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SC, seeing as you know the answer, have I pitched this one too hard?

 

PM sent.

 

Thanks SC. I think I'll ask a different question.

 

The answer was that Jeremy Clarkson's parents owned the company that made the first stuffed toy Paddington Bear (this was in the early 1970s when Jeremy was a child) they gave their children prototypes to play with, so Jeremy owned the first ever Paddington bear toy.

 

New question: What was the name of the human family Paddington lived with in the stories?

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I suspect you meant "Gran Canaria" rather than "Gran Carnaria". The group of islands is the "Canary Islands", which are not named after birds but have the same root as "Canine" and hence are really the Islands of Dogs! That is, the island group is named after the dog.

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I suspect you meant "Gran Canaria" rather than "Gran Carnaria". The group of islands is the "Canary Islands", which are not named after birds but have the same root as "Canine" and hence are really the Islands of Dogs! That is, the island group is named after the dog.

 

Spot on with that answer, the QI Klaxons were waiting, but no Alan Davies....

 

Yes, there was a slight typo on the Gran Canaria, a problem with big fingers on iDevices.

 

So a ding to Pajoholic - over to you

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Thanks for the ding there.

Staying in the States. My daughter and her husband moved from the east coast to the west coast in March, having to drive all the way in the car because of their pets. They started in Virginia and drove to California.

 

How many states did they drive through including start and finish?

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I suspect that this is a question with no strictly correct answer. I suspect you're looking for "Lake Michigan". However, Lake Michigan and Lake Huron are the same body of water (they're joined at the Northern end of Lake Michigan). As Lake Huron is partly in the US and partly in Canada, the entire lake isn't entirely inside the USA's border.

 

That said, I'll still say "Lake Michigan"!

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Thanks. Staying with lakes, this is a two-part question. You only need to answer one part correctly for the ding, but bonus points for getting both:

  1. What is the largest freshwater lake that is in an island that, in turn, is in a fresh water lake?
  2. What is the largest freshwater lake in the World?

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No correct answers so far. Although Wikipedia names Lake Superior as the largest, it is with the caveat that another is hydrologically the largest by area. Another lake in another continent is the largest by volume (containing about a fifth of the World's fresh water by volume). Coincidentally, the answer to Q1 is a lake in an island in an answer to Q2!

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That's enough to get the Ding.

 

For completeness, the largest freshwater lake by volume is (as stated) Lake Baikal in Siberia, which holds approximately 1/5 of the World's fresh surface water. The largest by area is Lake Michigan-Huron (Lake Michigan and Lake Huron are a single body of water in hydrological terms) which, at approx 45,000 sq miles is larger than the 32,000 sq miles of Lake Superior. The largest lake within an island within a lake is Lake Manitou, which is within Manitoulin Island, which is in Lake Huron.

 

Over to MartyBartfast ...

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Ding to Sharpeset

 

Thank you: Sticking with Music, here's a vaguely topical two part question, both parts required for the DING:

 

Who wrote the music for the Royal Fireworks, and for which Royal?

 

Handel was the composer, and the monarch was George . Um, not sure about which George tho' !

I'll go for George the 2nd

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Ding to Sharpeset

 

Thank you: Sticking with Music, here's a vaguely topical two part question, both parts required for the DING:

 

Who wrote the music for the Royal Fireworks, and for which Royal?

 

Handel was the composer, and the monarch was George . Um, not sure about which George tho' !

I'll go for George the 2nd

 

You went for the right one - a right royal DING to you Sire

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Ding to Sharpeset

 

Thank you: Sticking with Music, here's a vaguely topical two part question, both parts required for the DING:

 

Who wrote the music for the Royal Fireworks, and for which Royal?

 

Handel was the composer, and the monarch was George . Um, not sure about which George tho' !

I'll go for George the 2nd

 

You went for the right one - a right royal DING to you Sire

 

Thanks for the ding ... 'Your Majesty' would be more accurate for the female of the species tho' :laughing:

As a side note, I enjoyed the (possibly apocryphal) story that "The Madness of King George" was preferred as a film title because if they'd called it "The Madness of George the 3rd", the film company thought swathes of folk would have stayed away, as they'd not seen episodes 1 or 2 ...

 

Anyway, proper music with a seasonal theme seems to be a good category, so try this one:

What links 7/8 of the Solar System to goblin retailing ?

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Holst's planet suite?

That is 7/8 of the solar system (interesting factoid, Pluto was not discovered until 1930 so is not in the Planets Suite which was written earlier, and now it's demoted anyway, so isn't listed as a planet ... )but for a ding you need a link to the second part of the question ...

 

An extra irrelevant factiod which just swam to the front of my mind : the discoverer Herschel originally named Uranus planet George. Shame that didn't stick in my opinion.

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As Gustav Holst was a 20th Century composer, I'll guess that he re-arranged the earlier Rosetti work?

No ding there I'm afraid, the chap you're thinking of was Rossetti with only one 's', unlike the two 's' Rossetti in question, who was not a musician.

 

If no one gets close by the end of today I'll add a hint.

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