Sunday, June 17, 2018

Digest for rec.games.trivia@googlegroups.com - 2 updates in 1 topic

Joshua Kreitzer <gromit82@hotmail.com>: Jun 16 02:35PM

msb@vex.net (Mark Brader) wrote in news:zqWdnTZFvZkBO7nGnZ2dnUU7-
> their rule. This has become increasingly difficult since
> he lost a hand. Oh, and he's not officially his kids' dad.
> He's presented as their uncle.
 
Joffrey

> 2. Name the widowed TV dad who raised his three daughters with
> the help of his brother-in-law and best friend in downtown
> San Francisco.
 
Danny
 
> 4. Continuing with the trend of widowed TV dads, name the one who
> raised a spirited little boy named Opie in Mayberry, North
> Carolina, and really loves fishing.
 
Andy
 
> and a fourth was born in season 4. This show faced a lot of
> controversy for the fat jokes about the middle daughter and
> her eventual bulimia and anorexia.
 
Jason

> 6. Name the TV dad who is a real estate agent and whose wife runs
> her father's closets business. He has three kids and spends
> a lot of time with his wife's extended family.
 
Phil
 
> with his friend. He also spent a lot of time seeking advice
> from his neighbor, Wilson, whose face is always partly hidden
> behind a fence or something.
 
Tim
 
> 8. Name the TV dad who was a judge and lived in a fancy house
> in Bel-Air. He had three kids and was also raising his nephew
> who was from West Philadelphia.
 
Phil

> 9. Name the TV dad who was raising his family on a farm in Walnut
> Grove, Minn., in the 1870s and 1880s.
 
Charles
 
> wife, kids, mother, sister-in-law, and nephew in Chicago.
> He was constantly being annoyed by their nerdy teenage next-door
> neighbor.
 
Carl

 
> 8. What was the first time the Canadian women's *and* men's teams
> in one sport won Olympic gold medals? Give either the year or
> the city.
 
1994; 1998
 
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tool@panix.com (Dan Blum): Jun 16 02:54PM

> their rule. This has become increasingly difficult since
> he lost a hand. Oh, and he's not officially his kids' dad.
> He's presented as their uncle.
 
Jaime
 
> 4. Continuing with the trend of widowed TV dads, name the one who
> raised a spirited little boy named Opie in Mayberry, North
> Carolina, and really loves fishing.
 
Andy
 
> with his friend. He also spent a lot of time seeking advice
> from his neighbor, Wilson, whose face is always partly hidden
> behind a fence or something.
 
Tim
 
> 8. Name the TV dad who was a judge and lived in a fancy house
> in Bel-Air. He had three kids and was also raising his nephew
> who was from West Philadelphia.
 
Phil
 
> 9. Name the TV dad who was raising his family on a farm in Walnut
> Grove, Minn., in the 1870s and 1880s.
 
Alfonzo
 
 
> marathon swim race across Lake Ontario to actually finish the
> 32-mile race -- making her the first person ever to swim across
> the lake. Name her.
 
Edderle
 
> 8. What was the first time the Canadian women's *and* men's teams
> in one sport won Olympic gold medals? Give either the year or
> the city.
 
Vancouver; Seoul
 
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Saturday, June 16, 2018

Digest for rec.games.trivia@googlegroups.com - 4 updates in 3 topics

msb@vex.net (Mark Brader): Jun 16 12:56AM -0500

These questions were written to be asked in Toronto on 2018-03-26,
and should be interpreted accordingly.
 
On each question you may give up to two answers, but if you give
both a right answer and a wrong answer, there is a small penalty.
Please post all your answers to the newsgroup in a single followup,
based only on your own knowledge. (In your answer posting, quote
the questions and place your answer below each one.) I will reveal
the correct answers in about 3 days.
 
All questions were written by members of Bill Psychs and are
used here by permission, but have been reformatted and may have
been retyped and/or edited by me. For further information see
my 2017-09-25 companion posting on "Questions from the Canadian
Inquisition (QFTCI*)".
 
 
* Game 10, Round 7 Entertainment: TV Dads
 
Last week we had a round on TV moms; this week it's the dads' turn.
We'll give you a brief description; you give us the TV character's
*first name*.
 
1. Name the TV dad who is very busy defending his family's control
of the throne from other powerful families trying to undermine
their rule. This has become increasingly difficult since
he lost a hand. Oh, and he's not officially his kids' dad.
He's presented as their uncle.
 
2. Name the widowed TV dad who raised his three daughters with
the help of his brother-in-law and best friend in downtown
San Francisco.
 
3. Name the widowed TV dad who raised three boys from adolescence
to adulthood. He also adopted one of his son's friends and his
new wife's daughter. His series aired on ABC from 1960 to 1965
and then on CBS until 1972.
 
4. Continuing with the trend of widowed TV dads, name the one who
raised a spirited little boy named Opie in Mayberry, North
Carolina, and really loves fishing.
 
5. Name the stay-at-home TV dad who worked as a psychiatrist and
whose wife was a reporter. They had three kids initially
and a fourth was born in season 4. This show faced a lot of
controversy for the fat jokes about the middle daughter and
her eventual bulimia and anorexia.
 
