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Richard Hammond
Born Richard Mark Hammond
19 December 1969 (1969-12-19) (age 40)
Solihull, West Midlands, England
Residence Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, England
Nationality British
Other names Hamster, Hammond
Education Solihull School and Ripon Grammar School
Alma mater Harrogate College of Art and Technology
Occupation Author, writer, voiceover artist, journalist, talk and game show host, radio DJ/television presenter, media personality
Years active 2002–present
Employer BBC, The Daily Mirror, (previously ITV and Sky)
Home town Solihull, West Midlands, England
Height 5 feet 7 inches (1.70 m)[1]
Known for Presenting:
Spouse(s) Amanda Etheridge (m. 2002–present) «start: (2002-05-04)»"Marriage: Amanda Etheridge to Richard Hammond" Location: (linkback:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Hammond)
.Richard Mark Hammond also nicknamed Hamster, (born 19 December 1969, Solihull, England) is a British TV presenter, most noted for co-hosting car programme Top Gear alongside Jeremy Clarkson and James May, as well as presenting Brainiac: Science Abuse on Sky1, Richard Hammond's Engineering Connections on BBC Two, Should I Worry About...? on BBC One and Total Wipeout, also on BBC One and Richard Hammond's Blast Lab on CBBC. He has also presented several one-off specials such as ITV's The Gunpowder Plot: Exploding The Legend and the annual Crufts awards.^ Just goes to show presenting Top Gear is what you were born to do!
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^ The BBC has aired footage of U.K. Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond’s famous jet car crash, which took place in September.
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^ Top Gear presenter, Richard Hammond plugs the Th!nk City .
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Life and career

.Hammond was born in Shirley, West Midlands and is the grandson of workers in the Birmingham automobile industry.^ Richard Hammond, born the December 19, 1969, in Solihull, West Midlands, England, was addicted to machinery and the way things worked from the very beginning.
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^ Born on December 19, 1969, Richard is originally from Birmingham, in the West Midlands, but in the mid-1980s he moved with his family, mother Eileen, dad Alan, and his two brothers Andrew and Nicholas, to Ripon.
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^ Hammond was born in Birmingham and lives near Cheltenham with his wife and children.
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[2][3] .In the mid-1980s Hammond moved with his family (mother Eileen, father Alan, and younger brothers Andrew and Nicholas) to the North Yorkshire cathedral city of Ripon where his father ran a probate business in the market square.^ Born on December 19, 1969, Richard is originally from Birmingham, in the West Midlands, but in the mid-1980s he moved with his family, mother Eileen, dad Alan, and his two brothers Andrew and Nicholas, to Ripon.
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^ His father ran a probate business in the city's Market Square and Richard was a pupil at Ripon Grammar School.
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^ May/09 On my father's side of my family Hammond would be considered very tall.
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.Originally a pupil of Solihull School, a fee-paying boys' independent school in the West Midlands town, he moved to Ripon Grammar School, and from 1987 to 1989 attended Harrogate College of Art and Technology.^ A pupil of Ripon Grammar School, and of Solihull School, a fee-paying boys' independent school in the West Midlands, from 1987 to 1989 he attended Harrogate College of Art and Technology and was friends with author and academic Jonathan Baldwin.

^ From 1987 to 1989, he attended Harrogate College of Art and Technology where he was a friend of the author Jonathan Baldwin.
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^ Richard Hammond, born the December 19, 1969, in Solihull, West Midlands, England, was addicted to machinery and the way things worked from the very beginning.
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[4] .After his graduation he worked for several radio stations, including Radio Cleveland, Radio York, Radio Cumbria, Radio Leeds and Radio Lancashire, before auditioning for Top Gear.^ The Top Gear Work Ethic Even on holiday, a Top Gear presenter must be able to knock up a quick action film.
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^ You may have seen Richard presenting several shows for the BBC. He is currently presenting TOP GEAR along with Jeremy Clarkson and James May.
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^ The former Radio York presenter - who lived in Ripon in the late-1980s - had been attempting to break the record when the car came off the runway, rolling several times before coming to rest upside down.
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Top Gear

.Hammond became a presenter on Top Gear in 2002, when the show began its present format.^ Just goes to show presenting Top Gear is what you were born to do!
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^ Top Gear Live show.
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^ Top Gear presenter and dog lover.
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.He is sometimes referred to as "Hamster" by fans and his co-presenters (Jeremy Clarkson and James May) on Top Gear.^ I am a great fan of Top Gear and adore Richard, James and Jeremy.
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^ Top Gear presenter and dog lover.
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^ Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson 'swears in his sleep' .
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[5] .His nickname was further reinforced when on three separate occasions in Series 7, Hammond ate cardboard,[citation needed] mimicking hamster-like behaviour.^ Besides his small stature, rumor has it that Richard Hammond's nickname, the Hamster, comes from an incident on Top Gear in which he ate a cardboard picture of a car Jeremy Clarkson insisted should be on the Cool Wall, much to Hammond's dislike.
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^ Jeremy : Tonight: I test the Cadillac CTS-V; Hammond tests the new BMW 3-Series; and we get three old ladies to test some small cars, because we couldn't be bothered.
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^ Reply Omg he is really fitt i have liked him for ages too watch top gear all the time its so funny :L richard hammond (Hamster) <3 .
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.Another running gag by co-host Jeremy Clarkson is Hammond's supposed use of teeth whitener,[6] and it was staged to appear that he was caught looking at a website on teeth whiteners on Richard Hammond's 5 O'Clock Show.^ Richard answering his phone] Jeremy : Hammond.
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^ TV show with co-hosts Jeremy Clarkson and James May.
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^ Richard Hammond look-a-like .
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.Clarkson had found a pack of teeth whiteners in the Marcos TSO GT2 Hammond had tested.^ Hammond, Clarkson, and May have been test driving and dealing with cars for years before this.
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^ [After Hammond's review of the Marcos TSO] Jeremy : [opening the door of the Marcos TSO] What's this?
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.Hammond had objected, saying it was a set up.^ That was the day the tailgate of his truck opened up and dropped the bench on Polk St. Jon Hammond always says: "It's easier to find an organ without a bench, than it is to find a bench without an organ!"
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.During an episode in June 2009 which featured the presenters in their office searching for car insurance prices while pretending to be 17 year olds, a teeth whitening kit was pictured on his desk.^ [Also talking to insurance sales people] Jeremy : But that's 15 times the price of the car!
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^ Firefighter Dave Ogden, who witnessed the crash, said that the 36-year-old presenter was able to speak as he was taken out of the wreckage of the car.
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^ Veronique says on 17/May/09 Im 14 years old girl and im 5ft and 7,5(or 8) in tall.
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When the Peel P50 was being tested in the Top Gear office, Jeremy Clarkson was talking to Hammond on the phone about him whitening his teeth for £4000.
.In the first episode of series 9 on 28 January 2007, Hammond returned to a hero's welcome, complete with dancing girls, aeroplane style stairs and fireworks.^ Muffin_Nuffin Sunday 28 January 2007, 9.09PM First off, welcome back, it's good to see you back to business.
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^ Sunday 28 January 2007, 9.07PM Howled my eyes out watching that, Richard.
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^ Kirsty Sunday 28 January 2007, 9.08PM We sat and watched it, the whole family and everyone was in silence.
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.The show also contained images of his high speed crash, for which he made international headlines, with Hammond talking through the events of the day, after which the audience broke into spontaneous applause.^ He describes the personalities, the camaraderie and the stunts with which they entertain their weekly audiences until the day of his 300 mph crash that took Top Gear off the air and plunged a nation into mourning.
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^ Then again today in the Independent there was an aerial picture of teh crash and we made it into a penis (as we were doing with every picture in the paper).
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^ DAVE OGDEN, of Event Fire Services, was one of the first on the scene after the crash, and helped free Richard Hammond from the wreckage.
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.Hammond then requested that the crash never be mentioned on Top Gear again, though all three Top Gear presenters have since referred to it in jokes during the news segment of the programmes.^ I was very sad to hear the news about top gear presenter Richard Hammond.
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^ A sad lesson to all at Top Gear.
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^ All of the Top Gear crew are fantastic.
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He told his colleagues "The only difference between me now, and before the crash, is that I like celery now and I didn't before".[7]

