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 Post subject: Re: The Weekend Quiz 2015
PostPosted: November 28th, 2015, 11:58 pm 
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2. Flippers?
3.China?
7. Gold
9. Bon Viveur
10. Eyes (pupils)
12. In think it was pretty much most of Western Europe (France, Belgium, aprt of Western Germany, Switzerland) Celtica in my days :)
15. Debussy?
17. Russia
18. Grapes
19. Lightning

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 Post subject: Re: The Weekend Quiz 2015
PostPosted: November 29th, 2015, 9:36 am 
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19. Of course, lightening. :fp:

I didn't know I did know that until I saw the answer. :)

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PostPosted: November 29th, 2015, 11:57 am 
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PastyKing wrote:
larss wrote:
PastyKing wrote:
4. SEAT :yes:
5. Blister? Not quite
8. Parsec :yes:
11. Boats :no:
12. France France formed just some of Gaul
19. music? :no:


Not uery goo :fp: :)


Oh no....19!!!!!!!

I hope next time the power goes off and your engineers say it is a broken conductor .....that you don't get one of these

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conducting

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 Post subject: Re: The Weekend Quiz 2015
PostPosted: November 29th, 2015, 12:12 pm 
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Miss Hybrid wrote:
PastyKing wrote:
larss wrote:
PastyKing wrote:
4. SEAT :yes:
5. Blister? Not quite
8. Parsec :yes:
11. Boats :no:
12. France France formed just some of Gaul
19. music? :no:


Not uery goo :fp: :)


Oh no....19!!!!!!!

I hope next time the power goes off and your engineers say it is a broken conductor .....that you don't get one of these

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conducting


:storm: :coat: :pasty:

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 Post subject: Re: The Weekend Quiz 2015
PostPosted: November 29th, 2015, 8:56 pm 
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PastyKing wrote:
Miss Hybrid wrote:
PastyKing wrote:
larss wrote:
PastyKing wrote:
4. SEAT :yes:
5. Blister? Not quite
8. Parsec :yes:
11. Boats :no:
12. France France formed just some of Gaul
19. music? :no:


Not uery goo :fp: :)


Oh no....19!!!!!!!

I hope next time the power goes off and your engineers say it is a broken conductor .....that you don't get one of these

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conducting


:storm: :coat: :pasty:


There wood certainly be a lot of flapping about :cap: :violin: :here: :notworking:

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 Post subject: Re: The Weekend Quiz 2015
PostPosted: November 30th, 2015, 9:07 am 
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1BestBoy wrote:
PastyKing wrote:
Miss Hybrid wrote:
PastyKing wrote:
larss wrote:
PastyKing wrote:
4. SEAT :yes:
5. Blister? Not quite
8. Parsec :yes:
11. Boats :no:
12. France France formed just some of Gaul
19. music? :no:


Not uery goo :fp: :)


Oh no....19!!!!!!!

I hope next time the power goes off and your engineers say it is a broken conductor .....that you don't get one of these

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conducting


:storm: :coat: :pasty:


There wood certainly be a lot of fapping about :cap: :violin: :here: :notworking:


-l :69: :dog: :bj: :bed: :swallow: :mandy:

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 Post subject: Re: The Weekend Quiz 2015
PostPosted: November 30th, 2015, 10:25 am 
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Right then, before this gets too silly, the answers:



