Continuous Quiz: News

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Re: Continuous Quiz: News

Postby petewins57 » Fri May 24, 2013 8:33 pm

This is no longer in the news really, but it was back then.

The answer is F Scott Fitzgerald, to tie in with the release of The Great Gatsby.

I thought I'd better post before I forgot the answer! :)

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Re: Continuous Quiz: News

Postby Bennybiel » Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:36 am

Doug Engelbart died today aged 88. What is his claim to fame?
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Re: Continuous Quiz: News

Postby petewins57 » Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:58 am

Ah, I heard this - he invented the mouse. Sadly, he made no money out of it, as he invented it so "before its time" that his patent expired before it appeared on every desktop in the known universe.
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Re: Continuous Quiz: News

Postby Bennybiel » Thu Jul 04, 2013 1:05 pm

Correct Pete
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Re: Continuous Quiz: News

Postby petewins57 » Sun Jul 07, 2013 10:09 am

Thanks Benny

Having taken off originally from San Francisco, what was unusual about the record breaking plane which landed at New York's JFK airport at 03.45 (GMT) this morning?
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Re: Continuous Quiz: News

Postby NickM » Sun Jul 07, 2013 9:48 pm

It was solar powered.

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Re: Continuous Quiz: News

Postby petewins57 » Sun Jul 07, 2013 9:56 pm

Correct Nick, the first solar powered flight across the USA, by Solar Impulse
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Re: Continuous Quiz: News

Postby NickM » Mon Jul 08, 2013 12:52 pm

In non-tennis news, what has been completed forty years later than planned?

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Re: Continuous Quiz: News

Postby Bennybiel » Wed Jul 10, 2013 7:41 am

The Berlin Airport?
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Re: Continuous Quiz: News

Postby NickM » Thu Jul 11, 2013 11:41 am

No, not what I had in mind. Let's see if anyone can mop this up.

Which Glasgow construction has been completed forty years later than planned?


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