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#404554 - Sun Jan 20 2008 11:45 AM Re: January Trivia Rounds
JaneMarple Offline
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Registered: Fri Jan 30 2004
Posts: 14484
Loc: North West of England
Round 16 results - great round all!
Q1 Tell me a song from “The Sound of Music”
For ten points
How do you solve a problem like Maria?, "No way to Stop It", Sixteen Going on Seventeen, The Loanley Goatherd, How Can Love Survive, So long, farewell, Climb Ev'ry Mountain, "Edelweiss"
For five points
My Favorite Things, (2)
Not mentioned
Doh a dear, Something good and more

Q2 Tell me a place where you can buy houses and hotels on the traditional English (London) Monopoly board – not a specialised Monopoly board for cities etc.
For ten points
Bond Street, Pentoville Road, Vine Street, Coventry Street, Leicester Square, Whitehall,
For five points
Bow Street (2), Northumberland Avenue (2),
Not mentioned
Old Kent Road, Mayfair, Pall Mall and more

Q3 Tell me a popular London tourist attraction
For ten points
Lambert Palace, Queens Gallery, St. Dunstan-in-the-East, Wembley Stadium (most expensive soccer stadium ever built), London zoo, The Victoria & Albert Museum, Trafalgar Square, Portobello Road Market, Royal Albert Hall, Buckingham Palace,
For five points
Ten points to all
Not mentioned
Harrods, Bond Street, London Eye and more,

Q4 Something you associate with London
For ten points
Black cabs, Bobbies, Wax sculptress Marie Tussaud, cobblestones, Tate Gallery, dreary weather, Sherlock Holmes, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, Gaps between the train and the station platform in the London Underground (and 'minding' them), Big Ben,
For five points
Ten points to all
Not mentioned
The Queen of England, Downing Street, Fleet Street and more

Q5 The Mousetrap is a famous Agatha Christie play which has now run since 1952. Tell me a character which appeared in the play from
For ten points
Christopher Wren, Mr. Paravicini, Major Metcalf, Mrs Boyle. Giles Ralston, Molly Ralston,
For five points
Miss Casewell (4)
Not mentioned :
Maureen Lyon, Sergeant Trotter and more

SCORES - ten great players!
Denni - 50
Gatsby – 50
Nakarinna – 50
Szabs – 50

brandz_mygirl 45
Lizard_Wizard – 45

Cinnam0n – 40
maninmidohio – 40
Mugaboo - 40
Taesma - 40

Well done to Denni, Gatsby, Nakarinna and Szabs
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#404555 - Sun Jan 20 2008 07:46 PM Re: January Trivia Rounds
Gatsby722 Offline
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Registered: Fri May 18 2001
Posts: 123698
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Seeing as how I plan to bury myself under many pounds of warm quilts for the next 36 hours (brrr...), I'll post these now, may I?

Round 21 - Monday

As I was reassembling my house after Christmas decorations were stowed away, I found my Trivial Pursuit game ... and deciced to let "it" pick my direction this time. With randomly selected cards (and a roll of the die to pick the categories), here's what happened:

1. Ugh. The first category that came up was the one that makes me completely glad I always pick a partner skilled at Sports & Leisure when playing TP for real ... 'cause I don't know diddly about sports details. The question today: "What former New York Met was nicknamed for the way he pronounced "milk" as a small child?" Now, honestly! Who the heck knows (or likely cares, for that matter)? The answer is William Hayward "Mookie" Wilson (b. 1956), though, who also played with the Toronto Blue Jays. He was raised in South Carolina but received his college degree from Mercy College in New York. No more baseball questions from this desk for a while ... so, tell me: who is a member of the Mercy College Track & Field team (either gender) for 2007-2008 in New York. Name ONLY Juniors -or- Seniors, too, OK?

2. The next category that popped up was Arts & Entertainment. Yay ! I rarely need any help with this lot of posers - especially one as easy as the following question turned out to be. The card said "What stage musical did Donny Osmond and seven of his nephews all appear in, in the 1990s?" Not a toughie, that one, I reckon? It's "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat". The original Andrew Lloyd Webber musical opened on Broadway on January 27, 1983, running for 747 performances. This time, please tell me a PLAY - not a musical - that ran at the same theatre where "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" debuted on Broadway in ANY year of the 1980s.

3. Another less-than-favorite category when playing Trivial Pursuit, for me, is Science & Nature. Blech . I suppose I consider it far more important THAT things works ... and not so much HOW they work? Sloppy thinking, I know. Anyway, my randomly selected card offered up the following today: "What month will elapse without a full moon once every 2.5 million years?" Ahem. Well, I can narrow it down to twelve, at least. A quick peek alerts us to that the answer is next month, February (and reviewing the card would suggest the odds are very good indeed that at least one full moon will find us during the course of it). To me, February is about too much Valentines Day everywhere you look. Romance overkill, and so forth. Over on 123 Holiday's site, they have a lot of Valentines Day stuff. I'm interested in their (Eight) Worst Things To Say On A First Date. Name one of those 'things', if you would.

4. Another "section" of trivia about which I do not excel would be History. I usually stand at a 70/30 split as to getting any of it right (and split the wrong way on most occasions ). This one looked easy though, when I read it. Yep. I missed it anyway, of course. "What Old Testament patriarch is mentioned in the Bible a record 1,005 times?" Shame on me, too, as the answer is a name with which I should be innately familiar: David. King David had, according to the Book of Ruth 4:18-22 (most significantly), eight wives. And, it is widely believed, several other women who weren't wives, but whom bore him children despite that. If you would, tell me one of the eight wives of the biblical King David in question. If you manage to find evidence of a not-so-widely documented wife of his, please send a link with your answer. Sources likely differ on the matter - so eight might be an "iffy" total...

5. The last random card selected sent me to *relief* People & Places. As usual, said relief was short-lived. The TV show "Dallas"? Hopeless, as I think I saw it (maybe) twice? Anyway ... "What hospital was J.R. Ewing rushed to when Kristen 'plugged' him?" There's some pretty pure trivia for us, yes ? Just in case you're ever asked, ol' J.R. was sped to Parkland Memorial - where they likely had a room always ready since the beastly oil baron was shot, burned, drowned or poisoned (not to mention married, shacked up or fathering suspicious offspring, alleged or otherwise) every time he turned around. The mega-popular prime time soap ran from 1978-1991, and became famous for its cliffhangers at the end of each season (the "Who shot J.R.?" craze at the end of season 2 led into one of the most watched TV episodes of all time). There were 12 other cliffhangers, though, in the series. Pick one of 'em! And just a very brief summary of it OR the episode title will suffice (also, TV movies/miniseries and/or spin-offs will not count ).

