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Post by Steve MN » Wed Sep 15 8:00 am

1: Mexico (no, Cinco de Mayo isn't independence day in Mexico)
2: Coal Worker's
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Post by JC65 » Wed Sep 15 12:35 pm

2. Black lung disease is often referred to as “CWP.” The “P” stands for “pneumoconiosis.” What do the “C” and “W” stand for?
Chronic Wasting

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Post by Zwak » Wed Sep 15 1:36 pm

JC65 wrote:
Wed Sep 15 12:35 pm
2. Black lung disease is often referred to as “CWP.” The “P” stands for “pneumoconiosis.” What do the “C” and “W” stand for?
Chronic Wasting
I think Coal workers is correct.
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Post by The Rube » Wed Sep 15 9:21 pm

Steve MN wrote:
Wed Sep 15 8:00 am
1: Mexico (no, Cinco de Mayo isn't independence day in Mexico)
2: Coal Worker's
1. They won a battle in a lost war, IIRC. They just wanted a holiday, IMO. ;)
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Post by Karlsson » Wed Sep 15 10:13 pm

The Rube wrote:
Wed Sep 15 9:21 pm
Steve MN wrote:
Wed Sep 15 8:00 am
1: Mexico (no, Cinco de Mayo isn't independence day in Mexico)
2: Coal Worker's
1. They won a battle in a lost war, IIRC. They just wanted a holiday, IMO. ;)
Indeed. The French win didn't last long, though. Once the Americans started providing assistance after our civil war ended, Napoleon III dipped back across the pond.

The holiday is more popular here than in Mexico, largely due to alcohol ad campaigns.

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Post by The Rube » Wed Sep 15 10:15 pm

Go figure (in popularity). :)
Americans: another day to drink like fish? Okay!
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Post by Zwak » Thu Sep 16 7:39 am

Answers to Wednesday, September 15

1. Happy Hispanic Heritage Month! Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua all celebrate their independence days today. What other country, the nation with the largest number of native Spanish speakers, celebrates its independence tomorrow?

MEXICO

2. Black lung disease is often referred to as “CWP.” The “P” stands for “pneumoconiosis.” What do the “C” and “W” stand for?

“COAL WORKER’S”

3. Sriracha sauce is named after a city in what country?

THAILAND

4. The Justice League originally had seven members. When listed by their superhero name, which member comes first alphabetically?

AQUAMAN

5. In baseball, it gets you four. In roller derby, it gets you five. And in bridge, it gets you 1,500. What is it?

A GRAND SLAM
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Post by Zwak » Thu Sep 16 7:40 am

Theme Thursday, September 16

Today's theme is: Signed, Anonymous. Here are five questions about famous folks whose identity is a mystery.

1. “Balloon Girl,” “Kissing Coppers,” and “Rage, the Flower Thrower” are the titles of just a few of the works by what anonymous artist?

2. There is only one unsolved case of air piracy in U.S. aviation history. While the name of the perpetrator is unknown, what name was he given by the media?

3. In 1985, the Museum of Modern Art held an exhibition titled “An International Survey of Recent Painting and Sculpture.” It contained works by 165 artists, only 13 of whom were women. This spurred the launch of an underground feminist art collective known for its protest art, its tongue-in-cheek billboards, and its habit of wearing what kind of mask in public?

4. Satoshi Nakamoto is the pseudonym, probably, of the person or persons who developed what two related technologies?

5. The first two were built in 1920, at Westminster Abbey and the Arc de Triomphe. Today, more than 50 countries across the globe have at least one. The U.S. has five. What are they?
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Post by MNNavy » Thu Sep 16 7:44 am

2. D.B. Cooper
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Post by Zwak » Thu Sep 16 7:45 am

1. Banksy
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Post by Greyeagle » Thu Sep 16 7:47 am

5. Tomb To The Unknown Soldier ??
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4. Bitcoin/Blockchain

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Post by Maize » Thu Sep 16 8:00 am

Greyeagle wrote:
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5. Tomb To The Unknown Soldier ??
This is correct. The five at Arlington honor: WWI, WWII(Europe), WWII(Pacific) Korean, and Vietnam. Although thanks to modern DNA testing, the soldier in the Vietnam crypt was identified in 1998 and reburied in his native Missouri, so that crypt is now left empty.

