Pauls Quiz 163

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1. How many people are born every minute ? (circa) 
    a. 100  
    b. 500  
    c. 1,000  
    d. 5,000

2. Which famous dandy was the so called inventor of the suit ?

3. In song, who "flits from shop to shop just like a butterfly" ?

4. Which article of fashion are each of the following ? (ie. hat, shoes etc)  
    a. Chesterfield  
    b. Boa  
    c. Canadienne  
    d. Bolero  
    e. Homburg  
    f. Babushe  
    g. Canotier  
    h. Collier  
    i. Limericks  
    j. Borsalino

5. Which custom did Yuri Gagarin start amongst Cosmonauts?

6. Acording to the ICBL, in which six countries do landmines cause the most casualties ?

7. The largest building in Britain in the late 18th century measured 1,094 ft. (near a quarter mile) by 54 ft.   In which of the following cities was it found and for extra points, what was it used for ?  
    a. London  
    b. Newcastle  
    c. Portsmouth  
    d. Glasgow

8. In which country would one find the mountain Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu ?

9. The man most closely associated with the reign of terror during the french revolution was afraid of blood. What was his name ?

10. How many words can Kent man Stephen Woodmore say per minute ? 
    a. 67  
    b. 267  
    c. 595 
    d. 995


1. a. 100

2. Beau Brummel (George Bryan) Beau Brummell, n? George Bryan Brummell (1778, London, England ? 1840, Caen, France), was the arbiter of men's fashion in Regency England and a friend of the Prince Regent, the future King George IV. He established the mode of men wearing understated, but fitted, beautifully cut clothes, adorned with an elaborately-knotted cravat. Beau Brummell is credited with introducing and establishing as fashion the modern man's suit, worn with a tie. He claimed five hours to dress, and recommended that boots be polished with champagne. To wit, his style of dress was known as dandyism.

3. Dedicated follower of fashion. (Kinks) LYRICS: Oh yes he is (oh yes he is), oh yes he is (oh yes he is).
He flits from shop to shop just like a butterfly.
In matters of the cloth he is as fickle as can be,
'Cause he's a dedicated follower of fashion.

4. Ten Answers:
    a. overcoat  
    b. scarf  
    c. jacket  
    d. jacket  
    e. hat  
    f. shoes  
    g. hat  
    h. collar  
    i. gloves (made from the skin of unborn calves !!!) 
    j. hat

5. P*ssing against the tire of the bus that brings the cosmonaut to the launching pad. Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin (9 March 1934 ? 27 March 1968), Hero of the Soviet Union, was a Soviet cosmonaut. On 12 April 1961, he became the first human in space and the first to orbit the Earth. He received many medals from different countries for his pioneering tour in outer space.

6. In order, Columbia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Cambodia, Somalia and Burma. The International Campaign to Ban Landmines is a coalition of non-governmental organizations whose goal is to abolish the production and use of anti-personnel mines. The coalition was formed in 1992 when six groups with similar interests, including Human Rights Watch, medico international, Handicap International, Physicians for Human Rights, Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation and the Mines Advisory Group, agreed to cooperate on their common goal. The campaign has since grown and spread to become a network of over 1,400 groups ? including groups working on women, children, veterans, religious groups, the environment, human rights, arms control, peace and development -- in over 90 countries, working locally, nationally and internationally to eradicate antipersonnel landmines. A prominent supporter was Diana, Princess of Wales.

7. c. Portsmouth   The 'Rope House' was where the rigging for Royal Navy ships were made.

8. New Zealand Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu is the Maori name for a hill, 305 metres high, close to Porangahau, south of Waipukurau in southern Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. The name is often shortened to Taumata by the locals for ease of conversation. It has gained a measure of fame as one of the longest place-names in the world and one of the longest words used in English.  The name on the sign that marks this hill is
"Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu", which translates roughly as The summit where Tamatea, the man with the big knees, the climber of mountains, the land-swallower who travelled about, played his nose flute to his loved one. At 85 letters, it is one of the longest placenames in the world. The longer form
"Tetaumatawhakatangihangakoauaotamateaurehaeaturipukapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu" has 92 letters, and has been entered into the Guinness Book of Records as the longest officially recognized place name in an English-speaking country. It is the second longest place name in the world. In comparison, according to the Guinness Book of Records, the world's longest place name is Bangkok's full ceremonial name given by King Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke, and later edited by King Mongkut, nearly doubles that and is called "Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Yuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit."

9. Maximilien de Robespierre Maximilien Fran?ois Marie Isidore de Robespierre (1758 - 1794) is one of the best-known leaders of the French Revolution. He studied at College of Louis-le-Grand in Paris and became a lawyer. His supporters called him "The Incorruptible." He was an influential member of the Committee of Public Safety and was instrumental in the period of the Revolution commonly known as the Reign of Terror that ended with his arrest and execution in 1794. Politically, Robespierre was a disciple of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, among other Enlightenment philosophes, and a capable articulator of the beliefs of the left-wing bourgeoisie. He was described as physically unimposing and immaculate in attire and personal manners.

10. c.  595  (in 57 seconds, no less)


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