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Old 29 August 2017, 02:20 PM
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Nebraska's most important (only? readers, hit me up!) contribution to world literature was the great Willa Cather.
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Old 29 August 2017, 03:24 PM
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THIS WEEK'S QUESTIONS

1. Who painted the 1960s California Pop Art classics The Splash, A Little Splash, and A Bigger Splash?
Max Factor (yes, I know, he was makeup not art).
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2. What kind of table would you use for lomilomi, reiki, or rolfing?
A massage table.
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3. What European capital's central castle and city hall were the sites of its two famous "defenestrations" in 1419 and 1618?
Prague.
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4. What's the most widely cultivated plant in genus Saccharum?
Sugar Cane?
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5. Rod Ansell, the hunter and backwoodsman who died in a police shootout south of Darwin in 1999, is best known for inspiring the title character of what 1986 movie?
Crocodile Dundee, I assume.
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6. What Ukrainian city that had 14,000 residents thirty-five years ago has a population of only 690 people today?
Chernoble?
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7. What unusual distinction is shared by these body parts, listed in this order? Skin, eye, thyroid, kidney, pancreas, liver, heart, lung, intestine, hand.
Well, the skin is the largest organ. I can't think of anything that would explain why hand is listed separately from skin, or why hand and eye are the only non-organs listed.

Oh, well.

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3. I know this word has come up on this board but can't recollect the meaning.
It means "to throw out through a window"

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Old 29 August 2017, 03:27 PM
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Old 29 August 2017, 06:08 PM
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1. Who painted the 1960s California Pop Art classics The Splash, A Little Splash, and A Bigger Splash?

2. What kind of table would you use for lomilomi, reiki, or rolfing?

3. What European capital's central castle and city hall were the sites of its two famous "defenestrations" in 1419 and 1618?

4. What's the most widely cultivated plant in genus Saccharum?

5. Rod Ansell, the hunter and backwoodsman who died in a police shootout south of Darwin in 1999, is best known for inspiring the title character of what 1986 movie?

6. What Ukrainian city that had 14,000 residents thirty-five years ago has a population of only 690 people today?

7. What unusual distinction is shared by these body parts, listed in this order? Skin, eye, thyroid, kidney, pancreas, liver, heart, lung, intestine, hand.
1. Warhol?
2. Reiki is a form of massage, so I'd guess a massage table
3. No idea
4. Sugarcane?
5. Crocodile Dundee
6. That one near Chernobyl... Pirpyat or something like that
7. Listed from most to least delicious.
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Old 06 September 2017, 01:29 AM
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Hi, all. I'm travelling with my wife today so I apologize for the delay. At long last, here are this weeks questions:

LAST WEEK'S ANSWERS

1. Who painted the 1960s California Pop Art classics The Splash, A Little Splash, and A Bigger Splash?
These are from David Hockney's "Incredibly Blue L.A. Swimming Pool" period.

2. What kind of table would you use for lomilomi, reiki, or rolfing?
Those are types of massage--or at least "bodywork," which is a word that people with weird, ineffective opinions about medicine use instead of "massage."

3. What European capital's central castle and city hall were the sites of its two famous "defenestrations" in 1419 and 1618?
Prague is the defenestration capital of Europe.

4. What's the most widely cultivated plant in genus Saccharum?
Genus Saccharum includes the sugarcanes. And probably some other stupid grasses that nobody cares about.

5. Rod Ansell, the hunter and backwoodsman who died in a police shootout south of Darwin in 1999, is best known for inspiring the title character of what 1986 movie?
RIP to the real Crocodile Dundee. I hope that at least he figured out how big-city escalators and bidets work before his tragic death. Don't do drugs, my friends.

6. What Ukrainian city that had 14,000 residents thirty-five years ago has a population of only 690 people today?
Chernobyl is having a hard time coming back from its bad media cycle in 1985.