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Answers to Theme Thursday, September 16

1. “Balloon Girl,” “Kissing Coppers,” and “Rage, the Flower Thrower” are the titles of just a few of the works by what anonymous artist?

BANKSY

2. There is only one unsolved case of air piracy in U.S. aviation history. While the name of the perpetrator is unknown, what name was he given by the media?

D.B. COOPER

3. In 1985, the Museum of Modern Art held an exhibition titled “An International Survey of Recent Painting and Sculpture.” It contained works by 165 artists, only 13 of whom were women. This spurred the launch of an underground feminist art collective known for its protest art, its tongue-in-cheek billboards, and its habit of wearing what kind of mask in public?

GORILLA MASKS
(Guerrilla Girls)

4. Satoshi Nakamoto is the pseudonym, probably, of the person or persons who developed what two related technologies?

BITCOIN, BLOCKCHAIN

5. The first two were built in 1920, at Westminster Abbey and the Arc de Triomphe. Today, more than 50 countries across the globe have at least one. The U.S. has five. What are they?

TOMBS OF THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER
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Friday, September 17

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

1. Quit While You’re Ahead: There are four major tournaments in tennis’s Grand Slam. Name as many of them as you can for one point each. Zero points total if you get any wrong.

2. The Emmy Awards are this weekend. What word appears in the names of all but one category at the Emmys?

3. How many letters does a player draw at the beginning of a game of Scrabble?

4. The largest predator in the world that has teeth is also notable for having the largest brain of any animal on Earth. It lives in the sea. Name that animal—and be specific!

5. Today is September 17. On this day 10 years ago, protestors gathered in Zuccotti Park, New York City, for weeks of protest that would be known by what three-word name?
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Post by MNNavy » Fri Sep 17 7:53 am

1. U.S. Open, Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon
3. Seven
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Post by Snowcool08 » Fri Sep 17 8:10 am

2. Outstanding.

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Post by Bladepuller » Fri Sep 17 8:37 am

5 questions

4) Sperm Whale seems like a good guess.
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Post by Bladepuller » Fri Sep 17 8:43 am

5 Questions

5) Occupy Wall Street
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Answers to Friday, September 17

1. Quit While You’re Ahead: There are four major tournaments in tennis’s Grand Slam. Name as many of them as you can for one point each. Zero points total if you get any wrong.

WIMBLEDON, FRENCH OPEN, AUSTRALIAN OPEN, U.S. OPEN

2. The Emmy Awards are this weekend. What word appears in the names of all but one category at the Emmys?

“OUTSTANDING”
("Exceptional Merit In Documentary Filmmaking" is the exception)

3. How many letters does a player draw at the beginning of a game of Scrabble?

SEVEN

4. The largest predator in the world that has teeth is also notable for having the largest brain of any animal on Earth. It lives in the sea. Name that animal—and be specific!

SPERM WHALE

5. Today is September 17. On this day 10 years ago, protestors gathered in Zuccotti Park, New York City, for weeks of protest that would be known by what three-word name?

OCCUPY WALL STREET
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Monday, September 20

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

1. A ’90s TV show originally going to be called “Insomnia Cafe” had its name changed to “Six of One,” but its creators ultimately landed on what title?

2. What culinary term is Italian for “to the tooth”?

3. The fourth-largest city in the U.S. by population is named after the only person in U.S. history who was elected governor of two different states. Name that city.

