Wikipedia:Wikifun/Answers Round 3

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Question 1[edit]

La Soufrière. Antilles --> Lesser Antilles --> comparison of each separate article until I found the highest point of each one and compared. -- Graham ☺ | Talk 17:18, 15 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Question 2[edit]

  • Doorn, +68. I went to Doorn (where I had added this fact myself), saw the 2003 population there; then added the 2004 population; refreshed; read the 2004 population, and subtracted the numbers. Eugene van der Pijll 19:44, 15 Nov 2004 (UTC)
    • Ho-hum. 9th question answered correctly. One point for Eugene van der Pijll. (Although I had been misled by 1920 in Germany, which mentions another place! But Eugene's solution is correct, although I do wonder where you got the 2004 figure that you added from. Off-site? Well, never mind.) Lupo
      • He lived in Amerongen between November 1918 and February 1920, and in Doorn from 1920 until his death in 1941. I got the 2004 population off-site, but at the same site as the population figure for Amerongen (and at the same time, although I had not updated the Doorn article then). I calculated the population change only after I updated Doorn. Eugene van der Pijll 16:24, 17 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Question 3[edit]

February 3, 1959. Searched for "chevy to the levy", no results; then Madonna (entertainer) ==> American Pie (song) ==> The Day The Music Died. Eugene van der Pijll 20:07, 15 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Question 4[edit]

Answer: Marian Anderson - from Met --> Metropolitan Opera --> What links here --> went through each article about a woman until I found it. She did it in 1955, singing the part of Ulrica in Verdi's Un ballo in maschera. -- Graham ☺ | Talk 17:46, 15 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Question 5[edit]

Paul Klee, member of the group Der Blaue Reiter (the blue rider), whose works are exhibited in Bern in a museum designed by Renzo Piano.

I immediately guessed that the Piano (with a capital P) referred to the architect Renzo Piano. However, I only associated Kandinsky with the blue rider group and did not look into the articles of the other members of the group. I stumbled over the article when searching for the word "rider" in various languages, albeit first trying french, as I knew that Piano also built the Centre Pompidou. (Which however does not seem to have a permanent collection - maybe) Ravn 20:02, 15 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Question 6[edit]

The answer is José Casimiro Rondeau Pereyra, supreme director of Argentina and governor of the Eastern Republic of Uruguay, respectively in 1819-1820 and 1828-1830.

Found through List of Presidents of Argentina, which I checked along with some other South-American countries. Ravn 21:16, 15 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Question 7[edit]

The image depicts a Spotted quoll (Dasyurus maculatus), Australia's largest carnivorous marsupial. The image can be found at Image:Ac.quoll.jpg, but only with an image search. I used the search term spotted. Ravn 01:11, 16 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Question 8[edit]

The author is Jeff MacNelly, his middle name is Kenneth (compare Wikipedia:List of encyclopedia topics/Biographies M) Ravn 16:21, 15 Nov 2004 (UTC) Found via "What links here" at Shoe (comic), then looked for MacNelly, first in the Categories, then in this list. Ravn 16:30, 15 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Question 9[edit]

This is paragraph §176, found via Age of consent, de:Schutzalter. Ravn 16:33, 15 Nov 2004 (UTC)

I believe that's paragraph 176 (paragraph 175 outlawed homosexuality). →Raul654 18:10, Nov 15, 2004 (UTC)

Question 10[edit]

Answer: MacDonagh and MacBride and Connelly and Pearse, from Easter 1916 a poem by William Butler Yeats. Found at q:William Butler Yeats, though in truth it was one my grandfather's favourite poems. -- Graham ☺ | Talk 18:33, 15 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Question 11[edit]

The Endochronic Properties of Resublimated Thiotimoline. I knew it was a publication by Asimov, so went to Isaac Asimov, and then to Thiotimoline. Eugene van der Pijll 19:59, 15 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Thiotimoline was described in the March 1948 issue of Astounding Science Fiction. DS 21:49, 15 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Question 12[edit]

The Dodo. The name dodo comes from the archaic Portuguese word doudo, meaning "simpleton".

There is not much to say about the search history. After a long and fruitless search, I remembered having read something along these lines in The last of their kind(?) by Douglas Adams and went directly to the article. Ravn 22:21, 15 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Question 13[edit]

The beverage is the Elixir Végétal de la Grande-Chartreuse.

Found using a wikipedia search for 130 ingredients, third place. Ravn 01:17, 16 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Question 14[edit]

Charles Jeremiah Wells. Went to Joseph Jaggers, then Monte Carlo, "what links here", and checked all possible links. Eugene van der Pijll 19:54, 15 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Question 15[edit]

This was Edith Ronne, found by browsing all female names linking to South Pole. Ravn 18:45, 15 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Question 16[edit]

I propose 1915, found via Titanic (movie), but I have left some doubts. That was too easy.. Ravn 18:00, 15 Nov 2004 (UTC)

I knew this would've been to easy. The first movie depicting the sinking of the Titanic was Saved From the Titanic (1912) with Dorothy Gibson, a survivor of the event.

Found at de:Titanic. Ravn 02:00, 16 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Question 17[edit]

The Althuus lies on the Jerisberghof in Gurbrü near Kerzers, Canton of Berne, it is a peasant museum in Switzerland. The building in which the museum resides has been built in 1703. The information is found at Image:Smoke_kitchen.jpg, linked at Kitchen.

The photo was taken by Lupo and found by an Image search for Gurbrü.

The letter Ü is used as a transliteration for the Pinyin vowel of 玉 (jade) and 雨 (rain). Ravn 00:51, 16 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Question 18[edit]

The Battle of Grunwald took place on July 15 1410 between the Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania on one side (estimated 39,000 troops), and the Teutonic Knights on the other (about 27,000 troops).

I looked up the strange letters on Diacritic, where they are called a Hacek and a Macron. Then, I browsed through the wikipedias of various languages mentioned there. I found the article when reading Macron, where the Lithuanian language is mentioned. After a dozen of copy&pastes, I reached lt:Žalgirio mūšis which links to the battle. Ravn 17:29, 15 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Question 19[edit]

Harriet E. Wilson with the title Our Nig.

Found via List of African Americans, searching for "first". Ravn 19:03, 15 Nov 2004 (UTC)

  • Nope, sorry... It was earlier. And don't forget the year!  :-) Lupo 12:08, 16 Nov 2004 (UTC)

I'm hazarding Our Nig by Harriet E. Wilson Got there from List of African-Americans where she is listed as the first African-American novelist. fiveless 12:31, Nov 16, 2004 (UTC)

  • Then again, maybe not. =] fiveless 12:37, Nov 16, 2004 (UTC)

How about 1835, Memoir of James Jackson, by Susan Paul? Found on 1835 in literature -- fiveless 12:54, Nov 16, 2004 (UTC)

Question 20[edit]

William Henry Cabell was born in 1772, found at Wikipedia:List_of_encyclopedia_topics/Biographies_C. Ravn 17:09, 15 Nov 2004 (UTC)
N.B: I found the name in the List of Governors of Virginia of course. Ravn