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Post  beowulf166 on Mon Dec 28, 2009 11:22 am

correct!
during which year`s summer olympics was ben johnson disqualified?

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Post  fragrantcloud on Mon Dec 28, 2009 3:50 pm

Was it 1988 ???????
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Post  beowulf166 on Tue Dec 29, 2009 4:47 am

correct fragrantcloud!

how many metres are there in a mile? 1609, 1659 or 1709?

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Post  Numptyz on Tue Dec 29, 2009 8:25 pm

Accurately - 1609.344 ............. although swimmers consider 1600 the eqivalent of a mile swim....

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Post  beowulf166 on Wed Dec 30, 2009 5:07 am

well done numptyz,you are way too clever!
who invented "cats eyes"?

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Post  Numptyz on Wed Dec 30, 2009 5:48 am

I am somewhat confused about this.... Years ago I saw a documentary about the inventor of cats eyes... It was so long ago that its all a bit vague now except for one scene...He was shown as poverty stricken...sitting on a wooden box in front of a tiny fire in an empty room....having burnt all his furniture to keep warm. I found this very distressing which is why it has stuck in my mind....
The Great Depression was in the 1930's....and Percy Shaw of Boothtown, Halifax, West Yorkshire invented the catseyes in 1933 and patented them in 1934 which makes some sense of this memory...

It doesnt seem to equate with the google and wikipedia entries though...they make it seem as if it was all plain sailing... If I have time I shall dig a bit deeper !!!! LOL

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Post  beowulf166 on Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:43 am

congrats. edwina
according to the Bible,who was 969 years old when he died?

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Post  squirrel on Wed Dec 30, 2009 12:11 pm

An interesting by-line to Percy Shaw was that he had/bought a bog house,installed 4 bedrooms and a bar for his 3 best mates who could live there are not as they pleased,all found.
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Post  beowulf166 on Wed Dec 30, 2009 4:27 pm

thankyou,squirrel
you learn something new every day but it seems i have a lot more to learn than most!
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Post  Numptyz on Thu Dec 31, 2009 4:32 am

Hehehe... what do you think google is there for???? Nobody knows everything....the trick is knowing how to find out !!!!

Thanks for the input Cyril.... do you know any more about Percy Shaw???

What exactly was his bog house?? according to google and wikipedia it was a 'necessary' house, ie a toilet..There are other'bog houses' that take thbeir name from being built on or by a bog...

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Post  Numptyz on Thu Dec 31, 2009 5:09 am

Methuselah....

He features in a song in the folk opera, Porgy and Bess