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Post by witchfinder 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 Sat Nov 28, 2015 5:58 pm

Yeah, well, but Euclid doesn't get full credit is what I always say.

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Post by oftenwrong Wed Dec 02, 2015 5:41 pm

In the 70 years since the end of WW2, there has been only ONE year in which no soldier of the British Army died on active service.

What year was that?
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Post by Phil Hornby Wed Dec 02, 2015 6:41 pm

I believe it was 1968 -slightly surprising ,if so , as the British Army was involved in Northern Island then, wasn't it...?
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Post by Ivan Wed Dec 02, 2015 7:09 pm

I also think it was 1968. I walked into 10 Downing Street in January of that year and met the occupier, one Harold Wilson, without even being frisked - but then I was with his younger son (we'd just watched Tottenham beat Arsenal 1-0). I don't think 'The Time of Troubles' in Northern Ireland kicked off until 1969.

A question from about the same time.....

Which sportsman received £90 in compensation after losing four toes in an accident?
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Post by Phil Hornby Wed Dec 02, 2015 7:54 pm

Sounds like Fred Titmus , the Middlesex  and England spin bowler in the Caribbean on a West Indies  tour when he had a disagreement with a  motor-boat propeller...?
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Post by Ivan Wed Dec 02, 2015 8:09 pm

Ah, too easy, I guess! There was a sick joke circulating at the time: "What's got six toes and spins?".

Titmus's accident resulted in a complete overhaul of insurance cover for England cricketers when playing abroad.

Getting back to my honourable friend who took me into Downing Street.....

About ten years ago, he gave up teaching and started another job. Any guesses as to what it was?
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Post by Phil Hornby Wed Dec 02, 2015 8:23 pm

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Post by oftenwrong Thu Dec 03, 2015 12:30 pm

Doesn't look a bit like Michael Portillo!

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Post by Phil Hornby Thu Dec 03, 2015 5:44 pm

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" No - what I said was 'the piston broke'..."
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Post by oftenwrong Fri Dec 04, 2015 9:39 am

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Gary Neville told the BBC that he will be "taking Spanish lessons every day."

What's the flaw in his stated intention?
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Post by Ivan Fri Dec 04, 2015 12:03 pm

Could it be that most people in Valencia speak Valencian (which is very similar to Catalan)? Or could it be that hardly any of the players are Spanish?
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Post by oftenwrong Fri Dec 04, 2015 12:46 pm

Quite so, Ivan. My experience is that many soi-disant foreigners speak grammatical English better than we do.

Gary Neville will do just fine with his native Lancashire Speyk.
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Post by Phil Hornby Sat Dec 05, 2015 5:08 pm

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Who are these three...?
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Post by oftenwrong Sat Dec 05, 2015 7:08 pm

This close to Christmas, We three kings of orient are would seem to be a possible choice, Phil, but none of them are wearing a Leyton strip so I'll wait for the final whistle, particularly as I don't always believe what you find in the Daily Wail.
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Post by Phil Hornby Sat Dec 05, 2015 7:15 pm

If you can't be accurate, be amusing!   Very Happy
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Post by Ivan Sat Dec 05, 2015 11:24 pm

The geezer on the left looks a bit like Roy Keane, but I wouldn't put any money on it! confused
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Post by oftenwrong Sun Dec 06, 2015 8:55 am

The style of the uniforms places it firmly in the 1960s

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Post by Ivan Sun Dec 06, 2015 9:56 am

That helps..... the referee might be Ken Aston? scratch
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Post by Phil Hornby Sun Dec 06, 2015 2:11 pm

The referee is indeed Ken Aston.

What we see in the picture is the prelude to the 1963 Cup Final. The captains of Manchester United and Leicester City shake hands - respectively, Noel Cantwell ( left) and Colin Appleton. United won 3-1.

Ah, my misspent youth...
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Post by oftenwrong Sun Dec 06, 2015 5:30 pm

Given a choice, I'd just as soon look at photos of Jennifer Aston.

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though of course it was the other one who introduced the Red Card.
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Post by Phil Hornby Sun Dec 06, 2015 5:48 pm

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" Has that Jennifer Aniston changed her name again...?"
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Post by oftenwrong Sun Dec 06, 2015 7:38 pm

Is that the next Extremely difficult quiz question, Phil?

Do you want to tell us first how you stumbled across www.bapwatch.com whilst idly surfing the net for that clip, Phil?

Just askin'

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Post by Phil Hornby Sun Dec 06, 2015 8:02 pm

A random google selection in search of the Golden Shot girl , Anne Aston.

To the pure , all things are pure.
 

And anyway, the football on telly was over...    Smile
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Post by Phil Hornby Tue Dec 08, 2015 1:52 pm

Whose gravestone reminds us that 'time is sovereign over all things' ?
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Post by oftenwrong Tue Dec 08, 2015 5:19 pm

Arthur Daley kept on talking about Sovs in "Minder".
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Post by Phil Hornby Tue Dec 08, 2015 10:06 pm

As I imagine you really already know, ow, we are talking about somebody far less reliable than an honest spiv - this was a politician...
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Post by oftenwrong Wed Dec 09, 2015 12:04 am

Not Harry Potter either then.

