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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #300 on: 30 Nov 2017, 12:26 »
If you visit Germany and are interested in this story, you could visit the Hamburg Dungeon. They present the story about Klaus Störtebeker quite nicely.

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #301 on: 30 Nov 2017, 13:08 »
You learn something new every day!!

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #302 on: 30 Nov 2017, 13:14 »
He looked up from the ground, obviously. Coordination was a bit difficult, of course, what with the legs walking in one direction and the head rolling in the other. But that's german efficency for you. He said he would do it, he got it done. (laugh)

Elementary! (laugh) (laugh) (laugh)

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #303 on: 30 Nov 2017, 15:33 »
I was going to guess Das Huhn (The Chicken).
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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #304 on: 30 Nov 2017, 15:40 »
I was going to guess Das Huhn (The Chicken).

(laugh)

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #305 on: 30 Nov 2017, 17:16 »
If you visit Germany and are interested in this story, you could visit the Hamburg Dungeon. They present the story about Klaus Störtebeker quite nicely.
Correct.
And the Hamburg Dungeon is worth a visit if you ever happen to be there.

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #306 on: 30 Nov 2017, 23:27 »
And the Hamburg Dungeon is worth a visit if you ever happen to be there.

I'll bet that's not the original advertising copy for the place ;)

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #307 on: 02 Dec 2017, 18:55 »
Since no-one is jumping in:
How did bad weather spark the growth of a musical genre?
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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #308 on: 02 Dec 2017, 23:43 »
Global warming-induced hot-headedness has led to the rise of gangsta hip-hop ;-D

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #309 on: 03 Dec 2017, 00:19 »
Hip-hop is the right genre (nod)
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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #310 on: 03 Dec 2017, 02:30 »
I'm guessing that because of bad weather a flight was cancelled which caused either a layover during which hip-hop was created by the stranded people, or created a coincidence of certain people meeting who wouldn't have otherwise and who went on to create hip-hop?

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #311 on: 03 Dec 2017, 04:12 »
That's not it...
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(It wasn't the creation of the genre, but led to "availability" of equipment.)
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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #312 on: 03 Dec 2017, 08:32 »
The only thing this made me think of (which I'm failing to see a connection to hip-hop) was the theory that a period of extreme winter conditions affected the trees/woods that were used to create Stadivarius violins which gives them their unique sound.

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #313 on: 03 Dec 2017, 18:47 »
It's not that either.
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It was two lightning strikes...
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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #314 on: 03 Dec 2017, 20:46 »
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Is this something to do with Franklin's kite experiment and the subsequent use of electricity in radios?

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #315 on: 03 Dec 2017, 22:47 »
Maybe the freestyle hip hop?

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #316 on: 04 Dec 2017, 00:43 »
I googled it because I was curious and even then it took a bit of work to find the info. There are a lot of hip hop bands/performers with "lightning" in their name to sort through, and maybe this is why?

It is indeed a very interesting story (which does sound half truth/half legend, but then a lot of history is the same).

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #317 on: 04 Dec 2017, 03:01 »
I don't think anyone is going to get there without googling at this point, but just in case I'll mention the time was summer of 1977, and the place was New York...
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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #318 on: 04 Dec 2017, 09:01 »
I don't think anyone is going to get there without googling at this point, but just in case I'll mention the time was summer of 1977, and the place was New York...

Managed to find it with these clues.  I wouldn't have got it in a million years!

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #319 on: 04 Dec 2017, 21:34 »
Well, Mandle and CaptainD have the answer:
Two lightning strikes at different power plants caused a citywide blackout, and a lot of fledgling hip-hop crews took advantage of the resulting looting to get amps, mikes and turntables. (I learned this from Netflix's 'The Get Down' :)
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