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    Answers to Monday, May 30, 2022

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

    Milwaukee

    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.

    “The Road”

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

    Swimmer’s Ear

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

    Pamplemousse

    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.

    Sean Connery

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    Questions for Tuesday, May 31, 2022

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    1. Before it became an oil and natural gas buzzword, “frack” was a silly swear word used to get around the censors on what TV series?

    2. Famed French chef Auguste Escoffier created a peach dessert in 1892 in honor of a world-famous Australian opera singer. Her first name was Nellie. What was her last name?

    3. “Fight to the Finish” is the subtitle of the direct-to-video fifth installment of what sports film series, which also features such subtitles as “Again” and “All or Nothing”?

    4. Palm trees appear on two U.S. state flags. Name one of those states.

    5. The term “seltzer water” gained favor in the 1950s to describe any carbonated water. However, “seltzer water” by definition comes from mineral springs in the town of Selters in Hesse. In which European country can these springs be found?

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    4- South Carolina & (guessing) Florida

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    2.  Melba?

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    Questions for Tuesday, May 31, 2022

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

    1. Before it became an oil and natural gas buzzword, “frack” was a silly swear word used to get around the censors on what TV series?

    2. Famed French chef Auguste Escoffier created a peach dessert in 1892 in honor of a world-famous Australian opera singer. Her first name was Nellie. What was her last name?

    3. “Fight to the Finish” is the subtitle of the direct-to-video fifth installment of what sports film series, which also features such subtitles as “Again” and “All or Nothing”?

    4. Palm trees appear on two U.S. state flags. Name one of those states.

    5. The term “seltzer water” gained favor in the 1950s to describe any carbonated water. However, “seltzer water” by definition comes from mineral springs in the town of Selters in Hesse. In which European country can these springs be found?

    5. Germany?

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    3. Bring It On (I never watched the sequels, but the first one was a solid movie)

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    1. Battlestar Galactica

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    After the Rangers-Hurricanes game last night, here’s one I’m curious about: in all the major sports, in all 7 game series where the home team won each of the first 6 games, how does the percentage break down on who won game 7? All three of the Twins’ World Series appearances followed this pattern. Just wondering.

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    4) South Carolina & Florida?!?!?!

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    Answers to Tuesday, May 31, 2022

    1. Before it became an oil and natural gas buzzword, “frack” was a silly swear word used to get around the censors on what TV series?

    “Battlestar Galactica”

    2. Famed French chef Auguste Escoffier created a peach dessert in 1892 in honor of a world-famous Australian opera singer. Her first name was Nellie. What was her last name?

    Melba

    3. “Fight to the Finish” is the subtitle of the direct-to-video fifth installment of what sports film series, which also features such subtitles as “Again” and “All or Nothing”?

    “Bring it On”

    4. Palm trees appear on two U.S. state flags. Name one of those states.

    Florida, South Carolina

    5. The term “seltzer water” gained favor in the 1950s to describe any carbonated water. However, “seltzer water” by definition comes from mineral springs in the town of Selters in Hesse. In which European country can these springs be found?

    Germany

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    Questions for Wednesday, June 1, 2022

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    1. What ten letter word is associated with the historic era preceding the Civil War, and literally means “before the war” in Latin?

    2. “Wet Hot American Summer” is a cult classic from 2001 that starred Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Molly Shannon, Paul Rudd, and what actor—now a Hollywood big shot with nine Oscar nominations—in his first-ever film role?

    3. Which flavor of LifeSavers put out visible sparks if you bite them in the dark?

    4. The Roman Emperors Claudius and Charles VI are both believed to have been killed by death caps. What are death caps?

    5. In “The Lord of the Rings,” the wizard Gandalf was associated with two colors—first one, and then another. Name both of them

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    Questions for Wednesday, June 1, 2022

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

    1. What ten letter word is associated with the historic era preceding the Civil War, and literally means “before the war” in Latin?

    2. “Wet Hot American Summer” is a cult classic from 2001 that starred Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Molly Shannon, Paul Rudd, and what actor—now a Hollywood big shot with nine Oscar nominations—in his first-ever film role?

