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Old 01-05-2013, 11:47 AM   #10486
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Thanks for supplying the maths - I was lucky it could be answered by instinct too .

A quick pop-quiz/pub-quiz now:

1. A crossword-style question. Fill in the missing word: "_ A _ _ _"
Clue: "H, I, J, K, L ,M ,N ,O"

2. The letters in the word STAGNATION have only one anagram in the English language, what is it"?

3. What’s your religion if you are worshipping in a mesgid?

4. What is a four letter word ending in "k", which means to have intercourse?

5. In a full 24-hour day, how many times would the hands of a clock overlap?
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Old 01-05-2013, 12:48 PM   #10487
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Thanks for supplying the maths - I was lucky it could be answered by instinct too .

A quick pop-quiz/pub-quiz now:

1. A crossword-style question. Fill in the missing word: "_ A _ _ _"
Clue: "H, I, J, K, L ,M ,N ,O"

2. The letters in the word STAGNATION have only one anagram in the English language, what is it"?

3. What’s your religion if you are worshipping in a mesgid?

4. What is a four letter word ending in "k", which means to have intercourse?

5. In a full 24-hour day, how many times would the hands of a clock overlap?
1. Water (H 2 O)
2.
3.
4. Talk
5. 23
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Old 01-05-2013, 12:49 PM   #10488
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1. Water (H 2 O)
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5. 23
5. whoops. 22.
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Old 01-05-2013, 01:21 PM   #10489
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1. Water (H 2 O)
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5. whoops. 22.

1. Correct - H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O is the section of the alphabet "H" through to "O", or “H20”

4. Correct (couldn't be anything else, could it?)

5. Correct (second time around) - 12:00, 1:05, 2:11, 3:16, 4:22, 5:27, 6:33, 7:38, 8:44, 9:49, 10:55, both AM and PM
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Old 01-05-2013, 03:04 PM   #10490
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Old 01-05-2013, 03:47 PM   #10491
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No. You fell into my trap
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Old 01-05-2013, 05:42 PM   #10492
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5. Correct (second time around) - 12:00, 1:05, 2:11, 3:16, 4:22, 5:27, 6:33, 7:38, 8:44, 9:49, 10:55, both AM and PM
They don't overlap at 11:59?
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Old 01-05-2013, 05:44 PM   #10493
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They don't overlap at 11:59?
At 12:00, I believe.
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Old 01-05-2013, 05:51 PM   #10494
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At 12:00, I believe.
Yes. The minute hand goes around 24 times, in which time the hour hand has gone around twice, so the minute hand only laps the hour hand 22 times.
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Old 01-05-2013, 05:56 PM   #10495
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Then it must be Jewish.
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Old 01-05-2013, 06:49 PM   #10496
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Then it must be Jewish.
Correct. The confusion arises because a Mesgid is the falasha term for a synagogue, as opposed to Masjid, the Arabic term for a large community mosque.

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Old 01-05-2013, 06:51 PM   #10497
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I'm off to bed now, and the only question left is the anagram for STAGNATION. I'll leave it open, and will confirm the answer tomorrow, but as Paul has answered 3 correctly, it's back to the mouse!
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Old 01-05-2013, 07:13 PM   #10498
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For their natural life span.
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If there was any possibility of extra food or being moved somewhere else, it would have been mentioned in the question.
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Is the answer forever, then, as the grass will keep regrowing, and with only 3 sheep they won't eat it fast enough to run out before more has grown?
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Yes! Exactly so.
You said there was no extra food available after I made my post. Now you're saying there will be extra food because it will grow.


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Old 01-06-2013, 07:54 AM   #10499
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You said there was no extra food available after I made my post. Now you're saying there will be extra food because it will grow.


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I meant extra food (like the people you suggested) brought in from outside. I thought it was clear in context. Apologies if it was not.
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:57 AM   #10500
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101 - 102 = 1

Move one number to make the equality correct. (And I don't mean move a 1 over the = to make an ≠ sign! It should remain an equality, not an inequality.)
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