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#315710 - Mon Aug 28 2006 10:55 PM Re: August trivia rounds
srini701 Offline
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Loc: Hyderabad India           
Round 29

My first time ever on this game, so I couldn't wait for the clocks to strike 12 on the Pacific coast . Also, a bigggg thanks to Jane for letting me join you all on the questions front too

Hoping this is the first time an Indian player is setting the questions, I would like to ask a few on my country now and in some subsequent rounds (if I get a second/third chance )

1. Name a country that neighbors India (not necessarily share a land border)
2. Name a major river that flows through India.
3. Name a state in India that has a coastline.
4. The Official Language Commission of India lists 23 official languages. Other than Hindi and English, name an official language spoken in India.
5. Name a city in India that has an international airport.

Let me know if you have any doubts or need any help. The round stays open till Friday evening (India time)
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#315711 - Wed Aug 30 2006 07:37 PM Re: August trivia rounds
Kuu Offline
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Loc: Hobart Tasmania Australia     
Round 30 questions

Quote:

1) Name a nursery rhyme that has a character in it called "Jack"
2) There are 16 species of cottontail rabbit. Name one of them.
3) Since becoming an independent nation in 1944, Iceland has only had 5 Presidents. Name one of them
4) The country of Jordan is divided in 12 administrative regions known as governorates (or muhafazah). Name one of them
5) Give me one of the most frequent used four-letter words in English according to this web page




This round will be opened at least to Monday.

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#315712 - Thu Aug 31 2006 03:55 AM Re: August trivia rounds
Mugaboo Offline
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Round 26 will close in 6 hours

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#315713 - Thu Aug 31 2006 11:34 AM Re: August trivia rounds
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Answers Round 26 - 6 played

1. The first adult book I remember buying was "Selected Short Stories" by H.G. Wells. Give me one of the short stories contained therein.
For 10 points: Country of the Blind; The Diamond maker; The New Accelerator; The Argonauts of the Air; The Purple Pileus; Under the Knife
For 5 points: (None)
Not mentioned include: The Time Machine

2. The first LP I bought was "Permission to Sing Sir" by Clive Dunn. Name a major character from the series "Dad's Army" that he starred in.
For 10 points: Privare Charles Godfrey; Private Frank Pike; Private Jock Frazer; Private Joe Wlaker; Rev. Timothy Farthing; Sergeant Arthur Wilson
For 5 points: (None)
Not mentioned include: Capt George Mainwaring; L/Cpr Jack Jones; Warden William Hodges

3. The last LP I bought was "On Every Street" by Dire Straits. Give my a member of the band (from any era).
For 10 points: Hal Lindes; John Illsley
For 5 points: Pick Withers [2] Guy Fletcher [2]
Not mentioned: Mark Knopfler, David Knopfler, Alan Clark, Terry Williams, Jack Sonni, Omar Hakim

4. The first CD I ever got, I actually won as a prize, so I had no choice over it. It was "Gatecrashing" by Living in a Box. Name a track from this Album.
For 10 points: Different Air; Mistaken Identity; Touch Sensitive;
For 5 points: Room in your Heart [3]


5. The first holiday I took abroard was in 1961, when my parents took me to Cape Town aboard a ship called Carnarvon Castle. Name a ship from the Union Castle Line, that was lost during World War II.
For 10 points: Dromore Castle; Roxburgh Castle;
For 5 points: Gloucester Castle [2]; Llandaf Castle [2]
Not mentioned include: Dunbar Castle; Windsor Castle

Scores:
45 points: Gatsby722; JaneMarple; Howie72
40 points: MaggieG
35 points: Ren33; Bethfay

Wel done to the half of you who scored a point.

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#315714 - Thu Aug 31 2006 06:07 PM August 31st trivia rounds
MaggieG Offline
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Here I am again - slightly later than I should be. Ren's reference to Allan Ahlberg last week had me going through my own copies of children's books and with school, I thought I'd have you looking at some of my favourites which make the end of the holidays seem almost bearable.

1) Give me the name of a title character from one of the 'Cautionary Verses' by Hilaire Belloc.

2)The name of a book which won the 'Kate Greenaway Medal' in the 1980's.

