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    A list

    Things had been quiet for a long while at the office of Al Bear Einstein, no code red emergency decoding jobs, no number puzzles. Jezza Bear and Al Bear were sitting by the log fire toasting their paws finishing off their umpteenth hot choccy drink of the night when the green phone rang. This was a low level response call but nevertheless exciting. In one swift leap, Al had jumped to his feet and was at the telephone.

    "Hello Al Bear Einstein, what is the problem?", All Jezza Bear could hear across the room was the barking of excited voices and it being interrupted with a "hhmm, hhmm, yes I see" and the scribbling of a quill on parchment. Finally Al Bear replaced the receiver, scruffed up his hair and walked over to JB.

    "This is a good one JB, we have to find the odd one out, we need more hot choccy to help us think" The list read

    1) The father of the author of Frankenstein
    2) The inventor of the sleeping car (trains)
    3) The inventor of the telephone
    4) The orchestral conductor of the UK prom.
    5) The father of set theory

    JB went off to make the hot choccy with extra marshmallows, they sat down by the fire and pondered

    Which one is the odd one out in the list?
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    Re: A list

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">#4</span hide>
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    Re: A list

    <img src=/S/hmmn.gif border=0 alt=hmmn width=15 height=15> I think Al Bear's client may need a reason why you chose that , so at the moment it is a tentative NO <img src=/S/sad.gif border=0 alt=sad width=15 height=15>...unless you justify <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: A list

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">He's the only one with a name (first, middle or last) which doesn't start with a "G"</span hide>
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    Re: A list

    Thank you for the clarification, sorry you are totally wrong <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: A list

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">OK. How about George Pullman? He is the only non-European of the five.</span hide>
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    Re: A list

    That is definitely wrong <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/whisper.gif border=0 alt=whisper width=29 height=17>You have made a wrong assumption about one of the people...hence why I am so harsh with the definites
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    Re: A list

    you have made a wrong assumption about one of the people.........
    Which one? <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: A list

    <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    Well the first thing you may want to think about is <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Dates of Birth</span hide>
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    Re: A list

    <img src=/S/bingo.gif border=0 alt=bingo width=15 height=22> <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">All except #4 were born on March 3</span hide>
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    SPOILER

    GGGrrrr...Wrong person right reason.


    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">

    1) William Goodwin (3/3/1756)
    2) George William Pullman (3/3/1831)
    3) Antonio Meucci (13/4/1808)
    4) Sir Henry Wood (3/3/1869)
    5) Georg Cantor (3/3/1845)

    Many people say that Bell created the telephone but in 2002 US House of representatives gave the rights to Antonio Meucci who showed the teletrofono 26 years before Bell posted his patent

    </span hide>

    You can have a [choccy bar] for being tenacious <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: A list

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">#3 - the telephone is the only thing in that list that won't put you to sleep</span hide>
    <img src=/w3timages/blueline.gif width=33% height=2>
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    Re: A list

    <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15> Can't argue with that , but you obviously have never been to the last night of the Proms when there is a rousing rendition of <img src=/S/flags/UK.gif border=0 alt=UK width=30 height=18>-centric Patriotic songs such as "Land of Hope and Glory", "Roll out the barrel" and " The people at the front of the crowd look like they need a girlfriend" <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>
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