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posted on Oct, 9 2008 @ 03:02 PM
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Is there a conspiracy against general knowledge?

Test your wits
Just answer these easy questions.!

Go on
(you know you want to).


What is the name of the tallest mountain in the
> world?
>
> What man made artefacts can be seen from the moon?
>
> How many galaxies are visible to the naked eye?
>
> Who invented the telephone?
>
> How many senses does a human being have?
>
> What did feminists do with their bras?
>
> What did Nero do when Rome burned?
>
> Where do most tigers live?
>
> Who introduced tobacco and potatoes to England?
>
> Whats the most likely survivor of a nuclear war?
>
> How many states are there in the USA?
>
> Where was baseball invented?
>
> Whats the best use for Marmite?
>
> Who was the first to claim the earth goes around the
> sun?
>
> Where do camels come from?
>
> What was James Bond's favourite drink?
>
> Who discovered penicillin?
>
> What shape is a raindrop?
>
> Where is the driest place on earth?
>
> Which bird lays the smallest egg for it's size?
>
> How many states of matter are there?
>
> What colour is Mars?
>
> What is a rhino's horn made from?
>
> Who is America named after?
>
> How many dog years equal one human year?



[edit on 02/10/08 by karl 12]




posted on Oct, 9 2008 @ 03:12 PM
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Okay I'll bite.


I've not included the once I don't know.


What is the name of the tallest mountain in the
world?

I think it is technically one under the sea... don't remember the name... otherwise, Everest?



What man made artefacts can be seen from the moon?

Artifacts? Can I be smartarsted an say the lander, the spacesuits, the American flag?


How many galaxies are visible to the naked eye?

One?


Who invented the telephone?

The common knowledge answer is Bell... though it is disputed whether he actually invented it or just patented it first.


How many senses does a human being have?
Again, disputed, technically 5 but many threads on this site would lend credence to a 6th or more sense.


What did feminists do with their bras?

Burn them?
Wear them?



What did Nero do when Rome burned?
Played the guitar... erm, violin.



Where do most tigers live?
Zoos?


Who introduced tobacco and potatoes to England?

THe Indians via the settles?


> Whats the most likely survivor of a nuclear war?
Germs and cockroaches?


> How many states are there in the USA?
50. Or 57 depending on whom you ask.
Or less that 50 if you are discounting the states that are technically commonwealths or something like that.



Whats the best use for Marmite?
I don't know what that is!


What was James Bond's favourite drink?
Vodka martini?

What shape is a raindrop?
Round


Where is the driest place on earth?
ANtartica... or death valley?


How many states of matter are there?
At least 4


What is a rhino's horn made from?
The same stuff as fingernails

Who is America named after?
Americo Vesupias (sp?)

How many dog years equal one human year?
Standard answer, 7, thouh I imagine this would actually depend on the breed of dog.

[edit on 9-10-2008 by asmeone2]



posted on Oct, 9 2008 @ 03:16 PM
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I agree with the above but I think K2 is higher than everest. At least it is disputed... or was.



posted on Oct, 9 2008 @ 03:40 PM
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here are my answers



What is the name of the tallest mountain in the world?

mt everest

What man made artefacts can be seen from the moon?

wall of china and new dubai palm islands

> How many galaxies are visible to the naked eye?

only our own?

Who invented the telephone?

A Graham Bell

How many senses does a human being have?

5

What did feminists do with their bras?

burn em?

What did Nero do when Rome burned?

dont know. suicide?

Where do most tigers live?

Siberia?


Who introduced tobacco and potatoes to England?

columbus?

Whats the most likely survivor of a nuclear war?

roaches

> How many states are there in the USA?

52?

Where was baseball invented?

cuba?


Whats the best use for Marmite?

don't know
>
> Who was the first to claim the earth goes around the
> sun?

galileo?

> Where do camels come from?

From other camels in the desert


> What was James Bond's favourite drink?
>

wodka martini shaken not stirred

> Who discovered penicillin?

Marie Curie?

What shape is a raindrop?

tear

> Where is the driest place on earth?

kalahari?

Which bird lays the smallest egg for it's size?

Kolibri

How many states of matter are there?

