Bracket of Completely Random Things That Aren’t Related in Any Way: Temperate and Ham Loaf Regions Round 2!

Temperate Region: Round 2

 

1) ball-peen hammer -vs- 9) cumulonimbus clouds

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Ball-peen hammer is also known as a “machinist’s hammer.” It has a rounded side instead of a claw, which probably serves some sort of purpose. Round 1: defeated #16 Mayim Bialik, 75-25

Cumulonimbus clouds are pretty cool looking and usually mean there’s a thunderstorm coming, if I remember 6th grade science class correctly. Round 1: defeated #8 Zaire, 78-22.

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12) former President James K. Polk -vs- 13) Ricotta cheese

polkcheeseJames K. Polk was the 11th U.S. President. He was born in North Carolina, but lived in Tennessee. He led the U.S. to a victory in the Mexican-American War. Round 1: defeated #5 rosacea, 86-14.

Ricotta cheese: a cheese that’s used a lot to make lasagna. Round 1: defeated #4 ennui, 63-37.

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11) carbon -vs- 14) Wing-dings font

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Carbon is the basis of life. Round 1: defeated #6 Funyuns, 53-47.

Wing-dings is a dingbat font that puts out symbols instead of letters. Round 1: defeated #3 “Precious (Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire)”, 81-19.

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2) dry-erase markers -vs- 10) string theory

drystringJDry-erase markers are commonly used to write on whiteboards in conference rooms, classrooms and locker rooms. Round 1: defeated #15 the color mauve, 79-21.

String theory is a scientific theory that says all known matter and energy exist in a single, vibrating string. Or something close to that. Round 1: defeated #7 Go-go music, 74-26. 

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Ham Loaf Region: Round 2

 

1) unicycles -vs- 8) Sriracha sauce

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Unicycles are one-wheeled vehicles with pedals and a seat for one rider. Round 1: defeated #16 Strait of Hormuz, 57-43.

Sriracha sauce is a Thai food-inspired hot sauce. It is sometimes known as “rooster sauce” or “cock sauce.” Round 1: defeated #9 Neil deGrasse Tyson, 53-47.

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4) Sarah Michelle Gellar -vs- 12) Manifest Destiny

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Sarah Michelle Gellar is best known for he roles in I Know What You Did Last Summer and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. She now stars with Robin Williams in the CBS show The Crazy Ones. Round 1: defeated #13 photosynthesis, 54-46. 

Manifest Destiny is the 19th century American belief that it was the destiny of the nation to expand westward and settle North America. Round 1: defeated #5 the human anus, 70-30.

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6) Pluto -vs- 14) Enola Gay

plutogayPluto is an outer body in the solar system that was discovered in 1930. It was long considered a planet, but in 2006 officially lost “planet” status. Round 1: defeated #11 anime, 80-20.

The Enola Gay is the B-29 bomber that dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. Round 1: defeated #3 cilantro, 65-35. 

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7) lust -vs- 15) Express Checkout

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Lust is the desire to have sexual relations with someone. Round 1: defeated #10 Wendy’s Natural Cut Fries, 68-32.

Express Checkout allows shoppers with fewer items to avoid lines that have shoppers with many items. Round 1: defeated #2 myrrh, 60-40.

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