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#416486 - Sun Apr 13 2008 12:07 PM Re: April Trivia Rounds
JaneMarple Offline
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Registered: Fri Jan 30 2004
Posts: 14484
Loc: North West of England
Wednesday April 9th 2008 results

Q1 A boy’s name beginning with W
For Ten Points
Wisia, Walter, Werner , Wallace, Wasim, Wilber, Wriddhiman, Wycliff, Warley,
For Five Points
Ten points to all
Not mentioned
Wilfred, William and more

Q2 A girls name beginning with W
For Ten Points
Waheed, Wanda, Walburga, Wioletta, Wilhemina, Winter, Winola,
For Five Points
Willa (2)
Not mentioned
Wendy, Winifred and more

Q3 A profession beginning with W
For Ten Points
Wig stylist, Wainwright, Water colourist, Window dresser, Welder, Web developer, Weaving machine operator,
For Five Points
Window washer/window cleaner (2)
Not mentioned
Writer, Waiter and more

Q4 A FICTIONAL character with the surname beginning with W
For Ten Points
Herb Woodley (fr. "Blondie" comic strip) , Dick Whittington, Valentine Wiggin (Ender's Game), Colin Wetherby (from "Brittas Empire"), Lupine Wonse ("Guards! Guards!" - Terry Pratchett) , Mary Winchester, Mace Windu - Star Wars, John Willoughby (Sense and Sensibility), Riley Ward – From TV series - McLeod's Daughters
For Five Points
Ten points to all
Not mentioned
Ellen Wilson (Peril at End Hose, Agatha Christie), Miss Weatherby (Murder at the Vicarage, Agatha Christie) and more

Q5 Any animal beginning with W
For Ten Points
White Crappie, Wrasse, Lupine Wonse, Wild Asian Water Buffalo, Winged cat, Wren, Water Buffalo, Warmouth,
For Five Points
Waterbuck (2),
Not mentioned
Walrus and more

SCORES – 9 competitors
Gatsby – 50
maninmidohio - 50
Nakarinna –50
Srini – 50
Zorba_Skank – 50

Lizard_Wizard –45
Mugaboo – 45
Szabs - 45

Brandz_mygirl – 40

Well done to Gatsby, maninmidohi, Nakarinna, Srini and Zorba_Skank
Edited to adjust scores


Edited by JaneMarple (Sun Apr 13 2008 03:31 PM)
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#416487 - Sun Apr 13 2008 03:34 PM Re: April Trivia Rounds
cinnam0n Offline
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Registered: Tue Nov 02 2004
Posts: 6737
Loc: Pennsylvania USA
Round 12

This round is a little late because I had to make a short road trip yesterday to pick up a car for my son. (actually, I had to drive his car home so he could drive the new car home... that was fun, since his car is a BMW)
ANYWAY, I decided to base my quiz on the trip!

1. We made a quick stop in Butler, PA to grab a bite to eat. Please name a famous Butler. You may either choose a well-known someone whose surname is Butler, or someone who was well-known because of their profession as a butler. These may be real or fictional.

2. Our trip was mostly along the Pennsylvania turnpike. We got on the turnpike at Exit 75 and left it at Exit 28. Please name any of the turnpike exits we passed - you may choose one of the two we entered and exited on, also. Please give the "city" name of the exit, not the number.

3. We picked up the car at a Pilot travel center in Erie, PA. Please name a location of any Pilot in the state of Pennsylvania.

4. Before we got started back, we had to add a quart of motor oil to the engine. Please name any other commonly used kind of oil.

5. As I mentioned, our destination was in Erie, PA. Please name a tourist destination in Erie.

This round will close on Wednesday at noon Funtrivia time. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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#416488 - Mon Apr 14 2008 03:56 AM Re: April Trivia Rounds
Gatsby722 Offline
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Registered: Fri May 18 2001
Posts: 123698
Loc: Canton
Ohio USA    
Round 14 ~ Monday

This "theme" comes thanks to our szabs (and she didn't even know it ) after a post she made in the Chain Games shortly ago. It was about these things called The *Bookseller/Diagram Prize for Oddest Title of the Year*, a humorous literary award given annually to the book with the weirdest title. A few of the [completely peculiar indeed] "winners" led the way....

1. The first title to mention is 1999's "Weeds in a Changing World", by the British Crop Protection Council Symposium (from, I'm guessing, something called a *Proceedings No. 64*). Sounds bloody fascinating, doesn't it ? If we're going to talk about 'Weeds', though, let's kick around the TV series by that name - which is about a widowed housewife from an affluent California suburb who becomes a (pretty darned successful) marijuana dealer to make ends meet. The *dealer* is Nancy Botwin and she's played by the wildly talented Mary-Louise Parker. To get us off to a breezy, weedy start ... please tell me an episode title from Season 2 (2006) of the dark comedy "Weeds".

2. Another *Diagram* winner was "Re-using Old Graves: A Report on Popular British Attitudes", written by Douglas Davies and Alastair Shaw and released in 1995. With things, then, in the soccer park of the UK let's mention Fat Badgers ~ the "Original Independent Guide Listing Some of the Very Best Inns of Character Serving Good Food, Good Beer or Good Hospitality." It's probably about a little attitude, too , but I find the British sensibility fun and always very engaging (well, almost always ~ Heather Mills, though, a notable recent exception ...). Have a look at the Food Dictionary on Fat Badgers site and tell me any entry there under the letter "C". Thank you!

3. Our next dubious title is "Butterworths Corporate Manslaughter Service" by Gerard Forlin, the winner in 2001. I have NO idea about this one ~ but I doubt you'll find a branch of this alleged 'Service' in your nearby mall? We're going to have a look at a more spiritual/purposeful Butterworth, anyway: Eric Butterworth was Senior Minister of 'The Unity Center of New York City' from 1961 until his death in 2003. Eric was considered a legend and spiritual icon in the Unity Movement and had established a loyal following over his four decades of leadership. By almost all accounts, he was a good and solid man. He wrote prolifically, but there are 10 books written by him, still available to the public directly from his website. Take a moment and tell me one of those titles, OK?

4. The Prize for 1978 went to "Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Nude Mice" (?). One must wonder, then, if there's such a "workshop" for properly attired rodents? I have to believe that nudity (in and of itself) is not a BAD thing - 'rats' aside. Naturally, however, what sort of mischief accompanies naked humans can sometimes be problematic. There are many resorts catering to a clothes-free clientele. One such (in the USA) is Sunsport Gardens Nudist Club, located in Loxahatchee, Florida - which enjoys a positive/respectful environment for ALL generations of people. Despite any allegations to the contrary, it's a nicely "politically correct" place, too. From *here* please tell me one of the 'special features' of Sunsport Gardens' on-site (healthy!) restaurant. Note: Don't worry. That link will lead to a page without any possibly offending photographs on it...

