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Smudge
We do this on another forum of mine, and it's actually a lot of fun.

Basically, one person will ask a question pertaining to any period of any country's history. Someone else will then answer the question. If they're right, they post a question of their own, the trick being that the previous questioneer cannot answer. They may, however, answer the NEXT question. This way you don't get two people just asking one another question after question...

The only other rule is that there has to be an objective answer that can be posted without an essay. Oh, and there's a 24 hour time limit on each question. If not answered within that timeframe, the asker gets to put up another question. If they keep on asking really, really obscure, trivial questions, we lynch them and someone else gets a chance.

I'll start the bidding with: Name the man who is considered to be the first emperor of the United States, and the means by which he obtained this title.
Wolfenstein
Norton the First... He decleared himself that...
Lord Bitememan
Son of a bitch Wolfy's right. Okay Wolfy, let's have your question.
Wolfenstein
How old was Mozart when he composed his first symphony?
MindsWideOpen
6, I think.
Wolfenstein
nope.
zaragosa
He was nine.

Where lie the remains of the man who said "Cogito ergo sum"?
Wolfenstein
My source says 8, but meh, it's probably a not too exact age...
Solidarity
QUOTE(Wolfenstein @ Jul 4 2005, 03:20 PM)



St. Germain-des-Pres, Paris' oldest church.

Who was the last SS Reichsfuhrer and what ended up happening to him?
Wolfenstein
I think it was Goering (spelling?), killed himself with a cynide pill...
Solidarity
QUOTE(Wolfenstein @ Jul 5 2005, 07:27 AM)
I think it was Goering (spelling?), killed himself with a cynide pill...



Incorrect.

Hint: The person in question didn't hold his office for very long.
mhallex
Goebbels(sp?) perhaps?
Lord Bitememan
Wasn't it Himmler? And he killed himself with a cyanide casule after he was caught by the allies?
libvertaruan
Himmler.
Bar-Aram
Screw that.

I'm asking the next question. Who founded the Druze religion (a minority Islamic sect), what Muslim state was he the Caliph of before that, what very important Christian holy place (among many lesser ones) did he have partially destroyed, and what year did he destroy it?
Solidarity
QUOTE(libvertaruan @ Jul 5 2005, 08:23 PM)


No, but you're very close. Himmler wasn't Reichsfuhrer until the very end.

Since Bar-Aram as asked a question I'll just give the answer.

Himmler was dismissed by Hitler in the last months of the war. Karl Hanke took his place as Reichsfuhrer, but for obvious reasons only filled the spot for a few months. On the eve of Germany's capitulation he fled. Some say he ran to Czechoslovakia where he was subsequently shot, others say he managed to escape to South America.

The more you know!
Wolfenstein
Aragorn,

I can't remember the name, but I believe he was from Egypt...
Bar-Aram
Egypt it is, although the state in particular is named after the dynasty that was ruling then and their rule wasn't confined to Egypt alone. They fought a lot with the Seljuks and the Byzantines before the arrival of the First Crusade. This should make the answer easy enough to figure out.
Lord Bitememan
Um. . . wasn't the guy's name al-Darazi?
LordLeto
Well it was the Fatimids and the Holy Seplechur(sp?). As for the date and who, I dunno.
Bar-Aram
QUOTE(Lord Bitememan @ Jul 7 2005, 02:16 AM)
Um. . . wasn't the guy's name al-Darazi?



No, he came after him, and he was never a leader of any kind of state.
Bar-Aram
QUOTE(LordLeto @ Jul 7 2005, 03:11 AM)
Well it was the Fatimids and the Holy Seplechur(sp?). As for the date and who, I dunno.



Yup. The rest should have been easy enough to look up if you already knew that much.

Anyway, it was the Caliph al-Hakim of the Fatimids (quite insane it seems) who destroyed many holy sites for both Christians and Jews, including the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem in 1009, and killed many Christians and Jews. Technically, he didn't actually officially found the Druze faith himself, but his followers (including al-Darazi) founded it and settled in the Lebanese Mountains right after his death. But he was the inspiration.