3

> What colour is Mars?

orange


What is a rhino's horn made from?

hair

> Who is America named after?

skip "this one

>
> How many dog years equal one human year?

6?



posted on Oct, 9 2008 @ 03:46 PM
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Asmeone2 Thanks for biting

Heres those cheeky answers:

> What is the name of the tallest mountain in the
> world?
> EVEREST ?

Mauna kea,the highest point on the island of Hawaii.
The inactive volcanoe is a modest 4,206m(13,799 feet) above sea level,but when measured from the seabed to its summit,it is 10,200m(33,465 feet)high-about three quarters of a mile taller than Mount Everest.
As far as mountains are concerned,the current convention is that the 'highest' means measured from sea level to summit:'tallest' means measured from the bottom of the mountain to the top.
So while Mount Everest,at 8,848m(29,029 feet)is the highest mountain in the world,it is not the tallest.


>
> What man made artifacts can be seen from the moon?
> GREAT WALL OF CHINA ?

No human artefacts at all can be seen from the moon with the naked eye.
The idea that the Great Wall is the 'only man made object that can be see from the moon' is all pervasive,but it confuses 'the moon' with space.
'Space' is quite close.It starts about 100km(60 miles) from the earth's surface.From there,many artificial objects are visible:motorways,ships on the sea,railways,cities,fields of crops and even some individual buildings.
However,at an altitude of only a few thousand miles after leaving earth's orbit,no man made objects are visible at all.From the moon-over 400,000 km(some 250,000,miles)away-even continents are barely visible.


> How many galaxies are visible to the naked eye?
> ONE ?

The answer is four although from where you are sitting you can only see two: and one of those is the Milky way(the one we're in).
Given that there are estimated to be more than 100 billion galxies in the universe,each containing between 10 and 100 billion stars,its a bit disappointing.In total only four galaxies are visibile from earth with the naked eye-In the northern hemisphere its the Milky way and Andromeda(M31) and in the Southern hemisphere you can see the large and small Magellanic Clouds.


> Who invented the telephone?
> ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL ?

Antonio Meucci.
An erratic,sometimes brilliant,Florentine inventor,Meucci arrived in the USA in 1850.In 1860,he first demonstrated a working model of an electric device he called teletrofono.He filed a caveat(a kind of stopgap patent) in 1871,five years before Alexander Graham Bell's telephone patent.
In the same year,Meucci fell ill after he was badly scalded when the States Island ferry's boiler exploded.Unable to speak much English and living on the dole,he failed to send the $10 required to renew hid caveat in 1874.
When Bell's patent was registered in 1876,Meucci sued but to no avail.

>
> How many senses does a human being have?
> FIVE ?

At least nine.
The five sense we know about-sight,hearing,taste,smell and touch and then:
6 Thermoception: the sense of heat (or its absence) on our skin.
7 Equilibrioception: our sense of balance-which is determined by the fluid-containing cavities in the inner ear.
8 Nociception: the perception of pain from the skin,joints and body organs.
9 Proprioception: the unconscious knowledge of where our body parts are without being able to see or feel them.


> What did feminists do with their bras?
> BURN ?

Arguably the most influential feminist protest in history occured at the 1968 'Miss America' beauty contest in Atlantic city,New Jersey.
A small group of protesters picketed the pageant and proceeded to toss their high heel shoes,bras,curlers and tweezers into a 'freedom trash can'.
What they didn't do was burn the their bras.They wanted to but the police advised that it would be dangerous while standing on a wooden boardwalk.
The myth of bra burning began with an article by a young New York post journalist called Lindsay Van Gelder.
She mentioned the protesters were planning to burn bras,girdles and other items in a 'freedom trash can' and the headline writer took it a step further and called them bra burners.
The headline was enough to create a media frenzy,journalists across America seized on it without even bothering to read the story.

>
> What did Nero do when Rome burned?
> PLAY THE FIDDLE?

The fiddle wasn't invented until the fifteenth century.
He wasn't actualy there at all and was 56 KM (35 miles)away at this seaside holiday home.When told the news,he raced back to Rome and took personal charge of the fire fighting duties.
As for his attributes he invented ice cream,was a transvestite and played the lyre,harp and bagpipes.



