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Entries by Quora from 07/2012

Why Does Anyone Care What Anderson Cooper's Sexual Orientation Is?

| Posted 07.02.2012 | Gay Voices

This question originally appeared on Quora. Erica Friedman is the President and Founder of Yuricon & ALC Publishing. She writes the world's oldest ...

Why Did Italy Lose to Spain 4-0 in the Euro 2012 Final?

| Posted 07.03.2012 | Sports

Spain had been criticized for an almost quixotic form of their trademark 'tiki taka' passing game, one which was procedural rather than effective. But, as with many great sides, they saved their best performance for the final.

Who Is Lemony Snicket?

| Posted 07.03.2012 | Books

Lemony Snicket is the pen-name for the American author Daniel Handler. I tried mailing his office once. The stock reply they sent was pretty funny.

What Is It About Bob Dylan's Music That Makes His Fans Like It So Religiously?

| Posted 07.04.2012 | Entertainment

This question originally appeared on Quora. By David Stewart, Bob Fan 1. There's a lot to like.2012 marks the 50th anniversary of Dylan'...

What Does the First Day of a 5+ Year Prison Sentence Feel Like?

| Posted 07.05.2012 | Crime

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Foster Winans, ghostwriter and CEO of Winans Kuenstler Publishing in Bucks County, PA Although I ...

Writers Versus Storytellers: An Epic Battle? Not Really.

| Posted 07.08.2012 | Books

This post originally appeared on Quora. By Cristina Hartmann, Writer I've been rolling this question around in my mind for a while: why do c...

With Deron Williams Signed, Can the Brooklyn Nets Still Sign Dwight Howard?

| Posted 07.08.2012 | Sports

The common perception is that this deal couldn't happen because the Nets aren't able to put together a valuable offer for Howard. That's not the right way to look at it.

How Many Points Would Mary Lou Retton's Perfect-10 Vaults at the 1984 Olympics Receive With the Modern Scoring System and Competitive Level?

| Posted 07.09.2012 | Sports

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Jason Shen, Co-Founder of Ridejoy, Captain of 2009 NCAA Men's Gymnastics Champion Stanford team Re...

What Makes Spain's Soccer Team So Dominant Right Now?

| Posted 07.09.2012 | Sports

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Hung Lee, Recruitment Strategist - Founder of Wise Man Say They have invented a new way of playin...

If I Want To Look Well-Read and In-The-Know, What Do I Need To Know About the Higgs Boson Discovery and Announcement?

| Posted 07.10.2012 | Science

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Ian McCullough, Consultant for Consumer-Facing Startups, Casual Physics Fan, and Quora User since No...

What, in the Simplest Layman's Terms Ever, Are the Implications to Real World Systems With the Discovery of the Higgs Boson?

| Posted 07.10.2012 | Science

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Joshua Engel, polymath You want the simplest possible terms? I'd go with "none." Th...

Why Do Some Old People Think Everything Was Better in the Past?

| Posted 07.10.2012 | Huffington Post

This question originally appeared on Quora. Erica Friedman is the President and Founder of Yuricon & ALC Publishing. She writes the world's oldest ...

In Brave, Why Were the Male Suitors for Merida So Unappealing and Unattractive?

| Posted 07.10.2012 | Entertainment

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Laura Michet, computer game writer Brave challenges assumptions about what a 'princess movie&...

Are Reality TV Shows Actually Real?

| Posted 07.11.2012 | TV

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Chris Cheng, History Channel's Top Shot Season 4 Champion, Professional Marksman & Spokesman for Bas...

What Is It Like to Hug a Penguin?

| Posted 07.12.2012 | Huffington Post

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Savannah Nease, Student When I hugged a penguin, it was on my 13th birthday, and it was a dream co...

What Are Some Simple Ways I Can Protect My Home and Family from Zombies?

| Posted 07.13.2012 | Comedy

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Mark Hughes, screenwriter and Forbes blogger This is a very long, detailed, and complicated plan. ...

How Much Aggregate Time Has Bruce Wayne Spent as Batman?

| Posted 07.13.2012 | Entertainment

Batman's existed about 73 years, and was perhaps 25 when he started out, which would make him 98 years old total if we counted literally from day one.

In General, Do Men Want to Be Superman or Batman?

| Posted 07.13.2012 | Entertainment

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Mark Hughes, screenwriter and Forbes blogger I'll interpret this question to mean that we'...

Is Anne Hathaway a Good Choice As Catwoman in Christopher Nolan's Upcoming Movie, The Dark Knight Rises?

| Posted 07.13.2012 | Entertainment

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Mark Hughes, screenwriter and Forbes blogger I think people are considering this with assumptions ...

Has Batman Ever Killed Anyone?

| Posted 07.15.2012 | Entertainment

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Mark Hughes, screenwriter and Forbes blogger Yes, Batman started out in the first comics carrying a...

Does Bruce Wayne/Batman Really Want His Constant War on Crime to End?

| Posted 07.15.2012 | Entertainment

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Mark Hughes, screenwriter and Forbes blogger This is a very good question, and one that different w...

What Are All of the Items Batman Has Carried in His Utility Belt?

| Posted 07.15.2012 | Entertainment

Shuriken or boomerang-based throwing blades made to resemble the symbol of a bat. Some alternate versions of his Batarangs explode, emit electrical blasts, and sometimes come with detonators.

Is Bane the Most Physically Powerful Enemy for Batman?

| Posted 07.15.2012 | Entertainment

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Laura Michet, computer game writer Probably not. The DC universe doesn't have an official &quo...

What Would the Benefits and Problems Be with Letting Bruce Wayne Stay at Your House?

| Posted 07.17.2012 | Entertainment

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Mark Hughes, screenwriter and Forbes blogger There are several concerns you should have about lett...

In The Dark Knight, Why Did Batman and Gordon Decide to Blame Batman for Two-Face's Rampage, Rather Than Blame the Joker?

| Posted 07.17.2012 | Entertainment

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Mark Hughes, screenwriter and Forbes blogger It comes down to the theme "you either die a her...