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Old 09 January 2013, 11:39 AM
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Per Ken Jennings' request, the trivia challenge discussed on this message board has the number seven question delayed by one week. This is to avoid easy googling of the question which is designed to foil those who would "cheat". If you know the current number seven question, please do not discuss it here.

The Rules of the Thread
1. If you use the thread to help you get answers, do not submit those answers to the official game.
2. No googling until Sunday. No looking anything up anywhere (and posting it) before Sunday. No checking an article in a magazine you read last week. No checking some old notebook from college. No wikipedia. Not even No checking anything, anywhere - until Sunday. Only information that is stored in your brain, or in the brains of your non-snopester friends and family. But you can't use your family members as a work-around to looking up the information yourself.
3. If you google, don't post that information to the thread until Sunday. Not even as confirmation of the guesses of other posters. Someone else might still know the information on their own.
4. No guess is stupid, throw it out there.
5. No Hinting. If you have a guess or a reasonable belief that you have the right answer, post it. If you are attempting to use hinting as a work-around to the no posting googled answers rule, don't.

And remember, this is an exhibition, not a competition, so please... no wagering.

It's one of the great tragedies of the calendar that the real highlight of winter--the Christmas/New Year holidays--arrives when winter is just a week old. In other words, you're looking at twelve bleak weeks of anticlimax now.

Luckily, Tuesday Trivia will be here once a week to brighten your dark, lonely winter. We have just one more week to go in our latest ten-quiz challenge, which means one lucky player is just a week away from winning a signed copy of my new book Because I Said So! So keep an eye on the scoreboard at


1. Never Say Never Again, Sean Connery's 1983 return to James Bond, was a remake of what other 007 film?

2. What's the only member of today's European Union ever to have a U.N. peacekeeping mission sent there, in 1964?

3. Gumbo, New Orleans' NFL football mascot, is a dog of what large breed?

4. Economist Adam Smith's most influential work was 1776's "An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of" what?

5. What author created genetically altered species like tracker jackers and jabberjays?

6. Ted Fujita and Allen Pearson are best known for studying what weather phenomenon?

7. What unusual distinction is shared by these musical acts? Air Supply, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Goo Goo Dolls, Grand Funk Railroad, Hootie and the Blowfish, Ludacris, Madonna, New Kids on the Block, Paul Revere and the Raiders, Steely Dan, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Yo La Tengo.