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From: Revolution OG (revolutionog) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host2/16/19 2:02 PM 
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Questions on Astronomy, Physics, Science Fiction and other cool stuff.

Explore strange new worlds.

Sound cool at dinner parties.

Or just make jokes and drink beer the whole time, no pressure.

The Other Chatroom, we wont steal your lunch money.


Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you really want to test a mans character, give him power.

- Abraham Lincoln

  • Edited April 11, 2019 2:26 pm  by  Revolution OG (revolutionog)
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From: quantumspice2/17/19 2:06 PM 
To: Revolution OG (revolutionog) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (2 of 18) 
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Here is an example of what we do here for those who have never been to one of our trivia nights. We have trivia on various topics but Sunday night is typically Nerd Trivia. We write the questions ourselves. It's all just for fun and we learn a lot from writing them.



1). Which star class is most likely to go supernova? 


A. G class,  B. K class,  C. B class, D. All of the above. 


2). Which of the following stars is  actually a trinary star system? 


A. Sirius,  B. Zeta Reticulu,  C. Alpha Centauri,  D. Antares 


3). What is the closest nebula to Earth? 


A. Helix Nebula,  B. Orion Nebula, C. Horse head Nebula,  D. Barnards Loop 


4). A massive and extremely powerful celestial object that appears star-like on a telescope, but generates light from high energy gas instead of fusion is called a: 


A. neutron star,  B. Pulsar,  C. Magnetar,  D. Quasar 


5). What celestial object has the most powerful magnetic field? 


A. Neutron star,  B. Pulsar,  C. Magnetar,  D. Black hole 


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There are no strangers here; only friends you haven't met. - Yeats


From: quantumspice2/18/19 11:59 AM 
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Thanks to everyone who came to play Nerd Trivia last night. We will have it again next Sunday. Here are the original questions written by myself and OuchPotato that we used for last nights game.



1. The hottest stars fall under which conventional color description.
A. White
B. Blue
C. Blue-white
D. Red
2. What color are G class starts.
A. red
B. yellow
C. orange
D. light orange
3. In the original comic, Aqua man was raised by.
A. Atlantean priestesses
B. Shipwrecked pirates
C. Mermaids
D. Dolphins
E. Sharks
5. Which event in the scifi movie 'Interstellar' is most likely scientifically impossible.
A. A planet could have frozen clouds.
B. A worm hole could open in space, providing a short cut from one side of the universe to the other.
C. Getting close to the gravity of a massive object like  black hole would cause time to move more slowly for you than for people on earth.
D. It would be possible to communicate to earth from within a black hole.
6. Which of the following items have been left orbiting the earth.
A. Gene Roddenberry's ashes.
B. A stuffed spacesuit made to took like an astronaut thrown into orbit during a space walk.
C. An abandoned Russian space station described by the Nasa astronauts who found it as a collision of four school buses on the outside and a frat house on the inside.
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There are no strangers here; only friends you haven't met. - Yeats

  • Edited February 19, 2019 1:42 am  by  Revolution OG (revolutionog)

From: quantumspice2/24/19 6:49 PM 
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There are no strangers here; only friends you haven't met. - Yeats


From: DarlingVex DelphiPlus Member Icon2/24/19 7:52 PM 
To: quantumspice  (5 of 18) 
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Well not all of us will steal your lunch money, but with rising costs of groceries every penny counts!!!



From: Revolution OG (revolutionog) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host2/25/19 1:18 AM 
To: DarlingVex DelphiPlus Member Icon  (6 of 18) 
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Haha Vexy, we lunch money victims have our reckoning later on in life. Laughing.


Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you really want to test a mans character, give him power.

- Abraham Lincoln


From: Revolution OG (revolutionog) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host2/25/19 1:20 AM 
To: quantumspice  (7 of 18) 
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Questions from Tonight's Philosophy Trivia. We didn't keep score but everyone had fun.

