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Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Post by jamesthegill » 04 Oct 2017, 09:54

Which is the only UK number 1 single that not only does not contain its own title in the lyrics, but instead contains the title of the song that replaced it at number 1?
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Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

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Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody contains the words "Mamma Mia" (title of Abba song).
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Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Post by michael_churchill » 04 Oct 2017, 10:17

RJSRdg wrote:
03 Oct 2017, 21:41
Michael - yes, all three answers correct. Geoff Hurst played one first class county match for Essex (against Lancashire). 0 not out in the first innings and out for 0 in the second. As he was a wicket keeper, he never bowled, never mind took a wicket!
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Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Post by michael_churchill » 04 Oct 2017, 10:19

xcooler123 wrote:
03 Oct 2017, 22:53
5. What difficulty ensued when Tazio Nuvolari won the 1935 German Grand Prix, and how was it resolved?
The authorities (i.e. the Nazis) had not even considered a non-German racing driver winning the race so when Nuvolari won, they hadn't got a copy of the Italian national anthem to play. Nuvolari solved this by handing over his own copy of it for them to play.

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Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Post by michael_churchill » 04 Oct 2017, 10:31

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6. He bowled his grandfather, father and brother in three consecutive balls ... and all four of them were Kings during the 20th century.
Then I presume that's George VI, whose first name was Albert, bowling out Edward VII, George V and Edward VIII.

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Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Post by michael_churchill » 04 Oct 2017, 10:36

Which group was knocked off number one in the "Billboard Hot 100" in America by a single by a former member?

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Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Post by GuyBarry » 04 Oct 2017, 16:56

OK, here's one:

Who won a by-election, and then became party leader before their party had won another by-election?
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Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Post by DavidC » 04 Oct 2017, 22:42

michael_churchill wrote:
04 Oct 2017, 10:31
DavidC wrote:
03 Oct 2017, 22:54
6. He bowled his grandfather, father and brother in three consecutive balls ... and all four of them were Kings during the 20th century.
Then I presume that's George VI, whose first name was Albert, bowling out Edward VII, George V and Edward VIII.
Yes. The question asked for the unique aspect of the event, not the name of the bowler.
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Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Post by RJSRdg » 04 Oct 2017, 23:18

4 and 6 - absolutely correct.
5 - near enough. The winner's anthem was due to have been played 'live' by a band, who it turned out had only bothered to learn the German anthem. Nuvolari produced a recording of the Italian anthem he'd brought with him 'just in case'.
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Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Post by GuyBarry » 05 Oct 2017, 07:01

RJSRdg wrote:
04 Oct 2017, 23:18
4 and 6 - absolutely correct.
I wasn't sure about number 4, because technically the question was incorrect. Fred Trueman wasn't an air-raid warden, he just played one. (Unless the answer to the question was supposed to be "E.C. Egan".)

Incidentally I've realized that my own question may have more than one answer, so I'll qualify it as follows:

Who won a by-election, served in government, and then became party leader before their party had won another by-election?
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Post by quisquidillius » 05 Oct 2017, 21:13

GuyBarry wrote:
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Who won a by-election, served in government, and then became party leader before their party had won another by-election?
William Hague, perhaps?
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Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Post by GuyBarry » 06 Oct 2017, 07:31

Correct!

William Hague won the Richmond by-election on 23 February 1989. The Conservatives won no further by-elections in that Parliament. They won the 1992 general election but no by-elections in that Parliament. He joined the government in 1993, becoming Secretary of State for Wales in 1995. After the Labour victory in 1997, he became Conservative party leader on 19 June 1997. The next Conservative by-election winner was John Randall in Uxbridge on 31 July 1997.
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Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Post by michael_churchill » 16 Oct 2017, 11:33

michael_churchill wrote:
04 Oct 2017, 10:36
Which group was knocked off number one in the "Billboard Hot 100" in America by a single by a former member?
No takers ?!?

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