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#550509 --- 03/30/07 01:50 AM Who is smarter than a 5th grader?
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Answer this question-

What did Albany (NY) used to be named?

determine right or wrong....if right, write another "grade school" question for someone else- (lets see if this works)
(looking at your children's HW will help!)

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#550517 --- 03/30/07 01:54 AM Re: Who is smarter than a 5th grader? [Re: brotherbear]
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Albany is built on the site of the Dutch Fort Orange, and its surrounding community of Beverwyck. The English acquired the site from the Dutch in 1664 and renamed it Albany, in honor of James II, Duke of Albany.

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#550520 --- 03/30/07 01:56 AM Re: Who is smarter than a 5th grader? [Re: ]
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What is the largest mammal in the world (living today)?

Be specific.


Edited by Festus! (03/30/07 01:57 AM)

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#550739 --- 03/30/07 12:52 PM Re: Who is smarter than a 5th grader? [Re: ]
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The Blue Whale, Balaenoptera musculus, is the largest mammal living today. It is also the largest mammal to have ever lived. In fact the Blue whale is the largest animal ever to have lived on the planet as far as we know; bigger by far than ever the largest Dinosaur. The longest Blue Whale ever measured was a female, 33.58 m or 110ft long. The heaviest weighed over 190 tonnes. We haven't actually got a set of weighing scales big enough so weights are estimated from the cut up remains.


How many Litres are equal to 5 gallons?

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#550768 --- 03/30/07 02:24 PM Re: Who is smarter than a 5th grader? [Re: SFNative]
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5 US gallons = 18.927059 liters


How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?


What are the primary colors?

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#550796 --- 03/30/07 03:12 PM Re: Who is smarter than a 5th grader? [Re: ]
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A woodchuck would chuck as much wood as a woodchuck could chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood!


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Who was the 15th president and what one thing did he NEVER do that all other presidents did?
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#550799 --- 03/30/07 03:24 PM Re: Who is smarter than a 5th grader? [Re: stranger1]
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James Buchanan never married.


What is unique about Gerald Ford?

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#550813 --- 03/30/07 04:26 PM Re: Who is smarter than a 5th grader? [Re: ]
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Only president not elected to office? I think that's right.

How is a fish different from a jellyfish?

A fish is in the animal kingdom.
A fish lives in water.
A fish has a backbone.
A fish can reproduce.
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#550843 --- 03/30/07 05:06 PM Re: Who is smarter than a 5th grader? [Re: stranger1]
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Just a guess, but I'd say it's the backbone.

Also, I believe Albany was also known as New Amsterdam.

???Who was the first governor of NYS???
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#550860 --- 03/30/07 05:50 PM Re: Who is smarter than a 5th grader? [Re: brotherbear]
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Fort Orange
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#550862 --- 03/30/07 05:54 PM Re: Who is smarter than a 5th grader? [Re: MotherNature]
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Originally Posted By: MotherNature
Also, I believe Albany was also known as New Amsterdam.

New Amsterdam is present day New York City. The entire colony was New Netherlands or New Holland until the British took it in 1664.
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#550864 --- 03/30/07 05:56 PM Re: Who is smarter than a 5th grader? [Re: MotherNature]
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New Amsterdam became the City of New York after the British took control.
George Clinton was the governor of New York from 1777 - 1795 & 1801 - 1804, therefore he was the governor of the colony of New York, the state of New York under the Articles of Confederation and after we ratified the U.S. Constitution.

Here's a related question. What was the relationship between George Clinton and Dewitt Clinton?
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#550866 --- 03/30/07 05:56 PM Re: Who is smarter than a 5th grader? [Re: stranger1]
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Only president not elected to office? I think that's right.

I think you're right. Also, he was the only president to have worked as a park ranger in the National Park Service. He was a seasonal hire at Yellowstone in the '30s.
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#550867 --- 03/30/07 05:58 PM Re: Who is smarter than a 5th grader? [Re: Grey Rider]
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Originally Posted By: Grey Rider

Here's a related question. What was the relationship between George Clinton and Dewitt Clinton?

You mean George Clinton from the Funk band Parliament? They both hung out with Bootsy Collins?
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#550966 --- 03/30/07 10:09 PM Re: Who is smarter than a 5th grader? [Re: Josephus]
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Ft. Orange is Correct!

Peter Minuet was the 1st governor.
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#550970 --- 03/30/07 10:18 PM Re: Who is smarter than a 5th grader? [Re: brotherbear]
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Less than 90 deg.?

what is the term for the heat that changes water to steam?
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#550972 --- 03/30/07 10:20 PM Re: Who is smarter than a 5th grader? [Re: donedirtcheap]
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evaporation
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who invented the lightbulb

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#550974 --- 03/30/07 10:24 PM Re: Who is smarter than a 5th grader? [Re: brotherbear]
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Thats whats happening to the water...but the same term applies to the heat that changes ice to water....what is the term of the heat that it takes to change ice to water then water to a vapor....was I right on yours?
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#550977 --- 03/30/07 10:27 PM Re: Who is smarter than a 5th grader? [Re: donedirtcheap]
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you were right- \:\)

but you have stumped me-- is it exothermic or some big term like that?

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#550981 --- 03/30/07 10:32 PM Re: Who is smarter than a 5th grader? [Re: brotherbear]
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Its called latent heat...the heat required to convert a solid to a liquid or liquid to a vapor without change in temprature.

Thomas Edison for the light bulb

what is percipitation that falls from the sky but evaporates before it reaches the ground?


Edited by donedirtcheap (03/30/07 10:33 PM)
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