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🎙@TriviaWithBens Rules for #CapSciCommLive 🌶️: We will score answers after each round. Y'all are on your honor to score your own sheets. No checking your phone/internet or your home bookshelf for answers while playing! This isn't a Google-contest 😂🧐…
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R1 Q1

MY VACATION: The Sundial Bridge at Turtle Bay is a cantilever spar cable-stayed bridge, built in 2004 and marks the start of the 35 mile long Sacramento River Trail to Shasta Dam. What city is it located in?

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R1 Q2

MY VACATION: Roughly 7,700 years ago, the Klamath people witnessed a volcano explode, then collapse on itself. The resulting geographic feature is now the centerpiece of a National Park in south-central Oregon. What is its name?

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R1 Q3

MY VACATION: The most common and economically profitable method of logging uniformly cuts down all or most trees in an area. What is the name of this logging practice?

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R1 Q4

MY VACATION, 50/50: Which state produces more softwood lumber: California or Oregon? Softwood lumber is made from pine and used in construction.

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R1 Q5

GEOGRAPHY: U.S. Senator Kamala Harris’ mother hails from Chennai, the capital city of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Prior to 1996, this city was known under a different name—also the name of locally produced fabric. GIve us this name.

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R1 Q6

FOOD: Since 1956, the winner of the Indianapolis 500 motorace has celebrated by drinking what non-alcoholic beverage?

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R1 Q7

MARKETING: Eatery chain Chipotle announced this month that it would start selling clothing dyed with what discarded byproduct from its ingredients?

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R1 Q8

HIGHER EDUCATION: “Disaster City®” is a 52-acre campus dedicated to emergency response simulations located at this U.S. public research university, whose athletics teams are called “the Aggies”. Name this school.

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R1 Q1 Answer

The Sundial Bridge is in REDDING, CA. It was designed by Santiago Calatrava, a Spanish architect, structural engineer, sculptor and painter, particularly known for his bridges supported by single leaning pylons.
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R1 Q2 Answer

The Klamath people call it GIIWAS, but you probably know it as CRATER LAKE. Klamath stories tell of a great battle between Llao, "Chief of the Below World”, and Skell, "Chief of the Above World."
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R1 Q3 Answer

CLEAR-CUTTING. Environmental groups criticize clear-cutting as destructive to water, soil, wildlife, and atmosphere. In satellite views of California you can see the patchwork effect clear-cutting has on forests.
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R1 Q4 Answer

In 2016, OREGON produced 5.2 billion board feet of lumber. California only produced 2 billion board beet. Oregon is nearly consistently the #1 state in softwood lumber production.
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R1 Q5 Answer

MADRAS is the birthplace of Shyamala Gopalan. The late Dr. Gopalan earned her PhD from UC Berkeley, and spent much of her career in breast cancer research.…
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R1 Q6 Answer

MILK. The practice originated after the 1936 race, with a little help from a sharp-eyed milk advertising executive.….
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R1 Q7 Answer

AVOCADO PITS (we’ll accept AVOCADO). The upcycled dye imparts a reddish brown color on the new “Chipotle Goods” line sold to @ChipotleTweets Rewards Members.…
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R1 Q8 Answer

TEXAS A&M. Simulations range from building collapse to toxic releases, and volunteers can sign up to play victims, hidden away for hours under rubble piles.

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R2 Q1

STORMS: The World Meteorological Organization oversees the naming of tropical cyclones—including the *retiring* of storm names. Which of the following names has NOT yet been retired?

A. Maria
B. Sandy
C. Karen
D. Mitch
E. Haiyan

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R2 Q2

PUBLIC HEALTH: Just as Dr. Anthony Fauci has become the face of pandemic awareness in the U.S. during the outbreak, Dr. Ashley Bloomfield has been the same for this country, whose national greeting is “kia ora”.

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R2 Q3

LINGUISTICS: What botanical meaning does the word and name “Kamala” have in Sanskrit, Tamil, Hindi, and related languages?

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R2 Q4

STORMS: Last week, a type of long-range wind storm devastated states from Nebraska to Iowa to Indiana with hurricane-force winds. What is the name for this type of storm, which also means “straight” or “direct” in Spanish?

