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Answers to last Friday's quiz: 1.       Rawhide 2.       A bird 3.       British Thermal Unit 4.       Mark Phillips 5.       Chartwell 6.       David 7.       Polio

I remembered -  to nights one liners :-   I’d like to start with the chimney jokes – I’ve got a stack of them. The first one is on the house.   Do twins ever realize that one of them is

Answers to last Friday's quiz: 1.       Wimbledon 2.       Egypt 3.       The USA and Canada 4.       Somerset 5.       66 feet 6.       Sarah Brightman 7.       A,

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15 hours ago, Canny lass said:

Whoa! Whoa! Too Much Information!

Actually I have no idea what so ever what this stool could be used for - never seen anything like it. Looks like a 'sitty-down' pogo seat that you strap yourself into😃.

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3 hours ago, Alan Edgar (Eggy1948) said:

Actually I have no idea what so ever what this stool could be used for - never seen anything like it. Looks like a 'sitty-down' pogo seat that you strap yourself into

It’s a ’one-legged’ milking stool, a spin-off from the invention of Alfred Nobel who insisted that they were used by his workers when looking after his nitroglycerin vats (Absolut Vodka  is not the only good thing to come from Sweden!).  

The stool prevented workers from falling asleep on the job and risking falling into the vat. Early health and safety, you might say. Nobel’s design was, of course, not so sophisticated as the one in the picture. A later, simple wooden design was used, not only by milk-maids but by people who like them moved from one workplace to another and were required to sit. Strapped to the rear end, you could take your seat with you while keeping your hands free to carry other essential work requirements – milking pails, for example. 

The modern variant is equipped with a spring coil which acts as a shock absorber for the spine.

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Answers to the Christmas Special quiz:

1.       White Christmas, Bing Crosby

2.       i) Isländska ii) Italienska iii) Spanska iv) Danska v) Tyska

3.       Turkey:  The town Myra,  in Lycia, was originally an ancient Greek town which became Roman Greek, then Byzantine Greek, then Ottoman Greek before becoming the small Turkish town of Kale (renamed Demre in 2005). Kale is found today in the present day Antalya province in Turkey.

4.       146 legs (?+32 = 178): 
1 Partridge – 2 legs
2 Turtle doves – 4 legs
3 French hens – 6 legs
4 Calling birds – 8 legs
5 Golden rings – 0 legs
6 Geese a-laying – 12 legs
7 Swans a-swimming 14 legs
8 Maids a-milking –16 legs (possibly 32 more if the cows being milked were part of the gift)(Stool legs not included, as there is no adequate proof as to the number of legs per stool).
9 Ladies dancing – 18 legs
10 Lords a-leaping – 20 legs
11 Pipers piping – 22 legs
12 Drummers drumming – 24 legs

5.       Cupid

6.       Ebenezer

7.       Michael Caine

8.       Krampus

9.       Jingle Bells

10.   Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

11.   Tiny tots

12.   Dumbledore (a character created by J.K. Rowling in her Harry Potter books).

13.   Following the Reformation in 1560 the Scottish Church refused to accept anything related to Catholicism including their religious holidays. In 1640 the Scottish Parliament passed a law which rendered the celebration of the Christmas holiday illegal.

14.   Justin Trudeau

15.   Norway

16.   King George V in 1932

17.   A Visit from St. Nicholas

18.   To and From

19.   Blitzen, Comet, Cupid, Dasher, Prancer, Vixen, Dancer and Donner

20.   Santa Clause

New Year Special coming up shortly.

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New Year Special:

A quiz is not just a way to remind ourselves of what we know (or don’t know). It’s also a way to learn new things, to pick up small gems of wisdom which fit nicely into the category “one never knows when that might come in handy”. There have been plenty of those in the Friday Night Quiz.