5. The last adventurous title today "won" in 2005 ~ "People Who Don't Know They're Dead: How They Attach Themselves to Unsuspecting Bystanders and What to Do About It" by Gary Leon Hill. Whaddya say to that, anyway? Is it 'scientific' research? Cartoons by Gary Larson? Both? Might be the stuff of a good movie, though, yes? One well-known 'thematic' example being The Sixth Sense (1999), starring Bruce Willis. The movie's young director M. Night Shyamalan made quite a splash with that project - and did so not so long after graduating from Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. Please name a current academic club available to the classmen at Tisch. (NO "student government"-type groups, OK?)

And that's all the unnecessary-ish questions I can think of this chilly Ohio morning . We'll close this up (with a 12-hour announcement prior) on Friday evening! Have a memorable (and very frisky) week, OK?
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#416489 - Mon Apr 14 2008 01:30 PM Re: April Trivia Rounds
denni19 Offline


Registered: Tue Sep 05 2006
Posts: 14562
Loc: Bucharest Romania
I know you won't believe it, but here are the...
Results for ROUND 8

8 wonderful and faithful players took the time to send their answers – Thank you all very, very much !

1 - Please have a look at Shakespeare Illustrated and give me the name of an artist who painted a character or a scene from "Romeo and Juliet"

10 points: John Roddam Spencer Stanhope, Edmund Blair Leighton, Richard Dadd, Joseph Malord William Turner, Frederic Leighton, John Pettie

5 points: Philip H. Calderon [2]

Not mentioned: William Blake, James Stephanoff, Frank Dicksee, William Hatherell, Edward Matthew Ward


2 - From Kilravock Castle's website, please pick one of the food items they offer in a "Full Scottish" breakfast.

10 points: Bacon, Egg

5 points: Sausages [2], Tomato [2], Potato scone [2]

Not mentioned: Black pudding, Mushrooms, Baked beans


3 - The interior scenes of the 1986 movie "The Name of the Rose" were shot in a German Cistercian monastery - Eberbach Abbey.
Please give me the name of another Cistercian monastery/abbey in Germany.

10 points: Zisterzienserinnenklosterkirche (Mariaburghausen, Bavaria), Heilsbronn Abbey (Bavaria), Schontal Abbey (Baden-Wurttemberg), Bebenhausen Abbey (Baden-Wurttemberg)

5 points: Zinna Abbey (Brandenburg) [2], Lehnin Abbey (Brandenburg) [2]

Not mentioned: Kaisheim Abbey, Maulbronn Abbey, Dobrilugk Abbey, Reinfeld Abbey and many others


4 - Please visit the National Association of Miniature Enthusiasts (NAME) official website and come up with a NAME club one can find in North Carolina.

10 points: Mini Reflections Miniature Club (Kannapolis/Mooresville/Statesville/Salisbury), Raleigh Miniatures Guild (Raleigh), Cape Fear Miniature Society (Wilmington)

5 points: Coastal Miniature Club (New Bern) [2], Indian Trail Mini Makers (Charlotte) [3]

Not mentioned: Asheville Miniature Enthusiasts, Charlotte Miniature Society, Greensboro Mini Club, The Round Tuit-One, Small Wonders Miniature Club of Cary


5 – A baby girl from Perton, Wolverhampton, UK has 25 middle names which are the surnames of 25 world heavyweight boxing champions. There must be something wrong with her parents!
- Her full name is: Autumn Sullivan Corbett Fitzsimmons Jeffries Hart Burns Johnson Willard Dempsey Tunney Schmeling Sharkey Carnera Baer Braddock Louis Charles Walcott Marciano Patterson Johansson Liston Clay Frazier Foreman Brown.
Please have your pick of an Unusually long name (except the one I have just told you about) from those listed on Wikipedia (NO "Portuguese Braganza Monarchs" please).

10 points:
- Aliaune Damala Bouga Time Puru Nacka Locku Lu Lu Lu Badara Akon Thiam
- Rodolpho Pierre Filibert Alphanzo Rafael Gugliemli di Valentina d'Antoguella
- James Dr No From Russia with Love Goldfinger Thunderball You Only Live Twice On Her Majesty's Secret Service Diamonds Are Forever Live and Let Die The Man with the Golden Gun The Spy Who Loved Me Moonraker For Your Eyes Only Octopussy A View to a Kill The Living Daylights Licence to Kill Golden Eye Tomorrow Never Dies The World Is Not Enough Die Another Day Casino Royale Bond (Phew! )
- Aldaberontophoscophornia Bowen Fearing
- Nicholas Unless-Jesus-Christ-Had-Died-For-Thee-Thou-Hadst-Been-Damned Barbon
- Allan Mitchell Edward George Patrick Henry Gallagher

5 points: Calvin Coolidge Julius Caesar Tuskahoma McLish [2]

Not mentioned:
- Hubert Blaine Wolfeschlegelsteinhausenbergerdorff
- Anna Bertha Cecilia Diana Emily Fanny Gertrude Hypatia Inez Jane Kate Louise Maud Nora Ophelia Prudence Quince Rebecca Sarah Teresa Ulysis Venus Winifred Xenophon Yetty Zeno Pepper
- Lleieusszuieusszesszes Willihiminizisteizzi Hurrizzissteizzi
- Peaches Honeyblossom Michelle Charlotte Angel Vanessa Geldof
and a few more others



The RESULTS for Round 8 are:

With 45 points: Brandz_mygirl, Nakarinna and Mugaboo – Well done, all of you !

With 35 points: Zorba_scank, Gatsby, Maninmidohio and Srini

With 30 points: Szabs


So Brandz_mygirl, Nakarinna and Mugaboo each grab a well deserved monthly point for April.
Great job, all !
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#416490 - Mon Apr 14 2008 02:34 PM Re: April Trivia Rounds
nakarinna Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 13 2007
Posts: 553
Loc: Chicago Illinois USA
Round 10 will be closing in a little over 20 hours (noon FT time on Tuesday)...
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#416491 - Tue Apr 15 2008 09:03 AM Re: April Trivia Rounds
szabs Offline
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Registered: Mon Aug 13 2007
Posts: 14745
Loc: Mijas, Malaga Spain         
Just a reminder that Round 11 will close in 24 hours, plenty of space for new entries .

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#416492 - Tue Apr 15 2008 11:19 AM Re: April Trivia Rounds
nakarinna Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 13 2007
Posts: 553
Loc: Chicago Illinois USA
Round 10 Results

7 players entered this round…

1. Other than Bell, please give me the name of a Royal High School alum who has contributed either to the field of medicine or that of engineering/design.

