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OK I'll give this one a go.

How much does looking for small plastic containers cost the average cacher in one year?

Great idea for a question, but you kind of have to be the first person to get he previous question right (and be awarded a ding by the question poser) to get the chance to set the next question...

 

Keep watching the thread and I'm sure you'll be up in no time.

 

That's fine, but since there appears to be a bit of cheating going on (reading in between the lines of your words) I just thought I'd get in while there was an opportunity.

It's only a silly game after all. And cachers are used to that shirley.

NEXT! :)

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"Rule 1 - No googling!"

 

so technically it doesn't appear to be forbidden, but I think it's the question poser who will probably have the final say! :)

 

That's what I thought!

Yes, no googling doesn't mean no calculators, does it! And we couldn't possibly have a rule that said, no using your PCs ... otherwise we'd never be able to reply to each other! :laughing:

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When I saw Pharisee's original answer (now edited out) I had a pretty good idea what the answer must be. I merely confirmed it with the calculator.

 

Personally I can hardly stand the suspense. When's Natty coming back?

My bad... I should have said no calculators!

 

Sorry I've not been on sooner...

 

11 x 11 = 121

111 x 111 = 12321

etc..

 

Yes... what the heck... DING!!!!!

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"Rule 1 - No googling!"

 

so technically it doesn't appear to be forbidden, but I think it's the question poser who will probably have the final say! :)

 

That's what I thought!

Yes, no googling doesn't mean no calculators, does it! And we couldn't possibly have a rule that said, no using your PCs ... otherwise we'd never be able to reply to each other! :laughing:

I dunno... I very rarely use a PC these days!

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So the Bronte sisters : Emily, Charlotte & Anne, but what was their brother's name?

I'm going for Bramwell

 

Good choice,

 

DING

:D well, as the other word I had on the brain was "Branston", I think it was possibly the only name I could have admitted without looking silly :D .

 

Anyway, my question is:

What's the highest possible score for one hand in cribbage?

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Thanks!

 

One of our favourite table game is Chickenfoot dominoes. Although you can play this with a 'standard' (i.e. double-six) set, it's normally played with a larger set. We have both double-twelve and double-fifteen sets, although playing Chickenfoot with a double-fifteen set requires a large table. Double-eighteen sets are also available, but you'd probably need to play that on the floor!

 

So to the question: How many tiles are there in a double-twelve and also in a double-fifteen domino set?

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Thanks!

 

One of our favourite table game is Chickenfoot dominoes. Although you can play this with a 'standard' (i.e. double-six) set, it's normally played with a larger set. We have both double-twelve and double-fifteen sets, although playing Chickenfoot with a double-fifteen set requires a large table. Double-eighteen sets are also available, but you'd probably need to play that on the floor!

 

So to the question: How many tiles are there in a double-twelve and also in a double-fifteen domino set?

91... and... 136?

 

Chickenfoot Dominoes? That's a strange merch deal for a rock band!

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Time out.

A new rule: If a Dingee fails to ask a question one week after bing Dinged, anyone can step in with a fresh question.

A reminder of the other rules: Questions should be Pub-Quiz level and Internet searches aren't allowed to find the answer... unless things drag-on and the Questioner ok's Googling (or similar). It's also fine to ask friends or family - so long as they don't look up the answer online either - and books are alright to check. The various QI ones seem a good bet ;)

Game on!

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On the basis of the new rule, I can step in with another question. But first, another for the OP (i.e. Simply Paul): Are electronic resources OK provided they're not on the Internet? For example, would using a calculator or spreadsheet to answer my previous question be permitted?

 

So, WRT the new question: The author Edgar Rice Burroughs, who created Tarzan, also created another series that started in the USA but was mainly set in Barsoom. My question is simply, "Where is Barsoom?"

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On the basis of the new rule, I can step in with another question. But first, another for the OP (i.e. Simply Paul): Are electronic resources OK provided they're not on the Internet? For example, would using a calculator or spreadsheet to answer my previous question be permitted?

 

So, WRT the new question: The author Edgar Rice Burroughs, who created Tarzan, also created another series that started in the USA but was mainly set in Barsoom. My question is simply, "Where is Barsoom?"

 

Mars!

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...But first, another for the OP (i.e. Simply Paul): Are electronic resources OK provided they're not on the Internet? For example, would using a calculator or spreadsheet to answer my previous question be permitted?
I think the general rule would be yes, unless the question-poser asks for them not to be used to answer their specific question.

 

For dodgydaved, it sounds celestial to me. But not famous. Thus small and celestial. Dwarf planet?

 

Edit: I googled to check myself. I'm wrong, but not 100% :)

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...But first, another for the OP (i.e. Simply Paul): Are electronic resources OK provided they're not on the Internet? For example, would using a calculator or spreadsheet to answer my previous question be permitted?
I think the general rule would be yes, unless the question-poser asks for them not to be used to answer their specific question.

Thanks. That was what I thought but another poster seemed to think otherwise, hence my request for clarification.

 

For dodgydaved, it sounds celestial to me. But not famous. Thus small and celestial. Dwarf planet?

 

Edit: I googled to check myself. I'm wrong, but not 100% :)

As I'm posting, it's worth a guess. From the current SciFi trend, I'll guess that it's a planet central to a 'classic' SciFi novel. However, if that's so I suspect that the author and/or the novel would be needed for the ding.

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Who, what or where is, or was, Hesikos?

 

That was a BBC TV children's sci-fi adventure more years ago than I care to calculate!!... I can only remember that there was a 'disembodied' voice that was the 'Voice of Hesikos' :(

 

edited cos I kan't speel

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I'll give you that John, I heard it first as a radio serial :lol:

 

Sorry, forgot the all important DING!

 

Thinking about it... I recon that must have been around the early to middle '50s... Ho hum :(

 

Anyway.... keeping with the television sci-fi theme... The BBC dramatised three "Quatermass" stories. The first was "The Quatermass Experiment", the last was "Quatermass and the Pit" but what was the second called?

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I'll give you that John, I heard it first as a radio serial :lol:

 

Sorry, forgot the all important DING!

 

Thinking about it... I recon that must have been around the early to middle '50s... Ho hum :(

 

Anyway.... keeping with the television sci-fi theme... The BBC dramatised three "Quatermass" stories. The first was "The Quatermass Experiment", the last was "Quatermass and the Pit" but what was the second called?

 

Quatermass 2 :laughing:

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I'll give you that John, I heard it first as a radio serial :lol:

 

Sorry, forgot the all important DING!

 

Thinking about it... I recon that must have been around the early to middle '50s... Ho hum :(

 

Anyway.... keeping with the television sci-fi theme... The BBC dramatised three "Quatermass" stories. The first was "The Quatermass Experiment", the last was "Quatermass and the Pit" but what was the second called?

 

Quatermass 2 :laughing:

 

Indeed it was... Simples :lol: I watched it as a wee sprog from behind the sofa 'cos it was so scary.

 

DING to Keehotee !!

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Ding to SP!!
Sticking with robots (sort-of) name the three 'bots from Silent Running. An old, random favourite of mine :)

Huey Duey and Louie (sp?)

 

LOVE that film!

A-ring-a-ding-ding! A fun Silent Running fact: Douglas Turnbull, who directed it, did the special effects on 2001: A Space Odyssey. The Saturn-ring fly-through was going to be in the earlier film, but unlike the novel version, for the movie of 2001 the mission ended at Jupiter. So he recycled the idea for Silent Running.

P.S. Thanks Keyhotee.

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