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Old Oct 30th 2008, 11:12 PM
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I'm getting 1,630 - that works out to 31 years - is that possible? It was kicked off the chart some time in 2004/2005? That number seems quite astounding. Not that I'm doubting the correctness, just, wow!
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Old Oct 31st 2008, 06:58 AM
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I'm getting 1,630 - that works out to 31 years - is that possible? It was kicked off the chart some time in 2004/2005? That number seems quite astounding. Not that I'm doubting the correctness, just, wow!
Yes, that's correct.
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Old Oct 31st 2008, 02:59 PM
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Hmmm, nobody else has time for forum games lately?

No problem.

How many suits are there in a traditional tarot deck?
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Old Nov 6th 2008, 10:53 AM
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Hmmm, nobody else has time for forum games lately?

No problem.

How many suits are there in a traditional tarot deck?
Tricky question. I'll go with 4.

(historically, there were 5).
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Old Nov 6th 2008, 11:33 PM
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I suppose that will do.

Technically the major arcana are a fifth "suit" stemming from that historical figure of five I'm sure.

Michael is up!
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Old Nov 7th 2008, 02:00 PM
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Okay, in honor of Obama's election victory, today's Google challenge shall be to name the first black member elected to the US Congress.

(sorry, I refuse to use the hideously ugly though politically correct term of 'Afro-American' - either one is African or American, pick one!).
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Old Nov 10th 2008, 07:58 AM
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Okay, in honor of Obama's election victory, today's Google challenge shall be to name the first black member elected to the US Congress.

(sorry, I refuse to use the hideously ugly though politically correct term of 'Afro-American' - either one is African or American, pick one!).
Hiram Rhodes Revels?
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Old Nov 10th 2008, 10:27 AM
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Hiram Rhodes Revels?
Correct! Remarkable fellow - notice the dates of his service in the Senate!

(and yes, Google-search engines are allowed and expected here!)
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Old Dec 5th 2008, 02:11 PM
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Okay... a new challenge:

What is the origin of the expression "hat trick" (scoring three goals in a hockey game)?
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Old Dec 5th 2008, 02:28 PM
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Okay... a new challenge:

What is the origin of the expression "hat trick" (scoring three goals in a hockey game)?
No need for google:
OED : orig. referring to the club presentation of a new hat to a bowler taking three wickets successively.
I guess that refers to cricket.
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