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

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

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

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?                                                                                 The Baltic sea

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?                                                                                                                     Vanessa Paradee

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

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

10.      Androphobia is the fear of who or what?                                                                                                                     Men

11.      How many years of marriage are celebrated in a china wedding anniversary?                                                    10yrs

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

 

 

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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

1.         Which former pop-star owned the company that made The Life of Brian and had a one line part in a crowd scene? Answer =   2.         What can be upside down, ginger or Dundee?

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

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

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

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

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5.         Which stretch of water separates Denmark from Sweden?

Answer = Oresund

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

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

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

Answer = Vic :)

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

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10.      Androphobia is the fear of who or what?

Answer = Men

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

Answer = 20

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

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I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

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

Answer = I didn’t – but as a child I could run faster :)

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Answers to last week's quiz:

1.       Seismograph

2.       Peru

3.       Hydroponics

4.       Michael

5.       The Kattegat

6.       Dr. Carrot and Potato Pete

7.       Vanessa Paradis

8.       Queen Victoria

9.       Pyramid

10.   Men

11.   20

12.   Harold Macmillan

New quiz tomorrow.

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On 23/01/2021 at 21:35, Alan Edgar (Eggy1948) said:

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

Answer = I didn’t – but as a child I could run faster :)

Would that be with or without your mother chasing after you?

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Apropos running: There's a saying here that if you see a boy running he's just been up to mischief. If you see a boy walking he's on his way to do mischief and if you see a boy sitting still he's wondering what mischief he can get up to!

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1 minute ago, Canny lass said:

Apropos running: There's a saying here that if you see a boy running he's just been up to mischief. If you see a boy walking he's on his way to do mischief and if you see a boy sitting still he's wondering what mischief he can get up to!

i was never sitting still👌

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Bit late today but better late than never!

1.         Which branch of dentistry is concerned with the correction of badly positioned teeth?

2.         What English name is given to the great tower of a castle?

3.         In which London Borough is Poplar?

4.         What did Grace Kelly’s surname change to in 1956?

5.         In which cartoon series did the characters try to avoid Officer Dibble?

6.         A spat is the young of which mollusc?

7.         During which battle did the Charge of the Light Brigade take place?

8.         How does a Japanese billiard table differ from others around the world?

9.         Which British cathedral has a clock with no face?

10.      Who asked “What do you want if you don’t want money?”

11.      Which golfer was nicknamed the ‘Golden Bear’?

12.      The plant Kniphofia is better known by what name

 

I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

The first book on plastic surgery was written in 1597.

Answers on Thursday next week.

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1.         Which branch of dentistry is concerned with the correction of badly positioned teeth? Orthodontist

2.         What English name is given to the great tower of a castle? Keep

3.         In which London Borough is Poplar? Tower Hamlets

4.         What did Grace Kelly’s surname change to in 1956? Princess of Monaco

5.         In which cartoon series did the try to avoid Officer Dibble? Top Cat

6.         A spat is the young of which mollusc? Oyster

7.         During which battle did the Charge of the Light Brigade take place? Battle of Balaklava

8.         How does a Japanese billiard table differ from others around the world? Pocketless

9.         Which British cathedral has a clock with no face? Salisbury

10.      Who asked “What do you want if you don’t want money?” Adam Faith

11.      Which golfer was nicknamed the ‘Golden Bear’? Jack Nicklaus

12.      The plant Kniphofia is better known by what name  Red hot poker 

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1.         Which branch of dentistry is concerned with the correction of badly positioned teeth?

Answer =280756034_1teeth.jpg.9e3b00a540926dcabed16300c9462e1e.jpg

2.         What English name is given to the great tower of a castle?

Answer = Keep

3.         In which London Borough is Poplar?

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4.         What did Grace Kelly’s surname change to in 1956?

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5.         In which cartoon series did the characters try to avoid Officer Dibble?

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6.         A spat is the young of which mollusc?

Answer = Oyster

7.         During which battle did the Charge of the Light Brigade take place?

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8.         How does a Japanese billiard table differ from others around the world?

Answer = No pockets – 4 balls769014933_8bill.jpg.b60f6e5debaa82dced992664961d9cd3.jpg

9.         Which British cathedral has a clock with no face?

Answer = Salisbury1428384352_9clock.jpg.df8a46e57ce4452a47fd6cd79942bda5.jpg

10.      Who asked “What do you want if you don’t want money?”

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11.      Which golfer was nicknamed the ‘Golden Bear’?

Answer = Jack Nicklaus60057070_11nicklaus.jpg.c0408cca9e4e4bb652f120096735888a.jpg

12.      The plant Kniphofia is better known by what name

Answer = Red Hot Poker – my wife just planted some bulbs in 2019 :-1001186677_12Red.jpg.d03184b611e9688f4e467838400c505c.jpg

 

 

I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

 

The first book on plastic surgery was written in 1597.

Answer = I didn’t – who ‘nose’ :rolleyes:

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Answers to last week's quiz:

1.       Orthodontics

2.       Keep

3.       Tower Hamlets

4.       Grimaldi

5.       Top Cat

6.       Oyster

7.       Battle of Balaclava

8.       The legs are shorter

9.       Salisbury

10.   Adam Faith

11.   Jack Nicklaus

12.   Red Hot Poker

New quiz tomorrow.

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20 hours ago, Alan Edgar (Eggy1948) said:

ya pulling me leg🙃

Would I do that to you!

No, I'm not pulling your leg.Tthe question referred to a "billiard table". I think your answer referred to Carom billiards (very popular here btw) or Four Ball billiards. Billiards combines some features of both Carom and pool and is played on a table with the same dimensions as a Snooker table:3569mm x 1778mm, height (floor to top of cushion) 851mm  to 876 mm in accordance with the rules standardized by the World professional Billiards and Snooker Association.  The shorter version is used in Japan.

