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  • #16
    Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

    I guess:

    East: Tunisia
    West: Morocco
    North: The Med
    South: Mali

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    • #17
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      What a tricky question! "Not Egypt" threw me off so I looked it up.
      "A beautiful theory killed by an ugly fact."
      by Thomas Henry Huxley

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      • #18
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        Good question ! I was stumped by the "east", and my guesses on the other 3 were wrong ! ( All this after I got my atlas out )

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        • #19
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          Originally posted by gh
          4. Benghazi, Libya, has been much in the news lately. If you fly east from Benghazi, what is the first country you hit? (Hint: It's not Egypt). If you fly due west from Benghazi, what is the first country you hit? How about due north? Due south?
          East: Tricky, would've said Egypt, but with the hint I guess you fly all across the Mediterrean, maybe to Israel
          West: probably Tunisia?
          North: Italy
          South: maybe Chad?

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          • #20
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            East: Israel
            South: Chad
            West: Tunisia
            North: Albania? or Greece. Awful close.

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            • #21
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              <<4. Due east of Benghazi, Libya, is Israel. (Because of a bump in the Mediterranean coastline, Benghazi is substantially north of Cairo. Heck, it's north of Jerusalem.) Due west of Benghazi is Tunisia. Due north is Greece. Due south is Chad.>>

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              • #22
                Re: &quot;The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz&quot;

                5. What language was Oscar Wilde's "Salome" written in?

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                • #23
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                  Gaelic?

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                  • #24
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                    I'd say French.

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                    • #25
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                      <<5. "Salome" was written in French. Wilde translated it into English later.>>

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                      • #26
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                        6. Define these aristocratic terms: (a) Baron of Beef, (b) Vickers Viscount, (c) Countess of Huntingdon's Connexion, (d) Marquess of Queensberry Rules, (e) Duke of Earl.

                        (McGato..... these coming up to snuff?)

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                        • #27
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                          Originally posted by gh
                          (McGato..... these coming up to snuff?)
                          Been busy most of today, so only catching up now. Conor is scooping me on the other thread. These are more interesting than last year. So far.

                          Keep them coming. Oh, and I have no idea about the answers to the most recent one.

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                          • #28
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                            a. a cut of beef
                            b. an airplane
                            c.no idea
                            d.boxing rules
                            e. dunno

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                            • #29
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                              Wait, wasn't Duke of Earl a song by some woo-wop group?

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                              • #30
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                                Duke Of Earl was sung by Gene Chandler

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