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Forum: Urban Legends Contest 18 September 2018, 11:21 AM
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2. What was, for decades, the only acceptable...

2. What was, for decades, the only acceptable instrument for women to play in an orchestra, with the result that 95% of performers today are still female?

Harp
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 11 September 2018, 12:37 PM
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2. What word do sailors use today in place of the...

2. What word do sailors use today in place of the archaic term "larboard"?

Port

4. The capital of Uganda took its name from a Lugandan phrase meaning "hill of" what abundant local mammal?

I...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 04 September 2018, 02:32 PM
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4. Chris Brasher and Chris Chataway are best...

4. Chris Brasher and Chris Chataway are best known for pacing whom on May 6, 1954?

Roger Bannister

6. At their peak in 2006, over half the taxis in Mexico City were what model of car, making it...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 28 August 2018, 11:20 AM
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1. What was the first city liberated by the 1944...

1. What was the first city liberated by the 1944 D-Day invasion, though it's closely associated with a work of art from a very different invasion?

Bayeux

4. What is the world's largest...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 21 August 2018, 10:48 AM
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Posted By Floater
4. What would you look for using the Sieve of...

4. What would you look for using the Sieve of Eratosthenes?

Prime numbers
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 14 August 2018, 11:52 AM
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5. Which world capital sits on the Spree River? ...

5. Which world capital sits on the Spree River?

Berlin
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 07 August 2018, 10:52 AM
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1. Walter Gropius, Hannes Meyer, and Ludwig Mies...

1. Walter Gropius, Hannes Meyer, and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe were the three directors of what influential institution?

Bauhaus

4. What color does sodium hydroxide turn litmus paper?*

Blue
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 31 July 2018, 12:03 PM
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1. Fish fins can be pectoral, pelvic, or caudal,...

1. Fish fins can be pectoral, pelvic, or caudal, but what adjective is used for the fin on a fish's back?

Dorsal

2. The balanced-arm Anglepoise, which debuted in 1932, is an iconic design still...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 25 July 2018, 01:56 AM
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2. In what country would you find Isfahan, the...

2. In what country would you find Isfahan, the so-called "Pearl of Islam"?

Sounds like Farsi, so I say Iran

5. What familiar term from optics also names a type of geometric solid, one whose two...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 10 July 2018, 09:43 AM
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1. What biblical figure is introduced as "a man...

1. What biblical figure is introduced as "a man in the land of Uz (who) was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil"?

Abraham?

6. In architecture, a caryatid is a type...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 03 July 2018, 09:25 AM
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1. Before beginning his political career, Ignacy...

1. Before beginning his political career, Ignacy Paderewski, the third prime minister of Poland, rose to fame in what profession?

Composer

5. What war is the setting for two award-winning 2014...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 26 June 2018, 11:57 AM
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2. Before Chevrolet introduced the Corvette in...

2. Before Chevrolet introduced the Corvette in 1953, a "corvette" was a type of what?

A ship

4. Benjamin Siegel is the man largely responsible for the 20th-century boom of what major American...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 19 June 2018, 11:24 AM
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3. What breed of hunting dog takes its name from...

3. What breed of hunting dog takes its name from the French for "rather low"?

Bassett?

4. The 1936 and 1964 summer Olympics were opened, respectively, by what two world leaders--who, despite...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 05 June 2018, 11:55 AM
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1. In what world capital's La Boca neighborhood...

1. In what world capital's La Boca neighborhood did the tango originate in the 1890s?

Buenos Aires

2. What famous threesome is sometimes paraphrased by scientists with the maxims "You can't...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 29 May 2018, 10:19 AM
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Posted By Floater
2. By European law, to be labeled ouzo or...

2. By European law, to be labeled ouzo or retsina, a bottle must originate where?

Greece

4. What gemstone is called resinite when it's found in coal seams?

Amber

5. What gulf lies between...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 22 May 2018, 12:13 PM
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Posted By Floater
2. What kind of animal is described jumping by...

2. What kind of animal is described jumping by the most famous English "pangram"?

The quick brown fox

3. Borrowing from European convention, what color are U.S. highway signs for sites of...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 15 May 2018, 10:27 AM
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Views: 174,544
Posted By Floater
2. The Great Continental Divide forms much of the...

2. The Great Continental Divide forms much of the border between which two Canadian provinces?

British Columbia and Alberta

4. What is the actual (non-seafood) main ingredient in Rocky Mountain...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 25 April 2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 1,121
Views: 174,544
Posted By Floater
2. What African kingdom changed its name to...

2. What African kingdom changed its name to eSwatini this week, making it the only nation on earth not to captalize its first letter?

Swaziland

3. What French word for "origin" is used to...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 17 April 2018, 02:20 PM
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Views: 174,544
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1. What's the largest island in the Indian Ocean?...

1. What's the largest island in the Indian Ocean?

Madagascar

3. What "Grand Slam" event was not held in 1986, since that was the year organizers decided to move it ahead one month?
...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 10 April 2018, 05:27 PM
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Views: 174,544
Posted By Floater
2. Two Korean family names are so common that one...

2. Two Korean family names are so common that one in every three South Koreans has one of them. Name either of the two most common Korean surnames.

Kim
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 03 April 2018, 01:36 PM
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Posted By Floater
3. In an electric circuit, a rheostat is the most...

3. In an electric circuit, a rheostat is the most common "variable" type of what component?

Switch

6. What nation is divided into 34 provinces, the two newest being West Sulawesi and North...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 28 March 2018, 01:30 AM
Replies: 1,121
Views: 174,544
Posted By Floater
2. What name did geographer Ferdinand von...

2. What name did geographer Ferdinand von Richtofen--the Red Baron's uncle--coin in 1877 for a historical trade route between Rome and Xi'an?

The silk route

5. The host city for the 1992 Winter...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 20 March 2018, 11:53 AM
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Views: 174,544
Posted By Floater
4. The wild onager, which lives in the Near East...

4. The wild onager, which lives in the Near East and Central Asia, is most closely related to what domesticated animal?

Donkey

5. According to the old country hit "Little Green Apples," what...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 13 March 2018, 11:12 AM
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Views: 174,544
Posted By Floater
1. What dynasty ruled Russia between the...

1. What dynasty ruled Russia between the 17th-century Time of Troubles and the troubles of 1917?

The Romanovs

6. British actor Peter Lawford was nicknamed "Brother-in-Lawford" because what...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 06 March 2018, 11:42 AM
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Views: 174,544
Posted By Floater
2. The ancient town of Herculaneum is often...

2. The ancient town of Herculaneum is often associated with--and overshadowed by--what other city located eight miles southwest?

Pompeii
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