1. Sodium hypochlorite is more commonly known by what name, being one of its main purposes? Bleach
2. Pinniped refers to a mammal with feet which are what? Fins (or less accurately, flippers, from Latin pinna, wing or fin, and ped, foot - such as the walrus, seal and sea lion)
3. What country's 1931 flood is considered to be the most fatal of all 1900s natural disasters? China (specifically the Yellow River Flood, Jul-Nov 1931)
4. Sociedad Española de Automóviles de Turismo is better known by what brand name? SEAT (the Spanish car company - the name means Spanish Touring Car Company)
5. Papules and pustules are types of what on the human skin? Spots (or pimples or zits, or other equivalent words)
6. What science is sometimes called 'the central science' because it connects maths and physics with other main branches of science such as astronomy, engineering, biology, etc? Chemistry
7. The industrial Wohlwill and Miller processes are different ways to refine what commodity to near-100% purity? Gold
8. What unit of enormous distance has the symbol pc and equates to about 3.26 light-years or 19.2 trillion miles? Parsec
9. From the words well and live, what French term is used in English to mean a high-living socialite? Bon vivant (or bon viveurs)
10. Mydriasis normally is the widening of a what? Pupil (of the eye)
11. Whale Belly, Tippler, Schnabel, Modalohr, Gondola and Flat are types of what vehicle? Railway or Railroad rolling stock (or freight railcars or rail wagons, or equivalent terms, such as bogies)
12. Where during the Iron Age and Roman era was Gaul? West Central Europe (more exactly France, Luxembourg, Belgium, Switzerland, northwest Italy, parts of the Netherlands and southwest Germany)
13. Which politician, in his previous work, set a world record in Florence in 1981 which endured for 16 years? Lord Sebastian Coe (as Seb Coe in the 800 metres)
14. The capital of which US state is named after prospector (and discoverer of local gold in 1880) Joseph Juneau? Alaska
15. Which Frenchman composed Clair de lune, the famous third movement of Suite bergamasque? Claude Debussy
16. A myringotomy is an incision in what part of the human body? Eardrum (or technically, tympanic membrane)
17. Rosneftegaz and Gazprom are vast energy corporations of which nation? Russia (Gazprom is at 2012 Russia's biggest coporation)
18. Petite Sirah, Tempranillo, Vespolina, and Gamay are varieties of what? Grapes (specifically red/black wine grapes)
19. Bead, Ball, Ribbon, Staccato and Sheet are types of what? Lightning
20. What single unit of measurement equates to 1.06×10-13 light-years? One Kilometre

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 Post subject: Re: The Weekend Quiz 2015
PostPosted: November 30th, 2015, 3:02 pm 
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I thought 11. Was hulls of boats. :fp:

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 Post subject: Re: The Weekend Quiz 2015
PostPosted: December 5th, 2015, 10:09 am 
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The weekend has arrived once more and so has this week's quiz.


1. The Kabbalah wristband, in Yiddish 'roite bindele', is normally what colour/color?
2. Brad, finish, clout, casing and horseshoe are types of what?
3. Medically, miosis/myosis normally refers to the narrowing or constriction of the what?
4. What is India's national motto, appearing on its emblem and currency?
5. Name the female alter-ego featured in the life and vase artworks of English transvestite artist Grayson Perry?
6. What (main class of) musical instrument has a bell, bass/long joint, boot/butt; wing joint, bocal/crook, and reed?
7. What is the more common name of the incendiary weapon formulated from naphthenic and palmitic acids?
8. Which four Olympic sports contain male vs female contests?
9. What two composers' names are used as slang meaning drunk?
10. Name the mythological Greek hero King of Salamis, son of Telamon and Periboea, and cleaning product?
11. With blue, yellow, green and orange lines, which nation's busiest metro has stations including Rosemont, Snowdon, Saint-Michel, Monk, and McGill?
12. What is Brownian motion?
13. Abloy, dimple, skeleton, Zeiss, master, and DND are types of what?
14. The Austrian metalworking company Kraftfahrzeuge Trunkenpolz Mattighofen founded in 1934 is nowadays better known as a manufacturer of what?
15. What two letters do not appear in any symbols of the official list of chemical elements?
16. What emergency service derives its name from Latin meaning 'walking'?
17. Toothpaste, turtle, oxblood, oilie/oily, ade, and swirly are types of what?
18. What single word does the French 'Clair de lune' mean in English?
19. What colour/color traditionally is the Michelin Guide for hotels/restaurants?
20. What is the least densely populated country or dependency in the world?

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 Post subject: Re: The Weekend Quiz 2015
PostPosted: December 5th, 2015, 10:16 am 
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2. Nails
13. locks or keys?

