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#442368 - Mon Oct 13 2008 08:37 AM Re: October 2008 Trivia Rounds
brandz_mygirl Offline
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Registered: Sat Jan 06 2007
Posts: 2986
Loc: Singapore
Oct 7 Round - Answers

A lovely bunch of 7 played Yet another round of Bits-to-make-a-whole .


1) Please visit The Epilepsy Foundation’s website and look for the Glossary of Epilepsy terms. From there, please give me any term that is explained under the letter ‘S’.
For Ten Points: Seizure, Seizure semiology, Seizure threshold
For Five Points: Status epilepticus (2), Seizure prediction (2)
Not mentioned: 9 more terms Simple partial seizure, Single-photon emission computerized tomography, Spikes and waves, Stereotactic surgery, Subdural, SUDEP, Surgery for epilepsy, Syncope, Syndrome.


2) Under the publications section of the Save the Children website, please give me the name of a publication listed under the section “New and Noteworthy”.
For Ten Points: How to Help Children Cope with Disasters, Protecting Children during U.S. Emergencies, Last in Line, Last in School: How Donors Are Failing Children in Conflict-Affected Fragile States , Opportunities for Africa’s Newborns, State of the World's Mothers 2008: Closing the Survival Gap for Children Under 5
For Five Points: Annual Report 2007 (2)
Not mentioned: Three Years on from the Tsunami, Child Care: An Essential Service for Disaster Recovery, 75 Years of Save the Children.


3) From this article, please give me one of the sub-headings(in smaller bold font) under “Conserving energy in the kitchen” or “Conserving energy in the bathroom and laundry”.
For Ten Points: Refrigerator Use, Fill Up the Machine, Check Condensation Control Switch
For Five Points: Leave Water in the Tub (2), Prepare Big Batches of Food (2)
Not mentioned: 7 more sub-headings Proper Ventilation, Don’t be Lazy when Washing Dishes, Use Cold-Water Detergent, Hang ‘em High, Check your Routine, Take Shorter Showers Smaller Baths, Buy Early and Save.


4) Please give me the name of any of these 18 sites where AMPATH (“Academic Model for Prevention and Treatment of HIV/AIDS” created by the IU-Kenya Partnership) serves.
For Ten Points: Amukura, Khunyangu, Mosoriot
For Five Points: Naitiri (2), Kabarnet (2),
Not mentioned: Eldoret, Turbo, Burnt Forest, Chulaimbo, Webuye, Kapenguria, Kitale, Teso, Mt. Elgon, Iten, Busia, Port Victoria, Uasin Gishu.


5) From the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (“NCADV”)’s state coalition list, please give me the name of an organization whose telephone or fax number begins with a ‘7’.
For Ten Points: Texas Council on Family Violence, Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence, Ohio Domestic Violence Network, Virginians Against Domestic Violence, Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence
For Five Points: North Dakota Council on Abused Women’s Services (2),
Not mentioned: 7 more. I need to make a clarification here. Since I wasn’t exactly clear in the question whether the area code is to be included as part of the telephone number or not, I have accepted all answers that satisfy either requirements.


RESULTS!

Top Place:
45 points: Nakarinna, Ecnalubma & Denni Well done to all 3!

Other Results:
40 points: Mugaboo
35 points: Szabs & Gatsby
25 points: Maninmidohio

Thanks again to everyone who played. Wishing you all a great great week.
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A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger (Proverbs 15:1)

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#442369 - Mon Oct 13 2008 09:23 AM Re: October 2008 Trivia Rounds
nakarinna Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 13 2007
Posts: 553
Loc: Chicago Illinois USA
Round 9 will be closing in just over 25 hours (noon FT time)...
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#442370 - Tue Oct 14 2008 10:29 AM Re: October 2008 Trivia Rounds
szabs Offline
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Registered: Mon Aug 13 2007
Posts: 14745
Loc: Mijas, Malaga Spain         
Just a quick reminder Round 10 will be closing in 24 hours.

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#442371 - Tue Oct 14 2008 03:27 PM Re: October 2008 Trivia Rounds
denni19 Offline


Registered: Tue Sep 05 2006
Posts: 14562
Loc: Bucharest Romania
ROUND 14 - Tuesday

The 'code word' for today is King - I am sure it's been covered before by somebody else, but I couldn't get any better idea .

1. In the game of chess, the King is the most important piece. The object of the game is to trap the opponent's king so that it's in "danger" on each and every spot it moves to and thus it's not able to avoid being captured (checkmate). Although he is a 'King' the poor guy is allowed to move only one square at a time.
** Let's say we have our fellow at d6. Please tell me the letter and number of any adjacent square in every direction - aka the spots where the King is allowed to move.

2. Did you know that "The Last King of Scotland" was a president ? That's what we find out in the 2006 movie whose title I quoted above, a movie that presents us Idi Amin Dada, the military dictator who was president of Uganda between 1971 and 1979.
In the movie we see Idi Amin, brilliantly portrayed by Forest Whitaker, through the eyes of his personal physician, a young and idealistic Scotsman - Dr. Nicholas Garrigan. James McAvoy does a great job in this role.
** Please find for me a Scottish doctor/physician/surgeon (real person not fictional ) whose first name was James.

3. KING-FM (98.1 MHz) is a classical music radio station located in Seattle, Washington and owned (in a non-profit partnership) by the Seattle Symphony, the Seattle Opera and ArtsFund. It has been broadcasting classical music to the Northwest for over 60 years and is one of the first radio stations to broadcast its programming online (Internet radio).
** From the station's official website please name one of King-FM's "Home & Garden" advertisers.

4. The King is a playing card with a picture of a king on it. Usually the king and the other face cards represent no one in particular (though the king of hearts is sometimes referred to as the "suicide king" due to the fact that he appears to be sticking his sword into his head ). Yet in the 15th century, French playing-card manufacturers assigned to each of the face cards names taken from history or mythology but this practice had largely disappeared by the 19th century.
Nowadays, especially in the poker games, we have various nicknames for hands involving face cards (and not only).
** Please have a look HERE and pick one of the nicknames listed for any card combination that has a King in it.

5. " King of Sorrow" is one of the songs on Sade's fifth studio album "Lovers Rock". Sade is one of my favourite singers and I love this song mostly because of the tune/music .
** Please search the lyrics for "King of Sorrow" by Sade and choose one of the lines starting with "I" - as a first-person singular pronoun, not as the letter I.

