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Old 17 January 2012, 02:35 PM
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Could #7 be that they were all presidents of a university before they became POTUS? I know at least two of them were.
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Old 17 January 2012, 02:37 PM
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UEL, #7 can't be that as Obama is a lefty as well.
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Old 17 January 2012, 03:18 PM
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THIS WEEK'S QUESTIONS

1. What was traditionally located on an Old West town's "Boot Hill"?

Cemetery
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2. A new study in Nature Geoscience magazine blames toxic algae in Monterey Bay for the real-life event that inspired what classic 1963 thriller?
The Birds
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3. The site of what venerable stadium is now the Citi Field parking lot?
Shea
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4. What country's southernmost city is Sanya, on Hainan Island?
Indonesia
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5. What famed French anthropologist and "father of structuralism" once wrote, "Not a year goes by without my receiving an order for jeans"?
Levi Strauss
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6. The Welsh tourist village of Portmeirion hosts an annual "Six of One" convention for fans of what cult TV show?
The Prisoner
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7. What unusual distinction is shared by these U.S. presidents and no others? Jefferson, Madison, Garfield, Wilson, and Eisenhower?
Well, it can't be that they have states named for them, or state capitals (though two of them do). It might be that they have international programs named for them, but I can't think of one for Garfield, just as I can't think of the single word that should replace "international program."

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Old 17 January 2012, 05:54 PM
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1. What was traditionally located on an Old West town's "Boot Hill"?

Cemetery

2. A new study in Nature Geoscience magazine blames toxic algae in Monterey Bay for the real-life event that inspired what classic 1963 thriller?

Red Tide

3. The site of what venerable stadium is now the Citi Field parking lot?

Three Rivers Stadium?

4. What country's southernmost city is Sanya, on Hainan Island?

Don't know

5. What famed French anthropologist and "father of structuralism" once wrote, "Not a year goes by without my receiving an order for jeans"?

Something Strauss.

6. The Welsh tourist village of Portmeirion hosts an annual "Six of One" convention for fans of what cult TV show?

Don't know
7. What unusual distinction is shared by these U.S. presidents and no others? Jefferson, Madison, Garfield, Wilson, and Eisenhower?

No idea. WAG - their presidential libraries are not in their home town?
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Old 17 January 2012, 05:55 PM
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UEL, #7 can't be that as Obama is a lefty as well.
And I think Bill Clinton is too.
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Old 17 January 2012, 07:44 PM
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UEL, #7 can't be that as Obama is a lefty as well.
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And I think Bill Clinton is too.
Well, I learned something today. Thank you!
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Old 24 January 2012, 08:00 AM
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LAST WEEK'S ANSWERS

1. What was traditionally located on an Old West town's "Boot Hill"? Gunfighters were buried on Boot Hill if they took, uh, early retirement. It was a cemetery.

2. A new study in Nature Geoscience magazine blames toxic algae in Monterey Bay for the real-life event that inspired what classic 1963 thriller? The seabird attacks that inspired Hitchcock's The Birds are now believed to have been caused by leaky septic tanks. Not so scary, then. OR IS IT?!?

3. The site of what venerable stadium is now the Citi Field parking lot? The winter of 2008-09 saw the demolition of the Mets' Shea Stadium, storied site of so many heroic--aw, who am I kidding, I'm not a Mets fan.

4. What country's southernmost city is Sanya, on Hainan Island? Hainan is the largest island in China, unless we're wink-winking about Taiwan.

5. What famed French anthropologist and "father of structuralism" once wrote, "Not a year goes by without my receiving an order for jeans"? Claude Levi-Strauss had a good sense of humor about his name, unlike his fellow structuralist Friedrich Wrangler.

6. The Welsh tourist village of Portmeirion hosts an annual "Six of One" convention for fans of what cult TV show? Portmeirion is where the puzzling Patrick McGoohan series The Prisoner filmed its exteriors. ("Six of One" is a reference to the title character's only appellation, Number 6.)

7. What unusual distinction is shared by these U.S. presidents and no others? Jefferson, Madison, Garfield, Wilson, and Eisenhower? They were all university presidents. (Eisenhower, you may or may not have been aware, headed up Columbia between World War II and his political career.) Also, I believe they all faced lots of trouble from the crazy pranksters in Delta House!
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Old 24 January 2012, 08:02 AM
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Happy Chinese New Year! According to ancient Chinese lore, 2012 is the Year of the Dragon Tattoo! Those born during this year have been statistically shown to be gifted computer hackers, but watch out for sadistic Swedish government caseworkers and Nazi serial killers.

Just one more week to go in our ten-week challenge! One lucky winner (give or take a few in case of ties) will get a signed copy of Ken Jennings's MAPHEAD. Second prize: two signed copies of MAPHEAD! No, not really, but I love that joke. Current standings, as always, are available at http://ken-jennings.com/messageboard...pic.php?t=6716 . Good luck!

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1. Who was the only U.S. president born during World War I?

2. What's the only non-contagious disease that children can be vaccinated against?

3. Why has no one ever seen a full episode of the TV shows MILF Island, Gold Case, The Queen of Jordan, or America's Kids Got Singing?

