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Old 25 April 2012, 08:16 AM
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1. Who would traditionally wear a chador?

A muslim woman

6. Because of their disklike shape, what are thrombocytes more commonly called?

Platelets
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Old 25 April 2012, 02:29 PM
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1. Who would traditionally wear a chador?

a Zulu
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2. Charles J. Shields' recent biography And So It Goes is about the life of what American author?
Kurt Vonnegut
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3. TV's Rob McElhenney and Kaitlin Olsen recently purchased a pub in what U.S. city?
Portland (you choose the state)
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4. The current U.S. president and vice president both have the same number of letters in their last name: "Obama" and "Biden." Who was vice president the last time this happened?
Gore
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5. The NBA's Lloyd Free and Ron Artest both added what word to their names when they legally changed them?
Mohammed
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6. Because of their disklike shape, what are thrombocytes more commonly called?
platelets
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7. (Previous week's) What unusual distinction is shared by these famous people? Henry Adams, Jackson Browne, Henry Fonda, Katherine Graham, Fritz Haber, Courtney Love, Joan Rivers, Dr. Seuss, Percy Shelley, Joseph Stalin.
That is a very interesting list. The only one I don't know much about is Fritz Haber. And since three of them are still alive (mostly), it can't be preserved body parts. I know Fonda's first wife and, of course, Courtney Love's husband both committed suicide. Can't really think of any other link. ETA: I'd forgotten about Joan River's husband. That's three out of ten.

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Old 25 April 2012, 04:19 PM
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7. (Previous week's) What unusual distinction is shared by these famous people? Henry Adams, Jackson Browne, Henry Fonda, Katherine Graham, Fritz Haber, Courtney Love, Joan Rivers, Dr. Seuss, Percy Shelley, Joseph Stalin.
Courtney Love and Joan Rivers both had .... Don't know about the others but that's a pretty big coincidence if those two have another unusual distinction in common.
Yep, it's true for Stalin, Henry Adams, Shelley, Graham and Haber. Well done!
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Old 26 April 2012, 05:28 PM
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Yep, it's true for Stalin, Henry Adams, Shelley, Graham and Haber. Well done!
Also Jackson Browne.
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Old 01 May 2012, 08:17 AM
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LAST WEEK'S ANSWERS

1. Who would traditionally wear a chador? A Muslim woman--more specifically an Iranian one--who observes the head-covering dress code called hijab.

2. Charles J. Shields' recent biography And So It Goes is about the life of what American author? "And so it goes" is a repeated refrain in the novel Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut. Poo-tee-weet?

3. TV's Rob McElhenney and Kaitlin Olsen recently purchased a pub in what U.S. city? These two stars of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia now own a bar in the show's titular city. (But it's not "Paddy's Pub." It's Mac's Olde Towne Tavern.)

4. The current U.S. president and vice president both have the same number of letters in their last name: "Obama" and "Biden." Who was vice president the last time this happened? Spiro Agnew, vice president to Richard Nixon. "Nixon" is more points in Scrabble, however.

5. The NBA's Lloyd Free and Ron Artest both added what word to their names when they legally changed them? World B. Free was probably a better exemplar of world freedom than Metta World Peace has been of World Peace.

6. Because of their disklike shape, what are thrombocytes more commonly called? They're the platelets that help your blood clot. (Sorry if that's a sore spot, hemophiliacs. Geez, you guys bruise easy.)

7. What unusual distinction is shared by these famous people? Henry Adams, Jackson Browne, Henry Fonda, Katherine Graham, Fritz Haber, Courtney Love, Joan Rivers, Dr. Seuss, Percy Shelley, Joseph Stalin. Each of these people lost a spouse to suicide. That's a real cheery Question Seven, right? Don't worry, this week's one isn't about anything terrible.
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Old 01 May 2012, 08:18 AM
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THIS WEEK'S QUESTIONS

1. In 1978, what became the second U.S. state to legalize some casino gambling?

2. What two cash crops lent their names to the iconic "Our Gang" characters played by Billie Thomas and Carl Switzer, respectively?

3. The African nation of Burkina Faso is drained by the Red, Black, and White tributaries of what river?

4. In his song "Ransom," who raps, "I'm the same yellow boy that used to play up on Degrassi, / Can pocket 20,000 to be anywhere they ask me"?

5. Bauxite ore is our main source of what metal?

6. According to poet John Greenleaf Whittier, "of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are" what four words?

