Weekend Trivia: Sunday

cyn427 (zone 7)January 12, 2014

So, for today, some respite from having to think really hard (I never did figure out your question, Nancy).

Today, we are traveling. It is time for an adventure and this country offers plenty of that. Your first clue is that 5% of all known plant and animal species can be found here...and here alone.

Cynthia

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thinman(Z5 MI)

The answer is my garden.

There, that was easy.

TM

    Bookmark   January 12, 2014 at 9:30AM
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midnightsmum (Z4, ON)

lol -TM. I am thinking of my kitchen sink, or another name for it....am I warm Cynthia?

Nancy. Who needs to go log in now!!

    Bookmark   January 12, 2014 at 9:44AM
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aftermidnight Zone7b B.C. Canada

Hmmmm, somewhere tropical? Am I getting warm or cold.

Annette

    Bookmark   January 12, 2014 at 10:33AM
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cyn427 (zone 7)

Ha. I was planning to work in all the rain we had yesterday. The poor Kousa in our front yard was on an island yesterday! Then, come summer, the place is a desert. Sigh. When it is wet, our drainage is so awful that I feel as though I should take a snorkel along when I walk in the low areas. No reefs here though.

I bet any grandchildren out there could help with this one!

Cynthia

    Bookmark   January 12, 2014 at 11:28AM
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aftermidnight Zone7b B.C. Canada

Now you've got me thinking tropical island but which one???

Annette

    Bookmark   January 12, 2014 at 11:48AM
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thinman(Z5 MI)

Would the grandchildren think of this because of a certain movie?

TM

    Bookmark   January 12, 2014 at 12:00PM
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aftermidnight Zone7b B.C. Canada

Ohhhh TM, I think I know where you're going with that, you may have just nailed it. I'm going to ride in on your coattails :).
I read a book awhile back about this place, about the goings on on an indigo plantation. Apparently that stuff really smells bad.

Annette

    Bookmark   January 12, 2014 at 12:18PM
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cyn427 (zone 7)

This week in school, something about pirates came up and my kiddoes had no idea there really were (and still are) pirates. Too funny.

Sigh. I used my best clue too soon, it seems.

Cynthia

    Bookmark   January 12, 2014 at 12:51PM
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mnwsgal 4 MN(4)

Oh, no grandchildren so I don't keep up with Disney movies. Pirates bring to mind the coast of Africa and the Tom Hanks movie but I didn't see that either.

It must be an island though for the unique species to evolve.

    Bookmark   January 12, 2014 at 1:04PM
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midnightsmum (Z4, ON)

I think that I get this, and it has 3 versions, I think. Love those penquins.
At least I think that's where you're going. Don't call for help with your cable today - we are on the lines and it ain't pretty!! Lol

Nancy..

    Bookmark   January 12, 2014 at 2:43PM
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cyn427 (zone 7)

Bobbie, you are on the right track. Deserts, rain forests, pirate cemetery.

I think I need to practice my French on a daily basis. It is so useful in so many places.

Cynthia

    Bookmark   January 12, 2014 at 4:45PM
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midnightsmum (Z4, ON)

Yes, and the capital has a really long name, or is that a close neighbour?

There, I made it though the first day!! omg, I think my neck is 2" shorter than it was this am!!

Nancy.

    Bookmark   January 12, 2014 at 6:33PM
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cyn427 (zone 7)

Here's another hint since all the clues I am thinking of are either stupid, absurd, or ridiculous or all three. It is the fourth largest islands on Earth.

Cynthia

    Bookmark   January 12, 2014 at 6:36PM
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thinman(Z5 MI)

Hmmmm, I can't tell if I am on the right track. The one I am thinking of is off the SE coast of Africa. (I had to look that up.)

TM

    Bookmark   January 12, 2014 at 6:39PM
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cyn427 (zone 7)

I hope this doesn't make anyone Mad, but tomorrow you will need to wait until I get home from school for your stars-GW is not an approved website at school, so no access. Have to stop on the way to put Gas in the Car. Heehee. Pathetic, isn't it?

Yes, TM, you are definitely on the right track.

Cynthia

    Bookmark   January 12, 2014 at 7:34PM
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midnightsmum (Z4, ON)

So funny Cynthia - you are good at your clues!!!

Nancy.

    Bookmark   January 12, 2014 at 10:12PM
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thinman(Z5 MI)

Okey doke.

TM

    Bookmark   January 13, 2014 at 8:25AM
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aftermidnight Zone7b B.C. Canada

Cyn you are a hoot, Madagascar is what I was thinking, TM's mention of the movie is what clenched it for me.

Annette

    Bookmark   January 13, 2014 at 10:07AM
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mnwsgal 4 MN(4)

My response has disapeared. Cynthia's last clue confirmed my thought of Madagascar as well.

    Bookmark   January 13, 2014 at 1:47PM
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midnightsmum (Z4, ON)

Yes, funny movies. The capital is Antananarivo - just try saying the once. I tried to do a ti kdt to there once - omg!! It was crazy. I'll never forget that.

Nancy

    Bookmark   January 13, 2014 at 3:06PM
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cyn427 (zone 7)

Woohoo! Stars all wrapped up for al of you!

Yes, Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the world and boasts 5% of the world's plant and animal species. Lots to do there. They have deserts, rain forests, beaches, and terrible roads. It would be a cool place to visit, I think, but as Nancy intimated, probably too expensive for me to get there. Once there, however, it should be relatively inexpensive. I am linking the Lonely Planet site that gives you all kinds of info if you do go to visit-Lonely Planet travel books are terrific.

Here is a link that might be useful: Madagascar

    Bookmark   January 13, 2014 at 6:58PM
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cyn427 (zone 7)

Oh and have a wonderful week all. Thanks for playing and always being such good sports!

Cynthia

    Bookmark   January 13, 2014 at 7:00PM
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thinman(Z5 MI)

Good question, Cynthia. I thought about submitting my answer in the form of a rebus, showing a mad person, gasoline, and a car, but I was too lazy to put it together.

Thanks for the brain stimulation.

TM

    Bookmark   January 14, 2014 at 8:37AM
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mnwsgal 4 MN(4)

Love the raccoon photo and starry package. So, there have been three Madagascar Disney movies, how did I miss them all?

Thanks for the fun.

    Bookmark   January 14, 2014 at 1:50PM
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cyn427 (zone 7)

Those are lemurs, Bobbie! From Madagascar!

    Bookmark   January 14, 2014 at 8:09PM
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cyn427 (zone 7)

TM, that would have been great! Maybe we should come up with a lot of those for each other to solve!

Hmmm...

Cynthia

    Bookmark   January 14, 2014 at 8:11PM
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mnwsgal 4 MN(4)

Of course those are lemurs, my bad.

    Bookmark   January 15, 2014 at 5:56PM
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