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beckethski
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Grapes!! Shiny purple plastic looking grapes!! She looked like she enjoyed them too...

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Welcome, beckesthki [Image Can Not Be Found]

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I am not sure if I am supposed to post the next question.  I sort of answered the last one but then someone else answered more specifically.   So I am here and will ask a question.

All of the soundboards of Steinway Concert Grand Pianos come from one type of wood from one place.   What wood and what place?

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Mahogany from the Black Forest?

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No, not mahogany.  Here is a clue.   It comes from the US.  kay

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Cedar from Oregon?

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Jen, you are getting real close.   You are on the west coast and are thinking about different types of trees.  

Now, take a sharp turn to the right and move a long way north.   Think about what kind of trees are there.   Give another guess. 

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Fir trees from Washington?

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Your on the right track.  Keep heading north.  Kay

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Pine from Alaska?

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Jen,   You have made a major effort and are so close I am declaring you a winner.   It is Sitka Spruce named for Sitka, Alaska.   It is used for sound boards in pianos because it is very strong and has knot-free rings so it conducts sound very well.  It really is what gives the piano its full-bodied sound.    kay

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I was going to guess Sitka spruce one of these times. Really!

 

We have Sitka spruces in Washington and Oregon too. The biggest tree in Oregon is a Sitka spruce, but it was damaged by weather a few years ago and now the little wayside stop is closed. I had previously looked at it several times (it was right off the highway to the beach), and it was indeed a big tree!

 

In keeping with the tree trivia theme, my next question is this: what kind of tree is Methuselah, the oldest living tree in the world?

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Oak?  ... or maybe Ash...

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I have seen one of these trees as we drove up Mt Evans in Colorado.   They are amazing.  All hunkered down with knarled bodies and just a few growing ends.  I read that they are now being threatened by beetles and other stuff.  

I have tried and tried and tried to remember the name.   I thought if I waited long enough, some name would come into my head.

Finally today a name arrived.   I don't  know if it is the right name. But I will try.

Bristle Cone Pine.

kay

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I remember seeing it on Planet Earth - at least, Sigourney Weaver called it the oldest living thing on Earth. I think Kay is right. Some kind of pine...

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Kay, bristlecone pine it is [Image Can Not Be Found] It ain't much to look at, though:

 

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New question.

I don't follow popular music much and I never watch the Grammys.    So when I ran across this fact,  I was surprised since it is an artist I really like.

What female vocalists has won the most Grammys?

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I guessed the Supremes, but then Tamar walking by said who it was.  Couldn't believe it.  Never heard of her!

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The amount of Grammys some people have versus others is just bizarre. They're meaningless awards really. Probably the worst of the major award ceremonies/shows.

For that reason I have no idea, but I'll venture a guess: Beyonce Knowles?

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I agree Xtal.  That's why I don't follow it.  No not Byonce.  I think the kind of music this woman sings is sort of a sub genre of mainline popular music.   kay

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