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    2: Narwhal

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    Answers to Tuesday, January 11

    1. Home to over 75 percent of the world’s active and dormant volcanoes, the Ring of Fire encircles which ocean?

    PACIFIC

    2. There are just two living members of the marine mammal family Monodontidae. One is the beluga whale. What is the other?

    NARWHAL

    (“monodon” means “single tooth”)

    3. What word can either mean a powerful handgun or a bottle of champagne, among other things?

    MAGNUM

    4. In the vast majority of English-language translations, what is the first word in the Bible?

    IN

    (“In the beginning…”)

    5. What major train station is situated underneath Madison Square Garden in Manhattan?

    PENN STATION

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    Wednesday, January 12

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

    1. A wind from the west is known by what six-letter name, which derives from the name of a Greek wind god? Hint: it’s also the name of a New York State politician.

    2. Mount Everest is the highest mountain on Earth. What neighboring peak is the second-highest?

    3. What does the “VH” in VH1 stand for?

    4. Of the American Institute of Architects’ list of “America’s Favorite Architecture,” only one of the top 10 entries is on the West Coast. What is it?

    5. Which side of a AA battery is positive: the knob or the flat side?

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    2) K2

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    1. Zephyr?

    5. knob side

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    3 Video Hits, if I remember right

    4 Golden gate bridge

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    Zwak wrote:


    4. Of the American Institute of Architects’ list of “America’s Favorite Architecture,” only one of the top 10 entries is on the West Coast. What is it?

    A little more trivia related to the ‘America’s Favorite Architecture’ 150 list:

    1. One college hockey arena, and one college hockey-adjacent structure make the list. What are they?

    2. Three structures from Minnesota make the list, and one made the honorable mention category. What are they?

    3. What three structures on the list are now demolished?

    4. What three state capitol buildings make the list?

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    4.2. Lift Bridge? Split Rock? IDS?

    4.4. I really have no idea but wisconsin and Colorado are very, very nice and I’d think at least one is there.

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    4. My first guess is Albany, NY. Amazing building. I would also guess Annapolis due to it’s historical significance. Final guess would be one of the unique, tall structure Art Deco capitols in FL, NE, ND, or LA.

    College hockey arena – Princeton? I seem to recall this building has some significance but I can’t recall exactly why.

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    Maize wrote:


    1. One college hockey arena, and one college hockey-adjacent structure make the list. What are they?


    Yost… lol!!!

    Maize wrote:


    2. Three structures from Minnesota make the list, and one made the honorable mention category. What are they?


    I know IDS for sure. Maybe the Weisman Art Museum on campus?

    Maize wrote:


    3. What three structures on the list are now demolished?


    Memorial Stadium? The Dome?

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    gator wrote:


    Maize wrote:


    1. One college hockey arena, and one college hockey-adjacent structure make the list. What are they?


    Yost… lol!!!

    Maize wrote:


    2. Three structures from Minnesota make the list, and one made the honorable mention category. What are they?


    I know IDS for sure. Maybe the Weisman Art Museum on campus?

    Maize wrote:


    3. What three structures on the list are now demolished?


    Memorial Stadium? The Dome?

    Hint: Questions 2 and 3 are not directly related (other than being about entries on the list in question)

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    Maize wrote:


    Zwak wrote:


    4. Of the American Institute of Architects’ list of “America’s Favorite Architecture,” only one of the top 10 entries is on the West Coast. What is it?

    A little more trivia related to the ‘America’s Favorite Architecture’ 150 list:

    1. One college hockey arena, and one college hockey-adjacent structure make the list. What are they?


    I looked up the list to see what college hockey arena is on there… and from the picture, I can certainly understand why the rink that’s there is.

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    Just looked at the list, of the top 20 the only one I have not been in/on or seen in person is the original World Trade Center.

    Yay me! :lol:

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    Steve MN wrote:


    I looked up the list to see what college hockey arena is on there… and from the picture, I can certainly understand why the rink that’s there is.

    I did the same and completely forgot about that arena.