For 10 points: James Nasmyth (steam hammer inventor), Sir Robert Sibbald (physician), Charles Morehead (physician), Thomas Stevenson (lighthouse designer), Archibald Crichton (Tsar's physician)

For 5 points: Robert Philip (physician) – (2)

Not mentioned: James Short (optics), Robert Knox (anatomist), Robert Christison (toxicologist), Andrew Combe (Queen Victoria's physician), and others

2. Please choose another type of terrier categorized in the FCI section of 'small-sized terrier.'

For 10 points: Scottish Terrier, West Highland White Terrier, Nihon Teria, Norwich Terrier, Australian Terrier

For 5 points: Cairn Terrier (2)

Not mentioned: Jack Russell Terrier, Dandie Dinmont Terrier, Norfolk Terrier, Sealyham Terrier, Ceský teriér

3. Please select one of the words that Bell uttered in his historical sentence.

The phrase was “Mr. Watson, come here – I want to see you.”

For 10 points: You, Want, Come

For 5 points: To (2), Mr. (2)

4. Please give me the number of one of Bell's patents that was filed after 1900.

For 10 points: 1,050,601 (Flying-Machine); 1,410,876 (Hydrodrome Hydroaeroplane, and the like); 757,012 (Aerial Vehicle)

For 5 points: 1,410,875 (Hydrodrome Hydroaeroplane, and the like) – (2); 1,410,874 (Hydrodrome Hydroaeroplane, and the like) – (2)

Not mentioned: 770,626 (Aerial Vehicle or Other Structure); 856,838 (Connection Device for the Frames of Aerial Vehicles); 1,011,106 (Flying-Machine); 1,410,877 (Hydrodrome Hydroaeroplane, and the like)

5. Please pick any justice that served on the Supreme Court for the duration of this case.

For 10 points: Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., Harlan Fiske Stone, George Sutherland, Louis Brandeis, Willis Van Devanter

For 5 points: William Howard Taft (2)

Not Mentioned: James Clark McReynolds, Pierce Butler (the lone dissenter), Edward Terry Sanford

Scores:

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


Congratulations to maninmidohio, Mugaboo, and szabs for earning one April trivia point each!

Thanks for playing, everyone !
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#416493 - Wed Apr 16 2008 01:21 AM Re: April Trivia Rounds
brandz_mygirl Offline
Multiloquent

Registered: Sat Jan 06 2007
Posts: 2986
Loc: Singapore
Round 15 – April quiz

Today’s quiz – ”Mish-Mash Again”

There are scores of interesting topics out there but I couldn’t come up with anything when planning this round. Doesn’t say much for me I know. I’ve been somewhat of a night owl the past weeks and have managed to cobble together 5 questions based on my late night web surfing. Sorry the post is late.

1) Ms. J.K. Rowling’s been in the news in recent days. I think most everyone who is going to read her last book has read it, so there’s no fear of spoilers if I say that young “Mr. Potter” lived and the dastardly “Voldemort” died. From “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”, please give me the name of a (regular) character that doesn’t make it, apart from the evil kingpin, and by character I mean any living breathing body.

2) Mr. Bryan Singer, movie producer and director, is attached as executive producer to the television series “House M.D.” He directed a couple of the Season 1 episodes and had a small role in the Season 1 episode “Sports Medicine” playing himself. I don’t like making personal remarks about anyone on these rounds, but I have to say that Mr. Singer looks like he is in his 20s in almost all the current pictures I’ve ever seen of him. In his earlier pictures, he looks like he is in his late teens. He’s actually 43 this year (born September 17 1965). I think it’s good genes, and staying fit helps too. From this page, please give me a name of another person with the same birth day (date and year) as Mr. Singer.

3) Clinical depression is a serious psychiatric disorder. From here, please give me any sign/symptom of clinical depression.

4) Mr. Hugh Laurie plays the piano, guitar, drums, saxophone and harmonica. There are quite a number of episodes of “House M.D.” where you can see Mr. Laurie playing the piano (I especially like the “Half Wit” episode). Mr. Laurie plays for the band “Band From TV” whose members consist of actors from U.S. television shows. The band donates all their proceeds from their performances or recordings to charity. Please name any current member of the “Band From TV”, other than Mr. Laurie.

5) Ms. Catherine Zeta Jones is a British actress who is married to Mr. Michael Douglas, an American actor with a famous actor father. Ms. Jones doesn’t figure directly into this last question but her name does, specifically the fact that her screen name is made up of a first name, middle name and family/last name. Please give me the screen name of another well-known (ok, ‘well-known’ is a relative term which I will leave you to interpret and all interpretations will be accepted) actor/actress which similarly consists of a first, middle and last name.

I hope the above is clear but please feel free to PM if you’ve got any questions. I will try and respond faster than I did the last round. This round will close on Saturday 19 April midnight FT time. Thanks for taking the time to read this post.
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#416494 - Wed Apr 16 2008 04:34 AM Re: April Trivia Rounds
Gatsby722 Offline
Pure Diamond

Registered: Fri May 18 2001
Posts: 123698
Loc: Canton
Ohio USA    
Round 16 ~ Wednesday

Argh. With noted distress (I really tried to make Question 2 understandable, but am not sure I succeeded ~ it really will make better sense once you find the site, I promise ), I present today's questions. They're all led by a TV show that airs, in some incarnation or other, every 14.7 minutes [or so it seems] here in The States. Pretty good program, though. In my opinion...

1. The series began in September 1990, employing a simple (and ultimately endless) plot structure: the first Half of an episode focused on a police investigation of a murder, the second Half focused on the trial of the accused. This has been altered/loosened in the spinoffs, but the original series stays the same. Set in New York, Law & Order could be called the forefather of the newer forensics-themed crime dramas (like "C.S.I."), too, since science always played a key component in the miscellaneous plots. So, then, let me ask you to name a Forensic Lab in New York State (as per The Program on Networked Governance, Harvard College, John F. Kennedy School of Government).

2. One such spinoff of the original program is Law & Order: Criminal Intent - where the crimes are assigned to the "Major Case Squad", who investigate high-profile cases involving VIPs, etc. ½ of its most prominent team is Det. Alexandra Eames, a quiet and practical woman who meshes well with her quirky-but-brilliant partner. Her character is a strong one, a survivor. Not only is she a young widow, she's also been known to moonlight as a bartender, too, if matters required it. I wonder ... if all I had in my bar was Schnapps and salt, could she whip up a drink for me, though? 'The Webtender' site can help ! Ill buy ONLY TWO more ingredients -- NO more and NO fewer. With only Peachtree Schnapps and a bit of salt, tell me one of the cocktails I have the *starters* for, as per The Webtender. In other words, enter the two ingredients you have, and see what pops up ...