I'll be closing this Round on Saturday, around FT noon.
Wish you all a fine and prosperous week .
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"The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn." - David Russell

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#442372 - Wed Oct 15 2008 12:31 AM Re: October 2008 Trivia Rounds
JaneMarple Offline
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Registered: Fri Jan 30 2004
Posts: 14484
Loc: North West of England
Wednesday 15th October round
Q1 Somebody who has played Miss Jane Marple on stage, screen or radio
Q2 Something you do on a Saturday afternoon
Q3 Something you’d find in the bedroom
Q4 A “Secret Seven” book by Enid Blyton – there are 15 to choose from
Q5 A common phobia (not the posh name, just a common phobia!)

(The round closes on Saturday or Sunday )
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#442373 - Wed Oct 15 2008 12:56 PM Re: October 2008 Trivia Rounds
szabs Offline
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Registered: Mon Aug 13 2007
Posts: 14745
Loc: Mijas, Malaga Spain         
Round 10 - Answers Seven amazing players participated in this weird scientific round.

1. The IG Nobel Awards are presented at Harvard University by the Annals of Improbable Research (AIR) magazine for the world’s weirdest, wackiest and often most worthless scientific research. They honour achievements that first make people LAUGH, and then make them THINK. From this site , go to the “The Winners” and please give me the “Reference and category of a prize” won in 2008.

For 10 Points : Physics - Spontaneous Knotting of an Agitated String, Nutrition - The Role of Auditory Cues in Modulating the Perceived Crispness and Staleness of Potato Chips, Archeology - The Role of Armadillos in the Movement of Archaeological Materials: An Experimental Approach, Cognitive - Maze-Solving by an Amoeboid Organism, Chemistry - The Spermicidal Potency of Coca-Cola and Pepsi-Cola.
For 5 Points : Economics - Ovulatory Cycle Effects on Tip Earnings by Lap Dancers (2)
Among Others : : Peace - The Dignity of Living Beings With Regard to Plants. Moral Consideration of Plants for Their Own Sake, Biology - A Comparison of Jump Performances of the Dog Flea, and the Cat Flea.

2. Murphy's Law was born at Edwards Air Force Base in 1949 at North Base. It was named after Capt. Edward A. Murphy, an engineer working on Air Force Project MX981, a project designed to see how much sudden deceleration a person can stand in a crash. One day, after finding that a transducer was wired wrong, he cursed the technician responsible and said, "If there is any way to do it wrong, he'll find it." The contractor's project manager kept a list of "laws" and added this one, which he called Murphy's Law. From this page on the Murphys-Law site, would you be so kind and give me a law and its saying (ie:sewing, bus or political laws etc).

10 Points to all : Computer Laws Any given program, when running, is obsolete, Sewing Laws The scissors cut easiest past the buttonhole, Murphy Volunteer Bush-fire Brigade Laws If it's stupid but it works, it ain't stupid, Bus Law If you're running late the bus will be too, EMT Laws All bleeding stops... eventually, Scouts Laws The easier the rules of the game the fewer will want to play, Office Laws When you don't have much work... all your colleagues will be busy.
Among Others : : Photography Laws Auto Focus - won't, Lotto Laws You match 4 numbers, but you lost your ticket, Music Laws At least one mobile phone will ring during a rehearsal or concert.

3. What was the weirdest science story of the past year? Well, have you heard the one about the South Korean scientists who transferred genes into cloned cat embryos so that they glowed red under ultraviolet light? That tale was the top vote-getter in the unscientific ballot for the 2008 Weird Science Awards - but there's a serious point behind the glowing kitties. Such alterations may be used in the future to correct genetic flaws. Please give me from this site any of the other nine award winners in 2008.

For 10 Points : None
For 5 Points : Panda porn doesn't pan out (2), Ancient Romeo and Juliet (3), Why monkeys yell during sex (2)
Among Others : : Time reversal studied, See-through frogs bred.

4. The Darwin Awards named in honour of Charles Darwin are a chronicle of enterprising demises honouring those who improve the species...by accidentally removing themselves from it! . Please go to the official Darwin Awards site, and if you would be so kind please choose one of the stories for the 2008 awards.

For 10 Points : Chemistry Went To Her Head, Boner, Pierced, On the Piste, Shopping Cart Crash.
For 5 Points : Thou Shalt Not Steel (2)
Among Others : : Wascally Wabbit, A Screw Loose, Early Retirement Plan.

5. Weird Science was a 1985 film where two teenage nerds, unpopular and unable to meet girls on their own, use Wyatt's computer to design the perfect woman. They feed various data into the computer and lacking sufficient processing power, they hack into a US Government mainframe and use its power to create a computer simulation of "the perfect woman". Please give me the name of one of the actors in this weird movie.

For 10 Points : Robert Downey Jr., Ivor Barry,
For 5 Points : Anthony Michael Hall (3), Michael Berryman (2)
Among Others : : Kelly LeBrock, Bill Paxton, Robert Rusler

Scores
The sole winner with a score of 45 points : Denni19
With 40 points: Brandz_mygirl , Mugaboo , Nakarina
With 35 points: Gatsby722, Ecnalubma &Maninmidohio :

Congratulations are in order to to Denni19 , for picking up a treasured October point .
A warm welcome to Ecnalubma and thank you all for playing, and I hope you enjoy the rest of your week, wherever you are .







Edited by szabs (Wed Oct 15 2008 01:04 PM)

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#442374 - Thu Oct 16 2008 12:36 PM Re: October 2008 Trivia Rounds
Gatsby722 Offline
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Registered: Fri May 18 2001
Posts: 123698
Loc: Canton
Ohio USA    
Whoops. Almost forgot to whistle and *toot!* : Just under twenty-four hours left for Round 13!!!
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#442375 - Thu Oct 16 2008 09:43 PM Re: October 2008 Trivia Rounds
maninmidohio Offline
Forum Champion

Registered: Mon Dec 03 2007
Posts: 9152
Loc: Newark
Ohio USA
Round 17

We have had rounds using my father’s and mother’s names, so it is time to look at the other members of my family. Life was good for me as a child until I was the age of three and a stranger was introduced into the family. This was the arrival of my sister. Although my name came from my father’s middle name, she was named using his first name, Max. The new arrival in the house was Maxine. As with any family, we had our fights growing up, but now I truly treasure the wonderful person that is my sister. This round therefore is dedicated to her; this is the Maxine Round.

1. Maxine is a comic character featured on Hallmark greeting cards and other products. She first appeared on greeting cards when Hallmark launched the Shoebox line of cards in 1986. Hallmark artist John Wagner created the character. He says Maxine was inspired by his mother, his maiden aunts, and his grandmother. Maxine is known for her cantankerous and cynical attitude. Check out the list of Maxinism’s located here and give me one of them that begins with D, E, or F.

