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mas3cf wrote: Fri Dec 03, 2021 2:36 pm
Golf wrote: Fri Dec 03, 2021 2:09 pm
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mas3cf wrote: Fri Dec 03, 2021 1:43 pm

The clue doesn't say "official" mascot though - it says "chief" mascot.
If you do a bit of research you will see why it’s not a viable answer.
I did, and I don't. A little help?
In this context the definition of chief is listed as “most important, principal.

Then use this http://sportmascots.com/mlb/swinging-fr ... go-padres/

Furthermore, the chicken has never been the official mascot of anything. 40 years ago when he was performing at most Padres games, you might have an argument. But it’s a rarity that he appears at a Padres game nowadays. A mascot that barely appears can’t be considered a chief mascot.
Is there another mascot that has supplanted it as the chief mascot, though? If it appears at 3 games per year and there aren't any other mascots, guess which one is the chief mascot?
Did you even read the sports mascots link above? I highly doubt you did any research regarding all this as you stated
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I don’t see the chicken as negbait at all. He has spent most of his career as a free agent. Anyone that wants to hire him for a game just calls him up.

He was associated with the team in his early days, but I don’t think he ever worked for the team, just the radio station. After he became a national phenomenon he had a falling out with the station and flew the coop.
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Golf wrote: Fri Dec 03, 2021 3:04 pm
mas3cf wrote: Fri Dec 03, 2021 2:36 pm
Golf wrote: Fri Dec 03, 2021 2:09 pm
mas3cf wrote: Fri Dec 03, 2021 1:54 pm
Golf wrote: Fri Dec 03, 2021 1:49 pm
If you do a bit of research you will see why it’s not a viable answer.
I did, and I don't. A little help?
In this context the definition of chief is listed as “most important, principal.

Then use this http://sportmascots.com/mlb/swinging-fr ... go-padres/

Furthermore, the chicken has never been the official mascot of anything. 40 years ago when he was performing at most Padres games, you might have an argument. But it’s a rarity that he appears at a Padres game nowadays. A mascot that barely appears can’t be considered a chief mascot.
Is there another mascot that has supplanted it as the chief mascot, though? If it appears at 3 games per year and there aren't any other mascots, guess which one is the chief mascot?
Did you even read the sports mascots link above? I highly doubt you did any research regarding all this as you stated
Okay, you caught me skipping the link. I'll admit I read what you wrote and assumed the link was to a definition of "chief."

Thanks for the info, I stand corrected.
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For what it's worth, I used this source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_M ... ll_mascots

That link also says:
Some in the past have confused The San Diego Chicken as the mascot of the Padres. Although he does make appearances occasionally at San Diego sporting events, he has never been the official mascot of any San Diego sports team.
Will always think of the Famous Chicken as The Baseball Bunch mascot, though.
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THE AGE OF EXPLORATION

Named for the son of King Francis I, La Dauphine, captained by this man, became the first European ship to sail into New York's Upper Bay
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COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD

Approximately 7% of this country's land area is covered in glaciers, the highest proportion of any landlocked country in the world.
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What is Switzerland?
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mas3cf wrote: Sat Dec 11, 2021 8:12 pm COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD

Approximately 7% of this country's land area is covered in glaciers, the highest proportion of any landlocked country in the world.
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What is Switzerland?
I'm gonna need a citation on this one...

For Switzerland, I found: https://pubs.usgs.gov/pp/p1386e/alps.pdf claiming 1342km2. With an area of 41,285, that makes 3.3%
Nepal, https://www.escapehimalaya.com/glacier/ 5,323 km2, Area of 147,516 km2 makes 3.6%
And Bhutan, https://pubs.usgs.gov/pp/p1386f/pdf/F7_Bhutan.pdf 1,317 km2, divided by 38,394 km2 is 3.4%

(And then I considered calculating Iceland and Denmark before remembering the landlocked part of the clue)
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Volante wrote: Sat Dec 11, 2021 8:50 pm
mas3cf wrote: Sat Dec 11, 2021 8:12 pm COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD

Approximately 7% of this country's land area is covered in glaciers, the highest proportion of any landlocked country in the world.
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What is Switzerland?
I'm gonna need a citation on this one...

