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Old 18 December 2012, 12:23 PM
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Besides the twins who played Carrie, Little House On the Prairie had a pair of brothers on the show. Albert and what's his name.
I was wondering about that. A lot of shows that feature very young kids have them played by twins. The Olsens are the best-known example, but it's been done from Bewitched (just the earliest example that I can think of) to Dexter. Usually the twins are billed as one actor with two names, as in Lindsay Sidney Greenbush from Little House on the Prairie. Your post clears that up. Thanks.
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1. What nation is the only nuclear power in the Muslim world?
Pakistan

2. What literary character's name supposedly means "White Skin" in the made-up Mangani language?
Tarzan?

3. What phase is the moon always in during a solar eclipse?
New

4. Trumpet player Ben Cauley was the only survivor of the 1967 Wisconsin plane crash that killed what R&B legend?
Don't know.

5. Every time the American flag changes to reflect a new number of states, the re-designed flag traditionally flies first over what National Monument?
Fort McHenry

6. What kind of social event first took place at Peet's Cafe in Beverly Hills in 1998, as the brainchild of Jewish Orthodox rabbi Yaacov Deyo?
Interfaith pancake breakfast

7. What unusual distinction is shared by these TV shows? The Donna Reed Show, Everybody Loves Raymond, Gimme a Break, In Living Color, The King of Queens, Kojak, Little House on the Prairie, Oz, SeaQuest DSV.[/COLOR][/QUOTE]
Hyperintelligent dolphins
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Old 18 December 2012, 02:28 PM
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THIS WEEK'S QUESTIONS

1. What nation is the only nuclear power in the Muslim world?

Pakistan
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2. What literary character's name supposedly means "White Skin" in the made-up Mangani language?
Tarzan
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3. What phase is the moon always in during a solar eclipse?
New
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4. Trumpet player Ben Cauley was the only survivor of the 1967 Wisconsin plane crash that killed what R&B legend?
Patsy Cline
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5. Every time the American flag changes to reflect a new number of states, the re-designed flag traditionally flies first over what National Monument?
Fort Sumter ETA: I was thinking of Mateus's answer, but couldn't think of the right name. I'm pretty sure he's right.
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6. What kind of social event first took place at Peet's Cafe in Beverly Hills in 1998, as the brainchild of Jewish Orthodox rabbi Yaacov Deyo?
Speed dating
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7. What unusual distinction is shared by these TV shows? The Donna Reed Show, Everybody Loves Raymond, Gimme a Break, In Living Color, The King of Queens, Kojak, Little House on the Prairie, Oz, SeaQuest DSV.
Let's see...I'm too young for the Donna Reed Show and never saw Raymond, Break, Color, King, Oz or SeaQuest. I don't think this is my question.

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Old 18 December 2012, 04:08 PM
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You guys are probably on to something with the siblings theory for question 7. I don't know much about most of those shows, but on Oz, Dean Winters played Ryan O'Reilly and his brother Scott William Winters played the character's brother Cyrill O'Reilly.
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1. What nation is the only nuclear power in the Muslim world?

Pakistan.

2. What literary character's name supposedly means "White Skin" in the made-up Mangani language?

Tarzan.

3. What phase is the moon always in during a solar eclipse?

New
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4. Trumpet player Ben Cauley was the only survivor of the 1967 Wisconsin plane crash that killed what R&B legend?

Otis Redding.

5. Every time the American flag changes to reflect a new number of states, the re-designed flag traditionally flies first over what National Monument?

No idea.

6. What kind of social event first took place at Peet's Cafe in Beverly Hills in 1998, as the brainchild of Jewish Orthodox rabbi Yaacov Deyo?

No idea.

7. What unusual distinction is shared by these TV shows? The Donna Reed Show, Everybody Loves Raymond, Gimme a Break, In Living Color, The King of Queens, Kojak, Little House on the Prairie, Oz, SeaQuest DSV.

Real-life siblings playing siblings in the show?
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Seaquest DSV
Had two of the Deloise (sp?) brothers on the show.
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Is there a game this week?
I guess the usual poster is on vacation. Here it is:

Merry Christmas, my special little snowflakes! I believe this is the first time Tuesday Trivia has ever arrived on Christmas Day. Maybe print this out and put it under the tree as a special surprise? Think of all the cheer and good will toward men that might result.

I've made my list and checked it twice: it's the official scoreboard at http://ken-jennings.com/messageboard...php?f=3&t=9373 . Have the happiest of holidays, everybody. See you next year! (Remember to tell people "See you next year!" a lot this week, because that's always hilarious.)

