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TwistedCrank

climber
Dingleberry Gulch, Ideeho
Apr 30, 2012 - 02:00pm PT
The Alou brothers: Matty, Felipe, Jesus and Boog Powell.

That's the funnest fact and most outrageous trivia ever posted.
Gary

climber
"My god - it's full of stars!"
Apr 30, 2012 - 02:31pm PT
Which has more stars, Gary: one can of chicken and stars soup or Old Glory?

The California Air National Guard.
DanaB

climber
CT
Apr 30, 2012 - 02:50pm PT
1. What does radar stand for?
2. Five smallest states in area?
3. Four states that are officially called commonwealths?
4. Last French colony in North America?
5. Only vice president to take the oath of office outside the US?
6. The two vice presidents that were charged with treason?
7. The vice president that also served in the government of the Cofederacy?
8. The vice president of the Confederacy?
9. Vice president that served in the Maine Coast Guard during a war?
10. Unusual accomplishment by the baseball Hall of Famer George Brett?
11. State with the shortest ocean coast line?
12. Who was Edith Cavell?
13. What do the words silhouette and leotard have in common - aside from being french in origin?
14. What is the name of the units that are used to measure how hot a pepper is?
15. How is the President Pro Tem of the Senate chosen?
16. What is the origin of the name Jumar?
17. First female cabinet member?
18. Who were the Know Nothings?
19. Origin (possibly) of the word okay?
20. Which city was the scene of the great molasses flood?
21. Where did the names Sten and Bren for the Sten and Bren guns come from?
22. First woman to run for the presidency (there is some dispute about this).
23. Who was the editor of the famous abolitionist newspaper, The Liberator?
24. What was the Hartford Convention and its significance to the war of 1812?
25. What was the significance of Plessy vs. Ferguson?
mouse from merced

Trad climber
merced, california
Apr 30, 2012 - 04:46pm PT
Is there a man or woman who doubts the US Senate chamber alone produces enough gas in one day to:

A) Surpass the amount of gas produced by the Taco in a decade?
B) Answer a simple trivia question.
C) __.

Be my guest...fill in the blank.

And for possibly the longest, certainly the most boring, Wiki article ever:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Space_Station

I wondered where all the money was going.

Radar never stood for Col. Potter when he entered except when he was accompanied by a General, but he knew what the acronym meant. I'm more familiar with the ever-popular RURP.

KY and Mass. are two commonwealths....

Is the answer to #23 perchance Mr. Garrison? I'm stretching my brian cells.

If the great molasses flood didn't happen to San Louis Obispo, it should've.

Mighty, good, questions! ;)
mouse from merced

Trad climber
merced, california
Apr 30, 2012 - 05:12pm PT
En garde, Monsieur Gary.

The ever-popular "BASEBALL STAR" is in a constellation which is visible only from the planetoid Boogus16.

Boog was a mountain guide's nickname in the BC area. He was Hans Gmoser's go-to guide.
Gary

climber
"My god - it's full of stars!"
Apr 30, 2012 - 05:51pm PT
You're not fooling me, mouse. I just looked on the Internets, there is no Boogus 16!
Gene

climber
Apr 30, 2012 - 05:59pm PT
17. First female cabinet member?
Frances Perkins. Sec of Labor in FDR's cabinet.

15. How is the President Pro Tem of the Senate chosen?
Longest tenured member of the majority party (???)

g
labrat

Trad climber
Nevada City, CA
Apr 30, 2012 - 06:32pm PT
Where is the interosseous ligament located?




















Hint: Horses have it.























The ligament (interosseous ligament), tying the splint bones to the cannon bone, is quite elastic in young horses; however, as the horse ages, the ligament ossifies and is replaced by bone and the three bones fuse.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Apr 30, 2012 - 06:59pm PT
11. State with the shortest ocean coast line?

NH.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
merced, california
Apr 30, 2012 - 08:37pm PT
Gary, there is a baseball card online. It shows the Boog in a jersey with the number 16. Hence, the cosmic origin of the imaginary Boogus16. Interesting thing, I think, is that in reality, there is a planetoid named Bogus16. Millis told me, of yore, "It boogles the imagination how gullible you are, Mouse." Bogus16 is one of the few known "coming and going" planets, famously mentioned by Father Guido on SNL. Would a man o' God pull a Millis?

I love Merced County history. Are you listening, GENE?

There is a small town in North Merced County named Delhi. People generally pronounce its name correctly, but are boogled when they try to reconcile it with the large number of Sikhs living in that area (many many).
It's named Delhi because of its proximity to the Delta-Highline Canal; its name has nothing to do with the sub-continent from which the Sikhs come.

Further, and here is the crux, manner of speaking:
the famous Yosemite bus-boy, "Blind Glen" Denny, lived for as long as he could stand to, in the neighboring town of Livingston.

History ever repeats itself. Visit the Merced County Courthouse Museum.
Email me and I will give you the personal docent treatment. Mike Corbett set his climbing display up many years back, and it was CAPITAL!

I'm a-goin' to the mission for din-din. I'm a-comin' back here for seconds.
manzanita man

Social climber
somerset, ca.
May 1, 2012 - 10:59am PT
Massed opposing armies fight each other along a front. The fighting continues for days, and millions die. This is not trench warfare among men. The armies are the weaver ants of African forests. The ants are so fierce that when the battle is resolved and the boundaries of the opposing colonies have been fixed, a "no-ant’s-land" exists between them, where ants from each side do not dare to enter.
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
May 1, 2012 - 11:21am PT
Isn't Massachusetts a commonwealth?
Wasn't the molasses flood in Boston?

Sten and Bren were both made at the ENfield plant, with the Bren an original design from BRno (CZ), and the STen designed by 2 guys whose names start with S and T.
(Wasn't it Shepherd and Turvis?)
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 1, 2012 - 11:23am PT
manzanita, my wife is from Africa. Don't get her started on army ants, really.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
merced, california
May 2, 2012 - 03:06am PT
"where in the hell is Bootjack?"

The alternative answer to the question...

It's in Mariposa County, "the Poison Oak capital of the world" (I've always pictured it in that way, but I'm a humble stay-at-home; have we any alternative or similar nominees for that dubious distinction?) and some of the nastiest patches of purplish, people-eating manzanita in the world.
Riley103

Mountain climber
gfg
May 2, 2012 - 04:54am PT
Thank you so much for the post.

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http://freeonlinemovie.biz/
mouse from merced

Trad climber
merced, california
May 2, 2012 - 05:58am PT
President Pro Tem of the Sent is chosen by the President of the US. He is the Vice-President of the US. HSs civix class. I hailed typing.

Don't let's get overly technical on this "choosing" sh or electing cr.
manzanita man

Social climber
somerset, ca.
May 2, 2012 - 10:09am PT
11. State with the shortest ocean coast line?

NH.


not according to george straite, hes got ocean front property in arizona. lol
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 3, 2012 - 11:07am PT
The dunes of the White Sands Nat Mon are not sand. They're gypsum which
starts out clear but as it gets tumbled by the wind turns 'white' from the scratches.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 3, 2012 - 12:49pm PT
One of the Western hooknose snake's (Gyalopion canum) primary
defensive behaviors is to make a popping noise with its cloaca, i.e., farting.
During a laboratory experiment carried out by Bruce Young, a morphologist
at Lafayette College, the snakes only farted when they felt threatened,
and some farted so energetically that they lifted themselves off the ground.
llk

climber
May 3, 2012 - 12:59pm PT
Who sh#t on a climbing rope 30 years ago and recently came clean to everyone's relief?
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