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    1. ZZ Top?

    3. Cedar

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    1. ZZ Top

    3. Cedar

     

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    1. ZZ Top? 3. Cedar

    Evidently, great minds think alike (and at the same time, too.)

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    2. Safari

    4. Valencia

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    Answers to Wednesday, April 20, 2022

    1. If you alphabetically list every band ever inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which band comes last?

    ZZ Top

    2. How do you say “journey” in Swahili?

    Safari

    3. What kind of coniferous tree is the national symbol of Lebanon, and is featured prominently on the country’s flag?

    Cedar

    4. To the rest of the world, paella is considered the national dish of Spain. To Spaniards, it is considered a regional dish of the country’s third-largest city. Name that city.

    Valencia
    (after Madrid and Barcelona)

    5. In addition to its zip code, Beverly Hills is also famous for a swanky shopping district centered around what thoroughfare?

    Rodeo Drive

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    Questions for Theme Thursday, April 21, 2022

    Royalty in Name Only: We’re thinking about Minnesota’s favorite son, Prince, today on the sixth anniversary of his passing. Here are five questions about some other people with royal-sounding names.

    Answers in tomorrow’s email.

    1. What jazz pianist appears on Washington, D.C.’s commemorative quarter?

    2. Princess Carolyn is a fictional cat voiced by Amy Sedaris on what Netflix animated series?

    3. What Major League Baseball player retired in 2016 with 319 career home runs—the same number of home runs that his dad hit?

    4. Dana Elaine Owens played the character Khadijah James on the TV show “Living Single” from 1993 to 1998. By what name is she better known?

    5. If you’re using a luchador in a jaguar mask named King to beat a bunch of people up, you’re probably playing what video game series?

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    3. Prince Fielder

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    1. Duke Ellington
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    4) Queen Latifah

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    2. BoJack Horseman

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    Answers to Thursday, April 21, 2022

    1. What jazz pianist appears on Washington, D.C.’s commemorative quarter?

    Duke Ellington

    2. Princess Carolyn is a fictional cat voiced by Amy Sedaris on what Netflix animated series?

    “BoJack Horseman”

    3. What Major League Baseball player retired in 2016 with 319 career home runs—the same number of home runs that his dad hit?

    Prince Fielder
    (his dad was Cecil Fielder)

    4. Dana Elaine Owens played the character Khadijah James on the TV show “Living Single” from 1993 to 1998. By what name is she better known?

    Queen Latifah

    5. If you’re using a luchador in a jaguar mask named King to beat a bunch of people up, you’re probably playing what video game series?

    “Tekken”

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    Questions for Friday, April 22, 2022

    Five questions to wake up your noodle. Answers in Monday’s email.

    1. Quit While You’re Ahead: Of the 10 best-selling soundtracks of all time in the U.S., five were from movies made in the 1990s. Name as many of those movies as you can for one point each. Zero total if you get any wrong. Hints: One of them was released in 2000, and only one of them is animated.

    2. Twelve NFL teams have never won the Super Bowl. Listed alphabetically by team name (not by city or state), the Vikings come last on that list. Which team comes first?

    3. Most kosher and halal food rules overlap, but sometimes they don’t. What animal, which does ruminate but doesn’t have cloven hooves, is permissible to eat in Islam but not in Judaism?

    4. Since 1990, what has the initialism “HST” stood for to astronomers?

    5. Today is Earth Day! The first Earth Day was brought to the U.S. government by Senator Gaylord Nelson, and was celebrated by what president at the time, who planted a tree on the White House South Lawn?

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    2) Bills (??)

    Check that, Bengals. 

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    4. Hubble space telescope?

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    Created a new thread that covers 2022 only…

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    3 I believe is Camel.

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    5) Nixon

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    3 I believe is Camel.

    Correct. Also in the Islam and Muslim culture, they believe camel’s milk has natural healing powers. And if you ever ask, they rave how good it is. Though very expensive her in Minnesota, cause it’s hard to get.

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    3 I believe is Camel.

