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Foretopman wrote:
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COMEDY TEAM

This comedy team got its start under the name "Ted Healy and His Southern Gentlemen"
Man, this took me waaaaay longer than 30 seconds to dredge up from the depths. I think it's
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Who are the Three Stooges?
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TELEVISION

The longest-running spinoff series in American TV history.
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What is The Simpsons?

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ANATOMY

It is the most common site of scar tissue in humans.
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What is the navel?

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THE NFL

This NFC team played nine regular-season games in its home stadium during the 2019 season.
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What are the Giants? (They played the Jets as the visiting team)

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THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST

The oldest city in its state, it was named after the great-grandfather of someone who would perish on the Titanic.
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What is Astoria, Oregon?

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MEDICAL CONDITIONS

Coined in 1874, this term was brought into the common vernacular in the 1920s by a company that is now a subsidiary of Johnson and Johnson.
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What is halitosis? (Listerine)

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I think this is accurate, if not - please jump on me for it:

WORLD GEOGRAPHY

It is the most recent region to lose its status as an exclave through unification with intervening territory.
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What is West Berlin?

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ACTORS

A 2015 review said he "proved to be a jack of all comedic trades."
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Who is Aziz Ansari?

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mas3cf wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:19 am
ACTORS

A 2015 review said he "proved to be a jack of all comedic trades."
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Who is Aziz Ansari?
Why would someone know this? And why would you think this would make an FJ?

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alietr wrote:
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mas3cf wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:19 am
ACTORS

A 2015 review said he "proved to be a jack of all comedic trades."
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Who is Aziz Ansari?
Why would someone know this? And why would you think this would make an FJ?
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His show is called Master of None

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mas3cf wrote:
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alietr wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:17 am
mas3cf wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:19 am
ACTORS

A 2015 review said he "proved to be a jack of all comedic trades."
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Who is Aziz Ansari?
Why would someone know this? And why would you think this would make an FJ?
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His show is called Master of None
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Maybe if you added "...of his Netflix show..." And if it wasn't years after the last episodes dropped...This kind of clue would be current events more than anything. I happen to be slowly getting through the episodes right now myself - it's a good show - and I came nowhere near getting it.

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ASTRONOMY

It is the largest celestial body with a perijove.
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What is Ganymede?

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US CITIES

Named after a foreign city, it is located at the junction of three states and borders rivers named after two additional states.
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What is Cairo, Illinois?

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US CITIES

Named after a foreign city, it is located at the junction of three states and borders rivers named after two additional states.
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What is Cairo, Illinois?
That's a good trivium, but an almost guaranteed triple stumper in anything outside a GOAT tournament. And even in a GOAT tournament, only KJ would get it right.

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mas3cf wrote:
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US CITIES

Named after a foreign city, it is located at the junction of three states and borders rivers named after two additional states.
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What is Cairo, Illinois?
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If we rerouted the Tennessee river a bit and removed “additional” from the clue then Memphis would work.
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If we rerouted the Tennessee river a bit and removed “additional” from the clue then Memphis would work.
That was my guess. Would have needed some TOM to get the the original (maybe something about its pronunciation).

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opusthepenguin wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:12 am
mas3cf wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:27 am
US CITIES

Named after a foreign city, it is located at the junction of three states and borders rivers named after two additional states.
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What is Cairo, Illinois?
That's a good trivium, but an almost guaranteed triple stumper in anything outside a GOAT tournament. And even in a GOAT tournament, only KJ would get it right.
I almost didn't post it because I thought it was too easy....
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I thought the clue would point you directly at the junction of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers, and from there you just have to know the one city that's at that spot
But I texted it to a friend who is a geography whiz and he struggled with it too, so maybe I underestimated how challenging it is.

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COINCIDENCES

In March 1934, the Academy Award for Outstanding Production went to this film with an equine name, just two months before the Kentucky Derby was won by a horse with that same name
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What is Cavalcade? (which ultimately comes from Vulgar Latin caballus, meaning "horse")

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Well, hey, in the current vein...

CLASSICAL MATH

Number of masses written by J. S. Bach plus the number of operas written by Beethoven plus the number of symphonies written by Brahms.
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1+1+4=6. Easy peasy, right? ;)

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BIBLICAL VOCABULARY

In the book of Judges the Gileadites asked the Ephraimites to say this word and killed them when they pronounced it incorrectly.
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What Shibboleth? (Do not accept: Sibboleth)

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