> Whats the most likely survivor of a nuclear war?
> COCKROACH ?

Cockroaches have been around for a lot longer than we have(about 280 million years) but would be one of the 'first' insects to die in a nuclear war.
A human dies at 1000 rads
A cockroach dies at 20,000 rads.
A fruit fly dies at 64,000 rads.
A parasitic wasp dies at 180,000 rads.
But the king of radiation resistance goes to the bacterium 'Deinococcus Radiodurans' which can tolerate a whopping 1.5 million rads(except when frozen when it's tolerance doubles).
>
> How many states are there in the USA?
> 50 ?

Technically ,there are only forty six.
Virginia,Kentucky,Pennsylvania and Massachusetts are all offically commonwealths.
This grants them no special constitutonal powers.They simply chose this word to describe themselves at the end of the War of Independance.It made clear they were no longer 'royal colonies' answering to the king,but states governed by the 'common consent of the people'.

> Who was the first to claim the earth goes around the
> sun?
> COPERNICUS?

Aristarchus of Samos,born 310 BC.
Not only did Aristarchus suggest the earth and planets travelled around the sun,he also calculated the relative sizes and distances of the Earth,Moon and Sun and worked out that the heavens were not a celestial sphere,but a universe of almost infinite size.
He studied at the Lyceum in Alexandria and is described as a man who was 'knowledgable across all branches of science'.He also invented the hemispherical sundial.
Copernicus(1,800 later) was certainly aware of Aristachrus because he credits him in the manuscript of his epoch making 'On the revolutions of heavenly spheres'.
However,when the book was printed in 1514,all mentions of the visionary Greek had been removed,presumably by the publisher,nervous of it undermining the book's claims for originality.

>
> What was James Bond's favourite drink?
> VODKA MARTINI, SHAKEN NOT STIRRED

Not the vodka martini.
A painstaking study of Ian Flemming's complete oeuvre has shown that James Bond consumed a drink,on average,every seven pages.
Of the 317 drinks consumed in total,his preferred tipple was whiskey by a long margin,he drinks 101 in all(58 bourbons and 38 scothches)-Bond only opts for his supposed favourite drink 19 times.

>
> What shape is a raindrop?
> TEARDROP?

Spherical,not teardrop shaped.

>
> Where is the driest place on earth?
> DEATH VALLEY ?

Antarctica.Parts of the continent have seen no rain for two million years.
The Sahara gets just 25mm(1 inch)of rain a year.
Antartica's average rainfall is about the same,but 2 per cent of it,known as the Dry Valleys,is free of ice and snow and it never rains there at all.


> How many states of matter are there?
> FOUR - SOLID, LIQUID, GAS, PLASMA ?

Fifteen.
Solid,amorphous solid,liquid,gas,plasma,superfluid,degenerate matter,neutronium,strongly symmetric matter,weakly symmetric matter,quark-gluon plasma,fermionic consendate,Bose-Einstein condensate and strange matter.



posted on Oct, 9 2008 @ 03:48 PM
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Ok, I'll bite it too alright... just to see how far it goes...

What is the name of the tallest mountain in the
> world?
Everest

> What man made artefacts can be seen from the moon?
La Vegas


> How many galaxies are visible to the naked eye?
Just one


> Who invented the telephone?
Graham Bell

>
> How many senses does a human being have?
5 or 6

>
> What did feminists do with their bras?
Set fire.

> What did Nero do when Rome burned?
Run away or killed himself, don't know which to believe..
.
>
> Where do most tigers live?
Somewhere near Tibet (?)

>
> Whats the most likely survivor of a nuclear war?
Tom Cruise (lol, couldn't resist it)

> Whats the best use for Marmite?
Adding flavor to meals?

> Who was the first to claim the earth goes around the
> sun?
Galileo

> What was James Bond's favourite drink?
Vodka Martini, shaken, not stern (?)

> Who discovered penicillin?
Fleming.

> What shape is a raindrop?
drop?

> Where is the driest place on earth?
Antartica OR Atacama, not sure.

> Which bird lays the smallest egg for it's size?
ostrich?

> How many states of matter are there?
4?

> What colour is Mars?
Trick question.

