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Old 04-18-2013, 05:29 PM   #11731
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3. It seemed to be a rehash of a familiar plot device, a bee sting. Something a nurse would think of, right?
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Old 04-18-2013, 05:48 PM   #11732
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3. It seemed to be a rehash of a familiar plot device, a bee sting. Something a nurse would think of, right?
Correct!
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Old 04-18-2013, 05:51 PM   #11733
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So the final tally is:

pdurrant - 2
Bilbo - 2
poohbear - 2
issybird - 2
red - 1
Fat Abe -1

It's between pdurrant, Bilbo, poohbear and issybird. A four-way tie! Whoever has a question ready, be my guest.
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Old 04-19-2013, 03:57 AM   #11734
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I pass the honour to the other three.
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Old 04-22-2013, 07:59 AM   #11735
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To get this started again, here's a simple tie-break question (anyone is free to have a go):

"In bookmaking, how many times would a quarto sheet be folded?"
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Old 04-22-2013, 08:03 AM   #11736
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Well, it sounds like it ought to be four (so almost certainly isn't!). So that's my guess.
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Old 04-22-2013, 08:11 AM   #11737
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To get this started again, here's a simple tie-break question (anyone is free to have a go):

"In bookmaking, how many times would a quarto sheet be folded?"
IIRC, it's folded twice, to make four pages (eight sides) out of each single printed sheet.
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Old 04-22-2013, 08:36 AM   #11738
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IIRC, it's folded twice, to make four pages (eight sides) out of each single printed sheet.
Correct. So it looks like you are next after all...
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Old 04-22-2013, 10:58 AM   #11739
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Tricked, tricked, I tell you!

Hmm...

Without looking them up (of course), definitions for the following:

parsec
AU
light year

Bonus points available giving a value in any unit of your choice, accurate to within 10%.
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Old 04-22-2013, 11:54 AM   #11740
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light year = distance traveled at the speed of light (in vacuum) in one year.

AU = astronomical unit

parsec = 2.6 light years? Making a big guess.
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Old 04-22-2013, 11:57 AM   #11741
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light year = distance traveled at the speed of light (in vacuum) in one year.

AU = astronomical unit

parsec = 2.6 light years? Making a big guess.
one point for definition of light year
half a point for giving the words that go to make up the acronym AU
Your parsec value isn't within 10%.

1.5 points to Hamlet53
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Old 04-22-2013, 01:10 PM   #11742
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light year = ~186,000 mi/s x 60x60x24x365 = ~ 5.9 x 10^12 miles?

1 parsec = 2.1 light year?

AU = mean distance between sun an earth?
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Old 04-22-2013, 01:50 PM   #11743
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light year = ~186,000 mi/s x 60x60x24x365 = ~ 5.9 x 10^12 miles?

1 parsec = 2.1 light year?

AU = mean distance between sun an earth?
One point for the light year distance. To two significant digits you're exactly right. (To five digits it's 5.8785 x 10^12 miles.)

Right order of magnitude, but well outside 10% for the parsec.

1 point for the definition of AU.

That's 3.5 points to Hamlet53 with only three points remaining.

Over to you, Hamlet53!

(An AU is approx. 93 million miles. A parsec is the distance at which a disk of one AU diameter subtends one second of arc, about 3.3 light years.)
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Old 04-22-2013, 03:24 PM   #11744
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Alright here is one that I've been itching to put out there for weeks now. Ever since I read the article that these are from. I apologize that it is very US centered, but some are obscure enough that maybe who knows?


Name the only two vice presidents to resign from office. Bonus points for providing why each left office.

Name the only two vice-presidents to join the Confederate cause on Secession.

Combining both ages what two have made up the youngest president and vice president team?

Two who have served as vice president have received the Nobel Peace Prize. Name both.

In the last 40 years only one vice president has been elected president. Who?
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Old 04-22-2013, 03:41 PM   #11745
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Spiro Agnew resigned I believe. Some kind of financial misdemeanours came to light I think.
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