6. Name the TV dad who is a real estate agent and whose wife runs
her father's closets business. He has three kids and spends
a lot of time with his wife's extended family.
 
7. Name the TV dad who had three sons and had a handyman TV show
with his friend. He also spent a lot of time seeking advice
from his neighbor, Wilson, whose face is always partly hidden
behind a fence or something.
 
8. Name the TV dad who was a judge and lived in a fancy house
in Bel-Air. He had three kids and was also raising his nephew
who was from West Philadelphia.
 
9. Name the TV dad who was raising his family on a farm in Walnut
Grove, Minn., in the 1870s and 1880s.
 
10. Name the TV dad who was a police officer and lived with his
wife, kids, mother, sister-in-law, and nephew in Chicago.
He was constantly being annoyed by their nerdy teenage next-door
neighbor.
 
 
* Game 10, Round 8 - Canadiana Sports - Canadian Firsts... for Women!
 
Earlier this month, you will remember, much of the world celebrated
International Women's Day. So this sports round is dedicated to
Canadian women's firsts in sports.
 
1. This athlete took up biathlon as a teenager with the Royal
Canadian Army Cadets. At the 1994 Olympics in Lillehammer,
Norway, she went on to win gold for both the 7.5 km and 15 km
events. She was the first non-European to win gold in biathlon.
Name her.
 
2. Born in Oakville, Ontario, this athlete became Canada's
first professional golfer to join the Ladies Professional Golf
Association Championship. In her debut season of 1968, she
became the youngest to win a women's major title at the LPGA
Championship and marked the first victory in the championship
by a non-US player. Until Brooke Henderson in 2016, she was the
only Canadian to win a major -- a status she held for 48 years.
Name her.
 
3. In 1954, this athlete was the only entrant in the CNE-sponsored
marathon swim race across Lake Ontario to actually finish the
32-mile race -- making her the first person ever to swim across
the lake. Name her.
 
4. Sharon and Shirley Firth, twin sisters born in the Northwest
Territories, participated in a training program that introduced
*this sport or discpline* to northern Canada. They were
members of Canada's national team for 17 consecutive years
and participated in four Olympic games starting in 1972. They
became the first indigenous women to be inducted into Canada's
Sports Hall of Fame in 2015. Name the sport or discpline.
 
5. Phyllis Munday and Annette Buck were avid mountain climbers and,
in 1924, were the first women to reach the summit of the highest
peak in the Canadian Rockies. Name this mountain.
 
6. This champion curler from Saskatchewan led her team in 1998 to
the first-ever Olympic gold medal in women's curling. Name her.
 
7. Born in Winnipeg, she is the first athlete in history to win
multiple medals in both summer and winter Olympic Games.
Name her.
 
8. What was the first time the Canadian women's *and* men's teams
in one sport won Olympic gold medals? Give either the year or
the city.
 
9. She won the first-ever World Cup ski race in 1967, and the same
event the following year. Also in 1968, she brought home
Canada's first Olympic gold medal in giant slalom, and a silver
medal in slalom events. Name her.
 
10. This athlete was the first North American to win the European
and World Figure Skating Championship and was named Canadian
newsmaker of the year in 1947. In 1948, she won Canada's first
Olympic gold medal for figure skating -- a win that has not
yet been repeated. Considered one of Canada's best-remembered
sports personalities, after the Olympics she toured North
American and British ice shows as the headliner. Name her.
 
After completing the round, please decode the rot13: vs gur fcbeg
lbh anzrq jnf whfg "fxvvat", cyrnfr tb onpx naq or zber fcrpvsvp.
 
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"Peter Smyth" <smythp@gmail.com>: Jun 16 07:53AM

Mark Brader wrote:
 
> their rule. This has become increasingly difficult since
> he lost a hand. Oh, and he's not officially his kids' dad.
> He's presented as their uncle.
Jaime
 
Peter Smyth
msb@vex.net (Mark Brader): Jun 16 12:54AM -0500

Mark Brader:
> and should be interpreted accordingly... For further information
> see my 2017-09-25 companion posting on "Questions from the Canadian
> Inquisition (QFTCI*)".
 
It was fun to see different people completely skipping different
categories on this set.
 
 
> * Game 10, Round 4 - Miscellaneous - Norse Mythology
 
> 1. The god Loki is a shape-shifter. Name one of the creatures
> that Loki has assumed the shape of.
 
Salmon (accepting fish), fly, mare (accepting horse). I decided
"giantess" was also acceptable. 4 for Dan Blum and Dan Tilque.
 
> 2. Name Loki's giant wolf son who was tied up by the gods, but
> was destined to grow too big for his bonds and eat Odin.
 
Fenrir (or Fenrisulfr). I accepted "Fenris". 4 for Dan Blum
and Dan Tilque.
 
> gold, sorcery, war, and death? She was accompanied by the boar
> Hildisvíni, who she sometimes rode. She also rode in a chariot,
> pulled by two cats.
 
Freya (or Freyja). I accepted "Freja" and "Freia". 4 for Dan Blum,
Erland, Dan Tilque, and Calvin. 2 for Pete.
 
> the wife of the god Odin and mother of the god Baldr? Due to
> significant thematic overlap, scholars have proposed a connection
> to Freya. Friday is named after her.
 
