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Old 15 January 2013, 02:30 PM
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#5 is bats. No, wait: worldwide and US are probably different. I would guess that worldwide the answer is dogs.
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Old 15 January 2013, 02:42 PM
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1. The American writers Thomas Bulfinch and Edith Hamilton are best known for their definitive works on what subject?

Mythology.
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2. "The Jean Genie" was, appropriately enough given its title, the first single off of what 1973 David Bowie album?
Space Oddity
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3. What western U.S. state can claim to border seven other U.S. states?
Idaho
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4. Which American sports team added the word "leg" to its official name during the McCarthy-era 1950s?
Cincinnati Reds
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5. About 97% of human rabies deaths worldwide were cases transmitted from what animal?
opossums
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6. What modern country was, about 2200 years ago, the center of one of the world's largest powers, the Maurya Empire?
Mauritania
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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.
They all had bad teeth/ wore dentures.

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Old 22 January 2013, 07:26 AM
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LAST WEEK'S ANSWERS

1. The American writers Thomas Bulfinch and Edith Hamilton are best known for their definitive works on what subject? Both wrote still-widely-read collections of Greek myths.

2. "The Jean Genie" was, appropriately enough given its title, the first single off of what 1973 David Bowie album? Possibly a coincidence, but "The Jean Genie" is found on Aladdin Sane.

3. What western U.S. state can claim to border seven other U.S. states? I guess they can all CLAIM to, but the only one who wouldn't be lying is Colorado--and only then if you count the point where it touches Arizona. I am totally counting that single point.

4. Which American sports team added the word "leg" to its official name during the McCarthy-era 1950s? The Cincinnati Reds were briefly the Cincinnati Redlegs, so only their legs were filthy Communists.

5. About 97% of human rabies deaths worldwide were cases transmitted from what animal? Dogs--and mostly in Asia and Africa, where there aren't widespread vaccination programs for house pets.

6. What modern country was, about 2200 years ago, the center of one of the world's largest powers, the Maurya Empire? The Mauryans covered almost all of what is today India.

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. All have bridges named after them. (Well, everyone still calls one of them the Queensboro Bridge, but officially it's the Ed Koch Bridge. How'm I doing?)
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Old 22 January 2013, 07:28 AM
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1. Besides Saudi Arabia, Brunei, and the United Arab Emirates, there is still a fourth country where women can't vote in elections--and it's not in Asia. What is it?

2. Filmmaker Warren Miller has made over 100 documentaries about athletes in what sport?

3. What liniment company was best known for its advertising jingles serialized on roadside signs, which it debuted in Minnesota in 1925?

4. The princess in Mario video games is named for what fruit?

5. What is by far the largest and most famous object in the Kuiper belt?

6. What are the seven syllables used in the "solfege" system, which dates back to the 11th century but is still common today?

7. What unusual distinction is shared by these TV series--and no others that I can find? The Dukes of Hazzard, Law & Order, The Love Boat, The Pioneers, Saturday Night Live, The Sonny and Cher Show, The Troubleshooters.
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Old 22 January 2013, 07:32 AM
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1. Besides Saudi Arabia, Brunei, and the United Arab Emirates, there is still a fourth country where women can't vote in elections--and it's not in Asia. What is it?
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2. Filmmaker Warren Miller has made over 100 documentaries about athletes in what sport?
Snow Skiing/Boarding

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3. What liniment company was best known for its advertising jingles serialized on roadside signs, which it debuted in Minnesota in 1925?
Burma Shave

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4. The princess in Mario video games is named for what fruit?
Peach

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5. What is by far the largest and most famous object in the Kuiper belt?
Pluto

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6. What are the seven syllables used in the "solfege" system, which dates back to the 11th century but is still common today?
Do Re Mi Fa Sol La Ti

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7. What unusual distinction is shared by these TV series--and no others that I can find? The Dukes of Hazzard, Law & Order, The Love Boat, The Pioneers, Saturday Night Live, The Sonny and Cher Show, The Troubleshooters.
I have never seen The Pioneers or The Trouble Shooters. Can't think of what the others have in common.

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Old 22 January 2013, 08:11 AM
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5. What is by far the largest and most famous object in the Kuiper belt?

Pluto
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Old 22 January 2013, 08:33 AM
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#7 - is it that they all had a cast member who went on to be in Congress? Fred Grandy did. So did Sonny Bono and Fred Thompson. Also the guy who played Uncle Jesse.
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I don't see how any answer can possibly be correct. The most famous is probably slightly smaller than the largest but even if it isn't, it definitely isn't "by far" the largest at all.
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Old 22 January 2013, 09:27 AM
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1. Besides Saudi Arabia, Brunei, and the United Arab Emirates, there is still a fourth country where women can't vote in elections--and it's not in Asia. What is it?

