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Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017
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You, You Make'a My Dreams Come True (Ooh-ooh, ooh ooh-ooh ooh)
Lady Thunderfunk

Ni Hao, Hong Kong! Which is a butchered version of the classic Mandarin greeting -- fitting, since we were in the upstairs bar of Hong Kong and conducted the quiz entirely in English. It's been a while since I've been around, but it was certainly nice to be back. Maybe you missed Ryan and the "Ryan mispronounces things" drinking game; but tonight had very few foreign words, so hopefully you got a kick out of the question/round number match drinking game. It's only 8 sips if you play all the way through, so a moderate drinker can still get home alright at the end of the game. Or the hardcore shot-taker with a safe ride home at the end of the night can feel like they're spacing
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The Lady Thunderfunk is based out of Malden, MA. She may or may not be a swarm of bees masquerading as a Quizmaster.


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Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017
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Happy Do What You Should Be Doing 365 Days a Year Day
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I had the opportunity to host a Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz on Valentine’s Day last night. Though I tend to think of it as a day where most people do things they should be doing 365 days a year. I mean, we should always be expressing our love for our partners, on all days. Not just on one specific day. And yet so many wait until February 14th to pour out their emotions, usually in a Hallmark card. It’s kind of like St. Patrick’s Day. Only on that day, thousands of people flock to the streets to engage in behavior that they are already exhibiting on a much more regular basis. Despite my cynicism, I think it’s still a good idea at the
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Let's play a game. Two of the three statements in each category are true. One is false. Guess which ones are which.

1. Growing up

a) Ryan grew up in Brockton, Massachusetts.
b) Ryan had spinal surgery when he was three years old.
c) Ryan is the youngest of four.

2. Celebrity crushes

a) Jennifer Connelly
b) Jennifer Lopez
c) Ginnifer Goodwin

3. Physical features

a) Ryan is flat-footed
b) Ryan is left-handed
c) Ryan is a polyorchid

4. Where he's been

a) Hawaii
b) Canada
c) Dallas

5. Where he's worked

a) Boston Celtics
b) Boston Bruins
c) Boston Red Sox

Answers

1. a-T, b-T, c-F; 2. a-T, b-F, c-T; 3. a-T, b-F, c-T; 4. a-T, b-T, c-F; 5. a-F, b-T, c-T


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Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017
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Investing to do Good
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One of the team names at last night’s Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz at the Hong Kong reminded me of this thought I had last week. When news of the wall came out, my initial reactions were anger, sadness, disappointment, and frustration. And then when the proposal to pay for the wall with a 20% import tax on Mexican goods was suggested, I once again was angry, but I had a thought. Could we invest in American companies that made those same goods, but then turn around and give the profits to both Democratic causes and the Mexican makers of those goods? Is that a totally crazy thought? I mean, if Mexican businesses are going to suffer from the decreased demand for their products because their
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Let's play a game. Two of the three statements in each category are true. One is false. Guess which ones are which.

1. Growing up

a) Ryan grew up in Brockton, Massachusetts.
b) Ryan had spinal surgery when he was three years old.
c) Ryan is the youngest of four.

2. Celebrity crushes

a) Jennifer Connelly
b) Jennifer Lopez
c) Ginnifer Goodwin

3. Physical features

a) Ryan is flat-footed
b) Ryan is left-handed
c) Ryan is a polyorchid

4. Where he's been

a) Hawaii
b) Canada
c) Dallas

5. Where he's worked

a) Boston Celtics
b) Boston Bruins
c) Boston Red Sox

Answers

1. a-T, b-T, c-F; 2. a-T, b-F, c-T; 3. a-T, b-F, c-T; 4. a-T, b-T, c-F; 5. a-F, b-T, c-T


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Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017
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I Ain’t Ever Seen a Desert on the Downeaster, Ay-Ya
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There are a few things I’ve always wondered, but never was motivated to look up on my own. One of those is how Mount Desert Island got its name. There’s no desert there, so what could possibly be the origin story? Turns out it comes to us from the French. The mountains on the island come right up to the edge of the Atlantic Ocean and they’re tall enough to have no vegetation on their peaks. So when the French arrived, they used the term déserts to describe them because it’s French for emptiness. Which actually explains why some of the locals accent the second syllable. The region is also home to Acadia National Park, which led me down the path of
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Let's play a game. Two of the three statements in each category are true. One is false. Guess which ones are which.

1. Growing up

a) Ryan grew up in Brockton, Massachusetts.
b) Ryan had spinal surgery when he was three years old.
c) Ryan is the youngest of four.

