# Canadian Geopub Quiz

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Random guessing, 1, 7, 3, 15, 12, 4, 18, 11. Am I getting close?

*pulls darts out of half the patrons in the pub*

Nope.

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27C or about 80F or lower can lead to hypothermia. Anything greater than 27C and survival is indefinite.

JD

I'll say 26C.

25

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The dart from us lands on.... 24C!

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Lets try working down from 35. My next guess is 33, too high, or too low?

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Lets try working down from 35. My next guess is 33, too high, or too low?

Spot on, actually.

Keith, your turn to ask a question!

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Wow! If I ever swim in water that warm, it saps all my energy 'cause I overheat. A more reasonable definition of cold water (10° to 20°) can be found at Ice & Cold Water Module put out by the Canadian Red Cross this year.

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Lets try working down from 35. My next guess is 33, too high, or too low?

Spot on, actually.

Keith, your turn to ask a question!

Hate to disagree but your reading of that page is wrong! What it says is if the person's core body temperature goes below 35C then hypothermia sets in. However, for water to do that it must be 27C or colder. At 27 you will survive 3 hours or a little longer but will ultimately succumb. Above 27 C you can survive indefinitely. Your question asked about water temperature not core body temperature.

JD

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Hate to disagree but your reading of that page is wrong! What it says is if the person's core body temperature goes below 35C then hypothermia sets in. However, for water to do that it must be 27C or colder. At 27 you will survive 3 hours or a little longer but will ultimately succumb. Above 27 C you can survive indefinitely. Your question asked about water temperature not core body temperature.

JD

Halfway down the page:

Any water below 33° C (91° F) is defined as cold water and if you end up in this water your body’s core temperature will drop rather quickly.

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With all the creatures we see while geocaching, what do you call groups of...

1) Geese

2) Frogs

3) Ferrets

4) Humming Birds

5) Trout

6) Bears

7) Crows

8) Squirreles

9) Ferrets

10) Bees

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With all the creatures we see while geocaching, what do you call groups of...

...

10) Bees

A real good reason to geocache somewhere else

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Hate to disagree but your reading of that page is wrong! What it says is if the person's core body temperature goes below 35C then hypothermia sets in. However, for water to do that it must be 27C or colder. At 27 you will survive 3 hours or a little longer but will ultimately succumb. Above 27 C you can survive indefinitely. Your question asked about water temperature not core body temperature.

JD

Halfway down the page:

Any water below 33° C (91° F) is defined as cold water and if you end up in this water your body’s core temperature will drop rather quickly.

Interesting, but that page stands alone I guess. Because from a hypothermic point of view, that will not lower your body temperature enough to hit the 35C point at which hypothermia occurs. It may cause discomfort and possibly disorientation if you are in it long enough but not death by hypothermia. That said I see your point.

JD

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I no believe. I've been swimming for over 3 hours in water colder than 33C and didn't suffer from these symptoms:

# shivering;

# slurred or slow speech;

# poor coordination;

# confusion;

# numbness;

# weakness;

# impaired vision;

# impaired judgement;

# sleepy/drowsiness;

# irrational;

# stiffening of the muscles;

# slow, weak and/or irregular pulse;

# slower, shallower breathing; and

# unconsciousness.

I think you're more likely to suffer these from a day of Geocaching with some of the hard-core types!

SpikeB would be a good person to ask about the hypothermia question.

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With all the creatures we see while geocaching, what do you call groups of...

1) Geese gaggle

2) Frogs

3) Ferrets

4) Humming Birds

5) Trout school(?)

6) Bears

7) Crows

8) Squirreles

9) Ferrets

10) Bees swarm

I could probaly do better with google, but in this enviorment, googling, probaly isn't in the spirit of things

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1) Geese -> buncha

2) Frogs -> buncha

3) Ferrets -> buncha

4) Humming Birds -> buncha

5) Trout -> buncha

6) Bears -> Holy crap its a buncha

7) Crows -> Buncha

8) Squirreles -> Murderous Horde

9) Ferrets -> Buncha

10) Bees -> AHHH!!

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I could probaly do better with google, but in this enviorment, googling, probaly isn't in the spirit of things

Nor is asking a question when you haven't answered a previous one correctly.

Merry Xmas!

C-A

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With all the creatures we see while geocaching, what do you call groups of...

1) Geese - Gaggle - uskerrich2000

2) Frogs

3) Ferrets

4) Humming Birds

5) Trout

6) Bears

7) Crows

8) Squirreles

9) Ferrets

10) Bees

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1) Geese - Gaggle - uskerrich2000

2) Frogs

3) Ferrets

4) Humming Birds

5) Trout

6) Bears

7) Crows

8) Squirreles

9) Ferrets

10) Bees

This will obviously be fully answered by committee

10% is all I'm good for.

7) Murder of Crows

btw Really enjoy this topic. Some real comedians out there, and some really smart cachers.

Frogs - Linger

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I just noticed that ferrets is in the list twice.

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1) Geese - Gaggle - uskerrich2000

2) Frogs

3) Ferrets

4) Humming Birds

5) Trout

6) Bears

7) Crows - Murder - Yorkshire

8) Squirreles

9) Kittens

10) Bees

Fixed number 9, the most correct wins

10 is Swarm

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and isn't a Flock of Geese also acceptable?

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10 is not a swarm, and geese is a gaggle, not a flock. Flock is a general term. deffinition.

