# The All New Groundspeak Uk Pub Quiz!

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Divide the marbles onto the scales in two piles of six

Remove marbles one at time till the scales are level for your first weighing

Remove all the marble apart from the two you removed and place these on one side

and two old marble on the other side

Remove one marble from each side if the scales go level thats your second weighing

If not then youve got your heavy or light marble

Yup, it's marble number 7 and it's lighter.

Divide the marbles onto the scales in two piles of six

Remove marbles one at time till the scales are level for your first weighing

Remove all the marble apart from the two you removed and place these on one side

and two old marble on the other side

Remove one marble from each side if the scales go level thats your second weighing

If not then youve got your heavy or light marble

Each removal of marbles would count as a weighing, as you are observing if it balances or not, good idea though.

Yup, it's marble number 7 and it's lighter.

Oh so close

label the marbles 1234 5678 ABCD

put 1234 5678 in the pan (WEIGHING 1)

if level, then 1234 5678 are all "reference marbles" and your target marble is in ABCD

put AB and 12 in the pan - if level, marble is amongst CD (WEIGHING 2)

put 1 and C in the pan, if unbalanced, C was your boy, otherwise D - END (WEIGHING 3)

else

put 1 and A in the pan, if unbalanced, A was your boy, otherwise B - END (WEIGHING 3)

(Now that was the easy part. It's this next bit which has taken me ages, and no doubt I'm too late now. Damned if I'm letting the hard work go to waste....)

but, if 1234 and 5678 are unbalanced, then ABCD are your reference marbles

you can relabel the light side of the balance 1234 and the heavier side 5678

put 156 and 278 in the pan (WEIGHING 2) - if level, then our marble is either 3 or 4 which we can determine by weighing 3 against a reference marble A (WEIGHING 3)

if 156 vs 278 is unbalanced and 278 is heaviest, then 7 or 8 is a heavy marble (since it was on the heavy side of weighing 2) OR marble 1 is a light marble (as it was on the light side).

for our third weighting, we weight 7 and 8 to find the heavier marble. If balanced, then 1 was our light marble. Job done.

if in the 156 vs 278 weighing 156 was heaviest, then you can perform the same logic to discover the marble is either 5,6 or 2

Do I win a prize?

Edited by lordelph

Well done LE, you win a marble of your choice (heavy or light).

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label the marbles 1234 5678 ABCD put 1234 5678 in the pan (WEIGHING 1) if level, then 1234 5678 are all "reference marbles" and your target marble is in ABCD...put AB and 12 in the pan - if level, marble is amongst CD (WEIGHING 2)...put 1 and C in the pan, if unbalanced, C was your boy, otherwise D - END (WEIGHING 3)...else...put 1 and A in the pan, if unbalanced, A was your boy, otherwise B - END (WEIGHING 3)

(Now that was the easy part. It's this next bit which has taken me ages, and no doubt I'm too late now. Damned if I'm letting the hard work go to waste....)

but, if 1234 and 5678 are unbalanced, then ABCD are your reference marbles you can relabel the light side of the balance 1234 and the heavier side 5678...put 156 and 278 in the pan (WEIGHING 2) - if level, then our marble is either 3 or 4 which we can determine by weighing 3 against a reference marble A (WEIGHING 3)...if 156 vs 278 is unbalanced and 278 is heaviest, then 7 or 8 is a heavy marble (since it was on the heavy side of weighing 2) OR marble 1 is a light marble (as it was on the light side)...for our third weighting, we weight 7 and 8 to find the heavier marble. If balanced, then 1 was our light marble. Job done... if in the 156 vs 278 weighing 156 was heaviest, then you can perform the same logic to discover the marble is either 5,6 or 2

Do I win a prize?

My brain hurts

MrsB (.....throwing all her marbles out of her pram )

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Someone didn't know how to do it then

"And I am not frightened of dying, any time will do, I

don't mind. Why should I be frightened of dying?

There's no reason for it, you've gotta go sometime."

Name the album. Bonus points for the track title.

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Think Pub Quiz!!

Someone didn't know how to do it then

I'd like to see you fit all that cr@p on an answer sheet in time for the next question...

"And I am not frightened of dying, any time will do, I

don't mind. Why should I be frightened of dying?

There's no reason for it, you've gotta go sometime."

Name the album. Bonus points for the track title.

Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon - too easy...

Edited by The Golem

well, you wanted a more pub-quizzy question!

Picture Round...

Where's this?

I found it easy Lordelph - doesn't mean everyone would....

A view over Thirlmere

Coniston methinks

Can someone tell me if there's a time limit on how long a question is outstanding ?

This is the second time that a question of mine has been ' dinged ' ( ie an answer is given as correct ) by someone else.

