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FF:QLD JP"s Trivia thread

Discussion in 'Oceania Discussion Boards' started by JEDIPAULAW, May 29, 2002.

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  1. Grieyls

    Grieyls Jedi Knight star 6

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    Got to love that little rock :D
     
  2. MarvinTheMartian

    MarvinTheMartian Jedi Knight star 5

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    Imzadi is sort of correct, it is a region ON Mars :)

    Next Q: What is AT&T short for?
     
  3. imzadi

    imzadi Jedi Master star 4

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    Is it a real place? I was going on the reference from star trek. :)
     
  4. MarvinTheMartian

    MarvinTheMartian Jedi Knight star 5

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    Utopia Planitia is a real palce, they have names for every rock on mars. Now answer the new question! :p
     
  5. GoobaFish

    GoobaFish Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Marvin, Utopia Planitia is a plain, more so a giant plain.. with a few select valleys. Hence, planitia.




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  6. imzadi

    imzadi Jedi Master star 4

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    AT&T = American Telephone and Telegraph
     
  7. Grieyls

    Grieyls Jedi Knight star 6

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    Jolly good, now can anybody tell me how long the Voyager Probe is going to take to reach the nearest star? <evil grin> Heh heh.
     
  8. imzadi

    imzadi Jedi Master star 4

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    Voyager 1 and 2 are not on course for Proxima Centuri (the closest star). ;)

    However, Voyager 1 will take about 40000 years to pass its first star... I think.

     
  9. MarvinTheMartian

    MarvinTheMartian Jedi Knight star 5

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    Next Q:

    Name the Twelve Apostles
     
  10. imzadi

    imzadi Jedi Master star 4

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    Peter, Andrew, James, John, Matthew, Philip, Thomas, the other James, Judas, Simon, Thaddaeus, and Bartholomew.

    Had to look a few of those up. ;)
     
  11. DarthOpus

    DarthOpus Jedi Youngling star 1

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    As a side note about the Voyager 1 & 2, they are headed in opposite directions actually. Why not?
     
  12. imzadi

    imzadi Jedi Master star 4

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    Why aren't they on course for Proxima Centauri? Well, as far as I know, the Voyagers were to take pictures of the outer planets, but then also pass through the edge of the solar system, where the solar winds are less and there are um, asteroids and things, can't remember what it's actually called. But because they slow down so much, it takes thousands of years to get through that and it probably wouldn't be worth it. Also, because (I think) they used the outer planets' gravity to send them that far out, maybe they couldn't make them go in that specific direction?
     
  13. MarvinTheMartian

    MarvinTheMartian Jedi Knight star 5

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    Next Q: Where is Farsi spoken?
     
  14. Grieyls

    Grieyls Jedi Knight star 6

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    I think your thinking of the Kyber belt Imzadi, (hope I spelt that right) As far as I know Voyager 1 passed it or is going to pass through it around about now. It took this long to get there. Quite a trip huh.
     
  15. DarthOpus

    DarthOpus Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Farsi is spoken in Africa. Some where in Africa. There are lots of languages spoken in Africa. Even Ewoks spoke an African language.

    Okay. I'm bluffing. No idea.

    And both Voyagers, while having an escape velocity, will continue to slow down until they are attracted by another source of gravity.
     
  16. kahli

    kahli Jedi Knight star 5

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    I know I have always found gravity strangely attractive... :p
     
  17. DarthOpus

    DarthOpus Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Don't let it get you down.
     
  18. imzadi

    imzadi Jedi Master star 4

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    Hmm, the stuff I read says that they're both still in the solar system, here: [link=http://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/mission/interstellar.html]NASA[/link]

    They've taken images of the next system I think, but they're not actually there.

    Haven't heard of the Kyber belt, but it sounds like the same thing. It's referred to as the Heliosphere on the site above.
     
  19. MarvinTheMartian

    MarvinTheMartian Jedi Knight star 5

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    So where is Farsi spoken? ;)
     
  20. JEDIPAULAW

    JEDIPAULAW Jedi Knight star 5

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    <puts Marvin out of his misery>

    Farsi is spoken in Iran, it is also spoken in Afghanistan. In Afghanistan it is known as Dari. Farsi is also know as Persian and a variety of this language is called Tajik and is spoken in the Tajikistan and is written in the Cyrillic alphabet.

     
  21. MarvinTheMartian

    MarvinTheMartian Jedi Knight star 5

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    Next Q: What is the capital of California?
     
  22. DarthOpus

    DarthOpus Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Sacramento, CA, USA. :)

    What is the capital of New York?
     
  23. imzadi

    imzadi Jedi Master star 4

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    New York.
     
  24. DarthOpus

    DarthOpus Jedi Youngling star 1

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    You think so eh?
     
  25. imzadi

    imzadi Jedi Master star 4

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    No, it's not. It's Albany. [face_blush] Well, you learn something new every day! :D
     
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