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opusthepenguin wrote:
Tue Feb 02, 2021 1:56 pm
mas3cf wrote:
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STREET NAMES

Name of a road running from Chester Ave to 135th St in Kansas City, and of an avenue also known as US 71 in Texarkana.
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What is State Line?
I got it because I live here, but I'd predict a low get rate without a lot more TOM.
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Also, I wonder about saying it's "in" Kansas City. At least according to Google Maps, the actual state line runs down the middle of the road. So the east side is in KCMO but west side is in KCK or Westwood or Mission Hills or Prairie Village or Leawood depending on how far south you are.
Lifelong Chicogoan here. Pretty much an instaget for me. I've visited KC once (without coming near the road in question). Also, I'm pretty sure (but can't provide evidence right now) that those are not the only two instances of a road with that name.

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WEIRD WORDS

The OED gives one meaning of this 6-letter word as "hassock or footstool" and notes that it may be "due to misunderstanding of [a] nursery rhyme"
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THE RESTAURANT BUSINESS

It's the world's #1 restaurant chain by revenue, only about 18% of which comes from food.
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What is Starbucks?
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mas3cf wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 7:04 pm
THE RESTAURANT BUSINESS

It's the world's #1 restaurant chain by revenue, less than half of which comes from food.
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What is Starbucks?
Interesting to think about.
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I guessed Ikea. I'm not completely sure Ikea is wrong. The restaurant and the store can sort of be considered as a single entity. Also I just thought of Costco.
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MattKnowles wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 8:51 pm
mas3cf wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 7:04 pm
THE RESTAURANT BUSINESS

It's the world's #1 restaurant chain by revenue, less than half of which comes from food.
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What is Starbucks?
Interesting to think about.
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I guessed Ikea. I'm not completely sure Ikea is wrong. The restaurant and the store can sort of be considered as a single entity. Also I just thought of Costco.
Good point on those. Updated to pin better and help rule those out.

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mas3cf wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 10:35 pm
MattKnowles wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 8:51 pm
mas3cf wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 7:04 pm
THE RESTAURANT BUSINESS

It's the world's #1 restaurant chain by revenue, less than half of which comes from food.
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What is Starbucks?
Interesting to think about.
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I guessed Ikea. I'm not completely sure Ikea is wrong. The restaurant and the store can sort of be considered as a single entity. Also I just thought of Costco.
Good point on those. Updated to pin better and help rule those out.
My off-the-wall guess was
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Hard Rock Cafe, thinking that the original "cafe" has grown into an entertainment brand with hotels, casinos, and resorts in addition to the original restaurants. Alas, most of the non-restaurant properties are now under other ownership while retaining a license to use the brand.
It might be interesting to find out the proportion of food vs non-food revenue. But not interesting enough for me to want to do it.
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ENDEMIC SPECIES

The Abyssocottidae family of sculpins are freshwater fish found only in this body of water.
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VIDEO GAMES
Music like "Saria's Song" and "Bolero of Fire" accompanies adventurers in this Nintendo 64 installment of a well-known franchise.
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Ocarina of Time

US HISTORY
Four years before his famous charge, George Pickett led forces at this conflict near Vancouver Island, named for the sole casualty of the so-called war.
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The Pig War

FAMILY DRAMA
The son-in-law of this famous playwright, who won his only Pulitzer in 1949, holds a record for most Academy Awards won by an actor.
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Arthur Miller
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U.S. PRESIDENTS

Of the 46 presidents, the one who was closest to the Equator when he took the oath of office
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Who was LBJ? (Dallas)

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mas3cf wrote:
Fri Feb 12, 2021 5:42 am
U.S. PRESIDENTS

Of the 46 presidents, the one who was closest to the Equator when he took the oath of office
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Who was LBJ? (Dallas)
Good one!
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I didn't realize Air Force One was still on the ground when he took the oath, but that didn't stop me from teasing out the correct response.

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FICTIONAL PAIRS

Debuting in 1975, they were named for buildings 1.5 miles apart, at 301 Seventh Ave. and 401 Park Ave. in Manhattan.
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Who are Statler and Waldorf?

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nserven wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 1:30 pm
FICTIONAL PAIRS

Debuting in 1975, they were named for buildings 1.5 miles apart, at 301 Seventh Ave. and 401 Park Ave. in Manhattan.
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Who are Statler and Waldorf?
This is a great one!

