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The Big Fat Quiz Throughout the Year 2022


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This round's answers.

 

Question 248: What 2004 film spawned a line of popular t-shirts reading "Vote for Pedro"?

 

Answer:

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Napoleon Dynamite. Really don't remember the movie, but it gave us the dance command for the male blood elf characters in World of Warcraft.

 

 

Question 249: What black stone is the most common volcanic rock on Earth?

 

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Basalt. Over 90% of all volcanic rock on this planet is basalt.

 

 

Question 250: What disorder did Muhammad Ali develop after retiring from boxing?

 

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Parkinson's disease. The cause is unknown, but among the risk factors is head injuries, which Ali's boxing certainly could have increased the onset chance.

 

 

Question 251: What percentage of a cucumber is water?

 

Answer:

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95-96 percent. Good and refreshing on a hot day, the highest water content of any food. Give yourself a point if you said 90 percent or greater, but deduct a point if you said 100 percent because then it wouldn't be a cucumber... it'd be pure water.

 

 

Question 252: Who initially "draft-dodged" the Trojan War by dressing as a woman in the court of King Lycomedes?

 

Answer:

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Achilles. Though not told in Homer's epic the Iliad, other versions of the Trojan War tale have Achilles' mother, Thetis, hiding him thusly due to a prophecy that he would die if he participated in the war.

 

 

Question 253: How is the chess term "shah mat" better known?

 

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Checkmate. Much terminology in chess is of Persian etymology with Sanskrit origins. In Persian, shah mat literally means "the king is frozen."

 

 

Question 254: Why do snack crackers (like Ritz, Saltines, and such brands) have holes in them?

 

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To prevent air bubbles while baking. This releases steam to keep the cracker from rising, and remaining crunchy.

 

 

Another seven points possible for the round, bringing the year possible to 261.

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