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by michael_churchill
02 Jul 2020, 09:11
Forum: Zone W: Off Topic Chat
Topic: Michael Churchill's weekly 'amazing' facts (with explanations)
Replies: 5
Views: 426

Re: Michael Churchill's weekly 'amazing' facts (with explanations)

Not to say that there are not a lot of British-Indian actors, but three quarters of the cast of "Goodness Gracious Me" have played Himesh Patel's parents on TV or film.

Nina Wadia played his mum in "EastEnders". Sanjeev Bhaskar and Meera Syal played his parents in the movie "Yesterday".
by michael_churchill
30 Jun 2020, 09:53
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: The Raven Alternative Challenge ideas
Replies: 114
Views: 4965

Re: The Raven Alternative Challenge ideas

greatkingrat wrote:
17 Jun 2020, 11:59
Start Harefield West / Belfry Avenue (WEST)
It's a good thing you said westernmost bus stop in London, not westernmost TfL bus stop...
https://twitter.com/BusAndTrainUser/sta ... 84/photo/1
by michael_churchill
24 Jun 2020, 19:33
Forum: Zone W: Off Topic Chat
Topic: Michael Churchill's weekly 'amazing' facts (with explanations)
Replies: 5
Views: 426

Re: Michael Churchill's weekly 'amazing' facts (with explanations)

The ten tallest skyscrapers in the world were all built in the 2010s.

The tallest built before 2010, Taipei 101 in Taiwan now stands at number 11 on the list. Of the ten tallest, 6 are in China and 1 in each of the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, South Korea and the USA.
by michael_churchill
17 Jun 2020, 19:11
Forum: Zone W: Off Topic Chat
Topic: Michael Churchill's weekly 'amazing' facts (with explanations)
Replies: 5
Views: 426

Re: Michael Churchill's weekly 'amazing' facts (with explanations)

Only one United States Secret Service officer has died "taking a bullet" for the president. Leslie Coffelt ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leslie_Coffelt ) was a uniformed White House policeman, killed by Puerto Rican nationalists in 1950 at Blair House in Washington DC, where President Truman was l...
by michael_churchill
09 Jun 2020, 09:19
Forum: Zone W: Off Topic Chat
Topic: Michael Churchill's weekly 'amazing' facts (with explanations)
Replies: 5
Views: 426

Re: Michael Churchill's weekly 'amazing' facts (with explanations)

John Stears was the only person to have won an Oscar for working on both a James Bond film and a Star Wars film. John, who passed away in 1999, won a 'Best Visual Effects' Academy Award for both 'Thunderball' and 'Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope'. He is responsible for building 007's Aston Martin D...
by michael_churchill
09 Jun 2020, 09:10
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: The Raven Alternative Challenge ideas
Replies: 114
Views: 4965

Re: The Raven Alternative Challenge ideas

3 different people broke the triple jump world record on the same day in the 1968 Olympics and they all counted as official world records, so why not the same for tube challenges? At the Moscow Olympics in 1980, in the Women's Pentathlon, held for the last time before it was expanded to the Heptath...
by michael_churchill
08 Jun 2020, 09:47
Forum: Zone 5: Quizzes & Games
Topic: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz
Replies: 285
Views: 63308

Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

What connects the following TV characters? Mike Hannigan in 'Friends', played by Paul Rudd (eventually married Phoebe) Ted Mosby in 'How I Met Your Mother', played by Josh Radnor Judith Harper in 'Two And A Half Men', played by Marin Hinkle (Alan's ex-wife and Jake's mother) Nathan Petrelli in 'Hero...
by michael_churchill
02 Jun 2020, 13:48
Forum: Zone W: Off Topic Chat
Topic: Michael Churchill's weekly 'amazing' facts (with explanations)
Replies: 5
Views: 426

Re: Michael Churchill's weekly 'amazing' facts (with explanations)

Astronaut Doug Hurley was part of the last two manned space flight launches from US soil, 9 years apart.

Hurley, commander of Crew Dragon Demo-2 which launched on Saturday 30 May, was also part of the crew of Atlantis on the final Space Shuttle mission, STS-135, in 2011.
by michael_churchill
02 Jun 2020, 13:48
Forum: Zone W: Off Topic Chat
Topic: Michael Churchill's weekly 'amazing' facts (with explanations)
Replies: 5
Views: 426

Michael Churchill's weekly 'amazing' facts (with explanations)

NB. 'amazing' is, of course, a matter of opinion.

Feel free to discuss.
by michael_churchill
13 May 2020, 08:49
Forum: Zone 1: Full Network Challenge Attempts
Topic: Post-Lockdown FNC
Replies: 18
Views: 1108

Re: Post-Lockdown FNC

The way TfL are losing money, you're being optimistic thinking there'll be (what we remember as) a full service, when lockdown ends.
by michael_churchill
07 May 2020, 09:10
Forum: Zone 1: Full Network Challenge Attempts
Topic: Stations List
Replies: 21
Views: 7068

Re: Stations List

RJSRdg, I'm afraid your maths is wrong, it involves multiplication, not adding... Say you can choose any of the 270 stations to start from, for each one you can then choose any of the other 269 to visit next. So far that's 270 x 269 = 72,630. For each of those 72,630, you can then choose from 268 ne...
by michael_churchill
06 May 2020, 10:47
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: The Raven Alternative Challenge ideas
Replies: 114
Views: 4965

Re: The Raven Alternative Challenge ideas

The Raven wrote:
06 May 2020, 10:44
michael_churchill wrote:For a trivia question, after Westminster's 32, which borough has the next most? The answer may surprise you!
Brent?
Correct. Brent has 21.
by michael_churchill
06 May 2020, 10:38
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: The Raven Alternative Challenge ideas
Replies: 114
Views: 4965

Re: The Raven Alternative Challenge ideas

An idea I had, which I don't think I've ever mentioned on the forum, is "Tube challenge by borough". Visit at least one tube station in all 26 of the 32 London boroughs that have them, plus the City of London. Some stations are close to the boundary between boroughs and I believe some have entrances...
by michael_churchill
24 Jan 2020, 08:47
Forum: Zone 6: Tumbleweed
Topic: Tumbleweed Game Thread
Replies: 2944
Views: 429848

Re: Tumbleweed Game Thread

44 bells
by michael_churchill
17 Jan 2020, 16:47
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Zone 1 challenge training
Replies: 5
Views: 1751

Re: Zone 1 challenge training

EastActionWoman wrote:
17 Jan 2020, 12:48
My friend has invited me to travel in the cab on her second train of the day - I'm a little bit excited about this 8) :wink:
Only a little???