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Old 10-16-2012, 07:21 PM   #9691
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Ok, here we go.
Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy.
Peter Mark Roget, he didn't start on his Thesaurus untill he was 61. This is one I thought would be easy, because I assumed most MR members would have a copy.
Finally, Jean-Baptiste Poquelin is Molière's real name.
Winner is Poohbear, take it away.
Yikes! I win with 2 correct answers?

Blame Issybird! If she had shown up, she would have cleared the board in 30 seconds!

OK:

Now for something completely different:

If you were a child going "guising" - what would you be doing? And what would you be carrying?
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Old 10-16-2012, 07:25 PM   #9692
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Guised as someone else? Is this sommat to do with Hallowe'en?
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Old 10-16-2012, 07:26 PM   #9693
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Guised as someone else? Is this sommat to do with Hallowe'en?
Well yes ... an early form of trick or treating in Scotland ...

any guesses on what you would be carrying?
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Old 10-16-2012, 10:01 PM   #9694
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Old 10-17-2012, 12:31 AM   #9695
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Jack-o-lantern turnip?
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Old 10-17-2012, 03:04 AM   #9696
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Old 10-17-2012, 03:25 AM   #9697
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A deep fried Mars Bar? (probably need to be British to get the reference...)
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Old 10-17-2012, 03:44 AM   #9698
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A deep fried Mars Bar? (probably need to be British to get the reference...)
Yick, that sounds disgusting. My main arteries chocked up just on imagination.
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Old 10-17-2012, 04:16 AM   #9699
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Yick, that sounds disgusting. My main arteries chocked up just on imagination.
It is a real product you can purchase in Scotland (and maybe elsewhere?). The English sometimes poke fun at the Scots about it. In fact, some of the Scots I know make fun of themselves over it too.
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Old 10-17-2012, 05:19 AM   #9700
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There was an article on them on the BBC website not too long ago.

Not something I've tried, or have any intention of trying though.
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Old 10-17-2012, 06:15 AM   #9701
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The deep fried Mars Bar must be dessert for teh deep fried hamburger recipe I was given by a lovely young lady from Illiois. Pasted from her message, spoiler in case anyone gets queasy.

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hahaha, its gross, good luck - butter the hell out of a burger bun, then deep fry (or bake in the oven if you don't have a fryer). Two skinny patties (or one fat one) deep fried or just cook em in loads of oil. Two bits of cheese, bacon, pickles and onion rings (do you have onion rings here - its onions, battered and deep fried) and you've got yourself one sick burger. On the side we usually have a thing called a cheese curd (deep fried blobs of cheese) and hot chips and a milk shake. Enjoy!
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Old 10-17-2012, 07:54 AM   #9702
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They have deep fried Oreos and snickers at the yearly fairs around here... never tried one though....
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Old 10-17-2012, 09:54 AM   #9703
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Jack-o-lantern turnip?
Yes! How in Hades did you know that? I can't even visualize a hollowed out turnip used as a lantern - after any number of drinks!

OK - either SS or Daithi - puzzle us please!
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Old 10-17-2012, 11:04 AM   #9704
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Yes! How in Hades did you know that? I can't even visualize a hollowed out turnip used as a lantern - after any number of drinks!

OK - either SS or Daithi - puzzle us please!
I'm of Irish decent and the Irish used to make jack-o-lanterns out of turnips and a coal ember (I did a quiz on it last year), so I figured the Scots might have too.

New Quiz:
You have a basket full of kittens. There are five kittens in the basket, and you have five friends who would each like a kitten, so you give each of these friends one kitten. None of your friends had started out with a kitten, and after you distributed the kittens each one of your friends has a kitten. However, there is one kitten still left in the basket. How is this possible?
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Old 10-17-2012, 11:46 AM   #9705
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One friend got the basket with the kitten in it.
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