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Old 20 March 2012, 03:28 PM
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7. What unusual distinction is shared by all these countries and no others? ... Sri Lanka ... These are the countries whose names start with the same letters as their capitals...
I didn't know that Colombo starts with an "s".
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Old 20 March 2012, 08:36 PM
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I didn't know that Colombo starts with an "s".
Is he referring to Ceylon?
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Old 20 March 2012, 10:57 PM
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Floater- Perhaps Ken was thinking of the old name of Sri Lanka: Ceylon.
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Old 20 March 2012, 11:04 PM
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2. Which bill makes up over 75% of the value of all circulating U.S. currency?
The One-Dollar-Note.
Look again at the question, it says "value" not number of bills.
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Old 21 March 2012, 07:08 AM
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Colombo is the biggest city in Sri Lanka, but the capital is Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte.
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Old 21 March 2012, 10:45 AM
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I didn't know that Colombo starts with an "s".
But Ceylon starts with a "C".

That would have been better if the capital was Colombo.
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Old 28 March 2012, 06:06 AM
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No trivia questions? No last week's answers?

*sniff*
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Old 28 March 2012, 09:05 AM
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"Paging Mr Jennings!"
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Old 28 March 2012, 11:18 AM
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Nothing in my email guys.
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Old 28 March 2012, 12:03 PM
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I received no trivia, either (well, I received much trivia, but none from Mr. Jennings).

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Old 28 March 2012, 02:59 PM
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We have angered the god of trivia by questioning him too much. Repent! Repent ye sinners!
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Old 28 March 2012, 03:06 PM
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Mr. Jennings seems to think that it's a server glitch due to an update/upgrade by the hosting company. He's on the case! (Per the Tuesday Trivia forums.)
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Old 28 March 2012, 03:33 PM
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We have angered the god of trivia by questioning him too much. Repent! Repent ye sinners!
Ohh, can we burn some heretics, too?
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Old 03 April 2012, 07:47 AM
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So, we don't have the answer's to the last set of questions, but as a bonus, we have two sets of questions this week.

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.

LAST WEEK'S QUESTIONS

1. The star of what current TV show is also one half of the musical duo She & Him?

2. What airplane first did essentially the same thing that the plane called Bockscar also did three days later?

3. In medieval fables, what kind of animal is Chanticleer?

4. Of the forty performers who have won acting Oscars since 2002, who was the only one who didn't give an acceptance speech?

5. What unit of computer memory contains one thousand gigabytes?

6. What nickname did William Calhoun use as one of the biggest pro wrestling stars of the 1950s and 1960s?



I have to abstain from answering these as I had to excise the answers to put up the questions. Oh well, at least you all can have some fun.

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Old 03 April 2012, 07:49 AM
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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.

WOOH spring break! Actually I have no idea if it's spring break or not, the last time I watched MTV was the first season of that Road Rules/Real World challenge show. But *I'm* on spring break this week, at the very least. So WOOOOOH spring break!

Put down your Jell-O shots for a moment and take your hands out of the air as if you care very deeply and take a look at the trivia scoreboard at http://ken-jennings.com/messageboard...pic.php?t=6882 and then try to answer these questions seven. Good luck!

THIS WEEK'S QUESTIONS

1. What artist calls her fans Little Monsters, a nod to her 2009 album The Fame Monster?

2. Oyster, hedgehog, lobster, and abalone are, besides being animals, all types of what food?

3. What historical event led to the summer months being renamed Messidor, Thermidor, and Fructidor?

4. The 2010 book Sterling's Gold, collecting the title character's "Wit and Wisdom," is a spinoff of what TV show?

5. What classic 1916 stage comedy ends with the author's note that "Galatea never does quite like" the title character, since "his relation to her is too godlike to be altogether agreeable"?

6. From 1960 to 1973, who won 24 women's singles tennis Grand Slam titles, still a lifetime record?

7. What unusual distinction is shared by these countries? Egypt, Estonia, France, Germany, Malaysia, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, United States.
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Old 03 April 2012, 07:55 AM
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1. What artist calls her fans Little Monsters, a nod to her 2009 album The Fame Monster?
Lady Gaga

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2. Oyster, hedgehog, lobster, and abalone are, besides being animals, all types of what food?
Not Kosher????

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3. What historical event led to the summer months being renamed Messidor, Thermidor, and Fructidor?

The French Revolution


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4. The 2010 book Sterling's Gold, collecting the title character's "Wit and Wisdom," is a spinoff of what TV show?
Never even heard of it.

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5. What classic 1916 stage comedy ends with the author's note that "Galatea never does quite like" the title character, since "his relation to her is too godlike to be altogether agreeable"?
Pygmalion

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6. From 1960 to 1973, who won 24 women's singles tennis Grand Slam titles, still a lifetime record?
Don't know. Have I mentioned that I don't like sports questions?

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Have to abstain - saw the answer

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Old 03 April 2012, 08:26 AM
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3. In medieval fables, what kind of animal is Chanticleer?

A cock

5. What unit of computer memory contains one thousand gigabytes?

A terabyte

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2. Oyster, hedgehog, lobster, and abalone are, besides being animals, all types of what food?

If it hadn't been for the hedgehog it would have been seafood

3. What historical event led to the summer months being renamed Messidor, Thermidor, and Fructidor?

The French revolution

5. What classic 1916 stage comedy ends with the author's note that "Galatea never does quite like" the title character, since "his relation to her is too godlike to be altogether agreeable"?

Pygmalion?
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Old 03 April 2012, 11:08 AM
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2. Oyster, hedgehog, lobster, and abalone are, besides being animals, all types of what food?

If it hadn't been for the hedgehog it would have been seafood
Maybe it's a mer-hedgehog.

Aren't we still one question 7 short, from two weeks ago? Come to think of it, we could have used that question 7 last week and at least had the one question to ponder. Then again, if MacLloyd never got the answer we wouldn't know for sure if we were right, but we usually get there.
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Old 03 April 2012, 11:19 AM
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Number 6 must be Billie Jean King.
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Old 03 April 2012, 11:48 AM
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Aren't we still one question 7 short, from two weeks ago? Come to think of it, we could have used that question 7 last week and at least had the one question to ponder. Then again, if MacLloyd never got the answer we wouldn't know for sure if we were right, but we usually get there.
You're right, I didn't put the question seven in because we don't have the answer, but, since you asked, here it is (Question seven from last week):

7. What unusual distinction is shared by all these songs? "The Bad Touch" by the Bloodhound Gang, "Beautiful Day" by U2, "Born to Die" by Lana Del Rey, "Come Back to Me" by Janet Jackson, "Justify My Love" by Madonna, "Let's Make Love" by Faith Hill, "Nice & Slow" by Usher, "Nothing Compares 2 U" by Sinead O'Connor, "Say (All I Need)" by OneRepublic, "Someone Like You" by Adele.

And for the record, I do not have the foggiest notion of what they have in common.

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