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1.         Which is the largest instrument in the string section of an orchestra?

2.         Which tea is known as ‘the champagne of teas’?

3.         Who had a hit single in 1955 with Rock Around the cCock?

4.         Which metal is the best conductor of heat and electricity?

5.         In which sport would you use a trudgen?

6.         John Rivers and Lord Napier are types of what?

7.         In a game of tenpin bowling, if a person starts by throwing 12 consecutive strikes, what would their score be?

8.         What colour is a giraffe’s tongue?

9.         In which book of the Bible are the Ten Commandments set out for the first time?

10.      What tree can be green, black, white or blue?

11.      What is the first animal listed in an English dictionary?

12.      Who was the first Conservative prime minister?

 

I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

King Zog of Albania smoked more than 100 cigarettes a day.

Answers on Thursday next week, as usual.

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1.         Which is the largest instrument in the string section of an orchestra?                                                             Double Bass

2.         Which tea is known as ‘the champagne of teas’?                                                                                                  Sri Lanka

3.         Who had a hit single in 1955 with Rock Around the cCock?                                                                                 Jerry Lee Lewis

4.         Which metal is the best conductor of heat and electricity?                                                                                  Gold  

5.         In which sport would you use a trudgen?                                                                                                                 Swimming

6.         John Rivers and Lord Napier are types of what?                                                                                                     Clothing 

7.         In a game of tenpin bowling, if a person starts by throwing 12 consecutive strikes, what would their score be?  300

8.         What colour is a giraffe’s tongue?                                                                                                                               Purple

9.         In which book of the Bible are the Ten Commandments set out for the first time?

10.      What tree can be green, black, white or blue?                                                                                                               Xmas tree

11.      What is the first animal listed in an English dictionary?                                                                                              Aardvark    

12.      Who was the first Conservative prime minister?

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1.         Which is the largest instrument in the string section of an orchestra? Double Bass

2.         Which tea is known as ‘the champagne of teas’? Darjeeling tea

3.         Who had a hit single in 1955 with Rock Around the clock? Bill Haley

4.         Which metal is the best conductor of heat and electricity? Copper

5.         In which sport would you use a trudgen? Swimming

6.         John Rivers and Lord Napier are types of what? Necterines

7.         In a game of tenpin bowling, if a person starts by throwing 12 consecutive strikes, what would their score be? 300

8.         What colour is a giraffe’s tongue? Purple

9.         In which book of the Bible are the Ten Commandments set out for the first time? Exodus

10.      What tree can be green, black, white or blue? Xmas tree

11.      What is the first animal listed in an English dictionary?  Aardvark

12.      Who was the first Conservative prime minister? William Grenville

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1.         Which is the largest instrument in the string section of an orchestra?

Answer =643420490_1Doublebass.jpg.6b8bd3711b7075605dc0dce5fe33068f.jpg

 

2.         Which tea is known as ‘the champagne of teas’?

Answer = 1943371394_2darj.jpg.753b3da6e94e277f4e2ec1cb7ea28863.jpg

 

3.         Who had a hit single in 1955 with Rock Around the Clock?

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4.         Which metal is the best conductor of heat and electricity?

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5.         In which sport would you use a trudgen?

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6.         John Rivers and Lord Napier are types of what?

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7.         In a game of tenpin bowling, if a person starts by throwing 12 consecutive strikes, what would their score be?

Answer = it’s the same as the time an Irishman leaves the pub in the afternoon 1320769709_7tree30.jpg.c05a434fd62a9fa03ad31fcf02add207.jpg

 

8.         What colour is a giraffe’s tongue?

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9.         In which book of the Bible are the Ten Commandments set out for the first time?

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10.      What tree can be green, black, white or blue?

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11.      What is the first animal listed in an English dictionary?

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12.      Who was the first Conservative prime minister?

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I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

 

King Zog of Albania smoked more than 100 cigarettes a day.