7. What unusual distinction is shared by these body parts, listed in this order? Skin, eye, thyroid, kidney, pancreas, liver, heart, lung, intestine, hand.
Probably more guessable than usual! These are the major milestones in the histories of transplant surgery, listed in chronological order. ("Eye" is actually a donated cornea, not the whole organ, but the operation is often called an "eye transplant.")

THIS WEEK'S QUESTIONS

1. What mythical character was "Bound" in a play by Aeschylus and then "Unbound" in a play by Shelley?

2. Mark Rypien and Hines Ward are the only two non-American-born people ever to win what award?

3. What fictional clothing store at the corner of Ludlow and Rivington on New York's Lower East Side only ever existed on the cover of a 1989 record album?

4. With 200,000 more people than Washington, D.C., what's by far the largest U.S. city named for a president?

5. Between 1973 and 1987, federal law mandated what maximum speed on U.S. highways?

6. What Latin word for "bedpost" has come to refer to the axis of a very simple machine?

7. What unusual distinction is shared by all these TV stars? Gillian Anderson, Jessica Capshaw, Claire Danes, Tina Fey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Naturi Naughton, Amy Poehler, Phylicia Rashad, Keri Russell, Kerry Washington.

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Old 06 September 2017, 01:52 AM
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1. What mythical character was "Bound" in a play by Aeschylus and then "Unbound" in a play by Shelley? Prometheus

4. With 200,000 more people than Washington, D.C., what's by far the largest U.S. city named for a president? Jefferson City, MO

5. Between 1973 and 1987, federal law mandated what maximum speed on U.S. highways? 55, and Sammy Hagar can't drive it
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Old 06 September 2017, 03:31 AM
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1. What mythical character was "Bound" in a play by Aeschylus and then "Unbound" in a play by Shelley? Prometheus

4. With 200,000 more people than Washington, D.C., what's by far the largest U.S. city named for a president? Jacksonville, Florida

5. Between 1973 and 1987, federal law mandated what maximum speed on U.S. highways? 55

6. What Latin word for "bedpost" has come to refer to the axis of a very simple machine? Fulcrum?
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Old 06 September 2017, 03:53 AM
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1. What mythical character was "Bound" in a play by Aeschylus and then "Unbound" in a play by Shelley? Prometheus

2. Mark Rypien and Hines Ward are the only two non-American-born people ever to win what award? Heismann Trophy?

3. What fictional clothing store at the corner of Ludlow and Rivington on New York's Lower East Side only ever existed on the cover of a 1989 record album? Ooh! I think it must be Paul's Boutique

4. With 200,000 more people than Washington, D.C., what's by far the largest U.S. city named for a president? Cleveland?

5. Between 1973 and 1987, federal law mandated what maximum speed on U.S. highways? 55 mph

6. What Latin word for "bedpost" has come to refer to the axis of a very simple machine? fulcrum?

7. What unusual distinction is shared by all these TV stars? Gillian Anderson, Jessica Capshaw, Claire Danes, Tina Fey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Naturi Naughton, Amy Poehler, Phylicia Rashad, Keri Russell, Kerry Washington. They all portrayed candidates for president or V.P.?
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Old 06 September 2017, 03:53 AM
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1. What mythical character was "Bound" in a play by Aeschylus and then "Unbound" in a play by Shelley?

2. Mark Rypien and Hines Ward are the only two non-American-born people ever to win what award?

3. What fictional clothing store at the corner of Ludlow and Rivington on New York's Lower East Side only ever existed on the cover of a 1989 record album?