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    Maize wrote:


    Zwak wrote:


    4. Of the American Institute of Architects’ list of “America’s Favorite Architecture,” only one of the top 10 entries is on the West Coast. What is it?

    A little more trivia related to the ‘America’s Favorite Architecture’ 150 list:

    1. One college hockey arena, and one college hockey-adjacent structure make the list. What are they?

    2. Three structures from Minnesota make the list, and one made the honorable mention category. What are they?

    3. What three structures on the list are now demolished?

    4. What three state capitol buildings make the list?

    4.3) The Twin Towers of the World Trade Center is one.

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    Steve MN wrote:


    gator wrote:


    Maize wrote:


    1. One college hockey arena, and one college hockey-adjacent structure make the list. What are they?


    Yost… lol!!!

    Maize wrote:


    2. Three structures from Minnesota make the list, and one made the honorable mention category. What are they?


    I know IDS for sure. Maybe the Weisman Art Museum on campus?

    Maize wrote:


    3. What three structures on the list are now demolished?


    Memorial Stadium? The Dome?

    Hint: Questions 2 and 3 are not directly related (other than being about entries on the list in question)


    I misread it… ohhhhhhh well!!!

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    Steve MN wrote:


    Maize wrote:


    Zwak wrote:


    4. Of the American Institute of Architects’ list of “America’s Favorite Architecture,” only one of the top 10 entries is on the West Coast. What is it?

    A little more trivia related to the ‘America’s Favorite Architecture’ 150 list:

    1. One college hockey arena, and one college hockey-adjacent structure make the list. What are they?


    I looked up the list to see what college hockey arena is on there… and from the picture, I can certainly understand why the rink that’s there is.


    is it UVM?

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    Just looked at the list, of the top 20 the only one I have not been in/on or seen in person is the original World Trade Center.

    Yay me! :lol:

    Only one for me is the NC Biltmore. Been to the one in AZ though

    I’m surprised you never saw the old WTC

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    I’ll guess the arena is Yale’s. Super cool looking by a really famous architect.

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    Karlsson wrote:


    I’ll guess the arena is Yale’s. Super cool looking by a really famous architect.

    We have a winner. And agreed on the look of that building.

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    I’ll guess the arena is Yale’s. Super cool looking by a really famous architect.

    Designed by crossword puzzle celebrity Eero Saarinen.

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    I cheated and looked at the list. I _think_ I know what the hockey adjacent building is.

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    JC65 wrote:


    I cheated and looked at the list. I _think_ I know what the hockey adjacent building is.

    [hide]Well, there IS a trophy in the shape of the building in quesiton[/hide]

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    davescharf wrote:


    Greyeagle wrote:


    Just looked at the list, of the top 20 the only one I have not been in/on or seen in person is the original World Trade Center.

    Yay me! :lol:

    Only one for me is the NC Biltmore. Been to the one in AZ though

    I’m surprised you never saw the old WTC

    I had never been to NYC until last year.

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    Steve MN wrote:


    JC65 wrote:


    I cheated and looked at the list. I _think_ I know what the hockey adjacent building is.

    [hide]Well, there IS a trophy in the shape of the building in quesiton[/hide]


    [hide] Cadet Ice Arena is much closer to the Cathedral than the World Arena is to the Hotel. (for literal meanings of adjacent)[/hide]

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    Answers to Wednesday, January 12

    1. A wind from the west is known by what six-letter name, which derives from the name of a Greek wind god? Hint: it’s also the name of a New York State politician.

    ZEPHYR

    (Zephyr Teachout has run for several offices in New York State)

    2. Mount Everest is the highest mountain on Earth. What neighboring peak is the second-highest?

    K2

    (aka Godwin-Austen, aka Chhogori)

    3. What does the “VH” in VH1 stand for?

    VIDEO HITS

    4. Of the American Institute of Architects’ list of “America’s Favorite Architecture,” only one of the top 10 entries is on the West Coast. What is it?

    GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE

    5. Which side of a AA battery is positive: the knob or the flat side?

    KNOB

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    Theme Thursday, January 13

    Today’s theme is: Brrrrr: It’s so cold out. Here’s a round of answers that make you say “brrrrrr.”

