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Old 13 June 2018, 12:16 PM
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1. RNA.

2. Spices.

3. New Zealand?

4. Don't know.

5. Skating.

6. Don't know.

7. There are a couple on there that I know started out as private, went public, then went private again, so I'm going to go with that.
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Old 19 June 2018, 10:44 AM
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Happy Tuesday, everyone. Here we go with ...

LAST WEEK'S ANSWERS

1. What complicated molecule comes in varieties including messenger, transfer, and ribosomal?
Those are three of the many types of RNA, or ribonucleic acids.

2. McCormick & Company, which owns brands like Old Bay and Zatarain's, is the world's largest manufacturer of what?
Check your spice rack: McCormick processes and packages spices and seasonings and flavorings of all kinds. This is not a sponsored question, but if McCormick & Company is reading: PLEASE SEND SPICES thank you! I am out of marjoram.

3. Liberia is the only foreign country with a capital named for a U.S. president. What's the only foreign country with a capital named for a British prime minister?
Arthur Wellesley, the 1st Duke of Wellington, had a political career after his Napoleon-defeating days were over. Wellington, New Zealand is named for the two-time prime minister.

4. What Chinese word fills both blanks in this famous quote? "The ______ that can be expressed is not the eternal _____."
The Tao that can be expressed is not the eternal Tao, according to Lao-tzu in the Tao Te Ching.

5. The original "Frick and Frack," whose name caught on in American slang, were famous for what sport?
Today you can call any annoying or inseparable duo "Frick and Frack," but the original Frick and Frack were Werner Groebli and Hansruedi Mauch, two popular Swiss ice skaters.

6. The first seven Americans to win the Nobel Peace Prize were all statesman-diplomats, with the exception of what woman?
Jane Addams was the "mother of social work."

7. What unusual distinction is shared by all these companies? American Greetings, Burger King, Conair, Dell, Dole, Heinz, Hilton, Jo-Ann, Levi's, Panera, Walgreens, Yahoo.
Each of these was a public company that bucked the IPO trend at some point in its recent history by going private.

THIS WEEK'S QUESTIONS

1. Between 1993 and 2010, South African record producer "Mutt" Lange was married to what singer, for whom he produced the best-selling album of the 1990s?

2. What's the name of the circular dance that often accompanies "Hava Nagila" at Jewish weddings?

3. What breed of hunting dog takes its name from the French for "rather low"?

4. The 1936 and 1964 summer Olympics were opened, respectively, by what two world leaders--who, despite their close historical association, never actually met in person?

5. According to the 1999 film, what is the second rule of Fight Club?

6. What word from "Jabberwocky" is also an oceanographic term for a system of circulating ocean currents?

7. What unusual distinction is shared by all these TV shows? Grace Under Fire, Gun, Life Goes On, Providence, Time of Your Life, The Wonder Years.

Enjoy!
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Old 19 June 2018, 11:22 AM
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#1 is Shania Twain.

#2 is the hora?

#4 - maybe Hitler and Hirohito?
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Old 19 June 2018, 11:24 AM
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3. What breed of hunting dog takes its name from the French for "rather low"?

Bassett?

4. The 1936 and 1964 summer Olympics were opened, respectively, by what two world leaders--who, despite their close historical association, never actually met in person?

Hitler and Hirohito
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Old 19 June 2018, 11:34 AM
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1. Don't know.

2. The hora.

3. Bassett?

4. Hitler and Hirohito.

5. You do not talk about Fight Club.

6. Don't know.

7. Nothing comes to mind.
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Old 19 June 2018, 11:54 AM
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Wow I know almost all of these. I'm on my phone now and it's difficult to do the spoiler white-out, so I'll have to post my answers later.
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