Thinking Caps on! Now is the time to see how your learning curve has developed during the pandemi:

 

1.       What did Oliver Cromwell forbid anyone to eat?

2.       Which news agency started in 1850 used pigeons?

3.       Each century is longer than the previous by how many seconds?

4.       A cow was killed in Cuba by a rocket from which country?

5.       How long is the nose of the Statue of Liberty?

6.       The liver of which animal is poisonous to humans because of the amount of Vitamin A it contains?

7.       What do Massai tribesmen do to each other when they meet?

8.       What did Queen Christina of Sweden have that was 10 inches long?

9.       The Russian postal service will not deliver letters containing what?

10.   Who have fewer hairs on their heads – redheads or blondes?

11.   From an ancient form of which language does the word bride originate?

12.   The king of which country smoked 100 cigarettes a day?

13.   In which edition of the bible was the seventh commandment given as “Thou shalt  commit adultery”?

14.   Which language could King George 1 not speak?

15.   Nelson’s body was returned to England in a barrel of Sherry. True or false?

16.   Who started the custom of carrying a flaming torch from Athens to the site of the Olympic Games?

17.   What did Queen Elizabeth 1 ban from the royal court?

18.   Approximately how many miles of corridor are there in the Pentagon?

19.   In which American state is there a law stating that pets must carry a light on their tails at night?

20.   What was the result of Napoleon’s attempted suicide with  poison?
 

I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

Over 72 000 pairs of nylon stockings were sold in New York on the very first day they were put on sale.

Answers on Thursday  7 January 2021

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1.       Mince pies

2.       Reuter

3.       1.8 milliseconds

4.       USA

5.       4'6"

6.       Polar bear, bearded seal, walrus, and moose,

7.       Shake hands (right handed)

8.       As a possible Hermaphrodite who knows?

9.       Over 70 items are listed!

10.    Redheads

11.     Proto-Germanic

12.    India

13.   “Thou shalt "NOT" commit adultery”? Book of Exodus

14.   Which language could would   King George 1 not speak? English

15.   False, was preserved in a cask of brandy, or rum,

16.   Carl Diem, the chief organizer of the Berlin Games

17.   Robert Devereux, the second Earl of Essex

18.   17.5 miles

19.   Ohio

20.   Vomited 

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1.       What did Oliver Cromwell forbid anyone to eat?

Answer =1515788309_1mincepie.jpg.9715ae076f8f4c8f6abfe4f53998943f.jpg

2.       Which news agency started in 1850 used pigeons?

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3.       Each century is longer than the previous by how many seconds?

Answer = 2 milliseconds

4.       A cow was killed in Cuba by a rocket from which country?

Answer = USA - 1960

5.       How long is the nose of the Statue of Liberty?

Answer = 4’ 6” = Canny Lass told us on May 22nd 2020

6.       The liver of which animal is poisonous to humans because of the amount of Vitamin A it contains?

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7.       What do Massai tribesmen do to each other when they meet?

Answer = ?  Jump ?701092568_7jump.jpg.23e4a7376e64317487ccb8991ed88e87.jpg

8.       What did Queen Christina of Sweden have that was 10 inches long?

Answer = No idea – could it have been a Prince Albert?;)

9.       The Russian postal service will not deliver letters containing what?

Answer = valuables

10.   Who have fewer hairs on their heads – redheads or blondes?

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11.   From an ancient form of which language does the word bride originate?

Answer = Gothic

12.   The king of which country smoked 100 cigarettes a day?

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13.   In which edition of the bible was the seventh commandment given as “Thou shalt  commit adultery”?

Answer = The bible according to1168758021_13Wicked.jpg.bf3f04854a918cab0178c1c1a08e1ec4.jpg

14.   Which language could King George 1 not speak?

Answer = English

15.   Nelson’s body was returned to England in a barrel of Sherry. True or false?

Answer = False – it was :-177163600_15rum.jpg.5dbbfbba10c9e3e209e8b41188bb923e.jpg

16.   Who started the custom of carrying a flaming torch from Athens to the site of the Olympic Games?

Answer = Carl Diem

17.   What did Queen Elizabeth 1 ban from the royal court?

Answer = Catholics ?

18.   Approximately how many miles of corridor are there in the Pentagon?

Answer = 28.2 Km

19.   In which American state is there a law stating that pets must carry a light on their tails at night?

Answer = No idea

20.   What was the result of Napoleon’s attempted suicide with  poison?

Answer = He lived :)

 

 

I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

 

Over 72 000 pairs of nylon stockings were sold in New York on the very first day they were put on sale.

