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    Scavenger Hunt Bingo Deadpool II

    I suppose if you've spent a lifetime surviving having your head pounded and lights punched out, a bit of old age, Parkinson's and dementia is nothing.
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    Scavenger Hunt Bingo Deadpool II

    Seriously? 3 and a half months in and DI can already win? Not good enough Biblio, sort it out.
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    MMMDP 2018

    Let's go with John McCain.
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    Doug Ellis

    Just popped up on the Play-off Final - he's at Wembley. Looks pretty frail and old now...like most 94 year olds I suppose. Think Prince Phillip looked better at the Royal Wedding though, and he's got 3 years on Deadly...
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    Scavenger Hunt Bingo Deadpool II

    Somehow in all the excitement, I missed the fact that Charles Neville had died. So not the first hit of Scavenger Hunt Bingo 2.0 but an early hit nonetheless! And already the field is shortening...could be much shorter than the last one - or go on for even longer. Love the Scavenger Hunt!
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    Astronauts

    We sent shit far further that Pluto in the late 1970s , that's nothing new. If you think there's nothing to learn by going to the moon then I must courteously disagree with you. We've spent 154 hours on the moon's surface - that's less than a week to explore a surface area the size of Asia. Staring through a telescope and examining samples can only tell us so much - at some point you need to go and actually explore. Establishing a colony on the moon may not sound ambitious in the age of Operation Mars, but why not? Humans, permanently living off Earth. Somewhere you can make a round trip to in a week. I'm not saying it's likely to happen, but there's no reason why it shouldn't. At some point in the distant future, I can see our descendants saying "Imagine if they'd actually bothered to go back sooner..."
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    The Chequered Flag

    Surprised you haven't mentioned the first British F1 Champion, Mike Hawthorn. Won the championship in 1958 then retired because he didn't want to die racing cars. Died 3 months later on the A3. And of course Sir Frank Williams, paralysed since a crash on his way back from Paul Ricard in 1986.
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    Alex Ferguson

    Don't know if this has been posted anywhere else, but since it's not in here, thought I'd post. Out of the woods?
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    Scavenger Hunt Bingo Deadpool II

    Bugger. I saw my name tagged here and thought 'a hit!' and I was right...except it was three months too early. At least I picked a doddery one. I would be pleased to accept Biblio's kind offer in this unusual circumstance and will conform to SC's request that I do not pick a new unique. Which leads me to...could I have Barbara Barrie please? Might as well pick the illest person. Anyway, we're now over 2 months in and no score as yet. But as I mentioned previously, we only had one hit by this point in Game 1, so perhaps we all need to be patient. We all know the excitement in this game comes a year in...
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    Historically Already Dead Pool

    Come very late to the party on this one but as a history teacher I may as well throw my hat into the ring. In no particular order: 1. Amelia Earhart 2. Isambard Kingdom Brunel 3. Queen Victoria 4. Millicent Fawcett 5. Woodrow Wilson 6. Manfred von Richthofen (The Red Baron) 7. Leonardo da Vinci 8. Thomas Edison 9. Wilfred Owen 10. Emily Bronte 11. William Shakespeare 12. Lord Horatio Nelson 13. Mary Shelley 14. Gavrilo Princip 15. Simon Bolivar 16. Emmeline Pankhurst 17. JMW Turner 18. Jane Austen 19. King George V 20. Vladimir Lenin Eclectic mix with no great thought behind it, save a few notables for this year. Whether I'll be around to claim many hits is debatable but you never know...
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    Queen Elizabeth II

    Not that unusual at such events. Didn't watch this one but at the Diamond Jubilee concert in 2012 she didn't speak, Prince Charles paid tribute and she just smiled on stage. Don't think she's the sort for a 'Thanks for coming to one's birthday bash, be sure to grab a goodie bag and a piece of cake on your way out...'
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    Rosalynn Carter Former First Lady of the USA

    Second ladies is the term. Just as the Veep gets to ride in Air Force 2, etc. etc.
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    29. Barbara Bush

    Also discovered reading something last night that she is the only person to have seen both her husband and her son sworn in as president. The only other time it has happened in American history was with the Adams family (not that one). However Abigail Adams died in 1818 and son John Quincy Adams was not elected until 1824 (incidentally like Bush Jr. JQA won the electoral college but lost the popular vote).
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    The Deathlist Cup 2018

    Jesus, I'm even getting beat in heaven.
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    The Deathlist Cup 2018

    12 days too late! Even though that's an eternity in this game... Points in Deathlist Cup heaven though.
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