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Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)

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  1. @Phil robertson - checked back to see where I got the name David McBride from and I can't find anything. Therefore that was just a daft mistake by me - I must have been multitasking, I should know better. No 8 updated.
  2. Names from Joan Cummings, Bygone Bedlington Facebook group. Info updated from Form 1B to Form 1 Alpha.
  3. 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. 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. 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 6. In the TV series The Likely Lads what was Bob’s girlfriend called? Answer Thelma 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 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 10. What was the Queen Elizabeth’s sister ship? Answer = HMS Prince of Wales 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. 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.
  4. @df2204 - I posted your previous updates on the Facebokk Bygone Bedlington and a member, Joan Cummings, also named the four above plus a couple more.:-
  5. @df2204 - updated the info on the photo from your list. One of the members on the Bygone Bedlington facebook group had given Mrs Code's name but I forgot to update the entry in this album. Do you think No 13 could be Miss Elliot, the Maths teacher?
  6. - can't find any more info from the Facebook groups
  7. Cheers Frank - 'anniemarr' still hasn't logged back into this group since July 4th 2019. She must have given up on us🙂
  8. Carol Maclennan Facebook group Bygone Bedlington commented :- ' No 26 is my dad Jack Straughan'
  9. @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🤣
  10. And then David Wilson changed his mind - No 25 is David Johnson, not Brian
  11. Update to No's 16,25, 28 & 35 from No 19 David Wilson.
  12. 1. How many compartments are there on a British roulette wheel? Answer 37. The American roulette wheel has 38 2. What is the name of the boy who features in the Winnie the Pooh series? Answer = Christopher Robin 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 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. 8. How many horns did the dinosaur Triceratops have? Answer = 3 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
  13. 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.
  14. Yep -your OH is correct👍 I t must be over twenty years ago when I first saw the question in a newspaper, so long before Callum Hudson-Odoy, when it was name the 4. Now it's name the five and so far we have :- 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 xxxxxx x xxx-xxxxx last match, a friendly in 1875🧐
  15. Nope - the surname doesn't have to start with 'O' - they just have to have 3 O's in their surname like Osgood. I'll let you stew on it - closing down the PC for tonight
  16. Ok - to quell the protest you can have a starter for dix :- Peter Osgood - 4 caps, 0 goals (1970–73) @Ovalteeny might be able to help
  17. Photo and names from Caroline Dobinson who posted this comment with the photo :- 'This is a photo my mam and dad Billy and Sarah Purvis are on it no 4 and 5 on the left and my uncle Tommy Purvis second on the right. I cannot remember what the event was but they have all obviously dressed up in opposite clothes. I presume the people are either Netherton or Bedlington as that was obviously where we lived any ideas anybody !!!
  18. I know it's not quiz night but this one has just popped back into my mind - dormant for over 20 years. The question used to be - Which four footballers with 3 O's in their surname have played for England. The question today will be :- Which five male footballers with 3 O's in their surname have played for the England men's team?
  19. @Canny lass - it's me not checking what I typed again. I have corrected the above ie. - ...3 O's in their surname....
  20. Darren Martin Smith on the Bygone Bedlington Facebook group has identified No 27 as Gale Cutler.
  21. I know it's not quiz night but this one has just popped back into my mind - dormant for over 20 years. The question used to be - Which four footballers with O's in their surname have played for England. The question today will be :- Which five male footballers with O's in their surname have played for the England men's team?
  22. Tuesday - 26/05/2020 How does a penguin build its house? Igloos it together. Did you hear about the guy who invented the knock-knock joke? He won the 'no-bell' prize. I ordered a chicken and an egg online. I’ll let you know. I'm reading a book about anti-gravity. It's impossible to put down!
  23. And I hope you are now going out into the garden and allowing nature to relax your thoughts and give that brain a rest 🌼🦋🍹
  24. No 33 - Mark Short, Bedlington remembered group commented that No's 31 & 32 need switching + No 27 christian name he thinks is Gale.
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