final jeopardy 2012.txt

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  1. This body of water bearing the name of a country borders 5 U.S. states
    Gulf of Mexico
  2. Like NM & MN, the postal abbreviations of these 2 states are the reverse of one another
    Alabama & Louisiana
  3. Abraham Lincoln called this document, which took effect in 1863, "a fit and necessary war measure"
    Emancipation Proclamation
  4. In 1966 this company produced 706 million elements of its product; in 2011, it produced 36 billion
  5. The last entry in the Random House Webster's unabridged dictionary is used to represent this annoying sound
  6. The cover of the May 19, 1958 Time magazine called him "The Texan who conquered Russia"
    Val Cliburn
  7. Starting in 1349, this marine animal was on the coat of arms of the heir apparent to the French throne
  8. Born in what's now Maine in 1807, he's honored with a bust in a special section of Westminster Abbey
  9. They're the only 2 Best Actor winners with the same last name; one was a winner for 1979 & 1988, the other for 2005
    Dustin & Philip Seymour Hoffman
  10. Though they live elsewhere, Alan Page & Dan Dierdorf will both always be in this Ohio city where they were born
    Canton, Ohio
  11. Its first line is "A green hunting cap squeezed on the top of the fleshy balloon of a head"
    Confederacy of Dunces
  12. In May 1945 Churchill cabled Truman that this "is drawn down upon their front. We do not know what is going on behind"
    Iron Curtain
  13. 2013 marks the 100th running of this event, first won by Maurice Garin with a time of 94 hours, 33 minutes, 14 seconds
    Tour De France
  14. In 2013 Britain marked this show's 50th anniversary with a series of stamps of the 11 actors who have played the lead role
    Dr. Who
  15. OPERA: This 1871 opera is set in Memphis & Thebes, & along the banks of the Nile
  16. The title princess of this game, which launched a best-selling franchise, was named for F. Scott Fitzgerald's wife
    Legend of Zelda
  17. This piece that premiered in Moscow in 1882 includes strains from "God Save the Czar" & "La Marseillaise"
    1812 Overture
  18. He quit pursuing a Ph.D. in 1926 to pursue drawing, but you might say he gave himself the degree anyway
    Dr. Suess
  19. This country has an area of only 275 square miles but has 4 official languages: English, Tamil, Chinese & Malay
  20. Tracing her family to William Hood of 18th century Pennsylvania, Karen Batchelor made news as this organization's first African-American member
  21. The only 2 men who were U.S. president 10 years to the day after their first inauguration
    Cleveland, FDR
  22. In population, it's the largest U.S. city with the same Spanish name as a current Western Hemisphere capital
    San Jose
  23. European music has "3 Bs"; 20th c. American music's "3 Cs" were John Cage, Elliott Carter & this composer/conductor
    Aaron Copland
  24. The area that the people of ancient Rome called this was their city's equivalent of the Greek agora
    The Forum
  25. This 1934 novel was partly written in the Hotel Pera Palace in Istanbul; the room is now a memorial to the author
    Murder on th eOrient Express
  26. John Updike wrote "Rabbit, Run" partly in reaction to this more carefree novel that was published 3 years earlier
    On the Road
  27. Susan B. Anthony said this new fad had "done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world"
    The Bicycle
  28. In this crime drama, a 1994 Oscar nominee for best picture, a character misquotes Ezekiel 25:17 twice
    Pulp Fiction
  29. Economically speaking, this plant family with about 10,000 species is by far the most important
    Grass family
  30. Names of the 2 geographical features on a 2012 postage stamp issued jointly by Nepal & Israel
    Mt. Everest & Dead Sea
  31. She first appeared in 1930s "Dizzy Dishes" along with singing cats in flapper outfits
    Betty Boop
  32. Since 1991 this country has had only 3 different presidents; the current one took over in 2012 for the second time
  33. Appropriately, the sound of musketry & artillery is described as "a crimson roar" in this story
    The Red Badge of Courage
  34. A sign of a trend, in 2010 this product passed Pepsi to move into the No. 2 spot in U.S. soft drink popularity
    Diet Coke
  35. Her pen name honored a wise woman from the Old Testament & a 19th century U.S. president
    Dear Abby
  36. Of nations in the World Almanac, 3 are not U.N. members: Taiwan, Vatican City & this European one that gained independence in 2008
  37. From 2005, it's the last Best Picture Oscar winner whose name is just one syllable
  38. In terms of British monarchs, it's next in the sequence seventh, fifth, eighth, sixth...
  39. This 1884 novel begins in the fictional town of St. Petersburg & ends in Pikesville, 1,100 miles down the Mississippi
    Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  40. This French engineer once asked, "Why should we disguise the industrial nature of iron, even in the city?"
