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It's very late but it is still Friday:

  1. What is a glockenspiel?

  2. In which European city is the Spanish Riding School based?

  3. According to the nursery rhyme who pulled pussy out of the well?

  4. Which cook has written a book called Winter Collection?

  5. In The Last of the Summer Wine who is married to Nora?

  6. Born in 1452 who recorded his scientific notes in mirror writing?

  7. Who became US president after the assassination of Lincoln?

  8. The World Professional Championships of which sport moved to the Lakeside Country Club, Surrey, in 1966?

  9. Who was known as ‘The King of Skiffle’?

  10. In the Bible, which two birds did Noah send out from the Ark?

  11. Who wrote The last of the Mohicans?

  12. Who owns Dartmoor Prison?


 

I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

George Michael was sacked from his Saturday job at British Home Stores for not wearing a shirt and tie in the stockroom.

Answers on Thursday next week.

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  1. What is a glockenspiel? Musical instrument, (bells)
  2. In which European city is the Spanish Riding School based? Vienna
  3. According to the nursery rhyme who pulled pussy out of the well? Little Tommy Stout.
  4. Which cook has written a book called Winter Collection? Delia Smith
  5. In The Last of the Summer Wine who is married to Nora? Wally Batty
  6. Born in 1452 who recorded his scientific notes in mirror writing? Leonardo da Vinci
  7. Who became US president after the assassination of Lincoln? Andrew Johnson
  8. The World Professional Championships of which sport moved to the Lakeside Country Club, Surrey, in 1966? Darts
  9. Who was known as ‘The King of Skiffle’? Lonnie Donegan
  10. In the Bible, which two birds did Noah send out from the Ark? Dove and Raven
  11. Who wrote The last of the Mohicans? James Fenimore Cooper,
  12. Who owns Dartmoor Prison? Duchy of Cornwall,
     

 

 

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1. What is a glockenspiel?

Answer =782501409_1Glock.jpg.1d83eee0ae08d632a880fb2bd4717c32.jpg

2. In which European city is the Spanish Riding School based?

Answer = Vienna

3.According to the nursery rhyme who pulled pussy out of the well?

Answer = Little Tommy Stout.

But who put pussy in? Me mam said Little Tommy Thin – Who wants to be a Millionaire with Chris Tarrant answer was Little Tommy Green.

4. Which cook has written a book called Winter Collection?

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5. In The Last of the Summer Wine who is married to Nora?

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6. Born in 1452 who recorded his scientific notes in mirror writing?

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7. Who became US president after the assassination of Lincoln?

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8. The World Professional Championships of which sport moved to the Lakeside Country Club, Surrey, in 1966?

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9. Who was known as ‘The King of Skiffle’?

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10. In the Bible, which two birds did Noah send out from the Ark?

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11. Who wrote The last of the Mohicans?

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12 Who owns Dartmoor Prison?

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I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

 

George Michael was sacked from his Saturday job at British Home Stores for not wearing a shirt and tie in the stockroom.

Answer = I didn’t.  I wonder if the boss of BHS said - Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go

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Answers to last week's quiz:

  1. A percussion instrument

  2. Vienna

  3. Little Tommy Stout

  4. Delia Smith

  5. Wally

  6. Leonardo da Vinci

  7. Andrew Johnson

  8. Darts

  9. Lonnie Donnegan

  10. A dove and a raven

  11. James Fenimore Cooper

  12. Prince Charles (Duchy of Cornwall)

 

New quiz tomorrow.

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Every day's a school day here on bedders! Time to refresh/replenish our memory:

  1. In which country does the Nile reach the sea?

  2. From which country did the Bashi Bazouks come?

  3. Where is Lord Snowdon, Anthony Armstrong.Jones, buried?

  4. What would happen if you took an emetic medicine?

  5. Which model replaced the Ford Anglia in 1967?

  6. Which TV detective was played by Peter Falk?

  7. What name is given to a complete set of print characters of the same typeface, size and style?

  8. What is the name of the world’s first test-tube baby?

  9. Mycology is the study of what?

  10. What is the official language of Uruguay?

  11. Who was the first man to swim the English Channel?

  12. Which British boxer went 9 rounds with Rocky Marciano in 1955 before being knocked out?


 

I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

Liverpool’s FA Cup winning side of 1986 did not contain a single Englishman.