Brainiac: Science Abuse

.In 2003, Hammond became the first presenter of Brainiac: Science Abuse; he was joined by Jon Tickle with Charlotte Hudson joining in series 2.[8] After the fourth series it was announced that Richard Hammond was no longer going to present the show after he signed an exclusive deal with the BBC.^ BBC One and Time Commanders on BBC Two, and also presented the first four series of Brainiac: Science Abuse on Sky One.

^ After the the fourth series it was annouced that Richard Hammond was no longer going to present Brainiac: Science Abuse due to him signing an exclusive deal with the BBC. Vic Reeves took his place as main presenter.

^ "The presenter Richard Hammond has been taken to hospital.
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Vic Reeves took his place as main presenter.[9]

Other radio and television work

.Early in his career, Hammond worked at many radio stations, including Radio Cleveland, Radio York, Radio Cumbria, Radio Leeds, and Radio Lancashire,[10] before going on to present a number of daytime lifestyle shows and motoring programmes such as Motor Week on Men & Motors.^ Early in his career, Hammond worked at several radio stations, including Radio York, Radio Cumbria, Radio Leeds, and Radio Lancashire, before going on to present a number of daytime lifestyle shows and motoring programmes on Men & Motors .

^ He is said to have started his broadcasting career at Radio York before working at Radio Cumbria and Radio Leeds, before leaving to pursue a more motoring-based career.
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^ With a career that began in the world of radio, namely as the presenter for "Men & Motors," Richard Hammond could only dream of landing a position on a show as well-known and revered as Top Gear -- until it happened.
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.He presented the Crufts dog show in 2005, the 2004 and 2005 British Parking Awards, and has appeared on School's Out, a quiz show on BBC One where celebrities answer questions about things they learned at school.^ He presented the Crufts dog show in 2005, the 2004 and 2005 British Parking Awards, and has appeared on School's Out , a quiz show on BBC One where celebrities answer questions about things they learnt at school when they were younger.

^ He presented the Crufts dog show in 2005 and has also fronted the British Parking Awards in 2004 and 2005.
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^ They showed the car on BBC NEWS. .
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.He has also presented The Gunpowder Plot: Exploding The Legend.^ He has also presented The Gunpowder Plot: Exploding The Legend .

^ Himself - Presenter The Gunpowder Plot: Exploding the Legend (2005) (TV) ....
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^ The Gunpowder Plot: Exploding The Legend (2005) Inside Britains Fattest Man (2005) Richard Hammond's 5 O'Clock Show (2006) Petrolheads (2006) School's Out (as a contestant, 2006) Richard Hammond's Would you believe it?

[11] .Along with his work on Top Gear, he presented Should I Worry About...? on BBC One, Time Commanders on BBC Two and the first four series of Brainiac: Science Abuse on Sky One.^ In addition to presenting Top Gear for the BBC, he also fronted Brainiac on Sky One until recently.
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^ Top Gear presenter and dog lover.
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^ He presented the Sky One show Brainiac until earlier this month, and has also presented Time Commanders and Petrolheads .
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.He was also a team captain on the BBC Two quiz show, Petrolheads, in which a memorable part was one where Hammond was tricked into smashing his classic Ferrari while trying to parallel park blindfolded in another car.^ He has also been a team captain on the BBC Two quiz show Petrolheads.
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^ They showed the car on BBC NEWS. .
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^ When three members of SG-1 were caught in a Goa'uld stronghold along with several rescue teams, Hammond took it upon himself to go to Chulak and enlist Teal'c's help to rescue them (3.01 "Into the Fire Part 2").

.From 3 January 2006 until 10 February 2006, Hammond was the eponymous star of Richard Hammond's 5 O'Clock Show with his co-star Mel Giedroyc of Light Lunch fame.^ RICHARD HAMMOND Crash September 2006 .
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^ ANDY Says: September 26th, 2006 at 6:29 pm this is brainiac’s Richard Hammond, the science shows presenter that stared death in the face and told him to get a life .
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^ Top Gear star Richard Hammond has been involved in road crash while driving his exclusive supercar, it has been reported....
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[12] The programme, which discussed a wide range of topics, was shown every weekday on ITV between 17:00 and 18:00.[12]
In July 2005, Hammond was voted number one in a Heat magazine poll of top "weird celebrity crushes." Also in 2005 he was voted one of the top 10 British TV talents.[13]
.In one episode of Top Gear, fellow presenter James May was mocked by both Hammond and Clarkson for being named the celebrity with the worst hairstyle, while Hammond was named the celebrity with the best.^ Richard Hammond is the only remotely fit one of the top gear presenters.
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^ Top Gear presenter and dog lover.
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^ Not that we'd ever name a car on Top Gear.
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.As part of Red Nose Day 2007, Hammond stood for nomination via a public telephone vote, along with Andy Hamilton and Kelvin MacKenzie, to be a one-off co-presenter of BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour on 16 March 2007.[14] However, he was defeated by Andy Hamilton.^ Quentin Willson One of Britain’s best-known motoring authorities, The Sunday Mirror's motoring critic spent over a decade presenting BBC's Top Gear.
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^ The BBC has aired footage of U.K. Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond’s famous jet car crash, which took place in September.
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^ 'Top Gear' presenter's condition improves to stable Ninemsn, Australia - 8 hours ago Richard Hammond, a presenter for the BBC's Top Gear automobile television series, has improved to a stable condition after being involved in a car accident ...
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.In April 2007, Hammond presented a one off special on BBC Radio 2 for Good Friday followed by another in August 2007 for the Bank Holiday.^ Quentin Willson One of Britain’s best-known motoring authorities, The Sunday Mirror's motoring critic spent over a decade presenting BBC's Top Gear.
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^ The BBC has aired footage of U.K. Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond’s famous jet car crash, which took place in September.
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^ Richard Hammond is the only remotely fit one of the top gear presenters.
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He is scheduled to present more Bank Holiday specials for the station.
Hammond recorded an interview with the famed American stuntman Evel Knievel, which aired on the 23 December 2007 on BBC One - which was Knievel's last interview before his death on 30 November 2007.[15]
.In September 2008, Hammond presented the first episode of a new series; Richard Hammond's Engineering Connections on the National Geographic Channel.^ Richard Hammond 2008 .
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^ Together with Top Gear, he does Blast Lab on CBBC, which has released a new DVD, Richard Hammonds Engineering Connections, originally on BBC2, and Total Wipeout, the BBC1 entertainment format.
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^ ANDY Says: September 26th, 2006 at 6:29 pm this is brainiac’s Richard Hammond, the science shows presenter that stared death in the face and told him to get a life .
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[16] .In this show, Hammond discovers how the inventions of the past, along with assistance from nature, help designers today.^ JEREMY Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May buy second-hand lorries to discover how easy it is to become HGV diver.
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^ When Daniel was dealing with issues with his own grandfather, this conversation showed Daniel both how close Hammond was to his grandchildren, and how much Daniel meant to the general.