    3. Which flavor of LifeSavers put out visible sparks if you bite them in the dark?

    4. The Roman Emperors Claudius and Charles VI are both believed to have been killed by death caps. What are death caps?

    5. In “The Lord of the Rings,” the wizard Gandalf was associated with two colors—first one, and then another. Name both of them

    1. antebellum

    3. wint-o-green

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    3. Wintergreen

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      2. Bradley Cooper

      5. Grey & White

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      4. poisonous mushrooms

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      Answers to Wednesday, June 1, 2022

      1. What ten letter word is associated with the historic era preceding the Civil War, and literally means “before the war” in Latin?

      Antebellum

      2. “Wet Hot American Summer” is a cult classic from 2001 that starred Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Molly Shannon, Paul Rudd, and what actor—now a Hollywood big shot with nine Oscar nominations—in his first-ever film role?

      Bradley Cooper

      3. Which flavor of LifeSavers put out visible sparks if you bite them in the dark?

      Wint-O-Green

      4. The Roman Emperors Claudius and Charles VI are both believed to have been killed by death caps. What are death caps?

      Mushrooms (or fungi)

      5. In “The Lord of the Rings,” the wizard Gandalf was associated with two colors—first one, and then another. Name both of them.

      Grey, White

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      Questions for Theme Thursday, June 2, 2022

      Leaks: Five questions about things that just won’t stay contained.

      Answers in tomorrow’s email.

      1. Mary Mapes Dodge’s 1865 book “Hans Brinker, or The Silver Skates” contains a short story titled “The Hero of Haarlem.” It is famous for popularizing what iconic Dutch image?

      2. Leeks, like onions, garlic, chives, scallions, and shallots, are a member of what plant genus, which derives its name from the Latin for “garlic”?

      3. What actor, fashion designer, and “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star made her Broadway debut as Madame in “Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella” in 2014?

      4. What product—developed in 1946 and named after its founder—patented a quote-unquote “burping seal” to keep its contents from leaking?

      5. In 2005, it was revealed that former FBI Associate Director Mark Felt was “Deep Throat,” the secret informant who led Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein to break open the Watergate scandal. Woodward and Bernstein worked for what newspaper at the time?

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      4. Tupperware

      5. Washington Post

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      1:  Dutch boy plugging a hole in the dike with his finger.

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        2. Allium

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          3) that would be the fabulous NeNe!  NeNe Leakes.  I’m embarrassed that I know this.

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          1. Mary Mapes Dodge’s 1865 book “Hans Brinker, or The Silver Skates” contains a short story titled “The Hero of Haarlem.” It is famous for popularizing what iconic Dutch image?

          A boy plugging a leak in a dike with his finger

          2. Leeks, like onions, garlic, chives, scallions, and shallots, are a member of what plant genus, which derives its name from the Latin for “garlic”?

          Allium

          3. What actor, fashion designer, and “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star made her Broadway debut as Madame in “Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella” in 2014?

          NeNe Leakes

          4. What product—developed in 1946 and named after its founder—patented a “burping seal” to keep its contents from leaking?

          Tupperware

          5. In 2005, it was revealed that former FBI Associate Director Mark Felt was “Deep Throat,” the secret informant who led Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein to break open the Watergate scandal. Woodward and Bernstein worked for what newspaper at the time?

          Washington Post

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          Questions for Friday, June 3, 2022

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          1. Quit While You’re Ahead: There are six official languages of the United Nations. Three of them use the Latin alphabet, and three do not. Name as many of those six languages as you can for one point each. Zero points total if you get any wrong.

          2. What 1965 song, by The Lovin’ Spoonful, was repurposed in 1992 by McDonald’s to sell Happy Meals?

          3. Kona coffee is one of the most expensive coffees in the world. In which U.S. state is this coffee produced?

          4. What appeared twice in Winnie the Pooh’s name when he first appeared in children’s books in 1926, but were dropped from his name when he was acquired by Disney?

          5. Today is June 3. Born on this day in 1926, the author of “Howl” won an obscenity trial against the poem, with the judge saying: “Would there be any freedom of press or speech if one must reduce his vocabulary to vapid innocuous euphemisms?” Who wrote “Howl”?

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          3 – Hawaii

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          1. French, English, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, and ??
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            1. French, English, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, and ??

            1. Arabic

            2. Do You Believe In Magic

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              4. Hyphens

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              5. Allen Ginsberg

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              Answers to Friday, June 3, 2022

              1. Quit While You’re Ahead: There are six official languages of the United Nations. Three of them use the Latin alphabet, and three do not. Name as many of those six languages as you can for one point each. Zero points total if you get any wrong.

