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On 20/02/2021 at 11:37, Alan Edgar (Eggy1948) said:

Gather in The Mushrooms - Benny Hill - 1961 (?) = "There's snow upon the roof but there's a fire in the cellar!" 

Haha! That brought back memories! I loved the Benny Hill shows on TV. I must have a look on Youtube and see if I can find any of them.

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19 hours ago, Vic Patterson said:

most regulars have tents or huts, even caravans, parked all winter on the ice. No floors in the tents or huts, seats, heaters etc,  beer coolers not necessary! drive your truck or car anywhere you think the fish might bight.

That's very popular here as well though I've never seen any huts or tents. Kit usually consists of nothing more than a small camping stool and a thermos of coffee (at least they say it only contains coffee) together with the rod and bait. Is the fishing done with a small 9-12 inch rod, Vic, like this one? If so what is the English name for it?

 

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19 hours ago, Vic Patterson said:

When the kids were kids we had snowmobiles,  we'd  travel through mountains, find a lake and drill hole and fish half the day. No computers or video games in the days.

Family day February 15th, families go for the day, no fishing license needed, lots of prizes for sizes, age groups etc, but Covid rules kind of dampened it a bit. Photo is regular day not Family day.

Regular, organized (and not so organized) events on the frozen lakes here as well. all of which are well attended. Most lakes clear a patch for amateur ice-hockey, driving schools and the police organize lessons for skid control for any driver who feels the need and most popular of all is stock car racing - sometimes dangerously close to the ice-hockey area, in my opinion. Then there's wind surfing, ice-skating (of the long distance type rather than the dancing type) when you can take yourself out to small islands with a picnic.

I tend to keep myself near the edge as water below 13c degrees should not be allowed to come above the knees if the ice should break.

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45 minutes ago, Canny lass said:

That's very popular here as well though I've never seen any huts or tents. Kit usually consists of nothing more than a small camping stool and a thermos of coffee (at least they say it only contains coffee) together with the rod and bait. Is the fishing done with a small 9-12 inch rod, Vic, like this one? If so what is the English name for it?

Just called ice fishing rods, lots of types, some stand-alone with pop up flags etc, the tents will be more like kites today! 100km winds all night and more snow forecast in two hours, my drifts are back but the roofs are almost bare! 

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3 hours ago, Canny lass said:

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Are you sure this is not the old pit-heap?

Yep - Simon posted it on the Bygone Bedlington group as 'Bedlington & Cheviots ( I added the text to his photo.)

Simon is always taking photos of the town - he lives on Church Lane, across from St Cuthberts.

You will have seen a couple of these before - compilation of just a few of Simon's photos that he has shared with the Bygone Bedlington members. The one in the middle was taken from outside the Red Lion - the green bus shelter on the left is the one on Front Street West at the Top End and the building underneath the tree on the right is the chemists on the corner opposite the Northumberland Arms and behind the trunk of the tree on the left is the Howard Arms.  

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Answers to last week's quiz:

1.       The Cheviot Hills

2.       Chicken

3.       Lacrosse

4.       Pontefract

5.       John Galsworthy

6.       Lord Nelson

7.       Capuchin monkey

8.       Lawyer

9.       Kenny Dalglish

10.   Crust

11.   Clock

12.   United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation

New quiz tomorrow.

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It's late but it's still Friday so here is this week's quiz:

1.         How many sides has a parallelogram?

2.         Which country won the 1998 World Cup?

3.         What sort of creature is a Whirligig?

4.         Which US duo asked us to Walk Right Back in 1961?

5.         Which two nations fought at the Battle of Agincourt?

6.         From which fruit is the spirit Kirsch made?

7.         In which discontinued event did Ray Ewry win his ten Olympic gold medals?

8.         Which dictator ruled Portugal from 1932 to 1968?

9.         Who wrote the novels Animal farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four?

10.      Which word is spelled correctly: existence or existance?

11.      What is the name of the dog in The Wizard of Oz?

12.      Which part of your body would suffer from trichosis?

 

I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

The Spanish word ‘esposa’ means both ‘wife’ and ‘handcuffs’. English gets the equivalent word ‘spouse’ from the same Latin source.

Answers on Thursday next wek.

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1.         How many sides has a parallelogram?                                                                         4

2.         Which country won the 1998 World Cup?                                                                   France

3.         What sort of creature is a Whirligig?                                                                           A water beetle

4.         Which US duo asked us to Walk Right Back in 1961?                                                The Everly Brothers 

5.         Which two nations fought at the Battle of Agincourt?                                               England and France

6.         From which fruit is the spirit Kirsch made?                                                                 Oranges

7.         In which discontinued event did Ray Ewry win his ten Olympic gold medals?         Standing jumping

8.         Which dictator ruled Portugal from 1932 to 1968?

9.         Who wrote the novels Animal farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four?                                Johnny Morris

10.      Which word is spelled correctly: existence or existance?                                           Existence in UK. Who knows in USA

11.      What is the name of the dog in The Wizard of Oz?                                                       Bobo

12.      Which part of your body would suffer from trichosis?                                                 Throat

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1.         4

2.         France

3.        Water beetle

4.         The Everly Brothers,

5.         England and France,

6.         Black morello cherry.

7.        Standing Jumps

8.         António de Oliveira Salazar

9.        George Orwell

10.      Existence

11.      Toto

12.      Small intestine

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 1.         How many sides has a parallelogram?