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jeff6286 wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 2:58 pm
nserven wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 1:30 pm
FICTIONAL PAIRS

Debuting in 1975, they were named for buildings 1.5 miles apart, at 301 Seventh Ave. and 401 Park Ave. in Manhattan.
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Who are Statler and Waldorf?
This is a great one!
With an appropriate avatar for the clue. ;)

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THE HUMAN BODY

These are two names for the same substance isolated by Napoleon Cybulski - etymologically, the first is derived from Greek, while the second is a trademarked name derived from Latin, and both are named for where they are produced in the body.
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What are epinephrine and adrenalin(e)?

With thanks to Master Minds....

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talkingaway wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 5:53 pm
THE HUMAN BODY

These are two names for the same substance isolated by Napoleon Cybulski - etymologically, the first is derived from Greek, while the second is a trademarked name derived from Latin, and both are named for where they are produced in the body.
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What are epinephrine and adrenalin(e)?

With thanks to Master Minds....
You want BOTH names?!??!!

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opusthepenguin wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 6:17 pm
talkingaway wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 5:53 pm
THE HUMAN BODY

These are two names for the same substance isolated by Napoleon Cybulski - etymologically, the first is derived from Greek, while the second is a trademarked name derived from Latin, and both are named for where they are produced in the body.
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What are epinephrine and adrenalin(e)?

With thanks to Master Minds....
You want BOTH names?!??!!
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Well, the better quibble would be to know which is which - "Adrenaline is also known as epinephrine" has been a clue 4 times in the last 8 years, in both directions. Seems fair game. Matching "renal" to Latin and "nephros" to Greek is a little tougher, but doable.

I thought of putting in "hormone" instead of "substance", but I felt that might be a little easy. Maybe after cortisol, I think adrenaline would be the next hormone people think of, with perhaps testosterone and insulin coming up too. Not too many options for "name a hormone".

I didn't like the pinning I did with the scientist - it was really more for safety. Perhaps C9H13NO3 would have been a better pinning mechanism - doubtful there's another chemical in the human body with that exact molecular composition that has two names. The chemical formula is probably a little less distracting.

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opusthepenguin wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 6:17 pm
You want BOTH names?!??!!
And to properly enough spell both names within 30 seconds.

Jeopardy might ask to write adrenaline in FJ but they will never ask to write epinephrine. Neither appear as an answer to FJ in the archive.

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talkingaway wrote:
Sun Feb 14, 2021 12:29 am
opusthepenguin wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 6:17 pm
talkingaway wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 5:53 pm
THE HUMAN BODY

These are two names for the same substance isolated by Napoleon Cybulski - etymologically, the first is derived from Greek, while the second is a trademarked name derived from Latin, and both are named for where they are produced in the body.
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What are epinephrine and adrenalin(e)?

With thanks to Master Minds....
You want BOTH names?!??!!
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Well, the better quibble would be to know which is which - "Adrenaline is also known as epinephrine" has been a clue 4 times in the last 8 years, in both directions. Seems fair game. Matching "renal" to Latin and "nephros" to Greek is a little tougher, but doable.

I thought of putting in "hormone" instead of "substance", but I felt that might be a little easy. Maybe after cortisol, I think adrenaline would be the next hormone people think of, with perhaps testosterone and insulin coming up too. Not too many options for "name a hormone".

I didn't like the pinning I did with the scientist - it was really more for safety. Perhaps C9H13NO3 would have been a better pinning mechanism - doubtful there's another chemical in the human body with that exact molecular composition that has two names. The chemical formula is probably a little less distracting.
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I'm a chemist and am immersed in biochemistry as part of my job, and I didn't get this one. Not sure how the general public would have a chance with it. There are about 5 bazillion "substances" in the human body that you could isolate... I think "hormone" would be better than "substance" - it would at least give you a starting point. I still think it would poll at less than 50% if you did it that way. The chemical formula wouldn't have helped me, and I can even draw the molecular structure from memory!

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Golf wrote:
Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:34 am
opusthepenguin wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 6:17 pm
You want BOTH names?!??!!
And to properly enough spell both names within 30 seconds.

Jeopardy might ask to write adrenaline in FJ but they will never ask to write epinephrine. Neither appear as an answer to FJ in the archive.
I don't see epinephrine as being notably harder to spell than adrenaline, I think either is perfectly askable in FJ with the right clue.

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SPORTS BRANDS

In 2011 this brand partnered with the Nature Conservancy to spread awareness of the destructive habits of the emerald ash borer beetle.
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What is Louisville Slugger? (because ash was, until recently, the preferred wood for baseball bats)
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