7. What unusual distinction is shared by all these songs? Young MC's "Bust a Move," Led Zeppelin's "Houses of the Holy", Marvin Gaye's "It Takes Two," David Bowie's "Life on Mars?", Usher's "Trading Places," the Everlys' "Wake Up Little Susie," Dylan's "You Ain't Goin' Nowhere," Alanis Morissette's "You Oughta Know."
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Old 01 May 2012, 08:23 AM
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1. In 1978, what became the second U.S. state to legalize some casino gambling?
New Jersey (oh state of my birth, I know thee not [dad was in the army])

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2. What two cash crops lent their names to the iconic "Our Gang" characters played by Billie Thomas and Carl Switzer, respectively?
Buckwheat and Alfalfa!

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3. The African nation of Burkina Faso is drained by the Red, Black, and White tributaries of what river?
The Volta

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4. In his song "Ransom," who raps, "I'm the same yellow boy that used to play up on Degrassi, / Can pocket 20,000 to be anywhere they ask me"?
Absolutely no idea whatsoever

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5. Bauxite ore is our main source of what metal?
Aluminum

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6. According to poet John Greenleaf Whittier, "of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are" what four words?
"what might have been"

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7. What unusual distinction is shared by all these songs? Young MC's "Bust a Move," Led Zeppelin's "Houses of the Holy", Marvin Gaye's "It Takes Two," David Bowie's "Life on Mars?", Usher's "Trading Places," the Everlys' "Wake Up Little Susie," Dylan's "You Ain't Goin' Nowhere," Alanis Morissette's "You Oughta Know."
Only familiar with about half and can really only recall the lyrics to "Wake Up Little Susie", so I can't come up with anything.

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Old 01 May 2012, 10:18 AM
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6. According to poet John Greenleaf Whittier, "of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are"
"You're wasting your time, I don't like men."
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Old 01 May 2012, 02:31 PM
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THIS WEEK'S QUESTIONS

1. In 1978, what became the second U.S. state to legalize some casino gambling?

New Joisey
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2. What two cash crops lent their names to the iconic "Our Gang" characters played by Billie Thomas and Carl Switzer, respectively?
Alfalfa and Buckwheat or, in the specified order, Buckwheat and Alfalfa
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3. The African nation of Burkina Faso is drained by the Red, Black, and White tributaries of what river?
De Nile
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4. In his song "Ransom," who raps, "I'm the same yellow boy that used to play up on Degrassi, / Can pocket 20,000 to be anywhere they ask me"?
Marky Mark
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5. Bauxite ore is our main source of what metal?
Aluminum
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6. According to poet John Greenleaf Whittier, "of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are" what four words?
"It might have been"
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7. What unusual distinction is shared by all these songs? Young MC's "Bust a Move," Led Zeppelin's "Houses of the Holy", Marvin Gaye's "It Takes Two," David Bowie's "Life on Mars?", Usher's "Trading Places," the Everlys' "Wake Up Little Susie," Dylan's "You Ain't Goin' Nowhere," Alanis Morissette's "You Oughta Know."
Haven't a clue. Haven't heard most of those songs.

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Old 01 May 2012, 02:36 PM
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1. In 1978, what became the second U.S. state to legalize some casino gambling? New Jersey
2. What two cash crops lent their names to the iconic "Our Gang" characters played by Billie Thomas and Carl Switzer, respectively? Buckwheat and Alfalpha (sp)
3. The African nation of Burkina Faso is drained by the Red, Black, and White tributaries of what river? Nile?
5. Bauxite ore is our main source of what metal? Aluminimininium
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Old 01 May 2012, 03:09 PM
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THIS WEEK'S QUESTIONS

1. New Jersey

2. Buckwheat & Alfalfa

3. WAG Nile?

4. Appears to be about a song produced after 1987.

5. Aluminum

6. "it might have been"
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Old 01 May 2012, 03:40 PM
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1. In 1978, what became the second U.S. state to legalize some casino gambling? New Jersey

2. What two cash crops lent their names to the iconic "Our Gang" characters played by Billie Thomas and Carl Switzer, respectively? Buckwheat and Alfalfa

3. The African nation of Burkina Faso is drained by the Red, Black, and White tributaries of what river? The Nile?

4. In his song "Ransom," who raps, "I'm the same yellow boy that used to play up on Degrassi, / Can pocket 20,000 to be anywhere they ask me"? No idea - WAGPit Bull?

