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Old 18 December 2012, 08:33 AM
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1. What instrument does Mary Stuart Masterson's character play in the John Hughes film Some Kind of Wonderful? "Watts" is a drummer--as you would have no reason whatsoever to know unless you were thirteen years old in 1987 like I was.

2. What country's cabinet includes a Minister of Immigrant Absorption and a Minister of Information and Diaspora? These are two of the thirty members of the Israeli cabinet.

3. The lateral malleolus, the bottom end of the fibula, forms the familiar bump on what part of your body? That's what makes that big bump on the outside of your ankle.

4. What athlete's body is buried in eastern Pennsylvania, but rests in soil brought in from Prague, Oklahoma and Stockholm, Sweden? Jim Thorpe, who was born in Oklahoma but achieved his greatest athletic glory at the Stockholm Olympics. (He's buried in Pennsylvania because his third wife, strapped for cash, stole his body from his own funeral and drove it up to a dying coal-mining town that had bought it for tourist revenue.)

5. What does the letter 'H' stand for in "Preparation H"? Hemorrhoids. If anybody remembers "Lazlo Toth," he was my source for this answer.

6. The world's two most populous metropolitan areas are only 700 miles apart. What are they? Tokyo and Seoul--but Mexico City is hot on Seoul's heels for second place.

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. Each had a parent, um, murdered. So not a real cheery way to conclude our parentally-themed trivia week then. Sorry about that.