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#151 Post by Sentinel » 14 Nov 2008 08:33

Thomas is right, the Serbian Black Hand!
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#152 Post by Beren Ercharmion » 14 Nov 2008 08:53

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wich icehockey-player had its own "office" on the ice
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#153 Post by prongs » 19 Nov 2008 01:47

Chris Bala :?: he's the only one i've heard of
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#154 Post by Beren Ercharmion » 19 Nov 2008 08:56

No, it was The Great One, Wayne Gretzky, of course :)

I'll post a new question tonight.
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#155 Post by Beren Ercharmion » 20 Nov 2008 20:37

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what was the so called "Phoney War"
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#156 Post by prongs » 20 Nov 2008 22:29

I'm not sure but i think it was sometime after the invasion in Poland during WWII when many eyropean nations declared war on one each other but nothing ever happened (actually my answer might totally wrong because i thought it was only a book or a script for a play or something like that) :lol:
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#157 Post by Beren Ercharmion » 21 Nov 2008 16:08

No that's correct.

After germany invaded Poland both England and France declared war, but it took some months 'till there actually was some fighting - and this time is called Phoney War in Englisch (the French say drole de guerre, in german it's something like "Sitzkrieg").

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#158 Post by prongs » 21 Nov 2008 16:20

ok,this might prove quite easy for some of you...
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Who was the first English monarch to reside in Buckingham palace?
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#159 Post by Beren Ercharmion » 22 Nov 2008 12:59

I had no idea, so I looked it up on wikipedia, and was quite surprised.

I thought it would have been the residence for a longer period.
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#160 Post by Joost » 22 Nov 2008 13:36

Well, in that case... let's guess... Elizabeth II? :lol:
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#161 Post by Beren Ercharmion » 22 Nov 2008 14:57

:lol: :lol:

But no
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#162 Post by Joost » 22 Nov 2008 15:56

Victoria?
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#163 Post by prongs » 22 Nov 2008 18:46

Joost is right,it's queen Victoria
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#164 Post by Beren Ercharmion » 26 Nov 2008 23:36

what's up joost, it's your turn!
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#165 Post by Joost » 27 Nov 2008 00:13

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Which was (presumedly) the Celtic god which Julius Caesar referred to when he wrote that the Celts "primarily worshipped Mercury"?
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#166 Post by Sentinel » 27 Nov 2008 09:15

Odin?
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#167 Post by Sarah » 27 Nov 2008 11:29

Odin isn't celtic, he comes from the viking myths...

So i'd say it's probably Lug (not sure if it's the right spelling for English though), because he was one of the main gods, and Lugdunum (Lyon, current 2nd city of France), named after him because it was a center of trade and arts, was the capital of Gauls...

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#168 Post by Joost » 27 Nov 2008 13:13

Lugh/Lug/Lugus is right of course. (The Dutch city of Leiden, btw, was also named Lugdunum Batavorum, and many other towns in Western Europe, especially in France, also had the name Lugdunum or a variation thereof.)

(And a similar thing was indeed also said about Odin/Wodan/Wotan, who was also identified with Mercury by the Romans, but Odin/Wodan/Wotan was definitely not Celtic, so I can't count this right.)

So it's Sarah's turn!
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#169 Post by Sarah » 27 Nov 2008 13:54

Okay, because i'm so bad at finding questions, i'll pick some from the Burger Quiz a sort of parodic trivia gamewith real questions :D
Got multiple-choice cards here, and they're quite easy, so i'll put a few of them. First to answer to three of them wins, and the rest is just for the fun :)

- Which of these animals is the most present on the planet ?
A - Worms
B - Ants
C - Flies
D - Elephants, but they're hiding.

- During the Ancient History era, on what did the Romans swear ?
A - A Bible, like everyone else
B - Ceasar's laurels
C - An Asterix album
D - Their testicles

- What is the fictive story that inspired the most movies ?
A - Dracula
B - The Illiad
C - Nostradameus' predictions
D - The Knights of the Round table

- In 1938, who was the Person of the Year for Time Magazine ?
A - Clark Gable
B - Franklin Roosevelt
C - Adolf Hitler
D - Woody Woodpecker

- Among these objects, which one isn't forbidden by the Talibans ?
A - Nail Polish
B - White Socks
C - The AK-47
D - Pens

- Mona Lisa (the Joconde) doesn't have :
A - panties
B - little fingers
C - charisma
D - Eyebrows

And a bonus question, if the others are too hard :D
- One of these Jackson Five shares his name with an European dictator, which one ?
A - Ceaucescu Jackson
B - Salazar Jackson
C - Tito Jackson
D - Mussolini Jackson

