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Old 11 December 2012, 06:28 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.

What is UP, my trivia friends? Only fourteen more shopping days until Christmas. (Or, you know, a different holiday name and number of days for your own EQUALLY VALID I'M SURE winter celebration.) When you are drawing a blank on holiday gift ideas this year, I hope you'll consider my book BECAUSE I SAID SO!, now in its second week on bookstore shelves.

But if you just want the free trivia, that's okay too. In fact, it's right here! You can see how everyone's doing on the quiz at .


1. What instrument does Mary Stuart Masterson's character play in the John Hughes film Some Kind of Wonderful?

2. What country's cabinet includes a Minister of Immigrant Absorption and a Minister of Information and Diaspora?

3. The lateral malleolus, the bottom end of the fibula, forms the familiar bump on what part of your body?

4. What athlete's body is buried in eastern Pennsylvania, but rests in soil brought in from Prague, Oklahoma and Stockholm, Sweden?

5. What does the letter 'H' stand for in "Preparation H"?

6. The world's two most populous metropolitan areas are only 700 miles apart. What are they?

7. What unusual distinction is shared by these famous people? Gregg Allman, Patrick Duffy, James Ellroy, Kelsey Grammer, Paul Harvey, Jennifer Hudson, Michael Jordan, Little Richard, Dylan McDermott, Earl Warren.