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8 hours ago, ttuckerman said:

Should put an authority here.  There are several answers to this question

 

 

As defined by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea signed in 1982, notably referring to exclusive economic zones.

 

 

Question 230:

 

Category: Demographic Africa

 

Mauritius is the only African country where the most commonly practiced religion is what?

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Answers for the round (shortened again due to hand issues).

 

Question 227: The Pope is guarded by soldiers from what country?

 

Answer:

Spoiler

Switzerland. For over 500 years the Swiss Guard has been in place, and all must be Swiss Catholics in a certain age bracket who've completed Swiss Army training.

 

 

Question 228: The phrase "sticky wicket" has its origins in what sport?

 

Answer:

Spoiler

Cricket. It means a difficult situation, derived from how an area of the cricket field behaves erratically due to weather (ball bouncing differently, etc).

 

 

Question 229: How far from shore do international waters start?

 

Answer:

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200 nautical miles/230 miles/370 km, according to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea from 1982, which as of 2016 has 167 countries and the EU as participants.

 

 

Question 230: Mauritius is the only African country where the most commonly practiced religion is what?

 

Answer:

Spoiler

Hinduism. Mauritius is an island nation east of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean, yet is still considered geographically as part of Africa.

 

 

Question 231: On which continent will you find the southernmost national park in the world?

 

Answer:

Spoiler

South America. Using latitude parallels, Cabo de Hornos National Park claims the title, though a Google search will falsely claim Tierra del Fuego National Park in Argentina is (it lies in a slightly northern parallel, however).

 

 

Question 232: Which dog breed yodels rather than barks?

 

Answer:

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The Basenji. The anatomical shape of its larynx alters the sound it makes to a more yodel-esque sound.

 

 

Question 233: What famous inventor proposed to his wife in Morse Code?

 

Answer:

Spoiler

Thomas Edison. Fluent in Morse Code, he taught it to his future second wife, Mina Miller, and used it to ask her to marry him. He also nicknamed two of his children from his first marriage "Dot" and "Dash." And they say romance is dead.

 

 

Seven questions, one point each. Year to date tally is now a possible 240.

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