O Answers Quiz #2

Can you guess these random things that start with the letter O?
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Last updated: December 21, 2021
First submittedApril 30, 2015
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Clue
Answer
Constellation with a belt
Orion
Island of fertility in a desert
Oasis
Opposite of Occident
Orient
Shape of the U.S. President's office
Oval
Animal that plays dead
Opossum
Oldest University in England
Oxford
Island where karate originated
Okinawa
Shrek's species
Ogre
Friend of doctors Phil and Oz
Oprah
Capital of Canada
Ottawa
"Nineteen Eighty-Four" author
Orwell
Donny and Marie's last name
Osmond
Clue
Answer
Cute sea mammal that hold hands
Otter
Sit on a potato pan ...
Otis
A contradiction in terms. Jumbo shrimp, e.g.
Oxymoron
National gemstone of Australia
Opal
Fall festival in Munich
Oktoberfest
King who married his own mother
Oedipus
Greek letter or Covid variant
Omicron
City in France. There's a "new" one in the U.S.
Orleans
Dim-witted dog who lives with Garfield
Odie
Gumbo ingredient
Okra
Skateboarding jump
Ollie
Where the fat lady sings
Opera
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Level 71
Aug 5, 2015
Good quiz, doesn't look like Orion though.
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Level 64
Sep 2, 2015
The 'belt' clue gives it away, anyway.
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Level 75
Dec 12, 2015
I guess the picture is zoomed in on the belt?
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Level 73
Mar 2, 2016
WTF is Sit on a potato pan... Otis?
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Level 73
Mar 2, 2016
Probably should have googled that before asking.
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Level 83
Mar 2, 2016
It's a palindrome.
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Level 77
Mar 2, 2016
Not sure how we were supposed to know it was a palindrome from the clue. That's not one of the usual ones I've heard. I assumed it was a song lyric or line from a movie. Know nothing about skateboarding, either, so learned something new today.
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Level 70
Dec 3, 2017
Yeah, I'm with Ander217, that's VERY obscure. If you haven't heard or seen it before you have very little chance of getting it.
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Level 69
Sep 30, 2018
I was one of those lucky few. :P I got it accidentally when trying to get the Garfield dog.
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Level 69
Dec 24, 2021
I think you’re probably unlikely to get most questions if you’ve never seen them before.
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Level 60
Dec 28, 2021
Except putting a question mark on the end of it doesn't make it a question that makes any sense.
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Level 66
Mar 2, 2016
"Able I was, ere I saw elba...". is familiar. I'm 46 with a college education and I've never heard of the potato pan palindrome before. If this is European, then fair enough, not likely many of you got Oakland. Sauce for the goose.
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Level 73
Mar 3, 2016
I'm 50 and Canadian and Otis is one of the familiar palindromes along with "a man a plan a canal panama"
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Level 66
Mar 4, 2016
I'm English and I've never heard it either.
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Level 58
Mar 6, 2016
American and never heard it. Only got it because I couldn't remember the Garfield dog right away and guessed Otis as his name before remembering it. So I got it right but didn't know why! I agree; "A man, a plan, a canal, Panama" is probably the most well-known palindromic sentence.
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Level 57
Aug 8, 2016
Madam I'm Adam
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Level 75
Jan 30, 2017
Sums are not set as a test on Erasmus
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Level 60
Feb 16, 2017
Bolton.
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Level 75
Sep 12, 2018
Do you mean 'Bolton otlob'?
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Level 82
Dec 21, 2021
@roleybob: It's from the dead parrot sketch.
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Level 67
Aug 7, 2019
Definitely not european, I've never heard of it.

After googling, it is thought up by Jon Agee, a children's book writer and illustrator from New York. So quite american.

He made a children's book by that name, and it is a book about .. palindromes (from 1999 I believe).

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Level 63
Mar 8, 2017
Is an otter really considered a sea mammal? I mean they live on land and in water but rather lakes and rivers than seas. I'd say a dolphin is a sea mammal.
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Level 83
Mar 28, 2017
So what would you recommend they change the name of the "sea otter" to?
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Level 69
Dec 24, 2021
In Canada they’re usually called Mostly River and Lake and Sometimes Land Otters. Any that live in saltwater we usually just call furry-handed dolphins.
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Level 62
Apr 18, 2018
I agree. Most otters we think of here are river otters.
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Level 84
Dec 5, 2018
Studies have shown that dolphins have difficulty holding hands. The most likely culprit is that they don't have them.
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Level 67
Aug 7, 2019
hahaha sharp
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Level 69
Dec 24, 2021
Fantastic. :)
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Level 84
Dec 5, 2018
They should write an opera about Oprah and call it "Operah".
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Level 67
Aug 7, 2019
they should make an opera about an orca eating okra and call it ockera
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Level 61
Feb 22, 2022
I had a hard time spelling Opera. I actually tried Oprah at first.
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Level 65
Dec 21, 2021
Agree the palindrome clue is obscure. I don't think it would help many, but a comma before the ellipses would be a small bone to throw us whine bags.
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Level 81
Dec 21, 2021
When I saw the "Sit on a potato pan" clue, my response was, "Ah... what?" when I gave up and revealed the answer, my response was still, "Ah... what?" Never encountered that one before, though it's good to see from the comments I'm not alone.
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Level 83
Dec 22, 2021
Oprah sure does know some incredibly terrible doctors...

Also, I assume that at some point there's going to be a COVID Omega variant. We're already more than halfway there and unfortunately, for reasons those not completely ignorant (like some of Oprah's friends) are very much aware of, it doesn't seem likely that we'll be done with the virus any time in the foreseeable future.

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Level ∞
Dec 22, 2021
You're repeating the fallacy that if only those darn anti-vaxxers would just do the right thing we'd be over this by now.

It's simply not true.

Please do get vaccinated, but Covid is never going away.

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Level 75
Dec 23, 2021
I'm not sure that I see Kal claiming anything about anti-vaxxers, he just makes the point that we're 9 variants from having an omega variant, which would require a clue re-tweak. The bigger enemy of getting the pandemic more under control is not so much anti-vax campaigners (though they don't help) but vaccine hoarding by rich countries, which ironically leaves them wide open to fresh wave upon fresh wave of variants from lowly-vaccinated nations. A co-ordinated world approach to vaccinating the whole world is the key to ultimate management and suppresson of Covid-19.
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Level 56
Dec 22, 2021
oberammergau for oktoberfest? - OK I know technically not in Munich
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Level 75
Dec 23, 2021
Technically?! It's 90 km away! The Passion Play runs from May to October, so calling it a fall festival would be a bit of a stretch. Ironically the play, performed as a thank you for God sparing them from the plague, was postponed from 2020 due to Covid. They're trying again in 2022, although another answer in this quiz might have other ideas about that year as well.
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Level 73
Dec 23, 2021
was Osmund not close enough for Osmond?
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Level 67
Jan 18, 2022
You can make Gumbo without okra, you can not make Gumbo without onions !
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Level 76
Feb 4, 2022
'hold hands' should be 'holds hands'