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 Post subject: Re: The Weekend Quiz 2015
PostPosted: December 5th, 2015, 11:57 am 
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3. Eyes
7. Napalm
8. Tennis, Badminton
9. Brahms & Liszt
10. Ajax
11. Canada
12. Random motion
13. keys
14. KTM
16. Ambulance
18. Moonlight

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PostPosted: December 5th, 2015, 2:53 pm 
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6. Bassoon?
8. Equestrian, three day eventing and showjumping :gallop:

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 Post subject: Re: The Weekend Quiz 2015
PostPosted: December 5th, 2015, 3:26 pm 
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1. red
15 J Q

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 Post subject: Re: The Weekend Quiz 2015
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Getting there. chaps.
8 - Equestrian is one.
13 -Is keys.
14 - Check the question.

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PostPosted: December 5th, 2015, 11:33 pm 
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14. :mememe: Motorbikes

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14 Electric assisted cycles?

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 Post subject: Re: The Weekend Quiz 2015
PostPosted: December 6th, 2015, 11:23 am 
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14. PK is correct.
20. Miss is not.

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14 is correct, I have been on one!!!!!!!

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14. PK is correct.
20. Miss is not.


So I have not got either one right, right? :sweep:

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PostPosted: December 6th, 2015, 1:13 pm 
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14. PK is correct.
20. Miss is not.


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19. reddddd :hungry:

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I answered that but now it has gone...... :fp:

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PostPosted: December 7th, 2015, 11:33 am 
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Getting there. chaps.
8 - Equestrian is one.
13 -Is keys.
14 - Check the question.



:fp: I was in too much of a hurry to get to a tarty

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PostPosted: December 7th, 2015, 12:27 pm 
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Here are the answers in full.

1. The Kabbalah wristband, in Yiddish 'roite bindele', is normally what colour/color? Red (typically a thin strand of red wool, worn to protect against misfortune)
2. Brad, finish, clout, casing and horseshoe are types of what? Nails
3. Medically, miosis/myosis normally refers to the narrowing or constriction of the what? Pupil (of the eye)
4. What is India's national motto, appearing on its emblem and currency? Satyameva Jayate (Truth Alone Prevails)
5. Name the female alter-ego featured in the life and vase artworks of English transvestite artist Grayson Perry? Claire
6. What (main class of) musical instrument has a bell, bass/long joint, boot/butt; wing joint, bocal/crook, and reed? Bassoon
7. What is the more common name of the incendiary weapon formulated from naphthenic and palmitic acids? Napalm
8. Which four Olympic sports contain male vs female contests? Equestrian, Sailing, Tennis, Badminton
9. What two composers' names are used as slang meaning drunk? Brahms and Liszt (see Cockney Rhyming Slang)
10. Name the mythological Greek hero King of Salamis, son of Telamon and Periboea, and cleaning product? Ajax
11. With blue, yellow, green and orange lines, which nation's busiest metro has stations including Rosemont, Snowdon, Saint-Michel, Monk, and McGill? Canada (Montreal)
12. What is Brownian motion? Random (such as dust particles in air - after Scottish botonist/scientist Robert Brown, who identified the effect in 1927)
13. Abloy, dimple, skeleton, Zeiss, master, and DND are types of what? Keys (DND is a type of security key - DND means Do Not Duplicate, but since nothing other than the letters DND on the key exists to prevent duplication, it's not a particularly effective security method)
14. The Austrian metalworking company Kraftfahrzeuge Trunkenpolz Mattighofen founded in 1934 is nowadays better known as a manufacturer of what? Motorcycles (KTM, traditionally specializing in off-road motorbikes)
15. What two letters do not appear in any symbols of the official list of chemical elements? J and Q
16. What emergency service derives its name from Latin meaning 'walking'? Ambulance (a French word, originally 'hopital ambulant', referring to a mobile or field hospital, literally meaning 'walking hospital')
17. Toothpaste, turtle, oxblood, oilie/oily, ade, and swirly are types of what? Marbles (toy marbles, generally made of glass)
18. What single word does the French 'Clair de lune' mean in English? Moonlight
19. What colour/color traditionally is the Michelin Guide for hotels/restaurants? Red
20. What is the least densely populated country or dependency in the world? Greenland

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