2. Maxine Waters has served as a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1991, representing California's 35th congressional district. The district encompasses a lot of central Los Angeles County. Please tell me a subcommittee or a caucus that she is currently on or a part of (the word Subcommittee or Caucus should appear in the name you supply).

3. Maxine Kumin is a noted American poet having written many published collections. In 1973 she won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. Please give me the title of one of her books of poetry that was published after 1980.

4. The Night of the Iguana is considered by many as Tennessee William’s last major play. It opened on Broadway in 1961 and was made into a major motion picture in 1964. The action takes place in a seedy hotel on the coast of Mexico run by Maxine Faulk. Tell me one of the named characters other than Maxine in the 1964 film version of The Night of the Iguana.

5. Maxine Clark has been Chief Executive Bear of Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. since the company’s inception in 1997. Build-A-Bear Workshops are retail stores that allow you to build your own custom teddy bear and are located in major malls throughout the world. They also market through their website. In the shop section of their website, look at only the bears listed under the “Bears” tab and tell me a bear that is either 16” or 17”.

This round will close noonish (FT time) on Wednesday, October 22. Have a great weekend.

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#442376 - Fri Oct 17 2008 08:55 AM Re: October 2008 Trivia Rounds
nakarinna Offline
Mainstay

Registered: Wed Jun 13 2007
Posts: 553
Loc: Chicago Illinois USA
Round 9 Results

6 players entered this round…

1. Please tell me the name of any part labeled on this engine schematic.

For 10 points: Pressure Oil Strainer, Exhaust Manifold Drain, Booster Coil, Super Charger, Distributor, Fresh Water Pump

For 5 points: none

Not mentioned: Generator, Mixture Control, Salt Water Pump, and others

2. Please name a commander in this war whose first name begins with a vowel (from any country).

For 10 points: Abdel Ghani el-Gammasy (Egypt)

For 5 points: Abraham Adan (Israel) – (3), Ahmad Ismail Ali (Egypt) – (2)

Not mentioned: Israel Tal (Israel), Ariel Sharon (Israel), Anwar Sadat (Egypt), Abdul Munim Wassel (Egypt), Abd-Al-Minaam Khaleel (Egypt), Abu Zikry (Egypt)

3. Please choose a location where a Sally Ride Science Festival has occurred or will occur between April and December 2008.

For 10 points: Louisiana State University, NASA Ames Research Center, Towson University, Southern Methodist University

For 5 points: California State University, Los Angeles (2)

Not mentioned: University of Colorado, Colorado Springs; University of California, San Diego; Rice University

4. Please select a kind of prepared mustard (not mustard seed or powder) used in any of the five recipes.

For 10 points: Slimm & Nunne Sweet & Nicely Hot

For 5 points: Kosciusko Spicy Brown Mustard (2), Laurent du Clos Roquefort Mustard (3)

Not mentioned: Silver Spring Chipotle Mustard, Laurent du Clos Shallot and Chive Dijon, Plochman's Premium Classic Yellow Mustard, East Shore Key Lime Mustard, Edmund Fallor Dijon Mustard

5. Please give me a song from the "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog" soundtrack, excluding any reprises.

For 10 points: "Everything You Ever," "Slipping," "A Man's Gotta Do," "Penny's Song,"

For 5 points: "My Freeze Ray" (2)

Not Mentioned: "Horrible Theme," "Bad Horse Chorus," "Caring Hands"

Scores:

With 40 points: ecnalubma, maninmidohio, Gatsby722, brandz_mygirl
With 35 points: Mugaboo, szabs


Congratulations to ecnalubma, maninmidohio, Gatsby722, and brandz_mygirl for winning one October trivia point each!

Thanks for playing, everyone !
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"He attacked everything in life with a mix of extraordinary genius and naive incompetence, and it was often difficult to tell which was which." - Douglas Adams

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#442377 - Fri Oct 17 2008 10:07 AM Re: October 2008 Trivia Rounds
nakarinna Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 13 2007
Posts: 553
Loc: Chicago Illinois USA
Round 16 - Thursday

1. Calicut (now Kozhikode), India was a prominent stop on Vasco da Gama's trade route from Portugal to India. Da Gama's discovery of this trade route is credited with a large role in Portugal's ascendance to colonialism. While history books always list da Gama as a prominent explorer, not everyone views his accomplishments in a positive light. Hugh Masekela, a South African musician, released an anti-colonialist song titled "Vasco da Gama (The Sailor Man)." Please tell me the name of any album released by Masekela.

2. Special Agent Dana Scully was one of the two main characters on Fox Broadcasting Co.'s megahit show the X-Files. Played by Gillian Anderson, Scully and her partner Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) investigated the FBI's unsolved cases involving paranormal phenomena. Scully was cast as the skeptic to Mulder's 'believer' persona. The show ran for nine seasons; please give me the name of one of the nine season finale episodes.

3. On the Road is the Kerouac's 1957 autobiographical work based on the spontaneous road trips of Kerouac and his friends across mid-century America. It is often considered a defining work of the postwar Beat Generation. Many characters' names were significantly changed to circumvent objections from Kerouac's publishers. Please name a real-life person featured in On the Road.

4. Tweety Bird is a two-time Academy Award-winning fictional canary in the Warner Brothers' "Looney Tunes" cartoon series. Originally, Tweety was pink-colored instead of yellow, since he is intended to be a baby bird and therefore featherless, but censors objected to a 'naked' bird. Tweety's nemesis is the Sylvester, a tuxedo cat whose goal in life is to hunt down Tweety. Other than these two archrivals, please select another primary character featured on "Looney Tunes."

5. Neiman Marcus is an upscale, specialty retail department store in the United States. Unlike many of its department-store contemporaries, Neiman Marcus is still in operation today with the original name and headquarters (in Dallas, Texas). In 1952, Stanley Marcus introduced the tradition of having extravagant and unusual gifts in each year's Christmas catalog. Please choose a 'fantasy item' offered in Neiman Marcus' 2005 "Christmas Book."

This round will close Tuesday, October 21st at noon FT time. Please PM me with any questions. Good luck!
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"He attacked everything in life with a mix of extraordinary genius and naive incompetence, and it was often difficult to tell which was which." - Douglas Adams

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#442378 - Fri Oct 17 2008 10:24 AM Re: October 2008 Trivia Rounds
Gatsby722 Offline
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Registered: Fri May 18 2001
Posts: 123698
Loc: Canton
Ohio USA    
Round 13 - Monday
"Paul Newman"
Seven brilliant players !

