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    I'll agree that humidity is more of an issue that...

    I'll agree that humidity is more of an issue that warm temperatures.

    Also remember the 2000 women's trials in hot weather (start in the 50s later in mid 80s) in Columbia, SC. It was won by Chris...
  2. 2:26:22 Magdalena Lewy Boulet is from Poland...

    2:26:22 Magdalena Lewy Boulet is from Poland
    2:28:01 Colleen de Reuck is from South Africa (thats' what you meant by African-American isn't it?)
    2:29:45 Janet Bawcom is from Kenya (that's probably...
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    Wow, also from Madison are Carole King, Martin...

    Wow, also from Madison are Carole King, Martin Landau, and Chris Rock.

    Bernie has two checks for me on his side: distance runner and UChicago alum. I also do like a lot of his policy views.
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    Just looked up old results, and the Hausers went...

    Just looked up old results, and the Hausers went 1-2 at 10000 in 1998.
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    Rosa brothers at Stanford should have, but I'm...

    Rosa brothers at Stanford should have, but I'm not entirely sure that they did. Lots of injuries.
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    A good friend of mine is a huge Buffalo Bills...

    A good friend of mine is a huge Buffalo Bills fan. The third or fourth year of their Super Bowl run, he and his brother decided to go. The brother claimed to have tickets lined up, so they both got...
  7. Well, if we are going to open it far and wide,...

    Well, if we are going to open it far and wide, I'll mention St. Patrick's High School in Iten, Kenya. They have a few athletes who have run in the Olympics. I'm guessing some of them ran in the...
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    I entirely agree. I've watched it a number of...

    I entirely agree. I've watched it a number of times. It is fairly entertaining, but no more so than hundreds of other movies. I can say just about the same thing for The Day After Tomorrow. Which...
  9. I think Mamede of Portugal fits that description....

    I think Mamede of Portugal fits that description. It is Fernando Mamede, I think. [Edit to add: he set the 10,000 WR.]

    If that answer is correct, I have a picture of him with my sister after a...
  10. Thread: The 2016 Oscars

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    I was curious, so I checked the imdb list, and...

    I was curious, so I checked the imdb list, and Life is Beautiful is also the first on the list that I have not seen. I did make it through the Dark Knight, though, and rather enjoyed it.
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    I wonder if she is related to Martti Vainio....

    I wonder if she is related to Martti Vainio.
    http://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/athletes/va/martti-vainio-1.html
  12. Denean and Sherri Howard ran the 4x4 for the US...

    Denean and Sherri Howard ran the 4x4 for the US in the 1984 games.
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    Those daylight saving time anachronisms don't...

    Those daylight saving time anachronisms don't really count. For Arizona, it simply switches from mountain time to pacific time. There are no new time zones involved.

    The added time zones are...
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    With all of the wacky off by 15 and 30 minutes,...

    With all of the wacky off by 15 and 30 minutes, I'd guess somewhere in the vicinity of 36. I'll check your links now and maybe do some research.

    Checked links: this amused me from one of the...
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    Oh, for goodness sake, it is probably Houston. ...

    Oh, for goodness sake, it is probably Houston. As in "Houston, we have a problem." But not in that bad connotation. More like "Houston, we have landed."
  16. Silver in the 56 pound weight throw, per bambam's...

    Silver in the 56 pound weight throw, per bambam's database.
    http://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/athletes/ry/paddy-ryan-1.html
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    Is it in San Diego? When I was in high school...

    Is it in San Diego?

    When I was in high school (in Minnesota), we had a worksheet to differentiate between fact and opinion. One was "Reno, NV, is west of Los Angeles, CA." I thought it was...
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    The actual quiz is multiple choice, so I'd accept...

    The actual quiz is multiple choice, so I'd accept that answer. I'm not running the show, though.
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    Guess the Taj Mahal.

    Guess the Taj Mahal.
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    I'll guess Nairobi.

    I'll guess Nairobi.
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    Curacao used to be part of Netherlands Antilles. ...

    Curacao used to be part of Netherlands Antilles. Churandy Martini used to run for them. When Netherlands Antilles broke up, he had to represent Netherlands. Wiki here:...
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    New Zealand, and has been discussed here recently...

    New Zealand, and has been discussed here recently (I think).

    Oh, and answered before seeing the middle earth reference. This may be too easy.
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    Before looking at the choices, I would have...

    Before looking at the choices, I would have guessed Great Wall of China. But I'm not sure what they consider a monument.

    I can see how the quiz this year does not lend itself to reposting here.
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    There's a number of articles out there for...

    There's a number of articles out there for relegation/promotion in college football. Here is a proposal from one guy. 5 tier 1 conferences and 5 tier 2 conferences. Bottom of tier 1 conferences...
  25. Thread: Mourinho out!

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    Ah, lonewolf... Relegation is used in most...

    Ah, lonewolf...

    Relegation is used in most soccer leagues. Take England as an example. They have the top league, the Premiership, then there are about five or six other professional leagues...
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