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« on: 20 October 2019, 23:58:51 »

on tonights "who wants to be a millionaire " a young guy didnt know the answer to the question which monarch was at the signing of the magna carta so he elected to phone a friend . his friend wasnt sure. as it was the contestant guessed and chose the correct answer. jeremy clarkson did ask why he chose the friend in question to try for the answer. the contestant replied " because he has a history degree ???
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« Reply #1 on: 21 October 2019, 00:24:54 »

Are you surprised?  :o
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« Reply #2 on: 21 October 2019, 00:41:06 »

Meh, it all depends on what was on your syllabus at school.

I notched up an A at history GCSE and a decent enough academic record since and had to Google the answer. My long term memory is pretty good and I'm 90-95% sure it was never formally taught to me.

Realistically, the ability to recall facts is fack all use outside of a game show. Particularly in the real world where facts are freely available to anyone with thumbs.
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« Reply #3 on: 21 October 2019, 01:00:10 »

on tonights "who wants to be a millionaire " a young guy didnt know the answer to the question which monarch was at the signing of the magna carta so he elected to phone a friend . his friend wasnt sure. as it was the contestant guessed and chose the correct answer. jeremy clarkson did ask why he chose the friend in question to try for the answer. the contestant replied " because he has a history degree ???
I want to say John, but it's easily 30 years since I last read anything about it :-[
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« Reply #4 on: 21 October 2019, 07:00:39 »

I know it was signed at the bottom, in Runnymede.
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« Reply #5 on: 21 October 2019, 08:41:19 »

That is spot on Jimmy about recalling facts outside a gameshow being useless.

Now everything is available at the touch of a finger.  We live in a new world.
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« Reply #6 on: 21 October 2019, 08:48:06 »

King John at Runnymede.  :y       In 12... something or other...  :-\
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« Reply #7 on: 21 October 2019, 10:56:18 »

1215.
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« Reply #8 on: 21 October 2019, 11:00:22 »

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« Reply #9 on: 21 October 2019, 11:15:27 »

There are lots of googlers clever people on here  :)
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« Reply #10 on: 21 October 2019, 11:20:33 »

There are some thick sods, too ;D ;D ;D ;D :y
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« Reply #11 on: 21 October 2019, 11:26:26 »

There are lots of googlers clever people on here  :)
no , Opti was there ,he lent them the pen to sign it  ;)
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« Reply #12 on: 21 October 2019, 12:14:27 »

There are lots of googlers clever people on here  :)
no , Opti was there ,he lent them the pen to sign it  ;)

I was very young though. :)
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« Reply #13 on: 21 October 2019, 12:32:43 »

There are lots of googlers clever people on here  :)
no , Opti was there ,he lent them the pen to sign it  ;)

I was very young though. :)

Yet already a Baron.  :y
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« Reply #14 on: 21 October 2019, 13:14:57 »

1215.

Yes, but that Magna Carta only remained a legal document for three months, when the Pope Innocence III denounced it, making it null and void, as it had been signed by King John under duress.

It was the 1225 version that came into law, signed by boy King Henry III in return for tax concession.  He re-issued a shortened version when he reached adulthood in 1227, and it was parts of that which was the first to be recognised in English law.  However, it is the 1297 version, signed by King Edward I that has parts still recognised by current English Law.

Therefore, if the question asked during Who Wants to be a Millionaire was simply "who signed the Magna Carta?", and not "What King signed the first Magna Carta in 1215?", then various answers would be valid! ::) ;D ;)
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