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Who is the only debater to have won CFLs, NFLs, and the TOC?

 

Who was the first person named NBA Finals MVP? (This award wasn't created until several decades after the NBA formed; this player was drafted by Minnesota in the 1960's and won the award in 1969)

 

To whom is the Spingarn Medal awarded?

 

In braille, what is the meaning of all six dots raised? (Hint: it stands for a commonly used word, not a letter)

 

As a percentage of total population, what is the "whitest" state in the U.S.? (I will accept either of the two highest-ranking states since they are less than 0.1% apart.)

 

Which Brits' pseudo-dictionary contains the following definitions?

High Limerigg (n.) The topmost tread of a staircase which disappears when you're climbing the stairs in darkness.

Spokane (vb.) To remove precious objects from a room before a party.

Rochester (n.) One who is able to gain occupation of the armrests on both sides of their cinema or aircraft seat.

 

Who is Clay Carter? (Fictional character)

 

Who is the current President of the Non-Aligned Movement?

 

What is Vatnajökull? (Saying where it is would also be sufficient)

 

In what ecclectic, comedic tome will you find "Lack of Power: The Ford Tapes", "Martha Stewart's Vagina", "The Devil and William Gates", and "Adolf Hitler: The Larry King Interview"?

 

The "Aboistop" is a real product that promises to stop your pet from doing what?

 

Found in South America, what type of animal (scientifically: Camponotus saundersi) is known for approaching enemies and then blowing itself up in battle?

 

What was the name of the body convened in Afghanistan in 2003 to discuss the proposed constitution?

 

Which TV game show hosted by Monty Hall gave rise to a topic now covered in most Intro to Statistics courses?

 

Last year, the town of Pahrump, NV outlawed the display of any foreign flag unless... what?

 

A Florida woman recently survived unscathed when what deflected a bullet fired during a New Year's celebration?

 

What overweight population is targeted by Pfizer's newly FDA-approved drug?

 

From 1994-1996, something very strange was happening in Japanese politics. What was it?

 

Cheez-Its are made by Sunshine Biscuits LLC which is owned by what better-known corporation?

Nabisco

 

Both the youngest and the oldest Nobel Laureate won the same prize (although 87 years apart), which prize?

 

What is a Commonwealth Realm?

A member state of the Commonwealth of Nations whose head of state is Queen Elizabeth II (or whoever the monarch of the UK is at the time).

 

Name the corporation that gave rise to the term "banana republic."

 

 

What does the second-largest steel company in India have in common with Queen?

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Who was the first person named NBA Finals MVP?
Jerry West, whom I was lucky enough to see play in person. Sweetest jumper ever...
Who is Clay Carter? (Fictional character)
He's in John Grisham's King of Torts (aka his Faust ripoff)...
In what ecclectic, comedic tome will you find "Lack of Power: The Ford Tapes", "Martha Stewart's Vagina", "The Devil and William Gates", and "Adolf Hitler: The Larry King Interview"?
Jon Stewart's Naked Pictures of Famous People. I would suggest substituting "puerile" and "overrated" for "eclectic" and "comedic"... ;)
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Cheez-Its are made by Sunshine Biscuits LLC which is owned by what better-known corporation?

Nabisco

Nope.
Jerry West, whom I was lucky enough to see play in person. Sweetest jumper ever...

 

He's in John Grisham's King of Torts (aka his Faust ripoff)...

 

Jon Stewart's Naked Pictures of Famous People. I would suggest substituting "puerile" and "overrated" for "eclectic" and "comedic"... ;)

All three correct.

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Nope

 

 

 

Who is the only debater to have won CFLs, NFLs, and the TOC?

 

Who was the first person named NBA Finals MVP? (This award wasn't created until several decades after the NBA formed; this player was drafted by Minnesota in the 1960's and won the award in 1969)

 

To whom is the Spingarn Medal awarded?

 

In braille, what is the meaning of all six dots raised? (Hint: it stands for a commonly used word, not a letter)

 

As a percentage of total population, what is the "whitest" state in the U.S.? (I will accept either of the two highest-ranking states since they are less than 0.1% apart.)

Which Brits' pseudo-dictionary contains the following definitions?

