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  1. Greenland only got home rule in 1979, and autonomy from Denmark in 2009, though they are still part of the Kingdom of Denmark. Not any of the Baltic countries, further West.
  2. Not Iceland. Iceland was part of Denmark until 1918, though it did have home rule from 1874.
  3. Alsace Lorraine was part of Germany until 1918. Madagascar was not part of WW I, as it only became independant from France in 1960, but SA did have soldiers fighting there as part of Operation Ironclad during WW II, as it was under Vichy French control.
  4. Danzig only existed as a state from 1920 to 1939.
  5. Not Lichtenstein, it was part of the Central forces during WW I Not the Vatican, I can't find a reference to their approach to WW I though in WW II they were officailly neutral.
  6. Finland was part of Russia until 1917 The answer had an army of 10 part time soldiers when it declared war on Germany.
  7. The Austro-Hungarian empire was indeed part of the Central Powers during WW I. The Netherlands was neutral during WW I. Russia and Germany were at war from 1 August 1914 to 3 March 1918.
  8. Prussia was part of the German empire during WW I.
  9. Not Luxembourg. From what I can tell Luxembourg was officially neutral during WW I, despite being occupied by Germany. Some history buff might have more info on this, but thats the limit of what I know.
  10. Nope, Italy made peace with Germany on 28 June 1919, same as France, the US, the British Empire and Japan, and a whole lot of others.
  11. Nope. Poland as we know it was only really formed in 1918. It was a country before that, but then got divided up after the Napoleonic wars and only really came into being again after WW I.
  12. Quite Right! For Monty Python neophytes check here for the wikipedia article and here for the yoputube clip Enjoy! Trev OK, after the esoteric nature of some questions was mentioned, how about this one: Which country was at war with Germany from August 1914 until 25 September 1939 (24 days after the start of WW II)
  13. ok this i going no where the answer was The Ice Truck Killer And now for something completely different From whence did The Holy Hand Grenade that was used to kill the Rabbit of Caerbannog - who was blocking the progress of King Arthur and the Knights Errant - originate? And for your gratification some more info on the Holy Hand Grenade ...And Saint Attila raised the hand grenade up on high, saying, "O LORD, bless this Thy hand grenade that with it Thou mayest blow Thine enemies to tiny bits, in Thy mercy." And the LORD did grin and the people did feast upon the lambs and sloths and carp and anchovies and orangutans and breakfast cereals, and fruit bats and large chu... [At this point, the friar is urged by Brother Maynard to "skip a bit, brother"]... And the LORD spake, saying, "First shalt thou take out the Holy Pin, then shalt thou count to three, no more, no less. Three shall be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, neither count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out. Once the number three, being the third number, be reached, then lobbest thou thy Holy Hand Grenade of ******* towards thy foe, who being naughty in My sight, shall snuff it."[1] Trev Antioch. Now thats more downmy line of cinematic entertainment!
  14. none close yet - has no one watched Dexter? Its a great show. trev We watched it a while ago. I think the nick name was something like "The Butcher" or "The butcher of (something I can't remember)"
  15. The Ninja from "Die Antwoord" has been part of several music groups in the past, what was his most famous group besides "Die Antwoord" Max Normal? Correct, The Ninja used to be part of Max Normal, but then he was known as Waddy Tudor Jones.
  16. The Ninja from "Die Antwoord" has been part of several music groups in the past, what was his most famous group besides "Die Antwoord"
  17. I'm fairly sure that "Die Antwoord" are popping up on US TV at the moment, have they done Letterman?
  18. Close enough, Bhut Jolokia is the Indian name, but its also sometimes called the Ghost Chilli. Someone ate 51 of them in 2 minutes to set the world record. She said she was dissapointed, as she'd managed 60 in a practice run. Over to cincol...
  19. BTW, 6 posts between branding Sea Sheppard ecoterrorists and getting called a bunny hugger, go figure
  20. Chilli's are rated for "hotness" on the Scoville scale. Tobasco sauce comes in at around 2500-5000 SHU, Jalapenjo peppers come in at between 2500 and 8000 SHU, but what takes the cake with a rating of 1041427 SHU?
  21. My info was eighteen, but that was 4 years ago, and your link is a few months old. I guess an increase in global CO2 would increase 02 production, so close enough, take it away. EDIT: typo
  22. You're right, I don't shoot bunnies, too much effort for not enough meat
  23. I had great plans to steal questions from our local pub quiz last night, but then had to go to a meeting instead. Let me try think of one over lunch before I send it back to you Ready, Steady, Go! How many people could live off a day's oxygen from one acre of fir trees?
  24. Correct, with a population of ~170 000 and two Nobel prizes (one literature and one economics), St Lucia averages one Nobel prize for every 85 000 citizens. Not too shabby! Hey you said you were going to tell us why the QI answer was wrong - I saw that episode recently. What mistake did they make ? The first reason they were wrong was: I'm not sure how they missed the St Lucia bit, it could have been the fact that both winners were born as British subjects and were no longer living in St Lucia when they won the awards. There was a discussion on the QI forums if you want to read more about it.
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