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On 28/05/2020 at 09:50, Alan Edgar (Eggy1948) said:

Peter Osgood                       4 caps, 0 goals (1970 - 73)

Ian Storey-Moore                 1 cap, 0 goals (1970)

Tony Woodcock                  42 caps, 16 goals  (1978 - 86)

Callum Hudson-Odoi           3 caps, 0 goals (2019)

and the 5th is :-

Lieut Colonel Pelham G Von Donop -  don't know how many caps - 1st match 8th March 1873 - last match 6th March 1875.

    

Probably 20+ years ago the farther in law must have asked me this question that was in his Daily Mirror (must have been him as I haven't read through a newspaper for more years than I can remember) and I tore out the question to take to the pub with me on a Friday night when me and my mates discussed football and how to put the world to right. So this scrap of newspaper has been in my wallet for years and I had forgot about it. 

 

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Here we go again!

1.       How many compartments are there on a British roulette wheel?

2.       What is the name of the boy who features in the Winnie the Pooh series?

3.       What is the right-hand page of a book called?

4.       Mustardseed is a character in which of William Shakespeare’s plays?

5.       By which name was Karol Józef Wojtyla better known?

6.       The song Happy Birthday by Stevie Wonder was a tribute to whom?

7.       What is the capital of Bermuda?

8.       How many horns did the dinosaur Triceratops have?

9.       Scotch whisky and Drambuie make which cocktail?

10.   If dogs are canine and horses are equine, what are foxes?

11.   Who was the first victim of Jack the Ripper?

12.   Which two countries play cricket for The Ashes?

 

I’ll bet you didn’t know …

There are more than 17 miles of corridor in the Pentagon!

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1.       How many compartments are there on a British roulette wheel?

Answer 37.

The American roulette wheel has 38

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2.       What is the name of the boy who features in the Winnie the Pooh series?

Answer = Christopher Robin

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3.       What is the right-hand page of a book called?

Answer = recto

4.       Mustardseed is a character in which of William Shakespeare’s plays?

Answer = A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Along with Peaseblossom, Cobweb, and Moth, Mustardseed is one of the royal retainers who accompany Queen Titania in most of the Queen's scenes.

5.       By which name was Karol Józef Wojtyla better known?

Answer = Pope John Paul II

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6.       The song Happy Birthday by Stevie Wonder was a tribute to whom?

Answer = Martin Luther King

7.       What is the capital of Bermuda?

Answer = Hamilton

Its population, in 2016, was 854 and is one of the smallest of any capital cities.

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8.       How many horns did the dinosaur Triceratops have?

Answer = 3

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9.       Scotch whisky and Drambuie make which cocktail?

Answer = Rusty Nail

 

10.   If dogs are canine and horses are equine, what are foxes?

Answer = Vulpine

 

11.   Who was the first victim of Jack the Ripper?

Answer =  Mary Ann Nichols

Known as “Polly,” was murdered early on the morning of Aug. 31, 1888, on a narrow London street called Buck's Row, becoming the first known victim of serial killer Jack the Ripper. Nichols, believed to be 42 at the time of her death, was a prostitute, like all of the murderer's victims.

12.   Which two countries play cricket for The Ashes?

Answer = England and Australia

I’ll bet you didn’t know … There are more than 17 miles of corridor in the Pentagon!

Answer = I didn’t.

 

The Pentagon was built in only 16 months. It is the largest low-rise office building in the world, with more than 17 miles of hallways. The building's area is 11.74 hectares. The Pentagon has 131 stairways, 284 washrooms, 4,200 clocks, 19 escalators, and 691

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@Canny lass - sorry - I forgot to give a one lines last night🙊

News just in! Due to panic buying Aldi have opened till number 3😷

Why did the maths book look so sad?                    Because of all it's problems😂

How many tickles does it take to make an octopus laugh?                          ten tickles🤣

 

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Consider your wrists well and truly slapped! You've no idea how many times I popped in for a good laugh yesterday.

