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TODAY’S QUESTION

What popular toy line got its start with the 1948 release of the model of a steamroller made by Aveling-Barford?

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That question, again: What do these actresses have in common?

Grace Kelly
Jodie Foster
Jennifer Aniston
Elisha Cuthbert
Deborah Foreman
Sienna Miller
Melanie Griffith

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TODAY’S QUESTION

What do these actresses have in common?

Grace Kelly
Jodie Foster
Jennifer Aniston
Elisha Cuthbert
Deborah Foreman
Sienna Miller
Melanie Griffith

Note: Other actresses qualify for the list; I cherry-picked seven from a larger-but-still-not-all-that-large pool.

Answer (or guess) in the comments. Your prize? Public glory.
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That question, again: A 1984 hit by Queen inspired the name of what contemporary chart-topping artist?

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Trivia quiz: Movies

Round 7 at the Old Pequliar on April 7, 2009

1) Two Seattle detectives swap trivia questions while keeping an eye on a lovely waitress in what 1987 movie?

2) Because of Madonna’s involvement, what 1985 drama filmed in Spokane was renamed Crazy for You in several countries?

3) What 1988 film “Based on true events in the life of Frank Dux” features Jean-Claude Van Damme competing in the Kumite, “the secret contest where the world’s greatest warriors fight in a battle to the death”?

4) “The first casualty of war is innocence” was the tagline for what Oscar-winning 1986 film?

5) Kiefer Sutherland, star of the real-time 24, plays a sinister voice in what 2003 suspense film also told in real time?

6) Following one in 1956 and one in 1978, what 1993 science fiction film starring Gabrielle Anwar was the third adaptation of a novel by Jack Finney?

7) What 1986 sequel won an Oscar for its star 25 years after the original movie, in which he also starred, was released?

8) Because Nicole Kidman injured herself while filming Moulin Rouge, Jodie Foster took over the lead in what 2002 thriller?

9) What 1999 mafia film features a score by The RZA, a copy of Rashomon, and extensive use of homing pigeons? (Half point for the short title, full point for the whole thing)

10) What actor or actress appeared in all nine of these films?

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Quiz: Freakshow

1) In the 1932 movie Freaks, a beautiful trapeze artist marries a sideshow freak for his money. What kind of freak is her husband?
2) What actresses play Annabel Andrews in the 1976 and 2003 versions of Freaky Friday?
3) Stephan Fatsis’ book Word Freak documents the competitive world of what game?
4) She’s a very kinky girl — the kind you don’t what?
5) What NBC series, which ran for 18 episodes, was about the high-school experience of Sam and Lindsay Weir?
6) What crime author wrote Freaky Deaky, as well as Get Shorty, Rum Punch, and Out of Sight?
7) What current comic strip’s title character takes his name from one of P.T. Barnum’s freak show exhibits?
8) A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything in what 2005 nonfiction best seller?
9) Grady Stiles, who had the deformity ectrodactyly, performed in sideshows under what stage name?
10) On December 9, 1979, what song by CHIC replaced “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers” on top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart?

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