> What is a rhino's horn made from?
Keratin (not sure if its well written)

> Who is America named after?
Either Americo Vespucio OR -since this is a conspiracy site- named after the first viking couple that got here: the guy was Am, and his wife Erika.

> How many dog years equal one human year?
I'm a cat person



Peace

PS.: So, you have the "correct" answers somewhere?



posted on Oct, 9 2008 @ 03:51 PM
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Hey, I didn't do half bad!

Though youre classification of "senses" seems like sub-divisions of one sense--I don't think balance is a sense at all because it is not perceiving an outside influence on the body.



posted on Oct, 9 2008 @ 03:53 PM
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What is a rhino's horn made from?
> HAIR ?

A rhinoceros horn is not made out of hair-its made out of tightly packed strands of keratin fibres.Keratin is the protein found in human hair and fingernails,as well as animal claws and hooves,bird's feathers,porcupine quills and the shells of armadillos and tortoises.
Rhinos are the only animal to have a horn that is entirely made from keratin;unlike those of cattle,sheep antelopes and giraffes who do not have any bone core.


> Who is America named after?
> AMERIGO VESPUCI ?

Not the Italian merchant and cartographer Amerigo Vespucci,but Richard Ameryk,a Welshman and wealthy Bristol merchant.
Ameryk was the chief investor in the second transatlantic voyage of John Cabot-the English name of the Italian navigator Giovanni Caboto whose voyages in 1497 and 1498 laid the groundwork for the later British claim to Canada.He moved to London from Genoa in 1484 and was authorised by king Henry to search for unknown lands to the west.
On his little ship 'Matthew',Cabot reached Labrador in May 1497 and became the first recorded European to set foot on American soil,predating Vespucci by two years.
Martin Waldseemuller's great map of the world made the assumption that the name derived from a Latin version of Amerigo Vaespucci's first name but the only place the name 'America' was ever used was Bristol.
Vespucci never reached North America at all(all the early maps and trade were British), nor did he ever use the name America for his 'discovery'.
New countries or continents were always named after the surname so America would have become Vespucci land (or Vespuccia) if the Italian explorer had consciously given a name to it.

Appreciate the replies-I got most wrong the first time.

Is there realy a conspiracy against general knowledge....I don't think so but some of the answers do make you think.

Cheers Karl
If you like strange ,odd trivia and bizarre unusual facts -
Clicky:www.belowtopsecret.com...


[edit on 02/10/08 by karl 12]



posted on Oct, 9 2008 @ 04:01 PM
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Okay without googling:

What is the name of the tallest mountain in the
> world?

Above water... everest, followed by K2

> What man made artefacts can be seen from the moon?

The great wall of china for one....

>
> How many galaxies are visible to the naked eye?

Not sure.... one maybe? or maybe two?
>
> Who invented the telephone?

Alexander Graham bell
>
> How many senses does a human being have?

Nine... touch, sight, smell, hearing, thermoception (heat and cold), pain, gravitational awareness and the other one... you sense of your whole body, can't remember what it's called...
>
> What did feminists do with their bras?

Burn them
>
> What did Nero do when Rome burned?

Played the fiddle and then fled?
>
> Where do most tigers live?

I'm gonna guess India or china, not too sure
>
> Who introduced tobacco and potatoes to England?

A sailor called Hawkings...
>
> Whats the most likely survivor of a nuclear war?

Some would say cockroaches, but i believe it to be rats.
>
> How many states are there in the USA?

erm... 50?
>
> Where was baseball invented?

Not sure... The most obvious guess is America, but i think it was probably an off shoot of an english game.
>
> Whats the best use for Marmite?

Eat it.
>
> Who was the first to claim the earth goes around the
> sun?
>
Gallileo

> Where do camels come from?

India?
>
> What was James Bond's favourite drink?

A pint of mild... haha, vodka, martini, shaken not stirred
>
> Who discovered penicillin?

Louis pasteur?
>
> What shape is a raindrop?

Pear drop shaped... I dunno the name.
>
> Where is the driest place on earth?
>
Sahara?


> Which bird lays the smallest egg for it's size?

Ostrich
>
> How many states of matter are there?

erm.. no idea
>
> What colour is Mars?

