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The "Official" Tube Relief Blog

Post by Annie Mole » 25 Aug 2005, 00:52

OK folks first post for the official blog for the Tube Relief is up and running, please visit throughout the day to see what the challengers are up to and feel free to leave comments in the blog.

Good luck all :D :D

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Post by tpfkar » 26 Aug 2005, 08:34

Fantastic Annie-thanks so much for doing it.

Love the photos!

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Challengers can also take part in the quiz!

Post by Annie Mole » 27 Aug 2005, 09:15

Not sure how many of you noticed there is also a quiz at the start of the blog - about "How good a tube challenger you would make", which I put up while you were all out on the challenge.

As all the non challengers have been so rubbish at it so far - I've now opened it up to all you guys (with the exception of Geoff and Neil)

It's here if you want to see it now:

OK, lets see how what sort of a tube challenger you would make? As they're all travelling the London Underground for a good few hours yet and won't be able to answer these questions themselves, you should all be in with a good chance. (Update - well all the challengers are back now, so just to say the quiz is also open to them - with the exception of Geoff and Neil) Just to make it a bit interesting there's a couple of prizes on offer too - you have to get all questions correct, in one attempt and then give a caption to two pictures. The two people with all answers correct and who are then judged to give the best captions will win either a copy of <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASI ... 75-7262009" target="_blank">One Stop Short of Barking - Uncovering the London Underground</a> OR <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASI ... 75-7262009" target="_blank">Poems NOT on the Underground - A parody by Straphanger</a>.

Answers in the <a href="http://www.haloscan.com/comments/themol ... 562670153/" target="_blank">comments</a> please and you need to leave an email address to enter (how else will I know how to contact you about the prizes?) Obviously <b>neither</b> Neil or Geoff can take part.

1. Who is the challenger from <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/anniemole/ ... uberelief/" target="_blank">Ann's black and white photograph</a>?

2. The challenge started today at Amersham. Who wrote The Amersham Song?

3. The tubechallengers can use any form of public transport to get certain stations rather than go back on themselves. Where might you need to use a tram on the Tube Challenge?

4. Who are the only people to have ever recorded times for the Alphabet Tube Challenge? - ie beginning at a london underground station that starts with 'A' then moving on to one that starts with 'B' etc etc until you reach 'W'

5. Where are Geoff's recommended places to go to toilet during the challenge? (particularly for number twos)

6. Who set up the London Bombings Relief Charitable Fund?

7. How much are the challengers hoping to raise for the Fund?

8. The challenge ends at Upminster station at about 1.30 in the morning. Where is the nearest night bus to Upminster?

9. Of all of the tube stations the challengers will be travelling around today - which is the only one does not contain any of the letters from the word "mackerel" in it?

10. The tie breaker question - please give a caption for

a) <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/anniemole/ ... uberelief/" target="_blank">This picture of Neil</a>

and

b) <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/anniemole/ ... uberelief/" target="_blank">This picture of Geoff</a>

Remember, answers in the <a href="http://www.haloscan.com/comments/themol ... 562670153/" target="_blank">comments</a> please.

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Post by tc » 27 Aug 2005, 23:40

I was rubbish, was I Annie? :(

Pff, if it weren't for my parents I would have gone! (They ARE afraid, so I made them a special roundel)

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Post by Annie Mole » 28 Aug 2005, 07:08

tc wrote:I was rubbish, was I Annie? :(
Tom/TC I can't comment on how many answers you got right or wrong. You'll just have to be patient and wait until the quiz finishes, as I'm still accepting more entries from other people. Hint, hint :D :wink:

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