High Limerigg (n.) The topmost tread of a staircase which disappears when you're climbing the stairs in darkness.

Spokane (vb.) To remove precious objects from a room before a party.

Rochester (n.) One who is able to gain occupation of the armrests on both sides of their cinema or aircraft seat.

 

Who is Clay Carter? (Fictional character)

 

Who is the current President of the Non-Aligned Movement?

 

What is Vatnajökull? (Saying where it is would also be sufficient)

 

In what ecclectic, comedic tome will you find "Lack of Power: The Ford Tapes", "Martha Stewart's Vagina", "The Devil and William Gates", and "Adolf Hitler: The Larry King Interview"?

 

The "Aboistop" is a real product that promises to stop your pet from doing what?

 

Found in South America, what type of animal (scientifically: Camponotus saundersi) is known for approaching enemies and then blowing itself up in battle?

 

What was the name of the body convened in Afghanistan in 2003 to discuss the proposed constitution?

 

Which TV game show hosted by Monty Hall gave rise to a topic now covered in most Intro to Statistics courses?

 

Last year, the town of Pahrump, NV outlawed the display of any foreign flag unless... what?

 

A Florida woman recently survived unscathed when what deflected a bullet fired during a New Year's celebration?

 

What overweight population is targeted by Pfizer's newly FDA-approved drug?

 

From 1994-1996, something very strange was happening in Japanese politics. What was it?

 

Cheez-Its are made by Sunshine Biscuits LLC which is owned by what better-known corporation?

 

Both the youngest and the oldest Nobel Laureate won the same prize (although 87 years apart), which prize?

 

What is a Commonwealth Realm?

A former colony of the UK that is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations (incl. Canada, Australia, India...)

 

Nope. SciDebater got it right, though.

 

Name the corporation that gave rise to the term "banana republic."

Well, Gap owns the clothier by that name...

 

No. Think older.

 

As I recall, it's the only company with a Pablo Neruda poem about it...

 

What does the second-largest steel company in India have in common with Queen?

Is that Queen the band, or the Queen as in QE2?

 

Sorry. It's the band.

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Name the corporation that gave rise to the term "banana republic."
- United fruit company?

 

Yes.

 

What major European city has two police forces?

Berlin? No.Did this get answered and I just miss it somehow? I'm going with Budapest.

 

No.

 

Keep guessing...It's for historical reasons.

 

What name does the United Fruit Company go by today?

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Until the late 80's United fruit company went by United brands, but it now goes by Chiquita Brands International.

 

As for the city with 2 police forces, I believe it's London.

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Who is the only debater to have won CFLs, NFLs, and the TOC?

 

Who was the first person named NBA Finals MVP? (This award wasn't created until several decades after the NBA formed; this player was drafted by Minnesota in the 1960's and won the award in 1969)

 

To whom is the Spingarn Medal awarded?

 

In braille, what is the meaning of all six dots raised? (Hint: it stands for a commonly used word, not a letter)

 

As a percentage of total population, what is the "whitest" state in the U.S.? (I will accept either of the two highest-ranking states since they are less than 0.1% apart.)

Which Brits' pseudo-dictionary contains the following definitions?

High Limerigg (n.) The topmost tread of a staircase which disappears when you're climbing the stairs in darkness.

Spokane (vb.) To remove precious objects from a room before a party.

Rochester (n.) One who is able to gain occupation of the armrests on both sides of their cinema or aircraft seat.

 

Who is the current President of the Non-Aligned Movement?

 

What is Vatnajökull? (Saying where it is would also be sufficient)

 

The "Aboistop" is a real product that promises to stop your pet from doing what?

 

Found in South America, what type of animal (scientifically: Camponotus saundersi) is known for approaching enemies and then blowing itself up in battle?

 

Which TV game show hosted by Monty Hall gave rise to a topic now covered in most Intro to Statistics courses?

 

Last year, the town of Pahrump, NV outlawed the display of any foreign flag unless... what?

 

A Florida woman recently survived unscathed when what deflected a bullet fired during a New Year's celebration?

 

What overweight population is targeted by Pfizer's newly FDA-approved drug?

 

From 1994-1996, something very strange was happening in Japanese politics. What was it?

 

Cheez-Its are made by Sunshine Biscuits LLC which is owned by what better-known corporation?

