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You're more than welcome! We don't stand on ceremony so there's no need to get dressed up for the occasion. Slippers on, is recommended though - as is pint in hand - and, as nobody can see you, you can even lounge around in your 'loincloth', laundered or otherwise.

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Answers to last week's quiz:

1.       George Harrison

2.       Cake

3.       Los Angeles

4.       Bricklayer

5.       Amstel

6.       Micron

7.       Jean Castex

8.       Tea

9.       Dr Doolittle

10.   Tower Bridge

11.   Eddie Waring

12.   A dress

New quiz tomorrow!

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On your marks, get set, GO!

1.         What is the more common name for the clavicle?

2.         With which sport do you associate Michael Jordan?

3.         Who was the last Saxon king of England?

4.         Which English playwright was murdered by his lover , Kenneth Halliwell, in 1967?

5.         What nationality was the composer Edvard Grieg?

6.         Where in London would you see the White Tower?

7.         Which sorceress turned Odysseus’ men into swine?

8.         What is the Celtic name for ‘river’?

9.         Who said “We live over the shop”?

10.      Which Berkshire school did Prince Charles attend?

11.      In which TV series did Jimmy Nail play a Geordie detective?

12.      Pomeroy, Von Schneider, Winterbottom and Sir Toby,were the dinner guests. Who was the hostess?

 

I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

Napoleon tried to kill himself but because the poison he took was old it had lost its potency and gave him hiccups instead.

Answers on Thursday.

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1.         What is the more common name for the clavicle? Collar bone

2.         With which sport do you associate Michael Jordan? Basketball

3.         Who was the last Saxon king of England? Harold #2

4.         Which English playwright was murdered by his lover , Kenneth Halliwell, in 1967? Joe Orton

5.         What nationality was the composer Edvard Grieg? Norwegen

6.         Where in London would you see the White Tower? Tower of London

7.         Which sorceress turned Odysseus’ men into swine? Circe

8.         What is the Celtic name for ‘river’? Avon

9.         Who said “We live over the shop”? Margaret Thatcher

10.      Which Berkshire school did Prince Charles attend? Cheam

11.      In which TV series did Jimmy Nail play a Geordie detective? Spender

12.      Pomeroy, Von Schneider, Winterbottom and Sir Toby,were the dinner guests. Who was the hostess? Miss Sophie

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1.         What is the more common name for the clavicle?

Answer =656526799_1collarbone.jpg.75327afee120e5a0ee944a700a26fb85.jpg

2.         With which sport do you associate Michael Jordan?

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3.         Who was the last Saxon king of England?

Answer = Edward The Confessor

4.         Which English playwright was murdered by his lover , Kenneth Halliwell, in 1967?

Answer = Joe Orton

5.         What nationality was the composer Edvard Grieg?

Answer = Norwegian

6.         Where in London would you see the White Tower?

Answer = Tower of London

7.         Which sorceress turned Odysseus’ men into swine?

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8.         What is the Celtic name for ‘river’?

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9.         Who said “We live over the shop”?

Answer = I refuse to use those two words.:wacko:

10.      Which Berkshire school did Prince Charles attend?

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11.      In which TV series did Jimmy Nail play a Geordie detective?

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12.      Pomeroy, Von Schneider, Winterbottom and Sir Toby,were the dinner guests. Who was the hostess?

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I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

 

Napoleon tried to kill himself but because the poison he took was old it had lost its potency and gave him hiccups instead.

Answer = I didn’t.

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1.         What is the more common name for the clavicle?                                                                  Collar bone

2.         With which sport do you associate Michael Jordan?                                                              Basketball

3.         Who was the last Saxon king of England?                                                                                 Harold

4.         Which English playwright was murdered by his lover , Kenneth Halliwell, in 1967?

5.         What nationality was the composer Edvard Grieg?                                                                 Swiss

6.         Where in London would you see the White Tower?                                                                  Tower of London

7.         Which sorceress turned Odysseus’ men into swine?

8.         What is the Celtic name for ‘river’?                                                                                               Avon

9.         Who said “We live over the shop”?                                                                                               Granville  

10.      Which Berkshire school did Prince Charles attend?                                                                   Cheam

11.      In which TV series did Jimmy Nail play a Geordie detective?                                                   Spender

12.      Pomeroy, Von Schneider, Winterbottom and Sir Toby,were the dinner guests. Who was the hostess?   Margaret Thatcher

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Answers to last week's quiz;

1.       Collar bone

2.       Basketball

3.        Harold II

4.       Joe Orton

5.       Norwegian

6.       Tower of London

7.       Circe

8.       Avon

9.       Margaret Thatcher and Prince Philip (Not together, I hasten to add!)

10.   Cheam

11.   Spender

12.   Miss Sophie

New quiz tomorrow!

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It's Friday! It's quiz night!

1.         Who was totally for non-violence but never received the Nobel Peace Prize, despite being nominated five times?