Unless I freeze to death in the meantime , this'll stay open until Thursday night. Have a great week!


Edited by Gatsby722 (Sun Jan 20 2008 07:52 PM)
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#404556 - Tue Jan 22 2008 01:21 PM Re: January Trivia Rounds
denni19 Offline


Registered: Tue Sep 05 2006
Posts: 14562
Loc: Bucharest Romania
Later than it should, but Round 18 is now closed.

Results are on their way.
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#404557 - Tue Jan 22 2008 02:16 PM Re: January Trivia Rounds
brandz_mygirl Offline
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Registered: Sat Jan 06 2007
Posts: 2986
Loc: Singapore
Round 22 quiz – January

Today’s quiz – Sundance
The 2008 Sundance Film Festival runs from January 17 to January 27 and showcases new works by independent filmmakers.

1) The ‘Judgment of Paris’ is the real event behind the film “Bottle Shock”, one of the many movies being screened at the festival. The story is about wine, lots of it and very good ones too, a blind tasting and…… I’ll leave you to read up. Please give me the name of any of the judges (11 of them) that were involved in the ‘Judgment of Paris’.

2) Whilst traipsing around Park City, Utah (where the festival is held), I had a hankering for good American food. Please tell me where I can go and fill up on Contemporary American food. Just in case any one is wondering, I’m not really there …wish I was though especially since my favourite actor is there now.

3) You are warned that it is virtually impossible to drive and park around Park City during the festival. The advice is to take the free shuttle/transit buses. Please name a place where you can park your car at the festival, including parking available at Salt Lake City and Ogden City. Side note, the free buses do not run to either Salt Lake City or Ogden City.

4) And what is a festival without awards? Please name any one of the jury members for the Alfred P. Sloan Prize or the Documentary competition.

5) Apparently swag is a real problem at the festival (I didn’t understand what swag is until I read the article in the link). ‘Focus on Film’ is the message the Sundance Film Festival organizers are trying to get across to everyone, to keep the focus on filmmakers. Please go through the article shown here and give me any name (must have a first and last name) that appears within the article, excluding the name of the article writer.

That’s all folks. This round will close on Saturday 26 January midnight FT time. PM if you need help. Thanks!

Edited 23 Jan to change a word in Q4. Thanks Maninmidohio!

Edited 24 Jan to clarify requirement in Q5 because it was a bit confusing. Sorry all!


Edited by brandz_mygirl (Thu Jan 24 2008 08:17 PM)
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#404558 - Tue Jan 22 2008 10:05 PM Re: January Trivia Rounds
nakarinna Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 13 2007
Posts: 553
Loc: Chicago Illinois USA
Round 17 will be closing in just about 14 hours (noon Wednesday FT time).
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#404559 - Wed Jan 23 2008 04:37 AM Re: January Trivia Rounds
Gatsby722 Offline
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Registered: Fri May 18 2001
Posts: 123698
Loc: Canton
Ohio USA    
Round 23 ~ Wednesday

Today's theme is *Backing Up*. I have no good explanation for this, other than that I was thrilled to think of something, anything that tied (kinda) five questions together. Ergo and thusly, then, here we go :

1. Back-Up Police: The Territorial Support Group (TSG, or CO20) is a Central Operations unit of London's Metropolitan Police Service, and comes in most handy in terms of keeping an eye on matters. They handle security involving terrorism threats/prevention and provide "Level One" support when public disorders happen. One of their more notable bases can be found in Paddington. Ah, yes ~ the district made famous in the English song "Pretty Polly Perkins of Paddington Green", composed by music hall and broadside songwriter Harry Clifton in 1864 . Excluding the 'chorus', that tune is made up of twenty lines, each two lines rhyming. To start, then, please tell me one of those rhyming line pairs (don't use the lines in the chorus) from "Pretty Polly Perkins of Paddington Green". 20 lines, thus 10 answers available, yes? Note: abbreviated sentences as answers will be perfectly OK to send, too...

2. Back-Up Presidents: Nothing too complicated (or terribly interesting slash exciting, either ) on this one. Kindly tell me a man who has served as Vice President of the United States in the last 50 years ... or from January 1958 until this very day.

3. "Back Up, Please" was a 2003 short film about 4 people stuck in a small traffic jam. Each person was significantly different in vital statistics and temprament, they represented both genders, they seemed (more than anything else) pretty much 'average'. With one other notable thing in common, though ... none of 'em would budge an inch so as to eliminate the vehicular morass as it stood. It was stubbornness, it established "control" - and it brought every private issue they had prior to it to the fore as a result of it. And *of course* all those attitudes combined solved nothing. They all remained nicely stuck in their little traffic jam. Take a short drive to IMDB and put in the keywords road rage. Then tell me a movie title (TV or feature film - no TV series) that pops up with a rating of 7 [out of 10] or higher. Thanks !

4. Back-Up Singers: This fellow sang "behind" the likes of Roberta Flack, Diana Ross, Carly Simon, Chaka Khan, Donna Summer, Bette Midler, Chic, and Barbra Streisand early in his career. On TV (in addition to a stint crooning on Sesame Street) he wrote the themes for Kentucky Fried Chicken's "We Do Chicken Right", NBC's "Proud As a Peacock" and The US Army's "Be All You Can Be". This'd be Mr. Luther Vandross, who firmly established himself as a solo balladeer in the early 1980s. Luther died, though, on July 1, 2005 ... after long-term battles with diabetes, weight fluctuations and, ultimately, a premature stroke (from which he never fully recovered). Vandross was laid to rest in George Washington Memorial Park in New Jersey. Please tell me another "famous" person interred there.