4. With 200,000 more people than Washington, D.C., what's by far the largest U.S. city named for a president?

5. Between 1973 and 1987, federal law mandated what maximum speed on U.S. highways?

6. What Latin word for "bedpost" has come to refer to the axis of a very simple machine?

7. What unusual distinction is shared by all these TV stars? Gillian Anderson, Jessica Capshaw, Claire Danes, Tina Fey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Naturi Naughton, Amy Poehler, Phylicia Rashad, Keri Russell, Kerry Washington.
1. Prometheus
2. Super Bowl MVP? Both were NFL players who won a Super Bowl, and I'm 95% certain neither won a Heisman. Plenty of foreign-born players have been on a winning team as well.
3. Paul's Boutique, and gosh darn it, I bought that album before it was cool!
4. Jacksonville, FL?
5. I can't drive... 55!
6. crux?
7. All women, all TV stars. Gonna guess that they were preggo at some point during their respective serieses.
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Old 06 September 2017, 04:02 AM
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There's something I've been curious about. It wasn't posted this week with the questions, but the previous weeks have all had the Q7 delayed by a week (as I assume this one was), per Ken Jennings' request. Is that a general, "hey message boards, please don't spoil it!" or was it a specific request for this board?
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Old 06 September 2017, 07:34 AM
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1. What mythical character was "Bound" in a play by Aeschylus and then "Unbound" in a play by Shelley?

Prometheus
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Old 06 September 2017, 08:16 AM
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There's something I've been curious about. It wasn't posted this week with the questions, but the previous weeks have all had the Q7 delayed by a week (as I assume this one was), per Ken Jennings' request. Is that a general, "hey message boards, please don't spoil it!" or was it a specific request for this board?
I believe it's us specifically.
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Old 06 September 2017, 12:25 PM
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Yes, he posted here to ask. (He's posted a few times in the past). At least, he asked us not to spoil question 7 by making it too easy for people to Google the answer if we got it collectively - he didn't specifically suggest delaying it. Somebody else thought of that as a solution.

I only knew 1 and 5 this week, and everybody's got those anyway! I'm going to guess "pulley" for number 6. (eta) Although having seen other people's answers, I am obviously wrong.
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Old 06 September 2017, 12:57 PM
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7. All women, all TV stars. Gonna guess that they were preggo at some point during their respective serieses.
That doesn't seem at all unusual to me. So were Lucille Ball, Debra Messing, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Katey Sagal -- that's just off the top of my head.

I'm hoping it's something those women accomplished, like producing their own show.
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Old 06 September 2017, 03:16 PM
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THIS WEEK'S QUESTIONS

1. What mythical character was "Bound" in a play by Aeschylus and then "Unbound" in a play by Shelley?
Prometheus. And Shelley's was a poem, not a play.
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2. Mark Rypien and Hines Ward are the only two non-American-born people ever to win what award?
Medal of Honor?
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3. What fictional clothing store at the corner of Ludlow and Rivington on New York's Lower East Side only ever existed on the cover of a 1989 record album?
I haven't a clue. I probably wouldn't even if you showed me the cover without any text. Staying Alive, because I can't not answer.
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4. With 200,000 more people than Washington, D.C., what's by far the largest U.S. city named for a president?
Probably not Madison, Wisconsin or Lincoln, Nebraska. Especially not Jackson, Wyoming. Let's say Jefferson City.
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5. Between 1973 and 1987, federal law mandated what maximum speed on U.S. highways?
Really? Is any US person going to miss this one? I can't drive 55, despite the limit.
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6. What Latin word for "bedpost" has come to refer to the axis of a very simple machine?
Axle?
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7. What unusual distinction is shared by all these TV stars? Gillian Anderson, Jessica Capshaw, Claire Danes, Tina Fey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Naturi Naughton, Amy Poehler, Phylicia Rashad, Keri Russell, Kerry Washington.
Their most famous characters were red-heads. Ha! Okay, for a more likely to be correct answer, I'd have to have watched the shows they starred in, which I didn't.

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1. Prometheus.

2. Heisman?

3. No idea.

4. Jacksonville, FL?

5. 55 MPH.