Frigg (or Frige). 4 for Dan Blum, Joshua, and Dan Tilque.
 
> 5. Name the god who possesses the horn Gjallarhorn. Before
> Ragnarök, he will blow this horn to call all of the gods
> to battle.
 
Heimdall. 4 for Dan Blum.
 
> 6. Odin had two pet ravens named Huginn and Muninn. What do either
> of those names mean in English?
 
Thought; memory or mind. I scored "wisdom" as almost correct.
4 for Dan Blum. 3 for Dan Tilque.
 
> 7. Odin's horse Sleipnir was known as the best of all horses.
> How many legs did Sleipnir have?
 
8. 4 for Dan Blum and Dan Tilque. 3 for Calvin.
 
> 8. In order to gain knowledge, Odin hung himself from a tree for
> 9 nights. Name that tree.
 
Yggdrasil. 4 for Dan Blum and Dan Tilque.
 
> Mythology that serve Odin? Their task is to choose those who
> have died in the most heroic way in battle and carry them off
> to Valhalla.
 
Valkyries (or Valkyrja or Choosers of the Slain). I accepted
"Valkeries". 4 for Dan Blum, Erland, and Dan Tilque.
 
> 10. Only half of the warriors who die in combat go to Valhalla.
> Where do the other half go?
 
Folkvangr (or the People's Field).
 
 
> have had to recognize from the audio clip, and you name the original
> artist or band as applicable.
 
> 1. "Closer".
 
Nine Inch Nails. 4 for Jason and Joshua.
 
> 2. "Bad Romance".
 
Lady Gaga. 4 for Dan Blum, Peter, Jason, and Joshua.
 
> 3. "Sweet Child o' Mine".
 
Guns N' Roses. 4 for Peter, Jason, Joshua, and Calvin.
 
> 4. "Seven Nation Army".
 
White Stripes. 4 for Dan Blum, Peter, Jason, and Joshua.
 
> 5. "Black Hole Sun".
 
Soundgarden. 4 for Jason and Joshua.
 
> 6. "Creep".
 
Radiohead. 4 for Peter and Jason. 3 for Joshua.
 
> 7. "Gangsta's Paradise".
 
Coolio. 4 for Peter, Jason, Joshua, and Calvin.
 
> 8. "Thong Song".
 
Sisqó. 4 for Peter, Jason, and Joshua.
 
> 9. "All About the Bass".
 
Meghan Trainor. 4 for Dan Blum, Jason, and Joshua.
 
> 10. "Who Can it be Now?".
 
Men at Work. 4 for Dan Blum, Jason, Joshua, and Calvin.
 
 
> phosphate combined with an alkali that produces bubbles when
> the mixture is exposed to water. What is the most common alkali
> component of baking powder?
 
Sodium bicarbonate (both words required, or "baking soda").
4 for Peter, Erland, and Joshua.
 
> release of energy that is absorbed by flavor compounds which
> emit visible light as they return to ground state. What is
> the name of this effect?
 
Triboluminescence. 4 for Dan Blum.
 
> is stretched to form the air pockets -- one that is stable when
> heated. This is why we can have meringues and angel food cake.
> What is this substance?
 
Albumin (accepting protein). 4 for Dan Blum, Peter, Dan Tilque,
and Pete.
 
> larger molecules. But proteins can also be forced to uncurl
> by exposing them to an acid, such as in preparing ceviche.
> What is this process called?
 
Denaturing. 4 for Dan Blum, Peter, and Dan Tilque.
 
> 8 of these are essential in one's diet; the others we can build
> from those. What are these "building blocks" collectively
> called?
 
Amino acids. 4 for Dan Blum, Peter, Erland, Jason, Joshua,
and Dan Tilque.
 
> the original source was from deer antlers. And although it
> is related to a cleaning agent, this compound is non-toxic.
> What is this traditional leavening agent?
 
Ammonium bicarbonate (both words required, or "baking ammonia").
 
> or bananas getting too ripe. This type of browning is because
> of oxidation and is named for one of the types of chemicals
> involved. What is it called?
 
Enzymatic browning (any reference to enzymes was acceptable).
 
> dumplings, cookies and other kinds of biscuits, breads, toasted
> marshmallows, as well as many other foods, undergo this reaction.
> What is it called?
 
Maillard reaction. 4 for Dan Blum and Joshua.
 
> them to mix without separating. One is found in egg yolks,
> making possible such foods as hollandaise sauce and mayonnaise.
> What are these compounds called?
 
Emulsifiers. The mixtures formed are "emulsions", so I scored that
as almost correct. 4 for Dan Blum and Peter. 3 for Joshua.
 
> acid) to vegetables to preserve them. Traditionally, though,
> pickles were fermented, which produced a different acid that
> acted as the preservative. Which acid?
 
Lactic acid.
 
 
Scores, if there are no errors:
 
GAME 10 ROUNDS-> 2 3 4 5 6 BEST
TOPICS-> Lit Geo Mis Aud Sci THREE
Dan Blum 36 32 36 16 24 104
Joshua Kreitzer 32 32 4 39 15 103
Peter Smyth 12 30 0 24 20 74
Dan Tilque 12 28 31 0 12 71
Jason Kreitzer 12 12 0 40 4 64
Erland Sommarskog 0 32 8 0 8 48
"Calvin" 16 19 7 12 0 47
Pete Gayde 16 24 2 0 4 44
 
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msb@vex.net (Mark Brader): Jun 15 02:49PM -0500

Mark Brader:
> and the Planet of the Apes." Barr then apologized, but ABC
> cancelled her sitcom regardless. Which person of color was
> the target of her insult?
 
