Trivia Contest

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  1. PoetMan

    PoetMan Well-Known Member

    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?
  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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  3. mike25

    mike25 Well-Known Member

  4. Terry

    Terry Antiquities Friend Staff Alumni

    Emet and Met..yes?
  5. PoetMan

    PoetMan Well-Known Member

    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.)
  6. ~CazzaAngel~

    ~CazzaAngel~ Staff Alumni

    :what: :blink: :unsure:
  7. Puddytat

    Puddytat Well-Known Member

    series:Lexx, Actor: Tim curry

    What is the most common Element on Earth ?
  8. resistance

    resistance Staff Alumni

    Iron I believe, closely followed by oxygen.

    Who or what is 'ataxia'?
  9. Puddytat

    Puddytat Well-Known Member

    sorry, its actually hydrogen...
  10. chasing_dreams

    chasing_dreams Well-Known Member

    Hydrogen is the most abundant in the universe, but according to wikipedia...

    "Iron is the most abundant element by mass of our entire planet, making up 35% of the mass of the Earth as a whole." (
  11. bunny

    bunny Staff Alumni

    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)
  12. bunny

    bunny Staff Alumni

    does no one know :eek:hmy: google it people!
  13. Puddytat

    Puddytat Well-Known Member

    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. expressive_child

    expressive_child Well-Known Member

    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?
  15. Cath

    Cath Staff Alumni

    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?
  16. Abacus21

    Abacus21 Staff Alumni

    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?
  17. Azul

    Azul Well-Known Member

    i'm guessing "e"?

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

    asqy Well-Known Member

    georges perec?

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