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  • Alastair 23 Jul 2013 11:52:34 16,405 posts
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    @X201 Pay attention!
    You're next up to ask a question.
  • X201 23 Jul 2013 12:03:53 15,741 posts
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    Hang on
  • Khanivor 23 Jul 2013 12:08:08 41,261 posts
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    Hang On.
  • DFawkes 23 Jul 2013 12:09:03 24,050 posts
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    X201 wrote:
    Hang on
    Deckard1 wrote:
    What is a 1985 motorcycle arcade game developed by Sega AM2
    :D Good answer Deckard, but I don't think we're supposed to be playing Jeopardy.

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  • X201 23 Jul 2013 12:10:11 15,741 posts
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    When RAF pilot Nicholas Alkemade was captured by the Gestapo in a town to the East of Berlin, they were initially dubious of his story about how he arrived there, why?

    Difficult question I know, but if you start moving along the right lines, I'll prod you in the right direction.
  • imamazed 23 Jul 2013 12:13:08 5,954 posts
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    Because he flew there....WITH HIS OWN WINGS
  • Rusty_M 23 Jul 2013 12:13:18 4,922 posts
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    He said he'd flown but there was no evidence of a plane

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  • X201 23 Jul 2013 12:13:58 15,741 posts
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    You're ridiculously close :)
  • DFawkes 23 Jul 2013 12:14:41 24,050 posts
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    Not a clue, but I'll have a guess with he claimed he was really an undercover agent returning to Berlin, but they were dubious because he couldn't speak German. He claimed that he'd been undercover so long he'd forgotten how.

    If that's right it'll definitely look like I googled this answer, which I swear to God I didn't.

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  • President_Weasel 23 Jul 2013 12:15:22 9,658 posts
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    Fell to earth sans parachute, survived by crashing through a greenhouse or glass roof or something? There was at least one of those in the war.


    Alternative answer: they were the Gestapo, a brutal not-so-secret police organisation who trained their agents to be sceptical about whatever they were told by suspects, rather than just accept their first answer.
  • X201 23 Jul 2013 12:16:39 15,741 posts
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    Weasel has got the arrival method.

    Now the bonus question, how far did he fall?

    Edited by X201 at 12:19:12 23-07-2013
  • imamazed 23 Jul 2013 12:18:45 5,954 posts
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    647ft 3inchs
  • X201 23 Jul 2013 12:19:50 15,741 posts
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    imamazed, far too low.
    aim higher

    Edited by X201 at 12:20:01 23-07-2013
  • President_Weasel 23 Jul 2013 12:19:53 9,658 posts
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    No retroactive part 2s! I won't stand for it.
    I'll allow a bonus question, however :) Sadly, since I googled it to see if I was right, I know the answer and cannot take part.

    Turns out there was an American airman called McGee who also did the no parachute thing, and his fall was apparently broken by the glass roof of St Nazaire railway station. Alkemade's fall was broken by pine trees and snow.

    In a vaguely related question:


    Who was "D.B. Cooper" and what was his "real" name?

    Edited by President_Weasel at 12:23:51 23-07-2013
  • imamazed 23 Jul 2013 12:23:09 5,954 posts
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    Yeh you really should include bonus parts in the original question.

    I've been saving up bonus points for a while now. I'm 100 away from a mini basketball set.
  • DFawkes 23 Jul 2013 12:23:44 24,050 posts
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    D.B. Cooper was really a woman, named Debbie Cooper. She was a woman who wrote short stories at a time where it wasn't really common, so she used D.B. Cooper instead. This is another guess.

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  • President_Weasel 23 Jul 2013 12:26:29 9,658 posts
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    Fawkes is wrong.

    If it helps, there was a sort-of-reference to the incident in the last series of Justified.
  • Rusty_M 23 Jul 2013 12:36:43 4,922 posts
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    DB Cooper isn't that flight attendant who fell out of an airliner and survived?

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  • President_Weasel 23 Jul 2013 12:41:42 9,658 posts
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    Rusty_M wrote:
    DB Cooper isn't that flight attendant who fell out of an airliner and survived?
    You're in sort of the right ballpark (which shouldn't be difficult since I said it was related to the previous question), but you're not right.
  • RyanDS 23 Jul 2013 12:44:21 9,839 posts
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    He's the guy who hijacked a plane then jumped out isn't he? And no one ever knew who he really was.
  • LeoliansBro 23 Jul 2013 12:45:49 44,956 posts
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    DB Cooper hijacked an airplane, got it landed, emptied, loads of cash put on board, and then taken off again, and then jumped out of the back of the plane with the cash at some point and was never seen again (most likely because he didn't survive the fall).

    Nobody knows who he is.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • LeoliansBro 23 Jul 2013 12:46:13 44,956 posts
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    Curse my need for a more detailed answer!

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • RyanDS 23 Jul 2013 12:47:24 9,839 posts
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    You go anyway, I can't think of anything...
  • President_Weasel 23 Jul 2013 12:48:47 9,658 posts
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    RyanDS wrote:
    He's the guy who hijacked a plane then jumped out isn't he? And no one ever knew who he really was.
    Yes!
    His "real" name - the alias he actually gave, was "Dan Cooper". Someone in the media got the impression somehow that it was "D.B. Cooper" and despite him not using that name at any point that's how he became known. Nobody knows who he was, and nobody knows whether he survived. The assumption is he probably died as leaping from an airliner is hells of risky, but trained parachutists have done it since and survived. No body was ever found, but he leapt from the plane sometime during a long journey over a great deal of MAMFA, so there could be a body and what's left of the money still rotting in a forest somewhere.
  • LeoliansBro 23 Jul 2013 12:49:40 44,956 posts
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    OK. What is the fastest man made object ever?

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • President_Weasel 23 Jul 2013 12:52:40 9,658 posts
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    One of the voyager probes, I'm saying 2.
  • LeoliansBro 23 Jul 2013 12:54:34 44,956 posts
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    Close, but no cigar. I'm half tempted to give it you as the actual probe is hella obscure.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

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