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Another weekend brain waker-upper!

Post by observer on Fri Mar 09, 2012 7:21 pm

1. Prior to his death in 1999, John F. Kennedy, Jr. founded what politically-themed magazine?

2. What problem did Leonardo da Vinci, Winston Churchill, Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison and General George Patton have in common?

3. Before the introduction of the hair dryer in 1920, what common household appliance was promoted for its hair-drying ability?

4. Why does the Bronx Zoo get blood daily from a local slaughterhouse?

5. What did Lizzie Borden, Napoleon, and Titian have in common?

6. Who had a 60s No 1 with Downtown?

7. Detroit born Diana Earle became famous under which name?

8. Della Street was whose secretary?

9. Which British liner was sunk by a German submarine in 1915?

10. What was Marilyn Monroe's last film?

11. Whose first hit was Maybellene in 1955?

12. Which Gloria co-founded Ms magazine?
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Re: Another weekend brain waker-upper!

Post by obofthehumcon on Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:35 pm

#1. George..#2 Dyslexia..#6..Petula Clark..#7 Diana Ross..#8..Perry Mason#9..Lusitania..#10 The Misfits (also last film for James Dean and Clark Gable) #12 Gloria Steinham
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Re: Another weekend brain waker-upper!

Post by observer on Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:49 pm

obofthehumcon wrote:#1. George.. YES
#2 Dyslexia.. YES
#6..Petula Clark.. YES
#7 Diana Ross.. YES
#8..Perry Mason YES
#9..Lusitania.. YES (I would probably have tried Andrea Dorea first!)
#10 The Misfits (also last film for James Dean and Clark Gable) YES
#12 Gloria Steinham YES - spelled Steinem

3, 4, 5, 11 to go. How come we never make it to the weekend? LOL
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Re: Another weekend brain waker-upper!

Post by Slowfood on Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:56 pm

#11 is it Chuck Berry?
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Re: Another weekend brain waker-upper!

Post by kishgo on Fri Mar 09, 2012 11:48 pm

Observer, perhaps if you posted this on a Saturday morning, the quiz could last 36 hours!
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Re: Another weekend brain waker-upper!

Post by observer on Sat Mar 10, 2012 12:06 am

11 IS Chuck Berry!

.... and if I did that kishgo, what would I have to complain about? LOL

..3 4 5 to go
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Re: Another weekend brain waker-upper!

Post by kishgo on Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:10 am

lol!
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Re: Another weekend brain waker-upper!

Post by observer on Sun Mar 11, 2012 1:51 am

OK. - when it's not feast - it's famine!

3. Before the introduction of the hair dryer in 1920, what common household appliance was promoted for its hair-drying ability? Just your first, most logical best guess would probably get this one!

4. Why does the Bronx Zoo get blood daily from a local slaughterhouse? Ditto as the comment for #3

5. What did Lizzie Borden, Napoleon, and Titian have in common? Would it help if I added Carrot Top to the list?
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Re: Another weekend brain waker-upper!

Post by gale force on Sun Mar 11, 2012 12:37 pm

Best guess huh? OK
3. Oven
4. Obviously animal feed but which particular one?????
5. Red hair
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Re: Another weekend brain waker-upper!

Post by obofthehumcon on Sun Mar 11, 2012 1:00 pm

How about #4 being vampire bats?
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Re: Another weekend brain waker-upper!

Post by observer on Sun Mar 11, 2012 5:12 pm

4 and 5 are correct - vampire bats and red hair.

I LOVE the concept of sticking your head in the oven to dry your hair! Close the door and turn on the gas! LOL

Just an alternative hair drying machine is what we're still looking for!
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Re: Another weekend brain waker-upper!

Post by observer on Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:56 pm

OK - the weekend is dwindling away!

If you didn't dry your hair with a machine that blew air out - what other machine that caused air to move rapidly in one direction might you use?
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Re: Another weekend brain waker-upper!

Post by kishgo on Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:57 pm

Initially, instead of the oven, I was thinking about the sun and/or natural air.
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Re: Another weekend brain waker-upper!

Post by observer on Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:59 pm

Well - there's air involved - but it's not "naturally flowing". It can suck up dirt - why wouldn't it be able to suck up excess moisture?
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Re: Another weekend brain waker-upper!

Post by kishgo on Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:13 pm

Ewww
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Re: Another weekend brain waker-upper!

Post by Slowfood on Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:52 pm

Based on the above I would say vacuum cleaner.
I remember seeing a non-electric version at the Henry Ford-you pumped it with a handle connected to bellows.Like pumping an organ in church.
We got bogged down in the eternal suck/blow conundrum.
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Re: Another weekend brain waker-upper!

Post by kishgo on Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:58 pm

That's why I said Ewww Slowfood. Moisture in a regular vac. cleaner????? I can see the mold growing now, never mind how awkward it would be to use it on your hair!
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Re: Another weekend brain waker-upper!

Post by Slowfood on Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:05 pm

My shop vac is wet/dry.
If I'm removing a toilet let's say, it is the best for draining the bowl.
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Re: Another weekend brain waker-upper!

Post by observer on Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:13 pm

Apparently, slowfood, that is exactly what was once touted as a good hair dryer! Makes SOME sense, doesn't it?
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Re: Another weekend brain waker-upper!

Post by kishgo on Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:13 pm

But do you want that same shop vac on your HAIR? Perhaps my female genes and long hair are playing a role in this.
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Re: Another weekend brain waker-upper!

Post by observer on Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:16 pm

So, hey - remember this was BEFORE the hair dryer had even been invented!!! Who thought about such stuff as bacteria growth, mold and all that good stuff?
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Re: Another weekend brain waker-upper!

Post by Slowfood on Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:37 pm

OK for the big EWWW factor, what about the usage of HOUSEHOLD vacuums as a method for let's say a guy to have a happy ending? There have been resulting emergency room visits.
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Re: Another weekend brain waker-upper!

Post by observer on Sun Mar 11, 2012 11:03 pm

Whew slowfood - that IS an ewww factor! LOL
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