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    #3 Houston Astros

     

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    4. The outback.

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    5. Redwall

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    1 – Glacier NP

    Best place on earth!!!

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    Answers to Tuesday, May 17, 2022

    1. The Empire Builder is a passenger train connecting Chicago to Seattle. What U.S. national park was established at the behest of the Great Northern Railway and its founder, James J. Hill, to attract customers to this train line?

    Glacier National Park

    2. What 13th-century explorer’s biography was subtitled “From Venice to Xanadu”?

    Marco Polo

    3. A baseball team called the Colt .45s were added to the MLB in 1962. The team changed its name three years later to reflect its city’s role in the burgeoning American space program. What is that team called today?

    Houston Astros

    4. Which is more remote in Australia: the outback or the bush?

    Outback

    5. Brian Jacques wrote his most famous book series after he began reading to children at a school for the blind. His books rely on sensory descriptions of sounds, smells, feelings, and especially tastes. What is that children’s series called?

    “Redwall”

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    Questions for Wednesday, May 18, 2022

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

    1. The French and Italian flags both consist of three fields of color, and the flags are exactly the same in two of the panels. Which panel is a different color?

    2. What two-word phrase for a particular group of celebrities from the ’50s and ‘60s was first coined by Lauren Bacall to describe her husband and his friends after a night of carousing?

    3. Which Peanuts character was a star athlete, and once hit five home runs in a single game?

    4. Launched in 1969 and retired in 2003, what airplane flew regular passenger routes between Europe and the United States at twice the speed of sound?

    5. In 1962, Stan Lee combined elements from “Frankenstein” and “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” to come up with a new character. What did he name that character?

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    1 Green on Italy, Blue on France
    4 Concord

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    #4. The Concorde

    #5. The Hulk?

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    3 – Peppermint Patty

    2 – Rat Pack  ??

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    Answers to Wednesday, May 18, 2022

    1. The French and Italian flags both consist of three fields of color, and the flags are exactly the same in two of the panels. Which panel is a different color?

    The left side
    (France is blue-white-red, Italy is green-white-red)

    2. What two-word phrase for a particular group of celebrities from the ’50s and ‘60s was first coined by Lauren Bacall to describe her husband and his friends after a night of carousing?

    “Rat Pack”

    3. Which Peanuts character was a star athlete, and once hit five home runs in a single game?

    Peppermint Patty

    4. Launched in 1969 and retired in 2003, what airplane flew regular passenger routes between Europe and the United States at twice the speed of sound?

    Concorde

    5. In 1962, Stan Lee combined elements from “Frankenstein” and “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” to come up with a new character. What did he name that character?

    The Hulk
    (or Bruce Banner)

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    Questions for Theme Thursday, May 19, 2022

    Measure Up: All answers this round will contain a unit of measurement!

    Answers in tomorrow’s email.

    1. Neil Patrick Harris, Ally Sheedy, Taye Diggs, and Anthony Rapp have all portrayed the lead character in what glam rock musical?

    2. Which part of a sewing machine works together with the feed dogs to advance the fabric?

    3. New York City hired its first members of what profession in 1960, performed only by women until the first man was hired in 1967 – the same year a song about a member of this profession hit the charts?

    4. Columbus Short, Meagan Good, and Ne-Yo starred in what 2007 dance drama about stepping competitions between rival fraternities?

    5. What jazz musician got his start in Charlie Parker’s bebop quintet, before recording “Birth of the Cool”?

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      5. Miles Davis

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      2) Presser Foot

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      3: Meter Maid

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      Birth Of Cool is one of the greatest albums ever recorded, if not the best.

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      Composer, MnNavy, Greyeagle, Steve MN and Karlsson along with some others are pretty spot on with these trivia questions.

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      Composer, MnNavy, Greyeagle, Steve MN and Karlsson along with some others are pretty spot on with these trivia questions.

      Yeah, I’m a fount of useless information.

