# The All New All New Groundspeak UK Pub Quiz

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Sounds like they might have been Binars.

DING!

What do the following number ratios have in common?

3: 4 :5

5: 12 :13

6: 8 :10

8: 15 :17

7: 24 :25

9: 40 :41

What do the following number ratios have in common?

3: 4 :5

5: 12 :13

6: 8 :10

8: 15 :17

7: 24 :25

9: 40 :41

Pythagoras?

What do the following number ratios have in common?

3: 4 :5

5: 12 :13

6: 8 :10

8: 15 :17

7: 24 :25

9: 40 :41

Pythagoras?

Yes. They're common Pythagorean triples (for right-angled triangles).

If each case above, if you make a triangle whose 3 sides measure the length of each given number respectively, the resulting triangle will have a right angle.

I'll take that as a ding then

Where were nine ladies severley castigated for going to a Sunday hop?

(spelyng - or taipo )

Edited by dodgydaved

I believe it's a stone circle.... but I can't for the life of me remember where... Ilkley Moor as a random guess. MaxKim.

I believe it's a stone circle.... but I can't for the life of me remember where... Ilkley Moor as a random guess. MaxKim.

Certainly is a stone circle - but where :unsure:

Clue: features (kinda) in a detective novel by a British writer who also featured a geocache in a later novel :ph34r:

Derbyshire. Stanton moor IIRC, The Nine Ladies. Legend has it they were turned to stone for daring to dance on a Sunday.

Derbyshire. Stanton moor IIRC, The Nine Ladies. Legend has it they were turned to stone for daring to dance on a Sunday.

Thst's a big DING for the star at Orion's shoulder!!!!!

The Nine ladies features in Stephen Booth's second novel "Ddances with Virgins", a cache 'Petrus' appears in"The dead place" (dangerous dave indeed!!!!!!)

Derbyshire. Stanton moor IIRC, The Nine Ladies. Legend has it they were turned to stone for daring to dance on a Sunday.

Thst's a big DING for the star at Orion's shoulder!!!!!

The Nine ladies features in Stephen Booth's second novel "Ddances with Virgins", a cache 'Petrus' appears in"The dead place" (dangerous dave indeed!!!!!!)

Hmmm.... Way back in the early 70s, I vaguely remember an old folk song being sung to me by my 'lady of the time' concerning "Sue and William" who lived in "Stanton Drew, in the county of Somerset". They went to be married on a Saturday and hired a fiddler to play for them afterwards. He would only play for them up until midinght because "dancing on a Sunday wouldn't be right". At midnight, Sue found another fiddler (the Devil in disguise) to carry on playing for them. When he stopped playing "Quick as a flash, he turned them to stone."

I wonder which came first, the old folk song or the name for the 'Nine Ladies'.

Probably the old folk song John - or at least the tradition that lead to the singing of the old folk song - ceretainly having just googled it deeply I could find no reference to the derivation of the name (not even on "The Modern Antiquarian" or the "Megalithic Portal". )

English Heritage gives this:

"The names of the monuments derive from their associations with folk traditions, in which it is said that nine women were dancing on the Sabbath to a fiddler – the King Stone – and were turned to stone. The graffiti carved on the King Stone, which includes the name ‘Bill Stumps’, is also mentioned in The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens. "

Probably the old folk song John - or at least the tradition that lead to the singing of the old folk song - ceretainly having just googled it deeply I could find no reference to the derivation of the name (not even on "The Modern Antiquarian" or the "Megalithic Portal". )

English Heritage gives this:

"The names of the monuments derive from their associations with folk traditions, in which it is said that nine women were dancing on the Sabbath to a fiddler – the King Stone – and were turned to stone. The graffiti carved on the King Stone, which includes the name 'Bill Stumps', is also mentioned in The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens. "

Having done a little Googling myself it seems that the impressive stone circle at Stanton Drew in Somerset also has a similar legend. This from Wikipedia:-

"There are several local traditional stories about the megalithic complex. The best known tells how a wedding party was turned to stone: the party was held throughout Saturday, but a man clothed in black (the Devil in disguise) came and started to play his violin for the merrymakers after midnight, continuing into holy Sunday morning. When dawn broke, everybody had been turned to stone by the Demon: so the stone circles are the dancers, the avenues are the fiddlers and the Cove is the bride and the groom with the drunken churchman at their feet. They are still awaiting the Devil who promised to come back someday and play again for them."

I eventually found the lyrics to the song I mentioned and more about the stone circle on the "Twisted Tree" website here:- Twisted Tree

Strange that the name "Stanton" is common to both sites. I wonder what the derivation of that name is. Maybe I'll dig a little deeper

Edited by Pharisee

The term henge is derived from Stonehenge although Stonehenge itself isn't a true henge monument.

