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    Walter Sobchak, Theodore Donald "Donny" Kerabatsos, Jesus Quintana and The Dude are all characters from a film that has a bit of a cult following and has a convention held every year for it's followers.

    Name the film

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    Pure guess but considering your caching name...

    The Big Lebowski ?
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    DING A LING to you, a brilliant film that is well worth watching over and over again.

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    What is the longest line of latitude on the Earth?
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    that just has to be the Equator

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    Ding to DD&V :socool:
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    Sorry folks, been without a decent internet for a few days but back now.

    When a vessel is in distress, they send out a distress signal which uses the code words " MayDay"

    What is the origin for using the words MayDay ?

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    I was always told it's a corruption of the french for "Help me" - "M' aider", but I feel a QI style klaxon coming on........

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    Ding a Ling correct!!

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    What were the first names of "The Blues Brothers"?

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    Jake and Ellwood ?
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    DING.

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    What sort of dog was "Hooch" ?
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    Getting a bit worried that this was a bit cyriptic! Dog from the Tom Hanks film "Turner and Hooch" ??
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    I think it was big silly looking breed with a silly sounding French name

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrDick&Vick View Post
    I think it was big silly looking breed with a silly sounding French name
    Yeees a dog from a well known wine producing area in France (hint hint)
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    only one I can think then is a Bordeaux

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    DING !! a Doge de Bordeax (Doge with an "e" !)
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    Ok a nice easy one for you all.

    What animal are the Canary Islands named after?

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    Tricky one - Cave Canem !
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    Strange - had this on the Pub quiz the other night and - along with everyone else - got it wrong !! Won't forget that one in a hurry !!
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    Oh dear way too easy.
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    Who reportedly said "able was I ere I saw elba" and what is it an example of (2 in one !!)
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    Well it's a Palindrome, that's the easy bit.

    Wasn't Napoleon Bonaparte sent to Elba at one point? so I'll guess him.

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    Ding ! to you
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    Well my missus thought Napoleon had been exiled to a town in Northern France, what a numpty, she doesn't know here Arras from her Elba.




    Anyway onwards,

    Who built the first tunnel under the Thames in London?

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    Marc Brunel, Father of Isambard Kingdom who was his assistant. It is still in use carrying the Northern line (I think) of the Underground

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    Ding

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    Here's one for those of you who can remember the 70's.

    You will remember the Lorraine Chase Luton Airport Advertisement from the 70's,

    "Were you truly wafted here from paradise?"
    "Nah, Lu'on Airpor'!"

    What product was she advertising? (Hint - It wasn't Luton Airport)

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    Campari !!
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    DING

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    What "postal" honour did Wellington get after Waterloo ??
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    Sorry, havn't got a clue, then again I was never anygood at history. Did he get some boots??

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    Did he get his face on a stamp?
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    Nope! Think about Aspley House !!
    Wellington's London Address

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    1 London

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    DING !!!
    Wellington had already got his "dukeship" so the king gave him the unique address of "no 1 London" - neat eh !
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    Try this one.

    Who came from the same place as the nuts?

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    Nuts? Try Brazil - so perhaps Pele ??
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    Nope. It's a quote. "I'm ???????? from Brazil - where the nuts come from"

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    Aaah - dim memories - either Carmen Miranda ? or Charley's Aunt (Dona something ?) But Pele sounds better !!
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    Charley's Aunt (Donna Mari D'Alvadores) gets the
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    He/She is the eponymous hero of a farce by Brandon Thomas which opened in 1892 and broke all records with a first London run of nearly 1500 performances.

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    Cor! another one "dredged" from the depths ! Saw that when I was a very young person and wondered why a "lady" was smoking cigars !! long before cross dressers etc. I digress;-
    Where did the great train robbers hide out ? (The name of the farm will do!!)
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    Somewhere near Oakley in Bucks.

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    Ah so - but what was the name of the farm ??
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    I've been leaving this hoping that someone else would answer it but it seems to be stuck.

    Leatherslade Farm near Brill.

    I heard a very interesting talk a few years ago by the copper who was the first to discover it after the baddies had abandoned it.

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    DING !!
    As a retired officer from Thames Valley Police, the Great Train Robbers featured large in my early years. Some of the instructors at Eynsham Hall Police College had been involved in the searches and subsequent prosecutions. We were all taken to the Force Museum and shown all the exhibits including the Monopoly board which they played on with real money !
    Sorry I have not got back sooner but out in caravan for a few days and the wretched mobile internet didn't want to work !!
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    Keeping it topical (Oil slicks): What was the name of the tanker that hit the Seven Stones reef off the Scilies in 1967

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    I remember that one
    Torrey Canyon !!
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    DING

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