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13 hours ago, searcherdog said:

South Downs?

 

Quick ding to searcherdog, over to you :)

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Thank you.

I was asked a question today but had to look up the answer. So, let's see if you can work out what connects strontium carbonate, calcium chloride, sodium nitrate, barium chloride, copper chloride and various other chemicals.

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That would be a BANG!!!! to Boggin's Dad.

Strontium carbonate (red), calcium chloride (orange), sodium nitrate (yellow), barium chloride (green) and copper chloride (blue)

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From the fashion of the day that I can picture them all in, it feels like it should have been Elizabeth I

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As Boggin's Dad seems to be AFK for the moment, (and it's been a week since the last answer was posed), I have googled the answer and wonder if everyone is OK with us giving a collective community ding to Optimist on the run, just to get the thread going again? He got it right!

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In the song often referred to as Daisy, Daisy, or Bicyle Built for Two, what is Daisy's rather apt surname?

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22 hours ago, Optimist on the run said:

In the song often referred to as Daisy, Daisy, or Bicyle Built for Two, what is Daisy's rather apt surname?

After watching the Downton Abbey film two weeks ago and hearing the song being sung in it my brother and I remembered our mum singing it as well and so I remember that her name was Daisy Bell.

"Peddling our way down the road of life, I and my daisy bell"

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2 hours ago, Optimist on the run said:

Ting-a-ling to speakers-corner. If i'd known it was in Downton Abbey (never watched it) I'd have set a harder question!

 

One of the footmen that fancy Daisy (kitchen maid) was singing it.

 

Staying with the same theme. What grows in Mary's garden?

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25 minutes ago, grimpil said:

Horace Rumpole - Rumpole of the Bailey

Guilty my old darling.

 

Over to you.

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Thank you.  You either know these things or you don't!

 

So - next question:

 

Sir Joshua Hoot QC was the long-suffering adversary of which champion of the common man?

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Is anybody there?  Do you want a clue?  Maybe I will mislead you with a red herring . . . . or not?

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On 11/23/2019 at 6:29 PM, grimpil said:

You either know these things or you don't!

 

1 hour ago, grimpil said:

Is anybody there?

I don't know and I am here. 

 

 

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2 hours ago, grimpil said:

Is anybody there?  Do you want a clue?  Maybe I will mislead you with a red herring . . . . or not?

The case is clear here. Im out of it, I googled the answer :D. Im sure I watched the series a LONG time ago.

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2 hours ago, searcherdog said:

 

I don't know and I am here. 

 

 

Me too.

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2 hours ago, speakers-corner said:

The case is clear here. Im out of it, I googled the answer :D. Im sure I watched the series a LONG time ago.

Holy cow!  At least I am not now laughing alone at the memories!  I guess you probably have to be over 65 to have seen this.  Another time, another plaice (as they say).

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not far off 65, a few yrs to go. Anyway the answer is here, somewhere. I wonder where ;)

 

On ‎11‎/‎27‎/‎2019 at 11:58 AM, grimpil said:

Is anybody there?  Do you want a clue?  Maybe I will mislead you with a red herring . . . . or not?

 

On ‎11‎/‎27‎/‎2019 at 2:47 PM, speakers-corner said:

The case is clear here. Im out of it, I googled the answer :D. Im sure I watched the series a LONG time ago.

 

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Not being a regular participant in this quiz thread I don't know the "etiquette" of when an unanswered question is abandoned & who sets the next challenge.  Cannot think of any further clues that would not make people feel right Herberts when the case is revealed . . . . 

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I knew Rumpole, but then I lived in Penge for 10 years.  (Never did see a bungalow though!)

 

Afraid for this one, you could have given me the complete cast of characters and actors, and even the name of the show, but unless it was in quotes I’d still have missed it.  Sorry.

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1 hour ago, IceColdUK said:

Afraid for this one, you could have given me the complete cast of characters and actors, and even the name of the show, but unless it was in quotes I’d still have missed it.  Sorry.

me too and I was watching TV around that time.

 

 

On 11/30/2019 at 5:27 PM, grimpil said:

Not being a regular participant in this quiz thread I don't know the "etiquette" of when an unanswered question is abandoned & who sets the next challenge. 

You could try a followup really easy question, such as A... S... was in it, what C.. D.. character did he play  in film.

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Hmm!  As soon as I saw the Penge question I immediately knew the answer & my own question came straight into my head.  Sorry if I foxed you all!

 

So . . . It was characters in a TV series, which was dramatised from books in a similar vain to Rumpole.  On TV the judge was played by Alistair Sim, who presided over a series of court cases brought against the adversary of Sir Joshua Hoot.  The most renowned case involved an unusual cheque - it's validity being in question as it was not written on paper.  So for an optional answer maybe someone can recall the "bearer" of the cheque?

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A ding-a-ling to dodgydaved!

 

The TV series was an adaptation of A P Herbert's "Misleading Cases".  The man who wrote a cheque on a cow was Albert Haddock (played on TV by Roy Dotrice - father of Michelle aka Betty Spencer).  Each week Albert was up in court on some similar misdeameanour or interpretation of the law & always facing Sir Joshua Hoot as the exasperated counsel for the prosecution.  And AFAIK he was always victorious.  Sir Joshua was played by Thorley Walters.

 

Here is a link to the first episode "The Negotiable Cow" (sadly sound only survives recorded from the TV) - dates from 1967.  Do please at least listen to the first few minutes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eST9UCJYHfo

 

Have ordered a secondhand copy of the book now to give myself some comical reading at Christmas!

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Many thanks, here's and easy one in the run up to Christmas:

 

What Christmas item was invented by London baker and wedding-cake specialist Tom Smith in 1847?

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3 hours ago, dodgydaved said:

Many thanks, here's and easy one in the run up to Christmas:

 

What Christmas item was invented by London baker and wedding-cake specialist Tom Smith in 1847?

Fruit mince pies?

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I do know this, but am not saying because I don't want to set a new question as may not be around for a few days.  But nice seasonal question.  And deffo an easy one . . . . if you know the answer!

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Sorry that's a double nope to colleda, and yes it is an easy one grimpil - if you know the answer, but then aren't they all :):):)

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10 hours ago, searcherdog said:

Crackers

 

That's a ding, a paper hat, a pretty unfunny joke and a little toy to Searcherdog!!

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Thanks dodgydaved. I ate the paper hat and toy but will share the rotten joke.....

How does Santa keep track of all the fireplaces he has visited?

Then the next proper question

What was the first music played in space by astronauts?

 

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A Simon and Garfunkle tune comes to mind. I recall an astronaut playing guitar.

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That's a ding to speakers-corner with Jingle Bells in 1965.

And the answer to the rotten joke is Santa uses a logbook.

 

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Wow, thanks for the ding. I was just going through the Christmas Songs I know.

 

So, staying on the Christmas theme - What is the all time number one Christmas song and from who.

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Gonna try an obvious punt with "Do they know it's Christmas" by BandAid - though something deep inside is telling me this isn't correct.

 

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2 hours ago, MartyBartfast said:

Gonna try an obvious punt with "Do they know it's Christmas" by BandAid - though something deep inside is telling me this isn't correct.

 

 

Sorry, no ding there. The song is older and in the Guinness Book of Records (2009).

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I'll throw White Christmas in to the ring (Bing Crosby) even though it's been mentioned as a previous wrong answer to another question, recently and probably isn't right here either!

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