2.         What was the earlier name of Tokyo?

3.         What is the text of an opera called?

4.         What name do we give to a group of donkeys?

5.         How many edges does a cube have?

6.         For what was the Arc de Triumph, in Paris, built?

7.         Nelson Mandela was imprisoned on which island?

8.         What is C2H5OH?

9.         What year is represented here: MDCCLXXVI?

10.      Which Greek wrote The Iliad and Odysseus?

11.      For what is Ag the chemical symbol?

12.      Cedar is the national tree of which country?

 

I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

Redheads have fewer hairs on their heads than blondes.

Answers on Thursday next week!

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1.         Who was totally for non-violence but never received the Nobel Peace Prize, despite being nominated five times? Gandhi

2.         What was the earlier name of Tokyo? Edo

3.         What is the text of an opera called? Libretto

4.         What name do we give to a group of donkeys? Herd

5.         How many edges does a cube have? 12

6.         For what was the Arc de Triumph, in Paris, built? Battle of Austerlitz

7.         Nelson Mandela was imprisoned on which island? Robben Island

8.         What is C2H5OH? Ethanol

9.         What year is represented here: MDCCLXXVI? 1776

10.      Which Greek wrote The Iliad and Odysseus? Homer

11.      For what is Ag the chemical symbol? Silver

12.      Cedar is the national tree of which country? Lebanon

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1.         Who was totally for non-violence but never received the Nobel Peace Prize, despite being nominated five times?

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2.         What was the earlier name of Tokyo?

Answer = Edo

3.         What is the text of an opera called?

Answer = Libreto

4.         What name do we give to a group of donkeys?

Answer = Herd. Hee-haw, hee-haw, hee-hawlways calls us that.

5.         How many edges does a cube have?

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6.         For what was the Arc de Triumph, in Paris, built?

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7.         Nelson Mandela was imprisoned on which island?

Answer = Robben

8.         What is C2H5OH?

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9.         What year is represented here: MDCCLXXVI?

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10.      Which Greek wrote The Iliad and Odysseus?

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11.      For what is Ag the chemical symbol?

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12.      Cedar is the national tree of which country?

Answer = Lebanon

 

 

I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

 

Redheads have fewer hairs on their heads than blondes.

Answer = I didn’t – does that mean redheads are thicker:withstupid:?

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21 hours ago, Alan Edgar (Eggy1948) said:

6.         For what was the Arc de Triumph, in Paris, built?

Answer =2001507863_7Napoleonarc.jpg.79ee6072b7a42da43195c23187fc7240.jpg

Are you seriously telling me that the Arc de Triumph was built as an armchair for a giant?

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24 minutes ago, Canny lass said:

Are you seriously telling me that the Arc de Triumph was built as an armchair for a giant?

😇 - nooo - I thought it was built for the guy sitting on it 🙂

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Answers to last wek's quiz:

1.       Mahatma Gandhi

2.       Edo

3.       The libretto

4.       Pace, drove or herd,

5.       12

6.       To the commemorate Napoleon’s victory

7.       Robben Island

8.       Ethyl alcohol (drinkable)

9.       1776

10.   Homer

11.   Silver

12.   Lebanon

New quiz tomorrow and Christmas special being prepared!

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Sorry it's a bit late. Snow shovelling has started with a bang!

1.         What is the highest building in the world?

2.         By which name is Jorge Mario Bergoglio better known?

3.         Who discovered penicillin?

4.         In what year did the Titanic sink on her maiden voyage?

5.         Which pop group was formed in 1973 by amalgamating the two groups: Choise and Golden Hammers?

6.         What is the average life-span of a dragonfly?

7.         Approximately how many breaths does an adult male take every day?

8.         Which year did Arsenal move from Highbury to The Emirates Stadium?

9.         Who dropped a feather and a hammer on the moon to show that, without air,  they would fall at the same speed?

10.      How many players in a water-polo team?

11.      In which country can you find Angkor Wat?

12.      In which James Bond novel/film do we meet the character Tee Hee?

 

I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

An Ohio law states that pets have to carry lights on their tails at night.

Answers on Thursday.

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1.         What is the highest building in the world?

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2.         By which name is Jorge Mario Bergoglio better known?

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3.         Who discovered penicillin?

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4.         In what year did the Titanic sink on her maiden voyage?

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5.         Which pop group was formed in 1973 by amalgamating the two groups: Choise and Golden Hammers?

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6.         What is the average life-span of a dragonfly?

Answer =1230081822_6drag.jpg.087ce825c593b54493a18942675d4f56.jpg

7.         Approximately how many breaths does an adult male take every day?

Answer = 23,040 = 16 per min x 60 x 24

8.         Which year did Arsenal move from Highbury to The Emirates Stadium?

Answer = 2006

9.         Who dropped a feather and a hammer on the moon to show that, without air,  they would fall at the same speed?

Answer = Commander David Scott – 1971 – Apollo 15.

10.      How many players in a water-polo team?

Answer =1282183389_10polo.jpg.44f37595b65f772aef0758b28aff866f.jpg

11.      In which country can you find Angkor Wat?

Answer = Cambodia

12.      In which James Bond novel/film do we meet the character Tee Hee?

Answer = Live and Let Die

 

 

I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

 

An Ohio law states that pets have to carry lights on their tails at night.

