# The All New Groundspeak Uk Pub Quiz!

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We've had this one before. I set it! MrsB

We've had this one before. I set it! MrsB

Did I get it right? - I didn't plough through all 72 pages of the thread to cheat!

Pete

We've had this one before. I set it! MrsB

Did I get it right? - I didn't plough through all 72 pages of the thread to cheat!

Pete

No!

So if the answer's in here shouldn't take too long for someone to find it.

You're in a room where there are 3 light switches; each switch operates one of three light bulbs in a remote room; you cannot see the remote room from the room containing the switches. You can operate any switch or any combination of switches any number of times, but what is the minimum number of visits you must make to the remote room to identify which switch operates which light bulb. Explain your method to get the DING.

Actually it takes just 1 visit - switch two lights on, then wait a few minutes then switch one off. Go into the room - one will be on (operated by the switch you've left on) one will be off and cold (operated by the unused switch) and one will be off and hot - the switch that you did turn on and then turned off again.

Someone once had me puzzling that in a pub for hours....

You're in a room where there are 3 light switches; each switch operates one of three light bulbs in a remote room; you cannot see the remote room from the room containing the switches. You can operate any switch or any combination of switches any number of times, but what is the minimum number of visits you must make to the remote room to identify which switch operates which light bulb. Explain your method to get the DING.

Actually it takes just 1 visit - switch two lights on, then wait a few minutes then switch one off. Go into the room - one will be on (operated by the switch you've left on) one will be off and cold (operated by the unused switch) and one will be off and hot - the switch that you did turn on and then turned off again.

Someone once had me puzzling that in a pub for hours....

DING

Cheers Marty - a quick one before I go to bed: which country never flies its flag at the very top of the flagpole, and why?

Manor House?

I googled it earlier and Ian is CORRECT!

......................as Nediam said, "Over to you."

PS Hope he won the quiz

Cheers Eckington and well done to Rutson

Unfortunately we were pathetic in the quiz! (till next time )

Re the bulb question:-

I think you can do it in one visit.

Firstly, turn on switch 1 for a few minutes to let the bulb heat up then turn it off (without having left the room)

Then, turn on switch 2, leave it on and vist the room with the bulbs.

The bulb that is lit is operated by switch 2, the bulb that is off but still warm is operated by switch 1, the bulb that is off and cold will be operated by switch 3?

Edit:- MUST remember which page is the up to date page on the topic!

Edited by Nediam

Bringing current question to the front after my earlier goof.

Cheers Marty - a quick one before I go to bed: which country never flies its flag at the very top of the flagpole, and why?

Cheers Marty - a quick one before I go to bed: which country never flies its flag at the very top of the flagpole, and why?

Whilst I'm here I might as well have a guess

Is it a trick question? In so much as all countries fly their flags slightly below the very top of the flag pole?

(guessing that the reason might be that it is good etiquette to raise a flag slightly before it is lowered? )

Edited by Nediam

Cheers Marty - a quick one before I go to bed: which country never flies its flag at the very top of the flagpole, and why?

Whilst I'm here I might as well have a guess

Is it a trick question? In so much as all countries fly their flags slightly below the very top of the flag pole?

(guessing that the reason might be that it is good etiquette to raise a flag slightly before it is lowered? )

No it's not a trick - one country that I know of officially flies it's flag a few inches lower than other countries do.

go on then, i'll say france, cos it knows its inferior to all other countries!!

My apologies to anyone this offends - the joke was too obvious to resist (for me anyway!)

I'm intrigued by this. I've never known of this courtesy thing of raising a flag before lowering it. The usual procedure is simply that a flag is raised quickly and lowered slowly.

I'm intrigued by this. I've never known of this courtesy thing of raising a flag before lowering it. The usual procedure is simply that a flag is raised quickly and lowered slowly.

I was basing it on the "etiquette" for flying flags at half mast. The "correct" procedure to fly a flag at half mast is to raise it straight to the top, pause briefly and then lower it to around the half way mark. When the flag is to be lowered at the end of the day, it should be raised fully to the top before being brought back all the way down.

Thought the question might have some basis around this, turns out it doesn't.

its not flown half mast just a few inches below the top of the flagpole. It's not France

Has the country chosen to fly their flag a little lower to show some kind of apology?

It will have to be a guessing game then ...

Nepal?

It will have to be a guessing game then ...

Nepal?

Not Nepal.

They fly their flag lower due to something the Americans have done and still are doing.

Iraq?

Is it something to do with the occupying forces attempting to remove the Shahada from the Iraqi flag?

Iraq?

Is it something to do with the occupying forces attempting to remove the Shahada from the Iraqi flag?

Not Iraq but it is a country that isn't very fond of the US.

That narrows it down to well under 200 countries!