3)The name of an illustrator who worked with Allan Ahlberg.

4) The title of a book written by Jill Tomlinson

5)Not a book this time -a programme which we often watch with the children. The BBC education programme 'Look and Read' has been popular with children since the 1960's. Give me the name of one of the programmes!

Help available if needed! I hope to close this round on Monday or Tuesday next week.

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#315715 - Fri Sep 01 2006 12:17 AM Re: August 31st trivia rounds
Howie72 Offline
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Round 25 will close when I get up in the morning and eventually turn on the computer. Somewhere in the next 14-15 hours probably.

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#315716 - Fri Sep 01 2006 12:28 AM Re: August 31st trivia rounds
Howie72 Offline
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Just thought I would post a clarification. I do not sleep for 14-15 hours each night.

I am just not going to close the round tonight.

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#315717 - Fri Sep 01 2006 01:33 AM Re: August 31st trivia rounds
srini701 Offline
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Round 29 will close in another 4 hours (I sleep a lot more than 4 hours, though ).

Any more takers for the round?

--srini
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#315718 - Fri Sep 01 2006 02:40 AM Re: August 31st trivia rounds
MaggieG Offline
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Oh dear - just woken up and posted something in the wrong place.
Hope it wasn't spotted!


Edited by MaggieG (Fri Sep 01 2006 02:46 AM)

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#315719 - Fri Sep 01 2006 03:24 AM Re: August trivia rounds
Gatsby722 Offline
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Registered: Fri May 18 2001
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Loc: Canton
Ohio USA    
Round 28 will be closing in app. 6 hours. Some of our "regular panelists" have not checked in yet. Um, Howie, when you wake up please give cinnamOn a call. I certainly can't proceed without either of your answers, after all ...

Edited to change the thread title back to its original 'thing'; I confuse easily and didn't know where I was there for a minute...


Edited by Gatsby722 (Fri Sep 01 2006 03:40 AM)
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#315720 - Fri Sep 01 2006 06:07 AM Results of Round 29
srini701 Offline
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10 players took part in Round 29 . A BIGGG thanks to all who played my first round in this game. I sincerely hope you enjoyed it and will continue to play my subsequent rounds with the same enthusiasm

Here are the final results:

1. Name a country that neighbors India (not necessarily share a land border)
For 10 points:
Nepal, Bhutan, China (edited from "Tibet" for "political" correctness. Hope the player won't mind)
For 5 points:
Bangladesh (3), Pakistan (2), Myanmar (2)
Not mentioned: Sri Lanka, Maldives

2. Name a major river that flows through India.
For 10 points:
Kaveri, Yamuna, Tapti, Tungabhadra, Sutlej
For 5 points:
Godavari (5)
Not mentioned: Ganga, Brahmaputra, Krishna, Narmada, Mahanadi and many more

3. Name a state in India that has a coastline.
For 10 points:
West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat
For 5 points:
Karnataka (2), Kerala (2), Orissa (3)
Not mentioned: : Maharashtra, Goa, Andhra Pradesh

4. Name an official language spoken in India.

For 10 points:
Telugu, Tamil, Santhali, Konkani, Sanskrit, Maithili, Punjabi, Marathi
For 5 points:
Oriya (2)

5. Name a city in India that has an international airport.

For 10 points:
Mumbai, Kolkata, Cochin, Guwahati, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Madras/Chennai, Amritsar
For 5 points:
Thiruvananthapuram (2)
Not mentioned: : Delhi, Hyderabad & Goa

And the winners are:
45 points: Gatsby, Howie72, Kuu
40 points: Ren33, Mugaboo, JaneMarple
35 points: Bethfay, Gemini, Maggie
25 Points: Vogon

Thanks once again all of you, and Congrats to Gatsby, Howie and Kuu!!

--srini701
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#315721 - Fri Sep 01 2006 12:16 PM Re: August Trivia Rounds
Gatsby722 Offline
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Registered: Fri May 18 2001
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Loc: Canton
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Round 28 - Monday
7 players !

1. The Emmy Awards (for 'excellence' in television) were handed out last night. Please choose a winner in one of the Best Supporting Actor/Actress categories [6 to pick from].