Answer =848547699_1para.jpg.5514e4cbf508381a944d9f4af04a3052.jpg

2.         Which country won the 1998 World Cup?

Answer =598890205_2france.jpg.b1345092c9b5dd11a2fddc09abff3b12.jpg

3.         What sort of creature is a Whirligig?

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4.         Which US duo asked us to Walk Right Back in 1961?

Answer =1626756807_4everley.jpg.64c53795909534bb81630ecacc68cef7.jpg

5.         Which two nations fought at the Battle of Agincourt?

Answer =1710204210_5Battle-of-Agincourt.jpg.5f2090df05efbfaf9243ea98a87a9e09.jpg

6.         From which fruit is the spirit Kirsch made?

Answer =400473794_6cherries.jpg.31ebf08ba76072debceddd26e0dfbaac.jpg

7.         In which discontinued event did Ray Ewry win his ten Olympic gold medals?

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8.         Which dictator ruled Portugal from 1932 to 1968?

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9.         Who wrote the novels Animal farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four?

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10.      Which word is spelled correctly: existence or existance?

Answer = Spell checker says Existence.

11.      What is the name of the dog in The Wizard of Oz?

Answer =1184823122_11toto.jpg.876d3417d01b750ee9da75122c62344b.jpg

12.      Which part of your body would suffer from trichosis?

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I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

 

The Spanish word ‘esposa’ means both ‘wife’ and ‘handcuffs’. English gets the equivalent word ‘spouse’ from the same Latin source.

Answer = I didn’t

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Answers to last week's quiz:

1.       Four

2.       France

3.       A water beetle

4.       Everly Brothers

5.       England and France

6.       Cherries

7.       Standing jumps

8.       Antonio de Oliveira Salazar

9.       George Orwell

10.   Existence

11.   Toto

12.   Hair

New quiz tomorrow.

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Time to get those grey cells ticking over!

1.         What is the supreme goal of Buddhists?

2.         Who composed the tune to Twinkle Twinkle Little Star?

3.         On which farm did Worzel Gummidge live?

4.         By what name was the popular wrestler Shirley Crabtree better known?

5.         Who hosted the radio quiz show Have a Go?

6.         In which Middle Eastern city is the Dome of the Rock?

7.         In Greek mythology what did the gods eat?

8.         What was Barbara Castle’s home constituency?

9.         What is a Laxton Superb?

10.      What is the Church of England’s smallest administrative unit?

11.      At which university did Prince Charles study?

12.      What is the usual colour of the flight recorder in a modern aircraft?

 

I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

The desert rat can have sex as many as 122 times per hour.

Answers on Thursday next week.

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1.         The end of suffering

2.        Jane Taylor

3.         Scatterbrook Farm.

4.        Big Daddy,

5.         Wilfred Pickles

6.         Jerusalem

7.         Ambrosia

8.         Blackburn

9.         Apple

10.      Parish church

11.      Trinity College,

12.      International orange.

 

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1.         What is the supreme goal of Buddhists?

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2.         Who composed the tune to Twinkle Twinkle Little Star?

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3.         On which farm did Worzel Gummidge live?

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4.         By what name was the popular wrestler Shirley Crabtree better known?

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5.         Who hosted the radio quiz show Have a Go?

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6.         In which Middle Eastern city is the Dome of the Rock?

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7.         In Greek mythology what did the gods eat?

Answer = Nectar & Ambrosia

8.         What was Barbara Castle’s home constituency?

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9.         What is a Laxton Superb?

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10.      What is the Church of England’s smallest administrative unit?

Answer = Parish

11.      At which university did Prince Charles study?

Answer = Cambridge

12.      What is the usual colour of the flight recorder in a modern aircraft?

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I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

 

The desert rat can have sex as many as 122 times per hour.

Answer = I didn’t.

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Ten minutes left before my Thursday comes to an end! I thought I wasn't going to make it but here are the answers to last week's quiz:

1.       Nirvana

2.       Mozart

3.       Scatterbrook

4.       Big Daddy

5.       Wilfred Pickles

6.       Jerusalem

7.       Ambrosia

8.       Blackburn

9.       An apple

10.   Parish

11.   Cambridge University

12.   Orange

New quiz tomorrow,

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Get your thinking caps on. Here's this week's quiz:

1.         According to the Bee Gees where did all the lights go down?

2.         In which constellation is Rigel the brightest star?

3.         What was The Elephant Man’s real name ?

4.         Which adult male singing voice is lower than tenor and higher than bass?

5.         How many players are there in a baseball team?

6.         Which pop group derived their name from an unemployment benefit form?

7.         What is the capital of Belize?

8.         Prince Charles is Duke of which English county?

9.         What is the official language of Pakistan?

10.      What type of bird is a budgerigar?

11.      In 1930 which country did Amy Johnson fly to from England?

12.      Which type of wood did Noah use to build his Ark?

 

I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

The average human brain uses as much electricity as a 10-watt electric light bulb.