Valerie Jarrett. 4 for Dan Blum, Pete, and Joshua.
 
> 2. Another comedienne also came under fire for referring to Ivanka
> Trump as a "feckless phag" -- only without the rot13. Name her.
 
Samantha Bee. 4 for Dan Blum, Jason, Pete, and Joshua.
 
> the Trans Mountain Pipeline System from Kinder Morgan in hopes
> of saving the project. Within $100,000,000, what is the price
> tag for the pipeline?
 
$4,500,000,000 (accepting $4,400,000,000-$4,600,000,000). Joshua was
closest but no one was within even double the $100,000,000 leeway.
 
> 4. This independent senator introduced a bill on Tuesday that
> would federally prohibit companies from paying for people's
> blood. Name the senator.
 
Pamela Wallin (Saskatchewan).
 
> of "Sesame Street". Their request for a restraining order
> against the slogan was denied. But your question is, who is
> the non-puppet star of this film?
 
Melissa McCarthy.
 
> 6. What did Uber add to their phone app in an effort to make their
> rides safer?
 
A panic button.
 
> 7. Which former soccer player, who scored two goals for France in
> their 1998 World Cup Final win, announced he was stepping down
> as coach of Real Madrid?
 
Zinedine Zidane. 4 for Erland, Pete, Dan Tilque, and Peter.
 
> 8. Why was Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko in the news last
> week?
 
He was reported to have been murdered, but this was then revealed to
be a deception, part of a Ukrainian police plan to catch Russians
actually trying to kill him. 4 for Erland, Dan Blum, Pete,
Dan Tilque, Peter, and Joshua.
 
> 9. Workers for this company, originally incorporated in 1881,
> voted to strike late Tuesday night, but their union reached a
> tentative deal and the strike was averted. Name the company.
 
Canadian Pacific Railway. (Any short form was acceptable.)
 
You may wonder why the CPR was incorporated only in 1881 when the
project was initiated in response to BC's decision to join Canada in
1871, and construction began a few years later. This happened because
the Conservative government of the day looked for people to construct
the line as a private enterprise. But with classic public-service
naivete, they got conned by a group that never intended to build
the whole railway but only to extract whatever profits they could
from building the easiest part of it.
 
When the Liberals won the next election, they fired the original CPR
Syndicate and converted the job into Canada's first great government
mega-project -- but with classic government incompetence, they too
botched it. When the Conservatives won the *following* election,
vast amounts had been spent but only a small part of the line was
finished, and that was badly built.
 
What happened in 1881 was that the Conservatives reprivatized the
project. And this time they picked the right people to run the new
company and backed them until the job was done, although the overruns
in construction cost were so severe that they basically had to put
the whole country in hock to do it.
 
The railway was finished in half the time allowed for the job.
(See the signature quote, which was especially selected manually for
this posting. However, Van Horne was being polite to say that.
It was done well *enough* to get the trains into operation.)
The company paid off its debts soon enough, and as the question
indicates, is still in business to this day.
 
> 10. American medical-marijuana company MedMen Enterprises is now
> listed on a market north of the border, with a valuation of
> over $2,000,000,000. Which market?
 
Canadian Securities Exchange.
 
 
 
> 1. Last week we were all rocked by two prominent suicides: fashion
> designer Kate Spade and author / TV host Anthony Bourdain.
> Tell us how old either of them was.
 
55, 61 (respectively). 4 for Erland, Dan Blum, Pete, and Dan Tilque.
 
> 2. On Saturday, the Royal Ontario Museum displayed a golden silk
> cape that is featured in an upcoming exhibit. Why is the
> cape special?
 
It's made from spider silk.
 
> 3. Which horse became the 15th to win the Triple Crown when it
> came in first at the Belmont Stakes on Saturday?
 
Justify. 4 for Jason, Pete, Dan Tilque, and Joshua.
 
> 4. The Washington Capitals won the Stanley Cup on Thursday, beating
> the Las Vegas Golden Knights in a 4-1 series. What was the
> score in the final game?
 
4-3. 4 for Erland and Pete.
 
> week: the Golden State Warriors completed their sweep of the
> Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals. Which Warrior won the
> Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player award?
 
Kevin Durant.
 
> 6. Donald Trump made headlines at the G7 Summit this weekend
> when he threate ned to punish Canada with tariffs on dairy and
> automotive exports. Where exactly in Canada was the summit held?
 
Charlevoix. 4 for Pete.
 
> 7. Also at the G7 summit, Justin Trudeau announced that he had
> secured $3,800,000,000 in commitments from the EU, the UK,
> and Japan, in to a $400,000,000 Canadian commitment, for what?
 
Education of girls in poor countries.
 
> 8. The Ontario election last week had the highest voter turnout
> -- percentage of participating eligible voters -- in Ontario
> since 1999. Within one percentage point, what was the turnout?
 
