Questions On Turning Thirty-Two by KlionskyG

Champion(s):

DreyfusB


Runner(s)-Up:

RalliP


Quiz Description

I turn 32 years old on February 12th on the solar calendar and on the 8th of Adar I (which technically doesn't exist this year, but the day to celebrate is sunset of February 19th to 24 hours later) on the Hebrew calendar, so here are some questions about the number 32.

If you don't submit the quiz, you'll never find out the fun fact at the end of it!

Shout-out for the idea to RobinJRichards for doing this when turning 43 and 44.

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Questions:

The 32nd President and 32nd Vice President of the US were inaugurated together in 1933 (the last pair for which the ordinal numbers so matched).

Like Franklin Delano Roosevelt, his VP also had three names. His first name is the most common Vice-Presidential name and he shares his last name with the man who managed the Milwaukee Brewers, Detroit Tigers, and Houston Astros for all or part of 15 seasons in the 1990s and 2000s.

Who was this VP?

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John Nance Garner

The chemical element with atomic number 32 is among the several dozen elements named for places or regions. The accuracy of Mendeleev's prediction of this "eka-silicon" increased chemists' confidence in the periodic table when Clemens Winkler isolated this element from a chunk of argyrodite in 1886 near Freiburg.

What element is it?

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Germanium

Who is pictured in this photograph, which was not taken on October 6, 1965?

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Sandy Koufax

How many gallons is 32 teaspoons?

Give the answer as a fraction or in words.

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1/24 (one twenty-fourth) of a gallon

Identify the word redacted (in grey) from these three recent covers. The biannual publication was co-founded in 2003 and George David Clark has been Editor-in-Chief since 2011, during which time the publication added a Contributors’ Marginalia section (featuring writing out of the titular format).

Click for additional information

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Poems [Full title: 32 Poems]

You probably knew that Beethoven wrote nine symphonies. In what specific genre did he write 32 pieces, including a "Tempest", a "Cookoo", and a "Waldstein".

Unlike in most works of this form, the 32nd (among several others) has only two movements.

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Piano Sonata [this ought to keep you busy for a while: http://bit.ly/BeethovenPianoSonatas]

Sets of 32, part I:

"Yokel Hero", by the Martins, is an upcoming item in what set, of which there are now 32?

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Seasons of "The Simpsons"

Sets of 32, part II:

What has been removed from this set of 32?

{8 incisors, 4 cuspids, 8 bicuspids, __________ }

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12 molars (or 8 molars & 4 wisdom teeth) (hopefully you have only had the latter 4 removed from your set of 32)

I lived one mile north of the 32nd North parallel -- actually at 32.0187°N -- for three months, in the same city as approximately half of the worldwide population of Samaritans.

Name either:

  • the city I lived in, OR
  • the namesake of the international airport six miles away where the 32nd North crosses two of the three runways.
  • Click for additional information

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    Holon, David Ben-Gurion

    The Major League Baseball franchise located in the 32nd US state (admitted 1858) began its 32nd season in that state as the defending World Series champion.

    Which team is it?

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    Minnesota Twins (first MN season 1961 after moving from DC, defending champs at start of 1992 season)

    Your second-annual world-record question!

    32 hours, 32 minutes, and 32 seconds. This was the length of the world record set by two University of Oklahoma students in October 2015 for doing what?

    (The record has subsequently been extended by several hours.)

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    (marathon) hugging

    1) Til hamingju með afmælið
    2) Wszystkiego najlepszego z okazji urodzin
    3) Palju õnne sünnipäevaks

    I've just wished myself a happy birthday in three languages, each of which has a 32-letter alphabet.

    Name all three languages in the order they appear above.

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    Icelandic, Polish, Estonian

    Don't money this one!

    Got anything I should know about being 32? Want to complain that there are three baseball questions or that US units are a pain to work with? Ideas for future Mystery Themes or other quizzes? That you studied up on your vice presidents and chemical elements before opening this quiz?

    Feel free to sign your name or not. (Answers to this question are displayed separately from answers to all other questions, so even if you sign your name here, I won't know what else you submitted on the other questions.)

    Thanks for playing!

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    Turning 32 means that I have by definition already had my "golden" birthday, the day on which my age in years is equal to the day of the month on which my birthday falls (that is: 12, in my case, because my birthday is 2/12). ※ But my birthday is a palindrome this year! When written in DD/MM/YYYY format as 12/02/2021, it's the same forwards and backwards! ※ Putting these two things together, Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln, who were both born on February 12, 1809, are celebrating a sort of palindromic golden birthday as they "turn" 212 on 2/12/2021: a SURPRISE DOUBLE PALINDROME GOLDEN BIRTHDAY!