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Postby Invicta » Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:19 pm

The monk Dom Perignon, a Benedictine I believe. :wink: Ken
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Re: Bill Tomo's Trivia Questions Thread

Postby graham01 » Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:35 pm

well done ken...but do you know who invented the cork and wire capsule?it was VEUVE CLIQUOT..OVER TO YOU KEN,,,,,GRAHAM..
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Re: Bill Tomo's Trivia Questions Thread

Postby Invicta » Mon Dec 12, 2016 10:30 pm

Right Graham,
The French have their Champagne but what do they call sparkling wine in Germany?
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Postby graham01 » Mon Dec 12, 2016 10:33 pm

Sekt.graham.
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Re: Bill Tomo's Trivia Questions Thread

Postby Invicta » Mon Dec 12, 2016 11:35 pm

You again Graham :lol: Ken
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Postby graham01 » Tue Dec 13, 2016 12:06 am

Thanks ken.where was prince philip born..grsham
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Re: Bill Tomo's Trivia Questions Thread

Postby Ernie Jackson. (Bunty) » Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:35 am

He is a Greek (Or Was) CORFU.
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Re: Bill Tomo's Trivia Questions Thread

Postby graham01 » Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:48 am

Spot on Corfu it is.your in the chair.graham.
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Re: Bill Tomo's Trivia Questions Thread

Postby Ernie Jackson. (Bunty) » Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:51 am

Thanks G.

What is a baobab....bin there.... seen that??? :wink:
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Re: Bill Tomo's Trivia Questions Thread

Postby Invicta » Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:22 am

African Tree. K
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Re: Bill Tomo's Trivia Questions Thread

Postby Ernie Jackson. (Bunty) » Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:41 am

Too easy....but I suppose it being 6000 years old you probably grew up together.
It grows upside down too. :lol:

Your go.
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Re: Bill Tomo's Trivia Questions Thread

Postby Invicta » Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:48 am

Ernie, no David Attenborough told me about them! :wink: Back in a mo K
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Re: Bill Tomo's Trivia Questions Thread

Postby Invicta » Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:53 am

What is Picea Abies more commonly known as ? Ken
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Re: Bill Tomo's Trivia Questions Thread

Postby Invicta » Tue Dec 13, 2016 11:25 pm

Clue time! A Beatles song :wink: K
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Re: Bill Tomo's Trivia Questions Thread

Postby graham01 » Tue Dec 13, 2016 11:51 pm

Norwegian spruce or pine aka xmas tree.nice clue
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Re: Bill Tomo's Trivia Questions Thread

Postby Invicta » Wed Dec 14, 2016 12:14 am

Spruce , Graham. Pine would be Pinus Resinosa.
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Re: Bill Tomo's Trivia Questions Thread

Postby graham01 » Wed Dec 14, 2016 1:02 am

Thanks ken .what would a german do with a doodelsac...graham.
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Re: Bill Tomo's Trivia Questions Thread

Postby philrob » Wed Dec 14, 2016 2:29 am

If I may break in can I suggest what a German would do with a "dudelsack?"

He would blow it!

A "dudelsackpfeifer" in German is a bagpiper.
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Postby graham01 » Wed Dec 14, 2016 2:49 am

Well done spot on.handing over the baton..graham.
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Re: Bill Tomo's Trivia Questions Thread

Postby philrob » Wed Dec 14, 2016 3:13 pm

My question:

What is the importance of Beersheba in Israel to Australia?
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Re: Bill Tomo's Trivia Questions Thread

Postby Invicta » Wed Dec 14, 2016 6:51 pm

Have a thought it was a campaign in WW1 which Aussies were involved in. No other info but have read or seen something somewhere, maybe Doc Channel. Ken
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Postby philrob » Thu Dec 15, 2016 1:36 pm

Ken- that is close enough. :D

Beersheba was the last great cavalry charge by an Australian regiment on October 31 1917.

The centenary celebration takes place next year and I can officially announce that my band is the registered providers of the ceremonial music for the occasion in Israel.

We will spend about two weeks in Israel at various sites culminating in a re-enactment of the charge on October 31.

I will give more details as we get closer to the event.
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Re: Bill Tomo's Trivia Questions Thread

Postby Invicta » Thu Dec 15, 2016 2:15 pm

Thanks Phil,
I since read up on that campaign, very interesting.
Good luck with that project.

Back with a question shorty.
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Re: Bill Tomo's Trivia Questions Thread

Postby Invicta » Thu Dec 15, 2016 2:40 pm

Who was Gloriana? :wink: Ken
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Re: Bill Tomo's Trivia Questions Thread

Postby philrob » Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:17 pm

(a) Gloriana was a name attributed to Elizabeth 1.

(b) There is an American (?) music group which is called "Gloriana" although I know nothing about their style of music or even when they were around.
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Re: Bill Tomo's Trivia Questions Thread

Postby Invicta » Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:22 pm

Answer (a) will suffice Phil, well done. Ken
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Re: Bill Tomo's Trivia Questions Thread

Postby philrob » Fri Dec 16, 2016 2:53 pm

Thanks Ken :D :D

What would you be really doing if you were blowing a faggot?
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Re: Bill Tomo's Trivia Questions Thread

Postby graham01 » Fri Dec 16, 2016 9:31 pm

is it something to do with lighting a fire?graham.
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Re: Bill Tomo's Trivia Questions Thread

Postby filsgreen » Fri Dec 16, 2016 9:36 pm

Would it be glass blowing?
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Re: Bill Tomo's Trivia Questions Thread

Postby philrob » Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:24 pm

Graham & Phil,
No to both answers. :roll:
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Re: Bill Tomo's Trivia Questions Thread

Postby Invicta » Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:31 pm

The Scots say that when they go for a cigarette. K
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Re: Bill Tomo's Trivia Questions Thread

Postby Bill fawcett » Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:55 pm

If I were blowing a faggot it would be because it was too hot to eat.
Lovely with mash potatoes

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Re: Bill Tomo's Trivia Questions Thread

Postby philrob » Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:33 am

I guess this is proving a bit awkward to answer so I will divulge the answer and if you do not mind I will set another easier question.

A faggot was an Old English word which referred to a bundle of sticks which in turn became the word used to describe a musical instrument which resembles "a bundle of sticks!" This instrument is the modern bassoon.
If you were blowing a faggot you were blowing a musical instrument - the bassoon.

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Re: Bill Tomo's Trivia Questions Thread

Postby filsgreen » Sun Dec 18, 2016 10:11 am

Was it AlanTurin, Phil?
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Re: Bill Tomo's Trivia Questions Thread

Postby philrob » Sun Dec 18, 2016 4:18 pm

Hi Phil,
Unfortunately it was not Alan Turing. :cry:

He did have a huge part to play in the work at Bletchley Park but he was not the first.
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