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« Reply #5775 on: August 07, 2014, 02:19:24 PM »

You got it, kristina!  Marfusha was a grey rabbit.  She went into space several times after that maiden voyage also.  :)
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« Reply #5776 on: August 08, 2014, 01:41:09 AM »


Thank you, Ukrainian Tracksuit.
My question is about a composer who worked as a well known violinist/musician and teacher of girls in a charity school for abandoned children.
His music students formed a female music ensemble and he composed and conducted many of his works in concerts which took place in that school
and these concerts became an important “must hear” to all travellers, especially young aristocrats from the rest of Europe and England,
whilst they were on their “Grand Tour”. His music has influenced every composer ever since,
because he expresses a deep sensitivity, innovation and a joy of life.

This composer was affectionately nicknamed “il Prete Rosso” (the Red Priest). Why was he given this nickname?
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« Reply #5777 on: August 10, 2014, 04:50:50 PM »

No one has offered to answer so I figured I would give it a try.  I'm probably wrong but kristina, I believe your question is about Vivaldi.  He earned that nickname because he was a natural redhead.
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« Reply #5778 on: August 11, 2014, 01:39:12 AM »

You got it, Ukrainian Tracksuit!

Vivaldi was ordained in 1703, aged 25, and was soon nicknamed il Prete Rosso, "The Red Priest”, referring to the colour of his red hair, a family trait...
... For health reasons he felt unable to work as a priest... he always complained about a severe “tightness of his chest”,
which probably referred to regular asthma-attacks...
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Bach was no pioneer; his style was not influenced by any past or contemporary century.
  He was completion and fulfillment in itself, like a meteor which follows its own path.
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                                          ...  Oportet Vivere ...
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« Reply #5779 on: August 21, 2014, 02:01:06 PM »

 :bump;
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Bach was no pioneer; his style was not influenced by any past or contemporary century.
  He was completion and fulfillment in itself, like a meteor which follows its own path.
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                                          ...  Oportet Vivere ...
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« Reply #5780 on: September 08, 2014, 02:19:35 PM »

I will add another trivia question....


What is the name of the first person to cross the Antarctic Circle?
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« Reply #5781 on: September 09, 2014, 01:48:17 AM »

If my memory serves me right, it was the Norwegian Amundsen (sp?), he "beat" Scott by arriving there a short time earlier
and that was perhaps the reason, why Scott's team became too exhausted to continue their way back to their depot...
I remember reading Scott's "last" diary-entrances and his last letters at school many years ago...
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  He was completion and fulfillment in itself, like a meteor which follows its own path.
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                                          ...  Oportet Vivere ...
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« Reply #5782 on: September 16, 2014, 01:14:24 AM »

I will give it to you.
Kristina is up next.
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Ivanova: "Old Egyptian blessing: May God stand between you and harm in all the empty places you must walk." Babylon 5

Remember your present situation is not your final destination.

Take it one day, one hour, one minute, one second at a time.

"If we don't find a way out of this soon, I'm gonna lose it. Lose it... It means go crazy, nuts, insane, bonzo, no longer in possession of ones faculties, three fries short of a Happy Meal, wacko!" Jack O'Neill - SG-1
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« Reply #5783 on: September 16, 2014, 01:51:20 AM »


Thank you Kitkatz.

My question is this:

Why did a lamp-post play an important role in early earthquake predictions?
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« Reply #5784 on: September 19, 2014, 10:22:46 AM »

...Perhaps it might be a good idea to give a hint...
... the Isle of Wight is important in this matter...
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« Reply #5785 on: October 10, 2014, 02:20:34 PM »

Being from CA, (earthquake country!) I'll take a guess. Did it have something to do with the lamp swinging back and forth?   ???
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« Reply #5786 on: October 11, 2014, 03:58:45 AM »

Hello Cebushan,
Unfortunately it has nothing to do with lamps swinging back and forth.
The lamp-post was greatly significant to a famous seismologist who established his laboratory on the Isle of Wight
(just off the south coast of England). He placed an order for a lamp-post which was obtained from a cast-iron foundry on the Isle of Wight.
The point of my question is, why did this seismologist need a lamp-post?
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Bach was no pioneer; his style was not influenced by any past or contemporary century.
  He was completion and fulfillment in itself, like a meteor which follows its own path.
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                                          ...  Oportet Vivere ...
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« Reply #5787 on: October 11, 2014, 05:12:24 PM »

You got me curious, so I looked it up. I won't give it away except to say it IS interesting! Thank you!
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« Reply #5788 on: October 12, 2014, 03:29:25 AM »

Thank you CebuShan for gettting back again and I am pleased that you did not give up and for that reason,
plus the fact that this has been posted for some time, I feel someone else should have a go.
I put it over to you for you to please post the next question.

The answer to the question is that the lamp-post (not the light) was integral to the seismographic equipment which John Milne constructed.
He needed a pillar that was solid, rigid and strong in order that fine accurate measurements could be recorded;
any unnecessary movement would have created poor readings.

There is a photograph (c.1910) of this equipment with the lamp-post in his laboratory which was on the Isle of Wight.

Over to you CebuShan...
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  He was completion and fulfillment in itself, like a meteor which follows its own path.
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                                          ...  Oportet Vivere ...
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« Reply #5789 on: October 13, 2014, 11:18:29 AM »

OK. What member of the Original TV Series "The Wild, Wild West" was actually an accomplished concert violinist?
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« Reply #5790 on: January 04, 2015, 01:56:11 PM »

I had to ask Mr. Google for help and he suggests that it is Ross Martin (Rosenblatt).
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  He was completion and fulfillment in itself, like a meteor which follows its own path.
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                                          ...  Oportet Vivere ...
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« Reply #5791 on: February 03, 2017, 10:14:52 PM »

I felt like resurrecting this thread.. since it's been about 2 years..  NEW QUESTION....

What popular Billy Joel song has the name of his first crush in it?  I'll give you a hint, it's not in the title of the song.
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« Reply #5792 on: February 04, 2017, 06:28:11 AM »


Could it be 'Judy' from "why Judy Wjy'?  Off the album cold spring Harbor 1971?
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« Reply #5793 on: February 05, 2017, 07:28:51 AM »


Could it be 'Judy' from "why Judy Wjy'?  Off the album cold spring Harbor 1971?

No.. remember the hint, it's NOT in the title of the song..

I'm not sure which album it's from.. I'll have to look that up...
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« Reply #5794 on: February 05, 2017, 11:09:23 AM »

Only the good die young
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« Reply #5795 on: February 06, 2017, 11:49:19 AM »

Only the good die young

DING DING DING

Yep.  Billy Joel has said that his first crush's name was Virginia

Simon, you're up...
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« Reply #5796 on: February 09, 2017, 09:10:12 PM »

I cheated.   Google knows all.

Now, for stupid riddles - what goes up the chimney down but not down the chimney up?

(if you give up, just google the answer)

And, what kind of dog keeps the best time?
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« Reply #5797 on: February 10, 2017, 01:01:53 AM »

Umbrella & a watchdog?
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« Reply #5798 on: February 10, 2017, 05:41:12 AM »


No need to question the 'watchdog', but how do you figure an umbrella?  No way would I have gotten that one.
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« Reply #5799 on: February 10, 2017, 10:38:04 AM »


No need to question the 'watchdog', but how do you figure an umbrella?  No way would I have gotten that one.
An umbrella that is the down (folded) position will fit up a chimney.  An up (open) umbrella will not fit down a chimney.
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