 

Both the youngest and the oldest Nobel Laureate won the same prize (although 87 years apart), which prize?

 

Name the corporation that gave rise to the term "banana republic."

 

What does the second-largest steel company in India have in common with Queen?

Do they both wait for the 'hammer to fall'? Or have a "Mercury" in the leadership?

 

What is an interrobang? Use it in a sentence.

 

People from Maryland are Marylanders, people from Ohio are Ohioans, what are people from Massachusetts called? (Besides 'Massachusettsan', which is a mouthful even for most residents...)

 

Where was the deadliest airplane crash on record?

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Who fought at Thermopylae?

 

Name three hacker 'groups.'

 

"Free Kevin" refers to what?

 

Steve Jackson Games had a run-in with what government agency? What was it over?

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As a percentage of total population, what is the "whitest" state in the U.S.? (I will accept either of the two highest-ranking states since they are less than 0.1% apart.)
North Dakota?

Which TV game show hosted by Monty Hall gave rise to a topic now covered in most Intro to Statistics courses?

Family Feud?

Where was the deadliest airplane crash on record?

New York City...duh...

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North Dakota?
Nope. They have quite a bit of Native American population. I'm looking for a state with population over 90% white...
Family Feud?
Nope, and never hosted by Monty Hall if I recall. But what's behind door number 2...?
New York City...duh...
No. While that's certainly in the running for 'deadliest building collapse', I'm looking for a disaster that's exclusively aircraft-related.

 

 

Who is the only debater to have won CFLs, NFLs, and the TOC?

 

To whom is the Spingarn Medal awarded?

 

In braille, what is the meaning of all six dots raised? (Hint: it stands for a commonly used word, not a letter)

 

As a percentage of total population, what is the "whitest" state in the U.S.? (I will accept either of the two highest-ranking states since they are less than 0.1% apart.)

 

Which Brits' pseudo-dictionary contains the following definitions?

High Limerigg (n.) The topmost tread of a staircase which disappears when you're climbing the stairs in darkness.

Spokane (vb.) To remove precious objects from a room before a party.

Rochester (n.) One who is able to gain occupation of the armrests on both sides of their cinema or aircraft seat.

 

Who is the current President of the Non-Aligned Movement?

 

What is Vatnajökull? (Saying where it is would also be sufficient)

 

The "Aboistop" is a real product that promises to stop your pet from doing what?

 

Found in South America, what type of animal (scientifically: Camponotus saundersi) is known for approaching enemies and then blowing itself up in battle?

 

Which TV game show hosted by Monty Hall gave rise to a topic now covered in most Intro to Statistics courses?

 

Last year, the town of Pahrump, NV outlawed the display of any foreign flag unless... what?

 

A Florida woman recently survived unscathed when what deflected a bullet fired during a New Year's celebration?

 

What overweight population is targeted by Pfizer's newly FDA-approved drug?

 

From 1994-1996, something very strange was happening in Japanese politics. What was it?

 

Cheez-Its are made by Sunshine Biscuits LLC which is owned by what better-known corporation?

 

Both the youngest and the oldest Nobel Laureate won the same prize (although 87 years apart), which prize?

 

Name the corporation that gave rise to the term "banana republic."

 

What does the second-largest steel company in India have in common with Queen?

 

What is an interrobang? Use it in a sentence.

 

People from Maryland are Marylanders, people from Ohio are Ohioans, what are people from Massachusetts called? (Besides 'Massachusettsan', which is a mouthful even for most residents...)

 

Where was the deadliest airplane crash on record?

 

"Free Kevin" refers to what?

The imprisonment of hacker Kevin Mitnick.

 

Steve Jackson Games had a run-in with what government agency? What was it over?

 

What major European city has two police forces?

Bern

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Where was the deadliest airplane crash on record?
It's kind of a trick question, since the two planes involved were both on the ground when it happened: Tenerife (Canary Islands). Two 747s collided on a runway in the fog. And before someone suggests otherwise, I know this because John Varley mentions it in the first few pages of his wonderful time-travel novel Millennium... :P

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It's kind of a trick question, since the two planes involved were both on the ground when it happened: Tenerife (Canary Islands). Two 747s collided on a runway in the fog. And before someone suggests otherwise, I know this because John Varley mentions it in the first few pages of his wonderful time-travel novel Millennium... :P

Correct. There was also a Nova episode about it and I think History Channel has covered it as well.