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Answers to last week's quiz:

1.       37

2.       Christopher Robin

3.       Recto

4.       A Midsummer Night’s Dream

5.       Pope John Paul II

6.       Martin Luther King

7.       Hamilton

8.       Three

9.       A Rusty Nail

10.   Vulpine

11.   Mary Ann Nichols

12.   England and Australia

New quiz tomorrow!

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Tonight's quiz:

1.         What was the profession of Sheila Vogel Coupe?

2.         What is the chemical symbol for arsenic?

3.         In which street did the Fire of London start?

4.         Which drummer with The Who was renowned for dumping Rolls Royces in swimming pools?

5.         What is the proper name of the funny bone?

6.         In the TV series The Likely Lads what was Bob’s girlfriend called?

7.         Which former Chilean dictator was arrested at a west London clinic in October 1998?

8.         What is the name of the box in which a ship’s compass is stored?

9.         What is a Honey Locust?

10.      What was the Queen Elizabeth’s sister ship?

11.      How many stomachs have 3 cows and 4 horses?

12.      Which year did the terror attack on World trade Centre take place?  

 

I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

Ducks only lay eggs in the morning.

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1.         What was the profession of Sheila Vogel Coupe?

2.         What is the chemical symbol for arsenic?  As

3.         In which street did the Fire of London start? Pudding Lane 

4.         Which drummer with The Who was renowned for dumping Rolls Royces in swimming pools?

5.         What is the proper name of the funny bone? Ulnar nerve.

6.         In the TV series The Likely Lads what was Bob’s girlfriend called?

7.         Which former Chilean dictator was arrested at a west London clinic in October 1998?

8.         What is the name of the box in which a ship’s compass is stored? Binnacle

9.         What is a Honey Locust?

10.      What was the Queen Elizabeth’s sister ship? Queen Mary

11.      How many stomachs have 3 cows and 4 horses? 7

12.      Which year did the terror attack on World trade Centre take place?  2001

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1.         What was the profession of Sheila Vogel Coupe?

2.         What is the chemical symbol for arsenic? AS

3.         In which street did the Fire of London start?  Baker street

4.         Which drummer with The Who was renowned for dumping Rolls Royces in swimming pools?  Keith Moon

5.         What is the proper name of the funny bone?

6.         In the TV series The Likely Lads what was Bob’s girlfriend called?  Thelma

7.         Which former Chilean dictator was arrested at a west London clinic in October 1998?

8.         What is the name of the box in which a ship’s compass is stored?

9.         What is a Honey Locust? A tree

10.      What was the Queen Elizabeth’s sister ship? Queen Mary

11.      How many stomachs have 3 cows and 4 horses?  16

12.      Which year did the terror attack on World trade Centre take place?   2001

 

I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

Ducks only lay eggs in the morning.  -------- Most birds do this.

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1.         What was the profession of Sheila Vogel Coupe?

Answer = prostitute

Sheila Vogel-Coupe is the oldest prostitute in the United Kingdom. Some reports from 2014 have stated that as she was 85 at the time, and she could be the oldest prostitute in the world. Twice widowed Vogel-Coupe started escorting in 2010 at the age of 81.

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2.         What is the chemical symbol for arsenic?

Answer = As

Arsenic is a chemical element with the symbol As and atomic number 33. Arsenic occurs in many minerals, usually in combination with sulphur and metals, but also as a pure elemental crystal. Arsenic is a metalloid

 

Atomic number: 33

Atomic mass: 74.9216 u

Electron configuration: [Ar] 3d¹⁰4s²4p³

Melting point: 816.8 °C

Boiling point: 613 °C

Discoverer: Albertus Magnus

 

3.         In which street did the Fire of London start?

Answer = Pudding Lane

The Great Fire of London started on Sunday, 2 September 1666 in a baker's shop on Pudding Lane belonging to Thomas Farynor. Although he claimed to have extinguished the fire, three hours later at 1am, his house was a blazing inferno.

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4.         Which drummer with The Who was renowned for dumping Rolls Royces in swimming pools?

Answer = Keith Moon

Moon never had a driving licence.

Rolls-Royce, which has just released a Wraith "Inspired by Music" edition has revisited various rock star tales. It calls Moon's an "over blown conflation of two stories".