2. Celebrity crushes

a) Jennifer Connelly
b) Jennifer Lopez
c) Ginnifer Goodwin

3. Physical features

a) Ryan is flat-footed
b) Ryan is left-handed
c) Ryan is a polyorchid

4. Where he's been

a) Hawaii
b) Canada
c) Dallas

5. Where he's worked

a) Boston Celtics
b) Boston Bruins
c) Boston Red Sox

Answers

1. a-T, b-T, c-F; 2. a-T, b-F, c-T; 3. a-T, b-F, c-T; 4. a-T, b-T, c-F; 5. a-F, b-T, c-T


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Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017
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Where Have All the Cox Orange Pippins Gone?
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I’m not much of an expert on this topic, but I’ve read a few articles on the internet, so that makes me legit, right? At one point in time, there were thousands of apple varieties growing in the United States, but for a variety of reasons, a very high percentage of them have gone, or are going extinct. You’re probably familiar with Red Delicious, Granny Smith, and McIntosh apples, but the Baldwin or the Newtown Pippin are ones you aren’t likely to ever see again. So before we’re down to just a handful of apple varieties, we included them in a question at last night’s Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz at the Hong Kong, which most of you were able to get.
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Let's play a game. Two of the three statements in each category are true. One is false. Guess which ones are which.

1. Growing up

a) Ryan grew up in Brockton, Massachusetts.
b) Ryan had spinal surgery when he was three years old.
c) Ryan is the youngest of four.

2. Celebrity crushes

a) Jennifer Connelly
b) Jennifer Lopez
c) Ginnifer Goodwin

3. Physical features

a) Ryan is flat-footed
b) Ryan is left-handed
c) Ryan is a polyorchid

4. Where he's been

a) Hawaii
b) Canada
c) Dallas

5. Where he's worked

a) Boston Celtics
b) Boston Bruins
c) Boston Red Sox

Answers

1. a-T, b-T, c-F; 2. a-T, b-F, c-T; 3. a-T, b-F, c-T; 4. a-T, b-T, c-F; 5. a-F, b-T, c-T


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Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017
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An Expert in Art I am Not
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A few times during the year, I participate in an online quiz competition where I get six questions a day and I compete head-to-head against someone else who has those same six questions. The questions are all categorized and our stats are tracked over time. Well in the category of art questions, my percent correct is abysmal, hovering around .050. Which is ironic because my mother is an illustrator and I grew up going to art museums and learning about art. And yet when it comes to questions about specific works, I’m clueless. So at last night’s Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz at the Hong Kong, I threw an art round your way and to be honest with you, you’d all have beat
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Let's play a game. Two of the three statements in each category are true. One is false. Guess which ones are which.

1. Growing up

a) Ryan grew up in Brockton, Massachusetts.
b) Ryan had spinal surgery when he was three years old.
c) Ryan is the youngest of four.

2. Celebrity crushes

a) Jennifer Connelly
b) Jennifer Lopez
c) Ginnifer Goodwin

3. Physical features

a) Ryan is flat-footed
b) Ryan is left-handed
c) Ryan is a polyorchid

4. Where he's been

a) Hawaii
b) Canada
c) Dallas

5. Where he's worked

a) Boston Celtics
b) Boston Bruins
c) Boston Red Sox

Answers

1. a-T, b-T, c-F; 2. a-T, b-F, c-T; 3. a-T, b-F, c-T; 4. a-T, b-T, c-F; 5. a-F, b-T, c-T


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Tuesday, Jan 03, 2017
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Have you Been Working on your New Years Resolutions?
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I decided to keep my New Years resolution simple and straightforward this year. I’m going to memorize the capital city of every country on this planet. I got a head start with all of the European countries, and considering none of you were at my quiz last week, I reused my European capital city contest during the quiz. I was very impressed as you all covered almost 80% of all European countries. For a second, I thought that you might name every European capital and leave me with having to devise a tiebreaker on the spot, but it never got to that. So we had our first Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz at the Hong Kong in 2017, and to tie the quiz together, we named every round (except
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Let's play a game. Two of the three statements in each category are true. One is false. Guess which ones are which.

1. Growing up

a) Ryan grew up in Brockton, Massachusetts.
b) Ryan had spinal surgery when he was three years old.
c) Ryan is the youngest of four.

