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Tireless Tiger

Mar-15-2009 18:00

In an effort to liven up the boards again, some of us have decided to resuscitate the Daily pub quiz but we will be doing

it on a weekly basis. This is a tribute to the original founder, jstkdn. We have decided to take turns coming

up with the questions. The team consists of myself, Ms. Helen, nicnic and detectivehappy.

1. Each week we will post 10 questions.
2. Each Quiz runs exactly one week.
3. The first person that has all 10 questions right, wins. Or if no one has all questions right, the best one wins.
4. You can only post answers ONCE for the same quiz.
5. No cash involved. Just glory. :)


luc pfeiffer
luc pfeiffer

Jul-5-2009 21:00

Ok guys, nice try but time's up. Here goes, let's see if I can remember all of them (except bonus #5--that one i'll never forget).


1. What is the only marsupial native to the Americas? The opposum.

2. How many species of tiger could be found in the wild up until approximately 50 years ago? Eight.

3. How many species of tiger are now extinct? Three. Five are still out there.

4. Where was the newest species of rhinocerous found? If i remember my news reports right, Sumatra was where the newest species of rhino was found.

5. What is a John Doree? It's a fish. (Nobody remembered Ellen Degeneres' role in "Finding Nemo"???)

6. What is the only species of the deer family that does NOT lose its antlers each year? The reindeer.

7. What is the oldest domesticated animal? Evidence for the dog and the sheep dates from about the same time, albeit in different parts of the world. Or so i remember from those infamouse anthropology classes--see bonus #5 for the high point of them.

8. What is the only domesticated animal that originated in the Americas? Llama or Alpaca will work, although it is not quite so prevalent nowadays as ... the Turkey.

9. What is the only "Big Game" animal that has been successfully domesticated ? Two answers hold here. For modern times, the Indian Elephant. For circa 5000 years ago, the Cheetah was domesticated and used as a hunting animal by the Egyptians.

10. What is the fastest animal? What is the fastest mammal? How fast can each travel? Swift and the Peregrine Falcon have each been clocked at over 200 mph in flight. The fastest mammal is the Cheetah again, at around 70 mph.


luc pfeiffer
luc pfeiffer

Jul-5-2009 21:10

BONUS -- Oooohhhh, now we get into dangerous territory.

1. How often is a new species identified on Earth? Once per minute (last figure I heard)

2. How often does a species go extinct on Earth? Once per second (again, last figure I heard)

3. What is a buffalo chip? Yes, Lolita got this one. It's a piece of dried bison manure that was used for heating cookstoves in pioneer times in the U.S.

4. What is a Rocky Mountain oyster? She got this one too. It's an amputated bull testicle, served either fried or (buck up boys) raw.

5. What evidence do anthropologists look for in proving that a culture or society uses or has used the horse? Squirrel, I am truly disappointed that you didn't at least try to bribe Breit to get this one. When trying to determine when a culture came into contact with (and presumably started using) the horse, they look to see when people in the culture started wearing (drumroll please) PANTS!!! If there's no pants, the people almost always DON'T ride horses. This also applies for women in the society, but the corellation doesn't happen as often. So Squirrel, if you want a pony, get Ben to pony up pants for the equipment you wear.

Pinball Amateur

Mar-23-2013 16:06

Pub Quiz

This will run for approximately one week, or until we get a barroom full of correct answers. Good luck, everyone!! ;-D

Since this is an renewal of the old Pub Quiz, I thought I’d have the first new Quiz to be all about the obvious…

Pubs. ;-D

The Easy Ones

1. What does the word "pub" stand for?

2. How many pubs/bars are there in Sleuth?

3. What is a typical pub/bar's function?

The So-So Ones

4. Where does the word "alcohol" come from?

5. What's the difference between a pub and a bar?

6. What's the difference between an inn and a pub?

7. Where did beer originate?

8. Who were the first people discovered to have a recipe for beer?

The Hard Ones

9. What's a "black bar"?

10. Are bars prohibited throughout the Muslim world?

11. How long have pubs been around?

12. Why did people in previous centuries (the 19th and back) drink SO much alcohol?

13. What's the 1830 Beer Act?

14. What's a "lock-in"?

15. When did "Pub grub" come into popularity, and name three examples of it.

Extra Credit

1. What's the oldest known pub?

2. What's the pub with the longest name?

3. Name all the pubs/bars in Sleuthville. (Yep, I want ALL of 'em. Proper names, please ;-)

NOTE: While Googling is discouraged for finding the answers (it's viewed as basically cheating), nobody ever said you couldn't go look stuff up in an actual BOOK. Happy reading, folks. ;-) B.