1. To start, please tell me another track on the album "Please Describe Yourself" by Dogs Die in Hot Cars.

For 10 points:
Apples & Oranges, Celebrity Sanctum, Glimpse at the Good Life, I Love You 'Cause I Have To, Lounger
For 5 Points:
Somewhat Off the Way (2)

Those 'Dogs Die' dudes also offered up "Godhopping", "Modern Woman" and "Pastimes & Lifestyles".

2. Look at their website and tell me the name of a Museum that begins with the letter P or N on the 'Museum Schedule' page.

For 10 Points:
Naples Historical Society, Painted Post - Erwin Museum at the Depot, Penfield Heritage Association
For 5 Points:
New York Museum of Transportation (2), Prouty - Chew House (2)

Those not selected were: Phelps Community Historical Society, Prattsburgh Community Historical Society, Pultneyville Historical Society and Narcissa Prentiss House.

3. Kindly tell me a production that Paul Newman was nominated (or won) a Golden Globe for. TV -or- Movies.

For 10 Points:
Cool Hand Luke (1967), Nominated - Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama), Hud (1963), Nominated - Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama)
For 5 Points:
Sweet Bird of Youth (1962), Nominated - Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama) (3); The Verdict (1982), Nominated - Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama) (2)

Lots more, including Empire Falls (that one for TV), Road to Perdition, Nobody's Fool, Rachel, Rachel (as director) and The Hustler, etc. Interestingly, Paul got no nomination(s) for Butch Cassidy ... or Cat on a Hot Tin Roof ...

4. Kindly tell me one of those inaugural inductees to the SCCA Hall of Fame in 2005.

For 10 Points;
Cameron Argetsinger (lawyer and auto racing executive best known for creating the Watkins Glen Grand Prix Race Course), A. Tracy Bird (racer and race organizer), Harry Handley (racecar driver/champion), William F. Milliken, Jr. (aerospace engineer, automotive engineer and racecar driver), Art Trier (Chairman of the SCCA Solo Events Board)
For 5 Points:
Arthur Gervais (founding member/former Chairman of the SCCA) (2)

The other four that nobody's likely ever heard of were Vern Jaques, John Fitch, Sue Roethel and Rob Walker.

5. This time, please tell me a play written by Paul Zindel ~ excluding The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds.

For 10 Points:
"Amulets Against the Dragon Forces", "The Ladies Should Be In Bed", "The Secret Affairs of Mildred Wild"
For 5 Points:
"And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little" (2), "Let Me Hear You Whipser" (2)

"Every 17 Minutes the Crowd Goes Crazy" and "Ladies At The Alamo" were the other two.

6. From Cool Hand Luke, please tell me a surname of one of the *Bosses* in the cast list - or, if you'd rather, give me the name of the actor who played one of 'em.

For 10 Points:
(Boss) Higgins, Robert Donner (played Boss Shorty)
For 5 Ponus:
(Boss) Godfrey (2), (Boss) Keen (3)

Leaving Morgan Woodward (played Boss Godfrey), Luke Askew (played Boss Paul), John McLiam (played Boss Keen), Charles Tyner (played Boss Higgins), (Boss) Paul and (Boss) Shorty.

7. On the Team Hole In The Wall website a short letter written by Paul Newman (for *inspiration*) can be read. Tell me a sentence from that message, sent from the heart of this exceptionally heartful man.

For 10 Points:
I've also talked to runners who have run for our team.; Those who ran for the Camp say, "I was out there running for a kid who couldn't."; Inviting?
For 5 Points:
Nothing better, that is, unless you're doing it for someone else. (2); "I never thought I'd make it," they say. (2)

The entire letter (brief as it is) can be read here.

The Results!

65 Points! .... brandz_mygirl ~ very nicely done !
60 Points! .... nakarinna
55 Points! .... szabs
45 Points! .... denni19, ecnalubma, maninmidohio, Mugaboo

Well, that was my *favorite* Round that I've done in a while and, I must say, you all did a fantastic job playing it! Congrats to brandz_mygirl who held onto her lead throughout. We collectively bestow an October Trivia Point in her direction ! Thank you all for joining in on this one.


Edited by Gatsby722 (Sun Oct 19 2008 03:19 PM)
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#442379 - Sat Oct 18 2008 03:41 AM Re: October 2008 Trivia Rounds
Mugaboo Offline
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Registered: Fri Aug 13 2004
Posts: 1027
Loc: Scotland UK
Round 18 - - Saturday 18th October

1. The Gundog Society of Wales held their annual competition on 15th October this year. Please give me any Irish Setter, that won a first prize in the Gundog Society of Wales show.

2. Last Sunday, Contantina Dita failed in her bid to win the Chicago marathon. Dita managed fourth place in her fouth marathon of the year. I dare say you might want to take her out after such a severe defeat. Dita lives in Boulder, Colorado - or the be more exact in Erie. You may indeed think that Vista Ridge Golf Club could be a good choice in next door Weld County - but then again maybe not. Weld County Food Inspection have inspected the Vista Ridge Golf Club in Erie three times during 2008 - please tell be any violation this premises had against health and safety rules.

3. Another story I read was of a member of the Black Watch, who while on army training in Kenya, was kicked like a football by an Elephant - he was lucky to still be alive. Please give me any difference bewtween an African bush Elephant and Asian Elephant.

4. The news 100 years ago reported that someone who drove on the road I drive into town on, was fined 10 shillings, for driving at 25mph (as the road was straight and nothing was coming it was lower than it might have been). The fasted someone can drive on a public road in Britain is 70mph - what it was on that stretch of road when I was young - it's now 60mph. Please give me any US state, where you can drive faster than 70mph (on a Freeway).

5. My computer mouse squeaked it last on Tuesday, so I had to by myself a new one made by Vivanco. Please guess which model of Vivanco mouse I might have bought.

The round will close Thursday (Noon FT time). Please PM me if you need any help.

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#442380 - Sat Oct 18 2008 11:37 AM Re: October 2008 Trivia Rounds
denni19 Offline


Registered: Tue Sep 05 2006
Posts: 14562
Loc: Bucharest Romania
Round 14 is closed and ( hopefully) I'll post the results later today .
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#442381 - Sun Oct 19 2008 05:29 AM Re: October 2008 Trivia Rounds
denni19 Offline


Registered: Tue Sep 05 2006
Posts: 14562
Loc: Bucharest Romania
ROUND 14 (Tuesday) – Results

6 awesome participants for this round – forever grateful to you all for playing along .