Answer = I didn’t. I’ve never worn nylon stockings but my brother used to wear tights at night ---------------------------------------------------- when he went all night fishing off Cambois rocks :lol:

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On 04/01/2021 at 20:39, Alan Edgar (Eggy1948) said:

5.       How long is the nose of the Statue of Liberty?

Answer = 4’ 6” = Canny Lass told us on May 22nd 2020

Canny Lass has told you the answers to all of these questions and here they are - complete with dates. I think the grading has to be 'Must pay more attention'

1.       Mince Pies and Christmas Pudding (17 JUL 2020)

2.       Reuters (19 JUN 2020)

3.       13 (21 AUG 2020)

4.       America (07 AUG 2020)

5.       4’ 6” (22 MAY 2020)

6.       Polar Bear (24 APR 2020)

7.       They spit at each other (10 APR 2020)

8.       A canon (11 SEP 2020)

9.       Chewing gum (17 OCT 2020)

10.   Redheads (13 NOV 2020)

11.   German (01 MAY 2020)

12.   Albania (09 OCT 2020)

13.   1631 (15 MAY 2020)

14.   English. He never learned more than a few words. (24 JUL 2020)

15.   False. It was Brandy. (12 JUN 2020)

16.   Adolf Hitler (12 JUL 2020)

17.   Mirrors (04 SEP 2020)

18.   More than 17 miles (29 May 2020)

19.   Ohio (20 NOV 2020)

20.   Hiccups (06 NOV 2020)

Normal service will be resumed with a new quiz tomorrow. I'm assuming that you want one as you are now in lockdown again and it's not much better here. We are continuing with our quiz night and your welcome to tag along here if it keeps you out of mischief for a few minutes.

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19.   In which American state is there a law stating that pets must carry a light on their tails at night?

  Does this apply to guinea pigs as well?

 

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The first quiz of 2021:

1.         What is often referred to as ‘the green-eyed monster’?

2.         In which English county is the Isle of Purbeck?

3.         Iguanas belong to which reptile family?

4.         Who composed the opera The Bartered Bride?

5.         Who is the patron saint of messengers?

6.         What was the town of Mechelen in Belgium once famous for?

7.         Who was the first US President to be awarded the Nobel Peace prize?

8.         Which British boxer lost to Joe Louis on points in 1937 when fighting for the World Heavyweight Title?

9.         On which day of the week is a child who is said to be “loving and giving” born?

10.      What did Sir Lancelot’s adultery prevent him from doing? (Keep it clean)!

11.      What is Gneiss a type of?

12.      Which footballer was the first player to be sent off playing for England?

 

I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

There are more chickens than people in England.

Answers on Thursday next week.

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Happy new year everyone, and thank you Canny lass for our Friday quiz.

 

1.         What is often referred to as ‘the green-eyed monster’? Jealousy

2.         In which English county is the Isle of Purbeck? Dorset,

3.         Iguanas belong to which reptile family? lizard family Iguanidae.

4.         Who composed the opera The Bartered Bride? Bedřich Smetana,

5.         Who is the patron saint of messengers? Gabriel

6.         What was the town of Mechelen in Belgium once famous for? Wood carvings, lace and tapestry

7.         Who was the first US President to be awarded the Nobel Peace prize? Theodore Roosevelt

8.         Which British boxer lost to Joe Louis on points in 1937 when fighting for the World Heavyweight Title? Tommy Farr

9.         On which day of the week is a child who is said to be “loving and giving” born? Friday

10.      What did Sir Lancelot’s adultery prevent him from doing? (Keep it clean)! Finding the Holy Grail

11.      What is Gneiss a type of? Metamorphic rock

12.      Which footballer was the first player to be sent off playing for England? Alan Mullery

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22 hours ago, Jammy said:

19.   In which American state is there a law stating that pets must carry a light on their tails at night?

  Does this apply to guinea pigs as well?

 

Did you know that should you pick up a guinea pig by the tail its eyes pop out?

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On 08/01/2021 at 22:16, Jammy said:

Did you know that should you pick up a guinea pig by the tail its eyes pop out?

