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300 by 5 [BB300]

6 March, 2011

To celebrate 300 Birdbrains across two blogs, we sink our teeth into vowel play. Old-time actors Bela Lugosi and Victor Mature, for example, both brag AEIOU once only. As do the next ten notables listed below. With only half their names on display – either first or second name – can you restore the celebs from both the past and present? For example, Benazir would open the way to BENAZIR BHUTTO, while Hugo would suggest HUGO WEAVING. You ready? Git!

  1. Count
  2. Roberts
  3. Austin
  4. Lennon
  5. Harris
  6. Greg
  7. Annie
  8. Martin
  9. Phil
  10. Charles

Any other supervocalic names to nobble?

Savage Garden, Daddy Cool, Jet, Men At Work, Sherbet, Little River Band, Hoodoo Gurus, Cold Chisel, Mental As Anything, Cruel Sea, Skyhooks, Powderfinger, Silverchair, Hilltop Hoods, Little Red

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