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Forum: Urban Legends Contest 28 November 2012, 07:49 AM
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Posted By erwins
My guess for 6 (I think others have already...

My guess for 6 (I think others have already gotten all of the other ones) is that it was delivered by trans-continental railroad. It is a guess though--Pony Express might well be right.

ETA: Now...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 06 November 2012, 10:19 PM
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Posted By erwins
3. is, I suspect, Buddha. My guess for 4. is...

3. is, I suspect, Buddha.

My guess for 4. is Fallopio.

5. is the Boxer.
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 09 October 2012, 07:04 PM
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Posted By erwins
I agree with the answers given so far, and I...

I agree with the answers given so far, and I concur with musicgeek's answer to 7. Specifically, I'm sure that Alfa Romeo, Best Western, Budweiser, Cadillac, KLM, Rolex, Saab, and Starbucks fit that...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 13 September 2012, 01:57 AM
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Posted By erwins
Edo is the previous name of Tokyo. It was the de...

Edo is the previous name of Tokyo. It was the de facto capital during Tokugawa's Shogunate, (and more time--but that's the period I'm positive about), but Kyoto was still the official capital during...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 12 September 2012, 04:34 PM
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Posted By erwins
IIRC, the bus ending of Ferris Bueler doesn't...

IIRC, the bus ending of Ferris Bueler doesn't involve the protagonist, but rather the antagonist.
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 11 September 2012, 09:23 AM
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Posted By erwins
1. The Reynolds Rocket, released in 1945, and the...

1. The Reynolds Rocket, released in 1945, and the Parker Jotter, which has since sold 750 million, were two of the first American versions of what newly invented item?

Ball point pens

2. What...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 04 September 2012, 08:22 PM
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Posted By erwins
Yup--I've been to games there. "The Trop" has...

Yup--I've been to games there. "The Trop" has ground rules for when a ball hits the roof supports or catwalks.
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 04 September 2012, 06:24 PM
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Posted By erwins
I believe it is that very precise...

I believe it is that very precise definition--there are other stadia with retractable roofs that aren't on the list, but the teams that are on the list play in non-retractable domes. I don't find...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 04 September 2012, 08:55 AM
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Posted By erwins
For #7, they all play in domed stadia? Other...

For #7, they all play in domed stadia?

Other than that, I agree with all of MacLloyd's answers.
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 27 August 2012, 08:07 PM
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Posted By erwins
Now that Googling is permitted (or in this case,...

Now that Googling is permitted (or in this case, Wikipedia-ing), I'm inclined to agree, firefighter_raven. The only country that is in the range on population would be correct on area if you...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 22 August 2012, 02:33 AM
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Posted By erwins
Doing these without looking at any posts, 'cause...

Doing these without looking at any posts, 'cause I think I know all but #7.

1. What 1984 movie, after becoming a surprise hit (the #5 box office success of the year) spawned a sequel set almost...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 15 August 2012, 03:25 AM
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Posted By erwins
I still don't know who that is. Also, for Bruce...

I still don't know who that is. Also, for Bruce Lee, I meant Brandon Lee.
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 15 August 2012, 01:23 AM
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Posted By erwins
Oh. I have no idea who Joshua Jackson is--it was...

Oh. I have no idea who Joshua Jackson is--it was a very bad guess, I suppose. :-o
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 14 August 2012, 10:48 PM
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Posted By erwins
Anybody can sign up to get the quiz. If it's...

Anybody can sign up to get the quiz. If it's frustrating to wait, there's an easy solution... :)

ETA: All of the answers I would have given have already been given up to no. 7.

For 7, I...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 10 August 2012, 08:23 PM
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Posted By erwins
I think Darth Credence got it first, but I am...

I think Darth Credence got it first, but I am quite sure that it's right. A week or so ago I looked at an online slide-show of the best and worst Olympic mascots, and all of these were in there. (I...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 08 August 2012, 01:11 AM
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Posted By erwins
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? 451? (as in Fahrenheit)

3. What's the...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 31 July 2012, 10:18 AM
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Posted By erwins
Do I get some sort of bonus points for pointing...

Do I get some sort of bonus points for pointing out that this is wrong? The 1984 games were in Los Angeles, and the Seoul games were in 1988.

The only ones I know this week:

4. What comedy...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 10 July 2012, 09:20 AM
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Posted By erwins
1. What animal is popularly known in North...

1. What animal is popularly known in North America as a polecat?
Skunk

2. The chorus of what 2012 hit song begins, "Hey, I just met you and this is crazy, but here's my number"?
"Call Me Maybe."...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 05 June 2012, 09:56 AM
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Posted By erwins
2. piano 5. Georgia O'Keefe 6. Barq's 7....

2. piano
5. Georgia O'Keefe
6. Barq's
7. They are all American inventions, although they might be associated with "foreign" cuisine.
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 16 May 2012, 10:23 AM
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Posted By erwins
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?

Hertz

4. In 1889, who wrote to his...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 09 May 2012, 12:18 AM
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Posted By erwins
I think you got it TwoGuys. I actually thought...

I think you got it TwoGuys. I actually thought about that one as being popular around that time, but hadn't thought about what the consonants spelled out.
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 08 May 2012, 09:58 PM
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Posted By erwins
2) eBaY? 1996 seems too early for Google. The...

2) eBaY? 1996 seems too early for Google. The wording also seems like it could be something that would result in 3 capital Ws, or some capital letters that create a "platform" effect.

3)...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 25 April 2012, 03:53 AM
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Posted By erwins
Yes, but it was from Kurt Vonnegut first.

Yes, but it was from Kurt Vonnegut first.
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 19 April 2012, 12:48 AM
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Posted By erwins
I agree chillas, rotations are not reflections.

I agree chillas, rotations are not reflections.
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 17 April 2012, 10:44 AM
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Posted By erwins
[/color]If my quick sketch holds up - 19[/QUOTE] ...

[/color]If my quick sketch holds up - 19[/QUOTE]

I'm guessing the answer he's going for is 7 (if I counted right), but I think we're reading the question differently. I think he just means...
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