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      4. Stomp The Yard

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        If nobody else wants to take 1…. Hedwig and the Angry Inch

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        Answers to Thursday, May 19, 2022

        1. Neil Patrick Harris, Ally Sheedy, Taye Diggs, and Anthony Rapp have all portrayed the lead character in what glam rock musical?

        “Hedwig and the Angry Inch”

        2. Which part of a sewing machine works together with the feed dogs to advance the fabric?

        The (presser) foot

        3. New York City hired its first members of what profession in 1960, performed only by women until the first man was hired in 1967 – the same year a song about a member of this profession hit the charts?

        Meter maid
        (The song is “Lovely Rita”)

        4. Columbus Short, Meagan Good, and Ne-Yo starred in what 2007 dance drama about stepping competitions between rival fraternities?

        “Stomp the Yard”

        5. What jazz musician got his start in Charlie Parker’s bebop quintet, before recording “Birth of the Cool”?

        Miles Davis

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        Questions for Friday, May 20, 2022

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

        1. Quit While You’re Ahead: Director Baz Luhrmann has directed just five movies. Name as many of them as you can for one point each. Zero points total if you get any wrong.

        2. What candy company was founded in 1949 by the jovial owner of a Colorado horse farm?

        3. A boy named Milo seeks to restore the exiled princesses Rhyme and Reason to the Kingdom of Wisdom in what 1961 children’s fantasy book?

        4. George Washington is the only U.S. president ever to be elected unanimously by the electoral college. Next closest was the fifth president, who got all but one of the electoral votes for his second term. Name him.

        5. Today is May 20. Happy 82nd birthday to Sadaharu Oh, a retired first baseman for the Yomiuri Giants in the Nippon Professional League. He holds the world record for what distinction, held in the MLB by Barry Bonds?

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        5 – Career home runs (in Japan)

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        1.  Strictly Ballroom (one of my favorites)
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          1. Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge! are two more.
          4. James Monroe

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          4.  James Monroe

           

          this led me to start singing the Animaniacs Presidents song…James Monroe’s colossal nose was bigger than Pinocchio’s

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            3 – The Phantom Tollbooth

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              I looked up #2… *facepalm*

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              4. George Washington is the only U.S. president ever to be elected unanimously by the electoral college. Next closest was the fifth president, who got all but one of the electoral votes for his second term. Name him.

              Reagan (’84) and Nixon (’72) have to be in top 3 or 5.

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              I looked up #2… *facepalm*

               

              I learned something new today

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              What candy company was founded in 1949 by the jovial owner of a Colorado horse farm

               

              Ugh

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              3. Which Peanuts character was a star athlete, and once hit five home runs in a single game?

              Peppermint Patty

               

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              With the ugh and facepalm of #2…Jolly Rancher?

              “Jovial” was a big hint (thank you, crossword solving!)

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              1. Quit While You’re Ahead: Director Baz Luhrmann has directed just five movies. Name as many of them as you can for one point each. Zero points total if you get any wrong.

              “Strictly Ballroom,” “Romeo + Juliet,” “Moulin Rouge!”, “Australia,” “The Great Gatsby”

              2. What candy company was founded in 1949 by the jovial owner of a Colorado horse farm?

              Jolly Rancher

              3. A boy named Milo seeks to restore the exiled princesses Rhyme and Reason to the Kingdom of Wisdom in what 1961 children’s fantasy book?

              “The Phantom Tollbooth”

              4. George Washington is the only U.S. president ever to be elected unanimously by the electoral college. Next closest was the fifth president, who got all but one of the electoral votes for his second term. Name him.

              James Monroe

              5. Today is May 20. Happy 82nd birthday to Sadaharu Oh, a retired first baseman for the Yomiuri Giants in the Nippon Professional League. He holds the world record for what distinction, held in the MLB by Barry Bonds?

