the annual geography quiz


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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby DoubleRBar » Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:17 am

Cannes.
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby mcgato » Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:49 am

<<48. Cannes is about 10 miles farther north than Milwaukee.>>
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby mcgato » Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:50 am

49. What nation's prime minister went for a swim in the ocean on Dec. 17, 1967, and was never seen again - an event residents of this black-humored nation sometimes refer to as "the swim that needed no towel"?
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby gh » Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:01 am

[quote="mcgato"]Since gh seems to be mostly offline, and there are only a few questions left, I'm taking the liberty of continuing this quiz forward.




Yes as noted elsewhere my laptop died and I reduced using an iPad which is problematic with long chunks of copy. Thanks muchly
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby DoubleRBar » Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:27 am

I don't remember his name, but I remember the incident in Australia.
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby mcgato » Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:06 am

<<49. Australian Prime Minister Harold Holt. Melbourne later named its municipal swimming pool after him.>>
It only asked for the country, so I'll accept that. I did giggle at naming a swimming pool after him.
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby mcgato » Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:07 am

Last one.
50. Where is the "Wine Dark Sea," and who originally called it that?
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby dj » Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:02 pm

mcgato wrote:<<49. Australian Prime Minister Harold Holt. Melbourne later named its municipal swimming pool after him.>>
It only asked for the country, so I'll accept that. I did giggle at naming a swimming pool after him.


About as silly as naming a line of luggage for Amelia Earhart!
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby gh » Tue Jan 01, 2013 1:05 am

mcgato wrote:Last one.
50. Where is the "Wine Dark Sea," and who originally called it that?


Ooo ooh! I get a chance to play. It's the Med. Homerian, no?
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby mcgato » Tue Jan 01, 2013 4:05 am

The Homer part is correct. Wrong sea, though.
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby tandfman » Tue Jan 01, 2013 8:20 am

If that's the case, then the Aegean would be an educated guess.
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Re: the annual geography quiz

Postby mcgato » Tue Jan 01, 2013 8:45 am

<<50. The Aegean, Homer.>>

All done.
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