In the first, Moon failed to put on his handbrake, resulting in his parked Rolls-Royce rolling into a half-constructed (and empty) swimming pool.

5.         What is the proper name of the funny bone?

Answer = ulna bone

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6.         In the TV series The Likely Lads what was Bob’s girlfriend called?

Answer  Thelma

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7.         Which former Chilean dictator was arrested at a west London clinic in October 1998?

Answer = General Augusto Pinochet

 

8.         What is the name of the box in which a ship’s compass is stored?

Answer = Binnacle

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9.         What is a Honey Locust?

Answer = tree

The honey locust, also known as the thorny locust or thorny honeylocust, is a deciduous tree in the family Fabaceae, native to central North America

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10.      What was the Queen Elizabeth’s sister ship?

Answer = HMS Prince of Wales

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11.      How many stomachs have 3 cows and 4 horses?

Answer = 7

Cows technically only have one stomach, but it has four distinct compartments made up of Rumen, Reticulum, Omasum and Abomasum.

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12.      Which year did the terror attack on World trade Centre take place? 

 Answer = 2001

On September 11, 2001, the World Trade Center became the target of a massive terrorist attack that took the lives of nearly 3,000 people.

 

I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

Ducks only lay eggs in the morning

I didn’t – good job it wasn’t a question, I would have had to duck that one.

I never knew they nearly always lay at the quack of dawn.:thumbsup:

 

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Tuesday Night - Joke Night - it's the turn of the Swedes:)

Why don't Scandinavians need sugar? Because they already have artificial Swedeners.;)

What’s the difference between a smart Swede and a unicorn? Nothing, they're both fictional characters:D

Why wasn't Jesus born in Sweden? He couldn't find 3 wise men or a virgin.:iiam:

I asked my Swedish friend "Who are the dumbest Scandinavians? He said "Norway am I going to answer that question.":rolleyes:

Why do Swedes always drink their milk in the store? Because on the box it says "oppnas har".:fish:

A Swede was reading the phonebook, "Forsberg... Forsberg... Forsberg... It's incredible how many phone numbers that guy has.":phone:

A blonde Swede was sitting on a bus reading the newspaper when all of a sudden she starts to cry. The Spanish guy sitting next to her asks what's wrong and she replies that 3 Brazilian soldiers were killed in a drug bust. The Spanish man agrees that the news is very sad. After a while the Swedish blonde asks, "How many is a Brazilian?":innocent:

 

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Sorry it's a bit late! Answers to last week's quiz:

1.       Prostitute. At 85 yo she was the oldest prostitute in the UK, possibly in the world.

2.       As

3.       Pudding Lane

4.       Keith Moon

5.       The Ulna nerve

6.       Thelma

7.       General Pinochet

8.       Binnacle

9.       A tree

10.   Queen Mary

11.   16 or 7 both are acceptable. Each cow has 4 stomachs –or one stomach with four compartments (depending on which line of thinking you follow. Each horse has one stomach

12.   2001

New quiz tomorrow!

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Pencils at the ready! Here it is:

1.         Original copies of what can be found only in Salisbury Cathedral, Lincoln Cathedral and the British Museum?

2.         On a London Underground map which line is coloured red?

3.         Which Coronation Street character was played by Violet Carson?

4.         Which type of flower is sometimes known as heartsease?

5.         What does cap a pie mean?

6.         Which war was fought 1853-1856?

7.         Who said “When you have to kill a man it costs nothing to be polite”?

8.         Which food item is used in an annual race at Olney, Buckingham shire?

9.         What is the motto of the Salvation Army?

10.      What nationality has Wimbledon champion Rod Laver?

11.      What is a Gibson Flying V?

12.      Of how many islands does the Autonomous  Region of Madeira consist?  

 

I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

Nelson’s body was brought back to England for burial pickled in a barrel of brandy to stop it decomposing on the way home.