58% (accepting 57-59%).
 
> 9. Fuego, a volcano in Central America, erupted over the weekend
> in rapid pyroclastic flows that have caused at least 109
> fatalities so far. In what Central American country is this?
 
Guatemala. 4 for Erland, Pete, Peter, and Joshua.
 
> chairman of Pixar, and the director of "Toy Story" -- would be
> leaving the company permanently following sexual harassment
> allegations. Name him.
 
John Lasseter. 4 for Dan Blum, Pete, and Joshua.
 
Scores, if there are no errors:
 
GAMES-> 1 2 3 4 TOTALS
Pete Gayde 0 12 16 24 52
Joshua Kreitzer 8 16 12 12 48
Dan Blum 6 20 12 8 46
Erland Sommarskog 4 4 8 12 28
Dan Tilque 4 4 8 8 24
Peter Smyth 4 8 8 4 24
Jason Kreitzer 0 8 4 4 16
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Toronto has been done well in every way."
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Friday, June 15, 2018

Digest for rec.games.trivia@googlegroups.com - 2 updates in 1 topic

Pete Gayde <pagrsg@wowway.com>: Jun 14 08:15PM

msb@vex.net (Mark Brader) wrote in news:HoKdnd_CB-ldT73GnZ2dnUU7-
 
> * Game 10, Round 4 - Miscellaneous - Norse Mythology
 
> 1. The god Loki is a shape-shifter. Name one of the creatures
> that Loki has assumed the shape of.
 
Snake; Bear
 
> gold, sorcery, war, and death? She was accompanied by the boar
> Hildisvíni, who she sometimes rode. She also rode in a chariot,
> pulled by two cats.
 
Gaia; Freia
 
> gur jvsr bs gur tbq Bqva naq zbgure bs gur tbq Onyqe? Qhr gb
> fvtavsvpnag gurzngvp bireync, fpubynef unir cebcbfrq n pbaarpgvba
> gb Serln. Sevqnl vf anzrq nsgre ure.
 
Gaia
 
 
> 5. Name the god who possesses the horn Gjallarhorn. Before
> Ragnarök, he will blow this horn to call all of the gods
> to battle.
 
Wotan
 
> 2. "Bad Romance".
> 3. "Sweet Child o' Mine".
> 4. "Seven Nation Army".
 
Jack White
 
> release of energy that is absorbed by flavor compounds which
> emit visible light as they return to ground state. What is
> the name of this effect?
 
Photokinesis
 
> is stretched to form the air pockets -- one that is stable when
> heated. This is why we can have meringues and angel food cake.
> What is this substance?
 
Albumen
 
> 8 of these are essential in one's diet; the others we can build
> from those. What are these "building blocks" collectively
> called?
 
Vitamins
 
> them to mix without separating. One is found in egg yolks,
> making possible such foods as hollandaise sauce and mayonnaise.
> What are these compounds called?
 
Esters
 
> Vs lbh tnir nal bs gur sbyybjvat nf lbhe jubyr nafjre, cyrnfr tb
> onpx naq tvir gur erfg bs gur anzr: nzzbavn be nzzbavhz, pneobangr
> be ovpneobangr, fbqn be fbqvhz.
 
Pete Gayde
Calvin <334152@gmail.com>: Jun 14 07:03PM -0700

On Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 6:16:05 PM UTC+10, Mark Brader wrote:
 
> * Game 10, Round 4 - Miscellaneous - Norse Mythology
 
> 1. The god Loki is a shape-shifter. Name one of the creatures
> that Loki has assumed the shape of.
 
Monkey
 
> 2. Name Loki's giant wolf son who was tied up by the gods, but
> was destined to grow too big for his bonds and eat Odin.
 
Thor, Frey
 
> gold, sorcery, war, and death? She was accompanied by the boar
> Hildisvíni, who she sometimes rode. She also rode in a chariot,
> pulled by two cats.
 
Freya
 
 
> 5. Name the god who possesses the horn Gjallarhorn. Before
> Ragnarök, he will blow this horn to call all of the gods
> to battle.
 
Thor, Frey
 
> of those names mean in English?
 
> 7. Odin's horse Sleipnir was known as the best of all horses.
> How many legs did Sleipnir have?
 
8, 6
 
 
> 1. "Closer".
> 2. "Bad Romance".
> 3. "Sweet Child o' Mine".
 
Guns n Roses
 
> 5. "Black Hole Sun".
> 6. "Creep".
> 7. "Gangsta's Paradise".
 
Coolio
 
> 8. "Thong Song".
> 9. "All About the Bass".
> 10. "Who Can it be Now?".
 
Men at Work
 

> * Game 10, Round 6 - Science - Science of Food
 
Blah.
 
cheers,
calvin
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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Digest for rec.games.trivia@googlegroups.com - 9 updates in 3 topics

tool@panix.com (Dan Blum): Jun 13 01:53PM


> * Game 10, Round 4 - Miscellaneous - Norse Mythology
 
> 1. The god Loki is a shape-shifter. Name one of the creatures
> that Loki has assumed the shape of.
 
a giantess
(assuming that counts as a "creature")
 
> 2. Name Loki's giant wolf son who was tied up by the gods, but
> was destined to grow too big for his bonds and eat Odin.
 