    Correct. Also in the Islam and Muslim culture, they believe camel’s milk has natural healing powers. And if you ever ask, they rave how good it is. Though very expensive her in Minnesota, cause it’s hard to get.

    As I recall, Camels aren’t actually ruminants, but they do chew cud, and they do have cloven hooves, but aren’t considered to be true hooves.

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    1. Titanic
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    1. Titanic

    The Bodyguard I believe came out in the 90s.  It’s the highest selling soundtrack in history.  Surprisingly sold more than Saturday Night Fever and Purple Rain.

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    1.  Lion King is probably the animated one.  I’m also guessing Forrest Gump is on the list.
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    Dirty Dancing is probably one of them.  Lion King and Bodyguard were the others that came to mind when I read the question

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    Dirty Dancing is probably one of them. Lion King and Bodyguard were the others that came to mind when I read the question

     

    I think Dirty Dancing came out in the 80’s.

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    Dirty Dancing is probably one of them. Lion King and Bodyguard were the others that came to mind when I read the question

    I think Dirty Dancing came out in the 80’s.

    1987

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    Dirty Dancing is probably one of them. Lion King and Bodyguard were the others that came to mind when I read the question

    I think Dirty Dancing came out in the 80’s.

    1987

     

    whoops – no points for me

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    1) Boyz in the Hood?!?!?!

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    1. Pulp Fiction, I know that much.
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    Tony Gwynn could have gone 0-1199 at the end of his career, and still finished as a .300 hitter.

    Think about that.

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    Answers to Friday, April 22, 2022

    1. Quit While You’re Ahead: Of the 10 best-selling soundtracks of all time in the U.S., five were from movies made in the 1990s. Name as many of those movies as you can for one point each. Zero total if you get any wrong. Hints: One of them was released in 2000, and only one of them is animated.

    “The Bodyguard,” “Forrest Gump,” “Titanic,” “The Lion King,” “O Brother, Where Art Thou”

    2. Twelve NFL teams have never won the Super Bowl. Listed alphabetically by team name (not by city or state), the Vikings come last on that list. Which team comes first?

    Bengals

    3. Most kosher and halal food rules overlap, but sometimes they don’t. What animal, which does ruminate but doesn’t have cloven hooves, is permissible to eat in Islam but not in Judaism?

    Camel

    4. Since 1990, what has the initialism “HST” stood for to astronomers?

    “Hubble Space Telescope”

    5. Today is Earth Day! The first Earth Day was brought to the U.S. government by Senator Gaylord Nelson, and was celebrated by what president at the time, who planted a tree on the White House South Lawn?

    Richard Nixon

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    Questions for Monday, April 25, 2022

    Five questions to wake up your noodle. Answers in tomorrow’s email.

    1. Which came first: the Bronze Age or the Iron Age?

    2. There are two states whose largest cities (by population) contain the letter “X.” Please name both cities!

    3. What vocalist, born in Florida in 1993, was named Billboard’s “Woman of the Year” in 2018 and became the most followed woman on Instagram as of February of 2019?

    4. Ancient Chinese astronomers called it “Tianhe,” or “Heaven River.” What do English speakers call it?

    5. Samuel L. Jackson is often cited as the highest-grossing actor in Hollywood history. But if you add up the box office take of every movie someone appeared in, no matter how briefly, the highest-grossing actor actually died in 2018. What name, which you’ll often see alongside Jackson’s, is first on that list?

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    1: Bronze

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    4) Milky Way

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    2. Phoenix and ??

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    2. Phoenix and ??

    Sioux Falls

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    5. Samuel L. Jackson is often cited as the highest-grossing actor in Hollywood history. But if you add up the box office take of every movie someone appeared in, no matter how briefly, the highest-grossing actor actually died in 2018. What name, which you’ll often see alongside Jackson’s, is first on that list?

     

    Oh funny….I think it’s the guy (can’t remember his name) who created the Marvel universe and always had a cameo?  Didn’t he die somewhat recently?

