Monday, 4 February 2013

Win Pointless The Board Game



This year's best-seller is Pointless (age 10+ RRP £19.99) based on the hit BBC1 game-show hosted by Alexander Armstrong - the game where you have to fight your natural instincts and try to score the lowest number of points by guessing the least popular answers to general knowledge questions.  

I reviewed the game last year and its still a favourite, I also love watching the TV show.
http://giventodistractingothers.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/pointless-board-game-review.html

I like that the winner is the one with the least points, so for instance, if the question is 'Name top 40 hits of the Beatles with two word titles,' maybe the first one you think of is Hey Jude or Penny Lane, while correct, they will also give you high points, less obscure answers such as Eleanor Rigby will give you low or no points.

If you have watched the show and enjoyed, or even just love a great board game, you might want to enter the giveaway as University Games have kindly offered Given To Distracting Others readers a chance   to win a copy of Pointless.



Stockists include; Argos, Toys ‘R’ Us, WH Smith, Amazon, Tesco.  Travel version (£9.99)

224 comments:

  1. A pointless fact!: The tomato is the world's most popular fruit, and it sells more than apples and bananas

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  2. If you unfolded your brain, it would cover an ironing board.

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  3. Hi! This looks like a great game!

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  4. The root of the word "passion" is the Latin word "passio" which means suffering......

    Laura Harris

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  5. fab giveaway i love this program`on the TV

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  6. Whats brown and sticky? A stick lol
    :) Xx

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  7. A very frustrating game to watch - need this prize to practise!

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  8. hi, loving the giveaway and your blog!

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  9. Charlotte Ingham4 February 2013 at 17:01

    This competition has made me realise I don't know any facts.

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  10. love watching the show; can't get any of the answers

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  11. elephants are the only animal that can't jump.

    Hazel Rea - @beachrambler

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  12. a pregnant goldfish is called a twit

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  13. Jenny is the name of a baby donkey

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  14. Ironing pants is pointless

    Bev Davis @buzzybev

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  15. Pointless is pointlessy great!

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  16. hello thankyou for the competition x

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  17. Here's something pointless - a piece of cheese!!!
    @xxfluffywhitexx

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  18. HI, I love Pointless, in fact I would even go so far to say I have a little bit of a crush on Alexander Armstrong!

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  19. On Saturday I spent an hour 'doing' my nails with a marbling effect, and it looks terrible because the colours I'd picked (to go with a top I want to wear for a night out) just don't work! So that was pretty pointless!

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  20. Evening, love pointless on t.v, so it looks a great family board game, thanks for comp

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  21. Good day Sir.

    Not really.

    Pointless!

    HA - Regards MArc

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  22. What do you call an orange with no legs? An orange by Caroline

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  23. largest organ in the human body??? Skin

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  24. Hope I win, Was a contestant on the programme

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  25. Amy Jane Beckett4 February 2013 at 20:19

    Excellent Prize - Love the show

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  26. Someone without an index finger.

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  27. please enter me in the giveaway

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  28. fab game i so love this show

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  29. No piece of paper can be folded more than 7 times

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    1. no piece of paper can be folded in half more than 7 times!
      (forgot the half!)

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  30. Hello - would want to win this!

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  31. me and the kids sky+ Pointless everyday! Then thekids laugh at me and my weirdcrush on Alexander !!!

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  32. I love Pointless, please enter me. thanks

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  33. Please include me in the comptition

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  34. I cant see the q to answer?? but we always like new board games so would like to enter :)

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  35. Typewriter is the longest word that can be spelt by using only the top row of letters on a keyboard.

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  36. Fantastic prize I love Pointless my favourite quiz show :D

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  37. Dolphins sleep with one eye open!

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  38. I'm watching a documentary on Sinatra

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  39. I'm up very early ... Hi

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  40. In Switzerland, it is illegal to mow your front lawn while you're dressed as Elvis



    :D

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  41. The oldest fly in the world died at the age of 12 days!!

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  42. HI, looks amazing kids would love it

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  43. The whole family plays along with the tv show every night.

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  44. LOVE THIS SHOW! would love 2 win :)

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  45. Pointless joke Q. what's red and looks like a bucket? A. a red bucket. Q.what's yellow and looks like a bucket? A. a red bucket in disguise

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  46. It's cheaper to change your name by deed poll to match your car registration than to buy a personal number plate to match your name!

