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Source: (consider it) Thread: Circus: Knockout Quiz 2005
Carex
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quote:
Originally posted by sharkshooter:
Note to fellow players:
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Also, in some rounds, it will be better to post near the end of the round (they will likely have a deadline attached) since the object in any round is not usually to win, but to avoid being last. So, for example, if you are asked to post the most expensive perfume* (least expensive being eliminated) if 25 people have already posted, all you have to do is beat one of them.

Thank you Sharkshooter, though that logic does not necessarily apply to the present topic. There are a finite number of cities in the world with the requisite population. If the first, say, 4 players choose cities that are equally spaced around the globe, then the next player would be forced to pick a city closer to one of those than they are to each other, and would thereby be one of the losers. So it isn't safe to wait until late in the game and choose a city that is not at that point a loser, as someone could still pick another city close by.

So a good initial strategy is to choose a city that is as far as possible from any other valid choice, thus minimizing the chance that a latecomer would be forced through lack of options to choose another city near yours.

Of course, this depends on the number of players involved, but since I expect this excellent quiz to attract hundreds of players, the Earth may be getting a bit crowded by the time everyone has chosen a city.

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MiceElf

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I'll dip my foot in and try Hong Kong.

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da_musicman
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Damn It. Okay need to read the rules more carfully next round. Okay a five line limerick with my screename in.

There once was a da-musicman
who covered his house with a Flan
It turned it all Yellow
what a strange young fellow
was that musicman

and my city is Leeds

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Auntie Doris

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Buenos Aires

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The life and times of a Guernsey cow

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Barnabas62
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Oh ...Calcutta!

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Hazey*Jane

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Moscow
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Marvin the Martian

Interplanetary
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Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Left at the Altar

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Lagos, Nigeria

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Gladly The Cross-eyed Bear

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Portland, Oregon, USA

(one of my favorite places. *sigh*)

A cross-eyèd Bear namèd Gladly
Was tempted to play this game badly.
With a cat on his lap,
And no time for a nap,
He mumbles and mutters quite madly.

Gladly

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Patdys
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Auckland New Zealand

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The Rogue
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Rio, Brazil

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Wet Kipper
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I'll go for Dubai City, in the emirate of Dubai.

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Patdys
Iron Wannabe
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quote:
Originally posted by Pânts:
Auckland, NZ

Sorry Pants - I missed your post. I'll pick again when I'm less blind and stupid.

Thanks Papa Smurf for letting me know.

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Marathon run. Next Dream. Australian this time.

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splosh
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Santiago, Chile

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Patdys
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Brisbane Australia

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Marathon run. Next Dream. Australian this time.

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christianjimmy
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Vladivostok, Russia

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Alan Davies: What did people sing in 1923, for goodness' sake? They got the cake out and everyone just stood about in a slightly awkward silence?

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Nutmeg
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Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

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Hennah

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Cairo, Egypt

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sharkshooter

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quote:
Originally posted by Hazey Jane:
quote:
Originally posted by sharkshooter:
so if your limerick is not 5 lines and/or does not contain your ship name, perhaps you might like to take a mulligan...

Does it need to contain your entire ship name?
I'm not sure - but you don't want to be knocked out (or in this case, not let in) on a technicality, do you?

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sharkshooter

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quote:
Originally posted by Carex:
quote:
Originally posted by sharkshooter:
Note to fellow players:
...
Also, in some rounds, it will be better to post near the end of the round (they will likely have a deadline attached) since the object in any round is not usually to win, but to avoid being last. So, for example, if you are asked to post the most expensive perfume* (least expensive being eliminated) if 25 people have already posted, all you have to do is beat one of them.

Thank you Sharkshooter, though that logic does not necessarily apply to the present topic. ...
Correct. The comment was general. Fortunately, this round is not a knock-out one.

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Custard
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Lima, Peru

Hint - it might be worth checking in Wikipedia to see whether your city is large enough. It might also be worth rereading the above posts to make sure you're not doing a city already named. I can see at least one pair above as well as Auckland...

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Jonah the Whale

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Almaty, Kazakhstan.
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Ceesharp
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Mexico City
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jedijudy*

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Jacksonville, Florida.

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ENFP...do you see a "T" anywhere??? I don't think so.

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jedijudy*

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jedijudy plays music that's grand
and happily puts on the stand
Bach, Mozart and Brahms
the music that calms
or causes the cheerers to stand.

[Hot and Hormonal] O gosh! [Roll Eyes]

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ENFP...do you see a "T" anywhere??? I don't think so.

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S'more
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There once was a poster named S'more
Who believed, more or less, less is more
So her rhyme, while in time,
Is less than sublime,
And her city is Ulan Bator.

