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  • Re: the annual geography quiz

    Cannes.

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      <<48. Cannes is about 10 miles farther north than Milwaukee.>>

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        49. What nation's prime minister went for a swim in the ocean on Dec. 17, 1967, and was never seen again - an event residents of this black-humored nation sometimes refer to as "the swim that needed no towel"?

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          [quote="mcgato"]Since gh seems to be mostly offline, and there are only a few questions left, I'm taking the liberty of continuing this quiz forward.




          Yes as noted elsewhere my laptop died and I reduced using an iPad which is problematic with long chunks of copy. Thanks muchly

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            I don't remember his name, but I remember the incident in Australia.

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              <<49. Australian Prime Minister Harold Holt. Melbourne later named its municipal swimming pool after him.>>
              It only asked for the country, so I'll accept that. I did giggle at naming a swimming pool after him.

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                Last one.
                50. Where is the "Wine Dark Sea," and who originally called it that?

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                  Originally posted by mcgato
                  <<49. Australian Prime Minister Harold Holt. Melbourne later named its municipal swimming pool after him.>>
                  It only asked for the country, so I'll accept that. I did giggle at naming a swimming pool after him.
                  About as silly as naming a line of luggage for Amelia Earhart!

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                  • Re: the annual geography quiz

                    Originally posted by mcgato
                    Last one.
                    50. Where is the "Wine Dark Sea," and who originally called it that?
                    Ooo ooh! I get a chance to play. It's the Med. Homerian, no?

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                      The Homer part is correct. Wrong sea, though.

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                        If that's the case, then the Aegean would be an educated guess.

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                          <<50. The Aegean, Homer.>>

                          All done.

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