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Old 10 April 2012, 09:23 AM
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6. What electrical quantity is measured by an ohmmeter?
Resistance.

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3. Which composer wrote many of his best-known works while biting a metal road attached to the soundboard of his piano?
Could that be Beethoven? I know he was death in the later part of his live.

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Old 10 April 2012, 09:25 AM
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1. The record-selling album subtitled "Songs from District 12 and Beyond" is the soundtrack to what?
The Hunger Games

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2. Name one of the two current U.S. state capitals that was once the nation's capital as well (that is, Congress met there).
Boston???

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3. Which composer wrote many of his best-known works while biting a metal road attached to the soundboard of his piano?
Beethoven???

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4. Kentucky's Final Four win moves it within three titles of what school's record for having won the NCAA basketball championship a record 11 times?
No idea (sports questions yet again!)

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5. Lodz is the largest city in what country not to lie on the Vistula River?
Poland

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6. What electrical quantity is measured by an ohmmeter?
Resistance

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7. What unusual distinction is shared by all these big movies, and no others that I'm aware of? The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, Friday the 13th, Ice Age, Jackass, Jaws, Madagascar, Men in Black, Spy Kids, Toy Story, Transformers.
I have seen them all, but I don't know what they have in common.

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Old 10 April 2012, 09:39 AM
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1. The record-selling album subtitled "Songs from District 12 and Beyond" is the soundtrack to what?

The Hunger Games

2. Name one of the two current U.S. state capitals that was once the nation's capital as well (that is, Congress met there).

Philadelphia?

3. Which composer wrote many of his best-known works while biting a metal rod attached to the soundboard of his piano?

Beethoven

4. Kentucky's Final Four win moves it within three titles of what school's record for having won the NCAA basketball championship a record 11 times?

Duke?
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Old 10 April 2012, 12:14 PM
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THIS WEEK'S QUESTIONS

1. The record-selling album subtitled "Songs from District 12 and Beyond" is the soundtrack to what? The Hunger Games

2. Name one of the two current U.S. state capitals that was once the nation's capital as well (that is, Congress met there).Philadelphia?

3. Which composer wrote many of his best-known works while biting a metal road attached to the soundboard of his piano?

A road??? Or a rod?
Guessing Beethoven

4. Blah blah sports blah blah?

5. Lodz is the largest city in what country not to lie on the Vistula River? No idea.

6. What electrical quantity is meaured by an ohmmeter? Resistance

7. What unusual distinction is shared by all these big movies, and no others that I'm aware of? The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, Friday the 13th, Ice Age, Jackass, Jaws, Madagascar, Men in Black, Spy Kids, Toy Story, Transformers.
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Old 10 April 2012, 01:57 PM
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THIS WEEK'S QUESTIONS

1. The Hunger Games

2. Annapolis?

4. )UCLA?


5. )Poland?

6. Resistance, but that is just futile
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Old 10 April 2012, 02:39 PM
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1. The record-selling album subtitled "Songs from District 12 and Beyond" is the soundtrack to what?

I'm guessing from the title it's The Hunger Games.

2. Name one of the two current U.S. state capitals that was once the nation's capital as well (that is, Congress met there).

I think that's Baltimore and Trenton

3. Which composer wrote many of his best-known works while biting a metal road attached to the soundboard of his piano?

Going to guess Ludwig van Beethoven, as a way to cope with his hearing loss

4. Kentucky's Final Four win moves it within three titles of what school's record for having won the NCAA basketball championship a record 11 times?

No idea

5. Lodz is the largest city in what country not to lie on the Vistula River?

Poland

6. What electrical quantity is meaured by an ohmmeter?

Resistance

7. What unusual distinction is shared by all these big movies, and no others that I'm aware of? The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, Friday the 13th, Ice Age, Jackass, Jaws, Madagascar, Men in Black, Spy Kids, Toy Story, Transformers.

no idea
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1. The record-selling album subtitled "Songs from District 12 and Beyond" is the soundtrack to what?

A film

2. Name one of the two current U.S. state capitals that was once the nation's capital as well (that is, Congress met there).

Philadelphia? Baltimore?

3. Which composer wrote many of his best-known works while biting a metal road attached to the soundboard of his piano?

A metal road? Had it been a metal rod I would have guessed Beethoven.

