General Knowledge Quiz

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  1. DaleCooper

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    Yes, that's it. Not Autobahn 9 at all.
     
  2. fowler9

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    Is looking the answer up on Google Maps allowed? Ha ha.
     
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    It is a good candidate - because it is the correct answer. Your floor.
     
  4. me123

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    Complete the sequence and explain.

    John Adams
    Thomas Jefferson
    Martin van Buren
    John Tyler

    There are two possible (but very similar) answers to this depending on how you have interpreted the sequence. I don't think I can actually say what the problem would be without giving the game away, so I shall accept either answer provided it is accompanied by the correct explanation.
     
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    Benjamin Harrison
    William McKinley

    Both died in 1901. The previous members of the list were presidents who died in the same years. 1826 & 1862
     
  6. me123

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    Nope. Whilst you are correct with the dates, you have made the assumption that they are paired. I can tell you that they are not paired - this is a sequence.
     
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    Didn't they sign the declaration of independence and die on the same day on the anniversary of signing it?
     
  8. DaleCooper

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    Lyndon Johnson
    Gerald Ford

    Vice presidents who became president.
     
  9. me123

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    You have the right sequence but it's not complete.
     
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    George Bush senior - he was Regan's VP before he ran for and became President in his own right.
     
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    And plenty more too. Another notable one is Nixon - interestingly, he left the VP's office some eight years before he was Commander in Chief. This is where I would have accepted at least two answers - Nixon could be included unless you specifically stated that they immediately ascended to the premiership (in which case it would be reasonable and indeed correct to exclude Nixon).

    Perhaps I was being a bit pernickety in my night shift stupor. I'll open the floor up to Dale. He clearly understood what I was getting at.
     
  12. DaleCooper

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    Thanks although I'm not sure I deserve it. Anyway here's a question:

    Where are social classes related to geometric figures as follows?

    Soldiers and workmen - Isosceles triangle
    Craftsmen - Equilateral triangle
    Professionals - Square and pentagon
    Nobility - Hexagon, heptagon, octagon etc.
    Priests - Circle
     
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    Is it the satirical novella called Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions...

    Open floor if correct
     
  14. DaleCooper

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    Correct, as that went quickly I'll have another go:

    Who said "To return to childhood should be the goal of every thinking man"?
     
  15. A Challenge

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    I take it being so intrigued about it copying it into google straight after seeing it disqualifies me?

    (The place it came up with is on this forum!)
     
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    H. L. Mencken
     
  17. DaleCooper

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    Your erudition is almost beyond belief. How on earth did you come up with that?
     
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    Try Googling the phrase and see what the top result is. ;)
     
  19. A Challenge

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    As I said, I did Google it! :lol:
     
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    I read books, Dale - sometimes they are not machine washable

    Might I presume the floor is mine
     
  21. DaleCooper

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    That's interesting, which books does that quote appear in? However your answer is incorrect.

    I know at least two forum members know the correct answer so perhaps one of them would like to supply it.
     
  22. A Challenge

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    I will - the answer is DaleCooper! This is a good one. Can I do the next question?
     
  23. DaleCooper

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    DaleCooper, whose aphorisms don't appear in any books, is quite correct so of course you are more than welcome to set the next question.

    (H. L. Mencken is the answer Google provides, naughty Google!)
     
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    Coming from this forum though in the Boaty MacBoatface thread!

    Grey, Red, Blue, Orange, Green, Yellow ...

    What comes next and what is the number assigned to it in the sequence (as a hint, Yellow is 200)?
     
  25. TheEdge

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    Is it anything to do with RGB or Hex codes?
     
  26. A Challenge

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    It could be, be I didn't make the question to that way if that is what you are asking.
    --- old post above --- --- new post below ---
    Do people need a hint - I am surprised nobody has even given incorrect answers!
     
  27. DaleCooper

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    It certainly looks that way.
     
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    Is it anything to do with Pantone numbers?
     
  29. DaleCooper

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    I think it's the traffic light sequence in New New York (Futurama) the numbers being the permitted speed for that colour, therefore next in the sequence is Ultraviolet = Lightspeed
     
  30. A Challenge

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    Nope clue this afternoon.
    --- old post above --- --- new post below ---
    Actually - clue now! What other number hint would you like?
     
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