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Nelson Mandela?

Oscar Wild ?

Edmond Dantes

DING

OK - quick and easy one (if you watch QI), and it's probably been asked before......

How many Lakes are there in the Lake District?

14

Or 1

Or 1

ding...

If C = 2500 +> and M = 3000 +>

What is G

The seventh letter of the English Alphabet :-P

You'll never get a serious answer for that one....

If C = 2500 +> and M = 3000 +>

What is G

Erm......pub quiz???

If C = 2500 +> and M = 3000 +>

What is G

Is that a statement?

Why is what G?

If C = 2500 +> and M = 3000 +>

What is G

I'm pretty sure I know what the "C" and "M" refer to

But I'm not sure what the "G" stands for - or what the height is

2000 - 2499

2000 - 2499
darn - pipped at the post

G = Graham, 2000 to 2499 feet

OK.

I hope somebody's going to explain this, for those of us who haven't a clue what you're talking about.

MrsB

Scottish hills

Grahams are 2000 - 2499 feet

Corbetts are 2500 - 2999 feet

Munros ar 3000 feet plus

Ahhhhhhhh, OK! Thanks

2000 - 2499

DING

2000 - 2499

DING

What is ( or was) an "Ivory Calthorpe"?

What is ( or was) an "Ivory Calthorpe"?

Ooops

Edited by Von-Horst

What is ( or was) an "Ivory Calthorpe"?

A pre-war motorbike (thank heavens for google!)

Errmmmmm....have we dropped the "thou will not use Google" rule then????

here

Edited by keehotee

What is ( or was) an "Ivory Calthorpe"?

A pre-war motorbike (thank heavens for google!)

Errmmmmm....have we dropped the "thou will not use Google" rule then????

here

Ahh Cr@p!

All laugh as the newbie falls foul of a rule in a closed thread....

Sorry!

Original post edited to remove my naughtyness!

I've thought for a while that there should be some way of indicating to newbies the few rules of this Pub Quiz thread, i.e. The question set should be of "Pub Quiz difficulty", the Question Setter will award a Ding to the correct answer, the Dinged Person gets to set the next question... and No Googling allowed.

In some of the game threads over in the Off Topic Forum they do this by simply copying the "rules" across at the start of each new page (every 50 posts).

Worth trying here, perhaps?

MrsB

The question set should be of "Pub Quiz difficulty", the Question Setter will award a Ding to the correct answer, the Dinged Person gets to set the next question... and No Googling allowed.

What about copying MrsB's statement (above) in with every question!

OK, back to Pharisee for another question, preferably one I know the answer to!

Ahh Cr@p!

All laugh as the newbie falls foul of a rule in a closed thread....

Don't worry - you're not the first (in the last couple of days) and you certainly won't be the last...!!!

Don't worry - you're not the first (in the last couple of days) and you certainly won't be the last...!!!

Thinking about it now, I should probably have used my common sense (which is scarce at the best of times ), after all, how many pubs have internet access...

Thinking about it now, I should probably have used my common sense (which is scarce at the best of times ), after all, how many pubs have internet access...

Quite a few now - certainly all the Wetherspoons ones near me do, and there's lots more when I look up on my hot spot finder.

The question set should be of "Pub Quiz difficulty", the Question Setter will award a Ding to the correct answer, the Dinged Person gets to set the next question... and No Googling allowed.

OK, back to Pharisee for another question, preferably one I know the answer to!

"Rudge" was also a famous pre-war motorcycle. Production of their own motorcycles ran from 1911 until December 1939.

Question.... In what year did they win their first Isle of Man TT race?

1912

Edited - Just read the question properly!

Edited by The Lavender Hill Mob

"Rudge" was also a famous pre-war motorcycle. Production of their own motorcycles ran from 1911 until December 1939.

Question.... In what year did they win their first Isle of Man TT race?

Pure guess - 1913?

Keeping the trend going, both in guess and in number...

1914?

Don't worry - you're not the first (in the last couple of days) and you certainly won't be the last...!!!

Thinking about it now, I should probably have used my common sense (which is scarce at the best of times ), after all, how many pubs have internet access...

On the other hand, with Pharisee asking the question - the answer had to be a mountain or a motorbike.

1912

Edited - Just read the question properly!

Nope

"Rudge" was also a famous pre-war motorcycle. Production of their own motorcycles ran from 1911 until December 1939.

Question.... In what year did they win their first Isle of Man TT race?

Pure guess - 1913?

Nope also

What about my guess at 1914?

Keeping the trend going, both in guess and in number...

1914?

DING....

Cyril Pullin won the 1914 "Senior" 500cc race over 6 laps of the 37 mile mountain circuit at an average speed of 49.5mph. The bike was a Rudge 'Multi' and used a variable ratio belt drive that effectively gave 21 different ratios. Just though you'd like to know that

I'm spotting a pattern... 1919 (did the TT run during the great war??)

Right. Today (8th of Jan) is the anniversary of the death of Galileo Galilei who amongst other things discovered the 4 largest moons of Jupiter (three of them he found on the 7th of Jan) - for your ding, what are they called?

sorry - double post

Edited by ZoomLens
I'm spotting a pattern... 1919 (did the TT run during the great war??)

No... The last 'pre-war' race was 1914. It resumed again in 1920.

I'll get the ball rolling with Ganymede & Io, can't remember the others though.

Right. Today (8th of Jan) is the anniversary of the death of Galileo Galilei who amongst other things discovered the 4 largest moons of Jupiter (three of them he found on the 7th of Jan) - for your ding, what are they called?

One of Jupiter's moons is called Io... but I have no idea if it's one of the four largest

Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto..........sorry, been an amatuer astronomer since I was 10.....! Do you want the names of the other 50 or so (only joking!).

Chris

Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto..........sorry, been an amatuer astronomer since I was 10.....! Do you want the names of the other 50 or so (only joking!).

Chris

Yes, ok. Smartypants.

DING!!!

Over to the Blorenges

OK.... a quicky for those who are fans and who have good VCR's or PVR's.....

How much is Maggie Simpson worth?

Chris

\$60,000

lower!

MrsB

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