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Old 16 January 2019, 10:41 AM
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1. In addition to their day jobs as peasants, what did hoplites do in ancient Greece?

I believe they where specifically soldiers equipped with spears.
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Old 16 January 2019, 01:30 PM
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1. Foot soldiers.

2. So, they're looking for Ophelia on this one, but it's worth noting that in Richard III, the Duke of Clarence is stabbed then may or may not have been drowned in wine off-stage (First murderer: "...if all this will not do / I'll drown you in the malmsey-butt within").

3. Coal.


5. Joan Crawford.

6. All I can think of is GAGA.
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Old 17 January 2019, 12:29 AM
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I missed a week... and I'm a bit late to this one.

1. Spearmen, if I'm remembering strategy games correctly.

2. Ophelia.

3. The name means woodstone so coal I suppose.

Don't know 4 or 5, and for 6 I clearly haven't read any popular science books about evolution recently enough because I used to know the four DNA base pairs off the top of my head and now I can't remember them. I'm not sure I'd know the singer even if I could, though.

And I don't know anything about opera either, although luckily I don't need to, because the answer was included.

(eta) If that's the answer for 6, it's a short enough string that it must surely appear in the DNA of pretty much every organism ever... I wonder if it's repeated a lot in this particular fern, or something.
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Old 17 January 2019, 03:54 AM
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Can I claim to have gotten 2 question 7s in a row?
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Old 17 January 2019, 02:47 PM
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Gotten, yes; answered, no.

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