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Napster

The Horse with no Name⭐
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average score is 2 (I think I've got 4). From the Guardian:

"Scire ubi aliquid invenire possis, ea demum maxima pars eruditionis est"

1. In 1903:

1 who founded the WSPU?

2 what speed limit was imposed on motor cars?

3 who was the Sublime Paralytic, who died of cholera?

4 whose weekly journal began to publicise atrocities in the Congo Free State?

5 whose residence at Holly Lodge was commemorated by the first blue plaque?

6 whose handwritten catalogue described works for sale at their Peckham residence?

7 who was hounded by the Governor of Ceylon to suicide in a Parisian hotel?

8 which Franco-Peruvian reached his journey's end on Fatu Iwa?

9 in what was the Chimney-Sweep the first victor?

10 how was Giuseppe Sarto renamed?

2. Which pioneer:


1 was the Oldham egg-collector?

2 experimented with family planning in Hispaniola?

3 achieved whole-hearted substitution in the "great barn"?

4 discovered the anaesthetic and analgesic properties of laughing gas?

5 devised a system of raised point writing at the Institution des Jeunes Aveugles?

6 is now credited with the discovery of the retrovirus which compromises immunity?

7 combined a surgical approach to Schizophrenia with Portuguese diplomacy?

8 described his invention in Traité de l'auscultation médiate ?

9 discovered in soil, an agent to counter Koch's bacillus?

10 worked out inheritance in Moravia?

3. Who painted:


1 the church of Auvers?

2 the church of St Séverin?

3 a 404 ft spire with a rainbow?

4 the church of St Jacques near the Quai Duquesne?

5 a Notre Dame lookalike in a "pretty" town by the Seine?

6 a Norman cathedral, more than 20 times, from above a draper's shop?

7 the Confessor's building with a procession of KCBs?

8 Mariakerk, with Buurkerk and the cathedral?

9 the old church in Sundborn?

10 the church at Blainville?

4. Who composed:


1 Alligator Hop?

2 Maple Leaf Rag?

3 Stevedore Stomp?

4 Riverboat Shuffle?

5 Bourbon Street Parade?

6 Shim-me-sha-Wabble?

7 One O'Clock Jump?

8 Muskrat Ramble?

9 Milneburg Joys?

10 St Louis Blues?

5. What culinary delicacy misleadingly suggests:


1 sugary loaves?

2 Maharashtrian poultry?

3 a citrous dairy product?

4 a North British gamebird?

5 a bunny from the Principality?

6 tarts filled with ground ungulate flesh?

7 a partly concealed amphibian?

8 a lizard from Banffshire?

9 a dachshund in season?

10 satanic riders?

6. What:


1 is 3.14159?

2 is back to back clothing?

3 represents one millionth of a metre?

4 was the timely creation of Louis Brandt?

5 fraction of serum contains the antigen opposition?

6 cerebral activity consists of oscillations with a frequency of 8-13 hertz?

7 is the destination of the posterior fontanelle?

8 blockade was investigated by Black?

9 project was devised by van Veen?

10 is a minimal amount?

7. In which town:


1 was Ryan's bridge too far?

2 does a modern bridge recall Gerritszoon?

3 did Mesdag create his suburban panorama?

4 did Freeling's Piet advance to Commisaris?

5 was silence doubly assured by Balthazar Gerard?

6 did Gerard and Anton establish their Incandescent Lamp Works?

7 did the peacemakers cede Gibraltar to Britain?

8 did van Aeken adopt his natal city's name?

9 does the Elfstedentocht start and finish?

10 did the Goblin arrive by mistake?

8. Who or what:


1 was Tashunka Witco?

2 is 4400 foot pounds per second?

3 was devised by Niels and Janne Olsson?

4 supplied St Pancras vestry with eight acres for a cemetery?

5 is a cocktail of ginger ale, brandy and a twist of lemon?

