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PostPosted:Tue Nov 26, 2013 6:02 pm
by wildrover
Drawn a complete blank there I'm afraid JUS

Did he have more of a body part than the usual complement? NO
Was he abnormal sizewise - giant or midget? NO
Were his organs reversed? NO
Was he a singer? NO

PostPosted:Tue Nov 26, 2013 6:50 pm
by Buzzie
Was he french?

PostPosted:Tue Nov 26, 2013 7:06 pm
by wildrover
Was he french? Yes and quite an old man at the time of his death.

PostPosted:Tue Nov 26, 2013 9:57 pm
by Tallscot
Did they want to examine his brain?
Was he noted as a genius?
Was he a composer?

PostPosted:Tue Nov 26, 2013 11:07 pm
by JUS
Did he have synesthesia?
Was he a writer?
Was he ambidextrous?

PostPosted:Wed Nov 27, 2013 1:50 am
by wildrover
Did he have synesthesia?
Was he a writer?
Was he ambidextrous?
Did they want to examine his brain?
Was he noted as a genius?
Was he a composer?

A surprising No to all of those. I offer the following clues:

1. You've established that he was French and known for his work in the arts - it was the performing arts for which he was famous.
2. I doubt anyone would know his real name, a few would know his stage name but almost everyone on this site would have heard of his performances, even if it was quite vague.

PostPosted:Wed Nov 27, 2013 3:01 am
by JUS
Was he an actor, dancer, musician or Vaudeville performer? :lol: :lol: :lol:

PostPosted:Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:45 am
by Rob_Bob
Was he the farty man - 'le petimaine' or something like that?

PostPosted:Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:37 am
by wildrover
Yes - Rob_Bob's got it. The Sorbonne offered 25,000 francs to examine the body of Le Pétomane the famous French flatulist who was a national celebrity at the turn of the 19th/20th centuries, Apparently he did not fart in the true sense of the word but was able to inhale air into his arse due to some anatomical abnormality. I was going to offer as a clue that his real surname as pronounced in France was actually the same as the body part that the scientists wanted to examine but that would have been too tacky...

PostPosted:Wed Nov 27, 2013 12:27 pm
by Rob_Bob
I'm going to struggle to come up with one as good as that, if anyone has a good one please jump in :D

Re: Googler

PostPosted:Thu Nov 24, 2016 10:41 pm
by wildrover
I was writing a quiz round for a friend and one of the answers struck me as being a good candidate of rone of these and we haven't had one for ages. It's a little easier than some of them so shouldn't be any trouble to quizzes of your calibre.

A TV pub's original landlord had a fictional birthplace which was 5 miles from the birthplace of a real life person with exactly the same christian and surname. They were exactly the same age when they died and the name of the TV pub could be said to have been the real life person's most famous achievement. What was their shared name?

Re: Googler

PostPosted:Fri Nov 25, 2016 8:12 pm
by Tallscot
Is this Jack Walker, the multi-millionaire who bought Blackburn Rovers and took them back into the top flight (Rovers Return)?

Re: Googler

PostPosted:Fri Dec 02, 2016 8:13 pm
by wildrover
Sorry - forgot this. Yes, you're completely correct TS - saw straight through my play on words.

Re: Googler

PostPosted:Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:57 am
by John Williams
Ali Bongo it is.

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PostPosted:Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:03 am
by inhibidor
wildrover wrote:I'll leave it for someone else - it's a piece of history but it doesn't look much for £278,000!

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Still a bit expensive, can not afford