  41. Contemporary reviews called this writer "A Yankee Diogenes" & the "Concord Diogenes"
  42. A bo'sun whistle was once a prize in boxes of this alliterative product introduced in 1963
    Cap'n Crunch
  43. An old name for this Olympic sporting event is the quinquertium
  44. In August 2012 the Telegraph of London ran the headline "Paralympics 2012:" he "opens ceremony with a 'Big Bang'"
  45. This 17th century king named his throne room the Apollo Chamber
    Louis 14th
  46. In his will, this title guy tells his niece Antonia she should marry a man who knows not "about... chivalry"
    Don Quixote
  47. In 1920, the New York Times said he lacks the “knowledge ladled out daily in high schools”; on July 17, 1969, the paper apologized
    Robert Goddard
  48. In April 1951 he told Congress, "in war there can be no substitute for victory"
  49. Reflecting a long friendship dating to a 1962 film they did together, Brock Peters gave the eulogy at this star's 2003 funeral
    Gregory Peck
  50. This 1920s plaything still made today got its name in tribute to 2 famous men of the day: Marconi & Lindbergh
    Radio Flyer
  51. This 1964 song was inspired when one of the writer's sons took the oral polio vaccine
    Spoonful of Sugar
  52. In 1816 Francisco Goya published a series of 33 etchings called "La Tauromaquia", depicting this activity
  53. Referring to a 1955 incident, she said, "our mistreatment was just not right, and I was tired of it"
    Rosa Parks
  54. An article about improvements in transportation, including the opening of the Suez Canal, inspired this 1873 novel
    Around the World in 80 Days
  55. In a PS to an April 12, 1945 letter, he wrote, "this was dictated before the world fell in on me... what a blow it was, but--I must meet it"
    Harry Truman
  56. The last of the 11 Southern states to secede from the Union, it borders 6 of them
  57. These 2 men followed each other consecutively as vice president & later, in reverse order, as president
    Nixon & LBJ
  58. After moving to Argentina in 1949, this industrialist was named a righteous gentile by Yad Vashem
  59. Because Internet censors block mentions of this 1989 date, Chinese bloggers write it as "535"
    June 4
  60. When Curiosity touched down on Mars in 2012, its landing site was named in honor of this author who died weeks before
    Ray Bradbury
  61. In 1928, a year after making international headlines, it reached its final destination, the Smithsonian
    Spirit of St. Louis
  62. It’s the continent that’s home to the most U.N. member countries, including a new one added in 2011
  63. On the eve of his 200th birthday in 2009, the Church of England offered him "an apology for misunderstanding you"
  64. This character said to represent Shakespeare's philosophy has a name that means "fortunate" in Latin
  65. The back of the quarter for this state is the only one that features a monarch
  66. For a 1953 paper Odile Crick drew the diagram showing the structure of this
  67. No longer "western", this 1-word nation has moved to the west side of the Intl. Date Line to join Asia & Australia
  68. Dramatizing a murder from the year 1170, a 1935 T.S. Eliot play aptly had its first performance in this English city
  69. In 1962 Chatham County, Georgia gave this name to a body of water flowing past Johnny Mercer's childhood home
    Moon River
  70. Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2013, 5280 Magazine is a guide to this city
  71. A preface to this novel called it "rustic all through... Moorish, and wild, and knotty as the root of Heath"
    Wuthering Heights
  72. Premiering in 1993, this show lasted 11 seasons, like its predecessor show; the 2 were set nearly 2,500 miles apart
  73. Donna Shalala, Alberto Gonzales & Tom Vilsack have each served as the "designated survivor" skipping this event
    State of the Union Address
  74. North America's 3 mainland countries have a total of 91 states & provinces; Mexico has this many states
  75. Her nomination in 1987 was the first best actress nomination for a science fiction film
    Sigourney Weaver
  76. This country is home to the highest mountain outside Asia