For Switzerland, I found: https://pubs.usgs.gov/pp/p1386e/alps.pdf claiming 1342km2. With an area of 41,285, that makes 3.3%
Nepal, https://www.escapehimalaya.com/glacier/ 5,323 km2, Area of 147,516 km2 makes 3.6%
And Bhutan, https://pubs.usgs.gov/pp/p1386f/pdf/F7_Bhutan.pdf 1,317 km2, divided by 38,394 km2 is 3.4%

(And then I considered calculating Iceland and Denmark before remembering the landlocked part of the clue)
See sections 1 and 7:

https://www.about.ch/geography/index.html
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Volante wrote: Sat Dec 11, 2021 8:50 pm
mas3cf wrote: Sat Dec 11, 2021 8:12 pm COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD

Approximately 7% of this country's land area is covered in glaciers, the highest proportion of any landlocked country in the world.
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What is Switzerland?
I'm gonna need a citation on this one...

For Switzerland, I found: https://pubs.usgs.gov/pp/p1386e/alps.pdf claiming 1342km2. With an area of 41,285, that makes 3.3%
Nepal, https://www.escapehimalaya.com/glacier/ 5,323 km2, Area of 147,516 km2 makes 3.6%
And Bhutan, https://pubs.usgs.gov/pp/p1386f/pdf/F7_Bhutan.pdf 1,317 km2, divided by 38,394 km2 is 3.4%

(And then I considered calculating Iceland and Denmark before remembering the landlocked part of the clue)
I found a value of 3902 km² for Nepal's glaciers, which would be 2.6%. The same article cites a value of 1.6% for Bhutan (they carried their decimal place wrong for the sq km value):

https://www.thethirdpole.net/en/climate ... study/?amp
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Volante wrote: Sat Dec 11, 2021 8:50 pm
mas3cf wrote: Sat Dec 11, 2021 8:12 pm COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD

Approximately 7% of this country's land area is covered in glaciers, the highest proportion of any landlocked country in the world.
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What is Switzerland?
I'm gonna need a citation on this one...

For Switzerland, I found: https://pubs.usgs.gov/pp/p1386e/alps.pdf claiming 1342km2. With an area of 41,285, that makes 3.3%
Nepal, https://www.escapehimalaya.com/glacier/ 5,323 km2, Area of 147,516 km2 makes 3.6%
And Bhutan, https://pubs.usgs.gov/pp/p1386f/pdf/F7_Bhutan.pdf 1,317 km2, divided by 38,394 km2 is 3.4%

(And then I considered calculating Iceland and Denmark before remembering the landlocked part of the clue)
Also, your own USGS article says this about Bhutan:

The Kingdom of Bhutan is a little-known mountainous and heavily
forested country located in the eastern Himalaya. Having a total area of 46,500  km2, it extends about 300 km east to west, and 170 km north to south. The  total area covered by glaciers in Bhutan is 1,317  km2

1317/46500 = 2.8%. Now, I do see your value of 38,394 km² elsewhere - do uou understand the discrepancy? I'm having a hard time figuring it out.
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mas3cf wrote: Sat Dec 11, 2021 9:17 pm
Volante wrote: Sat Dec 11, 2021 8:50 pm
mas3cf wrote: Sat Dec 11, 2021 8:12 pm COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD

Approximately 7% of this country's land area is covered in glaciers, the highest proportion of any landlocked country in the world.
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What is Switzerland?
I'm gonna need a citation on this one...

For Switzerland, I found: https://pubs.usgs.gov/pp/p1386e/alps.pdf claiming 1342km2. With an area of 41,285, that makes 3.3%
Nepal, https://www.escapehimalaya.com/glacier/ 5,323 km2, Area of 147,516 km2 makes 3.6%
And Bhutan, https://pubs.usgs.gov/pp/p1386f/pdf/F7_Bhutan.pdf 1,317 km2, divided by 38,394 km2 is 3.4%

(And then I considered calculating Iceland and Denmark before remembering the landlocked part of the clue)
See sections 1 and 7:

https://www.about.ch/geography/index.html
I dunno... for one, that site's also counting pre-glacial snow (firn). Second, not sure about the areas. They're giving 118km2 to the Aletsch Glacier, but my source gives it 86, and a 2011 UNESCO publication gives it 81:
https://web.archive.org/web/20160414151 ... welten.pdf

