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opusthepenguin wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:12 pm
I never realized
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Our moon (which was my guess) is larger than Pluto, let alone Ceres. I now fully support Pluto's demotion to dwarf planet status.
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alietr wrote:
Sat Aug 22, 2020 7:39 am
opusthepenguin wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:12 pm
I never realized
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Our moon (which was my guess) is larger than Pluto, let alone Ceres. I now fully support Pluto's demotion to dwarf planet status.
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I'm just saying the gravity of the situation is a lot less than I realized.

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opusthepenguin wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:12 pm
mas3cf wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:25 am
TOUGH SCIENCE

With a radius less than half that of Pluto, it is the smallest celestial body with a chemical element named after it.
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What is Ceres (cerium)?
I never realized
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Our moon (which was my guess) is larger than Pluto, let alone Ceres. I now fully support Pluto's demotion to dwarf planet status.
Hmmm... which could give rise to another potential FJ:

These two moons are larger than the Solar System's smallest planet.
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Ganymede (Jupiter) and Titan (Saturn) are both larger than Mercury.
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AFRET CMS wrote:
Sat Aug 22, 2020 1:15 pm
opusthepenguin wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:12 pm
mas3cf wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:25 am
TOUGH SCIENCE

With a radius less than half that of Pluto, it is the smallest celestial body with a chemical element named after it.
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What is Ceres (cerium)?
I never realized
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Our moon (which was my guess) is larger than Pluto, let alone Ceres. I now fully support Pluto's demotion to dwarf planet status.
Hmmm... which could give rise to another potential FJ:

These two moons are larger than the Solar System's smallest planet.
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Ganymede (Jupiter) and Titan (Saturn) are both larger than Mercury.
This has basically been asked (albeit in a "name either one" format): http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=3083

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AFRET CMS wrote:
Sat Aug 22, 2020 1:15 pm
These two moons are larger than the Solar System's smallest planet.
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Ganymede (Jupiter) and Titan (Saturn) are both larger than Mercury.
So, by a certain flightless bird's logic (not naming names, of course), Mercury shouldn't be a planet then, either.

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alietr wrote:
Sat Aug 22, 2020 2:12 pm
AFRET CMS wrote:
Sat Aug 22, 2020 1:15 pm
These two moons are larger than the Solar System's smallest planet.
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Ganymede (Jupiter) and Titan (Saturn) are both larger than Mercury.
So, by a certain flightless bird's logic (not naming names, of course), Mercury shouldn't be a planet then, either.
Nope. I'm a geochauvinist.

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THE NFL

This team plays in the third-most populous city in its state; the two most populous do not have NFL franchises.
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Who are the Packers?
I think Tampa might work, too, as many don't consider the Jaguars or Dolphins as real NFL teams ...

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mas3cf wrote:
Mon Aug 24, 2020 3:01 pm
THE NFL

This team plays in the third-most populous city in its state; the two most populous do not have NFL franchises.
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Who are the Packers?
I think Tampa might work, too, as many don't consider the Jaguars or Dolphins as real NFL teams ...
Thought I figured a loophole, but turned out...
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Buffalo is the 2nd largest city in NY
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mas3cf wrote:
Mon Aug 24, 2020 3:01 pm
THE NFL

This team plays in the third-most populous city in its state; the two most populous do not have NFL franchises.
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Who are the Packers?
I think Tampa might work, too, as many don't consider the Jaguars or Dolphins as real NFL teams ...
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I didn't think Green Bay was the third-most populous city in Wisconsin, but the Packers was my ultimate guess since they're Pavlov for both "smallest pro sports town" (I think). They're also Pavlov for "largest number of individual owners in pro sports" (I know.)

One caveat - Kenosha is within 5% (as of the 2010 census) of hitting #3. I would assume they'd stay in position for 2020, but if there's any controversy, it could be easily tweaked by saying "It's the only NFL franchise in its state and its city is less than half the population of the second largest city." - but the original wording is way better.

