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PoetMan

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Here's the rules. One person asks a question, and whoever gets it right asks the next question. I guess I go first. I'll make this one site appropriate.



What famous suicide do Dante and Virgil speak to in the seventh circle of hell?
 
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Ze'ev-Hayalim

#2
it is Pierre Del Viggne

what word is Rabbi Luria of Prague write upon the golem's forehead to bring him to life, and what words did he write to destroy him.
 
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PoetMan

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I'm going to answer it more fully than Devastated.

The words were "emeth" which means "life," and to kill the golem he erased the first letter so it read "meth" which means "he is dead."

BTW, Devastated, when you get it right, you ask the next question.

Here's mine: What Canadian TV show did I take my screen name from? (Hint: played by a British actor made famous by a role he played in the 70s. I can't give you his name or you'll just look on IMDB.)
 

bunny

Staff Alumni
#11
Iron I believe, closely followed by oxygen.

Who or what is 'ataxia'?
ataxia means ‘absence of order’. it causes people to have problems with co-ordination.

what is the linnaean classification of humans? (Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus and Species)
 

Puddytat

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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Mammalia
Subclass: Theria
Infraclass: Eutheria
Order: Primates
Suborder: Anthropoidea
Superfamily: Hominoidea
Family: Hominidae
Genus: Homo
Species: sapiens


what does Floccinoccinihilipilification mean?
 
#14
what does Floccinoccinihilipilification mean?

It is:

a. the act or habit of estimating or describing something as worthless, or making something to be worthless by deprecation.

b. the longest non technical world in the first edition of the Oxford Dictionary


Now, what is Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis?
 

Cath

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#15
Now, what is Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis?
It is:
A lung disease caused by the inhalation of very fine silica dust found in volcanoes.


What major event happened at 6am on Sunday 11 December 2005 in the UK?
 
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Hemel Hempstead Buncefield Oil fire...

(Wow was it that long ago?! Seems like it was last month!)

What is the most common letter in the English language?
 

Azul

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#17
i'm guessing "e"?

Which french author wrote a novel that didn't contain the letter "e"?
 
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asqy

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#18
georges perec?

from root to octave, what are the notes in G Lydian dominant mode?
 
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