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michael_churchill wrote: 03 Aug 2022, 16:31 Which TV character's first wife was played by Emma Thompson in one series and by Laurie Metcalf in another series?
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It's Frasier Crane.
Lilith was Frasier's second wife. At college, he was briefly married to Nanette Guzman who then became a well-known children's entertainment as "Nanny G". In one episode of 'Cheers' she was played by Emma Thompson, then in the final series of 'Frasier' she was played by Laurie Metcalf.
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What do the following men have in common? Nick Jonas, Alan Thicke, Bruce Forsyth & Chubby Checker?
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michael_churchill wrote: 27 Apr 2023, 16:14 What do the following men have in common? Nick Jonas, Alan Thicke, Bruce Forsyth & Chubby Checker?
The answer is that they all married women who won Miss World. Nick Jonas is married to Priyanka Chopra (India) who was Miss World 2000. Alan Thicke's second wife was Gina Tolleson (USA) who was Miss World 1990. Bruce Forsyth's third wife and widow is Wilnelia Merced (Puerto Rico) who was Miss World 1975. Chubby Checker married Catharina Lodders (Netherlands) who was Miss World 1962.
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Who holds the world record for the longest gap between TV appearances as the same character?
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michael_churchill wrote: 28 Sep 2023, 10:07 Who holds the world record for the longest gap between TV appearances as the same character?
One of the Doctor Who actors perhaps?
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greatkingrat wrote: 28 Sep 2023, 14:19
michael_churchill wrote: 28 Sep 2023, 10:07 Who holds the world record for the longest gap between TV appearances as the same character?
One of the Doctor Who actors perhaps?
The answer is William Russell who played Ian Chesterton, one of the Doctor's original companions alongside William Hartnell until 1965. He reappeared in the most recent Doctor Who episode "The Power of the Doctor", 57 years later.
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Justin Bieber is to Stephen Baldwin as Chris Pratt is to...?
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michael_churchill wrote: 17 Nov 2023, 16:30 Justin Bieber is to Stephen Baldwin as Chris Pratt is to...?
Arnold Schwarzenegger (son/fathers-in-law)
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jamesthegill wrote: 01 Dec 2023, 07:21
michael_churchill wrote: 17 Nov 2023, 16:30 Justin Bieber is to Stephen Baldwin as Chris Pratt is to...?
Arnold Schwarzenegger (son/fathers-in-law)
Correct. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hailey_Bieber & https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katherine_Schwarzenegger
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A transport question for a change...
As you've probably seen, the latest ORR rail usage statistics (for April 2022 to March 2023) have just been released, and the opening of the Elizabeth line has had a big impact.
What you may not have seen is the summary of the busiest flow - the most journeys between a pair of stations in both directions. Four of the ten busiest are only served by the Elizabeth line, including the number 1, Liverpool Street and Tottenham Court Road (5.8 million).
What is the busiest flow where both stations are outside London?
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Random guess: Birmingham New Street and Birmingham International.

(Writing this as I travel to work along that stretch of line.)
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Lunaticonthegrass wrote: 19 Dec 2023, 08:13 Random guess: Birmingham New Street and Birmingham International.

(Writing this as I travel to work along that stretch of line.)
Very close! You're half right.
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Lunaticonthegrass wrote: 19 Dec 2023, 08:13 Random guess: Birmingham New Street and Birmingham International.

(Writing this as I travel to work along that stretch of line.)
It is actually Birmingham New Street and Coventry with 2.1 million. New Street and International is 1.3 million. In second place, also rounded to 2.1 million is Edinburgh Waverley and Glasgow Queen Street.
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michael_churchill wrote: 19 Jan 2024, 16:54
Lunaticonthegrass wrote: 19 Dec 2023, 08:13 Random guess: Birmingham New Street and Birmingham International.

(Writing this as I travel to work along that stretch of line.)
It is actually Birmingham New Street and Coventry with 2.1 million. New Street and International is 1.3 million. In second place, also rounded to 2.1 million is Edinburgh Waverley and Glasgow Queen Street.
As my regular commute is New Street to Coventry, I possibly should have got that one.
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