Fenris
 
> gold, sorcery, war, and death? She was accompanied by the boar
> Hildisv?ni, who she sometimes rode. She also rode in a chariot,
> pulled by two cats.
 
Freya
 
> gur jvsr bs gur tbq Bqva naq zbgure bs gur tbq Onyqe? Qhr gb
> fvtavsvpnag gurzngvp bireync, fpubynef unir cebcbfrq n pbaarpgvba
> gb Serln. Sevqnl vf anzrq nsgre ure.
 
Frigg
 
> 5. Name the god who possesses the horn Gjallarhorn. Before
> Ragnar?k, he will blow this horn to call all of the gods
> to battle.
 
Heimdall
 
> 6. Odin had two pet ravens named Huginn and Muninn. What do either
> of those names mean in English?
 
Memory
 
> 7. Odin's horse Sleipnir was known as the best of all horses.
> How many legs did Sleipnir have?
 
8
 
> 8. In order to gain knowledge, Odin hung himself from a tree for
> 9 nights. Name that tree.
 
Yggdrasil
 
> Mythology that serve Odin? Their task is to choose those who
> have died in the most heroic way in battle and carry them off
> to Valhalla.
 
valkyries
 
> 10. Only half of the warriors who die in combat go to Valhalla.
> Where do the other half go?
 
Helheim
 
> * Game 10, Round 5 - Audio - Postmodern Jukebox
 
> 2. "Bad Romance".
 
Lady Gaga
 
> 4. "Seven Nation Army".
 
White Stripes
 
> 7. "Gangsta's Paradise".
 
Ice-T
 
> 9. "All About the Bass".
 
Meghan Trainor
 
> 10. "Who Can it be Now?".
 
Men at Work
 
> phosphate combined with an alkali that produces bubbles when
> the mixture is exposed to water. What is the most common alkali
> component of baking powder?
 
carbon dioxide
 
> release of energy that is absorbed by flavor compounds which
> emit visible light as they return to ground state. What is
> the name of this effect?
 
triboluminescence
 
> is stretched to form the air pockets -- one that is stable when
> heated. This is why we can have meringues and angel food cake.
> What is this substance?
 
albumen
 
> larger molecules. But proteins can also be forced to uncurl
> by exposing them to an acid, such as in preparing ceviche.
> What is this process called?
 
denaturing
 
> 8 of these are essential in one's diet; the others we can build
> from those. What are these "building blocks" collectively
> called?
 
amino acids
 
> gur bevtvany fbhepr jnf sebz qrre nagyref. Naq nygubhtu vg
> vf eryngrq gb n pyrnavat ntrag, guvf pbzcbhaq vf aba-gbkvp.
> Jung vf guvf genqvgvbany yrniravat ntrag?
 
calcium carbonate
 
> dumplings, cookies and other kinds of biscuits, breads, toasted
> marshmallows, as well as many other foods, undergo this reaction.
> What is it called?
 
Maillard reaction
 
> them to mix without separating. One is found in egg yolks,
> making possible such foods as hollandaise sauce and mayonnaise.
> What are these compounds called?
 
emulsifiers
 
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"Peter Smyth" <smythp@gmail.com>: Jun 13 04:21PM

Mark Brader wrote:
 
> original artist or band as applicable.
 
> 1. "Closer".
> 2. "Bad Romance".
Lady Gaga
> 3. "Sweet Child o' Mine".
Guns n Roses
> 4. "Seven Nation Army".
White Stripes
> 5. "Black Hole Sun".
> 6. "Creep".
Radiohead
> 7. "Gangsta's Paradise".
Coolio
> 8. "Thong Song".
Sisqo
> phosphate combined with an alkali that produces bubbles when
> the mixture is exposed to water. What is the most common alkali
> component of baking powder?
Sodium bicarbonate
> is stretched to form the air pockets -- one that is stable when
> heated. This is why we can have meringues and angel food cake.
> What is this substance?
Albumen
> larger molecules. But proteins can also be forced to uncurl
> by exposing them to an acid, such as in preparing ceviche.
> What is this process called?
Denatured
> 8 of these are essential in one's diet; the others we can build
> from those. What are these "building blocks" collectively
> called?
Amino Acids
> them to mix without separating. One is found in egg yolks,
> making possible such foods as hollandaise sauce and mayonnaise.
> What are these compounds called?
Emulsifier
> If you gave any of the following as your whole answer, please go
> back and give the rest of the name: ammonia or ammonium, carbonate
> or bicarbonate, soda or sodium.
 
 
 
Peter Smyth
Erland Sommarskog <esquel@sommarskog.se>: Jun 13 07:53PM +0200

> gold, sorcery, war, and death? She was accompanied by the boar
> Hildisvíni, who she sometimes rode. She also rode in a chariot,
> pulled by two cats.
 
Freja (I'm sorry, but I don't know here English name.)

 
> 5. Name the god who possesses the horn Gjallarhorn. Before
> Ragnarök, he will blow this horn to call all of the gods
> to battle.
 
Thor

> 7. Odin's horse Sleipnir was known as the best of all horses.
> How many legs did Sleipnir have?
 
Six
 
> Mythology that serve Odin? Their task is to choose those who
> have died in the most heroic way in battle and carry them off
> to Valhalla.
 
