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Forum: Urban Legends Contest 22 April 2014, 03:38 PM
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Posted By chillas
1. What's the more common name for the biblical...

1. What's the more common name for the biblical practice of lapidation, experienced by Naboth in 1 Kings 21 and Stephen in Acts 6?

Stoning.

2. Which historic county of England has a white rose...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 16 April 2014, 02:09 PM
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Views: 450,804
Posted By chillas
1. Behind-the-scenes drama on what TV hit has led...

1. Behind-the-scenes drama on what TV hit has led to the exit of its first two showrunners, Frank Darabont and then Glen Mazzara?

The Walking Dead.

2. What does the 'I' stand for in IPA, a term...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 27 March 2014, 03:53 PM
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Posted By chillas
1. A bibliography lists books. An arachniography...

1. A bibliography lists books. An arachniography is a similar resource that lists what?

I believe that's web pages.

2. What country observes National Sorry Day every May 26, to commemorate the...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 25 March 2014, 02:16 PM
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Posted By chillas
1. The parkway running along the eastern edge of...

1. The parkway running along the eastern edge of Manhattan is named for Franklin Roosevelt. The one along most of the west side is officially named for which explorer?

Henry Hudson?

2. From...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 11 March 2014, 05:11 PM
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Posted By chillas
Stephen Fry, IIRC, did time for shopping with a...

Stephen Fry, IIRC, did time for shopping with a stolen credit card.
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 11 March 2014, 02:48 PM
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Posted By chillas
1. What famed race horse was named in honor of...

1. What famed race horse was named in honor of his sire, Hard Tack?

Sea biscuit?

2. Carolyn Hax and Amy Dickinson are modern descendants of the famed Friedman twins, in that they also write...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 25 February 2014, 05:25 PM
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Views: 450,804
Posted By chillas
1. What October 26, 1881 event took place not at...

1. What October 26, 1881 event took place not at the celebrated livery stable, but six doors down at the vacant lot by Camillus Fry's photography studio?

Shootout at the OK Corral.

2. 2013's...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 04 February 2014, 03:09 PM
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Views: 450,804
Posted By chillas
1. In 1917, what country was rocked by a February...

1. In 1917, what country was rocked by a February Revolution and an October Revolution?

Russia.

2. By Forbes's reckoning, who is America's only black billionaire?

Oprah?

3. Who wrote the...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 28 January 2014, 03:28 PM
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Views: 450,804
Posted By chillas
1. The world's two closest neighbors as capital...

1. The world's two closest neighbors as capital cities (besides Rome and Vatican City) are what two African capitals, which sit less than a mile apart on opposite banks of a major river?

No idea....
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 07 January 2014, 04:08 PM
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Views: 450,804
Posted By chillas
1. What character represents the digit "15" in...

1. What character represents the digit "15" in hexadecimal numbers?

F.

2. The hit 1980s sitcoms ALF and Full House both followed families with what last name in common?

Tanner.

3. What...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 31 December 2013, 04:00 PM
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Views: 450,804
Posted By chillas
Just had an epiphany - I think it's that they all...

Just had an epiphany - I think it's that they all feature characters who play the cello.
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 31 December 2013, 01:23 PM
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Views: 450,804
Posted By chillas
1. The ceremonial "Airing of Grievances" and...

1. The ceremonial "Airing of Grievances" and "Feats of Strength" are celebrated as part of what winter holiday?

Festivus. :rolleyes:

2. On December 25, 1711, Parliament ordered a payment of...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 17 December 2013, 01:23 PM
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Views: 450,804
Posted By chillas
1. In 1980, Peoria, Illinois resident Susan...

1. In 1980, Peoria, Illinois resident Susan Goodman Komen died of what (specific) disease?

Breast cancer.

2. "Royals," the debut single from Lorde, makes her the first solo artist from what...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 10 December 2013, 05:28 PM
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Views: 450,804
Posted By chillas
1. The Dolomite mountain range is located in the...

1. The Dolomite mountain range is located in the northeastern part of what country?

I want to say Italy.

2. Shea Weber, currently the National Hockey League's highest paid player, plays for...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 03 December 2013, 01:59 PM
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Views: 450,804
Posted By chillas
1. Who's the only recurring character on TV's The...

1. Who's the only recurring character on TV's The Simpsons always drawn with five fingers on each hand, rather than the usual four?

I believe that is god.

2. What porous mineral, often used...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 19 November 2013, 03:37 PM
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Views: 450,804
Posted By chillas
1. What nation's 250,000-person military is...

1. What nation's 250,000-person military is officially known as its "Self-Defense Forces" in order to comply with Article 9 of its Constitution?

Japan.

2. The only time Saturday Night Live has...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 13 November 2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 1,034
Views: 450,804
Posted By chillas
1. What became the world's third country to build...

1. What became the world's third country to build an orbiting satellite when Alouette I was launched in 1962?

Guessing Canada.

2. What 1925 novel, not a big seller in its day, returned to the...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 05 November 2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 1,034
Views: 450,804
Posted By chillas
1. The Everything Store is a new book profiling...

1. The Everything Store is a new book profiling what American businessman?

Jeff Bezos?

2. In the song "The House of the Rising Sun," what is the occupation of the singer's mother?

Tailor.
...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 30 October 2013, 01:31 PM
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Views: 450,804
Posted By chillas
1. What famous Italian became a symbol of the...

1. What famous Italian became a symbol of the Risorgimento movement in the 1850s, with nationalists using his name as an Italian acronym for "Victor Emmanuel, King of Italy"?

No idea.

2. In the...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 22 October 2013, 02:07 PM
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Views: 450,804
Posted By chillas
1. What colorless Italian brandy is distilled...

1. What colorless Italian brandy is distilled from "pomace"--the pulp, stems, and seeds left over when wine is made?

Grappa.

2. For the new 2013 season, Amber Tamblyn was the surprising choice...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 08 October 2013, 05:22 PM
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Views: 450,804
Posted By chillas
1. Before the mid-1970s, 85% of what industry was...

1. Before the mid-1970s, 85% of what industry was controlled by a consortium of American and European companies known as the Seven Sisters?

Oil.

2. The Holy or the Broken is a 2012 book about...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 01 October 2013, 05:00 PM
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Views: 450,804
Posted By chillas
Ah, I know that Willie Nelson was in the Air...

Ah, I know that Willie Nelson was in the Air force, so I think everyone who is thinking along those lines have got it.
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 01 October 2013, 04:59 PM
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Views: 450,804
Posted By chillas
1. What famous American wrote the bestselling...

1. What famous American wrote the bestselling 1928 autobiography Marching Along: Recollections of Men, Women, and Music?

Sousa?

2. What's the only letter of the alphabet that appears in...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 25 September 2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 1,034
Views: 450,804
Posted By chillas
1. When education policymakers fret over...

1. When education policymakers fret over America's struggle to compete in the acronymic "STEM" fields, what four fields are they talking about?

Science, Technololgy, Engineering, Mathematics.
...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 17 September 2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 1,034
Views: 450,804
Posted By chillas
1. In January 2011, two songs named for...

1. In January 2011, two songs named for explosives traded off several times at the top of the pop chart. One was a Katy Perry song; the other was by Bruno Mars. Name either one.

Pery's was...
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