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R2 Q5

MY VACATION: Until 1941, there were two known species of redwood, the Coast Redwood and Giant Sequoia. The Dawn Redwood, Metasequoia glyptostroboides, is the third. In which country was it discovered?

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R2 Q6

MY VACATION: Sequoia trees were probably named after Sequoyah, a Native American who in 1821 developed 86 characters to create a syllabary, making reading and writing of his spoken language possible. To which nation did he belong?

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R2 Q7

MY VACATION: A dry lake is either a basin or depression that formerly contained a standing surface water body, which disappeared when evaporation processes exceeded recharge. In Mexico and the Western US, what are dry lakes called?

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R2 Q8

MY VACATION: This river’s headwaters are in the eastern Cascade range, flows north through Central Oregon and the City of Bend, before ending at its confluence with the Columbia River. What is it’s name?

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R2 Q1 Answer

C. KAREN. The @WMO retires a name when a storm is so deadly or costly that the future use of its name on a different storm would be inappropriate for reasons of sensitivity.…
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R2 Q2 Answer

Dr. Ashley Bloomfield serves as Director-General of Health for the government of NEW ZEALAND.

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R2 Q4 Answer

DERECHO. Last week’s storm traveled a 700 mile path and left 600,000 people without power.…
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R2 Q5 Answer

The Dawn redwood survives only in the border region of Hubei and Hunan provinces in south-central CHINA. The Dawn Redwood is a living fossil, closely resembling plants only seen in the fossil record.
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R2 Q6 Answer

Sequoyah was a member of the CHEROKEE Nation. The Nation officially adopted it in 1825 and soon their literacy rates surpassed those of white settlers. Around 1844, he died while attempting to reach Cherokee bands in Mexico.
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R2 Q7 Answer

PLAYA literally translates to “beach.” Dry lakes are also called “hardpan” (US Great Basin), “pan” (South Africa), “salar” or “salina” (South American salt flats), “sabkha” (Arabic) and “kavir” (Iran).
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R2 Q8 Answer

Maybe you’ve drunk beer made from its water from the DESCHUTES Brewing Company. The Deschutes River is renowned for its fly-fishing.
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🎙Welcome back to @TriviaWithBens Virtual Trivia Night hosted for @CapSciComm🌶️ #CapSciCommLive!! We're going to get started with Round 3 questions shortly!…
R3 Q1

MY VACATION: Crater Lake is some of the purest water in the world, and had a record clarity of 142 feet in 1997. Tahoe’s record clarity is 112 feet. What device is used to measure water clarity?

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R3 Q2

MY VACATION: This company was founded in 1670 and is best known for fur-trapping in Canada and the Pacific Northwest in the 17th through 19th centuries. Now it owns Saks Fifth Avenue. What is this company’s name?

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R3 Q3

My VACATION: In 2013, ZooBank - the non-governmental organization that is generally accepted by zoologists to assign species names, approved the registration request for the name Homo sapiens cognatus. What is this species’ common name?

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R3 Q4

MY VACATION: This subduction zone separates the Juan de Fuca Plate from the North American Plate. Its 1000 km fault line stretches from North Vancouver Island to Cape Mendocino. What is it called?

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R3 Q5

OUTBREAKS: This month, California Department of Fish and Wildlife confirmed an outbreak of adenovirus hemorrhagic disease in Northern California, caused by cervid adenovirus 1 (CdAdV-1). What kind of animal does this virus affect?

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R3 Q6

SOCIAL MEDIA: Quinn the Quarantine Fox, Rincewald Rangerfoot Panda, Billy Zebra, Barks McWoofins, and the Great Baby are surreal creations by the Twitter account of what U.S. federal agency? Give us the agency name or its mission focus.

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R3 Q7

ENVIRONMENT: In 1985, the Texas Department of Transportation debuted this slogan, intended to discourage littering on its roadways. Give us this exact phrase.

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R3 Q8

SPORTS: The “kraken” is a mythological creature from Norse legends—usually likened to a giant squid or octopus. It is also the name of the newest team of the National Hockey League, expanding to which U.S. city?