3. A very recognizable face on Law & Order is that of Fred Thompson, who has played District Attorney Arthur Branch (on various shows within the L&O franchise) in a whopping 141 episodes. More than that, he is also a well-recognized public figure in real life -- he's a Republican Senator from Tennessee AND was even a short-lived candidate for US President in 2008. One of Sen. Thompson's more notable claims to fame was his role as a 'Chief Counsel' in the Senate Watergate Committee hearings in 1973, all of which led to the resignation of Richard Nixon. Please tell me a member of that Senate Watergate Committee (seven Senators to pick from) -OR- the OTHER Chief Counsel (not Thompson). Thank you veddy much .

4. The Law & Order success story can be attributed to many things: a simple, hard-line approach to crime and the shifting "truths" therein. A cast of ever-changing [believable] actors. The bare white lettering that introduces EACH scene at the bottom of the screen. Maybe the most notable pop culture stamp it offers, though? *That noise* -- described as a "chung chung" or a "doink doink". It was originally intended to sound like a barred door in a jail cell slamming shut. Accd.g to IMDb.com, it is "a combination of several things, including a group of monks stamping on a floor." At any rate, it *boinks* when urgent things are about to happen. A handful of Executive Assistant District Attorneys -OR- Assistant D.A.s have been on the original Law & Order series (no "SVU", "Criminal Intent", etc.). Kindly tell me one of those characters' names (any season), OK?

5. My favorite of all the shows in the franchise is Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - not because of the gruesome nature of its tales (sex crimes aren't so compelling, no matter how *well done*) but because of its lead actors. Lovely Mariska Hargitay shines, in tandem with her 'partner' there, intense actor Christopher Meloni. He seems to have an emotional "short fuse" on the program ~ always one 'fired-up' step from the nearest deep end to fly off of . Meloni first came to notice in an equally gritty TV series "Oz", a no-holds-barred prison drama initially aired on July 12, 1997. The narrator of that series was a character named Augustus Hill and his was the first phrase spoken (as per the transcript of that very first episode of HBO's groundbreaking "Oz"). Please tell me a word from that first 'line' (six sentences) consisting of six letters or more.

All right, then, my friends. This'll close up come Sunday afternoon. And *yep* I'll be around to lend a hand if you get stuck on anything. Have a fine mid-week and approaching weekend !
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#416495 - Thu Apr 17 2008 05:16 AM Re: April Trivia Rounds
szabs Offline
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Registered: Mon Aug 13 2007
Posts: 14745
Loc: Mijas, Malaga Spain         
Round 11 - Answers 7 Wonderful players, who hopefully didn’t get too drunk while answering this round.

1.From this site please give me the name and year (there are several of the same name but different years) of one of the Vega Sicilia’s wines listed on this page.

For 10 Points: Alion 1999, Vega Sicilia Unico 1989, Oremus Dry Furmint 2001 Mandolis, Vega Sicilia Unico 1942

For 5 Points: Vega Sicilia Unico 1953 (3)

Some others were: Vega Sicilia Valbuena 1998 or 2000, Vega Sicilia Unico 1991 or 1964 / Oremus 5 puttonyos Tokaji Aszu 1995

2. Champagne is a sparkling French wine but for it to be called Champagne it can only come from the Champagne region of France. From this site go to the “ List of Champagne Houses” and please give me the name of one of the Main special Vintages of international fame.

For 10 Points: Clos Des Goisses de Philipponnat, Rare de Piper Heidsieck, Nec Plus Ultra de Bruno Paillard, Cristal de Louis Roederer, Charles VII de Canard Duchene

For 5 Points: Belle Epoque de Perrier-Jouet (2)

Among others were: Dom Perignon de MOET & CHANDON, Comtes de Champagne de TAITTINGER, La Grande Dame de VEUVE CLICQUOT

3. Contrary to popular belief Australia has become the fourth largest exporter of wine in the world. From this page please give me the name of a wine producing region in Australia.

For 10 Points: Mornington Peninsula, Riverland, Hunter Valley, Rutherglen, Adelaide Hills

For 5 Points: Great Southern (2)

Among others were: Coonawarra, Wrattonbully, Yarra Valley, Mudgee,

4. With five centuries of wine-making experience behind them, Chile has some remarkable wines. From the Viña Errazuriz site, please give me the name of one of their Estate wines.

For 10 Points: Fume Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabaret Sauvignon

For 5 Points: Chardonnary Unoaked (3)

The other s were: Merlot , Shiraz, Carmenere, Sangiovese, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon Rose

5. The point of wine tasting is simply to find wines that you will thoroughly enjoy. There's no right and wrong when it comes to wine tasting, the bottom line is that a good wine should always give pleasure. It should smell good, taste even better, and be smooth and satisfying by itself or with whatever you're eating. This site will give you 12 steps to taste wine, please briefly tell me one of those steps. May I suggest that you grab yourself a bottle or two and follow these simple steps while answering this round, I am sure you will enjoy this round even more .

For 10 Points: Match the glassware to the wine, Aspirate through the wine, Swirl the wine in your glass, Note the wine’s viscosity while you’re swirling, Look at the wine.

For 5 Points: Look at the wine (2)

The others were: Sniff the wine, Take a sip of wine, but do not swallow, Note the aftertaste when you swallow, Try pairing wines with unusual ingredients, Ultimately, a wine should complement the food and cleanse the palate

Scores
With 50 points: Cinnam0on
With 45 points: Denni19, Maninmidohio
With 40 points: Gatsby722 , Mugaboo
With 35 points: brandz_mygirl, Nakarina

Congratulations to Cinnam0n for scoring a perfect 50 points and picking up a point for April, thank you all for playing.

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#416496 - Thu Apr 17 2008 06:07 AM Re: April Trivia Rounds
cinnam0n Offline
Moderator

Registered: Tue Nov 02 2004
Posts: 6737
Loc: Pennsylvania USA
Round 12 Results

1. We made a quick stop in Butler, PA to grab a bite to eat. Please name a famous Butler. You may either choose a well-known someone whose surname is Butler, or someone who was well-known because of their profession as a butler. These may be real or fictional.

10 points for all! - Giles French (butler in "Family Affair"), Benson Dubois (butler on "Soap" and "Benson"), Smithers (butler in Archie comics), Coleman (butler in Trading Places), Joseph Butler (Bishop of Durham), Henry Butler (jazz pianist), Richard Girnt Butler (Aryan Nations founder)



2. Our trip was mostly along the Pennsylvania turnpike. We got on the turnpike at Exit 75 and left it at Exit 28. Please name any of the turnpike exits we passed - you may choose one of the two we entered and exited on, also. Please give the "city" name of the exit, not the number.

For 10 points - Warrendale

5 points - Pittsburgh (at Monroeville)(4), Allegheny Valley (at Cheswick)(2)

The others are Cranberry, Butler Valley, Irwin, and New Stanton.


3. We picked up the car at a Pilot travel center in Erie, PA. Please name a location of any Pilot in the state of Pennsylvania.

