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Thu 11/09/08 at 01:27
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Well, it seems almost everyone got involved which was good :) and I regret nothing except my wording of questiong four of round four :P

Round One - The News Round
[I]Answered best by GP, emmie87, YH, and The Midgeteers with a score of [B]9/10[/B][/I]

1) Recently married the bassist to the american band Fall Out Boy, name Pete Wentz wife.

Ashlee Simpson

2) What car company has recently announced that they will be launching an all-new, super-exclusive coupe codenamed the One-77 at a price tag of 1.2 million.

Aston Martin

3) What celebrity at the launch party for a new fragrance failed to be able to spell the product's name?

Jade Goody

4) More rubbish marriage stories now :) Name Jennifer Aniston's soon to be husband.

A little unfair as I think they've split now, but it was John Mayer

5) It was recently fasely alleged that The Duke of Edinburgh was diagnosed with what serious illness?

Pro state Cancer - stupid filters...

6) What car company has annouced that will be making their new range of cars noiser to make it safer for pedstrians?

Lotus

7) What actor is to play former South African president Nelson Mandela in the forthcoming film The Human Factor?

Morgan Freeman

8) An eccentric millionaire has put his entire life up for sale on the Internet, name that millionaire!

David Piper

9) Madonna recently released a new album, entitled what?

Hard Candy

10) Which "hot" celebrity released a rather amusing video concerning John McCain's campaign advertisement?

Paris Hilton

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Round Two - The General "General Knowledge" Round
[I]Answered best by: Black8704 and Dragonlance, with a score of [B]8/10[/B][/I]

1) Which TV presenter and interviewer received the Enigma decoding machine in the post after it had been stolen?

Jeremy Paxman

2) What 1980s toys metamorphosed from vehicles into robots?

Transformers

3) What do fitness freaks abbreviate to BMI?

Body Mass Index

4) What three letter name was given to the European currency before euro became accepted?

ECU, which I think is short of European Currency Unit

5) What is the purpose of the red button in the centre of a standard, household smoke detector?

To test it

6) Which area of London houses the Science Museum?

South Kensington

7) Which was the first mass-produced game-playing console with built-in hard drive and internet capabilities?

The Xbox

8) Which founder member of Roxy Music composed the itty-bitty-ditty which played when Windows '95 booted up?

Brian Eno

9) What was installed in 1838 that was more coomon in British cars than British houses in 2003?

Air Conditioning

10) What colour Catseyes indicate a police-only slip-road?

Blue

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Round Three - The Pot Luck Round
[I]Answered best by: Dragonlance with a score of [B]9/10[/B][/I]

1) Who, in 1988, became the first British boxer to regain a world title for than 70 years?

Lloyd Honeyghan

2) Which European principality boasts the world's shortest national coastline?

Monaco

3) Who returned to Eastenders with the words: 'Ello Princess after apparently being shot by a bunch of daffodils some years earlier?

(Dirty) Den Watts

4) Which playwright resigned as President of the Czech and Slovak Federal Republic in 1992?

Valcav Haval - I don't think anyone got that

5) What gas should have lifted the 2003 failed UK attempt on the balloon altitude record?

Helium - Hydrogen was a popular answer

6) Who, in 1985, became the first German, the first unseeded and the youngest player ever to win a Wimbledon Men's Singles tournament?

Boris Becker

7) What metal gave Argentina its name?

Silver

8) What's the surname of the twins Mary-Kate and Ashley?

Olsen

9) Who was next Labour leader after Neil Kinnock?

John Smith

10) How did Helen Sharman rise to fame?

She was the first female Astronaught

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Round Four - The Pyramid Round
[I]Answered best by: YH and The Midgeteers with a score of [B]7/10[/B][/I]

1)The film Saving Private Ryan was released in what year?

1998

2)Name the final two contenders for Presidency of America

Barack Obama and John McCain

3)Name the three different varients of the new, and possibly final, instalment of final fantasy

Final Fantasy XIII, Final Fantasy verus XIII and Final Fantasy Agito XIII

4)Name the four companies with the largest share hold in opticial services

Specsavers, Boots, D&A and Vision Express

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Round Five - The "I'll Have a P Please, Bob!" Round
[I]Answered best by: Grandprix with a score of [B]9/10[/B][/I]

1) To precipertate profusely - RCAD

Raining Cats And Dogs

2) To signify extreme ease - EAP

Easy As Pie

3) To show arrival at the last moment - ITNOT

In The Nick Of Time

4) To signify extreme annoyance - DMUTW

Driving Me Up The Wall

5) To show a need to work alone or in smaller groups - TMCSTB

Too Many Cooks Spoil The Broth

6) The recent album released from UK Band Coldplay - VLVODAAHF (long but easy one :))

Viva La Vida (Or Death And All His Friends)

