Season 151

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Season 151 - Day 14 of 14

Season 151 - Day 14 of 14

Geometry

This geometrical object was created the Swedish graphic artist Oscar Reutersvärd in 1937.
It is a two-dimensional depiction of a staircase in which the stairs make four 90-degree turns as they ascend.
The stairs form a continuous loop which makes it appear as if it would be possible to continuously climb the steps without ever getting any higher.
What is the common name for this impossible staircase?

Season 151 - Day 13 of 14

Season 151 - Day 13 of 14

Internet Culture

What is the name of the American attorney and author who in 1990 formulated a “law” in which he postulates that as an online discussion grows longer (regardless of topic or scope), the probability of a comparison to Nazis approaches one?

Season 151 - Day 12 of 14

Season 151 - Day 12 of 14

Country Music

In 2003 at a concert in London, the lead singer of this multi-platinum selling American country music band declared that the band did not endorse the forthcoming invasion of Iraq and was ashamed of the fact that George W. Bush was a Texan.
The remarks triggered boycotts from country fans all over the US. In 2006, the band responded to the backlash with the single “Not Ready to Make Nice”. The song became their biggest hit to date reaching number four on the Billboard Hot 100 and won them a Grammy Award for Song of the Year.
What is the name of the band?

Season 151 - Day 11 of 14

Season 151 - Day 11 of 14

Zoology

In biology, what is the term for the condition where the sexes of the same species exhibit different characteristics, particularly characteristics not directly involved in reproduction?
The differences in characteristics may include size, weight, color, or behavioral traits.
The condition occurs in most animals. An example is the peafowl, where the appearance of the peacock differs significantly from the peahen.

Season 151 - Day 10 of 14

Season 151 - Day 10 of 14

Vexillology

This national flag features a vertical tricolor of blue, yellow, and red with a coat of arms in the center.
The coat of arms is divided quarterly by the arms of the Bishop of Urgell and the Count of Foix.
It is the only national flag to portray cattle, except for Moldova’s flag, which features the head of a bull.
Which flag?

Season 151 - Day 9 of 14

Season 151 - Day 9 of 14

Actors and Actresses

This American actor (b. 1955) achieved fame in the comedy-drama series Moonlighting (1985-1989) in which he played a wisecracking detective opposite Cybill Shepherd.
The actor moved on to have a prominent movie career, primarily in action films, where his charm and sly humor became his signature brand.
In 2010, he was number eight on the all-time-highest-grossing actors list.
In 2022, the actor’s ex-wife who is also a famous actor, announced that the he was retiring because he had be diagnosed with aphasia.
What is the name of the actor?

Season 151 - Day 8 of 14

Season 151 - Day 8 of 14

Opera

What is the term for the type of classical male singing voice whose vocal range lies between the bass and the tenor voice-types?
This type of male singing voice were needed for roles such as Figaro in Rossini’s The Barber of Seville (1816), Don Giovanni in Mozart’s Don Giovanni (1787) and Giorgio Germont in Verdi’s La Traviata (1853).

Season 151 - day 7 of 14

Season 151 - day 7 of 14

Geology

This soil group of the World Reference Base for Soil Resources is a black-colored soil containing a high percentage of humus and high percentages of phosphoric acids, phosphorus, and ammonia.
This type of highly fertile soil is only found in specific parts of the world, among those are Ukraine and Russia.
The term is a portmanteau of the Russian word for black and soil.
What is the name of this soil group?

Season 151 - Day 6 of 14

Season 151 - Day 6 of 14

Fashion

This style of facial hair, in which the man has a moustache and a goatee and shaves all the hair on his cheeks is named after a 17th-century Flemish painter who wore his beard in this fashion.
The Baroque artist was the leading court painter in England where he painted Charles I and the royal family.
King Charles granted him knighthood and upon his death in 1641 he was buried in St Paul’s Cathedral.
What is the name of this hairstyle?

Season 151 - Day 5 of 14

Season 151 - Day 5 of 14

Satirists

What is the name of the American singer-songwriter, satirist and mathematician (b. 1928) who made humorous songs where he often parodied popular musical forms.
An example of this would be “The Irish Ballad”, in which a young girl innocently, yet rather gruesomely kills her entire family.
Another example of his dark humor can be found in the song “Poisoning Pigeons in the Park”.
And if all you quizzers out there have problems remembering the chemical elements of the periodic table, I suggest you start memorizing “The Element Song”.

Season 151 - Day 4 of 14

Season 151 - Day 4 of 14

Sports

This sport is the oldest organized sport in North America with its origins dating back as early as the 12th century. It has been contested at two editions of the Summer Olympic Games, 1904 and 1908.
The men’s game is a contact sport and alle players wear protective gear such as helmet, gloves, and shoulder pads.
Today, it is one of the fastest growing sports in North America. The most prominent teams of the sport are Chesapeake Bayhawks, Denver Outlaws and New York Lizards.
Name the sport.

Season 151 - Day 3 of 14

Season 151 - Day 3 of 14

Heads of State

What was the name of the Chinese communist revolutionary who was the founder of the People’s Republic of China, established in 1949?
He led the republic as the chairman of the Chinese Communist Party until his death in 1976.

Season 151 - Day 2 of 14

Season 151 - Day 2 of 14

Landmarks

This bridge has been listed as a monument historique by the French Ministry of Culture since 1889.
It is the oldest standing bridge across the River Seine in Paris, France. The construction of the stone, arch bridge was finished in 1607.
The name was assigned to the bridge to distinguish it from the older bridges crossing the river.
What is the name of this historic bridge?

Season 151 - Day 1 of 14

Season 151 - Day 1 of 14

Philosophy

Based on the following quotes identify the philosopher:

Is man merely a mistake of God's? Or God merely a mistake of man's?
In heaven, all the interesting people are missing.
A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything.
After coming into contact with a religious man I always feel I must wash my hands."