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A Pirate of Exquisite Mind: Fall 2008 Reading Group

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1TheTortoise
Edited: Oct 20, 2008, 2:57pm Top

Arr, me hearties! So ye be wantin to take part in me riddles? Well here they be! And a fine set if riddle-me-rees, they be!

So ye think ye know yer Binnacles from yer Barnacles?
Take part in me famous T.V. Quiz: Who Wants to Be a Buccaneer?

Here be a typical Quiz Question:

“Fifteen men on the dead man’s chest –
Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!
Drink and the devil had done for the rest –
Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!”

Question: Who were the fifteen men on the dead man’s chest?
Were they:
A. John, Paul, George and Ringo and 11 of their relatives?
B. Agnetha, Benny, Bjorn and Anni-Frid and 11 of their relatives.
C. You can’t get fifteen men on a dead man’s chest.
D. You are joking, right!

And for the tie-breaker: What Brand of Rum did for the rest?

For this question only: Answers on a Postcard only, please!
To arrive not later than 3rd October 1676. Entries arriving after that date will be disqualified!

Remember there are no trick questions in Who Wants to Be a Buccaneer?

Remember: – DO NOT POST IN THIS THREAD.
Go to me profile and send I a PRIVATE MESSAGE with yer answer – be sure to check the box marked PRIVATE, to prevent any Scallywags from copying ye!

The first Riddle and Quiz question will be posted at 8.00pm (GMT) on Sunday 2nd November, 2008. Ye will have 24 hours to respond.

- Yer First Mate, the Piratical Tortoise

2TheTortoise
Edited: Oct 25, 2008, 3:47pm Top

Pirate Riddles of the Seven Seas

Here are a few FREE Riddles to whet your appetite. Answers supplied on the answer thread.
These are not part of the competiition.

PRA: What is the difference between an umbrella and a Pirate who never stops talking?

PRB: What is the difference between a greedy Pirate and an electric toaster?

PRC: What was the largest Island in the world before Australia was discovered?

PRD: What did Columbus see on his right hand when he discovered America.

PRE: How do Pirates get their clothes clean?

PRF: What is the difference between a blind man and a retired Pirate?

PRG: When is a Pirate like a bird of prey?

PRH: What is the difference between a Pirate and a church bell?

PRI: Why did the Pirate put a chicken where he buried his treasure?

The competition starts on Sunday 02 November at 8.00pm (GMT)

- Yer First Mate, the Piratical Tortoise

3TheTortoise
Nov 2, 2008, 3:01pm Top

Pirate Riddles of the Seven Seas

PR1: Where would you find a Pirate’s brain?

Who Wants to Be a Buccaneer?

PQ1: Who discovered Cape Breton Island, Newfoundland and Novia Scotia in 1497?

Was it:

A. John Cabot?
B. Vasca Da Gama?
C. Christopher Columbus?
D. Francis Chichester?

Answers by Private Comment only

4TheTortoise
Nov 3, 2008, 3:06pm Top

Pirate Riddles of the Seven Seas

PR2: Where would you find the Piratical Tortoise’s Treasure Chest?

Who Wants to Be a Buccaneer?

PQ2: Between 1903 and 1906 who first navigated the North West passage?

Was it:

A. Captain James Cook?
B. Captain James Speke?
C. Captain Roald Amundsen?
D. Captain John Smith?

Answers by Private Comment only

5TheTortoise
Nov 4, 2008, 3:05pm Top

Pirate Riddles of the Seven Seas

PR3: Why was the Pirate of Exquisite Mind wet?

Who Wants to Be a Buccaneer?

PQ3: Who discovered Australia in 1606?

Was it:

A. Henry Hudson?
B. William Janszoon?
C. William Dampier?
D. Ferdinand Magellan?

Answers by Private Comment only

6TheTortoise
Edited: Nov 5, 2008, 3:11pm Top

Pirate Riddles of the Seven Seas

PR4: What vermin invested Pirate ships and were partial to a particular delicacy?

Who Wants to Be a Buccaneer?

PQ4: Who first crossed the Antarctic Continent in 1957-58?

Was it:

A. Sir Ernest Shackleton?
B. Sir James Clark Ross?
C. Sir Vivian Fuchs?
D. Sir Edmund Hilary?

Choose two in your answer.

Answers by Private Comment only

7TheTortoise
Nov 6, 2008, 3:19pm Top

Pirate Riddles of the Seven Seas

PR5: What do you call an angry Buccaneer?