  77. In 1990 she became the first modern head of government to give birth while in office, to a daughter named Bakhtawar
    Benazier Bhutto
  78. Jackie Gleason considered, but then decided against, suing this show that premiered September 30, 1960
  79. The winner in 1984, he likes to be called "Arch", a reference to his job
    Desmond Tutu
  80. In hiding when his life was threatened, Salman Rushdie paid tribute to Conrad & Chekhov bv using this pseudonym
    Joseph Anton
  81. On Oct. 14, 1992 particle detector inventor Georges Charpak became the last man in physics to achieve this honor alone
    Nobel Prize
  82. Founded in 1521, 44 years before St. Augustine, Fla., it's the oldest city est. by Europeans on what is now U.S. territory
    San Juan
  83. His works include "Sylvie and Bruno", "Phantasmagoria and Other Poems" & "Algebraic Formulae and Rules"
    Lewis Carroll
  84. Winner of Best Play in 1949, it's the onlv play to win the Best Revival Tony 3 different times
    Death of a Salesman
  85. One of its principal members said, "one morning one of us, having no black, used blue instead, &" this movement "was born"
  86. The last song in this musical is "Tomorrow Is A Latter Day"
    The Book of Mormon
  87. #6The national promotion board for this food, Citrullus lanatus, lists hydration as a primary health benefit
  88. In 2012 her picture replaced that of Julio Argentino Roca on a currency note
    Eva Peron
  89. This author who passed away in 2012 quipped, "For those who haven't read the books, I am known best for my hair preparations"
    Gore Vidal
  90. On a state seal since 1850, this one-word motto is found in a story about Archimedes
  91. Since 1850, 1 of the 2 Republicans to appear on the ticket as president or vice president 3 elections in a row
    Nixon; GHW Bush
  92. In 1972 this company bought its first ship, the Empress of Canada, & renamed it the Mardi Gras
  93. For 2012, the front of these awards shows Nike stepping out of the Parthenon & the reverse depicts the Thames
    Olympic Medals
  94. The 7th & last American to stay there was aerodynamic scientist Andy Thomas, with 130 days there in 1998
  95. "The Wizard of Oz" & this 1950s film are the 2 musicals in the top 10 on the AFI's list
    Singin' in the Rain
  96. This biological term for cell division was borrowed in 1939 to describe a form of energy release
  97. On his deathbed he told police, "What I have done is nobody else's business"; one theory is he was protecting others
    Van Gogh
  98. In the 16th century the ancestors of the current president of France fled what is now this country
  99. An 1831 novel says that Charlemagne laid the first stone of this title place, "old queen of our cathedrals"
    Notre Dame
  100. This U.S. ceremonial song was written in 1811 about the head of a Scottish clan, not an American leader
    Hail to the Chief
  101. Samuel Johnson said shakespeare "so carefully informs us" that this play is set on the eve of May Day & yet called it this
    A Midsummer Night's Dream
  102. It was one of the Beatles' longest songs & the one to spend the most time at No. 1 on the U.S. charts--9 weeks
    Hey Jude
  103. The circulation of the Times of New York & London totals about 1/2 the "Times of" this place, largest of any English daily
  104. This king was the first of Henry VIII's many fathers-in-law
    King Ferdinand
  105. Fittingly, this Thomas Hardy character is introduced near the Pure Drop Inn
    Tess of the d'Urbervilles
  106. Brother & sister who were both nominated for 1969 Oscars: he for a screenplay, she for Best Actress; they didn't win
    Jane & Peter Fonda
  107. One of the 2 Central American countries never under military rule in the last 50 years
    Costa Rica (or Belize)
  108. Congress has passed 11 of these: the first in 1812, the last in 1942
    Declarations of War
  109. In this novel the title character says, "It is a bad omen" after a guard does not hear a train & is crushed
    Anna Karenina
  110. One of its mascots is a restored 1930 sport coupe that's been in use at the school since 1961
    Georgia Tech
  111. In 1938 his company began installing instruments in U.S. homes to record the frequencies to which a radio was tuned
  112. In 2006 it was moved to a new list that includes Ceres & Eris
