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Old 14 January 2014, 11:31 AM
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1. Canada's second longest river is named for which of its thirteen provinces and territories?
WAG - Yukon???

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2. On average, food spends about three-quarters of the time of digestion in which of your internal organs?
Small Intestine???

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3. Two of the biggest movie stars of their time named nonprofits--one for filmmakers, one for sick kids--in honor of their roles in a 1969 film. What was that film?
No idea

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4. The so-called "West Coast Offense" was developed by Bill Walsh while he was coaching what football team?
Sports Question!!!!!

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5. What royal house ruled France for over two hundred years after the 1589 coronation of Henry IV?
Ah, one I know (or at least I think I know) - Bourbon

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6. Who is the only woman mentioned by name in the Qur'an?
I do not know

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7. What unusual distinction is shared by all these songs? "Enjoy the Silence" by Depeche Mode, "Here There and Everywhere" by the Beatles, "Just Like Heaven" by the Cure, "Last Exit" by Pearl Jam, "One More Try" by George Michael, "Running to Stand Still" by U2, "Square One" by Coldplay, "Up the Junction" by Squeeze, "Virginia Plain" by Roxy Music, "Wasn't Born to Follow" by the Byrds.
I haven't heard of most of these songs, so I can't even hazard a guess.

Not my week I guess.

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Old 14 January 2014, 12:53 PM
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1. Canada's second longest river is named for which of its thirteen provinces and territories?

Yukon
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2. On average, food spends about three-quarters of the time of digestion in which of your internal organs?
small intestine
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3. Two of the biggest movie stars of their time named nonprofits--one for filmmakers, one for sick kids--in honor of their roles in a 1969 film. What was that film?
no idea
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4. The so-called "West Coast Offense" was developed by Bill Walsh while he was coaching what football team?
San Fran 49ers?
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5. What royal house ruled France for over two hundred years after the 1589 coronation of Henry IV?
PLantagenet?
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6. Who is the only woman mentioned by name in the Qur'an?
Mary, mother of Jesus
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7. What unusual distinction is shared by all these songs? "Enjoy the Silence" by Depeche Mode, "Here There and Everywhere" by the Beatles, "Just Like Heaven" by the Cure, "Last Exit" by Pearl Jam, "One More Try" by George Michael, "Running to Stand Still" by U2, "Square One" by Coldplay, "Up the Junction" by Squeeze, "Virginia Plain" by Roxy Music, "Wasn't Born to Follow" by the Byrds.
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Old 14 January 2014, 01:31 PM
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2. On average, food spends about three-quarters of the time of digestion in which of your internal organs?

Large intestine


3. Two of the biggest movie stars of their time named nonprofits--one for filmmakers, one for sick kids--in honor of their roles in a 1969 film. What was that film?

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

4. The so-called "West Coast Offense" was developed by Bill Walsh while he was coaching what football team?

49ers?
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Old 14 January 2014, 02:49 PM
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1. Canada's second longest river is named for which of its thirteen provinces and territories? I am woefully ignorant of Canadian geography.

2. On average, food spends about three-quarters of the time of digestion in which of your internal organs? Small intestine?

3. Two of the biggest movie stars of their time named nonprofits--one for filmmakers, one for sick kids--in honor of their roles in a 1969 film. What was that film? The Hole In The Wall Gang? ETA: Duh. Got one of the charities right, but didn't give the film title.

4. The so-called "West Coast Offense" was developed by Bill Walsh while he was coaching what football team? WAG - the 49ers?

5. What royal house ruled France for over two hundred years after the 1589 coronation of Henry IV? Whatever house had Louis XIV, Louis XVI, etc.

6. Who is the only woman mentioned by name in the Qur'an?
Eve?

7. What unusual distinction is shared by all these songs? "Enjoy the Silence" by Depeche Mode, "Here There and Everywhere" by the Beatles, "Just Like Heaven" by the Cure, "Last Exit" by Pearl Jam, "One More Try" by George Michael, "Running to Stand Still" by U2, "Square One" by Coldplay, "Up the Junction" by Squeeze, "Virginia Plain" by Roxy Music, "Wasn't Born to Follow" by the Byrds.
Hmmm.... I only know a few of these. Could it be that the complete title is only found in the last line?
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Old 14 January 2014, 03:50 PM
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1. Canada's second longest river is named for which of its thirteen provinces and territories?
Manitoba
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2. On average, food spends about three-quarters of the time of digestion in which of your internal organs?
small intestine
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3. Two of the biggest movie stars of their time named nonprofits--one for filmmakers, one for sick kids--in honor of their roles in a 1969 film. What was that film?
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
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4. The so-called "West Coast Offense" was developed by Bill Walsh while he was coaching what football team?
Michigan. What. What?
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5. What royal house ruled France for over two hundred years after the 1589 coronation of Henry IV?
Valois
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6. Who is the only woman mentioned by name in the Qur'an?
Fatima
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7. What unusual distinction is shared by all these songs? "Enjoy the Silence" by Depeche Mode, "Here There and Everywhere" by the Beatles, "Just Like Heaven" by the Cure, "Last Exit" by Pearl Jam, "One More Try" by George Michael, "Running to Stand Still" by U2, "Square One" by Coldplay, "Up the Junction" by Squeeze, "Virginia Plain" by Roxy Music, "Wasn't Born to Follow" by the Byrds.
All of them feature the harp.

