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bushyfox
Bushyfox  (Level: 174.4 - Posts: 2403)
Thu, 23rd Nov '06 3:43 PM

FOR BRAINIACS

This is a quiz for people who know everything! I found out in a hurry that I didn't. These are not trick questions. They are straight questions with straight answers.

1. Name the one sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends.

2. What famous North American landmark is constantly moving backward?

3. Of all vegetables, only two can live to produce on their own for several growing seasons. All other vegetables must be replanted every year. What are the only two perennial vegetables?

4. What fruit has its seeds on the outside?

5. In many liquor stores, you can buy pear brandy, with a real pear inside the bottle. The pear is whole and ripe, and the bottle is genuine; it hasn't been cut in any way. How did the pear get inside the bottle?

6. Only three words in standard English begin with the letters "dw" and they are all common words. Name two of them.

7. There are more than 10 punctuation marks in English grammar. Can you name at least seven?

8. Name the only vegetable or fruit that is never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form except fresh.

9. Name 6 or more things that you can wear on your feet beginning with the letter "S"



I will post the answers sometime soon
~Bev

tuzilla
Tuzilla  (Level: 134.1 - Posts: 3778)
Thu, 23rd Nov '06 7:42 PM

1...Boxing?
2...Niagara Falls
3...asparagus, rhubarb
4...strawberry
5...The bottom of the bottle can be put on separately after the rest of the bottle is made. Or they could grow the pear in the bottle.
6...dwarf, dwell, dwayla
7...comma, semi colon, colon, period, exclamation point, question mark, apostrophe, hyphen, ampersand, dollar sign, percent sign, @, #
8...celery?
9...shoes, slippers, socks, skates, spurs, snowshoes, ski boots, sandals, stockings,


linenlady
Linenlady  (Level: 159.1 - Posts: 306)
Thu, 23rd Nov '06 8:38 PM

For #6 dwell, dwarf, dwindle; is dweeb a real word? Otherwise, Steve covered most of my guesses.
Diane

larrybus
Larrybus  (Level: 307.6 - Posts: 383)
Thu, 23rd Nov '06 8:46 PM

Likewise, except for number 8. Cooked celery is in many soups, both homemade and canned, as well as in stuffing and other things.

My guess would be watermelon or melons in general.

missashlee
Missashlee  (Level: 125.6 - Posts: 543)
Thu, 23rd Nov '06 8:53 PM

Watermelon pickles, but that's just from the rinds. Lettuce?

baggiob
Baggiob  (Level: 142.7 - Posts: 888)
Fri, 24th Nov '06 2:21 AM

For number 8 I would say lettuce.

surreyman
Surreyman  (Level: 260.9 - Posts: 2770)
Fri, 24th Nov '06 3:53 AM

For 8 I was thinking asparagus - but does 'processed' include soups? In which case I think I've heard of lettuce soup, believe it or not!!

surreyman
Surreyman  (Level: 260.9 - Posts: 2770)
Fri, 24th Nov '06 3:56 AM

For 5 - Yep, for such drinks, the fruit is grown within the suspended bottle.

(Do they do the same for snake wines?!)
(Or maybe they pull the strings through the neck!)

baggiob
Baggiob  (Level: 142.7 - Posts: 888)
Fri, 24th Nov '06 4:07 AM

You can buy asparagus tinned and cooked

surreyman
Surreyman  (Level: 260.9 - Posts: 2770)
Fri, 24th Nov '06 8:01 AM

Can you? - That has to be one of the ultimate culinary sins!

baggiob
Baggiob  (Level: 142.7 - Posts: 888)
Fri, 24th Nov '06 8:54 AM

Surreyman I think you could be right there.

I used to work as a chef and you would be suprised at the things that happen in a kitchen. lol

bushyfox
Bushyfox  (Level: 174.4 - Posts: 2403)
Fri, 24th Nov '06 4:14 PM

So many of you were SO close! Tuz, you almost had it down pat!!
Answers To Quiz:

1. The one sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends . . boxing

2. North American landmark constantly moving backward . Niagara Falls (The rim is worn down about two and a half feet each year because of the millions of gallons of water that rush over it every minute.)

3. Only two vegetables that can live to produce on their own for several growing seasons . . asparagus and rhubarb.


4. The fruit with its seeds on the outside strawberry.

5. How did the pear get inside the brandy bottle? It grew inside the bottle. (The bottles are placed over pear buds when they are small, and are wired in place on the tree. The bottle is left in place for the entire growing season. When the pears are ripe, they are snipped off at the stems.)