^ The Price Of Petrol Soars Kids Design New Rally Car Drivers Who Seek Status Buy Silver Colour Cars AA, How Can I Help?.....

Episodes include the building of the Airbus A380, Taipei 101 and the Keck Observatory.[16]
.Hammond also filmed an advertisement for Morrisons supermarkets in 2008,[17] and joined forces with the cast of TV show Ashes To Ashes for a special insert on the 2008 Children In Need special.^ Television commercial for Morrisons supermarket (2008) more Publicity Listings: .
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^ NY - Kathy Allen Springer 10/17/99 William Jordan Hammond - shannon morrison 7/23/99 chilren of rose trippe & thomas hammond?
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^ The Jon Hammond Show tv show will begin it's 22nd consecutive year!
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.While in New Zealand for Top Gear Live 2009, Hammond filmed several television commercials for Telecom New Zealand's new XT UTMS mobile network.^ Top Gear Live show.
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^ Im a large fan of Top Gear from New Zealand.
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^ Together with Top Gear, he does Blast Lab on CBBC, which has released a new DVD, Richard Hammonds Engineering Connections, originally on BBC2, and Total Wipeout, the BBC1 entertainment format.
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Telecom claimed that the new network was "Faster in more places", compared to its competitors and its existing CDMA network. .After the network repeatedly failed in late 2009 and early 2010, Hammond became the butt of a joke when he didn't return to New Zealand for Top Gear Live 2010.^ Top Gear Live show.
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^ May 2009 : return to top .

^ Im a large fan of Top Gear from New Zealand.
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His fellow Top Gear co-hosts said he was too embarrassed to come back to New Zealand, and in a supposed live feed back to Hammond, the feed sudddenly drops out as the "XT Network had crashed".[18]
.Hammond is currently hosting the UK version of the US series Wipeout, called Total Wipeout.^ James : Anyway, you have probably noticed that TV's Richard Hammond isn't with us today and that's because he's currently appearing on commercial daytime television.
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^ More disturbing is those perpetuated by so-called developed countries like the UK, US etc.
  • Toffeeweb - Fan Articles - An Evertonian's Tribute to Phil Hammond 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC toffeeweb.com [Source type: General]

^ News on Richard Hammond (http://uk.news.yahoo.com/23092006/344/top-gear-host-hammond-walking.html) And I missed the bitching!!
  • oh no richard hammond critically injured [Archive] - Forums Atari Europe 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC forums.eu.atari.com [Source type: General]

It takes place in Argentina, presented by Amanda Byram and Richard Hammond (who is in a studio in Great Britain) [19]
.Hammond also presented a science-themed game show for children, Richard Hammond's Blast Lab which aired on BBC Two and CBBC.^ Quote Can Richard Hammond bring children into science?
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^ Title: Can Richard Hammond bring children into science?
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^ "The presenter Richard Hammond has been taken to hospital.
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[20]

Personal life

.Hammond has been married to Amanda Etheridge (mostly known as Mindy) [21] since May 2002; the couple have two daughters.^ Hammond married his wife Amanda, also known as Mindy in 2002, and the couple have two young daughters, Isabella and Willow.

^ There could of course have been two Rebecca Cheeks who married a Hammond and had four children but this is improbable.

^ He lives near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, with his wife Amanda, 35, and their two young daughters, Isabella, 5, and Willow, 2.
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The family lives in a mock castle in Herefordshire and also have an apartment in London. .They have four horses, five dogs, two cats, some ducks, and a few chickens, goats and sheep.^ They've got the two hundred percent import tax on them, they haven't had time —in the four or five years since they've been here—to get cheap.
  • Top Gear - Wikiquote 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Jeremy : I'll tell you the problem, is cars only came to Vietnam a few years ago, ok—four or five years ago?
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^ Stig] Jeremy : Some say that his voice can only be heard by cats, and that he has two sets of knees...
  • Top Gear - Wikiquote 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

.This collection of pets includes Tee-Gee/TG or Top Gear Dog.^ Hey Hamster You get well asap - who else on your great show will take care of Top Gear the dog!
  • Hopes rise for Richard as he is moved out of ICU| News | This is London 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC www.thisislondon.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Still, how amazing would it be to have Top Gear dog?
  • Richard Hammond - Jalopnik 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC jalopnik.com [Source type: General]

^ [Talking about their new dog, Top Gear Dog (TGD), being a Labradoodle (Labrador-Poodle cross)] Jeremy : Yeah, that makes her a hybrid.
  • Top Gear - Wikiquote 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

.Hammond also plays the bass guitar, on which he accompanied the other Top Gear presenters when they performed alongside Justin Hawkins on Top Gear of the Pops for Comic Relief in 2007. Hammond likes to ride his bicycle in cities, for which he claims to be mocked mercilessly by fellow presenter Jeremy Clarkson.^ More » # hammondisnotquitemikewatt Top Gear of the Pops!
  • Richard Hammond - Jalopnik 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC jalopnik.com [Source type: General]

^ Fellow Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson visited Hammond in hospital today.
  • Top Gear host 'serious but stable' after 300mph crash | Media | MediaGuardian 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ Jeremy : Hello, and welcome to Top Gear.
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[22] .Hammond further claims that there is no reason to drive a Range Rover in town.^ [Archive] - Forums Atari Europe Forums Atari Europe > ENGLISH > GAMES > Test Drive Unlimited > oh no richard hammond critically injured .
  • oh no richard hammond critically injured [Archive] - Forums Atari Europe 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC forums.eu.atari.com [Source type: General]

^ In that case and there will be no political ideology involved, the Conservatives will win because they are the only game in town.
  • Steve Richards: A Queen's Speech too far? Not if the Government turns radical - Steve Richards, Commentators - The Independent 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC www.independent.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ Jeremy : And because we're in international waters there's no drink-drive laws.
  • Top Gear - Wikiquote 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

.Hammond is a fan of Porsche 911s (unlike Clarkson) and considers the Pagani Zonda to be the ultimate supercar.^ Jeremy : Tonight: the Ferrari Enzo, the Jaguar XJ220, the Pagani Zonda, the McLaren F1, the Ferrari F40 and the Porsche Carrera GT! .
  • Top Gear - Wikiquote 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

.He is also a fan of monster trucks - a fact which can be backed up by his appearance at Truckfest '07. Much unlike Clarkson and May, he also has an interest in American Muscle cars.^ Nov/07 i can't remember this but when i was about 3 i had dinner with jeremy clarkson who wasn't apparently that tall back then.
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^ [Introducing the main segment] James : What we have down here is a selection of American muscle cars .
  • Top Gear - Wikiquote 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ [Clarkson gets in and tries to start it, but fails, to much ridicule from Hammond and May] .
  • Top Gear - Wikiquote 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

