Pauls Quiz 235

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1. The common word for the human body part known as the omphalus gives which citrus fruit its name?

2. What was the metronomic name given to the crocodile in the 1953 Disney film 'Peter Pan'?

3. The fictional character Lt. Commander Queeg is the captain of which ship?

4. What would you be eating if you ordered pamplemousse in a French restaurant?

5. The French engineer Louis Réard was responsible in 1946 for which very popular little invention?

6. Which country has a record 45 UNESCO World Heritage sites?

7. The coccyx bone is better known as what?
8. According to legend, who owned a sword named 'Crocea mors'?

9. The young orphan Kimball O'Hara is the central character in which novel?

10. The following words are from songs with the word 'Eyes' in the song title. Can you name the song? One point for each correct answer.
a. This is just adios and not goodbye
b. One summer evening drunk to hell
c. I was drivin home early Sunday morning through Bakersfield
d. No more lonely nights for me
e. Her hands are never cold
f. City girls just seem to find out early
g. Pardon the way that I stare

ANSWERS

1. Navel orange (omphalus is the belly button) In Greek, the word omphalos means "navel" (compare the name of Queen Omphale). All placental mammals have a navel, and it is quite conspicuous in humans. Other animals' navels tend to be smoother and flatter, often nothing more than a thin line, and are often obscured by fur.

2. Tick-Tock Tick-tock was the crocodile who swallowed an alarm clock and was after the remains of Hook; Pan had cut off Hook's hand and threw it to the Crocodile. That little appetizer was so successful that he followed Hook ever since.

3. USS Caine (The Caine Mutiny) The Caine Mutiny is a 1952 Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Herman Wouk. The novel grew out of Wouk's personal experiences aboard a destroyer-minesweeper in the Pacific in World War II and deals with, among other things, the moral and ethical decisions made at sea by the captains of ships. The mutiny of the title is legalistic, not violent, and takes place during a historic typhoon in December 1944. The court-martial that results provides the dramatic climax to the plot. In 1954, a film adaptation of the novel was released by Columbia Pictures. Humphrey Bogart starred as Queeg in a widely acclaimed performance that earned him the third and final Academy Award nomination of his career.

4. Grapefruit

5. Bikini Louis Réard (1897 – 1984) was a French automobile engineer who invented the bikini back in 1946. He and Jacques Heim were competing to produce the world's smallest swimsuit. In May 1946, Heim began advertising a two-piece swimsuit that he named the “Atome,” the world's "smallest bathing suit". The bottom of his design was just large enough to cover the wearer's navel. To promote it, Heim hired skywriters to fly above the Mediterranean resort advertising the Atome as “the world’s smallest bathing suit.” Réard was a mechanical engineer who took over his mother's lingerie business in Paris. He noticed women on St. Tropez beaches rolling up the edges of their swimsuits to get a better tan which inspired him to produce his new design. Not to be outdone by Heim, he hired his own skywriters three weeks later to fly over the French Riviera advertising his design as “smaller than the smallest bathing suit in the world." Réard's design was a string bikini consisting of four triangles made from only 194 cm2 of fabric printed with a newspaper pattern. When Réard sought a model to wear his design at its debut presentation, no usual model would wear the suit, so he hired 19 year old dancer Micheline Bernardini from the Casino de Paris to model it. He introduced it to the media in Paris on July 5, 1946 at a public pool in Paris. It was a shocking swimsuit design that for the first time revealed the wearer's navel.

6. Italy

7. Tailbone The coccyx, commonly referred to as the tailbone, is the final segment of the vertebral column in tailless primates. Comprising three to five separate or fused vertebrae (the coccygeal vertebrae) below the sacrum, it is attached to the sacrum by a fibrocartilaginous joint, the sacrococcygeal symphysis, which permits limited movement between the sacrum and the coccyx. The term coccyx comes originally from Greek and means "cuckoo", referring to the curved shape of a cuckoo's beak when viewed from the side.

8. Julius Caesar (Crocea mors is Latin for 'yellow death')

9. Kim (Rudyard Kipling) Kim is a picaresque novel by Nobel Prize-winning English author Rudyard Kipling. It was first published serially in McClure's Magazine from December 1900 to October 1901 as well as in Cassell's Magazine from January to November 1901, and first published in book form by Macmillan & Co. Ltd in October 1901. The story unfolds against the backdrop of The Great Game, the political conflict between Russia and Britain in Central Asia. It is set after the Second Afghan War which ended in 1881, but before the Third, probably in the period 1893–98. The novel is notable for its detailed portrait of the people, culture, and varied religions of India. "The book presents a vivid picture of India, its teeming populations, religions, and superstitions, and the life of the bazaars and the road."

10. Seven answers
a. Spanish Eyes (Al Martino)
b. A Pair Of Brown Eyes (Pogues)
c. Far Away Eyes (Rolling Stones)
d. Sexy Eyes (Dr. Hook)
e. Bette Davis Eyes (Kim Carnes)
f. Lyin Eyes (The Eagles)
g. Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You (Andy Williams)

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