Some would say red.... I'm going for a dusty beige.
>
> What is a rhino's horn made from?
>
hardened hair...

> Who is America named after?

No idea... Sir Rolph America?
>
> How many dog years equal one human year?

7 i think...



posted on Oct, 9 2008 @ 04:02 PM
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Originally posted by asmeone2
Hey, I didn't do half bad!

Though youre classification of "senses" seems like sub-divisions of one sense--I don't think balance is a sense at all because it is not perceiving an outside influence on the body.


Guess you've never been in an earthquake then??



posted on Oct, 9 2008 @ 04:13 PM
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What is the name of the tallest mountain in the
> world?
> everest 200 ft higher than k2

> What man made artifacts can be seen from the moon?
> landing site (if its really there) and the reflector

> How many galaxies are visible to the naked eye?
> no whole galaxies are visible, only pieces of them

> Who invented the telephone?
> Antonio Meucci invented the Telectrophone first. The telephone was a collaborative effort by many people. A.G.B. patented it.

> How many senses does a human being have?
> 10, the five normal senses and temperature, movement, balance, time, pain

> What did feminists do with their bras?
> burn them
> What did Nero do when Rome burned?
> sheltered homeless citizens in his palaces, then made a new development plan to safeguard from future fires. the fiddle is a myth according to tacitus (not kidding)

> Where do most tigers live?
> south east asia

> Who introduced tobacco and potatoes to England?
> Sir Francis Drake (not raleigh)

> Whats the most likely survivor of a nuclear war?
> fish

> How many states are there in the USA?
> 50 with a few provincial territories

> Where was baseball invented?
> Romania

> Whats the best use for Marmite?
> food spread for vegans (lol @ vegans)

> Who was the first to claim the earth goes around the
> sun?
> copernicus (i think)

> Where do camels come from?
> the middle east?

> What was James Bond's favourite drink?
> martini (shaken not stirred)

> Who discovered penicillin?
> Alex Fleming

> What shape is a raindrop?
> sphere in the clouds, tear while falling

> Where is the driest place on earth?
> Death Valley, CA

> Which bird lays the smallest egg for it's size?
> blue jay?

> How many states of matter are there?
> 4 gas, solid, liquid, plasma

> What colour is Mars?
> light brownish red and blue

> What is a rhino's horn made from?
> same thing a human fingernail is, dead cells

> Who is America named after?
> Amerigo Vespucci

> How many dog years equal one human year?
7?

all off the top of my head, how many did i get right?


[edit on 9-10-2008 by Sliick]



posted on Oct, 9 2008 @ 04:39 PM
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Originally posted by karl 12
Is there really a conspiracy against general knowledge....I don't think so but some of the answers do make you think.



Brilliant thread, Karl. It all goes to how easily people will accept answers that make sense, but have no factual basis in reality. For example:

What is the highest mountain in the world?

The GC101 fault line, at 175 miles deep, is the longest single unbroken section of basalt and granite discovered within the Earth's crust. It is located in California, and forms the basis for Mt. Ranier. It is by far the tallest mountain in the world, although most of it is completely buried underground.

No. Actually I made that completely up from top to bottom. But if I was to enter that into Wikipedia (which would be purely malicious) people might actually think it is true, especially if it stood there over a long period of time.

Why would someone do that? Probably for an ego rush. Which may be the root of a lot of UFO sightings.



posted on Oct, 9 2008 @ 04:47 PM
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What is the name of the tallest mountain in the
> world?
> am..everest?
> What man made artefacts can be seen from the moon?
> buildings and stuff (:
> How many galaxies are visible to the naked eye?
> how the...shoulds i know duude

