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Forum: Urban Legends Contest 16 April 2014, 01:32 PM
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Posted By Nick Theodorakis
2. What does the 'I' stand for in IPA, a term...

2. What does the 'I' stand for in IPA, a term used since 1829 to refer to a hoppy style of beer?

India

3. What's the only continent without an active volcano?

Must be Australia.

4....
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 27 March 2014, 02:45 AM
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Views: 450,061
Posted By Nick Theodorakis
1. A bibliography lists books. An arachniography...

1. A bibliography lists books. An arachniography is a similar resource that lists what?

Spiders? Actually I like musicgeeks answer better.

2. What country observes National Sorry Day every May...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 04 February 2014, 01:43 PM
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Views: 450,061
Posted By Nick Theodorakis
5. The body's T cells, which help provide...

5. The body's T cells, which help provide immunity, are so named because they originate in what small organ of the chest?

The thymus.

Nick
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 14 January 2014, 01:31 PM
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Views: 450,061
Posted By Nick Theodorakis
2. On average, food spends about three-quarters...

2. On average, food spends about three-quarters of the time of digestion in which of your internal organs?

Large intestine


3. Two of the biggest movie stars of their time named...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 13 November 2013, 01:45 PM
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Views: 450,061
Posted By Nick Theodorakis
7. What unusual distinction is shared by all...

7. What unusual distinction is shared by all these famous people? John Adams, James Buchanan, Millard Fillmore, Tom Landry, William McKinley, Booker T. Washington, Walt Whitman, James Woods.

Wild...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 05 November 2013, 05:14 PM
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Views: 450,061
Posted By Nick Theodorakis
I'll quibble your quibble and point out that the...

I'll quibble your quibble and point out that the fact a particle is a composite does not mean it's not really a particle.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Composite_particle#Composite_particles

Nick
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 05 November 2013, 01:34 PM
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Views: 450,061
Posted By Nick Theodorakis
1. The Everything Store is a new book profiling...

1. The Everything Store is a new book profiling what American businessman?

Must be about Jeff Bezos.


3. What is the better-known nickname for the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944?
...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 22 October 2013, 01:06 PM
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Views: 450,061
Posted By Nick Theodorakis
> 7. What unusual distinction is shared by all...

> 7. What unusual distinction is shared by all these famous people? Tom Bradley, Calvin Coolidge, Thomas Edison, Michael Faraday, Doug Flutie, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Florence Nightingale, Louis...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 22 October 2013, 01:03 PM
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Views: 450,061
Posted By Nick Theodorakis
5. What kind of fish, order Siluriformes, is...

5. What kind of fish, order Siluriformes, is named for the barbels it uses as sensory organs?

That must be the catfish.

Nick
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 08 October 2013, 03:53 PM
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Views: 450,061
Posted By Nick Theodorakis
Hey, it's Tuesday! Where is our next challenge? ...

Hey, it's Tuesday! Where is our next challenge?

Nick
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 25 September 2013, 12:55 PM
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Views: 450,061
Posted By Nick Theodorakis
1. When education policymakers fret over...

1. When education policymakers fret over America's struggle to compete in the acronymic "STEM" fields, what four fields are they talking about?

Science, technology, engineering, math.

2. What...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 27 August 2013, 04:03 PM
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Views: 450,061
Posted By Nick Theodorakis
As for the others on the list: Meitner was an...

As for the others on the list: Meitner was an egregious oversight, and it was recognized as such by her peers even at the time. Mendeleev was nominated, and apparently only the butt-headedness of...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 27 August 2013, 03:23 PM
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Views: 450,061
Posted By Nick Theodorakis
At least not without some kind of experimental or...

At least not without some kind of experimental or observational confirmation. But that was my point about Hawking. And not to detract from any work he or other theorists have done, but it's just an...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 27 August 2013, 03:13 PM
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Views: 450,061
Posted By Nick Theodorakis
Hawking has already won the Copley Medal, which...

Hawking has already won the Copley Medal, which is a highly prestigious award that can be given for general outstanding achievements in science.

Nick
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 27 August 2013, 03:08 PM
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Posted By Nick Theodorakis
Yes, obviously for Physics, but for what...

Yes, obviously for Physics, but for what contribution exactly?

Nick
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 27 August 2013, 02:44 PM
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Views: 450,061
Posted By Nick Theodorakis
What exactly would Hawking be awarded the prize...

What exactly would Hawking be awarded the prize for? There is no Nobel for just being really smart and doing a lot of great theoretical work.

Nick
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 13 August 2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 1,034
Views: 450,061
Posted By Nick Theodorakis
1. The sometimes-criticized Chief Wahoo is the...

1. The sometimes-criticized Chief Wahoo is the mascot of what professional sports franchise?

Cleveland Indians.

2. What did detractors from 1817 to 1825 refer to as "Clinton's Big Ditch"?
...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 18 June 2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 1,034
Views: 450,061
Posted By Nick Theodorakis
There are 2 (two) clavicles. Nick

There are 2 (two) clavicles.

Nick
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 01 May 2013, 01:54 PM
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Views: 450,061
Posted By Nick Theodorakis
I'd be surprised if Belarus never won a medal.

I'd be surprised if Belarus never won a medal.
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 09 April 2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 1,034
Views: 450,061
Posted By Nick Theodorakis
1. What's the only nation that borders both the...

1. What's the only nation that borders both the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea?

Russia comes to mind.


4. What substance did chemist Alexander Fleming call "mould juice" for months before...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 19 March 2013, 02:36 PM
Replies: 1,034
Views: 450,061
Posted By Nick Theodorakis
5. The 2013 OfficeMax/Office Depot merger makes...

5. The 2013 OfficeMax/Office Depot merger makes the new company the largest in its space. What company is now #2?

Guessing Staples, since I can't think of any other chain in that class.

6....
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 12 March 2013, 04:53 PM
Replies: 1,034
Views: 450,061
Posted By Nick Theodorakis
1. What does a phlebotomist collect? Blood ...

1. What does a phlebotomist collect?

Blood

2. What Rhode Island peninsula had its name immortalized in the semicircular prefab structures that the U.S. Army built there during World War II?
...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 12 February 2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 1,034
Views: 450,061
Posted By Nick Theodorakis
1. pass 2. Guessing Harbaugh 3. An eyepatch....

1. pass
2. Guessing Harbaugh
3. An eyepatch. Chihuly did a big glass sculpture for the Children's Museum here in Indy.
4. Drag
5. pass
6. Guessing Blackwater
7. pass
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 06 February 2013, 02:43 AM
Replies: 1,034
Views: 450,061
Posted By Nick Theodorakis
Albanian ETA: For one of them, anyway. Not...

Albanian

ETA: For one of them, anyway. Not sure about the second,


The atom

Hebrew?

Guessing Audi
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 22 January 2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 1,034
Views: 450,061
Posted By Nick Theodorakis
It passes through the Kuiper belt sometimes, due...

It passes through the Kuiper belt sometimes, due to the eccentricity of it orbit. Whether that means "in the Kuiper belt" might be a semantic question, although it is currently (at 90+ AU) beyond...
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