7) The second mass released album from band Muse - OOS

Origin Of Symmetry

8) Cockney rhyming slang for phone - DAB

Dog And Bone

9) A form of picture output on TVs and Moniters - LCD

Liquid Crystal Display

10) A distribution of linux operating System in the Ubuntu series - GG

Gutsy Gibbon

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Round Six - The Movie Stills Round
[I]Answered best by: Nin amd Vampyr(Now Tricey I think), with a score of [B]10/10[/B][/I]

Click here for a link to an album with the movie stills in. Take caution as question 10 follows second after question 1

1) Batman Begins

2) Children of Men

3) Fight Club

4) Gladiator

5) Green Mile

6) No Country For Old Men

7) Terminator 2

8) The Pianist

9) The Piano

10) V for Vendetta
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Round Seven - The Music Round
[I]Answered best by: emmie87 with a score of [B]10/10[/B][/I]

1) Question 1

Club Foot by Kasabian

2) Question 2

Dry Your Eyes by The Streets

3) Question 3

Falling Away with You by Muse

4) Question 4

Hysteria by Muse

5) Question 5

Mad World by Gary Jules

6) Question 6

Moonlight Sonata by Beethoven

7) Question 7

Mr Brightside by The Killers

8) Question 8

No Tomorrow by Orsen

9) Question 9

One Winged Angel by The Black Mages

10) Question 10

Slow Ride by Foghat

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Round Eight - The Build Your Answer Round
[I]Answered best by: Grandprix, Black8704, Dragonlance, Vampyr and the Midgeteers with a score of [B]10/10[/B][/I]

1) Which metropolitan borough in South Yorkshire, England, is so named because of its origins in a field on the River Sheaf that runs through the city?

Sheffield

2) Which rare radioactive, metallic chemical element has the atomic number 94?

Plutonium

3) Which part of the body can be divided into two areas: the capilary zone and the ciliary zone?

The Eye

4) What animal family has the latin name canis lupus familiaris?

The Dog - Harry Potter fans, note the link to Lupin :)

5) The common term for the largest single cell in the human species?

The Egg, or I accepted Ovum

6) Name the slave character in a fairy tale of the same name that originated in Germany, who was able to spin straw into gold?

Rumplestilkskin (sp?)

7) An insect closely related to the butterfly but mostly nocturnal.

Moth

8) In the video game Final Fantasty X, name the Aeon used by Seymour Guado?

Anima

9) Name the country whose capital city is Amsterdam.

Netherlands

10) Using your answers from 1-9: Name the lead actor of this film.

The film was Spiderman, so the answer is Tobey Maguire

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Round Nine - The Famous People Round
[I]Answered best by: Nin and Dragonlance with a score of [B]10/10[/B][/I]

1) Born 23rd June 1894, died 28th May 1972 - A son of King George V.

Edward VIII

2) Born 7th November 1867, died July 4th 1934 - a pioneer in the field of radioactivity, the only person honored with Nobel Prizes in two different sciences.

Marie Curie

3) Born April 4th, 1979, died January 22nd 2008 - worked as an actor, producer and director of music videos, he also aspired to be a film director.

Heath Ledger

4) Born October 12th 1935, died September 6th 2007 - World-famous opera singer.

Pavrotti

5) Born 25th September 1929, died 3rd October 2005 - an English actor and well respected comedian.

Ronnie Barker

6) Baptised April 26th 1564, died April 23rd 1616 - widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English Language.

Mr. Shakespeare

7) Born in May of 1265 and died 13th September 1321 - and Italian Poet and writer of the Divinia Commedia (The Devine Comedy)

Dante Alighieri

8) Born 1st February 1901 and died 16th November 1960 - was an iconic American actor and had the nickname "The King of Hollywood".

Clark Gable

9) Born February 12th, 1809 and died April 15th, 1865 - Was president March 4, 1861 April 15, 1865.

If you look carefully at the dates, this is easy, Abraham Lincon

10) Born 30th November 1874 and died 24th January 1965 - Was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Winston Churchill

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And Finally, Round Ten - The Numbers Round
[I]Answered best by: emmie87 and the Midgeteers with a score of [B]10/10[/B][/I]

1) How many Polos do you find in a standard pack of Polos?

25

2) How many bits are in one byte?

8

3) In a regular board of Monopoly, how many diferent colour housing groups are there?

8

4) What is the reccomended daily allowance of calories for the average man?

2500

5) What is the seventh prime number?

17

6) How many zeros are in the number one million in digit form?

6

7) How many different categories do you find in a game of Trivial Pursuit?

6

8) What number is represented by the letter L in Roman Numerals?

50

9) To the nearest day, how many days are there in 4 years?

1461

10) Now you have you numbers, what is, when rounded down to the nearest digit, the mean of all the numbers?

