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I received this quiz via email and will reveal the answers later. In the meantime, take a stab at it and post your answers!


This is a quiz for people who know everything! I found out in a hurry that it's tough. These are not trick questions. They are straight questions with straight answers.

1. Name the one sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends.

2. What famous North American landmark is constantly moving backward?

3. Of all vegetables, only two can live to produce on their own for several growing seasons. All other vegetables must be replanted every year. What are the only two perennial vegetables?

4. What fruit has its seeds on the outside?

5. In many liquor stores, you can buy pear brandy, with a real pear inside the bottle. The pear is whole and ripe, and the bottle is genuine; it hasn't been cut in any way. How did the pear get inside the bottle?

6. Only three words in standard English begin with the letters "dw" and they are all common words. Name two of them.

7. There are 14 punctuation marks in English grammar. Can you name at least half of them?

8. Name the only vegetable or fruit that is never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form except fresh.

9. Name 6 or more things that you can wear on your feet beginning with the letter "S."

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I remember this one:
1. Boxing
2. Niagra Falls
3. Asparagus
4. Strawberry
5. I think the answer was that the pear is dehydrated
6. Dwell, dwarf, dwindle
7. Cheating because I am on a keyboard - ,.;'!":
8. Lettuce
9. Snowshoes, skis, shoes, stilts, skates, slippers

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pretty good answers


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5. The pear is inserted in the bottle when it's tiny and still growing. The bottle is attached to the branch and the pear finishes growing inside the bottle.

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Yeah, that's how they do it with the pears. I only know because I had a crazy Chemistry professor that had been all over Europe, and came across one of these bottles with a pear on the inside. He was fascinated by it, so he planted hundreds of pear trees on his land, and went out and got thousands of bottles. I believe he bribed students from his classes to come over and work for him, inserting all the baby pears into the bottles, and he would provide pizza, beer, and extra credit. He also had a couple of Russian immigrants working for him. And then he got into trouble for sexually harassing two female students in two different classes in the SAME semester. I heard his wife left him and then he killed himself. Completely off topic, but really sad. That's the story of the pears.

And I was gonna say chess for the first question... if you can call that a sport.

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i did it myself, with avocados in the back yard when i was a kid.

the pear thing is kinda cool, with hundreds of bottles dangling by strings.

that's also how square melons ans such are made...they grow inside a square mold.

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Yeah, that's how they do it with the pears. I only know because I had a crazy Chemistry professor that had been all over Europe, and came across one of these bottles with a pear on the inside. He was fascinated by it, so he planted hundreds of pear trees on his land, and went out and got thousands of bottles. I believe he bribed students from his classes to come over and work for him, inserting all the baby pears into the bottles, and he would provide pizza, beer, and extra credit. He also had a couple of Russian immigrants working for him. And then he got into trouble for sexually harassing two female students in two different classes in the SAME semester. I heard his wife left him and then he killed himself. Completely off topic, but really sad. That's the story of the pears.

And I was gonna say chess for the first question... if you can call that a sport.
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What did he intend to do with a thousand bottles with the pear?


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wow good questions, really make you think 8)

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[quote author=colorblindtyler link=topic=71681.msg1261203#msg1261203 date=1173631780]
Yeah, that's how they do it with the pears. I only know because I had a crazy Chemistry professor that had been all over Europe, and came across one of these bottles with a pear on the inside. He was fascinated by it, so he planted hundreds of pear trees on his land, and went out and got thousands of bottles. I believe he bribed students from his classes to come over and work for him, inserting all the baby pears into the bottles, and he would provide pizza, beer, and extra credit. He also had a couple of Russian immigrants working for him. And then he got into trouble for sexually harassing two female students in two different classes in the SAME semester. I heard his wife left him and then he killed himself. Completely off topic, but really sad. That's the story of the pears.

And I was gonna say chess for the first question... if you can call that a sport.
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What did he intend to do with a thousand bottles with the pear?

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What any other man with a thousand bottles containing pears would do.... sell them on ebay. He was kind of eccentric, thought that people would find them fascinating or want to give them as gifts. He also liked "pear shaped" women, as he put it. Enough to want to create a website devoted to them... pearfection.com I was curious/bored one day when he was rambling about his ideas during his class, so I went online just to see if someone had already taken that domain, and sure enough, it was taken. We told him the next day to check the web, and when he found someone had taken the domain, he went ballistic and started accusing us of stealing his idea and crushing his dreams. He went as far as having it traced to see where it came from... a student found out it was registered in the UK, I think, so he forgave us

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