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#685310 - Mon Jan 30 2012 02:41 PM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: flopsymopsy]
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I'll be watching tonight Flopsy...don't spill the beans until tomorrow please...you'll be in bed by the time I sit down to see it.

Good luck Mr. Mike!

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#685316 - Mon Jan 30 2012 02:51 PM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: Barbarini]
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No spoilers from me.

Click to reveal..
Not even here! wink
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#685370 - Mon Jan 30 2012 04:25 PM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: flopsymopsy]
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Got your note flops...won't have a chance to do anything until I get home from work...thank you!

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#685387 - Mon Jan 30 2012 04:33 PM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: flopsymopsy]
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Originally Posted By: flopsymopsy
I'm beginning to feel myxomatosis creeping up on me but I should be okay, they can't ask the same question twice. smile

Can they? eek


Maybe not about myxo but how about "Which virus was "accidentally" released into Australia to control rabbits?" or even better "Calicivirus was "accidentally released into Australia to control which feral animal?" wink
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#685399 - Mon Jan 30 2012 04:48 PM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: Tizzabelle]
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Ha, Tizz, I think the first of your questions was the one they asked, or something very like it. Naturally it did not go unnoticed on the Llamas' board that our pet Challenge star had been rather quiet until a question about a virus in Australia appeared but he piped up then, didn't he?

And in case he thinks I'm bearing a grudge, well yes, young Michael, I am!
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#685440 - Mon Jan 30 2012 05:29 PM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: flopsymopsy]
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I remember the q about myxo being asked but not the specifics. I haven't seen the subsequent episodes yet. It would be great if a q was asked about calicivirus too! You'd better not set foot in the country as both are still around and you can't be vaccinated against either (I'm pretty sure) unless there are special circumstances wink
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#685446 - Mon Jan 30 2012 05:54 PM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: Tizzabelle]
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Phooey, been to Oz, escaped. tongue

They don't keep these programmes on iPlayer for long - just for the week between one show and the next, so if you want to watch tonight's programme get to it!
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#685450 - Mon Jan 30 2012 06:00 PM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: flopsymopsy]
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Originally Posted By: flopsymopsy
Phooey, been to Oz, escaped. tongue


We kept most of the convicts but there were some so bad we had to send them back. wink
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#686109 - Wed Feb 01 2012 08:04 PM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: Tizzabelle]
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Great game on Monday! What a team! Can't wait to see if they get through to the finals. Thanks for the head's up flopsy.

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#686111 - Wed Feb 01 2012 08:26 PM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: Tizzabelle]
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Originally Posted By: Tizzabelle
We kept most of the convicts but there were some so bad we had to send them back. wink

My ancestor that came back got a free pardon, I'll have you know. He was innocent!

Well, okay, he was guilty but they decided the crime wasn't that bad. He was a Machine Breaker - a bit like the Tolpuddle Martyrs without a union but with an 'ammer. wink

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Great game on Monday! What a team! Can't wait to see if they get through to the finals.

That's the highest score this series. They have another match in this quarter-final round to go and they have to win that to get through to the semis.
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#686271 - Thu Feb 02 2012 06:42 AM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: flopsymopsy]
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It's safe to post now? Yes, they were on fire on Monday, although I did notice one person buzzing in and then forgetting the answer! Not that I'm criticising - it's much easier to sit on the sofa and know the answer (well, maybe 5% of them). I hope the next QF match is as good, and a win.
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#692147 - Mon Feb 20 2012 06:22 AM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: rossian]
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Originally Posted By: rossian
I hope the next QF match is as good, and a win.


Tonight, BBC2, 8.00 p.m.

Tell no one. whistle
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#692161 - Mon Feb 20 2012 08:10 AM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: flopsymopsy]
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Thanks flopsy. Fingers crossed.... smilee

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#692170 - Mon Feb 20 2012 08:29 AM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: Barbarini]
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OK Flopsy. If you promise not to tell anyone, I won't either.
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#692171 - Mon Feb 20 2012 08:37 AM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: rossian]
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My lips are sealed. wink
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#692236 - Mon Feb 20 2012 02:08 PM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: flopsymopsy]
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I'm watching, but I promise not to tell anyone....
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#692242 - Mon Feb 20 2012 02:30 PM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: Quiz_Beagle]
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One word... WOW!

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#692243 - Mon Feb 20 2012 02:36 PM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: MaggieG]
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Well, don't tell anyone, but that was Very Exciting! (Oh, and it's a bit late now, but you might like to consider this quiz, doublemm http://www.funtrivia.com/quizdetails.cfm?quiz=300052)

;-)
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#692244 - Mon Feb 20 2012 02:40 PM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: Quiz_Beagle]
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LOL, he claims to be some sort of Scot - clearly he's of the mainland sort. wink

And the guy on the left speaks! shocked
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#692245 - Mon Feb 20 2012 02:44 PM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: flopsymopsy]
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I watched the last 10 minutes peeping through my fingers - to stop me biting my nails.

I agree with Maggie - WOW!
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#692269 - Mon Feb 20 2012 04:10 PM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: rossian]
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I just watched it on BBC Player - Wow!
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#692418 - Tue Feb 21 2012 06:02 AM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: sue943]
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That must have been just about the highest aggregate score in the competition. A real cliffhanger!
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#692436 - Tue Feb 21 2012 07:20 AM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: TabbyTom]
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Unbelievable! A nailbiter if ever there was one! grin

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#692503 - Tue Feb 21 2012 11:52 AM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: Barbarini]
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Lol, it is a running joke that whenever we get questions about Scotland (which is often), the team look at me and I look back, blankly. Thanks for all your comments. I was still on the edge of my seat, despite knowing the outcome.

Clare's score was actually the highest ever losing score in the Paxman era and the aggregate score is possibly the highest in the Paxman era (I'm not 100% sure of this but I don't know of any which really came close).
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#692513 - Tue Feb 21 2012 12:45 PM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: doublemm]
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My heartbeat has only just got back to normal, Mike, but it was worth it.
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