6. Fulcrum.

7. Nothing comes to mind.
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Let's see if we can get in some last minute answers....
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2. Mark Rypien and Hines Ward are the only two non-American-born people ever to win what award?
Superbowl MVP
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4. With 200,000 more people than Washington, D.C., what's by far the largest U.S. city named for a president?
They didn't say President of the United States - I'm going with Houston, TX
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7. What unusual distinction is shared by all these TV stars? Gillian Anderson, Jessica Capshaw, Claire Danes, Tina Fey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Naturi Naughton, Amy Poehler, Phylicia Rashad, Keri Russell, Kerry Washington.

Enjoy!
I think MusicGeek has this one.
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Old 12 September 2017, 10:01 AM
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Good Tuesday morning, all. Here we go with ...

LAST WEEK'S ANSWERS

1. What mythical character was "Bound" in a play by Aeschylus and then "Unbound" in a play by Shelley?
Prometheus just can't make up his mind.

2. Mark Rypien and Hines Ward are the only two non-American-born people ever to win what award?
The Canadian-born Rypien and the Korean-born Ward are the only two Super Bowl MVPs not to have been born in the U.S.

3. What fictional clothing store at the corner of Ludlow and Rivington on New York's Lower East Side only ever existed on the cover of a 1989 record album?
The Beastie Boys' Paul's Boutique was never a real boutique. I stumbled on a mural commemorating the site when I was in New York over the summer and immediately recognized the street corner.

4. With 200,000 more people than Washington, D.C., what's by far the largest U.S. city named for a president?
Jacksonville, Florida was named for Andrew Jackson...but my grandma is saying on Facebook that Obama is trying to rename the city after Harriet Tubman???

5. Between 1973 and 1987, federal law mandated what maximum speed on U.S. highways?
Thoughts and prayers to Sammy Hagar, whose neurological condition does not permit him to drive 55.

6. What Latin word for "bedpost" has come to refer to the axis of a very simple machine?
A "fulcrum" used to be a decor term, not part of a lever.

7. What unusual distinction is shared by all these TV stars? Gillian Anderson, Jessica Capshaw, Claire Danes, Tina Fey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Naturi Naughton, Amy Poehler, Phylicia Rashad, Keri Russell, Kerry Washington.
At some point, each had to conceal a pregnancy, in various digitally-assisted or shopping-bag-holding ways, on their TV series.

THIS WEEK'S QUESTIONS

1. What U.S. state is home to the world's largest hot air balloon festival?

2. According to a 2007 study, what can be calculated by counting the number of cricket chirps in a 13-second interval, then adding 40?

3. Who's the only Law & Order: SVU cast member to have been a regular for the show's entire run?

4. Congolese dictator Mobutu Sese Seko's trademark fashion accessory was a cap made from the skin of what animal?

5. According to the popular mnemonic, which chess piece is always placed on its own color?

6. In what country did Speedo release its first swimwear line, in 1927?

7. What unusual distinction is shared by all these historical figures? Julius Caesar, Miguel de Cervantes, Diogenes, Fra Filippo Lippi, Hugh Glass, James I of Scotland, Saint Patrick, Captain John Smith.

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Old 12 September 2017, 10:15 AM
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#1 New Mexico?

#2 The temperature.

#3 S Epatha Merkerson?

#4 Leopard.
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1. What U.S. state is home to the world's largest hot air balloon festival?

Arizona

2. According to a 2007 study, what can be calculated by counting the number of cricket chirps in a 13-second interval, then adding 40?

The number of crickets per square meter.

3. Who's the only Law & Order: SVU cast member to have been a regular for the show's entire run?

I don't know the name of any cast member.

4. Congolese dictator Mobutu Sese Seko's trademark fashion accessory was a cap made from the skin of what animal?

Leopard

5. According to the popular mnemonic, which chess piece is always placed on its own color?

The queen.

6. In what country did Speedo release its first swimwear line, in 1927?

Israel

7. What unusual distinction is shared by all these historical figures? Julius Caesar, Miguel de Cervantes, Diogenes, Fra Filippo Lippi, Hugh Glass, James I of Scotland, Saint Patrick, Captain John Smith.

They all had an adoptive son.

One of the above may actually be right.
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