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The Hughes H-4 Hercules aircraft designed by Howard Hughes was known as what?

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1. Despite being made from birch wood, the Hughes H-4 Hercules aircraft designed by Howard Hughes was known as what?

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A gang featured in US folk singer Woody Guthrie's autobiographical novel 'Bound for Glory' gave its name to which new wave band of the late 1970s and early '80s?

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1. Robusto, Lonsdale, Belicoso and Churchill are all what?

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1. Who is currently the oldest living Oscar winner for their role in 1936's "The Great Ziegfeld"?

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1. What do Harry Redknapp, Stevie Wonder and Bill Pullman all lack?

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1. Which social policy began in Iceland in 1915 and lasted there, to some extent, until 1 March 1989?

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1. What term was introduced in 1899 by the sociologist Thorstein Veblen to signify the behavioural characteristics of the newly wealthy?

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1. Who is the only actor to have earned an Emmy nomination for the same part in three shows?

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James Rampton on comedy

Jimeoin (below), an Irish comedian based in Australia, got his big break on a Down Under daytime TV programme called The Midday Show. "It's just like Pebble Mill," he reveals. "I really enjoy daytime TV. Nightime TV can be a bit too hip for its own good. Daytime TV is like doing comedy in a supermarket, nobody really notices you're there. When you get to the punchline, the audience just knit quicker." He soon graduated to hosting Tonight Live - "a direct rip-off of Late Night with Letterman" - and has since become the biggest thing in Australia this side of Merv Hughes's moustache.

Angela Lewis on pop

Black British soul music might be microscopic in influence compared with its monolithic American counterpart, but when it works in mysterious ways, it's satisfying stuff. Gabrielle (below right) and Mark Morrison illustrate the point. Both took up residency in the Top 10 earlier this year. Gabrielle's "Give Me a Little More Time" was a south London Motown oddity, while Morrison played strictly by the slick, US R&B rules, and was blander for it. Gabrielle didn't have a Number one, but had the raw earnesty to hit where it hurts. And so, too, does her eponymous album. Her songs of emotional wear and tear, plus gritty insight in "Forget About the World", come from someone who takes from inside rather than production- line soul techniques.

David Benedict on theatre

"Three handkerchief weepie" is a phrase usually associated with a Bette Davis movie of more than usual excess. But it also covers audiences crying with laughter at performances by Maggie Fox and Sue Ryding, better known as Lip Service. How, then, to explain this deranged cross between a demented bumble bee and an outraged lacrosse stick?

Iain Gale on exhibitions

Even in the current climate of renewed enthusiasm for Victorian painting, spearheaded by Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber's seemingly tireless bidding at auction on the pre-Raphaelites and late Romantics, certain themes and artists of the golden age of narrative painting continue to remain out of fashion or relatively unknown. One such example is Harold Swanwick, currently re-investigated at the Towner Art Gallery in Eastbourne.

For better, for worse

If you're having doubts about tying the knot, then Brian Hill's documentary, The State of Marriage, could confirm your worst fears. James Rampton reports

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Having peeked behind the doors of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in True Brits, the BBC is now training its cameras on the Ministry of Defence. Broadcast in five parts on BBC1 from 8 August, Defence of the Realm explores some of the country's most secretive organisations. Series producer Richard Bradley has filmed the nuclear bunker below Whitehall and the firing-room of a Trident submarine. Nicholas Soames MP, Minister of State for the Armed Forces and apologist for Prince Charles on the night of Diana's Panorama interview, gives another typically robust performance. "We are blessed by our armed forces," he says. "If British industry was run by the armed services, we'd be bloody Japan!"

site unseen The Customs House, King's Lynn

Arguments over the European Union, a single currency and tabloid xenophobia can obscure the fact that, for centuries, we have happily traded with the towns and cities of what is now Germany. Imports, exports - we both benefited.

More than child's play

Suzanna Drew-Edwards takes the rollercoaster trip of a lifetime, and guides us through the best children's activities this summer

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Jake Slack on clubs

Any large club worth its salt these days has a movie room, although it usually consists of little more than a dodgy video projector and the organiser's bedsheet hanging from the ceiling. And if there's any soundtrack at all, you can never hear it over the bleed from the techno being pumped out next door. But at Blue Fluid, a new monthly slot at the Forum - described as a "soiree" rather than just another club - they're putting the complimentary movie (tonight, it's Priscilla Queen of the Desert) at the top of the bill, with good sound and cinemascope guaranteed.

Dominic Cavendish on literature

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Angela Lewis on pop

Dodgy are not the most glamourous troupe in pop. While the likes of Blur and the Bluetones can shake skinny, still adolescent frames on TOTP with laddish narcissism, Dodgy the stodgy have the hairy legs and beer guts to keep them well down the teenage girl's fantasy list. But what they don't lack is an escapade-loving spirit. Every so often you hear they've been arrested at Speakers' Corner for protests against the Criminal Justice Bill, or are involved in some stunt in the campaign for the legalisation of cannabis. And their epic confidence probably explains why the Dodgy Club still thrives after all these years, and why their 1994 album Homegrown spawned several hits in a row. So, just maybe they don't actually need cute-looking cheekbones.

chess

Gata Kamsky had to work to draw the 11th game of the Fide world championship match against Anatoly Karpov in Elista, but he finally saved himself with accurate endgame play after the adjournment. Karpov now leads 7-4 with nine games left to play.

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