A funny thing. It's said that he had a large black slave named Mas'oud that would walk around with him in the streets of Cairo. Any shopkeepers that he caught cheating during his strolls were sodomized right there on the spot, in public, by Mas'oud. smile.gif
LordLeto
Well yeah, it would have been easy enough to google "Druze." Figured that wouldn't be 'fair.' Meh.
LordLeto
QUOTE
A funny thing. It's said that he had a large black slave named Mas'oud that would walk around with him in the streets of Cairo. Any shopkeepers that he caught cheating during his strolls were sodomized right there on the spot, in public, by Mas'oud. smile.gif



laugh.gif Now thats funny.

I guess I get to ask a question now?
Lord Bitememan
Since Leto came up with the closest thing resembling an answer, he gets the next question.
LordLeto
This one should be easy.

Who is the only man to ever hold the office of Gov. in more then one US state?
Lord Bitememan
Wasn't it Sam Houston?
LordLeto
Yep. Your turn LB.
Lord Bitememan
Which was the first state in the US to outlaw the death penalty and in what year was it done?
LordLeto
NM I can't answer till the next question.
Solidarity
QUOTE(Lord Bitememan @ Jul 6 2005, 08:50 PM)
Which was the first state in the US to outlaw the death penalty and in what year was it done?



Michigan in 1846?
Lord Bitememan
Close enough, 1847. Your turn.
Solidarity
Which Canadian Prime Minister had the shortest term in office? How long was it?
Stimulant
probably Rhode Island, they were a bunch of hippies.
Remember_the_day
Was it not the conservative PM sirr Tupper from around 1900, or something along thoes lines?
Remember_the_day
... and I just found out it was Sir Charles Tupper and his reign only lasted 69 days by the way.


(used google to find out how long he lasted)
Solidarity
QUOTE(Remember_the_day @ Jul 8 2005, 03:55 PM)
... and I just found out it was Sir Charles Tupper and his reign only lasted 69 days by the way.
(used google to find out how long he lasted)



Well done.
The Poster Formerly Known as Y2A
Who was the only federal legislator to vote against the U.S War in Afganistan?

*edit-added an actual historical question*

What famous Peruvian leader was drawn and quartered (had arms and legs tied to horses to be stretched) for his role in a large rebellion against Spanish rule?
Dakyron
Ted Kennedy?

*to the actual historical question*

get back to you on that...

The Poster Formerly Known as Y2A
No.
Dakyron
How about... Im sure Im spelling his name wrong and badly... Jose Conderianqui...

edit: Acutal spelling is Josť Gabriel Condorcanqui, yeah... I was just a little off...

Also went by the name of Tupac Amaru II.
The Poster Formerly Known as Y2A
Bah, you looked it up didn't you. Anyway, what was his "nom de guerre" for which he is better known? What is his influence today?

*posted it before you made your edit*
LordLeto
The Shining Path. Bunch of crazies that terrorized Peru back in the day(70's). Right?


Edit:Looked it up and no, that was a differnt group of crazies hacking people up in peru. rolleyes.gif


EditEdit:Wait, why are you even asking? Its Remember the Day's turn. tongue.gif
Dakyron
I kind of remembered him, at one time I was really interested in conquistador history... forgotten most of it... had to look up his spelling...

He took his name from supposedly the last Inca ruler, who was murdered by the Spanish(much like every other South American ruler).

Lets stay close to that though...

Who was the first European explorer to see the California coast?
Lord Bitememan
De Soto.
LordLeto
Na, it was some Portugese guy, then Drake. Not sure who the Portugese guy was, the only reason I remember Drake is excaliming "How the hell did Drake get to California?"
Dakyron
No, but close
edit: to LB
Lord Bitememan
Portugese Guy, you mean Magellan?
Benevolent
Was the Reichsfueher question perhaps looking for Grand Admiral Doenitz, and just not realise that the title was Fuehrer and not Reischfuherer?
Lord Bitememan
Anyways, if it's not De Soto, I'm going to guess Coronado.
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