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1. There's one 'sport' in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends. What is it?

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. Name the only sport in which the ball is always in possession of the team on defense, and the offensive team can score without touching the ball?

5. What fruit has its seeds on the outside?

6. 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?

7. Only three words in standard English begin with the letters 'dw.' They are all common. Name two of them.

8. There are fourteen punctuation marks in English grammar. Can you name half of them?

9. Where are the lakes that are referred to in the 'Los Angeles Lakers?'

10. There are seven ways a baseball player can legally reach first base without getting a hit. Taking a base on balls – a walk – is one way. Name the other six.

11. It's the only vegetable or fruit that is never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form but fresh. What is it?

12. Name six or more things that you can wear on your feet that begin with the letter 'S.'


I'll post the answers in three hours...
 

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1) Boxing
2) Niagara Falls
3) Asparagus and
4) Baseball
5) Strawberries
6) They grow the pears in the bottle, by hooking the bottle on the tree.
7) Dwindle, dwarf, dwell
8) Quotation marks, period, comma, colon, semicolon, parenthesis, apostrophe, hyphen, question mark, exclamation mark
9) They were originally in Minneapolis.
10) Pinch runner, pass ball, batter hit by ball, dropped 3rd strike, fielder's choice, interference by the catcher
11) Lettuce
12) Shoes, socks, slippers, stockings, skis, sandals
 

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ConqSoft : Ah.  Pete knows how to use Google too...
No, Pete saw the quiz with answers several years ago, and has a pretty good memory (not to mention that several of them are easy, and I am a baseball coach). I could not remember the rhubarb, though, and probably will forget it after today. I don't even know what the heck that stuff looks like.
 

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I should have known you guys would already know this. Here are the answers in the form I got them:

Answers:

1. Boxing.

2. Niagara Falls. The rim is worn down about two and a half feet each year because of the millions of gallons of water that rush over it every minute.

3. Asparagus and rhubarb.

4. Baseball.

5. Strawberry.

6. The pear grew inside the bottle. The bottles are placed over pear buds when they are small, and are wired in place on the tree. The bottle is left in place for the whole growing season. When the pears are ripe, they are snipped off at the stems.

7. Dwarf, dwell, and dwindle

8. Period, comma, colon, semicolon, dash, hyphen, apostrophe, question mark, exclamation point, quotation marks, brackets, parenthesis, braces, and ellipses.

9. In Minnesota. The team was originally known as the Minneapolis Lakers and kept the name when they moved west.

10. Batter hit by a pitch; passed ball; catcher interference; catcher drops third strike; fielder's choice; and being designated as a pinch runner.

11. Lettuce.

12. Shoes, socks, sandals, sneakers, slippers, skis, snowshoes, stockings.
 
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