  113. To the question "Did you write the best-known line in JFK's inaugural?", Ted Sorensen would smile & say these 2 words
    ask not
  114. One of the 2 years in which 3 men served as president of the United States
    1841 or 1881
  115. In 1925 she visited a floating theater docked in North Carolina to research her next novel
    Edna Ferber
  116. The Italian word for "shadow" is used as a local variation on the name of this region midway between Rome & Florence
  117. Launched October 1, 1928, it was brought to a premature end in 1932 amid growing hunger
    5-year plan
  118. The title of this 1959 instrumental is a synonym for "Time Out", the album on which it first appeared
    Take 5
  119. On the new list chosen in 2007, this wonder designed by Heitor da Silva Costa is the only statue
    Christ the Redeemer
  120. Alphabetically, Zagreb is the last world capital; this capital of a former Soviet republic is second to last
  121. Her 1886 obituary in a Massachusetts paper said, "Very few in the village, except among the older inhabitants, knew" her "personally"
    Emily Dickinson
  122. Champollion's deciphering the 1st symbol as "sun" led to translating the name of this leader--there were 11 of them named this
  123. On June 6, 1944 he said, "The eyes of the world are upon you"
  124. In the 1st chapter of this 1939 novel, "when the night came again it was black night, for the stars could not pierce the dust"
    Grapes of Wrath
  125. Recently in the news, this agency traces its origins to an 1803 act helping Portsmouth, N.H. after a fire
  126. It's criss-crossed by dozens of "peace walls" that separate its Catholic & Protestant neighborhoods
  127. When this diplomat met the singer Psy in 2012, he said, "Until 2 days ago... I was the most famous Korean in the world"
    Ban Ki-moon
  128. It says, "The body of the trooper having been buried in the church yard, the ghost rides forth... in nightly quest of his head"
    The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  129. It's the only U.S. state that has more than one native-born son honored on Mount Rushmore
  130. To the ancient Greeks & Romans, it was the slowest-moving planet seen from Earth
  131. In 2011 the city of Savannah granted an exemption allowing the sale of these items outside Juliette Gordon Low's birthplace
    Girl Scout Cookies
  132. In April 1865 he said, "Go home, all you boys who fought with me, and help to build up the shattered fortunes of our old state"
    Robert E. Lee
  133. In the 1940s an anemometer aided Antarctic experiments that 1st determined this measurement heard in weather reports
    Wind chill
  134. Of the more than 75 competitive categories, this one does not cite the title of any album, song or other project
    Best New Artist
  135. Before this show hit Broadway in 1964, one of its working titles was "The Luckiest People"
    Funny Girl
  136. When this city hosted the XIV Winter Olympics, it was located in a different nation than today
  137. The first of Jane Austen's 6 novels to be published in her lifetime, its title is last alphabetically
    Sense and Sensibility
  138. It's the only nation in the world that officially describes itself as a confederation
    Swiss Confederation
  139. In 1779 U.S. Marine Corps Captain William Jones advertised for these, later a 1992 movie title
    A Few Good Men
  140. Title character who's "clad in black from head to foot, without a single speck of colour about him anywhere"
  141. From 2008, it's the most recent film to win Best Picture & Best Song; the lyrics are in a foreign language
    Slumdog Millionaire
  142. Design artist Iwao Takamoto said the exterior for the Skypad Apts. on "The Jetsons" was inspired by a landmark in this city
  143. 2 of the 3 countries that are completely encircled by one other country
    San Marino, Vatican City, Lesotho
  144. It's the world's longest river whose outflow is into an entirely inland body of water
    Volga River
  145. This term for a type of decision is from Old French for "to speak the truth"
  146. These 2 world capitals are separated by only 250 miles of land & less than 1 degree of latitude, at 59º 17' & 59º 57' N.
