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Whoops - didn't realise Richard had changed his mind.....

 

OK - which one thing are the following considered to have in common?

 

Oxygen

carbon

hydrogen

nitrogen

phosphorus

sulphur

 

Single letter chemical symbols ?

 

Just had another thought, after reading an article on "The Register" today which debunked a theory about microbes which could survive in the presence Arsenic, that article mentioned something about Phosphorus being essential to sustain life, I'm pretty sure that's true of the first 4 as well, so I'll go with :-

 

"These are all essential to sustain life"

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Whoops - didn't realise Richard had changed his mind.....

 

OK - which one thing are the following considered to have in common?

 

Oxygen

carbon

hydrogen

nitrogen

phosphorus

sulphur

 

Some keep us alive.

But one or two are what some describe as my odour. :lol:

Don't think I'm a winner. Once again!

 

***well done MARTY..I'm truly beaten, by those 2 crucial minutes. I need to speed thing up a bit!***

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Whoops - didn't realise Richard had changed his mind.....

 

OK - which one thing are the following considered to have in common?

 

Oxygen

carbon

hydrogen

nitrogen

phosphorus

sulphur

 

Single letter chemical symbols ?

 

Just had another thought, after reading an article on "The Register" today which debunked a theory about microbes which could survive in the presence Arsenic, that article mentioned something about Phosphorus being essential to sustain life, I'm pretty sure that's true of the first 4 as well, so I'll go with :-

 

"These are all essential to sustain life"

 

Ding!

 

They're the six elements currently deemed essential to support life as we know it......

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Sticking with the late Leonard Rossiter:

 

In his last TV role he played a London Supermarket manager. What was the character's name?

 

(For a non-counting bonus could you name the star who took over the series lead after Rossiter's death!)

 

Something like Tripper or Trapper and i havent a clue on the bonus

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Sticking with the late Leonard Rossiter:

 

In his last TV role he played a London Supermarket manager. What was the character's name?

 

(For a non-counting bonus could you name the star who took over the series lead after Rossiter's death!)

 

Something like Tripper or Trapper and i havent a clue on the bonus

 

 

Let's keep it rolling - good enough shout for me!!

 

Norman Tripper in "Tripper's Day" - 2 years after Rossiter's death the series came back with Bruce Forsyth as Cecil Slinger in "Slinger's Day"

 

 

Ding and over to you.............................

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Sticking with the late Leonard Rossiter:

 

In his last TV role he played a London Supermarket manager. What was the character's name?

 

(For a non-counting bonus could you name the star who took over the series lead after Rossiter's death!)

 

Something like Tripper or Trapper and i havent a clue on the bonus

 

 

Let's keep it rolling - good enough shout for me!!

 

Norman Tripper in "Tripper's Day" - 2 years after Rossiter's death the series came back with Bruce Forsyth as Cecil Slinger in "Slinger's Day"

 

 

Ding and over to you.............................

 

OK will stay on the track of Sitcoms by asking you all to name Frank and Betty Spencers daughter?

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How many stages has current Cycle World Road Racing Champion, Mark Cavendish won in total on the Tour de France cycle race?

 

(Yes, I've been glued to the screen for the last 3 weeks!)

 

My guess is 32

 

No ding for 32... I'll give a clue - it's a bit lower than that.

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I think he just matched Eddy Merckx's record, something like 17.

Oooh Marty's on the right lines, but doesn't get the ding just yet.

 

More clues... Cavendish hasn't quite equalled Merckx's record 34 stage wins, but on Sunday he did overtake the famous Lance Armstrong for number of Tour stage wins. He is easily the 'Brit with the most stage wins'; before Cav, the most a British cyclist got was 8. There are only 3 men who have won more Tour stages than him; two Frenchmen (Andre Leducq and Bernard Hinault) and the incomparable Merckx.

 

(What Cavendish has achieved is as noteworthy as the other British man famous in the news this week for doing so well in the Tour! Ed.)

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Cav's win puts him 4th on the all-time list behind Merckx (34 wins), Hinault (28) and Leducq (25).

 

I was glued to it as well this year. Not just this year though, every year since C4 started coverage in 1986.

 

Greg Lemond won the tour that year, beating his team-mate Bernard Hinault in a fierce and bitter battle.

 

Lemond could actually have won the tour the previous year, but instead had helped Hinault to a record equalling 5th win. In return Hinault promised to help Lemond win the tour in 1986 but reneged on that promise attacking Lemond at almost every opportunity. I particularly remember the stage to Alpe D'Huez where the riders finshed arm-in-arm after seemingly calling a truce.

 

Back then there were hardly any British riders in the race and I never thought I'd see one win the tour. One British rider though had won the King of the Mountains. Who was he?

 

P.S. I'm not forgetting Cav's green jersey in 2011

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...I was glued to it as well this year. Not just this year though, every year since C4 started coverage in 1986...

Me too - and I've been there in person with my camper van on a number of occasions too. Marvellous!!!!!

 

I have the answer to your question, but I have to go out caching now (continuous caching streak and Church Micro cache maintenance calling) so won't answer as I don't have time to set one today! lol! If it's still unanswered by the time I come back, I'll step in!

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Back then there were hardly any British riders in the race and I never thought I'd see one win the tour. One British rider though had won the King of the Mountains. Who was he?

FWIW, I've already answered this question upthread (although I might have misspelled his surname). However, I'm out for most of today so I'll leave it for others to answer this time around.

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Well that was a while ago... No harm in recycling questions :-)

 

I haven't seen this confirmed anywhere, but I think Cavendish is now the most successful rider ever in terms of road-stage wins in the tour. All the riders with more stages won a number of time trials (Merckx at least 12 & Hinault at least 8 before I gave up counting. Leducq won one individual TT plus a number of team TT when an individual stage winner was also named).

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DING

 

Robert Millar won the polka-dot jersey in 1984 and also came 4th in the tour that year. The best peformance by a british rider until this year (although Wiggins had matched the 4th place finish in 2009).

 

Millar also came 2nd in the Vuelta (twice) and Giro; achievements which tend to get overlooked.

 

Personally I remember him going the wrong way at the top of a climb and probably losing a stage victory as a result (Guzet-Neige in 1988).

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