Answers for April 2001

In a record-breaking field with more entries than ever before, with notably many entries from Texas, Canada, Holland, and Finland, the WINNER is a poet from Holland

Roy Thearle


Question 1

In Humphrey B.Bear’s name what is the middle “B” said to stand for?

Mr Bear Says:

  • ” “

Answers From Humans:

  • An ursine redundancy.
  • Okay, I risk exposing myself as a clueless Yank by revealing that I have never heard of this Mr. Bear in my entire life. So, as far as I know, it stands for “Bear”.
  • “Bear”. This is straight from the bear’s mouth, revealed live on 19/01/00 in a ninemsn chat room. David_5 says: what does the B stand for in Humphrey B Bear?Humphrey says: Bear. [Surely this should be: Humprey says: ] See http://community.ninemsn.com.au/chat/transcripts/humphrey.asp
  • One day, when I found I was suitably bored,I suddenly thought about Ford Madox FordWho had an extremely ridiculous nameHaving Christian and surname exactly the same.I checked the Britannica when I got home,And quickly discovered Jerome K. Jerome,Some chap Lawrence Lawrence, and Zsa Zsa Gabor,Mrs. Ruth Ruth of Ruth, Heller’s Major times four,and a web-site based down in Australia whereThere were references made to a Humphrey Bear Bear.
  • Probably “Bear” from the people who brought you the “ATM machine” and the “PIN number”. [And “Pistyll Rhaiader Waterfall”]
  • “Boutros-Boutros” The creators of the cartoon were huge fans of the UN secretary general.
  • “Breatharian.” The plump chap would lose weight and feel heaps better – maybe even talk – if he would only follow Jasmuheen’s enlightened teachings.
  • A word begining with B
  • According to the bear himself, ‘Bear’. But his name is an anagram of ‘Buy Her Hemp Bar’, so it probably stands for something intended to make children take drugs.
  • Astonishingly enough, “B” stands for Bear. Taking into account that Being called “Bear Bear” (which could easily be misinterpreted as “beer bear” that wouldn’t be good for children to hear), the name Humphrey was introduced. This wasn’t adequate enough, because you could still misinterpret Humphrey Bear Bear as Humphrey “beer” Bear, the middle “Bear” was shortened to only B; so that’s the story: My name is Humphrey, and I’m an alcoholic.
  • Baby
  • Baccanal
  • Balls! cant you see them? Damnit its not as if I wear pants for nothing
  • Bambi. Finally, the Big Bear has come out.
  • Bare-ass – as is obvious
  • Bare. This is due to Humphrey not wearing pants. Possibly the reason the young ladies don’t stay long. When the bear goes feral, it’s a little terrifying.
  • Bartholomew, or brown or black or big or maybe Brian
  • Bass. It is a little known fact the Humphrey Bear used to play bass for the Rolling Stones, before Bill Wyman came along. Humphrey is still very touchy about this subject, and I would advise anyone not to mention the Stones or Wyman in Humphrey’s presence.
  • Bastard. I’ve had to watch his act.
  • Bear
  • Bear – He was originally Bear Bear, and Humphrey was tacked on later [That must have hurt]
  • Bear of course, that makes his real name Humphrey Tautology!
  • Bear. Hence, for economy, we could refer to him as: Humphrey Bear^2
  • Beelzebub
  • Belvedere
  • Bereft-of-pants
  • Better. As in better keep my pants on, look what happened to FatCat!
  • Big
  • Billabong
  • Bilton
  • Bloody
  • Bogart. ‘Play school again, Sam’
  • Bogart. That would explain the smell.
  • Bolshevik. Like many popular children’s story characters, Humphrey B. Bear was an attempt by the Kremlin to indoctrinate western children to revolt against their capitalist parents. Hence Humphrey’s memorable catch phrase “Hey kids! Are you ready to have fun, learn things and kill the imperialist capitalist aggressors like the dogs they are?”
  • Book
  • Boring
  • Bovverboy
  • Bozo
  • Brown is Humphrey’s middle name. It’s because he is brown. [Well my middle name is Dick ….]
  • Brown? Presumably if he had been a grizzly his name would be Humphrey G. Bear.
  • Brubbish. The B is silent. (Humphrey B. Bear does not stand for that sort of rubbish)
  • Bugger.
  • BuggeredifIknow.
  • Bugle
  • Bumphrey
  • Bums
  • Given the amount of media coverage and controversy surrounding Humphrey’s naked lower 1/3rd, I would suggest that the B stands for Banned.
  • Have you noticed that Humphrey B Bear doesn’t wear any trousers, and yet he wears a hat and vest? You or I would be arrested for gallivanting with children dressed like that. Having said that, I don’t want to know what the “B” stands for!
  • If you ever meet a bear whose first name is “Humphrey,” and last name is “Bear” with a middle initial “B.”, an interesting thing to do would be to bet him a bowl of salmon entrails that you could guess his middle name in three tries. After you’ve guessed “Byron” or “Burton,” he’d laugh at you and say “Looks like you’re going to have to pay up.” That’s when you hit him with your last guess. Is it “Bear?” And then he gets this look on his face that says, uh oh, I guess I don’t get that bowl of salmon entrails, and you walk away laughing because you fooled a stupid bear, plus you get to keep those tasty entrails.
  • Boris
  • It stands for “Be” and refers to nature of Humphrey – to ‘be’ a bear.
  • Nothing–it’s there only for the sound of it. [Which of course is “”]
  • OK, had to consult the experts on this one – our youngest said Humphrey “Bare” Bear – then chuckled to herself for about 10 minutes! Our next said Humphrey “Bogus” Bear and our oldest said Humphrey “Bogart” Bear, which I think is sweet. It made me realise though, that our kids no longer believe in the funny old fellow. [When I was a kid, there was a funny old fellow too, and he ….]
  • The “B” is actually a typists’ error for “þ”, which makes the sound “th.” It stands for “the”
  • the “B” stands for Bryzzfrqzz (pronounced “brizfreaks”). Apparently Mrs Bear (his mum) had a strange encounter with a man wearing white shoes and long white socks some few months before Humphrey popped up. “There is no connection to be made between these events” said Mrs Bear at the custody hearing.
  • The middle “B” could not be reached for comment on what it stood for, although letters close to the middle “B” said it has strong opinions on faith healing and vegetarianism.
  • The middle B. in Humphrey B. Bear’s name is a mistake. He stutters.
  • The middle ‘B.’ stands for ‘Bear’ – The funny old fellow was originally plain old ‘Bear Bear’. Allegedly, the South Australians could barely bear ‘Bear Bear’ so they ‘harred’ and ‘humphed’ and renamed him ‘Humphrey B. Bear’. And so it came to B.
  • It stands for the Queen, of course. What does it die for?
  • Well, its a cute story and in the beginning he was simply called “Bear Bear” … this is according to his official site (http://www.onmousego.com.au/bear/swfstart_htm) that’s real neato with doors opening, birdies flapping, etc. To think I got a kick out of it at 40 years of age. Then again, I am reading Harry Potter at the moment. Hmmm … I’ve digressed.
  • Who cares? It’s just more vacuous nonsense from pretend television.
  • Who the hell is Humphrey B Bear? *does quick search* Oh, an Australian kids thing – Hmm. Says here his middle name is ‘Bear’ Does that tell you something about kids in Australia?
  • Who? uh… Bear?
  • Wilson. The “B” is silent.
  • Word on the street is that the “B” in “Humphrey B Bear” stands for “Bastard”. This probably stems from the fact that Humphrey is difficult to work with, often turning up late for work, and making outrageous demands, like requiring 4 pounds of fresh raw salmon and a bottle of imported water before every performance.