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Old 15 January 2014, 04:38 PM
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7. What unusual distinction is shared by all these songs? "Enjoy the Silence" by Depeche Mode, "Here There and Everywhere" by the Beatles, "Just Like Heaven" by the Cure, "Last Exit" by Pearl Jam, "One More Try" by George Michael, "Running to Stand Still" by U2, "Square One" by Coldplay, "Up the Junction" by Squeeze, "Virginia Plain" by Roxy Music, "Wasn't Born to Follow" by the Byrds.[/COLOR] Hmmm.... I only know a few of these. Could it be that the complete title is only found in the last line?
Hmm, maybe close. For the first song though, the title is never mentioned in the song I don't know the others well enough to say.
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Old 15 January 2014, 05:40 PM
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That is not true of Here, There and Everywhere (Kirk's guess, not the one he quoted)

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Old 15 January 2014, 08:56 PM
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Hmm, maybe close. For the first song though...
I beg to differ. In the original video it's sung in a cappella harmony after the repeat and fade ending. I distinctly remember (although we know how that goes!) hearing that version occasionally on the radio as well. I'm almost 100% sure I've got this one. I know it's true for entries 1, 2, and 5, and pretty sure that it's also true for 3, 4 and 6. Don't really know the others.
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Old 16 January 2014, 06:00 AM
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I only knew two on the list, "Here, There and Everywhere" and "Up the Junction", and I've spent two whole nights at work wracking my brain for what they could have in common with no luck.

Thanks for the headslap moment, musicgeek, but at least I can confirm that the UK Squeeze song fits the bill.
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Old 21 January 2014, 09:37 AM
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LAST WEEK'S ANSWERS

1. Canada's second longest river is named for which of its thirteen provinces and territories? As long as you count the Alaskan stretch of its length, the Yukon River is Canada's second-longest.

2. On average, food spends about three-quarters of the time of digestion in which of your internal organs? Food is in the mouth for a matter of seconds and in the stomach and small intestine for a matter of hours, but it can spend a day or two in the large intestine.

3. Two of the biggest movie stars of their time named nonprofits--one for filmmakers, one for sick kids--in honor of their roles in a 1969 film. What was that film? Paul Newman's Hole in the Wall Gang Camps and Robert Redford's Sundance Institute (which is holding a little film festival this week) are both named for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Hey, I just realized there was another Newman-Redford question on the quiz just a month or so ago. Oops.

4. The so-called "West Coast Offense" was developed by Bill Walsh while he was coaching what football team? Those were the pass-happy San Francisco 49ers coached by Walsh and his disciples.

5. What royal house ruled France for over two hundred years after the 1589 coronation of Henry IV? The Bourbons would stay on the French throne until the Revolution removed them. And their heads.

6. Who is the only woman mentioned by name in the Qur'an? "Maryam," as she's called in the Qur'an, is Jesus's mother, Mary.

7. What unusual distinction is shared by all these songs? "Enjoy the Silence" by Depeche Mode, "Here There and Everywhere" by the Beatles, "Just Like Heaven" by the Cure, "Last Exit" by Pearl Jam, "One More Try" by George Michael, "Running to Stand Still" by U2, "Square One" by Coldplay, "Up the Junction" by Squeeze, "Virginia Plain" by Roxy Music, "Wasn't Born to Follow" by the Byrds. All these pop songs use an unusual device: the title doesn't appear in the lyrics until the very, very end. (In each case, the title comprises the last words of the song.) This was (very briefly) a subject of discussion on Ken-Jennings.com seven or eight years ago, so a few of you OLD-timers might have had an edge here. But I hope not.
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Old 21 January 2014, 09:40 AM
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1. The host of public radio's This American Life often scores the show with the music of what modern composer, his first cousin once removed?

2. In what southern French city would you find the medieval Gothic fortress called the Palais des Papes, the "Papal Palace"?

3. Spain's Josep Maria Sert and Missouri's Thomas Hart Benton are most closely associated with what large art form?

4. What TV show awards its winners the Mirror Ball Trophy?

5. There are six U.N. member states that are not officially recognized by one or more of their fellow U.N. members. What two U.N. members each have more than a dozen nations that don't recognize them?

6. The 1999 Eiffel 65 dance hit often called "Da Ba Dee" actually has what color as its official title?

7. What unusual distinction is shared by these famous people? Muhammad Ali, Tim Berners-Lee, Bjork, Jackie Chan, Placido Domingo, Wayne Gretzky, Etta James, Sophia Loren, Olivia Newton-John, Seiji Ozawa, Mitt Romney, J. K. Rowling.
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Old 21 January 2014, 09:43 AM
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#7 They all wore a swan dress to an awards show?
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Old 21 January 2014, 09:44 AM
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1. The host of public radio's This American Life often scores the show with the music of what modern composer, his first cousin once removed?
This American Life is hosted by Ira Glass, so I would guess Phillip Glass.

