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Old 08 May 2018, 10:24 AM
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Tuesday, once again. Here we go with ...


1. Before Russell Westbrook, who was the only player ever to average a triple-double over an entire NBA season?
Oscar Robertson did it in his second year as a pro, though he came close in each of his first four seasons.

2. In what TV show's first-season intro can a U.S. flag be seen flying at half-staff, since it was filmed at Honolulu's Ala Wai Yacht Club the week of the Kennedy assassination?
The somber flag is visible as the SS Minnow pulls out of harbor in the original Gilligan's Island credits. Maybe that's why the Skipper was distracted and steered everybody right into that storm.

3. What is the evident occupation of "Vegas Vic," the neon sign mascot who's been a symbol for Las Vegas since 1951?
Vic is the big neon cowboy of our dreams.

4. The "diethyl" form of what class of organic compounds was once used as a solvent and an anesthetic?
Ether is just one of many ethers, but it's the one weirdos get addicted to.

5. What beloved 1936 work of classical music has, as one of its title characters, a member of the Vladimir Lenin All-Union Pioneer Organization?
In Peter and the Wolf, Peter (flute) is a member of a Soviet youth organization. The wolf (French horns) is not.

6. The "bystander effect" in psychology is sometimes named after what Queens woman, murdered in March 1964?
The diffused responsibility of large groups of bystanders is sometimes called Kitty Genovese syndrome, after a women famously killed in front of her own apartment building.

7. What unusual distinction is shared by all these albums? Brain Drain by the Ramones, Diamond Dogs by David Bowie, The First Time by Kelsea Bellerini, The Kick Inside by Kate Bush, Moving Pictures by Rush, Ride the Lightning by Metallica, Sittin' In by Loggins and Messina, They Only Come Out at Night by the Edgar Winter Group, Tuesday Night Music Club by Sheryl Crow, The Velvet Underground & Nico.
Each of these records has a song named in honor of a well-known novel. Respectively: "Pet Sematary," "1984," "Peter Pan," "Wuthering Heights," "Tom Sawyer," "For Whom the Bell Tolls," "Houe at Pooh Corner," "Frankenstein," "Leaving Las Vegas," and "Venus in Furs." How did I leave Iron Maiden off this list when they have approximately four hundred of these?


1. What action might be accompanied by a Mexican saying "bueno," a Spaniard saying "diga," or an Italian saying "pronto"?

2. What kind of undifferentiated plant tissue can be apical, lateral, or intercalary?

3. Despite today's Apple-Google rivalry, two Google-owned properties were default pre-installed apps on the original iPhone. Name either.

4. The album name and cover of the Minutemen's Double Nickels on the Dime, with Mike Watt driving exactly 55 miles per hour, was a jab at a 1984 hit by what rocker?

5. The "classical period" of what ancient civilization revolved around the rivalry between the cities of Tikal and Calakmul?

6. The Basic Educational Opportunity Grants rolled out by the U.S. government in 1965 were named for what Rhode Island senator?

7. What unusual distinction is shared by these world capitals, listed in this order? Astana, Podgorica, Bishkek, Harare, Maputo, Malabo, Banjul, N'Djamena, Bandar Seri Begawan, Kinshasa, Bujumbura, Santo Domingo, Dushanbe, Jakarta, Ashgabat, Oslo.

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