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#186884 Dec 3, 2012
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05) On this date in 1950,(Personality, please)(Los Angeles Rams) caught an NFL-record 18 passes against the Green Bay Packers. A record that would remain unbroken until 2000.
<Don’t be scared to answer this one, please.>
A) Georges Claude
B) Tom Fears
C) Barry Sanders
05) On this date in 1950, Tom Fears (Los Angeles Rams) caught an NFL-record 18 passes against the Green Bay Packers. A record that would remain unbroken until 2000.

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#186885 Dec 3, 2012
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06) On this date in 1967, in (Community, please), a team of surgeons headed by Dr. Christian Barnard, performed the first human heart transplant on Louis Washkansky. Washkansky only lived 18 days.
A) Ottawa, Canada
B) Cape Town, South Africa
C) La Coruna, Spain
06) On this date in 1967, in Cape Town, South Africa, a team of surgeons headed by Dr. Christian Barnard, performed the first human heart transplant on Louis Washkansky. Washkansky only lived 18 days.

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#186886 Dec 3, 2012
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07) On this date in 1967, the famed luxury train, "20th Century Limited," completed its final run from (Community, please), to Chicago, Illinois.
<It’s a wonderful town!>
07) On this date in 1967, the famed luxury train, "20th Century Limited," completed its final run from New York City, New York, to Chicago, Illinois.
Alex Trebek

Sugar Grove, IL

#186887 Dec 3, 2012
Fifth Generation wrote:
<quoted text>Are we visiting India?
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<quoted text>Did the Rhesus monkeys shine?
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<quoted text>Is that Proboscus monkey?
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<quoted text>
Is Curious George still curious?
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#186888 Dec 3, 2012
Fifth Generation wrote:
08) On this date in 1968, the rules committee of (Sports Organization, please) announced that in 1969 the pitcher's mound would be lowered from 15 to 10 inches. This was done in order to "get more batting action".
08) On this date in 1968, the rules committee of Major League Baseball (MLB) announced that in 1969 the pitcher's mound would be lowered from 15 to 10 inches. This was done in order to "get more batting action".

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#186889 Dec 3, 2012
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09) On this date in 1973, Pioneer 10 sent back the first close-up images of (Celestial Body, please). The first outer-planetary probe had been launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on March 2, 1972.
A) Jupiter
B) Mars
09) On this date in 1973, Pioneer 10 sent back the first close-up images of Jupiter. The first outer-planetary probe had been launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on March 2, 1972.

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#186890 Dec 3, 2012
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10) On this date in 1988,(Personality, please) of Oklahoma State University won the Heisman Trophy.
A) Georges Claude
B) Tom Fears
C) Barry Sanders
10) On this date in 1988, Barry Sanders of Oklahoma State University won the Heisman Trophy.

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#186891 Dec 3, 2012
Fifth Generation wrote:
11) On this date in 1992, the Greek tanker "Aegean Sea" ran aground at (Community, por favor), and spilled 21.5 million gallons of crude oil.
A) Ottawa, Canada
B) Cape Town, South Africa
C) La Coruna, Spain
11) On this date in 1992, the Greek tanker "Aegean Sea" ran aground at La Coruna, Spain, and spilled 21.5 million gallons of crude oil.

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#186892 Dec 3, 2012
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12) On this date in 1997, in (Community, please), more than 120 countries were represented to sign a treaty prohibiting the use and production of anti-personnel land mines. The United States, China and Russia did not sign the treaty.
A) Ottawa, Canada
B) Cape Town, South Africa
C) La Coruna, Spain
12) On this date in 1997, in Ottawa, Canada, more than 120 countries were represented to sign a treaty prohibiting the use and production of anti-personnel land mines. The United States, China and Russia did not sign the treaty.

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#186893 Dec 3, 2012
Fifth Generation wrote:
13) On this date in 1999, Tori Murden became the first woman to row across the (Body of Water, please) alone. It took her 81 days to reach the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe from the Canary Islands.
13) On this date in 1999, Tori Murden became the first woman to row across the Atlantic Ocean alone. It took her 81 days to reach the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe from the Canary Islands.
Alex Trebek

Sugar Grove, IL

#186894 Dec 3, 2012
Fifth Generation wrote:
<quoted text>Are we playin' a serious game of LIFE?
Fifth Generation wrote:
<quoted text>Shall I pluck a ROSE?
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<quoted text>Am I gazing at the MOON?
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<quoted text>
Is he aboard a fine SHIP?
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#186895 Dec 3, 2012
Fifth Generation wrote:
14) On this date in 1999, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) lost radio contact with the (Celestial Body, please) Polar Lander as it entered planetary atmosphere. The spacecraft was unmanned.
A) Jupiter
B) Mars
14) On this date in 1999, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) lost radio contact with the Mars Polar Lander as it entered Mars' atmosphere. The spacecraft was unmanned.

