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For those who don’t have time to type the whole thing, the texting acronym “IDC” stands for what common phrase?
A: I Deserve Cheetos B: I Don Chaps
C: I Don’t Care D: I Doodle Cats

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C: I Don’t Care


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Though we know them better by Spanish names, in English whose three famous ships could be called “The Girl,” “The Pint” and “The Saint Mary”?
A: Christopher Columbus B: Ulysses
C: Blackbeard the Pirate D: Marco Polo

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50/50 leaves Columbus and Ulysses.


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A: Christopher Columbus


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Likely a hit with chemistry majors, a popular T-shirt jokes that you should “never trust” what because “they make up everything”?
A: An atom B: A statue
C: A hamster D: A cheese danish

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A: An atom


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In a classic Milton Bradley game, players who correctly answer a series of questions are invited to “Go to the” what?
A: End of the Road B: Head of the Class
C: Front of the Line D: Top of the Heap

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B: Head of the Class


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When he was introduced to readers in the 1940s, what children’s literary character went by “Zozo” in England to avoid sharing his name with their king?
A: Peter Rabbit B: Curious George
C: Babar the Elephant D: Pat the Bunny

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A: 4% B: 85% C: 10% D: 1%


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B: Curious George


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Though we know them better by Spanish names, in English whose three famous ships could be called “The Girl,” “The Pint” and “The Saint Mary”?
A: Christopher Columbus B: Ulysses
C: Blackbeard the Pirate D: Marco Polo

[Reveal] Spoiler: 50/50
50/50 leaves Columbus and Ulysses.


[Reveal] Spoiler: Answer
A: Christopher Columbus



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Pinta is much more likely to have meant "painted", "spotted" or "speckled". Especially in relation to a ship. Pintar means to paint and the adjective is related to that. It's the same root as a Pinto horse. A "pint" of liquid in Spanish would mostly be referred to as a "medio litro" or half a liter. Although that is a more recent usage with the introduction of the metric system. I believe the historic equivalent of a pint was a quartillo or "little quart".

I guess Spanish speakers, especially in Spain because it is close to Britain, would know what you meant if you were in a bar and asked for a "pinta" but that's not what the word means in Spanish.

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Thanks. I *thought* "pinta" meaning pint was exceptionally screwy.

It was also upsetting that the contestant didn't know the ships.


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