    Stockholm & Oslo
  147. Record holder for the longest time lived after leaving office
  148. A bio from 1974, 26 years after his death, quotes him: "I swing big... I hit big or I miss big. I like to live as big as I can"
    Babe Ruth
  149. For a 1912 play they were dubbed Blick, Flick, Glick, Snick, Plick, Whick & Quee; 25 years later, they got new names
    7 Dwarfs
  150. Of the 27 amendments to the Constitution, it's the number of the only one to contain the word "sex"
    19th Ammendment
  151. This Major League Baseball team's current stadium was built for a 20th century Olympics
  152. Held in 1857, America's first national landscape design contest was for the creation of this place
    Central Park
  153. The town where he was born in 1811 is now in far eastern Austria; when he was born there it belonged to another country
    Franz Liszt
  154. In 1886 he wrote, "My books are water; those of the great geniuses is wine. Everybody drinks water"
    Mark Twain
  155. Seen here is a suit of armor worn by this monarch at the siege of Boulogne in 1544 when he was 53
    Henry 8th
  156. "You better not never tell nobody but God", begins this 1982 novel, whose film version garnered 11 Oscar nominations
    The Color Purple
  157. Though being added to much more slowly than 20 years ago, it's now 1.3 million sq. ft., too big to display in one place
    the AIDS quilt
  158. This 1967 No. 1 hit contains snippets of "In The Mood", "Greensleeves" & "She Loves You"
    All You Need is Love
  159. One of the 3 national capitals made up of 2 words that begin with the same letter
    Addis Ababa, San Salvador, Phnom Penh
  160. Alphabetically, this breed is last on the recognized list of the American Kennel Club
    Yorkshire Terrier
  161. The last speech in this play says, "No grave upon the earth shall clip in it a pair so famous"
    Antony & Cleopatra
  162. In 1805 the second in command to this hero said, "I wish (he) would stop signaling. We all know what we have to do"
  163. Thoreau noted in 1854, it "resounds at every post. it is a harp with one string--the first strain from the American lyre"
  164. This state's highest peak is 13,796 feet high & only about 15 miles from the ocean
  165. Before Michael Phelps in 2008, he was the last American to win 5 individual golds in one Olympics; he did it at Lake Placid
    Eric Heiden
  166. In 1986 her company, now associated with JC Penney, became the first founded by a woman to make the Fortune 500
  167. Thomas Watson Jr. appeared on the March 28, 1955 cover of Time with the caption "Clink, Clank," this
  168. This 1962 play takes place beginning at 2 A.M. in the living room of a house on a New England college campus
    Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolfe?
  169. Though it consists entirely of islands, this populous country borders 3 other nations
  170. This man is the only U.S. president since Hoover not named Time magazine's Man or Person of the Year
  171. He has a Medal of Freedom, a Pulitzer Citation & membership in the Rock & Roll & Minnesota Music Halls of Fame
  172. This 2-word adjective for "going against accepted speech or conduct" first appeared in a 1933 translation from Izvestia
    politically incorrect
  173. A publisher's note on one of his books called him "The terror of typesetters" & "an enigma to book reviewers"
    ee cummings
  174. The rooster atop many church weather vanes is there to remind us of a story involving this apostle
  175. It was created in the early 1700s from 2 counties purchased by an Austrian prince; he named the nation for his family
  176. The soundtrack for this film based on a play holds the record for the most weeks at No. 1, 54 weeks in 1962 & '63
    West Side Story
  177. Built in 1911, this Wisconsin home was named for a Welsh bard associated with King Arthur
  178. Chapters in a biography on this author include "Declaring His Genius" and "A Late Victorian Love Affair"
    Oscar Wilde
  179. The word coined for these substances in 1912 was meant to suggest they were essential to life & contained nitrogen
  180. In 1900 the first La Scala performance of this opera was conducted by the man whose last name began with the opera's title
  181. Found in Article 3, Section 3, & requiring the testimony of 2 witnesses to prove, it's the only crime defined in the Constitution
  182. Amazon said this author who died in 2004 was the first to sell a million Kindle e-books
    Steig Larsson
  183. This 1890 piece was named for a Verlaine poem that begins, "Your soul is as a moonlit landscape fair"
    Claire de Lune
  184. In 1880 he wrote, "We draw two circles, and make them include or exclude or intersect one another"
    John Venn
  185. The only 2 presidents never to present a State of the Union address are William Henry Harrison & this man
    James Garfield