2. Celebrity crushes

a) Jennifer Connelly
b) Jennifer Lopez
c) Ginnifer Goodwin

3. Physical features

a) Ryan is flat-footed
b) Ryan is left-handed
c) Ryan is a polyorchid

4. Where he's been

a) Hawaii
b) Canada
c) Dallas

5. Where he's worked

a) Boston Celtics
b) Boston Bruins
c) Boston Red Sox

Answers

1. a-T, b-T, c-F; 2. a-T, b-F, c-T; 3. a-T, b-F, c-T; 4. a-T, b-T, c-F; 5. a-F, b-T, c-T


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Tuesday, Dec 27, 2016
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My Last Quiz of 2016
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I’ve closed out my last quiz of 2016. I acknowledge that this has been a tough year for many people. From the multitude of celebrity deaths to the changing political landscape, there’s been a lot to be down about. But we have a new year coming up and we need to take it head on with optimism and hope. There’s going to be a celebrity death in early 2017. And then another. And another. But we’re not going to say, “Fuck you, 2017.” We’re going to get better at appreciating every day we have, with friends, with loved ones, with strangers. As 2015 came to a close (or was it 2014?), I summed up the year by saying that I’ve always loved
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Let's play a game. Two of the three statements in each category are true. One is false. Guess which ones are which.

1. Growing up

a) Ryan grew up in Brockton, Massachusetts.
b) Ryan had spinal surgery when he was three years old.
c) Ryan is the youngest of four.

2. Celebrity crushes

a) Jennifer Connelly
b) Jennifer Lopez
c) Ginnifer Goodwin

3. Physical features

a) Ryan is flat-footed
b) Ryan is left-handed
c) Ryan is a polyorchid

4. Where he's been

a) Hawaii
b) Canada
c) Dallas

5. Where he's worked

a) Boston Celtics
b) Boston Bruins
c) Boston Red Sox

Answers

1. a-T, b-T, c-F; 2. a-T, b-F, c-T; 3. a-T, b-F, c-T; 4. a-T, b-T, c-F; 5. a-F, b-T, c-T


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Tuesday, Dec 20, 2016
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My Last Quiz Before I Get My Braces Removed
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Thanks for coming out to the Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz at the Hong Kong last night. You were all treated to my last quiz with braces. Knock on wood, after almost seven long years they will finally be removed later this week. As I’ve reflected on my time with braces, I’ve realized that at least 95% of the people I interact with on a weekly basis have never seen me without braces. This is really exciting stuff. I’ve been thinking about all the foods I plan on eating after I get them removed. So far I’ve got an apple, beef jerky, an everything bagel (those poppy seeds like to get stuck in the brackets), crispy corn, and Stacy’s Pita Chips. Anything else
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Let's play a game. Two of the three statements in each category are true. One is false. Guess which ones are which.

1. Growing up

a) Ryan grew up in Brockton, Massachusetts.
b) Ryan had spinal surgery when he was three years old.
c) Ryan is the youngest of four.

2. Celebrity crushes

a) Jennifer Connelly
b) Jennifer Lopez
c) Ginnifer Goodwin

3. Physical features

a) Ryan is flat-footed
b) Ryan is left-handed
c) Ryan is a polyorchid

4. Where he's been

a) Hawaii
b) Canada
c) Dallas

5. Where he's worked

a) Boston Celtics
b) Boston Bruins
c) Boston Red Sox

Answers

1. a-T, b-T, c-F; 2. a-T, b-F, c-T; 3. a-T, b-F, c-T; 4. a-T, b-T, c-F; 5. a-F, b-T, c-T


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Tuesday, Dec 13, 2016
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It’s What’s Inside That Counts
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At last night’s Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz at the Hong Kong, we had a question about the chemical elements that make up at least 1% of your body mass. Now the average human body contains at least 60 chemical elements, but only a very few of them make up more than 1%. The biggest one is oxygen, which makes up almost 2/3 of our bodies. Of course our cells need oxygen to do their thing, so we want to keep this one high. Next up are carbon at 18% and hydrogen at 10%. Then nitrogen, calcium, and phosphorus. Every element after that takes up less than 1% of our bodies. Of course there are important ones, like potassium, magnesium, and zinc, but our bodies also carry elements like
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Let's play a game. Two of the three statements in each category are true. One is false. Guess which ones are which.

1. Growing up

a) Ryan grew up in Brockton, Massachusetts.
b) Ryan had spinal surgery when he was three years old.
c) Ryan is the youngest of four.

