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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:33 pm 
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$20,000
President Nixon once asked a diplomat from a lush island nation if his country needed help with dry farming, having confused what with what?
A: Mauritius with Mauritania B: Guyana with Ghana
C: Australia with Austria D: Bahrain with Bhutan

[Reveal] Spoiler: Answer
A: Mauritius with Mauritania


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The top of the Washington Monument has been capped with a certain metal since 1884, when the metal was more valuable than gold. What is it?
A: Aluminum B: Zinc
C: Tin D: Nickel

[Reveal] Spoiler: 50/50
50/50 leaves aluminum and zinc.


[Reveal] Spoiler: Answer
A: Aluminum


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In a normal human skeleton, which of the following bones doesn’t come in a pair?
A: Femur B: Hamate
C: Scapula D: Sphenoid

[Reveal] Spoiler: +1
They know that the femur and scapula come in pairs. Their +1 is Mark’s mom Christine. She doesn’t know. They decide to walk.


[Reveal] Spoiler: Answer
D: Sphenoid
Nicole & Mark win $30,000 and tickets to Céline Dion.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:21 pm 
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Nicole Klepper & Mark Humphrey
Los Angeles, Cal.


BBTranscriptTeam wrote:
$20,000
President Nixon once asked a diplomat from a lush island nation if his country needed help with dry farming, having confused what with what?
A: Mauritius with Mauritania B: Guyana with Ghana
C: Australia with Austria D: Bahrain with Bhutan
[Reveal] Spoiler: Answer
A: Mauritius with Mauritania

Well, Australia isn't likely to be taken for a "lush island" (unless by "lush" you mean "heavy beer drinkers"), and the same for Bahrain. Guyana isn't an island, so that leaves A.

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$30,000
The top of the Washington Monument has been capped with a certain metal since 1884, when the metal was more valuable than gold. What is it?
A: Aluminum B: Zinc
C: Tin D: Nickel
[Reveal] Spoiler: 50/50
50/50 leaves aluminum and zinc.

[Reveal] Spoiler: Answer
A: Aluminum

One of my favorite bits of trivia. Extracting aluminum from it's ore was so difficult that the price of the refined metal was more than gold. Napoleon Bonaparte had a set of aluminum flatware.

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$50,000
In a normal human skeleton, which of the following bones doesn’t come in a pair?
A: Femur B: Hamate
C: Scapula D: Sphenoid
[Reveal] Spoiler: +1
They know that the femur and scapula come in pairs. Their +1 is Mark’s mom Christine. She doesn’t know. They decide to walk.

[Reveal] Spoiler: Answer
D: Sphenoid
Nicole & Mark win $30,000 and tickets to Céline Dion.

The sphenoid bone is in the skull, IIRC; not sure about the hamate, but I'd go with D anyway.

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30K: Ditto what ear said.

50K: I thought scapula all one piece. Might have guessed it & gone home. Might have 50/50ed & been bewildered.


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