For 10 points - Portersville, Harrisburg, Pittston

5 points - Bentleyville (2), Carlisle (2)

The others are Drums, DuBois, Erie, and Mill Hall.



4. Before we got started back, we had to add a quart of motor oil to the engine. Please name any other commonly used kind of oil.

For 10 points - Kerosene oil, WD-40 (lubricating oil), palm oil, fish oil, rapeseed oil

5 points - Linseed oil (2)


Other common oils are olive oil, vegetable oil, mineral oil, flaxseed oil, crude oil, and many others.



5. As I mentioned, our destination was in Erie, PA. Please name a tourist destination in Erie.


10 points for all! Bayfront Convention Center, Erie Land Lighthouse, Bicentennial Tower, The North Pier Light, Waldameer Park & Water World, Warner Theater, Louis J. Tullio Arena


Scores

We have a 3-way tie for first place - with 45 points, Mugaboo, maninmidohio,
and denni!

Close behind with 40 points - brandz_mygirl, szabs, and nakarinna!
35 points - Gatsby

Congratulations to our winners!

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#416497 - Thu Apr 17 2008 05:30 PM Re: April Trivia Rounds
Gatsby722 Offline
Pure Diamond

Registered: Fri May 18 2001
Posts: 123698
Loc: Canton
Ohio USA    
Round 14 will be *kaput* 12 hours from now, the time of this post !
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#416498 - Fri Apr 18 2008 05:35 AM Re: April Trivia Rounds
Gatsby722 Offline
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Registered: Fri May 18 2001
Posts: 123698
Loc: Canton
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Round 14 - Monday
"Diagram Prize"/Odd Book Titles
Seven admirable participants this time

1. To get us off to a breezy, weedy start ... please tell me an episode title from Season 2 (2006) of the dark comedy "Weeds".

For 10 Points:
Last Tango in Agrestic, MILF Money, Pittsburgh
For 5 Points:
A.K.A. The Plant (2), Crush Girl Love Panic (2)

The other episodes that season were 'Corn Snake', 'Cooking With Jesus', 'Mrs. Botwin's Neighborhood', 'Must Find Toes', 'Bash', 'Miles Deep and a Foot Wide' -and- 'Yeah, Like Tomatoes'.

2. Have a look at the Food Dictionary on Fat Badgers site and tell me any entry there under the letter "C". Thank you!

For 10 Points:
Cawl, Cumberland Rum Nickies, Cumberland Sausage
For 5 Points:
Cullen Skink (4) <--- a popular one

Quite a few more there to pick from ~ Cambridge Burnt Cream, Chelsea Buns, Clotted Cream, Cock-a-Leekie Soup, Cornish Pastry, Cottage Pie, Cumberland Tatie Pot and Cumbrian Potted Char. Loved the "Quote of the Day" they had up on that site the day I looked: "You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline - it helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer." Mr. Frank Zappa said that one ...

3. He wrote prolifically, but there are 10 books written by him, still available to the public directly from his website. Take a moment and tell me one of those titles, OK?

For 10 Points:
Celebrate Yourself, In The Flow Of Life; Life Is For Loving;
For 5 Points:
The Creative Life (7 Keys To Your Creative Genius) (2); The Universe Is Calling (2)

The other five being "Discover The Power Within You", "Life Is For Living", "Positrends (Or Negatrends?)", "Spiritual Economics" and "Unity: A Quest For Truth".

4. From *here* please tell me one of the 'special features' of Sunsport Gardens' on-site (healthy!) restaurant.

For 10 Points:
100% Reverse Osmosis Water; Cooking Exclusive With Oils That Won't Clog Arteries; Low Fat And Low Carb Option; Vegetarian Options; Wild Salmon (Not Farm Raised)
For 5 Points:
Special Dietary Needs Upon Request (2)

The resort's eatery also offers a Rural Setting With Low Atmospheric Air Pollution -and- Fresh Vegetables...

5. Please name a current academic club available to the 2008 students at Tisch. (NO "governmental"-type groups, OK?)

For 10 Points:
The Collective; Community Connections; Fusion Film Festival; Hammerkatz NYU; Tisch Arts Reps
For 5 Points:
Student Animation League (SAL) (2)

Ten more of these (mostly) creativity-driven groups at Tisch.

The Results!

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

Congratulations to maninmidohio for perching quite successfully at the top of the leader board ! Well-played by everyone ~ and I appreciate your joining in!
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#416499 - Fri Apr 18 2008 10:20 AM Re: April Trivia Rounds
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Registered: Wed Jun 13 2007
Posts: 553
Loc: Chicago Illinois USA
Round 17 - Thursday (a bit belated, I know )

Today's theme is anchor...

1. The most widely used version of the word 'anchor' refers to the object used to attach a ship to the floor of a body of water. The mechanics of an anchor are generally pretty simple; either the anchor is so heavy it doesn't permit movement, or it's designed to hook onto something at the floor. Please tell me the name of a temporary or permanent anchor design.

2. A newscaster can also be referred to as an anchor (I'm not sure if this is only an American colloquialism or not.) PBS dates the first use of the word back to 1952, when Don Hewitt referred to Walter Cronkite as such, while Cronkite covered both the Democratic and Republican National Conventions. Hewitt achieved greater fame when in 1968 he created the record-breaking news show 60 Minutes. Please name for me a correspondent, commentator, or debater who has appeared on 60 Minutes (but not any interviewees, please).

3. The last person to participate in a relay race is also commonly known as the anchor. Typically, the anchor is the fastest individual on the relay team, in order to maximize the chances of being able to catch up when the team is behind in the last leg of the race. Both running and swimming events often involve relay races. Swimming has an event known as the medley relay, in which each person on the team swims one of the four official strokes. Please choose either a country that won a medal in a medley relay or a person who won a medal an individual medley event at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.

4. Anchoring is also a neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) technique that involves the association of a feeling or idea with a physical stimulus. An example is training yourself to feel calm and peaceful when you see a circle, or motivated when you see your desk at work, etc. Please follow this link to a list of nine instructions on how to perform basic NLP anchoring, and select one of these instructions.

5. Finally, a plot anchor (also known as plot device) is an element brought into a story for the sole purpose of advancing or resolving the story. Ideally, a plot anchor would not be noticeable, if the writer is skilled and creative. However, this is not always the case. For any writers out there unable to come up with seamless plot devices, there are a number of random plot generators available. Please visit The Official Movie Plot Generator website and 'sample' the book. The sampler shows three boxes - a protagonist, an action, and an environmental selection - whose contents can be changed by clicking the 'Next' button. Please tell me one of the ten possible protagonists listed in the sampler.

This round will close on Wednesday, April 23rd at noon FT time. Please PM me if you have any questions. Good luck!


