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Since this thread has slid to a halt, here's a question for you.

 

What links Elvis Presley, Norris McWhirter and Rosie of the Dolly Sisters?

 

Something is nagging at the back of my mind that Elvis Presley had a twin. Norris McWhirter had a twin brother, Ross, who was murdered by the IRA. I've never heard of the Rosie from the Dolly Sisters, but I'll guess she had a twin too.

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As Marty has yet posted a question, I'll take the liberty of doing so, in order that we can keep this thread going.

 

My question is: The America's Cup, the Loch Ness Monster and gliding - what's the connection?

 

 

I've been away for a while without internet access, so wasn't aware my question had ruin out of steam. So, thanks to @Simply Paul for posting a fresh question.

 

In case anyone's interested, the answer to mine was Sir Peter Scott, founder of the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust. He funded investigations into the existence of 'Nessie', was a national champion glider pilot and skippered a boat in a challenge for the America's Cup.

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Since this thread has slid to a halt, here's a question for you.

 

What links Elvis Presley, Norris McWhirter and Rosie of the Dolly Sisters?

 

Something is nagging at the back of my mind that Elvis Presley had a twin. Norris McWhirter had a twin brother, Ross, who was murdered by the IRA. I've never heard of the Rosie from the Dolly Sisters, but I'll guess she had a twin too.

 

Twins was my gut feeling on this was as well when I first saw the question.

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Thanks a DING! to OotR. Well, a Close Enough - they all outlived their twin by a large margain.

Sorry to Yorkshire Yellow - I'm not sure anyone would have got Sir Peter Scott without several more clues. Good bit of history though.

 

Over to OotR for the next pubby-type question!

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John Cleese based Basil Fawlty on a hotel manager he encountered whilst filming in the area with the rest of the Python members. They all chose to move hotels, except for Cleese, who was apparently fascinated by the manager's behaviour and character, and so stayed on at the hotel to observe. I have a slight feeling the chap's name was a Scottish one.

 

I'm not sure about the other one but again have the feeling the author experienced an eccentric veterinarian on whom he based the book's character.

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The Siegfried character was based on Herriot's real life partner, but Siegfried Farnon wasn't his real name. So I'll guess that the real hotelier and the real vet had the same name - don't know what it is though.

 

I'll give the ding to MartyBartfast. Both Basil Fawlty and Siegfried Farnon were based on real characters called Donald Sinclair.

 

Over to you...

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This would be salsify.

We've tried growing it but haven't been too successful. We know it is supposed to taste like oysters but we've never tried oysters so couldn't comment on that.

Salsify does have nice flowers, though!

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