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I loooooooove the olympics and am a bit of a boff jbo so I will answer Great britain!

 

Though this answer disproves the question on the last page which said Greece was the only country to have competed in all the olympics but I know for a fact they didnt win a gold in Beijing.

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DING to Dogfort:

 

Four (or possibly five) nations have competed in every modern summer Olympic Games. These are: Greece, France, Great Britain, Australia, and Switzerland. However, only Greece has competed in the entire games and under its own flag for all.

 

France officially boycotted one games but were unofficially represented by a lone athlete who officially competed for the USA. Great Britain competed in one or more early games in a combined team with Ireland. Australia competed in one or more in a combined team with New Zealand. Switzerland boycotted the main Melbourne games but had already competed in the equestrian events that were held prior to the boycott.

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Great Britain competed in one or more early games in a combined team with Ireland.

 

How early? Remember it was part of the UK until 1921.....

According to my source, in 1896 Great Britain competed as part of the 'United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland' -- seemingly under a flag other than the Union Flag.

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I wouldn't rely on that source

 

At the Sydney Games in 2000, British rower Steven Redgrave became the first athlete to win gold medals in five consecutive Olympics.

 

Which conveniently ignores the fact two athletes have won 6 gold medals in consecutive Olympics Google if you want to know who they are)

 

Coming back to tthe point. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland competes as "Great Britain" at the Olympics, more often called "Team GB" although i might object if I were Irish. Incidentally Northern Irish athletes can choose to represent Great Britain or the Republic of Ireland.

 

Prior to 1920 "Great Britain" was Olympic shorthand for 'United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland'.

 

Shall we move on?

 

Martybartfast, you got the last question correct. Can we have a new one before this thread disolves into Anarchy...

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I wouldn't rely on that source

 

At the Sydney Games in 2000, British rower Steven Redgrave became the first athlete to win gold medals in five consecutive Olympics.

 

Which conveniently ignores the fact two athletes have won 6 gold medals in consecutive Olympics Google if you want to know who they are)

So, do you dispute that Great Britain is the only nation to have won one or more gold medals at every Modern Summer Olympic Games? Perhaps you dispute that athletes from Greece, Great Britain, Australia, Switzerland, and France have competed in every modern summer games? If so, perhaps you could share your source(s). If neither, I fail to see the point of your post!

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OK change of tack, and back to Popular Culture, name the TV show :-

 

 

Our whole universe was in a hot dense state,

Then nearly fourteen billion years ago expansion started. Wait...

The Earth began to cool,

The autotrophs began to drool,

Neanderthals developed tools,

We built a wall (we built the pyramids),

Math, science, history, unraveling the mysteries,

......

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OK change of tack, and back to Popular Culture, name the TV show :-

 

 

Our whole universe was in a hot dense state,

Then nearly fourteen billion years ago expansion started. Wait...

The Earth began to cool,

The autotrophs began to drool,

Neanderthals developed tools,

We built a wall (we built the pyramids),

Math, science, history, unraveling the mysteries,

......

The Big Bang Theory (I'm such a fan-girl!)

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OK change of tack, and back to Popular Culture, name the TV show :-

 

 

Our whole universe was in a hot dense state,

Then nearly fourteen billion years ago expansion started. Wait...

The Earth began to cool,

The autotrophs began to drool,

Neanderthals developed tools,

We built a wall (we built the pyramids),

Math, science, history, unraveling the mysteries,

......

The Big Bang Theory (I'm such a fan-girl!)

 

Well that must take the record for fastest correct answer

DING

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OK change of tack, and back to Popular Culture, name the TV show :-

 

 

Our whole universe was in a hot dense state,

Then nearly fourteen billion years ago expansion started. Wait...

The Earth began to cool,

The autotrophs began to drool,

Neanderthals developed tools,

We built a wall (we built the pyramids),

Math, science, history, unraveling the mysteries,

......

The Big Bang Theory (I'm such a fan-girl!)

 

Well that must take the record for fastest correct answer

DING

I think if I ever did Mastermind, it would have to be my specialist subject! (Unless I chose Star Trek!) OK, I'll have to think of a question now. Give me a moment...

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OK, on a space theme...

 

Name the FIVE largest planets in our solar system.

 

(For extra kudos, you can list them in descending order of size, although this is NOT required for the ding.)

 

Jupiter

Saturn

Neptune

Uranus

Earth

That's a big ol' DING there, Marty.

 

And I'll give you a side order of kudos while we're at it. Now before any pedants start worrying that I've gone soft in my old age, I know the Uranus/Neptune question is a tricky one. Neptune actually has more mass (contains more stuff ) but Uranus has a larger diameter. The non-specific wording of my question in defining the word "largeat" means that both could be counted as being correct and as I'm awarding kudos, not a DING for that, I think we can be a little bit more lenient... That's my FINAL word! ;)

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Wasn't sure if it would count or not....

 

Let's change track a bit. Beatles song titles containing the word 'day'? How many can you name?

 

(including when they where quarrymen and any words containing a 'day')

 

Edit: I know 8. That'll get a ding unless challanged.

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This was hard as I misread the question and assumed that "Yesterday", "Eight Days a Week", and "Birthday" weren't allowed. So I could only get four 'definite' and one 'maybe'. However, including those:

  • Good Day Sunshine
  • Hard Day's Night
  • Day Tripper
  • A Day in the Life
  • Yesterday
  • Eight Days a Week
  • Birthday

I'm not sure of this, but they covered many classics in the early years, and I suspect that Buddy Holly's "That'll be the Day" might be one of those. If so, that'll be the eighth!

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That'll be the day is correct, so you have a ding there.

 

One you're missing: Things we said today.

Now that you mention it, that one seems obvious :(

 

The last answer included the Buddy Holly song, "That'll be the Day". Buddy Holly tragically died in a plane crash on 3rd February 1959, which Don McLean's song "American Pie" imortalised as "The day The Music died". Big Bopper and Richie Valens also died in that crash. However, two other musicians didn't get on that plane: one gave up his seat to the Big Bopper because Big Bopper was suffering from 'flu; the other lost a coin toss with Richie Valens.

 

Your task is to name either of the above two musicians who didn't get on that plane.

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