Sunday, June 7, 2009

The Joy of Six - Random Trivia Answers

  • A1) Barry Williams. The actors' ages were in the same order as their characters, with Williams, who played Greg, being seven years older than Susan Olsen, who played Cindy.
  • A2) Joey. Matt LeBlanc's character Joey Tribbiani's own show Joey lasted 46 episodes from September 9, 2004 to March 7, 2006, about a fifth as long as Friends, which ran for 236 episodes from September 22, 1994 to May 6, 2004.
  • A3) Spike Lee. Theresa Randle stars as the title character Judy, later also known as Girl 6 at her job as a "call" girl, while Madonna appears as one of her potential bosses.
  • A4) Subaru. The stars represent the Pleiades constellation, which is also known as the Seven Sisters despite having nine main stars (the other two stars stand for their parents).
  • A5) G-flat major. The corresponding minor key with six flats is E-flat minor, while the keys with six sharps are F-sharp major and D-sharp minor.
  • A6) Arabic. The Central Semitic language was added to the original five: Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish.
  • A7) 126. The cycle repeats every six years, and the letters 'Q', 'U', 'X', 'Y', and 'Z' are not used.
  • A8) Radon. The five lighter inert gases are helium, neon, argon, krypton, and xenon. Ununoctium is the temporary IUPAC name for element number 118, of which only three atoms have ever been detected.
  • A9) Scylla. The mythological Greek monster had six dog heads, twelve dog legs, and a cat's tail.
  • A10) James Grady. The 1975 film was directed by Sydney Pollack and starred Robert Redford and Faye Dunaway. "Condor" is CIA employee Ronald Malcolm's code name.
  • A11) NBC. The colorful bird debuted in 1956 with eleven feathers to highlight the networks transition to color broadcasts. After a half-decade hiatus beginning in 1975, when a double-trapezoid 'N' was used, the bird returned on top of the 'N', then took the stage alone again in 1986 with six feathers to represent NBC's six divisions (News, Sports, Entertainment, Television Stations, Television Network, and Operations & Technical Services).
  • A12) Ernie Nevers. On November 28, 1929, the Chicago Cardinals fullback plowed through the snow into the Wrigley Field endzone six times. For good measure, he kicked four extra points to account for all of his team's points in a 34-point blowout of the Chicago Bears.

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