1. In the game of chess, let's say we have the King at d6. Please tell me the letter and number of any adjacent square in every direction - aka the spots where the King is allowed to move.

10 points: c6, d7, e5

5 points: c5 [3]

Not mentioned: d5, e6, c7, e7


2. Please find for me a Scottish doctor/physician/surgeon (real person not fictional) whose first name was James.

10 points: Sir James Whyte Black, Sir James Cantlie, James Adair, Mr. James Forrester

5 points: James Craik [2]

Not mentioned: Sir James Young Simpson, James Lind, James Currie, James Douglas and a few more.


3. From KING-FM (98.1 MHz)'s official website please name one of their "Home & Garden" advertisers.

10 points: Sky Nursery, Jorve Roofing

5 points: Ambiente European Tile Design [4]

Not mentioned: Northwest Natural Lighting, Watson's Greenhouse & Nursery, Olympic Hot Tub Company, Magnolia Garden Center and Gift Shop, Olympic Nursery


4. Please have a look HERE and pick one of the nicknames listed for any card combination that has a King in it.

10 points: Big Slick, Starsky and Hutch

5 points: Tucson Monster [2], A Pair of Dogs [2]

Not mentioned: King Kong, Saw Mill, Walking Back to Houston, Kangaroos, Royal Couple, Cowboy Wolford and others


5. Please search the lyrics for "King of Sorrow" by Sade and choose one of the lines starting with "I" - as a first-person singular pronoun, not as the letter I.

10 points: I wonder if this grief will ever let me go, I suppose I could just walk away, I died the night before, I have to carry on

5 points: I have so much to do [2]

Not mentioned: I'm crying everyone's tears; I want to cook you a soup that warms your soul; I feel like I am the king of sorrow, yeah; I wonder will this grief ever be gone; I'm the king of sorrow, yeah; I have already paid for all my future sins



The RESULTS for Round 14 are:

With 45 points: Gatsby – Congratulations!

With 40 points: Brandz_mygirl, Maninmidohio

With 35 points: Nakarinna, Mugaboo

With 30 points: Szabs


Our Mr. Gatsby is the worthy winner of an October monthly point due to his very inspired picks – Well done!
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#442382 - Sun Oct 19 2008 12:13 PM Re: October 2008 Trivia Rounds
JaneMarple Offline
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Registered: Fri Jan 30 2004
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Wednesday's round - round 15 - closes tomorrow!
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#442383 - Mon Oct 20 2008 01:11 AM R
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Wednesday 15th October round Results

Q1 Somebody who has played Miss Jane Marple on stage, screen or radio
FOR TEN POINTS:
Helen Hayes, Margaret Rutherford, Ita Ever (and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ita_Ever the proof!), Dulcie Gray,
FOR FIVE POINTS:
Angela Lansbury (2), Joan Hickson (2),
NOT MENTIONED:
Geraldine McEwan and June Whitfield who’s played her in radio productions.

Q2 Something you do on a Saturday afternoon
FOR TEN POINTS:
Raking leaves, Mow the lawn, Play golf, Bicycle, Make a card, attempt to do homework,
FOR FIVE POINTS:
Bathe the dog (or dogs!) (2)
NOT MENTIONED:
Play sports, Read and more

Q3 Something you’d find in the bedroom
FOR TEN POINTS:
Baby Monitor, Mirror , sock drawer, Table lamp, Reading Lamp, Dogs sleeping basket, Blanket , stuffed animals
FOR FIVE POINTS:
Ten points to all
NOT MENTIONED:
Books, TV and more

Q4 A “Secret Seven” book by Enid Blyton – there are 15 to choose from
FOR TEN POINTS:
Go Ahead, Secret Seven, Puzzle for the Secret Seven, Good Old Secret Seven, "Shock for the Secret Seven",
FOR FIVE POINTS:
Secret Seven Fireworks (2), Fun for the Secret Seven (2)
NOT MENTIONED:
The Secret Seven, Secret Seven Mystery and more

Q5 A common phobia (not the posh name, just a common phobia!)
FOR TEN POINTS:
Fear of cats, Fear of snakes (Ophidiophobia), fear of commitment, Fish, Fear of cockroaches, Fear of blood, Fear of contracting a disease – Nosophobia, fear of elevators,
FOR FIVE POINTS:
Ten points to all
NOT MENTIONED:
Fear of death, fear of birds and more

COMPETITORS - 8
Denni – 50
maninmidohio – 50
mugaboo – 50

Gatsby - 45
Lizard_Wizard - 40
Nakarinna - 40
szabs - 40
brandz_mygirl –35

Well done to Denni, Maninmidohio and Mugaboo
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#442384 - Mon Oct 20 2008 08:01 AM Re: October 2008 Trivia Rounds
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Just popping in to restore the thread's title . It seems to have gone askew there for a minute ...
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#442385 - Mon Oct 20 2008 10:48 AM Re: October 2008 Trivia Rounds
brandz_mygirl Offline
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Registered: Sat Jan 06 2007
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Loc: Singapore

Monday Oct 20 – quiz

Time – Something I’m usually running out of, sometimes have too much of (it’s rare but it does happen ) and have often been accused of wasting. It flies and crawls. It never retreats but marches on. No one is immune to its passing.

1) Daylight saving time (“DST”) – advancing our clocks by one hour at the beginning of spring and adjusting backwards by the same hour in autumn. Coming from a country that does not practice DST, I made sure to pay careful attention as to when to change my clocks and watches while living in the UK. From here, please give me the name of a country that does not use DST.

2) Time management – Companies and businesses are concerned whether their staff are effectively using their time, lost hours equal lost profits. Individuals want to maximise their time to gain more leisure time, earn more money, spend more time with their families, spend more time sleeping and so forth. Everyone is concerned about how they use the time they have available and many people wish they have more time. One time saving practice I use is to eat lunch at my workdesk when I’m busy. I can continue working whilst eating, and hopefully be able to finish my work and go home on time. Please tell me any time saving practice you use, be it for work, at home, shopping….Please keep your answer short, thanks!

3) From this page, please give me any quote about time that is only one sentence long.

4) I find the concept of time travel simply fascinating and I think many people do too. There are many movies and TV shows that incorporate the idea of time travel in their story lines. In the movie “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”, “Harry” and “Hermione” use a time turner to rescue “Buckbeak”, a hippogriff from certain death. Please name an actor/actress who plays the part of any of the Weasleys or any relation of Harry Potter who appear in the movie.