... and, I'm sure i don't need to remind you: "the judge is always right"

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Time to get the grey matter working again!

1.         In Greek mythology who was the God of the Underworld?

2.         Who had a number one hit in 1982 with Happy Talk?

3.         Who was once reported to have bitten off a bat’s head on stage?

4.         Rudolf Hess was the last prisoner in which prison?

5.         What colour is a ship’s starboard light?

6.         What is the unit of currency in Norway?

7.         Along with the kayak which other type of canoe is used in the Olympics?

8.         What is the Vulgate a version of?

9.         What is the largest continent in the world?

10.      What is a Pirani Guage used to measure?

11.      How many horns does an Indian rhinoceros have?

12.      From which tree does the chewing gum ingredient ‘chicle’ come?

 

I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

The largest bird in the world, the ostrich, weighs 48 000 times as much as the smallest bird, the bee hummingbird.

Answers on Thursday next week.

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1.         In Greek mythology who was the God of the Underworld?                                                         Hades

2.         Who had a number one hit in 1982 with Happy Talk?                                                                  Captain Sensible

3.         Who was once reported to have bitten off a bat’s head on stage?                                             ???????  Starr

4.         Rudolf Hess was the last prisoner in which prison?                                                                      Spandow

5.         What colour is a ship’s starboard light?                                                                                           Green

6.         What is the unit of currency in Norway?                                                                                          Krone

7.         Along with the kayak which other type of canoe is used in the Olympics?                                A 2 seater

8.         What is the Vulgate a version of?

9.         What is the largest continent in the world?                                                                                     Asia

10.      What is a Pirani Gauge used to measure?                                                                                        Temperature related resistance 

11.      How many horns does an Indian rhinoceros have?                                                                         One 

12.      From which tree does the chewing gum ingredient ‘chicle’ come?                                               The Yam

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2 hours ago, Canny lass said:

Would I do that to you!

No, I'm not pulling your leg.Tthe question referred to a "billiard table". I think your answer referred to Carom billiards (very popular here btw) or Four Ball billiards. Billiards combines some features of both Carom and pool and is played on a table with the same dimensions as a Snooker table:3569mm x 1778mm, height (floor to top of cushion) 851mm  to 876 mm in accordance with the rules standardized by the World professional Billiards and Snooker Association.  The shorter version is used in Japan.

... and, I'm sure i don't need to remind you: "the judge is always right"

Yes Miss🙁

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1.         In Greek mythology who was the God of the Underworld? Hades

2.         Who had a number one hit in 1982 with Happy Talk? Captain Sensible

3.         Who was once reported to have bitten off a bat’s head on stage? Ozzy Osbourne

4.         Rudolf Hess was the last prisoner in which prison? Spandau Prison

5.         What colour is a ship’s starboard light? green

6.         What is the unit of currency in Norway? krone

7.         Along with the kayak which other type of canoe is used in the Olympics?

8.         What is the Vulgate a version of? Bible,Old Testament

9.         What is the largest continent in the world? Asia

10.      What is a Pirani Guage used to measure? pressure, in vacuum systems.

11.      How many horns does an Indian rhinoceros have? One

12.      From which tree does the chewing gum ingredient ‘chicle’ come? sapodilla tree

 

I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

The largest bird in the world, the ostrich, weighs 48 000 times as much as the smallest bird, the bee hummingbird.

We get lots of humming birds but never spotted an ostrich, I'm sure we'd would have noticed!

 

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1.         In Greek mythology who was the God of the Underworld?

Answer = Hades

2.         Who had a number one hit in 1982 with Happy Talk?

Answer =1742301514_2Sensible.JPG.6cdacc0ff3f396bdb10a43518a41c228.JPG

3.         Who was once reported to have bitten off a bat’s head on stage?

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4.         Rudolf Hess was the last prisoner in which prison?

Answer = Spandau Prison

5.         What colour is a ship’s starboard light?

Answer =385607681_5green.jpg.9c61ad51968e3368958b05174f029d8c.jpg

6.         What is the unit of currency in Norway?

Answer =1276280259_6Kroner.jpg.8803a0bbc41d4ac1430556a7dedac752.jpg

7.         Along with the kayak which other type of canoe is used in the Olympics?

Answer = ??? thought there was only one with two classes –eg  C-1 & K-2

8.         What is the Vulgate a version of?

Answer = Bible

9.         What is the largest continent in the world?

Answer = Asia1904187897_9asia.jpg.a7e4fc32aa3ab2e50e8204b9193e8740.jpg

10.      What is a Pirani Guage used to measure?

Answer = Pressure

11.      How many horns does an Indian rhinoceros have?

Answer =821179855_11rhinoindiananat.jpg.5ea6c7fdf421ebce05d2b150816de986.jpg

12.      From which tree does the chewing gum ingredient ‘chicle’ come?

Answer = Sapodilla

 

 

I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

 

The largest bird in the world, the ostrich, weighs 48 000 times as much as the smallest bird, the bee hummingbird.

Answer = I didn’t – tried to prove it but gave up after 78 (or was it 79 :unsure:  )

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On 08/02/2021 at 15:56, Alan Edgar (Eggy1948) said:

 

The largest bird in the world, the ostrich, weighs 48 000 times as much as the smallest bird, the bee hummingbird.

Answer = I didn’t – tried to prove it but gave up after 78 (or was it 79 :unsure:  )

Ostrich2.jpg.0d7aa3b4b10718acf71b3e8ff053b7c0.jpg

 

8C9386F7-DF91-4239-A837-DF191D9D6FA8.jpeg

Edited Monday at 15:56 by Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)

The ostrich I understand - but the Under 15s Football Team?????? Where do they fit into the rebus?

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