Pauls Quiz 184

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1. Crocea Mors, Curtana, Joyeuse, Narsil, Balmung and Aroundight are all examples of what ? 

2. Patek Philippe, Jaeger-Lecoultre and Brequet are all examples of what ?

3. Which popular quid pro quo economic expression today once meant smuggling ?

4. In the book 'The Clown Prince of Soccer' there is a chapter titled 'The average  directors knowledge of football'. It is a blank page!  Who was the clown prince of soccer ?

5. Which twelve-time Grand Slam singles winner in tennis said kangaroos may be faster than me but I play better tennis ?

6. Lancelot visited Guinevere under the pretence of playing which game of games?

7. Which animal is associated with Pancho Villa's guerilla tactics during the Mexican Revolution?

8. How did Christine Jorgensen make headlines around the world in Dec 1952?

9. Franz von Werra was apparently the only German to do what ?

10. Where did the Royal Navy frogman Lionel 'Buster' Crabb vanish on the 19th of April 1956 and what was he doing at the time ?


1. Swords (Ceasars, English Kings, Charlemagnes, King Elendils, Siegfrieds and Lancelots) 

2. Famous watch makers

3. 'Fair Trade' Fair trade is an organized social movement and market-based approach to empowering developing country producers and promoting sustainability. The movement advocates the payment of a fair price as well as social and environmental standards in areas related to the production of a wide variety of goods. It focuses in particular on exports from developing countries to developed countries, most notably handicrafts, coffee, cocoa, sugar, tea, bananas, honey, cotton, wine, fresh fruit, and flowers.

4. Len Shackelton

5. Roy 'Emmo' Emerson Roy Stanley Emerson (born November 3, 1936) is a former Australian tennis player who won 12 Grand Slam singles titles and 16 Grand Slam men's doubles titles. He is the only male player to have won singles and doubles titles at all four Grand Slam tournaments. His 28 Grand Slam titles are an all-time record for a male player. Most of his titles were won in the final years of the period where the Grand Slam events were open only to amateur players, just before the start of the open era when professionals were admitted into tennis' most prestigious events.

6. Chess

7. "La cucaracha La cucaracha"  a cockroach (night time raids and disappear quickly)Doroteo Arango Ar?mbula (June 5, 1878 ? July 20, 1923), better known as Francisco or "Pancho" Villa, was a Mexican Revolutionary general. At the age of 16 he shot another young man - a son of a big landowner - who tried to rape his (Pancho's) younger sister Pancha . After this, being declaimed as a murderer, he escaped. During the following years, first living as an outlaw, then working his way up to a position as a division's commander, not many details are known.

8. The first or one of the first to undergo a sex change operation

9. Escape from a POW camp in WWII. 'The one that got away' Franz von Werra (1914-1941) was a German World War II fighter pilot who was shot down over England and captured. He is generally regarded as the only Axis prisoner of war to succeed in escaping and returning to Germany, though over the years several other claimed escapes by Axis prisoners have been alleged. (One of von Werra's fellow POWs, Luftwaffe Leutnant Walter Manhard, also later successfully escaped from a Gravenhurst, Ontario POW camp while on a swimming excursion. Presumed drowned, he had actually escaped to New York, where he decided to remain for the duration.)

10. Portsmouth harbour. An underwater reconnaissance of a new Soviet cruiser that was visiting the UK.


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