.He has a Dodge Charger, a Shelby Mustang, and also a Dodge Challenger which he bought on his last trip to the United States, due to the fact that Chrysler wouldn't lend Top Gear one, because apparently they are 'too harsh' about their cars.^ Not that we'd ever name a car on Top Gear.
  • Top Gear - Wikiquote 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Top Gear for cars.
  • oh no richard hammond critically injured [Archive] - Forums Atari Europe 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC forums.eu.atari.com [Source type: General]

^ But as I show you with this scientific experiment involving loads of flying bricks and demolished walls, a Top Gear presenter only ever c**** about for the good of mankind.
  • http://www.play.com/DVD/DVD/4-/11417867/Richard-Hammond-Top-Gear-Uncovered-The-DVD-Special/Product.html 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC www.play.com [Source type: General]

Hammond had also owned a Morgan AeroMax, in which he was involved in a car accident on 9 August 2009.
.On 22 July 2007, during severe flooding, Hammond left his Porsche 911 - in which he had been stuck in traffic for 13 hours - to run home for his daughter's birthday.^ Hammond runs home for daughter's birthday .
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^ Hammond also owns two Land Rovers, a Suzuki GSXR1000, a BMW 1150 GS, a second Porsche 911, a Porsche 928 , a Morgan V6 Roadster, a 1968 Ford Mustang and several kit cars.

^ His left-hand drive Porsche 911 has appeared on Top Gear in the studio once.

.He ran 16 miles (26 km) in two-and-a-half hours (from 3am to 5:30 am), arriving home before his daughter woke up.^ "In order to get talent, you've got to give up talent," Hammond said about one-half hour before the opening of the NBA draft.
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  • Richard Jefferson - Bucks Blog 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC blogs.jsonline.com [Source type: General]

^ Bartow County, died at his home two miles east of Stilesboro, Monday, March 19.

^ An 850-mile-long golf course, spread over two states and two and a half time zones .
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[23][24]
.An interview with The Sunday Times in February 2008 reported Hammond as having moved briefly from Gloucestershire to Buckinghamshire, then back again because he missed the country life.^ My term of office will be out next February at which time I expect to move to my place where I have carried on a farm all the time.

^ The biggest scandal and coverup this country has ever witnessed and mostly because at the time it was common and fashionable dare I say it to ridicule, scorn and humiate us Scousers.
  • Toffeeweb - Fan Articles - An Evertonian's Tribute to Phil Hammond 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC toffeeweb.com [Source type: General]

^ And also, in not very long, will kind of have his freedom back to a degree because you will be able to move around with the rest of us, rather than being burdened by the role.
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[25]
Hammond is a keen motorcyclist[26] and Land Rover Defender fan. He spent over £70,000 rebuilding his 110 "Buster" in 2008.[citation needed]
.In October the Hereford Times confirmed he had splashed-out £3 million buying Bollitree Castle which is situated near Weston under Penyard, Ross-on-Wye.^ James : My old Porsche's twenty five years old — I worked out it had done 8.4 times ten to the eight (8.4x10^8 = 840 million) revs since...
  • Top Gear - Wikiquote 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

It has been rumoured he has also bought a large house in the small town of Wantage, Oxfordshire.[23][24]
.On Top Gear in 2007, Hammond went to Africa on an 'Epic Road Trip' across Botswana.^ Here’s the actual video footage taken by the Top Gear crew of last year’s 288mph jet car crash by presenter Richard Hammond.
  • Video: Richard Hammond�s 288mph crash - MotorAuthority 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC www.motorauthority.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This crush makes me feel a bit dirty, as I would never want to be accused of watching Top Gear just to get a bit of Hammond action.
  • "Hold me closer tiny Hamster" - my shameful crush on Richard Hammond : TV Scoop 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC www.tvscoop.tv [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I was very sad to hear the news about top gear presenter Richard Hammond.
  • Hopes rise for Richard as he is moved out of ICU| News | This is London 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC www.thisislondon.co.uk [Source type: General]

.While there he found a 1963 Opel Kadett, in which he drove across Botswana.^ The first was that this little yellow Opel Kadett was the car in which I would drive across Botswana.
  • Richard Hammond's African adventure - Times Online 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC www.timesonline.co.uk [Source type: News]

Hammond named it Oliver. .On Top Gear a week after the special was aired, Hammond announced during the news, that he had shipped Oliver back to the UK, where it was restored by a team from Practical Classics magazine.^ Top Gear Vietnam Special (new window) .
  • FARK.com: (4515623) Top Gear's Richard Hammond opens Hammond Center for Kids Whose Brains Hurt and Who Can't Think Too Good 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Road pricing may or may not be the answer to congestion, but it must be considered as an option, Tony Blair has told Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond in our podcast.
  • Interview with Richard Hammond (26 Feb 07) | Number10.gov.uk 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC www.number10.gov.uk [Source type: Original source]

^ Not only that, but Jezza announced the creation of the "Top Gear Throne of Gratitude," inviting Greenlagh to drop by the studio and have a seat anytime.
  • Richard Hammond - Jalopnik 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC jalopnik.com [Source type: General]

.Oliver features on Hammond's children's science television show Richard Hammond's Blast Lab and in another episode of Top Gear as a kind of "Hill-holder" in the trailer truck challenge (after it acquired the personal plate "OLI V3R").^ Print Page - Can Richard Hammond bring children into science?
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^ Can Richard Hammond bring children into science?
  • Can Richard Hammond bring children into science? - Naked Scientists Discussion Forum 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC www.thenakedscientists.com [Source type: General]

^ Quote Can Richard Hammond bring children into science?
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Oliver is also mentioned in Hammond's second autobiography As You Do.[citation needed]
.It has also been revealed in the Top Gear Special in Bolivia episode, he has a phobia of insects.^ Yes, folks, that's right, a Top Gear made for Russians, by Russians will air 15 episodes starting around the end of this year.
  • Richard Hammond - Jalopnik 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC jalopnik.com [Source type: General]

^ Richard is a lovely guy, very down to earth and fun loving - I never miss an episode of Top Gear.
  • Hopes rise for Richard as he is moved out of ICU| News | This is London 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC www.thisislondon.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ I have been an avid fan of top gear for years and the Hamster has brought in something special to the show !!!!!
  • Hopes rise for Richard as he is moved out of ICU| News | This is London 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC www.thisislondon.co.uk [Source type: General]

Vampire dragster crash

.During filming of a Top Gear segment at the former RAF Elvington airbase near York on 20 September 2006, Hammond was injured in the crash of the jet-powered car he was piloting.^ RICHARD HAMMOND Crash September 2006 .
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^ Not that we'd ever name a car on Top Gear.
  • Top Gear - Wikiquote 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Top Gear for cars.
  • oh no richard hammond critically injured [Archive] - Forums Atari Europe 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC forums.eu.atari.com [Source type: General]

[28][29][30]:1 .Hammond was travelling at 288 mph (463 km/h) at the time of the crash.^ Hammond crashes Times Online, UK - 3 hours ago By Fran Yeoman and Ian Evans.
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^ The "it" we speak of is exclusive video of Richard Hammond's death-defying 288 mph jet car crash.
  • Richard Hammond - Jalopnik 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC jalopnik.com [Source type: General]

^ The star, who escaped death after a 288 MPH jet car crash , was apparently involved in a four-car incident near Gloucester.
  • Richard Hammond - Jalopnik 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC jalopnik.com [Source type: General]

