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The QI Quiz Thread

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by halibut, Jul 12, 2006.

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  1. halibut

    halibut Ex-Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    If you haven't seen the programme QI, you're missing out on a treat. Tis a quiz show which rewards interesting answers, and punishes obvious answers.

    So I will ask a question and await peoples replies. But think hard before answering. You may not know as much as you think you do....

    Question: How many wives did Henry VIII have?
     
  2. JONJEDI

    JONJEDI Jedi Grand Master star 5

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  3. Stormtrooper_fan

    Stormtrooper_fan Jedi Master star 5

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    He had 6 wives I think.

    QI is brilliant and really funny :)
     
  4. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 9

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    Tis a trick question...



    I like the one about Berries
     
  5. Ramble_Boba

    Ramble_Boba Jedi Master star 5

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    Everyone knows he had 6, so it is obviously wrong. Come on people, we have to be better then Alan Davis
     
  6. halibut

    halibut Ex-Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Oh no!! Minus 10 points for SF. No no no, he did not have 6 wives, much as we are led to believe.

    His marriage to Catherine of Aragon was annulled, therefore he was never married to her. It's quite possible this also happened to his 4th wife, so the answer is either 5 or 4, but certainly not 6. He had 6 marriages, but not 6 wives.

    Next question.

    Who was the first Prime Minister of Britain?
     
  7. JONJEDI

    JONJEDI Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Robert Walpole
     
  8. halibut

    halibut Ex-Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Ahh, minus 10 to Jon. dearie me, no.
     
  9. JONJEDI

    JONJEDI Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    :eek: But google doesn't lie!
     
  10. halibut

    halibut Ex-Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Walpole was never Prime Minister
     
  11. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 9

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    It does however get things wrong


    Oliver Cromwell was Lord Protector, does that count as PM?
     
  12. halibut

    halibut Ex-Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    You're starting to think right. But Lord Protector is not Prime Minister. Prime Minster is Prime Minister.

    EDIT: And another minus 10 to Jon for editing his Henry VIII answer from 8 to 6
     
  13. SithLordDarthRichie

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  14. timbolton

    timbolton Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Was the first definite Prime Minister was Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman in 1905? Until 1905 the title Prime Minister was not always used, First Minister was often the alternate. I discounted Balfour since he appears on some lists and not on others supposedly.

    http://www.britannia.com/gov/primes/ and http://www.answers.com/topic/prime-minister-of-the-united-kingdom
     
  15. halibut

    halibut Ex-Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Well done Tim! 10 points to you. Absolutely spot on.

    Until then, what we now consider Prime Minister was called "First Lord of the Treasury", which to this day is a secondary title held by the Prime Minister

    Question 3

    What was the first animal sent into space?
     
  16. JONJEDI

    JONJEDI Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    A dog?
     
  17. SithLordDarthRichie

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  18. halibut

    halibut Ex-Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Jon Jon Jon! No, no, no! Another obviously wrong answer, and another minus 10 points :(

    EDIT: Very impressive, Richie. It was indeed the fruit fly. The Americans sent a load into space in July 1946 on a V2 rocket. Apparently, the fruit fly shares 61% of known diseases with humans - more than any other animal, and effects on a fruit fly are similar to us. Well done. 10 points to you

    Next question. What are the smallest and largest cells in the human body?
     
  19. JONJEDI

    JONJEDI Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    :(

    A monkey?
     
  20. Jairen

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    I think Richie is correct, however I personally don't class an insect as an animal :p
     
  21. SithLordDarthRichie

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  22. halibut

    halibut Ex-Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Had you said monkey before Richie answered, you would have lost another 10 points :p
     
  23. JONJEDI

    JONJEDI Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Smallest cell in human body: lymphocyte
    Largest cell in human body: the female ovum

     
  24. halibut

    halibut Ex-Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Very close, I'll have to give you some points there :)
     
  25. Jairen

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    Gametes, or sex cells. The female sex cell, the oocyte, is ~35 microns in diameter, the male sex cell, spermatozoan, is ~3 microns in diameter.

    In theory, if you have good eyes, you can see the female sex cell :p
     
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