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    Default Trivially Hirsuite

    Didn't want to cross streams with kuranes' quiz in the Open Mic thread, but here we go. Colour coded for perceived difficulty and yadda yadda.

      Spoiler: Trivia Part Trois 
    1. Name the song and the artist:

    2. Which Kindred author wrote about a ubiquitous aerosol?

    10. What instrument is this?

    11. Two old Objectivists die, and their six Objectivist children gather to organise the will. The children are (in)famously intelligent, rational, self-interested, ruthless and greedy. The parents have 120 (indivisible) gold ingots to divide amongst the six children. The ingots are divided into two. Sixty of the ingots form the base inheritence that are to be divided evenly. The other sixty ingots are to be divided based on agreement between the children. For this latter half of the inheritence, the oldest child must propose a distribution of ingots amongst them that all siblings then vote on. If 50% or more agree to the distribution, the proposal is executed. Otherwise, the proposer is completely excluded from all inheritence and voting, and the next oldest makes the next proposal. Who will end up getting how much of the inheritence?

    12. Name the purty flower, sometimes used to make tea:

    20. What vacuous mode of transport would theoretically get you from wherever you are on Earth to the Easter Islands in just under three quarters of an hour (and no, not a 44 minute flight... etc.).

    21. What's the link between these two locations?

    22. Which Academy award winner was, in his late thirties, told by a journalist that his real life family was largely a fiction?

    100. You might find this in a car. What is it?

    101. Which country had the highest number of indigenous billionaires in early 2009?

    102. Which major(-ish) religion is associated with the following symbol:

    110. You do a nice thing for a rich gambler. The gambler decides to give you a chance of winning an award. She gives you ten balls; ten are white and ten are blue. She also gives you two buckets. You must distribute the balls between the two buckets, and then randomly select a ball from each (blindfolded). If you manage to select two white balls, you get your reward. How can you distribute the balls across the two buckets to maximise the likelihood of earning an award?

    111. Solve the red, blue, yellow and green squares.

    112. Which late 40's novel recounts the story of a husband's desperate efforts to save his wife after a scorpion sting.

    120. Who is this politician:

    121. Which iconic band was first named after a Bowie song, and later named after a Nazi epithet?

    122. This is the skeleton of what kind of creature?

    200. What's the smallest integer to be "flipped" when multiplied by 9 (e.g., 241 "flipped" is 142)?

    201. Name the artist:

    202. What's the next number in this numeric sequence:
    3, 11, 29, 97, 149, 211, ___

    210. This is the skyline of which Asian city?

    211. Which musical artist released the following songs with country names or nationalities omitted:
    (1) Walking ___ (2) ___ Shave (3) Big in ___ (4) ___ (5) ___ Dance

    212. Assume that there are five squares in the following picture. Describe how to divide the entire blue-shaded area into four equal (size and shape) parts.


    Good luck!

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    1. Dave Brubeck - Take Five

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    12 hibiscus

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    102 baha'i

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    121 joy division

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    ^^^ Good work. ✔ to all four.

    Hibiscus eh?

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    Wild guess on 201} Kandinsky

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    No, not Kandinsky.

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    100 camshaft
    101 US
    210 Shanghai

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    Quote Originally Posted by starjots View Post
    100 camshaft


    Quote Originally Posted by starjots View Post
    101 US


    Quote Originally Posted by starjots View Post
    210 Shanghai

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