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Season 108 - WE HAVE A NEW CHAMPION !!!

Season 108 saw a record-breaking 93 active users – the record until this point was 79 quizzers so we broke the record in style. Now when I say we, I must be quick to admit that breaking the record and breaking it in such a way is entirely the work of this season’s quizmaster @Hasini Minuvanpitiya - a woman I now suspect must be some kind of local Sri Lankan celebrity. I mentioned her name in a few posts and all of a sudden 32 Sri Lankans were playing. This caused me to introduce a new format to Quizzypedia – Clash of Countries  - but I will get back to that in a later post. First, I would like to thank Hasini for her excellent set of questions – a set you were quite happy with too – the average rating was 3.9 out of 5 stars - and for bringing attention to Quizzypedia to so many new quizzers. I really hope you will all continue playing – I'm sure Hasini will continue to play too, so if you do keep playing, you will still be in the presence of the local celeb. And now for the reveal you have all been waiting for. Which player runs away with the Season 108 trophy. Well... you are gonna have to wait a little bit longer, because the winner, as so ofthen before had to be found in a tie-breaker. This time the topic was member states of the United Nations that starts with a vowel. This was quite a popular topic as 9 quizzers chose to participate, six of whom, Bob Douglas, Bob Thompson, Dorian Willems, Duncan McDonald, Kathryn Hutchinson and Sander van der Heyden all had perfect seasons (so did Indika Jayasinghe, but he did not participate in the tie-break).

And I must say that all the quizzers did extremely well. The lowest score was 29 out of a possible 35 countries (and that included the country we all know as the United Republic of Tanzania – okay nobody knows Tanzania by that name, so in reality there were 34 countries to mention). And what can I say... Do not go up against Duncan when it comes to geography. It was no surprise to me that he mentioned all 34 countries and he is (once again) our new champion. This is Duncan’s sixth championship – please give him a big round of applause.


Tie-Break Breakdown:

The answers to the final three days of the season are: _________________________

Question of the day quiz – Season 108 - Day 12 of 14 Category: Commonwealth This country which gained independence from the British in 1948 has had thirteen prime ministers and seven executive presidents so far. Among the prime ministers there is a father and a son duo, a married couple and their daughter. A mother had worked as the prime minister while her daughter served as the executive president of this country and its current prime minister and the executive president happen to be a pair of brothers. What is this country?

Answer: Sri Lanka


Question of the day quiz – Season 108 - Day 13 of 14 Category: Oceans, Lakes and Rivers According to geography a sea is defined as a portion of the ocean that is partly surrounded by land. The Red Sea, the Mediterranean Sea, and the Adriatic Sea are examples of seas. What is the only sea in the world that has no land boundaries?

Answer: Sargasso Sea


Question of the day quiz – Season 108 - Day 14 of 14 Category: Mountaineering He is an English mountaineer who took part in the first three British expeditions to Mount Everest in the early 1920s. On the third expedition, in June 1924, he and his climbing partner Andrew “Sandy“ Irvine both disappeared somewhere below the summit during their attempt to make the first ascent of the mountain and his body was finally discovered in 1999. The British author Jeffrey Archer has written a novel called Paths of Glory (published in March 2009) which is based on his life. Who is he?

Answer: George Mallory __________

Past winners:

Season 1: Morten Mølgaard Pedersen

Season 2: Mette Mølgaard Pedersen

Season 3: Mette Mølgaard Pedersen

Season 4: Morten Mølgaard Pedersen

Season 5: Jonas Ravn

Season 6: Bjarke Hansen Christensen

Season 7: Mette Mølgaard Pedersen

Season 8: Jonas Ravn

Season 9: Ida Rud

Season 10: Mette Mølgaard Pedersen

Season 11: Remi Nikolai Nissen

Season 12: Mette Mølgaard Pedersen

Season 13: Troels Leth

Season 14: Mette Mølgaard Pedersen

Season 15: Jonas Ravn

Season 16: Inge Støttrup

Season 17: Laruchka Budelinik

Season 18: Laruchka Budelinik

Season 19: Laruchka Budelinik

Season 20: Adrian Allen

Season 21: Nick Cuthbert

Season 22: Laruchka Budelinik

Season 23: Remi Nikolai Nissen

Season 24: Tony Moore

Season 25: Tony Moore

Season 26: Karen Friis Clausager

Season 27: Andy Rowe

Season 28: Tony Moore

Season 29: Kathryn Hutchinson

Season 30: Michael Clark

Season 31: Dan Palethorpe

Season 32: Adrian Allen

Season 33: Tine Kristensen

Season 34: Andrew John

Season 35: Tony Moore

Season 36: Tony Moore

Season 37: Michael Clark

Season 38: Dan Palethorpe

Season 39: Kathryn Hutchinson

Season 40: Jens Andersen

Season 41: Sisira Mark Anthony

Season 42: Tony Moore

Season 43: Tony Moore

Season 44: Kathryn Hutchinson

Season 45: Kasper Fuhlendorff

Season 46: Franz Eichhorn

Season 47: Dan Palethorpe

Season 48: Tony Moore

Season 49: Bob Thompson

Season 50: Allie Livesley

Season 51: Allie Livesley

Season 52: Thomas Kolåsæter

Season 53: Laruchka Budelinik

Season 54: Sisira Mark Anthony

Season 55: Dan Palethorpe

Season 56: Tony Moore

Season 57: Tony Moore

Season 58: Tony Moore

Season 59: Dan Palethorpe

Season 60: Tony Moore

Season 61: Allie Livesley

Season 62: Tony Moore

Season 63: Laruchka Budelinik

Season 64: Chris Grandison

Season 65: John Robinson

Season 66: Allie Livesley

Season 67: Sisira Mark Anthony

Season 68: Dan Palethorpe

Season 69: Laruchka Budelinik

Season 70: Bjarke Hansen Christensen

Season 71: Sarah Jane Bodell

Season 72: Kasper Fuhlendorff

Season 73: Sisira Mark Anthony

Season 74: Tony Moore

Season 75: Jens Andersen

Season 76: Allie Livesley

Season 77: Tony Moore

Season 78: Allie Livesley

Season 79: Dan Palethorpe

Season 80: Isuru Anuradha

Season 81: Tony Moore

Season 82: Sarah Jane Bodell

Season 83: Sisira Mark Anthony

Season 84: Sarah Jane Bodell

Season 85: Laruchka Budelinik

Season 86: Tony Moore

Season 87: Allie Livesley

Season 88: Isuru Anuradha

Season 89: Sisira Mark Anthony

Season 90: John Robinson

Season 91: Duncan McDonald

Season 92: Mads Theodorsen

Season 93: Duncan McDonald

Season 94: Bastian Fischer Season 95: Duncan McDonald

Season 96: Bob Thompson

Season 97: Ananthakrishnan Harikrishnan

Season 98: Ananthakrishnan Harikrishnan

Season 99: Dorian Willems

Season 100: Duncan McDonald

Season 101: Dorian Willems

Season 102: Bob Douglas

Season 103: Rishabh Gupta

Season 104: John Robinson 

Season 105: Duncan McDonald

Season 106: Jens Andersen

Season 107: Jens Andersen

Season 108: Duncan McDonald

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