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The Big Fat Quiz Throughout the Year 2022


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Answers for Round 20.

 

Question 136: The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race was inspired in part by what event?

 

Answer:

Spoiler

A diphtheria outbreak. In 1925, several teams of mush dogs relayed a serum for diphtheria from Seward to Nome, Alaska. If you didn't know it was diphtheria, but had something along the lines of "medicine needed, saved by dog teams" give yourself the point.

 

 

Question 137: The electric eel is native only to what continent?

 

Answer:

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South America. Three different species of genus electrophorus (which are not closely related to true eels), all native to the northern parts of the continent.

 

 

Question 138: Which is the only nation to have its own official scent?

 

Answer:

Spoiler

Lithuania. Lietuvos Kvapas, and if you wonder what it smells like, here's from the website:

 

"The aromas of Bergamot, Ginger, Wild Flowers, Raspberry, Red Berry and Grapefruit are complemented by a sensual, warm and gentle Lily of the Valley, Lilac and Rose bouquet. This is finished with notes of Amber, Tree Moss, Cedar, Sandalwood, Patchouli, Musk and Wood Smoke. It is a delicate, deep and distinctive scent, with a passion for life and joy."

 

 

Question 139: A cruciverbalist is someone who is skilled at what?

 

Answer:

Spoiler

The creation or solving of crosswords. The term is also the name of the profession. So maybe some of you can swap careers, or have a side-hustle?

 

 

Question 140: First fruit that was eaten on the moon?

 

Answer:

Spoiler

A peach, during the Apollo 11 mission. Armstrong and Aldrin had a scheduled meal of bacon squares, peaches, sugar cookie cubes, pineapple-grapefruit drink and coffee in the lunar module after landing in the Sea of Tranquility.

 

 

Question 141: The red supergiant star, Betelgeuse, belongs to which constellation?

 

Answer:

Spoiler

Orion. Should you ever find yourself lost but with access to a Stargate, always remember Orion to dial home. Betelgeuse is one of its brightest stars (right after Rigel).

 

 

Question 142: Octavian defeated Mark Anthony in which naval battle of 31 B.C.?

 

Answer:

Spoiler

The Battle of Actium.

 

 

Seven questions asked, at one point each. Last week's total was 140, so we're up to a possible total of 147.

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