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I'd be smart and probably go for fawlty towers, only 12 episodes so should be pretty easy to swat up on.

My subject would be insect killing.

I've been swatting away for hours in preparation.

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When the programme first started it was way more elitist/academic - no pop music, and no football (although cricket was OK - more middle-class, see?).

In the modern day dumbed-down version anything goes, provided it hasn't Bin Dunne in recent years.

My teacher won it with his specialist knowledge of St Georges Chapel, Windsor.

must admit when i first saw somebody go on with a pop music subject i did feel the show died a little

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I'd be smart and probably go for fawlty towers, only 12 episodes so should be pretty easy to swat up on.

My subject would be insect killing.

I've been swatting away for hours in preparation.

:mrgreen:

(swot) :winkold:

Nah I definitely mean swat, special weapons and tactics. Infiltrate mastermind HQ and recover the questions before the show.

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MASTERMIND - SPECIALISED SUBJECTS

The following specialised subjects have appeared on the programme:

Aztec Mythology

The Life-cycle and Habits of the Honey-Bee

The Moomin Saga by Jove Jansson

Notable British Prisoners

Burial Grounds of London (taken by the 1981 champion, Leslie Grout)

The Vampire in British Fiction

The Eleventh-century Japanese Tale of Genji and Lady Murasaki

The Buddhist Sage Niciren

While the following were rejected:

Routes to Anywhere in Mainland Britain by Road from Letchworth

Orthopaedic Bone Cement in Total Hip Replacement

The Development of the Self-service Petrol Station, 1963-68

Cremation Practice and Law in Britain

Chicago Gangsters of the Prohibition Era - Christopher Hughes proposed this one, but the producers felt it wasn't sufficiently well-documented.

The History of the Existentialist and Phenomenological Philosophical Movement

The Banana Industry

The History of St. Andrews University

The Managerial Career of Brian Clough

Meteorology for the Private Pilot Licence

History of the World Since Jesus Christ - rejected for being, in producer Jon Kelly's words, "a bit broad".

History of Europe Since Jesus Christ - proposed by the same person after the previous subject was rejected.

The History of Loganberries

Perfect Squares to 992 = 9801

Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend (as Everybody Knows)

The Natural Life of the Goldfish

UK Gameshows

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Yeah mine would be capital cities (Though I would imagine the questions would be deeper than whats the capital city of - would imagine theyd get into rivers running through capital cities etc.)

So I choose Only Fools and Horses Series 1-7

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One of the following:

Premier League Football 1992 - Present

The Life & Works Of Lee 'Scratch' Perry

The Original Star Wars Trilogy

1985 - 2000 American Indie Rock

The Films Of Kevin Smith

The History Of Stax Records

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World capitals. There was a time I could name every single capital (and identify the flag) of every single country in the world.
Off you go, then.

You have 20 minutes; screenshot afterwards, please.

(88/196)

Was briefly quite pleased with myself for getting 75, but alas my parade has been pissed on.

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my specialist subject would be sloths

I know pretty much all there is to know about them for some reason

"The weather had freshened almost to coldness, for the wind was coming more easterly, from the chilly currents between Tristan and the Cape; the sloth was amazed by the change; it shunned the deck and spent its time below. Jack was in his cabin, pricking the charat with less satisfaction than he could have wished: progress, slow, serious trouble with the mainmast - unaccountable headwinds by night - and sipping a glass of grog; Stephen was in the mizentop, teaching Bonden to write and scanning the sea for his first albatross. The sloth sneezed, and looking up, Jack caught its gaze fixed upon him; its inverted face had an expression of anxiety and concern. "Try a piece of this, old cock," he said, dipping his cake in the grog and proffering the sop. "It might put a little heart into you." The sloth sighed, closed its eyes, but gently absorbed the piece, and sighed again.

Some minutes later he felt the touch on his knee: the sloth had silently climbed down and it was standing there, its beady eyes looking up into his face, bright with expectation. More cake, more grog: growing confidence and esteem. After this, as soon as the drum had beat the retreat, the sloth would meet him, hurrying towards the door on its uneven legs: it was given its own bowl, and it would grip it with its claws, lowering its round face into it and pursing its lips to drink (its tongue was too short to lap). Sometimes it went to sleep in this position, bowed over the emptiness.

"In this bucket," said Stephen, walking into the cabin, "in this small half-bucket, now, I have the population of Dublin, London and Paris combined: these animalculae - what is the matter with the sloth?" It was curled on Jack's knee, breathing heavily: its bowl and Jack's glass stood empty on the table. Stephen picked it up, peered into its affable, bleary face, shoot it, and hung it upon its rope. It seized hold with one fore and one hind foot, letting the others dangle limp, and went to sleep.

Stephen looked sharply round, saw the decanter, smelt to the sloth, and cried, "Jack, you have debauched my sloth."

Master and Commander
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World capitals. There was a time I could name every single capital (and identify the flag) of every single country in the world.
Off you go, then.

You have 20 minutes; screenshot afterwards, please.

I missed on a couple of spellings....but I did get Ulan Bator!

meh it's spelt Ulaanbaatar I was there last month 8)

actually spelling the capitals is the hardest bit i'd have got a lot more if it was just verbal

Side issue but whilst Amsterdam is correct when i was at school we were always taught it was The Hague .. did i have a crap school or were others around my age (41) taught the same ?

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World capitals. There was a time I could name every single capital (and identify the flag) of every single country in the world.
Off you go, then.

You have 20 minutes; screenshot afterwards, please.

(88/196)

Was briefly quite pleased with myself for getting 75, but alas my parade has been pissed on.

I got 91 8)

Including Ouagadougou, but not including Beirut, or Prague, or Vienna, or Belgrade. D'Oh.

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World capitals. There was a time I could name every single capital (and identify the flag) of every single country in the world.
Off you go, then.

You have 20 minutes; screenshot afterwards, please.

(88/196)

Was briefly quite pleased with myself for getting 75, but alas my parade has been pissed on.

I could probably do world capitals. I doubled your score for 150. I spend too much time on sporcle.

I guess I should go with something to do with political science though, as I'm about to complete my master's degree next semester. Political parties and party systems of Western Europe is an option. Specifically, when I'm done with my dissertion, the British National Party.

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Side issue but whilst Amsterdam is correct when i was at school we were always taught it was The Hague .. did i have a crap school or were others around my age (41) taught the same ?

Both are kind of correct - The Hague is the seat of government while Amsterdam is the Official capital. There's a few other countries with multiple capitals eg South Africa (remember this from the world cup) and Sri Lanka (because I've just been there). There's probably a few more too.

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