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Old 09-21-2013, 05:29 PM   #12286
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3. Alfred Nobel.
4. Lauren Bacall, I think.
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Old 09-21-2013, 05:29 PM   #12287
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I think 2. was a cricketer.
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Old 09-21-2013, 05:34 PM   #12288
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I think 2. was a cricketer.
It was Nobel, yes, after his invention of dynamite.

Not Lauren Bacall, although you're in the right area. He was a cricketer, amongst other sports (primarily famous for cricket though).
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Old 09-21-2013, 06:30 PM   #12289
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Old 09-21-2013, 06:37 PM   #12290
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Old 09-21-2013, 07:50 PM   #12291
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Is 2. Somebody Fry? I seem to remember it on QI and he was a relative of Stephen Fry.
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Old 09-22-2013, 05:34 AM   #12292
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The only one to come to mind is Eli Wiesel, but I don't know what he would be more famous for.
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Old 09-22-2013, 06:58 AM   #12293
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Is 2. Somebody Fry? I seem to remember it on QI and he was a relative of Stephen Fry.
It is somebody Fry. Bonus point for anyone who knows the full answer as well.

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The only one to come to mind is Eli Wiesel, but I don't know what he would be more famous for.
No, a clue about that one then. The POW escape wasn't in either of the World Wars.
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Old 09-22-2013, 05:39 PM   #12294
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Old 09-22-2013, 06:19 PM   #12296
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Old 09-22-2013, 06:22 PM   #12298
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OK, so mahal48 takes the win with those last two answers.

Winston Churchill was imprisoned in, and escaped from, a POW camp in Pretoria during the Boer War. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1953.

C. B. Fry played both football and cricket for England (captaining the team in the latter) and held the world long jump record for a period. He was allegedly offered the throne of Albania in 1920.

So, over to mahal48 for our next question please.
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Thanks, can you please set a question and answer as I will be away from the net for the next few days.
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