Wednesday, August 15, 2018

15 Aug, 2018: Day 121

Question 1:
What is the largest surviving Latin American language reaching from Columbia to Chile? Answer: Quechua.

Please see Day 68 for the explanation.

Question 2:
What musical made its world premiere in October 1986, at 57 Haymarket, London SW1Y 4QL? Answer: Phantom of the Opera.

Please see Day 66 for the explanation.

Question 3:
What was the name of the 8000-acre estate inherited by the art patron who commissioned "Lobster Telephone"? Answer: West Dean.

Please see Day 58 for the explanation.

Friday, August 3, 2018

3 Aug 2018, Day 120

Question 1:
The first American to reach top-rank male sabre fencer status at the international level grew up in what NY borough? Answer: Brooklyn.

Keeth Smart was trained from a talented mentor to become a supreme talent in his own right. Finding out the answer is as close as first American top-rank male sabre fencer status. Look for the Wikipedia article for the answer.

Question 2:
What CBS sportscaster was banned from covering the Masters golf tournament after calling a patron gallery at a famous men's golf club “a mob?” Answer: Jack Whitaker.

Please see Day 46 for the explanation.

Question 3:
What structure on the South African coast has a range of 63 km and releases flashes every 30 seconds? Answer: Cape Point Lighthouse.

Begin by placing in the search field South Africa range 63 km flashes 30 seconds. On the first page look at any results that is from Google Books for the answer.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

2 Aug 2018, Day 119

Question 1:
What is the term for the traditional ritual by which officers in the UK's Royal Navy are retired? Answer: dining out.

When you try traditional ritual officers UK Navy retired you will see others like myself answering this question, but you will also find source articles.

Question 2:

The private papers of what scientist had to be decontaminated for two years in the 1990's before being put on file at the National Library in Paris? Answer: Marie Curie.

Please see Day 65 for the explanation.

Question 3:

In a 2005 ceremony inducting Dan Marino to the Football Hall of Fame, who was the recipient of Dan's “one last pass” thrown from the podium? Answer: Mark Clayton.

Please see Day 84 for the explanation.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

31 Jul 2018, Day 118 part B

Question 1:
The popular sitcom whose 100th episode was viewed by 15.83 million people, features what star who also portrayed a young Bette Midler in "Beaches"? Answer: Mayim Hoya Bialik.

The question is, who is the actress? The fastest way to this problem is to find the movie Beaches on iMDB, scan through the cast listings and find the actress who played the young CC Bloom.

Question 2:

What is the binomial name of the tiny mammal of the family Craseonycteridae, genus Craseonycteris and species C. thonglongyai that is "hog-nosed"? Answer: Craseonycteris thonglongyai.

Please see Day 51 for the explanation.

Question 3:

In April of 1993, a team record was set by the New York Mets for the largest attendance on opening day as they played a shutout against what team? Answer: Colorado Rockies.

Please see Day 29 for the explanation.

31 Jul 2018, Day 118

Question 1:
A 2004 Harris Poll reported that the majority of Americans prefer Olympic training be paid through what means? Answer: private funding.

I know that this poll would cite the Harris Poll Type as a source, but I couldn't find a survey that old. When I type it into Google I get others answering the same quetion. Try 2004 harris poll olympic training to see who others answered this question.

Question 2:

What actress, best known for her role on "Guiding Light,” has a sister-in-law that’s been nominated for an Academy Award seventeen times? Answer: Maeve Kinkead.

Please see Day 50 for the explanation.

Question 3:

What was the maximum weight (kg) in the men’s middleweight class for the 2012 Olympic Games? Answer: 84.

Please see Day 39 for the explanation.