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R3 Q1 Answer

The SECCHI DISC. This disc was invented in 1865 by Angelo Secchi, an Italian priest and director of the observatory at the Pontifical Gregorian University. He was one of the first people to state that the sun was just another star.
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R3 Q2 Answer

The HUDSON’S BAY Company. In 1869 it surrendered its lands to the Canadian government, and evolved into a mercantile business with a small number of sales shops, the first step towards the department stores the company owns today.
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R3 Q3 Answer
Homo sapiens cognatus was the attempt to name BIGFOOT or SASQUATCH. ZooBank does not legitimize organisms to which names are applied—in this case, the “evidence” was essentially a self-published article.

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R3 Q4 Answer

Tectonic processes active in the CASCADIA subduction zone region include accretion, subduction, deep earthquakes, and volcanism. This volcanism has included such notable eruptions as Mount Mazama and Mount St. Helens in 1980.
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R3 Q5 Answer

DEER. “Cervid” is the technical term for species of deer. @CaliforniaDWF began receiving disease reports in May from Napa, Santa Clara, Sonoma, Tehama and Yolo counties.…
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R3 Q6 Answer

The U.S. CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION (@USCPSC) has kept us rapt on household risks and product recalls with its mindbending tweets since 2016. Here’s @RA_Becks with the story:…

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R3 Q7 Answer

DON’T MESS WITH TEXAS. Here’s Texan @EvaLongoria with a reminder—pandemic PPE version.

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R3 Q8 Answer

SEATTLE. The @NHLSeattle_ expansion team announced its name last month. It will begin play in 2021, joining other nautical monikers @Mariners @seattlestorm

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R4 Q1

ENVIRONMENT: Actor Morgan Freeman recently narrated a PSA describing a new "species" taking over our world's oceans that can “travel hundreds of miles and live over a thousand years old.” What nonliving thing is he actually referring to?

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R4 Q2

ZOOLOGY: The AAA baseball team of Sacramento is the RiverCats. In real life, there is actually a species of small, spotted wild cat in Asia that actively swims and feeds in rivers, streams, and swamps. Give us the English name for this cat.
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R4 Q3

SPORTS: Texas Christian University is the athletics arch-rival of Texas A&M University. What is the herpetological mascot of TCU? Give us the team name or the actual animal’s name.

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R4 Q4

MUSIC: “The Thieving Magpie” is an opera by the same famed Italian composer who wrote the William Tell overture and the Barber of Seville. Name this composer.

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R4 Q5

MY VACATION: White people constantly mess around on the Black Rock Desert, but the first one to cross it in 1843 later took control of the California Republic in 1846, and became one of the CA first US Senators in 1850. What was his name?

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R4 Q6

MY VACATION: After sunset on Saturday night, I experienced a white-out as winds blew the dry surface dust into the air. The fine dust has a characteristic that makes your hands feel soapy. What is this characteristic?

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R4 Q7

MY VACATION: The Mitchell Recreation Area honors the only 6 US Citizens killed by the enemy on the continental US in WWII. What technology did the Japanese Empire use to deliver a “Fu-Go” bomb to the United States?

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R4 Q8

MY VACATION: On 2004-05-17, the Civilian Space eXploration Team (CSXT) launched a rocket from the Black Rock Desert to 72 mi. (116 km) in altitude, which was the first amateur rocket to exceed what boundary required to claim a space flight?

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R4 Q1 Answer

PLASTICS. The public service announcement by @GSP in partnership with the @UN is meant to raise awareness on the marine plastics crisis.…
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R4 Q2 Answer

It’s called the FISHING CAT. As its name implies, it feeds mainly on fish. Its range spans Pakistan, India, Nepal east to Burma, Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia. Males weigh up to 30 pounds.…
R4 Q3

SPORTS: Texas Christian University is the athletics arch-rival of Texas A&M University. What is the herpetological mascot of TCU? Give us the team name or the actual animal’s name.

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R4 Q4 Answer

Gioachino ROSSINI wrote “La gazza ladra” in 1817. Its plot is set in motion when the titular bird swoops down and steals a family heirloom. You’ll recognize the music when you hear it.

