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Trivia Thread #1

Fri Jan 19, 2007 12:32 am

Simple idea: Ask a trivia question and wait for somebody to post a reply. That poster will then post his/her own question. Nothing to stop anyone cheating here but let's try the honor system

Name 5 German players in the NHL: (there are more than 5)

[Edited 2007-01-18 16:43:49]
 
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RE: Trivia Thread #1

Fri Jan 19, 2007 12:58 am

Quoting YOWza (Thread starter):
Name 5 German players in the NHL: (there are more than 5)

[Edited 2007-01-18 16:43:49]

5??

Olaf Kolzig
Marco Sturm (is he still playing in the NHL?) Boston?
Jochen Hecht ?
Christian Ehrhoff ?

damn, i don't know

Does Uwe Krupp count?  Wink
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RE: Trivia Thread #1

Fri Jan 19, 2007 1:00 am

Quoting YOWza (Thread starter):
Name 5 German players in the NHL: (there are more than 5)

Hockey is a no brainer as most of the world does not play it
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RE: Trivia Thread #1

Fri Jan 19, 2007 1:20 am

Wasn't Heatley of Ottawa born in Germany? How about Grabouski?
 
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RE: Trivia Thread #1

Fri Jan 19, 2007 1:22 am

This one should be easy for baseball fans:
All time major league homerun champion with last names starting with Q?
 
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RE: Trivia Thread #1

Fri Jan 19, 2007 1:55 am

Quoting AirCop (Reply 4):
This one should be easy for baseball fans:

that's not me.  Wink

KROC. LHMark?
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RE: Trivia Thread #1

Fri Jan 19, 2007 4:20 am

Quoting YooYoo (Reply 1):
Olaf Kolzig

Kolzig= South African

He just got a dual citizenship so he could play on the German Olympic squad.  Smile

I honestly don't know any other ones, other than Marco Sturm.  silly 
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RE: Trivia Thread #1

Fri Jan 19, 2007 6:14 am

Who was first member to post his picture on A.net?
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RE: Trivia Thread #1

Fri Jan 19, 2007 9:32 am

Quoting AirCop (Reply 4):
All time major league homerun champion with last names starting with Q?

Answer: Jamie Quirk only 706 home runs behind Hank Aaron.
 
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RE: Trivia Thread #1

Fri Jan 19, 2007 1:57 pm

Quoting AirCop (Reply 8):
Quoting AirCop (Reply 4):
All time major league homerun champion with last names starting with Q?


Answer: Jamie Quirk only 706 home runs behind Hank Aaron.

Let's keep this thread running. Staying with the baseball theme; Who served up #715 to Hammerin' Hank, and for what team did he play?
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RE: Trivia Thread #1

Fri Jan 19, 2007 2:40 pm

I reckon if you try and keep the questions a little more international this thread will go nuts.
 
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RE: Trivia Thread #1

Fri Jan 19, 2007 3:36 pm

Quoting MKEdude (Reply 9):
Who served up #715 to Hammerin' Hank, and for what team did he play?

It was Al Downing of the LA Dodgers...

Now my question-

What TV broadcast had the biggest audience in history? HINT- it's not "Seinfeld" last episode... that was second.

[Edited 2007-01-19 07:37:00]
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RE: Trivia Thread #1

Fri Jan 19, 2007 3:38 pm

Quoting San747 (Reply 11):
What TV broadcast had the biggest audience in history? HINT- it's not "Seinfeld" last episode... that was second.

Moon Landing?
 
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RE: Trivia Thread #1

Fri Jan 19, 2007 6:19 pm

Quoting KiwiinOz (Reply 12):
Quoting San747 (Reply 11):
What TV broadcast had the biggest audience in history? HINT- it's not "Seinfeld" last episode... that was second.

Moon Landing?

Or the last episode of M*A*S*H
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RE: Trivia Thread #1

Fri Jan 19, 2007 6:24 pm

Quoting San747 (Reply 11):

What TV broadcast had the biggest audience in history? HINT- it's not "Seinfeld" last episode... that was second.

Wasn't it the final episode of "Dallas", or something?

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RE: Trivia Thread #1

Fri Jan 19, 2007 10:13 pm

Quoting San747 (Reply 11):
What TV broadcast had the biggest audience in history? HINT- it's not "Seinfeld" last episode... that was second.

