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Huddersfield's hills could steer Team GB to gold in 2012

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Huddersfield's Ed Clancy MBE, four times World Champion & Olympic Gold Medalist, started his cycling career with Holme Valley Wheelers, and is making another bid for gold at London 2012.

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Question 2/10
Yorkies are really Huddersfield Terriers

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Huddersfield Ben (1865-1871) is universally acknowledged to be the foundation sire of the Yorkshire Terrier breed. The dog was bred by Mr W Eastwood here in Huddersfield.

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Huddersfield had a hand in Hitchcock's thrillers

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The villainous Phillip Vandamm in Alfred Hitchcock's North by North West was played by Huddersfield born actor James Mason.

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Question 4/10
A Huddersfield athlete beat Roger Bannister

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Huddersfield's Derek Ibbotson beat Roger Bannister to run the first-ever literal 4-minute mile, with a time of 4:00'00 recorded in 1958, after a career which included an illustrious world record for a sub 4 minute mile in 1957.

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Question 5/10
A Huddersfield student invented the Dyson vacuum cleaner

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James Dyson invented the first revolutionary cleaner to carry his name, but former University of Huddersfield design student Marcus Hartley is the award-winning designer of the Dyson Airblade hand-dryer.

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Question 6/10
You can see part of Huddersfield from the London Eye

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Huddersfield company, Novaglaze Gardner & Newton manufactures the replacement glass for the London Eye's pods. Everyone looking out can see it!

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Question 7/10
The world's biggest best-behaved dog is from Huddersfield

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The world's largest nodding dog was constructed in Huddersfield by KD Decoratives for a promotional campaign for the Dogs Trust.

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Question 8/10
You can see Huddersfield's Castle Hill in New Zealand

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A New Zealand wine 'Castle Hill' is named after the Huddersfield monument and features a picture of the Victoria Tower - constructed to mark Queen Victoria's 60th Jubilee Year.

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Question 9/10
David Beckham shops in Huddersfield

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But Huddersfield textile firm Bower Roebuck & Co did supply its super-fine cloth to Polo Ralph Lauren, to be made up into a morning suit for the soccer star to wear at Kate & William's wedding.

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Question 10/10
Huddersfield is more important than Westminster and Bath

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Huddersfield has the third highest number of listed buildings in the country, for architectural or historical importance - more than Westminster and Bath.

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