# The All New All New Groundspeak UK Pub Quiz

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OK, here goes... Which number is the odd number out and why?

1243, 2793, 3656, 4868, 5678, 6397,

Well 5678 is the only number consisting of 4 consecutive cardinal numbers in order.

Or have you been hoisted by your own petard and this is a "pick the thing I'm thinking of" question?

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OK, here goes... Which number is the odd number out and why?

1243, 2793, 3656, 4868, 5678, 6397,

Well 5678 is the only number consisting of 4 consecutive cardinal numbers in order.

Or have you been hoisted by your own petard and this is a "pick the thing I'm thinking of" question?

Or how about.... If you add each set of 4 up...

1243 only equals 10...

but all the others add up to 20 or more...

Definitely seems to be a Q with more than one possible A...

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OK, here goes... Which number is the odd number out and why?

1243, 2793, 3656, 4868, 5678, 6397,

Well 5678 is the only number consisting of 4 consecutive cardinal numbers in order.

Or have you been hoisted by your own petard and this is a "pick the thing I'm thinking of" question?

Or how about.... If you add each set of 4 up...

1243 only equals 10...

but all the others add up to 20 or more...

Definitely seems to be a Q with more than one possible A...

6397 is a prime number, the others aren't

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6397 - it's the only page that doesn't appear in a 6396 page book.

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OK! Good point, well made Marty!

I'll throw the floor open...

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OK, as nobody came in on this last night, I'll take advantage of the time difference.....

Today we are all used to spending on plastic, but...

Which charge/credit card first appeared in 1958?

Which year did that same company first issue cards denominated in Pounds Stirling?

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As it's a charge card I'll guess American Express.

Do cards have denominations?

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Visa card (wasn't called Visa at the time. no idea what it was) - 1968 in UK as Barclaycard????

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Denominated as in - the currency of the card account was made available in GBP rather than US\$, or French Francs, or German Marks etc...

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I haven't a clue, but will guess 1965, and turn this into one of those higher / lower answers

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I haven't a clue, but will guess 1965, and turn this into one of those higher / lower answers

Only if I let people know it it's higher or lower ... (Don't tell anyone but you're close ) And you didn't say which card...

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american express, 1964?

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I'll go for American Express and 1971 since it was the year of Decimilisation.

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Now somebody was only 1 year away....

AmEx- -1963?

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AmEx- -1963?

DING

Diners Club was the first 'charge card' as we know them today, launched in 1950, but was limited in its coverage.

American Express, a financial services company started in 1850, launched their competitor in 1958 and went international in coverage. In 1963 they began to offer cards where the transaction currency was in Pounds Stirling or Mexican Pesos.

Their original cards were literally paper card, but in 1959 they became the first company to use the plastic card as we know it today.

Additional info for those who are bothered... The 'credit card' as we know them began about the same time(1958/9) as a Bank of America experiment in California, but did not really develop until the mid 1960s when franchising with other banks allowed it to spread, across the USA and internationally, including the 'Barclaycard' in the UK in 1966. To create a common name for the various individual bank's franchised cards, they all became VISA in around 1975/6.

Over to keehotee...

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Whoops - sorry for the delay.... [racks brain trying to think of a question...]

OK - the oldest known recorded cave survey is of xxxx in Bristol. xxxx is also the site of the earliest recorded caving death, in 1775.

What is the name of the cave, and what is unique, in this country, about the way the cave was formed?

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Whoops - sorry for the delay.... [racks brain trying to think of a question...]

OK - the oldest known recorded cave survey is of xxxx in Bristol. xxxx is also the site of the earliest recorded caving death, in 1775.

What is the name of the cave, and what is unique, in this country, about the way the cave was formed?

Total guess:

Wookey Hole (it's the only 'cave' I know down there but then again I'm not even sure it is a cave)

It's created by a volcanic vent (I'm sure there's a technical name for this) rather than water erosion.

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Bump - Can't believe this has stagnated.

If MartyBartfast hasn't got it right, the only other 'caves' I can think of down that-a-ways is Clearwell Caves and they were dug/expanded upon by the Forest of Dean Freeminers mining iron ore...

