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Old 01-28-2013, 05:10 PM   #10696
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6. Conjuntiva (inside the eyelid)
Well the answer I have is the eyelid itself. I'm not sure the Conjuntiva constitutes skin. Half a point to you and half to HIMS.
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Old 01-29-2013, 03:16 AM   #10697
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To summarise:

1. A 'smack' is the collective noun for a group of which marine creatures?

2. 'P' is the chemical symbol for which element? - Phosphorus (pdurrant)

3. Which organ of the human body is affected by Hepatitis? - Liver (pdurrant)

4. How many muscles are there in a human finger? - None (pdurrant)

5. What is the third largest planet in the Solar System? - Uranus (HIMS)

6. Where in the human body would you find the thinnest skin? Eyelid(1/2 point HIMS, 1/2 pdurrant)

7. A 'troubling' is the collective noun for a group of which household pets?

8. Which part of the male does a female mantis usually bite off during mating? - The Head (HIMS)

3.5 points for pdurrant
2.5 points for HIMS

Just 1 & 7 left.
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Old 01-29-2013, 03:43 AM   #10698
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1. Flying fish?
7. Ferrets?
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:04 AM   #10699
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1. Flying fish?
7. Ferrets?
Neither are correct, I'm afraid.
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:09 AM   #10700
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1. jellyfish?
2. Guinea Pigs?
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:34 AM   #10701
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7. Does goldfish count as a pet?
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:51 AM   #10702
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1. jellyfish?
2. Guinea Pigs?
Jellyfish is correct. Not Guinea Pigs.

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7. Does goldfish count as a pet?
Goldfish is correct. Welcome to the Quiz thread Dee .

pdurrant has 4.5 points, so it's over to you Paul.
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Old 01-29-2013, 05:02 AM   #10703
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Thanks! There are so many fascinating things on our MR. I'm addicted.
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:23 AM   #10704
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In a restaurant, the waiter asks a customer for their order. The customer replies:

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Sir, I bear a rhyme excelling
In mystic force and magic spelling
Celestial sprites elucidate
All my own striving can’t relate
What has the customer ordered?

(Hint: Our European readers might find this just the tiniest bit easier.)


(Also from Richard Wiseman's blog.)
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:52 AM   #10705
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Yorkshire pudding?
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:53 AM   #10706
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Nope. Please also give a reason for your guesses.
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:15 AM   #10707
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Shepherd's pie? Because I'm a Canadian and haven't the foggiest what the mouse is on about.
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:03 AM   #10708
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While Europeans might have a slight advantage, it's not because it's a reference to some European speciality. One might even say it's more a UK and American dish, but perhaps that just shows my ignorance of other cooking traditions.
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:04 AM   #10709
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I doo assure members of the thread that when you get the answer, you will know for sure that you have the right answer. It's that kind of puzzle.
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:39 AM   #10710
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Angelfood cake? I'm guessing celestial sprites might be angels, of course they could be stars so starfish surprise might also be an option.
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