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1. Under contract at age 16 to the Rank Organisation, this British blonde was just another starlet. Audiences never rated her highly as an actress until she stripped off all her glamour and make-up to play a murderess in "Yield to the Night". Born with the unfortunate surname of Fluck, she was better known as who?
2. Here's looking at you kid! This famous tough guy stood out from the crowd of babies mainly because his mother used her drawing of him in an advert for Mellin baby food. He went on to become one of the Hollywood greats. Who was this actor?
3. Obviously not an also-ran, in 1954 at Iffley Road Racing Track, Oxford, England, this 25 year old medical student became the first man in history to run a sub-four minute mile. Who was he?
4. This humble, working class Englishwoman, Gladys Aylward, had a burning ambition to become a missionary in China. She ended up rescuing a group of orphans from the invading Japanese Army by taking them over the mountains. Hollywood made a film about this extraordinary woman. What was it called?
5. Scandals about Members of Parliament are definitely ten a penny. Most politicians however, when faced with disgrace, will either brazen it out or resign. Not this one. British M.P. John Stonehouse thought of a more permanent solution to his dilemma. What did he do?
6. I'd often thought that most designs for Opera Houses were bought as a ten a penny job lot until this one came around. The Sydney Opera House certainly broke the mould. Who was its original, controversial architect?
7. In 1972, a nonexistent rock band called Kincade had a hit with the song "Dreams are Ten a Penny".
8. In 1901, respectable female school teachers were expected to be quiet, staid and set a good example for the community. There's always that exception who won't be part of the common crowd, however, like American school teacher Annie Edson Taylor. She became the first person ever to do what?
9. Nicholas Winton was a 29 year old London stockbroker in 1939. He had a very comfortable life and didn't need to make himself stand out from his crowd of colleagues. But for over a year he'd been making very special plans involving the coming war. For a long time after, he kept his actions secret, even from his family. What did this exceptional man do?
10. Finally, a charity was established in 1943 in Cardiff by ten ordinary local businessmen who wanted to make a difference. Called simply Tenovus, it provided research and support in which field?
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