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Old 05 October 2017, 06:09 PM
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1. The Crimean War.
2. Well, I could count the digits in my UK passport and assume it was the same, which might not count as cheating...! I won't though.
3. A Moscow Mule.
4. Reduction. There's an mnemonic for it - OIL RIG (Oxidation is losing, Reduction is gaining).
5. The French Foreign Legion.
6. Hmm, scissors aren't a common household object? I've also heard it called a scorpion kick - maybe where Ken Jennings lives, a scorpion is an everyday object?

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7. What unusual distinction is shared by these Shakespeare plays, and no others? The Comedy of Errors, The Merchant of Venice, Othello, Pericles, The Tempest, Twelfth Night, The Winter's Tale.
I should know more about Shakespeare than I do. Are those the only ones in which a set of twins get confused with each other to humorous or tragic effect? (Joke - surely that happens in more of his plays than this! I've spoilered it anyway because actually twins isn't such a stupid guess.)
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Old 05 October 2017, 06:13 PM
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GenYus, what about Romeo and Juliet?
Good point. How about plays where no one dies?

Note: That's a Seaboe answer.
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Old 05 October 2017, 07:01 PM
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1. The 1854-55 Siege of Sevastopol occupied a full year of what war?
I assume this would be the Crimean war.
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2. How many digits are in most U.S. passport numbers?
digits or characters? 16.
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3. What ginger-beer-and-lime cocktail, usually served in a copper mug, is named for the possible provenance of its third ingredient, vodka?
a Russian Screwdriver?
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4. In a chemical reaction where one substance loses electrons through oxidation, the other will gain electrons, through a complementary process called what?
reduction?
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5. What organization's adventures were most famously described in the 1924 novel Beau Geste?
the French Foreign Legion, where no one knows your name.
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6. The soccer kick sometimes called an "overhead" or "scissors" kick is more commonly known by the name of what everyday object?
round house (which is not more common than scissors)
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7. What unusual distinction is shared by these Shakespeare plays, and no others? The Comedy of Errors, The Merchant of Venice, Othello, Pericles, The Tempest, Twelfth Night, The Winter's Tale.
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Not having read most of those, I don't have a clue. I'll say they only have 3 acts.

GenYus, thank you! I'm flattered (I'll also confess I almost said something about people dying as an answer).

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Old 05 October 2017, 07:27 PM
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1. The 1854-55 Siege of Sevastopol occupied a full year of what war? Crimea

5. What organization's adventures were most famously described in the 1924 novel Beau Geste? The French Foreign Legion
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Old 05 October 2017, 08:49 PM
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1. Crimean War

2. I have no clue, my passport has 6, so I'll guess 7

3. White Russian. Just guessing. Never had one but it sounds good.

4. Ionation. I saw electrons and thought elections. Was going to blame the Electoral College.

5. Le Legion Etrangere

6. Umbrella

7. No one claims that someone else wrote them other than Shakespeare himself.
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Old 06 October 2017, 10:32 AM
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6 might be Bicycle
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Old 06 October 2017, 10:46 AM
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1. The 1854-55 Siege of Sevastopol occupied a full year of what war?

Crimean war

6. The soccer kick sometimes called an "overhead" or "scissors" kick is more commonly known by the name of what everyday object?

Bicycle
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Old 10 October 2017, 10:57 AM
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Hello, all.

Confession time. Somehow, I lost last week's email. It isn't in my trash folder, my inbox or anywhere else. This means, since question 7 is delayed each week, I don't have the answer for last week's question 7. My apologies. I usually remember it, but of course this is one time where I don't. If anybody else knows the answer, please share.

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LAST WEEK'S ANSWERS

1. The 1854-55 Siege of Sevastopol occupied a full year of what war?
Sevastopol is a port on the Black Sea. This is the Crimean War.

2. How many digits are in most U.S. passport numbers?
Apologies to international readers. The answer is nine, though apparently lengths of six, seven, and eight are possible in rarer cases, for reasons the State Department doesn't elaborate on. And even though government websites call them "digits," I probably should have said "symbols," since alphanumeric characters are possible in this "number."

3. What ginger-beer-and-lime cocktail, usually served in a copper mug, is named for the possible provenance of its third ingredient, vodka?
Moscow Mules are not really from Moscow.

4. In a chemical reaction where one substance loses electrons through oxidation, the other will gain electrons, through a complementary process called what?
These are called "redox" reactions, because they always involve both an oxidation and a reduction.

5. What organization's adventures were most famously described in the 1924 novel Beau Geste?
Beau Geste, by P. C. Wren, is the ur-source for most of our romantic ideas about the French Foreign Legion in North Africa.

6. The soccer kick sometimes called an "overhead" or "scissors" kick is more commonly known by the name of what everyday object?
Bicycles, because they're bicycle kicks. Or, much more rarely, "bi-kick-les."

THIS WEEK'S QUESTIONS

1. What kind of animal is PaRappa the Rapper?

2. What 11th-century publication was so named because its contents were held to be as legally unimpeachable as the findings of the Last Judgment?