Edited to add an abbreviated shortlist:

China 1945-46

Korea 1950-53

China 1950-53

Guatemala 1954

Indonesia 1958

Cuba 1959-60

Guatemala 1960

Belgian Congo 1964

Guatemala 1964

Dominican Republic 1965-66

Peru 1965

Laos 1964-73

Vietnam 1961-73

Cambodia 1969-70

Guatemala 1967-69

Lebanon 1982-84

Libya 1986

Nicaragua 1981-90

Libya 1986

Iran 1987-88

Libya 1989

Panama 1989-90

Iraq 1991-2002

Kuwait 1991

Somalia 1992-94

Croatia 1994

Bosnia 1995

Iran 1998

Sudan 1998

Afghanistan 1998

Yugoslavia 1999

Afghanistan 2001-02

Edited by The Forester

Cuba?

Cuba?

Given that the flag is still flown like that Forester, any with a past grievance but not a current one could have been discounted. Marty you're right with Cuba any guess why?

Cuba?

Given that the flag is still flown like that Forester, any with a past grievance but not a current one could have been discounted. Marty you're right with Cuba any guess why?

Go on, I'm intregued!!

Cuba?

Given that the flag is still flown like that Forester, any with a past grievance but not a current one could have been discounted. Marty you're right with Cuba any guess why?

Go on, I'm intregued!!

That's part of the original question - who & why!

I got the who by guessing so I'll guess the why is to do with the American sanctions and trade embargos against Cuba; are they going to raise the flag when America raises the trade embargo?

Edited by MartyBartfast

Not quite - any more guesses?

Is it because the U.S. still has a base on Cuban soil at Guantanamo?

Is it because the U.S. still has a base on Cuban soil at Guantanamo?

That'll be a DING Nediam - ever since the US refused to hand back Guantanamo Bay after the lease ran out in the 1960s (and the US refused to remove themselves from the location), Cuba has flown its flag a few inches below the full flagpole height. They will only fly it at the top of the flagpole, they say, when the US pull out.

Sorry for not posting another, I've been out and only just checked the forums

I haven't finished the latest question I was working on so, in the meantime, here's one I pinched 3 minutes ago

Name all 24 logo's......

Some have been edited/cropped a little.

Should keep us all going a while

Ding will go to whoever gets the last one....

Edit: - some may be out of date but should still be recognisable

Edited by Nediam

1. Amnesty International

7. Pepsi

8. United Nations

9.Abbey National BS

11.Apple Computers

12.Kodak

13.Guinness

14. World Wide Fund for Nature

18.NATO

23 Bass.

24.Camping Gaz

All of the above plus:

2 Del Monte

3 Castrol

4 Legal & General

19 Lowenbrau

20 British Airways

22 Diners Club

Edited by BikerKats

5. AT & T

6. Red Bull

10. Transco (?)

16. Visa

21. AOL

Edited by MarigauxToby

I think 10 is British Gas which is still a trading entity on the global markets. Just not within Britain!

17. Brut aftershave

All correct so far

No 10 was British gas (well done scottpa100)

Only number 15 needed now

15 - Apple Computers... or Apple Incorporated I think its called now.

15 - Apple Computers... or Apple Incorporated I think its called now.

Ooops - wrong number - I think number 15 could be Six Continents?

All correct so far

No 10 was British gas (well done scottpa100)

Only number 15 needed now

.......................Rolex??????

15. Krona

All correct so far

No 10 was British gas (well done scottpa100)

Only number 15 needed now

.......................Rolex??????

By jove I think he's got it, Nediam .... oh Nediam, where are thou?

My Rolex doesn't have that logo on it- and now that I look at it, Rolex is spelt with two L's on the back... Humm

After an image search on Google to check, I'm happy to give the ding 'loco parentis'

.......................Rolex??????

Ding!!!

Over to you

...

By jove I think he's got it, Nediam .... oh Nediam, where are thou?

Been out caching Back now though and "dinged" him

Nice and easy for a lazy and wet Sunday morning.....

......of what is an ailurophobic afraid?

Nice and easy for a lazy and wet Sunday morning.....

......of what is an ailurophobic afraid?

I seem to remember the Francais for Garlic is something like Aile, so I'll go for Garlic.

Nice and easy for a lazy and wet Sunday morning.....

......of what is an ailurophobic afraid?

I seem to remember the Francais for Garlic is something like Aile, so I'll go for Garlic.

...good logic........................but, "Nope."

Nice and easy for a lazy and wet Sunday morning.....

......of what is an ailurophobic afraid?

I seem to remember the Francais for Garlic is something like Aile, so I'll go for Garlic.

The logic however is on the right lines as an inmate of St Helena suffered from it too.

Nice and easy for a lazy and wet Sunday morning.....

......of what is an ailurophobic afraid?

Ail Ailment

Fear of illness????

I once memorised a list of these thinkng that it would give me an edge during pub quizzes.

CATS.

I once memorised a list of these thinkng that it would give me an edge during pub quizzes.

CATS.

That's the one, over to the many sided figure - - - polygon - - - dead parrot !

O.k. Now for a maths one.

My ship has a helideck with a diameter of 22 metres.

Assuming, I stick right to the edges, how many laps would I need to jog around it to complete a marathon?