Pickled Egg Quiz

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I think you got the answer to 7 wrong. Spiderman is the alter ego of PETER Parker, not PAUL Parker.

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Quite right James, corrected now thanks :-D

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mickthemaverick wrote:
22 Mar 2020, 18:49
Answers to my little quiz :
PS Neil I awarded your bonus points for Vienna the cat and originality with the dentist bridge!! :-D
Thanks Mick, much appreciated I enjoyed your quiz. I only knew the Graham Hill bit because recently I posted an article on Matra the conclusion of which was this
In the final analysis, the Murena was an original, attractive and comfortable sports car that was born at the wrong time and, with the exception of the Préparation 142 and S models, was slightly hindered by underwhelming powerplants.

But that’s no reason for it to languish in the doldrums.

The last sports car produced by the company that took Jackie Stewart to his first World Drivers’ Championship and ensured Graham Hill’s place in sporting history as the first (and so far only) man to have won the World Drivers’ Championship, the Le Mans 24 hours and the Indianopolis 500 deserves better than that.
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....related to that article
anyone know the derivation of the MATRA and SIMCA names :?:
10 points for a top of the head answer.

REgards Neil

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Amusingly Neil, it was reading your post that gave me the idea for the Graham Hill question!! Also I read both the derivations in that, or a linked article, while researching the Ariane question! What goes round....... :-D

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The Shipping Forecast Areas
Top of your head please..... join in anonymously if you like, but its better if there's feedback.
So fill in the blanks. I'm told there are 31 but I haven't looked it up. Answers in a spoiler please, or just let us know how many you got.
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2
3
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5
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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
24 Mar 2020, 12:20
The Shipping Forecast Areas


Top of your head please..... join in anonymously if you like, but its better if there's feedback.
So fill in the blanks. I'm told there are 31 but I haven't looked it up. Answers in a spoiler please, or just let us know how many you got.
Spoiler: show
1 Plymouth
2 Portland
3 Wight
4 Dover
5 Thames
6 Humber
7 Dogger/German Bight
8 Tyne
9 Fourth
10
11 Thats the areas I've sailed in then in no particular order:

Fastnet
Lundy
Sole
Cromarty
Fair Isle
Faeroes
Fischer
Hebrides
Shannon
Bailey
Rockall
Viking
Irish Sea
Malin

23 - And thats your lot!!
Regards Neil

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Remarkable Effort Mick the speed you are going at, I presume you must have some special computa-ey stuff in the Vcar where you can speak the answers and the computa does the FCF post writing while you carry on with two hands on the steering wheel :-D

I havent had a go myself yet, but I've just looked at your answers so I think I have invalidated myself. If more come to your mind while driving lob them in.

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
24 Mar 2020, 12:44
Remarkable Effort Mick the speed you are going at, I presume you must have some special computa-ey stuff in the Vcar where you can speak the answers and the computa does the FCF post writing while you carry on with two hands on the steering wheel :-D

Regards Neil
I told you it was a very special car!! Not only can it post for me but it can even go through tunnels without me, so I may use the pedestrian tunnel and get back on board on the other side!! We'll see what the traffic is like when I get up there!

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This is my effort, after reading Mick's but I have invented some, rejected one which I knew but didn't think it was but it was, and my best moment I remembered the old name of an area which had its name changed in 2002! I'll tot up my invalid score in a moment.
The marking 20/31
Spoiler: show
inventions: Shetland, Moray, Bristol Channel, Scillies, English Channel, Lizard.
Harsh marking: Iceland (should be South-East Iceland)
Name Change 2002: Finisterre (now FitzRoy)
One that I knew but thought wasn't : Trafalgar
My go at the Quiz
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1 Tyne 1
2 Dogger 2
3 Humber 3
4 Forth 4
5 Cromarty 5
6 Shetland
7 Forties 6
8 Faroes 7
9 Iceland 8
10 Hebredes 9
11 Moray
12 Rockall 10
13 Shannon 11
14 Irish Sea 12
15 Fastnet 13
16 Lundy 14
17 Bristol Channel
18 Scillies
19 Portland 15
20 English Channel
21 Wight 16
22 Dover 17
23 Thames 18
24 German Bight 19
25 Finistere
26 Biscay 20
27 Lizard
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5 sequences of numbers, all you have to do is name the next 2 numbers in each sequence:

A. 2, 36, 8, 26, 12,

B. 166, 195, 212, 340,342

C. 1, 11, 2, 20, 23

D, 15, 36, 27, 42, 33,

E. 0, 0, 1, 2, 79

Answers in spoilers please!! :)

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Only one response to this quiz so far :( , by PM, tells me a little clue or two may be helpful. So I can tell you that two of the sequences are related to a popular pub game, a third is supercar orientated and of the other two one is firmly on the ground and one is quite astronomical!! All five have been solved by the PM contributor!! :-D

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So nobody in a quizzing mood at all, or have I made it too tricky? I'll happily elaborate on my clues if anyone wants to have a go. If not I'll draw a line under this one and head back to the drawing board!! :)

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I'm stumped. I thought 'C' could be motorway related, but can't see how :-k

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It is indeed motorway related. You might argue that the number 26 has been left out of the sequence and that maybe 2 shouldn't really be there but the rest are definitely correct and so are the missing two.
A & D are related by the same pub game and B is car related!! :)