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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 8:53 pm 
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Because the four legs are said by some to split the animal's focus, what does a lion tamer traditionally hold in his hand to disorient a lion?
A: Chair B: Two department store mannequins
C: Ping-pong table D: Chipmunk

[Reveal] Spoiler: Answer
A: Chair

$1,000
A bathroom shared between two bedrooms—featuring doors entering from either room and side-by-side wash basins—shares its name with what famous duo?
A: Chandler & Joey B: Salt & Pepa
C: Jack & Jill D: Donald & Melania

[Reveal] Spoiler: Answer
C: Jack & Jill

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In 1882, Samuel Sachs joined the New York financial firm founded by his father-in-law, a former street peddler named what?
A: Charles E. Merrill B: Marcus Goldman
C: Charles D. Barney D: Robert B. Stearns

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B: Marcus Goldman

$3,000
By doing the "Garth face" for the "Wayne's World" movie 12 hours a day for three months, what actor inadvertently gave himself the jaw disorder TMJ?
A: Rob Schneider B: David Spade
C: Adam Sandler D: Dana Carvey

[Reveal] Spoiler: Answer
D: Dana Carvey

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While the $2 bill is the rarest denominations of U.S. paper money in circulation, which of these is the next rarest?
A: $10 bill B: $20 bill
C: $50 bill D: $100 bill

[Reveal] Spoiler: ATA
A: 0% B: 0% C: 95% D: 5%

[Reveal] Spoiler: Answer
C: $50 bill

$7,000
According to Eurostat, in Luxembourg, 72% of working-age adults can do it, while in Ireland and Hungary that figure is below 2%. What is it?
A: Swim B: Drive legally
C: Speak three foreign languages D: Rightfully claim to be a millionaire

[Reveal] Spoiler: Answer
C: Speak three foreign languages

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$10,000
Which of these classic literary characters lived closest to where we currently stand here in Las Vegas, NV?
A: Houlden Caulfield B: Scout Finch
C: Dorothy Gale D: Anne of Green Gables

Rachel goes through the options and admits she's never read Catcher in the Rye but assumes that that era was all out West.
[Reveal] Spoiler: Answer
Rachel guesses A
The correct answer is C: Dorothy Gale
Rachel wins $5,000


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5K: Glad to hear $2 is so rare. I've been carrying 2 of them around for years, for good luck.. I've had horrible luck. Maybe should rethink that?

$10s & $20s not rare. Too many rap-lyrics about "show me the Benjamins" for $50s to be that rare.


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$10,000
Which of these classic literary characters lived closest to where we currently stand here in Las Vegas, NV?
A: Houlden Caulfield B: Scout Finch
C: Dorothy Gale D: Anne of Green Gables

Rachel goes through the options and admits she's never read Catcher in the Rye but assumes that that era was all out West.
[spoiler=Answer]Rachel guesses A
The correct answer is C: Dorothy Gale

There was a lot of discussion about this on the J! board - apparently Holden Caulfield tells his story from a hospital in California, which is closer to Vegas than Kansas is.

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But Catcher is set in NY.

But maybe BAM will have contestant back. If J! board people get their info to contestant.


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But Catcher is set in NY.

That's precisely the issue - the question said "lived", and one could argue that the protagonist was living in California when telling the tale.

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I hadn't read Catcher since I was a teenager. Obviously, neither had the question-writers.

I think contestant should get another chance because it was a poorly-written question.


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Too many rap-lyrics about "show me the Benjamins" for $50s to be that rare.
Ben Franklin is on the $100 bill. The $50 features Ulysses S. Grant.

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I'm referring to 10K.

fixed it for self. Only selves should fix.

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5K: Glad to hear $2 is so rare. I've been carrying 2 of them around for years, for good luck.. I've had horrible luck. Maybe should rethink that?

$10s & $20s not rare. Too many rap-lyrics about "show me the Benjamins" for $50s to be that rare.
Tablet fingers strike twice in two days (and the first typo is in a post about a previous typo). Almost all my posts are from a laptop with a physical keyboard, but when I have to use my iPhone, I double-check because I always make mistakes. Numbers are the easiest to screw up because auto-correct is no help.


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5K: Glad to hear $2 is so rare. I've been carrying 2 of them around for years, for good luck.. I've had horrible luck. Maybe should rethink that?

$10s & $20s not rare. Too many rap-lyrics about "show me the Benjamins" for $50s to be that rare.

In the Columbia, SC area, $2 bills are somewhat common. The strip joints give them as change, probably to double the tips.

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Bob Juch wrote:
In the Columbia, SC area, $2 bills are somewhat common. The strip joints give them as change, probably to double the tips.
I know Eisenhower dollars were common in Vegas because casinos used them. Are strip clubs a major industry in Columbia?


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Bob Juch wrote:
In the Columbia, SC area, $2 bills are somewhat common. The strip joints give them as change, probably to double the tips.
I know Eisenhower dollars were common in Vegas because casinos used them. Are strip clubs a major industry in Columbia?

It would seem so.

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Bob Juch wrote:
In the Columbia, SC area, $2 bills are somewhat common. The strip joints give them as change, probably to double the tips.
I know Eisenhower dollars were common in Vegas because casinos used them. Are strip clubs a major industry in Columbia?
I haven't been to a post office for stamps in ages, but our local offices used to (90's) give Susan B. Anthonys in change from their (stamp) vending machines. IIRC, they also took $20s and $10s and gave back $2 bills wherever possible.

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