    Zwak note: IMO this is the easiest one ever

    1. Who was the first vice president of the United States who did not go on to become president?

    2. Located just north of Los Angeles, what California city is home to the headquarters of both Disney and Warner Bros., and is nicknamed “The Media Capital of the World”?

    3. What Canadian actor became famous for his portrayal of the fictional criminal defense attorney Perry Mason?

    4. Mooré is the most common language in which landlocked West African country, whose capital is Ouagadougou?

    5. If you’re eating a common food item whose name means “little donkey,” what are you eating?

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    1. Aaron Burr

    3. Raymond Burr

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    Maize wrote:


    A little more trivia related to the ‘America’s Favorite Architecture’ 150 list:

    1. One college hockey arena, and one college hockey-adjacent structure make the list. What are they?

    2. Three structures from Minnesota make the list, and one made the honorable mention category. What are they?

    3. What three structures on the list are now demolished?

    4. What three state capitol buildings make the list?

    1. Yale’s Ingalls Arena and the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, which hosted the first 10 Frozen Fours. As Steve MN mentioned, the hotel was the model for the WCHA’s playoff trophy from 2010 until it was retired in 2018.

    2. IDS Tower(107), Walker Art Center(117), and Weisman Museum of Art(129). Minneapolis Central Library was honorable mention.

    3. World Trade Center Twin Towers, Yankee Stadium, and the original Penn Station.

    4. Virginia State Capitol(50), Nebraska State Capitol(67), Texas State Capitol(92)

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    2. Burbank

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    2.Brrrbank

    5. Brrrtito

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    4. Burkina Faso

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    Bladepuller wrote:


    5. Brrrtito

    Which, depending on what source you believe, may have been invented by Kim Jong Il in 2011: https://nypost.com/2022/01/05/north-korea-claims-kim-jong-il-invented-the-burrito/” class=”bbcode_url”>https://nypost.com/2022/01/05/north-korea-claims-kim-jong-il-invented-the-burrito/

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    Maize wrote:


    Bladepuller wrote:


    5. Brrrtito

    Which, depending on what source you believe, may have been invented by Kim Jong Il in 2011: https://nypost.com/2022/01/05/north-korea-claims-kim-jong-il-invented-the-burrito/” class=”bbcode_url”>https://nypost.com/2022/01/05/north-korea-claims-kim-jong-il-invented-the-burrito/

    A guy needs to keep busy after shooting a 25 for 18 holes… :lol:

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    Greyeagle wrote:


    Maize wrote:


    Bladepuller wrote:


    5. Brrrtito

    Which, depending on what source you believe, may have been invented by Kim Jong Il in 2011: https://nypost.com/2022/01/05/north-korea-claims-kim-jong-il-invented-the-burrito/” class=”bbcode_url”>https://nypost.com/2022/01/05/north-korea-claims-kim-jong-il-invented-the-burrito/

    A guy needs to keep busy after shooting a 25 for 18 holes… :lol:

    It’s tough being Rocketman and having your BFF list include Dennis Rodman

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    davescharf wrote:


    Greyeagle wrote:


    Maize wrote:


    Bladepuller wrote:


    5. Brrrtito

    Which, depending on what source you believe, may have been invented by Kim Jong Il in 2011: https://nypost.com/2022/01/05/north-korea-claims-kim-jong-il-invented-the-burrito/” class=”bbcode_url”>https://nypost.com/2022/01/05/north-korea-claims-kim-jong-il-invented-the-burrito/

    A guy needs to keep busy after shooting a 25 for 18 holes… :lol:

    It’s tough being Rocketman and having your BFF list include Dennis Rodman

    You got your Kim Jongs mixed up. Rocketman/the worm’s BFF is Kim Jong Un. Kim Jong Il invented the burrito.

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    Answers to Theme Thursday, January 13

    1. Who was the first vice president of the United States who did not go on to become president?

    AARON BURR

    2. Located just north of Los Angeles, what California city is home to the headquarters of both Disney and Warner Bros., and is nicknamed “The Media Capital of the World”?