6. Three English words beginning with dw . dwarf, dwell and dwindle.

7. At least ten punctuation marks in English grammar . . period, comma, colon, semicolon, hyphen, apostrophe, question mark, exclamation point, quotation marks, parentheses,

8. The only vegetable or fruit never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form but fresh . . lettuce.

9. Six or more things you can wear on your feet beginning with "s" . shoes, socks, sandals, sneakers, slippers, skis, skates, snowshoes, stockings, stilts.

You are all !!!
SO clever!

~Bev

surreyman
Surreyman  (Level: 260.9 - Posts: 2770)
Sat, 25th Nov '06 6:00 AM

Wot abaht lettuce soup?!

tuzilla
Tuzilla  (Level: 134.1 - Posts: 3778)
Sun, 26th Nov '06 12:18 AM

Asian restaurants use lettuce in soups.

surreyman
Surreyman  (Level: 260.9 - Posts: 2770)
Sun, 26th Nov '06 6:07 AM

Seeeerrriiiooouuusssllllly, you can have lettuce soup per se.


missashlee
Missashlee  (Level: 125.6 - Posts: 543)
Sun, 26th Nov '06 8:44 AM

What if we change the answer to iceberg lettuce?

bushyfox
Bushyfox  (Level: 174.4 - Posts: 2403)
Sun, 26th Nov '06 3:11 PM

Honeymoon salad: "Lettuce alone"



~Bev

(In truth, I HAD heard of the lettuce soup, but chose to ignore it for the purpose of the puzzle)

kaufman
Kaufman  (Level: 257.0 - Posts: 3936)
Sun, 26th Nov '06 9:17 PM

... And in churches, they're always offering "lettuce spray."

suzer22
Suzer22  (Level: 165.6 - Posts: 1982)
Sun, 26th Nov '06 10:05 PM

Lettuce spray is only for the cross-eyed bear.

surreyman
Surreyman  (Level: 260.9 - Posts: 2770)
Mon, 27th Nov '06 4:15 AM

Kaufman: Followed by 'lettuce soup'?

surreyman
Surreyman  (Level: 260.9 - Posts: 2770)
Wed, 29th Nov '06 4:17 AM

OK - bad joke!
"Let us up" for the enquirer who wants to remain a nonny mouse.

cypressriver
Cypressriver  (Level: 59.9 - Posts: 160)
Thu, 4th Jan '07 8:32 PM

Yay, I just did this quiz and I answered them all correctly. Although my 9-year-old daughter came up with two of the dw words. I was racking my brain and they just rolled off her tongue. It took awhile to think of rhubarb, but the rest I was pretty sure of. Wow, that was fun--thanks!

frannie
Frannie  (Level: 96.2 - Posts: 68)
Fri, 5th Jan '07 8:28 AM

Thanks Kaufman for answering my question about why some people seem so refreshed after they've been to church on Sunday mornings. Frannie

emiperkins
Emiperkins  (Level: 50.0 - Posts: 201)
Wed, 17th Jan '07 9:45 AM

Hasn't anyone ever had BLT soup?
BLT Soup Recipe courtesy Paula Deen
Show: Paula's Home Cooking
Episode: The Working Lunch





5 slices bacon, finely diced, plus crisp crumbles bacon, for garnish
1/2 cup diced green onions
2 tablespoons butter
3 cups finely sliced iceberg lettuce
1/2 cup instant flour
3 1/2 cups fresh or canned chicken broth, heated to a simmer
1 cup diced fresh tomatoes
1/8 teaspoon grated fresh nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
1 cup heavy cream


In a 3-quart pot, cook the bacon over medium heat until lightly browned. Add the onions and cook, stirring, until wilted. Add the butter and stir until melted. Add the lettuce and saute for 2 minutes. Sprinkle the flour into the pot, then stir it in until well blended. Remove the pot from the heat and add the hot chicken broth, tomatoes, nutmeg and pepper. Heat the soup to boiling, stirring constantly, then reduce the heat and simmer gently for 5 minutes. Add the cream and mix well.
Serve each portion of soup with crumbled bacon.




emiperkins
Emiperkins  (Level: 50.0 - Posts: 201)
Thu, 18th Jan '07 10:35 AM

The point was that there is lettuce in this soup. I wasn't just posting a random recipe. Although I am likely to do that.


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