Mongolia. Properly, Ulaanbaatar, but that wouldn't rhyme <G>

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S'more
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Will it be helpful or will it be cheating to post a very helpful link to a distance finder that calculates between any two cities in the world? I think it will encourage the geographically-challenged.
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rugasaw
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Urumqi, China

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Nutmeg
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apologies to Carex, I did not see your post of Honolulu down the bottom of your Limerick.

My second guess is

Antananarivo, Madagascar [Razz]

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Dubitante
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St. Petersburg, Russian Federation

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"The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity."

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S'more
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Also, are we allowed to set off proximity detonators?
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Leetle Masha

Cantankerous Anchoress
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Philadelphia, PA, USA

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eleison me, tin amartolin: have mercy on me, the sinner

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Barnabas62
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Oh ....I missed New Delhi - sorry Grits.

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Who is it that you seek? How then shall we live? How shall we sing the Lord's song in a strange land?

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Alfred E. Neuman

What? Me worry?
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Krasnojarsk, Siberia.

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Smudgie

Ship's Barnacle
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I'm rather taken with Nouakchott in Mauritania which has an estimated 650,000 in habitants, despite being built for only 15,000 just 47 years ago. That's some population increase - apparently due to there not being many employment opportunities in the Sahara Desert!

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dolphy

Lady of Perpetual Responsiblity
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I think I'll go for Uddevalla, Bohuslan.
Uddevalla

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S'more
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A poster named S'More thought with pity,
Some people didn't research their city.
Practice round, true,
but why not follow the rules?
Fives and zeroes inspire this ditty.

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Pânts*

Ship's underwear
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quote:
Originally posted by Pure as the Driven Yellow Snow:
quote:
Originally posted by Pânts:
Auckland, NZ

Sorry Pants - I missed your post. I'll pick again when I'm less blind and stupid.

Thanks Papa Smurf for letting me know.

Hee hee!! I was just going to look at the previous page when I saw your post cos I thought I'd put that!! [Biased]

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Smudgie

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If trying to work out the rules and scoring system for this quiz is driving you mad, you could always tour round some other related boards for a bit of advice.

Yours helpfully,
Smudgie [Biased]

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Miss you, Erin.

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dolphy

Lady of Perpetual Responsiblity
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quote:
Originally posted by dolphy:
I think I'll go for Uddevalla, Bohuslan.

[Hot and Hormonal] I retract that statement and will learn to read numbers in future [Roll Eyes]

(Thanks Papa Smurf)

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Urbanita
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A woman now called urbanita
once fancied she really could beat a
big ship full of fools
without knowing the rules
but she chose jekaterinburg, er....

....it's in russia

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S'more
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Ode to a Smudgie

Darkling, I listen, and give a sigh
For the sound of song in a unlit wood.
Call'd them no names but took the road high,
Leading with soft hand and heart laden with good.
Whispering sweet but pleading loud to be heard
As thou hovered smiling, low to the ground.
Wouldst sing, little budgie? I have heard
Thy fleeting cry leading to a glade unfound.
I will ever gladly follow thy words,
Though thy tune may become my requiem.

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Chorister

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Why is the Quizmaster taking part in his own quiz, when he hasn't entered a limerick???

There was an old man called Quizzy....

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Chorister

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Oh, and er..... Cape Town

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MiceElf

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Originally posted by Chorister...
quote:
There was an old man called Quizzy....


Who said I would if I could but Im busy.

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What do we want.... Cure for Obesity
When do we want it.... After Dessert.

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sharkshooter

Not your average shark
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quote:
Originally posted by footdoc:
Originally posted by Chorister...
quote:
There was an old man called Quizzy....


Who said I would if I could but Im busy.
Besides, I already did
(if the OP you had read)
Now Chorister can reply with an "oopsy".

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Chorister

Completely Frocked
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I read the lot. But I have a bad memory. OK sharkie, you win. [Roll Eyes]

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Fen Church
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Right, totally new. I will go for Helsinki, Finland, which I hope will earn me a point for being the closest to 500,000 without going under.

There was a young lass named Fen Church
Who tended to walk with a lurch
It would startle the natives
But keep her creative
When it would knock all her thoughts from their perch.

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Dave the Bass
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I'm going for La Paz in Bolivia which, at almost 12,000 feet avove sea lvel, may be the highest city mentioned here.
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Annie P

Ship's galley maid
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Ahhhh, hope I am not too late. I'm hoping that the quiz will give me some light relief when blob is sound off asleep (if the last one was anything to go by).

Posting lymeric, will get back to you about the town thing soon.

There was a young girl called Anne,
Who married a hansome man
He thought she was cool
When she used a power tool
To mend his poor broken LAN

Believe me, it could have be an lot worse. There's not many words that rhyme with Annie...

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