              English, French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Mandarin

              2. What 1965 song, by The Lovin’ Spoonful, was repurposed in 1992 by McDonald’s to sell Happy Meals?

              “Do You Believe in Magic?”

              3. Kona coffee is one of the most expensive coffees in the world. In which U.S. state is this coffee produced?

              Hawai’i

              4. What appeared twice in Winnie the Pooh’s name when he first appeared in children’s books in 1926, but were dropped from his name when he was acquired by Disney?

              Hyphens
              (used to be “Winnie-the-Pooh”)

              5. Today is June 3. Born on this day in 1926, the author of “Howl” won an obscenity trial against the poem, with the judge saying: “Would there be any freedom of press or speech if one must reduce his vocabulary to vapid innocuous euphemisms?” Who wrote “Howl”?

              Allen Ginsberg

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              Questions for Monday, June 6, 2022

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

              1. Many of the sound effects techniques used in Hollywood in the first half of the 20th century were pioneered by a man whose first name was Jack. What was his last name?

              2. Before he joined up with Jesus, what saint was a tentmaker known as Saul of Tarsus?

              3. What 1936 propaganda film was originally titled “Tell Your Children,” and has been reclaimed by advocates of marijuana legalization?

              4. The French theologian who authored “Institutes of the Christian Religion” never met the English political philosopher who wrote “Leviathan,” but their last names are forever linked for fans of what comic strip?

              5. Paleoanthropologist Louis Leakey nicknamed the Homo habilis he found “Handy Man” due to their association with what evolutionary landmark?

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              2. Paul

               

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              3. Reefer Madness

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              4. Calvin and Hobbes

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                1. Foley

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                5:  Tool usage

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                Answers to Monday, June 6, 2022

                1. Many of the sound effects techniques used in Hollywood in the first half of the 20th century were pioneered by a man whose first name was Jack. What was his last name?

                Foley
                (sound effects artists today are still called “Foley artists”)

                2. Before he joined up with Jesus, what saint was a tent-maker known as Saul of Tarsus?

                St. Paul

                3. What 1936 propaganda film was originally titled “Tell Your Children,” and has been reclaimed by advocates of marijuana legalization?

                “Reefer Madness”

                4. The French theologian who authored “Institutes of the Christian Religion” never met the English political philosopher who wrote “Leviathan,” but their last names are forever linked for fans of what comic strip?

                “Calvin and Hobbes”

                5. Paleoanthropologist Louis Leakey nicknamed the Homo habilis he found “Handy Man” due to their association with what evolutionary landmark?

                Tool use

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                Questions for Tuesday, June 7, 2022

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

                1. What Oscar-winning 1994 movie is about the making of “Plan 9 from Outer Space,” often considered one of the worst films ever made?

                2. Which was called “polka” first: the music or the dot?

                3. Tornado intensity is measured on the Fujita Scale, or “F-scale.” What is the highest number on the F-scale?

                4. The phrase “the shot heard round the world” originated in “The Concord Hymn,” Ralph Waldo Emerson’s poem about the first battle of the American Revolutionary War. But the first shot of the American Revolution wasn’t fired at Concord. It happened earlier that same day in what other Massachusetts town?

                5. What French physician, who lived during the 16th century, had a Latin-sounding surname that means “Our Lady”?

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                4. Lexington

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                3 – F5

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                1. Ed Wood

                One of my all time favorite movies

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                5: Michel de Nostredame (Nostradamus)

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                  2. Music

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                  Answers to Tuesday, June 7, 2022

                  1. What Oscar-winning 1994 movie is about the making of “Plan 9 from Outer Space,” often considered one of the worst films ever made?

                  “Ed Wood”

                  2. Which was called “polka” first: the music or the dot?

                  The music

                  3. Tornado intensity is measured on the Fujita Scale, or “F-scale.” What is the highest number on the F-scale?

                  5

                  4. The phrase “the shot heard round the world” originated in “The Concord Hymn,” Ralph Waldo Emerson’s poem about the first battle of the American Revolutionary War. But the first shot of the American Revolution wasn’t fired at Concord. It happened earlier that same day in what other Massachusetts town?

                  Lexington

                  5. What French physician, who lived during the 16th century, had a Latin-sounding surname that means “Our Lady”?

                  Nostradamus

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                  Questions for Wednesday, June 8, 2022

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

                  1. The record label Sub Pop has released two albums certified platinum in the U.S.: “Bleach,” and “Give Up” by what two bands?

