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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #320 on: 12 Dec 2017, 01:38 »
Here's a good one: Which history quiz game is lapsing into obsolescence? (roll) 

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #321 on: 12 Dec 2017, 04:04 »
A man once fell from a horse and eventually died from his injuries.

If he had not fallen it could have potentially prevented the huge stockpiles of nuclear weapons that exist today from ever being created.

Who was this man?


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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #322 on: 12 Dec 2017, 17:07 »
'Could have'? So now we're dealing in hypothetical histories? (laugh)

Alternative question (you can keep working on Mandle's if you want): What charter did King John of England sign in 1215?

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #323 on: 12 Dec 2017, 23:56 »
The Magna Carta.
Back to Mandle's question. :)
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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #324 on: 13 Dec 2017, 01:00 »
Back to Mandle's question. :)

I changed mine slightly as I realized the wording was not really correct.

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #325 on: 13 Dec 2017, 10:17 »
Hmm... I'm not really familiar with this but I assume it's something about someone discovering Uranium after falling off their horse, and if they hadn't fallen they wouldn't have stopped there?

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #326 on: 13 Dec 2017, 11:33 »
Hmm... I'm not really familiar with this but I assume it's something about someone discovering Uranium after falling off their horse, and if they hadn't fallen they wouldn't have stopped there?

Naw...

It's more about politics than science...

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #327 on: 15 Dec 2017, 02:01 »
Senator Joseph McCarthy fell off a horse, hit his head, and became America's most vociferous douche-bag, thereby initiating an era of anti-communist hysteria and nuclear megalomania!  ;-D

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #328 on: 15 Dec 2017, 05:35 »
Senator Joseph McCarthy fell off a horse, hit his head, and became America's most vociferous douche-bag, thereby initiating an era of anti-communist hysteria and nuclear megalomania!  ;-D

Hahaha! Actually the guy that fell was Russian nobility I believe.

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #329 on: 16 Dec 2017, 23:41 »
Nikolai Felov.

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #330 on: 17 Dec 2017, 11:38 »
Nikolai Felov.

Hahaha...

He was supposed to marry a Spanish woman if I remember correctly which would have made California a Russian colony but took a fall from a horse on the way back home to ask permission to marry and died.

If he hadn't have fallen then America and Russia may have been neighbours on the same continent and may have sorted out their differences way before the Cold War was destined to happen thus negating the need for billions of dollars invested in the nuclear arms race and a stockpile of weapons that ensure the extinction of the human race if every used.

This scenerio comes from Mona Clee's fictional novel "Branch Point" which I don't have with my now and couldn't even find the name of the Russian nobleman myself.

Maybe I can look it up soon but until then I'm off on a trip and probably can't update here for a few weeks so someone take over please.

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #331 on: 17 Dec 2017, 17:31 »
Wait, wait, wait.  You.... don't even know who the guy was at the centre of the implausible Rude-Goldberg-machine-esque alternate reality historical scenario? (roll)  I foresee a much more challenging and amusing historical quiz game thread opening up. :=

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #332 on: 27 Dec 2017, 04:20 »
All right, here's one from a book I'm quite enjoying right now.  Since actual names might be obscure, I'm happy with a title:

What was the title of the blind man who personally led his troops in storming the largest city in Christendom?  

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #333 on: 27 Dec 2017, 14:07 »
just to throw something out there and since your just asking for the title, I am going to say Emperor?
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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #334 on: 27 Dec 2017, 16:43 »
Well, emperor of __________ would count.  I mean, there's only a very finite number of titles out there.

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #335 on: 27 Dec 2017, 19:39 »
Emperor of Byzantium? sp?
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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #336 on: 27 Dec 2017, 21:24 »
Emperor of China?

(Er... is the "Emperor" part actually correct?)

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #337 on: 28 Dec 2017, 03:00 »
Emperor of Byzantium? sp?

As a rule, Emperors of Byzantium tended to be blinded after being deposed.  While they might have family that would besiege the imperial city on their behalf to restore them, I am unaware of any blind emperor or ex-emperor personally leading the troops forward.

Emperor of China?

(Er... is the "Emperor" part actually correct?)

I'm not familiar with any Chinese emperor attacking major Christian centres.

And no, it wasn't an Emperor, who I'd expect to be named.  So now we're down to kings, churchmen, nobles, saints, and impresarios....  ;)

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #338 on: 28 Dec 2017, 09:27 »
Sheikh someone or other? :confused:


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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #339 on: 29 Dec 2017, 00:42 »
....No.  And technically that's not a guess either.  I will accept the actual name of the individual, but as it's not common knowledge I'll also take an answer in this format: the __________ of __________.  For example: the Count of Flanders, the Earl of Devon, the King of Denmark, the Prince of Muscovy, etc.  The event itself was front page news back in the 13th century; I was just never aware of the actual players involved before reading this book.