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R4 Q5 Answer

John C. FREMONT’s path across the Black Rock Desert was followed by about 11,000 gold-seekers in 1849. In later expeditions, he attempted surveys for a transcontinental railroad.
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R4 Q6 Answer

The ALKALINITY of the dust reacts with the oils on my hand to make soap. The word "alkali" is derived from Arabic “al qalīy,” meaning “calcined ashes.”
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R4 Q7 Answer

“Fu-Go” translates to “Fire Balloon.” These BALLOONS were launched from Japan and carried by the JET STREAM WIND to North America. They are considered the first intercontinental weapons. Only 300 of 9,300 launched have been found.
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R4 Q8 Answer

The boundary between atmosphere and space is called the KÁRMÁN LINE. The line is named after Theodore von Kármán, the first person to calculate the altitude at which the atmosphere becomes too thin to support aeronautical flight.
🎙And that's all 4 rounds for our @TriviaWithBens for tonight, August 18th, hosted for @CapSciComm🌶️ #CapSciCommLive!! Time to share your total score!

(Competitive Teams: Please tweet a pic of your answer sheet and tag @TriviaWithBens to be verified for an official top score!)
🎙Once we verify answer sheets of top scoring teams from tonight's #CapSciCommLive game, we will announce winners of @TriviaWithBens tomorrow!

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🎙PS: It looks like tonight's top scores for @TriviaWithBens presented by @CapSciComm🌶️ #CapSciCommLive are in the 25 to 32 point range!!! Want your top score verified? Remember to tweet a photo of your answer sheet (tag @TriviaWithBens) in order to be counted.
🎙THANK YOU AGAIN to all teams for playing @TriviaWithBens #CapSciCommLive tonight and these six months. Though we're hanging up the mic, the @CapSciComm community will remain! Join @CapSciComm🌶️ today—and find kindred spirits and community always!
🎙Each of you brought smiles and warmth to our hearts. For one final time, this is @bfnicholson and @younglandis signing off for @TriviaWithBens sponsored by @CapSciComm

Stay healthy, stay informed, and take care of each other. And above all, #KeepScienceSpicy!!! 🌶️ 🌶️ 🌶️ The logo of Trivia with the...
We are obviously wistful for this moment, but let's announce the Winners Circle for the August 18th @TriviaWithBens Virtual Trivia Night sponsored by @CapSciComm🌶️ #CapSciCommLive — our series finale!!! Including records were broken/matched!!
Quick word on scoring: We are accepting "Jungle Cat" for R4Q2 on account that the question could reasonably direct to Felis chaus (our intended answer is the Fishing Cat, Prionailurus viverrinus)

🎙️IN FIRST PLACE (27 points): Team Snow Body Mongooses (Captain: @monsterbashseq) nails a perfect R4, matches all time 1st place record AND sets new high score—well done for our @TriviaWithBens finale hosted for @CapSciComm!🥇🥇🥇

🎙️IN SECOND PLACE (25 points): Team Shrieking Panthers! (Captain: @blueDRB) nabs 2nd place in their second-ever appearance. This would normally be a 1st place score—well done for our August 18th @TriviaWithBens finale hosted for @CapSciComm! 🥈🥈🥈 Screenshot of a completed t...
🎙️IN THIRD PLACE (23 points): Team Tautonyms (Captain: @tricialouiselee) continues their dominance with again, what would normally be a top score—well done for our August 18th @TriviaWithBens finale hosted for @CapSciComm! 🥉🥉🥉

🎙️IN FOURTH PLACE (21 points): The Graduated Cylinderzz(Captain: @nnntennndooo) truly evolved their emoji game over these months! Only team to get R2Q3 "lotus"—well done for our @TriviaWithBens finale hosted for @CapSciComm🏅🏅🏅

IN FIFTH PLACE (20 points): Team Final Answer (Captains Edie and Laura) was the only team to get @bfnicholson's trick "Bigfoot" question! Well done for our August 18th @TriviaWithBens finale hosted for @CapSciComm🏅🏅🏅 Photo of trivia answers wri...
IN SIXTH PLACE (18 points)(we're just scoring every submitted sheet this time): Team N95'Sync (Captain: @JoseBilingue) was the only team to get R3Q6 @USCPSC! Well done for our @TriviaWithBens finale hosted for @CapSciComm🏅🏅🏅

🎙️And that's a wrap for our 15th + final game of @TriviaWithBens sponsored by @CapSciComm. To EVERYONE who's played a game these six months: THANK YOU for sharing your joy and laughter. Let's all stay strong, keep in touch—and #KeepScienceSpicy!! We'll see you down the road🌶️🧡🙏🏼
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