536. Christmas Island, as viewed from the air|
Reply #1421. Dec 19 11, 7:48 PM
533 is The Gift of the Magi.|
(though I'm sorely tempted to answer the "great miracle" question too!)
Reply #1422. Dec 19 11, 8:09 PM
Go right ahead, adams!
Reply #1423. Dec 19 11, 8:10 PM
Ok, if you insist:)|
535 is a dreidel made in Israel. For those who don't know, they use different letters of the Hebrew alphabet on Israeli and non-Israeli dreidels...outside the Middle East, the letters spell "a great miracle happened there" for obvious reasons:) Nes gadol hayah sham vs. Nes gadol hayah po, if I remember my Hebrew correctly.
Reply #1424. Dec 19 11, 8:36 PM
532. Mount Crumpit (from How the Grinch Stole Christmas!)|
Reply #1425. Dec 19 11, 8:40 PM
OK, I don't want to be a rulebook nerd, but have we not agreed to only answer one question each per day to give everyone a sporting chance? This thread seems to be devolving into a GOW writes 'em and daBomb answers 'em thread. My Goodness, give everyone else an opportunity!|
Reply #1426. Dec 19 11, 9:36 PM
No, the rule was someone has to wait for someone else to answer before answering again. It can be amended, but as it stands currently, that's what the rule states.|
Reply #1427. Dec 19 11, 10:29 PM
Crap, I forgot to check back in to this thread at noon yesterday, so the 2 I knew are gone. :P|
I was under the impression it was 1 a day as well.
Reply #1428. Dec 20 11, 9:48 AM
GOW posted these rules on Reply #1371:|
1. You talk about the board. To all of your friends and family.
2. One must wait one calendar day to start answering the questions on the posting day.
3. To answer again, one must either wait for someone else to answer (whether or not it is right) or wait 24 hours from first post.
4. The board must protect its own existence as long as the protection does not conflict with the First, Second, or Third rules.
Reply #1429. Dec 20 11, 9:58 AM
538. Jo, Beth and Amy March from "Little Women" (I think!)|
Reply #1430. Dec 20 11, 12:45 PM
535. I believe this is actually the menorah (the miracle was that there was enough oil for eight nights)|
Reply #1431. Dec 20 11, 3:17 PM
I agree that it is the dreidel that says this, not the menorah.|
Reply #1432. Dec 20 11, 3:30 PM
Reply #1433. Dec 20 11, 4:26 PM
did anyone guess a pretzel for 521 yet?|
Reply #1434. Dec 20 11, 6:06 PM
I don't think so... That's a good guess.|
But, for some reason, I want to say churro. XD
Reply #1435. Dec 21 11, 10:02 AM
531 is talking animals.|
532 is Mt. Crumpit.
533 is Gift of the Magi.
535 is a dreidel.
536 is Christmas Island. The picture an excerpt from their flag.
537 is It's a Wonderful Life.
538 is the March Sisters.
539 has a few answers. Anywhere from scholars to astrologers would have been good.
540 is Poinsett.
541 is Mr. Hankey.
The 4 rules posted are the rules I created. Like I said, if I was a moderator, I would have edited my description so it would have the rules clearly posted. I will review the rules and consider if changes need to be made.
521 is indeed a pretzel. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pretzel_knot
-It is getting harder and harder to write trivia about the Bible story. What else can be asked that everyone else doesn't know already?
-Looking back, I am shocked how many non-TV/movie questions there are in this set. This set covers religion, literature, music, history, and geography. Not bad if I do say.
-Q249 was about Kwanzaa, and unless I found a really cool fact about the holiday, it will probably be the last one.
-I am going to write a little editorial about Google Images in 2012.
-I'll admit, I was the most consistant about getting new questions over the last year. But according to statistics, I'm not that bad. Last years holiday set started at Q261, and this year at Q531, with 270 questions in between. Divide 270 by 52 weeks, and you get 5.192 questions a week. Still a pretty good average.
-I am sorry to all of those who practice Judaism. I ask the occasional Hanukkah question, but as a Christian and a lover of holiday classics, I am partial to Christmas.
-"It's a Wonderful Life" is one of my favorite movies, ever.
-I've never seen "A Christmas Story".
-There are a couple of holiday movies I am ashamed I have never written about. I might write them during the year.
2 more questions out of this set.
Reply #1436. Dec 21 11, 11:51 AM
534. They all seem to have been originally written either fully or partially (Feliz Navidad) in non-English languages.|
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone--even the question-hogging daBomb :)! Thanks GOW for the years of supplying us entertainment!
Reply #1437. Dec 21 11, 12:27 PM
492. What do these countries have in common, in this order? Russia, Belgium, France, Prussia, Italy, Austria, Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Montenegro, Turkey, Ottoman Empire, Poland.|
If the answer is the aftermath of one war, then I'm sure it would be World War One. Before the war Austria, Hungary, Turkey and Poland didn't exist as nations separate from an empire. After the war Serbia and Montenegro were part of Yugoslavia and the Ottoman Empire didn't exist.
Maybe the answer has something to do with treaties, territorial changes, revolts, who knows.
Reply #1438. Dec 21 11, 2:03 PM
534 is non-English songs. These are by far the most universal songs that make the list. There are many songs that are traditional to cultures, but these have made the international reach.|
492 is on the right track. Those countries are listed in order in something...
Well, it's been 2 weeks. As always, a new week means 6 new questions. Here we go.
*Do NOT begin answering until Tuesday.*
543. What do these sports teams have in common? LA Dodgers, New York Yankees, Texas Rangers, LA Angels of Anaheim, Baltimore Orioles, Washington Nationals, Dallas Cowboys, Cleveland Browns, New Orleans Hornets.
544. Other than the letter S at the end, or the letter E at the end for words like ulna, nova, or formula, what is the only word in English that you can add one letter somewhere in the word to make it plural? NOTE: I think this word is unique, but don't hold it to me. My research showed no others.
??545. What highly discussed concept was named “tzolk’in” by the people who created it?
546. In short, a frog jumping into water and making a splash is the most well known example of a what???
547. Take the name of a popular game. Break the name of the game into two parts. Switch the two parts, and you get the name of a celebrity. Who is the celebrity?
548. More than half the states in the U.S. (27) have a flag with a background of what color?
Reply #1439. Jan 02 12, 6:34 PM
492. President Wilson's 'Fourteen Points'. |
Reply #1440. Jan 02 12, 8:40 PM
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