5. Back-Up Plans: Yes, it's always good to have one of these. In the event of faulty career choices, risky vacation destinations, or dinner set-ups (just in case you burn the lambchops, etc.). In terms of current events, a back-up plan, or ten of 'em, would have been a wise thing to have in place in regard to the Writers Guild of America. The threats turned into reality, they went on strike ... and all sorts of entertainment blight has since ensued. UNLESS there was a Plan B on the back burner, that is. Some media companies had one, some didn't. On the ABC television network, they were kinda prepared - getting some new episodes "in the can" just in case the writers disappeared for time lapses unknown. Tell me an (American) ABC show (excluding 'talk'/news shows) that has more than ONE new episode of a current series ready, in hopes of keeping their audience enjoying (at least occasional) fresh product. Hint: don't complicate that one too much - a complete list is easily findable on that *unnamed reference site* we all use so often around here...

Let's leave this one open until Sunday at noon, as per the FT clock, eh? Weather and ensuing polar bears/glacial shifts willing, I'll see you then ..


Edited by Gatsby722 (Wed Jan 23 2008 08:14 AM)
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#404560 - Wed Jan 23 2008 06:23 AM Re: January Trivia Rounds
denni19 Offline


Registered: Tue Sep 05 2006
Posts: 14562
Loc: Bucharest Romania
Results for ROUND 18

6 players for this round – that’s almost another record… for this month !

Guinness World Records - Please choose a record from:


1. Science & Technology ---> Structures

10 points ALL: Highest Commercial Decelerator Descent, Highest Concrete Dam, Largest Film Studio, Deepest Underwater Postbox, Largest Solar Energy Roof, Largest Dome Igloo


2. Amazing Feats ---> Unusual Skills

10 points: Most Cockroaches Eaten, Most Ferrero Rocher chocolates eaten in one minute

5 points: Side Wheel Driving Through Smallest Gap [2], Most Sheep Shorn in 8 Hours - Manual (Ewes) [2]

Not mentioned: Fastest Time to Eat a 12" Pizza, Fastest Time to Pluck a Turkey, Most Books Typed Backwards, Pumpkin Carving - Fastest Time, Strangest Diet, Fastest run 100 metres barefoot on ice


3. Natural World ---> Animal Extremes OR Fantastic Pets

10 points: Oldest Kinkajou Living in Captivity, Highest jump by a pig, Highest jump by a dog, Longest Goldfish

5 points: Longest Ears on a Rabbit [2]

Not mentioned: Oldest caged dove, Most tennis balls held in the mouth - dog, Smallest Dog Living (Length), Longest Ears on a Dog, Fastest Car Window Opened By A Dog, Longest Domestic Goat Horns, Tallest dog living, Longest goat horns, Longest time on doggy death row


4. Arts & Media ---> Art & Sculpture

10 points: Fastest Henna Artist, Largest Easel, Largest Single Printed Lithograph, Largest Sand Painting

5 points: Tallest Sandcastle [2]

Not mentioned: Longest Woodblock Print, Longest Graffiti Scroll, Largest Toothpick Mosaic, Largest Woodblock Print, Largest Stamp Mosaic


5. Human Body ---> Extreme Bodies

10 points: Lung Power - Most Powerful Lungs, Most Body Piercings in One Session, Loudest burp, Most Fingers and Toes - Living Person

5 points: Longest Hair [2]

Not mentioned: Tallest Woman – Living, Most Pierced Woman, Tallest Man, Smallest Waist on a Living Person, Tallest Man – Living, Gurning World Championships - Most Wins, Furthest Eyeball Popper, Longest Ear Hair, Longest Tongue


The scores of Round 18 are:

With 45 points: Cinnam0n and Lizard_Wizard

With 40 points: Szabs, Gatsby, Maninmidohio and Mugaboo


Congratulations to our winners Cinnam0n and Lizard_Wizard – you each get a(nother) well deserved monthly point for January.

Thank you so much to all of you who participated !
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#404561 - Wed Jan 23 2008 06:49 AM Re: January Trivia Rounds
cinnam0n Offline
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Registered: Tue Nov 02 2004
Posts: 6737
Loc: Pennsylvania USA
About 4 more hours for Round 19!

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#404562 - Wed Jan 23 2008 11:54 AM Re: January Trivia Rounds
cinnam0n Offline
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Registered: Tue Nov 02 2004
Posts: 6737
Loc: Pennsylvania USA
Round 19 Results

1. Name any category that a Golden Globe is awarded for.

For 10 points - Best Screenplay - Motion Picture, Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series - Drama, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical Or Comedy, Best Performance by an Actress In A Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television, Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series - Musical Or Comedy, Best Original Score - Motion Picture

Great job, 10 for everyone!


2. The British historical romance Atonement garnered 7 nominations. Please name one of them.

For 10 points -Ooooohh, none...

5 points -
Best Performance by an Actress In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture (2), Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama (4), Best Motion Picture - Drama (2)

Atonement was also nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama, Best Director - Motion Picture, Best Screenplay - Motion Picture, and Best Original Score - Motion Picture.



3. Winner of Best Original Song this year was "Guaranteed," from the soundtrack of Into the Wild. Please name any other song on the soundtrack of that movie.

For 10 points - "No Ceiling," "Far Behind," "Society"

5 points - "Hard Sun" (3), "Setting Forth" (2)



4. Please name any television show (not a mini-series or TV movie) that was nominated for Best Drama or Best Musical/Comedy.

For 10 points - "Extras," "Californication," "The Tudors," "Big Love"

5 points - "House, M.D." (2)"Grey's Anatomy" (2)

Not mentioned were "Damages," "Mad Men," "30 Rock," "Entourage," and "Pushing Daisies."



5. This year, the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement in motion pictures was NOt awarded. Name someone who has won this award from 1995 to the present.

10 points for all again! Al Pacino, Barbra Streisand, Sophia Loren, Gene Hackman, Michael Douglas, Robin Williams, Warren Beatty, Jack Nicholson

Scores

Many thanks to the 8 players who participated in this round!

Our dual winners today are denni and nakarinna, with 45 points apiece.
Close behind with 40 points
were Mugaoo, Gatsby,and maninmidohio.
35 points - brandz_mygirl, szabs, and srini.

See you in February!

