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Post by McLaren on Thu 25 Feb 2016, 12:30 pm

First topic message reminder :

I am sure the exists somewhere already but the idea is that you post quiz questions for the rest of us to tackle.


To get us going I will go for a gentle question from yesterdays pointless.

The concept of pointless is that the question is given to 100 people before the show, and each correct answer is accompanied by the number of people in the 100 test group who gave that answer.

The more obscure answer score lower points and are therefore better.


The question was,

Name any UK golfer who has represented Europe in the Ryder cup since 1979? Can anyone get a pointless answer. I will restrict this to one name per poster.


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Post by beninho on Fri 04 Mar 2016, 9:16 am

Berbatov?

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Post by I'm never wrong on Fri 04 Mar 2016, 9:44 am

MustPuttBetter wrote:Oh gees, I've cheated with google too now and no, no one's getting that
Me too, and agreed.

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Post by Nay on Fri 04 Mar 2016, 9:53 am

No on scholes or berbatov.

The player played for a team in red who have not one the league for a number of years.

They are also not a striker

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Post by beninho on Fri 04 Mar 2016, 11:19 am

Ive cheated. Its a tricky question!

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Post by Roller_Coaster on Fri 04 Mar 2016, 11:44 am

I did have to JFGI.

Probably need to be a (big) fan of the club, a Chaser or quiz legend. I'm not 100% convinced the player would get it right!


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Post by kwinigolfer on Fri 04 Mar 2016, 12:02 pm

Was tempted to say I havant a clue, but will replace that with "great question". thumbsup
Liked the Soderling question too. thumbsup

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Post by Nay on Fri 04 Mar 2016, 12:28 pm

For anyone still guessing the player can rank West Ham, Chelsea and Arsenal among the other teams he has played for.

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Post by dancingweeman on Fri 04 Mar 2016, 12:31 pm

Yossi Benayoun

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Post by Nay on Fri 04 Mar 2016, 12:34 pm

It is indeed Yossi Benayoun

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Post by McLaren on Fri 04 Mar 2016, 12:45 pm

Which club did he score the hatricks for?
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Post by Nay on Fri 04 Mar 2016, 12:49 pm

Liverpool

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Post by kwinigolfer on Fri 04 Mar 2016, 12:52 pm

Five years ago I was ranked in the world's Top Ten; now I can't advance past Stage 1 Q-School.
Who am I?

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Post by 1GrumpyGolfer on Fri 04 Mar 2016, 12:53 pm

Mardy Fish

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Post by kwinigolfer on Fri 04 Mar 2016, 12:55 pm

That were quick! clap

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Post by 1GrumpyGolfer on Fri 04 Mar 2016, 12:56 pm

I remember you mentioning him a couple of times in your column, Kwini. Sorry to have jumped all over that one. Set another question and I'll step away from the keyboard

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Post by I'm never wrong on Fri 04 Mar 2016, 12:59 pm

Now I've had to look this up, so it might be a bit out of date. So for you non Googlers who holds the record for most holes in one on the PGA Tour and who holds it for the ET? Surprisingly both the same number.

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Post by hend085 on Fri 04 Mar 2016, 1:11 pm

Jimenez or Monty in Europe
no idea about PGA tour..... ill guess David Toms.

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Post by I'm never wrong on Fri 04 Mar 2016, 1:16 pm

MAJ is correct AFAIK. Beat Monty by one. Toms not correct.

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Post by pedro on Fri 04 Mar 2016, 1:57 pm

Kenny Perry?

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Post by McLaren on Fri 04 Mar 2016, 2:41 pm

Hale Irwin for pgat
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Post by I'm never wrong on Fri 04 Mar 2016, 2:46 pm

Nope and nope. Around the right age group. He doesn't play on the regular tour any more. Hasn't set the Champions tour alight either.

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Post by McLaren on Fri 04 Mar 2016, 2:57 pm

Corey Pavin?
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Post by I'm never wrong on Fri 04 Mar 2016, 3:07 pm

Nope. He once beat Tiger by one stroke in a prestigious tournament.

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Post by kwinigolfer on Fri 04 Mar 2016, 3:36 pm

Surely not "All hat, no horse"?

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Post by McLaren on Fri 04 Mar 2016, 3:46 pm

Kwini I think that is correct.

Ok next question


Tiger woods is probably the greatest matchplayer of the post war era with 3 US junior amateurs, 3 US amateurs, 11-1 playoff record on the PGAT, 4/6 wins in ryder cup singles and 3 WGC matchplay victories.

But who was the only player to defeat Tiger in a PGAT play off and for bonus points what was the event?
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Post by I'm never wrong on Fri 04 Mar 2016, 3:53 pm

Correct Kwini.

