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Just a willed stab in the dark as it’s not an animal

 

Was it a crash test dummy?

Dingski! Ivan was indeed the name given to a weighted space suit used to test Vostok craft and their escape systems. He made several flights ahead of Gagarin's successful launch and orbit. Recordings were also played from the suit, which may have lead to the Lost Cosmonauts conspiracy theories. Over (and out) to you.
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A ding for civilised then.:)

 

The TV comedy 'The Big Bang Theory' is set around characters working at which American University ?

Well they're in Pasadena, which is California so I'll guess Cal-Tec (SP?) - just been watching it!

 

Wow - that was quick - and accurate. A ding to you.

 

It's funny too :)

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I suspect that it's the other way around. I.e. a Rector is 'self-employed' and receives his income directly from the congregation. As such, he cannot be 'sacked' (although his congregation can choose to go elsewhere!) OTOH, a Vicar is employed by a religious organisation, such as a diocese or monastery, receives a stipend, and can be replaced, reassigned, etc.

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I suspect that it's the other way around. I.e. a Rector is 'self-employed' and receives his income directly from the congregation. As such, he cannot be 'sacked' (although his congregation can choose to go elsewhere!) OTOH, a Vicar is employed by a religious organisation, such as a diocese or monastery, receives a stipend, and can be replaced, reassigned, etc.

 

That seems to be as close as we'll get - it's historical, based on the tithes. A Rector received all the tithes from a parish whereas a Vicar was employed by an institution ( commonly a monastery ) who 'owned' the parish and who paid the vicar to act on their spiritual behalf ( or vicariously ). The Vicar would typically receive a third of the total tithe. The only practical distinction to survive is that generally a Rector owns the freehold of the chancel, but not a Vicar.

 

So it's a ding to Pajaholic :D

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Thanks.

 

Staying with the Eclesiastical theme, but stepping sideways (and cribbed from QI's "I" series): The Papal Inquisition continues to this day but under a different name. In 1908 it changed its name to "The Sacred Congregation of the Holy Office" and in 1965 to "The Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith". But, for the ding, can you name its leader when John-Paul II was Pope?

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No, before him. Pope John Paul I took his name by combining the names of his two predecessors. I'm thinking of a last Pope to choose a completely new name.

 

 

Ok Pius....John....Paul......I'll gor for a :

 

Pope Paul (don't know what number though)

 

Just realised if they had a number it wasn't a compl;etely new name :huh:

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