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Category: On the Money

The reverse of this standard issue US denomination of currency depicts three US flags
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$50 bill (one over the house, and one over the senate of the capitol building)
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triviawayne wrote:
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Category: On the Money

The reverse of this standard issue US denomination of currency depicts two US flags
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$50 bill (one over the house, and one over the senate of the capitol building)
Pretty sure it's 3 (one in front of the rotunda).

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econgator wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:37 pm
triviawayne wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:16 pm
Category: On the Money

The reverse of this standard issue US denomination of currency depicts two US flags
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$50 bill (one over the house, and one over the senate of the capitol building)
Pretty sure it's 3 (one in front of the rotunda).
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hidden at the base...(arrrrhhhh!!!!)

was originally thinking only one bill had a flag and went looking, then saw one on the $10 as well as the expected $20, found 2 (because I didn't see the 3rd) on the capitol
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AWARDS & HONORS

She won three medals at the 1924 Summer Olympics, but it was a feat accomplished two years later that led to her being the first individual woman honored with a ticker-tape parade in New York City
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Who is Gertrude Ederle?

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US STATES

The only state that borders three states with capitals named after US presidents.
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What is Iowa?

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mas3cf wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:05 pm
US STATES

The only state that borders three states with capitals named after US presidents.
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What is Iowa?
I love it, but man, that's a tough one, zeroing in on the three it has to be and then picturing how the states line up to pick the right one. I got there, but definitely not in Think Music time. I think you've got a talent for coming up with TOC and uber-TOC level FJ clues.
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I stalled out on Illinois for the longest time, trying to figure out if I was missing an obvious border state that would provide the magical third president. When that didn't work, I flitted down to Jackson to see if any state touched Mississippi, Missouri and a third state to be named later. Finally gave that up as a bad job and went back to Missouri and Wisconsin as likely two of the three and eventually noticed Nebraska. One good thing about this clue is it's got a short answer, so you can use up almost all the think time before you start writing. But I suppose that's true of any clue that calls for a state if you know your two-letter abbreviations AND remember that you're allowed to use them. That's probably a good discipline to practice for anyone hoping to get the Call. Any time FJ calls for a state, remind yourself that the correct answer need only have two letters.

Then you can find out that in the new Mike Richards Barry =/= Berry era, state postal codes are no longer accepted. Thanks for taking one for the team so we could confirm that. :D

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opusthepenguin wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:07 am
mas3cf wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:05 pm
US STATES

The only state that borders three states with capitals named after US presidents.
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What is Iowa?
I love it, but man, that's a tough one, zeroing in on the three it has to be and then picturing how the states line up to pick the right one. I got there, but definitely not in Think Music time. I think you've got a talent for coming up with TOC and uber-TOC level FJ clues.
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I stalled out on Illinois for the longest time, trying to figure out if I was missing an obvious border state that would provide the magical third president. When that didn't work, I flitted down to Jackson to see if any state touched Mississippi, Missouri and a third state to be named later. Finally gave that up as a bad job and went back to Missouri and Wisconsin as likely two of the three and eventually noticed Nebraska. One good thing about this clue is it's got a short answer, so you can use up almost all the think time before you start writing. But I suppose that's true of any clue that calls for a state if you know your two-letter abbreviations AND remember that you're allowed to use them. That's probably a good discipline to practice for anyone hoping to get the Call. Any time FJ calls for a state, remind yourself that the correct answer need only have two letters.

Then you can find out that in the new Mike Richards Barry =/= Berry era, state postal codes are no longer accepted. Thanks for taking one for the team so we could confirm that. :D
I had better luck with my chain of thought.
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Madison and Lincoln popped almost immediately, so it was a straight shot to Iowa without having to detour to Missouri.
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GEOMETRY IN GEOGRAPHY

With a 12-mile radius, the only true arc that forms a state border in the US is centered in this state.
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What is Delaware?

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U.S. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS

The last time that the two major-party candidates shared the same first name was over 100 years ago when these two faced off, one losing for the third time.
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Who are William Howard Taft and William Jennings Bryan?

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nserven wrote:
Sat Nov 07, 2020 7:23 am
U.S. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS

The last time that the two major-party candidates shared the same first name was over 100 years ago when these two faced off, one losing for the third time.
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Who are William Howard Taft and William Jennings Bryan?
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seaborgium wrote:
Sat Nov 07, 2020 3:43 pm
nserven wrote:
Sat Nov 07, 2020 7:23 am
U.S. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS

The last time that the two major-party candidates shared the same first name was over 100 years ago when these two faced off, one losing for the third time.
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Who are William Howard Taft and William Jennings Bryan?
There's an app called QuicWit where they offer up a prize (usually valued around $30) twice a day to the fastest solver of an oblique trivia question (Googling encouraged). Today's first question was a "Who am I," and part of it said, "I have many losses, including one to a man who was the heaviest to ever hold his job." From that alone, I answered based on what I had just seen in this, 46 seconds into a 15-minute time limit. I won, beating the first runner-up by less than a second, and I'll be getting a drone in the mail! Thanks!
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This one is hard, but I can't resist because it's an impressive fact:

US PRESIDENTS

The first man to win two presidential elections who has neither a state capital or a national capital named after him.
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Who is Grant? (Washington, Jefferson (City), Madison, Monro(via), Jackson, Lincoln)

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mas3cf wrote:
Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:28 pm
This one is hard, but I can't resist because it's an impressive fact:

US PRESIDENTS

The first man to win two presidential elections who has neither a state capital or a national capital named after him.
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Who is Grant? (Washington, Jefferson (City), Madison, Monro(via), Jackson, Lincoln)
Seems reasonable difficulty to me. Saying 'first' tips you to start from the beginning. The trick is if you remember
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Liberia, but you should; it's a J! favorite
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Volante wrote:
Thu Nov 12, 2020 10:30 pm
mas3cf wrote:
Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:28 pm
This one is hard, but I can't resist because it's an impressive fact:

US PRESIDENTS

The first man to win two presidential elections who has neither a state capital or a national capital named after him.
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Who is Grant? (Washington, Jefferson (City), Madison, Monro(via), Jackson, Lincoln)
Seems reasonable difficulty to me. Saying 'first' tips you to start from the beginning. The trick is if you remember
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Liberia, but you should; it's a J! favorite
I like this one. I got it just by going down the list of Presidents that were reelected. Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, Jackson, then all the way to Lincoln, then Grant.

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U.S. PRESIDENTS

These two men each won the popular vote in three consecutive 19th-century presidential elections.
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Who were Andrew Jackson and Grover Cleveland?

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Category: Geography by Letter

Russia is the only country to border the Caspian Sea with a name that does not end with this letter.
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What is N (Iran, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan)
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triviawayne wrote:
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Category: Geography by Letter

Russia is the only country to border the Caspian Sea with a name that does not end with this letter.
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What is N (Iran, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan)
Although its full name is the Russian Federation.

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LATIN AMERICAN CAPITALS

The international airport serving this city has never recorded a temperature above 80 °F, and has recorded temperatures below freezing in every month of the year.
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What is La Paz? (due to high altitude)

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mas3cf wrote:
Fri Nov 27, 2020 9:41 pm
LATIN AMERICAN CAPITALS

The international airport serving this city has never recorded a temperature above 80 °F, and has recorded temperatures below freezing in every month of the year.
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What is La Paz? (due to high altitude)
I had the right idea but went with
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Quito, Ecuador - 9,350′ above sea level.

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