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2. In what southern French city would you find the medieval Gothic fortress called the Palais des Papes, the "Papal Palace"?
Avignon SP???

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3. Spain's Josep Maria Sert and Missouri's Thomas Hart Benton are most closely associated with what large art form?
I don't know

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4. What TV show awards its winners the Mirror Ball Trophy?
Dancing with the Stars???

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5. There are six U.N. member states that are not officially recognized by one or more of their fellow U.N. members. What two U.N. members each have more than a dozen nations that don't recognize them?
WAG - Israel and China???

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6. The 1999 Eiffel 65 dance hit often called "Da Ba Dee" actually has what color as its official title?
I don't know

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7. What unusual distinction is shared by these famous people? Muhammad Ali, Tim Berners-Lee, Bjork, Jackie Chan, Placido Domingo, Wayne Gretzky, Etta James, Sophia Loren, Olivia Newton-John, Seiji Ozawa, Mitt Romney, J. K. Rowling.
Wow, that's quite a list. Can't think of anything though.

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Old 21 January 2014, 10:23 AM
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More seriously could #7 have something to do with being on Olympic Committees? Or torch lighting?
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Old 21 January 2014, 10:40 AM
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2. In what southern French city would you find the medieval Gothic fortress called the Palais des Papes, the "Papal Palace"?

I think that is Avingnon.

5. There are six U.N. member states that are not officially recognized by one or more of their fellow U.N. members. What two U.N. members each have more than a dozen nations that don't recognize them?

One is surely Palestine, but what is the other one?
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Old 21 January 2014, 02:16 PM
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1. The host of public radio's This American Life often scores the show with the music of what modern composer, his first cousin once removed?

I think the guess/suggestion above, Philip Glass, is very likely.
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2. In what southern French city would you find the medieval Gothic fortress called the Palais des Papes, the "Papal Palace"?
Avignon
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3. Spain's Josep Maria Sert and Missouri's Thomas Hart Benton are most closely associated with what large art form?
Mobiles? That doesn't seem right. Mosaic?
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4. What TV show awards its winners the Mirror Ball Trophy?
I'll go with the other one - So You Think You Can Dance
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5. There are six U.N. member states that are not officially recognized by one or more of their fellow U.N. members. What two U.N. members each have more than a dozen nations that don't recognize them?
Israel and Palestine
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6. The 1999 Eiffel 65 dance hit often called "Da Ba Dee" actually has what color as its official title?
Purely a guess, as I have heard of neither the band nor the composition - red
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7. What unusual distinction is shared by these famous people? Muhammad Ali, Tim Berners-Lee, Bjork, Jackie Chan, Placido Domingo, Wayne Gretzky, Etta James, Sophia Loren, Olivia Newton-John, Seiji Ozawa, Mitt Romney, J. K. Rowling.
I know that Loren has commented on her belief in getting lots of sleep, and I know Romney naps. I have a vague recollection that Rowling and Chan take naps as well, so I am going to suggest they are all famous nappers.
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#5 I'm not sure that Palestine is an official UN member. Israel must be right. Other possible options: Cyprus, North or South Korea, Taiwan...
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Old 21 January 2014, 03:21 PM
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1. The host of public radio's This American Life often scores the show with the music of what modern composer, his first cousin once removed?
Aaron Copeland
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2. In what southern French city would you find the medieval Gothic fortress called the Palais des Papes, the "Papal Palace"?
Avignon (but not "sur le pont")
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3. Spain's Josep Maria Sert and Missouri's Thomas Hart Benton are most closely associated with what large art form?
landscape murals
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4. What TV show awards its winners the Mirror Ball Trophy?
So You Think You Can Dance
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5. There are six U.N. member states that are not officially recognized by one or more of their fellow U.N. members. What two U.N. members each have more than a dozen nations that don't recognize them?
Tibet and Taiwan
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6. The 1999 Eiffel 65 dance hit often called "Da Ba Dee" actually has what color as its official title?
Purple
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7. What unusual distinction is shared by these famous people? Muhammad Ali, Tim Berners-Lee, Bjork, Jackie Chan, Placido Domingo, Wayne Gretzky, Etta James, Sophia Loren, Olivia Newton-John, Seiji Ozawa, Mitt Romney, J. K. Rowling.
They are related to Nobel prize winners.

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Old 21 January 2014, 03:31 PM
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#5 I'm not sure that Palestine is an official UN member. Israel must be right. Other possible options: Cyprus, North or South Korea, Taiwan...
I like Taiwan for this.
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6. The 1999 Eiffel 65 dance hit often called "Da Ba Dee" actually has what color as its official title?

I think it is Blue???
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