What defines a henge? And as a bonus question, why isn't Stonehenge one?

The term henge is derived from Stonehenge although Stonehenge itself isn't a true henge monument.

What defines a henge? And as a bonus question, why isn't Stonehenge one?

Having done a bit of "Googling" for stone circles for the above posts, I now know the answer... but as I didn't know the answer before the Googling, I'll leave it for someone else to reply

IIRC from QI, a henge is an earthworks comprising a circle(ish) of embankment - a bit like if you'd laid a giant flan case on the ground. Stonehenge is an arrangement of stones that doesn't include the prerequisite earthworks.

Close, but not quite a ding

I thought it might be because the lintel stones aren't just resting on the trilithons, they're held in place by joints. But then I checked the QI book while I was in the library and discovered Stonehenge is inside-out. It's a ditch abound a bank, not a bank around a ditch, as a Henge technically is.

I thought it might be because the lintel stones aren't just resting on the trilithons, they're held in place by joints. But then I checked the QI book while I was in the library and discovered Stonehenge is inside-out. It's a ditch abound a bank, not a bank around a ditch, as a Henge technically is.

DING!

A henge is distinguished by a ditch being cut in an oval or circular shape with a bank surrounding it - it doesn't have to have any kind of stone circle or monument associated with it. We have a rather spectacular example up here called the Ring of Brodgar which does have a stone circle inside the henge itself.

Stonehenge has the ditch and bank structure the wrong way round to be a true henge (the bank is inside the ditch) although oddly, the name henge is derived from Stonehenge.

Over to you, sir.

I visited The Ring of Brodgar when I was up in Orkney. It was a very peaceful spot on an overcast day, even in June and tourist season. Sticking with antiquity (sort of), in which country is the province of Antique?

Montserrat rings a bell for some reason...

Not Montserrat. The country you are looking for is the world's 73rd largest by area and has a population of around 93m. Baybayin is one of several indigenous scripts of this country.

Established April 27, 1565

Declared Independence from Spain June 12, 1898, but sold to the US for \$20m by Spain

Self-government March 24, 1934

Independence from the United States July 4, 1946

Current constitution February 2, 1987

The Phillipines ?

The Phillipines ?
That's a ring-a-ding-a-bing-bang-bong!

What's the name of the only solicitor to be hanged for murder in England & Wales ?

Hung on the border you mean?

I'll take a guess at Smith, the Brides in the Bath murderer as I don't think Crippen was a solicitor, M'lud

And I tried so hard to avoid ambiguity

England & Wales as opposed to Scotland.

And no, it wasn't the Brides in the Bath chappie.

Having been in the penal system for many years I have collected many books on the subject so decided to have a quick read and find the answer.

1922 at Gloucester Prison, Herbert Armstrong!

Spot on !

Hope you weren't guarding him

Thanks for the DING.

Staying on a similar theme:

Which British Prison was built in the early 1800's to hold prisoners from the Napoleonic Wars?

Thanks for the DING.

Staying on a similar theme:

Which British Prison was built in the early 1800's to hold prisoners from the Napoleonic Wars?

Dartmoor!

Well that didn't last as long as I thought. Somebody else must have an interest in that place, I know why mine is

DING and over to Retallick Ramblers

OK, waking up this time of year, what do the initials A.M.M. stand for?

Is this the weather thing? Atlantic Something Mode? I know the heating northern hemisphere after January 19th triggers a wind cycle, thanks to the BBC series Orbit which I've been watching keenly

Is this the weather thing? Atlantic Something Mode? I know the heating northern hemisphere after January 19th triggers a wind cycle, thanks to the BBC series Orbit which I've been watching keenly

Nope.

I can't reconcile the "waking up at this time of year" bit. However, in the context of electronics it can stand for "Amplitude Modulated Multiplexing"; although it's normally part of the term "Amplitude Modulated Time Division Multiplexing", which is how analogue telephones work and the term is normally shortened to "TDM" rather than "AMM".

OK, waking up this time of year, what do the initials A.M.M. stand for?

ANOTHER bloomin' MONDAY MORNIGHT at work?

All wrong so far.

Always moody Mondays? ;-)

No, they're all year round.

These wake up in spring and mainly sleep in the winter (good idea).

Is one of the Ms Mammal?

Is one of the Ms Mammal?

Nope.

Not very common nowadays, and mainly in the fringes of Britain - Scotland, Wales & Cornwall. Some say they no longer exist at all.

Dormouse ?

Smaller

saw and was amazed by something in one of the frozen planet episodes, something Moth something?

Nope. More domesticated.

More domesticated than a moth ?

Nope. More domesticated.

lol, no clue then..

clearly a typical pub quiz question

Give us a hint

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