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  • Registered Users Posts: 320 ✭✭Sysiphus


    Blisterman wrote:
    Wait to see if you are right, if you're not completely sure of the answer.

    oops, severn is 4 miles shorter (220 miles) than the shannon, sorry.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,456 ✭✭✭Blisterman


    They should dig some new meanders.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,727 ✭✭✭✭Sherifu


    Sysiphus wrote:
    is the severn in england not longer than the shannon??

    what do the initials QED stand for - I have two answers, both please!
    I already confirmed the river shannon as right answer :D
    Modified wrote:
    Right.


  • Registered Users Posts: 320 ✭✭Sysiphus


    Once again sorry, but still no answers on QED?


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,811 ✭✭✭✭billy the squid


    always thought it was Queen Elisibeth's Domain, but I know that is completely wrong.

    iits an acronym for a latin phroase if i am not mistaken


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  • Registered Users Posts: 16,164 ✭✭✭✭Pherekydes


    RuggieBear wrote:
    What is the capital of Canada?
    Q: What is the tallest under water mountain?

    Ottawa

    Mauna Kea


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,164 ✭✭✭✭Pherekydes


    Sysiphus wrote:
    Once again sorry, but still no answers on QED?

    Quod erat demonstrandum

    Not sure about the spelling!

    What does e.g. stand for?


  • Registered Users Posts: 320 ✭✭Sysiphus


    QED, could well be Queen Lizzy,

    The two i have

    1. as already stated - Quad erat demonstratum (my spelling is prob wrong as well!) meaning that which has been demonstrated

    2. Quantum Electro Dynamics - the study of sub sub atomic paticles

    e.g. - example Given, though i'm sure this is a vulgar translation of an actual latin term..

    aside, I alway heard that f.u.c.k. was forced unlawfull.... ie. (wher'd that come from??) rape, and was an old legal term.

    speaking of law name two things (i'm sure there's more) that a Public House can't refuse you.


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Sysiphus wrote:
    speaking of law name two things (i'm sure there's more) that a Public House can't refuse you.

    Easy: water. (they can refuse you a glass)
    Access to the toilet.

    Question: Name all 7 dwarves (1 point for each!!)


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,727 ✭✭✭✭Sherifu


    sleepy, bashful, doc, vixen, cupid, t1000, beardy
    It started well..... :rolleyes:


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  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    3/7 any other takers?


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,727 ✭✭✭✭Sherifu


    grumpy


  • Registered Users Posts: 320 ✭✭Sysiphus


    Papa Smut wrote:
    Easy: water. (they can refuse you a glass)
    Access to the toilet.

    Question: Name all 7 dwarves (1 point for each!!)


    I didn't think of the jax!! I was thinking "entrance", can refuse service with exception of above.

    Sleepy, dopey, grumpy, happy, gingery, poshy, scaredy.


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,164 ✭✭✭✭Pherekydes


    Sysiphus wrote:
    e.g. - example Given, though i'm sure this is a vulgar translation of an actual latin term..

    exempli gratia.

    Close enough, sysiphus.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,811 ✭✭✭✭billy the squid


    Papa Smut wrote:
    Easy: water. (they can refuse you a glass)
    Access to the toilet.

    Question: Name all 7 dwarves (1 point for each!!)

    I believe refusing someone the use of a payphone is illegal also.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,811 ✭✭✭✭billy the squid


    lets see 7 dwarfs

    doc bashful grumpy happy dopey

    oh well five is good


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,825 ✭✭✭Healio


    sleepy,happy,grumpy,bashful,prancer,dancer,blitzen and the red nosed one eh dopey.


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    lets see 7 dwarfs

    doc bashful grumpy happy dopey

    oh well five is good


    Sneezey and sleepey. good try everyone!!

    One for science people:


    What is the chemical symbol of selinium?


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,456 ✭✭✭Blisterman


    Se?


  • Moderators, Arts Moderators Posts: 35,435 Mod ✭✭✭✭pickarooney


    Is it OK to answer the question, then google to see if you were right before asking a new one?


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  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Blisterman wrote:
    Se?
    Correct!

    Is it OK to answer the question, then google to see if you were right before asking a new one?
    Thats one honest post!! But sure! :D
    No editing though!!


    Blisterman you're up,


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,456 ✭✭✭Blisterman


    What is the capital of california?


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,727 ✭✭✭✭Sherifu


    Blisterman wrote:
    What is the capital of california?
    Los Angeles?


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,958 ✭✭✭✭RuggieBear


    sacremento

    What's the capital of New York?


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    RuggieBear wrote:
    sacremento

    What's the capital of New York?
    New York? (so good they named it twice?)


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,456 ✭✭✭Blisterman


    Albany?


  • Registered Users Posts: 320 ✭✭Sysiphus


    I believe refusing someone the use of a payphone is illegal also.

    Presumably only to call the emergency services, not calling home or rekiavik (sure there's a g in there somewhere!)

    Alexander graham bell wasn't the first person to use a telephone, his assitant was, he called bell in another room, and bell was the first to answer the phone.

    and delilah didn't cut samsons hair. her servant did

    Thomas edison wasn't the first to invent the light bulb. He just patented it first, robert swan invented it first.

    Shark's have to keep moving otherwise they drown, also the majority of the sharks brain (80% or something) is devoted to the sense of smell!

    Superglue was invented by the military for use on the battlefield for quick repair and sealing of wounds.


    All I can think of for now!!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,958 ✭✭✭✭RuggieBear


    Blisterman wrote:
    Albany?
    bingo


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,456 ✭✭✭Blisterman


    Whats the longest river to flow into the meditteranean?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 16,164 ✭✭✭✭Pherekydes


    Blisterman wrote:
    Whats the longest river to flow into the meditteranean?

    The Nile

    What's the second largest (by volume) river in the world?


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