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Old 14 December 2010, 06:40 PM
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Ooh, Dr., good thought.

I only know the answer if they ask who had a #1 song in each decade: 60s, 70s, 80s, & 90s (possibly 00s as well, I can't remember).

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Old 21 December 2010, 03:09 PM
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Helloooo? No quiz this week? (where's the pouting icon when you need it?)
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Old 21 December 2010, 03:46 PM
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Fear not, young Seaboe, the quiz was only delayed due to an incredibly busy night at work and a doctor's appointment fist thing in the morning...

without further ado... Last Week's Answers:


LAST WEEK'S ANSWERS

1. The late scientist Rosalind Franklin has sometimes been called the "Dark Lady of" what molecule? Rosalind Franklin provided the crucial (and unsung) piece of evidence that led to Watson and Crick's discovery of the double-helix model of DNA. It turns out that if you're a 1950s scientist who wants recognition for your work, it helps not to be (a) Jewish and (b) a woman.

2. Who was the only artist to have a Billboard #1 single during every year of the 1990s, the only time an artist has every accomplished this during an entire decade? Mariah Carey is the only person to achieve this on the Hot 100 in the rock era...and the first person period to do it since the 1920s! But even Mariah needed a little luck: if her 1993 hit "Hero" hadn't stayed at #1 for the first two weeks of January 1994, she would have had a gap that year.

3. America's most visited national park is named for what mountain range? Great Smoky Mountains National Park, amazingly, gets almost as many visitors as the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, and Yosemite put together!

4. What famed political dynasty is currently led by the former Sonia Maino of Lusiana, Italy? The Congress Party of India is currently led by Rajiv Gandhi's widow, the Italian-born Sonia Gandhi...and her foreign birthplace is the only reason she isn't prime minister right now. (We accepted either "Nehru" or "Gandhi," if you're curious.)

5. The top four most highly-paid players in major league baseball today all play for what team? The New York Yankees. (A-Rod, Sabathia, Jeter, Teixeira.) If you got this wrong, you are probably not American, but you are probably okay with that.

6. In what country did the popular melted-cheese dishes of fondue and raclette originate? Both are Swiss. Bonus question: what will the Jennings family be eating on Christmas Eve this year? Answer: raclette.

As for question 7 I have misplaced last week's e-mail from Mr. Jennings so I do not know what the answer was... sorry.

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Old 21 December 2010, 03:48 PM
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Per Ken Jennings' request, the trivia challenge discussed on this message board has the number seven question delayed by one week. This is to avoid easy googling of the question which is designed to foil those who would "cheat". If you know the current number seven question, please do not discuss it here.

The Rules of the Thread
1. If you use the thread to help you get answers, do not submit those answers to the official game.
2. No googling until Sunday. No looking anything up anywhere (and posting it) before Sunday. No checking an article in a magazine you read last week. No checking some old notebook from college. No wikipedia. Not even snopes.com. No checking anything, anywhere - until Sunday. Only information that is stored in your brain, or in the brains of your non-snopester friends and family. But you can't use your family members as a work-around to looking up the information yourself.
3. If you google, don't post that information to the thread until Sunday. Not even as confirmation of the guesses of other posters. Someone else might still know the information on their own.
4. No guess is stupid, throw it out there.
5. No Hinting. If you have a guess or a reasonable belief that you have the right answer, post it. If you are attempting to use hinting as a work-around to the no posting googled answers rule, don't.

And remember, this is an exhibition, not a competition, so please... no wagering.


Christma-Hanuk-Kwanzaa-themed installment of our weekly quiz.

Now BRING US OUR FIGGY PUDDING! We won't go until we get some. And some pudding.

THIS WEEK'S QUESTIONS

1. How many tiny reindeer pull Santa's sleigh, in the poem that begins "'Twas the Night Before Christmas"?

2. What sitcom featured a character with the very festive full name of "Christmas Noelle Snow"?

3. Which of the three traditional gifts brought by the three wise men has the highest market value today?

4. Rod Carew was a Minnesota Twin, but who are the only *real* twins name-checked in Adam Sandler's "Hanukkah Song"?

5. Most commercial Advent calendars begin on what date?

6. "Christmas disease" is another name for the 'B' type of what disease, most famously suffered by Alexei Romanov?