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#404563 - Wed Jan 23 2008 12:13 PM Re: January Trivia Rounds
nakarinna Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 13 2007
Posts: 553
Loc: Chicago Illinois USA
Round 17 Results

9 players entered this round…

1. Please tell me the name of another show listed on the Broadway in Chicago homepage.

For 10 points: “Mary Poppins,” “The Drowsy Chaperone,” “Jesus Christ Superstar,” “Wicked”

For 5 points: "Dirty Dancing” (2), “My Fair Lady” (3)

Not mentioned: “Jersey Boys,” “Rent,” “Avenue Q”

2. Take a look at this trivia section on the film, and please give me one of the listed facts.

For 10 points: Co-director Art Stevens served as the live-action model for Amos Slade; Glen Keane planned to draw the fight scene in charcoal rather than pencil, but budgetary concerns prevented this; Old animation from "Bambi" (1942) and "The Sword in the Stone" (1963) is reused for some scenes; The name "Tod" is derived from the Middle English word "todde", which means "fox;" The bear's sounds are recycled sound effects from the two alligators, Brutus and Nero, in "The Rescuers" (1977); Producer Wolfgang Reitherman brought his son's pet fox as reference for the animators; Production was delayed a year after many of the young animators left to join Don Bluth's studio.

For 5 points: It is the last Disney animated feature to simply end with a "The End; Walt Disney Productions" credit (2)

Not mentioned: Animator Glen Keane re-boarded Tod's battle with the bear because the original storyboards weren't dramatic enough; It was the last Disney feature for animators Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston; Originally, when Chief got hit by the train, he was supposed to die.

3. Please select a track from "The Very Best of Todd Rundgren" CD released in 1997.

For 10 points: "Bang the Drum All Day," "The Very Last Time," "Love of the Common Man," "Just One Victory"

For 5 points: "We Gotta Get You a Woman" (2), "Couldn't I Just Tell You" (3)

Not mentioned: "Be Nice to Me," "I Saw the Light," "Hello It's Me," and others

4. Please take a look at their top ten trees list and give me the scientific name of any tree that makes an appearance.

For 10 points: Zelkova serrata / Green Vase, Cercis chinensis / Avondale, Acer rubrum / October Glory, Cercis canadensis / Forest Pansy, Acer palmatum / Sango Kaku

For 5 points: Pyrus betulaefolia / Southworth Dancer (2), Carpinus betulus / Fastigiata (2)

Not mentioned: Acer platanoides / Crimson Sentry, Acer truncatum x Acer platanoides / Pacific Sunset, Betula utilis (var. jacquemontii), Pyrus calleryana / Glen's Form Chanticleer

5. Please name any other First Lady of the United States who has a first name OR surname beginning with the letter 'm.'

For 10 points: Margaret Taylor, Ida McKinley, Martha Jefferson

For 5 points: Martha Washington (4), Mamie Eisenhower (2)

Not Mentioned: Dolley Madison, Elizabeth Monroe

Scores:

With 45 points: szabs
With 40 points: maninmidohio, Lizard_Wizard, brandz_mygirl, cinnam0n
With 35 points: Mugaboo, denni19, Gatsby722
With 30 points: srini701


Congratulations to szabs for nabbing a trivia point!

Thanks for playing, everyone !
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#404564 - Thu Jan 24 2008 06:42 AM Re: January Trivia Rounds
Gatsby722 Offline
Pure Diamond

Registered: Fri May 18 2001
Posts: 123698
Loc: Canton
Ohio USA    
24 hours to go for Round 21.
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#404565 - Thu Jan 24 2008 03:54 PM Re: January Trivia Rounds
nakarinna Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 13 2007
Posts: 553
Loc: Chicago Illinois USA
Round 24 - Thursday

Today's theme is the US primary election season... or is it? Each question is on a topic that shares its name with a presidential candidate.

1. Let's start with the simple term 'vote.' Ballots and polls may be the first things to come to mind, but the Votes are also a people in northwest Russia. The Votic population is very small (less than one hundred as of 1989), and the Votic language is close to extinction. From the table of contents of this textbook on the Votic language, please select a case within the Votic language (listed under 'Morphology' and 'Nominative' on page 17).

2. Romney is a historic town on the eastern panhandle of West Virginia. Romney holds the distinction of being West Virginia's oldest town, and played a role in the American Civil War. From this website , please tell me the name of an event that is held in Romney.

3. The Obama Line, which runs along the coast of central Japan, is one of West Japan Railway Company's local train routes. Please give me the name of another JR West railroad line.

4. I Heart Huckabees, starring Jason Schwartzman and Jude Law (among others), bills itself as an existential comedy. In my experience, it's the kind of movie you really love or really hate. The movie was nominated for several awards. Being as specific as possible, please name any award I Heart Huckabees was nominated for or won.

5. Clinton Cards is a large UK retailer of greeting cards of gifts. From the company website, please choose your favorite floral arrangement (listed under "Flowers --> Flowers by Courier).

This round will close on Tuesday at noon FT time. Please let me know if you have any questions. Good luck!
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#404566 - Fri Jan 25 2008 07:25 AM Re: January Trivia Rounds
Gatsby722 Offline
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Registered: Fri May 18 2001
Posts: 123698
Loc: Canton
Ohio USA    
Round 21 - Monday
"Trivial Pursuit"
Eight terrific participants ~ thank you!

1. So, tell me: who is a member of the Mercy College Track & Field team (either gender) for 2007-2008 in New York. Name ONLY Juniors -or- Seniors, too, OK?

For 10 Points:
For Everybody !
John Benvin (Junior), Jessica Fabian (Junior), Kevin Gibson (Junior), Jose Gomez (Junior), Katelyn Klobus (Junior), Daniel Reeves (Senior), Latasha Williams (Junior), Peter Yarema (Senior)

Thomas Cannariato (Senior), Susan Paulsen (Junior) and Issiaka Sow (Junior) are the rest of the upperclass members on the team.

2. This time, please tell me a PLAY (not a musical) that ran at the same theatre "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" debuted in (on Broadway), at any time in the 1980s.

For 10 Points:
Whose Life is it Anyway? (1980), Home Front (1985), Speed-the-Plow (1988), Lend Me a Tenor (1989)
For 5 Points:
Duet for One (1981) (2), Pack of Lies (1985) (2)

Other possible answers were: Sweet Sue (1988), Serious Money (1988), Broadway (1987), Kipling (1984) -and- You Can't Take It With You (1983).

3. Over on 123Holiday's site, they have a lot of Valentines Day stuff. I'm interested in their (Eight) Worst Things To Say On A First Date. Name one of those 'things', if you would.

