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Old 11-20-2012, 03:48 PM   #10141
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Lendl or Stich?
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:49 PM   #10142
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Lendl or Stich?
No and no.

Maybe the correct answer is a little later, actually (sorry )
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:18 PM   #10143
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Andre Agassi?

I know nothing about tennis other than he is from around the same era as Becker. In other words, don't make too much fun of me if I'm way off.
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:19 PM   #10144
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Andre Agassi?

I know nothing about tennis other than he is from around the same era as Becker. In other words, don't make too much fun of me if I'm way off.
Not only are you not way off, you are spot on. Nice one!
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:55 PM   #10145
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2. economically challenged countries?
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:59 PM   #10146
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2. economically challenged countries?
Are there any that aren't nowadays?

Not the answer I'm looking for. It's more geographical.
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:04 PM   #10147
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2. What do the following countries (and some others not mentioned) have in common; Uganda, Sao Tome and Principe, Gabon, Brazil and Somalia?
The equator passes through all of them.
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:07 PM   #10148
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The equator passes through all of them.
It does!

I think that orlok got more points than anybody else, so, if he's not too busy playing Pacman, over to him.
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:55 AM   #10149
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Another set of "work it out" type questions:

1. Who is not, not, not a person that has not, not set foot on the moon?
a) Neil Armstrong
b) Your mum

2. I want a glimpse of the future. I live in Los Angeles, California, USA and it's Thursday night around 5pm. Calling which city gives me the furthest glimpse into what's happening on Friday?
a) Athens, Greece
b) London, England
c) Auckland, New Zealand
d) Tokyo, Japan

3. Assuming the smallest Foor is 5 sefens tall, is it possible that the average height of a group of 7 Foors is less than 10 sefens, if 5 of the Foors are at least 11 sefens tall?
a) No
b) Yes

4. If you took The Empire State Building and placed it on its side, approximately how long would it take the average human to walk from the first floor to the roof at an average walking speed?
a) 1 minute
b) 5 minutes
c) 30 minutes
d) 2 hours

5. Which word below would you not find in a dictionary?
a) Droogish
b) Furbelow
c) Snickersnee
d) Fartburglar
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:20 AM   #10150
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1. My head spun, but I think it's b), my mum.
2. c) Auckland - but I can't give you the lottery numbers.
3. b) Yes - it's c. 9.29 if the two smallest are 5 sefens each and the other five are 11.
4. b) (much easier without the stairs)
5. d) Fartburglar - who would want to? (I recognise b & c, and a looks familar)
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:25 AM   #10151
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What can I say - all correct and in record time! Over to you Shayne.
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:35 AM   #10152
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That's what comes of looking for displacement activity. Did you know there's a race each year up the Empire State Building - all 1,576 steps? This year's was won in 10 minutes, 28 seconds by Thomas Dold from Germany - his seventh win. A Kiwi athlete, Melissa Moon, won the woman's title for the second time, in 12 minutes and 39 seconds, 34 seconds faster than her time in 2010.


What's the link between these songs:
- David Bowie, "Jean Genie"
- The Platters, "The Great Pretender"
- Queen, "Radio Ga Ga"
- Mississippi John Hurt, "Coffee Blues"

Two parts to this quiz:
1. The feature that links the songs - 1 point
2. (After Part 1 has been found) The relevant detail for each song - 1 point per song

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Old 11-21-2012, 05:17 AM   #10153
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Ha! I have just this minute come from reading a page of facts on the UK chart history in the newspaper, and I know that Jean Genie was held off the number one spot by an ultimately less well remembered song. So is that the link, that they were all held off the number one slot and only reached number 2? I *think* that's true of Radio Ga Ga as well.

Jean Genie was stopped from reaching the number one spot by Blockbuster, by the Sweet.
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:10 AM   #10154
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I don't know if you are Orlok, but either way that was a nice answer.
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:55 AM   #10155
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I don't know if you are Orlok, but either way that was a nice answer.
The more I think about it, the more I think it's wrong. If this is related to the UK charts, I don't believe that Mississippi John Hurt ever got near the number 2 slot...
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