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    5. Samuel L. Jackson is often cited as the highest-grossing actor in Hollywood history. But if you add up the box office take of every movie someone appeared in, no matter how briefly, the highest-grossing actor actually died in 2018. What name, which you’ll often see alongside Jackson’s, is first on that list?

    Oh funny….I think it’s the guy (can’t remember his name) who created the Marvel universe and always had a cameo? Didn’t he die somewhat recently?

     

    Stan Lee

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    Tony Gwynn could have gone 0-1199 at the end of his career, and still finished as a .300 hitter. Think about that.

     

    Looks like somebody follows Super 70’s Sports on Twitter.

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    Tony Gwynn could have gone 0-1199 at the end of his career, and still finished as a .300 hitter. Think about that.

    Looks like somebody follows Super 70’s Sports on Twitter.

     

    Looks like somebody should have used quotation marks.

     

     

     

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    This new format, I never know how to copy/paste. :( For basic text, it does not show up as an option.

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    5. Samuel L. Jackson is often cited as the highest-grossing actor in Hollywood history. But if you add up the box office take of every movie someone appeared in, no matter how briefly, the highest-grossing actor actually died in 2018. What name, which you’ll often see alongside Jackson’s, is first on that list?

    Oh funny….I think it’s the guy (can’t remember his name) who created the Marvel universe and always had a cameo? Didn’t he die somewhat recently?

    I thought Bill Paxton had some odd stat like that, where he is the actor in the most top-grossing movies? Something like that. It seems he’s been surpassed with the deluge of comic book movies (the aforementioned Stan Lee cameos).

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    Answers to Monday, April 25, 2022
    1. Which came first: the Bronze Age or the Iron Age?

    Bronze Age

    2. There are two states whose largest cities (by population) contain the letter “X.” Please name both cities!

    Phoenix (Arizona), Sioux Falls (South Dakota)

    3. What vocalist, born in Florida in 1993, was named Billboard’s “Woman of the Year” in 2018 and became the most followed woman on Instagram as of February of 2019?

    Ariana Grande

    4. Ancient Chinese astronomers called it “Tianhe,” or “Heaven River.” What do English speakers call it?

    The Milky Way

    5. Samuel L. Jackson is often cited as the highest-grossing actor in Hollywood history. But if you add up the box office take of every movie someone appeared in, no matter how briefly, the highest-grossing actor actually died in 2018. What name, which you’ll often see alongside Jackson’s, is first on that list?

    Stan Lee
    (he appeared in almost every Marvel movie)

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    Questions for Tuesday, April 26, 2022

    Five questions to wake up your noodle. Answers in tomorrow’s email.

    1. What major U.S. city’s flag shows a fleur-de-lis at the confluence of two rivers?

    2. In the mid-1960s, an up-and-coming British singer named Davy Jones decided to take a different last name to avoid confusion with the little guy in the Monkees. What last name did he take?

    3. Of the five men’s major professional sports leagues in the U.S., two have regular seasons that are the exact same number of games long. Name both of those leagues.

    4. What singer, born Alecia Beth Moore in 1979, based her stage name on a character in a Quentin Tarantino movie?

    5. In May of 2003, the geological feature known as Old Man of the Mountain collapsed. This was three years after it was minted onto the face of which state’s commemorative quarter?

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    2) Bowie

     

    5) New Hampshire

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    1. St. Louis?

    3. NHL and NBA

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    4. Pink

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    Answers to Tuesday, April 26, 2022

    1. What major U.S. city’s flag shows a fleur-de-lis at the confluence of two rivers?

    St. Louis

    2. In the mid-1960s, an up-and-coming British singer named Davy Jones decided to take a different last name to avoid confusion with the little guy in the Monkees. What last name did he take?

    Bowie
    (he named himself after the knife)

    3. Of the five men’s major professional sports leagues in the U.S., two have regular seasons that are the exact same number of games long. Name both of those leagues.

