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    First Impressions

    Without recourse to the Oracle at Google, how good is your general knowledge?
    1) How long did the Hundred Years War last?
    2) Which country makes Panama hats?
    3) From which animal do we get catgut?
    4) In which month do Russians celebrate the October Revolution?
    5) What is a camel's hair brush made of?
    6) The Canary Islands in the Pacific are named after what
    animal?
    7) What was King George VI's first name?
    8) What color is a purple finch?
    9) Where are Chinese gooseberries from?
    10) How long did the Thirty Years War last?
    <font color=blue><font face="Script MT Bold"><big>Rob</big></font face=script></font color=blue>

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    Re: First Impressions

    Obviously, I did this without a single Google. I tried 'em all and my guess is I got 1 right.

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>1. 97 years
    2. China
    3. goats
    4. October
    5. Camel Hair
    6. Monkey
    7. George
    8, Blue
    9. Michigan
    10. 31 years</font color=yellow></span hi>
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    Re: First Impressions

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>4 - November, because Russia hadn't adopted the Gregorian calendar reform yet.
    6 - Dog (Latin: canis)
    9 - Aren't they what we call kiwi fruit? When we first got them, they were from New Zealand, nowadays they're grown everywhere, I think.</font color=yellow></span hi>

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    Re: First Impressions

    Sorry, Ricky. Nary a one.
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    Re: First Impressions

    Four out of four. <img src=/S/clever.gif border=0 alt=clever width=15 height=15>
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    Re: First Impressions

    Four?

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    He's thinking you'll get the next one correct, as well! <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: First Impressions

    Let's try, then <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>3. Sheep</font color=yellow></span hi>

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    Re: First Impressions

    Ricky's right and so are you. My precognitive faculty prevails again.
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    I just couldn't stand it anymore so I went Googling...
    Can't believe I missed #10, Geez! <img src=/S/doh.gif border=0 alt=doh width=15 height=15>
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    Re: First Impressions

    What would Anne Robinson say?
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    She would say I was the weakest link! <img src=/S/mad.gif border=0 alt=mad width=15 height=15>
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    Re: First Impressions

    2. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>Equador </font color=yellow></span hi>
    5. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>Pig bristles </font color=yellow></span hi>
    6. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>Dog </font color=yellow></span hi>
    7. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>Albert </font color=yellow></span hi>

    I've forgotten the others, but have seen the test some years back {grin]

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    Re: First Impressions

    Yep, but my sources inform me that 5# is made from <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>squirrel fur</font color=yellow></span hi> !!!!
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    Re: First Impressions

    From this site:
    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>
    <hr>Camel - Brushes made from a variety of hairs, including ox, goat, squirrel or pony hair. There is no camel hair in a camel hair brush.
    Bristle brushes - Made of hog hair, which is coarse and works well with heavier mediums like oils and alkyds<hr>
    </font color=yellow></span hi>

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