Answer = I didn’t --- it was Zog who did :D

 

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Answers to last week's quiz:

1.       Double Bass

2.       Darjeeling

3.       Bill Haley and his Comets

4.       Silver

5.       Swimming

6.       Nectarine

7.       300

8.       Blue

9.       Exodus

10.   Ash

11.   Aardvark

12.   Robert Peel

Question 10: Come on you guys! You may still believe in Santa Clause but a plastic Christmas tree isn't a REAL tree!!

New quiz tomorrow!

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3 hours ago, Canny lass said:

10.   What tree can be green, black, white or blue?

Question 10: Come on you guys! You may still believe in Santa Clause but a plastic Christmas tree isn't a REAL tree!!

 

@Vic Patterson - @Jammy - I don't think we can take this lying down😏. Q 13 where does the word 'real' appear in Q 10 ?🤭

I think @Canny lass must have a green, black, white and blue ash tree in her forest where she hunts for elks🙂

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On 10/04/2020 at 16:44, Canny lass said:

the rules are simple:

Participate

Googling permitted

The judges decision is final

I am the judge

No bribing the judge

... well, I might be able to turn a blind eye to that last one

... I didn't specify an "artificial" tree either!

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I have to agree with Eggy, considering the consequences of this and future ambiguity I think there is a need for an independent adjudication! 

Though I do recognize, appreciate  and accept rules #3 and #4 

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16 hours ago, Vic Patterson said:

I think there is a need for an independent adjudication! 

If you can find an ajudicator that has Donald Trump's acceptance then I have no objections. Nominations, on a postage stamp, in the official nominations box please.

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13 minutes ago, Canny lass said:

If you can find an ajudicator that has Donald Trump's acceptance then I have no objections. Nominations, on a postage stamp, in the official nominations box please.

Not the Trump card - we got no chance now @Vic Patterson😇

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On 15/10/2020 at 16:26, Canny lass said:

Question 10: Come on you guys! You may still believe in Santa Clause but a plastic Christmas tree isn't a REAL tree!!

New quiz tomorrow!

@Canny lass - did you forget to post quiz or have I, or my old PC, missed something:)

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1 hour ago, Alan Edgar (Eggy1948) said:

Did you forget to post quiz or have I, or my old PC, missed something:)

I thought I had posted! I've made a note to say I have and another to remind me to post the answers on Thursday. Don't know what's gone wrong but here it is again:

1.         Which comedian, as a schoolboy, had a trial for Heart of Midlothian FC but wasn’t tall enough?

2.         What type of creatures are “Whitstable natives”?

3.         Fullerenes, discovered in 1985, were a new form of which element?

4.         Which island, situated in the Arctic Ocean, is the largest in the world?

5.         Adam Bell, Clym of the Clough and William of Cloudesley were all famous what?

6.         Which frigate was launched secretly in 1986 in Wallsend to replace a ship lost in the Falklands?

7.         What instrument is used to measure dew?

8.         Which car manufacturer had the Kitten, Rebel and Sabre models?

9.         Which Japanese word translates as ‘leader of the army’?

10.      Which country was the first to use paper banknotes?

11.      Who is the lead singer with Simple Minds?

12.      Identify the language used in the following sentence: Dómarinn hefur alltaf rétt fyrrir sér.

 

I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

The Russian postal service will not deliver letters containing chewing gum.

Bonus question: How do they know what’s in the envelope?

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1.         Which comedian, as a schoolboy, had a trial for Heart of Midlothian FC but wasn’t tall enough? Ronnie Corbet

2.         What type of creatures are “Whitstable natives”? Oysters

3.         Fullerenes, discovered in 1985, were a new form of which element? Carbon

4.         Which island, situated in the Arctic Ocean, is the largest in the world? Spitsbergen

5.         Adam Bell, Clym of the Clough and William of Cloudesley were all famous what? Outlaws

6.         Which frigate was launched secretly in 1986 in Wallsend to replace a ship lost in the Falklands? HMS Sheffield.

7.         What instrument is used to measure dew? psychrometer

8.         Which car manufacturer had the Kitten, Rebel and Sabre models? Reliant

9.         Which Japanese word translates as ‘leader of the army’? 軍事指導者.

10.      Which country was the first to use paper banknotes? China

11.      Who is the lead singer with Simple Minds? Jim Kerr

12.     Identify the language used in the following sentence Dómarinn hefur alltaf rétt fyrrir sér. Spanish

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1.         Which comedian, as a schoolboy, had a trial for Heart of Midlothian FC but wasn’t tall enough?

