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iwarburton



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 8:56 pm    Post subject: What Are the Odds? Reply with quote

We've had quite a bit of snow in these parts today. This led to my choir practice this evening being called off, which in turn resulted in my watching Mastermind and University Challenge.

Two progammes, no doubt recorded at different times in different locations, both asked the same question, on where Jack Russell terriers got their name. What are the odds of that happening?

Ian.
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Helen May



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Ian,

How weird! I saw University Challenge and heard the question, 2 good teams shame they were up against each other.

Heard about your snow as well, my mum was out in it.

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RockitRon



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've noticed the duplication of questions thing quite often recently, usually between Mastermind and Weakest Link. Got sidetracked last night and missed most of UC - might have to investigate this new BBC i-player thing.

Weather wise, the UK appears to be right on the edge of things - the South (including here) has been very mild but very wet right up until the early hours of this morning and then there was a hard frost. I don't know if it's any consolation to those suffering flooding at the moment but 15-20 years ago I suspect all that rain would have fallen as snow, as, indeed, it appears to have done yesterday in Scotland and the north-east.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

All quiz shows use specialist question setters. It might just be that the shows use the same person(s) to set the questions.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 2:26 pm    Post subject: What Are The Odds? Reply with quote

Were you thinking about the movie 'Cry Wolf' at all, where a scientist named Jack Russell turns into a dog?

As there's also a cricketer of that name, I picture a dog on the pitch in full whites!
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