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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    03 Feb '17 11:21
    A man is born in Spain and dies in Spain.
    Yet he spent his whole life within France.

    How so?
  2. 03 Feb '17 16:04
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    A man is born in Spain and dies in Spain.
    Yet he spent his whole life within France.

    How so?
    Wikipedia:

    Llívia (Catalan pronunciation: [ˈʎiβiə]) is a town in the comarca of Cerdanya, province of Girona, Catalonia, Spain. It is a Spanish exclave within the French département of Pyrénées-Orientales. In 2009, the municipality of Llívia had a total population of 1,589.[3] It is separated from the rest of Spain by a corridor about 1.6 km (1.0 mile) wide, which includes the French communes of Ur and Bourg-Madame.
  3. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    04 Feb '17 18:35
    On the Panama Canal travelling East.
    Where do I end up?
  4. 05 Feb '17 00:11 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    On the Panama Canal travelling East.
    Where do I end up?
    In the Pacific, since the canal goes generally from NW to SE. Although if you navigated due east it would be quite bumpy.
  5. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    05 Feb '17 07:53
    ... what colour is the bear?
  6. 06 Feb '17 22:50
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    ... what colour is the bear?
    OK,I've got one

    ......to screw in a lightbulb?
  7. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    09 Feb '17 04:01
    Before Everest was climbed what was the tallest mountain on Earth?
  8. Subscriber venda
    Dave
    09 Feb '17 12:58
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    Before Everest was climbed what was the tallest mountain on Earth?
    The tallest mountain on Earth was, and still is a mountain on the bottom of the Pacific ocean but I can't remember the name of it.
    The climbing of mt Everest is irrelevant anyway
  9. Standard member HandyAndy
    Non sum qualis eram
    09 Feb '17 15:25
    Originally posted by venda
    The tallest mountain on Earth was, and still is a mountain on the bottom of the Pacific ocean but I can't remember the name of it.
    The climbing of mt Everest is irrelevant anyway
    Mauna Kea in Hawaii, 33,476 feet (10,203 meters) from the Pacific Ocean floor.
  10. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    09 Feb '17 18:38
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    Mauna Kea in Hawaii, 33,476 feet (10,203 meters) from the Pacific Ocean floor.
    Correct - that is the tallest.

    What is the highest mountain?
  11. Standard member HandyAndy
    Non sum qualis eram
    09 Feb '17 19:57 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    Correct - that is the tallest.

    What is the highest mountain?
    Chimborazo in Ecuador, when measured from the center of the Earth. At 20,548
    feet it isn't the highest mountain when measured above sea level, but its location
    on the equatorial bulge makes its summit the farthest point on the Earth's surface
    from the Earth's center.
  12. Standard member HandyAndy
    Non sum qualis eram
    09 Feb '17 20:00 / 1 edit
    See above.
  13. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    10 Feb '17 03:40
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    "See above" .... LOL
  14. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    11 Feb '17 22:17
    Originally posted by venda
    The climbing of mt Everest is irrelevant anyway
    4 million kiwis would disagree!
  15. 15 Feb '17 21:49
    Everest