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Postby Ryan Reeder » Tue 13 Jul, 2004 10:12 pm

OK. I'm gauging that there may be some interest in this sort of game. This is non-specific trivia for those that want to artificially inflate their post totals. I don't, but I'll play anyway.

Any category you can think of is open. Not too many of us know the name of your second grade teacher, but you can ask it if you want. I'd recommed, having learned from past games of this nature, though, that questions be moderately difficult. Hard enough to be a challenge, but not so hard that nobody answers it and the game dies.

Game rules--I suppose standard game thread rules apply. You get the question right, ask a new one. 24 hours, and you owe a clue or a new question. Don't kill the thread by saying "someone else go" every time, though. Unless you want to kill the thread.

Answers should be given without research; you're on your honor as far as that goes. Questions can come from your own specific knowledge, or you can use resources. Trivia games are valid--online, board or television. You can ask about thermonuclear physics, you can ask about Cambodian religion, you can ask about Honus Wagner or movies or ingredients in The Brownies. Everybody knows something, anybody can play.

It's your game--do what you want.

First question:

What movie won the first Best Picture award, in 1929?

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Postby Eric's Fat Brother » Tue 13 Jul, 2004 10:17 pm

Ummm, was it called Wings? I think I heard it on Jeopardy tonight.

Who holds the Major League record for most career doubles?
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Postby Audrey » Wed 14 Jul, 2004 10:07 am

I'm going to guess Pete Rose, just for fun. And so the thread doesn't die.
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Postby apmusicman » Wed 14 Jul, 2004 10:56 am

The Major League record for career doubles is held by Tris Speaker with 793.

Who was the first African-American to go into outer space?

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Postby Eric's Fat Brother » Wed 14 Jul, 2004 11:41 am

apmusicman wrote:The Major League record for career doubles is held by Tris Speaker with 793.

It was actually 792, but close enough.

apmusicman wrote:Who was the first African-American to go into outer space?

Guion Bluford

There are two players in Boston/Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves history to hit at least one home run in 17 consecutive seasons. One is, of course, Hank Aaron. Who is the other?

EDITED: It was 17 straight seasons, not 18.
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Postby shrff » Wed 14 Jul, 2004 01:18 pm

Dale Murphy had 14, it's as close as I could get for now.
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Postby Eric's Fat Brother » Wed 14 Jul, 2004 01:26 pm

HINT: In five of those 17 seasons, he only had one home run. Then there were eight seasons with two, and two seasons each with three and four homers. Only 35 career homers, but at least one in 17 straight seasons, all for the Braves.

I have two other hints that I will give if people need them.
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Postby Eric's Fat Brother » Thu 15 Jul, 2004 07:51 am

More hints: He is in the Hall of Fame, and he died in the past year.
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Postby apmusicman » Thu 15 Jul, 2004 12:28 pm

I think the guys name is Span or Spawn or something. He was a pitcher too if I recall correctly. Am I right?

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Postby Eric's Fat Brother » Thu 15 Jul, 2004 01:05 pm

Warren Spahn is the correct answer.
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Postby apmusicman » Thu 15 Jul, 2004 01:26 pm

What was the first European country to give women the right to vote?

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Postby TVGM » Thu 15 Jul, 2004 02:52 pm

Sweden?
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Postby Ryan Reeder » Thu 15 Jul, 2004 03:35 pm

Netherlands?

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Postby apmusicman » Thu 15 Jul, 2004 10:18 pm

Both good guesses but no.

HINT: The national flower of this country is called The-Lily-Of-The-Valley, and the humpback perch is the most common fish found in the countries waters.

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Postby Huzzak » Thu 15 Jul, 2004 10:28 pm

I guess Norway, but I also did a google search to see if I was right, and I know I'm not, but I do know the correct answer now. Hoorah!

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Postby apmusicman » Sat 17 Jul, 2004 06:35 pm

More Hints: The population of this country is approximately 5,200,000. This country is the sixth largest country in Europe in area, with a low population density of 17 persons per square kilometer.

There has been complete freedom of worship in this country since 1923. The Evangelical Lutheran Church is the country's biggest denomination : 89 % of the people are baptised as Lutherans.

I'll have more hints later if no one can get it.

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Postby TVGM » Sat 17 Jul, 2004 06:48 pm

Is Iceland considered part of Europe?
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Postby Canadian Wynter » Sat 17 Jul, 2004 09:07 pm

What about Finland?

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Postby apmusicman » Sat 17 Jul, 2004 11:15 pm

We have a winner! Finland is the correct answer. You're up CW.

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Postby Kelleheretic » Sat 14 Aug, 2004 01:11 am

YES! TRIVIA TIME!

When was Temple Work first done in Spanish, and where?

Oh, I could do this for hours on SO MANY subjects!


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