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Answers to last week's quiz:

  1. Gypsy

  2. American Football

  3. Rhinoceros

  4. France

  5. Hangman

  6. Edinburgh

  7. The Sun

  8. The Taming of the Shrew

  9. The Knave of Hearts

  10. Stan Laurel

  11. Lake Bala (Welsh name: Llyn Tegid)

  12. Professor Plum

... and I've managed to get a quiz together for tomorrow, despite cable-laying duties.
 

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Time to give the old bumps of knowledge an airing:

  1. Which disease does the BCG vaccine protect us from?

  2. Which Greek island was the home to the Minoan civilisation?

  3. What does a pluviometer measure?

  4. Who replaced Phil Collins as lead singer of Genesis?

  5. Which football team won the English 1997-98 Premier league and F.A. Cup double?

  6. Where would you find breast buffers and bottom buffers at work? (keep it clean!)

  7. What is a female trout called?

  8. Who in Great Britain can never legally be a minor?

  9. Who was the eldest of the Bronte sisters?

  10. Which Royal house ruled in England from 1461 to 1485?

  11. On which day in April 1998 was the peace agreement signed in Northern Ireland?

  12. What do Americans call reindeer?

 

I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

Clark Gable is listed on his birth certificate as a girl.

Answers on Thursday as usual.

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17 hours ago, Alan Edgar (Eggy1948) said:

Aaahhhh - it's one of my favourite shows - the only place I really learn anything

Are you telling me that you're not learning anything here and that all my hard work is falling on stoney ground!!

You must pay attention and work harder young man!

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49 minutes ago, Canny lass said:

Are you telling me that you're not learning anything here and that all my hard work is falling on stoney ground!!

You must pay attention and work harder young man!

yes miss - you, and QI, are my inspiration🙂 

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59 minutes ago, Canny lass said:

We like it too but I think they are old programmes that are shown here. Here, the chair has just been taken over by Sandi Toksvig. I think she's every bit as good as Stephen Fry but OH thinks Fry was better.

I'm the same as your OH - I prefer Stephen Fry but I also think that Sandy Toksvig is as knowledgeable and very funny very funny it's just since she took over, Series N I think, there is less control of the over the panelists and Sandy laughs too much at the panelists🙃

Over here the latest series on the BBC is S. On the Dave channel they keep repeating all the episodes of every series - 

Dave is a British free-to-air television channel owned by UKTV, which is available in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

 

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Which disease does the BCG vaccine protect us from? Tuberculosis

Which Greek island was the home to the Minoan civilisation? Crete

What does a pluviometer measure? Rain

Who replaced Phil Collins as lead singer of Genesis? Ray Wilson.

Which football team won the English 1997-98 Premier league and F.A. Cup double? Arsenal

Where would you find breast buffers and bottom buffers at work? Boot and shoe maker.

What is a female trout called? Hen

Who in Great Britain can never legally be a minor? Aged over 18, 16 in Scotland.

Who was the eldest of the Bronte sisters? Maria

Which Royal house ruled in England from 1461 to 1485? York

On which day in April 1998 was the peace agreement signed in Northern Ireland? 10 April

What do Americans call reindeer? Caribou  

Is QI like" University challenge" used to be? or a game show?

I found it, seems to be a popular game show!

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2 hours ago, Vic Patterson said:

Is QI like" University challenge" used to be? or a game show?

I found it, seems to be a popular game show!

 

Vic - it's not really a game show. Just the host asking interesting questions and the panelists are awarded points not only for the correct answer, but also for interesting ones, regardless of whether they are correct or even relate to the original question, while points are deducted for "answers which are not only wrong, but pathetically obvious"

First series was on topics beginning with 'A' and the subsequent series working their way through the alphabet and the current series is topics beginning with the letter 'S'.

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1. Which disease does the BCG vaccine protect us from?

Answer =861152160_1tuberculosis.jpg.703061a4e2a283ba3e689b144b5f7afb.jpg

2. Which Greek island was the home to the Minoan civilisation?

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3. What does a pluviometer measure?

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4. Who replaced Phil Collins as lead singer of Genesis?

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5. Which football team won the English 1997-98 Premier league and F.A. Cup double?

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6. Where would you find breast buffers and bottom buffers at work? (keep it clean!)

Answer = Absolutely stumped. Thought it could be a term used in Curling but can’t find anything.