    BURBANK

    3. What Canadian actor became famous for his portrayal of the fictional criminal defense attorney Perry Mason?

    RAYMOND BURR

    4. Mooré is the most common language in which landlocked West African country, whose capital is Ouagadougou?

    BURKINA FASO

    5. If you’re eating a common food item whose name means “little donkey,” what are you eating?

    BURRITO

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    Friday, January 14

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

    1. Quit While You’re Ahead: There are three months in the calendar year that do not contain a U.S. federal holiday. Name as many of them as you can for 1 point each. Zero total if you get any wrong.

    2. In billiards, balls can be solid or stripe, and are any of eight colors. What refreshing-sounding color and pattern is the 11 ball?

    3. pH refers to the acidity of a solution. What the “p” stands for is disputed, but everyone agrees on what the “H” stands for. What does it stand for?

    4. Although there is archaeological evidence that there have been settlements there for 6,000 years, what Welsh city wasn’t designated a city until 1905, and became the capital of Wales in 1955?

    5. Today is January 14. Happy 53rd birthday to what drummer, guitarist, and singer who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, once as part of a ’90s grunge band, and once with a band that’s still touring today?

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    4. Cardiff

    5. Dave Grohl

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    1. March, April, August

    2. Red stripe

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    Karlsson wrote:


    1. March, April, August


    The fact St. Paddy’s day is not a federal holiday is a crime against humanity. :beerchug:

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    Friday, January 14

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

    1. Quit While You’re Ahead: There are three months in the calendar year that do not contain a U.S. federal holiday. Name as many of them as you can for 1 point each. Zero total if you get any wrong.

    2. In billiards, balls can be solid or stripe, and are any of eight colors. What refreshing-sounding color and pattern is the 11 ball?

    3. pH refers to the acidity of a solution. What the “p” stands for is disputed, but everyone agrees on what the “H” stands for. What does it stand for?

    4. Although there is archaeological evidence that there have been settlements there for 6,000 years, what Welsh city wasn’t designated a city until 1905, and became the capital of Wales in 1955?

    5. Today is January 14. Happy 53rd birthday to what drummer, guitarist, and singer who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, once as part of a ’90s grunge band, and once with a band that’s still touring today?


    1. March, April, August

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    3. Hydrogen

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    Greyeagle wrote:


    Karlsson wrote:


    1. March, April, August


    The fact St. Paddy’s day is not a federal holiday is a crime against humanity. :beerchug:

    My April birthday also warrants consideration.

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    Zwak wrote:


    Greyeagle wrote:


    Karlsson wrote:


    1. March, April, August


    The fact St. Paddy’s day is not a federal holiday is a crime against humanity. :beerchug:

    My April birthday also warrants consideration.

    https://media1.giphy.com/media/8WvrqCZSNCUEg/giphy.gif?cid=ecf05e47hpvj706hbvw9w8ftti867eadc7uj27dt6jff75oq&rid=giphy.gif&ct=g" />

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    Greyeagle wrote:


    Zwak wrote:


    Greyeagle wrote:


    Karlsson wrote:


    1. March, April, August


    The fact St. Paddy’s day is not a federal holiday is a crime against humanity. :beerchug:

    My April birthday also warrants consideration.

    https://media1.giphy.com/media/8WvrqCZSNCUEg/giphy.gif?cid=ecf05e47hpvj706hbvw9w8ftti867eadc7uj27dt6jff75oq&rid=giphy.gif&ct=g" />

    Hey! Mine is in August. I demand consideration! 👹

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    Bladepuller wrote:


    Hey! Mine is in August. I demand consideration! 👹

    https://64.media.tumblr.com/ce05d98482db508b4e354c80d9915941/tumblr_oepeikWV5o1qmob6ro2_500.gifv" />

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    Answers to Friday, January 14

    1. Quit While You’re Ahead: There are three months in the calendar year that do not contain a U.S. federal holiday. Name as many of them as you can for 1 point each. Zero total if you get any wrong.

    MARCH, APRIL, AUGUST

    2. In billiards, balls can be solid or stripe, and are any of eight colors. What refreshing-sounding color and pattern is the 11 ball?