The glacier's tourist site even only gives it 79: https://www.aletscharena.ch/en/world-na ... ch-glacier
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Volante wrote: Sat Dec 11, 2021 9:48 pm
mas3cf wrote: Sat Dec 11, 2021 9:17 pm
Volante wrote: Sat Dec 11, 2021 8:50 pm
mas3cf wrote: Sat Dec 11, 2021 8:12 pm COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD

Approximately 7% of this country's land area is covered in glaciers, the highest proportion of any landlocked country in the world.
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What is Switzerland?
I'm gonna need a citation on this one...

For Switzerland, I found: https://pubs.usgs.gov/pp/p1386e/alps.pdf claiming 1342km2. With an area of 41,285, that makes 3.3%
Nepal, https://www.escapehimalaya.com/glacier/ 5,323 km2, Area of 147,516 km2 makes 3.6%
And Bhutan, https://pubs.usgs.gov/pp/p1386f/pdf/F7_Bhutan.pdf 1,317 km2, divided by 38,394 km2 is 3.4%

(And then I considered calculating Iceland and Denmark before remembering the landlocked part of the clue)
See sections 1 and 7:

https://www.about.ch/geography/index.html
I dunno... for one, that site's also counting pre-glacial snow (firn). Second, not sure about the areas. They're giving 118km2 to the Aletsch Glacier, but my source gives it 86, and a 2011 UNESCO publication gives it 81:
https://web.archive.org/web/20160414151 ... welten.pdf

The glacier's tourist site even only gives it 79: https://www.aletscharena.ch/en/world-na ... ch-glacier
Okay so even granting your value of 3.3% for Switzerland, I'm still coming up under 3% for the other two countries (see above).
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I'm not sure where the report's area for Bhutan came from, but perfectly ending in a double zero? Someone rounded. While I pulled 38394 off Wiki, the World Almanac also uses that.

I think the only way to use glacier surface area would be to have one source that has values for all three countries from the same year. Even using Switzerland data from 2011 and Himalayan from 2014 wouldn't be cricket in this day in age.
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FAMOUS FOLKS

Her first two husbands were avant-garde composer Toshi Ichiyanagi (from 1956 to 1962) and art promoter Anthony Cox (1962 to 1969)
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cheezguyty wrote: Fri Dec 31, 2021 6:53 pm FAMOUS FOLKS

Her first two husbands were avant-garde composer Toshi Ichiyanagi (from 1956 to 1962) and art promoter Anthony Cox (1962 to 1969)
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Made a correct guess with a fair amount of confidence.
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opusthepenguin wrote: Fri Dec 31, 2021 11:18 pm
cheezguyty wrote: Fri Dec 31, 2021 6:53 pm FAMOUS FOLKS

Her first two husbands were avant-garde composer Toshi Ichiyanagi (from 1956 to 1962) and art promoter Anthony Cox (1962 to 1969)
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Made a correct guess with a fair amount of confidence.
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GREEK GEOGRAPHY

The town of Isthmia is located on the Saronic Gulf; about 5 miles to its west is this city of 38,000 located on a different gulf.
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OPERA COMPOSERS

When this composer made his own version of La Bohème, his rival Puccini wrote about him, "The lion flunked out; the horse was beaten up."
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mas3cf wrote: Mon Jan 17, 2022 8:17 am OPERA COMPOSERS

When this composer made his own version of La Bohème, his rival Puccini wrote about him, "The lion flunked out; the horse was beaten up."
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Nice! Kind of... catty on Puccini's part.
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I got it by focusing on the TOMs and playing with the linguistic variations until I got two that could be spliced together to make an opera composer. I suspect some version of that would be the route for most people. Those with a little more opera knowledge might get it directly. This is the kind of FJ that might have some poll questions attached.

☐ I got [day]'s FJ more because of the lion TOM
☐ I got [day]'s FJ more because of the horse TOM
☐ I got [day]'s FJ because of both TOMs equally
☐ I got [day]'s FJ without needing either TOM

That's probably too many, but the results would be interesting.
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THE OLYMPICS

One of two calendar years in which the Summer and Winter Olympics were held in neighboring countries
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