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10 is not a swarm, and geese is a gaggle, not a flock. Flock is a general term. deffinition.

9) Kittens: Kindles

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With all the creatures we see while geocaching, what do you call groups of...

I think i should get it, as I am the only one to answer ALL of the question. And as the question asks what would "I" call groups of, I am technically correct

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Kittens come in Litters

Bees come in Clusters

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10 is not a swarm, and geese is a gaggle, not a flock. Flock is a general term. deffinition.

Seems like it all depends on who you ask, I just looked it up in the Oxford and my answers are perfectly acceptable.

And according to the Oxford the term Cluster is specifically, of workers around the queen.

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With all the creatures we see while geocaching, what do you call groups of...

I think i should get it, as I am the only one to answer ALL of the question. And as the question asks what would "I" call groups of, I am technically correct

You have a point there!

I too would call them a "buncha crows" rather than the poetic invention "murder of crows." Etc.

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1) Geese - Gaggle - uskerrich2000

2) Frogs

3) Ferrets

4) Humming Birds

5) Trout

6) Bears

7) Crows - Murder - Yorkshire

8) Squirreles

9) Kittens - Kindle - northernpenguin

10) Bees

3 down, 7 to go

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1) Geese - Gaggle - uskerrich2000

2) Frogs

3) Ferrets

4) Humming Birds

5) Trout

6) Bears

7) Crows - Murder - Yorkshire

8) Squirreles

9) Kittens - Kindle - northernpenguin

10) Bees

3 down, 7 to go

I think #6 is a Sloth of Bears?

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1) Geese - Gaggle - uskerrich2000

2) Frogs

3) Ferrets

4) Humming Birds

5) Trout

6) Bears

7) Crows - Murder - Yorkshire

8) Squirreles

9) Kittens - Kindle - northernpenguin

10) Bees

3 down, 7 to go

5) Trout - school

8) Squirrels - nest

10) Bees - Hive

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1) Geese - Gaggle - uskerrich2000

2) Frogs

3) Ferrets

4) Humming Birds

5) Trout

6) Bears

7) Crows - Murder - Yorkshire

8) Squirreles

9) Kittens - Kindle - northernpenguin

10) Bees

3 down, 7 to go

5) Trout - school

8) Squirrels - nest

10) Bees - Hive

I looked it up after on this site (http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/about/faqs/animals/names.htm), I only got 33% (you can't argue with the US Geological Survey).

I really like the shiver of sharks - they give me the shiver too while diving!

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I think #6 is a Sloth of Bears?

Close enough for one point.

1) Geese - Gaggle - uskerrich2000

2) Frogs

3) Ferrets

4) Humming Birds

5) Trout

6) Bears - Sleuth - Luc & Sweety

7) Crows - Murder - Yorkshire

8) Squirreles

9) Kittens - Kindle - northernpenguin

10) Bees

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1) Geese - Gaggle - uskerrich2000

2) Frogs

3) Ferrets

4) Humming Birds

5) Trout

6) Bears

7) Crows - Murder - Yorkshire

8) Squirreles

9) Kittens - Kindle - northernpenguin

10) Bees

11) Bunnies

3 down, 7 to go

11) Herd

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11) Bunnies

3 down, 7 to go

11) Herd

HAHAHA!

Wait a sec... that's actually it.

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4) Humming Birds - Flight

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I looked it up after on this site (http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/about/faqs/animals/names.htm), I only got 33% (you can't argue with the US Geological Survey).

I really like the shiver of sharks - they give me the shiver too while diving!

The USGS must be running out of geology to look at if they are now into naming hoards of animals! BTW, don't believe everything you read from the USGS. Seems like the watchful eye of the Bush administration will be looking over their shoulders now to ensure that findings by the USGS are consistent with 'American values'. Might this be the end of credibility for the USGS ?

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/bush_scientists

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A dinner of trout?

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A sleuth of bears and a cluster of cats.

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A dinner of trout?

Ha - I love it!

A feast of frogs.

A feedbag of ferrets.

A hearty ingestion of hummingbirds.

A supper of squirrels.

A banquet of bees.

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Trout - Hover

but I like Trout - Dinner

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1) Geese - Gaggle - uskerrich2000

2) Frogs

3) Ferrets

4) Humming Birds

5) Trout - Hover - VO2WW

6) Bears - Sleuth - Luc & Sweety

7) Crows - Murder - Yorkshire

8) Squirreles

9) Kittens - Kindle - northernpenguin

10) Bees

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Frogs - Colony

but if you have only the legs they could be - Appetizers

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Frogs - Army

Humming Birds - 3 names are used: charm, hover or troubling

Squirrels - scurry

JD

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1) Geese - Gaggle - uskerrich2000

2) Frogs - Army - JDandDD

3) Ferrets - Business - JDandDD

4) Humming Birds - Charm - JDandDD

5) Trout - Hover - VO2WW

6) Bears - Sleuth - Luc & Sweety

7) Crows - Murder - Yorkshire

8) Squirreles

9) Kittens - Kindle - northernpenguin

10) Bees

Only two left. So far JDandDD is in the lead.

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Squirrels - Scurry,

maybe into a Curry???????

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Squirrel - Dray or Scurry

Bee - Swarm, Grist or Hive

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Squirrel - Maddening Horde

Bee - Sting Ball

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