Question 2

US President Harry S.Truman’s middle name?

Groannn……..

  • S. pronounced “ess-dot”. He was the original dot-non-commie. [Aaarghhh!!]
  • Yeah, what about it?
  • Answer a question without the verb “to be”? No.

S is for Sycophant

  • “S” – However, since this is skeptics’ quiz, I think this can’t be that simple. My answer is that Harry S. Truman’s middle name was “Skeptic”.

Other S. Answers

  • “Stupid”. There was a considerable amount of effort on the part of his administration to keep this fact covered up.
  • The letter “S” in his name was not an abbreviation. It reflected the family’s reluctance to choose between his grandfathers–Anderson Shippe Truman and Solomon Young – in selecting his name. See http://www.trumanlibrary.org/speriod.htm
  • According to Trivial Pursuit it stands for “S”. According to a crap film I can’t remember the name of it’s “Sergej”. According to me it’s “Sven”. Ah, Sweden – where art thou?
  • Ashley. He was dyslexic.
  • Didn’t have one. His parents were far too unimaginative.
  • Didn’t stand for anything – it’s just an “S”; therefore you shouldn’t have placed a full stop after it in your question as it’s not an abbreviation.
  • Harry “Suck My” Truman
  • Harry didn’t have a middle name, but he thought he’d need one when he became president, so he first chose “Bear,” but Harry “Bear” Truman sounded disrespectful, so he settled for just an initial. He chose “S” because in case someone asked him what it stood for, he’d tell them “Sergio.” As far as he knew, no US president had Sergio for a middle name. Old Harry liked being different.
  • Harry S Truman’s father and mother,Had parents who hated each other.When little Harry was conceived,Both sets of grandparents believedBecause their in-laws were much dafter,that it was _them_ he’d be named after.Young Harry’s pa John sat and listenedWhile each explained he should be christenedFrom their side of the familyTo give their name posterity.This left John Truman in a fix -He couldn’t tell his in-laws “Nix”,And it would have been twice as badTo ignore and insult his dad.While pondering this harsh dilemma(pretend he’s a girl – call him “Emma”?)John spotted something superficial -Both grandpas shared the same initial.He catapulted upwards – “Yes!We’ll simply name him Harry S!”
  • Harry S Truman’s future was set when his parents, politically correct, chose to not choose between his two grandfathers-Anderson Shippe Truman and Solomon Young-when seeking inspiration for his name: they gave him the letter “S” instead. The die was cast. (Grolier Encyclopaedia Americana)
  • Harry S. Truman was the only person in history to actually use the atomic bomb. This is the most destructive creation ever to leak from the twisted human mind, and Harry S. Truman decided to use it against his enemies. His middle name was Satan.
  • Harry. The “S” was his first name. Polititically untenable After the Jungle Book. “SSSSSSSSSleepy” was thought as foreplay in early twentieth century US of A.
  • Harry’s middle name is “S”. This puts him in great company. My wife does not have a middle name, but then again she doesn’t have a stupid dangling middle initial either.
  • He didn’t have one, he just used the initial ‘S’. (No Bob I don’t know what he did with the second ‘S’ – boom boom)
  • He doesn’t have one – the S is an affectation. Those wacky Americans, huh? Hey, what’s Michael J Fox’s middle name? Answer: Andrew.
  • I’m gonna say he didn’t have a middle name, and the “S” doesn’t stand for anything. My brother’s middle name is “S”, and it doesn’t have a period following it.
  • Just plain “S”. It’s said, though, that the origin of the “S” dates back to an ancestor named “Sherman”.
  • Nada.
  • Nothing, much like his policies. His Parents named him after Ulysses S. Grant and as no one knew what the S stood for they continued the great american tradition of “just because”.
  • On a technicality, his middle name is, in fact, ‘S.’ (ie ‘S dot’ or ‘S period’) as this is the way he signed papers and letters. This was allegedly a gesture towards his two grandfathers, one whose name included ‘Shipp’ (or ‘Shippe’) and the other whose name included ‘Solomon’. Searching the internet using the character string ‘Shipp Truman’ brings up plenty of official-looking sites relating to Harry Truman, 33rd US President, ‘peacemaker’ and visionary. Searching using the string ‘Solomon Truman’ brings up sites that are more speculative in nature, digging into Mr 33rd President’s Masonic background. Rolling up your trouser leg and asking a goat is just plain silly. Or is it?
  • S (*place witty remark here*).
  • S after his grandfathers – Anderson Shipp Truman and Solomon Young. The question here is whether there should be a full stop after the S as it is not an abbreviation. Truman said in 1962 that there was no period after the S (but he used to sign with and without it!)
  • That’s it, S. Just S. No more. S. Weird eh! S.
  • S., but it could have been Serendipity (serendipity doo-dah, dippity-ay), or Surrender-or-else.
  • Sally
  • Sam
  • Saxophone. It is a little known fact the Harry Truman actually played the saxophone part in Jerry Raffery’s hit, Baker Street. He was replaced in the video though, as it was thought to be inappropriate for an ex-president of the US to be in a jazz video. The US presidency has a long history of sax, just look at Clinton…
  • Sayonara-Hiroshima
  • Sexpotnot
  • Shit …. no, thats not what I meant as an answer. According to the Britannica site, it was his compromise between the names of his grandfathers, Anderson Shipp Truman and Solomon Young.
  • Shit. It seems the Font fell on the priest’s foot when he was being christened.
  • Slightly
  • Smenkhkare. He was named after an obscure 18th dynasty Pharaoh.
  • Smokin’! This from a man who interpreted “let us discuss this” as “please nuke us some more”.
  • Solomon (or “Should have dropped the bomb sooner”)
  • Something we’ll never know. Strictly speaking, Harry S. Truman’s middle name was S, because the initial didn’t stand for anything (at least that’s what he told the people at school when they teased him).
  • Sophia. He is terribly embarrassed about having a girlie middle name, so he always wrote it as just S. (unlike George W. Bush, who only uses the W to avoid being confused with his father)
  • Sophie
  • Sorry. Well, it should have been.
  • Sortav
  • Stan
  • Superman.
  • Sylvester
  • Syphilis. Mr. Truman’s parents were very progressive about the overpopulation of the planet, and saw pregnancy as nothing more than another debilitating sexually transmitted disease. Cruelly, they named their son accordingly. It is for this reason that Harry just went by “S” when asked his middle name.
  • The guy dropped two atomic bombs and you contemplate his middle initial?!!
  • The incorrect answer that you are looking for is “S” Harry Truman started the rumour that his parents hadn’t been able to settle on a name and had simply called him Harry “S” Truman. You see Harry was embarrassed that his middle name was in fact “Sergei”– a name which at the time sounded too Soviet for a president of the USA. He was actually named after his Mexican uncle.
  • The ‘S’ didn’t stand for anything. Similarly, the current incomp *sorry* incumbent’s ‘W’ stands for ‘zero’.
  • US President Harry S. Truman’s middle name was never anything but the symbol “l” for security reasons. When Uri Geller unleashed his powers through the mass medium of television, the “l ” suddenly and irrevocably became “S”.
  • Well, he musta had the same parents as Humphrey. His parents named him Harry in honor of his uncle, Harrison Young. They chose the middle initial “S.” But they gave him no middle name so that both his grandfathers, Solomon Young and Anderson Shippe Truman, could claim that he was named for them. Personally, I believe his parents either couldn’t spell, or they couldn’t afford a middle name for him.

