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Post by witchfinder on Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:21 pm

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This extremely difficult quiz question is possible to answer using the internet, lets see who gets the correct answer first.

What is the name of the cottage next door to The Crown & Anchor pub, near Kilnsea, East Yorkshire. ?
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Post by oftenwrong on Fri Dec 23, 2011 7:15 pm

Whenever I manage to answer correctly a question on University Challenge, I celebrate with a glass of brandy. It's only since the advent of the BBC's replay facility that I have been able to discover how the wretched programme ends.

Bamber seems to be ageing, don't you think?

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Post by Shirina on Fri Dec 23, 2011 9:11 pm

The first one is Martin Luther King.

Not sure about the second.
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Post by ROB on Fri Dec 23, 2011 10:02 pm

Shirina wrote:The first one is Martin Luther King.

Not sure about the second.
Correct. Go 'head on with your bad self!

One more hint on the second one. Blue field, Red bar, White bar, Lone Star.


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Post by oftenwrong on Fri Dec 23, 2011 10:24 pm

Ivan wrote:Trace the connection between Simon and Garfunkel, Felicity Kendal and 'The Darling Buds Of May'.

Rosemary and Thyme
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Post by Ivan on Fri Dec 23, 2011 10:30 pm

Yes.

Simon and Garfunkel sang 'Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And Thyme'.
Felicity Kendal starred in an absurd gardening drama series called 'Rosemary And Thyme'.
Felicity's co-star was Pam Ferris, who played Ma Larkins in 'The Darling Buds Of May'.
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Post by Ivan on Fri Dec 23, 2011 10:43 pm

Whose career nearly came to an end because of a "slapping incident" in August 1943?
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Post by Ivan on Tue Dec 27, 2011 12:10 am

Whose career nearly came to an end because of a "slapping incident" in August 1943?.
No takers? I would have expected Shirina and Rock to know the answer.

Clue - he has the same-sounding surname as two Tory cabinet ministers of the 1990s (though with a slightly different spelling).


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Post by Ivan on Tue Dec 27, 2011 12:16 am

Let's try something else then..... Rolling Eyes

Who was the longest-serving actor in a single soap opera?

(Clue: it's not William Roache.)
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Post by oftenwrong on Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:43 am

Who's going to tell Wikipedia they've got it wrong (again)?
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Post by Ivan on Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:22 am

Who's going to tell Wikipedia they've got it wrong (again)?
Don't leave us in suspense! Which question are you challenging?
Shocked
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Post by roifield on Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:51 am

RockOnBrother wrote:
RockOnBrother wrote:

Which US federal holiday celebrates a birthday of a non-president?

Which two important state events are neither state nor US federal holidays?


Hint: The non-president is honored for latter half 20th Century accomplishments. Martin Luther King jnr
Hint: The two important events occurred within months of each other. Taken together, the result of these two events helped to shape 20th Century world history. For instance, without these two events, the North American P-51 Mustang war winner might not have been conceived, developed, and built.
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Post by roifield on Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:54 am

Ivan wrote:Let's try something else then..... Rolling Eyes

Who was the longest-serving actor in a single soap opera?

(Clue: it's not William Roache.)
Its the woman who plays Peggy Wolley in the Archers.... June Spencer
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Post by Ivan on Tue Dec 27, 2011 11:07 am

roifield. Welcome to the forum. Right soap, wrong actor (unless, as OW says, Wikipedia has got it wrong again!)
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Post by Ivan on Sat Dec 31, 2011 9:58 pm

Name twenty famous Belgians.

Do not include fictitious characters such as Hercule Poirot or Albert Foiret (café owner and resistance leader in ‘Secret Army’). Audrey Hepburn doesn't count either, because although she was born in Belgium, she was half British and half Dutch.