                  2. What is the largest country (by area) that borders only one other country?

                  3. Captain Philippa Georgiou of “Star Trek: Discovery,” played by Michelle Yeoh, was the second major woman to be a “Star Trek” captain. The first was Kathryn Janeway, who captained what ship?

                  4. Architect I.M. Pei’s most famous structure was controversial at the time it was built because, according to some critics, its shape was a “symbol of death.” What three-dimensional shape is that?

                  5. What popular Adult Swim series originated as a short “Back to the Future” parody screened at the Channel 101 film festival in 2006?

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                  2 – Canada

                  4 – Louvre Pyramid

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                    5. Rick and Morty

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                    3 – USS Voyager

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                    Is #1 Nirvana?

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                    Is #1 Nirvana?

                    Well, the question does specify two bands…

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                    Is #1 Nirvana?

                    Well, the question does specify two bands…

                    I would bet that Rube knows that other band.

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                      Is #1 Nirvana?

                      Well, the question does specify two bands…

                      1) Postal Service

                       

                      i ONLY know this because my husband likes Death Cab by Cuties and one of the members is in Postal Service.

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                      Steve MN wrote…
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                      Is #1 Nirvana?

                      Well, the question does specify two bands…

                      Given how poor a category music is for me I want full credit for getting even half the answer

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                      Is #1 Nirvana?

                      Well, the question does specify two bands…

                      I would bet that Rube knows that other band.

                      I did not know the other band. I knew the Nirvana answer.

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                      Answers to Wednesday, June 8, 2022

                      1. The record label Sub Pop has released two albums certified platinum in the U.S.: “Bleach,” and “Give Up” by what two bands?

                      Nirvana, The Postal Service

                      2. What is the largest country (by area) that borders only one other country?

                      Canada

                      3. Captain Philippa Georgiou of “Star Trek: Discovery,” played by Michelle Yeoh, was the second major woman to be a “Star Trek” captain. The first was Kathryn Janeway, who captained what ship?

                      USS Voyager

                      4. Architect I.M. Pei’s most famous structure was controversial at the time it was built because, according to some critics, its shape was a “symbol of death.” What three-dimensional shape is that?

                      Pyramid
                      (the Louvre Pyramid)

                      5. What popular Adult Swim series originated as a short “Back to the Future” parody screened at the Channel 101 film festival in 2006?

                      “Rick and Morty”
                      (Come to “Back to the Future” trivia in July!)

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                      Questions for Theme Thursday, June 9, 2022

                      Mooned: Five questions about moons around the Solar System!

                      Answers in tomorrow’s email.

                      1. Jupiter’s four most famous moons, sometimes visible to the naked eye, are often grouped under the name of what early astronomer, who discovered them in 1610?

                      2. Titan is the second-largest moon in the Solar System, and seems to have rivers of liquid methane under its thick atmosphere. Which planet does it orbit?

                      3. Which planet’s moons are all named after the minor water deities from Greek mythology?

                      4. The only planet whose moon names come from literature rather than mythology is Uranus. Name either the English playwright or the English poet whose works provide the names of these 27 moons.

                      5. Every moon in the Solar System has a name. What is Earth’s moon called?

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                      2.  Saturn

                      4.  Shakespeare?

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                      1 Gallileo

                      3 Neptune

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                      5. Luna

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                      Questions for Theme Thursday, June 9, 2022

                      Mooned: Five questions about moons around the Solar System!

                      Answers in tomorrow’s email.

                       

                      1. Jupiter’s four most famous moons, sometimes visible to the naked eye, are often grouped under the name of what early astronomer, who discovered them in 1610?

                      2. Titan is the second-largest moon in the Solar System, and seems to have rivers of liquid methane under its thick atmosphere. Which planet does it orbit?

                      3. Which planet’s moons are all named after the minor water deities from Greek mythology?

                      4. The only planet whose moon names come from literature rather than mythology is Uranus. Name either the English playwright or the English poet whose works provide the names of these 27 moons.

                      5. Every moon in the Solar System has a name. What is Earth’s moon called?

                      🤷🏼‍♂️

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                        4.  Shakespeare?

                        Alexander Pope is the poet.