    RED STRIPE

    (also the name of a beer)

    3. pH refers to the acidity of a solution. What the “p” stands for is disputed, but everyone agrees on what the “H” stands for. What does it stand for?

    HYDROGEN

    4. Although there is archaeological evidence that there have been settlements there for 6,000 years, what Welsh city wasn’t designated a city until 1905, and became the capital of Wales in 1955?

    CARDIFF

    5. Today is January 14. Happy 53rd birthday to what drummer, guitarist, and singer who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, once as part of a ’90s grunge band, and once with a band that’s still touring today?

    DAVE GROHL

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    Monday, January 17

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

    1. When listing Australian artists by how many records they’ve sold in the United States, The Bee Gees come in second. Name the act who has sold more records than them.

    2. In 2019, what NBA coach reached 300 wins faster than any coach in any major American sport?

    3. Little Richard’s first hit record featured a now-famous lyric that was intended only to be instructions for the drum fill he wanted his drummer to perform. The engineers ended up just keeping his vocal rendition instead. Name that song!

    4. On December 15, 1653, a period of time known as “The Interregnum” began in England. What leader assumed the role of Lord Protector on that day?

    5. Fans of what American company often describe the sound created by that company’s signature product as “potato-potato-potato”?

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    1. Must be AC/DC

    4. Cromwell

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    2. Steve Kerr

    3. Tutti Frutti

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    5. Harley Davidson. It is from the V twin orientation and both cylinders on the same crankpin. This is more so about the older engine lines exhaust sound. Shovelheads to be exact. Evos some, but the Twin Cam & now the Milwaukee 8 are all fuel injected & computerized.

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    2. Eric Sprolestra

    5. Harley Davidson

    Both wild guesses.

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    1. I’ll throw out Keith Urban as a WAG.

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    Bladepuller wrote:


    5. Harley Davidson. It is from the V twin orientation and both cylinders on the same crankpin. This is more so about the older engine lines exhaust sound. Shovelheads to be exact. Evos some, but the Twin Cam & now the Milwaukee 8 are all fuel injected & computerized.

    And, they still try to replicate the sound as much as they can, even with the new technology.

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    Steve MN wrote:


    Bladepuller wrote:


    5. Harley Davidson. It is from the V twin orientation and both cylinders on the same crankpin. This is more so about the older engine lines exhaust sound. Shovelheads to be exact. Evos some, but the Twin Cam & now the Milwaukee 8 are all fuel injected & computerized.

    And, they still try to replicate the sound as much as they can, even with the new technology.


    I think that the MoCo has a patent on the sound. Well, that’s the urban myth.

    Sportys, old ones, had it too. V- Rods with the water cooled Porsche designed engine, not at all. Then the V-Rod rockets weren’t real Hogs.😮

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    Bladepuller wrote:


    Steve MN wrote:


    Bladepuller wrote:


    5. Harley Davidson. It is from the V twin orientation and both cylinders on the same crankpin. This is more so about the older engine lines exhaust sound. Shovelheads to be exact. Evos some, but the Twin Cam & now the Milwaukee 8 are all fuel injected & computerized.

    And, they still try to replicate the sound as much as they can, even with the new technology.


    I think that the MoCo has a patent on the sound. Well, that’s the urban myth.

    Sportys, old ones, had it too. V- Rods with the water cooled Porsche designed engine, not at all. Then the V-Rod rockets weren’t real Hogs.😮


    Urban legend is correct.

    In 1994, they applied for a trademark on the sound, but withdrew the application in 2000, with no ruling having been made.

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    2001 is when the 88 CI version of the Twin Cam came out and that mill doesn’t have that uneven syncopated exhaust note.

    HD stands for half done. If you correct the factory faults they actually are solid bikes, IMHO.

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    Answers to Monday, January 17

    1. When listing Australian artists by how many records they’ve sold in the United States, The Bee Gees come in second. Name the act who has sold more records than them.

    AC/DC

    2. In 2019, what NBA coach reached 300 wins faster than any coach in any major American sport?

    STEVE KERR

    (Golden State Warriors)

    3. Little Richard’s first hit record featured a now-famous lyric that was intended only to be instructions for the drum fill he wanted his drummer to perform. The engineers ended up just keeping his vocal rendition instead. Name that song!