Looove this game :D
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#170 Post by Joost » 27 Nov 2008 14:10

Sarah wrote:- Which of these animals is the most present on the planet ?
A - Worms
B - Ants
C - Flies
D - Elephants, but they're hiding.
Let's say A.
- During the Ancient History era, on what did the Romans swear ?
A - A Bible, like everyone else
B - Ceasar's laurels
C - An Asterix album
D - Their testicles
Hm, at least my Asterix albums tell me it's B, but I kind of doubt the historical accuracy of that. I'll guess B anyway.
- What is the fictive story that inspired the most movies ?
A - Dracula
B - The Illiad
C - Nostradameus' predictions
D - The Knights of the Round table
Probably A.
- In 1938, who was the Person of the Year for Time Magazine ?
A - Clark Gable
B - Franklin Roosevelt
C - Adolf Hitler
D - Woody Woodpecker
IIRC it was Hitler, so C.
- Among these objects, which one isn't forbidden by the Talibans ?
A - Nail Polish
B - White Socks
C - The AK-47
D - Pens
Erm... C?
- Mona Lisa (the Joconde) doesn't have :
A - panties
B - little fingers
C - charisma
D - Eyebrows
Hm, don't know this actually. D?
And a bonus question, if the others are too hard :D
- One of these Jackson Five shares his name with an European dictator, which one ?
A - Ceaucescu Jackson
B - Salazar Jackson
C - Tito Jackson
D - Mussolini Jackson
C?
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#171 Post by Sarah » 27 Nov 2008 14:29

Okay, multiquoting rules :D
Joost wrote:
Sarah wrote:- Which of these animals is the most present on the planet ?
A - Worms
B - Ants
C - Flies
D - Elephants, but they're hiding.
Let's say A.
Correct, they even stand for 80% of the weight of terrestrial animals.
Joost wrote:
- During the Ancient History era, on what did the Romans swear ?
A - A Bible, like everyone else
B - Ceasar's laurels
C - An Asterix album
D - Their testicles
Hm, at least my Asterix albums tell me it's B, but I kind of doubt the historical accuracy of that. I'll guess B anyway.
Fun thing is, after creating/presenting the Burger Quiz game, Alain Chabat wrote and directed Mission Cleopatra, the Astérix movie :)
But your answer isn't correct, Romans took oaths and sworn on their balls. Good boys, swearing on the most precious thing they have :D
Joost wrote:
- What is the fictive story that inspired the most movies ?
A - Dracula
B - The Illiad
C - Nostradameus' predictions
D - The Knights of the Round table
Probably A.
Correct !
Joost wrote:
- In 1938, who was the Person of the Year for Time Magazine ?
A - Clark Gable
B - Franklin Roosevelt
C - Adolf Hitler
D - Woody Woodpecker
IIRC it was Hitler, so C.
Correct again !
Joost wrote:
- Among these objects, which one isn't forbidden by the Talibans ?
A - Nail Polish
B - White Socks
C - The AK-47
D - Pens
Erm... C?
Actually, the only thing which isn't forbidden is the pen. As "Taliban" means student, that'd be quite logical :D
Joost wrote:
- Mona Lisa (the Joconde) doesn't have :
A - panties
B - little fingers
C - charisma
D - Eyebrows
Hm, don't know this actually. D?
Good guess !
Joost wrote:
And a bonus question, if the others are too hard :D
- One of these Jackson Five shares his name with an European dictator, which one ?
A - Ceaucescu Jackson
B - Salazar Jackson
C - Tito Jackson
D - Mussolini Jackson
C?
Indeed...

So with 5 questions correct, Joost gets the Nuggets price :D
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#172 Post by Draugwen » 27 Nov 2008 16:46

How is it that I only always look in here when all questions are answered? :?
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#173 Post by Sarah » 27 Nov 2008 17:22

I can throw a special for you if you want...

Okay, while waiting for Joost to come back, i'll throw a "US Presidents" special (it's called a Menu in the Burger Quiz)

- How many US Presidents have been killed during their mandate ? (you get an error margin of 2) ?

- Which US President had sold peanuts for a living ?

- Which US President said "Blowing is not cheating ?"

- Which US President said "Wow, convertible cars are quite a killer !"

- Name 3 actors who played an US President

- What did the Clinton team/administration before leaving the White House ?
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#174 Post by Joost » 28 Nov 2008 00:02

Good!

Geography: What is the independent country with the lowest population density?
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#175 Post by prongs » 28 Nov 2008 00:17

I think it's Greenland (i think they voted for independency some days ago) if it's not Greenland i'd say it's Mongolia but i'm not sure...
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#176 Post by Joost » 28 Nov 2008 00:47

Well, they voted for more autonomy, but they're still not independent.