1. This seventeenth century philosopher published views on feminism, anti-monarchism, universal enfranchisement, and the dismantling of the church, that were considered scandalous during her lifetime. She insisted upon the radical notion that women have strong sexual drives and desires equal to men and that to suggest otherwise is ignorance and subjugation of women. She was attacked and criticized by her contemporaries. 
A. Marie de Gournay
B. Marie Dentiere
C. Jane Addams
D. Mary Wollstonecraft
2. This philosophy is characterized by the idea that scientific, political, and religious "progress" have not improved the human condition overall.
A. Existential nihilism
B. Philosophical pessimism
C. Stoicism
D. Anarcho-primitivism
E. A and C
F. B and D
G.All of the above
3. The golden Rule states that we should treat other people only in ways that we ourselves would like to be treated. Where does this rule first appear in written form.
A.The Code of Hammurabai
B. The eloquent Peasant
C. The Analects
D.The Torah
E. The Tales of Gilgamesh
B. The 4000 year old Egyptian text: The Eloquent Peasant, a fictional work which explains the tenets of Ma'at as an allegory of a peasant pleading for justice as he delves deeper into concepts of morality.
4. Which ancient philosopher is credited with this saying  "A fool returns to his folly like a dog returns to it's own vomit'?
A. King Solomon
B. Confucius
C. Siddhartha Guatama
D. Thales of Melitus
5. This Hellenistic period philosopher taught philosophy, math, and astronomy to all who came to her, including pagans, Jews, Christians and women. Some of her work on conical sections was ground breaking and was expanded upon by later mathematicians. She was murdered and dismembered by a mob of angry Christians in Alexandria. Her death is considered by some to be the end of the great age of philosophers.
6. Which philosophy is based on the premise that pleasure is the sole intrinsic goal of life?
A. Hedonism
B. Epicureanism
C. Rationalistic satanism
D. All of the Above
7. What is the origin of the saying "Before enlightenment, chop wood and carry water; after enlightenment, chop wood and carry water."
A. The Sayings of Layman Pang
B. The Way of Contentment
C. The Art of War
D. The Indian Vedas
8. This book of Chinese philosophy outlines the possible outcomes that can arise from the choices we make and how we conduct ourselves. It is also used as a book of divination using sticks or coins to select a specific passage in the book.
A. The Tao Te Ching
B. The Confucian Analects
C. The I Ching
D. The Tong Sing: Book of Chinese Wisdom
9. This controversial and often misunderstood German philosopher argued that Christianity and traditional philosophy should be discarded for something more life-affirming. He dismissed Socrates as a "degenerate". He is often said to be a nihilist but his philosophical thought is actually unique to him; he never studied philosophy formally. The central tenet of his philosophy was that we should learn to control and harness our natural passions and use that power to create our own destinies. He went insane while still in his 40's and died insane.
10. Who said "Life imitates art."?
A. John Lennon
B. Andy Warhol
C. Jim Morrison
D. Yoko Ono
E. Oscar Wilde
11. This poetess from the Island of Lesbos is known for her lyrical poetry. Her one complete surviving work is "an Ode to Aphrodite" which celebrates the affection between women.
12. While philosophers and thinkers were commonly persecuted and exiled during his era, this classical Greek philosopher was the only one given the death penalty. He was found guilty of corrupting the minds of the people and carried out his sentence by drinking poison.
13. The idea that all concepts should be considered with doubt, including the belief that all concepts should be considered with doubt, is the premise of what philosophy?
A. Sophistry
B. Academic Skepticism
C. Cynicism
D. Pyrrhonism
14. Which philosopher created the scientific method?
A. Renee Descartes
B. Pythagoras
C. Sir Francis Bacon
D. Euclid
15. Which philosopher advocated ruling over people through the use of fear?
A. Carl Marx
B. Niccolo Machiavelli
C. Johann Gottlieb Fichte
D. Both B and C

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you really want to test a mans character, give him power.

- Abraham Lincoln

  • Edited April 11, 2019 2:31 pm  by  Revolution OG (revolutionog)

From: quantumspice3/10/19 9:06 PM 
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There are no strangers here; only friends you haven't met. - Yeats


From: quantumspice3/10/19 10:51 PM 
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Highlight from the Trivia we had Tonight.

1. Which band has sold the greatest number of albums.
2. Which of the following is not a name The Beatles called themselves before becoming The Beatles.
A. The Moondogs
B. The Quarrymen
C. The Crickets
D. The Blackjacks
3. What was the first song to be played on MTV.
4. Which movie inspired the name iPOD
A. Alien
B. Invasion of the Body Snatchers
C. 2001 Space Odyssey
D. The Day the Earth Stood Still
4. During operation just cause, US soldiers blasted songs such as 'Big Shot' by Billy Joel, 'You've Got Another Thing Coming' by Judas Priest, 'I fought the Law' and Jimi Hendrix 'Star Spangled Banner' to break the morale of this dictator as he was attempting to take refuge inside a church.
A. Saddam Hussein
B. Omar Qaddafi
C. Jacobo Arbenz
D. Manuel Noriega
5. The oldest archeological records of dance come from..
A. Greek wall paintings 6000 years BP
B. 9000 year old cave paintings in India
C. 7000 year old Sumerian clay tablets
D. 20,000 year old neanderthal cave paintings
6. This famous Parisian dance house is an icon of French bohemian culture. it was the first building in Paris to be lit by electricity, it survived two world wars and was the birth place of Cancan dance.
7. This dance form first appeared in the south Bronx among African American and Latino youth as a way to settle disputes. It has elements of Capoeira, lindy hop, the emerging hiphop movement, jazz and gymnastics.
8. How many songs did Elvis Presley write.
A. 600
C. 1
D. Zero
9. This feminist protest punk rock group based in Moscow consists of 11 women who create music together when not serving jail time for illicit, dissentient, guerilla performances in public places.
10. This famous rock groups logo was inspired by the Hindi Goddess, Kali the Destroyer.
A. The Grateful Dead
B. Led Zepplin
C. Pink Floyd
D. The Rolling Stones
11. Who was featured on the first cover of Rolling Stone.
A. John Lennon
B. Jimi Hendrix
C. Mick Jagger
D. Chuck Berry
12. True or false. Every Known culture has had some form of music and dance.

There are no strangers here; only friends you haven't met. - Yeats

  • Edited April 11, 2019 2:33 pm  by  Revolution OG (revolutionog)

From: Revolution OG (revolutionog) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host3/17/19 12:15 PM 
To: quantumspice  (10 of 18) 
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Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you really want to test a mans character, give him power.

- Abraham Lincoln


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