No. 483: "Hot Spots"

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Sept. 28 2000 3:00 AM

No. 483: "Hot Spots"

The U.S. Supreme Court has just agreed to hear an appeal involving the Agema Thermovision 210, despite its defenders' assertion that it reveals "only amorphous hot spots, not intimate details." In the case before the court, who did what with the Agema Thermovision 210? 

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Monday's Question (No. 482)—"Quién No Pertenece?":

Peru's Vladimiro Montesinos, Haiti's Raul Cédras, Ecuador's Abdalá Bucaram, the Shah of Iran, Panama's Manuel Noriega—who does not belong? Why?

"Cedras, because, while the others were corrupt murderous despots, he was the only corrupt murderous despot who could raise his victims from the dead and kill them again."—Floyd Elliot

"Montesinos is the only one who hasn't taught or lectured at Harvard's Kennedy School."—Winter Miller

"The Shah, because he died without getting a chance to shake Rick Lazio's hand."—Angus MacDonald

"Actually, it's a trick question: Each and every one of them has made contributions to Al Gore's campaign."—Tim Carvell

" 'I can get you the real answer,' John Deutch said confidently. 'Hey! Where's my laptop?' "—Will Vehrs

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