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COLLEGE SPORTS

Of the eight men's basketball head coaches the Kansas Jayhawks have had in 123 years, this 1st coach is the only one with an overall losing record
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Who is James Naismith?

[ETA: Five days after posting this clue I finally got around to listening to the May 6th episode of the Recreational Thinking podcast, which happened to contain an almost exact question but in reverse (asking for the school given the coach). This was a complete coincidence; while I am often inspired by Yogesh's question writing, I would never blatantly copy from him (nor anyone else, for that matter).]
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US CITIES

It's the most populous city in the US named after an American.
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cheezguyty wrote: Thu Jun 17, 2021 5:30 pm COLLEGE SPORTS

Of the eight men's basketball head coaches the Kansas Jayhawks have had in 123 years, this 1st coach is the only one with an overall losing record
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Who is James Naismith?

[ETA: Five days after posting this clue I finally got around to listening to the May 6th episode of the Recreational Thinking podcast, which happened to contain an almost exact question but in reverse (asking for the school given the coach). This was a complete coincidence; while I am often inspired by Yogesh's question writing, I would never blatantly copy from him (nor anyone else, for that matter).]
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similar questions happens all the time in trivia writing, look how much it happened in LL just this past season. There's a difference between trivia and trivial, and there is only so much trivia to go around. I asked the same question about 18 months ago at one of my trivia nights.
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cheezguyty wrote: Thu Jun 17, 2021 5:30 pm COLLEGE SPORTS

Of the eight men's basketball head coaches the Kansas Jayhawks have had in 123 years, this 1st coach is the only one with an overall losing record
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Who is James Naismith?

[ETA: Five days after posting this clue I finally got around to listening to the May 6th episode of the Recreational Thinking podcast, which happened to contain an almost exact question but in reverse (asking for the school given the coach). This was a complete coincidence; while I am often inspired by Yogesh's question writing, I would never blatantly copy from him (nor anyone else, for that matter).]
I would have to return my degree from Kansas if I missed that one.
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BRITISH "P"LACES

For many years, a pub in this East Sussex village featured the figure seen here on its signage


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Where is Piltdown? (the pub was called "Piltdown Man")
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ANIMALS ON FILM

A town in Mexico City, which was the site of a major peace agreement, shares part of its name with this 2004 epic about a horse
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What is Hidalgo?
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Category: POPULAR MUSIC

After receiving feedback from a Michigan resident, the performer of this popular song has changed the description of a specific church when performing it live.
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20TH CENTURY DATES

On this date, two different men were president of the US, and two others were VPs who would later go on to become President.
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What was January 20, 1961?
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mas3cf wrote: Sat Jul 24, 2021 9:09 am 20TH CENTURY DATES

On this date, two different men were president of the US, and two others were VPs who would later go on to become President.
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What was January 20, 1961?
Tough for 30 seconds, but got it in under a minute.

Great question!
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PRESIDENTS

He's the only US President to have been born during FDR's 12+ year presidency
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MinnesotaMyron wrote: Sat Jul 24, 2021 9:29 pm PRESIDENTS

He's the only US President to have been born during FDR's 12+ year presidency
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Who is Joe Biden?

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And the most recent president to have a future president born during his term was:
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JFK (Obama)
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mas3cf wrote: Sat Jul 24, 2021 9:09 am 20TH CENTURY DATES

On this date, two different men were president of the US, and two others were VPs who would later go on to become President.
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What was January 20, 1961?
This is related to another fact about VPs that I've heard come up, namely that
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At Nixon's inauguration, there were four men on the stage (Johnson, Humphrey, Nixon, Ford) who had held the title of VP at some point.
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evanakm wrote: Sun Jul 25, 2021 9:18 am
mas3cf wrote: Sat Jul 24, 2021 9:09 am 20TH CENTURY DATES

On this date, two different men were president of the US, and two others were VPs who would later go on to become President.
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What was January 20, 1961?
This is related to another fact about VPs that I've heard come up, namely that
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At Nixon's inauguration, there were four men on the stage (Johnson, Humphrey, Nixon, Ford) who had held the title of VP at some point.
Well, the last one hadn't (yet).
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evanakm wrote: Sun Jul 25, 2021 9:18 am
mas3cf wrote: Sat Jul 24, 2021 9:09 am 20TH CENTURY DATES

On this date, two different men were president of the US, and two others were VPs who would later go on to become President.
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What was January 20, 1961?
This is related to another fact about VPs that I've heard come up, namely that
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At Nixon's inauguration, there were four men on the stage (Johnson, Humphrey, Nixon, Ford) who had held the title of VP at some point.
Ford never held the title of VP at either of Nixon's inaugurations.
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MinnesotaMyron wrote: Sat Jul 24, 2021 9:29 pm PRESIDENTS

He's the only US President to have been born during FDR's 12+ year presidency
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Who is Joe Biden?

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Amazingly, for all the babies that were born in the 1950s, there is a very real chance that none of them will ever become President.
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seaborgium wrote: Sun Jul 25, 2021 10:25 am
evanakm wrote: Sun Jul 25, 2021 9:18 am
mas3cf wrote: Sat Jul 24, 2021 9:09 am 20TH CENTURY DATES

On this date, two different men were president of the US, and two others were VPs who would later go on to become President.
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What was January 20, 1961?
This is related to another fact about VPs that I've heard come up, namely that
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At Nixon's inauguration, there were four men on the stage (Johnson, Humphrey, Nixon, Ford) who had held the title of VP at some point.
Well, the last one hadn't (yet).
You're correct, it was Agnew, not Ford on the stage. The fact still holds once you correct my error.
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Ford was House Minority Leader, so he may well have been there. And perhaps Al Gore took a break from his senior year at Harvard to attend with his father (a Senator at the time).
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WORLD CAPITALS

Neighborhoods of this city include Çağlayan and Dasoupolis.
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What is Nicosia?
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mas3cf wrote: Sat Jul 31, 2021 2:20 pm WORLD CAPITALS

Neighborhoods of this city include Çağlayan and Dasoupolis.
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What is Nicosia?
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Oof! Admirably fiendish.

Saw the Turkish spelling and discounted the Greek. There are quite a few Greek names remaining in western Turkey. Though most have been "Turkicized" in spelling, the Greek origin of many is still evident, in pronunciation if not in spelling. Immediately defaulted to Ankara. It's a fair clue, but would stand a very good chance of being a TS.
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mas3cf wrote: Sat Jul 31, 2021 2:20 pm WORLD CAPITALS

Neighborhoods of this city include Çağlayan and Dasoupolis.
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What is Nicosia?
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Saw the Turkish and Greek names & jumped right to Istanbul.
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