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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Standard member garyminford
    The Sheriff of
    03 Dec '03 17:31
    ok, here are the rules. (which are completely unenforceable), no using search engines. Winner gets a free nights booze and food at my pub which they can collect at my pub on any 30th of February.

    1. What unusual allergy does Lisa Stansfield have? (this maybe slightly tricky for our american friends, don't think she ever made it over there)

    2. What is the collective noun for a group of owls?

    3. There are two american presidents who had the same mother and father, but were not siblings, how is this possible?

    4.What author sometimes wrote under the psuedonym 'Boz'?

    5.What is the capital of Burkino Faso?
  2. Standard member garyminford
    The Sheriff of
    03 Dec '03 20:22
    ps, that was round 1. Round 2 only when round 1 is answered perfectly.
  3. 05 Dec '03 22:33
    1) she is allergic to proper work just like the rest of those free loading
    t----rs

    2) Roost of owls perhaps

    3) All the American presidents have the same mother & father, Father Time & Mother Nature.

    4) Shakespeare

    5) B & F

  4. 09 Dec '03 12:34
    I beleive the term for a group of owls is a University

    the others i dunno...a poor showing for me


    Sa
  5. Standard member garyminford
    The Sheriff of
    09 Dec '03 13:47
    1. What unusual allergy does Lisa Stansfield have? (this maybe slightly tricky for our american friends, don't think she ever made it over there)

    2. What is the collective noun for a group of owls?

    3. There are two american presidents who had the same mother and father, but were not siblings, how is this possible?

    4.What author sometimes wrote under the psuedonym 'Boz'?

    5.What is the capital of Burkino Faso?[/b]
    Ok, since noone seems to interested, I shall give the answers (my thanks to the two people who did try)

    1. She is allergic to her own saliva. (which begs the question of whose does she use?)
    2. It is a parliament of owls.
    3. The two American presidents are the same man. It was Grover Cleveland, who was the only president to be elected on separate occasions.
    4. Charles Dickens sometimes wrote under the pseudonym of 'Boz'.
    5. The capital of Burkino Faso is 'Oagadougou' obviously. .

    Thanks for trying you two, and if I get a request to do another one I'll do it.
    Later guys.
    Gary.
  6. Standard member kingofthe303
    Wormtongue
    09 Dec '03 15:02
    Gary

    I request another quiz please. I tried the last one but didn't know any of the answers. I also stuck to the rules of "no search engines". This time though I'm gonna cheat Google here I come
  7. Standard member jimmyb270
    Top Gun
    09 Dec '03 16:05
    You know, it's easier to get away with cheating if you don't announce it.

    Hi Gary, yeah, go for another quiz. How about some of the things you had on the seperate sheet in the pub? You know the sort of thing movie taglines, song first lines and so on.
  8. Standard member kingofthe303
    Wormtongue
    09 Dec '03 17:50
    Did I say cheat? Oops
  9. Standard member garyminford
    The Sheriff of
    09 Dec '03 18:22
    Hey cool, thanks for the support guys.
    ok, here goes:

    1. What is next in this sequence st, nd, rd, __?
    (it's two letters in case you couldn't get that)
    2. According to Simon and Garfunkel, what was 'Every stop was neatly planned for.....'
    3. What is the lowest score in darts that requires 2 darts?
    4. What word comes before Way, Table and Works?
    5. What movie is this line from....'Never tell me the odds!'

    ok, off you go guys.
    Gary
  10. 09 Dec '03 18:42
    Originally posted by garyminford
    Ok, since noone seems to interested, I shall give the answers (my thanks to the two people who did try)
    2. It is a parliament of owls.
    3. The two American presidents are the same man. It was Grover Cleveland, who was the only president to be elected on separate occasions.
    Thanks for trying you two, and if I get a request to do another one I'll do it.
    Later guys.
    Gary.
    a point of clarification on #3:
    cleveland was counted twice in the list of u. s. presidents because his terms of office were not consecutive.
    saying "they were elected on separate occasions" is not enough as almost all presidents serving more than one term were elected "on separate (but consecutive) occasions".
    i knew the "parliament" of owls but didn't get in here itn time.

    two back at you:
    1. what do you call a group of crows?
    2. what is the product of a cob and a pen called?
  11. Standard member garyminford
    The Sheriff of
    09 Dec '03 19:44
    It is a murder of crows I think, and the product of a cob and a pen is a cygnet. I fully acknowledge your point on the American President question, my wording was imprecise, and I apologise.
  12. 09 Dec '03 20:58
    Originally posted by garyminford
    Hey cool, thanks for the support guys.
    ok, here goes:

    1. What is next in this sequence st, nd, rd, __?
    (it's two letters in case you couldn't get that)
    2. According to Simon and Garfunkel, what was 'Every stop was neatly planned for.....'
    3. What is the lowest score in darts that requires 2 darts?
    4. What word comes before Way, Table and W ...[text shortened]... s?
    5. What movie is this line from....'Never tell me the odds!'

    ok, off you go guys.
    Gary
    3) = 3 (lowest 2 dart finish 1 & double 1)
    4) water
    pass on the others
  13. Donation richjohnson
    TANSTAAFL
    09 Dec '03 22:13
    Originally posted by Jay Peatea
    3) = 3 (lowest 2 dart finish 1 & double 1)
    4) water
    pass on the others
    You can get a 3 by hitting the 3 with only one dart. I believe the lowest score that requires 2 darts is 23.

    The answers for #1 and #5 are 'th' and 'The Empire Strikes Back', respectively.

  14. Standard member garyminford
    The Sheriff of
    10 Dec '03 00:29
    ok, 23 for the lowest 2 dart score is correct. th is correct for the series, water is correct for the word, and Empire strikes back is the film. (why couldn't I put these in order)
    Just the Simon and Garfunkel line to go......
  15. 10 Dec '03 03:51
    2. According to Simon and Garfunkel, what was 'Every stop was neatly planned for.....'

    a poet and a one-man band.

    I guess you have to be a 49 year old geez as I am, to know this one.