293 is one-word best pictures, and 294 are the Jackie Robinsons. I'll will go into depth a little later this week, and yall can discuss if my research was accurate enough.|
But now, 6 new questions. This is madness. No. THIS IS FUNTRIVIA!
295. The term for a gold coin that is worth U.S. $20 is also a term in what sport?
296. Take the name of a famous writer, and take a famous work by him. The author’s last name and the last word of the work are very synonymous. What are they?
297. I woke up this morning, and the alarm clock gave me a warning, and I’m pretty sure I won’t make it on time. By the time I get my books and stuff and look in the mirror, I am at the street corner to see the bus go by. But this is all right, because why?
298. What do these products have in common? Special K cereal, Mobil gas, Crest toothpaste, and the Photo-sharing site Flickr.
299. What relatively common two-word food is made up of the names of two different universities?
#300. Take a word that has importance in American history. Take the first letter, and movie it down 2 letters of the alphabet, and then anagram. You now get another word that was an opposite of the first word. What are the words?
Reply #741. Jan 23 11, 9:53 PM
295 is Golf and the term being double eagle|
Reply #742. Jan 23 11, 10:04 PM
297. Because you're "Saved by the Bell."|
Reply #743. Jan 23 11, 10:34 PM
296. Orson Scott CARD and Ender's GAME. Card game. Maybe?|
Reply #744. Jan 23 11, 10:41 PM
298. Their logos are all blue with one red letter: Special (K), M(o)bil, (C)rest, and flick(r).|
Reply #745. Jan 23 11, 11:11 PM
299. Brown rice|
Reply #746. Jan 23 11, 11:12 PM
296. Makepeace ( vanity) Fair|
Reply #747. Jan 24 11, 12:17 AM
300. Are the words Patriot and Traitor?|
Reply #748. Jan 24 11, 1:57 AM
296. I now realise Makepeace won't work as that's his middle name, how about Thomas Hardy and Under the Greenwood Tree?|
Reply #749. Jan 24 11, 3:35 AM
300. I think you're right with 300, Great2beme. Great job! |
Reply #750. Jan 24 11, 3:45 AM
296. How about A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole? You can call someone a dunce and a tool. It's a stretch, I know.|
Reply #751. Jan 24 11, 4:25 AM
I think Card Game is right for 296, but I like Houston's answer...nearly made me spit out my coffee. |
Reply #752. Jan 26 11, 10:11 AM
295 is golf, 297 is saved by the bell, 298 is color logos, 299 is brown rice, and 300 is patriot/traitor.|
For 298, my answer wanted to be 'logos that have just one letter a different color', but all the logos I could collect were both red and blue. I would like to expand this list. If you can come up with any other logos, corporate or product, please list them here, so I can add my current list.
For 296, Card/Game is actually a really good answer, but not the one I have. To give you a clue about the one I had, the writer in the question is not a novelist.
I promised to discuss the Jackie Robinsons. I thought this would be a good little research project, and my list of leagues was pretty good. Granted, my research was straight Google, but I think it is mostly accurate. The only one I have the most problem with is USTA. Here is what I got
Team USA - George Poage - 1904
NFL - Ray Kemp/Joe Lillard - 1932
MLB - Jackie Robinson - 1947
NBA - Chuck Cooper/Nat Clifton/Earl Lloyd - 1950
NASCAR - Elias Bowie - 1955
NHL - Willie O'Ree - 1958
USTA - Bob Ryland - 1959
PGA - Charles Sifford - 1961
LPGA - Althea Gibson - 1963
Few notes: I should mention this list should be noted as 'black' instead of 'African-American' because Willie O'Ree would be noted as a African-Canadian (but the term is usually Black Canadian). Althea Gibson being the first African-American in LPGA is actually pretty cool. Left her mark in two sports. If someone can give me a definite call on the USTA, that would be great. Bob Ryland kept showing up in my research, so I went with him. Many of the athletes mentioned are called the 'Jackie Robinson of ____' while Jackie Robinson is called the 'Jackie Robinson of baseball'.
In tribute, I was going to wait until February to give the question, but no time like the present.
Do you have anything to add? Is one of these names wrong, or the year? Can you find someone for the MLS or AVP? The more info, the better.
I already wrote one of next Sunday's word puzzles, and let me tell you, it is going to be cool.
Reply #753. Jan 26 11, 7:47 PM
MLS might be Andrew Watson.|
Reply #754. Jan 26 11, 9:52 PM
296. "Fire and Ice" by Robert Frost.|
Reply #755. Jan 26 11, 11:17 PM
PBA (professional Bowler's Association) was J. Wilbur Sims in 1959. The PBA originally offered membership to Charles Bedell, but he had no sponsor, so he sent the application to Sims.|
Reply #756. Jan 28 11, 10:08 AM
Sorry...that's supposed to be J. Wilbert Sims.|
Reply #757. Jan 28 11, 10:13 AM
298. Not sure about other Kmart stores around the world, but in Australia we we have a red 'K' followed by an all blue 'mart'. |
Reply #758. Jan 30 11, 9:24 PM
Frost/Ice (not Frost/Nixon) was correct.|
Sims seems to be the first PBA player according to several resources, so I think it may be right. I haven't investigated the MLS name yet. Sorry, great2beme. Also, I discovered an AVP name, but I forgot. Also, they are out of business, seriously.
KMart Australia does fit the bill. For a long time, the KMarts in the US were a large red K with white cursive letters 'mart' inside of the top diagonal line of K. However, in recent years, the logo has changed to all red, so it doesn't fit in America.
Orbit Gum makes me mad. Find a picture, and you see why.
But now, here are questions CCCI - CCCVI (Maybe we shouldn't do Roman numerals for these things).
301. Rats first got to America by stowing away on ships. What cultural importance does this fact have?
302. Take this puzzle. http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee191/imageniusonwheels/number302.jpg What you have to do is take a letter in the first column, then connect it to a letter in the second column, and then connect it to a letter in the third column, and then you have to fill in the blanks with 5 words that will finish the puzzle. Can you solve the puzzle and determine what all of it means?
303. What do these letters have in common? A, K, K, P, T, T, U.
304 If you have a room filled with 23 people, then there is more than a 50% chance of what?
305. Take a 5-letter word in one language that is one of the few words the common person knows that comes from that language. Remove the first letter, and reverse the remaining letters and you get a word in a different language that means the same as the original word. What are the words?
306. How much are the cigars called ‘Phillies’ prominently advertised on a diner that apparently serves several customers well into the night?
Reply #759. Jan 30 11, 10:17 PM
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