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Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Post by michael_churchill » 18 Feb 2016, 16:56

1. Name the four actors / actresses from the cast of the 2001 remake of "Ocean's Eleven" who also appeared in the sitcom "Friends", including cameo appearances.

2. Which current head of state has competed in the Olympics, as have his wife, an uncle and a grandfather?

3. Only three films have ever won 11 Oscars. Which actor appeared in two of the three?

4. Which actor from the original series appeared in the first episode of "Star Trek : The Next Generation" ?

5. It's now in the Smithsonian Air And Space Museum in Washington DC, but where was the Wright Brothers' first airplane displayed during World War 2?

6. In 1967, Canada celebrated it's centennial and one baby born on the centennial day, 1 July, from each province was named as a "Centennial Baby". Which celebrity was the "Centennial Baby" of British Columbia?

7. Which two related "firsts" happened almost exactly 50 years apart, on October 14, 1947 and October 15, 1997?

8. Which father and son sang the "Best Original Song" Oscar winner in consecutive years?

9. In terms of minutes of screen time, what is the smallest role to win an Oscar for Best Actor?

10. Where is the world's only commercial airport operating scheduled services that uses a beach as a runway?

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Post by RJSRdg » 18 Feb 2016, 21:59

Well,I know 4 is De Forrest Kelley - but no idea on the others.
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Post by DavidC » 18 Feb 2016, 22:01

10. Papa Westray ?
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Post by The Orange One » 19 Feb 2016, 00:01

7) Breaking the sound barrier in the air and breaking the sound barrier on land?
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Post by michael_churchill » 19 Feb 2016, 09:12

RJSRdg : Correct - you score 1 point
DavidC : Wrong, I'm afrad
The Orange One : Correct - you score 1 point

I posted these (and other) questions on another forum once and it turned into an exercise to find a question you couldn't google. All of these should be googlable though.

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Post by jamesthegill » 19 Feb 2016, 14:04

michael_churchill wrote:1. Name the four actors / actresses from the cast of the 2001 remake of "Ocean's Eleven" who also appeared in the sitcom "Friends", including cameo appearances.
Brad Pitt, George Clooney and Elliott Gould I knew straightaway. Had to use IMDb to get Julia Roberts, didn't realise she'd been in Friends.
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Post by DavidC » 19 Feb 2016, 20:53

10. Barra (thanks to Google)
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Post by greatkingrat » 20 Feb 2016, 18:06

2 is Prince Albert of Monaco, who I think appeared in the bobsleigh at some point.
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Post by michael_churchill » 22 Feb 2016, 12:28

jamesthegill : Correct - you score 1 point
DavidC : Correct, finally - you score 1 point
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Prince Albert of Monaco competed in the Bobsleigh 5 times. His wife, Charlene Wittstock was a swimmer for South Africa. Princess Grace's father, Jack Kelly Sr., was a three time gold medallist in rowing. Grace's brother, Jack Kelly Jr., was also a rowing medallist.

So, 5 questions left.

3. Only three films have ever won 11 Oscars. Which actor appeared in two of the three?

5. It's now in the Smithsonian Air And Space Museum in Washington DC, but where was the Wright Brothers' first airplane displayed during World War 2?

6. In 1967, Canada celebrated it's centennial and one baby born on the centennial day, 1 July, from each province was named as a "Centennial Baby". Which celebrity was the "Centennial Baby" of British Columbia?

8. Which father and son sang the "Best Original Song" Oscar winner in consecutive years?

9. In terms of minutes of screen time, what is the smallest role to win an Oscar for Best Actor?

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Post by The Orange One » 22 Feb 2016, 13:22

5) Corsham, I think.
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Post by michael_churchill » 22 Feb 2016, 14:29

Corsham, is correct. The context is...

The Wright Flyer was loaned to the Science Museum in London until 1948, but during the war for safety it was stored in the underground quarry at Corsham in Wiltshire.

It's an interesting story... The Wright brothers were in dispute with the Smithsonian Institution. The Smithsonian gave preference to the "Aerodrome" built by their former secretary, Samuel P. Langley, which made two failed flight attempts before the Wright brothers, in October 1903. The Aerodrome was significantly modified before it successfully flew in 1914. The Smithsonian displayed the Aerodrome as the first airplane "capable" of manned flight. Orville Wright donated their plane to London's Science Museum in 1928. In 1942, the Smithsonian admitted the modifications to the Aerodrome and Orville requested the Flyer be returned to the USA. Because of the war, it was not returned until after Orville's death in 1948.

Before its return a replica was made of the Wright Flyer, which is still on display in the Science Museum. There are conspiracy theories that the replica was returned and we still have the original.

A requirement of the bequest is that the Smithsonian maintain absolute credit as the first manned airplane to the Wright Flyer. This does not allow them to research other claims, such as that of Gustave Whitehead who may have successfully flown in Connecticut in 1901.

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Post by michael_churchill » 01 Mar 2016, 10:51

Seems nobody is interested, but one final bump...

4 questions left.

3. Only three films have ever won 11 Oscars. Which actor appeared in two of the three?

6. In 1967, Canada celebrated it's centennial and one baby born on the centennial day, 1 July, from each province was named as a "Centennial Baby". Which celebrity was the "Centennial Baby" of British Columbia?

8. Which father and son sang the "Best Original Song" Oscar winner in consecutive years?

9. In terms of minutes of screen time, what is the smallest role to win an Oscar for Best Actor?

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Post by DrainBrain » 01 Mar 2016, 11:37

michael_churchill wrote:3. Only three films have ever won 11 Oscars. Which actor appeared in two of the three?
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Post by michael_churchill » 01 Mar 2016, 17:00

DrainBrain wrote:
michael_churchill wrote:3. Only three films have ever won 11 Oscars. Which actor appeared in two of the three?
Gizza job!
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Post by DavidC » 01 Mar 2016, 18:51

6 Pamela Anderson
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