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Old 13 January 2018, 12:30 AM
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And after I post, I see one other answer. The tequila question...

The answer others put down was who I was thinking of, but for whatever reason I grabbed the wrong name.

Coffee for Tequila!
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Old 13 January 2018, 02:10 AM
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Yeah, I didn't get the tequila question. Which annoyed me, since once I saw everyone else's answers, it seemed really, really obvious.
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Old 16 January 2018, 10:56 AM
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Hello, all. Time for Tuesday Trivia.

LAST WEEK'S QUESTIONS

1. Katy Perry, Alice Cooper, and Jessica Simpson were all raised by fathers with what profession in common?
They were all the children of ministers. Parents, don't be too strict with your kids.

2. The Roman general who conquered Britain is best known by what name, the Latin for "farmer"?
Agricola was not the organic soft drink he sounds like.

3. What 1984 movie is the only film in the Internet Movie Database whose user score is always listed out of 11 stars, not 10?
This Is Spinal Tap. Why don't you just make ten the top rating and make that a little more acclaimed?

4. Two physicists won the 2015 Nobel Prize for discovering that at least some neutrinos have mass. Name either of the two known elementary particles--both "force carriers"--still thought to be massless.
Photons mediate electromagnetism and gluons mediate the strong nuclear force, and both are (probably) massless.

5. What Spanish businessman was the first settler given a permit in 1795 to bottle the previously banned product of tequila?
There was a real-life Jose Cuervo, and he got muy muy rico.

6. In what groundbreaking "nonfiction novel" of 1966 does Perry Smith say of Herbert Clutter, "I thought he was a very nice gentleman. I thought so right up to the moment I cut his throat"?
In Cold Blood, in which Truman Capote pretty much invented the true crime genre. Roughly ten thousand podcasts are all. His. Fault.

7. What unusual distinction is shared by all these famous people? Courteney Cox, Micky Dolenz, Tom Ford, Thomas Hardy, Thomas Jefferson, William Morris, Queen Noor, Anthony Quinn, Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Seal, George Takei, Roger Waters.
Each studied architecture before moving on to other pursuits--hence the Pink Floyd album Music for Architectural Students.

THIS WEEK'S QUESTIONS

1. What unusual psychological condition is named in honor of Janne Olsson's infamous Norrmalmstorg bank robbery of August 1973?

2. The only dog ever to get his own Entertainment Weekly cover was Moose, better known for playing "Eddie" on what TV show?

3. What Austrian pediatrician first outlined the difference between "high-functioning" and "low-functioning" autism?

4. The 1920 Olympics were awarded to what city, though some events were held in nearby Ostend and Amsterdam?

5. Robert Catesby was the real ringleader of the 1605 crime now most closely associated with what man?

6. What variety of "shepherd-style" Mexican taco is actually a local adaptation of Lebanese shawarma?

7. What unusual distinction is shared by these rivers? Cooper, Detroit, Jordan, Niagara, Syr Darya, Ural, Volga.

Enjoy!
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Old 16 January 2018, 11:12 AM
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I knew a few of last week's answers, but forgot to post! I read them on my phone, but didn't post because it's a pain to get the formatting right to hide my answers, then forgot to get on my computer to post. D'OH!

1. What unusual psychological condition is named in honor of Janne Olsson's infamous Norrmalmstorg bank robbery of August 1973? Stockholm Syndrome

2. The only dog ever to get his own Entertainment Weekly cover was Moose, better known for playing "Eddie" on what TV show? Frasier

5. Robert Catesby was the real ringleader of the 1605 crime now most closely associated with what man? Guy Fawkes
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