For 10 points:
Jeremy Piven Entourage, Kelly MacDonald The Girl in the Café, Alan Alda The West Wing, Blythe Danner Huff.
For 5 points:
Megan Mullally Will and Grace (3).

The other one was Jeremy Irons Elizabeth I.

2. The film The Black Dahlia, directed by Brian DePalma, will be hitting the theaters next month. I need the first and last name of a female character that will be in it.

For 10 points:
Kay Lake, Elizabeth Short.
For 5 points:
Sheryl Saddon (2), Ramona Linscott (3).

3. One of my personal favorites, Kurt Vonnegut, wrote a collection of short stories in 1999 called "Bagombo Snuff Box". I'm looking for the title of a story in it.

For 10 points:
A Present for Big Saint Nick, Poor Little Rich Town, Der Arme Dolmetscher, Unpaid Consultant, The No-Talent Kid.
For 5 points:
Lovers Anonymous (2).

22 of these stories in total.

4. The huge "Mall of America" in Minnesota has many places for its hungry shoppers to chow down. This time name a restaurant there that is NOT in the Food Court and NOT considered 'Specialty Food'.

For 10 points:
For everyone ~ yay!
California Cafe, Tony Roma's, Twin City Grille, Kokomo's Island Cafe, Hooters, Johnny Rockets, Tucci Benuuch.

5. Time Magazine recently listed its annual picks for "The 50 Coolest Websites". Please select one named in the News and Information group.

For 10 points:
Digg, Charity Navigator, Morning News, Tailrank.
For 5 points:
The Human Clock (3).

The Results!

bethfay, MaggieG, ren33....45 points!
aginor, Mugaboo, vogon....40 points!
srini701....30 points!

Yet another excellent showing by everyone ! A point to the top three: bethfay, MaggieG and ren33 - thank you all for joining in this time!
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#315722 - Fri Sep 01 2006 01:57 PM Re: August Trivia Rounds
Howie72 Offline
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Registered: Thu Oct 27 2005
Posts: 9216
Loc: Timaru NZ
I knew it, I got up before 8am on a Saturday morning to send Gatsby some answers only to find I needed to get up when it was still dark.

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#315723 - Sat Sep 02 2006 12:04 AM Re: August Trivia Rounds
Howie72 Offline
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Posts: 9216
Loc: Timaru NZ
I am late again but round 25 is closed.

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#315724 - Sat Sep 02 2006 05:34 AM Re: August Trivia Rounds
Howie72 Offline
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Registered: Thu Oct 27 2005
Posts: 9216
Loc: Timaru NZ
Round 25 saw 9 wonderful players participate. I would make everyone a joint winner but what would be the fun in doing that?


1) Please give me the name of one of the eight teams competing in the 2006/07 Hyundai A-League soccer/football competition in Australia.
10 Points: Adelaide United, Melbourne Victory
5 Points: Central Coast Mariners (2), Newcastle Jets (3), Queensland Roar (2)
Not Mentioned: New Zealand Knights, Perth Glory, Sydney FC

2) Please give me a name of a track from the 1971 Elton John album "Madman Across the Water".
10 Points: "Tiny Dancer", "Razor Face"
5 Points: "Levon" (2), "Rotten Peaches" (2), "All the Nasties" (3)
Not Mentioned: "Madman Across the Water", "Indian Sunset", "Holiday Inn", "Goodbye"

3) Please give me the name of a UNESCO World Heritage site that is located in Australia.
10 Points: Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves, Kakadu National Park, Macquarie Island, Purnululu National Park
5 points: Greater Blue Mountains Area (2), Shark Bay (3)
Not Mentioned: Australian Fossil Mammal Sites-Riversleigh/Naracoorte, Fraser Island, Great Barrier Reef, Heard and McDonald Islands, Lord Howe Island, Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens, Tasmanian Wilderness, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Wet Tropics of Queensland, Willandra Lakes Region