5. Lodz is the largest city in what country not to lie on the Vistula River?

Poland

6. What electrical quantity is meaured by an ohmmeter?

Electrical resistance
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Old 10 April 2012, 04:20 PM
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THIS WEEK'S QUESTIONS

1. The record-selling album subtitled "Songs from District 12 and Beyond" is the soundtrack to what?

Slum Dog Millionaire
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2. Name one of the two current U.S. state capitals that was once the nation's capital as well (that is, Congress met there).
Boston
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3. Which composer wrote many of his best-known works while biting a metal road attached to the soundboard of his piano?
Methinks there is a typo in this question. As for an answer, I say Beethoven and that he bit the rod to feel the vibrations.
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4. Kentucky's Final Four win moves it within three titles of what school's record for having won the NCAA basketball championship a record 11 times?
Gonzaga.
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5. Lodz is the largest city in what country not to lie on the Vistula River?
Poland
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6. What electrical quantity is meaured by an ohmmeter?
resistance (or the futility of such)
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7. What unusual distinction is shared by all these big movies, and no others that I'm aware of? The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, Friday the 13th, Ice Age, Jackass, Jaws, Madagascar, Men in Black, Spy Kids, Toy Story, Transformers.
Other than being less than 25 years old and the first movie in a franchise where they all have the title of the first movie in the subsequent movies, I have no clue.

And where are the answers from 2 weeks ago? I actually knew most of those (I think).

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Old 10 April 2012, 04:36 PM
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1. The record-selling album subtitled "Songs from District 12 and Beyond" is the soundtrack to what?
The Hunger Games

2. Name one of the two current U.S. state capitals that was once the nation's capital as well (that is, Congress met there).
Annapolis was a temporary capital, IIRC.

3. Which composer wrote many of his best-known works while biting a metal road attached to the soundboard of his piano?
I'm guessing Beethoven.

4. Kentucky's Final Four win moves it within three titles of what school's record for having won the NCAA basketball championship a record 11 times?
UCLA owned the 1970s

5. Lodz is the largest city in what country not to lie on the Vistula River?
Poland

6. What electrical quantity is meaured by an ohmmeter?
Resistance

7. What unusual distinction is shared by all these big movies, and no others that I'm aware of? The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, Friday the 13th, Ice Age, Jackass, Jaws, Madagascar, Men in Black, Spy Kids, Toy Story, Transformers.
The third Jaws was titled "Jaws 3-D" and the third Spy Kids was "Spy Kids in 3-D" or something like that. I think the third Jackass was "Jackass 3-D" but I'm not positive. There's going to be a third MIB and more than likely (given the profitability of the franchise) a third Madagascar. Toy Story 3 was just "Toy Story 3", and the third Narnia flick was "The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader" (or something like that). No idea about the third Friday the 13th, and I assume there's been a third Ice Age but I haven't seen it nor can recall its title off-hand. The third Transformers was "Dark of the Moon" or something like that. Best I can guess is that the third movie of the franchise is filmed in 3D.
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Old 10 April 2012, 04:37 PM
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#4 would definitely be UCLA.
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Old 10 April 2012, 04:39 PM
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1. The record-selling album subtitled "Songs from District 12 and Beyond" is the soundtrack to what?
The Hunger Games film?

2. Name one of the two current U.S. state capitals that was once the nation's capital as well (that is, Congress met there).
Albany?

3. Which composer wrote many of his best-known works while biting a metal rod attached to the soundboard of his piano?
Beethoven?

6. What electrical quantity is meaured by an ohmmeter?
Resistance
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Old 10 April 2012, 04:41 PM
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To be painfully precise, an ohmmeter does not measure resistance. It measures current at a known voltage, from which it derives resistance.
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Old 10 April 2012, 11:21 PM
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7. What unusual distinction is shared by all these big movies, and no others that I'm aware of? The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, Friday the 13th, Ice Age, Jackass, Jaws, Madagascar, Men in Black, Spy Kids, Toy Story, Transformers.
The third Jaws was titled "Jaws 3-D" and the third Spy Kids was "Spy Kids in 3-D" or something like that. I think the third Jackass was "Jackass 3-D" but I'm not positive. There's going to be a third MIB and more than likely (given the profitability of the franchise) a third Madagascar. Toy Story 3 was just "Toy Story 3", and the third Narnia flick was "The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader" (or something like that). No idea about the third Friday the 13th, and I assume there's been a third Ice Age but I haven't seen it nor can recall its title off-hand. The third Transformers was "Dark of the Moon" or something like that. Best I can guess is that the third movie of the franchise is filmed in 3D.
I think you have it as Friday13th and MIB follow the same pattern
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Old 11 April 2012, 04:08 PM
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I think you have it as Friday13th and MIB follow the same pattern
(I apologize if I did not get the correct color for spoiler text, but I'm colorblind and cannot tell which one would be best.)
If that is the case, and it seems likely, then Ken is getting sloppy with his "no others that I'm aware of". Other movies that would fit include Harold and Kumar, and Step Up. I think I recall a few more that would fit as well, but I cannot look them up and post for this.
I've tried to come up with more specific things that would rule those out, but I don't know of any. The most obvious one, dealing with the title itself requiring a reference, doesn't work, since both of those have it. Another possibility I thought of was only the third one being in 3D, but Harold and Kumar fit that, while Ice Age does not.
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Old 12 April 2012, 07:22 AM
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(I apologize if I did not get the correct color for spoiler text, but I'm colorblind and cannot tell which one would be best.)
"White" works fine, Darth Credence, it's what we all use.
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Old 17 April 2012, 08:57 AM
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LAST WEEK'S ANSWERS