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  47. When I was young the other kids used to pick on me,they would cover me in whipped cream,throw chocolate flakes at me and put cherries on my head - life was tough in the gâteau.

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  48. On the TV show of Pointless only 89 people managed to correctly identify Earth from outer space.

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  49. Giraffes can go without water for longer periods than camels can

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  50. I never get bored playing board games. Sorry - best I could do tonight. Wishing everyone good luck x

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  51. my favourite show on tv love to get this

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  52. I love watching this with my son, he's quite good at it.

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  53. love the quiz shows

    Maria Molly Taylor

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  54. David Hasselhof (from BayWatch)'s great uncle was Karl Hasselhof, the inventor of inflatable sheep O_o

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  55. Alexander Armstrong and Giles Coren are brothers-in-law.
    Also, Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman and the ultimate thinking-woman's totty.

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  56. My brother is totally addicted to this quiz show

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  57. Jesse Partington6 February 2013 at 16:38

    If you laid all the politicians end-to-end, they wouldn't reach a decision.

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  58. Pointless but true - camel's hair brushes are actuallu made of squirrel hair!

    Jay Scales

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  59. I love watching this when I get in from work before dinner.

    Thanks for the giveaway
    @pink_lady123

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  60. It took me so long to understand how this show worked, my fella used to get tired of explaining it to me haha but i love it now!

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  61. i can never find pointless answers

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  62. I really should be in bed. Hi

    Twitter @tjsi1963

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  63. In Iceland , shark that has been buried underground and rotted is a highly prized delicacy

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  64. Pointless fact: chickens can't swallow whilst they are upside down!

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  65. I love watching Pointless, so my favourite answer would be Central African Republic!

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  66. It is pointless for me to say anything apart from hi! ;)

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  67. looks like a great game, thankyou, x

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  68. I love this show so much! I've even started recording it whilst I'm at work so I can watch it when I get home :D I've played along with friends before, so would love to give this a try :D

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  69. I love this game so much! Wanted to give it to my brother for Xmas but couldn't find it anywhere :(

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  70. Grapes explode when you put them in the microwave

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  71. would love to win this game! x

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  72. hi this is a super competition, love the tv show

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  73. The Towie lot and all those other plebrities who are famous for being famous, totally pointless.

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  74. Fab, my daughter and I watch this every day without fail x

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  75. Can't think of any pointless facts right now, so hi!!

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  76. Just wanted to say hi :)

    kellie law

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  77. That's not bread - that's toast!?

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  78. Cant think of anything pointless so hello

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  79. We love to spend a sunday afternoon with a board game, Cars Monoply is our current game of choice and what I would give to change it up a bit.

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  80. Im writting this which is pretty pointless so hi di hi :) Hope you are having a nice day

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  81. Hi,my dad watches Pointless religiously,we could both play :)

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  82. a snapped pencil :D

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  83. There is an active law in Brittain that says it is illegal to enter the House's of Parliment wearing a suit of armour <<< doesn't get much more pointless than that!

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  84. If you are pregnant you can ask a police officer for their hat, so you can wee in it. Such random info! x

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  85. I seem to be the only person not to know what we're talking about! Pointless?

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  86. In a field of cows all the worms in the soil would weigh more than the cows ..

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  87. My friend has been on pointless, but she didnt win :(

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  88. I love pointless! Always see if I can get the lowest answer! :)

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  89. A Playmobil person wearing a lifejacket will drown more quickly than one without.

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  90. I absolutely LOVE Pointless and actually have it on series link, so we never miss an episode, so for me Pointless scores Top Points! :)

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  91. Our childhood dog's name was Prince

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  92. I love pointless, thanks for the competition.

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  93. I absolutely love the tv show but didn't realise there was a board game! How did I not know there was a game!! It would be great to win this to play with all the family on Christmas day to give Scrabble and Trivial Pursuit a rest :-)

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  94. Love the program so it would be great to win the game

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  95. Q. What's green and smells?
    A. Kermit's bum!

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  96. don't eat yellow snow

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  97. This is honestly my favourite TV show - I try never to miss an episode! Would love to win this.

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  98. Alex and richard make a great double act,love it

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  99. a pointless comment just for you :)

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  100. A jiffy is actually a real unit of time. It's 100th of a second!

