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Re: GENERAL KNOWLEDGE

PostPosted:Mon Oct 31, 2016 8:19 pm
by Tallscot
It was Althea Gibson, Wimbledon winner in 1957 and 1958, who appeared in 1959s "The Horse Soldiers" with Duke.

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PostPosted:Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:18 am
by tonto
Lucky guess.

What was Marilyn Monroes last film?

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PostPosted:Tue Nov 01, 2016 6:29 pm
by Tallscot
Her last completed film was The Misfits. I believe she died partway through filming the prescient Something's Got To Give.

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PostPosted:Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:19 am
by tonto
At a quiz and the question was "which Hollywood film stars last film was The Misfits"? M y answer was Clark Gable, but I was outvoted & we went for Marilyn, however the last film she appeared in was Somethings got to give, which was reduced in time to 37 minutes on account of her passing, and is on imdb as her last film.
I suppose it should be worded, "what was her last full length feature film". Anyway, well done Tallscot.

Re: GENERAL KNOWLEDGE

PostPosted:Wed Nov 02, 2016 9:42 pm
by Tallscot
Which VC winner was given the job of "Inside Duster" at the British Museum on his discharge from the army?

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PostPosted:Tue Nov 08, 2016 6:16 pm
by Tallscot
He featured prominently in a famous 1960s film.

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PostPosted:Wed Nov 09, 2016 11:43 pm
by wildrover
Is this Private Hook from Zulu?

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PostPosted:Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:21 pm
by Tallscot
It was indeed Private Henry Hook. The actual man was a long way removed from the malingering ne'er do well as portrayed in the film; he was actually a teetotaller and a professional soldier to his toe caps.

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PostPosted:Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:00 am
by wildrover
Anyone who does Pub Quizzes will sooner or later hear the question "Where are the islets of Langerhans located?" and the answer is in the pancreas. But what do they actually do?

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PostPosted:Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:19 am
by tonto
Don`t know, but a guess at producing insulin?

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PostPosted:Sun Nov 13, 2016 6:57 pm
by wildrover
Very good guess - spot on.

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PostPosted:Sun Nov 13, 2016 7:21 pm
by tonto
What breed of dogs do the Obama family have?

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PostPosted:Thu Nov 17, 2016 11:59 pm
by wildrover
Portuguese Water Dog? Or was that Bush?

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PostPosted:Fri Nov 18, 2016 5:24 pm
by tonto
Correct.

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PostPosted:Sun Nov 20, 2016 10:58 pm
by wildrover
The painting below is by the French impressionist Adolphe Valette. Although he is a fairly well known artist in his own right, he is best known as the tutor of which much better known 20th century British artist?

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