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There are a heap of clues already given - the canali clue is probably the strongest. ;)

 

However, He was born in 1835 and died in 1910. He was an Italian astronomer and also a science historian. As well as his studies of Mars, he also showed that the Perseid and Leonid meteor showers were associated with comets, in particular, he proved that the orbit of the Leonids and the orbit of the comet Tempel Tuttle were the same leading him to form the hypothesis that meteor showers could be caused by cometary trails.

 

He has craters on both the Moon and Mars named after him.

 

Any takers?

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From the first post in the original thread:

 

Posted 19 May 2006 - 07:32 PM

 

Welcome to the Groundspeak Arms, come in, take your coat off - put your feet up! ;)

 

I'm going to ask a question, whoever answers correctly can post the next question and so on...

 

Rule 1 - No googling!

 

Rule 2 - Try and keep your question at the level someone in a pub quiz might be able to answer...

 

Hmmmmmm!

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From the first post in the original thread:

 

Posted 19 May 2006 - 07:32 PM

 

Welcome to the Groundspeak Arms, come in, take your coat off - put your feet up! ;)

 

I'm going to ask a question, whoever answers correctly can post the next question and so on...

 

Rule 1 - No googling!

 

Rule 2 - Try and keep your question at the level someone in a pub quiz might be able to answer...

 

Hmmmmmm!

 

All things are relative. Set a TV soap or a popular sport question and I'd be stumped. ;)

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:-( Can we relax the no-google rule in this one instance?
I suppose that would be up to Simply Paul as the owner of the quiz. I've no particular objection if he's ok with it. :)
Given it seems unlikely anyone knows this off the top of their heads, let the race to Google begin! (on this occasion. The standard rules apply generally)
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I reckon it's earlier than that, and the earliest I can think of is The Thing From Another World.
And you'd be correct! The 'vegetable man' alien (well done martin&lindabryn) from the 1951 film is set on fire with electricity. Thanks to his outfit and mask, it was possible to set the stuntman on fire, all over. The film was remade (ish) by John Carpenter in 1982 as The Thing. A classic Scifi Ding! to you.
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