Monday Trivia #152 [Glyph/Chris win!]


Will Truman

Will Truman is the Editor-in-Chief of Ordinary Times. He is also on Twitter.

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28 Responses

  1. Avatar Alan Scott says:

    Designated Wetlands?Report

  2. Avatar Burt Likko says:

    Good guess by @alan-scott . I’ll say “wildlife sanctuaries.” But I’m specifically thinking about birds when I say that.Report

    • Avatar zic says:

      @burt-likko do you think fewer bird sanctuaries better?

      In truth, I cannot conceive this. But I’m old enough to remember Rachel Carson’s Silent Springs, the time when there really was a huge dip in the bird populations, and spring time was quieter then it is of late.Report

  3. Avatar Mike Schilling says:

    Likelihood a white-on-black shooting will result in a murder conviction (increasing).Report

  4. Avatar Will Truman says:

    Tuesday Hint: Being at the bottom of this list is preferable to being at the top of the list.Report

  5. Avatar zic says:

    Number of disenfranchised voters in the state.Report

  6. Avatar Stephen M. Stillman says:

    Ratio of number of incarcerated people over the state’s population.Report

  7. Avatar Michael Cain says:

    Death rate by stroke or heart attack?Report

  8. Avatar Peter says:

    If being high on the list is a bad thing, it would be strange that Minnesota is #9, being a state with a generally high quality of life. And relatively poor New Mexico is near the more advantageous bottom of the list.Report

  9. Avatar Will Truman says:

    Wednesday Hint: It’s a dollar amount.Report

  10. Avatar Sam Fran Sam says:

    Money spent on mosquito abatement?Report

  11. Avatar Peter says:

    Based on the clustering of mostly southern states at the disadvantageous top of the list my thought was that it was a ranking of states by per-capita prison expenditures. Once again, however, Minnesota’s fairly high ranking would not make much sense if that were the case.Report

  12. Avatar Kolohe says:

    Average cost for an ambulance? Average cost for a tow truck? (highest to lowest in both cases)Report

  13. Avatar Will Truman says:

    Thursday Hint: Rounded to the nearest $50, the value for Florida is $2,300, Oklahoma $1550, Illinois $750, Utah $450, and Idaho $400.Report

  14. Avatar Glyph says:

    Average annual homeowners flood insurance premium.Report

  15. Avatar Will Truman says:

    Thursday Hint #2: Florida and Louisiana are up there for one reason, while Oklahoma and Arkansas for another. Texas is up there for reasons that overlap with both groups.Report