That was the final episode of MASH in 1983.


Question:

Who are Frances Ethel Gumm, Lucille Fay LeSueur, and Archibald Leech better known as?
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RE: Trivia Thread #1

Fri Jan 19, 2007 11:29 pm

Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 15):
Who are Frances Ethel Gumm, Lucille Fay LeSueur, and Archibald Leech better known as?

Judy Garland, Joan Crawford, and Cary Grant
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RE: Trivia Thread #1

Fri Jan 19, 2007 11:45 pm

Try this one on for size:

What is the origin of the wristwatch?

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RE: Trivia Thread #1

Sat Jan 20, 2007 10:02 am

Quoting Doona (Reply 17):
What is the origin of the wristwatch?

As in, where was it first made, or how did it come about?

I will guess England
 
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RE: Trivia Thread #1

Sat Jan 20, 2007 7:21 pm

Quoting KiwiinOz (Reply 18):
how did it come about?

This is what I'm looking for. And yes, the British did come up with it, but how?

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RE: Trivia Thread #1

Sat Jan 20, 2007 7:44 pm

Quoting Doona (Reply 19):
This is what I'm looking for. And yes, the British did come up with it

not according to the dreaded wikipedia - but we all know how (un)reliable that is Big grin so I would take the following with a pinch
( or indeed a bucket ) of salt

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watch

The wristwatch was invented by Patek Philippe at the end of the 19th century. At the time, it was considered a woman's accessory
 
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RE: Trivia Thread #1

Sat Jan 20, 2007 7:47 pm

Quoting Kiwiandrew (Reply 20):
not according to the dreaded wikipedia - but we all know how (un)reliable that is so I would take the following with a pinch
( or indeed a bucket ) of salt

Cheat!!! You're not supposed to use Wiki or anything like that!

Anyhow, it was invented for pilots around the time of the first world war. It was easier to look at your wrist than fumble round looking for a pocket watch.
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RE: Trivia Thread #1

Sat Jan 20, 2007 7:55 pm

Quoting Cumulus (Reply 21):
Anyhow, it was invented for pilots around the time of the first world war. It was easier to look at your wrist than fumble round looking for a pocket watch.

firstly , apologies for 'cheating' I assumed that only reliable sources were considered cheating and that therefore the randomness of wiki was perfectly valid  
I think that you will find that the end of the 19th century was well before WW1 , therefore in the unlikely event that wiki has accidentally stumbled on the truth ( it has happened once or twice before !) it could not possibly have been invented around the time of WW1 ( unless of course Captain Jack from Torchwood took it back in time to the late 19th century and gave it to Patek Phillipe as a thank you after a rampant night together .)


Anyway , I will stick to the rules for future questions - no more cheating for me 

[Edited 2007-01-20 11:56:20]
 
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RE: Trivia Thread #1

Sat Jan 20, 2007 8:16 pm

OK , I feel kind of guilty for killing off the last trivia question - so

what are the only two words in the English language which feature the vowels a, e ,i , o & u , once each , in that order ?
 
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RE: Trivia Thread #1

Sat Jan 20, 2007 9:00 pm

Quoting Kiwiandrew (Reply 20):
The wristwatch was invented by Patek Philippe at the end of the 19th century. At the time, it was considered a woman's accessory

Weird... A history professor of mine told me that the wristwatch came about during the first world war, when British officers strapped their pocket watches to their wrists while holding their wistles in that hand, and their pistols in the other, when they stood at the edge of the trenches so they could order and lead an attack without fumbling with their pocket watches. Anyway, this works out well for me, I can correct the professor and feel good about myself...  silly 

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RE: Trivia Thread #1

Sat Jan 20, 2007 9:33 pm

Quoting Doona (Reply 24):
A history professor of mine told me that the wristwatch came about during the first world war, when British officers strapped their pocket watches to their wrists while holding their wistles in that hand, and their pistols in the other

I'm just glad they didn't think of this way first!

http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/gadgets/wristwatch-piercing-ftl-230114.php
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RE: Trivia Thread #1

Sat Jan 20, 2007 9:33 pm

Quoting Doona (Reply 24):
I can correct the professor and feel good about myself...