    NBA, NHL
    (both play 82 games)

    4. What singer, born Alecia Beth Moore in 1979, based her stage name on a character in a Quentin Tarantino movie?

    Pink
    (she’s named after Mr. Pink from “Reservoir Dogs”)

    5. In May of 2003, the geological feature known as Old Man of the Mountain collapsed. This was three years after it was minted onto the face of which state’s commemorative quarter?

    New Hampshire

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    Questions for Wednesday, April 27, 2022

    Five questions to wake up your noodle. Answers in tomorrow’s email.

    1. According to the record books, Lance Armstrong has never won the Tour de France. That makes what cyclist—who won three times between 1986 and 1990—the race’s only American winner?

    2. William Bligh was deposed of his command of New South Wales during the 1808 Rum Rebellion, but disloyalty was nothing new to him. He’s best known for being the target of what event?

    3. What actor fronted a country band called “The Abiders” in the 2010s?

    4. If you get a letter in the mail, and someone has written “SWAK” on it—what does that acronym stand for?

    5. The Yankees play in the Bronx. In which borough do the Mets play?

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    2. The Mutiny on the Bounty

    4. Sealed With A Kiss

     

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    1.Greg Lemond

    5. Queens

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    3.  Believe it’s The Dude (Jeff Bridges)

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    3. Believe it’s The Dude (Jeff Bridges)

    I was going to guess Billy Bob Thorton as I remember him playing in a band too.

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    3. Believe it’s The Dude (Jeff Bridges)

    The Dude abides.

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    Answers to Wednesday, April 27, 2022

    1. According to the record books, Lance Armstrong has never won the Tour de France. That makes what cyclist—who won three times between 1986 and 1990—the race’s only American winner?

    Greg LeMond

    2. William Bligh was deposed of his command of New South Wales during the 1808 Rum Rebellion, but disloyalty was nothing new to him. He’s best known for being the target of what event?

    “The Mutiny on the Bounty”

    3. What actor fronted a country band called “The Abiders” in the 2010s?

    Jeff Bridges

    4. If you get a letter in the mail, and someone has written “SWAK” on it—what does that acronym stand for?

    “Sealed with a kiss”

    5. The Yankees play in the Bronx. In which borough do the Mets play?

    Queens

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    Questions for Theme Thursday, April 28, 2022

    Portmanteaus: A portmanteau is a word that combines two words, like “spork,” which combines “spoon” and “fork.” This round, every answer will be a portmanteau.

    Answers in tomorrow’s email.

    1. What North American mythical creature originated as a Wyoming taxidermist’s prank in 1932?

    2. What word was coined by Lakers player Byron Scott immediately after winning the NBA championship in 1988, and was trademarked by Lakers head coach Pat Riley the following year?

    3. The American Society of Civil Engineers compiled their list of the “Seven Wonders of the Modern World” in 1994, the same year that their top pick was completed. Name that engineering wonder.

    4. What definitional 2000s celebrity couple got engaged for a second time in April 2022?

    5. In 1520, Henry VIII of England and Francis I of France met in a field halfway between French and English territory. Here they erected thousands of lavish tents and fountains that ran with red wine. Historians consider it one of the first examples of what portmanteau, coined in 2005 and added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2016?

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    1. The jackalope
    2. Threepeat?
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    5. Glamping

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    1. Threepeat?

    I seem to recall someone not affiliated with NBA trademarked the term “Quad Squad” during the heyday of the Bulls.

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    Answers to Thursday, April 28, 2022
    1. What North American mythical creature originated as a Wyoming taxidermist’s prank in 1932?

    Jackalope

    2. What word was coined by Lakers player Byron Scott immediately after winning the NBA championship in 1988, and was trademarked by Lakers head coach Pat Riley the following year?

    Three-peat
    (Love the NBA? Come to NBA trivia in May!)

    3. The American Society of Civil Engineers compiled their list of the “Seven Wonders of the Modern World” in 1994, the same year that their top pick was completed. Name that engineering wonder.