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  101. Hi, We love pointless in our house too :)

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  102. I bet this is a great game to play, we love watching it.

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  103. Love watching the TV programme :)

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  104. Excellent prize

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  105. Its pointless trying to strike a match on a wet bar of soap
    Raydom

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  106. What's brown and sticky?

    A stick

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  107. spring is on its way!
    jen louise jackson
    @jenlouisej

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  108. As useful as a chocolate teapot

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  109. The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is uncopyrightable

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  110. i am in agony with shoulder tension and toothache

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  111. Hi I love this giveaway and the tall guy on Pointless!

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  112. Roses Are Red, Apples Are Fruity, Watch Your Lasagne It Might Be Black Beauty!!!!

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  113. Pointless fact: it is illegal to fly a kite in the street in the UK.

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  114. Hi I love Pointless so would love to win this board game :)

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  115. my little girl loves watching pointless and would love to play this even though the questions may be a little hard for her im sure she would love top be the quiz master x

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  116. My son introduced me to this yesterday when it was on TV - it's really good, and something we can oth enjoy together.

    Thanks for the comp x

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  117. Hi thankyou for a great giveaway my kids would love this and me hehe :)

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  118. Ah! One of our favourite programs that we only discovered thanks to maternity leave. Addictive!

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  119. I have a crush on Richard Osman :{

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  120. Pointless Fact ... The ides of March happens on the 15th March ... for a bonus point can you tell what the ides of March is?

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  121. St. David's day is today. Off to school to watch the kids sing today.

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  122. I too have a crush on Richard but also have a crush on xander!

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  123. did you know a corn cob always has an even number of rows of kernels :D

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  124. oops i put in the rafflecopter doo-dah that i commented under name clare leahy .... its actually clareandtribe .. sorry xx

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  125. Did you know that mistletoe is roughly translated to dung-twig...makes you think twice about kissing under it at Christmas!

    Lauren123

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  126. Here's a joke... Two cows are in a field. One says to the other, "Have you heard about this 'Mad Cow Disease'?" The other one said "Doesn't affect me mate, I'm a helicopter!" :)

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  127. This is a joke maxx likes, what do you a call a spider without any legs? A raisin lol

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  128. Just saying hi as i cant think of anything pointless. Sorry

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  129. hello! i managed to get tickets for bruno mars today! woop woop

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  130. Pefect game for me to play with the kids on Mothers Day :-)

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  131. I am entering this as my student brother is a bit addicted to pointless!

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  132. I normally says pointless things, but can't think of anything at the minute. I suppose this comment is pointless! Nice giveaway though. I love Pointless!

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  133. My kids telling me it is pointless going to school on a monday

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  134. I love playing along with the show!

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  135. Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

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  136. People can't like their elbows (Oh and most people reading this comment will try!)

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  137. Hi and hello from me! :)

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  138. Quite bizzarely, I am watching Pointless as I read this blog!

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  139. i ate too much tikka masala and now i feel sick lol ....compleatly pointless yes :)

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  140. heya! St Vitus is the patron saint of oversleeping :)

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  141. On Christmas Day in Belgium, it is legal for police officers to throw bananas at children

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  142. I love Pointless....and think Alexander is hot :-) hehe

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  143. The Moon is 400 times smaller then the Sun, but the Sun is 400 times further away then the Moon. Therefore by amazing coincidence they appear the same size in the sky! :)

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  144. i love Pointless!! i got a pointless answer on the final last week-i was sooo proud of myself-lol

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  145. I have cramp in my bum from sitting too long! :D x

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  146. This is the first I've heard of this board game! I love love love Pointless. I'd really like to go on it - but only if it wasn't shown on TV (I'm too shy!) so that wouldn't really make sense :D

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  147. Hello you have a great blog x

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  148. Flippin love this tv show lol, not ashamed to say it!
    Hope the game is as good!

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  149. Women blink nearly twice as much as men!

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  150. Hi, I would love to win this game so I could play it with my family and beat them all, competetive? moi?

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  151. Hi , love pointless, my pointless fact : Chickens can't swallow while they're upside-down

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  152. The oldest fly in the world died at the age of 12 days

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  153. wanna get it!

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  154. Contrary to popular belief, the actual term is "Champing at the bit" and not "Chomping at the bit", although the latter is used more often than not.

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