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Volante wrote:
Tue Dec 08, 2020 11:17 am
MarkBarrett wrote:
Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:23 am
If someone wants a writing assignment.

Ken Jennings's Tuesday trivia used the name Olympia Lightning in asking for the father, Usain Bolt. Serena Williams's daughter is Alexis Olympia. There has to be something there with the name sharing that could make a FJ! clue.
Well, Alexis Olympia Ohanian. Might make it a bit tricker as a middle name.
Yes, one being the middle name does make it trickier. The writers could do like KJ and just ask for Olympia Lightning Bolt's father. The writers could bring in gold medals to the cluing and ask for the dad of Bolt and/or mom of Alexis Olympia Ohanian?

Here are three previous hits for Serena's husband:


#8149, aired 2020-01-30 WEBSITES $1000: Alexis Ohanian was still a student at UVA when he doodled what became the alien mascot for this website that he co-founded
#7957, aired 2019-03-26 BABY'S FIRST INSTAGRAM $600: @olympiaohanian has o'lotta followers--over 500,000! Did having this mom--winner of 23 major singles tennis titles--help?
#7839, aired 2018-10-11 DRIVING ALEXIS $800: If you're driving company founder Alexis Ohanian to Reddit's offices, head for the Tenderloin area of this city

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MLB CITIES

Of all the outfield fence distance markers in MLB stadiums, the ones using the smallest numerical values are located in this city.
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What is Toronto? (Because it shows distances in feet and meters)
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mas3cf wrote:
Thu Dec 10, 2020 2:15 pm
MLB CITIES

Of all the outfield fence distance markers in MLB stadiums, the ones with the smallest numbers are located in this city.
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What is Toronto? (Because it shows distances in feet and meters)
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I thought you were asking for the one with the smallest font size.
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MattKnowles wrote:
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I thought you were asking for the one with the smallest font size.
That works, too.

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MattKnowles wrote:
Thu Dec 10, 2020 3:55 pm
mas3cf wrote:
Thu Dec 10, 2020 2:15 pm
MLB CITIES

Of all the outfield fence distance markers in MLB stadiums, the ones with the smallest numbers are located in this city.
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What is Toronto? (Because it shows distances in feet and meters)
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I thought you were asking for the one with the smallest font size.
Reworded, but not sure I haven't introduced other controversy...

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mas3cf wrote:
Thu Dec 10, 2020 4:27 pm
MattKnowles wrote:
Thu Dec 10, 2020 3:55 pm
mas3cf wrote:
Thu Dec 10, 2020 2:15 pm
MLB CITIES

Of all the outfield fence distance markers in MLB stadiums, the ones with the smallest numbers are located in this city.
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What is Toronto? (Because it shows distances in feet and meters)
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I thought you were asking for the one with the smallest font size.
Reworded, but not sure I haven't introduced other controversy...
I mean, the original still applies, given how the numbers are displayed:
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Maybe lowest?...

Though the question itself feels too 'Idiotest'ish to me
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Volante wrote:
Thu Dec 10, 2020 4:47 pm
Though the question itself feels too 'Idiotest'ish to me
Maybe ask which fence has two sets of numbers on it? Realistically, though, this is never something that would be asked on the show.

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econgator wrote:
Thu Dec 10, 2020 4:52 pm
Volante wrote:
Thu Dec 10, 2020 4:47 pm
Though the question itself feels too 'Idiotest'ish to me
Maybe ask which fence has two sets of numbers on it? Realistically, though, this is never something that would be asked on the show.
Agreed. It's a clever clue and it's fun to try to find the best wording, but I can't see it showing up in a real FJ.

If they do start going the tricky route, here's another.

WEIGHTS & MEASURES

In order, the lightest and heaviest item on this list: ounce of feathers, pound of feathers, ounce of gold, pound of gold
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ounce of feathers, pound of feathers
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An ounce of gold is almost 10% heavier than an ounce of feathers. But a pound of gold is about 18% lighter than a pound of feathers.
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Gold is measured in troy weight. Troy ounces are heavier than avoirdupois, but there are only 12 of them to the troy pound.

