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1. Fifteen minutes is all it took to make some aioli to serve with the vegetables for dinner tonight. While aioli recipes can include a variety of ingredients, what two (one of which is shown in the picture) are fundamental to them all?
2. Fifteen minutes is all it took Jimi Hendrix to perform one of the tracks on his album "Electric Ladyland". It might have been written about someone who collected the dolls shown here. What is the name of this song, essentially an extended blues jam performance, which is often confused with the name of a similarly-titled song on the same album?
3. Fifteen minutes is all it took to play a card game on my computer, with three virtual opponents who joined me in a quest to avoid collecting any cards of one suit (and a specific card of another suit) in the course of play. What game is this that takes less time when you don't have to physically shuffle and deal the cards between hands?
4. Fifteen minutes head start by one group of competitors is all it took to keep Huw Lob from being run down in 2004 on his way to being the first man racing on foot to win an annual race held in the town of Llanwrtyd Wells, Wales. Oh yes, there was also the small matter of spending a couple of hours covering the 22-mile course. What is the name of this grueling event?
5. Fifteen minutes is all it took to read one of Edgar Allan Poe's short stories about a man who murders his wife because a family pet has driven him beyond reason. What is the name of this story, which might have starred the animal pictured here?
6. Fifteen minutes is all it took for me to listen to my favorite comedy routine from the Monty Python team, stop laughing long enough to hit play, and watch it for a second side-splitting time. John Cleese is the dissatisfied customer, and Michael Palin the owner of the shop who tries to placate an increasingly-enraged Cleese. The sketch ends when it is decreed to be "too silly" or when Palin breaks into "The Lumberjack Song", depending on whether you watch the TV version or the movie version. Which sketch keeps me giggling?
7. Fifteen minutes is all it took to knit a swatch and check my gauge before I started knitting a cap using a new type of yarn. The pattern specified that it was written for 12 stitches and 14 rows in a 10 cm square. My swatch measured 10 stitches and 14 rows in a 10 cm square. What is likely to happen to the shape of my hat if I use the recommended size of needles and a pattern that works from the brim to the peak of the cap?
8. Fifteen minutes is all it took to get on top of "Twilight", thanks to Cleolinda Jones's online m15m series. What does this abbreviation stand for?
9. Fifteen minutes is all it took for me to lose my first game of chess. Most chess games take much longer than that, often lasting for several hours. But there is a form of chess that must be completed in even less than fifteen minutes. Which of these terms can be applied to this high-speed game?
10. Fifteen minutes is all it took for me to write this limerick, and find a photo to go with it. What words go in the gap?
"There was an old lady from here
Whose palate was really quite drear.
She ate ___ ___,
Was then heard to mutter,
'My goodness, but that tasted queer'."
Source: Author looney_tunes
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