5. Bauxite ore is our main source of what metal? Aluminum?

6. According to poet John Greenleaf Whittier, "of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are" what four words? "It might have been"

7. What unusual distinction is shared by all these songs? Young MC's "Bust a Move," Led Zeppelin's "Houses of the Holy", Marvin Gaye's "It Takes Two," David Bowie's "Life on Mars?", Usher's "Trading Places," the Everlys' "Wake Up Little Susie," Dylan's "You Ain't Goin' Nowhere," Alanis Morissette's "You Oughta Know." Ooh! I think I got this one! They reference a movie theater - "Bust a Move" has the bit about "the theater gets dark just to start the show, when you spot a fine woman sittin' in your row." "Houses of the Holy" has "let me take you to a movie; let me take you to a show." "Wake Up Little Susie" has "the movie wasn't so hot; it didn't have a much of a plot..." "You Oughta Know" has the infamous "would she go down on you in a theatre."
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1. In 1978, what became the second U.S. state to legalize some casino gambling?

Nevada. I guess New Jersey was first.

2. What two cash crops lent their names to the iconic "Our Gang" characters played by Billie Thomas and Carl Switzer, respectively?

Buckwheat and Alfalfa. One that I knew!!!!

3. The African nation of Burkina Faso is drained by the Red, Black, and White tributaries of what river?

Nile? I've heard of the Blue Nile, there must be other colours in there.

4. In his song "Ransom," who raps, "I'm the same yellow boy that used to play up on Degrassi, / Can pocket 20,000 to be anywhere they ask me"?

No clue.

5. Bauxite ore is our main source of what metal?

Aluminum?

6. According to poet John Greenleaf Whittier, "of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are" what four words?

"goodbye my old friend"? It at least rhymes, sort of.

7. What unusual distinction is shared by all these songs? Young MC's "Bust a Move," Led Zeppelin's "Houses of the Holy", Marvin Gaye's "It Takes Two," David Bowie's "Life on Mars?", Usher's "Trading Places," the Everlys' "Wake Up Little Susie," Dylan's "You Ain't Goin' Nowhere," Alanis Morissette's "You Oughta Know."

They all finish their lyrics with the title of the song? It's just a guess as I only know one song on the list well.
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6. According to poet John Greenleaf Whittier, "of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are" what four words?

"goodbye my old friend"? It at least rhymes, sort of.
Been rhymes with pen.

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4. Drake aka Jimmy on Degrassi: The Next Generation
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1. In 1978, what became the second U.S. state to legalize some casino
gambling?
A- New Jersey (according to someone we met from Brooklyn, people in Joisey "moida da language".)
FYI to UEL: Nevada has always had legalized gambling

2. What two cash crops lent their names to the iconic "Our Gang" characters played by Billie Thomas and Carl Switzer, respectively?
A- Alfalfa and Buckwheat (I don't know who played which. Do I get partial credit for knowing the character names w/out looking them up?)

3. The African nation of Burkina Faso is drained by the Red, Black, and
White tributaries of what river?
A- Congo?

4. In his song "Ransom," who raps, "I'm the same yellow boy that used to play up on Degrassi, / Can pocket 20,000 to be anywhere they ask me"?
A- No clue, as I cannot stand "rap". Is it really music?

5. Bauxite ore is our main source of what metal?
A- Aluminum

6. According to poet John Greenleaf Whittier, "of all sad words of tongue
or pen, the saddest are" what four words?
A- "What might have been"?
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Old 02 May 2012, 08:22 AM
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1. In 1978, what became the second U.S. state to legalize some casino gambling?

New Jersey

5. Bauxite ore is our main source of what metal?

Aluminium
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1. In 1978, what became the second U.S. state to legalize some casino gambling?

New Jersey

3. The African nation of Burkina Faso is drained by the Red, Black, and White tributaries of what river?

The Niger?

5. Bauxite ore is our main source of what metal?

Aluminium
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Old 02 May 2012, 02:12 PM
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I suspect Floater has #3.

And I'm totally stunned to discover I apparently have #6. I thought the only line of his I knew was "Barefoot boy with cheeks of tan" (one of the most punned lines ever).

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Old 03 May 2012, 08:20 AM
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7. What unusual distinction is shared by all these songs? Young MC's "Bust a Move," Led Zeppelin's "Houses of the Holy", Marvin Gaye's "It Takes Two," David Bowie's "Life on Mars?", Usher's "Trading Places," the Everlys' "Wake Up Little Susie," Dylan's "You Ain't Goin' Nowhere," Alanis Morissette's "You Oughta Know."
Probably something about movies, although "You Ain't Goin' Nowhere" doesn't mention them. ("Houses of the Holy," "It Takes Two," "Wake Up Little Susie" and "You Oughta Know" all mention either movies or theaters.)
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