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Famous Firsts (from the Edited Guide)
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- What equipment did you need to run the first computer game?
- An X-box.
- A television set.
- A PC.
- A programmable data processor.
- Which country had the first manned space flight?
- The USA.
- The USSR.
- The UK.
- What was Joe Clough of Jamaica the first black man to do in London?
- Play professional cricket.
- Teach at a university.
- Drive a motorbus.
- Publish a novel.
- What was the world's first atomic-powered submarine called?
- The U-235.
- The Captain Nemo.
- The USS Nautilus.
- The HMS Isle of Wight.
- Everyone knows that carpenter William Banting built the Duke of Wellington's coffin. (Of course.) What important first is Banting also responsible for?
- The first bathing machine.
- The first diet plan.
- The first theme park.
- The first solar-powered windmill.
- What does the First Amendment to the US Constitution allow people to do?
- Carry guns.
- Publish on the internet.
- Refuse to permit immigration.
- Vote in elections.
- Which moon mission involved the first landing?
- Gemini 6.
- Apollo 11.
- Apollo 8.
- Apollo 13.
- What was Wilbur Wright the first person to fly around the Statue of Liberty?
- A hot-air balloon.
- A hang-glider.
- A canoe.
- A replica of King Kong.
- What was Jonathan Wild famous for?
- Being the first British drag queen.
- Being the first Briton to swim the English Channel. (That's the Pas de Calais to you other people.)
- Being the first organised crime lord in London.
- Being the first deportee to Australia.
- Just to see if you pay attention: what 'first' song did Ewan MacColl write for his girlfriend Peggy Seeger?
- 'First Love'.
- 'The First Day of the Rest of My Life'.
- 'The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face'.
- 'Get It Right the First Time.'
A wealth of fact: that's the Edited Guide. How well did you know/guess/remember? Click on the picture to find out.