Valkyries
 
> phosphate combined with an alkali that produces bubbles when
> the mixture is exposed to water. What is the most common alkali
> component of baking powder?
 
Sodium bicarbonate

> 8 of these are essential in one's diet; the others we can build
> from those. What are these "building blocks" collectively
> called?
 
Amino acids

> gur bevtvany fbhepr jnf sebz qrre nagyref. Naq nygubhtu vg
> vf eryngrq gb n pyrnavat ntrag, guvf pbzcbhaq vf aba-gbkvp.
> Jung vf guvf genqvgvbany yrniravat ntrag?
 
Soduim bensoate
Jason Kreitzer <jk71875@gmail.com>: Jun 13 06:03PM -0700

On Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 4:16:05 AM UTC-4, Mark Brader wrote:
> would have had to recognize from the audio clip, and you name the
> original artist or band as applicable.
 
> 1. "Closer".
Nine Inch Nails
> 2. "Bad Romance".
Lady Gaga
> 3. "Sweet Child o' Mine".
Guns N' Roses
> 4. "Seven Nation Army".
The White Stripes
> 5. "Black Hole Sun".
Soundgarden
> 6. "Creep".
Radiohead? (TLC? Stone Temple Pilots?)
> 7. "Gangsta's Paradise".
Coolio
> 8. "Thong Song".
Sisqo
> 9. "All About That Bass".
Meghan Trainor
> 10. "Who Can it be Now?".
Men At Work
> 8 of these are essential in one's diet; the others we can build
> from those. What are these "building blocks" collectively
> called?
Amino Acid
Joshua Kreitzer <gromit82@hotmail.com>: Jun 14 01:29AM

msb@vex.net (Mark Brader) wrote in news:HoKdnd_CB-ldT73GnZ2dnUU7-
> gold, sorcery, war, and death? She was accompanied by the boar
> Hildisvíni, who she sometimes rode. She also rode in a chariot,
> pulled by two cats.
 
Hel
 
> gur jvsr bs gur tbq Bqva naq zbgure bs gur tbq Onyqe? Qhr gb
> fvtavsvpnag gurzngvp bireync, fpubynef unir cebcbfrq n pbaarpgvba
> gb Serln. Sevqnl vf anzrq nsgre ure.
 
Frigg
 
> would have had to recognize from the audio clip, and you name the
> original artist or band as applicable.
 
> 1. "Closer".
 
Nine Inch Nails
 
> 2. "Bad Romance".
 
Lady Gaga
 
> 3. "Sweet Child o' Mine".
 
Guns n' Roses
 
> 4. "Seven Nation Army".
 
The White Stripes
 
> 5. "Black Hole Sun".
 
Soundgarden
 
> 6. "Creep".
 
Radiohead; TLC
 
> 7. "Gangsta's Paradise".
 
Coolio
 
> 8. "Thong Song".
 
Sisqo
 
> 9. "All About the Bass".
 
Meghan Trainor
 
> 10. "Who Can it be Now?".
 
Men at Work

> phosphate combined with an alkali that produces bubbles when
> the mixture is exposed to water. What is the most common alkali
> component of baking powder?
 
baking soda

> 8 of these are essential in one's diet; the others we can build
> from those. What are these "building blocks" collectively
> called?
 
amino acids
 
> dumplings, cookies and other kinds of biscuits, breads, toasted
> marshmallows, as well as many other foods, undergo this reaction.
> What is it called?
 
Maillard reaction

> them to mix without separating. One is found in egg yolks,
> making possible such foods as hollandaise sauce and mayonnaise.
> What are these compounds called?
 
emulsions
 
--
Joshua Kreitzer
gromit82@hotmail.com
Dan Tilque <dtilque@frontier.com>: Jun 13 10:13PM -0700

Mark Brader wrote:
 
> * Game 10, Round 4 - Miscellaneous - Norse Mythology
 
> 1. The god Loki is a shape-shifter. Name one of the creatures
> that Loki has assumed the shape of.
 
fly
 
 
> 2. Name Loki's giant wolf son who was tied up by the gods, but
> was destined to grow too big for his bonds and eat Odin.
 
Fenrir
 
> gold, sorcery, war, and death? She was accompanied by the boar
> Hildisvíni, who she sometimes rode. She also rode in a chariot,
> pulled by two cats.
 
Freyja
 
> gur jvsr bs gur tbq Bqva naq zbgure bs gur tbq Onyqe? Qhr gb
> fvtavsvpnag gurzngvp bireync, fpubynef unir cebcbfrq n pbaarpgvba
> gb Serln. Sevqnl vf anzrq nsgre ure.
 
Frigg
 
 
> 5. Name the god who possesses the horn Gjallarhorn. Before
> Ragnarök, he will blow this horn to call all of the gods
> to battle.
 
Baldr
 
 
> 6. Odin had two pet ravens named Huginn and Muninn. What do either
> of those names mean in English?
 
wisdom
 
 
> 7. Odin's horse Sleipnir was known as the best of all horses.
> How many legs did Sleipnir have?
 
8
 
 
> 8. In order to gain knowledge, Odin hung himself from a tree for
> 9 nights. Name that tree.
 
