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Ok, I'm watching Griff Rhys Jones exploring Dartmoor at the moment (ITV) - What links Dartmoor to the stoned discoverer of the Great White Spot of Saturn?

 

When you say 'stoned' do you mean he had been smoking waccy-baccy, or that he was subject to a rather gruesome method of execution? Or am I missing the point of this question?

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I was being cryptic. If you take the plural of the discoverer of the Great White Spot of Saturn (I'd misremembered his name. It doesn't end in S), and prefix it with a synonym for Stoned, you get a feature of Dartmoor that's close to Yes Tor in two ways. I hope that makes it much clearer. If it doesn't, Ask a Policeman.

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R.A.F. = Flight Lieutenant and R.N. = Lieutenant

 

Well you're no "Stupid boy" :D , carry on soldier.

 

Thank you - not too difficult for an ex airman!

 

A change of subject now to sport and cricket in particular.

 

It is perfectly legal but apparently very lacking in etiquette, so what is a "Mankad" dismissal?

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R.A.F. = Flight Lieutenant and R.N. = Lieutenant

 

Well you're no "Stupid boy" :D , carry on soldier.

 

Thank you - not too difficult for an ex airman!

 

A change of subject now to sport and cricket in particular.

 

It is perfectly legal but apparently very lacking in etiquette, so what is a "Mankad" dismissal?

 

Bowler stumping a batsman for leaving his ground during/at end of bowler's run up.?

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Bowler stumping a batsman for leaving his ground during/at end of bowler's run up.?

 

Its back to the pavilion for that question - over to you dodgydaved.

 

To enlighten those who didn't know about the West Indies v Zimababwe under 19 match settled by this dismissal, it is quite legal for the bowler to run out the non striking batsmen but it is considered polite to first warn the batsmen that he would be run out if the opportunity arose again.

 

If no warning is given and the dismissal occurs it is known as a "Mankad" after the Indian bowler who was the first to run out a non striking batsmen without giving the warning.

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Its back to the pavilion for that question - over to you dodgydaved.

 

To enlighten those who didn't know about the West Indies v Zimababwe under 19 match settled by this dismissal, it is quite legal for the bowler to run out the non striking batsmen but it is considered polite to first warn the batsmen that he would be run out if the opportunity arose again.

 

If no warning is given and the dismissal occurs it is known as a "Mankad" after the Indian bowler who was the first to run out a non striking batsmen without giving the warning.

 

Sticking with cricket then, what county did Dr W G Grace play for?

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Well, I know that there's an ancient stone somewhere in Greece known as the omphalos which the ancients used to believe was the navel of the world. So I'll make the leap to the idea that omphalos means navel, and suggest that omphalophobia is the fear of navels.

 

Well, the voices were right this time, that's a huge beer belly laugh of a DING for you my friend :)

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"Motituri te salutant" sounds like "We, who are about to die, salute you" ... so I guess it would be gladiators (although, from QI, I understand it's a bit of an urban legend)!

 

Gladiators it is. Although it's commonly quoted as "we who are about to die" it's actually, "Hail Caesar, they who are about to die salute you." It has one written source, recording that it was said in just one place, but legend now has it that all Gladiators said it.

 

Anyhow - it's a Dingus Maximus to Pajaholic.

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Hmmm .. that's got me thinking. I need to clarify the question -- the wealth in question came almost entirely from participation in the sport, together with income (e.g. sponsorship, endorsements, etc.) arising from being successful in that sport. So someone, like Howard Hughes (whose wealth came from other sources) wouldn't qualify.

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