(edited to specify that I'm looking for any individual or country that won any medal in the specified events)


Edited by nakarinna (Fri Apr 18 2008 01:47 PM)

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#416500 - Fri Apr 18 2008 11:13 AM Re: April Trivia Rounds
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Registered: Tue Sep 05 2006
Posts: 14562
Loc: Bucharest Romania
ROUND 18 - Friday

I hope everyone agrees that we are living in the 21st century. So let's see about "21st"...and some "century" too .

1 - The 21st Century began on January 1, 2001 and will end on December 31, 2100. On the same day this century began, Ray Walston died. An American stage, television and feature film character actor, Ray Walston is well-known as "My Favourite Martian" - he played Uncle Martin, the main character of the above mentioned TV series. But before being an alien he was the Devil in disguise a.k.a. Mr. Applegate in the 1955 Broadway musical "Damn Yankees".
** Please tell me any of the awards OR nominations received by the original Broadway production of "Damn Yankees".

2 - The guys over at "21st Century Toys", a family-owned company based in Northern California, offer a large array of historically accurate figures, uniforms, weapons and vehicles from World War II, Vietnam and Modern Era. Their creative team is made up of military veterans, historians, and top toy designers who give extreme attention to authenticity and detail.
**From the official website of 21st Century Toys please give me one of the products available in the "1:18 Scale" category.

3 - It is said that the most elegant photographic art books in the world come from "21st Editions". Each book is handmade, one at a time, using the finest papers, bindings, and letterpress printing. They are published in very small editions, and are individually signed by the artists and writers. "21st Editions" also publishes a Journal of Contemporary Photography, where images from world’s most highly respected contemporary photographers are combined with brilliant criticism, poetry, and fiction from many of the world’s most acclaimed writers. - I wouldn't mind at all owning the 6 volumes of this treasure.
**From "21st Editions" website, please choose the name of any artist (photographer or writer) featured in either Volume V or Volume VI of that journal.

4 - "What part of you is only 1% to 3% of your body's mass, yet uses 20% of all the oxygen you breathe?" Your brain! .
I gathered this golden piece of information from the "21st Century - Your Portal to the Future" website.
**Please visit the site (and I hope you won't regret it) and give me one of the Ten Amazing Brain Facts listed in there. (No need for the entire text, just the first few words will do.)

5 - You know what? I really like this 21st Century website so let's keep you in there some more.
**This time please come up with one of the humorous Computer Haikus to be found in there.

Round 18 will close on Tuesday, April 22, at noon FT time.
Feel free to PM me with any round-related issue, or with any issue that crosses your mind . Have fun!
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#416501 - Fri Apr 18 2008 11:13 PM Re: April Trivia Rounds
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Registered: Sat Jan 06 2007
Posts: 2986
Loc: Singapore
Hi all, just a reminder that Round 15 will close in approx 24 hours. Hope everyone is having a good start to the weekend.
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#416502 - Sat Apr 19 2008 03:33 AM Re: April Trivia Rounds
Mugaboo Offline
Prolific

Registered: Fri Aug 13 2004
Posts: 1027
Loc: Scotland UK
Round 19 - - Saturday 19th April

No theme today, just a mix of questions.

1. The Malta Internet Exchange was launched in 1999. Name one of it's Participants.
2. Name a film that Tom Mix (1880-1840) appeared in, where he doesn't play a character with the first name of Tom.
3. Wildseed Farms are located in Texas. Name a seed include in it's Texas/Oklahoma Wildflower Mix.
4. "I Feel love" was orginally released by Donna Summer in 1977. Please give me a name of one of the Mixes on the single "I Feel love", as released by Blue Man Group in 2004 (CD or 12" version).
5. Plase give an appetizer from the dinner menu of the Mix restaurant in Las Vegas (On top floor of THEhotel at Mandalay Bay).

Round closed at 12 noon on Thursday (FT time). Help available if needed.

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#416503 - Sat Apr 19 2008 01:14 PM Re: April Trivia Rounds
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Registered: Fri May 18 2001
Posts: 123698
Loc: Canton
Ohio USA    
Last call for Round 16 ~ 24 hours to go ! And, please note - anybody having trouble with that *Schnapps/Salt* question (and it seems that the site is being about as cooperative as the understandability of my clumsy wording in asking it was ), don't hesitate to contact me, OK? I'll cut you to the answer options without all the complications that seem apparent in finding the answers on the website. I truly apologize for what turned out to be a nightmare-ish question, indeed ....
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#416504 - Sat Apr 19 2008 11:59 PM Re: April Trivia Rounds
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Registered: Sat Jan 06 2007
Posts: 2986
Loc: Singapore
Round 15 is closed. I'm terribly tired right now, had a lovely but exhausting day yesterday. Will post results as soon as I feel better, oh and am also waiting for one more response to a query I sent out to a player. I promise I won't be as late with the results as my last round.
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#416505 - Sun Apr 20 2008 01:45 PM Re: April Trivia Rounds
Gatsby722 Offline
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Registered: Fri May 18 2001
Posts: 123698
Loc: Canton
Ohio USA    
Round 16 - Wednesday
"Law and Order"
Six especially daring entries

1. So, then, let me ask you to name a Forensic Lab in New York State (as per The Program on Networked Governance, Harvard College, John F. Kennedy School of Government).

For 10 Points:
Nassau County ME, Department of Forensic Genetics - DNA Laboratory; New York State Police Crime Laboratory; New York State Police, Western Regional Crime Laboratory; Office of Chief Medical Examiner - Department of Forensic Biology
For 5 Points:
Erie County Forensic Laboratory, Buffalo, NY (2);

There are ten others that could have been chosen.

2. I'll buy ONLY TWO more ingredients - NO more and NO fewer. With only Peachtree Schnapps and a bit of salt, tell me one of the cocktails I have the *starters* for, as per The Webtender.

Omigod ! How much contempt do I now have for this question? I can't adequately explain the depths of it .

For 10 Points:
Jello-Shot Supreme, Jolly Rancher #2, New Orleans Salty Dog, Vodka Salty Dog
For 5 Points:
Screwed Banana (2)

A Better Melonball, Fuzzy Navel #2, Mexican Killer, Orange Lion, Peach Smoothie, Rok-Shasa, Salty Chihuahua, Salty Dog, Shrewsbury Slammer, Southern Dream, Tequila (Straight) and Tequila Body Slammer were the other (entirely elusive) answers on that one.

3. Please tell me a member of that Senate Watergate Committee (seven Senators to pick from) -OR- the OTHER Chief Counsel (not Thompson). Thank you veddy much .

For 10 Points:
Howard H. Baker, Jr. (Tennessee); Sam Dash (Chief Counsel, New Jersey); Edward J. Gurney (Florida); Daniel K. Inouye (Hawaii), Herman E. Talmadge (Georgia), Lowell P. Weicker, Jr. (Connecticut)

Sam J. Ervin (Chairman, North Carolina) and Joseph M. Montoya (New Mexico) rounded out the panel.