Answer =1271290068_1Ronnie.jpg.296e1da3e251c1cc5cef3eda9ae832d9.jpg

 

2.         What type of creatures are “Whitstable natives”?

Answer =164180276_2oyster.jpg.df5f2072444939928f623da2f5b9dc67.jpg

 

3.         Fullerenes, discovered in 1985, were a new form of which element?

Answer =107052584_3bon.jpg.20bfef5dd757c6d9773a3cc8de6d80a1.jpg

4.         Which island, situated in the Arctic Ocean, is the largest in the world?

Answer =2043177707_4berg.jpg.2204479a3df4f56013bfe04767d6db95.jpg

 

5.         Adam Bell, Clym of the Clough and William of Cloudesley were all famous what?

Answer = Inglewood Outlaws

 

6.         Which frigate was launched secretly in 1986 in Wallsend to replace a ship lost in the Falklands?

Answer = Hansard

 

7.         What instrument is used to measure dew?

Answer =991963106_7physco.jpg.543b20e01701015aa0a474849c570074.jpg

 

8.         Which car manufacturer had the Kitten, Rebel and Sabre models?

Answer =652546375_8reliant.jpg.c3aa8159859fedd5b4e4fab6d8105ddf.jpg

 

9.         Which Japanese word translates as ‘leader of the army’?

Answer =「軍のリーダーとして

 

10.      Which country was the first to use paper banknotes?

Answer =159432135_10China.jpg.79f90bee60c0292002e81de4c95606fc.jpg

11.      Who is the lead singer with Simple Minds?

Answer =1284843836_11jimkerr.jpeg.249d38faca0d8a0e034c1a0d8475bbd5.jpeg

 

12.      Identify the language used in the following sentence: Dómarinn hefur alltaf rétt fyrrir sér.

Answer = Icelandic

I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

The Russian postal service will not deliver letters containing chewing gum.

  Answer = I didn't

Bonus question: How do they know what’s in the envelope?

  Answer = No idea - it's Google proof:iiam:

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Answers to last week's quiz:

1.       Ronnie Corbett

2.       Oysters

3.       Carbon

4.       Greenland

5.       Archers, outlaws

6.       *HMS Coventry

7.       Drosometer

8.      ** Reliant

9.       ***Shogun

10.   China

11.   Jim Kerr

12.   Icelandic

 

*Q6 HMS Coventry and HMS Sheffield are both frigates, and both were launched at Swan Hunter, Wallsend in 1986 – HMS Sheffield, March, 26 and HMS Coventry, a few weeks later April 08. However, the launch of HMS Sheffield was no secret. It was launched by Mrs. Susan Stanley, wife of the then Armed Forces Minister while HMS Coventry slipped quietly into the River Tyne without ceremony.

**Q8  I can’t find anybody called Li who is  102 years old

Sophie Avouris, April 2020

Arthur Seidman Feb 2019 (no longer  102)

Madeleine Turpan 102 Sept 2014 (no longer  102)

 *** Q9 Shogun was the word I was looking for, a loan from Japanese clothed in the English alphabet. but the Japanese 将軍 (shogun)  is  also acceptable, being the shortened form of 征夷大将軍 (seiitaishogun) meaning Commander in Chief  (of the expeditionary force against the barbarians).

Naturally, I can accept even 軍事指導者 also meaning ‘military leader.  

New quiz tomorrow - without Japanese!

 

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Here we go .....

1.         What does the symbol HB stand for on a pencil?

2.         What is the motto of the BBC?

3.         England’s best ever win at football was 13-0. Who were they playing?

4.         In which year were cars first required to be registered?

5.         In WW2, what was the codename given by Hitler to the German invasion of Russia?

6.         How many years are celebrated with a platinum anniversary?

7.         What is the layer of rock immediately under the crust of the Earth called?

8.         Which animal lives in a ‘citadel’?

9.         What is the name of the Queen’s residence in Norfolk?

10.      Brassica Oleracea is better known as what?

11.      Who discovered the basic laws of genetics while analysing peas in a monastery garden?

12.      What does a Buck Rarebit have that a Welsh Rarebit does not?

 

I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

Japanese women wear padded underwear to make their bottoms appear more rounded.

