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

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Re: The Teensies' General Knowledge Quiz

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Yep!

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Question 2: What is a tracker mortgage?

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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)

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"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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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

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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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The time it takes for half of the substance to decay?
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Of course it is. You have to skip the next question…

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Question 3: (Matyuv can't answer) What is the first name of the literary / television character Inspector Morse?

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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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I’ll guess the number 8?
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22, though it's not as funny as 24 or 25. :P
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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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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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It was!

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Question 5: Which mathematician famously wrote the defining formula for quaternion multiplication on Broome Bridge in Dublin, 176 years ago as of next week?

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William Rowan Hamilton.
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About damn time!

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Question 6: Which series of books by Enid Blyton featured four children and a dog solving mysteries?

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Scooby The Famous Five?
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Of course it was! And I believe Scooby-Doo was originally thought of as a parody of the Famous Five. :P

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Question 7: Which singer / songwriter was the subject of the 2018 film Bohemian Rhapsody?

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I believe the late Freddie Mercury.
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Re: The Teensies' General Knowledge Quiz

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Yes!

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Question 8: Which monosaccharide is the "F" in "HFCS" (where the "CS" is "Corn Syrup")?

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