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The Big Fat Quiz Throughout the Year 2022


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Answers for this week's round.

 

Question 199: On maps, what is the technical name for the "you are here" arrow?

 

Answer:

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Ideo locator or ideolocator. Can't seem to find an origin story for it. It possibly comes from a derivation of the Greek idio meaning "self/personal/own."

 

 

Question 200: What island changes hands between France and Spain every six months?

 

Answer:

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Pheasant Island. It's an uninhabited island in the Bidasoa River. Spain has it from February 1st until July 31st, and France has it from August 1st through January 31st.

 

 

Question 201: Which English rock group charted "Land of Confusion" in 1986?

 

Answer:

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Genesis. Before the band Disturbed got its hands on it for a cover in 2006, there was only Phil Collins singing it. Sadly, the youth of today tends to not know that. And the music video has some creepy looking puppets.

 

 

Question 202: What causes the holes in Swiss cheese?

 

Answer:

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Bacteria. Propionibacterium cultures are added to pasteurized milk and produces carbon dioxide bubbles, which creates the holes (or "eyes" in cheesemaking lingo). Unpasteurized milk can also be used without needing to add bacteria as the bacteria is found in hay and grasses, and finds its way into the raw milk.

 

 

Question 203: How many colors were there in the first boxes of Crayola crayons sold in 1903?

 

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Eight. The first box of Crayola Crayons was produced in 1903 as an 8 count box. It sold for a nickel (5 cents) and contained the colors red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet, brown and black. (per Crayola's website)

 

 

Question 204: What was used to simulate blood in the shower scene from Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 film Psycho?

 

Answer:

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Chocolate syrup. No need find something red, as it was a black and white film.

 

 

Question 205: Which country has a fast food restaurant called Mash Donald's?

 

Answer:

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Iran. Due to political tensions, there are no McDonald's restaurants in the country. Yet some entrepreneurs have opened knock-offs of popular chains, leading to Pizza Hat and ZFC (and escaping legal action in the current political climate).

 

That concludes round 28.

 

7 points, one per question. Current possible total is 212.

 

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Question 207:

 

Category: Use Only As Directed

 

Kleenex was invented to serve what purpose during World War I?

 

(For any international players who aren't familiar with Kleenex, it is a brand of facial tissue, which I believe is available in most countries, though popularity may vary.)

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Question 209:

 

Category: Egyptian Mythology

 

Who defeated the serpent Apep/Apophis every night in his solar barge as he journeyed through the underworld?

 

 

Question 210:

 

Category: Indexes and Scales

 

What does the Schmidt index measure?

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