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Old 26th November 2016, 01:08 PM
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He's the Garfunkle and Oates of not drowning underwater.

Poland has recently, with much pomp and ceremony, enthroned a new king. Name him.
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Old 27th November 2016, 09:43 AM
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It's not that difficult, seeing he's not a real person, even though large numbers of people think he is.

Another hint, Poland's queen, since 1656, is his mum.
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Old 27th November 2016, 10:53 PM
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Jesus fucking Christ that's a hard one.
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Old 27th November 2016, 10:58 PM
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Old 28th November 2016, 05:33 PM
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Traditionally, how many seconds are in a moment?
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Old 28th November 2016, 06:21 PM
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I seem to remember that a jiffy is something like 1x10^-59 seconds, so I'm going to guess twice that. So 1x10^-29 seconds.
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Old 28th November 2016, 07:25 PM
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Not even a little close.
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Old 28th November 2016, 07:57 PM
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My understanding of "moment" is that there are zero seconds in a moment.

In the same way that a line has no thickness.

(and, of course, I'm wrong :P )

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Old 29th November 2016, 05:53 PM
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About 90 seconds? Something to so with sundials I think.


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Old 29th November 2016, 10:07 PM
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About 90 seconds? Something to so with sundials I think.


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Technically, a moment is 90 seconds.
The first reference comes from 1398, found in the Oxford English Dictionary. Cornish writer John of Trevisa wrote that there are 40 moments in an hour (hence 90 seconds each). Oxford has since replaced it with, “a very brief period of time.”

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