All adds up to 4081, divide that by 9 you get 453 and 5/9, round down, that's 453

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Statistically easiest round was [B]Round 8[/B] with an average team score of [B]8/10[/B]
Statistically hardest round was [B]Round 4[/B] with an average team score of [B]4/10[/B]


Heh, round 8 with 8 and 4 with 4 :)

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[B][U]AWARDS[/U][/B]

- Overall Best Player -

[B][I]1[S]st[/S] - With an average score of 9.7 per round - [/I]emmie87[/B]

2nd - With an average score of 8.6 per round - Grandprix
3rd - With an average score of 8.3 per round - The Staffies

4th - With an average score of 8.0 per round - Nin[/B]
5th - With an average score of 7.3 per round - Dragonlance[/B]
6th - With an average score of 7.3 per round - Black8704[/B]
7th - With an average score of 7.1 per round - Vampyr[/B]
8th - With an average score of 6.8 per round - pb[/B]
9th - With an average score of 6.0 per round - Grix Thraves[/B]
10th - With an average score of 4.4 per round - Your Honour[/B]
11th - With an average score of 3.7 per round - Machie[/B]
12th - With an average score of 3.6 per round - Marink[/B]

- Funniest Answers Recieved -

[B][I]1[S]st[/S] - For Round 4 Question 4 - [/I]SpecSavers, Scrivens, No.Eye.Dear, Carefulthereisalotofsharpequipment[/B]

To be honest I've been lazy here... I can't be bothered to re read all your answers again :) So nominate them for me! :D

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- Overall Leaderboard -

[B][I]1[S]st[/S] - With a score of 83/100 (and by following the rules) - [/I]GrandNin[/B]

2nd - With a score of 83/100 (and by not following rules :D) - The Midgeteers
3rd - With a score of 78/100 - The ProBLEM Solvers

4th - With a score of 73/100 - The Nutclub[/B]
5th - With a score of 71/100 - the johnny come lately's[/B]
6th - With a score of 60/100 - Team Awesome[/B]
7th - With a score of 44/100 - Prince Octopus[/B]
8th - With a score of 37/100 - Smegheads[/B]
9th - With a score of 36/100 - The Loser[/B]
Wed 17/09/08 at 21:18
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jubbachainsaw wrote:
> The Reaper wrote:
> Yeah :) The first song I'm learning is Raining Blood too! Not
> as
> hard as I initially thought either.
>
> I take it that your pretty good then Reaper

Heh, not really, my timing needs a lot of work, and I keep making mistakes in the mosh part. But I'm getting there!
Wed 17/09/08 at 16:55
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The Reaper wrote:
> Yeah :) The first song I'm learning is Raining Blood too! Not as
> hard as I initially thought either.

I take it that your pretty good then Reaper
Wed 17/09/08 at 16:45
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jubbachainsaw wrote:
> The Reaper wrote:
> Heh, yeah, it's actually quite comfortable to play. A bit
> heavier
> than I'd like, but apart from that it's great :)
>
> Although, saying that, I nearly put a hole in the leather chair
> yesterday when I dropped it on it!
>
> My mate used to have that guitar, its based on Kerry King from
> Slayers isn't it?

Yeah :) The first song I'm learning is Raining Blood too! Not as hard as I initially thought either.
Wed 17/09/08 at 16:17
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The Reaper wrote:
> Heh, yeah, it's actually quite comfortable to play. A bit heavier
> than I'd like, but apart from that it's great :)
>
> Although, saying that, I nearly put a hole in the leather chair
> yesterday when I dropped it on it!

My mate used to have that guitar, its based on Kerry King from Slayers isn't it?
Wed 17/09/08 at 15:46
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Nin wrote:
> Well i assume it's for winning the quiz but as agreed with GP
> before we started, if we won the GAD would go to whoever got more
> right. So um yeah, give it to him instead.
Wed 17/09/08 at 12:22
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Heh, yeah, it's actually quite comfortable to play. A bit heavier than I'd like, but apart from that it's great :)

Although, saying that, I nearly put a hole in the leather chair yesterday when I dropped it on it!
Wed 17/09/08 at 12:19
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That's pretty cool! Looks like it could be dangerous to play if you've had a few beers!
Wed 17/09/08 at 12:11
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Black8704 wrote:
> The Reaper wrote:
>
> I'll check them out, cheers for the link. I need to get some
> new/better strings as well, any thoughts on that?
>
> No probs, umm, if you got a local music shop near you best to go
> in and ask the them. I use PRS electric strings, sound is smooth
> and take a good beating to break, they are quite cheap too.
> What guitar did you get?

This one but with a black body and red and siler tribal design. And without the ridiculous price tag.
Wed 17/09/08 at 10:42
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The Reaper wrote:

> I'll check them out, cheers for the link. I need to get some
> new/better strings as well, any thoughts on that?

No probs, umm, if you got a local music shop near you best to go in and ask the them. I use PRS electric strings, sound is smooth and take a good beating to break, they are quite cheap too.
What guitar did you get?
Wed 17/09/08 at 10:30
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jubbachainsaw wrote:
> Whens the next one?
>
> I reckon a monthly quiz would be good :D

Heh, I might be able to get a quarterly thing going :)

Black8704 wrote:
> The Zoom ones are quite good, best value for money IMO. Good
> luck with the guitar, check out tabrobot.com it's got tons of
> songs on.

I'll check them out, cheers for the link. I need to get some new/better strings as well, any thoughts on that?

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