LRRcast - Kathleen Trivia (May 2015)

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LRRcast - Kathleen Trivia (May 2015)

Postby Paul » 30 May 2015, 11:37

This time, things get serious for Kathleen's Trivia Challenge. It's James and Cam vs Paul and Graham head to head and brain to brain!
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Re: LRRcast - Kathleen Trivia (May 2015)

Postby JQuill » 30 May 2015, 16:01

In regards to Lyndon Johnson, he was eligible to run for a 2nd full term because he was only President for 14 months after JFK was killed. Had he been President for 24 months or more, he would not have been able to run in 1968 (which he ultimately withdrew from anyway).

And it was Grover Cleveland who was both the 22nd and 24th President of United States.
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Re: LRRcast - Kathleen Trivia (May 2015)

Postby SchrodingerStein » 30 May 2015, 18:19

Guys, you do know that Mexico and Central America are a part of North America, not South America. :| *slow clap*
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Re: LRRcast - Kathleen Trivia (May 2015)

Postby Bergie » 30 May 2015, 21:18

So, for the IRL games, I vote for Twilight Imperium 3rd edition. Go big or go home ;-)
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Re: LRRcast - Kathleen Trivia (May 2015)

Postby TheGeek » 30 May 2015, 21:23

The active volcanoes on Hawai'i don't take up that much of the island. Kīlauea the most active is in the southeast of the island and has been erupting almost none stop since but 1983 mainly flows into the ocean. Mauna Loa is the big one and while active hasn't erupted since 1984.

Most of the big island is farmland. There use to be a lot of sugar cane plantations but the last on shut down in the late 1990s. The Kona Coast is on the leeward side and is were all that great coffee comes from. There is also Macadamia nuts, chocolate, papaya, and Orchids. It's also the home to one of he biggest cattle ranches in the US.

The Big Island is about 4000 sq miles but has a population of about 185,000 people with the bigest city having a popluation of only 44,000.

Edit: Sorry forgot to explain "leeward". Leeward means away from the wind. So there is the windward side and the leeward side of the islands. The trade winds around the Hawai'i Islands blow from the NorthEast (windward) to the SouthWest (leeward) sides of the islands. So when the tropical winds hit the mountains they cool off and rain on the windward side with little left for the leeward side. So you end up with cities like Hilo on the windward side have 250+ days and 100+ inches of rain a year while the Kona Coast may only get 20 inches a year.

Sorry for the info dump.

TL:DR Big Island of Hawai'i manly farmland. Windward side wet, leeward side dry.
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Re: LRRcast - Kathleen Trivia (May 2015)

Postby ElFuzzy » 31 May 2015, 08:52

Of course the world loves blue the most. Who wouldn't with such staples as Force of Will, Commandeer, Force Spike, Remand, Pact of Negation, Counterspell, Countermand, Spell Rupture etc. Blue is my favorite color and is tied with black.
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Re: LRRcast - Kathleen Trivia (May 2015)

Postby Master Gunner » 31 May 2015, 14:29

JQuill wrote:And it was Grover Cleveland who was both the 22nd and 24th President of United States.

As for Canadian Prime Ministers, the Wikipedia article, at least, numbers the PMs based on the order they first took office (we've had several PMs serve non-consecutive terms, some even trading with each other). So our current Prime Minister is the 22nd, heading the 28th "Ministry" since Confederation.

For Queen Victoria's quote on the Boer War, that was actually during the Second Boer War, which was a British victory. It was the First Boer War, fought twenty years previously, that the British lost.
The Second Boer War was also where the RCMP gained the "Royal" part of their title, though at the time they were still called the North West Mounted Police, and thus became the RNWMP. Many members of the NWMP volunteered to join the Canadian volunteer forces in the conflict, where they formed a mounted rifle battalion. In recognition for their service, King Edward VII granted the NWMP the Royal title in 1904.
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Re: LRRcast - Kathleen Trivia (May 2015)

Postby Gap Filler » 31 May 2015, 15:51

Blue is the colour of Loading Ready Run. Seems only nature the world loves blue the most.
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Re: LRRcast - Kathleen Trivia (May 2015)

Postby FredCheckers » 31 May 2015, 16:45

I must say that i'm a fan of the wine-dark LRR website.
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Re: LRRcast - Kathleen Trivia (May 2015)

Postby Lord Chrusher » 01 Jun 2015, 01:19

If you include the various island territories of Australia and New Zealand, Australia and New Zealand are closer than 1500 km. For instance, Norfolk Island, a territory of Australia, is only 800 km north west of the northern most point. Even closer are Auckland Island (New Zealand) and Macquarie Island (Australia) which are only 600 km apart although Auckland Island is uninhabited and Macquarie Island only hosts a small scientific outpost.
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Re: LRRcast - Kathleen Trivia (May 2015)

Postby Moussefilledkitten » 01 Jun 2015, 07:04

I remember reading something years ago that the reason the majority of people prefer blue has something to do with preferring shorter wavelengths of light. I have no idea how truthful/accurate that is.
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Re: LRRcast - Kathleen Trivia (May 2015)

Postby JJSaybel » 01 Jun 2015, 19:09

In regard to the question about fraud, a few years ago, I applied for a nanny job over craigslist. The guy was "moving to the city and needed my help to speed along the moving process". I ended up being ripped off $800. I learned my lesson.
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Re: LRRcast - Kathleen Trivia (May 2015)

Postby Jonci » 02 Jun 2015, 07:05

Well Graham, I don't have a passport. I have never left the US.
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Re: LRRcast - Kathleen Trivia (May 2015)

Postby Jonci » 02 Jun 2015, 07:52

Listening to the podcast again and get to the Hawaii section, I looked a map to see if Hawaii island was more volcano than habitable land. There is actually a town east of the Mauna Loa volcano called Volcano. Seems ballsy.
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Re: LRRcast - Kathleen Trivia (May 2015)

Postby archonic_energy » 03 Jun 2015, 01:34

the black spider memos are named so because Charles' handwriting is apparently awful.
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Re: LRRcast - Kathleen Trivia (May 2015)

Postby Lord Hosk » 03 Jun 2015, 22:18

Job Fraud "There is a $25 fee for a background check" "there is a $50 fee for background check and drug testing" No job even existed and no checks are run. Also fill out this form with name, social security number, and home address, thank you for letting us steal your identity.
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Re: LRRcast - Kathleen Trivia (May 2015)

Postby CaptainSpam » 05 Jun 2015, 10:41

For the fraud question, the possibility of "job applications" as an answer brought to mind some recruiters who contacted me out of the blue via LinkedIn or whatnot, asking me for a résumé. Said résumé, of course, has contact info on it. Problem is, I got no response from said recruiters afterward.

Now, nothing bad has happened yet, and the company in question is legit (though in my experience very very disorganized when it comes to recruitment), but that DID make me think twice when considering the trivia question, as I could theorize an industry for defrauding people looking for jobs based on their contact info.

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