... and you never know just when you might need that morsel of knowledge!

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1.         What does the symbol HB stand for on a pencil? Hard Black.

2.         What is the motto of the BBC? Nation shall speak peace unto nation.

3.         England’s best ever win at football was 13-0. Who were they playing? Ireland

4.         In which year were cars first required to be registered? 1901 (U.S.A.)

5.         In WW2, what was the codename given by Hitler to the German invasion of Russia? Barbarrosa

6.         How many years are celebrated with a platinum anniversary? 70

7.         What is the layer of rock immediately under the crust of the Earth called? Mantle

8.         Which animal lives in a ‘citadel’ ? Mole

9.         What is the name of the Queen’s residence in Norfolk? Sandringham House

10.      Brassica Oleracea is better known as what? Cabbage

11.      Who discovered the basic laws of genetics while analyzing peas in a monastery garden? Gregor Mendel

12.      What does a Buck Rarebit have that a Welsh Rarebit does not? Egg

 

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1.         What does the symbol HB stand for on a pencil?

Answer =1369616872_1HB.jpg.5cb2b7dee33d5b857de5b8e84ca5112b.jpg

2.         What is the motto of the BBC?

Answer =587314039_2BBC.jpg.9897803774b177e0a319bd56522f0209.jpg

3.         England’s best ever win at football was 13-0. Who were they playing?

Answer =279169715_3Ireland.jpg.10657f164222e78d355571e51103ab13.jpg

4.         In which year were cars first required to be registered?

Answer =1942737694_4ford.jpg.da28945544a73fe09f8fc99dd94fd449.jpg

5.         In WW2, what was the codename given by Hitler to the German invasion of Russia?

Answer = I can’t get Barbarella and the  ‘excessive-pleasure machine’ out of my mind

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6.         How many years are celebrated with a platinum anniversary?

Answer =778206498_6Plat.jpg.3d4dbb31688eecaf5e3e7fc6a56e9a30.jpg

7.         What is the layer of rock immediately under the crust of the Earth called?

Answer = Mantle

8.         Which animal lives in a ‘citadel’?

Answer =374895899_8mole.jpeg.41d408801c79a21850e4c85605807945.jpeg

 

9.         What is the name of the Queen’s residence in Norfolk?

Answer =81800026_9sandringham.jpg.21de86116aa99c39709bb699546d7206.jpg

10.      Brassica Oleracea is better known as what?

Answer =1687172477_10ear.jpg.984bd38f0bcba62041d4464a9d1dd360.jpg

11.      Who discovered the basic laws of genetics while analysing peas in a monastery garden?

Answer =1556013925_11mend.jpg.87415521e1f2736bb4f3edbc6fa7bc05.jpg

12.      What does a Buck Rarebit have that a Welsh Rarebit does not?

Answer =1339381001_12egg.jpg.0c46dbd2ed383b006f2ff0df3ac5f035.jpg

 

 

I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

 

Japanese women wear padded underwear to make their bottoms appear more rounded.

Answer = I did

... and you never know just when you might need that morsel of knowledge! Answer = I did

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1.         What does the symbol HB stand for on a pencil?                                                                                 Hard Black

2.         What is the motto of the BBC?                                                                                                                  ----

3.         England’s best ever win at football was 13-0. Who were they playing?                                             Malta

4.         In which year were cars first required to be registered?                                                                       1901

5.         In WW2, what was the codename given by Hitler to the German invasion of Russia?                    Barbarosa

6.         How many years are celebrated with a platinum anniversary?                                                           60 years

7.         What is the layer of rock immediately under the crust of the Earth called?                                      Mantel

8.         Which animal lives in a ‘citadel’?                                                                                                               A mole

9.         What is the name of the Queen’s residence in Norfolk?                                                                       Sandringham

10.      Brassica Oleracea is better known as what?                                                                                           Cauliflower

11.      Who discovered the basic laws of genetics while analysing peas in a monastery garden?            -----

12.      What does a Buck Rarebit have that a Welsh Rarebit does not?                                                          Rabbit

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Answers to last week's quiz:

1.       Hard-Black

2.       Nation shall speak peace unto nation

3.       Ireland

4.       1903

5.       Barbarossa

6.       70

7.       The Mantle

8.       Mole

9.       Sandringham

10.   Cabbage

11.   Gregor Mendel

12.   A poached egg

New quiz tomorrow!

