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Artist's "camel hair" brushes are not camel, fox or badger hair (altho' shaving brushes were indeed badger )

I spent some time photographing an orphaned handreared badger cub for the local wildlife hospital a few years ago, and from close up (very close up, I was lying down to get at snout level, and he was treated to a snack of worms just in front of me ) their fur is like a dandelion seed head, not thick but incredibly fine. I'd imagine it might not be sufficiently stiff to make a good precise paint brush.

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Ok, new question, same answer as the last one though !

What sort of animal was Tufty ?

Extra memory jogging hint- he was succeeded at his job by a big fellow who famously wore the robes of D. Vader.

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Squirrel  it is :lol: Ding !

Yep, camel hair brushes are squirrel hair brushes, and Tufty was a squirrel.

 

The Tufty Club was a long ago TV road safety campaign , and a later one featured the Green Cross  Code Man, played by actor Dave Prowse.

As every geek knows, Prowsa was the actor & bodybuilder who provided the physical representation of Darth Vader in the original Star Wars films, altho' apparently his Bristolian accent didn't quite produce the required level of menace, so the voice was provided by James Earl Jones. Excellent video here

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Thank you searcherdog.

 

What is the minimum cost of making a phone call from a BT public phone?

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1 Find a phone box

2 Does it work?

3 Does it take coins?

4 Allowing for inflation, it will be over 50p by now AND there's no cache in there to find while you phone!

 

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6 hours ago, searcherdog said:

1 Find a phone box

2 Does it work?

3 Does it take coins?

4 Allowing for inflation, it will be over 50p by now AND there's no cache in there to find while you phone!

 

1. Done that didnt help - in Germany - wrong currency

2. They should work

3. More than likely.

4. Inflation, more than 50p - I shall up my bid from 5p to 60p.

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11 hours ago, speakers-corner said:

1. Done that didnt help - in Germany - wrong currency

2. They should work

3. More than likely.

4. Inflation, more than 50p - I shall up my bid from 5p to 60p.

 

Ring ring to speakers-corner.

 

60p is the answer we were looking for

 

5 hours ago, dodgydaved said:

0p for 999 call.......

Technically the correct answer, but not the one we had in mind, sorry.

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Wow, didnt expect that. Thanks for the Ring, Ring!!

 

So, staying on the same theme, who designed the red telephone box - full Name and title please.

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It's surprising how much information is retained after solving a puzzle cache involving telephones!

 

When Sir Giles Gilbert Scott was still a student, he won a competition to design which building?

 

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This building had its external architecture designed by  Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, was close to a dogs home.

It was opened in 193?, and its name is ????????? ????? ???????.

Replace the ?´s with the name and date.

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17 hours ago, Optimist on the run said:

I'd guess at Battersea Power Sation, though I'd need 10 guesses to get the year.

Almost there

hint to part 2 - think of a prime number and have a go.

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6 hours ago, speakers-corner said:

Almost there

hint to part 2 - think of a prime number and have a go.

 

I think 1931 and 1933 are both primes. A fifty-fifty guess - 1933.

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On ‎06‎.‎10‎.‎2018 at 1:38 PM, Optimist on the run said:

Apart from the obvious...

Still has something to do with snooker.

I was listening to some of my old mp3 files at the weekend and came up with some Chas and Dave Songs - the connection is Snooker Loopy from 1986 where Chas and Dave took the Mickey out of the way they played snooker. Thats going back in time.

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6 hours ago, speakers-corner said:

Still has something to do with snooker.

I was listening to some of my old mp3 files at the weekend and came up with some Chas and Dave Songs - the connection is Snooker Loopy from 1986 where Chas and Dave took the Mickey out of the way they played snooker. Thats going back in time.

 

147 break ding for that! Over to you...

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Thanks for the Ding.

Info on the side - all the players were managed by the same person - Barry Hearn.

 

So, next question - Change of subject. Films - James Bond 007 - Dr. No

 

Who was also on the short-list for the leading role of James Bond except Richard Burton and Sean Connery

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Thanks s/c.

What race of people have the oldest continual culture on the planet outside of Africa?

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Ding!

Australian Aboriginal. Sites have been dated at +60,000 yrs.

Back to you s/c.

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