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Source: (consider it) Thread: Circus: Knockout Quiz 2008
sharkshooter

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quote:
Originally posted by Quizmaster:
As nobody has been knocked out we will accept entries during ROUND ONE.

The Master is as benevolent, as ever.

The more the merrier - it just means the quiz will last 'till spring. [Smile]

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Angel Wrestler
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Thank you! You're very gracious, Mr. Quizmaster. [Overused]

The Great Salt Lake

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So have I still got it wrong? Patalebon is maybe picked by Rugasaw?

[Roll Eyes]

Marvin the Martian if your dance card is not full would you care to be picked?

As for my lake I will go for Lake Burley Griffin, a beautiful man made lake in Canberra, a very nice picture here . I also found an aerial shot here, as well as a map here.

Hopefully there are bonus points for man made lakes. [Big Grin]

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I choose Crimson Lake ...

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Chorister

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I choose Lake which is a hamlet in West Devon. As you can see from this map there isn't a lake in sight.

But then West Devon is like that - there isn't a chip shop at Chip Shop, either.

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jedijudy

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My lake is Okeechobee! Lake O covers about 730 square miles. Big O is a great place to go fishing! [Big Grin]

Do I see a brinksmanship competition looming? [Biased]

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My lake is Lake Vänern in Sweden. It's 5,655 km².

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I choose Lake Texcoco, shrunk from its former glory to a mere 7,500 square kilometers.

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Mertseger

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I choose Lake Maxinkuckee . My dad taught me to water-ski up there in the upper right-hand corner. It's 8-square km area should provide plenty of room for others to safely choose whatever lake they prefer.

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Geneviève

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Before I pick a lake, I must abjectly apologize to Sharkshooter for my literal mind and lack of time to spend googling. [Hot and Hormonal]

[ 15. September 2008, 23:19: Message edited by: Geneviève ]

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Geneviève

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And I add my pick:

the beautiful Lake Memphremagog, complete with its very own mascot and spanning two countries!

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Geneviève

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Ok, I goofed. that site does not give the size. But this Vermont website states that the Lake stretches 30 miles from Newport, Vt to Magog, Canada.

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Liberty

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Lava lake on Jupiter's moon Lo

It is the size of Hawaii, which is about 10 thousand square miles.

The lake is about 400K. Which in layman's terms means hot, very hot*.

ij xx

* Can you tell that davelarge is trying to teach me some physics? Physics 101: When you drop something it goes downwards.

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I'm picking Paddy O'Furniture because she would know what lake I am talking about without the link.


Lake Lanier, GA

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I pick Lake MX190 which can be found on this map.
It is roughly 27 by 7 cm.

Brinkmanship is where you try to post a losing answer. The only thing saving you is either being outbrinked or somebody failing to post before the round ends. Generally, you are relatively safe in the early rounds. But not always. And if you get knocked out, you may still play, so losing isn't the end of the world

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I pick Lake Malawi (formerly called Lake Nyasa) - Africa - 30,044 sq km (11,600 sq mi) in surface area and 7,725 cubic km by volume. It's full of chichlids...lots and lots of beauteous chichlids.

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I pick Lake Charles, LA

Lake Charles

I would pick Surfside, TX as it's under water right now, but it's probably more ocean than lake...

Surfside

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I pick Grasmere, which is one of my favourite places in the Lake District. This picture, and this picture should provide evidence that it's rather picturesque [Smile]

According to Wiki, it is 0.62 square kilometres in size and gets to 75 feet in depth.

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Adam.

Like as the
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Lake Huron. 59596 km². (Do I get points for making the ² despite my cowardly pick?)

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Gwai
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I pick Lake WetLittlePuddleAtTheBottomOfMyBathtubWhichIReallyShouldCleanBecause-
There'sARingAroundTheBathtubHighAboveThisPatheticLittleLakeAndAlso -
ThisWimpyLittleLakeHasAName MoreThanAMillionTimesLongerThan -
LakeChargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamauggWhichProbably -
Doesn'tEvenReallyExistOhAndAlsoLet'sThrowInSomeWelshDoubleL's -
IntoThisNameRememberHowDoug LlewellynUsedToBeTheAnnouncerOnThePeople'sCourt -
TakeThatLlanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyll - Llantysiliogogogoch-
IWinIWinIWin!!!* which is the world's smallest lake as documented half way down this page (search for world's smallest lake) Maps of this lake are hard to find, but I profer this map of Bathtub Lake as a possible option. If that does not satisfy, I also offer a possible photo. However, neither of these offers a estimate of the size of the lake, so I offer the following link which estimates that the maximum size for said puddle is 100 gallons and that only if the bathtub is large and full. I suggest that this lake is probably usually less than even one gallon on a normal day, however.


