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OB
09/10/2004 at 19:09
New York, like London has an area called Soho - why is the big apple's district so called?
Wiz
09/10/2004 at 19:17
Timbuktu is in Mali.

Soho in London is called that after a hunting call, my guess would be that the New York district is called Soho as it once was forest and huting was done there.
09/10/2004 at 19:22
Wiz

well done
OB
09/10/2004 at 19:28
Wiz - nope.
09/10/2004 at 19:35
Which plant's scientific name is Impatiens?
Which Chinese city is home to the Terracotta Army?
What did the North West Mounted Police become in 1920?
Who were Roberta, Phyllis and Peter collectively known as?
Which drink is named after the Ethiopian city of Kaffa?
Wiz
09/10/2004 at 21:01
The North West Mounted Police became The Royal Canadian Mounted Police in 1920.

I don't know if you are referring to the fact that Roberta, Phyllis and Peter were the first names of The Railway Children (sadly I know that).

I would guess that coffee is named after Kaffa (but accept I may have fallen into the obvious trap).

OB
09/10/2004 at 21:04
busy lizzie?
09/10/2004 at 21:34
Ok
answers

Busy Lizzy (are you Alan Titchmarsh OB) :o))
Xian
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police
The Railway Children (Well done Wiz)
Coffee (tis true apparantly)
09/10/2004 at 21:37
European cup question -answer was jimmy rimmer.
Sub for man utd against Benfica in 68 (never played)

Injured after 8 minutes when Villa won cup in 70's
09/10/2004 at 22:28
There were 3 players that played with Glenn Hoddle for England and also played for Hoddle when he managed England?

I dont know the answers, Im pretty sure of two.......
09/10/2004 at 22:52
SoHo in ny is short for South of Houston - the street that crosses Manhattan

OB
09/10/2004 at 23:02
correct Dustin and no pammie I'm not.
09/10/2004 at 23:15
Glenn Hoddle one, and its just a guess, but I'd say Adams, Pearce and Pallister.
Fairly sure the first two, not sure about Pallister.
BryanTheSnail (M.)    pirate
10/10/2004 at 12:46
OK - answers to the True False questions

1) In Chester it is still legal to cut off the head of a Welshman if you catch him there after dark
True - but probably not an acceptable defence in modern times
2) Traffic lights were invented before the motorcar
True
3) World Cup hat-trick hero Geoff Hurst was never sent off in his professional career
False (He was sent off once in 1972 for swearing at the referee)
4) Bonnie Parker from Bonnie & Clyde was the first woman to be shot by the FBI
True - although it only got the F added afterwards
5) Iron Maidens lineup includes an International sportsman
True (Fencing)
6) There is a legal requirement as to the speed tomato ketchup must leave the bottle
True (25 MPH)
7) The Swiss have won more Nobel prizes than any other nation
True
8) Terry Wogan was born in London and moved to Ireland when still a child
False
9) Rastafarianism is a Christian religion
True
10) Prince Charles appeared as a reader on television’s Jackanory
True
11) Yoga originated in India
True
12) The very first Premiership goal was scored against Manchester United
True (By Sheffield United)
BryanTheSnail (M.)    pirate
10/10/2004 at 12:47
I've got a set of questions based on first lines from books if anybody is interested.

If so I'll post them later.
10/10/2004 at 12:50
Twas 82 when Villa won the European Cup, not 70s.
10/10/2004 at 17:10
The first names ( I used to call them christian names) of the first five Americans in space is a favourite.
10/10/2004 at 17:23
How many 'lakes' are there in the Lake District?

Wiz
10/10/2004 at 17:41
The first five Americans in Space were Scott, Virgil, Alan, Gordon and John.

Apparently they weren't their real names though, they changed them so that they would be the same as the Thunderbird characters.



10/10/2004 at 17:43
Express Are Alan and Chuck 2 of them?

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