THIS WEEK'S QUESTIONS

1. What holiday symbol is easily recognized by its colorful bracts?

2. The historical Saint Nicholas was the Bishop of Myra, a city located in what is today the Antalya Province of what nation?

3. The hybrid holiday Chrismukkah was popularized on a December 3, 2003 episode of what TV drama?

4. What Christmas character is accused of being "an undigested bit of beef, a blot of mustard, a crumb of cheese, a fragment of an underdone potato"?

5. Of the four major North American sports organizations, what's the only one that schedules an annual slate of a few games on Christmas Day?

6. Who resigned from his presidency on Christmas Day 1991, leading to the dissolution of his nation the following day?

7. What unusual distinction is shared by all these animals? Beetles, cats, moths, prawns, rat snakes, salamanders, sharks, swallowtail butterflies.
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I guess the usual poster is on vacation.
Yep, I was on vacation. But before I look up the answers to post them, here are my guesses for last week (I think they should have at least one attempt, otherwise it would just be pathetic)!

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1. What holiday symbol is easily recognized by its colorful bracts?
Poinsettias

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2. The historical Saint Nicholas was the Bishop of Myra, a city located in what is today the Antalya Province of what nation?
Turkey (Thanks History Channel's the Real Story of Christmas!)

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3. The hybrid holiday Chrismukkah was popularized on a December 3, 2003 episode of what TV drama?
No idea

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4. What Christmas character is accused of being "an undigested bit of beef, a blot of mustard, a crumb of cheese, a fragment of an underdone potato"?
The late, lamented Jacob Marley

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5. Of the four major North American sports organizations, what's the only one that schedules an annual slate of a few games on Christmas Day?
No idea (Sports question!)

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6. Who resigned from his presidency on Christmas Day 1991, leading to the dissolution of his nation the following day?
I would that that would have to be Gorbachev.

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7. What unusual distinction is shared by all these animals? Beetles, cats, moths, prawns, rat snakes, salamanders, sharks, swallowtail butterflies.
No idea, again.

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Old 01 January 2013, 07:50 PM
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LAST WEEK'S ANSWERS

1. What holiday symbol is easily recognized by its colorful bracts? Bracts are the not-really-petal leaf-like things that give poinsettias their characteristic red color.

2. The historical Saint Nicholas was the Bishop of Myra, a city located in what is today the Antalya Province of what nation? Jolly old St. Nick was from Turkey, which is why many people still celebrate Christmas with a turkey dinner today. That is not true at all, by the way.

3. The hybrid holiday Chrismukkah was popularized on a December 3, 2003 episode of what TV drama? "Chrismukkah" was one of many ahead-of-their-time innovations dreamed up by Fox's The O.C.

4. What Christmas character is accused of being "an undigested bit of beef, a blot of mustard, a crumb of cheese, a fragment of an underdone potato"? That's how Ebenezer Scrooge tries to rationalize away the ghost of his late partner Jacob Marley. SPOILERS it doesn't work.

5. Of the four major North American sports organizations, what's the only one that schedules an annual slate of a few games on Christmas Day? The NBA always schedules five games or so on Christmas Day, the only pro sports league to do so.

6. Who resigned from his presidency on Christmas Day 1991, leading to the dissolution of his nation the following day? Mikhail Gorbachev resigned as the last president of the Soviet Union on December 25, 1991.

7. What unusual distinction is shared by all these animals? Beetles, cats, moths, prawns, rat snakes, salamanders, sharks, swallowtail butterflies. All these animals come in "tiger" varieties. Tigers don't belong on the list, for example. No such thing as a tiger tiger.
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Old 01 January 2013, 07:52 PM
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THIS WEEK'S QUESTIONS

1. In the flagship version of the Angry Birds video game, players launch their birds at what type of animal?

2. What two U.S. states each have 41.2% of their area covered by water, more by far than any other state of the union?

3. Robotics professor Masahiro Mori coined what name for the unexpected dip in a graph of comfort level caused by simulated humans beginning to look more and more like real humans?

4. What current TV show about the Braverman family is loosely based on a 1989 movie about the Buckman family?

5. The Brazilian company Embraer is one of the world's largest manufacturers of what?

6. Anzac Day every April commemorates the over 10,000 Australian and New Zealand soldiers who lost their lives in what 1915 military campaign against the Ottoman Empire?