 

7. What is a female trout called?

Answer = Hen

 

8. Who in Great Britain can never legally be a minor?

Answer = a parent ??????????????????

 

9. Who was the eldest of the Bronte sisters?

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10. Which Royal house ruled in England from 1461 to 1485?

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11. On which day in April 1998 was the peace agreement signed in Northern Ireland?

Answer = Friday the 10th – Saturday 11th Arsenal 3 Newcastle 1 :(

 

12. What do Americans call reindeer?

Answer = In North America, the animals are called caribou if they are wild and reindeer if they are domesticated.

 

 

 

I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

 

Clark Gable is listed on his birth certificate as a girl.

Answer = I didn’t

 

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Answers to last week's quiz:

  1. Tuberculosis

  2. Crete

  3. Rainfall

  4. Ray Wilson

  5. Arsenal

  6. In a shoe factory

  7. Hen

  8. The Sovereign

  9. Charlotte

  10. House of York

  11. Good Friday

  12. Caribou

 

Well done! Quite a few there that I had to google.

New quiz tomorrow and I'm preparing a Halloween special for next week.👻

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This week's quiz:

  1. What is the chemical symbol for Tungsten?

  2. What was the title of Cliff Richard’s 1968 Eurovision song?

  3. The shipworm is not a worm. What is it?

  4. During which war was the battle of Rourke’s/Rorke’s Drift?

  5. What sort of creature is a klang?

  6. Which is longer, a metre or a yard?

  7. On TV, what was the shared profession of Martin Platt, Charlie Fairhead and Gladys Emmanuel?

  8. Arachnophobia is the fear of what?

  9. In Morse Code which letter is represented by a single dot?

  10. Willie Carson won his first Derby on which horse?

  11. Which sea area is surrounded by Tyne, Forties, German Bight and Humber?

  12. In which English county is the market town of St Austell?

 

Answers on Thursday next week, followed by a Hakkoween special on Friday.

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1. What is the chemical symbol for Tungsten?

Answer =139888103_1Wolf.jpg.540de16b19e28e0b1dc08806869e77b5.jpg

2. What was the title of Cliff Richard’s 1968 Eurovision song?

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3. The shipworm is not a worm. What is it?

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4. During which war was the battle of Rourke’s/Rorke’s Drift?

Answer =1766342572_4rourkes.jpg.314fb0647b94d14157b9d24f3068beb3.jpg

…. a lot of people know that.:thumbsup:

 

5. What sort of creature is a klang?

Answer =754357083_5Klank.jpg.02df52b17687595be17f680805226e6c.jpg

 

6. Which is longer, a metre or a yard?

Answer =536907725_6yard.jpg.d41bc0fbea88804bea6c2d8021194ff2.jpg

 

7. On TV, what was the shared profession of Martin Platt, Charlie Fairhead and Gladys Emmanuel?

Answer =930896834_7nurse.jpg.0fca4eba95f6ec08406867ff9b5997b9.jpg

 

8. Arachnophobia is the fear of what?

Answer =1385215215_8spider.jpg.e90e3216f8623fabe2c0c512b0f01f01.jpg

 

9. In Morse Code which letter is represented by a single dot?

Answer =1723287783_9E.jpg.206eba8cc071d29775ca5fa44fa5f789.jpg

 

10. Willie Carson won his first Derby on which horse?

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11. Which sea area is surrounded by Tyne, Forties, German Bight and Humber?

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12. In which English county is the market town of St Austell?

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On 22/10/2021 at 22:31, Maggie/915 said:

One day I will shock you and do the quiz .

We would be very happy to welcome you on board, Maggie! Of course, it's the taking part that's important (as Mr Hemming was so keen on reminding us!)so if you don't want to post your answers it's OK. Challenge the OH over a glass of wine or get the neighbours in for a bit of a natter. There is more than one way to skin this particular cat. The main thing is to get the grey cells out for an airing once a week. Enjoy it!

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18 hours ago, Vic Patterson said:

Can't believe I put N......! should have known better.

I'm sure you did know better, Vic. It's just that our fingers are less nimble with old age and I believe that N and W are next to each other on a Canadian computer keyboard.

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43 minutes ago, Canny lass said:

I didn't! Had to google it but not sorry I did. What a battle --- and even a bit of Swedish involvment!

CL - It's just my strange humour = Michael Cain supposed quote - NOT a lot of people know that and he was in Zulu🙃 = my comment = a lot of people know that 😊 

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