1 Marin County generally gets 75% of its water supply from Mt. Tamalpais reservoirs; most of the remaining 25% comes from where?
2 What lively, whirling Italian dance was thought to be caused by, and a cure for, the bite of a spider?
3 The Greeks invented the name of this unusual animal, from two words meaning nose and horn. What animal is this?
4 What red-hot chili pepper is named for the capital city of French Guiana?
5 What two actors, whose last names begin with K, have starred in the movie role of Batman?
6 From the Italian word for bench comes what word, meaning a ceremonial feast to celebrate a person or event?
7 What consumable product was introduced around the year 1560 into France (and later the rest of Europe) by Jean Nicot?
8 What Spanish-speaking country has the largest population?
9 Debuting in 2015 was what dramatic TV series about a small-time, hustling attorney, a spinoff of Breaking Bad?
10 When dissolving salt in a glass of water, does the water temperature remain the same, warm slightly or cool slightly?
BONUS QUESTION: The three northernmost teams in the NBA have names that begin with T (city or team name). What are they?
Correction from last week’s column: the Grateful Dead’s final concert, at Soldier Field in Chicago, was on July 9, 1995.
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1 Russian River watershed
2 Tarantella, after the tarantula spider
3 Rhinoceros = Rhinokerōs, from rhin=nose + keras=horn
4 Cayenne pepper
5 1989: Michael Keaton and 1995: Val Kilmer
6 Banquet. Thanks for the question to Marty Albion from Lagunitas.
7 Tobacco, supposedly intended for healthy and medicinal use. The word nicotine comes from his name.
9 Better Call Saul
10 Cools slightly
1. Portland Trailblazers (45.5 latitude, the northernmost)
2. Minnesota Timberwolves (45.0)
3. Toronto Raptors (43.6)