For 10 Points:
"I know we just met and this might seem a little sudden ... but could I borrow five hundred dollars?"; "Go ahead and Super Size - I found spare change in the sofa today."; "I don't see my ex-girlfriend that much ... thanks to the U.S. Department of Justice."; "Do you want to play doctor? That'll be five hundred dollars."; "Wait till my wife hears about this!"
For 5 Points:
"I used to have a real bad bedwetting problem ... but the last couple of weeks I've gotten it under control." (3)

Just two others. "Something tells me that you're very special ... but with medication I can usually ignore it." & "I had a good time tonight. I'd love to see you again in six to eight months with good behavior."

4. If you would, tell me one of the eight wives of the Biblical David in question. If you manage to find evidence of a not-so-widely documented wife of his, please send a link with your answer. Sources likely differ on the matter - so eight might be an "iffy" total...

For 10 Points:
Abigail (or Avigáyil), Bathsheba, Haggith
For 5 Points:
Ma'akah (or Maachah) (3), Michal (2)

Ahinoam, Abital and Eglah would have counted, too. Possibly others...

5. There were 12 other cliffhangers, though, in the series. Pick one of 'em! And just a few words [or the episode title] should indicate the one that you mean (also, TV movies/miniseries and/or spin-offs will not count.

For 10 Points:
"Ewing Inferno", May 6, 1983 - Sue Ellen gets (imagine this?) blind drunk, irritates J.R. re: her current boyfriend-on-the-side, all Hell breaks loose and a raging housefire ensues, of course; "Blast From the Past", May 16, 1986 - Whoops! Never mind the entire season, kids (and that pesky funeral, tearful death bed scene, etc.). Bobby's not dead after all. Just taking a shower...; "Fall of the House of Ewing", May 15, 1987 - Tickled pink upon finding out she can conceive children, Pam gets into an explosive car crash while rushing home so as to tell Bobby. Alert: these folks do not drive very well, as a general rule !; "Three, Three, Three (Part 2)", May 11, 1990 - J.R.'s illegitimate son (or so he says) arranges for his dear ol' Dad to remain committed in a Texas looney bin - not exactly what the senior Mr. Ewing had in mind, make no mistake...
For 5 Points:
"John Ewing III (Part 2)", April 6, 1979 - J.R. and Sue Ellen's son is born (after Sue Ellen drunkenly crashes the family car - surprise, surprise ) but ~ who's the Daddy? Cliff or J.R.? (2);"Swan Song", May 17, 1985 - Bobby has decided to marry Pam after all, but on the way to dump his other fiancee, he has a major auto mishap (again, these people are NOT lucky/skilled in the vehicular department on any day of the week, sober OR loaded). He dies. I think?; (2)

Several others. Which would include J.R. getting shot at again (but Bobby, poor dupe, taking the bullet instead), a dead body (face-down - which seems logical/suspenseful enough, yes?) in the pool ~ which turned out to be the murderous Kristen, Sue Ellen ended a couple of seasons doing some drunken variety of this over-the-top thing or that one ... there was even one where we were left hanging as to whether dastardly J.R. had gone and shot his unsavory self (he didn't ... he'd instead unloaded his pistol into the reflection of himself in the mirror ). Always a laugh-a-minute on "Dallas", I'm told!

45 Points! ... brandz_mygirl, Mugaboo
40 Points! ... denni19, maninmidohio, nakarinna, szabs
35 Points! ... cinnamOn, srini701

Which means that a pop o' the cork and some colorful confetti are in order for brandz_mygirl and Mugaboo for capturing Monthly Trivia points today! Nicely done to them ... and, as always, thank you all for joining in! Have a grand weekend, everyone - wherever it finds you ...


Edited by Gatsby722 (Fri Jan 25 2008 07:34 AM)

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#404567 - Fri Jan 25 2008 11:45 PM Re: January Trivia Rounds
brandz_mygirl Offline
Multiloquent

Registered: Sat Jan 06 2007
Posts: 2986
Loc: Singapore
Round 22 Reminder - 24 hours to go before the round closes
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#404568 - Sat Jan 26 2008 02:56 AM Re: January Trivia Rounds
Mugaboo Offline
Prolific

Registered: Fri Aug 13 2004
Posts: 1027
Loc: Scotland UK
Round 26 - Saturday 26th

Missed a chance of a good Scottish round, as Burns night was yesterday, so . . .

1. Haggis was probably brought to Scotland via Scandinavian longboats, and could have originated in Rome. As in Homer's Odyssey it talks of "a man before a great blazing fire turning swiftly this way and that a stomach full of fat and blood, very eager to have it roasted quickly." It could well be even older than that. Please give me someone who has translated both the Iliad and the Odyssey into English.

2.
Whisky could have been invented in Rome, the Middle East or China, but the first written record of whisky is from Ireland in 1405. Please give me the name of any Irish Single Malt Whisky.

3.
Another food that was probably invented in China (Historians are a bit vague on these things) is Porridge. Please give me a regular character (4 episodes or more) in the TV comedy "Porridge".

4.
The Kilt was of course invented in Ireland. The Greek Presidential Guard (Evzones - a word that originates with Homer incidently) also wear a kind if kilt called a foustanela, this consists of 400 pleats, one pleat for every year Greece was under Ottoman rule. Please give me one of the official duties of the Evzones.

5.
The Bagpipes might have been developed in Sumaria, but the first reference to bagpipes comes from Egypt. One of the less frequented places by tourists in Egypt is the Valley of Nobles. The best two to visit I'm told are "The Tombs Chapel of Nakht" (Number 52) and "The Tomb of Menna" (number 69). All the tombs are numbered. Please give me a tomb in Valley of the Nobles that has a number between numbers 52 to 69.

Round closes on Friday, please ask if you're stuck.

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#404569 - Sat Jan 26 2008 07:23 AM Re: January Trivia Rounds
denni19 Offline


Registered: Tue Sep 05 2006
Posts: 14562
Loc: Bucharest Romania
ROUND 25

I took advantage of a very unexpected offer for a short weekend trip in another city, so I am not at home right now but in an Internet Cafe trying to come up with a late Friday round. When entering here, that's what I heard on the radio: "Miracles will happen as we trip/But we're never gonna survive, unless.../We get a little crazy" .
So obviously, for this round I chose to deal with SEAL.

