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Old 30 November 2010, 08:13 AM
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Default Repost of Questions in new thread

Since a new thread has been started, I will re-post the questions to make it easier for everyone.

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 snopes.com. 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.

Hmm, note to self: next week's subject line Roman numeral will have three X's in a row. Spam filters don't like that! Switch to Arabic numbers.

Thee three X's also mean that next week's quiz will end our current ten-week challenge. A quick look at the scoreboard at http://ken-jennings.com/messageboard...ic.php?p=60578 reveals that Keith Moser and Rael R--past winners both, I believe--are tied for the prize right now, having yet to miss a single Question Seven. Will they know this week's? Stay tuned.

THIS WEEK'S QUESTIONS

1. In the last year, Lady Gaga and Beyonce have collaborated on two hits both named for what kind of device?

2. Scientists recently discovered that the human lungs are home to one of the five types of what structure, found in great numbers (as many as ten thousand) elsewhere in the body?

3. "Dirty Harry" Callahan is a cop in what city's police department?

4. What's the maximum number of sharp (or flat) symbols that can make up a key signature in music?

5. Jammu is the southwesternnmost part of what disputed region?

6. What former British prime minister headed his family's namesake publishing house in the 1970s, after he left office?

7. What unusual distinction is shared by these birds, and no others? Bird of paradise, crane, crow, dove, eagle, peafowl, swan, and toucan.