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Old 22nd September 2017, 02:36 PM
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Staap with all the guessing people!

A clue or two...

Two of the events are within a week of each other. And the other two are within a week of each other.

One of each 'pair' (above) are vaguely connected.
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Old 22nd September 2017, 02:59 PM
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I guess the vague connection is between Bob Hawke with his comment about the boss being a bum and the America's cup.
Once again I have done the hard yards and left the easy stuff for others to finish off.
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Old 26th September 2017, 05:25 PM
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Because no one having a go...

Bruce had this in the right spot: 2. Bob Hawke becomes Prime Minister

* The film Tootsie is released in Australia

* Richard Noble sets a new land speed record of 633.468 mph driving Thrust 2 at the Black Rock Desert, Nevada.

* Australia wins the America's Cup for the first time (and the US loses it for the first time)

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If no one wants to bother with this, puhleeze put me out of my misery and set another question.
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Old 26th September 2017, 05:52 PM
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Because no one having a go...

Bruce had this in the right spot: 2. Bob Hawke becomes Prime Minister

* The film Tootsie is released in Australia

* Richard Noble sets a new land speed record of 633.468 mph driving Thrust 2 at the Black Rock Desert, Nevada.

* Australia wins the America's Cup for the first time (and the US loses it for the first time)

+++++++++++++++++++


If no one wants to bother with this, puhleeze put me out of my misery and set another question.
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I will guess in the order of
Bob Hawke
Richard Noble
Tootsie
America's cup.
Which is spot 1. rather than 2.

As Bob Hawke was Prime Minister prior to some rich Australian prick winning the cup, but it's apparently been let slip that Hawke becoming PM is #2, I'll go for:

  1. Richard Noble sets a new land speed record of 633.468 mph driving Thrust 2 at the Black Rock Desert, Nevada.
  2. Bob Hawke becomes Prime Minister
  3. Australia wins the America's Cup for the first time (and the US loses it for the first time)
  4. The film Tootsie is released in Australia
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Old 26th September 2017, 06:05 PM
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But Bruce said:



Well I fucked that up!

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Old 26th September 2017, 07:00 PM
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I also predict that the Rapture will occur on 29th Feb 2018
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Because...
  1. The film Tootsie is released in Australia (3/3/83)
  2. Bob Hawke becomes Prime Minister (11/3/83)
  3. Australia wins the America's Cup for the first time (and the US loses it for the first time) (27/9/83)
  4. Richard Noble sets a new land speed record of 633.468 mph driving Thrust 2 at the Black Rock Desert, Nevada (4/10/83)

Over to Bruce or Twodogs, because they had a go.

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Old 28th September 2017, 02:21 PM
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The United Nations was formed in 1945, what was the name of the preceding organization?
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Old 28th September 2017, 02:39 PM
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The United Nations was formed in 1945, what was the name of the preceding organization?
League Of Nations.
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Old 28th September 2017, 04:24 PM
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Correct DB, they were not quite as popular as the Justice League.
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