# The All New All New Groundspeak UK Pub Quiz

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Is "c^\$p" that dam'ned American censor again?

DING

Now that's easier. It's B00000J7JO

Very good

When I read this I burst out laughing the trouble was I was in the middle of a project meeting with the clients legal team! Whooops

OK - another blast from my past..

What is panamax - in metric tonnes (or m3)?

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Hmmm.... I thought it was the biggest ship that could pass through the Panama canal, but surely that would be limited by width and length of the lock and not weight.

If you do a search online for panamax that's what you'll read. But mass is also considered as draft is a limiting factor in the canal - and the locks will only hold a given volume of water so a ships displacement is also a panamax function!

Only one panamax value is given in tonnes or m3...........

Only one panamax value is given in tonnes or m3...........

Vanessa Feltz?

Hmmmm.... OK, I'll take a prod...

Those locks are HUGE seem pictures of them and read in the same (probably airline magazine) article I read the term 'panamax'. Don't think they're too deep though, so I'll punt (pun intended...) at:

200m * 40m * 10m = 80000m^3

A bit too high.

I'll accept an answer to the nearest 5000m3.....

A bit too high.

I'll accept an answer to the nearest 5000m3.....

30,000

A bit too high.

I'll accept an answer to the nearest 5000m3.....

Well that's shortened the odds a bit to make a guess worthwhile so:

50,000m^3

Both too low -

70000?

So ... 50k < answer < 80k

Answer to nearest 5k, so I'll go for the midpoint 65,000 m^3

Answer to nearest 5k, so I'll go for the midpoint 65,000 m^3

Ding ding.....pilot away - full ahead Mr Sieni!

Which fictional character lived at 110A Piccadilly?

Bertie Wooster?

Which fictional character lived at 110A Piccadilly?

Dr Watson... Sherlock's mate?

Paddington Bear. I thought he was real, though.

No and no Watson lived with Holmes in Baker St, Paddington lived with the Browns in Maida Vale. (no rules against googling when saying what isn't the answer!)

Which fictional character lived at 110A Piccadilly?

That would be Lord Peter Wimsey.

Ding to The Wilkerson Family!

Ding to The Wilkerson Family!

Where was the first English FA Cup final played?

Ding to The Wilkerson Family!

Where was the first English FA Cup final played?

The Oval

By jove I think he's got it!

Ding to The Wilkerson Family!

Where was the first English FA Cup final played?

The Oval

DING, I would ask if you were there, but might want a cache approved one day.

Over to you.

Ding to The Wilkerson Family!

Where was the first English FA Cup final played?

The Oval

DING, I would ask if you were there, but might want a cache approved one day.

Over to you.

OK, to fly a flag at half mast, how far down the flag pole should it be?

one third?

one third?

possibly - but not the correct answer

One flag-width* down from the top of the pole.

MrsB

*by "width" I mean the top-to-bottom width i.e. the narrowest width....

dohhhhhhhh.... "You know what I mean!"

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oops

Edited by sTeamTraen

depends on the length of the pole, might be half way down on a very short pole

OK, to fly a flag at half mast, how far down the flag pole should it be?

It has to go all the way up the flag pole and then come down to between one third and two thirds of the flag pole.

The bottom of the flag should be at the half way point? and yes it should be raised all the way to the top first and then brought down to half mast.

Depends on the length of the flagpole - but we plump for halfway down? (or up)

One flag-width* down from the top of the pole.

MrsB

*by "width" I mean the top-to-bottom width i.e. the narrowest width....

dohhhhhhhh.... "You know what I mean!"

t'other short fat guy with beard and specs says he is sorry he had a lay in this morning and Mrs Orange Blorenge gets the "DING"

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.

... Who said that?

anyway... thank you, dodgy guy.

Next Question: Who, or what, "self-destructed" in the Indian Ocean last year? Where did it occur?

MrsB

I first thought that it might have been the Mir space station, but realised that it was longer ago than last year.

So then I remembered something I read yesterday about a palm tree in Madagascar that grows a flower in the shape of a Christmas Tree and then dies... so it could be said to self destruct?

Ding ! to ZoomLens.

The Tahina spectabilis palm grows to spectacular 60 feet in height but then uses up so much energy in one burst of procreation that it collapses and dies - Yet another example of "size isn't everything".

MrsB

Ding ! to ZoomLens.

The Tahina spectabilis palm grows to spectacular 60 feet in height but then uses up so much energy in one burst of procreation that it collapses and dies - Yet another example of "size isn't everything".

MrsB

Bounced back to the top

Ding ! to ZoomLens.

The Tahina spectabilis palm grows to spectacular 60 feet in height but then uses up so much energy in one burst of procreation that it collapses and dies - Yet another example of "size isn't everything".

MrsB

Bounced back to the top

Ahh yes, sorry for the delay boys and girls.

This coming weekend I am travelling up to Fort William for a week with my camera, and will be travelling on the Caledonian Sleeper train from London Euston. For your ding, firstly tell me what is the nick name for this portion of the Caledonian Sleeper, and secondly if I was to then travel from Fort William to Mallaig on the steam train, what is the nick name of the train I would be travelling on?

I'm not a train spotter by the way, it's just a nicer way to travel!

Isn't the first bit The Deerstalker? No idea about the second bit though.

Isn't the first bit The Deerstalker? No idea about the second bit though.

That'll be half a ding right there!

Ding ! to ZoomLens.

The Tahina spectabilis palm grows to spectacular 60 feet in height but then uses up so much energy in one burst of procreation that it collapses and dies - Yet another example of "size isn't everything".

MrsB

Bounced back to the top

Ahh yes, sorry for the delay boys and girls.

This coming weekend I am travelling up to Fort William for a week with my camera, and will be travelling on the Caledonian Sleeper train from London Euston. For your ding, firstly tell me what is the nick name for this portion of the Caledonian Sleeper, and secondly if I was to then travel from Fort William to Mallaig on the steam train, what is the nick name of the train I would be travelling on?

I'm not a train spotter by the way, it's just a nicer way to travel!

Thomas the Tank Engine

Thomas the Tank Engine

Errrr - not quite...

Isn't the Fort William to Mallaig called "The Jacobite"?

Thomas the Tank Engine

Thomas just pulls the train, the mean stationmaster won't name it after him.

Isn't the Fort William to Mallaig called "The Jacobite"?

DING!!!!

Over to Wheelybarrow

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Where is Spinalonga and what is it most known for?

Where is Spinalonga and what is it most known for?

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