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Yet another quiz, again

  1. Sep 10, 2004 #1
    Same rules. One answer per customer. Try to be honest and supply your answer without simply looking it up somewhere. Rely on your own knowledge.

    QUESTIONS

    1) Respected and admired by both the Germans and their enemies as an honourable and clever commander, Captain Langsdorff was the captain of which famous ship?

    2) The tallest type of grass is what?

    3) The L1A1 is a variant of which rifle?

    4) What are the monotremes?

    5) What was the largest tank ever built?

    6) According to the song, Gamera was a friend to all { ... } ?

    7) The word "modem" comes from two other words. What are they?

    8) Who created the character Sherlock Holmes?

    9) Which Australian city is associated with Batman?

    10) In the film Predator, which actor said "I ain't got time to bleed"?

    11) A kangaroo's testicles can retract into the abdominal cavity. When and why does this occur?

    12) Which comet's arrival close to Earth prompted a Beverly Hills cult to put purple handkerchiefs over their heads and commit suicide?

    ANSWERS

    JCSD: 4) The monotremes are one of the three main divisons of mammals (the others being the marsupials and the placental mammals), distinguished from the other types by the fact they lay eggs! IIRC there are only two species of montremes duck-billed platypuses and another one whose name I cannot remeber (enchideas perhaps???). Platypus and two ant-eaters. http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/mammal/monotreme.html

    Evo: #7 modem - modulate/demodulate

    Chroot: 8) I have the feeling this is a trick question, but Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote the Sherlock Holmes books. Hopefully that means he also invented the character. Nah, no trick this time.

    Gokul: 12) Hale-Bopp. Just wear black pyjamas, white sports shoes, and a purple handkerchief over your head, and you too can catch a ride on the next passing alien spacecraft!
     
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  3. Sep 10, 2004 #2

    Evo

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    #7 modem - modulate/demodulate
     
  4. Sep 10, 2004 #3

    Gokul43201

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    12) Hale-Bopp ?

    7) I could have sworn I read 'MODERN', not 'MODEM' - the caps help. :smile:
     
  5. Sep 10, 2004 #4
    Ah, near enough. I didn't want to be narky about an "or".
     
  6. Sep 10, 2004 #5

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    8) I have the feeling this is a trick question, but Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote the Sherlock Holmes books. Hopefully that means he also invented the character.

    - Warren
     
  7. Sep 10, 2004 #6

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    It can be either modulate/demodulate or modulator/demodulator.

    In the beginning (I was there) it was commonly refered to as modulate/demodulate.

    http://www.yale.edu/ee100/class18/sld018.htm
     
  8. Sep 10, 2004 #7
    Liar, Evo. You're not that old. :P

    How long ago was that photo taken? You're looking pretty damn good there.
     
  9. Sep 10, 2004 #8

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    I'll go for the hardest one I know the answer to:

    4) The monotremes are one of the three main divisons of mammals (the others being the marsupials and the placental mammals), distinguished from the other types by the fact they lay eggs! IIRC there are only two species of montremes duck-billed platypuses and another one whose name I cannot remeber (enchideas perhaps???).
     
  10. Sep 10, 2004 #9

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    That was taken 3-4 years ago. I don't age (but there is a very nasty looking painting of me up in the attic). :wink:

    Now I am wondering how many people aren't going to know what I am referring to and ask me why there is a nasty looking painting in my attic. This is how rumors get started. :biggrin:
     
  11. Sep 10, 2004 #10
    Oscar Wilde would know what you're talking about. ;)
     
  12. Sep 10, 2004 #11
    Oh, that reminds me. Some time ago I went on a spending spree, and picked up the entire works of Oscar Wilde, G. B. Shaw, Poe, Shakespeare, H. G. Wells, and a few others, all in hardcover. Also the complete Sherlock Holmes and a few others, but in softcover. Great stuff, but I'll never get through it all. And that reminds me, one of my friends still has my Oscar Wilde. Hmph.
     
  13. Sep 10, 2004 #12

    Gokul43201

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    The other is the spiny (or some such) anteater.
     
  14. Sep 10, 2004 #13

    Gokul43201

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    If you're not too picky...could you put me in your will ?
     
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  15. Sep 10, 2004 #14

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    whisper : <psst...had you heard...Evo's got dirty paintings of herself...snigger....and a whole lot more nasty stuff....and pass that on>
     
  16. Sep 10, 2004 #15

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    No. 2 has really bamboozled me :confused:
     
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  17. Sep 10, 2004 #16

    Gokul43201

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    I think I might know #2 but I've got no clue about #1 (c'mon...these navy types think we should know about every world war captain and ship :eek: Isn't it enough to know Doenitz ? The name Langsdorff sounds very familiar though) #5, #6 (I hope this isn't about the Gamera that comes in those lousy cartoon shows) and #11.
     
  18. Sep 10, 2004 #17
    This one is easy for someone such as myself; bamboo


    [edit :blushing: :blushing: Oops, hehe, had to delete a couple of answers after reading this; Same rules. One answer per customer.[/quote]
     
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  19. Sep 10, 2004 #18

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    Oops..I guess I didn't see through that "bamboozling stunt" :redface:
     
  20. Sep 10, 2004 #19
    It's better if I continue to 'play' dumb...
     
  21. Sep 10, 2004 #20

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    Evo<-----wonders if she will ever get to know the "real" Boulderhead. HINT :grumpy:
     
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