5) Time zones – Travelling across a number of time zones can be confusing for the body, hence the term jet lag. Jet lag doesn’t affect everyone, some people may take days to recover from it, others don’t feel any difference. Jet lag apparently doesn’t matter on how far you fly but the number of time zones you cross. The severity of symptoms (fatigue, appetite loss, disorientation) is said to depend on the direction of travel, west to east travel has been cited to be more disruptive to the body’s internal clock, I think it’s something to do with ‘losing’ time as opposed to ‘gaining’ time by travelling the other way. From here, please give me the name of a city whose time is ahead of/in front of Singapore’s time. Do please limit yourself only to those cities as shown on the linked page.

This round will close on Saturday 25 October at midnight FT time. Wishing everyone a gentle Monday.
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#442386 - Tue Oct 21 2008 12:13 PM Re: October 2008 Trivia Rounds
maninmidohio Offline
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A little less than 24 hours before the conclussion of Round 17 - The Maxine Round. Plenty of time to get in your entry.

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#442387 - Tue Oct 21 2008 01:10 PM Re: October 2008 Trivia Rounds
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Loc: Singapore
Tuesday Oct 21 – quiz

This round is dedicated to one of my favourite characters on TV this season (and for the last 4 seasons too).

1) An emergency car kit is a must for drivers. What you carry in that kit depends on where you’re driving and how close you are to help. A very useful item to have in one’s emergency kit would be a crank flashlight (or maybe two, if the first one happened to drop into a storm drain ), no batteries required. This article has a long list of basic items (in point form) that would be useful in an emergency car kit. Just after that long list is a paragraph containing a pared down list (not in point form) of just 11 useful items. Please give me anyone of these 11 items.

2) Road trips – Given a choice of being the driver, the navigator or just a passenger, I want to be the driver. The navigator gets the blame if we wind up lost and the passenger is the one that has to hop out of the car to buy snacks or drinks or whatever else the navigator and driver want. From here, please give me any one of the 10 suggestions to make a road trip a smooth ride.

3) A pocket protector is a plastic sheath that holds writing instruments and is designed to fit into the breast pocket on a man’s shirt (or maybe pockets on a lab coat ). Its function is exactly that implied by its name, it protects pockets from being torn by weighty pens or stained by pens that leak. From this site that sells them, please have a look at the home page and, from the introduction paragraphs, give me any word that is highlighted in bold. Just any ONE word please. There are 13 to choose from.

4) “Dancing Queen” by ABBA – Despite it being 32 years since its release (wow, has it been that long!!), it is one of the most recognized songs today, even by the ‘post-disco era’ amongst us. From here, "Dancing Queen" is deemed as the 33rd most successful song in music history. Could you please give me any song on the list whose number on the chart includes the number “3”. Just in case that last sentence confused anyone, examples are, you can pick the song at the number “3” position or at the number “83” position.

5) For this last question, you get to choose literally from hundreds, maybe thousands, of songs. (I’m expecting 10 points for everyone here ) Even the mildest person might become (immensely) irritated by a song, especially if the song is being played over and over again without pause and perhaps the person was not fond of that song to begin with. My fave character became so incensed when Billy Joel’s “Leave a Tender Moment Alone” (I like the song) was being played continuously on a jukebox, and his requests to stop were ignored, that he committed an act of vandalism. Please tell me a song that might cause you to act the same way my fave character did.
Do include the singer’s name/more details especially if the song is on the obscure side. Thanks.

This round will close on Sunday 26 Oct at midnight FT time. Wishing everyone a calm and peaceful week.
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#442388 - Wed Oct 22 2008 12:54 AM Re: October 2008 Trivia Rounds
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Round 22 ~ Wednesday

Well, the US Presidential (official) Debates are over. Three of 'em up, three of 'em down - winners determined entirely based on who heard what how (and which party they were affiliated with when the first questions rang). The last debate even introduced a new American icon (hero?) into the pop-culture / media ratings / buzzwords landscape. The dude who "represents the American working man, that fellow plucked from the masses who (his lucky day) came to represent every concern a United States *Average Joe* has, had or ever will have". Or something like that . The phrase "Joe the Plumber" was mentioned nine times during the final debate. At one point, McCain even referred to him as "my old buddy, Joe the ..." So, today I pay homage to our "everyman" [ahem] Joe. But will only mention his name, hereafter, five more times. Quite frankly, I've gotten just a bit sick of him ...

1. Jo Elizabeth Stafford (1917-2008) was born in California ... a good long time before (and across the country, too) from our Ohio *Joe the Plumber*. She was a very successful vocalist, singing with the likes of Frankie Laine, Johnny Mercer and Gordon McRae - while forging a lucrative career as a solo singer as well. "No Other Love", "Yes Indeed", "Long Ago (and Far Away)" and "The Trolley Song" were notable radio hits with her name on them. That last one wasn't solo, though - she sang it in 1944 with a combo she was a member of early on ~ and it even sold more copies than did Judy Garland's version of it, from her film Meet Me in St. Louis. Kindly tell me another singer (not Stafford) who was an original member of 'The Pied Pipers'.

2. In many ways, *Joe the Plumber* isn't as unique as American voters are being led to be believe. In terms of pop celebrity (while wielding a wrench) he was preceded by a spokesperson on TV commercials in the 1960s, namely Josephine the Plumber. OK, so she wasn't political, by any stretch. All she was 'famous' for was hawking Comet cleanser. Josephine was played by former child actress Jane Withers - never a star of Shirley Temple proportions, sad to say, but she did act with her in several movies AND was a *Top 10 Box Office Star of 1937-38*. That our neglected plumberette got snubbed in all three debates seems slightly peevish, given all this sudden attention to the art of drain unclogging, if you ask me . But, anyway, this time I need to know the venue, the city where it happened -or- the moderator of any of the three US *Presidential* Debates (Obama vs. McCain, nose-to-nose) in 2008.

3. If he really is a plumber (according to many, there's a better than good possibility that this isn't the case ), poster boy *Joe the Plumber* would be all sorts of familiar with the UPC. Designated as an American National Standard, the Uniform Plumbing Code is a model developed by the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials to govern installation and inspection as a means of promoting the public's health, safety and welfare (and so on and so forth). The 2006 edition reflects the most current approaches in the plumbing field ~ contributions to the content were made by every segment of the building industry, including such diverse interests as consumers, enforcing authorities, insurance, labor and research labs. Skipping 'Administration' and 'Definitions', could you name a chapter in the 2006 Uniform Plumbing Code?