Who Wants to Be a Buccaneer?

PQ5: What was the name of the ship, which Sir Francis Drake sailed round the world between 1557 and 1589?

Was it:

A. The Endeavour?
B. The Centurion?
C. The Victory?
D. The Golden Hind?

Answers by Private Comment only

8TheTortoise
Nov 7, 2008, 3:07pm Top

Pirate Riddles of the Seven Seas

PR6: Where do Pirates store their gym clothes?

Who Wants to Be a Buccaneer?

PQ6: Who reached North America round about the year 1000?

Was it:

A. Jacques Cartier?
B. Christopher Columbus?
C. Leif Ericcson?
D. Bartholomew Diaz?

Answers by Private Comment only

9TheTortoise
Nov 8, 2008, 3:05pm Top

Pirate Riddles of the Seven Seas

PR7: How is a Pirate flag like a West Coast baseball player?

Who Wants to Be a Buccaneer?

PQ7: Who discovered New Zealand in 1642?

Was it:

A. Neil Armstrong?
B. Martin Frobisher?
C. Abel Tasman?
D. Richard Chancellor?

Answers by Private Comment only

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Nov 9, 2008, 1:04pm Top

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11TheTortoise
Nov 9, 2008, 3:23pm Top

Pirate Riddles of the Seven Seas

PR8: How is Santa Claus like a Pirate?

Who Wants to Be a Buccaneer?

PQ8: Who wrote Treasure Island?

Was it:

A. Arthur Conan Doyle?
B. Robert Louis Stevenson?
C. J.M.Synge?
D. H.G.Wells

Answers by Private Comment only

12TheTortoise
Nov 10, 2008, 3:11pm Top

Pirate Riddles of the Seven Seas

PR9: Why did the Pirate give his ship a coat of paint?

Who Wants to Be a Buccaneer?

PQ9: Known as the “Saviour of the Navy” who kept a diary from 1660 to 1669?

Was it:

A. John Evelyn?
B. Charles Greville?
C. Harold Nicholson?
D. Samuel Pepys?

Answers by Private Comment only

13TheTortoise
Nov 11, 2008, 3:16pm Top

Pirate Riddles of the Seven Seas

PR10: Where can you find a Buccaneer's bathroom (Toilet)?

Who Wants to Be a Buccaneer?

PQ10: Who discovered the sea route to India in 1498?

Was it:

A. Marco Polo?
B. Vasca Da Gama?
C. Ferdinand Magellan?
D. Thomas Cook?

Answers by Private Comment only

14TheTortoise
Nov 12, 2008, 3:05pm Top

Pirate Riddles of the Seven Seas

PR11: What do you get when you cross a Pirate swordsman with a zucchini (courgette)?

Who Wants to Be a Buccaneer?

PQ11: Captain William Kidd lived from 1645 to 1701.What did he do?

Was he:

A. An explorer who sailed round the world?
B. One of the founders of the East India Company?
C. A revolutionary who was beheaded at Tower Hill?
D. A pirate who was hanged at Execution Dock?

Answers by Private Comment only

15TheTortoise
Nov 13, 2008, 3:06pm Top

Pirate Riddles of the Seven Seas

PR12: What is a common injury Pirates get from walking the plank in bare feet?

Who Wants to Be a Buccaneer?

PQ12: There are four oceans on the Earth’s surface. Which one is the largest?

Is it:

A. The Pacific Ocean?
B. The Atlantic Ocean?
C. The Indian Ocean?
D. The Arctic Ocean?

Answers by Private Comment only

16TheTortoise
Nov 14, 2008, 3:08pm Top

Pirate Riddles of the Seven Seas

PR13: What do Pirates use to blow their noses?

Who Wants to Be a Buccaneer?

PQ13: Who wrote Gulliver’s travels?

Was it:

A. Daniel Defoe?
B. Joseph Addison?
C. Jonathan Swift?
D. William Blake?

Answers by Private Comment only

17TheTortoise
Nov 15, 2008, 3:04pm Top

Pirate Riddles of the Seven Seas

PR14: Why are Pirates such good fishermen?

Who Wants to Be a Buccaneer?

PQ14: Who wrote Robinson Crusoe?

Was it:

A. Jonathan Swift?
B. Samuel Johnson?
C. Daniel Defoe?
D. Henry Fielding?

Answers by Private Comment only

18TheTortoise
Nov 16, 2008, 3:14pm Top

Pirate Riddles of the Seven Seas

PR15: If a Pirate was born in Greece, raised in Spain, went to America and died in San Francisco, what is he?