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COATS OF ARMS

By land area, it is the largest portion of Australia not represented by one of the six badges on the escutcheon of the national coat of arms.
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What is the Northern Territory? (only the six states are represented)

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mas3cf wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:58 am
HISTORICAL FIGURES

This native of one continent was a war hero on a other continent, so he had a mountain named after him on a third continent
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Who is Kosciusko?
I thought of Garibaldi which turns out to be also correct! He was a native of Europe, a hero of Uruguayan independence in South America, and has a mountain named for him in Canada. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Garibaldi

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jeff6286 wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 6:18 pm
mas3cf wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:58 am
HISTORICAL FIGURES

This native of one continent was a war hero on a other continent, so he had a mountain named after him on a third continent
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Who is Kosciusko?
I thought of Garibaldi which turns out to be also correct! He was a native of Europe, a hero of Uruguayan independence in South America, and has a mountain named for him in Canada. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Garibaldi
Wow, impressive get on the alternate response! I guess I need more TOM...

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jeff6286 wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 6:18 pm
mas3cf wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:58 am
HISTORICAL FIGURES

This native of one continent was a war hero on a other continent, so he had a mountain named after him on a third continent
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Who is Kosciusko?
I thought of Garibaldi which turns out to be also correct! He was a native of Europe, a hero of Uruguayan independence in South America, and has a mountain named for him in Canada. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Garibaldi
Excellent!

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BUSINESS

Its founder, Italian immigrant Ettore Boiardi, sold this brand for nearly $6 million in 1946, but remained a consultant until 1978.
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What is Chef Boyardee?

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mas3cf wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:57 am
BUSINESS

Its founder, Italian immigrant Ettore Boiardi, sold this brand for nearly $6 million in 1946, but remained a consultant until 1978.
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What is Chef Boyardee?
This name was once used for a much harder FJ. I don't know how they expected anybody to get this one. Yet one contestant did!
http://j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_ ... ht=boiardi

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davey wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 12:02 pm
mas3cf wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:57 am
BUSINESS

Its founder, Italian immigrant Ettore Boiardi, sold this brand for nearly $6 million in 1946, but remained a consultant until 1978.
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What is Chef Boyardee?
This name was once used for a much harder FJ. I don't know how they expected anybody to get this one. Yet one contestant did!
http://j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_ ... ht=boiardi
I wish I had written that one. I think they were thinking "Brand name + cook" would be enough to get you there. Honestly, if you boil it down to that, I'm hard pressed to think of even an equally obvious choice.

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mas3cf wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 3:08 pm
davey wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 12:02 pm
mas3cf wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:57 am
BUSINESS

Its founder, Italian immigrant Ettore Boiardi, sold this brand for nearly $6 million in 1946, but remained a consultant until 1978.
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What is Chef Boyardee?
This name was once used for a much harder FJ. I don't know how they expected anybody to get this one. Yet one contestant did!
http://j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_ ... ht=boiardi
I wish I had written that one. I think they were thinking "Brand name + cook" would be enough to get you there. Honestly, if you boil it down to that, I'm hard pressed to think of even an equally obvious choice.
You're right, not quite as hard as I thought. As I so often do during games, I overlooked the category... :oops: On the same categorical principle, yours might be just gettable if you left the man's name out...

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mas3cf wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:57 am
BUSINESS

Its founder, Italian immigrant Ettore Boiardi, sold this brand for nearly $6 million in 1946, but remained a consultant until 1978.
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What is Chef Boyardee?
In writing it's a good FJ, but read aloud it's a $400 clue at best.

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PRESIDENTIAL TRIVIA

Of the ten most populous US states, the only one which is not the birthplace of a president.
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What is Florida?
Harder one:

PRESIDENTIAL TRIVIA

Of the ten least populous states, the two that are the birthplace of at least one president.
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What are Vermont and New Hampshire?

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mas3cf wrote:
Thu Aug 27, 2020 3:55 pm
PRESIDENTIAL TRIVIA

Of the ten most populous US states, the only one which is not the birthplace of a president.
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What is Florida?
Harder one:

PRESIDENTIAL TRIVIA

Of the ten least populous states, the two that are the birthplace of at least one president.
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What are Vermont and New Hampshire?
Got the first one on a guess. I think the second one requires us to know state populations to an unfair degree of accuracy. I rejected one correct answer in favor of a state that would have made the list just 10 years ago (and thus there would have been three correct states).
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Hawaii

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