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Weber (Weber_gregston)
Username: Weber_gregston

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 194.176.105.55
Posted on Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 12:45 pm:   

Quick general knowledge quiz

1. Easy start, how many toes does a typical cat have?
2. In which state of the USA is the town of Hazard according to the 90s power ballad?
3. Back to cats - How many sounds can a typical cat vocalise the same as a dog, at least 5 times more than a dog, at least 10 times more than a dog or at least 100 times more than a dog?
4. Where is the largest municipal park in Europe?
5. Don Opper and Terrence Mann were the only actors to appear in all four films of which series of horror movies? For a bonus point, who made his film debut in number 3?
6. Which novel was first published in serial form in issues 2, 3 and 4 of Playboy magazine?
7. How many muscles do cats have in each ear?
8. How many wives did Henry VIII have?
9. Which is the odd one out - George Reeves, Christopher Reeves, Tom Welling, or Brandon Routh?
10. Luke Howard is famed for categorising what things that we see most days?
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Carolinec (Carolinec)
Username: Carolinec

Registered: 06-2009
Posted From: 82.38.75.85
Posted on Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 01:56 pm:   

Umm, try these for starters .. off the top of my head, I'm not cheating by looking them up (so I'm probably going to be wrong!):

1. 16
(my Sylvester's currently curled up in his basket so I don't want to disturb him to check)

3. at least 10 times more
(they're *much* cleverer than dogs)

4. Phoenix Park in Dublin, I think?

7. Total guess this ... 2
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Weber (Weber_gregston)
Username: Weber_gregston

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 194.176.105.55
Posted on Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 02:00 pm:   

You have one point Caroline...
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Carolinec (Carolinec)
Username: Carolinec

Registered: 06-2009
Posted From: 82.38.75.85
Posted on Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 02:20 pm:   

Oh dear, only one point? Don't tell me I got all the cat ones wrong!

I'm now dashing off to count Sylvester's toes, try to get him to make as many different noises as he possibly can, and waggle his ears while I count the muscles ...
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Weber (Weber_gregston)
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Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 194.176.105.55
Posted on Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 03:03 pm:   

The queston that probably looks easiest is a QI style question, so don't give the obvious answer or you'll lose points.
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Weber (Weber_gregston)
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Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 194.176.105.55
Posted on Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 03:49 pm:   

To make this more interesting - a free book to the person who gets the most points...
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Carolinec (Carolinec)
Username: Carolinec

Registered: 06-2009
Posted From: 82.38.75.85
Posted on Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 06:33 pm:   

Can I have my book now please, Weber? It looks like I'm the winner!
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Skip (Wolfnoma)
Username: Wolfnoma

Registered: 07-2010
Posted From: 216.54.20.98
Posted on Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 08:26 pm:   

1. 18 toes. 5 per front paw and 4 per back paw.
2. I know there is a Hazard, Kentucky but I don't know if that is the answer to the song lyrics.
3. 100 times more sounds. I believe. Cats are just whacky like that.
4. Heaton Park in Manchester England appears to be the Largest MUNCIPAL park in all of Europe.
5. I believe the cheesey romp "Critters" is the answer to this question. Oh, and Leonardo DiCapprio is the bonus answer.
6. No clue. I don't read Playboy for the articles. (Honest... I DON'T)
7. 32 muscles per ear for a total of 64 muscles for the set.
8. 6 wives. I think.
9. Brandon Routh never played Superman.
10. I believe Luke Howard named/catagorized the clouds. (Odd bit of trivia there, I learned that in the Navy.)
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Skip (Wolfnoma)
Username: Wolfnoma

Registered: 07-2010
Posted From: 216.54.20.98
Posted on Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 08:28 pm:   

Oh, and a quick Postscript;

I like contests where you can win books.
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Carolinec (Carolinec)
Username: Carolinec

Registered: 06-2009
Posted From: 82.38.75.85
Posted on Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 10:01 pm:   

Methinks I've just been beaten to the freebie ...
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Skip (Wolfnoma)
Username: Wolfnoma

Registered: 07-2010
Posted From: 24.254.201.25
Posted on Wednesday, August 18, 2010 - 05:03 am:   

Sorry Carol. But I like books. They are my crack. And I am also a trivia junky. But if I can't get the book shipped to me here in the states I will gladly forfeit my winnings to you.
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Weber (Weber_gregston)
Username: Weber_gregston

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 194.176.105.55
Posted on Wednesday, August 18, 2010 - 10:33 am:   

Skip gets 6 points but loses 2 for saying Henry VIII had 6 wives. so 4 points in total.

Brandon Routh played Supes in Superman returns...
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Skip (Wolfnoma)
Username: Wolfnoma

Registered: 07-2010
Posted From: 24.254.201.25
Posted on Wednesday, August 18, 2010 - 12:15 pm:   

Dang, I didn't see Supe Returns. Although I heard there were some really neat toy trains in it.
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Weber (Weber_gregston)
Username: Weber_gregston

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 194.176.105.55
Posted on Wednesday, August 18, 2010 - 04:05 pm:   

I will post the answers tomorrow. The prize has changed (through reasons of postage) to a DVD - a promotional DVD for the City of Salford - commissioned by the City Council - entitled "Salford - the green reality, it's not as bad as you think".
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Carolinec (Carolinec)
Username: Carolinec

Registered: 06-2009
Posted From: 82.38.75.85
Posted on Wednesday, August 18, 2010 - 05:51 pm:   

Don't worry, Skip - you won fair and square. I'm sure you'll enjoy the promotional DVD about the City of Salford!

