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grabagrannie
1374457.  Sat Feb 13, 2021 6:34 pm Reply with quote

This question wasn't answered at all (not the first time that's happened, not by a long chalk).
The trick in the question seemed to be about the "new moon" being a small asteroid (2020 CD3) that has been capture by Earth's gravity. Nothing to do with the illustration of what you expect to be meant by "the new moon" being shown on the screens behind the two pairs of panellists.
So what is the name of a star the same size as 2020 CD3?
Or did Sandi misspeak? Or could the star be a TV or film star, like Janette Tough (Jimmy Krankie).
And what did this question have to do with the letter R?

 
bobwilson
1374523.  Sun Feb 14, 2021 6:45 pm Reply with quote

what? is this post available in English?

 
grabagrannie
1374536.  Sun Feb 14, 2021 7:44 pm Reply with quote

I watched it again and realised that Sandi was not joking when she averred that Richard Osman was about the same size as 2020 CD3, i.e. that he was the star that was the answer to the question. Wikipedia says its diameter is probably around 1.93.5 metres (611 ft). However, space.com says it's most likely a small, 3-foot-wide (0.9 meters) space rock. Richard Osman may be over 6 feet tall, but he's not 6 feet in diameter, but he's much bigger than 3 feet wide, even if he adopted the foetal position. He appears on TV, but I think to say he's a "star" is pushing it. Anyway, 2020 CD3 has left Earth orbit according to space.com, so we're back to having one moon (THE Moon) again.
But the link to the letter R is somewhat tenuous. R = rabbit = Moon (to the Chinese) = asteroid briefly in Earth orbit.

 
bobwilson
1374539.  Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:02 pm Reply with quote

The moon is full when starlings land on Venus?

I dunno - that's my best guess as to wtf you are talking about?

 
suze
1374541.  Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:10 pm Reply with quote

Richard Osman is 6'7" tall, and asserts his arm span as being wider than a double duvet cover (which is typically 2 meters square).

Small space objects are usually not spherical - you'd need to ask a physicist for the reason, but only larger objects usually become spherical - so he may genuinely be bigger than this asteroid.

 
Alfred E Neuman
1374545.  Mon Feb 15, 2021 1:33 am Reply with quote

bobwilson wrote:
The moon is full when starlings land on Venus?

I dunno - that's my best guess as to wtf you are talking about?

Lucidity is not as important as pronunciation, not by a long chalk.

 
CB27
1374592.  Mon Feb 15, 2021 9:11 am Reply with quote

@bobwilson, this was from a recent Qi chapter.

Admittedly I was also confused by that part of the show to begin with. I put it down to a Victoria Coren style delivery of the joke, in that the timing was rather off and made no sense until you repeated it to work out what it was :p

 
PDR
1374594.  Mon Feb 15, 2021 9:48 am Reply with quote

Alfred E Neuman wrote:

Lucidity is not as important as pronunciation, not by a long chalk.


But is a long chalk as long as Richard Osman?

THE PUBLIC HAS A RIGHT TO KNOW!!11!1!!!1111!

PDR

 
Alfred E Neuman
1374608.  Mon Feb 15, 2021 11:02 am Reply with quote

Dunno. How long is a piece of chalk?

 
PDR
1374612.  Mon Feb 15, 2021 11:23 am Reply with quote

Three birds plus nine cats all over two dogs raised to the power of greyskull.

PDR

 

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