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Old 01-19-2013, 08:59 AM   #10606
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Is it the old Japanese guy, Hoketsu? He's been in the news quite a bit.


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Old 01-19-2013, 09:07 AM   #10607
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Is it the old Japanese guy, Hoketsu? He's been in the news quite a bit.


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Maybe in Japan! Not him, no.
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:34 AM   #10608
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No.



All correct ('kabbadi' is the spelling I have seen, but near enough).

Snooker was invented by British soldiers in India. 'Snooker' was a term used for soldiers arriving who were new to the region, but became a word used to describe anybody new to something over time and somehow got associated with the game. Probably when somebody new to the game played a particularly bad shot, "I say Carruthers, you're such a bally snooker!"!

Bonus point if anybody can name the retired competitor I mentioned taking up dressage.
Are you talking about a horse perchance?
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:44 AM   #10609
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Are you talking about a horse perchance?
Yes, I am.
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:28 AM   #10610
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Yes, I am.
Ah. I remember it on the news. It was *Mumble mumble something* Star...
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:28 AM   #10611
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5. Hurling? The ball looks like an American baseball?
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:53 AM   #10612
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4. Real Tennis?
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Old 01-19-2013, 11:18 AM   #10613
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Ah. I remember it on the news. It was *Mumble mumble something* Star...
What was that you said? Was it Kauto Star? Well done - spot on

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Stitchawl takes the win with three points. One each to poohbear, pdurrant and orlok.
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Old 01-19-2013, 06:55 PM   #10614
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5. Hurling? The ball looks like an American baseball?
Hurling? I thought that was done with cookies... as in
'Hurling the Biscuits.'

OK, a question;

How many different 'monies' are being used around the world? Don't include military script, Disney Dollars, Yap Stone money, or Monopoly Money. Only stuff that can be used in local stores and converted to other types.


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Old 01-20-2013, 12:00 AM   #10615
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Old 01-20-2013, 07:36 AM   #10616
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Including BitCoins, I'd say a little less, the Euro is used in several countries and I believe the green back is official currency in some countries outside the US. I would guess 175.
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Old 01-20-2013, 07:45 AM   #10617
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Given that there are fewer than 200 countries (I don't believe anyone has settled on an agreed number), and that as Kumabjorn says, several countries use the same currency, I'd guess at 160.
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:28 AM   #10618
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125? [like under-bidding on The Price is Right?]
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Old 01-20-2013, 07:12 PM   #10619
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Hey! What happened to my post?!? Before I went to bed last night, I posted the winner. I guess I must have hit the wrong button!

OK, the numbers I have vary between 179 and 182 different currencies.
Kumabjorn said 175 which is closest, so let's declare her the winner and ask her to post the next question!

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Old 01-21-2013, 12:09 AM   #10620
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Ahhh, appreciate the declaration of being a winner, it's been awhile. Ok, will go easy, what is the oldest extant printed material, and what was it used for?
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