The State of Vatican City has rather restrictive rules about elections of it's Head of State. Additionally, it has (AFAIK) no female citicens.

6. What are the seven syllables used in the "solfege" system, which dates back to the 11th century but is still common today?

Do-re-mi-fa-so-la-si.
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I don't see how any answer can possibly be correct. The most famous is probably slightly smaller than the largest but even if it isn't, it definitely isn't "by far" the largest at all.
If you are referencing Eris, it is usually classed as a "scattered disk object," not a Kuiper Belt Object. Pluto still still remains the largest KBO (although"by far" is probably not the best term).

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Old 22 January 2013, 01:29 PM
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Don Enrico, isn't the last one ti, a drink with jam and bread?
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Old 22 January 2013, 01:35 PM
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I've reproduced what I remember about those syllables. I might well be mistaken, or the original Italian syllables are reproduced differently in English and German.
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Old 22 January 2013, 01:38 PM
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it is usually classed as a "scattered disk object," not a Kuiper Belt Object
But the question doesn't ask about a KBO. It specifies "in the Kuiper Belt".
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Old 22 January 2013, 01:53 PM
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3. What liniment company was best known for its advertising jingles serialized on roadside signs, which it debuted in Minnesota in 1925?
Burma-Shave

4. The princess in Mario video games is named for what fruit?
Peach

5. What is by far the largest and most famous object in the Kuiper belt?
Halley's Comet?ETA: Should'a gone with my first guess!

6. What are the seven syllables used in the "solfege" system, which dates back to the 11th century but is still common today?
Do (originally "Ut"), Re, Mi, Fa, Sol, La, Ti, Do

7. What unusual distinction is shared by these TV series--and no others that I can find? The Dukes of Hazzard, Law & Order, The Love Boat, The Pioneers, Saturday Night Live, The Sonny and Cher Show, The Troubleshooters.
Cast members who went on to be members of congress?
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Old 22 January 2013, 01:55 PM
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I've reproduced what I remember about those syllables. I might well be mistaken, or the original Italian syllables are reproduced differently in English and German.
It was originally si, but is now commonly ti (with si being used for the chromatic alteration of a raised sol).
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For #7, it wasn't the actor who played Uncle Jesse (Denver Pyle) who went to congress, but the actor who played Cooter (Ben Jones).
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Old 22 January 2013, 02:16 PM
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But the question doesn't ask about a KBO. It specifies "in the Kuiper Belt".
It passes through the Kuiper belt sometimes, due to the eccentricity of it orbit. Whether that means "in the Kuiper belt" might be a semantic question, although it is currently (at 90+ AU) beyond what astronomers consider the edge of the Kuiper belt to be (about 50 AU).

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4. Which American sports team added the word "leg" to its official name during the McCarthy-era 1950s? The Cincinnati Reds were briefly the Cincinnati Redlegs, so only their legs were filthy Communists.
As I understood it, they actually started out in the 19th century as the Red Legs and so the name was restored rather than created in the 50s. But I'm not a baseball expert, so I could be wrong.
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THIS WEEK'S QUESTIONS

1. Besides Saudi Arabia, Brunei, and the United Arab Emirates, there is still a fourth country where women can't vote in elections--and it's not in Asia. What is it?

Switzerland
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2. Filmmaker Warren Miller has made over 100 documentaries about athletes in what sport?
Skiing. My BIL's brother is in a brief scene in one of the movies.
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3. What liniment company was best known for its advertising jingles serialized on roadside signs, which it debuted in Minnesota in 1925?
Burma Shave was a liniment company?
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4. The princess in Mario video games is named for what fruit?
Kiwi
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5. What is by far the largest and most famous object in the Kuiper belt?
Well, nowadays, it's Pluto.
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6. What are the seven syllables used in the "solfege" system, which dates back to the 11th century but is still common today?
do re mi fa so la ti (do'h)
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7. What unusual distinction is shared by these TV series--and no others that I can find? The Dukes of Hazzard, Law & Order, The Love Boat, The Pioneers, Saturday Night Live, The Sonny and Cher Show, The Troubleshooters.
One of the stars later became a congressman. ETA: shows how easy this question is--I knew the answer and I haven't even seen 5 of the 7 shows.

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4. The princess in Mario video games is named for what fruit?
Kiwi
Princess Kiwi?

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(*Was she from one of the lesser known titles?)
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As I understood it, they actually started out in the 19th century as the Red Legs and so the name was restored rather than created in the 50s. But I'm not a baseball expert, so I could be wrong.
Red Stockings, I believe.
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