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Post by GPB on Fri 04 Mar 2016, 4:02 pm

McLaren wrote:Kwini I think that is correct.

Ok next question


Tiger woods is probably the greatest matchplayer of the post war era with 3 US junior amateurs, 3 US amateurs, 11-1 playoff record on the PGAT, 4/6 wins in ryder cup singles and 3 WGC matchplay victories.

But who was the only player to defeat Tiger in a PGAT play off and for bonus points what was the event?

Billy Mayfair, at the LA Open, but not on Riviera Golf Course.  It was at Valencia Golf Course.

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Post by McLaren on Fri 04 Mar 2016, 4:08 pm

Well that was quick. And many bonus points to GPB. It was the Nissan open in 1998.

Now your question GPB.
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Post by kwinigolfer on Fri 04 Mar 2016, 4:10 pm

GPB,
How come you don't get any of the football questions? Not good enough . . . . . . .

Hey,
I've got one:
Who is the most recent instance of a British sportsman being capped in two major sports?

Not Denis Compton, Arthur Milton, Willie Watson etc, more recent than that.

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Post by 1GrumpyGolfer on Fri 04 Mar 2016, 4:14 pm

Cross code in rugby?

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Post by kwinigolfer on Fri 04 Mar 2016, 4:15 pm

Ugh!
No, completely different sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


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Post by GPB on Fri 04 Mar 2016, 4:17 pm

You mean soccer?  I don't know much of anything about soccer.

I guess I could stump the board by asking Baseball questions!   Very Happy 

Can we do geography questions?

This is one of my favorite geography questions.

What's the closest U.S. State to the African Continent?

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Post by SmithersJones on Fri 04 Mar 2016, 4:23 pm

Florida would be my first guess but I expect that's too obvious.
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Post by I'm never wrong on Fri 04 Mar 2016, 4:33 pm

Alaska?
Edit: Ooops. I meant the other way. Maine?

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Post by McLaren on Fri 04 Mar 2016, 4:38 pm

Assuming it isn't something obvious like Florida or main i will take a guess at somewhere in between them like Virginia?
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Post by McLaren on Fri 04 Mar 2016, 4:40 pm

kwini

For cross code was it the woman (Romero?) who was a rower then crossed over to cycling. Representing both in the olympics.
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Post by GPB on Fri 04 Mar 2016, 4:43 pm

Maine is the closest US state to Africa.

INW's revised guess is correct.

Edit. The Southern tip of Greenland is closer to Africa than Florida by 1500 miles.

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Post by McLaren on Fri 04 Mar 2016, 4:48 pm

Another geography one

What are the two doubly landlocked countries?
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Post by kwinigolfer on Fri 04 Mar 2016, 4:48 pm

No Mac,
They are traditional British major sports, football, cricket, rugby union/league, tennis, golf . . . . . . . and it IS a sportsMAN.

Last played in an international/test within the past fifty years.


Nice one GPB, Might have guessed, but wouldn't have "known".

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Post by I'm never wrong on Fri 04 Mar 2016, 5:08 pm

Landlocked - I guess one would be Liechtenstein, and another eastern Europe?

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Post by pedro on Fri 04 Mar 2016, 8:01 pm

Liechtenstein and Uzbekistan.

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Post by pedro on Fri 04 Mar 2016, 8:17 pm

Which body of water contains 1/5 of all fresh water on earth and more water than all of the 5 north american great lakes combined?

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Post by raycastleunited on Fri 04 Mar 2016, 11:56 pm

pedro wrote:Which body of water contains 1/5 of all fresh water on earth and more water than all of the 5 north american great lakes combined?

Lake baikal?

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Post by George1507 on Sat 05 Mar 2016, 8:46 am

raycastleunited wrote:
pedro wrote:Which body of water contains 1/5 of all fresh water on earth and more water than all of the 5 north american great lakes combined?

Lake baikal?

It's either Lake Baikal or the hole in the road at the end of my street.

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Post by pedro on Sat 05 Mar 2016, 8:50 am

Baikal is correct.

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Post by super_realist on Sat 05 Mar 2016, 9:06 am

Easy one that Pedro.

On a similar theme. What is the longest lake in the world?

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Post by I'm never wrong on Sat 05 Mar 2016, 10:46 am

Lake Tanganyika in Africa.

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Post by I'm never wrong on Sat 05 Mar 2016, 10:49 am

OK here is another one. If you are a regular QI watcher you will get this easily.
Where in the USA will you see the most occurrences of the British Flag/Union Jack? (Not counting embassies)

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Post by super_realist on Sat 05 Mar 2016, 10:54 am

Hawaii?

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Post by I'm never wrong on Sat 05 Mar 2016, 11:32 am

Well done Super. For the rest of you, Google the state flag of Hawaii

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