1. The lyrics I quoted above come from the song "Crazy" which is one of Seal's biggest international hits. But THE biggest has to be his other famous song - "Kiss from a Rose" - which won a Grammy Award for "Song of the Year" in 1996.
Please tell me the name of another composer who was a winner in the exact same category anytime during the 90s.

2. Luigi Francisco Seal, Jr. (or Lou Seal) is the official mascot of the San Francisco Giants and was born on July 25 1996.
From the team's official site, please give me any of their roster transactions that took place in July 2006.

3. The Green "Seal of Approval" has come to stand for reliability, fairness, and integrity. To earn the coveted Green Seal a product or service must meet the Green Seal environmental standard for the category as demonstrated by rigorous evaluation, testing and a plant visit. The National Conference Center in Lansdowne, Virginia, USA is one of the worthy Green Seal certified servicies.
From the Conference Center's website, please choose one of the recreational options available at their "Sports" OR "Fitness" Centers.

4. Seal is a village and civil parish in the Sevenoaks District of Kent County in England.
Please give me another civil parish in Kent, which name starts with "S".

5. For a bit of fun at the end...
From THIS SITE pick one of the photos from the "Seals and Sea Lions" slide-show. -- I need the number OR the title of your favourite photo. (the title is available in the enlarged version and there are 10 lovely pics to choose from).

I guess that seals the deal for now . Round 25 will be closed on Thursday, at 4pm Fun Trivia time.

Have a great weekend everybody!


Edited by denni19 (Thu Jan 31 2008 04:00 PM)
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#404570 - Sun Jan 27 2008 12:02 AM Re: January Trivia Rounds
brandz_mygirl Offline
Multiloquent

Registered: Sat Jan 06 2007
Posts: 2986
Loc: Singapore
Round 22 is closed. Results coming very soon.
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#404571 - Sun Jan 27 2008 12:06 AM Re: January Trivia Rounds
brandz_mygirl Offline
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Registered: Sat Jan 06 2007
Posts: 2986
Loc: Singapore
Round 22 – January Answers

8 lovely participants for the “Sundance”.

1) Please give me the name of any of the judges (11 of them) that were involved in the ‘Judgment of Paris’.
For Ten Points: Aubert de Villaine, Claude Dubois-Millot, Pierre Brejoux
For Five Points: Odette Kahn (3), Pierre Tari (2)
Not mentioned: Jean-Claude Vrinat, Raymond Oliver, Christian Vanneque, Michel Dovaz, Steven Spurrier, Patricia Gallagher,

2) Please tell me where I can go and fill up on Contemporary American food.
For Ten Points: Subway Sandwiches, Legends Bar & Bistro, The Riverhorse on Main, Deer Valley’s Mariposa, The Sleigh Restaurant at Hotel Park City, Mustang, Park City Mountain Resort Legacy Café, 350 Main New American Brasserie
10 points all!
Not mentioned: There are 11 more restaurant names if you follow this link. Too many to list out here.

3) Please name a place where you can park your car at the festival, including parking available at Salt Lake City and Ogden City.
For Ten Points: Brew Pub Lot at the top of Main Street, Broadway Theatres (Salt Lake City), Kimball Junction, China Bridge Parking Structure
For Five Points: Monitor Drive Parking Lot (2), Parking Lot at Kearns Blvd/Home Stake Road (2)
Not mentioned: There are many more car park lots (more than 10) which I will again not list out *whew* but those interested may check them out here and here.

4) Please name any one of the jury members for the Alfred P. Sloan Prize or the Documentary competition.
For Ten Points: Michelle Byrd, Eugene Jarecki, Michael Polish, Heidi Ewing, Evan I. Schwartz, Alan Alda
For Five Points: Annie Sundberg (2)
Not mentioned: Steven Okazaki, Benedict Schwegler Jr., John Underkoffler

5) Please go through the article shown here and give me any name (must have a first and last name) that appears within the article, excluding the name of the article writer.
For Ten Points: Robert Redford, Teri Hatcher, Sienna Miller, Dustin Diamond
For Five Points: Fred Segal (2), Katherine Heigl (2)
Not mentioned: 4 more names Gary Coleman, Paris Hilton, Craigin Brown, Paul Jowdy

Results!

Top Place:
45 points: Mugaboo, Nakarinna & Cinnamon Nice job in winning the much coveted point each despite the very tough competition!

Other results:
40 points: Maninmidohio, Srini & Denni
35 points: Gatsby & Szabs


Edited by brandz_mygirl (Sun Jan 27 2008 12:28 AM)
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#404572 - Sun Jan 27 2008 11:21 AM Re: January Trivia Rounds
Gatsby722 Offline
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Registered: Fri May 18 2001
Posts: 123698
Loc: Canton
Ohio USA    
Round 23 - Wednesday
"Backing Up"
Eight awesome participants (thank you !)

1. Excluding the 'chorus', that tune is made up of twenty lines, each two lines rhyming. To start, then, please tell me one of those rhyming line pairs (don't use the lines in the chorus) from "Pretty Polly Perkins of Paddington Green". 20 lines, thus 10 answers available, yes?

For 10 Points:
- She'd an ankle like an antelope and a step like a deer
A voice like a blackbird, so mellow and clear.
- Of my nonsense -- At the same time, I'd been very kind,
But to marry a milkman she didn't feel inclined.
- In six months she married, that hard-hearted girl,
But it was not a Mi-lord, and it was not an earl.
For 5 Points:
- I am a broken-hearted milkman, in grief I'm arrayed
Through keeping of the company of a young servant maid. (2)
- The words that she uttered went straight through my heart.
I sobbed and I sighed, and I straight did depart. (3)

It would seem, though, that our forlorn poet here might have gotten the proverbial 'last laugh'. Turns out his elusive Polly ended up with a bow-legged bus driver ....

2. Kindly tell me a man who has served as Vice President of the United States in the last 50 years ... or from January 1958 until this very day.

For 10 Points:
Gerald R. Ford, Jr. (1973-1974); Walter F. Mondale (1977-1981); J. Danforth Quayle (1989-1993)
For 5 Points:
Richard M. Nixon (1953-1961) (3), Nelson A. Rockefeller (1974-1977) (2)

The other ones are Lyndon B. Johnson (1961-1963), Hubert H. Humphrey Jr. (1965-1969), Spiro T. Agnew (1969-1973), George H. W. Bush (1981-1989), Albert A. Gore Jr. (1993-2001) and Richard B. Cheney (2001-present).

