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BUMP !

It's weeks since the last question was set, then a second question, neither are apparently going to be answered. We could cheat and google ( and I believe we wouldn't be the first to do so :( )but we won't, and it would be a shame for the thread to die.

 

So, if there are no sudden answers , no new and do-able question from the last setter, or any objections I'll set a new question after the weekend to get the ball rolling again.

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Boggin's Dad, seeing as my question has been adjudged to be too niche, I'll give you the 'ding!' for economics.

 

The prize is awarded for "that American economist under the age of forty who is adjudged to have made a significant contribution to economic thought and knowledge".

 

Over to you...

 

Thanks for the Ding

 

I have a question along similar lines, hopefully one or two people might know this one....

 

What is the name of the prize given to mathematicians under the age of Forty by the International Mathematical Union? It is awarded to up to four winners, every four years. The most recent meeting being held in Soeul in 2014.

 

Good Luck

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Thanks. FWIW, other unusual things about "Bohemian Rhapsody" are that, at about six minutes long, it's about twice the length that was considered normal for a single at the time and it's one of the few 'pop chart' singles not to fit into a single genre.

 

Staying with music, and hoping that this isn't too niche! What is the standard tuning of a 5-string violin (i.e. to which notes are the strings tuned?)

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I guess that a clue's in order. A 5-string violin combines the ranges of standard viola and violin. That is, the fifth string is tuned the same as the lowest string on a viola.

 

Right.

Music is not a poular round in this pub quiz is it ? We all go off to the bar for a refill ...

 

I know nothing whatsoever about the tuning of any string instrument apart from the guitar (EADGBE if I recall my long off teenage years correctly). But with 8 notes and 5 strings, ( as with the guitar there may be repetition though ... but not two leetrs the same next to each other I guess, and always a sequence ) Let's try some random guesses starting with the above for no good reason ...

EADGB , ADGBE , DGBEA GBEDA , BEADG , ABCDE , BCDEF , DEFGA , EFGHA , FGHAB , GABCD , ACEFG , CEFAG , ABCDE , BCDEF , CDEFGA , DEFGA, EFGAB, FGABC, ooh, I want to put GAGB something :laughing: GAGBA , GAGBC, GAGBD , GAGBE, GAGBF ... or is it some 5 letter word made of those 8 letters perhaps ? FADED, FACED, DECAF ,BADGE, CADGE, CAGED ?

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Well, thank you,

I don't think I so much answered the question as bludgeoned it into surrender ...

 

Which immediately suggests the next question:

Who said

"I'm playing all the right notes, but not necessarily in the right order."

And to whom ?

 

Bonus smart alec points for giving the questioners version of the questioned persons name as well as the proper one.

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They had at least two, but I suspect you're looking for Bring Me Sunshine.

That'll get you the DING! FWIW, any of the other tunes mentioned in their Wikipedia page would have also got the ding. However, "Bring me Sunshine" (together with that wacky dance) is the one that I suspect most people remember.

 

Over to MartyBartfast...

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Thanks for the Ding and apologies for the delay in questioning...

 

Next question..... Laura Dern, Sharon Stone, Carrie Fisher, Jamie Lee Curtis, Melanie Griffith and Brooke Shields were all reputedly under consideration for which role, ultimately played by Linda Blair? (There is a link!!)

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What is the name of the children’s book which was written by Prince Charles and published in 1980?

 

Arrgh, it's somewhere lurking at the back of my mental filing system ... something Scottish, and I can't help but see an image of groundskeeper Willie off the Simpsons ... was it "The old man of <insert Scots place name here> " ? Loch something ? Lochinvar ? No that was young Lochinvar ...

 

For goodness sake, someone please answer it, that's going to bother me until the answer appears.

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What is the name of the children’s book which was written by Prince Charles and published in 1980?

 

Arrgh, it's somewhere lurking at the back of my mental filing system ... something Scottish, and I can't help but see an image of groundskeeper Willie off the Simpsons ... was it "The old man of <insert Scots place name here> " ? Loch something ? Lochinvar ? No that was young Lochinvar ...

 

For goodness sake, someone please answer it, that's going to bother me until the answer appears.

 

with the help full quoit from Hal-an-tow which has jogged my memoty and to put him her out of his her torment. old man of lochnagar

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