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Forum: Urban Legends Contest 05 December 2012, 09:51 AM
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Seaboe, I chose her because Victoria seemed too...

Seaboe, I chose her because Victoria seemed too easy.
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 04 December 2012, 12:56 PM
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Posted By Floater
1. Which U.S. state was almost called "New...

1. Which U.S. state was almost called "New Wales" but was instead named not for its founder, but for his military hero father of the same name?

Pennsylvania?

2. Albert Einstein called what...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 27 November 2012, 01:21 PM
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Posted By Floater
2. The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World were...

2. The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World were spread across three continents. Which continent was home to more wonders than the other two?

Asia

6. What was historic about the copy of the...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 20 November 2012, 01:22 PM
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Posted By Floater
1. Rooibos is a popular South African type of...

1. Rooibos is a popular South African type of what?

Herbal tea

2. Which Marx Brothers movie builds up to a climactic--but comically disrupted--performance of Il Trovatore?

A Night at the...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 30 October 2012, 01:14 PM
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Posted By Floater
3. What country's famous flag was replaced last...

3. What country's famous flag was replaced last August by a red, black, and green triband with a white crescent and star?

Libya

5. According to historians, what color was the hair of Norse...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 23 October 2012, 01:07 PM
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Posted By Floater
1. In physics, what letter is used to represent...

1. In physics, what letter is used to represent an acceleration of 9.8 meters per second squared?

G

2. What 1902 sculpture was originally inspired by its creator's desire to sculpt Dante at...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 17 October 2012, 10:13 AM
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Posted By Floater
They do not only "sound" Lithuanian. They are...

They do not only "sound" Lithuanian. They are Lithuanian
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 17 October 2012, 10:08 AM
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Posted By Floater
1. What empire had its capital at a city then...

1. What empire had its capital at a city then called Qusqu?

The Inka empire

5. Soviet basketball stars like Arvydas Sabonis and Sarunas Marciulionis went on to more Olympic glory with what...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 09 October 2012, 01:44 PM
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Posted By Floater
1. What kind of animal is Richard Parker, the...

1. What kind of animal is Richard Parker, the title character's lifeboat companion in Yann Martel's book Life of Pi?

A tiger

3. Which English king was described after his death as "little of...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 02 October 2012, 10:45 AM
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Posted By Floater
4. Who's the only U.S. president whose military...

4. Who's the only U.S. president whose military career topped out at four-star general?

Ike Eisenhower

5. What European Union member has more square miles of glacier than the rest of the...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 25 September 2012, 02:43 PM
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Posted By Floater
Hard week 6. What does a limnologist study?...

Hard week

6. What does a limnologist study?

Oceans
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 18 September 2012, 12:55 PM
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Posted By Floater
1. Colitis and diverticulitis are diseases of...

1. Colitis and diverticulitis are diseases of what specific organ of the body?

The gastro-intestinal tract

ETA I which to register a complaint. The economics prize is not a Nobel prize however...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 11 September 2012, 09:12 AM
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Views: 427,283
Posted By Floater
1. The Reynolds Rocket, released in 1945, and...

1. The Reynolds Rocket, released in 1945, and the Parker Jotter, which has since sold 750 million, were two of the first American versions of what newly invented item?

Ballpoint pens

5. What...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 04 September 2012, 08:45 AM
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Views: 427,283
Posted By Floater
2. The 1961 jazz recording First Time! is a...

2. The 1961 jazz recording First Time! is a collaboration between what two legendary jazz pianists and bandleaders with aristocratic nicknames?

Count Basie and Duke Ellington

3. What city,...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 28 August 2012, 09:33 AM
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Posted By Floater
3. In Greek mythology, what nymph dies pining...

3. In Greek mythology, what nymph dies pining away for her beloved Narcissus, leaving nothing but her voice behind to haunt the earth?

Echo

5. What was the more familiar baronial name of...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 21 August 2012, 11:06 AM
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Posted By Floater
1. What 1984 movie, after becoming a surprise...

1. What 1984 movie, after becoming a surprise hit (the #5 box office success of the year) spawned a sequel set almost entirely in Okinawa?

Karate Kid

3. Most of the greatest works of...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 15 August 2012, 09:43 AM
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Posted By Floater
1. What part of the body can have an "epicanthic...

1. What part of the body can have an "epicanthic fold"?

Eyelid

3. Australia's Rod Laver was the first person ever to become a career millionaire in what field?

Tennis
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 10 August 2012, 01:36 PM
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Views: 427,283
Posted By Floater
If that's the case there should be a couple of...

If that's the case there should be a couple of lions as well.
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 08 August 2012, 10:19 AM
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Views: 427,283
Posted By Floater
4. What scientist is depicted in bronze, holding...

4. What scientist is depicted in bronze, holding a compass and an armillary sphere, in front of the Staszic Palace in Warsaw?

Copernicus

6. The band that has toured (for legal reasons) as...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 17 July 2012, 10:00 AM
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Views: 427,283
Posted By Floater
1. Luckiest Man and Iron Horse are the title of...

1. Luckiest Man and Iron Horse are the title of two biographies of what athlete?

Lance Armstrong?

2. The world's only four countries without an airport are all located on which continent?
...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 10 July 2012, 10:06 AM
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Views: 427,283
Posted By Floater
5. Mohammed Mursi and Ahmed Shafiq are recent...

5. Mohammed Mursi and Ahmed Shafiq are recent political rivals in what nation?

Egypt
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 26 June 2012, 10:35 AM
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Views: 427,283
Posted By Floater
6. In humans, over 90% of digestion and...

6. In humans, over 90% of digestion and absorption takes place in what organ?

The small intestine

Having read McLloyd's answer to question #2 I have to admit that I didn't read it properly.
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 19 June 2012, 03:38 PM
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Views: 427,283
Posted By Floater
:lol::lol::lol::lol:

:lol::lol::lol::lol:
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 19 June 2012, 01:51 PM
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Posted By Floater
3. In the U.S., federal inmates in prison or on...

3. In the U.S., federal inmates in prison or on furlough must agree not to eat baked goods containing what (generally harmless) ingredient?

Files?

4. Shale, limestone, and sandstone belong to...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 12 June 2012, 10:22 AM
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Views: 427,283
Posted By Floater
4. In 1921, a Utrecht phytopathologist named Bea...

4. In 1921, a Utrecht phytopathologist named Bea Schwarz isolated what disease, which has since claimed over 200 million victims in the U.S. alone?

I must admit I was curious enough to look it up...
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