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Old 02-19-2013, 04:13 PM   #10876
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Right, back home, kids' playroom rearranged and tea eaten. Time for another themed quiz:

1. Who was the male lead in the 1997 film Conspiracy Theory?

2. What disaster of just over a century ago was, according to a book by Robin Gardiner, a massive insurance scam?

3. Who filmed the iconic footage of JFK's shooting that conclusively proves....nothing?

4. What was the name of Bobby Kennedy's brother-in-law who, according to some people, discovered Marilyn Monroe's body after Bobby Kennedy had had her killed (allegedly!).

5. What was the Philadelphia Experiment allegedly trying to do and to what?
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:59 PM   #10877
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1. Mel Gibson (gets triggered by "Catcher in the Rye")

2. The sinking of the Titanic?

5. Wasn't it something to do with sending a battleship back in time?
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:04 PM   #10878
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1. Mel Gibson (gets triggered by "Catcher in the Rye")

2. The sinking of the Titanic?

5. Wasn't it something to do with sending a battleship back in time?
1 and 2 correct. 5 half correct. It was a US naval vessel (a destroyer actually), but they weren't trying to send it back in time.

The 'Titanic' was apparently its sister ship, Olympia, in disguise.

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Old 02-19-2013, 05:15 PM   #10879
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5. Trying to make it invisible or vanish?
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:16 PM   #10880
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5. Trying to make it invisible or vanish?
Yes, that's what the theory claims.
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:19 PM   #10881
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Yes, that's what the theory claims.
I'm sure I saw a film about it, though I can't quite remember the details.
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:23 PM   #10882
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3 Zabruder (sp?)

4. Peter Lawford

5. It was supposedly a cloaking mechanism.
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:27 PM   #10883
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3 Zabruder (sp?)

4. Peter Lawford

5. It was supposedly a cloaking mechanism.
3. Near enough, it was Zapruder. I can't help thinking when I see it now how many different angles of filming we'd have of it nowadays.

4. Yes. That's the guy.

5. Yes, but orlok had beaten you to it.

So I tink 4 - 2 to orlok. Take it away.
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:37 PM   #10884
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4. Peter Lawford
Presumably not the Peter Lawford of Rat Pack fame?
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:39 PM   #10885
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Presumably not the Peter Lawford of Rat Pack fame?
Actually, yes. The very same.
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:42 PM   #10886
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Actually, yes. The very same.
Wow. I didn't know that.

OK, here's a quickie, given the lateness of the hour.

Using eight eights and addition only, can you make 1000?

EDIT: Actually, there are three ways to do it if you don't just use addition. Extra points for the other two methods.

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Old 02-19-2013, 11:05 PM   #10887
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888+88+8+8+8=1000
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:47 AM   #10888
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another way to do it, not using addition: (8888-888)/8=1000
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:18 AM   #10889
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888+88+8+8+8=1000
Correct. That's the answer I was looking for.

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another way to do it, not using addition: (8888-888)/8=1000
Yes, that's one of the non-addition methods.

I'll reveal the third method later today if no-one guesses it. It's a bit less obvious than the others.
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:32 AM   #10890
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8x((8x(8+8))-((8+8)/8))-8 = 1000
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