Thursday, December 13, 2007

Can you figure out this week's Secret Themes

Each group of 10 otherwise unrelated tough questions has a theme running through their answers. Can you answer the questions and figure out the theme? Answers will be posted early next week.

Ray's Happy Birthday Bar:

1) What team played its first NFL game at Hagemeister Park in 1922?
2) What acute viral disease, spread by insect bites and endemic in Latin America and Africa, is also known as "American plague"?
3) What traditional children's playground game is also known as Bullrush, Octopus Tag or Forcing the City Gates?
4) Whose 1952 play The Rose Tattoo won the Tony for Best Play that year?
5) What 1991 movie struggled to make humor out of its title character's inability to enjoy a cappuccino?
6) With 42 members in the Hockey Hall of Fame, this NHL franchise has more players inducted than any other. Name it.
7) This city is the center of the fourth largest metro area in California and claims to be the most integrated city in the US; name it.
8) What state used to use the nickname the "Lead State", owing to widespread lead mining?
9) Which of the original 13 colonies was first settled by Europeans in 1614 (a Dutchman named Adriaen Block) and expanded to its current size with the purchase of the Saybrook colony in 1644?
10) What US state joined the union in 1821 and has a name which means "those who have dugout canoes" in the Miami-Illinois language?

... and what theme links the 10 answers?

Dirty Frank's:

1) What group of Dutch session musicians had a #1 hit single in the US in 1981 with a medley of Beatles songs set to a dance beat?
2) In what town and state will you find George W. Bush's ranch home?

3) What pro sports franchise owner is also chairman of the HDNet cable network?
4) What 1991 movie featured Robin Williams as mime instructor Marty Fromage?
5) What junk food's packaging depicts two cartoon chracters, one a dog named Bingo?
6) What specifically is the most recent and most expensive version of the Xbox video game console?
7) What creature makes an annual mass migration from all over North America to the Sierra Chincua region of Mexico?
8) With over 10 million primary speakers, what's the most commonly spoken native language of South Africa?
9) What's the second-largest city in population in England?
10) What NHL franchise existed with different team names 1884-1934, went under in 1934, then was revived in 1991 with the same name, in the same city, as it had in 1934?

... and what theme links the 10 answers?

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