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[Puzzler] I want your six


What unique characteristic connects these six words?


Update: SOLVED by Rich B. in the comments (nice work!), so there are spoilers below. I’ll keep the solution down there for now so you can noodle on the puzzle.


Yes, this is hard. (At least, it should be. Someone’s going to solve this in 30 minutes and prove me wrong now.)

Make your guesses in the comments. I’ll let you know if you’re right or wrong.

As time goes by, if this remains unsolved, I’ll add clues by editing the post. I may or may not decide what clues to give based on comments or questions, so feel free to noodle.

I won’t reveal the answer before someone solves it.

Any questions? Any guesses?

Quiz: Chocolate

Round 1 at the Old Pequliar on Nov. 18, 2008

1) Barack Obama’s favorite sweets come from what local chocolatier?

2) If you’re eating something that’s at least 13% milk solids, 3.5% milk fat, 20% cocoa butter, and no more than 55% sugar, according to US regulations, what is it?

3) Daniel Peter invented milk chocolate, applying skills he used in what other profession involving melted material?

4) Nestle Quik chocolate milk mix was first introduced in 1948. What flavor came next, in 1959?

5) What former cast member on In Living Color hosts Comedy Central’s Chocolate News?

6) What West African country is the world’s leading exporter of cocoa, a crop introduced during the French colonial period?

7) What funk album by Parliament shares its name with a controversial phrase used in a 2006 speech by New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin?

8) Roald Dahl’s sequel to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is called Charlie and the … what unusual mode of transportation?

9) Hershey’s Kisses were originally only wrapped in silver foil. What two additional colors did Hershey first use in 1962?

10) According to McSweeney’s, what famous horror writer might have described a Whitman’s Sampler chocolate cherry cordial with this copy: “You must not think me mad when I tell you what I found below the thin shell of chocolate used to disguise this bonbon’s true face. Yes! Hidden beneath its rich exterior is a hideously moist cherry cordial! What deranged architect could have engineered this non-Euclidean aberration? I dare not speculate.”

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Quiz: Baby Boys

1) Given that little girls are made of sugar and spice and everything nice, what three ingredients make up little boys?
2) “The boy who lived,” saved from certain death by his mother’s love, is a popular nickname for what fictional character?
3) In 2006, Jacob was the most popular name for baby boys in the US. What name, derived from the Hebrew for “Who is like God,” was second most popular?
4) The holidays Vesak, Hanamatsuri, Bucheonim osin nal, and Lễ Phật đản all celebrate the birth of what religious figure?
5) What fictional boy was born in Rome at 6:00 a.m. on June 6, 1966?
6) What man-cub, one of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ inspirations for Tarzan, was raised in the jungle by Father and Mother Wolf?
7) What character, introduced on commercials for Freeinternet.com, ended up with his own sitcom and as a spokesman for Quizno’s?
8) The song “Baby Boy” was the second #1 hit off of the album Dangerously in Love, the solo debut for what singer?
9) What holy relic was allegedly a Christmas present from Charlemagne to Pope Leo the III, and in 1983 was allegedly stolen out of a priest’s closet by agents of the Vatican?
10) According to John Lennon’s song “Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy),” a lullaby written for his son Sean, life is what happens to you while you’re busy doing what?

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