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Don’t bet the farm: answers

December 12, 2010 in Quizzes

Good day to you all.

Here are the answers to the questions I posted in yesterday’s Don’t bet the farm on it post.

Some of these were a wee bit controversial, and I’ve included footnotes to explain why.

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Don’t bet the farm on it

December 11, 2010 in Quizzes

In desperate need of a quiz fix to get over the blog’s enforced Winter break, myself and two buddies went along to last night’s Mayo Macra na Feirme quiz in The Western Hotel, Claremorris.

Once there, two things became very apparent. Macra na Feirme is a youth movement (it pretty much translates as “Young Farmers”) and the crowd were a good bit younger than us. I felt a very old 33!

The other issue on show was that this younger generation seem to have no shame when it comes to cheating. Well, certainly this lot didn’t.  It was iPhones to the left of me and iPhones to the right of me. The table beside us, featuring three girls and one guy, took out their phones (two of them) sometime during round #2 and kept them on their laps for the rest of the night. And, what’s more, they still felt enough pride in their work to cheer each question they’d gotten right when the answers were read out!

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