[SPOILER] Answers - was Re: REMINDER Pub Quiz tonight

Ben Evans ben at bpfh.net
Tue Nov 15 11:33:35 GMT 2005

On Tue, Nov 15, 2005 at 10:30:01AM +0000, Dave Cross wrote:
> Paul Orrock wrote:
> > Simon Wistow wrote:
> > 
> >> 26. Astronomy: What is the closest star to earth, after the Sun?
> >> 26. Alpha Cenaturi
> > 
> > There's no such place, Alpha Centauri is actually the correct answer.
> Actually it's not. The correct answer is Proxima Centauri. But last 
> night I took a gamble on the quizmasters not knowing the right answer 
> and went for the answer I thought they'd want (Alpha Centauri).

As it was my quiz, I think I can get away with some pedantry.

There are 3 stars called Alpha Centauri - one of which is also called 
Proxima Centauri and we accepted both answers.


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