[31]
.
Hammond in the Vampire seconds before the crash.
^ RICHARD Hammond puffs on a fag as he cares for his pet dog just 24 hours before the crash that almost killed him.
  • 'Richard is winning his fight' | The Sun |News 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC www.thesun.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ RICHARD HAMMOND VAMPIRE CRASH BRITISH LAND SPEED RECORD HISTORY TOP GEAR .
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Note the burst front-right tyre.
.His vehicle, a dragster called Vampire, was theoretically capable of travelling at speeds of up to 370 mph (595 km/h).^ Next up was Colin Fallows in his "Vampire", when he raised the record to 300.3 mph, the average of two runs in opposite directions within the hour.
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[29] .The vehicle was the same car that in 2000, piloted by Colin Fallows, set the British land speed record at 300.3 mph (483.3 km/h).^ The Vampire is the same car in which the British record of 300.3mph was set at Elvington, by Colin Fallows, 54, from Northampton, in 2000.
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^ British land speed record of 300.3mph.
  • 'Richard is winning his fight' | The Sun |News 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC www.thesun.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ The 'Vampire' jet car at 300 mph .
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[30]:3[32] .The Vampire was powered by a single Bristol-Siddeley Orpheus afterburning turbojet engine outputting 10000 hp (7.5 MW).^ Its powered by a Rolls- Royce Orpheus jet engine ?
  • 'Richard is winning his fight' | The Sun |News 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC www.thesun.co.uk [Source type: General]

[29][31]
.Some accounts suggested that the accident occurred during an attempt to break the British land speed record,[28][33] however the Health and Safety Executive report on the crash found that a proposal to try to officially break the record was vetoed in advance by Top Gear executive producer Andy Wilman, due to the risks and complexities of such a venture[30]:4.^ You ask why is a TV presenter trying to break the land speed record?
  • Hopes rise for Richard as he is moved out of ICU| News | This is London 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC www.thisislondon.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ British land speed record of 300.3mph.
  • 'Richard is winning his fight' | The Sun |News 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC www.thesun.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Why is a TV presenter trying to break the land speed record anyway?
  • Hopes rise for Richard as he is moved out of ICU| News | This is London 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC www.thisislondon.co.uk [Source type: General]

.(The report stated: "Runs were to be carried out in only one direction along a pre-set course on the Elvington runway.^ Having only watched two episodes of Brainiac my impression is that it does not set itself out to be an educational programme, it is strictly a whiz, bang pop programme.
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^ About 5 minutes later fans were getting through onto the track behind the goal, one of the two girls was carried out, the other distraught behind her.
  • Toffeeweb - Fan Articles - An Evertonian's Tribute to Phil Hammond 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC toffeeweb.com [Source type: General]

^ However, I was and still am (6' at 16) one of the taller students in my year, I can only think of 7-10 students who are basically my height (5'11"-6'1") out of 80-ish, with only one who is taller, 6'3" or so.
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.Vampire’s speed was to be recorded using GPS satellite telemetry.^ He was reportedly trying to set a new land speed record for Britain in a jet-powered Vampire car when it overturned.
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^ Mr Hammond had been driving the jet car, Vampire, which currently holds the British land speed record, for an upcoming edition of the motoring programme.
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^ He said Mr Hammond had been trained by land speed record-setter Colin Fallows to drive the Vampire jet car, which is propelled by a jet engine.
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.The intention was to record the maximum speed, not to measure an average speed over a measured course, and for [Hammond] to describe how it felt."^ And was shocked to hear the news on Richard Hammonds 300mp/h crash after atempting to break the land speed record.
  • Hopes rise for Richard as he is moved out of ICU| News | This is London 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC www.thisislondon.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Mr Hammond had been driving the jet car, Vampire, which currently holds the British land speed record, for an upcoming edition of the motoring programme.
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^ Mr Ogden said Mr Hammond was attempting to break the British land speed record when the incident happened.
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[30]:1)
Hammond was completing a seventh and final run to collect extra footage for the programme when his front-right tyre failed,[30]:8[34] and, according to witness and first responder Dave Ogden, "one of the parachutes had deployed but it went on to the grass and spun over and over before coming to a rest about 100 yards from us."[35] The emergency crew quickly arrived at the car, finding it inverted and partially embedded in the grass.[33] .Rescuers felt a pulse and heard the unconscious Hammond breathing before the car was turned upright.^ RMCSBS 21-09-2006, 00:41 Sounds good,i hope so,go on hammond lad fight on, but ive heard the words stable before.
  • oh no richard hammond critically injured [Archive] - Forums Atari Europe 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC forums.eu.atari.com [Source type: General]

^ Hammond, Clarkson, and May have been test driving and dealing with cars for years before this.
  • Hopes rise for Richard as he is moved out of ICU| News | This is London 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC www.thisislondon.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Jeremy : On tonight's Top Gear: Richard Hammond in a V8 tumbledryer ; The classiest way to bankrupt yourself; And we turn up the heat on the world's dullest car!
  • Top Gear - Wikiquote 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

[33] Hammond was cut free with hydraulic shears, and placed on a backboard.[30]:9 ."He was regaining consciousness at that point and said he had some lower back pain".[33] He was then transported by the Yorkshire Air Ambulance to the neurological unit of the Leeds General Infirmary.^ A spokesman for Leeds General Infirmary, where the 36-year-old was airlifted following the crash on Wednesday afternoon, said: "Richard Hammond is making satisfactory progress.
  • Hopes rise for Richard as he is moved out of ICU| News | This is London 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC www.thisislondon.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ "I would love to work with Larry at some point," Skiles said.
  • John Hammond - Bucks Blog 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC blogs.jsonline.com [Source type: News]

^ What also helped is the swift reaction of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance organisation which whisked him to hospital in just 12 minutes.

[28][30]:9[36] .Hammond's family visited him at the hospital along with Top Gear co-presenters James May and Jeremy Clarkson.^ In this case, Jeremy Clarkson and James May evidently ...
  • Richard Hammond — Autoblog 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC www.autoblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Hammond has presented the BBC motoring show, alongside Jeremy Clarkson and James May, since 2002.
  • RICHARD HAMMOND VAMPIRE CRASH BRITISH LAND SPEED RECORD HISTORY TOP GEAR 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC www.bluebird-electric.net [Source type: News]

^ Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson was this morning joining family and friends at the hospital bedside ...
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[35][36] .Clarkson wished Hammond well, saying "Both James and I are looking forward to getting our 'Hamster' back", referring to Hammond by his nickname.^ I should add though, that both Hammond and his erstwhile Top Gear colleague James May have both made good engineering series recently, and natural history is, as always, very well served.
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^ [The audience laugh as Jeremy looks very matter-of-fact] James : Well, hang on.
  • Top Gear - Wikiquote 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ My first night I spent making many calls to trace our baggage and see about getting our passports back while my girlfriend slept.
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[28][35]
.The Health & Safety Executive report stated that Hammond's instantaneous reaction to the tyre blow out seems to have been that of a competent high performance car driver, namely to brake the car and to try to steer into the skid.^ Staff on the programme have revealed "very, very serious concerns" over safety and working hours - and police and health and safety officials have launched probes into the accident.
  • Hopes rise for Richard as he is moved out of ICU| News | This is London 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC www.thisislondon.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ These top fuel cars as are other high performance race cars designed to come apart and absorb energy from the crash.
  • Video: Richard Hammond jet car crash 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC www.leftlanenews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Mercedes CLS 55 AMG] Jeremy : Braking in this car is so brutal, it would be less painful to actually hit the tree you were trying to miss.
  • Top Gear - Wikiquote 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

.Immediately afterwards he also seems to have followed his training and to have pulled back on the main parachute release lever, thus shutting down the jet engine and also closing the jet and afterburner fuel levers.^ He said Mr Hammond had been trained by land speed record-setter Colin Fallows to drive the Vampire jet car, which is propelled by a jet engine.
  • RICHARD HAMMOND VAMPIRE CRASH BRITISH LAND SPEED RECORD HISTORY TOP GEAR 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC www.bluebird-electric.net [Source type: News]

^ Jet Car at Crail Engine Oscars SCOOP! MG SV in the Flesh Farboud Marcos TS500 Slow Down for Clean Air?