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Are we sitting comfortably? Then let's begin ....

1.         Which former pop-star owned the company that made The Life of Brian and had a one line part in a crowd scene?

2.         What can be upside down, ginger or Dundee?

3.         Which country hosted the summer Olympics in 1932?

4.         What occupation is involved with stretchers and headers?

5.         On which river does Amsterdam stand?

6.         What is the millionth of a metre called?

7.         Who is the prime minister of France?

8.         What sort of drink is pekoe?

9.         Who had a pet chimp called Chee Chee?

10.      Which Bridge on the River Thames has a central portion that can be raised to allow ships into London?

11.      Which sports commentator talked of an ‘up and under’ and an ‘early bath’?

12.      What is a dirndl?

 

I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

The first advert on Radio Luxembourg was for a laxative.

Answers on Thursday as usual.

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1.         Which former pop-star owned the company that made The Life of Brian and had a one line part in a crowd scene? George Harrison,

2.         What can be upside down, ginger or Dundee? Cake

3.         Which country hosted the summer Olympics in 1932? U.S.A.

4.         What occupation is involved with stretchers and headers? Bricklayer.

5.         On which river does Amsterdam stand? Amstel

6.         What is the millionth of a metre called? Micron

7.         Who is the prime minister of France? Jean Castex

8.         What sort of drink is pekoe? Tea

9.         Who had a pet chimp called Chee Chee? Dr Dolittle

10.      Which Bridge on the River Thames has a central portion that can be raised to allow ships into London? Tower bridge

11.      Which sports commentator talked of an ‘up and under’ and an ‘early bath’? Eddie Waring.

12.      What is a dirndl? Dress

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1.         Which former pop-star owned the company that made The Life of Brian and had a one line part in a crowd scene?    Paul McCartney

2.         What can be upside down, ginger or Dundee?                                                                                                                             Dundee

3.         Which country hosted the summer Olympics in 1932?                                                                                                              Canada

4.         What occupation is involved with stretchers and headers?                                                                                                       Bricklayer

5.         On which river does Amsterdam stand?                                                                                                                                        Rhine

6.         What is the millionth of a metre called?                                                                                                                                         Micron

7.         Who is the prime minister of France?

8.         What sort of drink is pekoe?                                                                                                                                                            Liqueur

9.         Who had a pet chimp called Chee Chee?                                                                                                                                     Michael Jackson

10.      Which Bridge on the River Thames has a central portion that can be raised to allow ships into London?                       Tower Bridge

11.      Which sports commentator talked of an ‘up and under’ and an ‘early bath’?                                                                         Eddie Waring

12.      What is a dirndl?                                                                                                                                                                               The end of a road

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1.         Which former pop-star owned the company that made The Life of Brian and had a one line part in a crowd scene?

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2.         What can be upside down, ginger or Dundee?

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3.         Which country hosted the summer Olympics in 1932?

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4.         What occupation is involved with stretchers and headers?

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5.         On which river does Amsterdam stand?

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6.         What is the millionth of a metre called?

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7.         Who is the prime minister of France?

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8.         What sort of drink is pekoe?

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9.         Who had a pet chimp called Chee Chee?

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10.      Which Bridge on the River Thames has a central portion that can be raised to allow ships into London?

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11.      Which sports commentator talked of an ‘up and under’ and an ‘early bath’?

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12.      What is a dirndl?

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I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

 

The first advert on Radio Luxembourg was for a laxative.

Answer = I didn’t. I wonder if the same laxative advert was broadcast on radio Caroline?

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