I didn't! Does it work the other way around as well? Should I poke it in the eye will a tail pop out?

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1.         What is often referred to as ‘the green-eyed monster’?

Answer = NV

2.         In which English county is the Isle of Purbeck?

Answer =1345130437_2dor.jpg.b71baa8d1d3dd47e3801477f8951bb2d.jpg

3.         Iguanas belong to which reptile family?

Answer = Lizard

4.         Who composed the opera The Bartered Bride?

Answer =483962219_4bride.jpg.46cf1039daf91409f5bb8fce573fdc75.jpg

5.         Who is the patron saint of messengers?

Answer =  1275404925_5gabriel.jpg.dc43a22dc7464e96f57339b285664c84.jpg

6.         What was the town of Mechelen in Belgium once famous for?

Answer = Lace

7.         Who was the first US President to be awarded the Nobel Peace prize?

Answer = 2123314024_7roosevelt.jpg.f5f63a4d63fbf79b7641a5fe29ba0f0a.jpg

8.         Which British boxer lost to Joe Louis on points in 1937 when fighting for the World Heavyweight Title?

Answer =1976634945_8TommyFarr.jpg.bffa264241c44511fe9c0c96734fa3e7.jpg

9.         On which day of the week is a child who is said to be “loving and giving” born?

Answer = Friday

10.      What did Sir Lancelot’s adultery prevent him from doing? (Keep it clean)!

Answer = Finding and washing the Holy Grail:)

11.      What is Gneiss a type of?

Answer = Metamorphic Rock

12.      Which footballer was the first player to be sent off playing for England?

Answer = Alan Mullery

 

I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

There are more chickens than people in England.

Answer = Yes

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Answers to last week's quiz:

1.       Jealousy

2.       Dorset

3.       Lizard

4.       Bedrich Smetana

5.       St. Gabriel

6.       Lace

7.       Theodore Roosevelt (1906)

8.       Tommy Farr

9.       Friday

10.   Finding the Holy Grail

11.   Rock (Not the Blackpool type)

12.   Alan Mullery

New quiz tomorrow.

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Here's this week's brain-teasers. I have to admit that only knew the answers to four questions. No points for guessing that nr. 12 was one of them!

1.         In which year was the wearing of front seat belts made compulsory in England?

2.         Pertussis is the medical name for which infectious disease?

3.         Which Spanish singer was a goalkeeper with Real Madrid before a car crash ended his career?

4.         Which bird was once known as the Halcyon?

5.         What was the first name of the silent film star Fatty Arbuckle?

6.         In which American state is The Garden of the Gods?

7.         If one, two and three are Cardinal what are First, Second and Third?

8.         By what name did Frances Glumm become better known?

9.         At which battle of 1798 did the boy stand on the burning deck?

10.      In which year was Hong Kong handed back to China?

11.      Which metal provides an outer protective layer when iron is galvanised?

12.      The berries of which evergreen tree are used to flavour gin?

 

I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

Pigeons in Venice were once fed grain mixed with contraceptives to stop them breeding.

 

Answers on Thursday next week.

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1.         In which year was the wearing of front seat belts made compulsory in England? 1968

2.         Pertussis is the medical name for which infectious disease? Whooping cough

3.         Which Spanish singer was a goalkeeper with Real Madrid before a car crash ended his career? Julio Iglesias

4.         Which bird was once known as the Halcyon? Kingfisher

5.         What was the first name of the silent film star Fatty Arbuckle? Roscoe

6.         In which American state is The Garden of the Gods? Colorado

7.         If one, two and three are Cardinal what are First, Second and Third? Ordinal

8.         By what name did Frances Glumm become better known? Judy Garland

9.         At which battle of 1798 did the boy stand on the burning deck? Aboukir Bay

10.      In which year was Hong Kong handed back to China? 1997

11.      Which metal provides an outer protective layer when iron is galvanised? Zinc

12.      The berries of which evergreen tree are used to flavour gin? Juniper

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1.         In which year was the wearing of front seat belts made compulsory in England?