Who Wants to Be a Buccaneer?

PQ15: How many nautical miles are there to a league?

Are there:

A. Two?
B. Three?
C. Ten?
D. Twenty-One?

Answers by Private Comment only

19TheTortoise
Nov 17, 2008, 3:03pm Top

Pirate Riddles of the Seven Seas

PR16: What doesn’t get any wetter no matter how much it rains?

Who Wants to Be a Buccaneer?

PQ16: Who created Captain Hornblower?

Was it:

A. C.S. Lewis
B. E.M. Forster?
C. C.S. Forester?
D. J.D. Salinger?

Answers by Private Comment only

20TheTortoise
Nov 18, 2008, 3:24pm Top

Pirate Riddles of the Seven Seas

PR17: When a dirty Pirate has finished taking a bath, what is still dirty?

Who Wants to Be a Buccaneer?

PQ17: Who was the Scottish explorer who discovered the course of the Zambesi, the Victoria Falls and Lake Nyasa?

Was it:

A. David Livingstone?
B. Henry Stanley?
C. John Donne?
D. Daniel Macdonald?

Answers by Private Comment only

21TheTortoise
Nov 19, 2008, 3:17pm Top

Pirate Riddles of the Seven Seas

PR18: What kind of bath can a Pirate take without water?

Who Wants to Be a Buccaneer?

PQ18: What was the name of the Genoese navigator who explored America’s East Coast in 1509?

Was it:

A. Christopher Columbus?
B. Hernan Cortes?
C. Sebastian Cabot?
D. Jacques Cartier?

Answers by Private Comment only

22TheTortoise
Nov 20, 2008, 3:21pm Top

Pirate Riddles of the Seven Seas

PR19: What is the only time a Pirate can spell backwards?

Who Wants to Be a Buccaneer?

PQ19: Who was cast adrift from the Bounty by his mutinous crew in 1789?

Was it:

A. Charles Laughton?
B. James Cook?
C. William Bligh?
D. Jasper Hook?

Answers by Private Comment only

23TheTortoise
Edited: Nov 21, 2008, 3:15pm Top

Pirate Riddles of the Seven Seas

PR20: Why did the Pirate avoid Davy Jones’ Locker?

Who Wants to Be a Buccaneer?

PQ20: What was the name of the ship in which James Cook sailed round the world between 1768 and 1771?

Was it:

A. The Trafalgar?
B. The Centurion?
C. The Hispaniola?
D. The Endeavour?

Answers by Private Comment only

24TheTortoise
Nov 22, 2008, 3:16pm Top

Pirate Riddles of the Seven Seas

PR21: What can a Pirate draw without pen or pencil?

Who Wants to Be a Buccaneer?

PQ21: In nautical terms, what does “bilge” mean?

Is it:

A. The broadest part of the ship’s bottom?
B. The rim of the hatchway?
C. The hatch through which rubbish is placed?
D. A slang expression meaning “the Captain’s orders”?

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25TheTortoise
Nov 23, 2008, 3:22pm Top

Pirate Riddles of the Seven Seas

PR22: How does a Pirate ship show affection?

Who Wants to Be a Buccaneer?

PQ22: In nautical terms, what is a “cable”?

Is it:

A. The wire to which the anchor is attached?
B. A rope ladder leading down to a cabin?
C. A sea measure of 100 fathoms?
D. A light rowing boat?

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26TheTortoise
Nov 24, 2008, 3:04pm Top

Pirate Riddles of the Seven Seas

PR23: What kind of watch is best for Pirate’s who don’t like to have time on their hands?

Who Wants to Be a Buccaneer?

PQ23: In nautical terms, where is “starboard”?

Is it:

A. The right side of the ship looking forward?
B. The left side of the ship looking forward?
C. The front of the ship?
D. The rear of the ship?

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27TheTortoise
Nov 25, 2008, 3:10pm Top

Pirate Riddles of the Seven Seas

PR24: Why is a fish like a Pirate who talks too much?

Who Wants to Be a Buccaneer?

PQ24: In nautical terms, what is a “grapnel”?

Is it:

A. A type of compass?
B. A type of rope?
C. A type of anchor?
D. A type of sail?

Answers by Private Comment only

28TheTortoise
Nov 26, 2008, 3:13pm Top

Pirate Riddles of the Seven Seas

PR25: How can a Pirate tell the difference between a can of chicken soup and a can of tomato soup?