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THE INDIAN OCEAN

Although Captain William Mynors of the English East India Company sighted this island on December 25, 1643, it was not explored by Europeans until the 1870s.
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What is Christmas Island?

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'TIS THE SEASON

This classic movie prop was inspired by an ad for Nehi soda
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The leg lamp (from A Christmas Story)

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"Knee high", get it?

(The actual story, as related by Jean Shepherd, is slightly more complicated than the clue suggests, but the original lamp was a prize from a contest sponsored by Nehi soda.)

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MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Thu Dec 10, 2020 8:26 pm
'TIS THE SEASON

This classic movie prop was inspired by an ad for Nehi soda
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The leg lamp (from A Christmas Story)

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"Knee high", get it?

(The actual story, as related by Jean Shepherd, is slightly more complicated than the clue suggests, but the original lamp was a prize from a contest sponsored by Nehi soda.)
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Got it because "classic movie prop" plus this time of year pretty much could lead to no other answer. I did not know the backstory, but it's a favorite movie. Thanks for sharing.
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AFRET CMS wrote:
Fri Dec 11, 2020 2:40 pm
MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Thu Dec 10, 2020 8:26 pm
'TIS THE SEASON

This classic movie prop was inspired by an ad for Nehi soda
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The leg lamp (from A Christmas Story)

Image

"Knee high", get it?

(The actual story, as related by Jean Shepherd, is slightly more complicated than the clue suggests, but the original lamp was a prize from a contest sponsored by Nehi soda.)
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Got it because "classic movie prop" plus this time of year pretty much could lead to no other answer. I did not know the backstory, but it's a favorite movie. Thanks for sharing.
Indeed. The category is doing a lot of the heavy lifting here.

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CHILDREN'S LITERATURE
Clocks drawn throughout show this book's events take place over 70 minutes, seemingly every night.
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The best thing that Neil Armstrong ever did, was to let us all imagine we were him.
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BIOCHEMISTRY

Orexin is a hormone that regulates sleep/wakefulness and this other function.
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What is appetite? (solvable through "anorexia" = no appetite)

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POLITICIANS

The winner of 39 electoral votes in a presidential election prior to 1950, one of his last Senate votes was on the McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform bill.
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Who was Strom Thurmond?

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NEW ENGLAND GEOGRAPHY

A mere 81 feet taller than Mount Jefferson, it is the second-highest peak in New Hampshire.
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What is Mount Adams?

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RELIGION

Despite professing pacifism, the name of this religious group--many of whose members settled in Saskatchewan around the turn of the twentieth century--derives in part from a word meaning "fighter."
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Who are the Doukhobors?
There are zero decent, moral people who support the death penalty.

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Euphonium wrote:
Tue Dec 15, 2020 9:55 pm
RELIGION

Despite professing pacifism, the name of this religious group--many of whose members settled in Saskatchewan around the turn of the twentieth century--derives in part from a word meaning "fighter."
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Who are the Doukhobors?
I suspect this get rate would be in the single digits.

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econgator wrote:
Tue Dec 15, 2020 10:40 pm
Euphonium wrote:
Tue Dec 15, 2020 9:55 pm
RELIGION

Despite professing pacifism, the name of this religious group--many of whose members settled in Saskatchewan around the turn of the twentieth century--derives in part from a word meaning "fighter."
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Who are the Doukhobors?
I suspect this get rate would be in the single digits.
I know which digit I'd use! :lol:

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Euphonium wrote:
Tue Dec 15, 2020 9:55 pm
RELIGION

Despite professing pacifism, the name of this religious group--many of whose members settled in Saskatchewan around the turn of the twentieth century--derives in part from a word meaning "fighter."
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Who are the Doukhobors?
I agree. Who the heck are they?

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