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#93412 - 01/27/03 12:46 PM Re: Simple Quiz
dxb Offline

Registered: 03/06/02
Posts: 1692
Loc: UK
Without research answers are hard to come by, but:

3. In what country are Panama hats made? [Ecuador]
7. From what material are moleskin trousers made? [Cotton]
8. Where do Chinese gooseberries come from? [Zild]
11. What was King George VI's first name? [Albert.]
14. What is a camel's hair brush made of? [A mix of pony and squirrel.]

Caint do no more.

#93413 - 01/27/03 04:41 PM Re: Simple Quiz
wwh Offline
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Posts: 13858
Canary Isles were named after wild dogs (Latin = Canis )

Purple Finches:

Perching Birds

Purple Finch
Carpodacus purpureus

Description 5 1/2-6 1/2" (14-17 cm). Larger and
stockier than House Finch, but smaller than
Cassin's and darker than both. Dusky rose-red of
male, more raspberry than purple,
extends from
upperparts to breast and flanks, brightest at
crown and rump. Off-white below, mantle
streaked with brown, wings and notched tail
brown. Female has pronounced light stripe behind
eye, dark stripe on jaw, and more heavily
streaked breast than female House or Cassin's

#93414 - 01/31/03 11:27 PM Re: Simple Quiz - Answers
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Posts: 1289
Well, there have been some correct answers. Here they all are:
1. The Hundred Years War lasted 116 years. 1337-1453
2. Russians celebrated the October Revolution on Nov. 7. Yes, the Julian calendar is behind this.
3. Panama hats are indeed made in Ecuador.
4. Peruvian Balsam comes from El Salvador. It's a medicinal herb grown in the vicinity of the Balsam Islands.
5. Puffinus puffinus is the Manx shearwater. Puffins are Fratercula or Lunda.
6. Catgut is made from the guts of sheep.
7. Moleskin trousers are made of cotton.
8. Chinese gooseberries are better known as Kiwis, from Zild, of course.
9. There were 16 French kings before Louis XVIII. The one known as Louis XVII died in prison during the Revolution without reigning.
10. The Latin name for the Canary Islands was Canariae Insulae -- Island of the Dogs.
11. King George VI's first name was Albert. Queen Victoria had expressed the wish that no future king take the name Albert out of respect for her husband.
12. As winkled out by Dr. Bill, the distinctively colored parts of purple finches are crimson.
13. A Midsummer Night's Dream takes place during the period Apr. 29 to May 1.
14. Camel's hair brushes are usually made of squirrel hair.
15. The Thirty Years War lasted for 30 years, of course. 1618-1648

#93415 - 02/01/03 06:07 AM Re: Simple Quiz - Answers
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I have a fascinating article on sheep gut strings garnered from the Web over a year go that I'll try to find today, if anyone's interested. It's quite lengthy, but well worth the read.

#93416 - 02/01/03 12:39 PM Re: Simple Quiz - Answers
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Registered: 06/28/02
Posts: 1624
Loc: Utter Placebo, Planet Reebok
What's lengthy - the article or the guts?

- Pfranz

#93417 - 02/01/03 04:18 PM Re: Simple Quiz - Answers
Jackie Offline

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What's lengthy - the article or the guts?
Haggis if I know.
By the way, referring to Kiwis as Chinese gooseberries could be seen as casting aspersions on my friends...

#93418 - 02/01/03 04:29 PM Re: Simple Quiz - Answers
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better they should be called gooseberries than dingleberries!

#93419 - 02/01/03 04:47 PM Re: Simple Quiz - Answers
Jackie Offline

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Well, I did say casting as*persions.

#93420 - 02/02/03 09:03 PM Re: Simple Quiz
sjm Offline
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Registered: 07/19/02
Posts: 742
Loc: Akina
Chinese gooseberries come from CHINA. They grow wild and are apparently small and so tart as to be barely edible. The fruit known as kiwifruit (if you wish to continue drawing breath never call the fruit "kiwi" within 30,000 miles of me) was bred from Chinese gooseberry plants brought to Zild from, surprise, surprise, The Middle Kingdom.

#93421 - 02/02/03 09:46 PM Re: Simple Quiz
Jackie Offline

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Posts: 11613
Loc: Louisville, Kentucky
Mmm, sjm, it's wonderful to see a post from you! HUG!

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