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Old 30 August 2016, 03:18 PM
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Originally Posted by DadOf3 View Post

1. In what Goethe play does a poodle transform into the devil Mephistopheles?
Faust, although I supposed it could be The Whatever of Young Werther (the only two Goethe titles I know).

2. Because the product was designed to be casual and disposable, the word "Swatch" was coined as a portmanteau of what two-word phrase?
I always thought of it as "Swiss watch" but have no clue if the manufacturers did.

3. The "radiant" is the constellation in space (notable examples including Perseus and Leo) from which what appears to originate?
a Pulsar?

4. A man named Linus briefly mentioned in Second Timothy is best known today for traditionally being the second person to do what?
deny Jesus.

5. What two stars of TV's Stranger Things first co-starred in 1989, as circus performers in the Roy Orbison video "A Love So Beautiful"?
Okay, I'm so pop-culture ignorant that I can't even begin to come up with a couple, except maybe Benji (the dog) and Morris (the cat).

6. What city has the same name today as when it was the capital of "Russian America" between 1808 and 1867?
This implies it's had a different name either before or since. I'm thinking this is in Alaska someplace. Sadly, I have no clue what its name would be.

7. What unusual distinction is shared by all these animals? Bison, boa, dugong, gorilla, hippopotamus, junco, lemur, lynx, oryx, puma, python, rhea.
Man, this one's tough. I was thinking it had something to do with similarities such as bison/buffalo, puma/cougar, gorilla/great ape, but can't think of anything for most of the others.