6 was the apparatus instrumental in the escape from a Silesian POW camp?

7 stands where the Alaska and Klondike highways meet?

8 has two daughters crying "Give, give"?

9 nebula is adjacent to Zeta Orionis?

10 was Sir Anthony Meyer?

9. In which city might one wait at:


1 Sants?

2 Saint-Jean?

3 Santa Justa?

4 Santa Lucia?

5 San Giovanni?

6 Santa Apolónia?

7 Saint-Charles?

8 Sint Pieters?

9 Saint-Loud?

10 São Bento?

10. What:


1 bleeds at St Brynach's?

2 is tallest of all at the Hermitage?

3 is Coleridge's Lady of the Woods?

4 did the Jews hang their harps upon in Mesopotamia?

5 Christmas bloomer came from Joseph's staff on Wearyall?

6 was the HQ of the Kentish smugglers Quested and Ransley?

7 provided a perch for the Royal fugitive after Worcester?

8 conundrum was introduced by Archibald Menzies?

9 is St Lawrence's unique feature?

10 shelters the village smithy?

11. Who or what:


1 was the Pontus Axeinus?

2 was that young Mars of men?

3 sticker was succeeded by brown in 41?

4 was Billy's ante-mortem gift from the blind beggar?

5 name was on the lid of a box to be left with Barkis till called for?

6 was acquitted in Mogador on the evidence of Lady Cicely Waynflete?

7 had a particular wish to turn down Moultrassie avenue?

8 blemish arises from the oxidation of sebum?

9 is Leicester's troglodyte cannibal?

10 is Dendroapsis polylepsis?

12. Identify titularly:


1 Sauron

2 Heartwell

3 James Durie

4 Thorkell Mylrea

5 Francisco Scaramanga

6 Zafrillah bin Ismail bin Said

7 Sir Edward Manley

8 Harvey Birch

9 Alec Leamas

10 Gabilan

13. Who:


1 was Levi, the taxman?

2 was executed at Achaia?

3 is associated with Pecten maximus?

4 was the second martyr after Stephen?

5 was accompanied by his wife on his missionary travels?

6 financed the purchase of the Field of Blood with his reward?

7 may, or may not, have been the Patmos seer?

8 is remembered annually with Simon?

9 was the twin, who needed proof?

10 came on as a substitute?

14. Translate further, to the popular English name:


1 harvester

2 little plum

3 farmworker

4 little brother

5 green-footed chicken

6 grass widow on Ithaca

7 swift immerser

8 softest body

9 goat-milker

10 watchman

15. Complete:


1 Angela, Saphir, Ella, ...

2 apples, cherries, hops, ...

3 ..., Nuoro, Oristano, Sassari

4 Rheingold, Walkure, Siegfried, ...

5 Mildred Harris, Lita Grey, Paulette Goddard, ...

6 ... , Norbert Brainin, Siegmund Nissel, Martin Lovett

7 Burnt Norton, East Coker, ... , Little Gidding

8 de Morville, de Tracy, ... , Brito

9 Justine, Balthazar, ... , Clea

10 market, home, ... , none

16. Which waterfall:


1 is Ireland's highest?

2 embraces three county boundaries?

3 is adjacent to a succession of three bridges?

4 is traversed by Lord Tweedmouth's iron bridge?

5 according to Borrow, resembled thin, beautiful threads?

6 saw the Buggane come to grief through a cut apron string?

7 is eddying and whisking and spouting and frisking?

8 can be seen through More's eyes on the Mound?

9 witnessed the death of a sleep-walker?

10 is Skene's overflow?

17. Who:


1 is Ingvar Kamprad?

2 showed that k=A exp(-E/RT)?

3 was represented by Verdi as Renato?

4 was the "curator of the secrets of 82 nations"?

5 successfully absorbed nitroglycerin in kieselguhr?

6 beat Floyd, but was felled by him the following year?

7 marched his invading army across the frozen sea?

