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martin&lindabryn

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  1. Thanks for the ding Now, staying with Bob Dylan, what was his full real name?
  2. Thanks for the ding Now we all know that February is the shortest month of the year, but which is the longest month of the year?
  3. Then it must have been stale bread if it cracks. But it’s the right answer and the ding is all yours
  4. Thanks for the ding on that guess. As it’s the anniversary of the start of the blitz. Let’s have a war question Which food stuff not rationed during World War 2 was rationed afterwards?
  5. I think this might be a trick question, as I believe the D didn’t stand for anything.
  6. thanks for the easy Ding I didn't have any clue as to the answer. now for a change of subject and hopefully an easy one. Issued in 1840, what were the names given to the first TWO postage stamps in the world?
  7. not goggling but using the link above, would that be MARY FORD
  8. I had no clue from the first question and was still non the wiser with the hint. so I have goggled the answer and I have never heard of the film.
  9. I started reading your answer, and was thinking you have it wrong. But then reading further I began to chuckle to myself. That’s a ding to you
  10. Thanks for the ding Wenlock and Mandeville have been described as a "drunken one night stand between a Teletubby and a Dalek". Who are Wenlock and Mandeville?
  11. As the wife has a higher wine certificate she knew this Epernay, is the center of the production of Champagne
  12. That will be a ding for Hellfire And if anyone’s interested, this is when all the other events appeared in the games a. Tumbling a. Certain black-and-white era mat events (hands up callisthenics) had all the acrobatic verve of school gymnastics certificate six, which, I recall, featured skills as demanding as the 'forward roll' and the gravity-defying 'standing up'. Tumbling, however, was no such primary-school farce. American Rowland 'Flip' Wolfe took gold in Los Angeles thanks to his revolutionary backflip with double twist, only to see the event flick-flack off the floor and into gymnastic history. b. running deer shooting b. The men's single-shot running deer competition was one of 15 shooting sports events on the Shooting at the 1908 Summer Olympics programme.[1] A deer-shaped target made 10 runs of 75 feet, with the shooter firing one shot during each run. The runs lasted about 4 seconds each and took place 110 yards distant from the shooter. There were three concentric circles on the target, with the smallest counting for 4 points, the middle for 3, and the outermost for 2. A hit outside the circles but still on the target (except on the haunch) counted for 1 point. The maximum possible score was thus 40 points. c. horseshoes (throwing) HAS NOT BEEN AN OLYMPIC EVENT. d. club swinging d. Not in fact a night out for bored couples, but an event that involved swinging a club festooned with ribbons very quickly around the body and head, in a complicated routine. At the 1932 Games, American George Roth displayed a level of dedication seldom seen in the modern Olympic era. It was the Great Depression and Roth was unemployed and hungry. Yet he won gold. Seconds after being awarded his medal in front of 60,000 spectators, he walked out of the stadium in Los Angeles and hitchhiked home. e. tug of war e. Entertainment for West Country cider heads during the summer fête? Tell that to the ancient Greeks, renowned for their physical and intellectual stamina, who staged their first tug in 500BC. In modern Olympic rules, a team of eight had to pull the opposition six feet to win, but if no such drama had occurred after five minutes, the side who had pulled their opponents the furthest triumphed. London 1908 saw the sport at its most intense, when America were beaten in just a few short seconds by Great Britain. The unhappy losers accused Team GB, all of them policemen, of wearing illegal spiked boots, so we offered them a rematch in our socks ... and still stuffed them. f. under water swimming f. The men's underwater swimming was an event on the Swimming at the 1900 Summer Olympics schedule in Paris. The 1900 Games were the only occasion such an event was held. It was held on 12 August 1900. 14 swimmers from 4 nations competed. It was not featured at later Olympic games because of lack of spectator appeal g. 200m obstacle swimming g. The men's 200 metre obstacle event was an event in the 1900 Summer Olympics held in Paris. The 1900 Games were the only occasion such an event was held. It was held on 11 August and 12 August 1900. Twelve swimmers from five nations competed.There were three obstacles throughout the 200 metre course. Swimmers had to climb over the first two (a pole and a row of boats), and swim under the third (another row of boats)
  13. No ding for you I am afraid In the interest of fairness, as the answers are there No second guess, till someone else has had a try, thank you. .... The men's underwater swimming was an event on the Swimming at the 1900 Summer Olympics schedule in Paris. The 1900 Games were the only occasion such an event was held. It was held on 12 August 1900. 14 swimmers from 4 nations competed. It was not featured at later Olympic games because of lack of spectator appeal.
  14. Wow, that was quick - the level of obscure knowledge on here never ceases to amaze me Please accept the ding the wife has a criminal psychology degree. I asked her. . Which one of the following was NEVER a modern Olympic discipline? a. tumbling b. running deer shooting c. horseshoes (throwing) d. club swinging e. tug of war f. under water swimming g. 200m obstacle swimming lets see how meany guesses it takes.
  15. Thanks for the ding Which Scottish River supplies over 90% of the water used in Whiskey manufacture
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