Answers on Thursday next week.

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1. In which country does the Nile reach the sea?

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2. From which country did the Bashi Bazouks come?

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3. Where is Lord Snowdon, Anthony Armstrong.Jones, buried?

Answer = Wales

4. What would happen if you took an emetic medicine?

Answer = cardiotoxicity (chronic use), diarrhea, choking, drowsiness, cough, dyspepsia, CNS depression, lethargy, and myopathy.

5. Which model replaced the Ford Anglia in 1967?

Answer =1782700715_5Escort.jpg.5ed8fcbcad4a73162393ecbf9e7f609c.jpg

6. Which TV detective was played by Peter Falk?

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7. What name is given to a complete set of print characters of the same typeface, size and style?

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8. What is the name of the world’s first test-tube baby?

Answer = Louise Brown

9. Mycology is the study of what?

Answer = Fungi

10. What is the official language of Uruguay?

Answer = Spanish

11. Who was the first man to swim the English Channel?

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12. Which British boxer went 9 rounds with Rocky Marciano in 1955 before being knocked out?

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I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

 

Liverpool’s FA Cup winning side of 1986 did not contain a single Englishman.

Answer = I did.:wave:

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  1. In which country does the Nile reach the sea? Egypt
  2. From which country did the Bashi Bazouks come? Anatolia,(Ottoman Empire,)
  3. Where is Lord Snowdon, Anthony Armstrong.Jones, buried? St Baglan's Church, Llanfaglan, Wales
  4. What would happen if you took an emetic medicine? Produces nausea and vomiting.
  5. Which model replaced the Ford Anglia in 1967? Ford Escort.
  6. Which TV detective was played by Peter Falk? Lieutenant Columbo
  7. What name is given to a complete set of print characters of the same typeface, size and style? Font
  8. What is the name of the world’s first test-tube baby? Louise Joy Brown,
  9. Mycology is the study of what?fungi
  10. What is the official language of Uruguay? Spanish
  11. Who was the first man to swim the English Channel? Captain Matthew Webb
  12. Which British boxer went 9 rounds with Rocky Marciano in 1955 before being knocked out?Don Cockell

 

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It's tomorrow already so here's the quiz:

  1. What is a young turkey called?

  2. What type of student takes the Hippocratic Oath?

  3. How many cards of the same suit are needed for a flush in poker?

  4. Outside which London building would you find Eric Gill’s sculpture Prospero and Ariel ?

  5. Which year were General Election results televised for the first time?

  6. How many children did Queen Victoria have with her husband Prince Albert?

  7. In which Italian town is the football club Juventus based?

  8. In 2013 the Belgian postal service launched a collection of stamps that smelled, and tasted, of what?

  9. What would you get if you ordered sauerbraten?

  10. The first air-hostesses had to be unmarried, have a nursing qualification and weigh no more than 52 kilos. True or false?

  11. Which year was the digital currency bitcoin created?

  12. How many people attended the last supper?


I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

Churches in Malta have two clocks both showing different times to confuse the Devil about the time of the next service

Answers on Thursday next week.

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1. What is a young turkey called?

Answer =Poult

2. What type of student takes the Hippocratic Oath?

Answer = Physicians

3. How many cards of the same suit are needed for a flush in poker?

Answer =245901191_3flush.png.625b9f410fbf23f9e6d77f82a096394b.png

4. Outside which London building would you find Eric Gill’s sculpture Prospero and Ariel ?

Answer =484809187_4BBC.jpg.54647a7d42301b0b3bab0da904c266b8.jpg

5. Which year were General Election results televised for the first time?

Answer = 1951 – fortunately I was in bed:thumbsup:

6. How many children did Queen Victoria have with her husband Prince Albert?

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7. In which Italian town is the football club Juventus based?

