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“Ca$h Cab” 6/24/10

G1: Chris, Kim, Cynthia & Amalia (The Cupcake Cafe)(BtG: 47)

#1: Plagued by rattlesnakes & Indian raids, what iconic trade route connected Franklin, MO to northern NM?
X (A: Santa Fe Trail)
#2: Moving from south to north, Europe’s split into three so-called alcohol belts- Wine, Beer & what?
#3: From the Greek for “grape”, what dangling part of the palate can be removed to silence serious snoring?
RLC: Name five of the eight countries that use the peso.
Mexico, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Cuba & Argentina (Others: Chile, The Philippines & Uruguay)
#4: Born in Colonial Massachusetts, what woman was BOTH our nation’s first Second Lady & its second First Lady?
Abigail Adams

#1: Sugar’s primarily produced from one of two plants- sugarcane & what root vegetable?
#2: The bane of Charles I & Louis XVI, what crime was defined by Random House as “the killing of a king”?
MSO: Neighbor Richard Jacobson
FQ: Known as Magyar by the locals, what tongue is often cited as Europe’s most difficult language?
FA: Basque (A: Hungarian)($1150)

G2: Sam (Forsyth & East Houston)(BtG: 34)

G3: Ben, Jason & Lauren (Old Town Bar on 18th & Park)(BtG: 34)

#1: Equal to about 6ft, what nautical unit of length was originally estimated as the span of two outstretched arms?
RLC: Acc. to Encarta, the 13 most common punctuation marks include brackets, ellipses & periods. Name eight of the other 10.
!, ?, “, ‘, ;, :, — & ()(Others: , & -)
#2: The largest natural satellite in our solar system, Ganymede is the biggest of what planet’s 62 moons?
#3: Pronounced like a pronoun, what flexible variety of evergreen wood was used by the English to make longbows?
#4: A staple at the sushi bar, what seafood’s featured in an unusual Japanese soft drink called Unagi Nobori?
Caviar (A: Eel)

Sole $200 Q: Resisting the Macedonians & the Soviets, what nation has been nicknamed the “Graveyard of Empires”?
Turkey (A: Afghanistan)

VB: Developed during the Han dynasty & derived from a Malay word meaning “ship”, what’s the term for this watertight wooden boat?
FA: Junks ($1.5K)


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