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Wanderer

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BTW, my Hook or by Crook one (which I forgot I'd posted TBH) refers to Hook Head in Wexford, and the village of Crooke in Waterford. So it appears to have come from a vow Cromwell made to take Waterford by Hook (on the Wexford side of Waterford Estuary) or by Crooke (a village on the Waterford side).

Probs a load of old bollox.....
 

Vampyrebat

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That's a great one! I have a book at home that explains the history behind most of the Old English sayings.........It's very interesting!
 

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Here’s one space related again, I remembered it from years ago, what is the fuel consumption of a Saturn V rocket?

Imperial.....
 

zagatoes30

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Here’s one space related again, I remembered it from years ago, what is the fuel consumption of a Saturn V rocket?

Imperial.....
A chuffing lot I would imagine, I know the first stage held about 130000 tonnes of fuel which in burnt in less than 3 mins.

There was a program on BBC 4 last night about rockets and the revolutions that made them possible - quite interesting
 

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Well, this is going well …..
A new Q. anyone.

With the Ashes upon, with appropriate rain fall too, how has England's 1979 tour down-under been best remembered?
Looking for three reasons in particular which, as far as I know, are unique in series between the two countries.
Anyone care to hazard a guess.
 

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Pyjamas were worn for the One-dayers?
We're back to Packer again :smile:

Whose World Series resulted in a much weakened Aussie team being fielded v England later that year.
Hopefully, a good clue to one of the reasons. Another clue being the Aussies were playing for "Ernie".
 
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Is one correct answer. The ECB didn't consider Australia's weakened team worthy of Ashes status.
Australia won the series 3-0 and bought their own $10 trophy instead. Called Ernie.

Leaving, what two ways was Dennis Lillee involved in making the series memorable.
 

zagatoes30

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Is one correct answer. The ECB didn't consider Australia's weakened team worthy of Ashes status.
Australia won the series 3-0 and bought their own $10 trophy instead. Called Ernie.

Leaving, what two ways was Dennis Lillee involved in making the series memorable.
Oh I know one reason - Aluminium bat