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Same Country: Different Historical Figure Quiz
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Dec 30th, 2012 at 09:07 GMT
Great idea, well executed. But I might avoid that Muhammad-bin Laden pairing if I was you. Maybe replace one of them with Abdul Aziz bin Saud? Or swap them both for a couple of Persians, like Omar Khayyam and Reza Shah Pahlavi?
Dec 30th, 2012 at 09:38 GMT
As much as Saudi Arabians would be thrilled about the choice of Bin Laden, I think Romanians would be even more thrilled with their representatives!
Dec 30th, 2012 at 09:40 GMT
@floydpink: I've no objection to that, and so Abdul Aziz bin Saud is now included. @Fidelio: :)
Dec 30th, 2012 at 17:56 GMT
David Ben-Gurion was born in Poland and not Israel.
Dec 30th, 2012 at 19:06 GMT
Benjamin Netanyahu was born in Israel, however. Just a suggestion, Flick, if you need a replacement.
Dec 30th, 2012 at 19:32 GMT
@dolby: nice catch @pete32782: the suggestion sounds good to me, though Natalie Portman sprang to mind. thanx both
Dec 31st, 2012 at 01:55 GMT
Please correct the spelling of Pizarro. As it's now ("Pizzaro") it seems more an Italian than a Spanish surname.
Dec 31st, 2012 at 02:34 GMT
Jesus was born in Bethlehem, which is not part of Israel.
Dec 31st, 2012 at 02:35 GMT
Also, Freud was born in what is now the Czech Republic, not Austria.
Dec 31st, 2012 at 03:04 GMT
@johnlk: good point. We must define the meaning of "same country". Freud and Hitler were born in the same country of the 19th century (the Austro-Hungarian empire) but in different modern countries. On the other hand, Copernicus and Marie Curie were born in the same modern country (Poland) but when she was born it was part of the Russian empire. Therefore different criteria are applied for Freud-Hitler and for Copernicus-Marie Curie.
Jan 1st, 2013 at 00:55 GMT
interesting id f truwe
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Jan 1st, 2013 at 21:56 GMT
lol at continuing to insist that Palestine is not a country.
Jan 2nd, 2013 at 03:51 GMT
CoolBeans, I took this to mean that both Rabin and Abbas were born in what was then the British Mandate of Palestine. Looked at that way,it could just as easily be seen as "insisting" that Israel is not a country. Just sayin' is all...
Jan 2nd, 2013 at 08:29 GMT
@CoolBeans: OK I give up on that pairing too, hope I've solved it now ...
Jan 4th, 2013 at 20:08 GMT
Pizarro is still misspelled...
Game published: Mar 27th, 2013 at 17:00 GMT
Mar 27th, 2013 at 17:49 GMT
man, I sucked at this :(
Mar 27th, 2013 at 18:10 GMT
I know it can't be helped, but poor Mozart.
Mar 27th, 2013 at 18:40 GMT
Not terribly often do you find those two sons of Austria linked. And I love the two from England because they are very fictionally, semi-romantically linked in the Aardman movie Pirates: Band of Misfits (at least he pines for her). Very fun quiz with some no-brainers and some real toughies.
Mar 27th, 2013 at 18:46 GMT
You'll get some angry Croatians on here for suggesting that Marco Polo was born in Italy...! Good quiz
Mar 27th, 2013 at 19:34 GMT
There are a few interesting links here. For example, the Bible states that Jesus is a direct descendant of David. Nehru was a protege of Gandhi's. Trudeau met Fox on Fox's cross-Canada run, and gave a short eulogy in the House of Commons upon the latter's death. Of course, Plato was a student of Socrates.
Mar 27th, 2013 at 20:15 GMT
Would be good if you gave a source for the birthplaces, a few seem to be unknown or contentious.
Mar 27th, 2013 at 20:29 GMT
Why is Mozart only given a last name? Everyone else with more than one name was listed with both a first and a last name.
Mar 27th, 2013 at 22:09 GMT
It's interesting to see when a country has 2 people from the same field. Ireland is known for their writers, Greece for their philosophers, and Italy for their explorers. Although I am sure Marco Polo and Christopher Columbus would be a bit shocked to see rivals Venice and Genoa united.
Mar 28th, 2013 at 00:28 GMT
@Kinderby Why not?? We just have to delete the end of his name.
Mar 28th, 2013 at 02:17 GMT
Time is ridiculously short.
Mar 28th, 2013 at 03:08 GMT
@montylaw Not really...
Mar 29th, 2013 at 15:25 GMT
Strange.. If you don't know the 'historical figures' from your own country? (Mata Hari)
Mar 31st, 2013 at 00:00 GMT
So once we have selected all the famous people we can deduce that this Terry Fox chap, whoever he may have been, was a Canadian.
Mar 31st, 2013 at 00:06 GMT
...and now I know who he was, I feel a bit of an arse for making that last comment.
Apr 17th, 2013 at 20:52 GMT
@Bobman1- funny you should say that, that's exactly what I was thinking about when I saw Queen Victoria and Charles Darwin!
Apr 18th, 2013 at 20:43 GMT
excellent ambassadors for Romania
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