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Who is the only debater to have won CFLs, NFLs, and the TOC?

 

To whom is the Spingarn Medal awarded?

 

In braille, what is the meaning of all six dots raised? (Hint: it stands for a commonly used word, not a letter)

the

 

As a percentage of total population, what is the "whitest" state in the U.S.? (I will accept either of the two highest-ranking states since they are less than 0.1% apart.)

Montana

 

Which Brits' pseudo-dictionary contains the following definitions?

High Limerigg (n.) The topmost tread of a staircase which disappears when you're climbing the stairs in darkness.

Spokane (vb.) To remove precious objects from a room before a party.

Rochester (n.) One who is able to gain occupation of the armrests on both sides of their cinema or aircraft seat.

 

Who is the current President of the Non-Aligned Movement?

 

What is Vatnajökull? (Saying where it is would also be sufficient)

 

The "Aboistop" is a real product that promises to stop your pet from doing what?

 

Found in South America, what type of animal (scientifically: Camponotus saundersi) is known for approaching enemies and then blowing itself up in battle?

 

Which TV game show hosted by Monty Hall gave rise to a topic now covered in most Intro to Statistics courses?

 

Last year, the town of Pahrump, NV outlawed the display of any foreign flag unless... what?

 

A Florida woman recently survived unscathed when what deflected a bullet fired during a New Year's celebration?

 

What overweight population is targeted by Pfizer's newly FDA-approved drug?

 

From 1994-1996, something very strange was happening in Japanese politics. What was it?

 

Cheez-Its are made by Sunshine Biscuits LLC which is owned by what better-known corporation?

 

Both the youngest and the oldest Nobel Laureate won the same prize (although 87 years apart), which prize?

 

Name the corporation that gave rise to the term "banana republic."

 

What does the second-largest steel company in India have in common with Queen?

 

What is an interrobang? Use it in a sentence.

a question mark with an exclamation point superimposed. "What the hell do you think you're doing?!" (I don't have that exact character on my computer, "?!" will have to do.)

People from Maryland are Marylanders, people from Ohio are Ohioans, what are people from Massachusetts called? (Besides 'Massachusettsan', which is a mouthful even for most residents...)

 

Where was the deadliest airplane crash on record?

 

Steve Jackson Games had a run-in with what government agency? What was it over?

 

What major European city has two police forces?

Rome (the Vatican's police force and the Roman force.)

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The city with two police forces is in fact London. The City of London Police monitors the City of London (better known as the Square Mile), London's financial district; the Metropolitan Police (the famous one) monitors the 32 boroughs.

 

And the United Fruit Company is now Chiquita.

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Who fought at Thermopylae?
A congeries of troops from Greek city-states vs. Persia...

 

Who fought at Gallipoli? Who won?

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Who fought at Thermopylae?
Dude, I totally answered that one like an hour ago... ;)
anyone excited to see "300"?
Me! It looks to be very exciting. If you can find it, the 1962 version of the same story (with Richard Egan and Sir Ralph Richardson) is also quite good...

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Who fought at Gallipoli? Who won?

 

The major players were the British Empire (the UK, plus a lot of Canadians, Australians, and New Zealanders) vs. the Ottoman Empire. It was a very embarrassing defeat for the Brits after the Turks defeated them.

 

Who fought at the battle of Talas River? What was the result?

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The major players were the British Empire (the UK, plus a lot of Canadians, Australians, and New Zealanders) vs. the Ottoman Empire. It was a very embarrassing defeat for the Brits after the Turks defeated them.

 

Who fought at the battle of Talas River? What was the result?

the tang dynasty and arab abbasid caliphate. arab abbasid caliphate won.

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You guys are going in the wrong direction with the "Whitest State" question.

 

 

Its not some "hick red state'', because most ''red states'' have large african american or native american populations.

 

Its some northeastern "suburb state'', which doesnt have a metropolitan area, and altho its not politically correct to say this, property values so high that many minorities cant afford to live there.

 

 

Maine. Followd closely by Vermont.

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