4. A handful of Executive Assistant District Attorneys -OR- Assistant D.A.s have been on the original Law & Order series (no "SVU", "Criminal Intent", etc.). Kindly tell me one of those characters' names (any season), OK?

For 10 Points:
Michael Cutter (played by Linus Roache), Claire Kincaid (Jill Hennessy), Paul Robinette (Richard Brooks), Connie Rubirosa (Alana de la Garza)
For 5 Points:
Jack McCoy (Sam Waterston) (2)

Which left Ben Stone (Michael Moriarty), Jamie Ross (Carey Lowell), Abbie Carmichael (Angie Harmon), Serena Southerlyn (Elisabeth Röhm) and Alexandra Borgia (Annie Parisse) unmentioned.

5. The narrator of that series was a character named Augustus Hill and his was the first phrase spoken (as per the transcript of that very first episode of HBO's groundbreaking "Oz"). Please tell me a word from that first line (six sentences) consisting of six letters or more.

FIRST LINE: "Oz. That's the name on the street for the Oswald Maximum Security Penitentiary. Oz is retro. Oz is retribution. You wanna punish a man? Separate him from his family, separate him from himself, cage him up with his own kind."

For 10 Points:
Family, Penitentiary
For 5 Points:
Maximum (2), Oswald (2)

The Results!

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

THANK YOU all for playing that slightly messy mess I came up with. Trust me, my next set of questions will be much more *safe*, indeed . Congratulations to brandz_mygirl for earning a monthly point for the scoreboard !


Edited by Gatsby722 (Sun Apr 20 2008 01:49 PM)
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#416506 - Mon Apr 21 2008 04:37 AM Re: April Trivia Rounds
Gatsby722 Offline
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Registered: Fri May 18 2001
Posts: 123698
Loc: Canton
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Round 21 ~ Monday

So ... in staying as far away from cyberspace bartenders and anything having to do with state prisons as [largely] possible, let's try:

1. Let's get my personal *blech*-y one out of the way first. I privately think those Tammy movies of the late 1950s and early 1960s were pretty much unnecessary. OK, so I was not the target audience for such projects, I know. Yes, Debbie Reynolds and Sandra Dee were about as cute and huggable as they could be playing Tammy and, I'm told, the books they were based on were actually pretty good, too. The author of the books was born Bertha Louise "Cid" Ricketts from Mississippi. VERY unsettling footnote to her biography, though . It seems poor Ms. Ricketts was beaten to death (by her grandson, with a hammer?) when she was 80 years old. Yikes! Prior to that tragic and gruesome end, however, "Cid" Ricketts Sumner wrote a nice assortment of feel-good books. Tell me a title of one of them.

2. On November 12, 2004, Tammy Duckworth was copiloting a helicopter near Baghdad when a grenade hit the cockpit. Her focus was saving her crew and Tammy was determined to land the helicopter. Days later at Walter Reed Memorial Hospital in Washington, she learned that the explosion would cost her both legs and had shattered her right arm. Today, she remains a soldier -- but her mission is a bit different from before. She was awarded the Purple Heart and fast became a visible activist -- with health care and human rights her vibrant focus. She's now a junior politician and self-described "fiscal conservative and social moderate." Her website (there MAY be other versions, so please use the one on HER site) offers *The Soldier's Creed* (words that Duckworth still believes in fiercely). Please tell me any single sentence from it!

3. I reckon we ought to mention Tammy's Heirlooms in McLean, Virginia - while we're on the subject. Having known a few collectors in my life (and owning a short few collectible ones myself), there is a craft and *artiste* in dolls that can often be rather breathtaking. Tammy's carries unique miniature furniture, dolls, accessories, dollhouse kits and assembled dollhouses ... a little bit of everything ! Keeping in mind that one inch = one foot (not that that matters, even a little, in this instance), kindly tell me the name of a Man or Woman doll in their collection (NO children, angels, bears or horsemen today, thank you very much).

4. "The Tsunami Quilt: Grandfather's Story" is a new book by Anthony D. Fredericks, illustrated by Hawaiian artist Tammy Yee ~ released by Sleeping Bear Press in 2007. Children's books are so sophisticated in today's market! While a large portion of them are quite simple/scholastic, so very many are entire masterpieces -- visually stunning with compelling stories for ALL ages. Sleeping Bear is a fine example of a publisher of NON-condescending children's material, evidenced by their many Great Lakes Booksellers Association (GBLA) awards and nominations. May I ask a winner of a GBLA Prize in the "Children's" category that was named in the 21st Century? Note -- one award is called a Medal, another an Honor Book, etc. As long as it's amongst the named winners, it'll count...

5. And now, the impetus for this "theme". I was watching the latest Democratic debate, looking at Hillary Clinton, thinking about those old newsclips -- in 1992, Mrs. Clinton saying during an interview that she wasn't "some little woman, standing by my man and baking cookies, like Tammy Wynette." And, I remembered, I really did kinda like Tammy Wynette. Born Virginia Wynette Pugh, Tammy had a string of sturdy country hits decades ago (notably "I Don't Wanna Play House", "D-I-V-O-R-C-E" and, yes , "Stand By Your Man"). Not the smoothest biography, though -- her love life alone seemed your basic 'significant disaster' . Tammy died in her sleep in 1998, at the age of only 55. To close, please tell me the names of one of Tammy Wynette's husbands or one her children (stepchildren won't count). Thanks!

And this'll close on Friday (early) afternoon, OK? Have a very fine week!


Edited by Gatsby722 (Mon Apr 21 2008 04:39 AM)
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#416507 - Mon Apr 21 2008 08:56 AM Re: April Trivia Rounds
brandz_mygirl Offline
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Registered: Sat Jan 06 2007
Posts: 2986
Loc: Singapore
Round 15 – April Answers

7 phenomenal participants for the “Mish-Mash” round. Thank you for playing.


1) From “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”, please give me the name of a (regular) character that doesn’t make it, apart from the evil kingpin, and by character I mean any living breathing body.
For Ten Points: Colin Creevey, Gibbon, Peter Pettigrew, Nagini
For Five Points: Vincent Crabbe (3)
Not mentioned: Remus Lupin (sob), Severus Snape (sob), Nymphadora Tonks, Alastor “Mad-eye” Moody, Fred Weasley, Hedwig (double sob), Dobby (double sob) , Bellatrix Lestrange, Rufus Scrimgeour


2) From this page, please give me a name of another person with the same birth day (date and year) as Mr. Bryan Singer.
For Ten Points: None!
For Five Points: Kyle Chandler (2), Mark Indigaro (3), Yuji Naka (2)
Not mentioned: Scott Sahadi, Juju Chang, Guy Picciotto, Elizabeth Double, Koko Maeda, Scott Reed, Jimmy Navarro


3)From here, please give me any sign/symptom of clinical depression.
For Ten Points: Insommia early-morning awakening or oversleeping, Loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies and activities that were once enjoyed, Feelings of worthlessness inappropriate guilt helplessness, Thoughts of death or suicide or attempts at suicide, Withdrawal from social situations family and friends, Difficulty thinking concentrating remembering or making decisions, Psychomotor agitation or Psychomotor retardation
10 points all!
Not mentioned: Persistent sad anxious or “empty” mood, Restlessness or irritability, Feelings of hopelessness pessimism. More can be found on the site.


