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The Big Fat Quiz Throughout the Year 2022


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Round 13 answers:

 

Question 87: Who gets credit for inventing the zipper as we know and use?

 

Answer:

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Gideon Sundback, building on the work of Whitcomb Judson and others, who invented a more complicated design.

 

 

Question 88: What is the red pigment carmine made from?

 

Answer:

Spoiler

Crushed up bugs, more specifically cochineal insect that live on cacti in Latin America. Carmine is used in food-coloring, so you've probably consumed some bugs.

 

 

Question 89: Ranidaphobia is the fear of what?

 

Answer:

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Frogs and toads. Term is derived from the name of one of the largest families of frogs, Ranidae.

 

 

Question 90: Third letter of the Greek alphabet?

 

Answer:

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Gamma. Alpha, beta, gamma, delta, epsilon...

 

 

Question 91: In what Edgar Allan Poe story does an old man's oddly clouded eye lead to murder?

 

Answer:

Spoiler

The Tell-Tale Heart.

 

 

Question 92: Traditional Scottish Highland Games event where competitors throw a tapered log?

 

Answer:

Spoiler

The caber toss. It's tapered so that it fits a bit easier into the hands.

 

 

Question 93: Which zodiac sign is a man pouring water from a jar?

 

Answer:

Spoiler

Aquarius.

 

You know the drill. Seven questions, one point each for another round worth seven points.

 

Total possible to date is 96. You're all doing well!

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