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

              1. What bird comes in such species as Charming, Buff-Bellied, and Bumblebee?

               

              2. There were 12 Olympian gods. Two of them were twins. Name them.

               

              3. What writer and poet, whose Parisian home became the epicenter of the group of writers she dubbed “The Lost Generation,” said, “America is my country, and Paris is my hometown”?

               

              4. Garth Brooks may have sold more records, but the title “King of Country” typically goes to what unwavering Texan, who’s had 60 No. 1 hits since 1982?

               

              5. Pittsburgh has a lot of nicknames, including “Steel City,” “The City of Bridges,” and “Sixburgh.” What is the significance of the number six in that last one?

               

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              4. “King” George Strait

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                2. Artemis & Apollo

                5. Six super bowl championships.

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                3. Gertrude Stein

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                Answers to Monday, May 23, 2022

                1. What bird comes in such species as Charming, Buff-Bellied, and Bumblebee?

                Hummingbird

                2. There were 12 Olympian gods. Two of them were twins. Name them.

                Apollo and Artemis

                3. What writer and poet, whose Parisian home became the epicenter of the group of writers she dubbed “The Lost Generation,” said, “America is my country, and Paris is my hometown”?

                Gertrude Stein

                4. Garth Brooks may have sold more records, but the title “King of Country” typically goes to what unwavering Texan, who’s had 60 No. 1 hits since 1982?

                George Strait

                5. Pittsburgh has a lot of nicknames, including “Steel City,” “The City of Bridges,” and “Sixburgh.” What is the significance of the number six in that last one?

                It’s the number of Super Bowls the Steelers have won

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                Questions for Tuesday, May 24, 2022

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                1. Leftover mail—anything with an undeliverable address and no return address—was once stored by the U.S. Postal Service in a place known as the DLO. What does “DLO” stand for?

                2. What intergovernmental organization was founded in 1920 following the end of World War I, and lasted 26 years before it was replaced by the United Nations following World War II?

                3. Trivial Pursuit has six categories, five of which have always been represented by the same colors. Which category was originally represented by brown, but is now purple?

                4. What recording artist, with over 75 million albums sold throughout his career, is responsible for the top-selling instrumental album of all time as well one of the top-selling Christmas albums of all time?

                5. “Mavericks” was the name of the 10th version of Mac OS X—the first version that wasn’t named after a big cat. Instead, it was named after a location on the California coast famous for what activity?

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                1 Dead letter office

                2 League of nations

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                3. Arts and Literature

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                3. Arts and Literature

                Also known as Zwak’s worst category.

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                5 – Surfing

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                4. Kenny G

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                Answers to Tuesday, May 24, 2022

                1. Leftover mail—anything with an undeliverable address and no return address—was once stored by the U.S. Postal Service in a place known as the DLO. What does “DLO” stand for?

                Dead Letter Office

                2. What intergovernmental organization was founded in 1920 following the end of World War I, and lasted 26 years before it was replaced by the United Nations following World War II?

                League of Nations

                3. Trivial Pursuit has six categories, five of which have always been represented by the same colors. Which category was originally represented by brown, but is now purple?

                “Arts & Literature”

                4. What recording artist, with over 75 million albums sold throughout his career, is responsible for the top-selling instrumental album of all time as well one of the top-selling Christmas albums of all time?

                Kenny G

                5. “Mavericks” was the name of the 10th version of Mac OS X—the first version that wasn’t named after a big cat. Instead, it was named after a location on the California coast famous for what activity?

                 

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                Questions for Wednesday, May 25, 2022

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

                1. The largest university in New Jersey is the State University of New Jersey—which is better known by what name?

                2. Calvin Hill was the NFL “Rookie of the Year” in 1969. His son was the NBA “Rookie of the Year” in 1995. What is his son’s name?

                3. Bern is the de facto capital of which country, which doesn’t have an official capital?

                4. What television personality, upon being awarded a Peabody in 1985, was cited as “the most widely quoted American” by that award’s nominating committee?

