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“Ca$h Cab” 3/14/12

G1: Julie & Cary (9th between 19th & 20th)(BtG: 40)

#1: Recognized by the American Dialect Society in 2003, what hybrid term refers to the removal or pruning of male body hair?
#2: Credited w/ saving the NBA, what device’s introduction in ’54 resulted in an avg. increase of 27 PPG?
MSO: Melissa
3-pt. line
RLC: As determined by the CIA Fact Book, name the five cities in South America that have populations of 8M or more.
Buenos Aires, Rio, Bogota, Sao Paulo & Lima
#3: In 2011 over 2.5K eco-friendly churches ordered fair trade fronds in celebration of what Christian holiday?
Palm Sunday
#4: A quill in the side of liberals, what conservative comic strip duck takes his name from the 13th President of the U.S.?
Howard the Duck (A: Mallard Fillmore)

#1: Familiar to any Red Sox fan, what oil co. sign has watched over Boston’s Kenmore Square since the 1940s?
FQ: A full-time physician, what famed Russian playwright once wrote “Medicine is my lawful wife and literature is my mistress”?
FA: Chekhov ($1050)

G2: Dan (McSorley’s)(BtG: 38)

DR: Lee, Tim, Ian & Patrick (East Houston & Bowery)(BtG: 33)

#1: Known for its strong citrus-like smell, what natural mosquito repellent’s also touted as an effective antidote for a barking dog?
#2: Introducing preschoolers to poultry, what popular childhood game’s known as “Pato Pato Ganso” in Spanish-speaking countries?
Duck Duck Goose
#3: Unswayed by the charms of Snooki, governor Chris Christie VETOED his state’s sizable tax credit for what MTV show in ’11?
#4: Unveiled in 2011, a D.C. memorial to what civil rights leader features a stone of hope emerging from a mountain of despair?
MLK, Jr.

#1: Reaching an altitude of 42K ft. in a hot air balloon, Army Capt. Hawthorne Gray was the first man to enter what layer of the Earth’s atmosphere?
#2: To the chagrin of its northeast neighbor, what African nation observes Sinai Liberation Day every April 25th?
#3: Abbrev. OED, what reference book made language purists cry out “OMG” in ’11 by adding the entries “LOL” & “TMI”?
Oxford English Dictionary
#4: Originally produced in a Lower East Side bakery, what bone-shaped dog treat was invented in 1908 by the F.H. Bennett Biscuit Co.?
RLC: In Central Asia, five former Soviet Republics are informally known as The Stans- name four of these five hard-to-pronounce nations.
Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan & Uzbekistan (Didn’t need: Kurdistan)

VB: Literally meaning “place of the gods”, what’s the name of this high-altitude holy city which is the capital of Tibet?
FA: Lhasa ($3400)


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