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Old 15 January 2013, 01:14 PM
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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.

This is the 340th installment of Tuesday Trivia, the nation's favorite weekly seven-question email trivia quiz. When this week's papers are graded, one lucky winner of our lately ten-week challenge will be receiving a signed copy of my book BECAUSE I SAID SO! Details and scoreboard are at .

If you don't win but are still hoping for a signed copy, I'm on a book tour beginning this week, starting with Denver, L.A., and Portland. Come say hi. Say the magic code phrase "Tuesday Trivia" to get a free cheek-kiss or unwrapped Jolly Rancher I just found in my blazer pocket. Your choice! More details are available at .

But I know you came for the trivia, not the irritating self-promotion. Aaaaaand here's the trivia.


1. The American writers Thomas Bulfinch and Edith Hamilton are best known for their definitive works on what subject?

2. "The Jean Genie" was, appropriately enough given its title, the first single off of what 1973 David Bowie album?

3. What western U.S. state can claim to border seven other U.S. states?

4. Which American sports team added the word "leg" to its official name during the McCarthy-era 1950s?

5. About 97% of human rabies deaths worldwide were cases transmitted from what animal?

6. What modern country was, about 2200 years ago, the center of one of the world's largest powers, the Maurya Empire?

7. What unusual distinction is shared by these famous folks? Prince Albert, Tsar Alexander III, King Fahd, Flaubert, Vasco da Gama, Gandhi, Ed Koch, Huey Long, George Washington, Walt Whitman.