                5. Sometimes a species disappears from the fossil record for millions of years, only to return with virtually no evolutionary progress. This phenomenon is named after an episode from the Book of John, and is named after what Biblical character?

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                1 – Rutgers

                3 – Switzerland

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                3. Switzerland

                5. Lazarus

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                2. Grant Hill

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                  4. Johnny Carson?

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                  4. Johnny Carson?

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                  Answers to Wednesday, May 25, 2022

                  1. The largest university in New Jersey is the State University of New Jersey — which is better known by what name?

                  Rutgers

                  2. Calvin Hill was the NFL “Rookie of the Year” in 1969. His son was the NBA “Rookie of the Year” in 1995. What is his son’s name?

                  Grant Hill

                  3. Bern is the de facto capital of which country, which doesn’t have an official capital?

                  Switzerland

                  4. What television personality, upon being awarded a Peabody in 1985, was cited as “the most widely quoted American” by that award’s nominating committee?

                  Johnny Carson

                  5. Sometimes a species disappears from the fossil record for millions of years, only to return with virtually no evolutionary progress. This phenomenon is named after an episode from the Book of John, and is named after what Biblical character?

                  Lazarus
                  (it’s called a “Lazarus taxon”)

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                  Questions for Theme Thursday, May 26, 2022

                  Make-Up Session: Trivia is all about knowing things for certain, but we still appreciate people who can make it up as they go along. Here are some questions about the wonderful world of improv comedy.

                  Answers in tomorrow’s email.

                  1. You know her best from her starring role on NBC from 2009 to 2015, but she also co-founded the pioneering long-form improv company Upright Citizens Brigade, or UCB. Who is she?

                  2. Kaley Cuoco told reporters last month that she was thrilled to be on the receiving end of an improvised slap from what “Basic Instinct” actor, who plays her mother on the TV show “The Flight Attendant”?

                  3. Aisha Tyler is currently hosting a reboot of what short-form improv show, which features such games as “Scenes from a Hat” and “Irish Drinking Song”?

                  4. If you’re a fan of intern Marissa Wompler, crime-fighter J.W. Stillwater, or Poet Laureate of the West Dalton Wilcox, you probably listen to what improv-heavy podcast hosted by Scott Aukerman?

                  5. The only reunion of the core “Seinfeld” cast to date occurred on a 2009 episode of what mostly improvised HBO show?

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                  3. Whose Line Is It Anyway

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                    2. Sharon Stone

                    5. Curb Your Enthusiasm

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                    I am 0-5 on today’s questions.  Not one resonated with me…..usually I can make an educated (or wild ass) guess but this batch stumped me completely.

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                    I am 0-5 on today’s questions.  Not one resonated with me…..usually I can make an educated (or wild ass) guess but this batch stumped me completely.

                    I’m 0-5 most days… and 90% of the days I do know the answer or answers I’m slow on the draw… lol!!!

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                    I am 0-5 on today’s questions.  Not one resonated with me…..usually I can make an educated (or wild ass) guess but this batch stumped me completely.

                    I’m 0-5 most days… and 90% of the days I do know the answer or answers I’m slow on the draw… lol!!!

                    We all have our strengths and weaknesses.  Today I knew 4 of the 5 but other days I’ll be lucky to get 1 or 2.

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                    Once one of the categories for trivia at OC Apple Valley was jelly beans. I knew all the answers… Talk about a strength that was full of useless information… lol!!!

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                    Answers to Thursday, May 26, 2022

                    1. You know her best from her starring role on NBC from 2009 to 2015, but she also co-founded the pioneering long-form improv company Upright Citizens Brigade, or UCB. Who is she?

                    Amy Poehler

                    2. Kaley Cuoco told reporters last month that she was thrilled to be on the receiving end of an improvised slap from what “Basic Instinct” actor, who plays her mother on the TV show “The Flight Attendant”?

