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Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Posted: 28 Jul 2018, 11:03
by greatkingrat
Specifically stations, rather than the road itself.

There are currently stations called London Road (Brighton) and London Road (Guildford).

Manchester Piccadilly was formerly called Manchester London Road, Leicester was Leicester London Road and Bicester Village was Bicester London Road.

Carlisle London Road closed in 1863.

Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Posted: 28 Jul 2018, 13:35
by GuyBarry
Oh I see! Very good - I wasn't thinking along those lines at all.

Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Posted: 24 Aug 2018, 15:50
by michael_churchill
What is the only UK number one single in which every line of the lyrics is a question?

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Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Posted: 26 Aug 2018, 13:17
by GuyBarry
As I heard the programme in question I won't give the answer, but I would point out that the programme and track listing are still available on iPlayer.

Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Posted: 13 Dec 2018, 09:18
by michael_churchill
michael_churchill wrote:
24 Aug 2018, 15:50
What is the only UK number one single in which every line of the lyrics is a question?

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Just realised that I haven't followed this up.
If anyone's interested, the answer is "When Will I See You Again" by the Three Degrees.

Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Posted: 05 Apr 2019, 11:16
by michael_churchill
In which two of her movies has Olivia Colman's character had the surname Thatcher?

Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Posted: 13 Apr 2019, 10:07
by DavidC
Hot Fuzz (Doris) and The Iron Lady (Carol)

Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Posted: 18 Apr 2019, 08:39
by michael_churchill
DavidC wrote:
13 Apr 2019, 10:07
Hot Fuzz (Doris) and The Iron Lady (Carol)
Correct!

Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Posted: 18 Apr 2019, 08:40
by michael_churchill
Which major sporting venue, and the most important event that is held there, is named after the first aviator to fly across the Mediterranean Sea?

Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Posted: 18 Apr 2019, 23:31
by RJSRdg
Roland Garros (French Open Tennis)

Also one of the first WW1 pilots to use a synchroniser to prevent the machine gun in his cockpit shooting his propeller to bits!

Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Posted: 23 May 2019, 15:53
by michael_churchill
RJSRdg wrote:
18 Apr 2019, 23:31
Roland Garros (French Open Tennis)

Also one of the first WW1 pilots to use a synchroniser to prevent the machine gun in his cockpit shooting his propeller to bits!
Correct. Next, a transport related one...

What is unusual about the way the trams in Nice, France cross two of the city's squares, Place Massena and Place Garibaldi?

Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Posted: 25 May 2019, 09:15
by DavidC
Battery power rather than unsightly overhead lines and pantographs

Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Posted: 28 May 2019, 08:51
by michael_churchill
DavidC wrote:
25 May 2019, 09:15
Battery power rather than unsightly overhead lines and pantographs
Correct, the pantographs come down entering those squares and the tram runs from on-board batteries, which presumably re-charge when the pantograph is raised again. Wikipedia says a third rail was considered, that sounds dangerous to me.

Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Posted: 02 Jun 2019, 12:41
by RJSRdg
michael_churchill wrote:
28 May 2019, 08:51
DavidC wrote:
25 May 2019, 09:15
Battery power rather than unsightly overhead lines and pantographs
Correct, the pantographs come down entering those squares and the tram runs from on-board batteries, which presumably re-charge when the pantograph is raised again. Wikipedia says a third rail was considered, that sounds dangerous to me.
Sections of London's original tram network ran with a central conduit - still visible in the approach to the Kingsway Subway.