Good luck!
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Post by oftenwrong on Sun Jan 01, 2012 11:04 pm

1. Henri Magritte
2. Hergé (Georges Remi)
3. King Leopold I
4. King Leopold II
5. King Leopold III
6. Queen Astrid
7. Paul-Henri Spaak
8. Eddy Merckx
9. Simenon
10. Kim Clijsters


............... and as many as you like from Anderlecht
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Post by Phil Hornby on Mon Jan 02, 2012 3:53 pm

That ow sure knows his Belgians. And not a bun amongst them...
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Post by oftenwrong on Mon Jan 02, 2012 4:56 pm

Is Waterloo a synonym for a flush toilet?
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Post by Ivan on Mon Jan 02, 2012 7:02 pm

This is my list of 20 famous Belgians:-
Bertrand Baguette – racing driver
Pieter Bruegel the Elder – artist
Charlemagne – founder of the Frankish Empire
Albert Claude – won Nobel Prize for being the first scientist to isolate a cancer cell
Kim Clijsters – tennis player
Pierre Culliford – cartoonist who created ‘Smurfs’
Fred Deburghgraeve – Olympic swimming champion in 1996
Jeanine Deckers – “singing nun”
Cesar Franck – composer
Justine Henin – tennis player
Sandra Kim – youngest ever winner of Eurovision Song Contest (aged 13)
René Magritte – surrealist painter
Eddy Merckx – cyclist
Django Reinhardt – jazz guitarist and composer
Peter Paul Rubens – artist
Adolphe Sax – invented the saxophone
Georges Simenon – writer
Jean-Claude Van Damme – actor
Jan van Eyck – artist
Hermann Van Rompuy – EU President

If you want to add an infamous Belgian:-
Marc Detroux – rapist and serial killer
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Post by oftenwrong on Mon Jan 02, 2012 10:22 pm

Marc Detroux – rapist and serial killer

Yessah, I was gonna say 'im, but it seemed too much like envy.
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Post by Ivan on Wed Jan 04, 2012 3:14 pm

Whose career nearly came to an end because of a "slapping incident" in August 1943?.

I'm surprised that nobody answered this. It was General George Patton.
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Post by Ivan on Wed Jan 04, 2012 3:16 pm

Let's try another. Name the author of this:-

The engine driver looked down upon him very sternly, and said: “Now, tell the truth, what were you put in prison for?”

“It was nothing very much. I only borrowed a motor car while the owners were at lunch, they had no need of it at the time. I didn’t mean to steal it, really, but people – especially magistrates – take such harsh views of thoughtless and high-spirited actions.”
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Post by Phil Hornby on Wed Jan 04, 2012 3:29 pm

It was some Toad or another.... Smile
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Post by Ivan on Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:12 pm

But who wrote it, Rev Hornby??
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Post by Ivan on Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:33 pm

And then name the author of this, please:-

After luncheon Angela disappeared to the library and was soon immersed in the lunacy laws as represented in the encyclopedia. She did not re-open the subject with her mother, but a fortnight later, when there was a question of taking some pheasant over to her father for his eleventh Certification Party she showed an unusual willingness to run over with them. Her mother was occupied with other interests and noticed nothing suspicious.

Angela drove her small car to the asylum, and after delivering the game, asked for Mr Loveday. He was busy at the time making a crown for one of his companions who expected hourly to be anointed Emperor of Brazil, but he left his work and enjoyed several minutes’ conversation with her. They spoke about her father’s health and spirits. After a time Angela remarked: “Don’t you ever want to get away?”
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Post by oftenwrong on Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:24 am

Ivan wrote:And then name the author of this, please:-

After luncheon Angela disappeared to the library and was soon immersed in the lunacy laws as represented in the encyclopedia. She did not re-open the subject with her mother, but a fortnight later, when there was a question of taking some pheasant over to her father for his eleventh Certification Party she showed an unusual willingness to run over with them. Her mother was occupied with other interests and noticed nothing suspicious.

Angela drove her small car to the asylum, and after delivering the game, asked for Mr Loveday. He was busy at the time making a crown for one of his companions who expected hourly to be anointed Emperor of Brazil, but he left his work and enjoyed several minutes’ conversation with her. They spoke about her father’s health and spirits. After a time Angela remarked: “Don’t you ever want to get away?”

A well-known author, but a little-known piece. Apparently written in a hurry to pay some urgent Bills, so uncharacteristic of his other, more famous works, the principal one of which Readers may have visited more than once. He was Bron's Daddy.
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Post by Phil Hornby on Thu Jan 05, 2012 4:11 pm

Ivan wrote:But who wrote it, Rev Hornby??

No, it wasn't me. Oh, I see what you mean...