* Spaces all inserted by me to perhaps avoid breaking scroll lock

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Golden Key
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Lhamo Lhatso, which gave mystical signs for finding the current Dalai Lama.

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rugasaw
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I choose Veronica Lake. I do not think a map of this Lake exists but I offer this has a good substitute.

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Surfing Madness
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I Chose Lake Baikal

(Crosses fingers as no good at this link thing!!)

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The Great Gumby

Ship's Brain Surgeon
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quote:
Originally posted by davelarge:
I pick Grasmere, which is one of my favourite places in the Lake District. This picture, and this picture should provide evidence that it's rather picturesque [Smile]

Indeed. According to QI, however, it isn't a lake. They say Bassenthwaite Lake is the only lake in the Lake District, and the others are meres, waters or tarns.

I choose Lake Aircraft, as rugasaw pipped me to Veronica.

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Rugmaker
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I choose Swan Lake which appears all over the world but generally contains no water whatsoever, dancers being sensitive about that sort of thing.

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Marvin the Martian

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I select Lake Manitou, which has a surface area of 104 square kilometres.

It is located in Manitoulin Island, which is itself within Lake Huron. Lake Manitou is the largest "lake within a lake" in the world. Cool, huh?

It can be seen on this map, on the right side of the island.

Many more interesting facts about lakes can be found here, should anyone still be interested.

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fletcher christian

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I choose Lake Toba - the largest volcanic lake in the world, situated on the island of Sumatra. Its also a super-volcano, and the last time it errupted, it was super-colossal!! It is 100Km by 30km with a maximum depth of 505m.

[ 16. September 2008, 09:56: Message edited by: fletcher christian ]

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fletcher christian

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Toba
sorry, forgot to post this bit

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Geneviève

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quote:
Originally posted by Sha_Sha:
I'm picking Paddy O'Furniture because she would know what lake I am talking about without the link.


Lake Lanier, GA

I know we can pick any sort of "lake", as the posters have brilliantly demonstrated, but does Lake Lanier actually have any water right now, with the drought?

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Imaginary Friend

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quote:
Originally posted by The Great Gumby:
According to QI, however, it isn't a lake.

Aggg.

Quizzy, what are the rules regarding changing answers when someone very helpfully (please give Gumby a helpfulness point!) shows that one is in error?

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CuppaT
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Lake Michigan has many different beautiful spots, city and rural. I grew up canoeing at a camp near it, and lived of my adult life within a couple miles of it. My children walked along the rocks with us and swam at the beaches.

CuppaT

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jedijudy

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quote:
Originally posted by The Great Gumby:


I choose Lake Aircraft, as rugasaw pipped me to Veronica.

Oooh! A "push-me-pull-you"!! [Razz]

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the pilgrim
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I choose Lake Odessa , Michigan, the town were I pastor the First Congregational Church situated on the beautiful shores of Jordan Lake. With 2300 human residents I believe Lake Odessa to be larger than any lake listed so far, most of which have ZERO human residents from the information I can gather. Remember, life is good in the palm of God's hand.

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Liberty

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quote:
Originally posted by davelarge:
quote:
Originally posted by The Great Gumby:
According to QI, however, it isn't a lake.

Aggg.

Quizzy, what are the rules regarding changing answers when someone very helpfully (please give Gumby a helpfulness point!) shows that one is in error?

I had this exact conversation yesterday with dl - that Wiki says it is a mere not a lake and dl did not believe me! (Where is the 'stamps foot petulantly' smilie?)

[ 16. September 2008, 15:02: Message edited by: icklejen ]

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Surfing Madness
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I'm impressed with the sideways thinking going on here!!! Most of my friends moan that i think that i think sideways, but i'm in awe of somepeoples ablity to think sideways!!

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sharkshooter

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There is always Greg Lake.

And, Lake Speed could be interpreted in many ways.

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Gwai
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quote:
Originally posted by davelarge:
quote:
Originally posted by The Great Gumby:
According to QI, however, it isn't a lake.

Aggg.

Quizzy, what are the rules regarding changing answers when someone very helpfully (please give Gumby a helpfulness point!) shows that one is in error?

You could always pretend it was on purpose and you were being clever and brinksy? That's what I thought when I first saw your post.

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Wet Kipper
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well, pedantic Cumbrians may have it in for Dave, but I reckon the Dictionary might save him.

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Geneviève

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quote:
Originally posted by the pilgrim:
I choose Lake Odessa , Michigan, the town were I pastor the First Congregational Church situated on the beautiful shores of Jordan Lake. With 2300 human residents I believe Lake Odessa to be larger than any lake listed so far, most of which have ZERO human residents from the information I can gather. Remember, life is good in the palm of God's hand.

Lake Memphremagog has residents on the shores at both ends (ha!) and its very own "Memphre", who dwells in the deep there.