Question 3

What was the origin of the myth that some people in Georgia (Russia) lived to an extremely old age?

Answer

Extract from the Soviet Book of Etiquette and Guide to the Historic Lubianka Fortress (ed. Lavrenti Beria, 1947):
Improper Forms of Greeting When Addressing the First Secretary:
J.V.Stalin: Hello, I’m Joe from Georgia
You: Oh, Georgia! I’ve heard that many Georgians die before they reach old age.

Yet Another Thing that Dr Bob Didn’t Know

  • A local propensity to be too old for world war one, regardless of your age.
  • During conscription men would raise their ages by as much as 20 years to avoid military service. Continuing the deception a lot of people now claim to be 100+ years of age.
  • Georgians/Abkhasians have been known to take the name of their father or their grandfather to escape military service, thereby corrupting the (old Soviet Union) census records with false ages.
  • It seems that Abkhazians (not all Georgians) were not above appropriating their fathers’ or even grandfathers’ names to avoid military service. Sounds eminently sensible to me…
  • The alleged “oldsters” adopted the identities of already dead older men, to pretend to be too old for military service in World War II.
  • To avoid call-up for military service, men were adopting their father’s identities.
  • To fool authorities during the second world war, older Georgians lied about their ages to avoid military service; a lie they had to maintain for decades afterwards for fear of reprisal.

They’ll Be Working Overtime at the Lubianka Tonight:

