Pub Quiz thread

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  1. yorkshirehornet

    yorkshirehornet Well-Known Member

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    Is this the right location for mya nswer which will follow if so?: ;)

    53°11′06″N 3°11′20″W / 53.185°N 3.189°W / 53.185; -3.189
     
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  2. Bolton's Boots

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    Mustard gas and other toxic waste buried in disused landfill sites - some of which now have houses and hospitals built on them?
     
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  3. yorkshirehornet

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    That is what my research led to too at the grid ref above.....
     
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    so it is... I've given it to BB and there is no VAR review, sorry! ;)
     
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    Cheers Fez.
    It's getting harder to come up with questions, so - a little Australiana which may take some researching.

    In 1891, while exploring some land that had been granted to him, a Melburnian sheep farmer made a discovery, which was originally named after him, the result of which lead to a theory which is still hotly debated in academic circles today.

    Who was the farmer, what did he discover, and what is the contentious theory?
     
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  7. yorkshirehornet

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    <Yikes> Sounds like a real riddle!!
     
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    It's one of those that, when you find the answer, it's really quite obvious. Well, it was to me when I first read about it.
     
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  9. Bolton's Boots

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    Clue - the land he was exploring was in the Kimberley Ranges, a sparsely populated region in the far north of Western Australia, where 50% of the population speak 30 different local languages.
     
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  10. yorkshirehornet

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    is it something to do with discovering rock art?
     
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    Bradshaw paintings?

    ''Although local Aboriginal people were aware of the Gwion Gwion paintings adorning rock walls, the first European sighting and recording of these enigmatic figures was by grazier Joseph Bradshaw, hence the attribution of his ‘white fella’ name to these paintings. Bradshaw led an expedition in 1891 to survey potential grazing leases beyond the King Leopold Ranges in the Kimberley. One afternoon, in 1891, he and his brother separated from the main group and stumbled upon drawings that did not resemble the more familiar Wandjina-style paintings. He made sketches and later, upon returning to Melbourne, described the paintings in an address to the Royal Geological Society. His discovery excited interest, and a number of people went in search of the paintings. With the assistance of local Aboriginal people, many more sites were soon discovered. While Aboriginals in the Kimberley were painters responsible for maintenance of the Wandjina, they were less interested in the older Gwion Gwion paintings, claiming these were made by a different people long ago. Indeed, the only fixed date thus far for the antiquity of the Gwion Gwion is 17,500 years, obtained from dating a mud-wasp nest. It is likely that people painted the Gwion Gwion images on rock surfaces at the time of the last Glacial Maximum, 20,000 to 15,000 years ago''

    Seems to be a lot of debate as to who painted them originally




    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gwion_Gwion_rock_paintings
     
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  12. Bolton's Boots

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    That's them...
    It's an interesting debate really - and one that will probably never be properly settled. I prefer to go with this site - http://www.australiaforeveryone.com.au/files/history-bradshaw.html Aboriginal settlement in Australia is known to have happened at least 40K years ago, and these paintings pre-date that - by how long no-one knows as the paints used can't be carbon-dated, there being no pigment remaining. The thinking is that there were two previous cultures, one possibly Mayan-like and the other Egyptian-like, with the latter being the more modern of the two. One thing not mentioned in either site is that the Kimberleys are the original home of boab trees in Australia - and their nearest 'relatives' are in Africa. Coincidence?

    Over to you.
     
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    Great question BB. I learnt a lot while trying to find an answer. <ok>
     
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    Ok ...quick one

    what buzzed after 97 days?
     
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    The guy who won £1.7 million on a blackjack game on his phone three years ago, only for the bookmaker to refuse to pay out? The High Court ruled in his favour last week and he was buzzing after his first night out in 97 days...
     
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    No......... and yes... !!

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    over to you....
     
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    Cheers Yorkie...

    When is it possible to use your dog as a compass?
     
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    Does their poop face north south???!!
     
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    I'll give you it...

    Not so much their poop, but dogs themselves as they are pooping. According to a study by researchers from the Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague, who were apparently intrigued as to why dogs walked in circles before pooping, they like to align themselves North-South before letting it all out. https://frontiersinzoology.biomedcentral.com/track/pdf/10.1186/1742-9994-10-80.pdf

    Back to you...
     
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    What do bilirubin and bile combine to do?
     
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