2. Celebrity crushes

a) Jennifer Connelly
b) Jennifer Lopez
c) Ginnifer Goodwin

3. Physical features

a) Ryan is flat-footed
b) Ryan is left-handed
c) Ryan is a polyorchid

4. Where he's been

a) Hawaii
b) Canada
c) Dallas

5. Where he's worked

a) Boston Celtics
b) Boston Bruins
c) Boston Red Sox

Answers

1. a-T, b-T, c-F; 2. a-T, b-F, c-T; 3. a-T, b-F, c-T; 4. a-T, b-T, c-F; 5. a-F, b-T, c-T


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Tuesday, Dec 06, 2016
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Rule Against Perpetual Bar Exam Questions
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At last night’s Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz at the Hong Kong, we had a Raise the Bar round on bar exam stuff. Ugh, the bar exam, it’s giving me shudders and I didn’t even take it. But I did have a front row seat at the bar exam studying show last summer as my girlfriend spent months agonizing over laws, torts, cases, decisions, legalize, etc. It was tough to watch, but she did pass it, and was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in a nice ceremony a few weeks ago at Faneuil Hall. I quizzed her on the Raise the Bar round and to no surprise she would have gotten eight points. (She only got seven questions right, but on RtB rounds, you only need to get the final question
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Let's play a game. Two of the three statements in each category are true. One is false. Guess which ones are which.

1. Growing up

a) Ryan grew up in Brockton, Massachusetts.
b) Ryan had spinal surgery when he was three years old.
c) Ryan is the youngest of four.

2. Celebrity crushes

a) Jennifer Connelly
b) Jennifer Lopez
c) Ginnifer Goodwin

3. Physical features

a) Ryan is flat-footed
b) Ryan is left-handed
c) Ryan is a polyorchid

4. Where he's been

a) Hawaii
b) Canada
c) Dallas

5. Where he's worked

a) Boston Celtics
b) Boston Bruins
c) Boston Red Sox

Answers

1. a-T, b-T, c-F; 2. a-T, b-F, c-T; 3. a-T, b-F, c-T; 4. a-T, b-T, c-F; 5. a-F, b-T, c-T


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Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016
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Where No Quiz Has Gone Before
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At last night’s Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz at the Hong Kong, we revisited early episodes from Star Trek: The Original Series. First, a note about the show. It aired on NBC starting in 1966 and lasted for three seasons. It had a pilot episode completed in 1965, but the episode was never aired. NBC didn’t like it very much, but thought enough of it to commission a second pilot. The first pilot, titled “The Cage,” had Captain Christopher Pike helming the USS Enterprise. It was in the second pilot, “Where No Man Has Gone Before,” where Captain James T. Kirk was in charge of the ship. But this pilot too was not initially aired. The first ever episode of
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Let's play a game. Two of the three statements in each category are true. One is false. Guess which ones are which.

1. Growing up

a) Ryan grew up in Brockton, Massachusetts.
b) Ryan had spinal surgery when he was three years old.
c) Ryan is the youngest of four.

2. Celebrity crushes

a) Jennifer Connelly
b) Jennifer Lopez
c) Ginnifer Goodwin

3. Physical features

a) Ryan is flat-footed
b) Ryan is left-handed
c) Ryan is a polyorchid

4. Where he's been

a) Hawaii
b) Canada
c) Dallas

5. Where he's worked

a) Boston Celtics
b) Boston Bruins
c) Boston Red Sox

Answers

1. a-T, b-T, c-F; 2. a-T, b-F, c-T; 3. a-T, b-F, c-T; 4. a-T, b-T, c-F; 5. a-F, b-T, c-T


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Tuesday, Nov 22, 2016
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That is One Magic Loogie!
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Yesterday marked the anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, so naturally at the Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz at the Hong Kong, we had a round on the event. The round was titled Back and to the Left, a reference that seemed to confuse many of the Geeks, so I had to explain that Back and to the Left was the phrase repeated several times in the Oliver Stone film JFK. You see, the Warren Commission, the government’s investigation into the assassination of President Kennedy, concluded that it was a single shooter, Lee Harvey Oswald, who shot the president from the Texas School Book Depository. At the time of the assassination, the president’s
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Let's play a game. Two of the three statements in each category are true. One is false. Guess which ones are which.

1. Growing up

a) Ryan grew up in Brockton, Massachusetts.
b) Ryan had spinal surgery when he was three years old.
c) Ryan is the youngest of four.