  • A complete lack of Oil of Olay. Basically, an unfortunate combination of hot sun and strong winds mummifies the Georgians while they are still alive!! They’re all actually quite young. “Your mother has smooth skin!” is a strong insult.
  • A random change in a meme.
  • Actually it’s not a myth. Some people in Georgia do live to an extremely old age. Some don’t. Some die very young. Some move away. Some come back. Some have never seen Humphrey B Bear. Some, poor fools, have never seen Dr Bobs trivia quiz. They don’t know what they are missing, so they don’t miss it … lucky bastards.
  • All the old farts around the place. They were only in there thirties but it is a hard life stealing and thieving. After all nothing good ever came from Georgia. Although there was a song once called The Devil Went Down To Georgia. He must have felt like home. Visiting the birthplace of his right hand man, Stalin.
  • All the old peoples homes
  • Apparently, smoke a lot, drink a lot of wine, lots of fatty chips and that other thing too which for the latter at that age, makes for a rather interesting image. Okay, so I made it up … it works for me though. I’m not dead yet! [OK – there’s this really worn out, tatty old bloke who says “I smoke 80 a day, drink two bottles of vodka, then I shag 5 women and the goat” and is asked “how old are you” and replies “<cough> <wheeze> 17 <gasp>”]
  • Apricots have an enzyme which apparently causes old age in people in Georgia, Nepal and other places where they grow lots of apricots. I don’t know who started this rumour, maybe some old Georgian apricot farmers.
  • Attempts to document extreme longevity indicate that most of the reported cases are the results of exaggeration of age by individuals. Age exaggeration seems to be common among the extremely elderly, especially where there is illiteracy and an absence of documentation (Mazess and Forman, 1979). Medvedev (1974) and Myers (1965) described this exaggeration of age and underestimation of mortality in the Soviet Union. Individuals exaggerate their age by about 20 years, especially since the long lived are highly esteemed and are heads of patriarchal families. Additionally, the Soviet Union used these supposedly long-lived individuals for propaganda. Some people claiming to be over 100 had deserted from the army during the First and Second World Wars and were using forged documents. Biological tests on individuals claiming to be over 100 also did not indicate extreme longevity. Mazess and Forman (1979) evaluated the age exaggeration in Vilcabamba by comparing the reported age of individuals with birth record. Stolen from… http://www.nova.edu/~scottg/GeroCourse/Virtual%20Reserve%20Shelf/mod2genetics.htm?.htm
  • Bad record keeping
  • Because it’s so bloody cold in winter that one cannot tell if older citizens are dead or just breathing imperceptibly. Locals err on the side of the latter, hence the myth.
  • confusion between a plate of apricot sandwiches, a bag of almonds and three slices of hunza pie.
  • corn flakes
  • Either because they were using a different calendar system or due to them being quite old when they died
  • fish roe
  • Georgia is not in Russia any more than New Zealand is in Australia or the oil industry is in Washington. [Well, it used to be; they tried to get in; and where else is it that matters?]
  • People in the real Georgia used to dodge the draft by pretending to be their own grandfathers. I tried this trick at a porno cinema in Hamburg when I was 15. It doesn’t work.
  • If not astute marketing by Tourism Georgia, then Dr Bernard Jensen, chiropractor, nutritionist, entrepreneur and founder of “Dr Bernard Jensen International”, who toured the region during the 1960’s. I wonder if the ancient Georgians interviewed by Dr Jensen taught him the art of colonic irrigation, or whether this little gem he developed himself……(www.dhi.com/drjensen.html)
  • Old patriarchs are highly revered. They were shown as proof of the superior Soviet system…
  • Easy money from yoghurt commercials
  • Indifferent birth records, faulty memory, innumeracy, exaggeration or all the above.
  • Irradiated well water
  • It was a lie… they don’t… they’re all dead.
  • It was created so that some guy could sell “Georgian Health Remedies and Nutritional Supplements” to gullible Russians.
  • It was Miss Grzny Grnszyvich who lived to a ripe old age of 104, which due to an news article by one Ida Buttrose who said in a tv interview that she was an old myth.
  • It was started by a Georgian health tonic supplier to encourage sales of his fountain of youth potion.
  • It’s an old wives’ tale.
  • Old can be considered a relative term – compared to medieval times when the average life span was forty years or so, living to the age of fifty would be considered extremely old. Of course, these days, living to the age of fifty would not be considered extremely old. So, an accurate definition of extremely old is required before I try to answer this question…. Ok I’ll have a go anyway – They didn’t keep very accurate records of births? The birth records that did exist were lost in a tragic fire and since no-one could remember they day they were born, they all just guessed? They all look really, really old therefore they must be?
  • Old people lying about their age to stupid foreign tourists. One has to make one’s own fun in Georgia.
  • People in Georgia (Russia) living to an extremely old age
  • People making stuff up.
  • People selling things that are claimed to prolong life, such as yoghurt, ginseng, camel dung and sex aids.
  • People in Georgia don’t really live longer, it just feels that way when you live in Georgia.
  • Probably from geezers lying about their age. Supposedly, the Romans were buying into the myth by the time they occupied the old Greek trading port of Sukkhum in the first century B.C.E.
  • Rasputin was Georgian – and as it took a few attempts to kill him with various means, it was rumoured that this was a trait of all Georgians – that they were superhumans and lived to an extremely old age and could only be killed after several attempts with poison, guns, etc.
  • Technically the origin was Georgia (and might I point out that ex-USSR might be more accurate than Russia). The source of the myth as far as I am concerned was some edition of the Guinness Book of Records, I think.
  • That they didn’t die young. (However, some skeptics asserted that it was because they couldn’t afford to die during the Stalinist period.)
  • Thats an easy one, its because the women never shave the armpit hair and became hairy beasts by the age of 30 in those days. And since they all looked like Big Foot they were referred to as living a long time because of the multiple big foot sightings in certain areas for long periods of times, and since the Big Foot is known to live for a very long time thats where the rumor started.
  • The descendants they were STILL living with … eating that yoghurt, you know.
  • The extremely high piles of apricot seeds outside of each house (HOUSE?) were dated to be about 4500 years old. Under each pile was found a layer of diluvial mud. And then some 5000 years more apricot seeds. This proved a theory that people lived here before a catastrophe. People return. Apricot trees can pencil float.
  • The extremely old people of Georgia, Russia. (Bet you got a lot of those).
  • The fact that Georgia is one of the most ancient countries in the world, must be part of it. Its language is over 2000 years old! However, my assiduous research indicates longevity in Georgia is not a myth, in fact it has been scientifically proven that Montmorillonite Clay, which can be found in only five places in the world (and sold at a price higher than diamonds and gold combined), is the reason behind the predominance of the geriatric age. (Besides it takes three mortgages and a century just to pay the clay-loan interest!) Pathophysiology aside… um… sorry… senility here, I’ve forgotten wot I was saying…
  • The fact that one of our calendar years is equal to about three of theirs (I forget the name of the system they use). So, those Georgians that don’t look too bad for 112 years old are really crook looking 37 year olds.
  • The fact that some people in Georgia really do live to an extremely old age. Alternatively it was a paper by Margaret Meade. Can’t she be blamed for everything?
  • The Georgians (in Russia) told people that they lived to be extremely old, for reasons of their own. The people who heard this rumour, as people tend to, preferred to believe that some sort of fountain of youth existed in Georgia rather than believing the more plausible explanation that they were being lied to. People are kind of suckers that way.
  • The great fire of ’27, which destroyed all census records. When rebuilding this information, a lot of young, lazy opportunists gave their age as over 75, so they could stop working. In some cases, this fraud resulted in apparent ages (on paper) of over 150 years, and in one notable case, 216 years (although this was the result of a different scam, involving several generations of old people being killed by their descendants who then assumed their identity and moved to a new city; what they got out of this scam isn’t certain.)
  • The ley lines and water courses in the earth beneath Georgia in Russia aided in the practice of mental telepathy between a deceased peasant girl called Georgia (after whom the village was named) and its inhabitants. When the telecommunication system was taken over by Russia’s equivalent to Telstra, the folk were put on hold for so long that they just kept on waiting… year in, year out ….with nothing to do but keep Georgia on their minds.
  • The Romans never could figure out those pesky numerals of theirs.
  • The USSR had a really generous pension system and really useless census bureau. Younger people in Georgia found that they could live quite comfortably by pretending that they were their own dead relatives so that they could continue collecting pension, many pensions were collected by up to five generations of Georgians. The person they were impersonating seemed to live forever in the census.
  • The Weekly World News.
  • There were no birth certificates and no calenders and no records or other things to record things in and the people just thought they have lived such an awfully long time because time flies when you’re having fun, and they weren’t.
  • They bathed daily in large, natural pools of vanilla yogurt, after which they scrubbed themselves clean and shiny with loofa sponges. This was purported to make them live unusually long and happy lives, but later researchers discovered that it was the 2 litres of vodka they drank every day that did it.
  • They look about 90 when they’re 20, and then live another 40 years.
  • They used the Georgian calendar, which had a new year appearing every 5.6735 of our months.
  • They were all living under such stress that they appeared to age more quickly (got the grey hair, spinal problems etc) so visitors saw them living as normal people live looking older and thought they had lived for a longer period of time.
  • Very wrinkly skin.
  • What *was* the origin? Your question implies that the origin is different now from what it used to be, which is impossible in a universe with our thermodynamic orientation. Origins do not change. That is why they are origins.
  • What do you mean myth? Of course they all live to at least 197. Didn’t you know that they all have pyramid shaped houses made from the wood of Noah’s Ark which channels psychic energy while they sleep so they are perpetually renewed every night? Are you some kind of skeptic or something?????
  • Yo-o heave ho,Yo-o heave ho,Into the Navy I don’t want to go.Don’t want to be a sailor for they rarely long survive,But they won’t draft me if they think I’m over sixty-five,I’ll ask my fatherIf he would ratherPretend to be me in the press-gang’s row!Yo-o heave ho,Yo-o heave ho,My ruse has worked and I don’t have to goBut though I’m only twenty-four my records sayI had my sixty-seventh birthday yesterdaySo if I reach ninety,Which isn’t that unlikely,They’ll think I am a hundred and thirty so!
  • Originally it was a rumour that Rene Russeau lived with an extremely bold sage, but you know how these things get distorted.