Answers on Thursday next week.

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1.         According to the Bee Gees where did all the lights go down?                         Massachusetts

2.         In which constellation is Rigel the brightest star?

3.         What was The Elephant Man’s real name ?

4.         Which adult male singing voice is lower than tenor and higher than bass?     Baritone

5.         How many players are there in a baseball team?                                                9

6.         Which pop group derived their name from an unemployment benefit form?    UB40

7.         What is the capital of Belize?

8.         Prince Charles is Duke of which English county?                                                 Cornwall

9.         What is the official language of Pakistan?                                                             Urdu

10.      What type of bird is a budgerigar?                                                                           Parrot

11.      In 1930 which country did Amy Johnson fly to from England?                               Australia                                

12.      Which type of wood did Noah use to build his Ark?                                                Olive

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1.         Massachusetts

2.         Orion

3.         Joseph Carey Merrick

4.         Baritone

5.        9

6.        UB40

7.         Belmopan

8.        Cornwall

9.        Urdu

10.      Parrot

11.      Australia

12.      Gopher wood 

 

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1.         According to the Bee Gees where did all the lights go down?

Answer =152426738_1mass.png.92a404549a934e0fab3fdc82ec7d45d0.png

2.         In which constellation is Rigel the brightest star?

Answer =661519981_2Orion.jpg.98f475bf8ac1c7a62859145ac4a67411.jpg

3.         What was The Elephant Man’s real name ?

Answer =678725698_3Joseph_Merrick_carte_de_visite_photo_c._1889.jpg.ec940fc510cce779a716814882c5d50c.jpg

4.         Which adult male singing voice is lower than tenor and higher than bass?

Answer = Baritone

5.         How many players are there in a baseball team?

Answer =178887463_5Baseball.png.d7707fe1d680b7487fab581c32d7ff37.png

6.         Which pop group derived their name from an unemployment benefit form?

Answer =1829308478_6UB40.jpg.6ad99ec604526074c4d79045e3702e2d.jpg

7.         What is the capital of Belize?

Answer =1854305567_7belmopan.png.bd0e44f9e45dd84a1777d9b90ce05c2b.png

8.         Prince Charles is Duke of which English county?

Answer = Cornwall

9.         What is the official language of Pakistan?

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10.      What type of bird is a budgerigar?

Answer = Parakeet

11.      In 1930 which country did Amy Johnson fly to from England?

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12.      Which type of wood did Noah use to build his Ark?

Answer =535051207_12Gopher.jpg.e63f5ac950e2aadf5be91b944233064e.jpgI wonder if he went for it himself? 

 

 

I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

 

The average human brain uses as much electricity as a 10-watt electric light bulb.

Answer = I didn’t

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Answers to last week's quiz:

1.       Massachusetts

2.       Orion

3.       John Merrick

4.       Baritone

5.       Nine

6.       UB40

7.       Belmopan

8.       Cornwall

9.       Urdu

10.   Parakeet

11.   Australia

12.   Gopher

New quiz tomorrow.

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On 13/03/2021 at 22:16, Alan Edgar (Eggy1948) said:

I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

 

The average human brain uses as much electricity as a 10-watt electric light bulb.

Point of clarity: This statement refers to the average human brain and does not, therefore, include the brains of several politicians.

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Pencils poised? ready, steady, GO:

1.         What would you keep in a cresset?

2.         In which English county is Charnwood Forest?

3.         What do we call a boat with an oval, wickerwork frame covered with a leather skin?

4.         On which horse did Fred Winter win the Grand National in 1957?

5.         Which footballer made a record with Lindisfarne?

6.         How many children does Donald Duck have?

7.         Who said “it’s not the men in my life that counts – it’s the life in my men?

8.         Who, in 1907, was the first woman to receive the Order of Merit?

9.         Which metal is extracted from sphalerite?

10.      What was Charles Conrad the third person to do, in 1969?

11.      Which member of the royal family abseiled down a dam without a safety helmet in 1998?

12.      What make and model of car was James Dean driving when he crashed and died in 1955?

 

I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

The table fork was introduced to England by Thomas Coryat in 1608

Answer's on Thursday next week.

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1.         Oil

2.        Leicestershire

3.        Coracle

4.        Sundew

5.         Paul Gascoigne

6.         None

7.         Mae West

8.         Florence Nightingale

9.        Zinc

10.      Walk on the moon.

11.      Prince Harry

12.      Porsche 550 Spyder 

 

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