TWENTY QUESTIONS - ROUND XXXVIII

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Re: TWENTY QUESTIONS - ROUND XXXVIII

#61 Post by Jamiet99uk » Mon Jul 25, 2022 11:36 am

Jaguar wrote:
Mon Jul 25, 2022 11:30 am
Jaguar wrote:
Mon Jul 25, 2022 11:29 am
The only Spanish (by birth) conquistador I know is Hernan Cortes.

But Google advises me to guess: Francisco Pizarro.
My apologies: I didn't know this had already been guessed.
Plus I think Pizarro was executed.
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Re: TWENTY QUESTIONS - ROUND XXXVIII

#62 Post by cdngooner » Mon Jul 25, 2022 11:44 am

Plus I think Pizarro was executed.
No, he was assassinated by an angry mob in a Peruvian power struggle.

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Re: TWENTY QUESTIONS - ROUND XXXVIII

#63 Post by Jamiet99uk » Mon Jul 25, 2022 1:15 pm

Have we guessed Juan De La Costa yet?

His map is pretty famous.
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Re: TWENTY QUESTIONS - ROUND XXXVIII

#64 Post by damo666 » Mon Jul 25, 2022 1:37 pm

Jamiet99uk wrote:
Mon Jul 25, 2022 1:15 pm
Have we guessed Juan De La Costa yet?

His map is pretty famous.
Yeah, somebody who has not yet used a guess should. Also maybe de Ojeda. De Sota also remains unguessed.

Also note Tolstoy is FEMA region 4. Who would be associated with there? Particularly Florida I guess.

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Re: TWENTY QUESTIONS - ROUND XXXVIII

#65 Post by SenatorNyxen » Mon Jul 25, 2022 2:14 pm

Tolstoy wrote:
Mon Jul 25, 2022 2:37 am
NOT Francisco Pizarro.

Let me give y'all a hint. He's on this list:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_conquistadors

:-D
Q19 - does his name as it appears on that list use the nobiliary particle "de?"

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Re: TWENTY QUESTIONS - ROUND XXXVIII

#66 Post by Tolstoy » Mon Jul 25, 2022 6:40 pm

1) Is it a man? - Yes!
2) Is it a real person? - Yes!
3) Russian? - No.
4) Is he alive? - No.
5) Native English speaker? - No.
6) In the arts? - No.
7) Died after 01.01.1950? - No.
8) American - No.
9) Was he a national leader (politics, military, royal)? - No.
10) Scientist? - No.
11) Philosopher? - No.
))) Actor - <retracted question>
12) Explorer? - Yes!
13) Criminal? - Absent clarification of the question, I'm going to say No.
14) Alive pre 1600? - Yes!
15) Did he ever circumnavigate the world? - No.
16) Was he Spanish? - Yes!
17) Would he be described as a "Conquistador" ? - Yes!
18) Was he executed? - No.
19) does his name as it appears on that list use the nobiliary particle "de?"? - Yes!
20) ...

NOT John Buchan OR Marco Polo (damo666)
NOT Christopher Columbus (Jamiet99uk)
NOT Hernan Cortes (deMoGo)
NOT Zheng He (Ferdack)
NOT Juan Ponce de Leon (Hamish)
NOT Francisco de Orellana (VillageIdiot)
NOT Vasco Nunez de Balboa (cdngooner)
NOT Juan de Salcedo (Jaguar)

Guessed and retracted: Francisco Pizarro (Jaguar) (I think Jamie mentioned him as a possible guess, but not a formal guess)

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#67 Post by damo666 » Mon Jul 25, 2022 6:44 pm

damo666 wrote:
Sun Jul 24, 2022 11:34 pm
Pizarro is the only one I can think of.

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#68 Post by damo666 » Mon Jul 25, 2022 6:45 pm

But no 'de'

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Re: TWENTY QUESTIONS - ROUND XXXVIII

#69 Post by Maniac » Tue Jul 26, 2022 12:51 am

Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada

Would be my guess

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Re: TWENTY QUESTIONS - ROUND XXXVIII

#70 Post by dargorygel » Tue Jul 26, 2022 3:15 am

De Vaca

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Re: TWENTY QUESTIONS - ROUND XXXVIII

#71 Post by Trigfea63 » Tue Jul 26, 2022 4:35 am

One more from the peanut gallery ...

