Pauls Quiz 129

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1. Every three seconds, somewhere in the world, women meet for what kind of party?

2. Tides that run as high as 21 m, a world record, are found in which bay ?

3. Novels and stories from which 19th century writer have been filmed the most ? (200 +) and it isn't Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

4. What is written on the tiny bottle that Alice finds in "Alice in Wonderland"?

5. What is Kermit the frog's personal theme song ?

6. The "green line" divided two warring parts of which capital city? (Clue, if needed: some compared it to Paris)

7. What kind of tree has existed since the paleozoic era and is resistant to both fungus and insects?

8. In european folklore,what kind of creature guarded mines and buried treasure ?

9. Linguists believe there are how many differant languages in the world ? 
    a: 1 - 2,000 
    b: 6 - 7,000 or 
    c: about 20,000

10. John Merrick was believed to have suffered from neurofibromatosis. What is the name of the film about his sad life ?

ANSWERS

1. Tupperware Party Tupperware is the brand name of a home products line that includes preparation, storage, and serving products for the kitchen and home. The brand debuted in 1946. Products are developed, manufactured, and internationally distributed by its parent company Tupperware Brands Corporation and marketed by means of direct sales through an independent sales force of approximately 1.9 million consultants. Tupperware is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tupperware Brands Corporation. Tupperware is still sold mostly through a party plan, with rewards for hosts. A Tupperware party is run by a Tupperware consultant for a host who invites friends and neighbors into their home to see the product line. Tupperware hosts are rewarded with free products based on the level of sales made at their party. Parties also take place in workplaces and sometimes in other settings. Tupperware is now sold in almost 100 countries in the world. The top five consumers of Tupperware are: 1. Germany, 2. USA, 3. Mexico, 4. France, 5. Australia

2. Fundy The Bay of Fundy (French: Baie de Fundy) is a bay on the Atlantic coast of North America, on the northeast end of the Gulf of Maine between the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, with a small portion touching the U.S. state of Maine. The Bay of Fundy is known for its high tidal range and the bay is contested as having the highest vertical tidal range in the world with Ungava Bay in northern Quebec. The name "Fundy" is thought to date back to the 16th century when the Portuguese referred to the bay as "Rio Fundo" or "deep river". The bay was also named Baie Fran?ois by explorer/cartographer Samuel de Champlain during a 1604 expedition led by Pierre Dugua, Sieur de Monts which resulted in a failed settlement attempt on St. Croix Island.

3. Jules Verne Jules Gabriel Verne (February 8, 1828?March 24, 1905) was a French author who pioneered the science-fiction genre. He is best known for novels such as Journey To The Center Of The Earth (1864), Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea (1870), and Around the World in Eighty Days (1873). Verne wrote about space, air, and underwater travel before air travel and practical submarines were invented, and before practical means of space travel had been devised. He is the third most translated author in the world, according to Index Translationum. Some of his books have been made into films. Verne, along with Hugo Gernsback and H. G. Wells, is often popularly referred to as the "Father of Science Fiction". According to the Unesco Index Translationum, Jules Verne regularly places among the top five most translated authors in the world.

4. Drink me

5. It's not easy Bein' Green "Bein' Green" is a popular song originally written by Joe Raposo in 1970 for the children's show Sesame Street where it was performed by Kermit the Frog (voiced by Jim Henson). "It's not easy being green" is a phrase that appears in pop culture as an expression of melancholy. In the song, Kermit begins by lamenting his green coloration, expressing that green "blends in with so many ordinary things." The song is associated with problems with identity, and failure of individuality. It can also be interpreted in terms of social alienation, and more specifically, the inequalities created by race. The color green has connotations of na?vet? and jealousy, and descriptions of it have ranged from "high praise to pure disgust," but these ideas are not represented in the song. By the end of the song, Kermit recalls positive associations with the color green, and concludes by accepting and embracing his greenness ("It's beautiful! And it's what I want to be...") Research by Sesame Workshop in 1989 discovered that "many preschool children failed to recognize that Kermit felt happy about being green by the end of the song." Other material created as part of Sesame Street's race relations curriculum was better understood.

6. Beruit The Green Line was a line of demarcation in Beirut, Lebanon during the Lebanese Civil War from 1975 to 1990. It separated the mainly Muslim factions in West Beirut from the Lebanese Forces in East Beirut. The appellation refers to the coloration of the foliage that grew because the space was uninhabited. Many of the buildings along the Green Line were severely damaged or destroyed during the war. Since the end of hostilities, however, many of the buildings have been rebuilt.

7. Ginkgo The Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba), frequently misspelled as "Gingko", and also known as the Maidenhair Tree, is a unique tree with no close living relatives. It is classified in its own division, the Ginkgophyta, comprising the single class Ginkgoopsida, order Ginkgoales, family Ginkgoaceae, genus Ginkgo and is the only extant species within this group. It is one of the best known examples of a living fossil, because Ginkgoales are not known from the fossil record after the Pliocene. For centuries it was thought to be extinct in the wild, but is now known to grow in at least two small areas in Zhejiang province in Eastern China, in the Tian Mu Shan Reserve. Ginkgo trees in these areas may have been tended and preserved by Chinese monks for over 1000 years.

8. a gnome

9. b: 6-7,000

10. The Elephant man Joseph Carey Merrick (5 August 1862?11 April 1890), known as "The Elephant Man", gained the sympathy of Victorian era Britain because of the extreme deformity of his body. Due to a mistake in Sir Frederick Treves' book "The Elephant Man and other reminiscences (1923)", Merrick is sometimes known as John Merrick. Joseph Merrick was originally thought to be suffering from elephantiasis. In 1971, Ashley Montagu suggested in his book The Elephant Man: A Study in Human Dignity that Merrick suffered from neurofibromatosis type I, a genetic disorder also known as von Recklinghausen's disease. This disease is still strongly associated with Merrick in the mind of the public; however, it was postulated in 1986 that Merrick actually suffered from Proteus syndrome (a condition which had been identified by Michael Cohen seven years earlier).

 

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