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Set by Russell  |  39 pts     (2017-10-03)

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1) These sedimentary rocks all have an associated metamorphic rock: a) Limestone b) Chalk c) shale/mudstone (3 pts)  Russell:  2017-10-03

2) What English word reputedly has its origins in a bet made by a Dublin theatre proprietor by the name of Richard Daly made a bet that he could, within forty-eight hours, make a nonsense word known throughout the city, and that the public would supply a meaning for it. After a performance one evening, he gave his staff cards with the word written on them, and told them to write the word on walls around the city. The next day the strange word was the talk of the town, and within a short time it had become part of the language. (1 pt)  Russell:  2017-10-03

3) The Superb Fairywren teaches its young a unique song by singing to it whilst still in the egg. Once the young have hatched the ability to recall the song to the mother serves what purpose? (1 pt)  Russell:  2017-10-03

4) The fastest time to climb all the Munros in a continuous, self propelled journey is held by Stephen Pyke. a) How many days did it take him to scale all the Munros, from Ben More on the Isle of Mull to Ben Hope by Kayak, bike and on foot? (2 points for spot on and a 1 point for a day either side) b) What's the average time (in years) taken to complete the Munros? (3 pts)  Russell:  2017-10-03

5) 'Neon' lights refer to any bright light using glass tubes filled with gas - though not always filled with neon which producesan orange light. What gases are used in red, yellow, white and blue 'neon' lights? (1 point for each). Bonus point if you match all the colours to their gases. (5 pts)  Russell:  2017-10-03

6) Name the fictional islands: a) Island prison in the Harry Potter series b) Setting of sitcom Father Ted c) Site of InGen's Jurassic Park d) Fictional Hebridean island and the setting of Robin Hardy's 1973 movie The Wicker Man e) a legendary island featured in the Arthurian legend (5 pts)  Russell:  2017-10-03

7) Elton John released his first single in 1968. In what year did he achieve his first UK no. 1 as a solo artist (bonus point for name of single). (2 pts)  Russell:  2017-10-03

8) Name the philosopher who said: a) "The unexamined life is not worth living" b) "I think therefore I am" ("Cogito, ergo sum") c) "God is dead! He remains dead! And we have killed him." d) "Philosophers have hitherto only interpreted the world in various ways; the point, however, is to change it" e) "Everything that exists is born for no reason, carries on living through weakness, and dies by accident" f) "Science is what you know. Philosophy is what you don't know" (6 pts)  Russell:  2017-10-03

9) The Oksapmin people of New Guinea have a base-27 counting system. The words for numbers are the words for the 27 body parts they use for counting, starting at the thumb of one hand, and ending on the thumb at the other. Once the 5 digits on the hand are reached, which 9 body parts (after the 5 digits) are used to reach the mid point (14)? The pattern is then repeated on the other side. (9 pts)  Russell:  2017-10-03

10) These tunes are better known as theme tunes - name the show (tv and radio): a) Barwick Green b) Drum Majorette c) Soul Limbo d) Liberty Bell (4 pts)  Russell:  2017-10-03

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