February 29 by CoenM

Champion(s):

KelsoT
I have to have a motto? NO ONE TOLD ME I HAD TO HAVE A MOTTO!


Runner(s)-Up:

ChrisRosenberg
The odds of me winning a quiz are sufficiently low to not compel me to have something witty here.


Quiz Description

A date so great it only happens every four years (unless the year is divisible by 100 and not by 400).

Full Results:

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1 KelsoT 470 99 15
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2 ChrisRosenberg 385 97 15
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3 UllspergerA 384 95 15
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4 LaudermithM 368 93 15
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5 Egantx7 367 91 15
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6 WeikleB 353 89 15
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7 MichaelT 344 87 15
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8 LuskT 337 85 00
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9 Mark 335 83 15
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10 gregariouschinchilla 327 81 15
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11 Tablesaw 320 79 15
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12 ConnorA 312 77 15
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13 ElendilPickle 308 75 15
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14 GrahamJ 301 73 15
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15 WinchellV 298 71 15
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16 HatfieldS 293 69 15
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17 MillerC37 283 67 15
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18 creedofhubris 277 65 15
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19 MercureT 271 63 15
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20 elfm 268 61 15
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21 CarterBurke 263 59 15
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22 FryedBetaKappa 262 57 15
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23 Vintsanity 260 55 15
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24 HensleyB 256 53 15
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25 wheelz 255 51 15
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30 Falkor23 230 40 15
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32 KaufmanK 229 35 15
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32 RuizJ 229 35 15
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32 RobinJRichards 229 35 15
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41 RichmondJ 166 18 15
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48 LaLondeM 130 5 15
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Questions:

This ACTRESS became the first African-American to win an Academy Award, taking home the best supporting actress award for playing Mammy in Gone With the Wind

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Hattie McDaniel

This SINGER, ACTRESS AND NAMESAKE OF A LPGA TOURNAMENT, who also wanted you to see the USA in your Chevrolet, was born on this day in 1916.

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DInah Shore

This BASEBALL PLAYER, COACH AND MANAGER died on February 29, 1968, and is probably best remembered for his namesake rubbing mud, which is used on baseballs to take off the shine before use.

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Lena Blackburne

Only three years in the Chinese calendar can see a February 29. One is the year of the monkey, which is this year. Name ONE OF THE OTHER TWO YEARS in which the leap day can occur.

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dragon or rat

In what GILBERT AND SULLIVAN work does the character of Frederic find that he cannot leave his apprenticeship because he won't have his 21st birthday until he turns 84?

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Pirates of Penzance

Ann Lee, the founder of what RELIGIOUS DENOMINATION, was born on February 28, 1736?

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Shakers

What ACTOR born on February 29, 1944 used his experience as a Chicago cop while portraying cops in Crime Story and Law & Order? He also hosted the most recent revival of Unsolved Mysteries.

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Dennis Farina

What TV MUSICIAN who died on February 29, 2012 was nominated for a Tony for playing the Artful Dodger in Oliver!, and was the object of Marcia Brady's affection on an episode of The Brady Bunch?

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Davy Jones

The Bachelor's Day tradition in Ireland holds that women are allowed to propose marriage to men on February 29, an arrangement that St. Patrick made with what OTHER IRISH SAINT?

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St. Bridget

What EXPLORER used a February 29, 1504 lunar eclipse to convince natives on Jamaica that they should continue to give him and his men food and shelter, lest the gods make the moon disappear permanently?

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Christopher Columbus

What normally SINGLE PANEL COMIC debuted (though not with fourth child P.J.) on February 29, 1960, and is claimed by King Features to be the most widely syndicated strip in the world, appearing in more than 1500 newspapers?

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The Family Circus

In the last ceremony held before the awards were halted due to World War 2, Ernest Lawrence was given the Nobel Prize in Physics on February 29, 1940 for the "invention and development" of what DEVICE, as well as the results gained with it, "especially with regard to artificial radioactive elements"?

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