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Sat 27/01/07 at 18:18
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"Mighty Strathmore"
Posts: 241
Some of these i've heard beforebut most are my own, would like to hear peoples answers to them. Alot of people cant usualy diside on an answer, they argue with themselfs.
What's the difference between a novel and a book?
If someone owns a piece of land, do they own it all the way to the center of the earth?
In libraries, do they put the bible in the fiction or non-fiction section?
Why do sleeping pills have warning labels that state :'Caution: May Cause Drowsiness?
If a king is gay and marries another guy what is that guy to the royal family?
Could someone be addicted to counseling? If so, how would you treat them?
Why when people ask you "what three things would you bring with you on a desert island?" no one ever replies, "A BOAT"
What happens if every team in the NFL goes 8-8?
If you dig a hole in the south pole are you digging up or down?
Why is Joey short for Joe, when Joey has more letters?

Right new idea, each day i will pos tnewquestions, and at the end of each day i will award points to the top 3 answers to each question. They answers dont have to be serious, they can be funny but i will be the judge. So please take part,set of questions 2 will appear by 8pm on Sunday GMT. Good luck
Answers for 1st set must be in by 7pm Sunday GMT

Sorry no questions were put up yesterday my computer was getting upgraded, here are yesterdays and todays questions.

How old are you before it can be said you died of old age?

Have ex-bankers become disinterested?

Why is it called 'after dark', when it is really after light?

Do one legged ducks swim in circles?

If quizzes are quizzical then what are tests?

Why is an alarm clock going "off" when it actually turns on?

Leaders table after round 1

Nin- 9 points
tnc- 7 points
Revolver Ocelot - 6 points
Twain & Kwanda - 3 points
J-42 - 2 points
Wed 31/01/07 at 00:45
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Posts: 20,776
Well they've all been covered, but I'm in a particularly pedantic mood so ...

> What's the difference between a novel and a book?

A novel is a story, usually contained within a book but not always. A novel can be represented through digital media such as in a presentation or adobe acrobat pdf file.

A book is a number of sheets of paper bound and connected by a spine.

> If someone owns a piece of land, do they own it all the way to
> the center of the earth?

Well in theory yes. People are free to mine for minerals to some quite shocking depths, provided they have the right permits ...

> In libraries, do they put the bible in the fiction or
> non-fiction section?

I know where I'd put it, but aye I think it has it's own section along with other religious mumbo-jum.... sorry ... books.

> Why do sleeping pills have warning labels that state :'Caution:
> May Cause Drowsiness?

Because a lot of people in the world are surprisingly stupid. The manufacturers have to make sure their backs are covered.

> If a king is gay and marries another guy what is that guy to the
> royal family?

A disgrace! ;) I kid!! Dunno, you've got me there ...

> Could someone be addicted to counseling? If so, how would you
> treat them?

Ween them onto daytime television ;)

> Why when people ask you "what three things would you bring
> with you on a desert island?" no one ever replies, "A
> BOAT"

Because the question is supposed to gleen some answer that illustrates what means most to you in the world and what sort of person you are, rather than some smart-aleccy(sp) answer ...

> What happens if every team in the NFL goes 8-8?

You might as well be writing in chinese to me ...

> If you dig a hole in the south pole are you digging up or down?

Seeing as down usually refers to the earth with relation to gravitational pull, it's always going to be down. North and South are magnetic polar opposites, not an indication of direction, though they are used as such.

> Why is Joey short for Joe, when Joey has more letters?

It isn't short for it, is it? the clue is in the question ;)

> How old are you before it can be said you died of old age?

I guess it's relative to the average age of death amongst the population ... if the average age of death in a country is 30, then dying at 40 is dying of old age ... no specific answer though I suppose ...

> Have ex-bankers become disinterested?

You trying to break my brain? Next!

> Why is it called 'after dark', when it is really after light?

I suppose a more accurate term would be 'after it went/goes dark' ... dunno, it's daft eh?

> Do one legged ducks swim in circles?

No idea, but I would like to find out!

> If quizzes are quizzical then what are tests?

testing

> Why is an alarm clock going "off" when it actually
> turns on?

Like a gun going off? off is used incorrectly a lot eh? Like 'I'm off now' ... how does that work?

Did I do poorly?
Mon 29/01/07 at 22:54
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"lets go back"
Posts: 2,661
So far most of these questions have been stupid with obvious correct answers.

The only ones that I think are any good are:

How old are you before it can be said you died of old age?

Why is an alarm clock going "off" when it actually turns on?

and

Why is it called 'after dark', when it is really after light?

Id guess this one is because its "After dark arrives"
Mon 29/01/07 at 21:12
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"Mighty Strathmore"
Posts: 241
Comence round 2/3
Sun 28/01/07 at 19:20
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Posts: 5,848
What's the difference between a novel and a book?

