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    Discussion in 'The Leisure Lounge' started by K.I.S.S., Jun 21, 2014.

    1. K.I.S.S.

      K.I.S.S. Well-Known Member

      May 2014
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      Anyone remember 'The Great Egg Race'?
      It was a U.K. television show from the late 70's/early 80's, and featured two competing teams of engineers using nothing but slide rules, Paisley ties and shirt collars that reached half way down their jackets to build a egg transporter out of rubber bands and bits of balsa wood.
      It was fantastic, riveting viewing, and I'm sure it influenced my career.
      The winning team (the longest distance and an unbroken egg), got nothing but kudos. Hosted by the inimitable Prof. Heinz Wolff.
      Back in the days when T.V. tried to educate, not just entertain the lowest common denominator...

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