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Forum: Urban Legends Contest 17 December 2013, 09:28 AM
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3. The title character of Jhumpa Lahiri's novel...

3. The title character of Jhumpa Lahiri's novel The Namesake is named for what Russian author of Dead Souls and "The Overcoat"?

Gogol

6. What's the only European country that still issues a...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 10 December 2013, 11:02 AM
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Posted By Floater
The Dolomite mountain range is located in the...

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

Italy

3. Wrecking Crew, Blue Note, and Lucky Dan are the three racehorses whose finishes lead to the title...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 03 December 2013, 10:07 AM
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Posted By Floater
6. Followers of the Rastafari movement fly the...

6. Followers of the Rastafari movement fly the flag used by what nation before 1974?

Ethiopia
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 27 November 2013, 09:13 AM
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Posted By Floater
1. The smallest bone and muscle in the human...

1. The smallest bone and muscle in the human body are both found where?

The ear
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 19 November 2013, 01:50 PM
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Posted By Floater
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

4. Who went bankrupt in 1456, leaving...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 13 November 2013, 09:20 AM
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Posted By Floater
1. What became the world's third country to...

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

France

2. What 1925 novel, not a big seller in its day, returned to the charts to...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 05 November 2013, 10:06 AM
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Posted By Floater
2. In the song "The House of the Rising Sun,"...

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

A taylor

7. What unusual distinction is shared by these countries, and no others that I can be...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 05 November 2013, 10:03 AM
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Posted By Floater
Using an an English version of the name? I think...

Using an an English version of the name? I think not. It's Vittorio Emanuele in Italian.
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 30 October 2013, 09:51 AM
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Posted By Floater
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"?

Viva Verdi!

3. ...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 22 October 2013, 08:57 AM
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Posted By Floater
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

4. The obelisk placed in Paris's Place de la Concorde in 1836 is...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 10 October 2013, 12:14 PM
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Posted By Floater
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?

Petroleum

5. What is a person performing his or her...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 10 October 2013, 12:10 PM
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Posted By Floater
An unimportant detail. The question has...

An unimportant detail.


The question has got everything to do with their background. All of them, except Ulvaeus, have volunteered to do military service. Ulvaeus alone was conscripted. He simply...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 08 October 2013, 03:08 PM
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Posted By Floater
Which I do. The question is about a number...

Which I do.

The question is about a number of US males, one Brit and one Swede, who doesn't have the same background as the others, and therefore shouldn't have been mentioned, which I pointed out.
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 07 October 2013, 12:59 PM
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Posted By Floater
Your assumption is wrong. It is most definitely...

Your assumption is wrong. It is most definitely not remarkable with a male Swede having done military service as conscription was abolished only three years ago (I misremembered how long ago it was)...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 07 October 2013, 09:21 AM
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Posted By Floater
Why would be considered noteworthy that Björn...

Why would be considered noteworthy that Björn Ulvaeus has done military service? Most everyone in Sweden has. Well, not so anymore, but say ten years ago.
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 26 September 2013, 04:10 PM
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Posted By Floater
I should have cleaned my glasses because for some...

I should have cleaned my glasses because for some reason I read it as NHL. :p
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 25 September 2013, 11:56 AM
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Posted By Floater
2. What is by far the largest Greek island, more...

2. What is by far the largest Greek island, more than twice as big as runner-up Euboea?

Crete

4. What color is the cover of a current American passport?

Red

5. Three of the NFL's...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 18 September 2013, 11:33 AM
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Posted By Floater
Definitely not Finland. There are Finnish...

Definitely not Finland. There are Finnish speakers in Sweden and in Russia and Estonian can, in my opinion, be considered a Finnish dialect. There are also Swedish speakers in Sweden (surprise!) and...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 04 September 2013, 09:57 AM
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Posted By Floater
1. The 1598 Edict of Nantes, while reiterating...

1. The 1598 Edict of Nantes, while reiterating that Catholicism was the state religion of France, granted more freedoms to what Calvinist Protestant minority?

The Huguenots

3. Robert Rayford,...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 27 August 2013, 03:05 PM
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Posted By Floater
1. In what European city would you find Hotel...

1. In what European city would you find Hotel Europa, called "the most bombed hotel in the world" for the 28 bomb attacks it suffered between 1971 and 1998?

Belfast?

3. What two summer...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 30 July 2013, 02:03 PM
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Views: 450,565
Posted By Floater
5. According to a popular classical music...

5. According to a popular classical music superstition, composers like Beethoven, Mahler, Schubert, and Dvorak died after completing what specific work?

Their last opus
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 23 July 2013, 01:11 PM
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Views: 450,565
Posted By Floater
6. What pair of dwarf galaxies are named for the...

6. What pair of dwarf galaxies are named for the explorer whose expedition spotted them from the Southern Hemisphere in 1520?

The Magellanic clouds
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 16 July 2013, 01:08 PM
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Views: 450,565
Posted By Floater
1. What world leader used to take an immense...

1. What world leader used to take an immense Bedouin tent wherever he went, which Central Park refused to let him erect there in 2009?

Muammar Gadaffi

3. In his first draft of a 1913 story...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 26 June 2013, 12:24 PM
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Views: 450,565
Posted By Floater
1. In 1886, who described his most famous...

1. In 1886, who described his most famous painting this way: "The Seine flooded with sunshine . . . under the trees closer to us many people are strolling, others are sitting or stretched out lazily...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 18 June 2013, 02:43 PM
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Posted By Floater
I wish to register a complaint. I have no...

I wish to register a complaint.

I have no idea about Mr Jenning's anatomy, but I have two collar bones.
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