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14-11-2014
1221138.  Fri Jan 13, 2017 6:29 pm Reply with quote

The highest point of Le Mont Blanc cannot be found in Teylers Museum, the Netherlands. Apparently it was the highest point not covered by ice. Even Wikipedia is aware of this.

Wikipedia wrote:
The specimen was supposedly cut off from the highest findable piece of ice free rock at the top of Mont Blanc on 3 August 1787 during one of the first climbs of the mountain by the Swiss geologist Horace-Bénédict de Saussure.

 
'yorz
1221140.  Fri Jan 13, 2017 7:11 pm Reply with quote

To adhere to forum etiquette, here's that Wiki-page in its entirety.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Top_of_the_Mont_Blanc

 
crissdee
1221161.  Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:30 am Reply with quote

At least he attributed the quote this time! We progress!

 
PDR
1221163.  Sat Jan 14, 2017 5:01 am Reply with quote

The "noodles" connection?

PDR

 
djgordy
1221240.  Sat Jan 14, 2017 3:33 pm Reply with quote

"To which continent beginning and ending in "A" were most convicts sent?"

Answer - "America".

I don't think so. North America is a continent but it starts with an "N". South America is a continent but it begins with an "S".

 
CharliesDragon
1222948.  Wed Jan 25, 2017 6:09 am Reply with quote

And "The Colonies" doesn't even contain an A!


Referring to North America as simply America is a very common mistake, and QI is not infallable. Loads of people even refer to the USA as simply America.

 
14-11-2014
1223003.  Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:39 am Reply with quote

Quote:
Referring to North America as simply America is a very common mistake, and QI is not infallable. Loads of people even refer to the USA as simply America.

A hypernym: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyponymy_and_hypernymy

QI's Holland is the second country of the world. Brussels is the EU, and of course England or London is representing the United Kingdom.

 
'yorz
1223029.  Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:47 pm Reply with quote

Great piss take.

 
Alexander Howard
1224035.  Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:57 am Reply with quote

14-11-2014 wrote:
QI's Holland is the second country of the world. Brussels is the EU, and of course England or London is representing the United Kingdom.


Surely Holland is part of Lincolnshire?

 

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