4. No relation to *Joe the Plumber*, our handyman du jour, Amanda Plummer was born in New York City, New York, the daughter of actors Tammy Grimes and Christopher Plummer. She's got a quirky demeanor and a most interesting face - and has never been pigeon-holed in terms of casting. Her first movie was Cattle Annie and Little Britches (1981) and she's been busy on both stage and screen since. Never nominated for an Oscar, she has nabbed a Tony Award for her work on The Great White Way - and did so without having a vast number of projects under her belt. Tell me the name of one of the five Broadway plays (ones that actually opened there - no "Off Broadway", etc.) that Amanda Plummer has performed in. Or, if you'd like, tell me the character that she played in it. Note: Wikipedia lists all her stage work together, so choose carefully (if you use that site) ...

5. A definition of a plumber is "one that installs and repairs pipes". But there's a classic definition plumbers allegedly have for a sink: it's a bowl-shaped fixture made of porcelain or stainless steel that is used for washing hands or small objects such as dishes and underwear? More than likely your own plumber would never tell you that "joke" but there might be other matters he'll not discuss, either. USA's *Joe the Plumber* could be an exception there, however. It seems pretty clear 'humble' Joe will talk about anything whatsoever lately! 'SmartMoney:The Wall Street Journal Magazine of Personal Business' published a list of the 10 Things Your Plumber Won't Tell You on September 19, 2005. Please tell me one of those ten things - just the main sentence(s) he won't say, no need to send the (somewhat wordy) text explaining it ...

This one will be *down the drain* on Sunday afternoon (ample notice given prior to closing it). Have a great few days between now and then, yes ?


Edited by Gatsby722 (Wed Oct 22 2008 01:37 PM)
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#442389 - Wed Oct 22 2008 12:20 PM Re: October 2008 Trivia Rounds
maninmidohio Offline
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Loc: Newark
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Round 17 – The Maxine Round Results

We had seven serious sleuths searching for Maxine’s secrets. Thanks to all for playing.

1. Maxine is a comic character featured on Hallmark greeting cards and other products. Check out the list of Maxinism’s located here and give me one of them that begins with D, E, or F.

For 10 Points –

- Dear Lord, I pray for: Wisdom, To understand a man. Love, To forgive him and; Patience, For his moods. Because, Lord, if I pray for Strength I'll just beat him to death.
- Did you eat an extra bowl of stupid this morning?

For 5 Points -
- Don't let your mind wander. . . it's too small to be let out on its own. (3)
- Don't make me use UPPERCASE. (2)

Not Used -
- Don't believe everything you think.
- Even doctors make mistakes. Mine asked me to undress.
- Ever feel like you've had too much coffee? Me neither.
- Fall makes me grumpy. In that way, it reminds me of winter. And spring. And summer.
- Fashion magazines are society's way of saying "If you don't feel inadequate already, read one of these!"
- Father's Day is a chance for dads everywhere to fall asleep on the couch in a new tie.
- Few women admit their age. . . few men act it!

2. Please tell me a subcommittee or a caucus that Maxine Waters is currently on or a part of (the word Subcommittee or Caucus should appear in the name you supply).

For 10 Points
- Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity; Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit; Subcommittee on Immigration, Border; and Congressional Black Caucus

For 5 Points - Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security (3)

Not Used - Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations ; Subcommittee on Domestic and International Monetary Policy, Trade, Technology; ‘Out of Iraq’ Congressional Caucus; and Congressional Progressive Caucus

3. Please give me the title of one of Maxine Kumin’s books of poetry that was published after 1980.

For 10 Points
- Connecting the Dots; Looking for Luck; and Our Ground Time Here Will Be Brief, New and Selected Poems

For 5 Points - Jack and Other New Poems (2) and Bringing Together: Uncollected Early Poems 1958-1988 (2)

Not Used - Still To Mow, The Long Marriage, Selected Poems 1960-1990, Nurture, and The Long Approach

4. Tell me one of the named characters other than Maxine Faulk in the 1964 film version of The Night of the Iguana.

For 10 Points
– Hannah Jelkes, Charlotte Goodall, Hank Prosner (as James Ward), and Pedro

For 5 Points - Judith Fellowes (3)

Not Used - Rev. Dr. T. Lawrence Shannon, Nonno, Miss Peebles, Pepe, Miss Dexter, Chang, and Miss Throxton

5. In the shop section of the Build-A-Bear Workshop, look at only the bears listed under the “Bears” tab and tell me a bear that is either 16” or 17”.

For 10 Points
- 16” Disney Hannah Montana Bear, 16” Dimples Teddy, 17” Adoring Amythest Teddy, 16” Bearemy, and 17” Pink Hearts Teddy

For 5 Points - 16” Traveling Teddy (2)

Not Used - 17” Read Teddy, 16” Curly Teddy, 16” Hopeful Wishes Teddy, 17” Toffee Teddy, and 16” Pawsome Panda

The Results –

With 40 Points – nakarinna, szabs, brandz_mygirl, and ecnalubma
With 35 Points – mugaboo, gatsby722, and denni19


The race was very tight, but hearty congratulations go to nakarinna, szabs, brandz_mygirl, and ecnalubma who also earn a coveted October trivia point.

I also want to give a warm welcome to our newest player, ecnalubma (and that isn’t Spanish, afterall).

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#442390 - Thu Oct 23 2008 11:21 AM Re: October 2008 Trivia Rounds
Mugaboo Offline
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Registered: Fri Aug 13 2004
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Loc: Scotland UK
Answers Round 18 - 6 played

1. Please give me any Irish Setter, that won a first prize in the Gundog Society of Wales show.
For 10 points: Danaway Tobias; Gwendariff Miss Whiplash; Kellizlot River Legend; Shireoak Hurricane Ruby Rustasha
For 5 points: Danaway Lancelot of Autumnwood [2]
Not mentioned include: Gwendariff Pop My Cork; Ixia Genevieve; Courtdown Beautiful Dawn

2. Weld County Food Inspection have inspected the Vista Ridge Golf Club in Erie three times during 2008 - please tell be any violation this premises had against health and safety rules.
For 10 points: There are no test strips for sanitizer in bar; Found lettuce stored below raw bacon; Found moldy lemons in walk in cooler; Observed a food worker wearing a watch; Found food in walk in freezer on floor; Found food in line cold holds across from grill between 50-56 degrees for an unknown period of time.
For 5 points: (none)
Not mentioned include: Observed employee change gloves without washing hands before putting on a new pair of gloves; Debris found inside of ice machine

3. Weld County Food Inspection have inspected the Vista Ridge Golf Club in Erie three times during 2008 - please tell be any violation this premises had against health and safety rules.
For 10 points: African has a smooth curved forehead - Asian has humps on it's forehead; African's ears more pointed than Asian's; Highest point on an African are it's shoulders - on an Afriacn it's back; An African has up to 21 pairs of ribs - an Asian up to 20.
For 5 points: African tends to be less hairy than the Asian.
Not mentioned include: Africans are slightly bigger; Asians have smoother skin; Africans have bigger ears; Asians tend to have more toenails; African trunk ends in two fingers - the Asian only has one; The Asian's trunk is harder and with less rings; Africans eat mainly grass, Asians leaves; The lamella profile of the African's molars are diamond-shaped - the Asian's are strongly compressed.

