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“Ca$h Cab” 2/24/11

G1: Jeff (34th & 8th)(BtG: 38)

#1: What’s the seventh planet in our solar system?
Jupiter (A: Uranus)
#2: Lending its name to an album by The Clash, what socialist party overthrew the Nicaraguan government in 1979?
Fark (A: Sandinista)
#3: An axillary thermometer’s designed to take the temperature of your axilla, a body part more commonly known as what?
MSO: Terry
#4: At the 2009 funeral for pitchman Billy Mays, pallbearers wore the iconic blue shirts that he wore to pitch what miracle cleanser?

#1: What website gives homeowners a quick “Zestimate” of the value of their property?
FA: Zoom (A: Zillow)

G2: Nick & Vinny (Carmine’s)(BtG: 36)

#1: The Tampa Bay Rays dropped what word from their original name in ’07?
#2: Fronted by caveman & a cockney reptile, what co. started out as an insurer for government employees?
#3: In 2010 L.A. artist Mike Mitchell coined the phrase “I’m with CoCo” to show his support for what celeb?
Conan O’Brien
#4: Immortalized by Bo Derek on the big screen, what braided hairstyle was also worn by a notorious 19th C. emperor of Ethiopia?
Dreadlocks (A: Cornrows)

#1: Before it was Americanized, what was the pen name for Theodore Geisel?
Dr. Seuss
#2: Coined by astrophysicist Fritz Zwicky, what term for a massive stellar explosion’s abbrev. SN?
MSO: Vinny’s uncle Mike
#3: In 2006 a Pittsburgh high school student proved that ironing your mail could kill the spores of what deadly bacteria?
RLC: As of 2009, name seven of the nine nations w/ the most cos. on the Global Fortune 500 list.
U.S., U.K., France, Germany, China, Switzerland & Canada
FQ: Named for a Bing Crosby movie, what hotel franchise launched w/ four motels covering the corners of Memphis, TN?
FA: Holiday Inn ($800)

DR: Rebecca, Sahar & Ryan (116th & 8th)(BtG: 35)

#1: Famously cultivated by John Rolfe, what cash crop was referred to by the Jamestown settlers as brown gold?
#2: Flirting w/ legitimacy, The National Enquirer earned respect for its coverage of Rielle Hunter & what politician/baby daddy?
John Edwards
#3: In Chinese textbooks, the June 4th Incident refers to a 1989 event that occurred in what famous plaza?
Tianamen Square
#4: What Triple Crown horse race has been held in NY since 1867?

#1: Pronounced “Haa-haa-haa” in Thai, “555” is Thailand’s version of what common three-letter Internet abbrev.?
#2: Inspiring the name of a brand of gin, the Smithsonian’s Star of Bombay’s a famous example of what gemstone?
#3: Due to its pungent algae, what colorful arm of Lake Michigan was once named Bay of the Stinkers?
Michigan Peninsula (A: Green Bay)
RLC: Six African nations competed in the 2010 FIFA World Cup- name four.
South Africa, Ghana, Cameroon & Nigeria (Others: Ivory Coast & Algeria)
FQ: In a 1964 interview, author Vladimir Nabokov took credit for parents NO LONGER naming their daughters what?

VB: For centuries, historians have been mystified by these monoliths in the remote reaches of the Pacific. While Westerners call this destination Easter Island, what’s the standard Polynesian name for this island & its people?
FA: Rowatowa (A: Rapa Nui)


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