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PostSubject: Re: Tricky Pub Quiz questions.   Thu Oct 09, 2008 2:03 pm

riadach wrote:
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Elcano would have been captain of his own ship, whereas Magellan would have been captian of the overall fleet. That's my guess.

Nope - he was a subordinate officer on one of the ships from Spain to Patagonia where he took part in a failed mutiny -he was spared the death penalty for treason by Magellan and after 5 months hard labour he was given the command of the "Concepción" - one of the 5 ships in Magellans fleet and from there (Patagonia) they set off to Indonesia and finally back to Spain via the cape of good hope - thus he wasnt the first "Captain" to go right around the world as a captain no?

Drake's only distinction was that he was the first to do it under a single leader. But to circumnavigate something I do not think that distinction is necessary. One can circumnavigate the globe and not be the captain at all.

Fair enough - but the question was who was the first Captain to do it? - was it not?

Was he not a captain when he circumnavigated it? Smile This is getting awfully semantic. lol.

from Spain to Patagonia he wasn't a captain - from Patagonia back to spain via Indonesia he was a captain.

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PostSubject: Re: Tricky Pub Quiz questions.   Thu Oct 09, 2008 2:08 pm

Edo wrote:
riadach wrote:
Edo wrote:
riadach wrote:
Edo wrote:
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Elcano would have been captain of his own ship, whereas Magellan would have been captian of the overall fleet. That's my guess.

Nope - he was a subordinate officer on one of the ships from Spain to Patagonia where he took part in a failed mutiny -he was spared the death penalty for treason by Magellan and after 5 months hard labour he was given the command of the "Concepción" - one of the 5 ships in Magellans fleet and from there (Patagonia) they set off to Indonesia and finally back to Spain via the cape of good hope - thus he wasnt the first "Captain" to go right around the world as a captain no?

Drake's only distinction was that he was the first to do it under a single leader. But to circumnavigate something I do not think that distinction is necessary. One can circumnavigate the globe and not be the captain at all.

Fair enough - but the question was who was the first Captain to do it? - was it not?

Was he not a captain when he circumnavigated it? Smile This is getting awfully semantic. lol.

from Spain to Patagonia he wasn't a captain - from Patagonia back to spain via Indonesia he was a captain.

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Dog with the Bone Very Happy

Ah yes, but the question, who was the first captain to circumnavigate the globe?

Nothing stated he had to be captain throughout the journey. He was a captain, he circumnavigated the globe, ergo he was the first captain who circumnavigated the globe :-).

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Someone who thinks if he can't win the factual argument, he will win the semantic one lol.


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PostSubject: Re: Tricky Pub Quiz questions.   Thu Oct 09, 2008 2:10 pm

Just on collective nouns - it's a shower of basturds and a bunch of fcukers.
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PostSubject: Re: Tricky Pub Quiz questions.   Thu Oct 09, 2008 2:15 pm

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Just on collective nouns - it's a shower of basturds and a bunch of fcukers.

what did you call us? Evil or Very Mad
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PostSubject: Re: Tricky Pub Quiz questions.   Fri Oct 10, 2008 11:47 am

Screech of monkeys, I think.

Where's the largest pyramid?
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PostSubject: Re: Tricky Pub Quiz questions.   Fri Oct 10, 2008 11:58 am

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Screech of monkeys, I think.

Where's the largest pyramid?
Las Vegas?
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PostSubject: Re: Tricky Pub Quiz questions.   Fri Oct 10, 2008 12:05 pm

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Drove fleet etc are all names for groups of animals?

There are six counties starting with L by my reckoning, if you include An Lú. I can name all the 26 counties off by heart.
They're all names for groups of pigs. I've always thought paggle would be a great name for a group of pigs myself. A paggle of pigs
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PostSubject: Re: Tricky Pub Quiz questions.   Fri Oct 10, 2008 1:24 pm

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Where's the largest pyramid?
Is the largest pyramid in Chad or somewhere like that?
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PostSubject: Re: Tricky Pub Quiz questions.   Fri Oct 10, 2008 1:43 pm

Is it Macchu Picchu or Chichen Itza?
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PostSubject: Re: Tricky Pub Quiz questions.   Fri Oct 10, 2008 1:48 pm

Wall Street?
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PostSubject: Re: Tricky Pub Quiz questions.   Fri Oct 10, 2008 2:29 pm

I believe the world's largest pyramid is the pyramid of Cholula, unless they've built something bigger in Las Vegas!
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PostSubject: Re: Tricky Pub Quiz questions.   Fri Oct 10, 2008 3:02 pm

1. What was the last European country to grant women the right to vote?

2. How many U.S states are named after Presidents? Name the states.

3. Who was the first U.S. President who was the son of a President?
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PostSubject: Re: Tricky Pub Quiz questions.   Fri Oct 10, 2008 3:10 pm

1. I know Liechtenstein granted them very late - mid 80s. I am unsure if that was the last one though.

2. Just one - Washington State. Washington DC is a Federal District, rather than a State.

3. John Quincy Adams, he was the son of John Adams and the first US President who was the son of a President. He was also a very good President.


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PostSubject: Re: Tricky Pub Quiz questions.   Fri Oct 10, 2008 3:12 pm

Where do Panama Hats come from?
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PostSubject: Re: Tricky Pub Quiz questions.   Fri Oct 10, 2008 3:26 pm

equador?
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PostSubject: Re: Tricky Pub Quiz questions.   Fri Oct 10, 2008 3:39 pm

Correct.
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PostSubject: Re: Tricky Pub Quiz questions.   Fri Oct 10, 2008 3:46 pm

how many and what were the names of all NASA space shuttles?
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PostSubject: Re: Tricky Pub Quiz questions.   Fri Oct 10, 2008 3:49 pm

Now that one I wouldn't have a clue. Are we referring just to shuttles or to all their manned space missions - ie Apollo inclusive.

I know we have had, hmmm - voyager, integrity...
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PostSubject: Re: Tricky Pub Quiz questions.   Fri Oct 10, 2008 3:54 pm

Challenger Columbus Enterprise Millenium Falcon

I don't know - were there about five?
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PostSubject: Re: Tricky Pub Quiz questions.   Fri Oct 10, 2008 3:58 pm

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Now that one I wouldn't have a clue. Are we referring just to shuttles or to all their manned space missions - ie Apollo inclusive.

I know we have had, hmmm - voyager, integrity...

just shuttles.
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PostSubject: Re: Tricky Pub Quiz questions.   Fri Oct 10, 2008 4:02 pm

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Challenger Columbus Enterprise Millenium Falcon

I don't know - were there about five?

close!!!! tho you forgot the galactica and the death star.
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PostSubject: Re: Tricky Pub Quiz questions.   Fri Oct 10, 2008 4:05 pm

The last European State to succumb to Christianity from paganism - where and when?
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PostSubject: Re: Tricky Pub Quiz questions.   Fri Oct 10, 2008 4:06 pm

"succumb" Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Tricky Pub Quiz questions.   Fri Oct 10, 2008 4:20 pm

johnfás wrote:
1. I know Liechtenstein granted them very late - mid 80s. I am unsure if that was the last one though.

2. Just one - Washington State. Washington DC is a Federal District, rather than a State.

3. John Quincy Adams, he was the son of John Adams and the first US President who was the son of a President. He was also a very good President.

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PostSubject: Re: Tricky Pub Quiz questions.   Fri Oct 10, 2008 4:21 pm

What candidate recieved the highest number of votes in the history of Irish elections?
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