Question 4

What animal has the highest blood pressure?

Tall Answers

  • John Howard (this may be wishful thinking).
  • “Do you think it is likely that the giraffe could have slowly evolved its large heart, the special valves in its neck, plus the spongy tissue below its brain – at the same time as its neck became longer and longer?” … “It seems easier to believe that the great Creator God designed the giraffe – with its long neck and all the special body parts needed for survival.” http://www.netkonect.net/k/ketsvc/Children/Animals_Series/GIRAFFE/giraffe.htm
  • A cat in a dog show
  • A fox terrier whose tight leash means his teeth can get no closer than one centimetre to passing felines.
  • A gazelle being hunted by a Cheetah at 12.45 PM in Kenya.
  • A Giraffe, of course. [Yes, but which one?] Although I suspect mink and sable would have to be up there, depending on the occasion.
  • A hedgehog halfway across a dual carriageway
  • A human that is trying to answer Dr Bob’s quiz before the meteorite hits… you know, the one due in 33 years that the world governments have covered up as it will cause mass global panic and chaos… OK OK mate, here’s the REAL answer — the male. Hmmm… not satisifed? Well I will reach the ultimate of peaks to provide the right answer — it’s a giraffe.
  • A mozzie when I squish it
  • An elementary school bus driver.
  • An ephemeroptera? My blood pressure would sure be high if I had to emerge from my nymphal skin, mate, lay eggs and die all in one day!
  • At last, one I know. (At least I bloody well hope so.) It’s the Giraffe! Needs it to pump blood all the way up to his bonce. This means, of course, he has to have a special mechanism to reduce the pressure when he drops his head down near the ground, or his eyeballs would pop out, or some such rubbish.
  • Brine shrimp. All that salt, very unhealthy.
  • Depends on how many animal-rights activists have been annoying them by trying to commune with their feelings. Giraffes suffer terribly in this regard.
  • Dr. Bob
  • Either the hummingbird or George W. Bush’s spin doctor, depending on the day.
  • Female humans. Especially when I leave the toilet seat up.
  • Giraffe (of the living), Brachiosaurus (of the hidden (they are not extinct, I’m sure of that)). Long-necked beings in general have a high blood pressure to keep their heads filled with blood (and not letting them faint out:)
  • Giraffe. Bloody obvious isn’t it.
  • Giraffe. I come in second when my mother-in-law visits. Being polygamous, giraffes have many mothers-in-law, which explains everything.
  • Hippopotamus
  • Homo sapien subspecies parentus teenage daughterii
  • Homo sapiens – The folk on the international space station are higher than any other animal.
  • How many people are going to answer “my mom/pa/teacher/boss etc.” when “I’ve done something stupid/said something stupid/broke something stupid” … Actually, I don’t even know if I have the right answer. If you want land animal, the giraffe has the highest blood pressure and, not surprisingly, the largest heart.
  • Humans trying to answer this question after the others were sooooo easy
  • Hummingbirds have the highest blood pressure
  • Humphrey “Bass” Bear, whenever you mention Bill Wyman or the Rolling Stones.
  • Husbands
  • I was trawling through the internet one lazy afternoon,When I found a quiz that looked jolly good fun.I quickly answered all the easy questions that were there,and swiftly I was left with only one.The question (which I’ve paraphrased, as else it wouldn’t scan):”What has the worst blood-pressure in the zoo?”I disregarded hartebeests and lions and baboonsUntil it clicked and suddenly I knew:It’s a Giraffe!Wow! What a laugh!With its neck resembling a standard-staff.Its blood-pressure’s such a load, I’m surprised it don’t explode -Hurrah, Hurrah, Hurrah, it’s a giraffe!
  • Land animal – Giraffe (takes a lot of pressure to get blood to that head when it is up a tree). Globally – pick the whale that dives deepest.
  • Lizards, when they lose their tail. The pressure is so amazingly high, that it can travel across empty space, and this is why the tail keeps moving.
  • Me when the phone bill arrives (10trillion over 9.5trillion), but then again I am a student.
  • Me. I do. Now, can I have a few days off?
  • My boss.
  • My dad – when I told him I was dropping out of college to find myself
  • My Dad when I told him I’d crashed his car? When I told him, he got blotches on his neck and seemed to get really tall, just like a giraffe….
  • Oh, I’d be saying the giraffe, I think. [When?]
  • Ooh! Ooh! I know this one! Don’t tell me…. ummmmm…. Ummmm… don’t tell me, don’t tell me, don’t tell meeeee….. Okay, tell me.
  • Parents, bosses, football coaches.
  • Probably a griaffe. [This is a mythical beast, bred from a giraffe and a keyboard]
  • Rhino
  • Siamang – a large black gibbon, Hylobates syndactylus, native to Sumatra and the Malay peninsula.
  • The Albanian Exploding Hamster.
  • The ant.
  • The camelopard (giraffe to the uneducated.)
  • The giraffe has the has a resting prone blood pressure of 280/180 mmHg, more than twice that of a human and much more when erect. [This cries out for a comment, but I won’t say it. I am very tempted, but no, I won’t. Well…] Undoubtedly the consequence of having a vital organ so far from its heart. (www.geocites.com/mrp141camel.html)
  • Boris Yeltsin.
  • The giraffe, the Vet has to stand on a ladder to put the sphygmomanometer around its neck. When the vet stands on the ladder he/she has to reach up a long way (up to 2 metres in some cases) making this the highest blood pressure reading. Now let’s discuss taking the Giraffe’s temperature….
  • The giraffe. It’s all that meat and salt they eat.
  • Christopher Skase’s lawyers.
  • The mosquito – especially after gorging itself on a feast of human blood.
  • The mouse. Well, the one at my place look pretty stressed about the new cat.
  • The Octopus, anything with that many appendages would need a fair ticker to get ‘em all.
  • The Sloth, all that pressure and stress being made fun of by all the other animals because it’s so damn slow, no one will even eat it. Making the chain even worse because the more it gets made fun of, the more depressed it gets, going even slower and everyone is making fun of it even more. The sloth wasn’t always this slow you know…
  • The Stockbroker.
  • There are three answers: [which are numbered 1,1, and 2 -]1) It all depends on if you define Blood as a gas transport medium (like water is) ( any bug on the bottom of the sea)or as a close variant of globins+metal, plasma and antibodies see answers two and three 1) either the blue whale or one nearest in size. Any thing that can raise 15 feet of member must have higher blood pressure2) It depends on where you take it. If you took it in the rear you would be exposed to very high blood Pressure.
  • This year I believe the Dwarves have taken this event.
  • Umm… is that the greatest magnitude blood pressure, or the blood pressure at the greatest height? Greatest magnitude: Giraffe. Of these, the giraffe with the greatest blood pressure was probably the 20 foot tall male that lived in a London zoo. Greatest height: Ruppell’s griffon vulture, which flies at altitudes of up to 7 miles.
  • Whale
  • Why, the Mexican Exploding Frog, of course!
  • The one with the lowest heart size to body ratio. Guess that safely excludes John Howard.