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Post by oftenwrong Thu Dec 10, 2015 5:55 pm

Someone has pushed a note under the door of my study, suggesting that the Deceased may be none other than Chalky White, sadly-missed former Hon. Sec. of the National Union of Tory Teachers, Educationalists and Related Staff ( NUTTERS), and founder-member of the Pease Pottage Irregulars Model Railway Club.

Never knowingly uttered a word of sense throughout his life, so the gnomic headstone may be entirely appropriate.

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Post by Phil Hornby Thu Dec 10, 2015 9:23 pm

So close - but not quite.

Another clue which will allow you to produce the answer and avoid your having to further exercise your over-vivid imagination  - and thereby save you from a Saturday morning detention :

the epitaph appears in Latin - tempus imperator rerum
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Post by Ivan Thu Dec 10, 2015 9:34 pm

What inspired you to post such a question? Have you been to the Scilly Isles recently?

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Post by Phil Hornby Thu Dec 10, 2015 9:40 pm

The nearest I have ever been is Penzance, Ivan.

But you were talking about Wilson's son recently and I was reminded about various matters Wilsonian...
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Post by oftenwrong Fri Dec 11, 2015 12:26 pm

The last surviving remnants of a feudal system are to be found in the Channel Island of Sark, and in the Scillies, where everyone knows their place. In each case, the mediaeval economy was based on shipwrecks.
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Post by oftenwrong Fri Dec 11, 2015 12:58 pm

Moving quickly on, while brains are still in gear, the next Extremely difficult quiz question is, like the last one, not at all difficult if you know the answer (and doesn't even require a smatterin' o' Latin).  So here it is, Playmates:

Just over two hundred years ago, there were no passenger railway trains in England (or indeed anywhere else) so a gentleman in a hurry to reach London from the West Country could only choose horse-drawn conveyance. Inevitably, he made 21 stops to change horses on the way from Falmouth to London and his “account of expenses” shows his route, where he changed horses and his costs.

Falmouth to Truro, £ 1 : 2 : 6 .
To the Blue Anchor £ 2 : 17 :
To Bodmin £ 1 : 19 :
To Launceston £ 3 : 6 : 6
To Oakhampton £ 3 : 4 :
To Overton £ 1 : 13 :
To Crockernwell £ 1 : 16 : 6
To Exeter £ 1 : 17 : 6  
To Hertford-bridge £ 1 : 15 : 6
To Honiton £ 2 : 14 :
To Axminster £ 1 : 11 : 7
To Bridport £ 1 : 16 : 6
To Dorchester £ 2 : 14 : 6
continued To Blandford £ 2 : 10 : 6
To Woodyates £ 2 : 5 :
To Salisbury £ 1 : 17 : 6
To Andover £ 2 : 15 :
To Basingstoke £ 1 : 14 :
To Bagshot £ 1 : 12 :
To Staines £ 1 : 17 : 6
To Hounslow £ 1 : 14 : 6
Finally £ 2 : 5 :
  Total £46  : 19 : 1  which was a pretty penny in those days, but his expenses were repaid without argument.

Why was that gentleman in such a hurry to get to London?
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Post by Phil Hornby Fri Dec 11, 2015 1:30 pm

One could get into a Pickle on such a journey - or, indeed, get out of one.

But delivering such good - and bad -news was surely worth the trip and the cost.

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Post by oftenwrong Fri Dec 11, 2015 10:30 pm

Yes indeed, HM Sloop "Pickle" brought the news of Trafalgar from Admiral Collingwood to their Lordships of the Admiralty, but faced with a headwind up the English Channel her Captain put in to Falmouth to finish his journey on dry land. The full story reads like a yarn in Boys' Own Paper.
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Post by oftenwrong Mon Dec 14, 2015 11:26 am

The statement which follows this introduction is absolutely true. It means what it says, and says what it means. There's no trick wording.

"The highest mountain in Spain is not the highest Spanish mountain".

What's the explanation?
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Post by Ivan Mon Dec 14, 2015 12:02 pm

Much too easy! It has to mean that the highest Spanish mountain is on one of the Spanish islands. I nominate Mount Teide in Tenerife.
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Post by oftenwrong Mon Dec 14, 2015 5:42 pm

¡Demonios, un sapiente habla! Well it's an old chestnut, but was worth a try. Impressionable people believed that the volcanic Mount Teide was a remnant of Atlantis, and for quite a long time it was on nautical charts as the International meridian until replaced by Greenwich.
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Post by Ivan Tue Dec 15, 2015 4:38 pm

This is probably too easy as well, but here goes....... who is this?

Born in Norfolk, now lives in Chelsea. Married three times, divorced twice, has one daughter. Was unconscious for 28 days after being hit by a bus when riding a bicycle. Worked for a merchant bank for three years. Once made a 46-day long road trip from London to Bombay in a vintage Rolls Royce.  Holds very right-wing political views.
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Post by Phil Hornby Tue Dec 15, 2015 4:48 pm

My dear old thing - that's a bit of a googly if ever I saw one.

And he's seen a few...
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