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Thanks for the Ding but I would like to pass this one over to searcherdog as he missed out last time. So over to searcherdog.

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Ooooo, thank you Speakers Corner. Let's go back to 1767 when John Spilsbury invented the jigsaw puzzle. What was the picture on the puzzle? I believe there are two possible answers so either will be accepted.

 

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As this is a geocaching forum/quiz. I am going to guess that it was a map of the Known world.

 

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Are you all still thinking about this one or do I post a clue?

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I had no idea for this one so I asked aunty Google.

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I also googled it last week so I'm out of the running too.

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OK, nothing heard yet from Boggin's Dad, Speakers-corner or anyone else. I'll wait another few days and see if there are any hotter attempts otherwise I'll post a follow-up question to keep things moving. 

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I can vaguely recall making these in primary school for our own amusement many years ago using the same subject.

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Well, we haven't had further guesses from the other two and it's probably time to move this thread on.

 So, for everyone including those who have googled or equivalent .........

Why was the first jigsaw invented?

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5 hours ago, searcherdog said:

Well, we haven't had further guesses from the other two and it's probably time to move this thread on.

 So, for everyone including those who have googled or equivalent .........

Why was the first jigsaw invented?

For teaching the children of George III and Queen Charlotte, international boundaries. A map was glued to a wooden board and then cut up along country boundaries.

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The original question was "What was the picture on the first puzzle?" which had two possible answers depending on which source is used. One source gives a map of the UK counties and the other gives a map of Europe. 

The tie breaker question - I was expecting "teaching geography" so Colleda gets the DING!!

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In 2011 Christchurch, New Zealand, was devastated by an earthquake. The beautiful and historic stone Christchurch Cathedral was almost destroyed. Whilst being repaired (the repairs are still not complete) a temporary cathedral was built. What unusual material was used in its construction which has led to it becoming a tourist attraction.

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10 hours ago, colleda said:

In 2011 Christchurch, New Zealand, was devastated by an earthquake. The beautiful and historic stone Christchurch Cathedral was almost destroyed. Whilst being repaired (the repairs are still not complete) a temporary cathedral was built. What unusual material was used in its construction which has led to it becoming a tourist attraction.

Cardboard

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1 minute ago, Optimist on the run said:

Cardboard


A ding to Optimist.

This cathedral was designed by a Japanese architect. Probably more fitting than a cardboard crane;).

I was there in April and it is truely an amazing piece of work.

Over to you OOTR

 

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4 hours ago, colleda said:


A ding to Optimist.

This cathedral was designed by a Japanese architect. Probably more fitting than a cardboard crane;).

I was there in April and it is truely an amazing piece of work.

Over to you OOTR

 

 

Thanks. I was there in 2002, in my pre-digital days. It was only when the earthquake happened that I looked back through my photos and realised I hadn't got a single one of the old cathedral. :(

 

Garfield, the cartoon cat, is about to celebrate another birthday. In which year was the cartoon strip first published?

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Well, I was thinking of a little earlier but 79 makes a nice 40. Wow, that's elderly for a cat! 

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On 6/23/2019 at 11:55 AM, searcherdog said:

Well, I was thinking of a little earlier but 79 makes a nice 40. Wow, that's elderly for a cat! 

I think you're close enough for a ding - it was actually 1978.

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Thank you and Happy Birthday Garfield.

I'll think of another question soon ....... 

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There is a country which has a runway longer than the shortest scheduled flight from that country?

Which country?

 

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On the basis that the shortest scheduled flight in the world is between two of the Scottish highlands (ISTR one is Barra, and it lands on the sand), I'll go for Scotland having a runway somewhere which is longer than that flight.

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The two islands are Westray and Papa Westray and the flight is 1.7 miles long.

The runway is at Campbeltown Airport 1.89 miles long.

Both in Scotland so that's a DING to MartyBartfast.

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Nearly 3 weeks, MartyB may be on holiday so here's an interim one:

 

Next 2 in this sequence please;

 

Central, Circle, District, Bakerloo, Piccadily, ?, ?.

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