8 was tutored in philosophy by Descartes?

9 wrote about an anserine passenger?

10 devised a binomial flora?

18. In 2003:


1 who did 42.195 x 7 in 7/365?

2 who was stitched up after a managerial tantrum?

3 what took Baumgartner 12 minutes and 3 seconds?

4 who scored three golden ducks and one short of a ton?

5 who was tempted to recommend Schultz as a concentration camp commandant?

6 who, sadly, can no longer advise us to eat the hamburger and throw away the bun?

7 who got in through St George's after a quick change in the Highlander?

8 whose failure to avoid dying has ruined his career?

9 which diary has given way to capital espionage?

10 how did Sweden score 56-42?
 

Napster

The Horse with no Name⭐
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[b said:
Quote[/b] (the dark deshrimper @ Dec. 24 2003,13:04)]1)1. The Suffragists
6)1. The answer to the mathmatical equation pie
18) 6. Ronald McDonald??
You mean pi, of course. That was one of the ones I managed to get!

3) I think it's Dr Atkins, of Atkins Diet fame, who died this year...
 

Guest

Guest
[b said:
Quote[/b] (the dark deshrimper @ Dec. 24 2003,13:04)]1)1. The Suffragists
Suffragettes actually, and to be really pedantic, Emmeline and Christabel Pankhurst.
 

Guest

Guest
In 1903, the spped limit was raised to 20 mph.

Plus, it is Pi, correct to 5 decimal places.
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Adrian C

First XI⭐
Joined
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Messages
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5.5 is Welsh Rarebit
5.7 is Toad in the Hole
5.9 is Hot Dog

trust me to know the food ones.......
 

Guest

Guest
[b said:
Quote[/b] (the dark deshrimper @ Dec. 24 2003,14:06)]
[b said:
Quote[/b] (Guest @ Dec. 24 2003,13:15)]
[b said:
Quote[/b] (the dark deshrimper @ Dec. 24 2003,13:04)]1)1. The Suffragists
Suffragettes actually, and to be really pedantic, Emmeline and Christabel Pankhurst.
Ah, got confused with the  NUWSS
I'm still in shock that I was able to get the right answer to a question on that topic!

The whole votes for women topic might be significant, but it's fooking boring.
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Vange Shrimper

Mrs Rock God
Joined
Oct 25, 2003
Messages
14,069
Location
Westcliff-on-Sea
6. What:

1 is 3.14159? Pie

2 is back to back clothing? reversable clothing ie jackets etc


8. Who or what:

9 nebula is adjacent to Zeta Orionis? The stars in the sky - forgotton what they are called
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16. Which waterfall:

1 is Ireland's highest? Powerscourt - 398ft

3 is adjacent to a succession of three bridges? Niagara?

18. In 2003:

3 what took Baumgartner 12 minutes and 3 seconds? Skiing?

5 who was tempted to recommend Schultz as a concentration camp commandant? Italian President - Silvio Berlusconi

6 who, sadly, can no longer advise us to eat the hamburger and throw away the bun? Dr Atkins

10 how did Sweden score 56-42? Basketball
 

Surrey Shrimper

Guest
[b said:
Quote[/b] (Vange Shrimper @ Dec. 24 2003,16:25)]1 is 3.14159? Pie
What, steak and kidney?

Surely its the greek letter 'pi'?

Sorry for being so pedantic VS!
 

Vange Shrimper

Mrs Rock God
Joined
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Messages
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Location
Westcliff-on-Sea
[b said:
Quote[/b] (Surrey Shrimper @ Dec. 26 2003,19:35)]
[b said:
Quote[/b] (Vange Shrimper @ Dec. 24 2003,16:25)]1 is 3.14159? Pie
What, steak and kidney?

Surely its the greek letter 'pi'?

Sorry for being so pedantic VS!
We were all taught it was called and spelt Pie!

I prefer chicken and mushroom myself
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