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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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Views: 143,601
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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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Views: 143,601
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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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Views: 143,601
Posted By Floater
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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Views: 143,601
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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Views: 143,601
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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: 143,601
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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: 980
Views: 143,601
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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: 143,601
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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: 143,601
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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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Views: 143,601
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
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Views: 143,601
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: 143,601
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: 143,601
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
Replies: 980
Views: 143,601
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
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 20 February 2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 980
Views: 143,601
Posted By Floater
Addendum to question #4: "Well, that's the news...

Addendum to question #4: "Well, that's the news from Lake Wobegon, where all the women are strong, all the men are good looking, and all the children are above average."
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 20 February 2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 980
Views: 143,601
Posted By Floater
4. What fictional American town is closely...

4. What fictional American town is closely associated with products like Powdermilk Biscuits and Beebop-a-Ree-Bop Rhubarb Pie?

Lake Wobegon.
It's not aired here anymore and I miss it.

5. What...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 13 February 2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 980
Views: 143,601
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1. What two European nations with a shared...

1. What two European nations with a shared 1,000-mile border also shared a monarchy between 1814 and 1905 as the "United Kingdoms"?

Norway and Sweden,
but I have never heard the term "United...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 06 February 2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 980
Views: 143,601
Posted By Floater
4. On March 27, 1977, the island of Tenerife was...

4. On March 27, 1977, the island of Tenerife was the site of the worst disaster of what kind in history?

Airplane crash (or whatever. Two 747:s collided)

6. Four U.S. states are officially...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 30 January 2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 980
Views: 143,601
Posted By Floater
1. Which geologic era began with the Triassic...

1. Which geologic era began with the Triassic period, when the dinosaurs evolved?

Mesozoic

3. Ireland has 158 Teachtai Dala, or TDs. What two-letter abbreviation is used for the equivalent of a...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 16 January 2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 980
Views: 143,601
Posted By Floater
1. What unusual psychological condition is named...

1. What unusual psychological condition is named in honor of Janne Olsson's infamous Norrmalmstorg bank robbery of August 1973?

Stockholm syndrome

3. What Austrian pediatrician first outlined...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 09 January 2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 980
Views: 143,601
Posted By Floater
1. Katy Perry, Alice Cooper, and Jessica Simpson...

1. Katy Perry, Alice Cooper, and Jessica Simpson were all raised by fathers with what profession in common?

Ministers

2. The Roman general who conquered Britain is best known by what name, the...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 02 January 2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 980
Views: 143,601
Posted By Floater
6. According to Plutarch, what historical figure...

6. According to Plutarch, what historical figure sliced apart the Gordian Knot?

Alexander the great
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 26 December 2017, 09:56 AM
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Views: 143,601
Posted By Floater
2. More than half a million Rohingya have fled...

2. More than half a million Rohingya have fled across the border since summer to avoid the ethnic cleansing in what country?

Burma

5. What was burned along with a man's corpse in the ancient...
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