(Aw, Weber, send him the book - don't be so cruel!)
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Weber (Weber_gregston)
Username: Weber_gregston

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 194.176.105.55
Posted on Wednesday, August 18, 2010 - 05:59 pm:   

Someone else might choose to enter in the meantime.

How do you know the book would be any better than "Salford - It's Not as Bad as You Think" the DVD? It is actually a very funny (though not intentionally) DVD.
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Skip (Wolfnoma)
Username: Wolfnoma

Registered: 07-2010
Posted From: 216.54.20.98
Posted on Wednesday, August 18, 2010 - 07:52 pm:   

I'll swap you then for a DVD entitled "Nicolaus Pacione; a not terribly good writer."



PS. I am still trying to figure out the Henry the 8th question.
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Weber (Weber_gregston)
Username: Weber_gregston

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 194.176.105.55
Posted on Thursday, August 19, 2010 - 02:04 pm:   

Here's the answers for anyone who's interested

1. Easy start, how many toes does a typical cat have?
As Skip said, 18.

2. In which state of the USA is the town of Hazard according to the 90s power ballad?

the lyric runs - "I need to get down to the river, and leave this old Nebraska town." so the answer is Nebraska

Good old Richard Marx.

3. Back to cats - How many sounds can a typical cat vocalise the same as a dog, at least 5 times more than a dog, at least 10 times more than a dog or at least 100 times more than a dog?

A dog can vocalise about 10 noises. A cat can vocalise over 100 so the answer is 10 times.

4. Where is the largest municipal park in Europe?

Skip was correct, Heaton Park Manchester is the largest municipal park in Europe.

5. Don Opper and Terrence Mann were the only actors to appear in all four films of which series of horror movies? For a bonus point, who made his film debut in number 3?

Also as per Skip's answer - critters and Leo Di caprio

6. Which novel was first published in serial form in issues 2, 3 and 4 of Playboy magazine?

This was the magnificent Fahrenheit 451 by ray Bradbury.

7. How many muscles do cats have in each ear?

Skip were right again - 32 per ear.

8. How many wives did Henry VIII have?

QI answer on this one - i would have accepted 3 or 3. Two of his marriages were annulled and therefore the two in question were never legally his wife (catherine of aragon and Anne of Cleves) and the arguemnet still rages wheter just one or two of the remaining marriages were ever legal in the first place so either one or two more of the women who shared a wedding day with him were also never legally his wife.

9. Which is the odd one out - George Reeves, Christopher Reeves, Tom Welling, or Brandon Routh?

Tom Welling, star of Smallville has so far only played Clarke Kent, he hasn't donned the cloak to be Superman yet...

10. Luke Howard is famed for categorising what things that we see most days?

Correct again for Skip. Luke Howard put the nimbus into cumulo-nimbus and categorised the clouds.
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Carolinec (Carolinec)
Username: Carolinec

Registered: 06-2009
Posted From: 82.38.75.85
Posted on Thursday, August 19, 2010 - 02:10 pm:   

I got no. 3 right then? Ah well, at least I got one right.

I really thought Phoenix Park, Dublin was the largest park in Europe - I mean, it's got a zoo in it too. Is the park you mention in Manchester a new one or something?
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Weber (Weber_gregston)
Username: Weber_gregston

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 194.176.105.55
Posted on Thursday, August 19, 2010 - 02:14 pm:   

No. It's been there over 100 years as far as I know. It's got a farm in the middle of it. next to a decrepit old stately home.
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Skip (Wolfnoma)
Username: Wolfnoma

Registered: 07-2010
Posted From: 24.254.201.25
Posted on Friday, August 20, 2010 - 12:17 am:   

So I won? Wow. Sweet! Thanks Weber.
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Weber (Weber_gregston)
Username: Weber_gregston

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 194.176.105.55
Posted on Friday, August 20, 2010 - 10:22 am:   

email me your snail mail address to efilsgod _at_ hotmail.co.uk and I'll sort something out for your prize
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Skip (Wolfnoma)
Username: Wolfnoma

Registered: 07-2010
Posted From: 216.54.20.98
Posted on Thursday, September 02, 2010 - 05:49 pm:   

Got my prize!! THANKS WEBER!!! It is Awesome!!! Ok, in Brittish terms "BRILLIANT!"

It has found a very nice home in my library.
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Weber (Weber_gregston)
Username: Weber_gregston

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 194.176.105.55
Posted on Friday, September 03, 2010 - 11:42 am:   

I sent Skip one of my spare copies of my favourite ever one act play - Little Brother Little sister.

This is set in a nuclear shelter 20 years after a nuclear war may or may not have happened. Their are three characters in the shelter, Cook and the two teenaged offspring of the original Sir and Madam who entered the shelter. the first hint we have of where the parents are is the single word - "Rissoles"

Cook is one of the greatest characters in any play and certainly my favourite that I've played on stage. She's going senile, she's psychotic, cabin fever set in years ago. She's laugh out loud funny, shit your pants scary and strangely sympathetic all at the same time. She switches from loving parent character to the children to meat-cleaver wielding potential killer somehow without dipping into melodrama.

A fantastic surreal black comedy drama - as black as humour can get before it turns into something else entirely and perfect theatrical fare for most people on this board.
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Carolinec (Carolinec)
Username: Carolinec

Registered: 06-2009
Posted From: 82.38.75.85
Posted on Friday, September 03, 2010 - 01:19 pm:   

Who's it by, Weber? Sounds good.

I thought you must have sent Skip that promotional DVD of Salford judging by his reaction!
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Weber (Weber_gregston)
Username: Weber_gregston

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 194.176.105.55
Posted on Friday, September 03, 2010 - 01:53 pm:   

David campton

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