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Old 11 December 2012, 06:25 AM
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Default Ken Jennings Trivia Challenge

Time for a new thread.

Last Week's Answers -


1. Which U.S. state was almost called "New Wales" but was instead named not for its founder, but for his military hero father of the same name? Pennsylvania was named not for William Penn, but, confusingly, for another man of the same name.

2. Albert Einstein called what man, born at Pisa in 1564, the "father of modern science"? That was Pisa's favorite son, Galileo Galilei Figaro Magnifico, Esq.

3. What first name was shared by one of Bill Cosby's friends on Fat Albert and one of his kids on The Cosby Show? There was a Rudolph in the Cosby Kids and a Rudith in the Cosby kids, but both went by "Rudy."

4. What two careers for children ARE approved in the country classic, "Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys"? Make 'em be doctors and lawyers and such.

5. Who was the only Queen of England or Great Britain ever to be succeeded on the throne by her own child? Queen Victoria was succeeded by her son Edward VII. My thanks to Queen Elizabeth II for not dying this week, because that would have REALLY screwed up this question.

6. What literary character returned home to have thirteen children, including Elanor, Pippin, Rose, Hamfast, and Merry? Those are five of the thirteen children of the extraordinarily fertile Sam Gamgee, in Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings.

7. What unusual distinction is shared by these movies? Hell's Angels, Mary Poppins, Nanook of the North, Nosferatu, Plan 9 from Outer Space, The Prince and the Showgirl, Psycho, Salt of the Earth. The making of each was depicted in another movie. Respectively, the behind-the-scenes movies are: The Aviator, Saving Mr. Banks, Kabloonak, Shadow of the Vampire, Ed Wood, My Week with Marilyn, Hitchcock, and One of the Hollywood Ten.