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Re: General knowledge

Post by Chas on Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:44 am

Yay! Beaufort Wind Force Scale. it is.

  • 3-Gentle breeze - Leaves and small twigs constantly moving, light flags extended.
  • 5-Fresh breeze - Branches of a moderate size move. Small trees in leaf begin to sway.
  • 9-Severe gale - Some branches break off trees, and some small trees blow over.
  • 12-Hurricane - Very widespread damage to vegetation.


Given that it was developed for the Royal Navy, it's always struck me as odd that it uses so much vegetation to differentiate between each level, after all there are not many trees in mid Atlantic.




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Re: General knowledge

Post by Susie on Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:05 am

What education link connects, amongst other notables, a former disc jockey. now a TV presenter, a science fiction author (who died young) and a former Labour Government minister

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Re: General knowledge

Post by Chas on Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:45 pm

Could be a lot of BS ... I'll let somebody else have a go.

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Re: General knowledge

Post by Chas on Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:48 am

Well. I waited two days and ..............

DJ-cum-presenter: Noel Edmonds who went to Brentwood School.

Other alumni were:
Douglas Adams - brief life of Sci-Fi

Jack Straw - was NUS President, like (Lord) John Prescott, although Jack's S-es were Students, not Seamen.



Who linked Shirley Crabtree and Lionel Blair?
........ then ....
There's a link to Squeeze in.
........ and ....
What colour was the cat?

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Re: General knowledge

Post by Susie on Fri Jan 27, 2012 11:26 am

You are right Chas!! As you knew you were!!

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Re: General knowledge

Post by Chas on Sun Jan 29, 2012 1:28 pm

Just in case it got missed, above ....



Who linked Shirley Crabtree and Lionel Blair?
........ then ....
There's a link to Squeeze in.
........ and ....
What colour was the cat?

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Re: General knowledge

Post by Chas on Tue Jan 31, 2012 3:59 pm

Chas wrote:Who linked Shirley Crabtree and Lionel Blair?
........ then ....
There's a link to Squeeze in.
........ and ....
What colour was the cat?

One person was better know pseudonymously.

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Re: General knowledge

Post by saunders on Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:25 pm


Shirley Crabtree........Big Daddy

That's as far as I can get!
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Re: General knowledge

Post by Chas on Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:27 pm

So far, so good .....

Think back to the early days of ITV.

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Re: General knowledge

Post by Chas on Sat Feb 04, 2012 5:06 pm

The "voice behind the camera" for the "Saturday grapple-fans" also had another role, in front of the camera ....Who he? ... And what was the programme? (You can Squeeze Lionel.)

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Re: General knowledge

Post by kidder on Sat Feb 04, 2012 8:53 pm

The voice behind the camera was Kent Walton. The show would be 'Cool for Cats'
Apparently there were two pseudonyms for Kent Walton. 'Ralph Solomans' and 'Elton Hawke', which were shared between him and his business partner, 'Hazel Adair'
All courtesy of that nice man Mr. Google.

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Re: General knowledge

Post by Susie on Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:28 pm

I used to work with Kent Walton's sister in law LOL

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Re: General knowledge

Post by feathers on Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:43 pm

Erm....I still don't understand the bit about squeezing Lionel Blair.....

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Re: General knowledge

Post by saunders on Sat Feb 04, 2012 10:39 pm

Shirley Crabtree .........Big Daddy
Yes,I came up with Kent Walton and Cool for Cats. but no idea of the Lionel Blair
connection,? and colour of the cat?
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Re: General knowledge

Post by Susie on Sun Feb 05, 2012 12:32 pm

Nor me LOL


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Re: General knowledge

Post by Chas on Sun Feb 05, 2012 1:12 pm

Jean got the pseudonymous bit, which brought you to Kent Walton..

"Cool For Cats" was a late-night pop music programme, which featured the Lionel Blair Dancers.

The pop band "Squeeze" had a major hit with "Cool For Cats".

However, there is still the dratted colourless cat ...... it may pay to advertise.

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Re: General knowledge

Post by Susie on Sun Feb 05, 2012 2:20 pm

But Chas, what is the connection between Kent Walton, the Lionel Blair dancers and the pop band squeeze? I am mystified as the the one thing that links them all


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Re: General knowledge

Post by Chas on Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:38 am

"Cool For Cats"

  1. Title of a pop programme presented by Kent Walton and featuring Lionel Blair and his dancers.

  2. Title of a hit record released by "Squeeze", an 80s band featuring Jools Holland (among others).



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Re: General knowledge

Post by feathers on Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:12 pm

And the colour of the cat?

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Re: General knowledge

Post by Guest on Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:53 pm

Wht was that ginger cat that used to be on the ads - Arthur? What the hell he has to do with anything I don't know.

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Re: General knowledge

Post by saunders on Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:00 pm

Arthur was white, he ate with his paw.

must have been a" Cool Cat" Laughing
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Post by Chas on Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:45 am

Not Arthur, this cat was unnamed.

Back in those days (late 50s, early 60s) the product was thought to be "cool".

The cat only appeared on the packaging and in the product name. Kent Walton was "the voice artist".

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Re: General knowledge

Post by feathers on Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:19 pm

Black Cat cigarettes? Not so cool these days.......

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Re: General knowledge

Post by Chas on Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:03 pm



Well, I can only award four out of six, I had to do a lot of steering ....... oops, sorry, this isn't Round Britain Quiz - it just felt that way.

My BIG problem, now, is working out who won!

Jean, Joy and Jim {alphabetically and chronologically} provided important pieces of the answer, so I suppose whoever of them posts a question first should be declared winner.



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Re: General knowledge

Post by Chas on Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:34 am

Soooooooo cool ca ....


Any of the three Js Question

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