Mystery Faces

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Mystery Faces

Post by tubeguru » 24 Feb 2011, 17:28

OK people, I need help (not that kind of help).

I have the following pictures that I need to identify. Can anyone help? I believe that there is a theme to the people but I don't know what it is.

No need to PM the answers - just post up your suggestions/definite answers here. There are no prizes, but as we're trying to identify mystery people I decided it an go in the Quizzes section. So, any ideas?

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Post by Nigel » 24 Feb 2011, 18:35

Ithink the theme may be George. Second from right bottom row is definitely David Lloyd George. Ithink first on left bottom row is a young George III, before he went mad, when he was Prince Regent. Difficult to tell apart second from right top row and second from left bottom row, but I think the former is George Frederick Handel.

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Post by Nigel » 24 Feb 2011, 18:37

... and second from left top row possibly George Canning?

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Post by greatkingrat » 24 Feb 2011, 18:40

I think it is British Prime Ministers.

Looking at the pictures at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_prime_ministers

4 is the Duke of Newcastle
8 is Viscount Melbourne
10 is Lord North
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Post by Nigel » 24 Feb 2011, 18:45

Greatkingrat is correct. Ignore my earlier suggestion (except two I spotted were Prime Ministers). Top left is definitely 'Squiffy' Asquith.

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Post by tubeguru » 24 Feb 2011, 19:07

I had tried everything except Prime Ministers! Bah. But yes, it looks like you could be right here. Thanks!
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Post by tubeguru » 27 Feb 2011, 19:59

On a separate subject, what do people know about Paul Dirac and his discover of, and theories on antimatter?

I have a couple of graphs which form a puzzle I need to solve, and I haven't the faintest idea what I'm looking for?
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Post by jbom » 27 Feb 2011, 20:46

tubeguru wrote:On a separate subject, what do people know about Paul Dirac and his discover of, and theories on antimatter?

I have a couple of graphs which form a puzzle I need to solve, and I haven't the faintest idea what I'm looking for?
It's probably fairer to say that Dirac predicted the existence of the positron (antimatter equivalent of the electron), but he didn't actually discover it experimentally himself.

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Post by tubeguru » 27 Feb 2011, 20:58

Know much about such things then?
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Post by jbom » 27 Feb 2011, 21:00

tubeguru wrote:Know much about such things then?
I guess so.

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Post by Nigel » 27 Feb 2011, 21:38

Well, I've read 'The Strangest Man' Graham Farmelo's award winning biography of Dirac, and coincidentally I'm going to the Royal Society this Friday to hear Farmelo talk about Dirac.

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