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Old 02-08-2013, 07:02 AM   #10801
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3. Australia? I had great fun ribbing my brother-in-law who lives in Oz about their comparitively poor performance vs. the Brits

Intrigued to find out what the "Toddler's Truce" was.
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:37 AM   #10802
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Even though I don't really care about [American] football I am originally from San Francisco and was living there while Joe Montana was the SF quarterback.

I should know this I suppose, but I will just hazard the guess that Lincoln was the 16th president?
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:39 AM   #10803
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I think it was the ace of spades and clubs, not sure but perhaps the eights were the same?
Yes, according to my source it was black aces and eights. The fifth card was the deuce of spades, but there seems to be great variation for that among different accounts.
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:02 AM   #10804
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3. Australia? I had great fun ribbing my brother-in-law who lives in Oz about their comparitively poor performance vs. the Brits

Intrigued to find out what the "Toddler's Truce" was.
Australia is correct.

The "Toddler's Truce" is an interesting one (IMHO) and is probably just about guessable from the name and the year.

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Even though I don't really care about [American] football I am originally from San Francisco and was living there while Joe Montana was the SF quarterback.

I should know this I suppose, but I will just hazard the guess that Lincoln was the 16th president?
It was Joe Montana and it was Lincoln - both correct.

With just the "Toddler's Truce" to identify, it's two to Hamlet and one each to Orlok and Geoff.
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:09 AM   #10805
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2. Masada ?
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Very quick and very correct. One to Geoff.
I would have said Manasseh and gotten that one wrong.

4. Abraham Lincoln was the 16th US President.

I have reached the end of my knowledge.
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:12 AM   #10806
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Even though I don't really care about [American] football I am originally from San Francisco and was living there while Joe Montana was the SF quarterback.

I should know this I suppose, but I will just hazard the guess that Lincoln was the 16th president?
I'm always failing to notice that there's another page in the thread.
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:16 AM   #10807
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I would have said Manasseh and gotten that one wrong.

4. Abraham Lincoln was the 16th US President.

I have reached the end of my knowledge.
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At least you got it right
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:24 AM   #10808
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Forever!!!???

Was the Toddler's Truce something to do with not having to send them to play/pre school?
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:27 AM   #10809
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Was the Toddler's Truce something to do with not having to send them to play/pre school?
No. But it was connected with sending them somewhere.
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:08 AM   #10810
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The dentist?
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:13 AM   #10811
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The barber? My three-year old seems to be absolutely terrified of scissors for some reason.
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:51 AM   #10812
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No. My son was terrified of having his hair cut as well when he was younger. My wife and I had to literally hold him down while my Mum cut it. My Dad had to leave the house as he found it so traumatising!

There's another place (much nearer home) that kids don't like being sent to. The "Toddler's Truce" was something designed to make it easier to get them there.
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London Olympics; China?
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Old 02-08-2013, 03:58 PM   #10814
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Sorry, orlok already got that one. It was Australia.

Looks like number 5 might have stumped you all. The "Toddler's Truce" was the term used for the fact that no TV at all was broadcast between 6 and 7pm in the UK up until that date. It was supposed to allow parents time to get the children to bed.

Hamlet, with two correct, takes the win.

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People could get their children to bed by 7:00pm? Yikes. I am failing on that one miserably.
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