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Daily Mail Maths Test

According to the Daily Mail the container ship Marco Polo is a staggering 51 times longer than the QM2. Taken that the QM2 is over a 1,100 ft long how long (answers in miles!) is the Marco Polo?

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By mwngiol
10th Dec 2012 16:00

The bigger question is

How long until the Daily Fail reports that it's been flooded by immigrants?

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10th Dec 2012 16:15

Isn't it

51 metres longer? Not 51 times longer.

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10th Dec 2012 16:22

Are you sure that

it wasn't a Daily Mail reading test?

 

Result:   Failure

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10th Dec 2012 16:46

Does this mean

Cloudcounter wrote:

it wasn't a Daily Mail reading test?

 

Result:   Failure

I've failed :(

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By mcchoc
10th Dec 2012 16:30

That's all very well . . .

 . . but how much would NCP charge to park the b*gger?

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10th Dec 2012 16:37

I might be dyslexic

but it definately says 51 times longer... so that'll be 10.93 miles long then

some of the comments are priceless

"Hurrah, at last a ship the size of Wales. Its engine is bigger than eighteen million sausages or four hundred London buses, and on a good day you can wrap it round the Isle of Wight with a bit left over."

 

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By Penfold
10th Dec 2012 17:00

no it was a trick question

The Daily Mail think the QM2 is only 7.76 meters long.

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10th Dec 2012 18:35

At the risk of pi__ing off my fellow AWEBers

if you read the Daily Mail what do you expect?!

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11th Dec 2012 00:27

Expect?

Richard Willis wrote:

if you read the Daily Mail what do you expect?!

 

A bloody good laugh, that's what.

 

 

 

edit to correct grammar missed by pedant

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By pedant
20th Dec 2012 19:00

Expect? the whole truth.

It may be technically incorrect:

Vessel is 51 times longer than superliner Queen Mary 2
 but that doesn't detract from the fact that it gets worse:

Even Cunard's flagship, the mighty 151,000-ton Queen Mary 2, a familiar sight in Southampton, would be dwarfed by the giant container ship. 

This didn't transfer. "Dwarfed" it isn't!

 

 

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11th Dec 2012 00:37

What?

pedant wrote:

It may be technically incorrect:

Vessel is 51 times longer than superliner Queen Mary 2
but that doesn't detract from the fact that it gets worse:

Even Cunard's flagship, the mighty 151,000-ton Queen Mary 2, a familiar sight in Southampton, would be dwarfed by the giant container ship.

 

are we missing some " " and [sic]'s here ?

 

Otherwise, I'm totally lost

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12th Dec 2012 08:37

Me too!

I feel I've failed again ;(

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