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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by AHB » 23:42 Wed 20 Nov 2013

No, and your original non-guess is the closest anyone has yet got to the answer.
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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by DRT » 23:50 Wed 20 Nov 2013

Fresh Fruit?
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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by TLW » 23:53 Wed 20 Nov 2013

Lime Street Blues

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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by AHB » 23:59 Wed 20 Nov 2013

TLW wrote:Lime Street Blues
Spot on. I love this track almost as much as the A side. Your question.
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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by djewesbury » 00:00 Thu 21 Nov 2013

AHB wrote:
TLW wrote:Lime Street Blues
Spot on. I love this track almost as much as the A side. Your question. V
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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by TLW » 00:18 Thu 21 Nov 2013

Who was the Hollywood star that helped develop an anti-jamming system for torpedo guidance systems during WWII, although it was not finally deployed by the US military until much later? The star and co-developer applied for and received the patent during the war.

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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by Glenn E. » 01:44 Thu 21 Nov 2013

I know the answer, but will refrain from guessing because I don't have a question ready. :mrgreen:
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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by DRT » 01:45 Thu 21 Nov 2013

Glenn E. wrote:I know the answer, but will refrain from guessing because I don't have a question ready. :mrgreen:
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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by LGTrotter » 01:53 Thu 21 Nov 2013

Heddy Lamar.

(The next question if this proves to be the right answer; Find the connection between 'A Madeira Party' and an early piece of American feminist writing.)

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Post by DRT » 02:05 Thu 21 Nov 2013

LGTrotter wrote:Heddy Lamar.

(The next question if this proves to be the right answer; Find the connection between 'A Madeira Party' and an early piece of American feminist writing.)
Both were initially released in hardback and then immediately discounted by 50% for the Christmas market?
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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by TLW » 04:43 Thu 21 Nov 2013

LGTrotter wrote:Heddy Lamar.
Indeed correct. Over to you.

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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by LGTrotter » 12:41 Thu 21 Nov 2013

TLW wrote:
LGTrotter wrote:Heddy Lamar.
Indeed correct. Over to you.
I take no credit, Google did it all for me. Great question though, not the answer which would have leapt to mind.

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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by LGTrotter » 12:54 Thu 21 Nov 2013

LGTrotter wrote:Heddy Lamar.

(The next question if this proves to be the right answer; Find the connection between 'A Madeira Party' and an early piece of American feminist writing.)
For clarification I would add that this is interpreted as a feminist text rather than the author would have called herself a feminist.

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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by Glenn E. » 17:58 Thu 21 Nov 2013

TLW wrote:
LGTrotter wrote:Heddy Lamar.
Indeed correct. Over to you.
I think this may be the first "One quiz at a time" question that I have known the answer to without any research. I'm not entirely sure why I know it, but Hedy Lamarr's work developing frequency hopping is something that somehow stuck in my brain at some point during my schooling.

Who knew that an actor and a musician (she worked with composer George Antheil, whose name I can never remember and always have to look up) could develop critical technology like that?
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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by DRT » 18:18 Thu 21 Nov 2013

Glenn E. wrote:I'm not entirely sure why I know it, but Hedy Lamarr's work developing frequency hopping is something that somehow stuck in my brain at some point during my schooling.
Isn't it funny how different things stick in the minds of different people. I googled the question and when I read the answer I immediately thought of Blazing Saddles.
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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by PhilW » 10:02 Fri 22 Nov 2013

LGTrotter wrote:(The next question if this proves to be the right answer; Find the connection between 'A Madeira Party' and an early piece of American feminist writing.)
Perhaps something to do with Harvard?

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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by LGTrotter » 13:38 Fri 22 Nov 2013

PhilW wrote:Perhaps something to do with Harvard?
My knowledge of American history is a little shaky but I am not aware of any Harvard connection.
LGTrotter wrote:
LGTrotter wrote:(The next question if this proves to be the right answer; Find the connection between 'A Madeira Party' and an early piece of American feminist writing.)
For clarification I would add that this is interpreted as a feminist text rather than the author would have called herself a feminist.
Having looked into it she might well have described herself as a feminist, sorry about the bum steer.

The connection is a direct one. And involves insanity.

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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by DRT » 13:48 Fri 22 Nov 2013

They were each written by either side of a schizophrenic?
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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by LGTrotter » 13:51 Fri 22 Nov 2013

DRT wrote:They were each written by either side of a schizophrenic?
I can't help thinking you are not taking this as seriously as you might.

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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by DRT » 15:57 Fri 22 Nov 2013

LGTrotter wrote:
DRT wrote:They were each written by either side of a schizophrenic?
I can't help thinking you are not taking this as seriously as you might.
I think you will find that my guess is entirely consistent with your clue. Was I correct?
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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by LGTrotter » 16:09 Fri 22 Nov 2013

Alright
DRT wrote:Both were initially released in hardback and then immediately discounted by 50% for the Christmas market?
No.
DRT wrote:They were each written by either side of a schizophrenic?
No.
The title of the feminist work has a colour in it.

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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by djewesbury » 16:12 Fri 22 Nov 2013

Is the colour one of:

Red
Yellow
Orange
Purple
Blue

or even
Pink?
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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by LGTrotter » 17:51 Fri 22 Nov 2013

djewesbury wrote:Is the colour one of:

Red
Yellow
Orange
Purple
Blue

or even
Pink?
Oh Yeah. And to save time I can say it isn't the color purple. And that there are other fruits than orange.

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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by PhilW » 18:24 Fri 22 Nov 2013

Philadelphia?

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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by djewesbury » 18:25 Fri 22 Nov 2013

Blues
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