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24749.  Sat Sep 24, 2005 4:29 pm Reply with quote

oh how i wish it were different but i believe it could be the pupil

24757.  Sat Sep 24, 2005 4:42 pm Reply with quote


Who gave the "planet" Pluto its name?

needs better question.


An eleven-year-old girl from Oxford.


Her name is Venetia Burney.One morning, soon after it's discovery in 1930, Venetia's Grandfather who worked in the Bodleian Library was reading about the discovery of the "planet" in the Times.He asked Venetia what she thought might be a good name for it and she suggested Pluto, because it was so far away and cold it should be name after the Roman God of the Underworld.
The Grandfather, Falconer Madan then fowarded the name to Astronomer Herbert Hall Turner, who cabled his collegues in America with the suggestion and soon after it was decided Pluto was the right name.


Other names proposed were:

Cronus and Minerva (proposed by the New York Times) Artemis, Athene, Atlas, Cosmos, Hera, Hercules, Icarus, Idana, Odin, Pax, Persephone, Perseus, Prometheus, Tantalus, Vulcan, Zymal and Zeus.


24872.  Mon Sep 26, 2005 6:37 am Reply with quote

Well done Simonp, pupil is of course correct.

(though the answer was already there, in white)

25647.  Sun Oct 02, 2005 6:30 am Reply with quote

The next QI quiz is the 18th of October.

26410.  Sun Oct 09, 2005 1:50 pm Reply with quote

eggshaped wrote:
Well done Simonp, pupil is of course correct.

(though the answer was already there, in white)

oops, now i feel silly, [feels silly, silly tells simonp to leave her alone, she's busy]

26414.  Sun Oct 09, 2005 2:48 pm Reply with quote

Thanks Eggshaped, great question.

I had better get going on these questions if I am going to have a set for the 18th.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

26425.  Sun Oct 09, 2005 4:07 pm Reply with quote

I'll put the date on the QI Events page if that'll help you work harder, knowing you can't pull out.

No no, my pleasure.

26434.  Sun Oct 09, 2005 4:26 pm Reply with quote

The pupils of his eyes or his nose (depends on the lies he told to get aroused ;))

27169.  Mon Oct 17, 2005 5:18 pm Reply with quote

hmm, its the 18th tomorrow. Quiz night.

Better fill this thread up with questions for tomorrow.

If anyone can think of any, just pop them in - as rough as you like- and I'll fix them up.

27174.  Mon Oct 17, 2005 5:27 pm Reply with quote


How might a dalmation help you out for you are being tested for drugs?


Urine. Dalmations and humans are the only two mammals that produce uric acid. And are therefore so similar it would be very hard to tell them apart.

Other animals that include uric acid include birds, snakes, lizards and snakes.

27176.  Mon Oct 17, 2005 5:30 pm Reply with quote

Is that true? It doesn't make any kind of sense to this non-biologist.

27177.  Mon Oct 17, 2005 5:33 pm Reply with quote

Yeah its probably not.. I'm just getting desperate

It is true that they are the only two mammels that produce uric acid...possibly an ape or two as well....

And the not being able to tell which is which is probably also quite untrue.

But hey, I mean, what are we trying to do on this website?

Validate and check our findings?

haha, I don't think so.

27179.  Mon Oct 17, 2005 5:34 pm Reply with quote

Right so scrap the dalmation question...moving on.

27181.  Mon Oct 17, 2005 5:45 pm Reply with quote

Ah, flash has come to the rescue and sent me a quiz nights worth of questions.

We can all sit back and relax.

27190.  Mon Oct 17, 2005 6:23 pm Reply with quote

Except for me, it seems.


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