Was it Kenneth Grahame, or is my infallible photographic memory deserting me...? Shocked
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Post by Ivan on Sat Jan 07, 2012 11:17 pm

Who said:-

(a) "If you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best"

(b) "No amount of cajolery, and no attempts at ethical or social seduction can eradicate from my heart a deep burning hatred for the Tory Party....so far as I am concerned they are lower than vermin."?
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Post by oftenwrong on Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:55 pm

Before January 4th. fades from living memory, the author of that pot-boiler was Evelyn Waugh. (Not a nice person to know, apparently).

Today's Ximenes-type question in two parts: (a) Norma Jeane Baker, RIP and (b) Ernest Bevin or the other one Nye Bevan, never could sort them out.
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Post by Ivan on Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:25 pm

Which cricketer played 22 Test Matches for England before becoming the youngest-ever diocesan bishop?
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Post by Ivan on Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:30 pm

Ernest Bevin or the other one Nye Bevan, never could sort them out..
Nye Bevan was the first person to describe the Tories as vermin, but certainly not the last.

Next question:-
Who was Ximenes?
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Post by Phil Hornby on Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:30 pm

That's gotta be David Sheppard.

Wasn't it he, to whom Fred Trueman said : " 'ow did thee drop that catch when thee spends so mooch time with thy hands together...?"
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Post by oftenwrong on Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:35 pm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derrick_Somerset_Macnutt
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Post by Ivan on Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:19 pm

Question concerning the UK House of Commons:-

Sir Peter Tapsell is currently 'The Father Of The House'. Who is 'The Baby Of The House', how old is she, and which constituency does she represent?
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Post by oftenwrong on Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:30 pm

Where the fox Airdrie and Shotts?
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Post by Ivan on Fri Jan 13, 2012 3:46 pm

'Baby Of The House', Pamela Nash, Labour MP for Airdrie and Shotts (born 24 June 1984):-

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Post by Ivan on Sat Jan 14, 2012 1:07 pm

(a) Which American President weighed 350 pounds?

(b) When told in 1933 that a former US President had died, Dorothy Parker said: "How can they tell?" Who was the former President, and why would she make such a remark?
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Post by ROB on Sat Jan 14, 2012 5:32 pm


(a) William Howard Taft.

(b) Herbert Hoover? (A guess.)

I still have not figured out the person who slapped someone.
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Post by oftenwrong on Sat Jan 14, 2012 5:37 pm

Guess Calvin Coolidge, RoB
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Post by ROB on Sat Jan 14, 2012 6:35 pm


I was close, but no cigar.


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Post by ROB on Sat Jan 14, 2012 6:36 pm


Shirina answered the first of my questions. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is the non-president whose birthday is a federal holiday. I believe it’s a holiday most states also, perhaps with the exception of Arizona.

The second question, regarding two 19th Century events within a current state that had a 20th Century worldwide effect, were two battles in Texas in the year 1836, the Battle of the Alamo, in which four Scots sacrificed their lives, and the Battle of Goliad, the first a delaying action to give General Sam Houston, commanding the Army of Texas, time and space to train his volunteer force of tough frontiersmen for the subsequent Battle of Goliad, in which the dictator Santa Anna was defeated and Texas won its independence.

Nearly ten years later, in late 1845, Texas was admitted to the Union (the United States of America) as a state, claiming the Rio Grande as its southern boundary. Mexico, claiming the more northerly Nueces River as the Mexican-Texas, now the Mexican-American, border, stationed troops between the Nueces and the Rio Grande, resulting in the Mexican–American War (also known as the First American Intervention, the Mexican War, or the U.S.–Mexican War), which led to the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, and the Mexican Cession, in which Mexico “sold” or “ceded” what is now the US Southwest, including California, to the United States.







A bit more than ninety years later, the Royal Air Force, eager to bolster Fighter Command numbers, contracted with North American Aviation, Inglewood, California, to produce P-39s. North American countered with an offer to build a new and superior fighter, the P-51 Mustang, the “D” model of which, powered by Rolls-Royce Merlins, turned the tide in the air war over Germany.

If no Alamo, then no Goliad, no Texas Independence, no Mexican-American War, no Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, no cession of California to the US, no Inglewood, California, no North American Aviation of Inglewood, California, no P-51s produced for the RAF and the USAAF, no Mustangs over Berlin…
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Post by oftenwrong on Sat Jan 14, 2012 7:19 pm

Another extremely difficult question: What's the relevance of all that?
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