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“Ca$h Cab” 7/1/11

G1: Patrick & Richard (Chelsea Hotel)(BtG: 49)
OUT IN SEVEN

DR: Paul & Jane (100th & Riverside)(BtG: 50)

R1:
#1: In New Zealand, what pub menu staple’s nicknamed “Shark and Tatties”?
Fish & chips
#2: What century-old soap brand cleans hands using a byproduct of volcanic activity?
Lava
#3: Called “P Town” for short, what town’s coast served as a pit stop for the Pilgrims before they settled on Plymouth?
Provincetown
#4: Long assoc. w/ cowboys, what southern synonym for “hello” is the official greeting of Texas A&M?
“Yippee ki-yay”

R2:
#1: Famous for his work w/ peanuts, what African-American inventor did TIME dub “The Black Leonardo” in ’41?
George Washington Carver
#2: Headquartered near Helsinki, what cellphone titan’s hands-down the largest co. in Finland?
NOKIA
#3: For homeowners who like old-fashioned heat, what fixture’s abbrev. WBFP in real estate ads?
Wood-burning fireplace
RLC: As of 2010, only eight nations have won 20 or more matches in the World Cup- name seven of those eight.
England, Argentina, Brazil, SpainX (Didn’t say: Germany, Italy, France & The Netherlands)
#4: In the U.S. Senate, a party must hold a minimum of how many seats to maintain a filibuster-proof majority?
60 41 (had it right the first time)

R3:
#1: The largest artery in the human body, what corridor’s the most common site for an aneurysm?
Aorta
#2: Named for a PA valley, what type of covered wagon’s an icon of America’s Westward Expansion?
Conestoga
FQ: Acc. to legend, what famously-tangled knot did Alexander the Great undo w/ a single stroke of his sword?
FA: Gordian ($2100)

G3: Alex, Hailey & Austin (Banc Cafe on 46th & 9th)(BtG: 37)
USED STREET S-O AT END OF R1 & IT WAS WORTHLESS

R2:
#1: What speedy SEGA mascot was introduced in ’91 & developed under the code name “Mr. Needlemouse”?
“SONIC THE HEDGEHOG”
#2: As suggested by its name, what furniture varnish’s made from the sticky secretions of the lac insect?
Lacquer (acceptable for Shellac)
RLC: In 2009 a USA Today/Gallup poll asked Americans to name the living women they admire most in the world- name five of the women who made the top six.
Oprah, Clinton, Queen Elizabeth, Obama & Condoleeza (Leftover: Palin)
#3: The Wild West towns of Tombstone, Deadwood & Dodge all boast cemeteries w/ what footwear-inspired name?
Spurs (A: Boot Hill)
#4: Derived from the word “Northman”, what descendants of the vikings famously conquered England in 1066?
FA: Nordics (A: Normans)

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