Question 5

What nation has a flag of only one color?

Answers

  • A very unimaginative one.
  • America
  • Antarctica. (Probably white.)
  • Blandland
  • COLOR!!!!!???? COLOR!!!!!???? C O L O U R No flags have any C O L O R s. See Q4, blood pressure: highest in pompous language purists.
  • Come on, Dr. Bob. This is the easiest question yet. Why, even ten percent of American schoolchildren could tell you that Libya’s flag is entirely green.
  • For some people, black and white are technically not colours. Therefore any flag with either a combination of one colour and black (eg no example found) or white (eg Japan, Canada, Switzerland….) or a combination of one colour and both black and white (eg Estonia) would technically be considered a flag with ‘only one colour’. However, I am not colourblind and I can detect black and white so to me they are colours. Taking this into consideration, the only monochromatic flag I could find was that for Libya – solid green. Remarkable.
  • Greenland? (ha ha ha ha ha.)
  • I assume the list is the same as when I scooped the pool last time this question was asked i.e. Libya, Fujayrah
  • I believe if any country deserves a flag of only one colour, it should by all means be Australia. With the government marketing Australia as a multicultural nation, I think it would be offensive to put anything but green on our flag. The blue colour is clearly discriminating against Eskimos, the red would encourage desert-dwellers to form a resistance against the obviously racist government, and the white is the second most voluminous colour on the flag, which perhaps is a reflection on australia’s current head count after the influx of boat people. Yes, I think to save any misunderstanding and minimise the risk of offending our citizens, the flag should by all means become completely green.
  • Al Jamahiriah al Arabyah al Libiyah ash Shabiah al Ishtirakiah, sometimes referred to as “Libya” by those of us in the know. Their boring green flag is balanced out by their overly complex name.
  • IKEA – oh sure, the flags in the *catalog* come in a range of colours but once you get to the store…
  • Libya (if things haven’t changed since you last asked this question)
  • Libya has a flag that is all green. (It started out white but went mouldy)
  • Libya has a green-black oily -looking flag – in fact…, when oils ain’t oils….
  • The side that loses a battle. It’s white.
  • Libya, the color is supposedly ‘Islamic’ as well as having local significance. Oddly, Khaddafy’s attitude toward Islam is far more ‘objectionable’ by hard-line standards than anything Salman Rushdie has ever done. Of course Salman doesn’t export petroleum, so he’s out of luck.
  • Libya, where rationing caused by years of sanctions has had an effect even on the dye industry.
  • Libya. It’s completely green. Me? I’m completely hatstand.
  • Libya. The Libyans never developed the concept of sewing. All of their clothes are held together with hot glue.
  • Libya. It’s the only way they get to see something completely green.
  • Libya. The flag is as green as the wide tropical jungle of Kuwait is not.
  • Many countries have flags of only one color, but these usually get printed with other colors to make the flag look like those countries’ flags.
  • Libya… They must have listened to George Harrison – When talking about their first movie one of the Beatles said “The next one’s gonna be in colour” to which George replied “Yeah green”.
  • Nations, generally taken to be descriptive of shared ethnic, religious and linguistic traits among the people living within a region, ie. French Canadians, Irish Protestants, Muslim Indians and so forth, do not in general have flags. They also generally do not have borders or constitutions. States (also acceptable: Countries) have flags, and it is possible that what you meant to ask was what State has a flag of only one color. However, I’m going to assume that this is not what you asked, and answer as follows: No nation has a flag of only one color, as nations have no flags. States do.
  • Pauline Hanson’s One Nation. (and the colour of the flag is …)
  • Roses are red, violets are blue,The Libyan flag has a single green hue,The flag of Qatar was once monochrome made,Til the sun and the rain made the flagstaff end fade,And the eye-ties, with all of their military mightOnce suggested a flag which was uniform white.
  • Snowland – it depicts a scenic, snow-covered mountain against a white-skyed back drop (and hence is all white)
  • Step 1: list all flag images in ascending order of file size. Step 2: note the 2 letter country code of the smallest file. Step 3: obtain country name from the big list of country codes. Answer: Libya (LY). Notes: An image of a flag containing only one colour will compress much more readily than any other. Fortunately, my collection of national flags are stored in a compressed format (GIF). Had they been uncompressed, for example Windows BMP format, I might have had to actually look at them. Since you only required the nation and not the colour, I didn’t look at the flag, so I can’t tell you what colour it is.
  • The Free Republic of Deserters
  • The Orange Free State? No, that would have every colour except orange.
  • The nation of Surrender has a flag of a white emblem on a white background. Surrender, although neutral in all wars fought on Earth, they always seems to pop up at the conclusion of battles – but sadly, always on the losing side.
  • The New Australian Flag, due to defence spending cuts and the lack of intestinal fortitude both in our politicians and our young today the Australian government has decided that a White Flag will now be the national flag. This will allow us to reduce our defence spending to zero while allowing them to increase spending in all areas of social welfare enabling all people one welfare to vote for the government to retain their new standard of living.
  • The New Zealand All Blecks. Is black a colour? (This isn’t America, Dr Bob)
  • The Peoples’ Democratic Republic of the Profoundly Colourblind.
  • The tiny republic of Monochromia-Vexilla didn’t get a mention as an alternative last time. Include it this time. The M-V secret police know where you live!
  • The US flag, after you’ve burnt it good and proper…