    “TUTTI FRUTTI”

    (the lyric is “a-wop-bop-a-loo-mop-a-lop-bom-bom”)

    4. On December 15, 1653, a period of time known as “The Interregnum” began in England. What leader assumed the role of Lord Protector on that day?

    OLIVER CROMWELL

    5. Fans of what American company often describe the sound created by that company’s signature product as “potato-potato-potato”?

    HARLEY-DAVIDSON

    (it’s the sound of the motorcycle’s engine)

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    Tuesday, January 18

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

    Answers to yesterday’s questions below.

    1. One of the fastest-paced sports in the world comes from the Basque region of Spain, where it has two names. One is “zesta punta,” or “basket tip.” What is the other?

    2. The “anchor bend,” the “sheep shank,” and the “monkey’s fist” are all types of… what?

    3. In 1986, Timex worked with an athletic competition in Hawaii to produce a strong, water resistant timepiece. What name was shared by the watch and the competition itself?

    4. Who was president of the United States during the great stock market crash of 1929?

    5. The largest member of the weasel family is the sea otter. The largest terrestrial weasel is known by the scientific name Gulo gulo, or “glutton-glutton.” Other names include “skunk bear” and “nasty cat.” What is its much-more-common nine-letter name?

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    3) Ironman

    4) Hoover

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    5. Wolverine

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    1 Jai Alai

    2 Knots

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    Heard a good question on a podcast today.

    The AFL started in 1960 and then merged with the NFL in 1970.

    Of the 8 original AFL teams, only 2 are still existence that have had no name change whatsoever.

    Name them.

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    I had no idea Minneapolis/St-Paul almost had an AFL team.

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    Jets & Broncos?

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    Bills and Broncos. Jets were originally the “Titans”

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    Chris83 wrote:


    Bills and Broncos. Jets were originally the “Titans”

    Bills and Broncos is correct

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    I had no idea Minneapolis/St-Paul almost had an AFL team.

    Yeah, strange situation. The NFL had opposed any kind of expansion for a long time to keep existing franchise values high. So eight franchises got together to form the AFL, including a team from Minneapolis-St. Paul. Then the NFL began offering teams to AFL franchises, hoping if they get two to join, the rest of the AFL would fold. On the eve of the first AFL Draft, which was held in Minneapolis, it was reported that the Minneapolis group would be joining the NFL, which is how the Vikings came to be. Minnesota still selected a team at the AFL Draft, and that team became the Oakland Raiders.

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    Answers to Tuesday, January 18

    1. One of the fastest-paced sports in the world comes from the Basque region of Spain, where it has two names. One is “zesta punta,” or “basket tip.” What is the other?

    JAI ALAI

    2. The “anchor bend,” the “sheep shank,” and the “monkey’s fist” are all types of… what?

    KNOTS

    3. In 1986, Timex worked with an athletic competition in Hawaii to produce a strong, water resistant timepiece. What name was shared by the watch and the competition itself?

    THE IRONMAN

    4. Who was president of the United States during the great stock market crash of 1929?

    HERBERT HOOVER

    5. The largest member of the weasel family is the sea otter. The largest terrestrial weasel is known by the scientific name Gulo gulo, or “glutton-glutton.” Other names include “skunk bear” and “nasty cat.” What is its much-more-common nine-letter name?

    WOLVERINE

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    Wednesday, January 19

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

    1. Finish this long-running ad slogan: “Everybody doesn’t like something, but nobody… BLANK.”

    2. How many faces are on a dodecahedron?

    3. What two-word term, identifying minivan-owning parents as an important voting demographic, first became a popular buzzword during the 1996 U.S. presidential election?

    4. Through what three continents does the Prime Meridian pass?

    5. What cable TV network’s name was, ahem, coined in the late 1800s to describe early movie theaters?

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    2. Twelve

    3. Soccer mom

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    1. Doesn’t like Sara Lee?

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    4. Europe, Africa, Antarctica

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