.The main parachute did not have time to deploy before the car ran off the runway."^ Richard : Getting back to this head coming off business, Jeremy : Yeah, Richard : Presumably what happened was the car, what, dug in, flipped, rolled, Jeremy : Several times.
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^ What you're saying is, I'm going to completely write-off the car 15 times a year.
  • Top Gear - Wikiquote 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ The jury at the main inquest were not made aware of it because of the 3.15 cut-off time.
  • Toffeeweb - Fan Articles - An Evertonian's Tribute to Phil Hammond 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC toffeeweb.com [Source type: General]

[30]:13 The HSE notes that, based on the findings of the North Yorkshire Police (who investigated the crash), "the accident may not have been recoverable", even if Hammond's efforts to react were as fast as "humanly possible".[30]:13
.The crash was shown on an episode of Top Gear on 28 January 2007; this was the first episode of the new series, which had been postponed pending Hammond's recovery.^ FAST FACTS Top Gear was first shown in 1978.
  • RICHARD HAMMOND VAMPIRE CRASH BRITISH LAND SPEED RECORD HISTORY TOP GEAR 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC www.bluebird-electric.net [Source type: News]

^ I should add though, that both Hammond and his erstwhile Top Gear colleague James May have both made good engineering series recently, and natural history is, as always, very well served.
  • Print Page - Can Richard Hammond bring children into science? 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC www.thenakedscientists.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The BBC has aired footage of U.K. Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond’s famous jet car crash, which took place in September.
  • Video: Richard Hammond jet car crash 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC www.leftlanenews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Hammond requested at the end of the episode that his fellow presenters never mention the crash again, a request which has since been forgotten about or ignored by both Hammond and the other presenters (cf.^ The only other family Hammond has mentioned was an uncle who was a wedding planner ("9.11 The Fourth Horseman Part 2").

^ The BBC has aired footage of U.K. Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond’s famous jet car crash, which took place in September.
  • Video: Richard Hammond jet car crash 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC www.leftlanenews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It's not on drag racing cars, it's on Richard Hammond, sure he crashed and got injured in a drag racing car but we are not talking about drag racing here.
  • oh no richard hammond critically injured [Archive] - Forums Atari Europe 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC forums.eu.atari.com [Source type: General]

the discussion of Felipe Massa's 2009 accident and after the review of the Bentley Brooklands Coupé in the episode 3 of season 11). .On The Edge: My Story containing first hand accounts from both Hammond and his wife about the crash, immediate aftermath and his recovery was published later that year.^ My first night I spent making many calls to trace our baggage and see about getting our passports back while my girlfriend slept.
  • HammondCast’s blog - Vox 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC hammondcast.vox.com [Source type: General]
  • hammond - ASCAP NETWORK - We Create Music 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC community.ascap.com [Source type: General]

^ My best friend is 5'5" and the difference between me and her is about the same as it appears between Hammond and his 5'1" wife, Mindy.
  • Richard Hammond Height - how tall 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC www.celebheights.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Apparently the Vampire's been stored in a warehouse about 40 miles north of London since the crash investigation was completed sometimes around this time last year.
  • Richard Hammond - Jalopnik 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC jalopnik.com [Source type: General]

.In February 2008 Hammond gave an interview to The Sunday Times newspaper in which he described the effects of his brain injuries and the progression of his recovery.^ Todd Barkan of Jazz at Lincoln Center and Jon Hammond interview on Jon's radio show HammondCast Show KYOURADIO http://www.HammondCast.com Mother's Day 2008 .
  • Picasa Web Albums - JonHammondBand - Jon Hammond P... 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC picasaweb.google.com [Source type: General]

^ By the time a proposal is included in a legislative programme it has been announced several times before, at a party conference, in interviews and newspaper articles.
  • Steve Richards: A Queen's Speech too far? Not if the Government turns radical - Steve Richards, Commentators - The Independent 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC www.independent.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ RMCSBS 21-09-2006, 18:55 I'm glad Richard is "stable",but has "a significant brain injury" so fingers crossed for a full recovery.
  • oh no richard hammond critically injured [Archive] - Forums Atari Europe 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC forums.eu.atari.com [Source type: General]

[37] .He reported suffering loss of memory, depression, and difficulties with emotional experiences, for which he was consulting a psychiatrist.^ According to the Daily Mail , Hammond has been suffering with depression, memory loss and some diminished ability.
  • Richard Hammond - Jalopnik 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC jalopnik.com [Source type: General]

^ BBC America ] # topgear Hamster Working To Cope With Post-Accident Emotional Issues, Memory Loss .
  • Richard Hammond - Jalopnik 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC jalopnik.com [Source type: General]

[37]
.After the car crash the BBC website Have Your Say received more than 10,000 messages of good wishes and sympathy for Richard Hammond from people around the world.^ [Richard has crashed his car.
  • Top Gear - Wikiquote 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Video: Richard Hammond jet car crash .
  • Video: Richard Hammond jet car crash 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC www.leftlanenews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Reply That One Kid From That One Place says: July 13, 2009 at 8:55 pm Except David Tennant is about 64 more times full of win than Richard Hammond.
  • Richard Hammond Totally Looks Like David Tennant « Totally Looks Like… Famous People and Celeb Look-A-Likes 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC totallylookslike.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Works

TV shows

Year Title Notes
1998 Motorweek (Men & Motors TV series) Presenter
2002 – Present Top Gear Presenter
2002–06 Brainiac: Science Abuse Presenter
2004–05 Crufts Presenter
Should I Worry About...? Presenter
2005 The Gunpowder Plot: Exploding The Legend Presenter
Time Commanders Presenter
Inside Britain's Fattest Man Presenter
2006 Richard Hammond's 5 O'Clock Show Presenter
Petrolheads Contestant
School's Out Contestant
Richard Hammond: Would You Believe It? Presenter
Richard Hammond: The Holy Grail Presenter
Battle of the Geeks Contestant
2007 Last Man Standing Narrator
Helicopter Heroes Narrator
Richard Hammond Meets Evel Knievel Presenter
2008 BBC Timewatch Narrator
Sport Relief Presenter
2009 Total Wipeout Presenter
Richard Hammond's Blast Lab Presenter
Richard Hammond's Engineering Connections Presenter
2010 Richard Hammond's Invisible World[38] Presenter

Books

Car Books

.
  • Hammond, Richard (2005-10-13).^ Lynn Davis Hammond 10/13/01 Re: Joshua Hammond b.1836 d.
    • Hammond Family Genealogy Forum (All Messages) 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC genforum.genealogy.com [Source type: Academic]

