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Author meltwaterfalls
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#16 | Posted: 3 Aug 2016 17:22 | Edited by: meltwaterfalls 
Also the next programme on Britain's Pompeii: A Village Lost In Time pays a visit to the pile dwellings on Lake Constance. As well as the Memory of the World listed Nebra Sky Disk (which I just found out is made of tin from Cornwall, so another WHS)

I had heard about the findings at Must Farm but hadn't realised quite how impressive the find was, really impressive and perhaps a future WHS (or extension to the pile dwellings?)

Well there was two hours that justify my license fee, and the Olympics start on Friday so I'm certainly going to get my money's worth this week.

Author meltwaterfalls
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#17 | Posted: 21 Oct 2016 15:47 
I've just received a flurry of text messages telling me that on this evenings Mastermind there was a specialist round on World Heritage Sites! I was sat with my family and to my delight I got 100% correct, sadly a high point of my life :)

Even better when I had a look for an online link I stumbled across their recommended reading and found a very familiar link.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b080bvpx

Author Colvin
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#18 | Posted: 21 Oct 2016 18:33 
At least the link works, even if they misspelled the site name! Sounds like it would have been a fascinating topic on Mastermind.

Author elsslots
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#19 | Posted: 21 Oct 2016 23:39 
Colvin:
Sounds like it would have been a fascinating topic on Mastermind.

I saw it too. The questions were very easy. They were all on individual sites (like: what's the English name of the red-coloured rock in Australia).
A topic like 'the World Heritage Process' would have been more difficult I guess.

Author meltwaterfalls
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#20 | Posted: 22 Oct 2016 05:08 
Yeah the questions were at the easier end of the spectrum. I have noticed there is a WHS enthusiast on the question panel for University Challenge and they tend to be a bit more challenging.
I managed to guess the answet from the first few words
"Angkor is an ancie" "CAMBODIA" "nt city of the Khemer Empire, in which present day country"
"A baroque palace on the outskirts of Vienna, thi" "SCHONBRUNN" "seat of the Hapsburg has extensive grounds which reputedly include the ol" "ZOO" "recorded zoological gardens in the world, what is that palace"

That is a Friday night in the over excited meltwaterfalls household.

Author elsslots
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#21 | Posted: 22 Oct 2016 05:35 
meltwaterfalls:
I managed to guess the answet from the first few words

I did too. The guy answering was too polite waiting for the whole sentence to finish. He would have scored more points. I don't know if he won at the end? I logged off as I often do with this quiz due to a "retired librarian being asked questions on the life and works of Arthur Conan Doyle" (or similar classics)

Author meltwaterfalls
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#22 | Posted: 22 Oct 2016 05:49 
That made me chuckle, two of the contestants are bound to have a specialist subject that I know nothing about.

I think they make the contestants wait for the whole question on Mastermind before answering, a colleague went to a recording and commented on that being enforced, and the time length being adjusted depending on the complexity and wording of the questions to make it more equitable.

Author elsslots
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#23 | Posted: 30 Mar 2017 08:59 

Author meltwaterfalls
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#24 | Posted: 17 Sep 2017 14:05 
This weeks Countryfile is specially focused on the World Heritage Status of the Lake District.

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