Answer =Turin

8. In 2013 the Belgian postal service launched a collection of stamps that smelled, and tasted, of what?

Answer =913309388_8choc.jpg.8c00b7d1044cb373e0021e6c2bfef170.jpg

9. What would you get if you ordered sauerbraten?

Answer =Beef in tangy vinegar and spiced wine gravy

10. The first air-hostesses had to be unmarried, have a nursing qualification and weigh no more than 52 kilos. True or false?

Answer = True

11. Which year was the digital currency bitcoin created?

Answer =2009

12. How many people attended the last supper?

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I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

 

Churches in Malta have two clocks both showing different times to confuse the Devil about the time of the next service.

Answer = I Didn’t

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I hope you are all battening down the hatches in Blighty for the impending hurricane! Here's something to keep you occupied indoors:

  1. Who wrote the play Lady Windermere’s Fan?

  2. Where would you find the Dewey Decimal System in use?

  3. How many games are there in a rubber of contract bridge?

  4. Which vegetable is said to have a taste similar to an oyster?

  5. What is known as the Universal Solvent?

  6. By what name is Cherilyn Sarkasian LaPierre better known?

  7. What is a durmast?

  8. In which country is Timbuktu?

  9. Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder teamed up for which number one hit?

  10. What does CD-Rom stand for?

  11. Which US president made the Gettysburg Address?

  12. Which horse won three Cheltenham Gold Cups in the 1960s?

 

I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

You use one calorie to read 650 words.

Answers on Thursday next week - if I haven't blown away!

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20 minutes ago, Canny lass said:

I hope you are all battening down the hatches in Blighty for the impending hurricane! Here's something to keep you occupied indoors

NE coast of Blighty currently - sun shining - the odd rain cloud passing by and releasing a few drops - breezy but still three steps forward and none backwards:thumbsup:

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Pleased to hear it. The reports here are just pending doom, especially for the south. We're hoping it gets completely worn out before crossing the North Sea. We aren't finished dealing with the damage from a few weeks ago when trees with an 80cm diameter just snapped like matchsticks.

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4 hours ago, Canny lass said:

Pleased to hear it. The reports here are just pending doom, especially for the south. We're hoping it gets completely worn out before crossing the North Sea. We aren't finished dealing with the damage from a few weeks ago when trees with an 80cm diameter just snapped like matchsticks.

Still reasonably quiet on the NE coast = 60 mph and not too much damage, according to the 18:30 NE News but they do report that the conditions will go on, for better or worse, for 5+ hours.

Cumbria and the West coast have had snow and more severe wind so if Eunice keeps on the same diagonal path Norway plus West and North Sweden could be the worst hit.  

Fortunately we are in a bungalow, and the house next door protects us. When we lived in a two story house in Cramlington we did have ridge and roof tiles blown off at the gable end during strong winds in the late 1980's. The damage wasn't too severe but the sound of the wind, after the damage, did result in the whole family spending the rest of the night, from about 02:00, downstairs and no one slept.

 

 

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1. Who wrote the play Lady Windermere’s Fan?

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2. Where would you find the Dewey Decimal System in use?

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3. How many games are there in a rubber of contract bridge?

Answer = 3

4. Which vegetable is said to have a taste similar to an oyster?

Answer =1212912799_4salsify.jpg.1e46ea1798c2ccf4192a87dbe9ad1535.jpg

5. What is known as the Universal Solvent?

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6. By what name is Cherilyn Sarkasian LaPierre better known?

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7. What is a durmast?

Answer = Oak Tree

8. In which country is Timbuktu?

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9. Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder teamed up for which number one hit?

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10. What does CD-Rom stand for?

Answer = Compact Disc – Read Only memory

11. Which US president made the Gettysburg Address?

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12. Which horse won three Cheltenham Gold Cups in the 1960s?

Answer = Arkle

 

I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

 

You use one calorie to read 650 words.

Answer = I didn’t.

