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Yep, it is that time again kids!

Now longer for her pleasure, and your sense of self-doubt...
I will post the answers, par usual. Hope this helps everyone through the last hour of the work day!

Poll #571814 Uberiffic Friday Queez

How many people singed the Declaration of Independence on July 4? Bonus Americana nerd points if you know who they were!

What is the most common name in the world?

Which kills the most people annually (according to statisticians): being kicked by a donkey, airplane crashes, or exploding beer bottles?

Who were the first couple to be shown together in bed on national television in the US?

What two days of the year are there no professional sports games in any of the major (MLB, NBA, NHL, or NFL) commercialized leagues in the U.S.?

Who was the first casualty of the Allied bombing of Berlin in WW2?

Name the world's top three wine producing countries (kudos if you rank then, you googled it if you list percentages)?

What are the most common elements of the planet's crust, in descending order?

Them crazy Brits have a lot of words in the English language that differ from American English. For instance, a quadrillion in England is a different number in the US? What is the US number? (bonus if you know how many 0's there are)

Who is the second largest landowner in NYC? Who is the first?

Who is the only USA author to have a book in every category of the Dewy Decimal system?

What color is a purple finch?

What play was Lincoln watching when he was assassinated?

Honorificabilitudinitatibus is the longest word in what famous writer's works?

What does the ZIP in ZIP Code stand for?



( 20 comments — Leave a comment )
Sep. 16th, 2005 07:56 pm (UTC)
I got some right! Hooray for guessing!!
Sep. 16th, 2005 07:58 pm (UTC)
methinks you are brighter than you give yourself credit!
Sep. 16th, 2005 08:15 pm (UTC)
Re: mm
I hate you.
Sep. 16th, 2005 08:22 pm (UTC)
what did I do?!
Sep. 16th, 2005 09:20 pm (UTC)
Re: whaaa?
Ok, I don't really hate you. I just hate that I guessed a couple right then put something else. Oh well. Tell L. she should play kickball w/ us! today is the last day (thankfully, so I can stop harrassing people)
Sep. 16th, 2005 08:28 pm (UTC)
well i got at least one right. happy weekend to you. when you get better (or stop ignoring me on IM) we should meet for lunch. :P
Sep. 16th, 2005 08:59 pm (UTC)
next week? i am hoping i am all mended over ze weekend!
Sep. 16th, 2005 08:53 pm (UTC)
ooh! i love Risk! let's play..i have an old school version at my place.
Sep. 16th, 2005 08:55 pm (UTC)
i still have my orig version too (with the roman numeral soldiers) - that game is SO much fun.
Sep. 16th, 2005 09:36 pm (UTC)
Re: hottt
i would be done for some risk.....or some D&D....but that is another animal all together.
Sep. 21st, 2005 10:20 pm (UTC)
pish tush
mine has the little wooden blocks. predates the roman numerals. ha! also, jon and i have been experimenting with ways to play for 2 people... setting up for 4 armies, selecting 2 via die rolls to be the neutral armies, assigning main armies also via die roll, then sharing control of the neutrals (control switches with alternation of turns). seems to work out pretty well. i kick his ass. we should make a game night someday and have people over...
Sep. 22nd, 2005 01:10 pm (UTC)
game night
if risk is involved, it HAS to be a friday.

another ruleset that i have found that works is rebellion armies - every time a player turns in a risk, the opponent picks one of the cards NOT being chosen for placement of extra armies gets extra armies as well, but of a tertiary color. whichever person occupies the territory must immidiately fight a sub-war for that territory, with the opponent rolling for the rebels. if the rebels win, they retain that country until someone else can conquer it.

i've played some great variants based on rulesets, some based on additions to the game board - we should chitchat some more about it - some of them make a two player game very interesting.
Sep. 16th, 2005 08:56 pm (UTC)
That is some OBSCURE shit, y0...
Sep. 16th, 2005 09:00 pm (UTC)
obscurity and procrastination
that is what the friday queez is all about m'man! even if you DO cheat, it takes a while to find all the answers. i have decided to start throwing in a trixie one every time too, to catch the cheaters =)
Sep. 16th, 2005 08:58 pm (UTC)
Ok... that was humiliating! I usually can guessa few without having to look them up, but I think I got every single one wrong this week! lol
Sep. 16th, 2005 09:00 pm (UTC)
aw, c'mon
you didn't even guess one of the wine countries?
Sep. 16th, 2005 09:15 pm (UTC)
Re: aw, c'mon
lol well Italy was kinda obvious, but I didn't count that as getting a whole question right because I didn't get all three... :)
Sep. 16th, 2005 09:04 pm (UTC)
okay, i meant fred and wilma, but barney and wilma would have been hot.

Also, are you sure about the landowners in NY? I always thought Columbia was #3, catholic church was #2, and New York was #1, but I could be wrong.

Sep. 16th, 2005 09:23 pm (UTC)
Sep. 17th, 2005 01:23 am (UTC)
I'm pretty sure you're right.
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