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March 29, 2015 A Google a Day

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Come on, missed yesterday by 1.25 hours.

Question #1
Category: Sports

Question: The race car driver nicknamed Neiblemeister - master of the mist, was married to what famous female aviator?

Total Points: 300 points

Hint: German

First Letters: E _ _ _ B _ _ _ _ _ _ _

Answer: Elly Beinhorn

Question #2
Category: Science

Question: What do scientists call the "aliens" and odd organisms that live below the bottom of the ocean?

Total Points: 600 points

Hint: ET

First Letters: I _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

Answer: Intraterrestrials

Question #3
Category: Science

Question: As a testament to its adaptability in urban areas, what kind of animal strolled into a popular sandwich shop in the Chicago Loop area in the spring of 2007?

Total Points: 1200 points

Hint: Adrian

First Letters: C _ _ _ _ _

Answer: Coyote

March 27, 2015 A Google a Day

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Question #1
Category: Pop Culture

Question: In a famous King Crimson debut album cover, the character's terrified eyes are looking down towards what side of his body?

Total Points: 300 points

Hint: Mirror

First Letters: R _ _ _ _

Answer: Right ("Yeah, right - wait, the answer "right" is right! But which "right" is the rightfully right word to write? Okay, I'm confused now.")

Question #2
Category: Geography

Question: Which landmark pictured on Segovia’s coat of arms is believed by local legend to have been built by the devil?

Total Points: 600 points

Hint: Frio River

First Letters: A _ _ _ _ _ _ _

Answer: Aqueduct

Question #3
Category: Pop Culture

Question: The Oscar nominated movie released in 2011 that received a "fresh" rating of less than 50% on "Rotten Tomatoes", was based on a book by what author?

Total Points: 1200 points

Hint: Volume

First Letters: J _ _ _ _ _ _ _ S _ _ _ _ _ F _ _ _

Answer: Jonathan Safran Foer (Saffro…

March 26, 2015 A Google a Day

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Question #1 Category: Science

Question: The Challenger mission that carried the first African-American into space deployed a multipurpose satellite for what country?

Total Points: 300 points

Hint: Cow

First Letters: I _ _ _ _

Answer: India
Question #2 Category: Pop Culture

Question: Who is the mother of the mother of the first grandchild of the "Demon of Screamin'"?

Total Points: 600 points

Hint: Model

First Letters: B _ _ _ B _ _ _ _

Answer: Bebe Buell
Question #3 Category: History

Question: What former head of the Cuban Secret Service was charged with protecting the country’s prime minister for nearly 50 years?

Total Points: 1200 points

Hint: Staircase


First Letters: F _ _ _ _ _ E _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

Answer: Fabian Escalante

March 25, 2015 A Google a Day

Sorry again for not doing yesterday's A Google a Day. Well, here is today's!
Question #1 Category: Pop Culture

Question: What was the profession of the man who served as foster father to the title character of a 1980's sitcom about a little girl and her dog, Brandon?

Total Points: 300 points

Hint: George

First Letters: P _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

Answer: Photographer  (I wonder if he got the idea from OneNote)
Question #2 Category: Sports

Question: In Jeff Savage's book on the 2005 number one pick for the NHL draft, what is the title of the second chapter beginning on page 10?

Total Points: 600 points

Hint: Penguin ("whaddya think, Penguin?")

First Letters: S _ _ T _ _ K _ _

Answer: Sid The Kid (obviously, Jeff is a *little* childish)
Question #3 Category: Art Literature

Question: In "Eats, Shoots and Leaves", what analogy does the author say that grammarians use for the relationship of punctuation to words?

Total Points: 1200 points

Hint: Basting

First…

March 23, 2015 A Google a Day

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Sorry for not doing yesterday's A Google a Day. Here is today's!
Question #1 Category: Sports

Question: In 1963, in London, looking for his 19th consecutive win, over 50,000 people came to see what athlete battle Henry Cooper?

Total Points: 300 points

Hint: Thomas S. Owens

First Letters: M _ _ _ _ _ _ _ A _ _

Answer: Muhammad Ali
Question #2 Category: Pop Culture

Question: Which documentary screened at the 2004 Tribeca Film Festival, about the aftermath of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, quotes Thomas Merton's eponymous poem?

Total Points: 600 points

Hint: First

First Letters: O _ _ _ _ _ _ _ C _ _ _ _ B _ _ _

Answer: Original Child Bomb
Question #3 Category: History

Question: What was the name of the Allied operation against which German forces launched a counteroffensive in Anzio in 1944?

Total Points: 1200 points

Hint: Roof

First Letters: O _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ S _ _ _ _ _ _

Answer: Operation Shingle

Disagreement

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Do you know what I think is weird? The "Feedjit" counter to the left shows a visit from Korea,---------------------------------------------- but the "Stats" page shows nothing from Korea. What do you think| is right, Blogger or Feedjit?                                                                /  /    /     |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |    
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March 21, 2015 A Google a Day

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Question #1 Category: Science

Question: Who commanded the crew of seven of the Columbia on the 38th flight of the Shuttle on STS-35 in December 1990?

Total Points: 300 points

Hint: USMC

First Letters: V _ _ _ _ B _ _ _ _

Answer: Vance Brand (this reminded me of Lance Armstrong)
Question #2 Category: Art Literature

Question: Who is credited with introducing Early Renaissance-style architecture to the capital city of Lombardy, Italy?

Total Points: 600 points

Hint: Architect

First Letters: D _ _ _ _ _ B _ _ _ _ _ _ _

Answer: Donato Bramante (this reminded me of Donatello [ but I search it up and see "Donato di Niccolò di Betto Bardi," too. Huh, very similar.])
Question #3 Category: Geography

Question: The Indian river basin that includes approximately 25% of the country's area is bound by what mountain range to the south?

Total Points: 1181 points

Hint: Glaciers

First Letters: V _ _ _ _ _ _

Answer: Vindhya (why did this make me think of vinyl?)

Paradox By Google Translate

Don't forget to see my other blog at Paradox By Google Translate!

March 20, 2015 A Google a Day

Question #1 Category: Sports

Total points: 300

Question: In Bruce Jenner's motivational book, "Finding the Champion Within", the introduction begins by talking about what great Russian athlete?

Hint: Decathlon

First Letters: N _ _ _ _ _ _ A _ _ _ _ _

Answer: Nikolay Avilov
Question #2 Category: History

Total Points: 600

Question: What is the number of the bill proposed on January 6, 2009, to repeal the Constitutional amendment that limits the number of terms an individual may serve as POTUS?

Hint: Serrano

First Letters: H _ R _ _ 5

Answer: HJ RES 5
Question #3 Category: Geography
Total Points: 1200
Question: The expansion of the earth's surface is demonstrated by what U.S. state that is believed to be increasing by 1.2 "nanostrains" per year?
Hint: Enchantment
First Letters: N _ _ M _ _ _ _ _
Answer: New Mexico

A Google a Day

I will be posting questions and answers to each daily A Google a Day.
Yes, this will be a spoiler, but if you're stumped, look at it!

Happy Anniversary (Which I Was Supposed To Publish On the 12th of February)

The 12th of February was the anniversary of my blog!
It was also the 100th day of school.

Late!

I'm sorry for being late.
Here's the post I promised (and the deleting of the blogs)!