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Old Nov 18th, 2014, 03:32 AM
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lol, flanner - though I thought that Pal's tipple of choice was paint-stripper not the paint itself.

anyway, back to the quiz:

1) Sepp Blatter; how does he get away with it?

No one knows that.>>

au contraire, I think we all do except the judge who rewrote the FIFA report. It's that stuff the love of which is the root etc. ......

I've been trying to think of my own Qs but a bit like one of the sketches in "Goodness gracious me" the answers were all "Cornwall" so i decided to spare you all the trouble!
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Old Nov 18th, 2014, 07:19 AM
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Cornwall Trivia - name the Mont-Saint-Michel of Cornwall - built by the same order of monks as the one in France - on an island in the sea that at low tide is part of the mainland but at low tide an island.

London Trivia:

an old pop song said "xxxxxxxx xxxxxxx" two and sixpence - to what Tube station did it say? From what Tube station did it cost 2 and 6 pence to get to xxxxxxx xxxxxx?

Name the two Tube stations - from.... and to...?

London Trivia - To see Flamingos by Tube this old London Transport poster advertised going to what Tube stop?
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Old Nov 18th, 2014, 07:27 AM
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Cornwall Trivia - name the Mont-Saint-Michel of Cornwall - built by the same order of monks as the one in France - on an island in the sea that at low tide is part of the mainland but at low tide an island.>>

too easy, Pal, any way I disqualify myself on the grounds that i have specialist knowledge.

i'd like to say that i'm too young to remember "old money" but I certainly wasn't living or working in London when 2/6 was legal tender so you've got me there.
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Old Nov 18th, 2014, 07:37 AM
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Finchley Central is two and sixpence from Golders Green on the Northern Line.
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Old Nov 18th, 2014, 07:58 AM
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" I certainly wasn't living or working in London when 2/6 was legal tender so you've got me there"

But that must mean you're too young to remember the New Vaudeville Band, so you couldn't haven had a tranny in 1967. What other cultural fundamentals can't you remember?

Waterloo Sunset?
A Whiter Shade of Pale?
All Along the Watchtower?

But you're old enough to take sprogs to university. Suddenly I'm feeling VERY old
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Old Nov 18th, 2014, 08:26 AM
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"To see Flamingos by Tube this old London Transport poster advertised going to ..."

Golders Green.

Golders Hill Park is a sort of extension to H Heath. I remember the poster - but in a welter of Jewish funerals over the past few years, I can't say I've spotted any flamingoes. Does anyone know if they're still there?

I'm not sure late 1980s qualifies as "old"
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Old Nov 18th, 2014, 08:32 AM
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"so you couldn't haven had a tranny in 1967"

Flanner, check carefully what you write. There is already another thread which ventures into the world of the transgender - and at one time if had illustrations.
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Old Nov 18th, 2014, 08:48 AM
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OK - Annhig - another Cornwall toughie - donkeys used to transport visitors up and down the lovely villages single main fare that spills down to the sea - what is the town and what establishment if found once down at the sea?

Or another Cornish softball - Cornish miners came to Michigan's UP (Upper Peninsula) to work in the tin mines and brought with them this now famous UP snack food that miners took to work with them and heated over stoves in the mines? (Also seems to be a favorite snack in London in recent decades!
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Old Nov 18th, 2014, 08:51 AM
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I have no clue about Cornwall, but..

Aside from having the longest undersea section in the world, what makes the Channel Tunnel unique in Europe?
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Old Nov 18th, 2014, 09:06 AM
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"Aside from having the longest undersea section in the world, what makes the Channel Tunnel unique in Europe?"

It has its own language!
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Old Nov 18th, 2014, 09:11 AM
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Try again
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Old Nov 18th, 2014, 09:16 AM
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There are actually TWO valid answers.
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Old Nov 18th, 2014, 10:45 AM
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Aside from having the longest undersea section in the world, what makes the Channel Tunnel unique in Europe?>

The tubes cross midway so that trains can go on the 'right' (correct) side in both France and the UK.

2- it is the only undersea crossing between two countries>

not sure of either but the first is true of the Chunnel at least but may not be unique.
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Old Nov 18th, 2014, 10:51 AM
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Rin Tin Tin is buried in the Cemetiere des chats et chiens (ou chiens et chats) in Asnieres, a suburb of Paris. I've been there and it's a fascinating place with lots of maudlin engraved tombs. etc.
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Old Nov 18th, 2014, 10:52 AM
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The first is probably true - and pretty close to the answer-- but the answer is much more obvious and needs no technical knowledge of the tunnel's structure or layout.

The 2nd answer would be contested by the Öresund bridge and tunnel which connect Denmark and Sweden.
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Old Nov 18th, 2014, 10:54 AM
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You enter the tunnel with the train running on the right side of the double-tracked tunnel and you come out of the left side rails of the doulbe-tracked tunnel?

Does the actual tunnel part of the Oresdun link cross borders?

Intriguing questions for sure!
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Old Nov 18th, 2014, 11:05 AM
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"The tubes cross midway so that trains can go on the 'right' (correct) side in both France and the UK."

How did you manage to get through so much paint so quickly?

French trains - that is, real trains - drive on the left, as is the standard throughout Europe. The Paris Metro doesn't, and some Commie countries don't and there are a few other exceptions.

But proper international trains in civilised Europe drive on the side God intended.
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Old Nov 18th, 2014, 11:07 AM
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but the tubes do flip flop, right? Maybe I got right and left mixed up?
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Old Nov 18th, 2014, 11:15 AM
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As flanner pointed out, French trains drive on the left (with exceptions) like British (and a few others while driving on the proper, right side is also the norm for the majority of European countries).

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But, the "Chunnel" is the only undersea crossing in Europe where CARS drive to on the right and leave on the left - or v.v. (after they got loaded/unloaded on the autotrains).

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The Channel Tunnel is also the only undersea crossing in Europe between two time zones.
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Old Nov 18th, 2014, 11:29 AM
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#3 The 'Chunnel' is the only tunnel with a refugee camp right near one of its entrances with constant attempts to hitch a ride to wonderful UK - but not the other way around.
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