[ 16. September 2008, 17:36: Message edited by: Geneviève ]

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Angel Wrestler
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quote:
Originally posted by Surfing Madness:
I'm impressed with the sideways thinking going on here!!! Most of my friends moan that i think that i think sideways, but i'm in awe of somepeoples ablity to think sideways!!

hmmm... maybe I'm playing it too safe.

BTW: anyone want to partner with me since I'm a complete newcomer to the game and don't know what I'm doing? What do partners do, anyhow (get your mind out of the gutter; I mean for this game)?

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Seeing as we are still in round one, please can I join? I sneaked in at this point last year as well I think [Hot and Hormonal]

So for my film

Sweeney Todd
Barber's bloody revenge backfires badly!

I'll pick icklejen.

And for a lake how about lakeland (a whole land of lakes, well not really it is a kitchenware shopping place) and here is a picture of one of the lakeland stores [Biased]

I hope I have managed this OK, and I'm not too late to join.

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PataLeBon
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quote:
Originally posted by the pilgrim:
I choose Lake Odessa , Michigan, the town were I pastor the First Congregational Church situated on the beautiful shores of Jordan Lake. With 2300 human residents I believe Lake Odessa to be larger than any lake listed so far, most of which have ZERO human residents from the information I can gather. Remember, life is good in the palm of God's hand.

I beg to differ..

Lake Charles, LA does have people (and two! lakes)

Lake Charles Again

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My lake is Lake Wobegon from the mind of Garrison Keillor. There is a brass band named after it who were allowed to use the name as long as at some time they play at a picnic for him. It even has an effect named after it which in turn has lead to a hiring strategy.

Frim the Wikkipedia article there are 800 people there and my memory of the books tells me there is a lake which may or may not be above average.

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Geneviève

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quote:
Originally posted by The Rogue:
My lake is Lake Wobegon from the mind of Garrison Keillor. There is a brass band named after it who were allowed to use the name as long as at some time they play at a picnic for him. It even has an effect named after it which in turn has lead to a hiring strategy.

Frim the Wikkipedia article there are 800 people there and my memory of the books tells me there is a lake which may or may not be above average.

You may have the largest lake as imagination has no boundaries!

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beautiful place. the name is a but of a bummer, though.

the story, as I've been told - during early trader days, two native guys made a trade for whiskey and a rifle. they camped at Murder Lake, got drunk, and one shot the other. after the investigation, etc, the local chief planted the rifle in the dirt at the edge of the lake, barrel down, as a reminder of the danger.

My dad's novel "Raven's Prey" was called "Murder Lake" as he wrote it, and the initial scene takes place at Murder Lake.

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quote:
Originally posted by Wet Kipper:
well, pedantic Cumbrians may have it in for Dave, but I reckon the Dictionary might save him.

Thanks for that, WC [Smile]
I guess the sticking point will be to define 'considerable', but if PATDYS can get away with his entry, I submit that I'm OK too.

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quote:
Originally posted by flags_fiend:

And for a lake how about lakeland (a whole land of lakes, well not really it is a kitchenware shopping place) and here is a picture of one of the lakeland stores [Biased]

I hope I have managed this OK, and I'm not too late to join.

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I sense that The Mighty Quizmaster is being gracious and magnanimous!

Aha!!! I saw this Lakeland in York, and thought of Lakeland, Florida, which is why I took this picture!

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quote:
Originally posted by davelarge:
quote:
Originally posted by Wet Kipper:
well, pedantic Cumbrians may have it in for Dave, but I reckon the Dictionary might save him.

Thanks for that, WC [Smile]
I guess the sticking point will be to define 'considerable', but if PATDYS can get away with his entry, I submit that I'm OK too.

Oy! I'll have you know, my cycling shoes contain quite a lot of moisture. And possibly several forms of life [Hot and Hormonal]

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quote:
Originally posted by Angel Wrestler:


BTW: anyone want to partner with me since I'm a complete newcomer to the game and don't know what I'm doing? What do partners do, anyhow (get your mind out of the gutter; I mean for this game)?

No idea what partners do, as i'm also new and have no partner in the game yet!!

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The Great Gumby

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quote:
Originally posted by Angel Wrestler:
BTW: anyone want to partner with me since I'm a complete newcomer to the game and don't know what I'm doing? What do partners do, anyhow (get your mind out of the gutter; I mean for this game)?

Who said they do anything? To date, we know nothing except that we had to pick another player. That might be the beginning and the end of it - only Quizmaster knows. I don't think there's a standard partnership thing going on, though, as our picks didn't have to be reciprocal. You might be best advised to just pick anyone (who hasn't already been picked) as long as you can come up with some sort of reason, however silly, or a clever way of doing it.

Dave, I think you should be OK bearing in mind the nature of the quiz. Pedantry aside, I think you can probably make a better case for your entry being a lake than a lot of others. I'd just hate to see you eliminated on a technicality.

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