Yggdrasil
 
> Mythology that serve Odin? Their task is to choose those who
> have died in the most heroic way in battle and carry them off
> to Valhalla.
 
Valkeries
 
 
> 10. Only half of the warriors who die in combat go to Valhalla.
> Where do the other half go?
 
Hel
 
> release of energy that is absorbed by flavor compounds which
> emit visible light as they return to ground state. What is
> the name of this effect?
 
electroluminescence
 
> is stretched to form the air pockets -- one that is stable when
> heated. This is why we can have meringues and angel food cake.
> What is this substance?
 
albumin
 
> larger molecules. But proteins can also be forced to uncurl
> by exposing them to an acid, such as in preparing ceviche.
> What is this process called?
 
denaturing
 
> 8 of these are essential in one's diet; the others we can build
> from those. What are these "building blocks" collectively
> called?
 
amino acids
 
> them to mix without separating. One is found in egg yolks,
> making possible such foods as hollandaise sauce and mayonnaise.
> What are these compounds called?
 
surfectants
 
> acid) to vegetables to preserve them. Traditionally, though,
> pickles were fermented, which produced a different acid that
> acted as the preservative. Which acid?
 
citric acid
 
 
--
Dan Tilque
Joshua Kreitzer <gromit82@hotmail.com>: Jun 14 01:25AM

msb@vex.net (Mark Brader) wrote in news:cKGdneLQCv1Gsb3GnZ2dnUU7-
> and the Planet of the Apes." Barr then apologized, but ABC
> cancelled her sitcom regardless. Which person of color was
> the target of her insult?
 
Valerie Jarrett
 
> 2. Another comedienne also came under fire for referring to Ivanka
> Trump as a "feckless phag" -- only without the rot13. Name her.
 
Samantha Bee

> the Trans Mountain Pipeline System from Kinder Morgan in hopes
> of saving the project. Within $100,000,000, what is the price
> tag for the pipeline?
 
$5 billion
 
> 4. This independent senator introduced a bill on Tuesday that
> would federally prohibit companies from paying for people's
> blood. Name the senator.
 
Bernie Sanders; Angus King
(I'm hoping you meant a U.S. senator, because I don't know who any of
the Canadian senators are)

> 8. Why was Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko in the news last
> week?
 
he faked his own death
 
> 10. American medical-marijuana company MedMen Enterprises is now
> listed on a market north of the border, with a valuation of
> over $2,000,000,000. Which market?
 
Toronto Stock Exchange

> * Game 4 (2018-06-11), Round 1 - Current Events
 
> 3. Which horse became the 15th to win the Triple Crown when it
> came in first at the Belmont Stakes on Saturday?
 
Justify
 
> 6. Donald Trump made headlines at the G7 Summit this weekend
> when he threate ned to punish Canada with tariffs on dairy and
> automotive exports. Where exactly in Canada was the summit held?
 
Montreal

> 9. Fuego, a volcano in Central America, erupted over the weekend
> in rapid pyroclastic flows that have caused at least 109
> fatalities so far. In what Central American country is this?
 
Guatemala

> chairman of Pixar, and the director of "Toy Story" -- would be
> leaving the company permanently following sexual harassment
> allegations. Name him.
 
John Lasseter
 
--
Joshua Kreitzer
gromit82@hotmail.com
msb@vex.net (Mark Brader): Jun 13 09:01PM -0500

Joshua Kreitzer:
> (I'm hoping you meant a U.S. senator, because I don't know who any of
> the Canadian senators are)
 
Then you've forgotten QFTCIMM16 Game 3, Rounds 9-10, and its answers
posted on 2017-01-03. (For the outcome of that case, by the way, see
<http://www.cbc.ca/news/anykey-1.3589497>.)
--
Mark Brader "We demand rigidly defined areas
Toronto of doubt and uncertainty!"
msb@vex.net -- Vroomfondel (Douglas Adams: HHGTTG)
Erland Sommarskog <esquel@sommarskog.se>: Jun 13 08:20PM +0200

I was adviced in mail that I shold clarify this question:
> time of the split/merger qualifies only if he/she did not become
> head of state of any of the new states created after at least one
> year after the split/merge.

 
I will do so by providing a number of examples. If you have entered an
answer, you are free to change your answer after this clarification.
 
Assume two countries A and B. X is head of state A and Y is head of state B.
A and B merge to form a new state C (which may not be official at the time,
but generally in history C is said to have been formed at the time of the
merger). Assume that X becomes the head of state of C and 364 days later, Y
succeedes X on that position. In this example, neither X nor Y is a correct
answer. Assume instead that Y succeeds X on the 365th day of the merger. Y
is now correct answer, unless there was a Feb 29th in between. Would X later
re-enter in the position as the head of state of C, that would also be a
correct answer.
 
Assume now instead that A remains A, that is B is conquered or absorbed into
A. In this case, X can never be a correct answer, but Y would be a correct
answer on the same condition as above.
 
Assume now a country C which splits in A and B. X is the head of state C.
If X later became head of state of A or B, X is a valid answer, if X took
that position at least 365 days after the split (or 366 days for leap
years).
 
If C remains C, and A simply secedes from C, X is only a valid answer, if X
became head of state of A at least 365 days later.
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