Mongolia is right, though.
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#177 Post by prongs » 28 Nov 2008 15:40

ok....
Where was the Stradivarius family,the famous violin makers,from?
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#178 Post by Beren Ercharmion » 28 Nov 2008 19:14

Italy :roll:
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#179 Post by Draugwen » 28 Nov 2008 22:35

@Sarah: Why oh why US presidents? :shock:

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#180 Post by prongs » 29 Nov 2008 00:21

Beren Ercharmion is right :)
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#181 Post by Beren Ercharmion » 29 Nov 2008 00:51

Oh, that was fairly simple, since Italy was really obvious, given the name. I thought you wanted the city, too :)

easy one

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What was Tolkien's profession besides beeing a writer?
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#182 Post by Sarah » 29 Nov 2008 01:26

Draugwen wrote:@Sarah: Why oh why US presidents? :shock:

:lol:
Because the questions are fun and easily translable !
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#183 Post by Led Guardian » 29 Nov 2008 03:58

Wasn't he a linguistics professor as well?
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#184 Post by Draugwen » 29 Nov 2008 16:44

Yeah, he was at Oxford, and I know he was a classical philologist, if I can trust my dictionary to translate right.
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#185 Post by Beren Ercharmion » 29 Nov 2008 16:53

yes, he was, your turn
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#186 Post by Led Guardian » 30 Nov 2008 00:32

Beren Ercharmion wrote:yes, he was, your turn
To whom do you refer?
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#187 Post by Beren Ercharmion » 30 Nov 2008 00:47

Led Guardian wrote:
Beren Ercharmion wrote:yes, he was, your turn
To whom do you refer?
To you
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#188 Post by Led Guardian » 30 Nov 2008 02:12

Oh goody.

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Who was the very first President of the United States?
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#189 Post by Joost » 30 Nov 2008 03:18

George Washington

(too easy, imo :P)
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#190 Post by Led Guardian » 30 Nov 2008 05:34

Except that that's the wrong answer.
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#191 Post by Joost » 30 Nov 2008 11:16

Huh? Well, there surely must be some trickery going on here, but Wikipedia tells me it is right, and that Washington "served as the first President of the United States of America (1789–1797)".

(Edit: I now saw the footnote after that, and I guess this explains why you say my answer is 'wrong', and I guess I now know the answer you're looking for. However, I still believe George Washington is the right answer.)
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#192 Post by Led Guardian » 30 Nov 2008 17:53

Well, the Declaration of Independence declared the United States of America to be an independent nation, so the first president is the first person who served in the first official government of the new nation.

And besides, you didn't really think I'd make it that easy, did you? :P
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#193 Post by Beren Ercharmion » 06 Dec 2008 15:45

obviously noone knows, so next question please!
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#194 Post by Led Guardian » 06 Dec 2008 20:16

Oop, sorry! Forgot all about that. :oops:
The answer is John Hanson. When the Articles of Confederation were first put into effect, he was chosen unanimously by Congress (which included George Washington). He served form 1781-1782.

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Where did the largest earthquake ever recorded occur (and what was its magnitude on the Richter scale)?
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#195 Post by Sarah » 06 Dec 2008 23:26

Isn't it Kobe, Japan sometime around 1995 ? I remember seeing impressive pictures in my geography books in highschool...

Else, it might be the one in Sumatra, a few years ago. Don't remember for Kobe, but the Sumatra one was over 9 on the Richter scale.
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#196 Post by Joost » 07 Dec 2008 01:23

In Chile, somewhere in the 60s, 9.0 on the scale of Richter, IIRC.
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#197 Post by Led Guardian » 07 Dec 2008 01:40

Joost wrote:In Chile, somewhere in the 60s, 9.0 on the scale of Richter, IIRC.
Right place, magnitude is a little low. It was actually 9.5. Close enough though. Go ahead.
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#198 Post by Led Guardian » 11 Dec 2008 02:13

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#199 Post by prongs » 17 Dec 2008 02:19

so will anyone post a new question?
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#200 Post by Joost » 17 Dec 2008 02:23

Hm, oh crap :D. Can't think of any question right now, if anyone else feels like posting one: go ahead!

(Otherwise I'll think of one anyway)
You charge each other for the time and breath it takes to say 'good morning',
But the truth is slowly dawning -- things are getting out of hand,
We all pursue our shattered dreams along the roads to our own ruin --
Watch our empires sink and wash away like castles made of sand.
And so cast off the lies that are your lives and find the truth within.
-- Martin Walkyier

Also, Balrogs have wings.

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