The Teensies' General Knowledge Quiz – Season Six (PluMGMK)

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Re: The Teensies' General Knowledge Quiz

Post by PluMGMK » Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:48 am

Yep!

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Question 2: What is a tracker mortgage?

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Re: The Teensies' General Knowledge Quiz – Season Six (PluMGMK)

Post by Matyuv » Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:24 am

Didn't know the term and had to google it, but surely there's a native speaker here that knows this? I figured it'd be something obscure (it's not), so I didn't even try to guess...
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Re: The Teensies' General Knowledge Quiz – Season Six (PluMGMK)

Post by PluMGMK » Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:33 am

"I don't know what a tracker mortgage is" is an IRL meme here in Ireland, but I figured that someone here would surely know. :P

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Re: The Teensies' General Knowledge Quiz – Season Six (PluMGMK)

Post by Hunchman801 » Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:44 pm

Is it a mortgage where the rate is based on some financial instrument (like a tracker)?
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Re: The Teensies' General Knowledge Quiz

Post by PluMGMK » Sat Aug 31, 2019 2:45 pm

Let's move on. The answer is simply that it's a mortgage where the interest rate tracks the Central Bank's interest rate, with a certain offset (e.g. 1%). I don't think that's quite the same thing as Humch said…

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Re: The Teensies' General Knowledge Quiz – Season Six (PluMGMK)

Post by Matyuv » Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:37 pm

The time it takes for half of the substance to decay?
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Re: The Teensies' General Knowledge Quiz

Post by PluMGMK » Sat Aug 31, 2019 4:34 pm

Of course it is. You have to skip the next question…

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Post by PluMGMK » Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:25 pm

Well, despite the hint I dropped, nobody's bitten. :fou:

Question 3a: (Matyuv can't answer) Which number, commonly attached to the word "catch", was also the name of a Eurovision entry in 2019?

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Re: The Teensies' General Knowledge Quiz – Season Six (PluMGMK)

Post by The Jonster » Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:19 pm

I’ll guess the number 8?
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Re: The Teensies' General Knowledge Quiz – Season Six (PluMGMK)

Post by Steo » Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:47 pm

22, though it's not as funny as 24 or 25. :P
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Re: The Teensies' General Knowledge Quiz

Post by PluMGMK » Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:56 pm

Yes indeed! Actually when that song was on Eurovision, I had no idea what the hell it was about, and I thought of singing it with interjections of "What the F is 22??", the same way as "Who the F is Alice??" :P

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Re: The Teensies' General Knowledge Quiz – Season Six (PluMGMK)

Post by Matyuv » Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:25 am

Was it Babe? It's been a really long time since I watched that film. I remember there was a farm though...
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Re: The Teensies' General Knowledge Quiz

Post by PluMGMK » Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:16 pm

It was!

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