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by GuyBarry
13 Dec 2019, 09:07
Forum: Zone 5: Quizzes & Games
Topic: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz
Replies: 247
Views: 42158

Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Correct! (Britain uses the Norwegian spelling "fjord", of course.)
by GuyBarry
10 Dec 2019, 18:47
Forum: Zone 5: Quizzes & Games
Topic: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz
Replies: 247
Views: 42158

Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

What is New Zealand's one and only spelling which differs from the British (and indeed from the Australian)?
by GuyBarry
07 Dec 2019, 17:51
Forum: Zone 5: Quizzes & Games
Topic: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz
Replies: 247
Views: 42158

Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Looks as though no one is going to get this, so I'll give you the full quote: "Back home again, that Yorkshire bus-conductress who was sacked last week for calling Pakistani passengers 'stinking ****' has got her job back." They were, amazingly, the first words ever heard on BBC2 . On 20 April 1964 ...
by GuyBarry
01 Dec 2019, 09:44
Forum: Zone 5: Quizzes & Games
Topic: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz
Replies: 247
Views: 42158

Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

If it helps, the phrase in question was "stinking ****".
by GuyBarry
29 Nov 2019, 09:34
Forum: Zone 5: Quizzes & Games
Topic: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz
Replies: 247
Views: 42158

Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Not what I was thinking of, sorry - this was in the 1960s.

To be accurate, it didn't begin with a racist insult but with a report of one.
by GuyBarry
28 Nov 2019, 12:54
Forum: Zone 5: Quizzes & Games
Topic: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz
Replies: 247
Views: 42158

Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

I've got one of my own:

What venerable cultural institution unexpectedly began with a racist insult?
by GuyBarry
28 Nov 2019, 12:24
Forum: Zone 5: Quizzes & Games
Topic: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz
Replies: 247
Views: 42158

Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Taking into account both greatkingrat's and A Challenge's remarks, then, here's a first stab: Mercedario (31°58′ 45″ S 70°06′ 45″ W, elevation 6720 metres) Shennong Deng (31° 26' 54'' N, 110° 18' 16'' E, elevation 3105 metres) Any good? EDIT: DrainBrain posted the answer while I was making that post...
by GuyBarry
27 Nov 2019, 13:20
Forum: Zone 5: Quizzes & Games
Topic: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz
Replies: 247
Views: 42158

Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

The way I'm interpreting it is this: find two points on the landmass of the Earth such that the straight line between them through the centre of the Earth is as long as possible. So I'm hoping to find two mountain ranges that are antipodal (diametrically opposed), so that the line joins up two fairl...
by GuyBarry
26 Nov 2019, 18:10
Forum: Zone 5: Quizzes & Games
Topic: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz
Replies: 247
Views: 42158

Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Right, that's probably not the answer then! There aren't many parts of the world where it can be - only 4.4% of the Earth's surface is land which is antipodal to other land (coloured orange on this map - the overlap between the blue and yellow areas). It's got to be near the Equator, so that limits ...
by GuyBarry
26 Nov 2019, 16:31
Forum: Zone 5: Quizzes & Games
Topic: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz
Replies: 247
Views: 42158

Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Thanks. That may or may not be the correct answer to the question though - how far is it above sea level?
by GuyBarry
26 Nov 2019, 16:14
Forum: Zone 5: Quizzes & Games
Topic: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz
Replies: 247
Views: 42158

Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Well, the summit of Chimborazo in Ecuador is the furthest point on the Earth's surface from its centre, but I don't know what point lies diametrically opposite.

EDIT: Appears to be here. No idea how far that is above sea level though.
by GuyBarry
26 Nov 2019, 08:25
Forum: Zone 5: Quizzes & Games
Topic: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz
Replies: 247
Views: 42158

Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Then I don't understand the question. The notion of "straight line" belongs to Euclidean geometry, and the surface of the Earth is non-Euclidean.
by GuyBarry
26 Oct 2019, 10:51
Forum: Zone 5: Quizzes & Games
Topic: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz
Replies: 247
Views: 42158

Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

I don't know the answer, but I note that it was the last major programme on the network before it was replaced by Radio 3 the following day. Is this relevant?
by GuyBarry
13 Oct 2019, 20:39
Forum: Zone 5: Quizzes & Games
Topic: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz
Replies: 247
Views: 42158

Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Polish?
by GuyBarry
29 Sep 2019, 20:49
Forum: Never-Ending Games
Topic: Counting
Replies: 2556
Views: 354068

Re: Counting

EastActionWoman wrote:
29 Sep 2019, 19:41
[Finally a game where I understand the rules!]
Welcome! There have been more posts in the thread today than for the whole of the rest of the month, so keep it up :wink:

The Earth's lower mantle is the region from approximately 660 to 2891 km below the Earth's surface.