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Forum: Urban Legends Contest 17 October 2017, 10:49 AM
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5. What country was run by Prime Minister...

5. What country was run by Prime Minister Salazar's Estado Novo between 1933 and 1974?

Portugal
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 10 October 2017, 11:05 AM
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5. After his excavations at Hissarlik, Heinrich...

5. After his excavations at Hissarlik, Heinrich Schliemann published an 1875 book about what city "and Its Remains"?

Troy
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 06 October 2017, 10:46 AM
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Posted By Floater
1. The 1854-55 Siege of Sevastopol occupied a...

1. The 1854-55 Siege of Sevastopol occupied a full year of what war?

Crimean war

6. The soccer kick sometimes called an "overhead" or "scissors" kick is more commonly known by the name of what...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 26 September 2017, 03:27 PM
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Views: 42,053
Posted By Floater
6. What country is home to the famed "snow...

6. What country is home to the famed "snow monkeys," a species of macaque that lives in the coldest climate of any primate but humans?

Japan

As for last week's

1. What religion's followers...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 21 September 2017, 08:08 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 42,053
Posted By Floater
Re question three: The ides of March is on the...

Re question three: The ides of March is on the fifteenth.
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 19 September 2017, 10:42 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 42,053
Posted By Floater
1. What religion's followers take a vow of...

1. What religion's followers take a vow of ahimsa, meaning non-violence?

Jainism
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 12 September 2017, 12:08 PM
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Views: 42,053
Posted By Floater
1. What U.S. state is home to the world's largest...

1. What U.S. state is home to the world's largest hot air balloon festival?

Arizona

2. According to a 2007 study, what can be calculated by counting the number of cricket chirps in a 13-second...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 06 September 2017, 06:34 AM
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Views: 42,053
Posted By Floater
1. What mythical character was "Bound" in a play...

1. What mythical character was "Bound" in a play by Aeschylus and then "Unbound" in a play by Shelley?

Prometheus
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 29 August 2017, 10:28 AM
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Posted By Floater
3. What European capital's central castle and...

3. What European capital's central castle and city hall were the sites of its two famous "defenestrations" in 1419 and 1618?

Prague.

6. What Ukrainian city that had 14,000 residents thirty-five...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 25 August 2017, 05:22 PM
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Views: 42,053
Posted By Floater
I just found out the other week that the right,...

I just found out the other week that the right, or correct or whatever colour code is "alice blue".
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 22 August 2017, 05:32 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 42,053
Posted By Floater
7. What unusual distinction is shared by all...

7. What unusual distinction is shared by all these landmarks? The British Museum, Copacabana Beach, the Golden Gate Bridge, Marrakesh bazaar, Mount Rushmore, Royal Albert Hall, the Statue of Liberty,...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 22 August 2017, 03:01 PM
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Views: 42,053
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After having read Chillas' and Seaboe's answer to...

After having read Chillas' and Seaboe's answer to question 4 I agree with them.
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 22 August 2017, 11:11 AM
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Views: 42,053
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1. What are the only two letters of the alphabet...

1. What are the only two letters of the alphabet that each span two volumes of the World Book Encyclopedia?

One should be 's'.
The other I have no idea. 'a'?

2. What classic recipe from...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 15 August 2017, 06:56 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 42,053
Posted By Floater
2. Andrea Amati and his sons and grandsons are...

2. Andrea Amati and his sons and grandsons are best known for their skill at making what?

String instruments, notably fiddles

3. What happened on September 1, 1939, the date usually given as...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 09 August 2017, 06:37 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 42,053
Posted By Floater
1. By 2024, India is set to take over a...

1. By 2024, India is set to take over a distinction that's belonged to a neighboring nation for all of recorded history. What is that distinction?

Most populous country in the World
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 01 August 2017, 11:25 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 42,053
Posted By Floater
4. The newly named element oganesson may be a...

4. The newly named element oganesson may be a highly reactive solid, despite sharing its column of the periodic table with six elements most commonly called what?

Noble gases?
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 26 July 2017, 03:07 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 42,053
Posted By Floater
It has happened.

It has happened.
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 25 July 2017, 05:51 PM
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Posted By Floater
3. "Lessepsian migration" is the term for the...

3. "Lessepsian migration" is the term for the massive species movements and habitat shifts that followed what 1859 event?

The opening of the Suez canal

6. What country's police force killed...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 18 July 2017, 04:10 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 42,053
Posted By Floater
1. What city's legal code was overhauled by the...

1. What city's legal code was overhauled by the lawmaker Solon?

Athens.

4. Felix Mendelssohn wrote eight celebrated volumes of Songs Without what?

Words. Lieder ohne Wörte

6. Scientists...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 11 July 2017, 07:34 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 42,053
Posted By Floater
6. Angelo Dundee, Ferdie Pacheco, and Drew...

6. Angelo Dundee, Ferdie Pacheco, and Drew Bundini Brown are best known for their association with what famous person?

The only name that comes to mind is Muhammad Ali
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 05 July 2017, 12:48 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 42,053
Posted By Floater
1. Name any one of the four African countries...

1. Name any one of the four African countries that have outdoor ski resorts.

Lesotho

4. In July 1931, scientists from four nations spent a week flying over the Arctic in what famous craft?
...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 27 June 2017, 02:18 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 42,053
Posted By Floater
2. In the eastern bloc countries during the Cold...

2. In the eastern bloc countries during the Cold War, what were the companies Lada, Skoda, and Trabant best known for?

Car manufacturing

3. Hippocrates coined the word "carcinoma" after seeing...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 20 June 2017, 09:30 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 42,053
Posted By Floater
3. What term from mythology is used for immature...

3. What term from mythology is used for immature insects (grasshoppers, cockroaches, and so forth) who look like their adult counterparts, but lack wings?

Nymph.
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 13 June 2017, 11:22 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 42,053
Posted By Floater
1. Mileva Maric, a Serbian physicist, is best...

1. Mileva Maric, a Serbian physicist, is best known for her marriage to what other scientist?

Albert Einstein

4. What society was divided into three distinct classes: jarls, karls, and thralls?...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 07 June 2017, 11:12 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 42,053
Posted By Floater
1. In what country did the mojito and the...

1. In what country did the mojito and the daiquiri originate?

Mexico

4. Who is currently third in line to inherit the British throne?

Prince George of Cambridge
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