Answer = I didn’t.

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1.         What is the highest building in the world?  Burj Khalifa

2.         By which name is Jorge Mario Bergoglio better known? Francis I

3.         Who discovered penicillin? Fleming

4.         In what year did the Titanic sink on her maiden voyage? 1912

5.         Which pop group was formed in 1973 by amalgamating the two groups: Choise and Golden Hammers? Showaddywaddy.

6.         What is the average life-span of a dragonfly? 6 months

7.         Approximately how many breaths does an adult male take every day? 23,000

8.         Which year did Arsenal move from Highbury to The Emirates Stadium? 2006

9.         Who dropped a feather and a hammer on the moon to show that, without air,  they would fall at the same speed? David Scott

10.      How many players in a water-polo team? 7

11.      In which country can you find Angkor Wat? Cambodia

12.      In which James Bond novel/film do we meet the character Tee Hee? Live and Let Die

Well into our snow season here, but not accumulating a lot in town.

 

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Answers to last week's quiz:

1.       Burj Khalifa, Dubai (828m)

2.       Pope Francis

3.       Alexander Flemming

4.       1912

5.       Showaddywaddy

6.       6 months

7.       20, 000

8.       2006

9.       David Randolph Scott

10.   7

11.   Cambodia

12.   Live and let die

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Get crackin!

1.         In a game of snooker, which colour ball is worth 5 points?

2.         In which novel did Michael Henchard sell his wife for five guineas?

3.         What do we call the loss of water from the leaves of plants?

4.         Who had a hit in 1972 with the song Sylvia’s mother?

5.         If A is Alpha and T is Tango what is M?

6.         True or false: Glyndebourne Opera House is in East Sussex?

7.         In which country is the Vosges mountain range?

8.         What do the initials C.G. stand for on an Ordnance Survey Map?

9.         How many standard bottles are there in a Nebuchadnezzar?

10.      Which is the only bird that can fly backwards

11.      If a person is lapidated what happens to them?

12.      Whose legendary horse was called Lamri?

 

I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

Two army teams once competed in a Tug of War battle for 2 hours and 41 minutes.

Answers on Thursday!

 

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1.         In a game of snooker, which colour ball is worth 5 points?

Answer =

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2.         In which novel did Michael Henchard sell his wife for five guineas?

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3.         What do we call the loss of water from the leaves of plants?

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4.         Who had a hit in 1972 with the song Sylvia’s mother?

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5.         If A is Alpha and T is Tango what is M?

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6.         True or false: Glyndebourne Opera House is in East Sussex?

Answer = True

7.         In which country is the Vosges mountain range?

Answer =  1604456394_7france.jpg.62ab187d2073e91020fd59a413c823c0.jpg

8.         What do the initials C.G. stand for on an Ordnance Survey Map?

Answer = Coast Guard

9.         How many standard bottles are there in a Nebuchadnezzar?

Answer = 20

10.      Which is the only bird that can fly backwards

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11.      If a person is lapidated what happens to them?

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12.      Whose legendary horse was called Lamri?

Answer =1659043211_12arthur.jpg.35c1195b31c7ca3f9aa436aff5175351.jpg

 

I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

Two army teams once competed in a Tug of War battle for 2 hours and 41 minutes.

Answer = I didn’t

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1.         In a game of snooker, which colour ball is worth 5 points? Blue

2.         In which novel did Michael Henchard sell his wife for five guineas? The Mayor of Casterbridge:

3.         What do we call the loss of water from the leaves of plants? transpiration.

4.         Who had a hit in 1972 with the song Sylvia’s mother? Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show 

5.         If A is Alpha and T is Tango what is M? Mike

6.         True or false: Glyndebourne Opera House is in East Sussex? True

7.         In which country is the Vosges mountain range? France

8.         What do the initials C.G. stand for on an Ordnance Survey Map?  Coast Guard

9.         How many standard bottles are there in a Nebuchadnezzar? 20

10.      Which is the only bird that can fly backwards hummingbird

11.      If a person is lapidated what happens to them? Stoning

12.      Whose legendary horse was called Lamri? King Arthur

 

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1.         In a game of snooker, which colour ball is worth 5 points?                                                                   Blue

2.         In which novel did Michael Henchard sell his wife for five guineas?

3.         What do we call the loss of water from the leaves of plants?                                                               Transpiration

4.         Who had a hit in 1972 with the song Sylvia’s mother?                                                                             Dr Hook

5.         If A is Alpha and T is Tango what is M?                                                                                                     Mike

6.         True or false: Glyndebourne Opera House is in East Sussex?                                                                False

7.         In which country is the Vosges mountain range?                                                                                     Germany

8.         What do the initials C.G. stand for on an Ordnance Survey Map?                                                         Cattle Grid

9.         How many standard bottles are there in a Nebuchadnezzar?                                                               20

10.      Which is the only bird that can fly backwards                                                                                           Humming Bird

11.      If a person is lapidated what happens to them?

12.      Whose legendary horse was called Lamri?

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