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« on: 03/06/2008 20:54:27 »
   

WORLD'S EASIEST QUIZ           

Try this little quizzipoos without resorting to Google etc. Just post your answers.

1) How long did the Hundred Years' War last?

2) Which country makes Panama hats?

3) From which animal do we get cat gut?

4) In which month do Russians celebrate the October Revolution?

5) What is a camel's hair brush made of?

6) The Canary Islands in the Atlantic are named after which creature?

7) What was King George VI's first name?

8) What colour is a purple finch?

9) Where are Chinese gooseberries from?

10) What is the colour of the black box in a commercial airplane?
 
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« Reply #1 on: 03/06/2008 21:00:27 »
I will have to ask a camel about number 5.
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« Reply #2 on: 03/06/2008 21:51:58 »
Don't give him the hump
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« Reply #3 on: 04/06/2008 00:12:36 »
Last time I tried a quiz on here, nobody knew anything. I don't think much will have changed.
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« Reply #4 on: 04/06/2008 00:26:34 »
an airplane's black box is not black - usually day-glow orange or D.G. orange striped with white
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« Reply #5 on: 04/06/2008 00:51:29 »
Panama Hats come from Ecuador.

Cat gut comes from animals intestines I.E. sheep, horses.

King George VI's nickname was Bertie, he had a lisp.
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She discovered the Single DNA Helix in 1953, then it was taken by Wilkins without her knowledge or agreeement.

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« Reply #6 on: 04/06/2008 08:08:17 »
Panama Hats come from Ecuador.

Cat gut comes from animals intestines I.E. sheep, horses.
 

Where are the rest of your answers?

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King George VI's nickname was Bertie, he had a lisp.
It was a stammer, not a lisp.
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« Reply #7 on: 04/06/2008 08:10:01 »
an airplane's black box is not black - usually day-glow orange or D.G. orange striped with white

Is that the only 1 you can answer? Pathetic!
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« Reply #8 on: 04/06/2008 16:05:46 »
Panama Hats come from Ecuador.

Cat gut comes from animals intestines I.E. sheep, horses.
 

Where are the rest of your answers?

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King George VI's nickname was Bertie, he had a lisp.
It was a stammer, not a lisp.

Here they are but I had worked them all out last night and thought that is was a bit unfair on everyone else. But here they are.

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How long did the Hundred Years' War last?
It last for 116 years because there was a break in between.

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In which month do Russians celebrate the October Revolution?
It was actually in February because in 1917 the Russians were still using the Gregorian calendar which left out 4 months of the year.

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The Canary Islands in the Atlantic are named after which creature?
They are named after the little yellow Canary bird that is related to the budgerigars (sp).

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What colour is a purple finch?
The female bird is brown similar colouring to a female sparrow and the male is a plum coloured bird.

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Where are Chinese gooseberries from?
New Zealand, Italy. Cambodia/Kampuchea, Canada, USA and loads more countries not China though.



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She discovered the Single DNA Helix in 1953, then it was taken by Wilkins without her knowledge or agreeement.

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« Reply #9 on: 04/06/2008 17:12:02 »
an airplane's black box is not black - usually day-glow orange or D.G. orange striped with white

Is that the only 1 you can answer? Pathetic!

One example is sufficient to illume you ignorance. No need to decry the low level of intelligence you exhibit needlessly.

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« Reply #10 on: 04/06/2008 20:17:24 »
Rosalind,
Care to guess again about the Canary Isles? Here's a hint, none of the answers is as obvious as it looks.
My answers are
1 not 100 years.
2 not Panama.
3 not cats.
4 not October
5 Not camels
and so on.
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« Reply #11 on: 04/06/2008 20:25:52 »
Rosalind,
Care to guess again about the Canary Isles? Here's a hint, none of the answers is as obvious as it looks.
My answers are
1 not 100 years.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hundred_Years'_War
2 not Panama.
3 not cats. 
4 not October
5 Not camels
and so on.

Lets wait for the possible answers.
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« Reply #12 on: 04/06/2008 22:50:56 »
Rosalind may have answered more than 1 question incorrectly.
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« Reply #13 on: 04/06/2008 23:11:18 »
Rosalind may have answered more than 1 question incorrectly.

What about the others, who have replied to your quiz, how are they are doing?

I double checked on google and on my bookshelves too.
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« Reply #14 on: 05/06/2008 03:46:51 »
I heard the Canary Islands were named after dogs, but apparently there is another explanation ...

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People started to call all islands "the Islands of Canaria", from which they were later called "Canary Islands". Again, here we are told that the name derives probably from a north African tribe (the Canarii) or possibly the Latin term Insularia Canaria meaning Island of the Dogs. Take your pick!
http://www.secret-tenerife.com/2006/04/how-did-that-canary-get-its-name.shtml
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« Reply #15 on: 05/06/2008 22:25:22 »
I shall give the answers tomorrow.
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« Reply #16 on: 06/06/2008 01:01:09 »
Thank you, M'Lord. I shall diligently await edification.
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« Reply #17 on: 06/06/2008 11:41:12 »
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She discovered the Single DNA Helix in 1953, then it was taken by Wilkins without her knowledge or agreeement.

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« Reply #18 on: 06/06/2008 13:52:07 »
OK... who wants the answers?
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« Reply #19 on: 06/06/2008 14:37:05 »
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« Reply #20 on: 06/06/2008 15:23:54 »
I want the answers

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« Reply #21 on: 06/06/2008 17:57:18 »
1) How long did the Hundred Years' War last?  - 116 years

2) Which country makes Panama hats?  - Ecuador

3) From which animal do we get cat gut?  - Horses or sheep

4) In which month do Russians celebrate the October Revolution?  - November

5) What is a camel's hair brush made of?  - Squirrel hair

6) The Canary Islands in the Atlantic are named after which creature?  Dog

7) What was King George VI's first name?  - Albert

8) What colour is a purple finch?  - Crimson

9) Where are Chinese gooseberries from?  - New Zealand (originally, although they are now grown in other countries)

10) What is the colour of the black box in a commercial airplane? - Orange
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« Reply #22 on: 06/06/2008 19:07:59 »
OOOOOHHHHHHH,WOOOWWWW!

I am so amazed at the erudition shown, I could almost barf.

And, as usual, not as erudite as is needed for 100% accuracy. Below is the black box from Alaska Airlines Flight 261 as retrieved by the robotic arm in the foreground.



PLEASE NOTE:
as mentioned in a previous post, orange and white is often used in black boxes to provide a contrasting color scheme for easier underwater recognition. Water tends to wash out the colors. geometric shapes are thus the more easily recognized feature.
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« Reply #23 on: 06/06/2008 19:46:58 »
Indeed, Jimmy boy - but the colour is predominatnly orange. Orange/white is an acceptable answer also.
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« Reply #24 on: 07/06/2008 01:14:51 »
I shall concede the next correction from you, sir, as you so graciously have done here.
The mind is like a parachute. It works best when open.  -- A. Einstein