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Old 01-24-2013, 02:55 PM   #10666
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Hmm... Let's say 25. China's one, of course, and lotsof the middle eastern states. Probably some of the ex-soviet states and, of course, the USA (good grief),
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Old 01-24-2013, 03:17 PM   #10667
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My guess would be around 60. USA, China, Russia, Japan, Indonesia, Ukraine, UK, Uzbekistan, Romania, Bulgaria.
Too high.

You have USA (43) and China (2000+). All the rest are incorrect. The last hanging in the UK was in 1964 (2 at once).

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Definitely not the UK!

I'll guess lower than that, maybe 12?
Too low.

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Guessing 20

The number is either 18 or 20, depending on which source you use, so I'll give it to you.

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Hmm... Let's say 25. China's one, of course, and lotsof the middle eastern states. Probably some of the ex-soviet states and, of course, the USA (good grief),
USA and China have gone. Expand on your other guesses to name them specifically and you might get there.
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Old 01-24-2013, 03:35 PM   #10668
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Maybe stealing a bit from pdurrant, but, Saudi Arabia?
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Old 01-24-2013, 03:49 PM   #10669
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Maybe stealing a bit from pdurrant, but, Saudi Arabia?
Yes, that's one. 82+ executions in 2011.
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Old 01-24-2013, 09:18 PM   #10670
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I know for a fact that Japan has the death penalty, but if there was any execution in 2011 is off course a different matter. I would imagine that a lot of Latin American countries would be on that list, Cuba, Mexico and Brazil would be candidates in my book.
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Old 01-24-2013, 09:29 PM   #10671
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Pakistan, India, Iraq, Afghanistan , Iran?
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Old 01-25-2013, 03:31 AM   #10672
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Pakistan, India, Iraq, Afghanistan , Iran?
Afghanistan, Iran and Iraq are correct.

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I know for a fact that Japan has the death penalty, but if there was any execution in 2011 is off course a different matter. I would imagine that a lot of Latin American countries would be on that list, Cuba, Mexico and Brazil would be candidates in my book.
I think there was a bit of a misleading headline in the article I took this information from, as it said "which countries still have the death penalty?" and then listed those which had executions in 2011. So if we assume it is countries who actually carried it out, it is 18 or 20 as mentioned, and Japan is not on the list.

Rather than draw this out...the article goes on to say:

"Amnesty International say there are 18 countries worldwide which carried out known executions in 2011:

Afghanistan (2), Bangladesh (5+), Belarus (2), China (2000+), Egypt (1+), Iran (360+), Iraq (68+), Malaysia (1+), North Korea (30+), Saudi Arabia (82+), Somalia (6), South Sudan (5), Sudan (7+), Syria (1+), UAE (1), USA (43), Vietnam (1+), Yemen (41+)."

I think Hamlet got the most with 3 and therefore is up next (given that Stitchawl, whose go it really was, is away).

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Old 01-25-2013, 07:46 AM   #10673
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Unless people are willing to put this on hold for at least 12 more hours perhaps someone else should come up with a good quiz?
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Old 01-25-2013, 01:35 PM   #10674
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Another quick riddle:

Halo of water, tongue of wood
Skin of stone, long I've stood.
My fingers short reach to the sky
Inside my heart men live and die.
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Old 01-25-2013, 02:08 PM   #10675
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:54 PM   #10676
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That's it. Very good.
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:45 AM   #10677
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I hope Issybird doesn't mind if I post a few questions in an attempt to prevent this enjoyable thread from dying.

I went to a pub quiz last night with some friends (we go once a month) and thought I'd share some of the questions we were asked;

1. What spirit is sometimes called Nelson's Blood after he was preserved in a barrel of it for the journey home after his death?

2. What type of dish is 'caprese'

3. On the cover of the Beatles' Sgt Pepper album, the name 'Beatles' is made up of flowers. What colour are the flowers?

4. What spirit is made from the agave plant?

5. How many men have played James Bond in the official films of that series?

Good luck.

We got all bar one of the above correct and won the quiz!
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:49 AM   #10678
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:49 AM   #10679
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1. Vinegar?

2. A tomato and onion salad (love this when we go to Portugal).

3. Yellow?

4. Tequila?

5. Six?
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:05 AM   #10680
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All I know for sure is that the Beatles' name was spelled out in RED flowers.
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