Answer = 1983

2.         Pertussis is the medical name for which infectious disease?

Answer = Whooping Cough

3.         Which Spanish singer was a goalkeeper with Real Madrid before a car crash ended his career?

Answer =629787757_3Julio.jpg.c2c8b4faa4fef5288c3f121bf1649f89.jpg

4.         Which bird was once known as the Halcyon?

Answer =2015781825_4King.jpg.17b11f1a2b0ee5ee6178ed0f0e7c89c6.jpg

5.         What was the first name of the silent film star Fatty Arbuckle?

Answer =1248309933_5fatty.jpg.7197dcdd94d684d7c3d486648480f347.jpg

6.         In which American state is The Garden of the Gods?

Answer =482092164_6Garden.JPG.8f69e41b46d384263964a002105b1ef6.JPG

7.         If one, two and three are Cardinal what are First, Second and Third?

Answer =1246353156_7ordinal.png.0287f0de4c432ba2cd479c89d7a8e0e9.png

8.         By what name did Frances Glumm become better known?

Answer =1827711207_8Glumm.jpg.7f3030c315ce48be2090f6dce6df10dc.jpg

9.         At which battle of 1798 did the boy stand on the burning deck?

Answer = The Boy stood on the burning deck

At the Battle of Aboukir Bay

He gave a cough, his leg fell off

and floated miles away.

10.      In which year was Hong Kong handed back to China?

Answer = 1997

11.      Which metal provides an outer protective layer when iron is galvanised?

Answer = Zinc

12.      The berries of which evergreen tree are used to flavour gin?

Answer =1163121433_12sloe.png.bce401637f9751647197b47e94307c8e.png

 

I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

Pigeons in Venice were once fed grain mixed with contraceptives to stop them breeding

Answer = I didn’t

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On 17/01/2021 at 12:07, Alan Edgar (Eggy1948) said:

I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

Pigeons in Venice were once fed grain mixed with contraceptives to stop them breeding

Answer = I didn’t

I thought you wouldn't! Now, store that piece of info safely away, cos you never know when I (or anybody else for that matter) might ask you about it. Knowledge is never a heavy burden to bear.

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Answers to last week's quiz:

1.       1983

2.       Whooping  Cough

3.       Julio  Iglesias

4.       Kingfisher

5.       Roscoe

6.       Colorado

7.       Ordinal

8.       Judy Garland

9.       Battle of the Nile, also known as Battle of Aboukir Bay

10.   1997

11.   Zinc

12.   Juniper

New quiz tomorrow.

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53 minutes ago, Canny lass said:

 Now, store that piece of info safely away, cos you never know when I (or anybody else for that matter) might ask you about it. Knowledge is never a heavy burden to bear.

Info stored into memory banks ------------------------------ its the retrieval that I will have the problem with but that knowledge surfaces during an afternoon session in Seghill Cluuuub I will hope to remember to tell you of that event.:thumbsup:

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It's Friday already!

1.         Which instrument is used to measure the strength of earthquakes?

2.         In which country is the source of the Amazon?

3.         What name is given to the cultivation of plants without soil?

4.         What was the Christian name of the Mr. Marks who set up penny bazaars with Thomas Spencer in 1887?

5.         Which stretch of water separates Denmark from Sweden?

6.         Which two cartoon characters were used by the Ministry of Food during WW2 to promote the benefits of vegetables?

7.         Who had a Top Ten hit with Jo le Taxi?

8.         Who chose Ottawa to be the capital of Canada?

9.         The volume of what shape is equal to a third of the area of its base multiplied by its height?

10.      Androphobia is the fear of who or what?

11.      How many years of marriage are celebrated in a china wedding anniversary?

12.      Which former Prime Minister was created Earl of Stockton in 1984?

 

I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

A bumblebee can fly at speeds of up to 11 km per hour.

Answers on Thursday next week.

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1.         Seismograph.

2.         Peru.

3.         Hydroponics.

4.         Michael.

5.         The Sound.

6.         Potato Pete, Doctor Carrot.

7.         Vanessa Paradis.

8.         Queen Victoria.

9.         Prism.

10.       Men.

11.      20th.

12.      Harold Macmillan.

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