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1.         Original copies of what can be found only in Salisbury Cathedral, Lincoln Cathedral and the British Museum?  Magna Carta

2.         On a London Underground map which line is coloured red? Central

3.         Which Coronation Street character was played by Violet Carson?  Ena Sharples

4.         Which type of flower is sometimes known as heartsease?

5.         What does cap a pie mean?   Covered

6.         Which war was fought 1853-1856?  Crimean

7.         Who said “When you have to kill a man it costs nothing to be polite”?

8.         Which food item is used in an annual race at Olney, Buckingham shire?  Pancakes

9.         What is the motto of the Salvation Army?  

10.      What nationality has Wimbledon champion Australian

11.      What is a Gibson Flying V? Guitar (just ask HPW)

12.      Of how many islands does the Autonomous  Region of Madeira consist?  

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1.         Original copies of what can be found only in Salisbury Cathedral, Lincoln Cathedral and the British Museum?

Answer = Magna Carta

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2.         On a London Underground map which line is coloured red?

Answer = Central

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3.         Which Coronation Street character was played by Violet Carson?

Answer = don’t care – refuse to look it up -

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4.         Which type of flower is sometimes known as heartsease?

Answer = Viola Tricolor

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5.         What does cap a pie mean?

Answer = head to Foot

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6.         Which war was fought 1853-1856?

Answer - Crimea

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7.         Who said “When you have to kill a man it costs nothing to be polite”?

Answer = Winston Churchill

 

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8.         Which food item is used in an annual race at Olney, Buckingham shire?

Answer = egg

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9.         What is the motto of the Salvation Army?

Answer = Blood and Fire

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10.      What nationality has Wimbledon champion Rod Laver?

Answer = Australian

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11.      What is a Gibson Flying V?

Answer = Electric Guitar

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12.      Of how many islands does the Autonomous  Region of Madeira consist? 

Answer = 3 (or it might be 8)

Madeira Islands, Portuguese Arquipélago da Madeira, archipelago of volcanic origin in the North Atlantic Ocean, belonging to Portugal. It comprises two inhabited islands, Madeira and Porto Santo, and two uninhabited groups, the Desertas and the Selvagens.

 

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I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

 

Nelson’s body was brought back to England for burial pickled in a barrel of brandy to stop it decomposing on the way home.

Answer = I did - Stephen Fry told me on QI:D

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Tuesday - June 16th 2020 :-

 

Why did Cinderella get kicked off the football team? ...........................................Because she kept running from the ball!

 

What did the janitor say when he jumped out of the closet?................................“Supplies!”

 

You know what the loudest pet you can get is?..............................................................................................A trumpet.

 

Why shouldn’t you write with a broken pencil?..............................................................Because it’s pointless!

 

Why did the scarecrow win an award?.........................................................................He was outstanding in his field.

 

What did the buffalo say when his son left?................................................................     :punk:Bison!

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Answers to last week's quiz:

1.       Magna Carta

2.       The Central Line

3.       Ena Sharples

4.       Pansy

5.       Head to foot

6.       Crimean War

7.       Winston Churchill

8.       Pancakes

9.       Blood and Fire

10.   Australian

11.   An Electric guitar (Used by Jimi Hendrix)

12.   Four

New quiz tomorrow.

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Cerebral gymnastics time!

1.         How many milk teeth does a child normally get?

2.         Which number comes next: 61, 122, 183, 244?

3.         The first pop video was used to promote which single that first topped the charts in 1975?

4.         Which US president was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth?

5.         What is the SI unit of work or energy, named after a British physicist?

6.         Which dish normally consists of cooked rice, flaked fish and hard boiled eggs?

7.         What is a hornbeam?

8.         Who was the younger brother of Cain and Abel?

9.         Who starred as Detective Superintendent Charles Wycliffe in TV’s Wycliffe?

10.      In the RAF how many squadrons make up a wing?

11.      Linonophobia is the fear of what?

12.      Which symbol denotes a battlefield on an Ordnance Survey map?  

 

I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

Reuters, now one of the world’s biggest new agencies, began in 1850 – using pigeons.

Answers on Thursday!

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.         How many milk teeth does a child normally get?