    ^ R. Hammond 10/05/99 Re: Hammond in Magoffin Co.,KY - Richard McLaud 12/14/98 Re: Hammond in Magoffin Co.,KY - w.
    • Hammond Family Genealogy Forum (All Messages) 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC genforum.genealogy.com [Source type: Academic]

    ^ Helen Skipper 10/13/99 Re: HAMMOND--PLEASE READ THIS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    • Hammond Family Genealogy Forum (All Messages) 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC genforum.genealogy.com [Source type: Academic]

    What Not To Drive. Weidenfeld & Nicolson. pp. 276 pages. .ISBN 978-0297848004. 
  • Hammond, Richard (2006-10-05).^ Wells,Maine - Sara Murray Leonard 10/05/01 Re: Hammond, Wm.
    • Hammond Family Genealogy Forum (All Messages) 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC genforum.genealogy.com [Source type: Academic]

    ^ R. Hammond 10/05/99 Re: Hammond in Magoffin Co.,KY - Richard McLaud 12/14/98 Re: Hammond in Magoffin Co.,KY - w.
    • Hammond Family Genealogy Forum (All Messages) 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC genforum.genealogy.com [Source type: Academic]

    ^ RICHARD HAMMOND Crash September 2006 .
    • RICHARD HAMMOND VAMPIRE CRASH BRITISH LAND SPEED RECORD HISTORY TOP GEAR 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC www.bluebird-electric.net [Source type: News]

    .Richard Hammond's Car Confidential.^ It's not on drag racing cars, it's on Richard Hammond, sure he crashed and got injured in a drag racing car but we are not talking about drag racing here.
    • oh no richard hammond critically injured [Archive] - Forums Atari Europe 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC forums.eu.atari.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Richard Hammond, one of the presenters of TV's Top Gear, is in critical condition following a car crash.
    • RICHARD HAMMOND VAMPIRE CRASH BRITISH LAND SPEED RECORD HISTORY TOP GEAR 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC www.bluebird-electric.net [Source type: News]

    ^ [At the end of the car vs. Richard : So, if you want to drive to the North Pole, buy a Hammond.
    • Top Gear - Wikiquote 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    Weidenfeld & Nicolson. pp. 144 pages. .ISBN 978-0297844457. 
  • Hammond, Richard (2009-05-28).^ Reply calimari says: April 6, 2009 at 8:11 am Richard Hammond is the “cute one” on Top Gear.
    • Richard Hammond Totally Looks Like David Tennant « Totally Looks Like… Famous People and Celeb Look-A-Likes 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC totallylookslike.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ R. Hammond 10/05/99 Re: Hammond in Magoffin Co.,KY - Richard McLaud 12/14/98 Re: Hammond in Magoffin Co.,KY - w.
    • Hammond Family Genealogy Forum (All Messages) 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC genforum.genealogy.com [Source type: Academic]

    ^ Reply david tennant lover says: June 22, 2009 at 3:37 am I LOVE DAVID TENNANT AND RICHARD HAMMOND!!
    • Richard Hammond Totally Looks Like David Tennant « Totally Looks Like… Famous People and Celeb Look-A-Likes 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC totallylookslike.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    A Short History Of Caravans In The UK. Weidenfeld & Nicolson. pp. 144 pages. .ISBN 978-0297844464. 
  • Hammond, Richard (2010-05-20).^ R. Hammond 10/05/99 Re: Hammond in Magoffin Co.,KY - Richard McLaud 12/14/98 Re: Hammond in Magoffin Co.,KY - w.
    • Hammond Family Genealogy Forum (All Messages) 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC genforum.genealogy.com [Source type: Academic]

    ^ Eugene hammond wicks 10/03/05 Hammonds probably from GA or NC - Gayle Gartman Eckert 9/20/05 Mary A. HAMMOND, d.
    • Hammond Family Genealogy Forum (All Messages) 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC genforum.genealogy.com [Source type: Academic]

    ^ Reply lollover says: January 5, 2010 at 12:25 pm david tennant is the good looking version of richard hammond!
    • Richard Hammond Totally Looks Like David Tennant « Totally Looks Like… Famous People and Celeb Look-A-Likes 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC totallylookslike.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Richard Hammond's Caravan Confidential.^ And Richard Hammond smashes up another caravan.
    • Top Gear - Wikiquote 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ [After Richard is "abducted" by an elderly fan in a neighbouring caravan] James : What's Hammond doing with the dog?
    • Top Gear - Wikiquote 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    Weidenfeld & Nicolson. pp. 144 pages. ISBN 978-0753826713. 

Children's Books

.
  • Hammond, Richard (2006-06-29).^ Pete says on 2/Dec/06 I've met Richard Hammond and he's not 5'7".
    • Richard Hammond Height - how tall 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC www.celebheights.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ British Guy says on 29/May/06 Ah little richard...
    • Richard Hammond Height - how tall 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC www.celebheights.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Can You Feel the Force?: Putting the Fizz Back into Physics. Dorling Kindersley Publishers. pp. 96 pages. .ISBN 978-1405315432. 
  • Hammond, Richard (2008-06-02).^ Pete says on 2/Dec/06 I've met Richard Hammond and he's not 5'7".
    • Richard Hammond Height - how tall 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC www.celebheights.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Mary Jenkins - Irene C. Hammond 11/06/02 Re: Samuel Hammond b.1722 m.
    • Hammond Family Genealogy Forum (All Messages) 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC genforum.genealogy.com [Source type: Academic]

    ^ Mary Lou Bordwell 8/06/02 Re: Hammonds in Upstate NY and Spondylitis?
    • Hammond Family Genealogy Forum (All Messages) 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC genforum.genealogy.com [Source type: Academic]

    Car Science (Hardback). Dorling Kindersley Publishers. pp. 96 pages. ISBN 978-1405332002. 
  • Hammond, Richard (2008-09-01). Car Science (Paperback). Dorling Kindersley Publishers. pp. 96 pages. ISBN 978-0756640262. 

Biographies

.
  • Hammond, Richard (2007-09-20).^ Tony Rainer 2/23/09 Lenza Hammond/Missouri - mechelle wallace 2/20/09 Eliz.
    • Hammond Family Genealogy Forum (All Messages) 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC genforum.genealogy.com [Source type: Academic]

    ^ November 21, 2007 Comments (24) Because I lived in America for about 20 years, I had never heard of Richard Hammond or Top Gear until I moved to London.
    • "Hold me closer tiny Hamster" - my shameful crush on Richard Hammond : TV Scoop 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC www.tvscoop.tv [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    On The Edge: My Story (Hardback). Weidenfeld & Nicolson. pp. 308 pages. .ISBN 978-0297853275. 
  • Hammond, Richard (2008-05-29).^ R. Hammond 10/05/99 Re: Hammond in Magoffin Co.,KY - Richard McLaud 12/14/98 Re: Hammond in Magoffin Co.,KY - w.
    • Hammond Family Genealogy Forum (All Messages) 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC genforum.genealogy.com [Source type: Academic]