Who Wants to Be a Buccaneer?

PQ25: In nautical terms, what is a “binnacle”?

Is it:

A. A case to house a compass?
B. A spar projecting from a bow?
C. A petty officer in charge of part of the crew?
D. The cooking quarters on a ship?

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29TheTortoise
Nov 27, 2008, 3:10pm Top

Pirate Riddles of the Seven Seas

PR26: What kind of Pirates does England produce that no other country produces?

Who Wants to Be a Buccaneer?

PQ26: In nautical terms, what is the meaning of “abaft”?

Is it:

A. Behind?
B. Ahead?
C. To the right?
D. To the left?

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30TheTortoise
Nov 28, 2008, 3:11pm Top

Pirate Riddles of the Seven Seas

PR27: What two things can’t a Pirate have for breakfast?

Who Wants to Be a Buccaneer?

PQ27: In nautical terms, what are “scuppers”?

Are they:

A. The rations given to mutineers when they have been arrested on board ship?
B. The safety rafts that have to be carried on all ocean-going liners?
C. The ropes that support the main mast of a ship?
D. The holes in a ship’s sides used to drain water from the decks?

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31TheTortoise
Nov 29, 2008, 3:02pm Top

Pirate Riddles of the Seven Seas

PR28: What is the first thing a Pirate does in the morning?

Who Wants to Be a Buccaneer?

PQ28: In nautical terms, when is “the night watch”?

Is it:

A. From 4.00pm to 8.00pm?
B. From 6.00pm to 10.00pm?
C. From 10.00pm to 2.00am?
D. From midnight to 4.00am?

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32TheTortoise
Nov 30, 2008, 3:26pm Top

Pirate Riddles of the Seven Seas

PR29: What vegetable is it dangerous to have aboard a Pirate ship?

Who Wants to Be a Buccaneer?

PQ29: In nautical terms, what is a “hawser”?

Is it:

A. A type of navigational instrument?
B. A type of hatchway?
C. A type of ship’s wheel?
D. A type of rope?

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33TheTortoise
Dec 1, 2008, 3:09pm Top

Pirate Riddles of the Seven Seas

PR30: What geometric figure is like a Pirate’s parrot that has flown away?

Who Wants to Be a Buccaneer?

PQ30: How deep is a fathom?

Is it:

A. 3 feet?
B. 6 feet?
C. 10 feet?
D. 30 feet?

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34TheTortoise
Dec 2, 2008, 3:11pm Top

Pirate Riddles of the Seven Seas

PR31: What does a Pirate get when he is cut on the head with a cutlass?

Who Wants to Be a Buccaneer?

PQ31: What was the first name of the explorer Dr. Livingstone?

Was it:

A. James?
B. David?
C. Stanley
D. Robert?

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35TheTortoise
Dec 2, 2008, 3:11pm Top

Pirate Riddles of the Seven Seas

PR32: What is the difference between a Boxer and Pirate with a cold?

Who Wants to Be a Buccaneer?

PQ32: What imaginary line on the earth’s surface lies largely at 180 degrees longitude?

Is it:
A. Antarctic Circle?
B. Tropic of Capricorn?
C. 39th Parallel?
International Date Line?

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36TheTortoise
Dec 2, 2008, 3:12pm Top

Pirate Riddles of the Seven Seas

PR33: If a Pirate fell out of the crow’s nest, what would he fall against?

Who Wants to Be a Buccaneer?

PQ33: What nationality was the navigator Abel Tasman?

Was it:

A. German?
B. Swedish?
C. Dutch?
D. Spanish?

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37TheTortoise
Dec 2, 2008, 3:12pm Top

Pirate Riddles of the Seven Seas

PR34: Why is a sinking Pirate ship like a person in Jail?

Who Wants to Be a Buccaneer?

PQ34: Which famous sailor was killed in 1805?

Was it;

A. Nelson?
B. Drake?
C. Cook?
D. Raleigh?

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38TheTortoise
Dec 2, 2008, 3:12pm Top

Pirate Riddles of the Seven Seas

PR35: How did the Pirate skeleton in Davy Jones’ Locker know it was raining?

Who Wants to Be a Buccaneer?

PQ35: What was the Pirate, Blackbeard’s real name?

Was it:

A. Jeremiah Teach?
B. Joseph Teach?
C. Edward Teach?
D. Edwin Teach?

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