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That would be a nice quick ding for mellers.

 

I reckon mellers is sitting there knocking back a few Bacardi's as we type !

hehehe! If a few typos start cropping up from now on, then you might be right. Fizz is more my tipple, though.

 

In fact at the time I had to stay tea-total as I was working front of house at our local theatre. Back home now (it was a short show), I have to think of a new question...

 

Let's make it theatre-related.

 

What is the "Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre" (that's the one which awards shows, actors etc on Broadway) more commonly known as?

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Thanks -- FWIW, guessed from "Tony" being a diminutive of "Antoinette" and knowing that showbiz somewhere has a "Tony" award! Of course, that means I now need to set a question for which I'm not prepared; and I usually try to 'follow on' from the previous question -- so this ill-thought-out question is about showbiz:

 

What do the characters Dr. Nicholas Garrigan and Capt Jean-Luc Picard have in common?

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That'll get you a DING!

 

Dr. Nicholas Garrigan, a leading role from "The Last King of Scotland", was played by James McAvoy, who played Charles Xavier in X-Men First Class. Capt. Jean-Luc Picard, a leading role from "Star Trek, The Next Generation", was played by Patrick Steward, who played Charles Xavier in the previous X-Men movies

 

So both characters have been played by actors who also played Charles Xavier.

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I have a feeling that this is a relatively modern montage that contains lots of clips from older classics. This is particularly hinted at by the somewhat eclectic mix of genres those actors represent. Unfortunately, that sort of film isn't my cup of tea and so I have no idea of the title! :(

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Lord Coe (Sebastian) has been instrumental in getting the Olympic Games to London this summer and is also famous as an Olympic gold medal-winning runner himself (1980 & 1984) in the 1500m. During the late 1970s and early 1980s there was a well-documented sporting rivalry between him and which other British middle-distance runner.

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Steve ovett

DING!!! (and thanks to MTH for getting the answer so quickly and picking the bloke I meant!) I was browsing the interwebs afterwards (like you do) and spotted that some consider there to have been a small amount of rivalry between those two and Steve Cram as well, and I was bracing myself for someone saying that name and me having to extricate myself from a poorly-worded question situation!

 

Phew!

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DING to Pajaholic for cricket.

 

They won the gold medal the only time cricket appeared in 1900. Only Britain and France (represented mostly by British ex-pats) competed.

 

Cricket is possibly going to reappear in 2020, appropriately in the T20 format.

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DING!

 

Yrjö Lindegren got the gold at the 1948 London Olympics for Town Planning for the Centre of Athletics in Varkaus, Finland. He designed the Centre for the Helsinki games that were cancelled due to WWII. Since the category was dropped after 1948, he remains the Olympic champion!

 

BTW, I too got inspiration for this question from QI! Over to Mellers ...

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With the Olympic opening ceremony barely only hours ago, one event has already been settled. Can you say which country has won the only Gold medal so far awarded of the 2012 games... (and for extra kudos - not required for the DING, which event it was).

 

If this Q remains unanswered for a bit, the later translation will be... which country won the FIRST gold medal of the 2012 games!

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Marie Curie?

 

That's a DING! for you :)

 

Marie Curie won the Nobel prize for physics in 1903 along with her husband Pierre and Henri Becquerel for research on the phenomenon of radiation initially discovered by Becquerel. She won the Nobel prize for chemistry in 1911 for discovering the radioactive elements radium and polonium and isolating radium. It took the careful processing of one ton of pitchblende to produce one tenth of a gram of radium chloride and further processing to isolate the metal from the salt.

 

Over to you...

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Thanks for that. It would have been harder had it not been for the Beeb's recent "Hollow Crown" series!

 

The Swallow Sidecar Company was founded in 1922 and changed to S.S. Cars Ltd in 1934. After the Second World War, due to the unfavourable connotations of the SS initials, the company was renamed......

 

To become which famous British motor manufacturer?

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Thanks for that. It would have been harder had it not been for the Beeb's recent "Hollow Crown" series!

 

The Swallow Sidecar Company was founded in 1922 and changed to S.S. Cars Ltd in 1934. After the Second World War, due to the unfavourable connotations of the SS initials, the company was renamed......

 

To become which famous British motor manufacturer?

 

Think that was Jaguar

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