FJs for the 4/15/19 week

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Which FJ! clues did you solve correctly for the 4/15/19 week?

Poll runs till Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:47 pm

Living people are rarely seen on a stamp, but in July 1945 the USPS issued one depicting this military event
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73%
In 2014 this 10,000-square-mile region moved its clocks forward 2 hours to Moscow Standard Time
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64%
His first name refers to the ancient district in which you'd find the Greek capital; his surname is a bird
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50%
During his years with the Justice League of America, this superhero sometimes used the secret identity "C. King"
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68%
A “VI” has followed these 3 royal names of English kings
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74%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I checked all five above.
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15%
:( :( :( :( :( I missed all the FJ! clues.
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No votes
5 JEFFS $1000: Balloons & basketballs are part of the art of this Jeff whose sculptures have sold for over $50 million
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36%
TROUBLE IN RIVER CITY $2000: Herodotus said this river originated near Feneos in Greece; Dante placed in the fifth circle
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79%
BATTLE ROYALE $2000: At this battle soon-to-be King William I conquered King Harold
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80%
Siberia was my incorrect guess for the Tuesday FJ! clue.
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18%
I solved the Wednesday FJ! clue more from the Greek capital angle.
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15%
I solved the Wednesday FJ! clue more from the bird surname angle.
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24%
I did not get Henry for the Friday FJ! clue.
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4%
I did not get Edward for the Friday FJ! clue.
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15%
I did not get George for the Friday FJ! clue.
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14%
 
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Re: FJs for the 4/15/19 week

Post by JayK33 » Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:56 am

I got Monday's right. After that I was too distracted by James' run so I didn't play the rest of the week.

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Re: FJs for the 4/15/19 week

Post by twelvefootboy » Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:21 pm

:( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

VE-day, probably would have thought July would be too quick for Suribachi "event".
Ichabod Crane - mentally drunk walked the category into the 1800's
I wonder if anybody got Aquaman by actually knowing the factoid? He's mostly known to me by being the butt of jokes on SNL, etc..
Got the Henry gimme, the Edward with confidence, and the George by hunch knowing III wasn't last.
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I've largely stopped paying attention to current events altogether since Trump got elected, just for my own sanity.
Agree, but I still try to keep the filter in place and scan google news headlines. There's mostly stories about mock outrage and not the actual event. We used to unwind watching Daily Show or Colbert's monologues but cannot stand the constant exposure to agent Orange. In this case, it's not funny because it's true :(.
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Re: FJs for the 4/15/19 week

Post by Peter the accountant » Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:48 pm

Friday's miss was a bit embarrassing. Knew there were at least 8 Henrys (thanks to the many wives), and recalled George VI as being the current Queen's father. I completely forgot about the Queen's uncle, Edward VI, who abdicated, putting her in line to become Queen. Guessed WIlliam, since I knew there were more than a couple, hoping there were at least 6.
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Re: FJs for the 4/15/19 week

Post by MarkBarrett » Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:52 pm

Peter the accountant wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:48 pm
Friday's miss was a bit embarrassing. Knew there were at least 8 Henrys (thanks to the many wives), and recalled George VI as being the current Queen's father. I completely forgot about the Queen's uncle, Edward VI, who abdicated, putting her in line to become Queen. Guessed WIlliam, since I knew there were more than a couple, hoping there were at least 6.
Edward VIII for the abdication and J! likes to also ask about Edward VII who followed after Victoria's death. Edward VI goes all the way back to 1500s.

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Re: FJs for the 4/15/19 week

Post by Peter the accountant » Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:30 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:52 pm
Edward VIII for the abdication and J! likes to also ask about Edward VII who followed after Victoria's death. Edward VI goes all the way back to 1500s.
:oops: :oops:

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Re: FJs for the 4/15/19 week

Post by Robert K S » Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:51 pm

Do you mean a couple of I's?

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Post by xabe » Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:18 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Went straight to Artemis Fowl, and it seemed to fit so well that I stopped there. Turns out that's (just barely) 21st century anyway.

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Post by KevinBohannon » Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:26 pm

:mrgreen: (duh) :cry: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Was thinking Crimea but must admit Chechnya was the word that came to mind in the studio. Glad it wasn't my game.

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Re: FJs for the 4/15/19 week

Post by Carpe Diem » Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:17 pm

:( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Re: FJs for the 4/15/19 week

Post by twelvefootboy » Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:30 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:52 pm
Peter the accountant wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:48 pm
Friday's miss was a bit embarrassing. Knew there were at least 8 Henrys (thanks to the many wives), and recalled George VI as being the current Queen's father. I completely forgot about the Queen's uncle, Edward VI, who abdicated, putting her in line to become Queen. Guessed WIlliam, since I knew there were more than a couple, hoping there were at least 6.
Edward VIII for the abdication and J! likes to also ask about Edward VII who followed after Victoria's death. Edward VI goes all the way back to 1500s.
And because nobody else got it from the cigar angle (and nobody asked:):
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History of King Edward Brand

King Edward VII took the reign from Queen Victoria in 1901. Even as he is remembered for being the king, his decision to lift the ban on smoking shall forever accompany his name in history. His immortal words, “Gentlemen, you may smoke” ring fresh in the minds of cigar lovers across the world. King Edward VII was a legendary tobacco lover. He supported a 12-cigar and 20-cigarette a day habit for most of his adult life. Swisher International Group began to develop and finally released a cigar brand named after their beloved King Edward VII in 1918. The King Edward VII Imperial Cigars and King Edward VII Invincible Cigars took the market by storm. English natives, to this day, prefer the King Edwards Cigars which speaks to the quality considering all the Cuban cigars available in their market.
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Re: FJs for the 4/15/19 week

Post by gnash » Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:23 pm

I had Atticus Finch 8 words into the clue, before I even got to reading the bird part.

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