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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?
Without going through states one by one my immediate guess was
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North Carolina, which is 9th in population, but I forgot (or maybe never knew) that Andrew Johnson was born in Raleigh.

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THE WHITE HOUSE

He served the longest combined terms as president and vice-president of any American to date.
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Who is Nixon? (8 years as VP + 5 years as President)

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THE WHITE HOUSE

He served the longest combined terms as president and vice-president of any American to date.
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Who is Nixon? (8 years as VP + 5 years as President)

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THE WHITE HOUSE

He served the longest combined terms as president and vice-president of any American to date.
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Who is Nixon? (8 years as VP + 5 years as President)
I'd say it needs more TOM or it likely goes 0/3.

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U.S. PRESIDENTS

2 of the 4 presidents who never had a vice president.
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Tyler, Fillmore, Andrew Johnson, Arthur

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NUMBERS

The only number whose English spelling has the letters in alphabetical order
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40

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opusthepenguin wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 2:29 pm
mas3cf wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 8:12 am
THE WHITE HOUSE

He served the longest combined terms as president and vice-president of any American to date.
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Who is Nixon? (8 years as VP + 5 years as President)
I'd say it needs more TOM or it likely goes 0/3.
Nah this is quite gettable, and a well Jeopardy has mined quite often for similar FJs. It's possible they've even asked this exact fact, with pretty similar wording.

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related to the Presidential discussion in the previous post:
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#3979, aired 2001-12-13 U.S. PRESIDENTS & VICE PRESIDENTS: He's the only man elected vice president twice & elected president twice

This is the only FJ I found specifically referencing the number of terms served by Nixon, but several others reference his being both VP and Prez and the unique gap in between.


Here's a case where the show used a former FJ almost word-for-word as a DD a decade later:

#1740, aired 1992-03-06 20th CENTURY VICE PRESIDENTS: The only VP to become president not immediately after his vice presidential term
#4287, aired 2003-04-01 VICE PRESIDENTS $1,000 (Daily Double): He's the only vice president who became president not immediately after his vice presidency

And another fun fact, in 1984 the show ran this clue:

#62, aired 1984-12-04 U.S. PRESIDENTS: President elected to 2nd term with 523 electoral votes, the greatest number in any election

By the time the episode aired, Reagan had earned 525 electoral votes in the 1984 election. (Maybe he hadn't tecnically "earned" them yet as the electoral college had not met.)

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The last one Jeff listed was interesting in that it was planned to air after the election and was no longer true when the show aired. (Of course, the writers couldn’t have foreseen such a massive landslide).

If Biden wins then Nixon will no longer be the only VP to become president that did not immediately follow the person he served under. He would also displace the president in this clue as an “only”.

He is the only remarried widower to become president.
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Who is Teddy Roosevelt?

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PHOTOGRAPHY

Florence Thompson and three of her daughters are seen here in 1979, 43 years after they were captured in a famous image by this photographer



close-up of Florence:

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Who is Dorothea Lange?

the original image:
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THE MOVIES

A film with this three-word title is an homage to Don LaFontaine, a voice actor associated with over 5,000 films.
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What is In a World...? (He was the movie trailer voice guy)

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Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:33 am
THE MOVIES

A film with this three-word title is an homage to Don LaFontaine, a voice actor associated with over 5,000 films.
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What is In a World...? (He was the movie trailer voice guy)
Dang it! I knew who he was and couldn't pull the three-word phrase. I could hear it in my head, but it was like in a dream where none of the words make sense if you focus on them. I kept messing around with variations on
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Theaters Near You and Coming This Fall. I knew these were wrong but was hoping they'd get the ball rolling. No dice. Just mixed metaphors.

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US PRESIDENTS

The three presidents who lived their entire lives in the 20th century.
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Who were Kennedy, LBJ, and Nixon?

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mas3cf wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:28 am
US PRESIDENTS

The three presidents who lived their entire lives in the 20th century.
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Who were Kennedy, LBJ, and Nixon?
Good one! We could also do:

Three of the presidents who lived their entire lives in the 19th century
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Pierce, Lincoln, A. Johnson, Grant, Hayes, Garfield, Arthur
And of course:

All the presidents who lived their entire lives in the 18th century
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Washington

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The U.S. presidents who were alive for both the U.S. Sesquicentennial & Bicentennial:
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Nixon, Ford, Carter, Bush 41, Reagan

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The U.S. presidents who were alive for both the U.S. Sesquicentennial & Bicentennial:
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Nixon, Ford, Carter, Bush 41, Reagan
I think you'd need a number or an "x of 5" to get this in 30 seconds.

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opusthepenguin wrote:
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And of course:

All the presidents who lived their entire lives in the 18th century
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Washington
I'm liking this clue more than is probably allowed by law. Never seen it phrased that way and it just ticks all my boxes. :lol:
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MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

The only retired number on display in Fenway Park whose digits are not colored red
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What is 42? (Jackie Robinson)

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I stole this one from the Car Talk guys. Might be too tough as is but I'm not sure how to reword it without giving the game away.

EDIT: I think I may have solved the rewording problem. Try the spoilered easier version if nothing comes to you.

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

YANKEE STADIUM'S MONUMENT PARK HAS MEMORABILIA FOR MANY FORMER YANKEES, BUT ALSO FOR THREE FORMER CARDINALS WHO DREW LARGE CROWDS. NAME ONE OF THEM.
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YANKEE STADIUM HAS MEMORABILIA FOR FORMER YANKEES, BUT ALSO FOR 3 FORMER CARDINALS WITH MASS APPEAL. NAME ONE.
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At the end of the music, Alex says, "This was a tough one. Maybe it would have helped if we'd told you that the former cardinals had "mass appeal" because they all celebrated Mass at the stadium..."
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Pope Paul VI, John Paul II, and Benedict XVI
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opusthepenguin wrote:
Thu Sep 03, 2020 1:32 pm
I stole this one from the Car Talk guys. Might be too tough as is but I'm not sure how to reword it without giving the game away.

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

YANKEE STADIUM'S MONUMENT PARK HAS MEMORABILIA FOR MANY FORMER YANKEES, BUT ALSO FOR THREE FORMER CARDINALS WHO DREW LARGE CROWDS. NAME ONE OF THEM.
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At the end of the music, Alex says, "This was a tough one. Maybe it would have helped if we'd told you that the former cardinals all celebrated Mass at the stadium..."
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Pope Paul VI, John Paul II, and Benedict XVI
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Fun misdirection. I went that route, but didn't think far enough to get to Popes. I came up with Spellman and Dolan as well-known New York Cardinals but that's as far as I got.
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