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Lots of questions on different subjects where you have to try to answer the latest question and if you are right then its your turn to ask the next question.

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#160610 by wildrover
Thu Aug 20, 2015 12:20 am
is correct - he appeared in a Next Generation episode playing poker with Einstein, Newton and Commander Data.

#160617 by Tallscot
Thu Aug 20, 2015 5:39 pm
What former speaker of the U.S. House has a chair in peace studies named for him at the University of Ulster?

#160701 by wildrover
Mon Sep 21, 2015 2:18 am
I can only remember Newt Gingrich and I doubt it's him.

#160711 by Tallscot
Mon Sep 21, 2015 6:36 pm
Not Newt. Our man sounds like he may drive a dumper...

#160754 by Tallscot
Wed Sep 30, 2015 7:49 pm
The answer is Tip O' Neill.


In what year was the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for car racing built?

#160755 by wildrover
Fri Oct 02, 2015 6:56 am
I'll take a pot at 1914.

#160758 by Tallscot
Fri Oct 02, 2015 7:24 pm
You're within 5 years so I'll give it to you. 1909 is the answer.

#160764 by wildrover
Sun Oct 04, 2015 11:52 am
What happened to this woman to cause this injury? I will add that she is the only person in recorded history known to have been injured in this way.

Image

#160765 by Tallscot
Sun Oct 04, 2015 8:29 pm
Hit by a meteorite?

#160767 by wildrover
Sun Oct 04, 2015 9:11 pm
...is the right answer. She made a full recovery but it should be said that she was actually hit by the meteorite after it had tore through the ceiling rebounding off a radio before it hit her so its velocity was substantially lower than if she had been hit directly.

#160768 by Tallscot
Mon Oct 05, 2015 5:24 pm
I'm gobsmacked - that was a total guess; my second guess would have been that she fell on Mick Jagger's lips...



What was the first man-made object to leave the solar system?

#160769 by wildrover
Tue Oct 06, 2015 12:05 am
Voyager 1 unless it's a trick question - Star Trek-The Motion Picture actually worried me about this...

#160770 by Tallscot
Tue Oct 06, 2015 6:55 pm
Another can of worms here (groan) - Voyager 1 is widely thought to have left the Solar System last year and moved into interstellar space, but is not sending back the data relating to a change in the magnetic field that scientists were expecting, so there is a question mark on whether it has actually left the system or is still in the heliosphere.

And just to complicate things, we had Pioneer 10 which was launched 5 years earlier in 1972, sent its last signal in 2003, and was the first object to build up escape velocity from our solar system; regarded in some quarters as being the first man-made object to escape the solar system.

Check this question out from a Nasa.gov quiz - What was the first man-made object to leave the solar system?
a. Vanguard 2
b. Mariner 2
c. Surveyor 1
d. Pioneer 10

Voyager is not even an option!

I'm back to my darkened room - take it away WR
:)

#160780 by wildrover
Sun Oct 11, 2015 12:34 pm
So the real answer is - no-one knows!

The first one was established in Rome in 1479 and the most recent opened in Tehran this year. In total there are around 150. What am I talking about?

#160782 by Tallscot
Sun Oct 11, 2015 4:06 pm
Observatories?
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