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SHAKESPEARE

The titles of these two Shakespearean plays refer to celebrations held approximately 171 days apart.
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What are Twelfth Night (or What You Will) (January 5 or 6) and A Midsummer Night's Dream (June 24)
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talkingaway wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:24 am
SHAKESPEARE

The titles of these two Shakespearean plays refer to celebrations held approximately 171 days apart.
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What are Twelfth Night (or What You Will) (January 5 or 6) and A Midsummer's Night Dream (June 24)
You should do a proofread on that response...

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ASIA

Over three billion people live in the countries bordering this country.
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What is Myanmar?

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HALF-STUPID ANSWERS

The two US state capital cities whose flags contain images of a phoenix.
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What are Phoenix and Atlanta? (rose from the ashes of Sherman's march)

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U.S. PRESIDENTS

The only president whose childhood home is less than one mile from a national park.
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Who is Bill Clinton? (Hot Springs)/spoiler]

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mas3cf wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:21 pm
HALF-STUPID ANSWERS

The two US state capital cities whose flags contain images of a phoenix.
I like this. I got the easy (stupid) one, and whiffed on the other part, by forgetting the "state capital" part of the clue (RTFC!). I guessed
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San Francisco
which does have a phoenix on its flag, but of course is not a state capital.

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AFRICAN PLACE NAMES

English meaning of the name given by Portuguese explorers to the place where their compasses showed no magnetic deviation.
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What is Cape of Needles (Cabo Agulhas)?

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FOOD, GLORIOUS FOOD

Procter & Gamble used supercomputers to give this snack its iconic shape: a hyperbolic paraboloid.
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What are Pringles?
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BrigadierSolo13 wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:36 pm
FOOD, GLORIOUS FOOD

Proctor & Gamble used supercomputers to give this snack its iconic shape: a hyperbolic paraboloid.
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What are Pringles?
I like this one because I was able to figure it out.

Pedantry alert: Procter, not Proctor.

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opusthepenguin wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:15 pm
BrigadierSolo13 wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:36 pm
FOOD, GLORIOUS FOOD

Proctor & Gamble used supercomputers to give this snack its iconic shape: a hyperbolic paraboloid.
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What are Pringles?
I like this one because I was able to figure it out.

Pedantry alert: Procter, not Proctor.
I'll go ahead and blame autocorrect :roll:

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opusthepenguin wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:15 pm
BrigadierSolo13 wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:36 pm
FOOD, GLORIOUS FOOD

Proctor & Gamble used supercomputers to give this snack its iconic shape: a hyperbolic paraboloid.
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What are Pringles?
I like this one because I was able to figure it out.

Pedantry alert: Procter, not Proctor.
Sounds like someone knows a lot about proctors. Did you major in proctology?

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BrigadierSolo13 wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:36 pm
FOOD, GLORIOUS FOOD

Procter & Gamble used supercomputers to give this snack its iconic shape: a hyperbolic paraboloid.
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What are Pringles?
http://j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=2240

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GEOGRAPHY AND SHAKESPEARE

US state capital that shares its name with characters from two of Shakespeare's comedies
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What is Helena? (All's Well That Ends Well and A Midsummer Night's Dream)

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BUSINESS

This company with over 37,000 locations worldwide is the world's largest distributor of toys.
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What is McDonald's?

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ICONIC TV THEMES

The composer of the theme song to this TV series, which premiered on September 17, 1966, converted the letters in the initials of the show's name into Morse code to create a distinctive rhythm.
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What is Mission: Impossible?
(-- .. = M I)

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WORLD GEOGRAPHY

Besides Australia, it is the other country that is both the largest and first alphabetically in its continent.
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What is Algeria? (Negbait: Brazil, Canada)

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mas3cf wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:42 pm
WORLD GEOGRAPHY

Besides Australia, it is the other country that is both the largest and first alphabetically in its continent.
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What is Algeria? (Negbait: Brazil, Canada)
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canada doesn't fit the bill?
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triviawayne wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:01 pm
mas3cf wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:42 pm
WORLD GEOGRAPHY

Besides Australia, it is the other country that is both the largest and first alphabetically in its continent.
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What is Algeria? (Negbait: Brazil, Canada)
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canada doesn't fit the bill?
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Central America is a subset of North America. So Belize. Most definitions of North America as a continent also include island nations such as Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados.... But I think Jeopardy! would avoid a clue that relied on that.

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I can't remember if this has come up here before:

LANDMARKS

This 630-foot-tall landmark is arguably the most famous object in the world whose design is based on the hyperbolic cosine.
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What is the Gateway Arch?
talkingaway wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:53 pm
ICONIC TV THEMES

The composer of the theme song to this TV series, which premiered on September 17, 1966, converted the letters in the initials of the show's name into Morse code to create a distinctive rhythm.
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What is Mission: Impossible?
(-- .. = M I)
I got this one but hadn't been familiar with the factoid in the clue--that's awesome.

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Linear Gnome wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:08 pm
I can't remember if this has come up here before:

LANDMARKS

This 630-foot-tall landmark is arguably the most famous object in the world whose design is based on the hyperbolic cosine.
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What is the Gateway Arch?
I like it! Gettable with a little thought. I took a slight detour to the Sydney Opera House, but it didn't look quite right so I kept driving.

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