    On The Edge: My Story (Paperback). Phoenix. pp. 308 pages. .ISBN 978-0753824047. 
  • Hammond, Richard (2008-08-07).^ OH - Mark Sampson 11/09/98 Dorothy Hammond of Pennsylvania & CO. - Kelly Tierney 11/08/98 Christopher Hammond 1870 Suffolk - Chris Hammond 11/07/98 J.B. Hammond b.
    • Hammond Family Genealogy Forum (All Messages) 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC genforum.genealogy.com [Source type: Academic]

    ^ If he says he is 5ft 7" - he IS 5ft 7" Beth says on 21/Feb/07 Richard Hammond is so short and cute!
    • Richard Hammond Height - how tall 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC www.celebheights.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Kraig says on 25/Feb/07 Everyone, I think Richard Hammond knows his own height!
    • Richard Hammond Height - how tall 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC www.celebheights.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    On The Edge: My Story (Abridged). Phoenix. pp. 256 pages. .ISBN 978-0753823309. 
  • Hammond, Richard (2008-09-18).^ Filed under: Yi Jianlian , Richard Jefferson , John Hammond Permalink  |  Mail to a friend Comments (18) Add Comment .
    • Richard Jefferson - Bucks Blog 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC blogs.jsonline.com [Source type: General]

    ^ RMCSBS 21-09-2006, 18:55 I'm glad Richard is "stable",but has "a significant brain injury" so fingers crossed for a full recovery.
    • oh no richard hammond critically injured [Archive] - Forums Atari Europe 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC forums.eu.atari.com [Source type: General]

    As You Do: Adventures With Evel, Oliver And The Vice President Of Botswana (Hardback). Orion Publishing Co. pp. 268 pages. .ISBN 978-0297855200. 
  • Hammond, Richard (2009-05-28).^ R. Hammond 10/05/99 Re: Hammond in Magoffin Co.,KY - Richard McLaud 12/14/98 Re: Hammond in Magoffin Co.,KY - w.
    • Hammond Family Genealogy Forum (All Messages) 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC genforum.genealogy.com [Source type: Academic]

    ^ Reply david tennant lover says: June 22, 2009 at 3:37 am I LOVE DAVID TENNANT AND RICHARD HAMMOND!!
    • Richard Hammond Totally Looks Like David Tennant « Totally Looks Like… Famous People and Celeb Look-A-Likes 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC totallylookslike.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Reply calimari says: April 6, 2009 at 8:11 am Richard Hammond is the “cute one” on Top Gear.
    • Richard Hammond Totally Looks Like David Tennant « Totally Looks Like… Famous People and Celeb Look-A-Likes 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC totallylookslike.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    As You Do: Adventures With Evel, Oliver And The Vice-President Of Botswana (Paperback). Orion Publishing Co. pp. 314 pages. .ISBN 978-0753825624. 
  • Hammond, Richard (2009-10-01).^ Lynn Davis Hammond 10/13/01 Re: Joshua Hammond b.1836 d.
    • Hammond Family Genealogy Forum (All Messages) 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC genforum.genealogy.com [Source type: Academic]

    ^ Wells,Maine - Sara Murray Leonard 10/05/01 Re: Hammond, Wm.
    • Hammond Family Genealogy Forum (All Messages) 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC genforum.genealogy.com [Source type: Academic]

    ^ R. Hammond 10/05/99 Re: Hammond in Magoffin Co.,KY - Richard McLaud 12/14/98 Re: Hammond in Magoffin Co.,KY - w.
    • Hammond Family Genealogy Forum (All Messages) 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC genforum.genealogy.com [Source type: Academic]

    Or Is That Just Me? (Hardback). Phoenix. pp. ?. .ISBN 978-0297855217. 
  • Hammond, Richard (2010-05-20).^ R. Hammond 10/05/99 Re: Hammond in Magoffin Co.,KY - Richard McLaud 12/14/98 Re: Hammond in Magoffin Co.,KY - w.
    • Hammond Family Genealogy Forum (All Messages) 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC genforum.genealogy.com [Source type: Academic]

    ^ Reply lollover says: January 5, 2010 at 12:25 pm david tennant is the good looking version of richard hammond!
    • Richard Hammond Totally Looks Like David Tennant « Totally Looks Like… Famous People and Celeb Look-A-Likes 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC totallylookslike.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Eugene hammond wicks 10/03/05 Hammonds probably from GA or NC - Gayle Gartman Eckert 9/20/05 Mary A. HAMMOND, d.
    • Hammond Family Genealogy Forum (All Messages) 11 January 2010 12:11 UTC genforum.genealogy.com [Source type: Academic]

    Or Is That Just Me? (Paperback). Phoenix. pp. 352 pages. ISBN 978-0753825624. 

DVDs

  1. Richard Hammond's Top Gear Interactive Challenge Quiz (2007, 2|Entertain).
  2. Richard Hammond's Top Gear Interactive Stunt Challenge Quiz (2008, 2|Entertain).
  3. Richard Hammond's Top Gear Uncovered: The DVD Special (2009, 2|Entertain).

Television Advertisements

  1. Morrisons (2008)
  2. Morrisons (Christmas 2008)
  3. Morrisons (2009)
  4. Morrisons (Christmas 2009)
  5. Top Gear Turbo Challenge Trading Cards Test Set (2009)
  6. Top Gear Turbo Challenge Trading Cards (2009)
  7. Top Gear Interactive Challenge DVD (2007)
  8. Top Gear Interactive Stunt Challenge DVD (2009)
  9. Top Gear Uncovered DVD (2009)
  10. Top Gear [Re-Runs On Dave] (2009)

References

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  2. ^ Hammond, Richard (2007). On The Edge: My Story. Weidenfeld & Nicolson. ISBN 0297853279. 
  3. ^ Family detective: Richard Hammond - Telegraph
  4. ^ "h2g2 - Richard Hammond - British Broadcaster and Motoring Enthusiast". BBC. http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A35977729. Retrieved 2009-06-21. 
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  9. ^ The Sun Online — Vic lands mad science show
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  13. ^ BBC News — New Doctor Who tops talent list
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  19. ^ Rushton, Katherine (2008-09-17). "BBC1 hands Hammond Saturday night Wipeout | News | Broadcast". Broadcastnow.co.uk. http://www.broadcastnow.co.uk/news/people/2008/09/BBC1_hands_hammond_saturday_night_wipeout.html. Retrieved 2009-06-21. 
  20. ^ 7 days left to watch. "CBBC Programmes - Richard Hammond's Blast Lab: Series One". BBC. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00gqcn3. Retrieved 2009-06-21. 
  21. ^ BBC NEWS | UK | Hammond 'has taken first steps'
  22. ^ BBC NEWS | UK | Hammond 'prefers cycling in town'
  23. ^ a b http://news.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30100-1276474,00.html Article reporting on Hammond's car abandonment
  24. ^ a b ANNANOVA: Star dumps car to run 16 miles home
  25. ^ On the Move: Richard Hammond
  26. ^ First bike ride 'elates' Hammond
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  31. ^ a b 0-288mph-0 in 20 seconds, BBC Magazines, 2007-01-28, archived from the original on 2007-10-21, http://web.archive.org/web/20071021025011/http://www.topgear.com/content/features/stories/2007/01/stories/09/1.html, retrieved 2009-06-18, "Watch the reconstruction step-by-step as we talk you through every stage of the events leading up to the 288mph crash, or play it through at full speed to appreciate the astonishing acceleration and G-force of the 10,000bhp rocket car." 
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  38. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/proginfo/tv/index_comingsoon.shtml#p22

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