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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2007 4:19 pm 
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Christine Jock
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Christine has 4 girls, ages 3 to 9. Her husband, in the audience, has already been scoping out pontoon boats.

She still has 2 lifelines left: 50/50 and PAF.


$16,000
In a shocking 2007 issue, what comic book superhero was shot down on the steps of a federal courthouse in New York City?
A. Spider-Man B. Daredevil
C. Captain America D. The Incredible Hulk

Christine uses her 50/50 which leaves

B. Daredevil
C. Captain America

She thinks it would be more shocking if it was Captain America.


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Mary Leakey, a famed archaeologist of human-like fossils, made many discoveries at the Olduvai Gorge in what country?
A. South Africa B. Nigeria
C. Kenya D. Tanzania


She says she has no clue, and calls her dad, Alan. Alan says immediately that he thinks it was either Tanzania or Kenya. Christine says to give it his best guess, and he says, "Kenya".

She goes with his answer, and leaves with $1,000.




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$16,000: C. Captain America
$25,000: D. Tanzania
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Christine Jock
Rock Hill, SC
Stay-at-home Mom

Christine has 4 girls, ages 3 to 9. Her husband, in the audience, has already been scoping out pontoon boats.


Pontoon boats? Why?

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She still has 2 lifelines left: 50/50 and PAF.


All three for me.

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$16,000
In a shocking 2007 issue, what comic book superhero was shot down on the steps of a federal courthouse in New York City?
A. Spider-Man B. Daredevil
C. Captain America D. The Incredible Hulk

Christine uses her 50/50 which leaves

B. Daredevil
C. Captain America

She thinks it would be more shocking if it was Captain America.


It had something to do with Cap's opposition to the Metahuman Registration Act, a theme that ran through all the Marvel titles earlier this year.

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Mary Leakey, a famed archaeologist of human-like fossils, made many discoveries at the Olduvai Gorge in what country?
A. South Africa B. Nigeria
C. Kenya D. Tanzania

She says she has no clue, and calls her dad, Alan. Alan says immediately that he thinks it was either Tanzania or Kenya. Christine says to give it his best guess, and he says, "Kenya".

She goes with his answer, and leaves with $1,000.


No boat for hubby. It's still nihil obstat® for me.

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Wow, learn something new every day! Or perhaps unlearn something old and incorrect...

I would have said Olduvai gorge was in Kenya in a heart beat. I knew it was close to the border with Tanzania but obviously didn't know which side of the border it was on. Have even been to the region but not to the gorge itself, in the part of the plains on the Kenyan side known as the Masai Mara.

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BBTranscriptTeam wrote:
$25,000
Mary Leakey, a famed archaeologist of human-like fossils, made many discoveries at the Olduvai Gorge in what country?
A. South Africa B. Nigeria
C. Kenya D. Tanzania


She says she has no clue, and calls her dad, Alan. Alan says immediately that he thinks it was either Tanzania or Kenya. Christine says to give it his best guess, and he says, "Kenya".

She goes with his answer, and leaves with $1,000.


When Christine read the question to Alan, she left out the "Olduvai Gorge" part, which could have been the critical phrase, particularly if he was googling.


And, yeah, having both Kenya and Tanzania up there made the question nasty for me, too. I knew it was one or the other...

So...Olduvai Gorge is in Tanzania. The Serengeti is in Tanzania. Kilimanjaro is in Tanzania. What's in Kenya that we should remember?


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earendel wrote:
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Christine Jock
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Christine has 4 girls, ages 3 to 9. Her husband, in the audience, has already been scoping out pontoon boats.


Pontoon boats? Why?


To spend the money on, of course!

A pontoon boat makes a good fishing boat, a good swimming platform and a good, general party boat. Maybe not so good if you want to go water skiing.


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So...Olduvai Gorge is in Tanzania. The Serengeti is in Tanzania. Kilimanjaro is in Tanzania. What's in Kenya that we should remember?


The Leakeys are most closely associated with Kenya, even becoming involved in politics there. Kilimanjaro is indeed in Tanzania although the northern slopes extend into Kenya as it is also very close to the border. Mt Kenya is almost right on the equator which always reminds me of the Clarke novel "The Fountains of Paradise" about an elevator to space although it was set on a fictional island that closely resembled his home of Sri Lanka.

Perhaps the most notable archeological site in Kenya (since it isn't Olduvai Gorge!) would have to be Lake Turkana, formerly Lake Rudolf, where a number of skulls/skeletons have been found by the Leakeys and others.

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Christine's run gets a brief summary in this news column:

http://www.heraldonline.com/109/story/211516.html


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so far so good


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