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Re: A puzzle to amuse

Postby Aly Jones » Wed Sep 26, 2012 4:10 am

In that case, Dave must be referring too how great Richmond was between the years of 1908 till 1980. :D but i don't think so in how Dave said I was going to hate him. lol

OMG! I know! Richmond joined the VFL football league in 1908 when Sir Duff Gordon represented England in the 1908 Olympics.
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Re: A puzzle to amuse

Postby Dave Gittins » Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:36 am

Memory didn't serve you. Sir Cosmo won a silver medal in the now unofficial 1906 Athens Olympics. It was for team sabre.

In 1908 he helped organise the fencing but didn't compete.
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Re: A puzzle to amuse

Postby North 52 West » Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:33 am

I'm afraid I'm a blinded bambi on this one
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Re: A puzzle to amuse

Postby Dave Gittins » Wed Oct 03, 2012 5:46 am

Blindness has something to do with it! :twisted:
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Re: A puzzle to amuse

Postby Dave Gittins » Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:58 am

Come on, folks! You can't let me beat you.

While thinking about Sir Cosmo, here's a possibly easier puzzle.

What does the South African cricket team currently touring Australia have in common with Titanic?
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Re: A puzzle to amuse

Postby Aly Jones » Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:35 am

Your just too advance and too smart for us, Dave. :lol:


Come on Kaz, your the smartest one out of all of us, you can take Dave on . ;)
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Re: A puzzle to amuse

Postby VW1956 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:02 pm

Hello Dave. Have you been hit on the head by a "spanker". (thats a word I learned from a book I'm reading). This sounds like the question you posed at the start of this thread. You gave the answer but I still dont know what the connection is or maybe I missed something. Ken.
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Re: A puzzle to amuse

Postby North 52 West » Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:28 am

VW1956 wrote:Hello Dave. Have you been hit on the head by a "spanker". (thats a word I learned from a book I'm reading). This sounds like the question you posed at the start of this thread. You gave the answer but I still dont know what the connection is or maybe I missed something. Ken.

Hey Ken, Dave was referring to David Warner in the start of the thread, who is both a left handed opening batsmen for Australia & an actor featuring in two Titanic movies.


Long but obvious shot is both the SA cricket team & Titanic both captained by Smith ( & both Smiths named after their respective fathers?)
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Re: A puzzle to amuse

Postby Dave Gittins » Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:43 am

Bravo Kaz! Trust an Aussie to get it right.

Now, what did Sir Cosmo have in common with a Richmond supporter?
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Re: A puzzle to amuse

Postby North 52 West » Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:39 pm

Ok one last go at Sir Cosmo & Richmond..... both are/were blind?
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Re: A puzzle to amuse

Postby VW1956 » Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:48 pm

Hello. This is getting like an Australian only thread. Sir Cosmo was blind? I assume that happened after April 1912. Dont know what a Richmond supporter supports. Cricket, Rugby, Football. How did Aly know that Kaz would get it right? Ken.
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Re: A puzzle to amuse

Postby North 52 West » Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:59 pm

VW1956 wrote:Hello. This is getting like an Australian only thread. Sir Cosmo was blind? I assume that happened after April 1912. Dont know what a Richmond supporter supports. Cricket, Rugby, Football. How did Aly know that Kaz would get it right? Ken.

Richmond is a league football. I guess Aly has huge faith in my ability to answer trivia although I'm failing miserably on Cosmo/Richmond

Family came up with another idea, Richmond/Man U/ NY Yankees and Sir Cosmo are/were all one eyed?
(you know I'm getting desperate when I ask my non Titanic or sporting family for help!)
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Re: A puzzle to amuse

Postby Dave Gittins » Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:30 pm

Kaz, with help, got it right.

Like supporters of many teams, including Richmond, Man U and others, Sir Cosmo was one-eyed. He lost the use of an eye in a shooting accident. He mentioned his problem at the British inquiry and explained that he couldn't judge distances well.
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Re: A puzzle to amuse

Postby North 52 West » Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:26 am

hooray! my family thanks you Dave
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Re: A puzzle to amuse

Postby VW1956 » Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:17 am

Hello. Well done Kaz. Now I'm puzzeled as to why Man U (I assume Man U means Manchester United) have 1 eye. Ken.
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