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Postby The Mad Collector » Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:22 pm

Can anyone have a go?

Who or what links a swan in Poling, West Sussex to an unofficial WWI Canadian regimental mascot?
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Re: Google Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:31 pm

The Mad Collector wrote:Can anyone have a go?


Of course! :D
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Re: Google Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:50 pm

Is this something to do with Winnie the Pooh? :?

There was a bear cub named Winnie, short for Winniepeg that was adopted by a group of Canadian soldiers who brought it with them to Salsibury Plain at the start of WW1. The bear ended up in London Zoo and was much loved by many people including A.A. Milne and his son Christopher Robin. When Christopher Robin was given a toy bear, he named it after the Canadian bear and added "Pooh" after a pet swan they had (named Pooh). I'm pretty sure A.A. Milne lived in Sussex.
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Re: Google Quiz

Postby The Mad Collector » Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:02 pm

Very quick and almost spot on Tony :D , The Milnes didn't live in Poling but holidayed there and the swan lived on the pond near their holiday cottage so it wasn't a pet and wasn't actually called Pooh except by Christopher Robin, you are dead right about the bear though. Christopher Robin's teddy was known as Edward Bear for many years but eventually was renamed Winnie the Pooh after both those animals. This is why he isn't called Winnie in the first book (When We Were Very Young) as he hadn't had his name changed by then.
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Re: Google Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:11 pm

I found this website from White River, Ontario, where the original Winnie was purchased. It's a fascinating story and one I wasn't aware of. :D
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Re: Google Quiz

Postby The Mad Collector » Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:18 pm

It is interesting isn't it. There is even a photograph of Christopher Robin Milne in the pen with Winnie, I was initially tempted to just post the picture and ask people to name them both :D

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Re: Google Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:34 am

Here's one. :)

The Black Legion were the last to do this at a place known in Welsh as Abergwaun.

What was it they did and when?
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Re: Google Quiz

Postby Bickaxe » Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:22 am

Last invasion of Britain in 1797. (Credit goes to one of my very Welsh drivers who told me the English name after he stopped laughing after I tried to pronounce the name).
They surrendered after 2 days....makes you wonder why France even bothers with a military..... see French Military Victories for more info.... :D
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Re: Google Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:21 pm

Yep! :D It was The Battle of Fishguard, an attempt along with the Irish of invading Britain and starting a Celtic uprising. I've seen the spot where they actually landed and I'm amazed they weren't all killed on the rocks.
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Re: Google Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Fri Oct 05, 2012 3:39 pm

Here's one. :)

Which four people are often represented by: an eagle, an ox, a lion and an angel?
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Re: Google Quiz

Postby Sjoerd3000 » Fri Oct 05, 2012 4:53 pm

The Four Evangelists?
Matthew- Angel
Mark - Lion
Luke - Ox
John - Eagle
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Re: Google Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Fri Oct 05, 2012 5:30 pm

You've got it! :D
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Re: Google Quiz

Postby The Mad Collector » Fri Oct 05, 2012 5:45 pm

Try this one, it's a bit tougher than the Winnie the Pooh one ;)

Birdie, Taff, Titus and Zingiber were four out of five, who was the fifth and what did they collectively fail to do?
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Re: Google Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Fri Oct 05, 2012 5:51 pm

The Mad Collector wrote:Try this one, it's a bit tougher than the Winnie the Pooh one ;)

Birdie, Taff, Titus and Zingiber were four out of five, who was the fifth and what did they collectively fail to do?

I think I know the answer to this, but need to check. BRB. ;)
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Re: Google Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Fri Oct 05, 2012 6:07 pm

Ok, I'm fairly sure I know this, although I haven't been able to confirm the Zingiber (the botanical name for ginger).

Is the fifth on Robert Falcon Scott and they failed to be the first to the South Pole?

Birdie is Henry Bowers,
Taff is Edgar Evans
Titus is Lawrence Oates
Zingiber is Edward Wilson? :? (I have nicknames for him as being Billy, Ted and Uncle Billy)

Scott seems to have had a ton of nicknames including: The Boss, Con, Old Mooney, The Owner, Ignotus, Juxta and Truegg.
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