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#186896 Dec 3, 2012
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I) He was a major general during the American Civil War and the Democratic Party candidate for President in 1864. He organized the famous Army of the Potomac and served briefly (November 1861 to March 1862) as the general-in-chief of the Union Army. Early in the war,(Personality, please)(03 December, 1826 – 29 October, 1885) played an important role in raising a well-trained and organized army for the Union. Although meticulous in his planning and preparations, these characteristics may have hampered his ability to challenge aggressive opponents in a fast-moving battlefield environment.
George Brinton McClellan

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#186897 Dec 3, 2012
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II) This Polish author wrote in English, after settling in England. Films have been adapted from or inspired by (Personality, please)(03 December 1857 – 03 August 1924)'s “Almayer's Folly”,“An Outcast of the Islands”,“Heart of Darkness”,“Lord Jim”,“The Secret Agent”,“The Shadow Line”, and “The Rover”, among others.
Joseph Conrad [Jozef Teodor Konrad]
Alex Trebek

Sugar Grove, IL

#186898 Dec 3, 2012
Fifth Generation wrote:
<quoted text>
Are we looking at Brucie, from "Jaws"?
Fifth Generation wrote:
<quoted text>
Had we been reading "Mutiny on the BOUNTY"?
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Are we shaking hands with F. Scott Fitzgerald?
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<quoted text>Do we call him the Cheshire Cat?
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#186899 Dec 3, 2012
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III) An early American country music singer who was equally adept at the genres of traditional honky honk, ballads, spoken recitations, and rockabilly pop tunes,(Personality, please)(03 December, 1925 – 17 March, 2011) had two dozen Top 20 hits in the Billboard country charts between 1953 and 1975; his versatility and matinee-idol looks propelling a seven-decade entertainment career. 1950s and 60s hits included "Gone" and "Wings of a Dove", each reaching No. 1 on the country charts. He also created a comic outspoken hayseed character, Simon Crum; and recorded under the stage name Terry Preston from 1948 to 1953. In 2010, he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Ferlin Eugene Husky
Alex Trebek

Sugar Grove, IL

#186900 Dec 3, 2012
Fifth Generation wrote:
<quoted text>
Is that Nebraska?
Fifth Generation wrote:
<quoted text>Z'at Jim Thorpe?
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#186901 Dec 3, 2012
Fifth Generation wrote:
IV) An American popular music singer,(Personality, please)(03 December, 1927 – 25 September, 2012) recorded seventeen Gold- and three Platinum-certified albums. He hosted a TV variety show bearing his own name, from 1962 to 1971, as well as numerous television specials. Most recently, he performed at his Moon River Theatre in Branson, Missouri, which was named after the Johnny Mercer and Henry Mancini song "Moon River", with which he is closely identified.
Howard Andrew "Andy" Williams

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#186902 Dec 3, 2012
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V) This former NASCAR Winston Cup driver was named one of NASCAR's 50 greatest drivers.(Personality, please)(03 December, 1937)’s two sons, Clifford and Davey, followed him into racing, and both died within a year of each other.
Robert Arthur "Bobby" Allison

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#186903 Dec 3, 2012
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VI) Her first professional role at the age of 13 was on “My Three Sons”. Directly after that, she auditioned for and won the role of Louisa Von Trapp in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “The Sound of Music”(1965).(Personality, please)(03 December, 1949) guest starred in several television series throughout the 1970s and '80s and did several television pilots and movies for television, including “Tail Gunner Joe”(1977) with Peter Boyle, and “James Dean: Portrait of a Friend”(1976) with Stephen McHattie, Michael Brandon and Amy Irving. She starred in the popular cult favorite “SSSSSSS”(1973) with Strother Martin and Dirk Benedict, in the series “Logan's Run”(1977 - 78) with Gregory Harrison, and in the film “Piranha”(1978) with Bradford Dillman.
Heather Menzies

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