7. What unusual distinction is shared by these movies, listed in this order? Rocky, Scary Movie 3, Coraline, They Won't Forget, Jaws, Stand By Me, Frequency, Where the Truth Lies, The Ice Storm, A Christmas Story.
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1. In the flagship version of the Angry Birds video game, players launch their birds at what type of animal?
Pigs

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2. What two U.S. states each have 41.2% of their area covered by water, more by far than any other state of the union?
I would guess, Michigan, I can't think of another. Minnesota, perhaps?

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3. Robotics professor Masahiro Mori coined what name for the unexpected dip in a graph of comfort level caused by simulated humans beginning to look more and more like real humans?
The Uncanny Valley

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4. What current TV show about the Braverman family is loosely based on a 1989 movie about the Buckman family?
Parenthood (liked the movie, have never seen the TV show)

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5. The Brazilian company Embraer is one of the world's largest manufacturers of what?
Aircraft

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6. Anzac Day every April commemorates the over 10,000 Australian and New Zealand soldiers who lost their lives in what 1915 military campaign against the Ottoman Empire?
Gallipoli (Love the movie, not so sure about the actual battle)

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7. What unusual distinction is shared by these movies, listed in this order? Rocky, Scary Movie 3, Coraline, They Won't Forget, Jaws, Stand By Me, Frequency, Where the Truth Lies, The Ice Storm, A Christmas Story.
Have seen them all, except They Won't Forget and The Ice Storm. Can't come up with a distinction though...

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1. In the flagship version of the Angry Birds video game, players launch their birds at what type of animal?
Pigs

2. What two U.S. states each have 41.2% of their area covered by water, more by far than any other state of the union?
Hawaii and WAG - Rhode Island? ETA: Maybe North(?) Carolina (I can never remember which of the Carolinas has the outer banks!)

3. Robotics professor Masahiro Mori coined what name for the unexpected dip in a graph of comfort level caused by simulated humans beginning to look more and more like real humans?
Uncanny Valley

4. What current TV show about the Braverman family is loosely based on a 1989 movie about the Buckman family?
Parenthood

5. The Brazilian company Embraer is one of the world's largest manufacturers of what?
Jets
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1. In the flagship version of the Angry Birds video game, players launch their birds at what type of animal?

pigs

2. What two U.S. states each have 41.2% of their area covered by water, more by far than any other state of the union?

Hawaii and Florida?

3. Robotics professor Masahiro Mori coined what name for the unexpected dip in a graph of comfort level caused by simulated humans beginning to look more and more like real humans?

Uncanny valley

4. What current TV show about the Braverman family is loosely based on a 1989 movie about the Buckman family?

Parenthood

7. What unusual distinction is shared by these movies, listed in this order? Rocky, Scary Movie 3, Coraline, They Won't Forget, Jaws, Stand By Me, Frequency, Where the Truth Lies, The Ice Storm, A Christmas Story.

Movies that are shown in 24-hour marathons the most frequently?
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I didn't even notice the last round of questions

1. In the flagship version of the Angry Birds video game, players launch their birds at what type of animal?
Pigs

2. What two U.S. states each have 41.2% of their area covered by water, more by far than any other state of the union?
Michigan? and Hawai'i?

3. Robotics professor Masahiro Mori coined what name for the unexpected dip in a graph of comfort level caused by simulated humans beginning to look more and more like real humans?
The uncanny valley

4. What current TV show about the Braverman family is loosely based on a 1989 movie about the Buckman family?
Parenthood

5. The Brazilian company Embraer is one of the world's largest manufacturers of what?
Aeroplanes

6. Anzac Day every April commemorates the over 10,000 Australian and New Zealand soldiers who lost their lives in what 1915 military campaign against the Ottoman Empire?
Gallipoli

7. What unusual distinction is shared by these movies, listed in this order? Rocky, Scary Movie 3, Coraline, They Won't Forget, Jaws, Stand By Me, Frequency, Where the Truth Lies, The Ice Storm, A Christmas Story.
Someone shoots their eye out?
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2. The historical Saint Nicholas was the Bishop of Myra, a city located in what is today the Antalya Province of what nation?

Turkey.

4. What Christmas character is accused of being "an undigested bit of beef, a blot of mustard, a crumb of cheese, a fragment of an underdone potato"?

