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#140121 - Mon Nov 11 2002 05:09 PM trivia 40(fihished thks a lot to JAy :) *DELETED*
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#140122 - Mon Nov 11 2002 06:00 PM Re: help trivia 40 quest
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Just to start

11 ... Tiger

21. Elbow

32 Superman


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#140123 - Mon Nov 11 2002 06:06 PM Re: help trivia 40 quest
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4. Dreamt

13. It's a Wonderful Life

24. Ostriches/Ostrich

..hope this helps!
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#140124 - Mon Nov 11 2002 06:09 PM Re: help trivia 40 quest
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#9 is cat.

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#140125 - Mon Nov 11 2002 06:53 PM Re: help trivia 40 quest
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1. Shark
3. At the moment: Purple & Nothing
6. Maine
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#140126 - Mon Nov 11 2002 06:55 PM Re: help trivia 40 quest
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3. The usual answer to this is MONTH, ORANGE, SILVER and PURPLE.

6. Maine

8. La Porciuncula

12. 10:10 (ten minutes past ten)
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#140127 - Mon Nov 11 2002 06:57 PM Re: help trivia 40 quest
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#3 orange, silver, and purple (for starters)

#17 I am guessing a microwave

#28 I am guessing a rib

#35 cat urine glows under a black light
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#140128 - Mon Nov 11 2002 06:58 PM Re: help trivia 40 quest
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#2. I agree that "squirrelled" has two syllables.


There are a number of nine-letter monosyllables, e.g. stretched, screeched, scratched, strengths.
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#140129 - Mon Nov 11 2002 07:06 PM Re: help trivia 40 quest
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#20. A book called "Wordplay: A Curious Dictionary of Language Oddities" gives TESSERADECADES and SWEATERDRESSES (both 14 letters). Most people, I think, would write the latter as two words, or with a hyphen.

Among common words, the longest are said to be STEWARDESSES, REVERBERATED and DESEGREGATED (all 12 letters).
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#140130 - Mon Nov 11 2002 07:19 PM Re: help trivia 40 quest
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#31
Title 14, Section 1211 of the Code of Federal Regulations, implemented on July 16, 1969, made it illegal for U.S. citizens to have any contact with extraterrestrials or their vehicles

#38
there are 293 ways to make change from a dollar
www.maa.org/features/mathchat/mathchat_4_19_01.html

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#140131 - Mon Nov 11 2002 07:20 PM Re: help trivia 40 quest
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#7. A wildcard search of the Oxford English Dictionary on CD-ROM came up with no fewer than 174 words ending in -dous! But most of them are rare or obsolete. The four which are undoubtedly in common usage are:

hazardous, horrendous, stupendous, tremendous.
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#140132 - Mon Nov 11 2002 07:23 PM Re: help trivia 40 quest
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14. Dragonfly
18. Between 10 and 20 minutes
19. Here's what I got from googling: The number of dimples on a golf ball varies, depending on the manufacturer and may even be different for different models made by the same manufacturer. The dimples are usually the same size as one another, but some golf balls have several different sizes of dimple on the same ball. Any number between 300 and 500 dimples is reasonable, and 336 is a common number.
22. Crocodile
25. Pigs
26. Goldfish
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#140133 - Mon Nov 11 2002 07:31 PM Re: help trivia 40 quest
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34. Some lipsticks contain _____

take your pick!
gluten
peanut oil
fish scales
lead
tar
alginate

usual answer is fish scales

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#140134 - Mon Nov 11 2002 07:35 PM Re: help trivia 40 quest
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36. Tongue.
37. Rifridgerated
I also found fish scales to be the most weirdest of them all. That's all I can find and as it's 1:35am, am too tired to search any more.

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#140135 - Mon Nov 11 2002 07:40 PM Re: help trivia 40 quest
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#2 is probably "screeched"
#21 try and lick your elbow!


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#140136 - Mon Nov 11 2002 09:04 PM Re: help trivia 40 quest
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5. Found this: Almonds are in the rosaceae, and macadamias are in the proteaceae family. While they are very diverse, the reason they are grouped together as nuts is because their biochemistry, and nutritional makeup is similar
10. An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain
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#140137 - Mon Nov 11 2002 09:10 PM Re: help trivia 40 quest
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27. The "sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick" is believed to be the toughest tongue twister in the English language.
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#140138 - Mon Nov 11 2002 09:16 PM Re: help trivia 40 quest(just 6 more)
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Apparently, someone is asking us to do his homework for him...

Research isn't pasting the questions up on a website and hoping people will respond. Research is going to somehting like google.com and looking for the answer yourself.

Personally, I think it's fine to come on here and ask a question that's bugging you. But when it's for a class and is being graded, I think it's the closest thing to plagiarising. And it will get you nowhere in life because eventually, you're going to have to do research and you won't know how.


Edited by ladymacb29 (Mon Nov 11 2002 09:23 PM)
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#140139 - Mon Nov 11 2002 09:29 PM Re: help trivia 40 quest(just 5 more)
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5. Peach (I've always read that. I'm willing to accept that it could be wrong)
15. either 118 or 119
17. microwave
30. I'd guess earwax
33. I'd guess bugs and spiders
39. I'm pretty sure it's 70%
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#140140 - Mon Nov 11 2002 09:35 PM Re: help trivia 40 quest(just 6 more)
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I don't really mind at all what it's for. Searching for these things has broadened my horizons a little, and learnt me a few things that I never knew, or probably would have ever known. If it had been put in, say, the challenge forum, without a word said about homework, it would have been greatly accepted, as they are some interesting questions. I'm not saying it's right, and I'm not saying it's wrong, but it has given this insomniac something to while the night away.

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#140141 - Mon Nov 11 2002 10:17 PM Re: help trivia 40 quest(just 6 more)
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5. Nut family

9. Cat

11. Zebras

13. It's a Wonderful Life

30. Hearing (?)

36. Tongue

38. 293
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#140142 - Tue Nov 12 2002 12:10 AM Re: help trivia 40 quest(just 6 more)
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I see that this title has changed to finished thanks alot to JAy - what about all the others who gave alot of answers? I don't mean me because I didn't help alot, but I see that several people gave quite a few each, and some even took the time to search for them. I would say it would be thanks to everyone who took the time. But that is just me, I would be grateful to everyone for helping.
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#140143 - Tue Nov 12 2002 05:32 AM Re: help trivia 40 quest(just 6 more)
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I would have to agree. Quite a few people put in the effort, not just one person.
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#140144 - Wed Nov 13 2002 05:40 PM Re: trivia 40(fihished thks a lot to JAy :)
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Shark, is probably the "right" answer to #1 but I used to keep mudskippers ( perriothalmus, boleopthalmus - don't trust the spelling) and both genera blink both eyes frequently. Useless bit of trivia really.

Regards,

Tielhard
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#140145 - Fri Nov 15 2002 02:24 AM Re: trivia 40(fihished thks a lot to JAy :)
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Tielhard, now,now. This is Funtrivia. How could ANY piece of trivia be useless! We may all of us find your contribution useful one day, I am sure.
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