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The Big Fat Quiz Throughout the Year 2022


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Question 206: How many stars are in the Big Dipper constellation?

 

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Seven. Dubhe, Merak, Phecda and Megrez form the bowl, while Alioth, Mizar and Alkaid form the handle.

 

 

Question 207: Kleenex was invented to serve what purpose during World War I?

 

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A gas mask filter. Kimberly-Clark remarketed Kleenex in 1924 as a makeup remover.

 

 

Question 208: Which Benedictine monk made important contributions to the production and quality of Champagne wine?

 

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Dom Pierre Pérignon, for whom the Dom Pérignon brand is named (no need to know his first name, Dom Pérignon is a correct answer).

 

 

Question 209: Who defeated the serpent Apep/Apophis every night in his solar barge as he journeyed through the underworld?

 

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Ra. In ancient Egypt, the sun was Ra's barge that sailed through the sky during the day and at night descended into the underworld. Apophis/Apep, known as the Great Serpent, laid in wait to attack Ra and prevent the sun from rising.

 

 

Question 210: What does the Schmidt index measure?

 

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The pain of insect stings. The work of entomologist Justin O. Schmidt, who let himself be stung and recorded his experiences. The original paper was published in 1990, and revised many times finally culminating in a 2016 book. It won him an Ig Nobel prize in 2015 (a satirical award to celebrate ten unusual or trivial achievements in scientific research).

 

 

Question 211: Which modern instrument was called the sackbut until roughly the nineteenth century?

 

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The trombone. The design of the sackbut was slightly different from the trombone as we know it today, but eventually the Italian term trombone caught on and replaced the sackbut.

 

 

Question 212: What beer-centric movie begins with the MGM lion belching rather than roaring?

 

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Strange Brew, starring Rick Moranis, Dave Thomas, and Max von Sydow.

 

 

Ok, the usual point allotment for the week, 7 points total. That brings the total possible up to 219.

 

New question will be posted shortly to avoid a post merge.

 

 

46 minutes ago, Chaoswolf said:

Slacker!! 10,000 lashes with a wet noodle!

::P:

 

Promises, promises... 😉

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