7. What unusual distinction is shared by all these films? Fahrenheit 451, Kick-Ass, Minority Report, Return of the Jedi, Sleeper, Thunderball.
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1. How many tiny reindeer pull Santa's sleigh, in the poem that begins "'Twas the Night Before Christmas"?
Eight

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2. What sitcom featured a character with the very festive full name of "Christmas Noelle Snow"?
Three's Company

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3. Which of the three traditional gifts brought by the three wise men has the highest market value today?
WAG Frankincense

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4. Rod Carew was a Minnesota Twin, but who are the only *real* twins name-checked in Adam Sandler's "Hanukkah Song"?
I have to admit that I have never heard that song all the way through, so I have no idea.

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5. Most commercial Advent calendars begin on what date?
Dec 1

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6. "Christmas disease" is another name for the 'B' type of what disease, most famously suffered by Alexei Romanov?
Hemophilia

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7. What unusual distinction is shared by all these films? Fahrenheit 451, Kick-Ass, Minority Report, Return of the Jedi, Sleeper, Thunderball.
Must abstain... looking for last week's quiz, I saw this week's answer.

Again, sorry for being late.

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Old 21 December 2010, 04:03 PM
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4)Ann Landers and Dear Abbey

ETA:
7)Something to do with people being in artificially induced comas? That definitely fits Sleeper, and I think it fits Minority Report. Wasn't HanSolo in one in Jedi? But I can't remember anyone being in one in Farenheit 451, though it's been a while since I've seen it.
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Old 21 December 2010, 04:26 PM
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1. How many tiny reindeer pull Santa's sleigh, in the poem that begins "'Twas the Night Before Christmas"?
Eight

2. What sitcom featured a character with the very festive full name of "Christmas Noelle Snow"?
Three's Company

3. Which of the three traditional gifts brought by the three wise men has the highest market value today?
Gold

4. Rod Carew was a Minnesota Twin, but who are the only *real* twins name-checked in Adam Sandler's "Hanukkah Song"?
Dear Abby and Ann Landers

5. Most commercial Advent calendars begin on what date?
December 1

6. "Christmas disease" is another name for the 'B' type of what disease, most famously suffered by Alexei Romanov?
Hemophilia (sp?)

7. What unusual distinction is shared by all these films? Fahrenheit 451, Kick-Ass, Minority Report, Return of the Jedi, Sleeper, Thunderball.
I didn't like any of these movies. But that's not unusual; and how would Ken Jennings know?
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Old 21 December 2010, 05:33 PM
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1. How many tiny reindeer pull Santa's sleigh, in the poem that begins "'Twas the Night Before Christmas"?
Eight
2. What sitcom featured a character with the very festive full name of "Christmas Noelle Snow"?
Three's Company

6. "Christmas disease" is another name for the 'B' type of what disease, most famously suffered by Alexei Romanov?
Hemophilia
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Old 21 December 2010, 07:02 PM
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THIS WEEK'S QUESTIONS

1. How many tiny reindeer pull Santa's sleigh, in the poem that begins "'Twas the Night Before Christmas"?
8. Rudolf was a late comer, being added by Johnny Marks.
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2. What sitcom featured a character with the very festive full name of "Christmas Noelle Snow"?

Why, Three's Company, of course (hey, a TV question I know the answer to!)
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3. Which of the three traditional gifts brought by the three wise men has the highest market value today?

Myrrh. ... ETA: And I note we have guesses covering all three gifts.
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4. Rod Carew was a Minnesota Twin, but who are the only *real* twins name-checked in Adam Sandler's "Hanukkah Song"?

Having never (thankfully) heard Adam Sandler sing, I couldn't say.
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5. Most commercial Advent calendars begin on what date?

December 1, although they should begin on November 28 for 2010.
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6. "Christmas disease" is another name for the 'B' type of what disease, most famously suffered by Alexei Romanov?

Homophilia.
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7. What unusual distinction is shared by all these films? Fahrenheit 451, Kick-Ass, Minority Report, Return of the Jedi, Sleeper, Thunderball.

Well, at least I've heard of five of them (and I've seen four). Three of them were based on books or stories by authors I've heard of, too.

