Mystery Theme III by KlionskyG

Champion(s):

garrybl
Don't call me Shirley


Runner(s)-Up:

ChernicoffS
Even the president of the United States sometimes must have to stand naked. —Bob Dylan


Quiz Description

Calling all comers! Step up and take a crack at mystery theme #3!


Recap/writeup of this quiz can be found here

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Questions:

Baseballs are typically thrown through the air in a parabolic arc. Hockey pucks are dropped through the air vertically during a faceoff. What simple, ancient device is designed to trace an elliptical path through the air dozens or hundreds of feet long?

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Boomerang

The term for what stunt comes to English via Old French from the Provençal words for "above" (sobre) and "leap" (saut)?

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Somersault

What portmanteau is more or less a synonym for "paid programming", often referring to extended television broadcasts devoted to selling a specific product?

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Infomercial

Out of more than a dozen United States cities, villages, towns, communities with the name _________, only one, a city in Alaska, could reasonably be described as being located on a οἶνοψ πόντος ("wine-dark sea"). There is no reason to suspect that Josh Gibson or Sadaharu Oh ever went there, though.

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Homer

What did Busta Rhymes's record label Flipmode (founded 1994) change its name to in 2011? It could have been an equally apt name for The Walt Disney Company, which at the time had already bought Marvel and Pixar, among others.

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The Conglomerate Entertainment

What is the term for the Southern Italian code of silence, which discourages cooperating with authorities or outsiders?

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Omertà

William Herschel supposedly said, "The undevout _________ must be mad." According to his own saying, therefore, he was either devout or mad, as he was certainly a(n) _________ (as well as a composer). What word fills both blanks?

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Astronomer

What is the term for ions or molecules with identical formulas but distinct structures? They may or may not share similar properties.

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Isomers

What is the name, from the Latin word for "ploughshare", of this nasal bone? It forms the back and bottom borders of the nasal septum and also touches two cranial bones (the sphenoid and the ethmoid) and four facial bones (the two maxillae and the two palatine bones).

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Vomer

What garment is pictured here? They're named after someone -- who was actually born in the New York version of the answer to Question 4 (!) and -- who, in 1851, was a strong early advocate of wearing them.

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Bloomers

What minor Jewish holiday, named for the number of days into the ancient barley harvest that it falls on, begins this year at sundown on Monday, May 11? In (non-Corona) modern times, it's often celebrated with bonfires and bows and arrows.

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Lag Ba'Omer

What is the theme of this quiz?

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OMER - Every answer contains these four letters consecutively. The Omer is the 7 week period between the Jewish holidays of Passover and Shavuot, the aforementioned period of the barley harvest, which is counted day by day: "today is x days of the Omer, which are w weeks and d days of the Omer"