3. Take a short drive to IMDB and put in the keywords road rage. Then tell me a movie title (TV or feature film - no TV series) that pops up with a rating of 7 [out of 10] or higher. Thanks !

For 10 Points:
"Little Miss Sunshine" (2006), "Lost Highway" (1997), "Marathon Man" (1976), "Mr. Brooks" (2007), "Road Rage" (1998), "Taxi No. 9 2 11" (2006)
For 5 Points:
"Duel" (1971) (2)

Nine others to pick from, notably "Mystic River" (2003) and "Falling Down" (1993). And, even though I'm unfamiliar with both, "Shoot 'Em Up" (2007) and "Motor Mania" (1950) sound -um- 'inviting' (in a sinister sort of way).

4. Luther Vandross was laid to rest in George Washington Memorial Park in New Jersey. Please tell me another "famous" person interred there.

For 10 Points:
Henry A. Boorse (scientist; member of the Manhattan Project), Albertus 'Cleffie' Fennar (Negro League Baseball player), Thomas David Gorman (American pitcher and umpire), Elston Howard (Major League Baseball player), O'Kelly Isley, Jr. (Grammy Award-winning member of The Isley Brothers)
For 5 Points:
Alfonso DiMino (inventor ~ electronics/medical technology) (3)

Some others of note: Jedh Colby Barker (Viet Nam Congressional Medal of Honor recipient), Wandra Brown (composer and singer), John Peter "Jack" Cusick (Major League Baseball player), George Emerson Dickman (another Major League Baseball player), Thomas Ryan 'Tommy' Eboli (Organized Crime figure), Clyde Lensley McPhatter (singer) and Gary Nardino (television producer).

5. Tell me an ABC show (excluding 'talk'/news shows) that has more than ONE new episode of a current series ready, in hopes of keeping their audience enjoying (at least occasional) fresh product.

For 10 Points:
"Cavemen" - 7 episodes not aired, "Samantha Who?" - 3 episodes
For 5 Points:
"Boston Legal" - 3 episodes not aired (2), "Lost" - 8 episodes (2), "Men in Trees" - 11 episodes (2)

Actually, on this question, almost the entire ABC schedule would fit. Very few shows have, at this point in time, less than one new episode waiting to be shown. Another month of this strike going, full-steam ahead, will change that drastically, however. "Pushing Daisies", "Desperate Housewives" and "Ugly Betty" are three (that I know of) that are "out of gas" at the moment. Repeats are on the ready, rest assured .

The Results --->

45 Points! ... brandz_mygirl
40 Points! ... Mugaboo
35 Points! ... cinnamOn, denni19, maninmidohio, nakarinna, srini701, szabs

Whew ! Once again, the scoreboard went from being slightly TOP-heavy to being pretty much bottom-heavy in seconds flat as the final answers came in. But it was very close. Ultimately, a monthly Trivia Point goes to brandz_mygirl ~ congratulations to her indeed ! And thank you, everyone, for jumping in.


Edited by Gatsby722 (Sun Jan 27 2008 11:27 AM)
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#404573 - Sun Jan 27 2008 06:02 PM Re: January Trivia Rounds
bethfay Offline
Forum Adept

Registered: Sat Aug 26 2006
Posts: 196
Loc: St Louis Missouri USA
Round 28 Quiz

Again (I sound like a broken record) I apologize for my absence over the past few weeks. I hope to be back more regularly in February ... and now ...

I'm feeling a bit flighty today and so the theme for this quiz is one of the most fantastical of all fictional characters PETER PAN.

1 - Peter Pan become widely known from a 1904 play called Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up written by J. M. Barrie. Peter's story was published as a novel in 1911 and has been one of the most beloved children's stories ever since. There have been many, many "appearances" of the character in various mediums over the years, but relatively few actual stage and film renditions. Name an actress or actor who played the human (not cartoon animation) Peter Pan in a major stage or film version or adaptation of the story of Peter Pan. (Please no TV versions or "cameo" appearances of Peter in other works. Any relatively major production is OK, but please don't give me your local high school's lead )

2 - The cast of characters used in films and TV programs has changed somewhat over the years, but there really is a great deal of consistency from the original Barrie novel. Give a character with a name from the original J. M. Barrie novel Peter Pan and Wendy.

3 - Of course one of the most endearing characters from the story is little Tinker Bell. She can be fiery and stubborn, but is always ready to do whatever she must to help Peter. Her character is understandably extremely popular with small children - so much so that Disney has merchandized an entire line of Disney Fairies to capitalize. Name one of the Disney Fairies.

4 - A major food staple in my house is peanut butter and everybody knows that "picky people pick Peter Pan peanut butter". Despite a recent recall due to salmonella contamination, it remains one of the top PB brands in America. Used to be you had two camps in PB-land: creamy or crunchy. Nowadays though, there are numerous varieties to choose from to suit even the most restrictive diet. Name a variety of Peter Pan peanut butter shown on the official website www.peterpanpb.com. (Please specify "creamy" or "crunchy" along with the variety ... and yes, good old PLAIN is a variety too )

5 - And finally, a nice easy one. Give me a word of 5 letters or more using the letters in TINKERBELL.

As always, if anyone has any questions or problems, let me know. I will plan to close this on Saturday AM FT time.


Edited by bethfay (Sun Jan 27 2008 06:03 PM)
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#404574 - Mon Jan 28 2008 12:04 PM Re: January Trivia Rounds
nakarinna Offline
Mainstay

Registered: Wed Jun 13 2007
Posts: 553
Loc: Chicago Illinois USA
Round 24 will be closing in 24 hours...
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#404575 - Tue Jan 29 2008 12:18 PM Re: January Trivia Rounds
nakarinna Offline
Mainstay

Registered: Wed Jun 13 2007
Posts: 553
Loc: Chicago Illinois USA
Round 24 Results

8 players entered this round…

1. From the table of contents of this textbook on the Votic language, please select a case within the Votic language.

For 10 points: Comitative, Genitive, Ablative, Partitive, Translative, Nominative

For 5 points: Inessive (2)

Not mentioned: Accusative, Illative, Elative, Allative, Adessive, Essive, Excessive, Abessive, Terminative

2. Please tell me the name of an event that is held in Romney.

For 10 points: Winery Heritage of West Virginia, Annual Juried Fine Art & Photography Show, Avalon Folk Festival, Artisans’ Celebration, Annual North River Mills Day, Milleson’s Walnut Grove Campground concerts

For 5 points: Hampshire County Fair (2)

Not mentioned: Buffalo Gap Community Camp, Ft. Edwards Foundation Annual Colonial Feast, Annual Ramp dinner, and others

3. Please give me the name of another JR West railroad line.

For 10 points: Kôbe, Sakurai, Ube, Kosei, Sanyo;, Gotemba, Inbi, Ako

For 5 points: none

Not mentioned: When I wrote this question, I was unaware how many possible answers there were. Different lists name ‘JR West’ as the company and others say ‘West Japan Railway Company.’ On top of that, lines that run the same routes are referred to as separate lines depending on the source. Therefore, I accepted any answer that appeared on any list, under either company.