4. A speedometer measures the rotations per minute of your tires. What measures the RPMs of your engine?

5. What London borough—which is also considered a city in its own right—is home to London’s most-visited tourist sites, including Buckingham Palace and Big Ben?
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Post by Bladepuller » Mon Sep 20 8:19 am

5 Questions

3) Houston
4)Tachometer
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Post by MNNavy » Mon Sep 20 8:20 am

2. Al dente.
4. tachometer
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Post by Zwak » Mon Sep 20 8:24 am

1. I think its Friends.
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Post by Bladepuller » Mon Sep 20 8:27 am

Zwak, I think you are correct.
I HATE :censored: RED! I'm now developing a strong dislike to green also.
TO GOALIES!!! :drunk:
:censored: More Cowbell...I want more GRIT!!!
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5. Westminster

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LAST WEEK'S ANSWERS

1. What newspaper was founded in 1889 by Edward Jones, Charles Bergstresser, and Charles Dow?
Well, maybe it was a little unfair to list these three gentlemen in the most obfuscatory order possible. Dow and Jones are who you think they are, and founded The Wall Street Journal.

2. What nation's mythology is centered on the alcheringa or jukurrpa, usually translated into English as "Dreamtime"?
The "Dreamtime" is the cultural worldview and mythology of the Australian Aborigines.

3. What term for creating a fictional online persona derives from an anecdote about shipping cod across the Pacific from Asia, told in a 2010 documentary?
The cod were, apparently, kept active in their tanks by dropping in catfish to nip at them, which gave us the 21st-century verb "catfishing."

4. Sometimes called the maidenhair tree, what's the oldest living tree species on earth, essentially unchanged for 200 million years?
The maidenhair is the gingko, using slightly old-timey (and PG-13) nomenclature.

5. In 1581, what ruler lived up to his nickname by killing his own son with a scepter in a fit of rage?
That's why they called Ivan IV "the Terrible."

6. What TV character is being imitated in the oft-memed "Bears, beets, Battlestar Galactica" scene?
The imitation is performed by Jim Halpert, but the imitation is of his co-worker Dwight Schrute.

7. What unusual distinction is shared by all these U.S. landmarks? The Capitol, the Empire State Building, the Liberty Bell, the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, the United Nations Building, the Washington Monument, the Williamsburgh Savings Bank, the Woolworth Building.
They all appear in the logos of major professional sports franchises. There used to be more of these (the Space Needle, whatever that weird round building in Denver is called) but the "skyline" logo trend has declined over the years. Roughly half of these listed are in the Mets' logo. (The Capitol dome is hidden in the negative space of the eagle in the Washington Capitals' alternate logo.)
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THIS WEEK'S QUESTIONS

1. Who crowned Napoleon emperor of France in 1804?

2. What #1 hit single of 2013 was inspired by the lyrics of Helen Reddy's 1973 hit "I Am Woman"?

3. What kind of animal has been a mascot for Tripadvisor, Psygnosis video games, and the U.S. Forest Service?

4. The ticking of a clock or watch comes from what mechanism, so named because it allows energy to leave the wheel in fixed amounts?

5. Which of the fabled "seven wonders" of the ancient world is now widely believed never to have existed?

6. What horror movie monster and LGBTQ icon derives its name from a Serbian word for "bogeyman"?

7. What unusual distinction is shared by all these authors? William Shakespeare, Voltaire, Alexander Pope, William Cowper, Joel Barlow, Alexander Pushkin, C. S. Lewis, Stanislaw Lem, David Eddings, Patricia Highsmith, Margaret Atwood.
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Post by MNNavy » Tue Sep 21 7:23 am

Jennings

#2. Owl
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6. Babadook

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Jennings
6. Babadook
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5. Which of the fabled "seven wonders" of the ancient world is now widely believed never to have existed?
Vikings' Super Bowl Championship
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Answers to Monday, September 20

1. A ’90s TV show originally going to be called “Insomnia Cafe” had its name changed to “Six of One,” but its creators ultimately landed on what title?

“FRIENDS”

2. What culinary term is Italian for “to the tooth”?

AL DENTE

3. The fourth-largest city in the U.S. by population is named after the only person in U.S. history who was elected governor of two different states. Name that city.