Answer = 20

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2.         Which number comes next: 61, 122, 183, 244?

Answer = 305

3.         The first pop video was used to promote which single that first topped the charts in 1975?

Answer = Don’t know which one but one of these :-

11 January           "Lonely This Christmas" Mud

18 January           "Down Down"   Status Quo

25 January           "Ms Grace"         The Tymes

1 February          "January"            Pilot

22 February        "Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me)"            Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel

8 March                "If"         Telly Savalas

22 March             "Bye Bye Baby" Bay City Rollers

3 May    "Oh Boy!"            Mud

17 May "Stand By Your Man"      Tammy Wynette

7 June   "Whispering Grass"         Don Estelle & Windsor Davies

28 June "I'm Not in Love"              10cc

12 July   "Tears On My Pillow"     Johnny Nash

19 July   "Give a Little Love"          Bay City Rollers

9 August              "Barbados"         Typically Tropical

16 August            "I Can't Give You Anything (But My Love)"           The Stylistics

6 September      "Sailing"               Rod Stewart

4 October            "Hold Me Close"               David Essex

25 October          "I Only Have Eyes for You"           Art Garfunkel

8 November       "Space Oddity" David Bowie

22 November    "D.I.V.O.R.C.E."                Billy Connolly

29 November    "Bohemian Rhapsody"  Queen

 

4.         Which US president was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth?

Answer = Abraham Lincoln

Did you know that President Lincoln was shot in the head at Ford's Theatre in Washington AND an attempt to shoot President Ford was outside a theatre whilst getting into a Lincoln.

 

5.         What is the SI unit of work or energy, named after a British physicist?

Answer = Joule

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Joule, unit of work or energy in the International System of Units (SI); it is equal to the work done by a force of one newton acting through one metre. Named in honour of the English physicist James Prescott Joule, it equals 107 ergs, or approximately 0.7377 foot-pounds.

6.         Which dish normally consists of cooked rice, flaked fish and hard boiled eggs?

Answer = Kedgeree

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7.         What is a hornbeam?

Answer = tree

 

8.         Who was the younger brother of Cain and Abel?

Answer = Seth

 

9.         Who starred as Detective Superintendent Charles Wycliffe in TV’s Wycliffe?

Answer = Jack Shepherd

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10.      In the RAF how many squadrons make up a wing?

Answer = 3

Most flying squadrons are commanded by a wing commander who oversees around 200 personnel and between 12 and 16 aircraft. A squadron is further divided into flights, under the command of a squadron leader. A squadron usually consists of three flights.

 

11.      Linonophobia is the fear of what?

Answer = string

A piece of string walks into a bar

A piece of string walks into a bar and walks up to the counter.

The bartender says, "Sorry mate, we don't serve pieces of string in here, get lost."

Upset, the piece of string walks out the door. A sudden thought strikes him. He ties himself in a knot and messes his hair up.

He walks back into the bar and approaches the counter. The bartender says, "Oi, aren't you that piece of string from before...?"

"No," says the piece of string, "I'm a frayed knot."

 

12.      Which symbol denotes a battlefield on an Ordnance Survey map? 

Answer = crossed swords

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I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

 

Reuters, now one of the world’s biggest new agencies, began in 1850 – using pigeons.

Answer = Coo I never knew that. -------- My homing pigeon died. I’m worried it will come back to haunt me.

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It's Tuesday night - and that's not a joke 🐇

I’m thinking about removing my spine----------------------------------------------------- I feel like it’s only holding me back.🐦

 

Did you hear about the two thieves who stole a calendar? ---------------------------------------- They each got six months.🦔

 

I’m terrified of elevators….............................................................so I’m going to start taking steps to avoid them.🐰

 

I used to hate facial hair…...............................................................................................  but then it grew on me.🐔

 

Did you hear about the two thieves who stole a calendar?............................They each got six months.🐿️

 

I’m terrified of elevators….......................................................... so I’m going to start taking steps to avoid them.🐍

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, Alan Edgar (Eggy1948) said:

Did you hear about the two thieves who stole a calendar?............................They each got six months.🐿️

Yes, very recently.

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