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HBS Guy

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Tallow would have been around long before whales started being hunted for their oil, as would beeswax.

FD reckons we should hunt whales for their meat. Pointing out that the Japs by and large didn’t eat it so Aussies were much less likely to eat it got no response from FD so I abandoned the argument. Facts and theories. Besides which—for how long could whales be harvested before they were at near extinction levels again?
 

mothra

Administrator
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Tallow would have been around long before whales started being hunted for their oil, as would beeswax.

Nonetheless, the first candles were made from whales, around 2000BCE in ... China. The Qin Dynasty.

I suppose it's Seth's question. He guessed whale and that's something.
 

SethBullock

Moderator
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OK, here's a three part question with a bonus question. It has to do with different terms used for the same thing in different U.S. military services.

The Navy and Marines have a word they use for the floor. What is it?
What do the Marines call a bathroom?
What does the Navy call a wall on a ship?

Bonus round for another million ....

In the Army, you're assigned to a base, and they say you're "stationed" on that base. How do Marines say that same thing?
 

HBS Guy

Head Honcho
Staff member
There is a novel by Neal Stephenson—two stories in one, one in WWII, one after in which the children of the WWII characters act. One of the WWII characters is a “jar head.” Book is “Cryptonomicon” and involves codebreaking.

The opening is pretty good the marine standing on the running board of a jeep heading helter skelter back to ship with a load of “pencil necks” with the marine composing a haiku in his mind.
 

pinkeye

Wonder woman
A riddle...
or actually Riddles..
as Seth has done so.....

These are easy and it's MY answer. Only mine that passes.

What do people pay for that they never want to use.?
What two things can you never eat for breakfast.?
Without me, you cannot live. But when I'm broken, you do not die. What am I.?
 
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