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Forum: Urban Legends Contest 27 November 2012, 04:42 PM
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1. Which 1980 Emmy nominee for Outstanding Lead...

1. Which 1980 Emmy nominee for Outstanding Lead Actor was playing the same role on TV more than three decades later in 2012? Larry Hagman (as J.R. Ewing)

2. The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 16 October 2012, 02:14 PM
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1. What empire had its capital at a city then...

1. What empire had its capital at a city then called Qusqu?
Incan?
2. A computer firm called Chicken Little Associates formed more than 35 years ago to predict where what 1979 event would occur?...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 09 October 2012, 01:19 PM
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1. What kind of animal is Richard Parker, the...

1. What kind of animal is Richard Parker, the title character's lifeboat companion in Yann Martel's book Life of Pi? WAG - A duck?

2. What band's latest release is not a third rock opera, but a...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 25 September 2012, 02:44 PM
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1. The only book series ever to have *two*...

1. The only book series ever to have *two* installments win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction was nicknamed for what animal? Rabbit? (Updike?)

2. Manuela Saenz was nicknamed "la Libertadora del...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 25 September 2012, 02:36 PM
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LAST WEEK'S ANSWERS 1. Colitis and...

LAST WEEK'S ANSWERS

1. Colitis and diverticulitis are diseases of what specific organ of the body? The large intestine, especially the colon part of the large intestine. If you want more...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 18 September 2012, 03:08 PM
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1. Colitis and diverticulitis are diseases of...

1. Colitis and diverticulitis are diseases of what specific organ of the body?
The colon/large intestine

2. What word rhymes, somewhat dubiously, with "museum" and "see 'em" in the theme to TV's...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 12 September 2012, 03:24 PM
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Hmm... looking for the common thread here.

Hmm... looking for the common thread here.
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 04 September 2012, 04:19 PM
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2. The 1961 jazz recording First Time! is a...

2. The 1961 jazz recording First Time! is a collaboration between what two legendary jazz pianists and bandleaders with aristocratic nicknames? Duke Ellington and Count Basie

5. What unit of...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 28 August 2012, 06:57 PM
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1. What famous American explorer died under...

1. What famous American explorer died under mysterious circumstances at a Tennessee inn in October 1809? Lewis?

2. What fictional baby spoke his first words on June 21, 1938, remarking, "Well,...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 22 August 2012, 04:18 AM
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1. What 1984 movie, after becoming a surprise hit...

1. What 1984 movie, after becoming a surprise hit (the #5 box office success of the year) spawned a sequel set almost entirely in Okinawa? Karate Kid

2. Between 1958 and 1978, the United States...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 08 August 2012, 04:27 AM
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Oooh, I bet you've got it! I was thinking just...

Oooh, I bet you've got it! I was thinking just "51" as in "Area 51," but figured it had to be a three-digit code. I wish I had thought of the literary angle. (Funny how it conveys the same idea...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 07 August 2012, 09:39 PM
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1. Developer Tim Bray has suggested what...

1. Developer Tim Bray has suggested what appropriate number to be the Web's error code for pages "Unavailable for Legal Reasons" like government censorship? No idea.

2. What occupation is...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 07 August 2012, 09:32 PM
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LAST WEEK'S ANSWERS 1. What title group...

LAST WEEK'S ANSWERS

1. What title group from a popular 1957 song has "110 cornets close at hand"? In Broadway's The Music Man, they come right behind the "76 Trombones" but right ahead of the...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 11 July 2012, 09:57 PM
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Nope, that was me!

Nope, that was me!
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 11 July 2012, 04:33 AM
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1. What animal is popularly known in North...

1. What animal is popularly known in North America as a polecat? A skunk (in Europe, it's a ferret-like creature)

2. The chorus of what 2012 hit song begins, "Hey, I just met you and this is...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 27 June 2012, 03:16 PM
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1. What reggae-inflected hit was the only a...

1. What reggae-inflected hit was the only a cappella song ever to top the Billboard Hot 100, in September 1988? "Don't Worry, Be Happy" by Bobby McFerrin. (And if this is the only McFerrin you know,...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 12 June 2012, 03:34 PM
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1. What's the only Best Picture Oscar winner to...

1. What's the only Best Picture Oscar winner to spawn a hit TV series, lasting for eight seasons (1988 to 1995) on NBC and CBS? In the Heat of the Night

2. What word, sometimes explained by...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 05 June 2012, 02:45 PM
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Views: 427,113
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4. For what mathematical purpose is the fraction...

4. For what mathematical purpose is the fraction 52163/16604 occasionally used? Approximation of pi

5. In a 1977 interview, what 90-year-old explained to a reporter, "I decided that if I could...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 29 May 2012, 12:54 PM
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Views: 427,113
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1. Which is the smallest--but not the least...

1. Which is the smallest--but not the least massive--of the gas giant planets of our Solar System? Uranus?

2. What American most famously spoke the state motto of Virginia in achieving his claim...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 22 May 2012, 01:36 PM
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1. What are the only two species of eagle that...

1. What are the only two species of eagle that can be found in the U.S. and Canada? Bald and golden?

3. What company was America's most profitable retailer in 2012, with almost twice the sales...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 16 May 2012, 04:43 PM
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Views: 427,113
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1. What German physicist proved the existence of...

1. What German physicist proved the existence of electromagnetic waves in 1885, which explains why you can still see his name abbreviated on most radios? Heinrich Hertz?

2. George Harrison and...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 08 May 2012, 02:07 PM
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THIS WEEK'S QUESTIONS 1. Which Greek letter...

THIS WEEK'S QUESTIONS

1. Which Greek letter is the mathematical symbol for summation? [COLOR="White"]Sigma?

4. Whose death prompted French economist Jacques Turgot to say, "He seized the...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 08 May 2012, 02:02 PM
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LAST WEEK'S ANSWERS 1. In 1978, what became...

LAST WEEK'S ANSWERS

1. In 1978, what became the second U.S. state to legalize some casino gambling? New Jersey, but it only allowed casinos in one city: Atlantic City. A few readers pointed out...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 03 May 2012, 01:51 PM
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I'm 99% positive we're right on this one - maybe...

I'm 99% positive we're right on this one - maybe Mr. Jennings is thinking of a different Dylan song, or else misheard a lyric?

ETA:OK, I couldn't resist and googled. :duh: We're right, and so is...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 01 May 2012, 04:40 PM
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Views: 427,113
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1. In 1978, what became the second U.S. state to...

1. In 1978, what became the second U.S. state to legalize some casino gambling? New Jersey

2. What two cash crops lent their names to the iconic "Our Gang" characters played by Billie Thomas and...
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