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None right so far...... not Wookey, not Clearwell (in the Forest of Dean, not one of the dozens in and around Bristol), and not St Vincents well either

It's Pen Park Hole, in Filton.

Ding to the first person to answer the second part correctly

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was it formed volcanically... like a geyser?

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Not the answer I'm looking for....

volcanic vent?

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Taking a bit of a guess, geology and geography exams are looong in the past for me ... hot water underground coming up from the depths?

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Taking a bit of a guess, geology and geography exams are looong in the past for me ... hot water underground coming up from the depths?

An odd one to guess at - but it gets you the ding

The cave was formed by rising geothermal water (the only known example of a hydrothermal cave in the UK or Ireland), making it far older than other caves in the area, at around 190 million years old.
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Taking a bit of a guess, geology and geography exams are looong in the past for me ... hot water underground coming up from the depths?

An odd one to guess at - but it gets you the ding

The cave was formed by rising geothermal water (the only known example of a hydrothermal cave in the UK or Ireland), making it far older than other caves in the area, at around 190 million years old.

Not really that odd to guess at ... not with a smattering of geology in the background years ago ... remember when you live in the south west you study the local geology, most of which I have forgotten due to brain injury in between however if the random nature of my guessing bothers you, go ahead set another question.

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Given that this question lasted a week with so few responses, I applaud DG for getting it...

I'm sure keehotee did not mean to imply that anything underhand had transpired, that's the problem with typed communication, it lacks feeling and tone.

Over to you DG.

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Taking a bit of a guess, geology and geography exams are looong in the past for me ... hot water underground coming up from the depths?

An odd one to guess at - but it gets you the ding

The cave was formed by rising geothermal water (the only known example of a hydrothermal cave in the UK or Ireland), making it far older than other caves in the area, at around 190 million years old.

Not really that odd to guess at ... not with a smattering of geology in the background years ago ... remember when you live in the south west you study the local geology, most of which I have forgotten due to brain injury in between however if the random nature of my guessing bothers you, go ahead set another question.

????? Did I miss something?? No offence intended..........

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Ok here's a quickie, what is a human cave dweller called?

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Ok here's a quickie, what is a human cave dweller called?

A trogladite... but I'm not sure about the spelling

UG :-P

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Not another cave question...

Flintstone.

MrsB

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Illegal Immigrant?

Munkeh ???

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Ok here's a quickie, what is a human cave dweller called?

A trogladite... but I'm not sure about the spelling

Ding!

Troglodyte

Over to you John.

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Ok here's a quickie, what is a human cave dweller called?

A trogladite... but I'm not sure about the spelling

Ding!

Troglodyte

Over to you John.

Did think about answering 'Moote' but then again... perhaps not

OK... a nuvver quick one:-

Your boss askes you to go out and catch him a 'brumby'. Where would you be and what would you bring back to him?

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... at a beehive in Birmingham?

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I have a suspicion that this is down in Australia and it is something to do with a horse of some kind

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I have a suspicion that this is down in Australia and it is something to do with a horse of some kind

That's close enough .... A 'Brumby' is a free roaming feral horse found in Australia.

Ooops... almost forgot to give you a.... DING

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Ok nice easy one

Where in the UK might you find the Devils Cauldron and the White Lady ?

This should go very quick.

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I do believe they're in Devon

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I do believe they're in Devon

Lydford Gorge?

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Would that be the same Lydford that has the charming coaching inn called The Highwayman? I remember retreating there years ago when we were camping nearby and the weather got too bad to stay out. On a geography field trip no less!

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There's the Highwayman up the road a couple of miles - Wadders has got a cache there..... Stand and Deliver....etc

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Yep, that's the very one! Unique indeedy.

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They are north welsh Wales, somewhere near Tryfan in Snowdonia...

I can remember walking the top of the Cauldron in the mid 70's when I was living near Chester.

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I said it would be a quick one, a very lovely place is Lydford Gorge.

So DING to keehotee

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OK - an easy one....

What do orange and silver have in common?

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