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Forum: Urban Legends Contest 22 April 2014, 03:38 PM
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stoning Lancashire (I can never remember...

stoning

Lancashire (I can never remember which side had red and which side had white in the War of the Roses)

I would be tempted to say a dome, but Super Bowl sites are not based on the teams...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 08 April 2014, 09:01 PM
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My apologies - I am so accustomed to checking...

My apologies - I am so accustomed to checking assertions that I did so in this case as well. I did not want to just say "Nuh-uh, UEL, that country is right at sea level, not below it!"

Do they...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 08 April 2014, 08:28 PM
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I just checked a relief map, which showed that...

I just checked a relief map, which showed that said country has no land below sea level, although half at least is less than 4 meters above sea level. Said country does not, to my knowledge, have any...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 08 April 2014, 02:50 PM
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As for no. 1, I can name 6 - Carter, Reagan, 2...

As for no. 1, I can name 6 - Carter, Reagan, 2 Bushes, Clinton and Obama.

I agree with Seaboe's answer on no.3, except to the extent that it should be called running when it is competitive and...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 08 April 2014, 01:40 PM
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On No. 7, I will suggest 2 off-the-wall...

On No. 7, I will suggest 2 off-the-wall possibilities - all played violin, or all have roses named after them.
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 27 March 2014, 03:08 PM
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It would be more of a compendium, I guess but a...

It would be more of a compendium, I guess but a comprehensive listing of the composition and properties of silk and venom arranged by species and by properties would be useful in lots of research and...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 27 March 2014, 03:49 AM
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1. Well, spiders is obvious, but musicgeek's...

1. Well, spiders is obvious, but musicgeek's guess is cute.

2. Australia

7. They have sports facilities named after them
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 25 March 2014, 04:11 PM
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Icon19 Well, of course, the explorer would be Admiral...

Well, of course, the explorer would be Admiral Byrd, who is so well regarded that to this day a widely observed custom amongst New York drivers is to pay him tribute with his special salute. All you...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 22 March 2014, 10:42 PM
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As well as Detroit. And not Honolulu. I am...

As well as Detroit. And not Honolulu.

I am pretty sure musicgeek is right on question 3, because carbon's atomic number is 6 and is the sole component of a pure diamond.
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 07 March 2014, 04:12 AM
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I have seen worse suggestions for question 7s....

I have seen worse suggestions for question 7s. Besides, i was weeding out all suggestions that were based on events of their lives/careers.
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 06 March 2014, 03:15 PM
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Doesn't work - both the first entry, ABBA and the...

Doesn't work - both the first entry, ABBA and the last entry, Patsy Cline (died 1963), had finished their careers before Green Day had even had a hit. So it cannot be based on a timeline of events in...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 05 March 2014, 04:01 PM
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It would have to be Guinea, based on the guinea...

It would have to be Guinea, based on the guinea pig.




Delaware

Dexter? I have seen very little of the show, but I think I remember the Ice Truck Killer

Horse?
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 20 February 2014, 02:41 PM
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I don't really know, but the first thing that...

I don't really know, but the first thing that popped into my head was Just Shoot me, since it was about a fashion magazine.




Unlikely, since it would be another 20 or so years before Seward...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 11 February 2014, 08:30 PM
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Hey where's our update, and new questions!?!?!? ...

Hey where's our update, and new questions!?!?!?

BTW, from checking info on several of those elements in last week's question 7, I am pretty sure that musicgeek is right. At least one of the...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 05 February 2014, 04:37 PM
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Doesn't count, he's caublinasian - he said so! ...

Doesn't count, he's caublinasian - he said so!

And he may not be a billionaire after his divorce.
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 04 February 2014, 10:11 PM
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Ponder It was a good WAG, just not right. It is a good...

It was a good WAG, just not right. It is a good avenue to explore. One problem is that bismuth at least occurs in essentially pure crystals in nature. Really beautiful crystals, actually, especially...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 04 February 2014, 09:48 PM
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No, that doesn't work - indium was named for...

No, that doesn't work - indium was named for India, and others are not based on colors as well


No, there are a lot more that were synthesized by Americans - like Americium. But maybe the...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 04 February 2014, 08:48 PM
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When they are cultural topics, I usually have...

When they are cultural topics, I usually have trouble, but I feel like I should get sciencey questions. I have thought through crystal-structure, naming after gods or people or places, biological...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 04 February 2014, 03:58 PM
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Ruled out by the 'and no others' part - potassium...

Ruled out by the 'and no others' part - potassium and several others fit these descriptions as well, but are not in the list
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 21 January 2014, 03:31 PM
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I like Taiwan for this.

I like Taiwan for this.
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 21 January 2014, 02:16 PM
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Icon05 I think the guess/suggestion above, Philip Glass,...

I think the guess/suggestion above, Philip Glass, is very likely.

Avignon

Mobiles? That doesn't seem right. Mosaic?

I'll go with the other one - So You Think You Can Dance

Israel and...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 14 January 2014, 12:53 PM
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Yukon small intestine no idea San...

Yukon

small intestine

no idea

San Fran 49ers?

PLantagenet?
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 31 December 2013, 04:05 PM
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7. What unusual distinction is shared by all...

7. What unusual distinction is shared by all these famous people? Alexander the Great, Ludwig van Beethoven, Truman Capote, Charlie Chaplin, Che Guevara, Franz Haydn, Abraham Lincoln, Groucho...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 31 December 2013, 02:01 PM
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Last week's 4 is a torch, and last week's 6 is...

Last week's 4 is a torch, and last week's 6 is fir For last week's 2, I'll guess Handel

And for LW's 7, do they all have important events on New Year's Eve/Day?
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 31 December 2013, 01:00 PM
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MacLloyd got the ones I was confident on, so I...

MacLloyd got the ones I was confident on, so I will throw out there a guess on #2 as tennis I have a vague recollection of that being the case.
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