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PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2013 12:35 pm 
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Answer: China, in 2003. Its manned spacecraft, launched into orbit from the Gobi Desert, was named Shenzhou 5, or Divine Vessel 5.

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Sunday, December 8th, 2013

What are birds doing when they are dusting?

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 12:20 am 
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Cleaning themselves?


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 12:58 am 
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Straightening their feathers to make sure they keep aerodynamic? Sure, let's go with that, why not.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 9:10 am 
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Answer: They're not cleaning their nests; they're bathing by rolling around in dry earth or sand, and then flicking their wings and ruffling their feathers to get rid of parasites and dry skin.

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Monday, December 9th, 2013

Dorothy's magic slippers were ruby red in the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz. What color were they in the famous children's book that inspired it?

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 3:37 pm 
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Silver, and I believe the road was originally gold, not yellow.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 2:14 pm 
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Answer: Silver. The film was one of MGM's first in Technicolor, and studio chief Louis B. Mayer felt ruby red would stand out much better as Dorothy traveled along the yellow brick road.

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Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

Which two baseball Hall of Famers share the records for most consecutive seasons played with one club: 23?

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 12:45 pm 
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Answer: Brooks Robinson, with the Baltimore Orioles; and Carl Yastrzemski, with the Boston Red Sox.

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Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

What was the first consumer product manufactured by Sony?

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 6:37 pm 
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a toaster.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 7:12 pm 
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A cassette tape player? Sure, let's go with that.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 10:11 am 
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Answer: An electric rice cooker, in 1945.

((OOC: It only does rice.))

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Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Years before his election, what 19th-century U.S. president pawned his gold watch for $22 to buy Christmas gifts for his pregnant wife and their three children?

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 11:56 pm 
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Roosevelt?


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 10:12 am 
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Answer: Ulysses S. Grant, in 1857.

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Friday, December 13th, 2013

What musical instrument represents the rattling bones of skeletons in orchestral performances of Danse Macabre, by French composer Camille Saint-Saëns?

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 2:39 pm 
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I'm gonna hazard a guess with xylophone.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 1:46 pm 
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I'm also going with xylophone.

Honestly I knew the instrument before Bacon posted but I had forgotten what it was called so welp.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 2:43 pm 
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Answer: The xylophone.

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Saturday, December 14th, 2013

How long does it take a papaya seed to grow into a 20-foot-tall, fruit bearing tree?

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