> Who invented the telephone?
> some bearded guy
> How many senses does a human being have?
> 6-7...im too bored to try to think
> What did feminists do with their bras?
> probably burn them?silly feminists xD
> What did Nero do when Rome burned?
> killed him self..i dont know seriously
> Where do most tigers live?
> africa? or asia.hmm...africa!
> Who introduced tobacco and potatoes to England?
> aamm...indians? im stupid dont flame..
> Whats the most likely survivor of a nuclear war?
> cockroachs and witches
> How many states are there in the USA?
> 47..i dunno
> Where was baseball invented?
> gotta be kiiding me
> Whats the best use for Marmite?
> i dont know what that means
> Who was the first to claim the earth goes around the
> sun?
> leonardo?nikeloangelo,galileo?some of them must be it..
> Where do camels come from?
> africa?
> What was James Bond's favourite drink?
> probably some alcohol...poor guy dosnt know how cool is stragth edge XD
> Who discovered penicillin?
> O_owha
> What shape is a raindrop?
> u know...i dont even have to answer
> Where is the driest place on earth?
> sahara?or some long mountain..or the center of the earth
> Which bird lays the smallest egg for it's size?
> i dunno man):
> How many states of matter are there?
> 3 or four
> What colour is Mars?
> reeed
> What is a rhino's horn made from?
> bones? something like that..
> Who is America named after?
> cant remeber
> How many dog years equal one human year?
3?
sorry i guess im pritty stupid...guess i was brainwashed or whatever
thx for the test mr governemnt agent


[edit on 9/10/08 by Unisol]



posted on Oct, 9 2008 @ 04:52 PM
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Originally posted by Sliick
> What did Nero do when Rome burned?
> sheltered homeless citizens in his palaces, then made a new development plan to safeguard from future fires. the fiddle is a myth according to Tacitus (not kidding)


Fascinating, Sliick. This would probably make a topic unto itself. I was just reading here about that, after seeing your post:

findarticles.com...

Nero seems to have gotten an undeserved reputation. And could that possibly occur in modern times, like within our current "modern" political climate? No doubt!



posted on Oct, 9 2008 @ 05:10 PM
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What is the name of the tallest mountain in the
> world? Everest
>
> What man made artefacts can be seen from the moon? None actually
>
> How many galaxies are visible to the naked eye? Depends on where you live, but the average is 5000
>
> Who invented the telephone? Bell i believe
>
> How many senses does a human being have? 5
>
> What did feminists do with their bras? Tossed them in the "freedome trashcan" They were going to burn them but where told it was not a good idea being near wood
>
> What did Nero do when Rome burned? Played a fiddle
>
> Where do most tigers live? India and southeastern asia
>
> Who introduced tobacco and potatoes to England? Native American's i think
>
> Whats the most likely survivor of a nuclear war? Bacteria
>
> How many states are there in the USA? 50 i think, i dunno im a cannuck
>
> Where was baseball invented? Modern baseball...new york. the game it was derived from...Britian
>
> Whats the best use for Marmite? No idea what that even is
>
> Who was the first to claim the earth went around the sun? Galileo
>
> Where do camels come from? Mostly Egypt i think
>
> What was James Bond's favourite drink? Vodka Martini, shaken not stirred
>
> Who discovered penicillin? Alexander Fleming
>
> What shape is a raindrop? teardrop shape? lol
>
> Where is the driest place on earth? Atacama Desert
>
> Which bird lays the smallest egg for it's size? no idea....chickadee?
>
> How many states of matter are there? uhhhhh
>
> What colour is Mars? Red
>
> What is a rhino's horn made from? same as our fingernails i believe
>
> Who is America named after? no idea, Im Canadian
>
> How many dog years equal one human year? 6



I have a question for you guys........Can women and men be colourblind?



posted on Oct, 9 2008 @ 05:46 PM
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Originally posted by mr-lizard

Originally posted by asmeone2
Hey, I didn't do half bad!

Though youre classification of "senses" seems like sub-divisions of one sense--I don't think balance is a sense at all because it is not perceiving an outside influence on the body.


Guess you've never been in an earthquake then??


Ho ho-good one!
I have to say I was a bit shocked that a Welshman from Bristol discovered America (and that Alexander Graham Bell was a telephonic plagiarist!)
Thanks for taking part



posted on Oct, 9 2008 @ 09:38 PM
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Originally posted by Trayen11
I have a question for you guys........Can women and men be colourblind?


Now there is something I can answer.

Color blindness is a sex linked gene, and can only be passed on to a man by his mother. (That is because the color blindness gene resides on the X chromosome.) The fact that a father is color blind does not increase the chances that his children may also be color blind.

