Friday, May 30, 2008

Back from hiatus!

Like most schools, DPP has been taking a short break before starting summer classes. I was planning to go elsewhere with content today, but, due to a minor incident with the food processor, it's a little hard to type. As a result, you're just getting this week's trivia. Again. I hate being so one-note, but it turns out being a full-time researcher is significantly more time-consuming than taking classes ever was.

1. What is the hardest (on the Mohs scale, I assume) part of the human body?
2. Which successful pop duo was originally known as "Caesar and Cleo?"
3. Before Tokyo, which city was the capital of Japan?
4. Who was the oldest actress on The Golden Girls: Bea Arthur, Estelle Getty, Rue McLanahan, or Betty White?
5. How many different shapes are currently in the Barnum's Animals (TM) cracker menagerie?


bill said...

Ouch! Didn't know it was possible to have a minor incident with a food processor. Guess it wasn't on.

The only one I'm confident about is #2: Sonny and Cher.

the rest are 100% guesses:
1. teeth
3. Kyoto
4. Rue McLanahan
5. Six

Leo said...

I think there are only 4 animals in those little circus boxes, but I am guessing.

I also assumed Estelle Getty was the oldest, but now I am second guessing, because that seems to easy.

Impressive - I don't even own a food processor.

Leo said...

Or, 'too' easy, even. Error-free Typing is difficult even with healthy fingers.

J. Bowman said...

The incident took place during cleaning, not processing. Still, it left me with a fairly large bandage on my index finger for a few days. Good thing it's sandals weather, because tying shoes was nigh-impossible.

1. teeth
2. Sonny & Cher. I got Captain & Tenille stuck in my head to the point where I couldn't even think of any other pop duos.
3. Kyoto
4. Estelle Getty played the oldest character, but is actually the youngest actress. Betty White is the oldest.
5. There have been eighteen animals since the koala was introduced in 2002. I think. Actually, the minimal research I did made it unclear whether the koala was still in the packages, or whether it was just around for the 100th anniversary year.

Leo said...

Speaking of food processors, can you offer any insight into what makes a good blender a good blender? Thinking about giving hubs a blender for Father's Day. I feel like blenders never live up to my hopes for them.

bill said...

Power. And lots of it. And probably glass container, not plastic.

Though it depends on your needs. My blender is just a basic version that does fine making smoothies and occasionally pureeing soup. Doesn't get used a lot and I have a food processor to handle the heavy lifting I'd use a better blender for.

bill said...

Cook's Illustrated did a Blender review in 2005. It's available online if you have a subscription. If you don't, I've copied the results and recommendations in a google doc.

Leo said...

bill, you rock - thanks!