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thanks for the ding

now for another question from the pub quiz

How many top three finishes in 34 races did Dick Dastardly and Muttley achieve in Wacky Races?

 

I doubt that he ever finished on the podium, and in line with his number on the mean machine, it was 00.

 

That's the number I was looking for. but I always hoped he would get a win one day

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As the thread has stalled, I'll take the liberty of posing the next question, which is 'friggatriskaidekaphobia' is the fear of what?

Ah, tri and deka ... and given the date today , I make a semi educated guess at the number 13 !

 

I'll elaborate a little on that ... fear of friday the 13th ? the 'frigga' but needs a reason to be there ...

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As the thread has stalled, I'll take the liberty of posing the next question, which is 'friggatriskaidekaphobia' is the fear of what?

Ah, tri and deka ... and given the date today , I make a semi educated guess at the number 13 !

 

I'll elaborate a little on that ... fear of friday the 13th ? the 'frigga' but needs a reason to be there ...

For goodness sake, that's supposed to be 'bit' not 'but' :blink:

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Thank you for the ding, and prodding the thread awake again.

My question (prompted by watching Pointless the other day, and possibly made more tortuous by too much studying of blindmouse puzzles of late ...)

 

Liechtenstein was the only one between the wars, and became the only one again after WW2.

It was still unique until 1991 when it became one of two.

One of two what ?

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one of two countries that doesnt have VAT, the other being Luxemburg.

Wow, interesting! But not the answer I'm afraid, for one thing the dates don't fit.

According to the Guardian

"VAT is a continental invention. French tax authority apparatchik Maurice Lauré fathered the tax in 1954, although a tax that touched on every stage of the production process was first theorised in Germany a century earlier. VAT took its bow in the UK in November 1974"

I checked because I was worried my question might have an unintended second solution.

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one of two countries that doesnt have VAT, the other being Luxemburg.

Wow, interesting! But not the answer I'm afraid, for one thing the dates don't fit.

According to the Guardian

"VAT is a continental invention. French tax authority apparatchik Maurice Lauré fathered the tax in 1954, although a tax that touched on every stage of the production process was first theorised in Germany a century earlier. VAT took its bow in the UK in November 1974"

I checked because I was worried my question might have an unintended second solution.

 

It's one of only two countries that are wholly landlocked by countries which are themselves landlocked. The other one is one of the 'Stans' I believe (Kyrgistan landlocked by Kazakhstan?)

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one of two countries that doesnt have VAT, the other being Luxemburg.

Wow, interesting! But not the answer I'm afraid, for one thing the dates don't fit.

According to the Guardian

"VAT is a continental invention. French tax authority apparatchik Maurice Lauré fathered the tax in 1954, although a tax that touched on every stage of the production process was first theorised in Germany a century earlier. VAT took its bow in the UK in November 1974"

I checked because I was worried my question might have an unintended second solution.

 

It's one of only two countries that are wholly landlocked by countries which are themselves landlocked. The other one is one of the 'Stans' I believe (Kyrgistan landlocked by Kazakhstan?)

Ding to Sharpeset, a "doubly landlocked" country is what wikipedia calls it, defined there as

" ... surrounded entirely by one or more landlocked countries (requiring the crossing of at least two national borders to reach a coastline)."

The other is Uzbekistan

Over to you

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one of two countries that doesnt have VAT, the other being Luxemburg.

Wow, interesting! But not the answer I'm afraid, for one thing the dates don't fit.

According to the Guardian

"VAT is a continental invention. French tax authority apparatchik Maurice Lauré fathered the tax in 1954, although a tax that touched on every stage of the production process was first theorised in Germany a century earlier. VAT took its bow in the UK in November 1974"

I checked because I was worried my question might have an unintended second solution.

 

It's one of only two countries that are wholly landlocked by countries which are themselves landlocked. The other one is one of the 'Stans' I believe (Kyrgistan landlocked by Kazakhstan?)

Ding to Sharpeset, a "doubly landlocked" country is what wikipedia calls it, defined there as

" ... surrounded entirely by one or more landlocked countries (requiring the crossing of at least two national borders to reach a coastline)."

The other is Uzbekistan

Over to you

 

Thank you :)

 

Sticking with geography - where would you find a monk standing between a virgin and an ogre?

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one of two countries that doesnt have VAT, the other being Luxemburg.

Wow, interesting! But not the answer I'm afraid, for one thing the dates don't fit.

According to the Guardian

"VAT is a continental invention. French tax authority apparatchik Maurice Lauré fathered the tax in 1954, although a tax that touched on every stage of the production process was first theorised in Germany a century earlier. VAT took its bow in the UK in November 1974"

I checked because I was worried my question might have an unintended second solution.

 

It's one of only two countries that are wholly landlocked by countries which are themselves landlocked. The other one is one of the 'Stans' I believe (Kyrgistan landlocked by Kazakhstan?)

Ding to Sharpeset, a "doubly landlocked" country is what wikipedia calls it, defined there as

" ... surrounded entirely by one or more landlocked countries (requiring the crossing of at least two national borders to reach a coastline)."

The other is Uzbekistan

Over to you

 

Thank you :)

 

Sticking with geography - where would you find a monk standing between a virgin and an ogre?

Sounds like fanciful names for rock formations to me: I'll guess they are sea stacks ... Shetland maybe ?

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