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Challenge fellow quizzers by posting your favourite questions and quizzes here.

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#138584 by wildrover
Sat May 12, 2012 11:42 am
I thought of a new category for Continuous Quiz but wanted to see how popular it was and indeed how many people could come up with suitable question. This is for questions that are similar to many in the Great British Quiz and are almost impossible to solve without Google and wiki. Whilst researching for quizzes I write I come across these quite often - I can't ask them in a quiz as no-one would know the answer but I find them interesting. As an example try the following:

He was born in India and christened with the same name as a person who was the subject of an Oscar winning film. He took a stage name that is the same as a current international politician and was president of a well known British institution until his death. Who is he?

#138913 by wildrover
Mon May 21, 2012 1:19 pm
Brutes 1
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#138922 by JUS
Mon May 21, 2012 1:49 pm
I know! :lol:

#138923 by Tallscot
Mon May 21, 2012 2:33 pm
Is it Ali Bongo?

#138938 by wildrover
Mon May 21, 2012 3:34 pm
It is Ali Bongo, born William Wallace (Braveheart) he shares his name with the President of Gabon and was himself President of The Magic Circle. He consulted on magic shows from David Nixon's in the 60s to Paul Daniels' in the 90s and according to Alan Davies was the inspiration for Jonathan Creek. Well done to TS (and JUS and rsa who got it by private message).

I'm going to leave this up here and add others when I come across them - everyone else please feel free to add your own question if you find one suitable - usually a conicidental association of names or events that you'd only solve with internet help.

#139739 by Quiz master
Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:36 pm
Try this

The oldest-known photograph in the world, of a Flemish print of a boy/man leading a horse, taken in 1825, was sold at auction in France in March 2002 for £278,000. Who was the photographer?

#139750 by wildrover
Thu Jun 14, 2012 8:08 am
I'll leave it for someone else - it's a piece of history but it doesn't look much for £278,000!

Image

#139762 by Quiz master
Thu Jun 14, 2012 2:39 pm
[quote="wildrover"]I'll leave it for someone else


Why? :? :roll:

#139766 by JUS
Thu Jun 14, 2012 4:38 pm
Anything to do with the Lumiere brothers? :?

#139767 by JUS
Thu Jun 14, 2012 4:42 pm
I've googled and it aint!

Never heard of the chap it is tho'! :oops:

#139770 by Quiz master
Thu Jun 14, 2012 6:33 pm
To save anybody else just Googling. The answer is Joseph Nicephore Niepce :P

#139774 by JUS
Thu Jun 14, 2012 8:38 pm
as I say............trips off the tongue........... :? :? :?

#139845 by wildrover
Sat Jun 16, 2012 12:35 am
The reason I said I'd leave it for someone else is because I posted the photo but for some reason it didn't appear...

Anyway I have another question. Brutes 2
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#139848 by feey
Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:06 am
will try,

Jack Nicklaus

#139852 by Tallscot
Sat Jun 16, 2012 10:05 am
Great question. I think it's Billy Casper from the novel A Kestrel for a Knave which was filmed as Kes. And the mum was played by Lynn Perrie who played Ivy Wossername (Tilsley)? in Coronation Street.