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The Big Fat Quiz Throughout the Year 2022


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Answer time for the round.

 

Question 234: What cosmetic brand gets its name from the Latin for "snow-white"?

 

Answer:

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Nivea. From the Latin nivar (to snow) and the suffix -ea (color of).

 

 

Question 235: What word, beginning with "M", is the measure for the brightness of stars?

 

Answer:

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Magnitude. A unit-less measurement, it is further broken down into apparent magnitude (how bright it appears in the night sky on Earth) and absolute magnitude (more complex to define, look it up to learn more).

 

 

Question 236: What flowers are known as "mums"?

 

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Chrysanthemums.

 

 

Question 237: What is the name of Zorro's horse?

 

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Tornado. Usually pronounced "tor-nah-do" when an appropriate accent for the Zorro character is donned.

 

 

Question 238: The bar Tujague's in New Orleans claims credit for debuting which green, mint-flavored cocktail?

 

Answer:

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The grasshopper. The color and flavor comes from the ingredient crème de menthe (the green variety, a colorless one exists as well).

 

 

Question 239: The Iron Ring is a ring worn by engineers that are trained in which country?

 

Answer:

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Canada. Engineers trained in Canada are receive one that is supposed to remind them of ethics and obligations in their profession.

 

 

Question 240: What is the technical term for egg white?

 

Answer:

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Albumen. Again from the Latin, albus (white). Not to be confused with albumin (vowel change), which is a class of proteins, that also happen to be in the albumen. Everything clear as an egg white?

 

 

The usual, 7 questions for a total of 7 points. Brings the total possible up to 247.

 

Next question will be posted a bit later today, I'm off to sleep.

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