Marley's ghost in "A Christmas Carol".

ouuups, there's a new set of questions already - and I have no ideas about any of them. Apart from maybe No. 7: There is a new "Rocky" musical premiering here in Hamburg these days, so maybe it's something about being made into a musical?
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I don't think we ever got the answers to this set:


1. What nation is the only nuclear power in the Muslim world?

2. What literary character's name supposedly means "White Skin" in the made-up Mangani language?

3. What phase is the moon always in during a solar eclipse?

4. Trumpet player Ben Cauley was the only survivor of the 1967 Wisconsin plane crash that killed what R&B legend?

5. Every time the American flag changes to reflect a new number of states, the re-designed flag traditionally flies first over what National Monument?

6. What kind of social event first took place at Peet's Cafe in Beverly Hills in 1998, as the brainchild of Jewish Orthodox rabbi Yaacov Deyo?

7. What unusual distinction is shared by these TV shows? The Donna Reed Show, Everybody Loves Raymond, Gimme a Break, In Living Color, The King of Queens, Kojak, Little House on the Prairie, Oz, SeaQuest DSV.
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LAST WEEK'S ANSWERS
1. What nation is the only nuclear power in the Muslim world? That would be Pakistan, for the moment.
2. What literary character's name supposedly means "White Skin" in the made-up Mangani language? "Mangani" are the apes, and good ol' White Skin is better known to us as "Tarzan." Wow, those apes are sort of racist, right?
3. What phase is the moon always in during a solar eclipse? The Moon is always directly between the Earth and the Sun during a solar eclipse, so the moon then is always new.
4. Trumpet player Ben Cauley was the only survivor of the 1967 Wisconsin plane crash that killed what R&B legend? RIP Otis Redding. Cauley is still alive today; two other members of Otis's band managed to survive the crash because they didn't fit aboard the soul star's tiny private plane. They flew commercial.
5. Every time the American flag changes to reflect a new number of states, the re-designed flag traditionally flies first over what National Monument? Fort McHenry, where another (less) star-spangled banner famously flew on September 14, 1814.
6. What kind of social event first took place at Peet's Cafe in Beverly Hills in 1998, as the brainchild of Jewish Orthodox rabbi Yaacov Deyo? That was the first speed-dating session.
7. What unusual distinction is shared by these TV shows? The Donna Reed Show, Everybody Loves Raymond, Gimme a Break, In Living Color, The King of Queens, Kojak, Little House on the Prairie, Oz, SeaQuest DSV. Each included a pair of siblings in the cast--and not just twins sharing the same role, Full House-style, but two siblings (or step-siblings in a couple cases, I believe) playing two different parts.
characters
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I haven't even heard of a couple of these movies, but I've got an idea based on the ones Ive seen - A Christmas Story obviously takes place at Christmastime; I believe The Ice Storm takes place on or near Thanksgiving. Stand By Me takes place over Labor Day weekend. In Jaws, there's a bunch of hand-wringing about closing the beaches for the 4th of July. So, something to do with holidays and the order they occur in the year?

Couple of issues around this theory -- It's been a long time since I saw Rocky, but I seem to remember Rocky buying a Christmas tree and that's the only holiday-related thing I can remember in the film (and we've already got xmas covered). Also, did Coraline contain a holiday? I may be mis-remembering, but I think there was a birthday celebration, not a holiday.
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THIS WEEK'S QUESTIONS

1. In the flagship version of the Angry Birds video game, players launch their birds at what type of animal?

a cat (I'm probably the only person in the U.S. who has not only never played Angry Birds, I've never seen the original graphics, either).
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2. What two U.S. states each have 41.2% of their area covered by water, more by far than any other state of the union?
Utah and Minnesota
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3. Robotics professor Masahiro Mori coined what name for the unexpected dip in a graph of comfort level caused by simulated humans beginning to look more and more like real humans?
android angst
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4. What current TV show about the Braverman family is loosely based on a 1989 movie about the Buckman family?
Not being a TV watcher, I have no idea.
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5. The Brazilian company Embraer is one of the world's largest manufacturers of what?
heaters
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6. Anzac Day every April commemorates the over 10,000 Australian and New Zealand soldiers who lost their lives in what 1915 military campaign against the Ottoman Empire?
Gallipolli (which is apparently misspelled, but what the heck).
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7. What unusual distinction is shared by these movies, listed in this order? Rocky, Scary Movie 3, Coraline, They Won't Forget, Jaws, Stand By Me, Frequency, Where the Truth Lies, The Ice Storm, A Christmas Story.
No clue, and no funny guesses, either. Sigh. Off to a bad start.

ETA: never mind.

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