HOUSTON
(Sam Houston was governor of Texas and Tennessee)

4. A speedometer measures the rotations per minute of your tires. What measures the RPMs of your engine?

TACHOMETER

5. What London borough—which is also considered a city in its own right—is home to London’s most-visited tourist sites, including Buckingham Palace and Big Ben?

WESTMINSTER
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Tuesday, September 21

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

1. What meteorological term is defined as the temperature to which air must be cooled to become saturated with water vapor?

2. During WWII, Winston Churchill’s personal aircraft was called Ascalon, which was also the name of the sword used by the Patron Saint of England for the deed that made him famous. Name that saint.

3. There are two U.S. state capitals that each start with the same letter that they end with. Name both of those cities.

4. The head electrician on a film or TV set is sometimes credited as the “Chief Lighting Technician,” but more often go by what title, after the long, hooked tool they sometimes use to hang lighting?

5. What landmark 1954 Supreme Court case effectively overturned Plessy v. Ferguson?
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4. Gaffer
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Daily
5. Brown v. Board of Education
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Zwak wrote:
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Tuesday, September 21

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

3. There are two U.S. state capitals that each start with the same letter that they end with. Name both of those cities.
Atlanta, GA & Augusta, ME.

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Zwak wrote:
Tue Sep 21 7:52 am
Tuesday, September 21

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

1. What meteorological term is defined as the temperature to which air must be cooled to become saturated with water vapor?
1. dewpoint
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Jennings

1. Himself

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Zwak wrote:
Tue Sep 21 7:52 am
Tuesday, September 21

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

1. What meteorological term is defined as the temperature to which air must be cooled to become saturated with water vapor?

2. During WWII, Winston Churchill’s personal aircraft was called Ascalon, which was also the name of the sword used by the Patron Saint of England for the deed that made him famous. Name that saint.

3. There are two U.S. state capitals that each start with the same letter that they end with. Name both of those cities.

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5. What landmark 1954 Supreme Court case effectively overturned Plessy v. Ferguson?
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6. Babadook
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2. What #1 hit single of 2013 was inspired by the lyrics of Helen Reddy's 1973 hit "I Am Woman"?
"Roar" (Katy Perry)?

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Answers to Tuesday, September 21

1. What meteorological term is defined as the temperature to which air must be cooled to become saturated with water vapor?

DEW POINT

2. During WWII, Winston Churchill’s personal aircraft was called Ascalon, which was also the name of the sword used by the Patron Saint of England for the deed that made him famous. Name that saint.

GEORGE
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3. There are two U.S. state capitals that each start with the same letter that they end with. Name both of those cities.

AUGUSTA (Maine), ATLANTA (Georgia)

4. The head electrician on a film or TV set is sometimes credited as the “Chief Lighting Technician,” but more often go by what title, after the long, hooked tool they sometimes use to hang lighting?

GAFFER

5. What landmark 1954 Supreme Court case effectively overturned Plessy v. Ferguson?

BROWN V. BOARD OF EDUCATION
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Wednesday, September 22

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2. Ancient Romans believed that there were seven areas of study that all free citizens should learn. Today institutions of higher education group these subjects under what two-word term?

3. If you’re eating the leaves of the coriander plant, what are you eating?

4. Which league is known as the “senior circuit” in baseball?

5. Epaulets are ornamental pieces originating in military garb, but are now commonly found on shirts. The “epaule” in “epaulet” is French for what body part?
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1) Blue Squares

4). The National League
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5 ?s

3) Cilantro
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2. General education
5. Shoulder

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Post by davescharf » Wed Sep 22 8:36 am

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2. General education
5. Shoulder
When I saw higher education the term Liberal Arts first came to mind for me. That’s only because I’ve never heard ‘General Education’ used before
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davescharf wrote:
Wed Sep 22 8:36 am
Karlsson wrote:
Wed Sep 22 8:17 am
2. General education
5. Shoulder
When I saw higher education the term Liberal Arts first came to mind for me. That’s only because I’ve never heard ‘General Education’ used before
I bet you are right. I didn't go to a fancy school, Mankato called these courses "general education" or "general credits" then. :mrgreen:

In all honesty, I didn't really interpret the question correctly.