  186. He was born in 1728 in Yorkshire, England & died in a skirmish February 14, 1779 in Kealakekua Bay, Hawaii
    Captain James Cook
  187. First publicly performed in 1745, this song sometimes has its pronouns changed
    God Save the Queen
  188. In 2012 the National Postal Museum marked the 75th & 100th anniversaries of these 2 disasters with an exhibit called "Fire & Ice"
    Titanic sinking & the Hindenberg
  189. The seal of this historic New England city has the phrase "What a glorious morning for America" & the date "April 19"
  190. Referring to its 2 acts, an Irish critic described it as "a play in which nothing happens, twice"
    Waiting for Godot
  191. "Si ve algo, diga algo" was part of a 2011 Spanish-language TV campaign by this Cabinet department
    Homeland Security
  192. Based on a 1926 play & real-life events, it's now the longest-running American musical in Broadway history
  193. The team known as these since 1895 plays its home games on top of the Hayward Seismic Fault
    Cal Golden Bears
  194. Gambling as a commercial enterprise in some form is legal in all states except Hawaii & this state
  195. New York's delegates were John Lansing, Robert Yates & this Founding Father, the only one of the 3 who signed
    Alexander Hamilton
  196. "A Cry of Children" & "Nightmare Island" were proposed titles for this novel
    Lord of the Flies
  197. Ancient Romans knew this animal featured in their circuses as a hippotigris
  198. The villains in this game were inspired by the swine flu epidemic scare
    Angry Birds
  199. Of the Romance languages, it has the greatest number of native speakers in a single country
  200. This element was discovered extraterrestrially in 1868; it took 27 more years until someone isolated it on Earth
  201. Oddly, this mammalian character with a rhyming name suffers from alopecia
    Fuzzy Wuzzy
  202. The last British monarch to be buried outside the U.K., he was interred in 1727 in the land where he was born
    King George 1
  203. When Turner Classic Movies began broadcasting on April 14, 1994, the first movie shown was this one
    Gone with the Wind
  204. From 1953 until 1990 Chemnitz, Germany was named for this man
    Karl Marx
  205. If it were a nation, a state with a 2-word name in this country would be the world's 6th most-populous at 200 million
  206. The creator of this comic strip did not like its 1950 change in title, believing it suggested insignificance
  207. A proposed title for this novel sounded too much like a Vegas heist movie, so the number in the title was doubled
  208. One of his first Oscar nominations was for Best Actor; none of his 22 other Oscar nominations was for acting
    Woody Allen
  209. In an 1854 work, this title body of water was compared with the proportions of Loch Fyne
    Walden Pond
  210. This ruler of a New World country was born in Vienna's Schonbrunn Palace in 1832 & executed far from home in 1867
    Maximillian I
  211. These stores first launched in 2001 take in more money per sq. foot than any other U.S. retailer, almost doubling Tiffany's
    Apple Stores
  212. Its title phrase traces back to a stand by heavily outnumbered British infantry against a cavalry charge
    The Thin Red Line
  213. Her most famous poem was written for a December 1883 art & literary auction to benefit the Pedestal Fund
    Emma Lazarus
  214. In 1890 he captained the stern-wheeler Roi des Belges on a voyage down the Congo River
    Joseph Conrad
  215. This opera begins with Air Force One landing at Beijing
    Nixon in China
  216. OED's earliest citation of this 5-word phrase is "Now, Monsieur Poirot, you would without doubt like to visit" this place
    the scene of the crime
  217. She's the only artist to have No. 1 albums in 5 consecutive decades, from the 1960s to the 2000s
    Barbra Steisand
  218. When Milton Bradley released this home game in 1966, competitors accused it of selling "sex in a box"
  219. On February 22, 1918 Warren Harding said it is good to drink "at the fountains of wisdom inherited from" this alliterative group
    The Founding Fathers
  220. This teen duo debuted in a 1992 animated short in which they played baseball with a frog
    Beavis & Butthead
  221. This term for a final resting place got its name because clay was dug up there for craftsmen
    Potter's Field
  222. The only remake of a U.S. film to win Best Picture; the original was made in the 1920s, the Oscar-winning remake in the 1950s
  223. This word that means "freedom from narrow restrictions" can also refer to one of a range of imaginary lines
  224. 1 of his 5 sons was born in New Brunswick, Canada
  225. On July 31, 1971 Air Force Colonel David Scott became the first person to drive one of these
    a Lunar Rover
  226. Of the world's 5 largest islands by area, the 2 with territory of more than 1 country are Borneo & this one
    New Guinea
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