Normally, only men can be color blind. HOWEVER, it is possible for a woman to be color blind ONLY if her father is color blind, and her mother carries the color blind gene. In that case, half of all the daughters from that union will be color blind, and the other half will definitely carry the color blind gene.

If the woman is color blind, all of her sons, without a doubt, will also be color blind, and all her daughters will carry the color blind gene.

HOWEVER, if a color blind woman has children by a color blind man, all of her children, both sons and daughters, will be completely color blind.

Complex? Yeah.

Edit: Wow. That is way off-topic. Sorry.

[edit on 9-10-2008 by Buck Division]



posted on Oct, 9 2008 @ 09:45 PM
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What is the name of the tallest mountain in the
> world? Everest
>
> What man made artefacts can be seen from the moon?
>
> How many galaxies are visible to the naked eye?
> One
> Who invented the telephone?
> Alexander Grahm Bell
> How many senses does a human being have?
> Five
> What did feminists do with their bras?
>
> What did Nero do when Rome burned?
> Play a violin
> Where do most tigers live?
> Asia
> Who introduced tobacco and potatoes to England?
> Native Americans
> Whats the most likely survivor of a nuclear war?
> Cockroach
> How many states are there in the USA?
> Fifty
> Where was baseball invented?
> England
> Whats the best use for Marmite?
>
> Who was the first to claim the earth goes around the
> sun?
> Copernicus
> Where do camels come from?
>
> What was James Bond's favourite drink?
>
> Who discovered penicillin?
>
> What shape is a raindrop?
>
> Where is the driest place on earth?
> saharra
> Which bird lays the smallest egg for it's size?
> Ostrich
> How many states of matter are there?
> Three
> What colour is Mars?
> Red
> What is a rhino's horn made from?
> Ivory
> Who is America named after?
> Amerigo Vespucci
> How many dog years equal one human year?
Seven



posted on Oct, 9 2008 @ 09:54 PM
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Back on topic:

Question. How many "original English colonies" were there in the USA, before the country was formed?

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Answer: Most USA citizens, as taught in school, will say 13, but there were actually 14 original colonies. Nova Scotia was invited to join the USA, but declined. They refused to sign the US Declaration of Independence.

That is something not generally taught in USA schools. It is usually implied that the original 13 colonies were all united in their decision to separate from the UK.

The truth: there was not the unanimity to separate from the UK. Most people are not taught that.



posted on Oct, 9 2008 @ 10:11 PM
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What is the name of the tallest mountain in the world?
Everest?

What man made artefacts can be seen from the moon?
The Great Wall of China, The Pyramids, maybe the Taj Mahal or the Kremlin

How many galaxies are visible to the naked eye?
One, the Milky Way

Who invented the telephone?
Alexander Graham Bell

How many senses does a human being have?
5, (or 6 if you believe you can see dead people) :-)

What did feminists do with their bras?
Burn them

What did Nero do when Rome burned?
Played the fiddle. Hence my signature quote. Although I did look that up once, and there is a rumor that fiddles in their current form did not exist then and he would have been playing something else. Kind of like how early settlers in America did not yell, "The British are coming, the British are coming." They considered themselves to be British at the time. But I digress...

Where do most tigers live?
India, Asia, and Siberia

Who introduced tobacco and potatoes to England?
The Irish?

Whats the most likely survivor of a nuclear war?
Cockroaches and Twinkies

How many states are there in the USA?
50, plus two territories- Puerto Rico, and Israel. :-)

Where was baseball invented?
Japan?

Whats the best use for Marmite?
I don't know. Is it used to make bombs? It sounds like thermite or something explosive.

Who was the first to claim the earth goes around the sun?
Copernicus?

Where do camels come from?
The Middle East

What was James Bond's favourite drink?
A martini- shaken, not stirred.

Who discovered penicillin?
I know this one... Damn, I can't think of it.

What shape is a raindrop?
Round. :-)

Where is the driest place on earth?
The Sahara

Which bird lays the smallest egg for it's size?
I have no idea. So I will say an eagle.

How many states of matter are there?
3

What colour is Mars?
Red

What is a rhino's horn made from?
Hair

Who is America named after?
Amerigo Vespucci

How many dog years equal one human year?
7




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