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Forum: Urban Legends Contest 20 February 2018, 05:29 PM
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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, 04:02 PM
Replies: 668
Views: 96,454
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, 12:50 PM
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Views: 96,454
Posted By Floater
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, 12:34 PM
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Views: 96,454
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, 12:55 PM
Replies: 668
Views: 96,454
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, 12:06 PM
Replies: 668
Views: 96,454
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, 12:56 PM
Replies: 668
Views: 96,454
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, 12:26 PM
Replies: 668
Views: 96,454
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, 10:56 AM
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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...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 19 December 2017, 10:05 AM
Replies: 668
Views: 96,454
Posted By Floater
2. What holiday symbol is a European hemiparasite...

2. What holiday symbol is a European hemiparasite that attaches to its host with rudimentary roots called haustoria?

Mistletoe

6. December 26 is the feast day of what saint, the first Christian...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 12 December 2017, 12:19 PM
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Views: 96,454
Posted By Floater
2. Director Josef von Sternberg is best known for...

2. Director Josef von Sternberg is best known for the seven films he made in the 1930s--including Morocco and The Scarlet Empress--for what European-born movie star?

Marlene Dietrich

4. What's...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 28 November 2017, 11:59 AM
Replies: 668
Views: 96,454
Posted By Floater
2. Four Greek letters are written as two-letter...

2. Four Greek letters are written as two-letter words in English. Three of them appear consecutively in the Greek alphabet; which one does not?

Pi

4. In the biblical parable of the prodigal...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 21 November 2017, 01:36 PM
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Views: 96,454
Posted By Floater
2. What river valley in central Yorkshire lent...

2. What river valley in central Yorkshire lent its name to the largest breed of terrier?

Airedale

6. In what city did Herb Alpert attend a bullfight in 1961, first exposing him to the mariachi...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 14 November 2017, 12:37 PM
Replies: 668
Views: 96,454
Posted By Floater
Richard W: Australians eat Vegemite instead.

Richard W: Australians eat Vegemite instead.
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 14 November 2017, 12:14 PM
Replies: 668
Views: 96,454
Posted By Floater
1. What country did Saad Hariri lead before his...

1. What country did Saad Hariri lead before his unexpected resignation earlier this month?

Lebanon.

2. What popular Australian food brand is named for a type of French casserole pot?

The...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 07 November 2017, 06:20 PM
Replies: 668
Views: 96,454
Posted By Floater
Interesting. I was taught basically in which...

Interesting. I was taught basically in which order but special mnemonics weren't called for.
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 07 November 2017, 11:31 AM
Replies: 668
Views: 96,454
Posted By Floater
2. What does the S, which comes last, stand for...

2. What does the S, which comes last, stand for in the arithmetic mnemonic PEMDAS?

Subtraction

3. What scholarly order was founded in 1534 by seven men, including Ignatius of Loyola and Francis...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 24 October 2017, 01:25 PM
Replies: 668
Views: 96,454
Posted By Floater
So had I. It was mentioned in Wikipedia, though.

So had I. It was mentioned in Wikipedia, though.
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 24 October 2017, 10:57 AM
Replies: 668
Views: 96,454
Posted By Floater
5. What country is divided into 85 "federal...

5. What country is divided into 85 "federal subjects," 46 of which are oblasts?

Russia
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 17 October 2017, 11:49 AM
Replies: 668
Views: 96,454
Posted By Floater
5. What country was run by Prime Minister...

5. What country was run by Prime Minister Salazar's Estado Novo between 1933 and 1974?

Portugal
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 10 October 2017, 12:05 PM
Replies: 668
Views: 96,454
Posted By Floater
5. After his excavations at Hissarlik, Heinrich...

5. After his excavations at Hissarlik, Heinrich Schliemann published an 1875 book about what city "and Its Remains"?

Troy
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 06 October 2017, 11:46 AM
Replies: 668
Views: 96,454
Posted By Floater
1. The 1854-55 Siege of Sevastopol occupied a...

1. The 1854-55 Siege of Sevastopol occupied a full year of what war?

Crimean war

6. The soccer kick sometimes called an "overhead" or "scissors" kick is more commonly known by the name of what...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 26 September 2017, 04:27 PM
Replies: 668
Views: 96,454
Posted By Floater
6. What country is home to the famed "snow...

6. What country is home to the famed "snow monkeys," a species of macaque that lives in the coldest climate of any primate but humans?

Japan

As for last week's

1. What religion's followers...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 21 September 2017, 09:08 AM
Replies: 668
Views: 96,454
Posted By Floater
Re question three: The ides of March is on the...

Re question three: The ides of March is on the fifteenth.
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 19 September 2017, 11:42 AM
Replies: 668
Views: 96,454
Posted By Floater
1. What religion's followers take a vow of...

1. What religion's followers take a vow of ahimsa, meaning non-violence?

Jainism
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