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Answers to Wednesday, September 22

1. Black diamonds mark the most difficult slopes in downhill skiing. Green circles mark the easiest. What colored shape marks the intermediate paths?

BLUE SQUARE
(And don’t forget to come to Black Diamond trivia this Saturday!)

2. Ancient Romans believed that there were seven areas of study that all free citizens should learn. Today institutions of higher education group these subjects under what two-word term?

LIBERAL ARTS
(“liberal” comes from the Latin for “free”)

3. If you’re eating the leaves of the coriander plant, what are you eating?

CILANTRO

4. Which league is known as the “senior circuit” in baseball?

NATIONAL LEAGUE

5. Epaulets are ornamental pieces originating in military garb, but are now commonly found on shirts. The “epaule” in “epaulet” is French for what body part?

SHOULDER
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1. Leaves that turn orange in the fall contain what pigment, which is also abundant in carrots?

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4. What type of sugar—the most common carbohydrate in the human body—gets trapped inside leaves during the fall and causes color change?

5. In Japan, the act of tourism in order to view changing leaves is called “momijigari,” or “red leaf hunting.” In the United States, particularly the northeast, it’s known by what two-word term?
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Post by MNNavy » Thu Sep 23 7:50 am

2. deciduous
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3. Tannins
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1) Keratin
I HATE :censored: RED! I'm now developing a strong dislike to green also.
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5) "Leaf peeping" is what I've heard.
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4. Glucose?

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Bladepuller wrote:
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1) Keratin
Carotene :D
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Post by Bladepuller » Thu Sep 23 8:41 am

Zwak wrote:
Thu Sep 23 8:21 am
Bladepuller wrote:
Thu Sep 23 8:00 am
1) Keratin
Carotene :D
I started pecking in MY " spelling" and Keratin popped up an I went with it.
My kat says my spelling ability is challenged.
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Post by Greyeagle » Thu Sep 23 8:45 am

Bladepuller wrote:
Thu Sep 23 8:41 am
Zwak wrote:
Thu Sep 23 8:21 am
Bladepuller wrote:
Thu Sep 23 8:00 am
1) Keratin
Carotene :D
I started pecking in MY " spelling" and Keratin popped up an I went with it.
My kat says my spelling ability is challenged.
Isn't Keratin associated with hair? So it's no surprise you wouldn't......nevermind. :D
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As a wise man once said:
"Grass doesn't grow on a busy street."
I HATE :censored: RED! I'm now developing a strong dislike to green also.
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Post by MNNavy » Thu Sep 23 10:19 am

Bladepuller wrote:
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As a wise man once said:
"Grass doesn't grow on a busy street."
I prefer "God made a finite number of perfect heads. He covered the rest with hair."
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Answers to Theme Thursday, September 23

1. Leaves that turn orange in the fall contain what pigment, which is also abundant in carrots?

BETA CAROTENE

2. From the Latin for “tending to fall off,” what nine-letter word describes trees and shrubs that lose their leaves seasonally?

DECIDUOUS

3. There are naturally occurring compounds in leaves that turn them brown when they die. They’re more commonly discussed for the astringency they bring to red wine, unripe fruit, and some tea. Name that class of polyphenolic biomolecules!

TANNINS

4. What type of sugar—the most common carbohydrate in the human body—gets trapped inside leaves during the fall and causes color change?

GLUCOSE

5. In Japan, the act of tourism in order to view changing leaves is called “momijigari,” or “red leaf hunting.” In the United States, particularly the northeast, it’s known by what two-word term?

LEAF PEEPING
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Friday, September 24

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2. The first asteroid ever observed by radar is one of very few in the Solar System that travels closer to the Sun than Mercury does. It is appropriately named after a Greek mythological figure. What is it called?

