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Rowsus

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The walking banana tree one was actually on one of the very early series of QI. Anecdotely, there is evidence of some walking much more than 40cm in their life time.
The subway trip instead of walking 275m is actually not surprising, and I'm actually more surprised at how low the £105,000 figure is.
That equates to 105,000/365 = £287/day. Given a cost of around £3, that means only 90 tourists/day make this trip. When you are in a foreign city, you are much more likely to ride than walk a trip like this, as firstly, most aren't sure how far it is, and secondly, if you have a long day planned, the saved time and saved "legs" can be worth it!
 

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The walking banana tree one was actually on one of the very early series of QI. Anecdotely, there is evidence of some walking much more than 40cm in their life time.
The subway trip instead of walking 275m is actually not surprising, and I'm actually more surprised at how low the £105,000 figure is.
That equates to 105,000/365 = £287/day. Given a cost of around £3, that means only 90 tourists/day make this trip. When you are in a foreign city, you are much more likely to ride than walk a trip like this, as firstly, most aren't sure how far it is, and secondly, if you have a long day planned, the saved time and saved "legs" can be worth it!
It also rains 106 days a year in London!
 

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1. 50M+? Think Poland has around that population from memory. Maybe, but I'll guess false.
2. A bit over 1km sounds plausible. I'll say true.
3. Sumo is very traditional, so this wouldn't surprise me. True.
4. I remember hearing about something like this previously. Guessing it's a trick on the year being one off that they like to do and will say false.
1. I’m guessing they have a lot, so I’m going with true.
2. Has anyone got Slartibartfast’s phone number? I’ll go with true again.
3. It wouldn’t surprise me if this was also true.
4. I’m going with false just because I answered true to everything else.
I’ll go T F T F.
I like that people are putting some explanation to their answers. I was going to do the same,

1. Poland around 40 million people, Japan around 125 million people. Hard to believe there is one vending machine for every 3 people in Japan, so my answer is FALSE.
2
. Some of those Fjords are ridiculously deep, The BK is just over 800m. So we're looking for a fjord around 1700m deep, so TRUE.
3
. I remember hearing something surprising about Sumo's previously, so while the chances are it isn't exactly this, I'll say TRUE.
4
. On face value this is ridiculous, so that leads me to want to say true, straight away. Then I remembered the Mexican's obsession with the dead, and that could easily lead to the Vatican doing such a thing, so again, TRUE.
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3/4. Should have seen through the trick in the one I got wrong too, but fairly sure it would be close to being right for the depth.

Bit off on the population of Poland, couldn't remember it exactly and didn't look it up, just knew it was a bit more than Australia. I know Japan has a lot of vending machines, but couldn't see it being that high.

I'll get them all right one day!
 

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I've been to the sumo in Tokyo and some of the wrestlers were on the train on the way there. The ex wrestlers also work at the venue. Imagine Ken Hunter checking your ticket as you entered the ground or John Platten selling you a bowl of chicken and rice!
If anyone is planning a trip to Japan and loves sport it is an absolute must. The highlight of my trip.
 

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Saw on Seven news that there's going to be 9 Thursday night games in 2020 apparently, which is one more than this year (and 9 more than I would like to see - locked in a trade I didn't want this year due to working later on Thursday than Friday and forgetting to reverse it in time).

The full draw is released on Thursday.
 

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This is bad news for sports lovers.

Macquarie Sports Radio shuts down amid continual poor ratings
Michael Carayannis & Adam Mobbs, The Daily Telegraph
October 29, 2019 2:38pm
Subscriber only
Macquarie Sports Radio will be axed on Friday with bosses expected to announce they are pulling the plug on the struggling radio station.
Insiders have told The Daily Telegraph that the station, which broadcasts in Sydney on 954AM, Melbourne’s 1278AM and Brisbane’s 882AM, will close down on Friday.
Struggling ratings have plagued the station, ever since it came into existence in April last year.
The company had tried everything to improve ratings, broadcasting a range of sports including international cricket, AFL and rugby league, but it failed to raise the numbers.
 
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