4. Please name any award I Heart Huckabees was nominated for or won.

For 10 points: Cosmique Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Naomi Watts (Won), Golden Trailer Award for Best Independent Film (Won), Gotham Award for Best Film - David O. Russell (Nominated)

For 5 points: COFCA Award for Best Ensemble (Won) (3), Golden Trailer Award for Best Comedy (Nominated) (2)

Not mentioned: Chlotrudis Award for Best Supporting Actor - Mark Wahlberg (Nominated), Golden Satellite Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Comedy or Musical - Mark Wahlberg (Nominated), and possible others

5. From the company website, please choose your favorite floral arrangement.

For 10 points: It’s a Girl, 12 Mixes Roses, Pink Elegance, Luxury Longiflorum Lily, It’s a Boy, Floral All-Sorts, Pink Perfection, Desire

For 5 points: none

Not Mentioned: Adore, 12 Yellow Roses, Serenity, Lily & Rose, Yellow Elegance, Midas Touch

Scores:

With 50 points: maninmidohio, brandz_mygirl, szabs
With 45 points: denni19, cinnam0n
With 40 points: srini701, Gatsby722
With 35 points: Mugaboo


Congratulations to maninmidohio, brandz_mygirl, and szabs for emerging from the crowd to pick up one trivia point each!

Thanks for playing, everyone !
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#404576 - Tue Jan 29 2008 02:48 PM Re: January Trivia Rounds
denni19 Offline


Registered: Tue Sep 05 2006
Posts: 14562
Loc: Bucharest Romania
ROUND 29 - Tuesday

1 - "Madama Butterfly" is a well known opera by Giaccomo Puccini, with the plot taking place in the city of Nagasaki, Japan. As you all probably know, Nagasaki is the second city in the world, after Hiroshima, to have been subjected to nuclear bombing.
**From THIS SITE give me one of the eight trees that lived through the bombing.

2 - "M. Butterfly" is a 1988 play by David Henry Hwang, loosely based on the real life relationship between Bernard Boursicot, a French diplomat caught in a honeypot trap and Shi Pei-Pu, a male Peking opera singer and spy for the Chinese government, who Boursicot believed to be female. A honeypot (or honeytrap) is an espionage technique set to capture, kill or compromise a person, commonly an opposition agent or employee, using sex as the lure.
**Please name for me any other espionage technique.

3 - "Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee" is the famous phrase with which Muhammad Ali/Cassius Clay described his fighting style. The second greatest fighter in boxing history (as he was recently named by ESPN.com) Ali discovered in 1984 that he had Parkinson's disease, or more accurately, Pugilistic Parkinson's syndrome - a neurological disorder that affects career boxers and wrestlers, due to receiving too many blows to the head.
**Please give me the name of another famous sport person suffering from Pugilistic Parkinson's syndrome.

4 - The Taoist philosopher Zhuangzi once had a dream of being a butterfly. When he woke up and realised it was just a dream, he thought to himself "Was I before a man who dreamt about being a butterfly, or am I now a butterfly who dreams about being a man?" - tough question, eh ? Just in case you find the proper answer...
**Which one from HERE would you like to be?

5 - Tell me the word for "Butterfly" in any other language. Other than English .

The round stays open till Saturday noon, FT time and I'll be around if my questions need clarification.
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#404577 - Wed Jan 30 2008 03:08 AM Re: January Trivia Rounds
JaneMarple Offline
Star Poster

Registered: Fri Jan 30 2004
Posts: 14484
Loc: North West of England
Wednesday 30th January 2008
A ORANGE quiz today!

Q1 A film with orange in the title
Q2 A song title with orange in the title
Q3 A book title with orange in the title
Q4 Something that is traditionally orange
Q5 Something you can eat which is orange
This closes on Saturday or Sunday Good luck all!
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#404578 - Thu Jan 31 2008 12:30 PM Re: January Trivia Rounds
nakarinna Offline
Mainstay

Registered: Wed Jun 13 2007
Posts: 553
Loc: Chicago Illinois USA
Round 31 - Thursday

I hope you're all red-y for the round!

1. The International Red Cross is a conglomeration of organizations dedicated to protecting human life. The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement have developed seven fundamental principles by which to guide the organization. Please name one of these principles.

2. French Romantic painter Eugène Delacroix once said, "Everyone knows that yellow, orange, and red suggest ideas of joy and plenty. I can paint you the skin of Venus with mud, provided you let me surround it as I will." Please visit the Louvre and select a painting by Delacroix included on his 'Thematic Trails' tour.

3. Charles 'Red' Barrett, a pitcher on the Boston Braves baseball team, set two baseball records on the night of August 10, 1944. Red Barrett not only threw the fewest pitches ever thrown by a single pitcher in a complete nine-inning baseball game (58), but set the record for fastest night game in major league history (75 minutes). In addition, he was awarded as the National League Wins Champion of 1945. Please name another [Major League Baseball] National League Wins Champion from the 1940s.

4. Chris de Burgh's most well-known hit, "Lady in Red," hit the top of the UK music charts in July 1986. Please give me the name of any other track from de Burgh's album "Into the Light."

5. (PRODUCT)RED is an "economic initiative designed to create awareness and a sustainable flow of money from the private sector into the Global Fund, to fight the AIDS pandemic in Africa" (from the website). Several corporations have become partners in this effort. From the joinred website, please choose one of the (PRODUCT)RED partners.

This round will close Monday, February 4 at noon FT time. Good luck, everyone!
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