4. In the first paragraph of a 1919 Booth Tarkington novel, what family is compared to the Medicis' Lorenzo the Magnificent?

5. The Drake Passage lies between what two continents?

6. Which 2011 Oscar-hopeful film is based on a West End and Broadway theatrical hit performed using oversized puppets?

7. What unusual distinction is shared by these brands? Apple, Boost Mobile, Bounty, H&R Block, Honda Civic, Raid, Sara Lee, Winston.
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Old 24 January 2012, 08:06 AM
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1. Who was the only U.S. president born during World War I?
Kennedy???

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2. What's the only non-contagious disease that children can be vaccinated against?
Tetanus???

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3. Why has no one ever seen a full episode of the TV shows MILF Island, Gold Case, The Queen of Jordan, or America's Kids Got Singing?
They are shows on NBC on "30 Rock"

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4. In the first paragraph of a 1919 Booth Tarkington novel, what family is compared to the Medicis' Lorenzo the Magnificent?
The Ambersomes aka "The Magnificents"

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5. The Drake Passage lies between what two continents?
South America and Antarctica

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6. Which 2011 Oscar-hopeful film is based on a West End and Broadway theatrical hit performed using oversized puppets?
Don't know

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7. What unusual distinction is shared by these brands? Apple, Boost Mobile, Bounty, H&R Block, Honda Civic, Raid, Sara Lee, Winston.
Hmmm, Can't think of anything off the top of my head.

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Old 24 January 2012, 08:24 AM
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7. What unusual distinction is shared by these brands? Apple, Boost Mobile, Bounty, H&R Block, Honda Civic, Raid, Sara Lee, Winston.
Their ads use redundancy?
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Old 24 January 2012, 11:08 AM
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Kennedy???
Wasn't he born in 1914?
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Old 24 January 2012, 11:41 AM
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Wasn't he born in 1914?
Precisely. Wasn't 1914 WWI?
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Old 24 January 2012, 12:27 PM
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1. Who was the only U.S. president born during World War I?
Nixon

2. What's the only non-contagious disease that children can be vaccinated against?
Pneumonia?

3. Why has no one ever seen a full episode of the TV shows MILF Island, Gold Case, The Queen of Jordan, or America's Kids Got Singing?
Because they're fake shows on 30 Rock. (I can't believe Ken didn't include Are You Stronger Than a Dog? or America's Next Top Pirate)

4. In the first paragraph of a 1919 Booth Tarkington novel, what family is compared to the Medicis' Lorenzo the Magnificent?
The Magnificent Ambersons

5. The Drake Passage lies between what two continents?
South America and Antarctica

6. Which 2011 Oscar-hopeful film is based on a West End and Broadway theatrical hit performed using oversized puppets?
Don't know
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Old 24 January 2012, 12:31 PM
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Wait! #6 has to be War Horse.
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Old 24 January 2012, 02:28 PM
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1. Who was the only U.S. president born during World War I?Nixon?
2. What's the only non-contagious disease that children can be vaccinated against?Tetinus?
3. Why has no one ever seen a full episode of the TV shows MILF Island, Gold Case, The Queen of Jordan, or America's Kids Got Singing?They were joke shows from a sketch comedy show?
4. In the first paragraph of a 1919 Booth Tarkington novel, what family is compared to the Medicis' Lorenzo the Magnificent?Rockafellers?
5. The Drake Passage lies between what two continents?Asia and Australia?
6. Which 2011 Oscar-hopeful film is based on a West End and Broadway theatrical hit performed using oversized puppets?Warhorse
7. What unusual distinction is shared by these brands? Apple, Boost Mobile, Bounty, H&R Block, Honda Civic, Raid, Sara Lee, Winston.The only think I can think of is something regarding their spokesperson as I recall Bounty recently changing the lumberjack guy. IMS, Sara Lee has had multiple versions of "Sara Lee".
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Old 24 January 2012, 02:29 PM
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Precisely. Wasn't 1914 WWI?
Only from August.
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Old 24 January 2012, 03:13 PM
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6 is War Horse.
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Old 24 January 2012, 03:15 PM
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Only from August.
Which means it depends on which date he was born.
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Old 24 January 2012, 03:44 PM
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THIS WEEK'S QUESTIONS

1. Who was the only U.S. president born during World War I?

Carter
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2. What's the only non-contagious disease that children can be vaccinated against?
cancer.
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3. Why has no one ever seen a full episode of the TV shows MILF Island, Gold Case, The Queen of Jordan, or America's Kids Got Singing?
censorship.
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4. In the first paragraph of a 1919 Booth Tarkington novel, what family is compared to the Medicis' Lorenzo the Magnificent?
The Magnificent Ambersons.
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5. The Drake Passage lies between what two continents?
Europe and Asia
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6. Which 2011 Oscar-hopeful film is based on a West End and Broadway theatrical hit performed using oversized puppets?
Avenue Q
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7. What unusual distinction is shared by these brands? Apple, Boost Mobile, Bounty, H&R Block, Honda Civic, Raid, Sara Lee, Winston.
They use primary colors in their logos.

I think I have one answer right.

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Old 24 January 2012, 04:42 PM
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Which means it depends on which date he was born.
No, he was born a bit after 1914. I think 1917 or 18.
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