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Old 22 December 2010, 02:21 AM
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MacLloyd: Here is the answer to the missing question 7:


7. What unusual distinction do these famous people have in common? Salmon Chase, Terry Chimes, Bob Cousy, Barry Gibb, Dick LeBeau, Michael Palin. Okay, this is a little goofy, but try to follow along: these people all have the *same initials* as the group to which they most famously belonged. To wit: Supreme Court, The Clash, Boston Celtics, Bee Gees, Detroit Lions, Monty Python.
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Last week's question 3: America's most visited national park is named for what mountain range?

Wouldn't America's most visited National Park be The National Mall in DC?
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Old 22 December 2010, 02:30 PM
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My guess is that since they can't track how many people visit the National Mall, they don't count that as a park.

Great Smoky has had the most visitors regularly for a number of years.

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Old 22 December 2010, 11:33 PM
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I don't think the National Mall itself is counted as one park, as it consists of the Smithsonians and various monuments, all of which are counted separately.
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Hi,


1. How many tiny reindeer pull Santa's sleigh, in the poem that begins "'Twas the Night Before Christmas"?

1) Eight - Now, Dasher! now, Dancer! now, Prancer and Vixen!
On, Comet! on, Cupid! on, Donder and Blitzen!


2. What sitcom featured a character with the very festive full name of "Christmas Noelle Snow"?

2) Three’s Company - Christmas Noelle Snow , better known by her nickname of Chrissy , was a fictional character on the sitcom Three's Company


3. Which of the three traditional gifts brought by the three wise men has the highest market value today?

3) Gold – Since gold is a precious metal and has monetary value, while frankincense and myrrh are both plant resins, gold is worth more.



4. Rod Carew was a Minnesota Twin, but who are the only *real* twins name-checked in Adam Sandler's "Hanukkah Song"?

4) Twins are Ann Landers and her sister who wrote Dear Abby. Ann Landers was by Esther "Eppie" Pauline Friedman Lederer whose identical twin sister was Dear Abby Lederer


5. Most commercial Advent calendars begin on what date?

5) Despite the name, most commercially available Advent calendars begin on December 1



6. "Christmas disease" is another name for the 'B' type of what disease, most famously suffered by Alexei Romanov?

6) hemophilia B- a hereditary hemorrhagic diathesis clinically similar to, but less common than, hemophilia A (classic hemophilia), caused by deficiency of clotting factor IX (Christmas factor, plasma thromboplastin component)



7. What unusual distinction is shared by all these films? Fahrenheit 451, Kick-Ass, Minority Report, Return of the Jedi, Sleeper, Thunderball.

?????
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Old 28 December 2010, 10:22 PM
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LAST WEEK'S ANSWERS
1. How many tiny reindeer pull Santa's sleigh, in the poem that begins "'Twas the Night Before Christmas"? Eight tiny reindeer--Rudolph was a later addition.

2. What sitcom featured a character with the very festive full name of "Christmas Noelle Snow"? Chrissy Snow, Suzanne Somers's character on Three's Company, was saddled with that wintry nightmare of a name, for which at least three different explanations were given on the show.

3. Which of the three traditional gifts brought by the three wise men has the highest market value today? Frankincense and myrrh, being nothing but tree sap with vaguely aromatic/medicinal properties, retail for just a few dollars an ounce. Gold is about a hundred times more valuable.

4. Rod Carew was a Minnesota Twin, but who are the only *real* twins name-checked in Adam Sandler's "Hanukkah Song"? Ann Landers and her sister Dear Abby. (Harrison Ford's a quarter Jewish--not too shabby!)

5. Most commercial Advent calendars begin on what date? The actual dates of Advent move around, since the period officially begins on the fourth Sunday before Christmas, but the eponymous calendars typically just start on December 1.

6. "Christmas disease" is another name for the 'B' type of what disease, most famously suffered by Alexei Romanov? Hemophilia B was named for Stephen Christmas, the first patient in which it was identified.

7. What unusual distinction is shared by all these films? Fahrenheit 451, Kick-Ass, Minority Report, Return of the Jedi, Sleeper, Thunderball. JET PACKS! JET PACKS! JET PACKS! Rarely do I resort to all caps for the answer of a Question Seven, but c'mon, who doesn't love movies with jet packs?
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Old 28 December 2010, 10:26 PM
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Per Ken Jennings' request, the trivia challenge discussed on this message board has the number seven question delayed by one week. This is to avoid easy googling of the question which is designed to foil those who would "cheat". If you know the current number seven question, please do not discuss it here.