I've always thought that a novel is basically an involving, 'proper' book. What I mean by that is it's several hundred well-written pages, Biff and Chip or other such books teaching children to read aren't classed as 'novels'.

Also, when people say some 300 page 'works' are books, I think it's just a stylistic difference, or perhaps they feel novel applies to skilled, acclaimed works.

If someone owns a piece of land, do they own it all the way to the center of the earth?

That depends on whether you could translate it downwards, simply because it's a piece of 'land' rather than 'magma' or 'rock'.

Also, it would depend on conflicting boundaries and whether it would be deemed possible, considering a plot below ground currently has no use.

In libraries, do they put the bible in the fiction or non-fiction section?

Non-fiction, it's not really based on your beliefs as to whether or not someone actually wrote the book intending it to be real. Until the Bible is disproved or proved, it will always be non-fiction, in the same way books about the Big Bang theory or Darwin's Evolution aren't classed as fiction

Why do sleeping pills have warning labels that state :'Caution: May Cause Drowsiness?

Partly it's due to today's politically correct, over-safe world, in the same way packets of nuts 'may cause nut allergies'.

It might also be not only to warn people, but to tell them they wont necessarily fall asleep and if they take them to dull the senses they're more likely to just fall asleep.

If a king is gay and marries another guy what is that guy to the royal family?

Surely he's their father or brother-in-law. Obviously, he isn't called the king, and I don't think he'd be a prince either.

Could someone be addicted to counseling? If so, how would you treat them?

I suppose it's possible, in theory. Well to treat them you could simply work with them so they're no longer addicted to counselling. It doesn't work just saying right then, let's not give them counselling. You have to counsel them out of their counselling addiction =/

Why when people ask you "what three things would you bring with you on a desert island?" no one ever replies, "A BOAT"

Because they usually say if you 'were stranded' on a desert island what do you bring, as in, what do you wish you brought.

And, they might not want to just try and sail off, it's not exactly easy to find land across a dangerous sea on a remote island.

If you dig a hole in the south pole are you digging up or down?

Technically, you're digging down as you dig down below you into the Earth. I assume everything around the South Pole is digging upwards in terms of direction in relation to the world.

Why is Joey short for Joe, when Joey has more letters?

It's not short for it, it's just a nickname; like calling people by their second name or 'DJ Rap Masta Brown' etc
Sun 28/01/07 at 19:10
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"Same 'ole Tagline"
Posts: 287
> If a king is gay and marries another guy what is that guy to
> the
> royal family?


Doesn't that mean they are both queens then :P
Sun 28/01/07 at 16:05
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"tinycurve.gif"
Posts: 5,857
sg_nl90 wrote:
> Revolver Ocelot wrote:
> sg_nl90 wrote:
> i didnt explain right there, my point is they didnt say up or
> down like the question asked.
>
> I have no idea what you just said.
>
> the question is, If you dig a hole in the south pole are you
> digging up or down? and Twain said North. The question is up or
> down. Thats like going on who wants to be a millionaire and
> saying the answer is 'e'. North was not one of the options

hehe, you never said it was multiple choice!

But in answer to the question in that sense, you're digging down.
Sun 28/01/07 at 15:35
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"Blood on my suit"
Posts: 1,387
sg_nl90 wrote:
> the question is, If you dig a hole in the south pole are you
> digging up or down? and Twain said North. The question is up or
> down. Thats like going on who wants to be a millionaire and
> saying the answer is 'e'. North was not one of the options

Well, thats a load of bull.
If you couldn't glean from all of that the answer, then well....

And, in case you didn't look, you are digging down.
Sun 28/01/07 at 12:53
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"Hellfire Stoker"
Posts: 10,534
Nin wrote:
> If a king is gay and marries another guy what is that guy to
> the
> royal family?

>
> Legally gay marriage still doesn't exist so nothing.

I'd expect an abdication, and what may be deemed a Constitutional scandal...
Sun 28/01/07 at 12:52
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"Mighty Strathmore"
Posts: 241
Revolver Ocelot wrote:
> sg_nl90 wrote:
> i didnt explain right there, my point is they didnt say up or
> down like the question asked.
>
> I have no idea what you just said.

the question is, If you dig a hole in the south pole are you digging up or down? and Twain said North. The question is up or down. Thats like going on who wants to be a millionaire and saying the answer is 'e'. North was not one of the options
Sun 28/01/07 at 11:39
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"Blood on my suit"
Posts: 1,387
sg_nl90 wrote:
> i didnt explain right there, my point is they didnt say up or
> down like the question asked.

I have no idea what you just said.

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