These are straight questions with straight answers

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  1. Pappy

    Pappy Resident Septuagenarian

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    1. Name the one sport in which neither the spectators
    nor the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends.

    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. What fruit has its seeds on the outside?

    5. 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?

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

    7. There are 14 punctuation marks in English grammar.
    Can you name at least half of them?

    8. Name the only vegetable or fruit that is never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked,
    or in any other form except fresh.

    9. Name 6 or more things that you can wear on your
    feet beginning with the letter 'S.'
     


  2. MadMo44Mag

    MadMo44Mag TGT Addict

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    I will e-mail you my answer not to ruin it for everyone else

    Can't fool all the people all the time.
    Good try!
     
  3. DCortez

    DCortez TGT Addict

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    Slippers, Socks, Shoes, Sole, Sig Sauer

    Best guesses without Googling. :lolz:
     
  4. Pappy

    Pappy Resident Septuagenarian

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    Sig Sauer???? Mother in laws fat rump??? :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
  5. LittleGun

    LittleGun Active Member

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    I am never any good at these kinds of puzzles.
     
  6. gwrober

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    #5 - they place the bottles over the pears when they're small, and the pears grow into them!
     
  7. Pappy

    Pappy Resident Septuagenarian

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    For those hate thinking on weekends....

    Answers To Quiz Ta Da...:

    1. The one sport in which neither the spectators
    nor the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends

    Boxing

    2. North American landmark constantly moving backward .
    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. Only two vegetables that can live to produce on their own for several growing seasons .

    ....... Asparagus and rhubarb .

    4. The fruit with its seeds on the outside .. .

    Strawberry.

    5. How did the pear get inside the brandy bottle?

    It 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 entire growing season. When the pears are ripe, they are snipped off at the stems..)

    6. Three English words beginning with dw

    Dwarf, dwell and dwindle . And we can add dweeb. According to Webster, it's a slang word from 1964.

    7. Fourteen punctuation marks in English grammar .

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

    8. The only vegetable or fruit never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form but fresh

    Lettuce.

    9. Six or more things you can wear on your feet beginning with 'S'

    Shoes, socks, sandals, sneakers, slippers, skis, skates,snowshoes, stockings, stilts.

    LIFE IS A JOURNEY. ROLL DOWN THE WINDOW AND ENJOY THE BREEZE.
     
  8. ambidextrous1

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    Thanks for the entertainment, Pappy.

    It was charitable of you to give us the correct answers.;)
     
  9. Pappy

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    As I said, for those hate thinking on weekends....:happy0001:
     

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