# The All New All New Groundspeak UK Pub Quiz

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Something was originally defined as 1⁄10,000,000 of X, following several redefinitions over the years it was redefined as 1⁄299,792,458 of Y on this day in in 1983

For the DING, what is the something, what is X and what is Y ?

Something was originally defined as 1⁄10,000,000 of X, following several redefinitions over the years it was redefined as 1⁄299,792,458 of Y on this day in in 1983

For the DING, what is the something, what is X and what is Y ?

very high powered Physics?! Is the something a metre, x= distance from N Pole to the Equator

y=distance travelled by light in vacuum during a time of 1/299,792,458 seconds

Something was originally defined as 1⁄10,000,000 of X, following several redefinitions over the years it was redefined as 1⁄299,792,458 of Y on this day in in 1983

For the DING, what is the something, what is X and what is Y ?

very high powered Physics?! Is the something a metre, x= distance from N Pole to the Equator

y=distance travelled by light in vacuum during a time of 1/299,792,458 seconds

Absolutely

DING

Eh? It's not 10 million miles from the North pole to the Equator!

Eh? It's not 10 million miles from the North pole to the Equator!

But it is ten million metres, as the answer says.

Eh? It's not 10 million miles from the North pole to the Equator!

Erm... it is 10 million METRES as was said,

Helen

Edited to mention that I added this before jerryo responded

Edited by T-girls

Eh? It's not 10 million miles from the North pole to the Equator!

Erm... it is 10 million METRES as was said,

Helen

Edited to mention that I added this before jerryo responded

But no-one'll believe you. I believe you though.

Eh? It's not 10 million miles from the North pole to the Equator!

That depends which route you take, but as has been said already miles don't come into it.

So we're now waiting for Cakemaker

DOH! brain not in gear.

Sorry to keep you waiting- glad to see you've been exercising the old grey matter while I was out!

What sort of cake is one of the character's girl friend referred to on Sesame Street?

Honeybun?

Nope!

What sort of cake is one of the character's girl friend referred to on Sesame Street?

The 'character' is a nobleman!

What sort of cake is one of the character's girl friend referred to on Sesame Street?

The 'character' is a nobleman!

Earl...no forget it I'm thinking of Ernie

Edited by The Lavender Hill Mob

Well the character has got to be "The Count" (I love to count) but I don't know his girlfriend.

According to my Mrs the Count's girlfriend was Darling von Darling.....is there a Darling cake?

According to my Mrs the Count's girlfriend was Darling von Darling.....is there a Darling cake?

Have never heard of a 'Darling' cake, but you're making good progress!

Have never heard of a 'Darling' cake, but you're making good progress!

According to my sons Muppet book, which is waiting in the boot sale pile, there's a Clementine who's Busters the horses girlfriend but I've never heard of a Clementine cake!

According to my sons Muppet book, which is waiting in the boot sale pile, there's a Clementine who's Busters the horses girlfriend but I've never heard of a Clementine cake!

I have. It's a recipe I've seen Nigella Lawson do, is dead simple, uses very few ingredients and is lovely: http://www.nigella.com/recipes/recipe.asp?article=174

Edited by scanker

Didn't the Count have some kind of female nemisis who always counted down; while the Count counts up. So may be we're looking for an upside down cake.

The answer is a sort of CHOCOLATE cake- yum!

Count von Count's girlfriend was Countess von Backwards, but I've never heard of a backwards cake

She wasn't the only 'Countess'. I haven't heard of a backwards cake either!

Got bored and consulted the muppet wiki and can only find reference to 2 named countesses who have already been mentioned although Darling was spelt Dahling, how reliable is your source? Or sauce, chocolate preferably

Mmm chocolate cake (just off to raid Mrs D's cake in kitchen at 5.10am)...

(yes really)

The answer is a sort of CHOCOLATE cake- yum!

