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

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#154958 by wildrover
Tue Nov 26, 2013 6:02 pm
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

#154959 by Buzzie
Tue Nov 26, 2013 6:50 pm
Was he french?

#154960 by wildrover
Tue Nov 26, 2013 7:06 pm
Was he french? Yes and quite an old man at the time of his death.

#154961 by Tallscot
Tue Nov 26, 2013 9:57 pm
Did they want to examine his brain?
Was he noted as a genius?
Was he a composer?

#154965 by JUS
Tue Nov 26, 2013 11:07 pm
Did he have synesthesia?
Was he a writer?
Was he ambidextrous?

#154966 by wildrover
Wed Nov 27, 2013 1:50 am
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.

#154971 by JUS
Wed Nov 27, 2013 3:01 am
Was he an actor, dancer, musician or Vaudeville performer? :lol: :lol: :lol:

#154974 by Rob_Bob
Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:45 am
Was he the farty man - 'le petimaine' or something like that?

#154977 by wildrover
Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:37 am
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...

#154981 by Rob_Bob
Wed Nov 27, 2013 12:27 pm
I'm going to struggle to come up with one as good as that, if anyone has a good one please jump in :D
#167989 by wildrover
Thu Nov 24, 2016 10:41 pm
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?
#167995 by Tallscot
Fri Nov 25, 2016 8:12 pm
Is this Jack Walker, the multi-millionaire who bought Blackburn Rovers and took them back into the top flight (Rovers Return)?
#168002 by wildrover
Fri Dec 02, 2016 8:13 pm
Sorry - forgot this. Yes, you're completely correct TS - saw straight through my play on words.