Without wanting to sound like a grumpy old man, I think I need to know how frequently I should be at a computer before my questions / answers are pre-empted by others.

Yours in quizziness

civilised

Is it where you get ducked when you are chucked out of the pub for being crap at the quiz?

Looks cool!

Lets go for a view westward over Derwent Water towards Maiden Moor and the Derwent Fells

Can someone tell me if there's a time limit on how long a question is outstanding ?

This is the second time that a question of mine has been ' dinged ' ( ie an answer is given as correct ) by someone else.

Yours in quizziness

civilised

No time limit, although if it's a tough question I would think 12 hours is a reasonable length of time before someone resorts to cheating!

With regard to "dinging" someone elses question, if the question setter isn't online but the answer can be confirmed by someone else well I say go for it - it is only for fun after all, what does everyone else think?

Oh and it IS Derwentwater, with Cat Bells in the foreground and Barrow in the distance - there are caches on these two fells by the way...

oops

Edited by sTeamTraen

Well, while Jango and Boba are out bounty hunting or whatever it is they do - here's another question....

Which 1972 movie, starring Bruce Dern, saw him tending the last remnants of Earth's forests aboard a giant spaceship?

Edited to add the actors name and not the character - thanks Nediam!

Edited by The Golem

Well, while Jango and Boba are out bounty hunting or whatever it is they do - here's another question....

Which 1972 movie, starring Lowell Freeman saw him tending the last remnants of Earth's forests aboard a giant spaceship?

Aaaargh!!!

A friend of mine was asking what this film was the other week! I told him and now I've forgotten! D'oh

Edit:-

Wasn't Freeman Lowell the characters name, not the actor?

Edited by Nediam

Silent Running. The ship was called the Valley Forge. And the robots were Huey, Lewie and Dewie. A sci-fi classic

On the topic of Dinging, I'm sorry if I Dinged out of turn.

Silent Running. The ship was called the Valley Forge. And the robots were Huey, Lewie and Dewie. A sci-fi classic

On the topic of Dinging, I'm sorry if I Dinged out of turn.

Aaaah that's a relief! Cheers SP, it would have bugged me for ages........well at least until I gave up and Googled it

Correctamundo!

It's been ages since I've seen it and now I want to watch it again!

Staying on the Sci-fi movie thread (as most cachers are IT geeks ) name the film this still is taken from:

It looks like Quatermass. So is it Quatermass and the Pit?

I'm impressed. Ding!

Great film

Right, next up and staying with films:-

What movie was the first to win an Academy Award for Best Picture?

If some one gets it right please feel free to "Ding" them. I'm off to a real pub quiz (and cider ) so won't be able to answer for the next few hours.

Edited by Nediam

Metropolis?

Edited by The Golem

I think we may have semantic problems here - where's the question master when you need him - oh right, down the pub

civilised

I'll not google, but I do have a little book of movie facts right here by my left hand...

Is one allowed to 'phone a friend'?

A friend of mine is on the panel which selects Oscar winners.

Would that be cheating? or just resourceful?

go for it SP & The Forester

civilised

edit - you have some influential friends The Forester - but how old are they

civilised

Edited by civilised

[M] would kill me if I answered that question, but I'll put in my answer to the quiz question as:

The Jazz Singer

That's before she responds to my texted cheat.

Edited by The Forester

Miriam would kill me if I answered that question, but I'll put in my answer to the quiz question as:

The Jazz Singer

That's before she responds to my texted cheat.

That's the first sound film.

civilised

OK, I've got my cheat and I've been virtually smacked around the head for not knowing the answer already

It was "Wings" by Meyer Lansky

OK OK I cheated

I'll DING!!! on behalf of Nediam...

I'll DING!!! on behalf of Nediam...

And what was the answer ?

civilised

Edited by civilised

It was "Wings" by Meyer Lansky

It was "Wings" by Meyer Lansky

I cheated on that one and I apologise for doing so, but what the hell.

It's my round.

Who wrote Mein Kampf?

[Edited for a spelling whoopsie]

Edited by The Forester

Hitler

It was "Wings" by Meyer Lansky

Meyer Lansky was a well known Mafia boss in the USA - I don't think he ever received Best Picture Award - do you mean the reclusive guy recently featured in ' The Airman ' ?

civilised

According to IMDb the director was William A. Wellman. Given that Nediam only wanted the name of the film I think Forester's answer is still valid.

Lansky was a well known Mafia boss

Whoops!

It was a crackly line.

I shall check under the covers for a horse's head as a punishment for being a horse's arse.

Thanks for the warning!

According to IMDb the director was William A. Wellman. Given that Nediam only wanted the name of the film I think Forester's answer is still valid.

OK - but I think the rules coud be tightened up a bit

civilised