The Cookie Monster.........that's a sort of chocolate cake

Got bored and consulted the muppet wiki and can only find reference to 2 named countesses who have already been mentioned although Darling was spelt Dahling, how reliable is your source? Or sauce, chocolate preferably

You're right - it's a nickname for Countess Dahling von Dahling. My sauce is fine thanks. (I've heard a good chocolate sauce can be made by melting a Mars bar but that's off topic.) This particular chocolate cake traditionally has a layer of apricot jam in it.

Keep trying- you're nearly there now!

Got bored and consulted the muppet wiki and can only find reference to 2 named countesses who have already been mentioned although Darling was spelt Dahling, how reliable is your source? Or sauce, chocolate preferably

You're right - it's a nickname for Countess Dahling von Dahling. My sauce is fine thanks. (I've heard a good chocolate sauce can be made by melting a Mars bar but that's off topic.) This particular chocolate cake traditionally has a layer of apricot jam in it.

Keep trying- you're nearly there now!

Not Battenburg is it!

Edited by The Lavender Hill Mob

Good try, but not correct I'm afraid.

'My little Battenburg' doesn't sound quite right!

You're in the right continent though, try a neighbouring country to Germany.

Good try, but not correct I'm afraid.

'My little Battenburg' doesn't sound quite right!

You're in the right continent though, try a neighbouring country to Germany.

Sacher Torte? (not sure of the spelling).

DING DING DING!!!

Well done to MartyBarfast- back to you!

For what is Emily Firmin best known?

She was either the little girl in bagpuss - or the inspiration for the little girl in bagpuss. ( "...and Emily loved him")

She was either the little girl in bagpuss - or the inspiration for the little girl in bagpuss. ( "...and Emily loved him")

DING

Another quickie, she was Peter Firmin's youngest daughter andwas Emily in Bagpuss.

OK - at work - got to be quick and surreptitious (?)

What, together, contain 25% of all the bones in your body?

OK - at work - got to be quick and surreptitious (?)

What, together, contain 25% of all the bones in your body?

The Pelvic bones?

Edit:- Quick thought, when you said 25%, did you mean mass or number?

Edited by Nediam

OK - at work - got to be quick and surreptitious (?)

What, together, contain 25% of all the bones in your body?

I would have thought 2 hands and 2 feet.................carpals, metacarpals, tarsals, metatarsals and phalanges......I reckon I make that about 105 or so bones?

I'm going to be really pedantic and insist on the closest answer (of the 2 very possibles......)

p.s. based on aduly human body having 206 complete bones

The ears?

spine???

I'm going to be really pedantic and insist on the closest answer (of the 2 very possibles......)

p.s. based on aduly human body having 206 complete bones

.............OK, my anatomy is from about 40yrs ago, but as the foot is considered the more specialised organ, and therefore has probably got less bones I'll go hand, recollection says 2 hands = 54 (?) bones. (I think the foot or rather 2 feet, have 50 or 52 bones)

It would have to be the feet with 52 bones between them.

Lisa

DING to Lisa I'm afraid Ecky - you had the 2 possibles and bet on the wrong one....

DING to Lisa I'm afraid Ecky - you had the 2 possibles and bet on the wrong one....

....do you want my tip for next year's National?

Edited by Eckington

It would have to be the feet with 52 bones between them.

Lisa

There is a hedgeback near Boroughbridge in West Yorks that may still have a few bits of my femur, following a motor bike crash way back in 1964.

For once a question came up on 'my' subject!

Hmmm... first time I've set a question so I have no idea of this is easy or hard.

Believe it or not, there is a sport where a Brit is current world champion - and has been for the last 2 years!

His name is Andy Priaulx - what is he world champion of?

Lisa

For once a question came up on 'my' subject!

Hmmm... first time I've set a question so I have no idea of this is easy or hard.

Believe it or not, there is a sport where a Brit is current world champion - and has been for the last 2 years!

His name is Andy Priaulx - what is he world champion of?

Lisa

Scrabble

Scrabble

Heh - no!

His name wouldn't be that great a scrabble score - OK there is an X but most of the rest is vowels!

As he has Prix in his surname, could it be something to do with motor racing?

Mr Priaulx is the double world touring car champion. Kick a**!

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