Thursday, October 27, 2016

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Calvin <>: Oct 26 07:30PM -0700

On Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 7:59:03 PM UTC+10, Mark Brader wrote:
> Coca-Cola representative in Berlin?
> 2. [Entertainment] What US TV series that ran 2005-10 did this
> round make me think of?
Party of Five
> 3. [Literature] How many books by Douglas Adams comprised the
> "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" trilogy"?
> 4. [History] French history includes the First Republic, Second
> Republic, and so on. What number is the present republic?
> sued by Adam Kelno for defamation after writing a novel
> describing events at a concentration camp. In which Queen's
> Bench courtroom does the trial take place?
Mila 18
> 6. [Sports] How many inches in diameter is a soccer ball?
> 7. [Science] The "astronomical unit" is the radius, or to be
> more precise the semi-major axis, of the Earth's orbit. How
> many astronomical units is the same measure for Saturn's orbit?

> 8. [Geography] How many countries does the Danube River enter?
> This includes countries that it only runs along the border of.
> 9. [Science] How many vertebrae are in a normal human spine,
> not counting fused vertebrae such as the coccyx?
> 10. [Sports] What was the first player number to be officially
> retired throughout major-league baseball?

> into polities mostly known in English as states. Ignoring any
> other types of subdivisions, how many states are there in all
> three countries combined?
> Minister of the UK began with Sir Robert Walpole even though
> that title had not yet been invented, how many different people
> have held it?

> of an atom generally considered non-radioactive? (Actually it
> is very, *very* slightly radioactive, with a half-life around
> 20,000,000,000,000,000,000 years.)
> 14. [Sports] What year was the last time the Toronto Maple Leafs
> won the Stanley Cup?
> 15. [Literature] In what novel is it explained: "Everyone knows it.
> The thing that is in Room 101 is the worst thing in the world"?
Nineteen Eighty Four
> 16. [History] What year were East and West Germany reunited as a
> single country?
> 17. [Entertainment] According to a movie starring Raquel Welch,
> in what year BC were cavemen attacked by dinosaurs?
> 18. [Geography] According to the CIA World Factbook, how many
> square kilometers is the land area of Russia?
20 million
"Peter Smyth" <>: Oct 26 03:39PM

Mark Brader wrote:
> Stand in the desert..."
> 5. I wander'd lonely as a cloud
> That floats on high o'er vales and hills...
William Wordsworth
> 1. In tennis the phrase Grand Slam refers to four tournaments of
> the ATP tour -- that's the Association of Tennis Professionals.
> Name all four.
Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, US Open
> 2. ATP tournaments are played on three types of courts. Name all
> three.
Grass, Clay, Hard (technically there are some differences between the
Australian hardcourt and the US hardcourt)
> Slam tournament. One of the main reasons is because this Swiss
> player has won 17 of the 67 total Grand Slam tournaments during
> that period. His 17 wins is the current record.
Roger Federer
> Grand Slam tournaments since 2000. This player is a clay court
> specialist, and 9 of those 14 wins were at the French Open,
> the only Grand Slam tournament that uses clay courts.
Rafael Nadal
> 5. This Serbian player is on track to surpass Rafael Nadal in
> Grand Slam tournament wins. He currently has 12, including
> both the Australian and French Opens this year.
Novak Djokovic
> and Djokovic. He has lost to one or the other in 7 Grand
> Slam tournament finals. He most recently beat Milos Raonic
> [rhymes with "cow nitch"] at this year's Wimbledon.
Andy Murray
> wild-card spot. In the finals he managed to beat Patrick Rafter.
> His win inspired the 2004 movie "Wimbledon", starring Paul
> Bettany and Kirsten Dunst.
Goran Ivanisevic
> American to win a Grand Slam tournament, namely the US Open
> in 2003. He did make the finals of Wimbledon three times,
> but lost all three times to, yes, Federer.
Andy Roddick
> 300 and both have won Grand Slam tournaments this century.
> The one not named Federer is this player who won the 2014
> Australian Open and the 2015 French Open.
Stan Wawrinka
> 10. The only Australian to win a Grand Slam tournament since 2000
> is this player who is known for his trademark "backwards baseball
> cap" look. He won the US Open in 2001 and Wimbledon in 2002.
Lleyton Hewitt
Peter Smyth
Pete <>: Oct 26 07:00PM (Mark Brader) wrote in news:qc-dnfEqnNKifpLFnZ2dnUU7-
> openings, *either* name the poet *or* just give the title of the poem.
> 1. Come live with me and be my love
> And we will all the pleasures prove...
Shelley; Whitman
> 2. When I consider how my light is spent
> Ere half my days, in this dark world and wide...
Shelley; Whitman
> 3. The curfew tolls the knell of parting day,
> The lowing herd wind slowly o'er the lea...
Shelley; Whitman
> 4. I met a traveller from an antique land
> Who said: "Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
> Stand in the desert..."
Whitman; Shelley
> 5. I wander'd lonely as a cloud
> That floats on high o'er vales and hills...
Whitman; Shelley
> 6. The sea is calm tonight.
> The tide is full, the moon lies fair
> Upon the straits...
Whitman; Shelley
> Maids heard the goblins cry:
> "Come buy our orchard fruits,
> Come buy, come buy..."
Whitman; Shelley
> "To turn you out, to turn you out", the Colour-Sergeant said.
> "What makes you look so white, so white?" said Files-on-Parade.
> "I'm dreadin' what I've got to watch", the Colour-Sergeant said...
Shelley; Whitman
> 9. Now as I was young and easy under the apple boughs
> About the lilting house and happy as the grass was green...
Whitman; Shelley
> The moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas,
> The road was a ribbon of moonlight over the purple moor,
> And...
Whitman; Shelley
> 1. In tennis the phrase Grand Slam refers to four tournaments of
> the ATP tour -- that's the Association of Tennis Professionals.
> Name all four.
Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, U.S. Open
> 2. ATP tournaments are played on three types of courts. Name all
> three.
Clay, Grass, Hard
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