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January 20[edit]

Steele and Bond[edit]

In one episode of 21 Jump Street, there are two boys robbing ATMs. When Hanson and another detective are assigned to the case, they go check out a resort. The concierge tells them that a "Mr. Steele" and a "Mr. Bond" are registered there. Hanson and his partner giggle a little bit. Later, the suspects are captured. Then, they're having a movie made about their misdeeds. Anyone remember this? (talk) 00:42, 20 January 2008 (UTC)

Do they know its christmas[edit]

I was wondering, does anyone know what the version is where, in the middle, the singing stops and it has the people such as bono, paul mccartney, bananarama, spandau ballet etc wishing everyone a merry christmas happy new year, with some weirdness, such as repeating what macca said but sped up, then ends with geldof saying the record was recorded 25th Nov, its 8 in the morning of the 26th and then wishes everyone a merry christmas, says thank you to everyone, then it leads back into the music. I can find no reference to it anywhere but know it exists since i just found it on a unmarked tape and i'm listening to it now. Thanks--Jac16888 (talk) 01:29, 20 January 2008 (UTC)

On the Do They Know It's Christmas? article it says that they made a mix and recorded some other stuff that were included on the album as B sides. That's all i can tell you. --Yamanbaiia(free hugs!) 00:47, 21 January 2008 (UTC)

That's just the UK 12" mix, which was essentially the 7" mix with bits of the B-side plonked in the middle. - (talk) 10:33, 23 January 2008 (UTC)

Ukrainian/Slovak band[edit]

Does anyone know the name of the song (or the band who plays it) starting at 00m43sec of this video? Thanks -- (talk) 03:32, 20 January 2008 (UTC)

Who watches these kinds of videos, anyway? Are you sure this is a Ukrainian or Slovak band? --Ouro (blah blah) 14:20, 20 January 2008 (UTC)

Games designed by academics[edit]

What are the best known games designed by professors? NeonMerlin 07:47, 20 January 2008 (UTC)

Rubik's Cube (Erno Rubik) --tcsetattr (talk / contribs) 08:49, 20 January 2008 (UTC)
Reiner Knizia has a doctorate in mathematics. I'm not sure if he's ever taught though. (talk) 14:10, 20 January 2008 (UTC)
Soma cube was invented by scientist Piet Hein (Denmark). kawaputratorque 16:03, 20 January 2008 (UTC)

(Removed what essentially wasn't a question and what was messing up the page's formatting). ny156uk (talk) 10:20, 20 January 2008 (UTC)

Hex (board game) was invented (independently) by John Forbes Nash and Piet Hein (Denmark). KathrynLybarger (talk) 17:11, 20 January 2008 (UTC)
John Horton Conway has invented various games, of which his game of life is the best-known. Algebraist 20:29, 20 January 2008 (UTC)

Not to demean any of these creations, but I note that several of them, including Life, are not "games" as most people would use the word. --Anon, 21:34 UTC, January 20/08.

You can play Conway's Game of Life two-player, making its game characteristics more obvious. (talk) 23:45, 20 January 2008 (UTC)
My favourite is sprouts. --Kjoonlee 18:22, 21 January 2008 (UTC)