If I were you I would wait until after the course finishes and you have your final grades before you tell your professor that wiki says he is wrong  Wink
 
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RE: Trivia Thread #1

Sat Jan 20, 2007 10:27 pm

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 25):

I'm just glad they didn't think of this way first!

Is that available in a Prince Albert-configuration? Might get interesting...

Quoting Kiwiandrew (Reply 26):
If I were you I would wait until after the course finishes and you have your final grades before you tell your professor that wiki says he is wrong

I like to live dangerously...  devil 

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RE: Trivia Thread #1

Sat Jan 20, 2007 10:31 pm

Quoting Doona (Reply 27):
Is that available in a Prince Albert-configuration?

Oh dear!  rotfl 
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RE: Trivia Thread #1

Sat Jan 20, 2007 11:00 pm

Quoting Kiwiandrew (Reply 23):
what are the only two words in the English language which feature the vowels a, e ,i , o & u , once each , in that order ?

1) Arsenious
2) Facetious
3) Abstemious
4) Abstentious
5) Facetiously
6) Abstemiously

(Edit: I gave too many words initially, not seeing the "once each")

Movie trivia now: Which motion picture was so expensive, it caused the studio to sell its backlot, which is now the site of a major business center in Los Angeles? Bonus points for naming the area as it's now known.

[Edited 2007-01-20 15:03:44]
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RE: Trivia Thread #1

Sat Jan 20, 2007 11:04 pm

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 29):
Movie trivia now: Which motion picture was so expensive, it caused the studio to sell its backlot, which is now the site of a major business center in Los Angeles? Bonus points for naming the area as it's now known.

That's a good one, you stumped me
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RE: Trivia Thread #1

Sat Jan 20, 2007 11:15 pm

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 29):
1) Arsenious
2) Facetious
3) Abstemious
4) Abstentious
5) Facetiously
6) Abstemiously

wow , I am impressed , I will need to update my trivia , I have never seen numbers 1 and 4 before
 
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RE: Trivia Thread #1

Sat Jan 20, 2007 11:19 pm

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 29):
Movie trivia now: Which motion picture was so expensive, it caused the studio to sell its backlot, which is now the site of a major business center in Los Angeles? Bonus points for naming the area as it's now known.

waterworld ? or does it way predate that turkey ?
 
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RE: Trivia Thread #1

Sat Jan 20, 2007 11:54 pm

Quoting Kiwiandrew (Reply 32):
waterworld ?

Pre-dates Waterworld.
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RE: Trivia Thread #1

Sun Jan 21, 2007 12:00 am

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 33):
Pre-dates Waterworld.

... hmmmm , Heavens Gate ? , Ishtar ?
 
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RE: Trivia Thread #1

Sun Jan 21, 2007 12:04 am

Quoting Kiwiandrew (Reply 34):
Heavens Gate ? , Ishtar ?

Nope and nope. The film actually received some critical acclaim, and made a superstar of its main male lead.

Hint: The actors who performed the three main lead roles were all born in the UK.
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RE: Trivia Thread #1

Sun Jan 21, 2007 12:30 am

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 29):
Bonus points for naming the area as it's now known.

Century City? I remember hearing that some western movies were made there. As for what movie, I have no clue.
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RE: Trivia Thread #1

Sun Jan 21, 2007 12:33 am

Quoting Go3Team (Reply 36):
Century City?

Ding, ding, ding!

Now the movie should be fairly easy to find.
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RE: Trivia Thread #1

Sun Jan 21, 2007 12:41 am

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 37):
Now the movie should be fairly easy to find.

Found it, but had to cheat to get it. I think...
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RE: Trivia Thread #1

Sun Jan 21, 2007 12:48 am

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 37):
Quoting Go3Team (Reply 36):
Century City?

Ding, ding, ding!

Now the movie should be fairly easy to find.

The backlot was sold off by 20th Century Fox after losing tons of money on Cleopatra.
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RE: Trivia Thread #1

Sun Jan 21, 2007 12:49 am

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 39):
The backlot was sold off by 20th Century Fox after losing tons of money on Cleopatra.

That's what I came up with.
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RE: Trivia Thread #1

Sun Jan 21, 2007 1:15 am

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 39):
Cleopatra.

Yup!
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RE: Trivia Thread #1

Wed Jan 24, 2007 4:23 pm

Quoting Confuscius (Reply 7):
Who was first member to post his picture on A.net?

Brissie_lions

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