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PostPosted:Tue Aug 06, 2013 1:03 pm
by Buzzie
I looked at it again yesterday, it was the Gaz Top and TV show clues that pointed me in the right direction, and the era seemed to fit, so I looked at Fred Dinenage's Wiki page

Love this type of Question! Don't have much time to set them, although I do have some similar questions at home somewhere. In the meantime please feel free to post again

PostPosted:Sat Nov 16, 2013 2:23 pm
by wildrover
Usual rules - Google away to your heart's content.

Brutes 5

PostPosted:Sat Nov 16, 2013 4:16 pm
by Tallscot
1. St. Evenage!

2. Sewing machines.

3. Leeds.

PostPosted:Sat Nov 16, 2013 4:31 pm
by wildrover
Correct in every detail - hope it was fun to do, it was an interesting question to research. Which bit did you get first?

PostPosted:Sat Nov 16, 2013 4:37 pm
by Tallscot
I established the Isadora part quite quickly - I've been at the site of her death - and I picked up on the Redgrave connection. I pretty much googled the rest though.

PostPosted:Sat Nov 16, 2013 10:25 pm
by JUS
What was the question? :shock:

PostPosted:Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:40 am
by wildrover
I accidentally erased it but I've put it back now.

Missing details are: The theatre is the Gordon Craig in Stevenage, Gordon Craig was a theatre impressario who was the son of Dame Ellen Terry and had a daughter with Isadora Duncan who had another daughter with Paris Singer, son of Isaac Singer, the founder of the Singer Sewing Machine Company. She married a Russian who committed suicide aged 30 and was due to have travelled on the Lusitania on the voyage during which it was torpedoed. The film Isadora starred Vanessa Redgrave whose daughter Natasha Richardson tragically died in a skiing accident. The scrip was written by Melvyn Bragg who is Chancellor of Leeds University.

PostPosted:Tue Nov 26, 2013 12:24 am
by wildrover
This is more a 20 questions type question than a Google question. In 1945 a leading French university offered 25,000 Francs to be allowed to conduct anatomical research on a man who died that year. Who and why? Feel free to ask questions you think will help get to the answer.

PostPosted:Tue Nov 26, 2013 1:40 am
by JUS
Was there something physically unusual about the man? :shock:
Was he German?
Was he gifted in the arts/science?
Did he die unusually?

PostPosted:Tue Nov 26, 2013 7:21 am
by Buzzie
Was he involved in WWII? Or is the year a coincidence?
Was it a frenchg university?

PostPosted:Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:42 am
by wildrover
Good questions - and will probably put you on the right track...

Was there something physically unusual about the man? YES
Was he German? NO
Was he gifted in the arts/science? YES - arts rather than sciences
Did he die unusually? NO
Was he involved in WWII? Or is the year a coincidence? NO and YES
Was it a frenchg university? YES - and a very famous one

PostPosted:Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:46 am
by Buzzie
Was he a French painter?

PostPosted:Tue Nov 26, 2013 11:20 am
by Rob_Bob
Did this person have some form of disability/handicap?

PostPosted:Tue Nov 26, 2013 2:52 pm
by wildrover
Did this person have some form of disability/handicap?NO - not a disability or a handicap, more an abnormality
Was he a French painter? NO

PostPosted:Tue Nov 26, 2013 5:25 pm
by JUS
Did he have more of a body part than the usual complement?
Was he abnormal sizewise - giant or midget?
Were his organs reversed?
Was he a singer?