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Now I'm back on my feet and eager to be what you wanted.

Be not tempted to do research nor to reprint questions.

1..Navy Captain Nat Palmer discovers..? in 1820.

2..City with the world's largest population?

3.."Be of sin the double cure save from wrath and make me pure."

4..The decade that we and Canada adopt standard time zones?

5..Annually about how many folks go missing in the US?

6..What was the occasion of the Gettyburg Address?

7.."Siviglia" is part of an opera title(?).

8..It is revealed in front of 83 million what Kristen did(?).

9..The city that gets the most visitors: Orlando, Bangkok, London, NYC, Rome, Paris, Tokyo?

10..The parents of Lizzie Borden lived in what city?

11..Sergey Brin & Larry Page need identifying.

12..The decade of Ravel's Bolero?

13..The world's youngest nation?
 

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6. Dedication of the military cemetery at Gettysburg
10. Fall River, MA
 

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7. The Barber of Seville by Rossini. The title is something like Barbiere de Siviglia in Italian.
12. I'm guessing the 1910's.
 

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2. Mexico City
6. Dedication of the national cemetery at Gettysburg
7. The Barber of Seville
9. Orlando
10. Fall River, MA
12. 1920s I think
13. South Sudan
 
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2. Beijing
2. Mumbai
4. 1910's
5. 50,000
6. The Union victory at Gettysburg PA. Up until then the Confederate troops had been advancing northward.
8. Who shot JR.
9. NYC
10. Omaha
 
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1. The Palmer Peninsula in Antarctica. (which I think is actually an island?)
4. 1880's
 

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2..London
4..1920's
6..Lincoln's dedication of the military cematary at Gettysburg
9..Rome
10..Somewhere in PA
11..Founders of Google
12..1850's
 

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3. The hymn Rock of Ages, although the ending of the line quoted was "save me from thy wrath and power" when I was growing up. A very old hymn.

6. Dedication of the cemetery at Gettysburg, in November, 1863. The main speaker was Edward Everett, a noted orator.
 

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2..London? Mexico City? Mumbai?Beijing? No, but the last suggestion is geographically closest.
 

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1..Ed4 locates the Palmer Peninsula in Antarctica. And of course he invented the Palmer Penmanship Method of handwriting we all learned in elementary school. Maybe that was Betsy...or Arnold.

2..Shanghai has 24M+. Avoid the place, if you can.

3..Terif & Knights hit on the very first Rock number, though its composer is not in the R&R Hall of Fame. Send letters.

4..Ed4 right on the button(wherever did that expression come from?) with 1883.

5..Hold on to your hats--800K, more than even UConn fans.

6..Geordi, JR & Knights & Pinot write that they were dedicating the military cemetary.

7..Rbny & geordi in top voice, belting out "I am the barber of Seville." Remember Alfalfa doing that? Rbny, I think you must add "Il"

8..Yup, she shot her bro-in-law, as terif & VAUC attest. No not JR, our beloved poster.

9..London gets 18M+ annually. All you guessing goofs are so wrong.

10..Pinot's great-grandfather was the medical examiner.

11..JR is alone with the Google founders. Sigh, how many of us rue the missed opportunities for our own innovations?

12..1928, accurate is geordi, and no wonder, for it's the only classical piece he tolerates, after MAD Magazine
declared it the best example of serious muic ever.

13..South Sudan is the newcomer;, which is where geordi listens to Ravel, cause he says the acoustics are great.
 
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