    The Chunnel

    4. What definitional 2000s celebrity couple got engaged for a second time in April 2022?

    Bennifer

    5. In 1520, Henry VIII of England and Francis I of France met in a field halfway between French and English territory. Here they erected thousands of lavish tents and fountains that ran with red wine. Historians consider it one of the first examples of what portmanteau, coined in 2005 and added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2016?

    Glamping

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    Questions for Friday, April 29, 2022

    Five questions to wake up your noodle. Answers in Monday’s email.

    1. Quit While You’re Ahead: There are four main strokes in competitive swimming. Name as many of them as you can for one point each. Zero total if you get any wrong.

    2. What war for the throne of England was waged from 1455 to 1487 between the houses of Lancaster and York?

    3. What is the palindromic name of the tool that is likely to be the only thing in a carpenter’s toolbox that contains a bubble?

    4. The “Star Trek” and “James Bond” universes both contain a character with what single-letter name?

    5. Today is April 29. Happy 11th anniversary to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge! In what building were they married?

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    2) War of the Roses (I think)

    3) Level

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    1)Breaststroke, backstroke, butterfly, front crawl

    4)Q

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    5. Westminster Abbey

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    Answers to Friday, April 29, 2022

    1. Quit While You’re Ahead: There are four main strokes in competitive swimming. Name as many of them as you can for one point each. Zero total if you get any wrong.

    Front crawl (or freestyle), butterfly, breaststroke, backstroke

    2. What war for the throne of England was waged from 1455 to 1487 between the houses of Lancaster and York?

    The War of the Roses

    3. What is the palindromic name of the tool that is likely to be the only thing in a carpenter’s toolbox that contains a bubble?

    Level

    4. The “Star Trek” and “James Bond” universes both contain a character with what single-letter name?

    Q

    5. Today is April 29. Happy 11th anniversary to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge! In what building were they married?

    Westminster Abbey

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    Five questions to wake up your noodle. Answers in tomorrow’s email.

    1. Is the Gateway Arch in St. Louis on the west or east bank of the Mississippi River?

    2. Surgical procedures that involve removing an organ often end in what six-letter suffix?

    3. What do you add to a martini to make it “dirty”?

    4. There is one apex predator—other than humans—that hunts and kills great white sharks. What is it?

    5. What Johnson & Johnson brand was used to make the saliva in the “Alien” movies, the Dilophosaurus poison in “Jurassic Park,” and the glowing green blood in “Predator”?

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    1 – West

    4 – Killer Whale/Orca ??

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    3. Olive brine

    4. Orca?

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    2. ectomy?

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    5. K-Y

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    Answers to Monday, May 2, 2022

    1. Is the Gateway Arch in St. Louis on the west or east bank of the Mississippi River?

    West

    2. Surgical procedures that involve removing an organ often end in what six-letter suffix?

    “-ectomy”

    3. What do you add to a martini to make it “dirty”?

    Olive juice

    4. There is one apex predator—other than humans—that hunts and kills great white sharks. What is it?

    Orca/Killer Whale

    5. What Johnson & Johnson brand was used to make the saliva in the “Alien” movies, the Dilophosaurus poison in “Jurassic Park,” and the glowing green blood in “Predator”?

    K-Y Jelly

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    Questions for Tuesday, May 3, 2022

    Five questions to wake up your noodle. Answers in tomorrow’s email.

    1. The most popular 84-mile walking path in northern England follows what ancient structure?

    2. In the 1973 Disney animated version of “Robin Hood,” which of Robin’s band of merry men is depicted as a badger?

    3. If you’re on a crew that consists of graders, gaugers, spikers, and bolters, what are you building?

    4. At the close of the 19th century, Chicago was the largest U.S. city (by population) that had been founded during that century. What U.S. city held that same distinction for the 20th century?

    5. What nation, which is made up of more than 17,000 islands including Krakatoa, accounts for two-thirds of the world’s volcano deaths?

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    2) The stupidest one…..and it probably went after a dead deer

    5) Indonesia

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    3. a railroad

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