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  • DoubleRBar
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    I think it is the Matterhorn (not the one at Disneyland).

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  • gh
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    44. The Italians call it Monte Cervino. What does almost everyone else call it?

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  • gh
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    <<43. At the time of the Pentagon's construction in 1941-42, segregation laws in Virginia, where it is located, required separate bathrooms for whites and blacks. Signs identifying them as such were never put up, probably because President Franklin Roosevelt had banned discrimination in the federal government.>>

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  • kuha
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    Separate for officers/enlisted men.....or military/civilian...?

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  • ed gee
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    I think at one time they had bathrooms designated for "colored people" or whatever the appropriate term was at the time.

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  • gh
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    I love this one!

    <<43. The Pentagon, the world's largest office building, has twice as many restrooms as a structure its size needs. Why?>>

    (If it had been the Senate building, of course, the answer would be because most of the inhabitants are full of shit!)

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  • gh
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    <<42. Ecuador and Chile.>>

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  • Pego
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    I think it could be Ecuador.

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  • gh
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    Chile is correct.

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  • mcgato
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    Chile is one of them, I'm pretty sure. I'm not sure about the other one. Maybe Columbia?

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  • gh
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    42. What are the only two nations in South America that don't border Brazil?

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  • lonewolf
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    Originally posted by gm
    Saw this story and thought of you and your quest, lonewolf -- http://www.statesman.com/news/news/stat ... rth/nTff5/
    Thanks, gm.
    My courthouse odyssey started in Texas with Eastland County, famous for "Old Rip", a horned toad imprisoned in the cornerstone of the original courthouse, discovered still alive many years later ( I would have to look up the exact number)
    Also, Eastland is the oil field town where Conrad Hilton started his hotel chain.

    I belong to a club whose members aspire to set foot in every county/parish/borough in the US but there is no requirement to photograph the courthouse. Several have completed the 3143 county bucket list.
    I have visited 3133, photographing more than 3500 new and old courthouses, lacking 10 in Alaska, but only three of those have courthouses.

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  • mump boy
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    Originally posted by gh
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    Whoa! The true answer to this is brilliant! I can rememer when Indiana was a non-observer, but as of 2006 the whole state is. But...... There's a chunk of counties which obey state law, but simply operate in a different time zone! So Indiana remains split. Good data here:

    http://www.timeanddate.com/time/us/indiana-time.html
    One of The West Wing's worst episodes was about this

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-J1NHzQ1sgc

    http://westwing.bewarne.com/fourth/401hoursinam.html

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  • DoubleRBar
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    I think so.

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  • gh
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    <<41. Asia, which is a little over 17 million square miles, is larger than the surface of the moon, which is a bit under 15 million square miles.>>

    But can you see the moon from the Great Wall Of China?

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