                    Sharon Stone

                    3. Aisha Tyler is currently hosting a reboot of what short-form improv show, which features such games as “Scenes from a Hat” and “Irish Drinking Song”?

                    “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”

                    4. If you’re a fan of intern Marissa Wompler, crime-fighter J.W. Stillwater, or Poet Laureate of the West Dalton Wilcox, you probably listen to what improv-heavy podcast hosted by Scott Aukerman?

                    “Comedy Bang Bang”

                    5. The only reunion of the core “Seinfeld” cast to date occurred on a 2009 episode of what mostly improvised HBO show?

                    “Curb Your Enthusiasm”

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                    Questions for Friday, May 27, 2022

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

                    1. Quit While You’re Ahead: There are four countries in the world where cows outnumber humans. Name as many of them as you can for one point each. Zero total if you get any wrong.

                    2. In computer programming, when you learn a programming language, it is customary for the first program you write to display what two words?

                    3. What style of textile knotting originated with 13th century Arab weavers, but is better known in America as the most common way to make a friendship bracelet?

                    4. What French actor—who first gained fame in 1957 for her starring role in the film “And God Created Woman”—is credited with popularizing the modern “smoky eye” look?

                    5. Today is May 27. Happy 60th birthday to Ravi Shastri, the former captain and head coach of the Indian national team for what sport, which he had played as a left arm spin bowler in his youth?

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                    5) Cricket (I presume)

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                    2. Hello World

                    4. Bridget Bardot

                     

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                      1. Brazil, Argentina. Don’t know the other two.

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                      1.New Zealand?

                       

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                      3. Macrame

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                      Answers to Friday, May 27, 2022

                      1. Quit While You’re Ahead: There are four countries in the world where cows outnumber humans. Name as many of them as you can for one point each. Zero total if you get any wrong.

                      Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, New Zealand

                      2. In computer programming, when you learn a programming language, it is customary for the first program you write to display what two words?

                      “Hello world”

                      3. What style of textile knotting originated with 13th century Arab weavers, but is better known in America as the most common way to make a friendship bracelet?

                      Macramé

                      4. What French actor—who first gained fame in 1957 for her starring role in the film “And God Created Woman”—is credited with popularizing the modern “smoky eye” look?

                      Brigitte Bardot

                      5. Today is May 27. Happy 60th birthday to Ravi Shastri, the former captain and head coach of the Indian national team for what sport, which he had played as a left arm spin bowler in his youth?

                      Cricket

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                      Questions for Monday, May 30, 2022

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

                      1. What Midwestern city is home to a statue of Henry Winkler, lovingly nicknamed “The Bronze Fonz”?

                      2. What 2006 Cormac McCarthy novel features a protagonist known simply as “The Man?” He was played by Viggo Mortensen in the 2009 film adaptation.

                      3. Otitis externa, an infection of the outer ear canal, is more commonly known as… what?

                      4. If you’re drinking grapefruit-flavored LaCroix sparkling water, what 12-letter French word will you find on the can?

                      5. The oldest man ever named “Sexiest Man Alive” won the award at age 59, shortly after appearing in “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.” Name him.

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                      1 – Milwaukee

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                      3.  Swimmers ear

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                      5. Sean Connery

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                        Questions for Monday, May 30, 2022

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

                        1. What Midwestern city is home to a statue of Henry Winkler, lovingly nicknamed “The Bronze Fonz”?

                        2. What 2006 Cormac McCarthy novel features a protagonist known simply as “The Man?” He was played by Viggo Mortensen in the 2009 film adaptation.

                        3. Otitis externa, an infection of the outer ear canal, is more commonly known as… what?

                        4. If you’re drinking grapefruit-flavored LaCroix sparkling water, what 12-letter French word will you find on the can?

                        5. The oldest man ever named “Sexiest Man Alive” won the award at age 59, shortly after appearing in “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.” Name him.

                        2) The Road
                        4) Pamplemousse

                        TWO in under the wire!

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