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10/11/2005 10:15:14 AM · #26
The quack of a duck does not echo.. no one knows why.
10/11/2005 11:51:33 AM · #27
I'm duck-echo parade raining :(
10/11/2005 11:54:15 AM · #28
Originally posted by idnic:

Try this out...

Oddcast.com


Stink, busted by a rocking chair question. 4/5.
10/11/2005 11:59:10 AM · #29
Originally posted by Shecoya:

The quack of a duck does not echo.. no one knows why.


Mythbusters proved the quack does indeed echo.
10/12/2005 01:15:42 PM · #30
Originally posted by mystical_princess:

Originally posted by jadin:

What color is Coca-Cola without artificial coloring?


Isn't it clear? I had clear birch beer the other day, freaked me out!


Actually queanbeez had it right, it would be green.
10/12/2005 09:32:00 PM · #31
How's this for a trivia question?

Who was on-deck when Bobby Thomson hit his famous home run?
10/12/2005 09:35:25 PM · #32
Originally posted by frychikn:

How's this for a trivia question?

Who was on-deck when Bobby Thomson hit his famous home run?


Who's Bobby Thomson?

:)
10/12/2005 09:39:03 PM · #33
Ralph Branca
10/12/2005 09:54:46 PM · #34
Originally posted by di53:

Ralph Branca


No. Branca was the pitcher who threw it.
10/12/2005 10:12:44 PM · #35
Originally posted by frychikn:

How's this for a trivia question?

Who was on-deck when Bobby Thomson hit his famous home run?

Willie Mays?
10/12/2005 10:59:11 PM · #36
Originally posted by GeneralE:

Originally posted by frychikn:

How's this for a trivia question?

Who was on-deck when Bobby Thomson hit his famous home run?

Willie Mays?


Bingo!!! And Mays, who was a 20-year-old rookie at the time, was supposedly terrified at the prospect of having to come to bat in such a crucial situation.
10/12/2005 11:04:27 PM · #37
OK. here's one that's a lot harder than it looks at first glance. My grandfather told me this one almost 50 years ago and I still haven't figured it out exactly:

At what time do the 2 hands of a clock come together after 3:00?

And here's one that's easier than you might think:

Which is closer to Chicago, the Equator or the North Pole?
10/12/2005 11:07:04 PM · #38
3:17?
Equator
10/13/2005 01:45:03 AM · #39
Name the three different teams that won a championship in the same professional sport representing the same city?
10/13/2005 02:01:03 AM · #40
Originally posted by coolhar:

Name the three different teams that won a championship in the same professional sport representing the same city?


Rams, Raiders and Chargers? For LA?

Robt.
10/13/2005 02:41:46 AM · #41
Originally posted by bear_music:

Originally posted by coolhar:

Name the three different teams that won a championship in the same professional sport representing the same city?


Rams, Raiders and Chargers? For LA?

Robt.


You may be correct but I don't think so. When did the Chargers play in LA? And when did they win a championship? Those are not the three I was thinking of.
10/13/2005 03:19:47 AM · #42
Originally posted by coolhar:

Name the three different teams that won a championship in the same professional sport representing the same city?


How about four?

New York Giants, New York Mets, New York Yankees, Brooklyn Dodgers.

That's three even if you consider Brooklyn and New York two different cities.

-Terry

Message edited by author 2005-10-13 03:22:59.
10/13/2005 05:10:22 AM · #43
Originally posted by coolhar:

Originally posted by bear_music:

Originally posted by coolhar:

Name the three different teams that won a championship in the same professional sport representing the same city?


Rams, Raiders and Chargers? For LA?

Robt.


You may be correct but I don't think so. When did the Chargers play in LA? And when did they win a championship? Those are not the three I was thinking of.


The Chargers were originally owned by Barron Hilton and played in LA for a couple of years. Google shows me they did not win the AFL Championship until after they moved, however.

Robt.
10/13/2005 06:41:00 AM · #44
3:15
equator? not really sure where it is in terms of surrounding countries:(

Originally posted by frychikn:

OK. here's one that's a lot harder than it looks at first glance. My grandfather told me this one almost 50 years ago and I still haven't figured it out exactly:

At what time do the 2 hands of a clock come together after 3:00?

And here's one that's easier than you might think:

Which is closer to Chicago, the Equator or the North Pole?

10/13/2005 07:11:38 AM · #45
Well, I grew up near the 49'th parallel and that's pretty close to the imaginary and increasingly ironic line that differentiates US from Canucklebrand Dirt straight across. Checking my mental recollection of the US map, it looks like Chicago is pretty close to the 45'th parallel and that's equidistant to the equator and the north pole. Of course, that's if you consider the geographical, not magnetic. The magnetic pole moves around a fair bit and I believe it is a little closer to 45 degrees north than the equator, so would provide a different split for the difference.

The clock is going to intersect around 3:17 or 3:18 I can't really be bothered to count seconds. The reason is that by the time the minute hand has moved to the 15, the hour hand should have moved 25% of the way to the 4. 25% of 5 = 1.25. That puts the Hour hand at 3:16:15. Each minute, the hour hand will move 12% of one minute, or 7.2 seconds. For the minute hand to move 1 minute, 15 seconds, you will have to add 9 seconds to the hour hand. That brings you to 3:16:24. But you're still a little short because the hour hand has now moved 9 seconds farther, which is 1.25 seconds farther. This is when you need to choose between using a formula and just guessing within 2 seconds.

Assuming the clock advances seconds on the second, and assuming that the minute hand is accurately tied either to an internal or external second regulator, the analog minute hand should meet the analog hour hand at exactly 3:16:25.26####

That's just a guess from my head without using formulas. Should be pretty close.
10/13/2005 02:53:36 PM · #46
Originally posted by ClubJuggle:

Originally posted by coolhar:

Name the three different teams that won a championship in the same professional sport representing the same city?


How about four?

New York Giants, New York Mets, New York Yankees, Brooklyn Dodgers.

That's three even if you consider Brooklyn and New York two different cities.

-Terry


Bingo.
10/13/2005 03:29:15 PM · #47
I thought Shea Stadium was in Queens, and Yankee Stadium is definitely in the Bronx. Just because they use the term "New York" in their name doesn't mean they won for the same city or the same fans. As I recall, the USPS reserves the term "New York, NY" to Manhatten.

Neither will an Angels title this year confer championship status on the City of of Los Angeles. In fact, given the history of perpetual Yankee success, I was surprised they didn't name themselves The New York Angels of Anaheim.

Message edited by author 2005-10-13 15:30:28.
10/13/2005 03:34:57 PM · #48
Back to Bobby Thompson's "Shot Heard 'round the World"

We now know that Willie Mays was on deck and Ralph Branca was the pitcher. Who were the 2 pitchers ready in the bullpen for the Dodgers if they wanted to replace Branca?
10/13/2005 04:08:50 PM · #49
Mitch Wwilliams, Tim Wakefield ?
10/13/2005 08:56:46 PM · #50
Originally posted by Delfeye:

Back to Bobby Thompson's "Shot Heard 'round the World"

We now know that Willie Mays was on deck and Ralph Branca was the pitcher. Who were the 2 pitchers ready in the bullpen for the Dodgers if they wanted to replace Branca?


I think one was Carl Erskine..........I will take a real wild guess and guess Preacher Roe for the other.
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