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Old 5th August 2012, 14:28   #1
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Hello All, we have a new quiz from Heinz57 for you all :

This is a General Knowledge quiz about anything and everything. The rules are simple: the person with the correct answer to the preceding question will post the next, and so on.... And remember, no Googling - that would be cheating!

The Quizmasters would also like people to make sure that questions are sensible and have a simple answer - so an answer like Italy or carrots or Mt Everest might be good, but a question like "What is the GDP of Egypt?" can only lead to headaches.

If a question is answered correctly and accepted by the question setter, but then no new question is set within one day (twenty-four hours) by the successful contestant, on expiry of this period, the floor will open for any member to set a new question.

So, here's the first question from Heinz57...

In 1803, what did the USA purchase from France for $11,250,000?

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Old 5th August 2012, 14:37   #2
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Louisana?
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Old 5th August 2012, 14:50   #3
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Wikipedia says that that's correct.

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Old 5th August 2012, 15:01   #4
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Wikipedia says that that's correct.

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Yes - give me a few minutes
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There's a recent book called the Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time

The title is rather older though - what is the origin?

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Old 5th August 2012, 17:01   #5
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There's a recent book called the Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time

The title is rather older though - what is the origin?
It's from the Sherlock Holmes short story "Silver Blaze". The curious incident was that the dog did nothing, indicating that the perpetrator was familiar.

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What is a struldbrug, and who invented the term?

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Old 5th August 2012, 17:03   #6
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correct - your go
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Louisana?
Sorry yeah, it was Louisiana. Well done!

The Louisiana purchase took place in 1803 when the US purchased the Louisiana terratory, which consisted at the time of around 15 of the present day states.
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What is a struldbrug, and who invented the term?
Ahh yes. They're from Gulliver's Travels arn't they? Which was written by Jonathan Swift.

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Old 6th August 2012, 22:20   #8
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I'll grab the open floor.

Where can you find Stott Hall Farm and why is it well known?
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Where can you find Stott Hall Farm and why is it well known?
It's in the middle of the M62 somehere oop north
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Ahh yes. They're from Gulliver's Travels arn't they? Which was written by Jonathan Swift.
Yes. Struldbrugs were immortal but subject to the effects of aging, so they suffered from all sorts of disabilities but never actually died.
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Stott Hall Farm is between J22 and J23 of the M62 and bypassed either side by the eastbound and westbound carriageways of the motorway
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Stott Hall Farm is between J22 and J23 of the M62 and bypassed either side by the eastbound and westbound carriageways of the motorway
Correct - it is the farmhouse in the middle of the M62 between J22 and J23 - well known because it is in the middle of the M62
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Old 7th August 2012, 13:14   #13
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EM2 gave the fuller answer so should take the floor
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Old 7th August 2012, 18:17   #14
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Ah yes. I think the story is that the owner refused to sell up, and somehow there wasn't a compulsory purchase order (he somehow manged to win a case in order to prevent the builders getting one).
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Ah yes. I think the story is that the owner refused to sell up, and somehow there wasn't a compulsory purchase order (he somehow manged to win a case in order to prevent the builders getting one).

The story about the owner of Stott Hall Farm (Ken Wild) refusing to move is a myth.

When the motorway was built it was impossible for geological reasons to put both carriageways side by side so they split them.
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