikipedia, "the average human being shares his or her birthday with over 18 million other human beings"?
This Is Us originally pretended that the show's high concept was "people with the same birthdays"...but then there was a twist at the end of the pilot! The show's high concept is actually "people dying from Crock-Pots" or something, I'm not really clear.

4. What are you doing if you're using steelies, aggies, and glassies?
Putting marbles up your nose.

5. Though it can be used for a genre that's lasted centuries, what term more specifically refers to music composed between about 1730 and 1820?
People are still writing "classical music," and have been since the middle ages, even though the Classical period, strictly speaking, only lasted between the Baroque and Romantic periods.

6. What U.S. presidential ticket was sometimes jokingly referred to as "Fritz and Grits"?
Fritz was Walter "Fritz" Mondale, "grits" was nice Southern boy Jimmy Carter. Weird to put the vice presidential candidate first in this formulation, but okay.

7. What unusual distinction is shared by all these movies? American History X, Candyman, Fatal Attraction, Final Destination, Full Metal Jacket, Groundhog Day, Hostel, Jurassic Park, Pulp Fiction, Serial Mom, Snakes on a Plane, True Lies.
This was suggested last year by longtime Tuesday Trivia subscriber Eamon Doyle. Someone is killed in the bathroom/toilet in each movie. Is it a little bit of a cheat to leave Psycho off this list, to make the question harder? Maybe so. Maybe so! But please blame me and not Eamon.
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