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Old 17 April 2018, 12:11 PM
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Happy Tuesday, everyone.


1. What unusual effect is produced by photographing a scene with the selective focus technique called "tilt-shift"?
It's amazing how just a tiny bit of blurring can make a "tilt-shift" subject look miniaturized.

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.
Twenty-seven million South Koreans are named either "Kim" or "Lee."

3. What kind of body tissue is affected by myopathy?
Myopathies include diseases like dystrophy, and they affect the muscles.

4. What host, whose show originated in Dayton, Ohio in 1967, had the top-rated daytime talk show in America until Oprah Winfrey dethroned him in 1986?
Phil Donahue was Oprah back when an extremely white male could be our Oprah.

5. According to the title of his latest album, Justin Timberlake is a "Man of" what unexpected locale?
He's a man of the woods now. Wearing flannel and such.

6. What successor weapon to the catapult takes its name from the French word for "to overthrow"?
The French verb for "topple" is "trebuchier," which is how the trebuchet got its name.

7. What unusual distinction is shared by all these teams? Boston Braves, Brooklyn Dodgers, Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Pirates, St. Louis Cardinals, Washington Senators.
These are the names of major league baseball teams, sure, but they're also defunct (or transplanted) NFL teams!


1. What's the largest island in the Indian Ocean?

2. In a famous 1969 ad, what kind of bird became the mascot for Tootsie Pops?

3. What "Grand Slam" event was not held in 1986, since that was the year organizers decided to move it ahead one month?

4. What famous American owned the Castro Camera store until his assassination in 1978?

5. What kind of particle accelerator did Ernest Lawrence invent in 1932, using an 80-ton surplus magnet from a telegraph company?

6. What was the real-life occupation of the subjects of Picasso's painting Les Demoiselles d'Avignon?

7. What unusual distinction is shared by all these literary characters? Antigone, Babar, Bambi, Jose Arcadio Buendia, Deucalion, Victor Frankenstein, Jacob/Israel, Jude the Obscure, Cathy Linton, Metis, Fanny Price, Jack Worthing.

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