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1. What is the name of Odysseus’s faithful dog?

2. Which movie had the title in French as "Diamants Sur Canape"?

3. Who was Mia Farrow’s second husband?

4. Who wrote the book “Of Human Bondage”?

5. Where did Geronimo die?

6. Who was the first woman to swim the English Channel?

7. Whose sons are Arac, Guron and Scynthius?

8. Who won the 1932 Nobel Prize for Literature?

9. What is the capital of Oregon?

10. What movie contains the line “If my calculations are correct, when this baby hits eighty-eight miles per hour, you're gonna see some serious sh*t.”?

11. Who was the only Luftwaffe pilot to escape from a British POW camp in WW2?

12. Who was born on 08 Jan 1935?

13. By what name is Joyce Frankenberg better known?

14. Name the title and author of the book that starts with the line “I was born in the year 1632, in the city of York, of a good family, though not of that country, my father being a foreigner of Bremen, who settled first at Hull.”

15. Who said “I'm a great housekeeper. I get divorced. I keep the house.”?

16. Where is Somerset Maugham’s story "Rain" set?

17. Who was overall commander of the British fleet which defeated the Spanish Armada?

18. Who was the first Pope to address the Italian Parliament?

19. Who painted “The Blue Boy”?

20. Who was the voice of Mufasa in The Lion King?

21. Who was the first person to hit a golf ball on the moon?

22. Who was the butler in Soap?

23. Who said "I think 'Hail to the Chief' has a nice ring to it."?

24. What was the B side of the Beatles 1965 single “Ticket To Ride“?

25. Who led the British resistance against the Romans in 43 AD?

26. Who has a UK No.1 hit in 1968 with “I Pretend”?

27. Who resigned as president of Czechoslovakia in Oct 1938?

28. Who was the first violinist with ELO?

29. Who played Richie Cunningham in Happy Days?

30. Who took the catch that gave Fred Trueman his 300th test wicket?

31. Who commanded the first manned Gemini mission?

32. Who was the ship's doctor in Fireball XL-5?

33. Name the title and author of the book that starts with the line “The kettle began it! Don't tell me what Mrs. Peerybingle said. I know better”

34. In August 1976 Big Ben stopped when a shaft broke due to metal fatigue. What time was it?

35. Name the author and title of the work that won the 1940 Pulitzer Prize for literature.

36. What was the name of Quincy, M.E.’s young assistant?

37. What is underneath Madison Square Gardens?

38. What is the term for a sentence that uses all the letters of the alphabet?

39. In which sport would a Lady Paramount preside?

40. Who sang the line ”I've travelled every country, I've travelled in my mind”?

41. What is produced using the Haber Process?

42. Who is the prime minister of Pakistan?

43. In which movie did Tom Jones sing It’s Not Unusual?

44. Who invented the microwave oven?

45. What was the full name of the character played by Julie Covington in Rock Follies?

46. Who played Flight Lt. Simon Carter in TV’s Colditz?

47. Where did the Womble Bashers come from?

48. What is octopush?

49. Which product’s TV ad suggested that you should “Buy some for Lulu”?

50. How many different scores (excluding zero) can be achieved with a single throw of one dart?

Good luck:t:

Here goes ......
2.. Diamonds Are Forever
13 ... Aretha Franklin
14 ... Robinson Crusoe......Daniel Defoe
17 .... Francis Drake
20..... Elton John
25... Boudiccea
37... ice rink
50..... 62
22 Benson
29 Ron Howard
48 A sort of underwater hockey/polo played in a simming pool by two teams wearing scuba gear.

That's me lot!
1 Argos
2 Breakfast at Tiffanys
3 Andre Previn
4 Somerset Maugham
5 Fort Sill, Oklahoma
7 King Gama
10 Back to the Future
20 James Earl Jones
22 Benson
29 Ron Howard
30 Colin Cowdrey
33 The Cricket on the Hearth
35 John Steinbeck - The Grapes of Wrath
38 Pangram
39 Archery
41 Ammonia
42 Jamali
43 Mars Attacks!
44 Percy L Spencer
45 Devonia Rhoades
46 David McCallum
47 Walthamstow
48 Underwater Hockey
49 Smarties
Eve -- darn it! I HAD that one!!

4. W. Somerset Maugham (extra point for getting the initial?)

9. Salem

19. Gainsborough

24. Paperback Writer

37. Madison Square

Doggone it all, folks!! I need to be doing my taxes here!!
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