2. Celebrity crushes

a) Jennifer Connelly
b) Jennifer Lopez
c) Ginnifer Goodwin

3. Physical features

a) Ryan is flat-footed
b) Ryan is left-handed
c) Ryan is a polyorchid

4. Where he's been

a) Hawaii
b) Canada
c) Dallas

5. Where he's worked

a) Boston Celtics
b) Boston Bruins
c) Boston Red Sox

Answers

1. a-T, b-T, c-F; 2. a-T, b-F, c-T; 3. a-T, b-F, c-T; 4. a-T, b-T, c-F; 5. a-F, b-T, c-T


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Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016
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Fireball + Rumchata + No Food = 4 Hours of Cinnamon Barf
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So I’m friends with many of my Hong Kong regulars. Some I’ve known since before my QM days, while others I’ve only just met in recent weeks. Among those I’ve known for a while and have spent time with outside of quiz, there are many experiences that we can look back upon and reminisce about. But there are also some shared experiences that we really don’t look upon too fondly at. The final question of round four at last night’s Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz elicited memories of a night that would fall into the latter category. It started with a winter weekend getaway to my friend’s ski house in New Hampshire. There were about 35 people in the
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Let's play a game. Two of the three statements in each category are true. One is false. Guess which ones are which.

1. Growing up

a) Ryan grew up in Brockton, Massachusetts.
b) Ryan had spinal surgery when he was three years old.
c) Ryan is the youngest of four.

2. Celebrity crushes

a) Jennifer Connelly
b) Jennifer Lopez
c) Ginnifer Goodwin

3. Physical features

a) Ryan is flat-footed
b) Ryan is left-handed
c) Ryan is a polyorchid

4. Where he's been

a) Hawaii
b) Canada
c) Dallas

5. Where he's worked

a) Boston Celtics
b) Boston Bruins
c) Boston Red Sox

Answers

1. a-T, b-T, c-F; 2. a-T, b-F, c-T; 3. a-T, b-F, c-T; 4. a-T, b-T, c-F; 5. a-F, b-T, c-T


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Tuesday, Nov 08, 2016
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This One Wasn’t Too Close to Call
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Election results poured in while intrepid quizzers matched wits at the Hong Kong Restaurant in Harvard Square last night. Questions on famous Hillarys and Donalds, food reality shows, and countries that don’t exist anymore presented challenges for the assembled crowd, but unlike Michigan or New Hampshire, this one was decided pretty early in the night. A strong performance on the first audio round plus the joker put If Brady Votes for Trump, Gisele May Cut Off His Allowance into an early lead, giving that team an 80% chance at victory after three rounds. The lead was still intact through round six, but with two 16-point rounds remaining, there were opportunities
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Let's play a game. Two of the three statements in each category are true. One is false. Guess which ones are which.

1. Growing up

a) Ryan grew up in Brockton, Massachusetts.
b) Ryan had spinal surgery when he was three years old.
c) Ryan is the youngest of four.

2. Celebrity crushes

a) Jennifer Connelly
b) Jennifer Lopez
c) Ginnifer Goodwin

3. Physical features

a) Ryan is flat-footed
b) Ryan is left-handed
c) Ryan is a polyorchid

4. Where he's been

a) Hawaii
b) Canada
c) Dallas

5. Where he's worked

a) Boston Celtics
b) Boston Bruins
c) Boston Red Sox

Answers

1. a-T, b-T, c-F; 2. a-T, b-F, c-T; 3. a-T, b-F, c-T; 4. a-T, b-T, c-F; 5. a-F, b-T, c-T


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Tuesday, Nov 01, 2016
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Cambridge? More Like Cavitybridge!
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How many of you are familiar with Cambridge’s rich candy-making history? In the mid-1800s, NECCO began making their wafers in Cambridge; and over the next 100 years, they were joined by more than 60 other candy makers. Up and down Main St., candy factories churned out their confectionaries until a handful of national companies, like Hershey and Nestle, established a market dominance. Those big companies either bought out the smaller ones and relocated the manufacturing to more centrally located factories, or drove the other companies out of business entirely. One factory is still in use, however, where more than 15 million Junior Mints are produced every day. And there are
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Let's play a game. Two of the three statements in each category are true. One is false. Guess which ones are which.

1. Growing up

a) Ryan grew up in Brockton, Massachusetts.
b) Ryan had spinal surgery when he was three years old.
c) Ryan is the youngest of four.

2. Celebrity crushes

a) Jennifer Connelly
b) Jennifer Lopez
c) Ginnifer Goodwin

3. Physical features

a) Ryan is flat-footed
b) Ryan is left-handed
c) Ryan is a polyorchid

4. Where he's been

a) Hawaii
b) Canada
c) Dallas

5. Where he's worked

a) Boston Celtics
b) Boston Bruins
c) Boston Red Sox

Answers

1. a-T, b-T, c-F; 2. a-T, b-F, c-T; 3. a-T, b-F, c-T; 4. a-T, b-T, c-F; 5. a-F, b-T, c-T