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Old 3rd January 2017, 21:41   #8536
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I don't have a good question to hand, so Open Floor.
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Old 3rd January 2017, 23:32   #8537
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I'll take it. One for the older members, maybe?




Which major Hollywood star was kidnapped after his death?
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Old 4th January 2017, 15:44   #8538
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Rudolph Valentino?
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Old 4th January 2017, 19:17   #8539
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Sir Charles Chaplin's coffin was dug up and held to ransom, although it was found and reburied.
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Old 4th January 2017, 23:29   #8540
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Sir Charles Chaplin's coffin was dug up and held to ransom, although it was found and reburied.
Correct. You have the Director's chair.
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Old 5th January 2017, 09:42   #8541
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Thank you.

These are six titles of cricket books:

"The Test of my Life" by Yuvragh Singh (India)
"Coming Back to Me" by Marcus Trescothick (England)
"Out of my Comfort Zone" by Steve Waugh (Australia)
"Cutting Edge" by Javed Miandad (Pakistan)
"Beyond a Boundary" by C L R James (West indies)
"Hard Knocks" by Sir Richard Hadlee (New Zealand)

It looks like you need some help, so I've added the names of the authors and the countries with which they are involved.

Three questions:
1. Who are the authors?
2. Which one is the odd one out?
3. Why is this so?
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Old 7th January 2017, 19:10   #8542
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Might need a bit more help here Mr Ebbw
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Old 8th January 2017, 00:02   #8543
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Beyond a Boundary was CLR James.

Don't know the others
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Old 8th January 2017, 09:46   #8544
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Beyond a Boundary was CLR James. Don't know the others
Yes, I think that you're right, so I've given you the authors as well, now.

Having done that, though, I've realised that there are a couple of "odd ones out", not just the one that I was thinking about. So, I'm happy to accept any bid for this ... the first one wins!
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Old 8th January 2017, 10:47   #8545
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CLR James is the only one who wasn't a professional cricketer?
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Old 8th January 2017, 12:11   #8546
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CLR James is the only one who wasn't a professional cricketer?
Yes, that's the one I was thinking about.

You could also have Sir Richard Hadlee is the only knighted author.

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Next question:

What is happening here?
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Old 8th January 2017, 17:19   #8548
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Are they examining, after the war, what was left of Hiroshima or Nagasaki* and testing for remaining radiation?

The lack of protective gear can be explained by them never really bothering in those days, as plenty of images of nuclear tests from the time prove.






*It occurs to me that it could also be New Mexico after the first ever test, but the rubble suggests it's one of the actual targets.

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Are they examining, after the war, what was left of Hiroshima or Nagasaki* and testing for remaining radiation?

The lack of protective gear can be explained by them never really bothering in those days, as plenty of images of nuclear tests from the time prove.






*It occurs to me that it could also be New Mexico after the first ever test, but the rubble suggests it's one of the actual targets.
There was a building still standing at Ground Zero in Hiroshima wasn't there? I may be wrong. I reckon your answer is right though.
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I suspect they are investigating all the pretty glass left on the desert floor after the Trinity Test/Gadget Detonation
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