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Cultural Differences

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 A daily miscellany of information by Michael Kesterton

 Cultural differences

 The hit U.S. television show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? was invented
 in Britain for the ITV network, where it was also very popular.  The two
 shows' questions are different:

 American version:

    "How many full bags of wool are there in Baa Baa Black Sheep?"

    "Which condiment is also known as a Latin dance: mustard,
    mayonnaise, relish, or salsa?"

 British version:

    "What is the title of the third part of T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land?"

    "What is the SI unit of magnetic flux density?"

 - from the Globe and Mail, Thursday, February 24, 2000

    Submitted by: Terry Labach
                  Feb. 28, 2000

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