Question 6

Where’s This? <map>

Answers

  • 43.31°N 45.68°E (it’s Groznyj (Грозный)). Do I get extra points for all those weird letters? Do I? Huh? Huh? Do I?
  • A nerve junction at the back of my eye.
  • Ah, I’ve had mornings like that, the maps look like they need a pgp key to read them, the first question you ask is Where is this? the 2nd is “who are you?” and on really bad days the next is “who am I again?” As often as not, the answer to at least one of these questions is “Afghanistan”.
  • Chechnya, whose 2nd main source of income is sex therapy – you’ll notice how close Orga is to Gümse (known locally as “the G-Spot”.)
  • Chechnya. This is the famous Gumse bypass which, do to a zoning error, failed to be constructed around Gumse, but rather, bypassed it. A devious one-way system initiated at Orga redirects traffic back to Gumse. The locals have an expression: Ak akk szlozt Gumse yuk yuk!! which translates, roughly, into “Visit Gumse, it’s a Mobius trip!”
  • Chechways map 38 shows the proposed tunnel (in red). It bifurcates at Orga so that the people in Cecana can get home from Gumse in time for the early news on channel 9.
  • Cincinatti. On a Tibetan map.
  • Doesn’t the “M29” go through the middle of Endland?
  • Dzoxar
  • Dzoxar homo sapien territorial zone, aerial, trophosphere, third rock from sun (yellow class), second or third spiral arm in type whatever galaxy, not far from Virgo supercluster I think. Must go there some time.
  • Dzoxar was the destination of many who sought spiritual replenishment at the nearby Semejaska Spas and Mineral Springs. The map is currently outdated and the entire depicted area is now an extensive military base where the Yurt Yurt, Doqqa-Yurt and the famous Cantiyn-Yurts are being observed and catalogued pending inclusion in the next space time capsule.
  • DzoxarShould ha’ bin whur the Jocks’ areBut it wasnae –’Twas in Grozny
  • Greece?
  • Grozni hiriburuari Dzoxar-G·ala izena eman zioten 1997an Djokhar Dudaiev lehendakari hilaren omenez, baina erabakia atzera bota zuten gero. Nolanahi ere, jatorrizko txetxenerazko benetako izena Sölz-G·ala da.
  • Grozny, Chechenya. Longitude 43.31°N, latitude 45.68°E – available at good map shops everywhere. [And the map]
  • I don’t know, but I’d hate to play them at scrabble
  • I have extremely bad eyesight, and I cannot read the markings on this map. If this answer should negatively affect my eligibility for winner of this competition, I shall have to claim discrimination on the grounds of stigmatism.
  • I imagine somewhere in Mongolia [I’m not surprised – there’s not much else to do there]
  • In a Chechen-language atlas, obviously. Dzoxar is Grozny, not that it matters much anymore.
  • In Chechnya of course. About time you had a picture question that I can answer!
  • In Chechnya, East of Ingushetia, south of Kalinovskaya. Tricky, with all those ‘yurts’ plus an Orga, Mongolia seemed a good candidate.
  • It was on your scanner being converted into digital information. Now it is all over the planet, virtually. The M29 is a planned outer ring road/motorway for future suburban sprawl of Sydney … the map represents a region in outer north western central south east Russia. [Well I have a map called “North Central South Australia”]
  • It’s a down town suburb of Ulan Bator, notice that Orga got a ring road. Geoff Kennett, you truly were Genghis Khan’s child!
  • Looks like bloody Orga to me – hey, darl, where was that place we went for our hols last year – was it Orga? – yeah, that’s what I thought. Sorry, Eddie, yeah, it’s Orga. No doubt about it, lock it in.
  • Maryland USA
  • A province near Georgia, but with a way lower average lifetime.
  • Quite close to the M29, east of Semajaska and directly over Orga. Just follow the road through Germacil and you’re there. Alternatively, take the ferry to Borgane and track through Basa Gala. You can’t miss it. [That’s what the Russians told their artillery units]
  • right here
  • Sölz-G·ala, Txetxenia, a.k.a. Grozny, Chechnya. Dzoxar was named after martyr president Dudayev.
  • Somewhere in northern Chechnya, but I’m not quite sure exactly where. For elucidation’s sake: CHECHEN (NOKHCHIIN, NOKCHIIN MUOTT) [CJC] 944,600 speakers out of an ethnic population of 956,879 (1989 census); 8,000 in Turkey (1996); 3,000 in Jordan (1993); 1,000,000 in all countries; 97% speak it as mother tongue. The population of Chechnya is 1,200,000 (1994). Chechenia, north Caucasus. The capital is Syelzha Ghaala (Chechen name) or Grozny (Groznii; Russian name). 80% live in rural areas. Also in Kyrghyzstan, Kazakhstan, Georgia, Jordan, Syria, USA, and scattered speakers in Uzbekistan and Germany. North Caucasian, North Central, Chechen-Ingush. Dialects: PLOSKOST, ITUMKALA (SHATOI), MELKHIN, KISTIN, CHEBERLOI, AKKIN (AUX). The largest North Caucasian language. It has literary status. Used in schools, radio, newspapers, other publishing. Melkhi is the transitional dialect to Ingush. Chechen is at least partially intelligible with Ingush–more so with contact. Most speakers are quite fluent in Russian. Cyrillic alphabet is used. They call themselves ‘Nakhchuo’ (sg.) or ‘Nokhchi’ (pl.). There are many Russians, Ingush, Ossetins, and other peoples living among them. From 1944 to 1957 they were deported to Kazakhstan and Siberia, losing 1/4 to 1/2 of their population, and have lost much land, economic resources, and civil rights. They have been largely removed from the productive lowlands. Typology: Ergative case system; many consonants and vowels; extensive inflectional morphology, many nominal cases, several gender classes; complex sentences by chaining participial clauses; verbs have gender agreement with the direct object or intransitive subject, but no person agreement (Johanna Nichols).
  • Somewhere over the rainbow….
  • Straight on to the next lights then right, next left and then about 200 yards on the right, opposite the Blue Bell inn.
  • Tanzania
  • That is a road map of down town Atlantis
  • The bottom of a Scrabble game box, somewhere in the wilds of Chechnya.
  • This is a map of Chechnya, but just to confuse the unwary all the names are in Chechen. Did you get it from here? http://www.amina.com/maps/noxciyco.gif [Boom boom]
  • This is a map of some of the other cities in Chechnya. Better give it back before the Russians find out you have it.
  • This is a picture of a tattoo I have on my ass. I don’t quite know what this is, I was drunk when I got it done.
  • This is a road map of Chechnya, if there are any roads left there.
  • This is the monitor screen on my computer. Specifically, it is the bit of the monitor screen below the skeptics quiz bonus question and the graphic of the map that was included on this month’s skeptic’s quiz for reasons that I don’t really comprehend.
  • This map features a small country, currently fully engaged in keeping the Russian Army employed and using its excess ordnance. The map is kindly presented in the native Chechen language to keep Russian cryptologists interested.
  • Turkey. No, I mean you for asking the question and expecting anyone to know the answer!
  • West of the Caspian Sea and strategically located vis-a-vis Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Syria and Turkey. Some 50km East-NorthEast from Groznyy in Chechenya.
  • Why do I get the sneaky suspicion that its probably and road map of some place in England but translated in Turkish, Afghan or some extraterrestrial language … it’s definitely a road map of somewhere on this planet!
  • Yurts! Wow, haven’t seen one of those for ages. Can’t remember an M29 going through Nimbin…