4) Please name any current member of the “Band From TV”, other than Mr. Laurie.
For Ten Points: Bryan McCann, James Denton, Brad Savage, David Anders, Greg Grunberg
For Five Points: Barry Sarna (2)
Not mentioned: Bonnie Somerville, Bob Guiney, Teri Hatcher, Jesse Spencer, Chris Kelley, Jon Sarna, Chris Mostert


5) Please give me the screen name of another well-known (ok, ‘well-known’ is a relative term which I will leave you to interpret and all interpretations will be accepted) actor/actress which similarly consists of a first, middle and last name.
For Ten Points: James Earl Jones, Neil Patrick Harris, Mary Beth Hurt, Sarah Jessica Parker, John Drew Barrymore, Haley Joel Osment, Jonathan Rhys Meyers
10 points all!
Not mentioned: Robert Sean Leonard, Richard Dean Anderson, Melissa Sue Anderson, Jennifer Jason Leigh etc….


RESULTS!

Top Place:
45 points: Maninmidohio, Nakarinna, Denni & Szabs Congratulations!

Other results:
40 points: Gatsby
35 points: Mugaboo & Lizard_Wizard
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#416508 - Tue Apr 22 2008 06:07 AM Re: April Trivia Rounds
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Registered: Tue Sep 05 2006
Posts: 14562
Loc: Bucharest Romania
ROUND 22 - Tuesday

I don't know about the weather where each of you are, but over here all the trees are all in bloom, the Sun is shinning, birds do it, bees do it ...you know, it's Spring! Last weekend I've spent a very nice hour (or more) 'visiting' the Wildseed Farms (Thank you Mugaboo!), so I thought we'd be a bit of 'gardeners' today and talk about Flowers... and movies.

1 - Find me a movie character (no TV or TV series) who has a FLOWER as their first name - and they need to have a last name too .

2 - The 1964 movie "Send Me No FLOWERS" was directed by Norman Jewison. Give me the title of another movie (again, no TV movies) directed by him in the 60s.

3 - Actress JASMINE Guy was one of the voices in the 1997 animated movie "Cats Don't Dance". Give me any song on the movie's soundtrack - please pick only from those listed on the IMDb site.

4 - Name for me any actor/actress who was on the cast of the movie "Cactus FLOWER" (1969).

5 - "Why is it that when we talk to God we're said to be praying but when God talks to us we're schizophrenic?" - says LILY Tomlin, an actress I absolutely love. Name any movie (you already know - no TV stuff) where this extraordinary lady played a character with a first and last name.


That's all for today. Hope you'll have some fun with the round before it closes on Saturday, April 26, at noon FT time.


Edited by denni19 (Tue Apr 22 2008 06:09 AM)
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#416509 - Tue Apr 22 2008 11:18 AM Re: April Trivia Rounds
denni19 Offline


Registered: Tue Sep 05 2006
Posts: 14562
Loc: Bucharest Romania
Round 18, the Friday round, is now closed, so let's see what happened while it was open...


Results for ROUND 18


7 players got interested in the 21st century and sent their answers.


1 - Please tell me any of the awards OR nominations received by the original Broadway production of "Damn Yankees".

10 points: 1956 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical (Russ Brown – Won), 1956 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical (Gwen Verdon – Won), 1956 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical (Rae Allen – nominated)

5 points: 1956 Tony Award for Best Conductor and Musical Director (Hal Hastings – Won) [2], 1956 Tony Award for Best Performance By a Leading Actor in a Musical (Stephen Douglass - nominated) [2]

Not mentioned: 1956 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Performance By a Leading Actor in a Musical, Best Choreography and Stage Technician – all won


2 - From the official website of 21st Century Toys please give me one of the products available in the "1:18 Scale" category.

10 points: TBF-1 Avenger “Flight 19”, D-Day Soldiers, F-104 Satrfighter CAF “Tiger Meet”

5 points: MIG 15-BIS [4]

Not mentioned: P-40B Tomahawk “Pearl Harbour”, P-51D Mustang “Bunnie”, PAK – 40, DAK Soldiers


3 - From "21st Editions" website, please choose the name of any artist (photographer or writer) featured in their "Journal of Contemporary Photography" - Volume V or Volume VI.

10 points: Jerry Spagnoli, Vincent Serbin, Raul Peschiera, Fang Jing Pei, Ann Beattie

5 points: Edward Albee [2]

Not mentioned: Paul Zimmer, Lance Speer, Sally Mann, Tony Catani and many more


4 - Please visit the "21st Century - Your Portal to the Future" website and give me one of the Ten Amazing Brain Facts listed in there.

10 points: The cerebellum is sometimes called the "little brain" and weighs about 150 grams, An elephant's brain is huge - about six times as large as a human brain, Approximately 85,000 neocortical neurons are lost each day in your brain

5 points: Your brain needs a continuous supply of oxygen [2], There are about 100,000 miles of blood vessels in the brain [2]

Not mentioned: If you have an average sized brain, you have about 100 billion neurons up there, Your brain feels no pain, Your brain uses a fifth of all your blood, The human brain weighs an average of a little over three pounds, or 1.4 kilograms, Recent research proves that your brain continues to produce new neurons throughout your life


5 – From the "21st Century - Your Portal to the Future" website come up with one of the humorous Computer Haikus to be found in there.

10 points:
- This crash reduces/ your expensive computer/ to a simple stone
- Yesterday it worked/ Today it is not working/ Windows is like that
- The Web site you seek/ cannot be located/ But endless others exist
- You step in the stream/ but the water has moved on/ The page is not here
- Three things are certain:/ Death, taxes, and lost data/ Guess which has occurred?

5 points: Abort your effort/ Close all that you have/ You ask far too much [2]

Not mentioned: The other 4 haikus


The RESULTS for Round 18 are:

With 45 points: Nakarinna, Maninmidohio and Mugaboo – Well done, all of you!

With 40 points: Gatsby

With 35 points: Brandz_mygirl

With 30 points: Szabs and Srini


Nakarinna, Maninmidohio and Mugaboo are our winners and they each get a(nother) monthly point for April

Thank you everybody for playing, you’re great mates to have around.
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#416510 - Tue Apr 22 2008 11:45 AM Re: April 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 under 24 hours...
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