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The Big Fat Quiz Throughout the Year 2022


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Time to post the week's answers.

 

Question 150: Why is the unit of weight "pound" abbreviated as "lb"?

 

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Comes from "libra", Latin for "pound" or "weight". Thank the Romans for their influence.

 

 

Question 151: Whose sea chest contained the map to Treasure Island?

 

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Billy Bones. Jim Hawkins finds the map in a packet in his chest after his death.

 

 

Question 152: Filo pastry stuffed with chopped nuts and honey (or syrup)?

 

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Baklava. Many types of recipes, typically using walnuts or pistachios.

 

 

Question 153: Only Canadian province whose borders form a roughly rectangular shape?

 

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Saskatchewan. Not exactly a rectangle on the map, but it could be approximated as one.

 

 

Question 154: Fear of the Sun is called?

 

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Heliophobia. Other phobias a vampire might have are alliumphobia (fear of garlic) and staurophobia (fear of the cross/crucifix).

 

 

Question 155: What was the capital city of West Germany from 1949 to 1990?

 

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Bonn. Following the collapse of the Berlin Wall and East-West reunification, the capital of a united Germany once more became Berlin.

 

 

Question 156: A five-letter name for a young dog?

 

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Whelp. Refers to both male and female newborn pups. Nowhere near as cute a term as "puppy."

 

 

Questions asked, and questions answered. One point each for seven questions total. You do the math. 😉

 

Total points possible to date: 161

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5 right for 92 (I counted puppy as it does have five letters,   If you wanted the other one to be the only correct answer you should have asked What is another five letter word for puppy )

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A decent 4 points, total 89.

 

My knowledge of languages failed me for the puppy.

 

EDIT: M'wahahah! 5 points for 90!

 

5 hours ago, ManvsMini said:

Give yourself credit if you got puppy.

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Question 158:

 

Category: Types of Pasta

 

Cavatappi, also known as cellentani, is shaped like what?

 

 

18 hours ago, Cranky Dog said:

My knowledge of languages failed me for the puppy.

 

Give yourself credit if you got puppy.

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On 6/5/2022 at 9:37 PM, Corsair said:

Got 5! Woohoo, now at 102

 

8 hours ago, ManvsMini said:

Question 158:

 

Category: Types of Pasta

 

Cavatappi, also known as cellentani, is shaped like what?

 

 

 

Give yourself credit if you got puppy.

Then I got 6! 103! One of these days I'm gonna get them all! Egads! I sound like a Pokemon player!

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