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  1. Who wrote the play Lady Windermere’s Fan? Oscar Wilde,
  2. Where would you find the Dewey Decimal System in use? Libraries
  3. How many games are there in a rubber of contract bridge? Two
  4. Which vegetable is said to have a taste similar to an oyster? Salsify
  5. What is known as the Universal Solvent? Water
  6. By what name is Cherilyn Sarkasian LaPierre better known? Cher
  7. What is a durmast? European oak
  8. In which country is Timbuktu?Mali,
  9. Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder teamed up for which number one hit? Ebony And Ivory
  10. What does CD-Rom stand for? Compact Disc- Read-only memory
  11. Which US president made the Gettysburg Address? President Abraham Lincoln
  12. Which horse won three Cheltenham Gold Cups in the 1960s? Arkle,
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...and here it is:

  1. What was the name of Prospero’s daughter in The Tempest?

  2. Near which British seaside resort are the Great and Little Ormes?

  3. Which animal caused the death of William III?

  4. Who wrote All Quiet on the Western Front?

  5. In which film is the last line “Tomorrow is another day”?

  6. Who described Newcastle’s women as dogs, Alan Shearer as Mary Poppins and football fans as mugs?

  7. What is a bullace?

  8. What name is given to a cow that has not yet had a calf?

  9. What have Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Belgium, Netherlands and Spain all got that Germany, France and Italy have not?

  10. Who was the supreme God in Norse mythology?

  11. Who was the Wimbledon Women’s Singles Champion in 1994?

  12. What is the only insect that can turn its head to look directly behind it?

 

I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

The Roman Emperor Claudius choked to death on a feather that his doctor used to tickle his throat to induce vomiting


Answers on Thursday.

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1. What was the name of Prospero’s daughter in The Tempest?

Answer =190172590_1miranda.jpg.50f06c1d307cf1dd426c3047aa0029cf.jpg

2. Near which British seaside resort are the Great and Little Ormes?

Answer = Llandudno – I was there in 1986 and visited1640244722_2llanf.jpg.32d89a8581c1ada7bdb3b1815da38252.jpg

3. Which animal caused the death of William III?

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4. Who wrote All Quiet on the Western Front?

Answer =862957270_4EMR.jpg.48fa637b2f520e6479a7364b3867c780.jpg

5. In which film is the last line “Tomorrow is another day”?

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6. Who described Newcastle’s women as dogs, Alan Shearer as Mary Poppins and football fans as mugs?

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7. What is a bullace?

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8. What name is given to a cow that has not yet had a calf?

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9. What have Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Belgium, Netherlands and Spain all got that Germany, France and Italy have not?

Answer = A queen ???????????????????

10. Who was the supreme God in Norse mythology?

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11. Who was the Wimbledon Women’s Singles Champion in 1994?

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12. What is the only insect that can turn its head to look directly behind it?

Answer =316393011_12Praying_Mantis.jpg.16335d7d2731c15ef343a62d762d5164.jpg

 

I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

The Roman Emperor Claudius choked to death on a feather that his doctor used to tickle his throat to induce vomiting

Answer = I didn’t.

 

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  1. What was the name of Prospero’s daughter in The Tempest? Miranda.
  2. Near which British seaside resort are the Great and Little Ormes? Llandudno
  3. Which animal caused the death of William III? Mole and horse.
  4. Who wrote All Quiet on the Western Front? Erich Maria Remarque
  5. In which film is the last line “Tomorrow is another day”? Gone with the wind
  6. Who described Newcastle’s women as dogs, Alan Shearer as Mary Poppins and football fans as mugs? Freddy Shepherd
  7. What is a bullace? Plum
  8. What name is given to a cow that has not yet had a calf? Heifer
  9. What have Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Belgium, Netherlands and Spain all got that Germany, France and Italy have not?Royalty
  10. Who was the supreme God in Norse mythology? Odin.
  11. Who was the Wimbledon Women’s Singles Champion in 1994? Conchita Martínez
  12. What is the only insect that can turn its head to look directly behind it? Praying mantis.

 

 

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Answers to last week's quiz:

  1. Miranda

  2. Llandudno

  3. Mole

  4. Erich Remarque

  5. Gone With The Wind

  6. Newcastle United directors Freddie Shepherd and Douglas Hall.

  7. A fruit

  8. Heifer

  9. Monarchies

  10. Odin

  11. Conchita Martinez

  12. Praying Mantis

 

New quiz tomorrow!

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