> 7. Name the seven metalic elements known in classical antiquity.
gold, silver, copper, iron, lead, tin, mercury
> 8. Name the eight US states that border on one or more of the Great Lakes.
New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota
> 9. Name the nine worlds of Norse mythology. (If you don't know the Norse > names, I'll accept descriptions, either what beings they're home to or > what elements they're a world of.)
(I hope these non-ascii characters come through)
Ásgarðr (Asgard) (the Aesir or major gods) Miðgarðr (Midgard) (humans, accepting Middle-Earth, but not "Earth") Jötunheimr (giants) Hel (Helheimr or Náir) (the dead) Álfheimr (light elves) Svartálfaheimr (dark elves or dwarves) Vanaheimr (Vanir or minor gods) Niflheimr (ice or cold) Múspellsheimr (fire)
> 10. Name the ten countries that the Danube flows through.
Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania, Moldova, Ukraine
> 11. Name the eleven basic color words in English.
And the winner is Dan Blum, by quite a margin. Kodos to Gareth for knowing all the dwarves in the Hobbit. And Erland, your knowledge of your own country's mythology is atrocious.
OK, Dan, RQ #239 is yours to do with as you please.
-- Dan Tilque
firstname.lastname@example.org (Mark Brader): Nov 06 03:34AM -0600
Dan Tilque: > > 10. Name the ten countries that the Danube flows through.
Arrgh! That's one of the two countries where I've *seen* the Danube. -- Mark Brader "Hacking for 8 years gives a guy a memory. Toronto If you was with a woman -- I'd've noticed." email@example.com PHANTOM LADY
> 1. Why was Alexandra Shimo sent to the basement of the Lambton > Golf and Country Club?
She was breastfeeding in public. I did not accept "To put more clothes on".
> 2. Malcolm Rowe is the newest Supreme Court Justice, but the first > from which province?
Newfoundland and Labrador. 4 for Joshua and Peter. 2 for Dan Blum.
> of eastern Ontario, including Parliament Hill, over to indigenous > people as part of a modern treaty. Which First Nations group > negotiated this treaty?
The Algonquins. 4 for Dan Tilque.
> 4. It was announced last week that the novel "Beren and Luthien" > will finally get published -- 100 years after it was written. > Who wrote it?
J.R.R. Tolkien. 4 for Dan Blum, Dan Tilque, Joshua, Peter, and Marc.
> against the Dairy Farmers of Canada. It alleges that her > leg was broken due to negligence during a cheese festival in > Whistler -- how?
By a runaway wheel of cheese. 4 for Marc.
Allegedly it weighed 5 kg and the safety fence she was behind was not sufficient to stop it soon enough.
> 6. Which airport came in at #4 overall among international airports > in Conde Nast Traveler readers' survey? It's the only Canadian > airport to crack the top 10.
Toronto Billy Bishop City Airport. (Any reference to the island airport was sufficient.) Porter also ranked #9 among international airlines.
> 7. Last Tuesday, who became the second player in Jays history with > triples in consecutive post-season games?
> 8. When translated to English, the "Divine Vessel" transported > its 2 passengers to "Heavenly Palace", where they'll stay for > a 30-day mission. What is the "Heavenly Palace"?
The Chinese space station Tiangong. (The name or description was sufficient. I decided not to accept "space station" alone, though I should perhaps have anticipated that answer and provided guidance in rot13.) 4 for Erland, Dan Blum, Dan Tilque, and Marc.
> 9. The Donald invited two guests to watch the debate and rattle > his opponent. One was Patricia Smith, who accuses Clinton of > murdering her son in Benghazi. Who is the other?
President Obama's half-brother Malik. (Again, the name or description was sufficient.) He's a Trump supporter. 4 for Joshua.
> 10. Jaromir Jagr hit a career milestone last Thursday. What did > he do?
Scored his 750th goal.
> * Game 6 (2016-10-31), Round 1 - Current Events
This was tied for the easiest round in its original game.
> 1. The off-again-on-again drama of the Comprehensive Economic and > Trade Agreement with the European Union was caused by > disagreement from one region of Belgium. Name the region.
Wallonia. 4 for Erland, Dan Tilque, Peter, and Pete.
> 2. French police dismantled a refugee camp, nicknamed "The Jungle", > that had repeatedly sprung up in which port city?
Calais. 4 for Erland, Dan Tilque, Joshua, Peter, and Pete. 3 for Dan Blum.
> 3. American pop star Justin Timberlake was fined for *doing what* > at a voting booth last week?
Taking a photo. 4 for Erland, Dan Blum, Joshua, Peter, and Pete.
> for a 1980s pop band that rose to short-lived success in 1985 > with their hit "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record". Name the > band.
Dead or Alive. 4 for Joshua and Peter.
> 5. For the first time a novel by an American has won the Man > Booker Prize. Name him or his winning book.
Paul Beatty, "The Sellout".
> 6. Shoppers Drug Mart announced last week that it has applied to > the federal government for a license to sell what product?
(Medical) marijuana. 4 for Dan Blum, Dan Tilque, Joshua, Peter, and Pete.
> 7. What was unique about Budweiser's delivery last week of 50,000 > cans of beer from Ft. Collins, Colorado, to Colorado Springs?
The truck was self-driving. 4 for Dan Tilque and Joshua.
> 8. A new host took to the airwaves last week at the CBC, in the > seat once occupied by Jian Gomeshi. Name the new host.
> at Muskrat Falls on the Lower Churchill River in Labrador, as > well as the protests against it. Which water-borne contaminant > is the main concern of the protesters?
> 10. The Toronto Parking Authority introduced an innovation last > week that should make the street parking experience somewhat > more convenient. What innovation?
Payment by smartphone app. I decided to accept "payment by phone", even though that could also mean making a phone call and giving your credit card number. 4 for Dan Tilque, Peter, and Pete. 2 for Dan Blum.
Scores, if there are no errors:
GAMES-> 1 2 3 4 5 6 BEST FOUR Pete Gayde 4 12 19 27 0 20 78 Joshua Kreitzer 4 8 20 18 12 20 70 Stephen Perry 32 34 -- -- -- -- 66 Peter Smyth 8 4 16 14 8 24 62 Dan Tilque 4 8 12 16 12 20 60 Dan Blum 7 8 12 19 10 13 54 Marc Dashevsky 4 8 12 15 12 0 47 Bruce Bowler -- -- 20 20 -- -- 40 Erland Sommarskog 4 4 4 12 4 12 32
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