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                        Bonus Fact regarding the moons of Uranus.  Under normal naming conventions, William Herschel should have been allowed to name the planet, and he chose to name it after his sponsor, King George.  When the non-British astronomical community all said “Yeah, not so much” the compromise was to name the planet Uranus, and name the moons after characters from English Literature, particularly Shakespeare

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                        Answers to Thursday, June 9, 2022

                        1. Jupiter’s four most famous moons, sometimes visible to the naked eye, are often grouped under the name of what early astronomer, who discovered them in 1610?

                        Galileo
                        (the Galilean satellites)

                        2. Titan is the second-largest moon in the Solar System, and seems to have rivers of liquid methane under its thick atmosphere. Which planet does it orbit?

                        Saturn

                        3. Which planet’s moons are all named after the minor water deities from Greek mythology?

                        Neptune
                        (also a water deity, from Roman mythology)

                        4. The only planet whose moon names come from literature rather than mythology is Uranus. Name either the English playwright or the English poet whose works provide the names of these 27 moons.

                        William Shakespeare, Alexander Pope

                        5. Every moon in the Solar System has a name. What is Earth’s moon called?

                        The Moon
                        (you can give yourself a point for Luna if you want)

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                        Questions for Friday, June 10, 2022

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

                        1. Quit While You’re Ahead: Daniel Day-Lewis has appeared in six films this century. Name as many of them as you can for one point each. Zero total if you get any wrong.

                        2. The opossum is the only marsupial native to North America. What is a baby opossum called?

                        3. What gemstone gets its name from a French word that describes the trade route that brought the stone to Europe from its ancient mining locations in Persia? Today, most of its modern mining happens in Arizona.

                        4. The largest and oldest Fair Trade company in the United States is headquartered in Massachusetts and sells coffee, chocolate, dried fruit, and other products. It is a worker cooperative with what alliterative name?

                        5. Today is June 10. Happy 48th birthday to Dustin Lance Black, the Oscar-winning writer of “Milk.” He just produced what FX miniseries, based on a Jon Krakauer book and starring Andrew Garfield?

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                        5. Under the Banner of Heaven

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                        3.  Turquoise?

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                          2. Joey

                          4. Equal Exchange

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                            There Will Be Blood

                            Gangs of New York

                            Nine

                            Phantom Thread

                            Ballad of Jack and Rose

                            Lincoln

                             

                            Finally a multiple answer ?? right up my alley and I was online fast enough!  It’s a Friday miracle.

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                            Saw this on Super 70s Sports (Twitter), checked it, and yup. It’s true:
                            Hurricane Herb Washington: 33 career runs, 31 career stolen bases, 0 career at-bats.

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                            Answers to Friday, June 9, 2022

                            1. Quit While You’re Ahead: Daniel Day-Lewis has appeared in six films this century. Name as many of them as you can for one point each. Zero total if you get any wrong.

                            “Gangs of New York,” “The Ballad of Jack and Rose,” “There Will Be Blood,” “Nine,” “Lincoln,” “Phantom Thread”

                            2. The opossum is the only marsupial native to North America. What is a baby opossum called?

                            A joey
                            (just like all marsupials)

                            3. What gemstone gets its name from a French word that describes the trade route that brought the stone to Europe from its ancient mining locations in Persia? Today, most of its modern mining happens in Arizona.

                            Turquoise
                            (it means “Turkish”)

                            4. The largest and oldest Fair Trade company in the United States is headquartered in Massachusetts and sells coffee, chocolate, dried fruit, and other products. It is a worker cooperative with what alliterative name?

                            Equal Exchange

                            5. Today is June 10. Happy 48th birthday to Dustin Lance Black, the Oscar-winning writer of “Milk.” He just produced what FX miniseries, based on a Jon Krakauer book and starring Andrew Garfield?

                            “Under the Banner of Heaven”

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                            Questions for Monday, June 13, 2022

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

                            1. What four-letter arboreal term is also used to describe the dark, crispy outer crust on barbecued ribs?

                            2. The person who has been named People magazine’s “Most Beautiful Woman in the World” a record five times shares her last name with the first-ever author inducted into the Romance Writers Hall of Fame. What is that last name?

                            3. The winner of many of 2009’s “Game of the Year” awards was a “tower defense” game that pitted zombies against what seemingly harmless obstacles?

                            4. It’s kind of weird that what city is the southernmost state capital in the continental United States?

                            5. The gruff but wise Mr. Badger helps Mr. Toad save Toad Hall in what 1908 children’s novel by the British writer Kenneth Grahame?

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                            1. Bark

                            3. Plants

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                            2. Roberts

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                            4 Austin, TX

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