4) "No Comebacks" was published in 1982 and is a collection of short stories written by Frederick Forsyth. Please give me the name of one of these short stories.
10 Points: "No Comebacks", "There are Some Days...", "Privilege"
5 points: Money with Menaces" (3), "A Careful Man" (3)
Not Mentioned: "There are no Snakes in Ireland", "The Emperor", "Used in Evidence", "Duty", "Sharp Practice"

5) Please give me the name of a city that the Scottish capital, Edinburgh, is twinned with.
10 Points: Kyiv-Ukraine, Aalborg-Denmark, Kraków-Poland
5 points: Florence-Italy (2), Dunedin-New Zealand (2), Xi'an-China (2)
Not Mentioned: Munich-Germany, Nice-France, Vancouver-Canada, San Diego-U.S.A

I am sorry but as I have been slow in getting these results posted and it is close to midnight, there will be no observations this round.

Instead, we will go directly to the results, do not pass go, and do not receive any bonus points.

40 points - Gemini
35 points - Ren, Mugaboo, Physalius, Maggie
30 points - Gatsby, Srini, Vogon
25 points - Bethfay

A big welcome to Bethfay, who has joined us in this madness.

Also a hearty congratulations to our sole winner for this round, Gemini.

Again I thank you for supporting the trivia rounds and I hope to see you all back in September.

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#315725 - Mon Sep 04 2006 07:57 PM Re: August Trivia Rounds
Kuu Offline
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Loc: Hobart Tasmania Australia     
I will close round 30 and the answers and scores will be up in about 3 hours time.

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#315726 - Tue Sep 05 2006 03:21 AM Re: August Trivia Rounds
Kuu Offline
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Registered: Mon Jun 03 2002
Posts: 1037
Loc: Hobart Tasmania Australia     
Round 30 answers - 8 people played

1) Name a nursery rhyme that has a character in it called "Jack"

Worth 10 points
"Jack Be Nimble"

Worth 5 points
"The House that Jack Built" (3), "Jack Sprat" (4)

Not mentioned
"Jack and Jill", "Little Jack Horner"

2) There are 16 species of cottontail rabbit. Name one of them.

Worth 10 points
Manzano Mountain Cottontail, Desert Cottontail, Brush Rabbit, Dice's Cottontail, Tres Marias Rabbit, Swamp Rabbit

Worth 5 points
Ormilteme Cottontail

Mugaboo was observant to notice that Wikipedia though Wikipedia says there are 16 species of cottontail rabbit they actually list 17 species.

3) Since becoming an independent nation in 1944, Iceland has only had 5 Presidents. Name one of them

Worth 10 points
Kristjan Eldjam, Asgeir Asgeirsson, Svein Bjornsson

worth 5 points
Vigdis Finbogadottir (5)

Not mention was the current President of Iceland, Olafur Ragnar Grimmson. At the last election, President Olafur (Ucelanders should always be called by their first name) got 85% of the vote.

4) Governorates (or muhafazah) of Jordan

Worth 10 points
Jarash, Madaba, Irbid, AzZarqa

Worth 5 points
Al MAfraq (2)

I had one answer "Punata" but that seems to be a province in Bolivia. I also had the answer "Al-Jouf" but Al-Jawf is a governate of Saudi Arabia that borders Jordan. Yemen also has a governate of the same name.


5) Give me one of the most frequent used four-letter words in English according to this web page

Worth 10 points
With, some, been, good, will, much

Worth 5 points
Know (2)

SCORES

45 points - gemini19
40 points - Mugaboo
35 points - Bethfay, Ren33, Gatsby722, Jane Marple, Srini701, Vogon

Congratulations to Gemini19

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#315727 - Wed Sep 06 2006 11:58 PM Re: August 31st trivia rounds
MaggieG Offline
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Good grief -where has this week gone? I shall close this round in about 6 hours - any more takers before then?

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#315728 - Thu Sep 07 2006 05:57 AM Re: August trivia rounds
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Round 23 results - 12 players

Q1. One of the sisters (the character's name) from the TV show Sisters (1991-96).

10 points: Alexandra (Alex)

5 points: Theodora (Teddy) (3), Francesca (Frankie) (3), Georgiana (Georgie) (5)

not mentioned: Charlotte (Charley)


Q2. A member of the Lennon Sisters singing group.

