xkcd #2922: Pub Trivia (imgs.xkcd.com)


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Bonus question: Where is London located? (a) The British Isles (b) Great Britain and Northern Ireland (c) The UK (d) Europe (or 'the EU') (e) Greater London

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[-] Jimbo@yiffit.net 123 points 2 months ago
[-] threelonmusketeers@sh.itjust.works 38 points 2 months ago
[-] schnurrito@discuss.tchncs.de 38 points 2 months ago

That is why the explanation continues: "(other than pedantic exceptions due to calendar issues or timezone alterations, or someone dying before their birthday, or being born on a leap day, none of which apply in this case)".

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[-] Holyhandgrenade@lemmy.world 11 points 2 months ago

A friend of mine has his birthday on feb 29th. He was turning 49 and me and my gf showed up to his party with balloons with the number 12 on them (since that's how many actual birthdays he'd had).

[-] outer_spec@lemmy.blahaj.zone 66 points 2 months ago
[-] ivanafterall@kbin.social 28 points 2 months ago
[-] outer_spec@lemmy.blahaj.zone 102 points 2 months ago

idk man, seems pretty straightforward to me

Lennon "was the soul of the Beatles, Harrison was the spirit." Martin said. "Paul was the heart, and Ringo was the drummer." Ringo: he was the drummer

[-] Carvex@lemmy.world 51 points 2 months ago

"Is Ringo the best drummer in the world?"

"Ringo isn't even the best drummer in the Beatles"- The Beatles

[-] techt@lemmy.world 19 points 2 months ago
[-] joe_cool@lemmy.ml 13 points 2 months ago

If your fact checker is caught stealing by Buzzfeed: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/13/business/media/snopes-plagiarism-David-Mikkelson.html

And considered unreliable by among others Harvard: https://misinforeview.hks.harvard.edu/article/fact-checking-fact-checkers-a-data-driven-approach/

You might want to double check. I didn't. I just want to caution people about blindly trusting Snopes. So they might very well be right on this topic.

[-] WhiskyTangoFoxtrot@lemmy.world 12 points 2 months ago
[-] DaMonsterKnees@lemmy.world 5 points 2 months ago

Are you a dozen or so thoughts down? Yes? Do you deserve love for the perfect share? Very yes!

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[-] uriel238@lemmy.blahaj.zone 20 points 2 months ago

I've heard from multiple sources (all dubious) that Ringo was the adhesive that held the band together during contentious times. Usually that role is appointed to the heart but in this case it was appointed to the Ringo. The drummer.

[-] captainlezbian@lemmy.world 23 points 2 months ago

Alternatively he was the adult in the room

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[-] Nomecks@lemmy.ca 58 points 2 months ago

8 is yes, but I don't have enough space to fit the proof in a post.

[-] Mango@lemmy.world 15 points 2 months ago

Today I triggered a guy who hates FTP and he gave me 4 whole nested comments ranting about how bad it is under the hood. Maybe you just don't wanna fit the proof.

[-] joe_cool@lemmy.ml 4 points 2 months ago

Easy, only relevant part: defined as being > 1

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[-] rsuri@lemmy.world 44 points 2 months ago

4 is a trick question. Both had zero shark attacks, the so-called "shark" in Jaws was in fact a symbol of predatory capitalism and its amoral violence against the proletariat

[-] hsdkfr734r@feddit.nl 40 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago)

5: originally? None. They say there were no stars or planets. Also time and space came to be afterwards.

Edit: I just read the explainxkcd, I get it now. :)

[-] FiniteBanjo@lemmy.today 5 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago)
  1. Don Majkowski threw a game winning touchdown pass to Sterling Sharpe in 1989 but the points were taken away as an illegal forward pass penalty, until later they saw the replay footage and awarded the points post game.
[-] kometes@lemmy.world 5 points 2 months ago

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Instant_Replay_Game There were 37 seconds left when it was overturned--not post game.

[-] FiniteBanjo@lemmy.today 4 points 2 months ago

32 seconds, actually. They must have paused the game timer during the four minute deliberation, drat! If we could find a single example of results being overturned outside of a game then that would satisfy the question.

[-] randomaccount43543@lemmy.world 34 points 2 months ago
[-] z00s@lemmy.world 14 points 2 months ago

Number 7 is gonna be a real question one day. Wonder whether it'll be pneumatic tubes or matter transporters that gets there first?

[-] WhiskyTangoFoxtrot@lemmy.world 9 points 2 months ago

Nah, small airplanes are relatively easy to build. Even if we eventually stop large-scale production there'll always be the occasional hobbiest putting a one-seater together.

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[-] LodeMike@lemmy.today 7 points 2 months ago

Okay, who built the last penny farthing bicycle then?

[-] z00s@lemmy.world 6 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago)

Who built the last CRT TV?

Who built the last commercial sailing ship?

Who built the last steam locomotive?

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[-] uriel238@lemmy.blahaj.zone 12 points 2 months ago

Regarding 4. Do lawyer attacks count as shark attacks?

[-] dumbass@leminal.space 10 points 2 months ago
[-] zik@lemmy.world 8 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago)

...is the second largest city in Australia. But also has an inflated sense of self-importance.


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[-] j4yt33@feddit.de 9 points 2 months ago

8 (about Goldbachs conjecture) is one that I don't quite get. Isn't the number 8 already proof that this isn't true (sum of 4+4)?

[-] MarcomachtKuchen@feddit.de 46 points 2 months ago

8 is the sum of 5+3 both of which are primes. I think the Conjecture just states that there is a sum of two primes not every sum consists only of primes

[-] j4yt33@feddit.de 5 points 2 months ago

Ah gotcha! I thought it meant exclusively prime numbers

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[-] Swedneck@discuss.tchncs.de 9 points 2 months ago
  1. More than 3
[-] athos77@kbin.social 9 points 2 months ago
[-] ThoranTW@lemmy.world 5 points 2 months ago

Regarding #9's alternative, "Not counting Canberra, what city was the most recently founded state capital of Australia?" is a bit of a bad question in and of itself, given that Canberra isn't a state capital, since the ACT isn't a state but rather a territory of Australia (alongside the Northern Territory).

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[-] xionzui@sh.itjust.works 9 points 2 months ago

Huh, I figured neither movie was a Spielberg movie. Turns out both are

[-] Syd@lemm.ee 8 points 2 months ago

He really has a thing for including shark attacks in all his movies, if you pay attention there's tons of subtle shark stack references in all of his films.

[-] Visstix@lemmy.world 4 points 2 months ago

Yeah it was a fucking massacre in the opening scene of saving private ryan.

[-] Redjard@lemmy.dbzer0.com 4 points 2 months ago
  1. 2
    Inside and outside
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