1. The record-selling album subtitled "Songs from District 12 and Beyond" is the soundtrack to what? "District 12" is the home region of Katniss Everdene, protagonist of The Hunger Games. The soundtrack album topped the charts in its debut and has already sold more digital copies than any other movie soundtrack in history.

2. Name one of the two current U.S. state capitals that was once the nation's capital as well (that is, Congress met there). Trenton and Annapolis. Oh, there was an "Albany Congress" as well, but that was in 1754 and therefore predated the U.S. by quite a bit.

3. Which composer wrote many of his best-known works while biting a metal road attached to the soundboard of his piano? This is the vibration method that let Beethoven "hear" his later compositions even after going deaf. I think Skrillex might do the same thing?

4. Kentucky's Final Four win moves it within three titles of what school's record for having won the NCAA basketball championship a record 11 times? UCLA, of course, mostly thanks to the John Wooden era, which included a remarkable ten wins in twelve seasons.

5. Lodz is the largest city in what country not to lie on the Vistula River? The Vistula just SOUNDS like a disgusting skin ailment. It's actually the longest river in Poland.

6. What electrical quantity is meaured by an ohmmeter? Ohms measure resistance. Resistance is futile. Therefore, ohmmeters will be assimilated.

7. What unusual distinction is shared by all these big movies, and no others that I'm aware of? The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, Friday the 13th, Ice Age, Jackass, Jaws, Madagascar, Men in Black, Spy Kids, Toy Story, Transformers. These are all movies whose second sequel (i.e. "part three") was the first released in 3-D. I now see that I missed Harold and Kumar...any other series go to three dimensions in their third outing?
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Old 17 April 2012, 08:58 AM
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1. Battles at Goose Green and Port Stanley were part of what short-lived military conflict?

2. Who recently became the first performer to win the "Razzie" Award for Worst Actor and Worst Actress in the same year?

3. Webster's defines a blacksmith as a worker in iron and a whitesmith as a worker in what other metal?

4. Which of the five "Great Lakes" extends furthest north?

5. If reflections are counted as different pieces, how many different falling shapes are there in the original Tetris?

6. Saxophonist Jake Clemons is the newest member of which band?

7. What unusual distinction is shared by all these TV shows? The Addams Family, Bewitched, The Dukes of Hazzard, Full House, Make Room for Daddy, My Three Sons, Petticoat Junction, Seinfeld, The Sopranos, Two and a Half Men.
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That would be the Falkland Island War (according to the British). I was living in South America during the war and when I got home it took me a while to figure out what a Falkland Island was!

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Adam Sandler for "Jack and Jill"

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WAG - Tin

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Don't know... consulting map in head... WAG - Superior

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5. If reflections are counted as different pieces, how many different falling shapes are there in the original Tetris?
If my quick sketch holds up - 19

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E-Street Band???

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Ooh Ooh - I think I know this one! Uncle Fester, Uncle Arthur, Uncle Jesse, Uncle Jesse, Uncle Toulouse, Uncle Charley, Uncle Joe, Uncle ???, Uncle ???, Uncle Charlie. They all have uncles in the cast.

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1. Battles at Goose Green and Port Stanley were part of what short-lived military conflict?

The Falklands war

3. Webster's defines a blacksmith as a worker in iron and a whitesmith as a worker in what other metal?

Silver?

4. Which of the five "Great Lakes" extends furthest north?

Lake Michigan

6. Saxophonist Jake Clemons is the newest member of which band?

The E Street Band
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5. If reflections are counted as different pieces, how many different falling shapes are there in the original Tetris?
If my quick sketch holds up - 19
I'm guessing the answer he's going for is 7 (if I counted right), but I think we're reading the question differently. I think he just means reflections as in the different colors of pieces that are mirror images of each other (the Ls and the z-shaped pieces) count as separate shapes. But I'm not positive about that--it's an ambiguously worded question. If we're reading the question the same way, then I don't remember the original Tetris at all!
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