luc pfeiffer
luc pfeiffer

Mar-26-2013 00:14

wow, no takers. this one must be harder than we thought. common people! stiff upper lip and bottoms up! this is a pub quiz, not defusing a nuclear device. have a guess. i guarantee it'll be better than mine and i was the guinea pig for this one! good luck all and get cracking! ;0) L

luc pfeiffer
luc pfeiffer

Mar-26-2013 12:40

sorry that should read 'comon people' as in "COME ON people". my verbiage in english just isn't what it should be. L

Pinball Amateur

Mar-30-2013 00:16

Last day to post your answers for this quiz, folks. Most of the questions really aren't that hard, I promise!! ;-D


Who's brave enough to give it a go?? ;-D

Cordelia Falco
Cordelia Falco
Battered Shoe

Mar-30-2013 04:14

OK, here goes nothin'. No Googling, and I'm too lazy to go downstairs and get the books out. :)

1. Public house.

2. 4

3. Providing drinks to thirsty passers-by.

4. Arabic

5. I have no idea. Might depend what country you're in.

6. Again, might depend on the country. Inns in England used to provide accommodation and a change of horses as well as food and drink. I think public houses probably didn't.

7. In the brain of a thirsty and eccentrically creative person somewhere in the world... Where? Hmm. It partly depends on what you count as 'beer' - there's a general definition which allows it to be made out of whatever the local grain product happens to be, which broadens the field a bit - and isn't American Bud notoriously made more out of rice than anything else, or did I dream that? - but if I had to guess I'd go for somewhere which had quite a bit of spare grain early on in history and say Egypt.

8. The Egyptians?

9. One owned by people who think that painting everything black - bar, walls, ceiling etc. - will look cool and attract students. :)

10. No. Different Muslim countries have different rules. I've had a drink in bars in Turkey, Egypt, Dubai and possibly Jordan though that's longer ago and my memory's failing. Maybe it was the beer.

11. Is this 'pubs' as in specifically public houses, or general bars/pubs? Public houses in England have been around since medieval times. Bars of various kinds have been around in different cultures since whenever that culture invented alcohol, I'd guess.

12. Lack of safe water.

13. No idea. Is this an American act?

14. When the people running the pub close the doors at the time when the establishment's supposed to close for the night, but keep serving drinks to the customers left inside. Originally the idea was that once the doors are closed it's no longer open to the public and all you're doing is pouring 'free' drinks for your 'friends'. :)

Oops, I'm being verbose...

Daenerys Targaryen
Daenerys Targaryen

Mar-30-2013 04:16

Sorry Breit, I haven't noticed it until now. Not that I know much on the subject, but sounds fun :).

1. Public house
2. Five (New York, London, Delhi, Shanghai, Sleuthetania)
3. Getting drunk? :D Probably serves as a place where people can meet friends and neighbours.
4. Arabic language
5. I thought there was no difference, except that pub sounds very English :)
6. Inns used to offer lodging (I don't know if it's still the case, or if there are still inns like those in Dickens's novels) and pubs don't.
7. Acient peoples in Egypt and Mesopotamia produced and drank beer, so probably they were the ones who invented it.
8. Same answer as above.
9. /
10. I don't know if there are Muslim countries where bars are officially allowed, but in some countries there are establishments where alcohol is served.
11. Middle ages?
12. Drinking water was dangerous because it was full of microorganisms which caused different diseases like cholera, typhoid etc.
13. /
14. /
15. /


1. / (I visited a 17th century pub in Oxford, said to date from 13th or 14th century, but I'm sure there are older ones)
2. /
3. New York: Tricky Mister Bar
London: Owl and Walnut
Delhi: Taj Masion Bar
Shanghai: The Ritz Bar
Sleuthetania: The Albatross Lounge

Cordelia Falco
Cordelia Falco
Battered Shoe

Mar-30-2013 04:19

15. Again, the answer for this one's probably going to be a bit different in different countries. I don't think there's an official definition of 'pub grub' in the UK. Pubs/inns have been serving food for centuries. At some point the 'traditional pub menu' idea kind of coalesced into frequently served dishes, like bangers & mash, steak & kidney pie, fish & chips etc., but I wouldn't be able to put a date on it. In Australia the traditional pub food seems always to include various kinds of schnitzel.

I'm going to give up on the extra credit questions: no idea about the first two (and again I don't know if you mean in the US or everywhere) and I don't have the spare cases for the travelling I'd need for the last one!

Thanks for the quiz, guys! :)

Bela Talbot III
Bela Talbot III
Con Artist

May-1-2013 08:32

It's a great thread guys, and a shame to see it pushed to page 2 :) So, bumps up :P It would be great to have this held again, because it's a great way to get the community together (not that I'd know even a single answer, but...) and like someone once said, there are some seriously smart people here :)

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