10 points: Janet

5 points: Kathy (4), Peggy (3), Dianne (Dee Dee) (4)


Q3. A character credited as "Sister" from Sister Act (1992).

10 points: Sister Alma

5 points: Sister Mary Lazarus (5), Sister Mary Patrick (2), Sister Mary Robert (4)

not mentioned: Sister Mary Clarence


Q4. One of the four Ingalls sisters from Little House on the Prairie fame.

5 points: Mary (3), Caroline (Carrie) (4), Grace (3), Laura (2)


Q5. An actress who played one of the four main characters (Tibby, Lena, Bridget or Carmen, young or teenage version) in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005).

10 points: Amber Tamblyn, Ashley Hale

5 points: Blake Lively (2), Alexis Bledel (2), America Ferrera (4), Tiara Santana (2)

not mentioned: Victoria Tennant, Alanna Dawn Ekkert




SCORES

30 - Gatsby, Vogon, MaggieG, Cinnam0n, Bethfay
25 - Jimjih, Ren, Physalius, Srini, JaneMarple, Mugaboo, Howie



Thanks for playing everyone, and a point to each of our winners, Gatsby, Vogon, Maggie, Cinnam0n & Bethfay


Edited by Polaris101 (Thu Sep 07 2006 05:58 AM)
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#315729 - Thu Sep 07 2006 07:16 AM Re: August trivia rounds
cinnam0n Offline
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Loc: Pennsylvania USA
Boy, I don't think I've ever been a winner with 30 points before!

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#315730 - Thu Sep 07 2006 11:30 AM Re: August trivia rounds
MaggieG Offline
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Round 31 now closed - results coming up!

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#315731 - Thu Sep 07 2006 12:21 PM Re: August 31st trivia rounds
MaggieG Offline
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10 entrants this time!

1) Give me the name of a title character from one of the 'Cautionary Verses' by Hilaire Belloc.
For 10 points
The Whale, Lord Lundy, George, Jim, Henry King, Maria who made faces and a deplorable marriage
For 5 points
Rebecca Offendort who slammed doors for fun and perished miserably (4)

2)The name of a book which won the 'Kate Greenaway Medal' in the 1980's.
For 10 points
Hiawatha's Childhood, Can't You Sleep, Little Bear
For 5 points
Sir Gawain and the Loathly Lady (4), Mr Magnolia (2), The Highwayman ((2)

3)The name of an illustrator who worked with Allan Ahlberg.
For 10 points
Joe Wright, Janet Ahlberg (his wife), Andre Amstutz, Gillian Tyler
For 5 points
Jessica Ahlberg (his daughter) (3), Fritz Wegner (3)

4) The title of a book written by Jill Tomlinson
For 10 points
The Hen Who Wouldn't Give Up, The Penguin Who Wanted To Find Out
For 5 points
The Otter Who Wanted to Know (3) The Cat Who Wanted to Go Home (2), The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark (3)

5)Not a book this time -a programme which we often watch with the children. The BBC education programme 'Look and Read' has been popular with children since the 1960's. Give me the name of one of the programmes!
For 10 points
Zzaap and the Word Master, The Legend of the Lost Keys, The Boy from Space, Dark Towers, Spywatch

For 5 points
Badger Girl (3), Cloudburst (2)


45 points - Gatsby, aginor, mugaboo

35 points - Jane Marple, cinnam0n

30 points - ren33, glamel, vogon

25 points - Howie72, bethfay


Thanks to all who played! And very well done to our winners this time - Gats, aginor and mugaboo!!!

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#315732 - Thu Sep 07 2006 12:33 PM Re: August 31st trivia rounds
JaneMarple Offline
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Loc: North West of England
August Results!
Gatsby722 12
Cinnamon 5
Leo Da Vinci 5
Mugaboo 5
ren33 5

Gemini19 4
MaggieG 4
Srini 4

Howie72 3
vogon 3

bethfay 2
Glamel 2
JaneMarple 2
physalius 2

aginor 1
Kuu 1

Well done to Gatsby!
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#315733 - Fri Sep 08 2006 01:43 AM Re: August 31st trivia rounds
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Well done Gats...I don't know how you do it...lol
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