Comments:

  • Great Quiz!!
  • Office Use Only
  • Bob, you’re slipping (better try the other hand). I could answer these questions without searching the internet.
  • I’ve been called a lot of things in my time but I will not be held responsible for shortages.
  • Extra, extra, read all about it…Dr Bob asks easy question!!!!!!!!
  • Sorry, I’ve had all month and this is all I could come up with.
  • Do I get any extra points for being quick off the mark? The only downside is that I will have to wait a long time to see my results!
  • All the answers are citations from various web pages [And in particular from http://www.skeptics.com.au/quiz/ans200104.htm%5D
  • I’m feeling a bit meloncholy today. Is that how you spell meloncholy? [No, it’s how YOU spell it.] Oh, who cares!
  • You’re slipping Dr Bob, I could actually answer 2 of these off the top of my head, and didn’t even bother researching the rest.
  • Any trite observation can be made amusing by adding, “what’s up with that?” after it. [What’s up with that?]
  • Post early for Christmas.
  • These exclusively antipodean cultural referents are NOT welcoming to the international audience. Perhaps a separate (but equal) quiz for the Banjo Paterson fan club could be initiated.
  • That was too easy. You must not be feeling well. Get well soon.
  • I had to fill out a form recently on which there was a question that asked “What is your age? (optional)”. So I didn’t give it. I wondered why anyone would. Then I figured that anyone with a good age might want to give it. For example, 21 is a good age. So someone with a good comment that they wanted to give would probably fill in this optional comment question. Me? I don’t have anything to say.
  • There was a fire in the Pacific Ocean, the deaf man heard it, the blind man saw it, and the man with no legs ran to the nearest telephone booth and dialled the fire engine. It came round the corner at a million miles an hour, got to the fire 10 minutes before it started, and put it out with kerosene. Funny childhood joke #457. [#458: No child will be living in poverty. #459: I didn’t inhale. #460: I am not a crook. #461: I was being economical with the truth.]
  • Still fighting the good fight, which might explain my husband’s blood pressure.
  • I knew a guy in grad school whose last name was mistyped with the number “2”. The student directory that year had a heading for “2” following “Z” with a single entry: “2ngello, Mario”. We called him Mario Toongello for the rest of the year.
  • No electrons were harmed during the creation of this e-mail.
  • I hope you’re having a good day! 🙂
  • hmmmmm [Hey, I know that tune. It’s “Single Note” by Philip Glass. Hmmmmmmmmmmm………]
  • I would be interested in knowing how many rude words Q1 generates with perhaps a breakdown of bastard, bugger, etc. [Very few – but five Bogart’s]
  • love it – keep the quiz going.
  • So what’s YOUR middle name? [Sincerity, of course. Sincerity is very important. Once you can fake that, you’ve got it made]
  • Line of the month! “Look, there have been hundreds of Australian Athletes tested for drugs and they have all proved very positive” John Howard (on talk back radio)
  • I fucked your mum, and I was crap on purpose. [That’s what she said too]
  • What’s my middle name, Dr Bob? If you really couldn’t care less then why should I care about H.Bear and H.Truman? [Oh but I do care. Indeed, with a middle name like yours, I am most deeply concerned]
  • Perhaps the Australian national anthem really says “and our home is a yurt by the sea”. Girt indeed.
  • Perhaps I am not yet knowledgable, but I seek to learn. I am a scientist by nature, and enjoy discovering new facts by utilising and applying the scientific method. I therefore support this site in that it aims to critically assess the claims of paranormal activity in an effort to add to the wealth of scientific understanding. In colloquial terms, “Good on ya mate!”
  • Red meat is not bad for you. Fuzzy green meat is bad for you.
  • There is no optional comment. This comment is mandatory.
  • The advantage of pessimism is that you’re either right or happy
  • Do I get points for trying? [Yes – you’re always very trying. I’m pointing at the door]
  • Who was the president of Zaire in 1990? [This may be a misprint for “How was…”. To which the answer is: in a very bad condition]
  • My answers are pretty crappo aren’t they! Oh well, I still had fun! [That’s probably why the answers were so poor]
  • Most people don’t realize that large pieces of coral, which have been painted brown and attached to the skull by common wood screws, can make a child look like a deer.
  • I want my street directory back.
  • “bonus 5th question”? That means that, as a bonus, the quiz has two question #5s, right?
  • I would like the quiz with the Brembo brakes, Sports Reclining seats, Dual Air Bags, 10 stacker CD Player, Sun roof and Airconditioning. What do you mean the brakes aren’t an option. Ohh I see the Dr. Bob Special is uncontrollable, ohh so is his bladder, that was more information than I care to know.
  • Q: What do Jack the Ripper and Attila the Hun have in common? A: The same middle name. [Bugger, that was going to be Q3 for November 2001 – now I’ve got to think of a new one]
  • Can’t you make these a bit harder, I only perform under duress.
  • First entry. This is the first time I knew more than one answer without resorting to the net.
  • Questions lacked focus this month.
  • I don’t mean to be disparaging about Australian kids’ TV – as a matter of fact, my elder son thinks the Wiggles are the greatest thing (Thunderbirds excepted, of course) since yoghurt in a tube.
  • If a Nazi was against artificial insemination, would he or she be a anti-semenite?
  • I wish I were an oscar meyer weener, dont you?
  • “Humphrey’s waiting for you to play and sing along with him. “”Humphrey will be appearing at a place near you to have some fun” “Do you want to play with Humphrey?”That’s wicked Dr. Bob. I would’ve never had thought you to be a watcher of some pervert alcoholist show =)
  • A question for you, Dr. Bob….what IS that growing out of the top of your head? [Shush Dr Bob – I will answer. Hello, I am Dr Bob’s Appendage. Ecky ecky nip shmoo!, which is Chechen for “Greetz to all the other appendages”]
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