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Discussion in 'Oceania Discussion Boards' started by SWNZ, Jul 26, 2001.

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  1. Humble extra

    Humble extra Jedi Youngling star 5

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    tintin has a skull :)
     
  2. SeanAGreen

    SeanAGreen Jedi Youngling star 1

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    a brain fits inside a skull and thats some thing Jar Jar Dont Have
     
  3. oy636

    oy636 Jedi Youngling star 1

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    The skull is not made up of one bone, but 5 interlocking plates.
     
  4. Humble extra

    Humble extra Jedi Youngling star 5

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    i prefer to eat off china plates, rather than enamel or wood
     
  5. Chansplace

    Chansplace Jedi Padawan star 4

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    The English longbow was often made of a wood called Yew. A trained Bowman could use a Longbow effectively at a range of 150m, with the ability to pierce through plate armour. The Longbow was crucial in the battle of Agincourt where 500 English footsoldiers defeated an army of French mounted knights.
     
  6. Humble extra

    Humble extra Jedi Youngling star 5

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    Kit was the brain behing Knightrider's sucess as a crimefighter
     
  7. oy636

    oy636 Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Kit was an '82 Trans Am, some belive the peak of trans am design
     
  8. SWNZ

    SWNZ Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Mount Everest has the highest peak in the world, at a height of 29,035 (8850m)-found to be 6' higher in 1999.
    You can find Everest here: Latitude 27° 59' N.....Longitude 86° 56' E
    It's summit ridge seperates Nepal and Tibet.
     
  9. SeanAGreen

    SeanAGreen Jedi Youngling star 1

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    some one for new zealand (sir edmend hilliry ) was the first to get to the top of everst and hes on a 5$ note in new zealand
     
  10. ACERIMMERROCKS

    ACERIMMERROCKS Jedi Padawan star 4

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    $5 dollars is a third of wat u need to buy a POTJ fig from the warehouse.
     
  11. Humble extra

    Humble extra Jedi Youngling star 5

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    figs are often identified with Meditterean cuisine, like the humble olive, which i prefer
     
  12. SWNZ

    SWNZ Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Just as an aside I want to add a few more dimensions to this:

    * Ask a question, and others must try answer correctly, eg: What are the names of Jupiters moons?

    * Jeapardy: Give us the answer and we state the question. eg: "Holder of the 100m sprint record"

    This could get a little messy with answers and questions flying everywhere so try asnwering someones question before posting your own.
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    Olives are a part of the Italians (and most mediteranian) diets.

    Q: Name the Capital city of Albania?
     
  13. oy636

    oy636 Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Tirana is the captial of Albania.

    Olives are a stone fruit.

    Q. In formula one racing what teams have honda engines in their cars.
     
  14. Chansplace

    Chansplace Jedi Padawan star 4

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    British American Racing and Jordan have Honda engines.


    Q. who played the Goblin King in the movie Labrynth.
     
  15. SWNZ

    SWNZ Jedi Padawan star 4

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    The person I can remember being in the Labrynth is David Bowie, so that's my guess.

    Q: Who wrote the "Winnie the Pooh" books?
     
  16. Humble extra

    Humble extra Jedi Youngling star 5

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    A.A. Milne wrote the Winnie the Pooh stories

    oh, for those who want to know which pooh character they are most like

    http://www.geocities.com/EnchantedForest/3278/poohsonality.html

    Q. How many recognised regional variations of NZ English are there?
    (by recognised I mean by linguists...)
     
  17. SWNZ

    SWNZ Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I've searched and searched for the answer and I can't find it. So i'm going to make a mild guess.

    Five?
     
  18. Humble extra

    Humble extra Jedi Youngling star 5

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    i'll give a hint..........the opposite of northland........
     
  19. SWNZ

    SWNZ Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Southland?

    You asked how many, I was think along the lines that Auckland area had one, Taranaki area had a variation, definately southland had one and maybe a couple more.
     
  20. Obi-Jace

    Obi-Jace Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Q. How long is a adult human's small intestine?
     
  21. Kitt327

    Kitt327 Jedi Master star 4

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    A bit more than 6 metres.

    That question reminds me of dissecting a rat in biology lab last year. We had to remove the small intestine, and that thing just kept on coming!! I couldn't figure out how that rat could fit all that inside it's gut!

    Keeping with this theme:

    Q. How long is all the DNA laid end to end in one typical human cell?
     
  22. SWNZ

    SWNZ Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Is it a meter? Not sure.

    Anyone got an answer to the languages thingy?
     
  23. Chansplace

    Chansplace Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I guess two... southland and everyone else.
    can't think of any others.
     
  24. Kitt327

    Kitt327 Jedi Master star 4

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    [link=http://www.massey.ac.nz/~wwlingui/NZEnglish/variation.html]NZ English variations[/link]
    from what can understand from this, there are two, Southland and everywhere else.

    [link=http://english.unitecnology.ac.nz/resources/resources/exp_lang/other_forms.html]Other forms of variation in New Zealand English[/link] Here, they also recognize Maori-accented English.

    Regarding the DNA q - it's longer than a meter.
     
  25. oy636

    oy636 Jedi Youngling star 1

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    DNA question. The human genome contains 3,000,000,000 bases each being about 2nm long,in each cell but depending on the person ie. tallest person has more cells more DNA than shortest person. Depends on lenght, but in lay terms to the moon and back. If I remember correctly.

    Q. Where would you find a harmonic balancer?
     
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