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There are so many bloody knowledgeable people on this program, well usually 1 or 2 anyway. How the hell do some of these people know about some obsure tree in outer mongolia that happens to be a relation of a blue whale (it wouldn't surprise me if did come up) or some other useless knowledge - it makes me wonder how they know all this stuff (must have delightful social lives.) Plus, Jeremy Paxman is such an arrogant git, saying like oh come on you must know that this song was the product of a pop group in 5,000 B.C sung by the Eskimelean jahungamas of Panama.

Quite surprising that London Metropolitan beat Jesus, Cambridge today....anyway, I was just wondering whether anybody else watched it (the boredom that is Monday evenings )
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Yeah, I love UC! I am also quite impressed by some people's knowledge of obscure topics.
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Quite surprising that London Metropolitan beat Jesus, Cambridge today....anyway, I was just wondering whether anybody else watched it (the boredom that is Monday evenings )
Yes, I did watch it, and was rather annoyed. If only it had been a minute longer!
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Yes, I did watch it, and was rather annoyed. If only it had been a minute longer!
haha....you got beaten by a poly ...that was a bloody quick come back though
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Yes, I did watch it, and was rather annoyed. If only it had been a minute longer!
Helenia, do you know the answer to that antibiotics question on the "biologists" thread?
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yeh i watched and didnt have a clue what 3/4s of the answers were. lol! how many people on this forum can actually answer at least a third of the questions that come up?!

i mean there are people on the show who do a degree in music (and nothing to do with maths) and probably are still able to work fermets theorem! i get well scared that i cant answer hardly any of the questions and im going to uni next year!
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Ha ha - I'm glad Cambridge lost Smarmy buggers!! Long live the polytechnic!
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I'm sure London Met isn't a polytechnic but a merger of two decent universities, i.e. London Guildhall and North London...
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I'm sure London Met isn't a polytechnic but a merger of two decent universities, i.e. London Guildhall and North London...
its all the same
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Helenia, do you know the answer to that antibiotics question on the "biologists" thread?
No, unfortunately I don't. Haven't done much of that sort of thing yet.

Cambridge aren't smarmy buggers! And the people at London Met were a lot older - mature students for some reason tend to know more general knowledge crap. Fair play to them for winning, but Jesus' comeback was amazing, sooooo close!
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I watch it occasionally, but only when the two teams are actually interesting - it gets boring when it's Oxford vs Cambridge all the time. I'd rather see Paisley vs TVU. Even Paisley vs Cambridge would be more interesting.

And most of the contestants are nerds, with the occasional fit woman. It's better than watching Coronation Street though.
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No, unfortunately I don't. Haven't done much of that sort of thing yet.

Cambridge aren't smarmy buggers! And the people at London Met were a lot older - mature students for some reason tend to know more general knowledge crap. Fair play to them for winning, but Jesus' comeback was amazing, sooooo close!
I have pretty good general knowledge but some of those questions only nerds could answer. I'd rather not be a nerd
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I have pretty good general knowledge but some of those questions only nerds could answer. I'd rather not be a nerd
Bet u secretly indulge in copious amounts of Dungeons and Dragons :eek:
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Bet u secretly indulge in copious amounts of Dungeons and Dragons :eek:
Dude, I aint joking there was a warhammer society at my old school. NERDS.
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I have pretty good general knowledge but some of those questions only nerds could answer. I'd rather not be a nerd
Well, better a rah rugger bugger than a nerd, hey?
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Dude, I aint joking there was a warhammer society at my old school. NERDS.
There was a Warhammer society at my old school, too. And do you know what the scary thing is? I RAN IT! Hehehe!
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Dude, I aint joking there was a warhammer society at my old school. NERDS.
I ran into one of those shops and shouted something as a dare when I was like 14 and got chased out by the whole crew hehe....
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Well, better a rah rugger bugger than a nerd, hey?
Least rugby players get the ladies
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Least rugby players get the ladies
The big butch ones perhaps...that's why I tend not to play Rugby now haha....I suspose footballers must attract a lot of butch women since they all look like vunerable girls
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Least rugby players get the ladies
Sadly true Cauliflower ear is just sooooo attractive!

(I'm joking, I'm pathetic for them too).
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