4. Please give me any US state, where you can drive faster than 70mph (on a Freeway).
For 10 points: Montana; Oklahoma; South Dakota
For 5 points: New Mexico [3]
Not mentioned: Arizona; Colorado; Idaho; Nebraska; Nevada; North Dakota; Texas; Wyoming

5. Please guess which model of Vivanco mouse I might have bought.
For 10 points: Bazoo Excalibur Laser Gaming Mouse; Bazoo Red Merlin Wireless Laser Mouse; Laser FM Velvet; Transparent (8696) mouse
For 5 points: Optical USB Mouse [2]
Not mentioned: There were a few others, but nobody guessed the one I got, which was the Optical Soft Touch Mouse.


Scores:
45 points: Denni19; Ecnalubma; Maninmidohio; Szabs
40 points: Brandz_mygirl; Gatsby722

Wonderful to see such a close round, with four points being distributed between Denni19, Ecnalubma, Maninmidohio and Szabs.

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#442391 - Thu Oct 23 2008 12:07 PM Re: October 2008 Trivia Rounds
nakarinna Offline
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Loc: Chicago Illinois USA
Round 23 - Thursday

1. A camel is capable of running at speeds of 40 miles per hour in short bursts, making it one of the faster members of the mammalian class. However, about 25 miles per hour is a camel's fastest sustainable speed. Nevertheless, the camel comes very close to making it onto the ten fastest mammals list, with #10 (the horse) having been clocked at 45 mph. Please take a look at this list and select one of these ten rapid mammals.

2. "The Howdy Doody Show" was easily the most popular children's television show in the 1950s. Buffalo Bill Smith was the original voice of Howdy Doody, a freckle-faced boy marionette. Because of its innovations both in children's programming and color TV production, the show has more than earned a place in television history. Movie connections can be viewed on the show's imdb.com website. Please choose a television show, movie, or video game in which "The Howdy Doody Show" was referenced.

3. The cast of the hit HBO drama "The Sopranos" was listed ninth on the Forbes Magazine 'Celebrity 100' in 2006. According to Forbes, the criteria for making this list are "a combination of earnings and sizzle." The show enjoyed six seasons of both commercial and criticial success, which certainly seems to fit the requirements. Other than the cast of "The Sopranos," please name someone who made the top fifteen on the 2006 Forbes list.

4. While the human heart has four chambers (two ventricles and two atria), the fish heart is much simpler, containing only one ventricle and one atrium. Therefore, the shape and structure of the fish heart are quite different than that of mammals. Please take a look at this page describing the physiology of fish, and scroll down to the picture of the fish heart (it will have three sections (a) atrial contraction, (b) ventricular contraction, and (c) conal contraction). Please pick a part of the fish heart labeled on part (a) of this diagram.

5. Henry Louis Mencken was a prominent yet controversial newspaperman, book reviewer, and political commentator. Mencken's writing is viewed as witty and incisive by some, extremely objectionable by others, and everything in between. There is a 'Mencken's Creed' that has been circulated (I don't know if it was composed by Mencken or not...) supposedly summarizing his beliefs. Please look up the Mencken creed and give me one of the ten "I believe" statements within it.

This round will close Tuesday, October 28th at noon FT time. Please PM me with any questions. Good luck!
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#442392 - Fri Oct 24 2008 10:50 AM Re: October 2008 Trivia Rounds
szabs Offline
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Registered: Mon Aug 13 2007
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Round 24 - Friday

This round is dedicated to Boxers - the four legged ones I must add .

1. The Boxer is renowned from olden times for his great love and faithfulness to his master and household. He is harmless in the family, but distrustful of strangers, bright and friendly of temperament at play, but brave and determined when aroused. His intelligence and willing tractability, his modesty and cleanliness make him a highly desirable family dog and cheerful companion. He is the soul of honesty and loyalty, and is never false or treacherous even in his old age. There are a few famous boxers around who have been on the big or small screen, could you please give me the name of a famous boxer and on what show/movie they where in.

2. Boxerworld.com is the ultimate resource to showcase the wonderful attributes of our great friend the boxer. At Boxerworld they understand the need and desire to share with the world all the fabulous anecdotes that are waiting to be told about this magnificent creature – The Boxer. On the home page of Boxerworld you will find a four paragraph poem dedicated to the boxers, would you be so kind and give me one of the lines.

3. The Brasserie du Boxer SA beer company was founded on April 6, 1960, the brewery was named after the favorite dog of the founder, Mr. A. Heusser. He wanted to incorporate into the philosophy of the company the qualities he discovered in his boxer dog named Aramis: loyalty, fidelity, protection of freedom and tenacity. From the Boxer Beer site , please give me the name of one of their type of beers. (Please no imported ones).

4. Crufts, which is organized by the UK Kennel Club and held in Manchester every year is officially recognised as the world’s largest dog show by the Guinness Book of Records and the 2008 show had almost 23,000 dogs entered, including 1,165 dogs from overseas and 160,000 dog loving visitors. Crufts consists of several competitions occurring at the same time. The main competition is for the Best in Show award, which is generally considered the highest award achievable by a dog and its owner throughout the world. From the Crufts result site, please give me the name of any boxer who came first in their class in 2008.

5. By now you probably can gather that I am quite fond of boxers, this could be due to the fact that I was meant to be an only child, but not really, as I had four boxer brothers and sisters that acted more as children than I ever did, they played with me, protected me and kept me company, so I was never alone, and generation after generation of boxers they have been my companions till this day. One of the most important things if you ever think of getting a boxer or really any other family puppy dog is that you find a good breeder, this can make a world of difference in a dogs behaviour or health. Boxers have enough potential health issues to justify searching for one that has been bred specifically to avoid or lessen the chances of having these illnesses. From this site , would you be so kind and give me the name of one of the Featured Boxer Breeders with Boxer Puppies For Sale.

This round will close on Wednesday the 29th of October afternoonish FT time. If you have any questions just pm me. In the meantime have a great weekend wherever you are .

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