The Rules of the Thread
1. If you use the thread to help you get answers, do not submit those answers to the official game.
2. No googling until Sunday. No looking anything up anywhere (and posting it) before Sunday. No checking an article in a magazine you read last week. No checking some old notebook from college. No wikipedia. Not even snopes.com. No checking anything, anywhere - until Sunday. Only information that is stored in your brain, or in the brains of your non-snopester friends and family. But you can't use your family members as a work-around to looking up the information yourself.
3. If you google, don't post that information to the thread until Sunday. Not even as confirmation of the guesses of other posters. Someone else might still know the information on their own.
4. No guess is stupid, throw it out there.
5. No Hinting. If you have a guess or a reasonable belief that you have the right answer, post it. If you are attempting to use hinting as a work-around to the no posting googled answers rule, don't.

And remember, this is an exhibition, not a competition, so please... no wagering.

Now here we go, the last Tuesday Trivia of 2010.

THIS WEEK'S QUESTIONS
1. What busy airport is home to the Tom Bradley International Terminal?

2. The title of what 1970 move refers to two Mozart piano compositions, two Chopin compositions, and a Bach fugue?

3. Google made headlines this month by leaving what venerable keyboard key off its new notebook computers?

4. What TV star attended Northwestern University in real life, though his TV character of the same name is a Dartmouth grad?

5. What insect performs its most notable function using a substance called "luciferin"?

6. Of what building did Shah Jahan write, "Should a sinner make his way to this mansion, / All his past sins are to be washed away"?

7. What unusual distinction is held by these countries in this order, and no others? Spain, Saudi Arabia, China, Russia.
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1. What busy airport is home to the Tom Bradley International Terminal?
LAX?

2. The title of what 1970 move refers to two Mozart piano compositions, two Chopin compositions, and a Bach fugue?
Five Easy Pieces

3. Google made headlines this month by leaving what venerable keyboard key off its new notebook computers?
CAPS LOCK (I predict everyone who gets this one right will type it in all caps...

4. What TV star attended Northwestern University in real life, though his TV character of the same name is a Dartmouth grad?
Stephen Colbert

5. What insect performs its most notable function using a substance called "luciferin"?
Firefly/Lightening Bug

6. Of what building did Shah Jahan write, "Should a sinner make his way to this mansion, / All his past sins are to be washed away"?
Taj Mahal?

7. What unusual distinction is held by these countries in this order, and no others? Spain, Saudi Arabia, China, Russia.
This seems like it should be easy and/or obvious because there's only 4 countries and the order is important, but I have no idea.
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6. Of what building did Shah Jahan write, "Should a sinner make his way to this mansion, / All his past sins are to be washed away"?
Mecca?

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Remember that this question Seven belongs to the Christmas week quiz. Could the question have something to do with Christmas or the holiday season?

ETA: This is not a "hint". I didn't peek at the answer.
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Thanks to Spam & Cookies for posting the answers and questions this week. I spent the day yesterday driving from Salt Lake City to Phoenix (taking two hours to get past Hoover Dam!)

Anyway, my guesses:

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1. What busy airport is home to the Tom Bradley International Terminal?
Los Angeles (been there too many times!)

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2. The title of what 1970 move refers to two Mozart piano compositions, two Chopin compositions, and a Bach fugue?
Five Easy Pieces

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3. Google made headlines this month by leaving what venerable keyboard key off its new notebook computers?
CAPS LOCK (Guess it will cut down on the shouting)

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4. What TV star attended Northwestern University in real life, though his TV character of the same name is a Dartmouth grad?
No idea

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5. What insect performs its most notable function using a substance called "luciferin"?
WAG - firefly???

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6. Of what building did Shah Jahan write, "Should a sinner make his way to this mansion, / All his past sins are to be washed away"?
Can only think of the Taj Mahal

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7. What unusual distinction is held by these countries in this order, and no others? Spain, Saudi Arabia, China, Russia.
Dang, can't think of anything. I am intrigued though.

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