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xkcd #2922: Pub Trivia (imgs.xkcd.com)
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Bonus question: Where is London located? (a) The British Isles (b) Great Britain and Northern Ireland (c) The UK (d) Europe (or 'the EU') (e) Greater London

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[-] [email protected] 123 points 1 month ago
[-] [email protected] 38 points 1 month ago
[-] [email protected] 37 points 1 month ago

That is why the explanation continues: "(other than pedantic exceptions due to calendar issues or timezone alterations, or someone dying before their birthday, or being born on a leap day, none of which apply in this case)".

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[-] Holyhandgrenade 11 points 1 month ago

A friend of mine has his birthday on feb 29th. He was turning 49 and me and my gf showed up to his party with balloons with the number 12 on them (since that's how many actual birthdays he'd had).

[-] [email protected] 66 points 1 month ago
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[-] [email protected] 101 points 1 month ago

idk man, seems pretty straightforward to me

Lennon "was the soul of the Beatles, Harrison was the spirit." Martin said. "Paul was the heart, and Ringo was the drummer." Ringo: he was the drummer

[-] Carvex 51 points 1 month ago

"Is Ringo the best drummer in the world?"

"Ringo isn't even the best drummer in the Beatles"- The Beatles

[-] techt 19 points 1 month ago
[-] [email protected] 13 points 1 month ago

If your fact checker is caught stealing by Buzzfeed: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/13/business/media/snopes-plagiarism-David-Mikkelson.html

And considered unreliable by among others Harvard: https://misinforeview.hks.harvard.edu/article/fact-checking-fact-checkers-a-data-driven-approach/

You might want to double check. I didn't. I just want to caution people about blindly trusting Snopes. So they might very well be right on this topic.

[-] WhiskyTangoFoxtrot 12 points 1 month ago
[-] DaMonsterKnees 5 points 1 month ago

Are you a dozen or so thoughts down? Yes? Do you deserve love for the perfect share? Very yes!

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[-] [email protected] 20 points 1 month ago

I've heard from multiple sources (all dubious) that Ringo was the adhesive that held the band together during contentious times. Usually that role is appointed to the heart but in this case it was appointed to the Ringo. The drummer.

[-] captainlezbian 22 points 1 month ago

Alternatively he was the adult in the room

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[-] [email protected] 58 points 1 month ago

8 is yes, but I don't have enough space to fit the proof in a post.

[-] Mango 15 points 1 month ago

Today I triggered a guy who hates FTP and he gave me 4 whole nested comments ranting about how bad it is under the hood. Maybe you just don't wanna fit the proof.

[-] [email protected] 4 points 1 month ago

Easy, only relevant part: defined as being > 1

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[-] rsuri 42 points 1 month ago

4 is a trick question. Both had zero shark attacks, the so-called "shark" in Jaws was in fact a symbol of predatory capitalism and its amoral violence against the proletariat

[-] [email protected] 40 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

5: originally? None. They say there were no stars or planets. Also time and space came to be afterwards.

Edit: I just read the explainxkcd, I get it now. :)

[-] [email protected] 5 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)
  1. Don Majkowski threw a game winning touchdown pass to Sterling Sharpe in 1989 but the points were taken away as an illegal forward pass penalty, until later they saw the replay footage and awarded the points post game.
[-] kometes 5 points 1 month ago

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Instant_Replay_Game There were 37 seconds left when it was overturned--not post game.

[-] [email protected] 4 points 1 month ago

32 seconds, actually. They must have paused the game timer during the four minute deliberation, drat! If we could find a single example of results being overturned outside of a game then that would satisfy the question.

[-] randomaccount43543 34 points 1 month ago
[-] z00s 14 points 1 month ago

Number 7 is gonna be a real question one day. Wonder whether it'll be pneumatic tubes or matter transporters that gets there first?

[-] WhiskyTangoFoxtrot 9 points 1 month ago

Nah, small airplanes are relatively easy to build. Even if we eventually stop large-scale production there'll always be the occasional hobbiest putting a one-seater together.

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[-] [email protected] 7 points 1 month ago

Okay, who built the last penny farthing bicycle then?

[-] z00s 6 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

Who built the last CRT TV?

Who built the last commercial sailing ship?

Who built the last steam locomotive?

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[-] [email protected] 12 points 1 month ago

Regarding 4. Do lawyer attacks count as shark attacks?

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[-] ThoranTW 5 points 1 month ago

Regarding #9's alternative, "Not counting Canberra, what city was the most recently founded state capital of Australia?" is a bit of a bad question in and of itself, given that Canberra isn't a state capital, since the ACT isn't a state but rather a territory of Australia (alongside the Northern Territory).

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[-] [email protected] 9 points 1 month ago
[-] zik 7 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

...is the second largest city in Australia. But also has an inflated sense of self-importance.

;)

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[-] [email protected] 9 points 1 month ago

8 (about Goldbachs conjecture) is one that I don't quite get. Isn't the number 8 already proof that this isn't true (sum of 4+4)?

[-] [email protected] 46 points 1 month ago

8 is the sum of 5+3 both of which are primes. I think the Conjecture just states that there is a sum of two primes not every sum consists only of primes

[-] [email protected] 5 points 1 month ago

Ah gotcha! I thought it meant exclusively prime numbers

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[-] [email protected] 9 points 1 month ago

Huh, I figured neither movie was a Spielberg movie. Turns out both are

[-] [email protected] 8 points 1 month ago

He really has a thing for including shark attacks in all his movies, if you pay attention there's tons of subtle shark stack references in all of his films.

[-] Visstix 4 points 1 month ago

Yeah it was a fucking massacre in the opening scene of saving private ryan.

[-] [email protected] 9 points 1 month ago
  1. More than 3
[-] [email protected] 4 points 1 month ago

*Angry Santos Dumont sounds*

[-] [email protected] 4 points 1 month ago
  1. 2
    Inside and outside
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