3. On “The Simpsons,” Bart loves a superhero named Radioactive Man. Who is Radioactive Man’s sidekick—also the name of a band that formed in Chicago in 2001?

4. What singer and activist is known as the King of Calypso?

5. Today is September 24. Happy birthday to Nia Vardalos, the writer and star of the highest-grossing romantic comedy of all time, according to Box Office Mojo. Name that film!
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2. Icarus?
3. Fallout Boy

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Post by Greyeagle » Fri Sep 24 8:03 am

1) Guessing here....Cats, Rent,....
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1. The Lion King, Cats, ??, ??
4. Harry Belafonte
5. My Big Fat Greek Wedding
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MNNavy wrote:
Fri Sep 24 8:04 am
1. The Lion King, Cats, ??, ??
4. Harry Belafonte
5. My Big Fat Greek Wedding
My Big Fat Greek Wedding is on my list of most overrated movies ever. To me it was nothing more than tv sitcom material.
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Post by Maize » Fri Sep 24 8:25 am

I guessed Phantom and looked it up to check my answer. Here are the totals for our guesses so far.

1. Phantom of the Opera 13,370
2. ??? 9692
3. Lion King 9302
4. Cats 7485

Rent is just outside the top ten at 5123. Wicked is within 200 of 7000 total shows and still running. It probably already would have passed it if not for the pandemic.

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Maize wrote:
Fri Sep 24 8:25 am
I guessed Phantom and looked it up to check my answer. Here are the totals for our guesses so far.

1. Phantom of the Opera 13,370
2. ??? 9692
3. Lion King 9302
4. Cats 7485

Rent is just outside the top ten at 5123. Wicked is within 200 of 7000 total shows and still running. It probably already would have passed it if not for the pandemic.
I'm thinking it must be Chicago then. I don't think Les Mis got there.

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Karlsson wrote:
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I'm thinking it must be Chicago then. I don't think Les Mis got there.
Correct. The original production of Chicago began in 1975 and only lasted 936 performances. But the show was revived in 1996 and is still on Broadway, approaching 10,000 performances.

The original run of Les Mis is sixth all-time at 6680 performances, but if you want to be the best kind of correct, it has had two revivals which put it well over 7000 performances, which would appear to satisfy the question(Same for "Oh! Calcutta!").

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Answers to Friday, September 24

1. Quit While You’re Ahead: There are four Broadway productions, all musicals, that ran for over 7,000 performances. Name as many of them as you can for one point each. Zero total if you get any wrong.

“THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA,” “CHICAGO” (1996 revival), “THE LION KING,” “CATS”

2. The first asteroid ever observed by radar is one of very few in the Solar System that travels closer to the Sun than Mercury does. It is appropriately named after a Greek mythological figure. What is it called?

ICARUS

3. On “The Simpsons,” Bart loves a superhero named Radioactive Man. Who is Radioactive Man’s sidekick—also the name of a band that formed in Chicago in 2001?

FALL OUT BOY

4. What singer and activist is known as the King of Calypso?

HARRY BELAFONTE

5. Today is September 24. Happy birthday to Nia Vardalos, the writer and star of the highest-grossing romantic comedy of all time, according to Box Office Mojo. Name that film!

“MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING”
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1. What five-letter word has been used to describe a superhero, a parasitic extra-terrestrial life form, a specific human hand, and an ancient Germanic governing assembly?

2. What term, often abbreviated “P2P,” describes the career arc of LeBron James, Tracy McGrady, and Kobe Bryant?

3. “Panthalassa” is the name of the superocean that surrounded what landmass roughly 335 million years ago?

4. Ed Schieffelin was a prospector who found silver in the southwestern town of Goose Flats in 1877. He’d previously been told he’d only find one thing if he went to that town, and he later renamed the town after that thing. What did he change the town’s name to?

5. What British band took its name from the form people from the U.K. have to fill out to file for unemployment?
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Post by Karlsson » Mon Sep 27 7:56 am

3. Pangaea
5. UB40

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2. Preps to pros
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