Hernando de Soto

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Re: TWENTY QUESTIONS - ROUND XXXVIII

#72 Post by Jamiet99uk » Tue Jul 26, 2022 2:58 pm

Stevey de Chipotle?
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Re: TWENTY QUESTIONS - ROUND XXXVIII

#73 Post by Jamiet99uk » Tue Jul 26, 2022 3:03 pm

Tolstoy wrote:
Mon Jul 25, 2022 6:40 pm

NOT John Buchan OR Marco Polo (damo666)
NOT Christopher Columbus (Jamiet99uk)
NOT Hernan Cortes (deMoGo)
NOT Zheng He (Ferdack)
NOT Juan Ponce de Leon (Hamish)
NOT Francisco de Orellana (VillageIdiot)
NOT Vasco Nunez de Balboa (cdngooner)
NOT Juan de Salcedo (Jaguar)
I'm sorry to say I think whoever it is definitely fails the 50% dart test. :?
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#74 Post by deMoGo » Tue Jul 26, 2022 3:38 pm

I have already guessed, but I keep having this Werner Herzog movie with Klaus Kinski come to mind about the search for El Dorado.

Jesuit Priest to Native, holding up a bible: "God speaks to us through this book."

Native, looking confused, puts the book up to his ear.

Conquistadors scream "sacrilege!" get angry and behead the Native.

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#75 Post by Hamish » Tue Jul 26, 2022 4:10 pm

Jamiet99uk wrote:
Tue Jul 26, 2022 3:03 pm
I'm sorry to say I think whoever it is definitely fails the 50% dart test. :?
I guess it depends on where you come from. What seems obvious to one person may be very obscure to another and vice versa. I am completely lost on this one, so I'm definitely in the wrong half.

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Re: TWENTY QUESTIONS - ROUND XXXVIII

#76 Post by Jaguar » Tue Jul 26, 2022 4:41 pm

Did anyone ever guess Pizarro?

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Re: TWENTY QUESTIONS - ROUND XXXVIII

#77 Post by Jamiet99uk » Tue Jul 26, 2022 5:48 pm

Jaguar wrote:
Tue Jul 26, 2022 4:41 pm
Did anyone ever guess Pizarro?
He isn't "De Pizarro" is he? So it can't be him. The answer has a "De" in their name.
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#78 Post by Tolstoy » Tue Jul 26, 2022 9:49 pm

deMoGo wrote:
Tue Jul 26, 2022 3:38 pm
I have already guessed, but I keep having this Werner Herzog movie with Klaus Kinski come to mind
The movie is Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes (Aguirre, the Wrath of God). GREAT movie. Really shows what a brilliant but insane director could accomplish with a single stolen video camera and a truckload of stolen monkeys. The stories about the making of the movie are just as fascinating as the movie itself.

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Re: TWENTY QUESTIONS - ROUND XXXVIII

#79 Post by Tolstoy » Tue Jul 26, 2022 10:03 pm

dargorygel wrote:
Tue Jul 26, 2022 3:15 am
De Vaca
Tempted though I am to declare this incorrect and continue, I think I must acknowledge that dargorygel is thinking of the right person:

Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca

As for the 50% question, I would point out that 1) Cabeza de Vaca's story is told to just about every child going through the K-12 education system in America at least once, and 2) his name returns more google search results than Cortes and Pizarro combined. Also, 3) This is a silly rule that has resulted in (so far as I can tell) zero wins for the question master in this game.

I was originally going to do Panfilo Narvaez (who had two claims to fame - as the guy who was sent to Mexico to bring Cortes back to Cuba in chains but instead joined him, and as the leader of the Florida expedition that Cabeza de Vaca survived), but recognized that he definitely wouldn't pass the 50% test.

On to round XL!
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Re: TWENTY QUESTIONS - ROUND XXXVIII

#80 Post by dargorygel » Wed Jul 27, 2022 12:32 am

I just wrote the key part... ill start the next one soon.

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