3. What 2017 TV hit's characters include Ofglen, Ofwarren, and Ofsamuel?

4. The Cavendish cultivar, now endangered by the fungal "Panama disease," currently makes up 99% of what product sold commercially?

5. After his excavations at Hissarlik, Heinrich Schliemann published an 1875 book about what city "and Its Remains"?

6. What rock band recorded the appropriately named 1980s hits "Cruiser" and "Drive"?

7. What unusual distinction is shared by all these movies? Angel Heart, Before Sunrise, The Bishop's Wife, Caddyshack, Eat Pray Love, Fury, Happy-Go-Lucky, Jacob's Ladder, Sherlock Holmes, The Wolf Man.

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Old 10 October 2017, 11:02 AM
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2) The Domesday Book. I always wondered how it got that name.

5) Troy

6) The Cars
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Old 10 October 2017, 11:05 AM
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5. After his excavations at Hissarlik, Heinrich Schliemann published an 1875 book about what city "and Its Remains"?

Troy
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Old 10 October 2017, 11:28 AM
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#4 must be bananas
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Old 10 October 2017, 11:49 AM
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I agree, Kitap.
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Old 10 October 2017, 11:54 AM
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3) The Handmaid's Tale.

4 Bananas,

5) Troy

6) The Cars
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Old 10 October 2017, 12:16 PM
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4. bananas

5. Troy
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Old 10 October 2017, 12:18 PM
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6 might be Bicycle
Yes, I realised after my post that a scorpion kick is actually something different.
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Old 10 October 2017, 12:25 PM
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1. A dog.
2. Must be the Domesday Book.
3. The Handmaid's Tale.
4. Bananas?
5. I should know this, or at least be more sure about it, but Troy?
6. Cars I expect.

I don't have any ideas for number 7.
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Old 10 October 2017, 01:53 PM
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2. What 11th-century publication was so named because its contents were held to be as legally unimpeachable as the findings of the Last Judgment?

Doomsday Book?

3. What 2017 TV hit's characters include Ofglen, Ofwarren, and Ofsamuel?

Handmaid's Tale.-- pretty sure that's the name of the book, anyway. For all I know they named the TV show something else.

4. The Cavendish cultivar, now endangered by the fungal "Panama disease," currently makes up 99% of what product sold commercially?

Bananas.
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Old 10 October 2017, 01:57 PM
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THIS WEEK'S QUESTIONS

1. What kind of animal is PaRappa the Rapper?
I'm going to say Giant Panda. Partly because I have no clue, and partly because the idea of a rapping Panda makes me smile.
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2. What 11th-century publication was so named because its contents were held to be as legally unimpeachable as the findings of the Last Judgment?
This must be the Domesday (or Doomsday) book.
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3. What 2017 TV hit's characters include Ofglen, Ofwarren, and Ofsamuel?
I have no idea, but I like those names.Vikings? (because I can't not answer)
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4. The Cavendish cultivar, now endangered by the fungal "Panama disease," currently makes up 99% of what product sold commercially?
Clearly, that's a banana.
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5. After his excavations at Hissarlik, Heinrich Schliemann published an 1875 book about what city "and Its Remains"?
Troy.
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6. What rock band recorded the appropriately named 1980s hits "Cruiser" and "Drive"?
The Cars
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7. What unusual distinction is shared by all these movies? Angel Heart, Before Sunrise, The Bishop's Wife, Caddyshack, Eat Pray Love, Fury, Happy-Go-Lucky, Jacob's Ladder, Sherlock Holmes, The Wolf Man.
Which Sherlock Homes? Actually, I find the idea that Caddyshack and The Bishop's Wife have something in common a wee bit mind boggling. It must have something to do with the cast.

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Old 10 October 2017, 02:12 PM
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Last week's #7 answer:

What unusual distinction is shared by these Shakespeare plays, and no others? The Comedy of Errors, The Merchant of Venice, Othello, Pericles, The Tempest, Twelfth Night, The Winter's Tale.

They all involved shipwrecks.
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1. What kind of animal is PaRappa the Rapper?

2. What 11th-century publication was so named because its contents were held to be as legally unimpeachable as the findings of the Last Judgment?

3. What 2017 TV hit's characters include Ofglen, Ofwarren, and Ofsamuel?

4. The Cavendish cultivar, now endangered by the fungal "Panama disease," currently makes up 99% of what product sold commercially?

5. After his excavations at Hissarlik, Heinrich Schliemann published an 1875 book about what city "and Its Remains"?

6. What rock band recorded the appropriately named 1980s hits "Cruiser" and "Drive"?

7. What unusual distinction is shared by all these movies? Angel Heart, Before Sunrise, The Bishop's Wife, Caddyshack, Eat Pray Love, Fury, Happy-Go-Lucky, Jacob's Ladder, Sherlock Holmes, The Wolf Man.
1. Dog IIRC. Kick, jump, it's all in the mind!
2. Can't think of anything.
3. The Handmaid's Tale
4. Bananas
5. Troy
6. The Cars
7. I haven't really seen enough of these to make a guess.
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