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Time to give the grey matter an outing once again:

1.         Of which instrument was the sackbut a forerunner?

2.         Which Riviera fishing village was an independent republic from the 15th to the 17th century?

3.         What are young grouse or partridge called?

4.         Who invented the steam turbine in 1884?

5.         What is your philtrum?

6.         Arch, whorl and loops are all part of what?

7.         Which fruit was discovered by Christopher Columbus in Guadeloupe in 1493?

8.         Which spice is made from the outer covering of the nutmeg?

9.         What did goalkeeper Gordon Banks reputedly put on his hands to improve his grip?

10.      What are auctioned at Tattersalls?

11.      What record was a chart-topping hit for Showaddywaddy in 1975?

12.      What is the smallest independent state in the world?

 

I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

Flamingos can only eat with their heads held upside down.

Answers on Thursday!

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1.         Of which instrument was the sackbut a forerunner?                                                                   Trombone

2.         Which Riviera fishing village was an independent republic from the 15th to the 17th century?

3.         What are young grouse or partridge called?                                                                                  Cheepers

4.         Who invented the steam turbine in 1884?                                                                                       Parson

5.         What is your philtrum?                                                                                                                       Funny bone

6.         Arch, whorl and loops are all part of what?                                                                                       Fingerprints

7.         Which fruit was discovered by Christopher Columbus in Guadeloupe in 1493?                             The pineapple

8.         Which spice is made from the outer covering of the nutmeg?                                                         Maise

9.         What did goalkeeper Gordon Banks reputedly put on his hands to improve his grip?                   Chewing gum 

10.      What are auctioned at Tattersalls?                                                                                                       Horses

11.      What record was a chart-topping hit for Showaddywaddy in 1975?

12.      What is the smallest independent state in the world?                                                                         The Vatican 

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1.         Of which instrument was the sackbut a forerunner? Trombone

2.         Which Riviera fishing village was an independent republic from the 15th to the 17th century? Genoa

3.         What are young grouse or partridge called? Poult

4.         Who invented the steam turbine in 1884? Charles Parsons

5.         What is your philtrum? The groove between the nose and upper lip.

6.         Arch, whorl and loops are all part of what? Fingerprints

7.         Which fruit was discovered by Christopher Columbus in Guadeloupe in 1493? Pineapple

8.         Which spice is made from the outer covering of the nutmeg? Mace

9.         What did goalkeeper Gordon Banks reputedly put on his hands to improve his grip? Chewing gum.

10.      What are auctioned at Tattersalls? Horses

11.      What record was a chart-topping hit for Showaddywaddy in 1975? Sweet Music and Three Steps to Heaven.

12.      What is the smallest independent state in the world? Vatican City

 

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 1.         Of which instrument was the sackbut a forerunner?

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2.         Which Riviera fishing village was an independent republic from the 15th to the 17th century?

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3.         What are young grouse or partridge called?

Answer = Cheeper

4.         Who invented the steam turbine in 1884?

Answer = Charles Parsons

5.         What is your philtrum?

Answer =834671010_5phil.jpg.0c43c9086578ca61ef6671c42bb76fa0.jpg

6.         Arch, whorl and loops are all part of what?

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7.         Which fruit was discovered by Christopher Columbus in Guadeloupe in 1493?

Answer =1971572244_7pine.jpg.c427caed7d7af2e939311d2d8b278751.jpg

8.         Which spice is made from the outer covering of the nutmeg?

Answer = Mace

9.         What did goalkeeper Gordon Banks reputedly put on his hands to improve his grip?

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10.      What are auctioned at Tattersalls?

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11.      What record was a chart-topping hit for Showaddywaddy in 1975?

Answer =Three Steps To Heaven

12.      What is the smallest independent state in the world?

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I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

 

Flamingos can only eat with their heads held upside down.

Answer = I did, David Attenborouh told me :)

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Answers to last week's quiz (a bit earlier than usual because in a few minutes i'll be off to get my first vaccination against Covid 19. About time too!!):

1.       Trombone

2.       Saint Tropez

3.       Cheepers

4.       Sir Charles Parsons

5.       The groove between your nose and top lip

6.       Fingerprint

7.       Pineapple

8.       Mace

9.       Chewing gum

10.   Racehorses

11.   Three Steps to Heaven

12.   The Vatican City

New quiz tomorrow. It's already prepared just in case I'm feeling any bad effects of the vaccine.

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👍! All done and dusted and so far no ill effects.

This week's quiz:

1.         Which Japanese word (English spelling please) translates as ‘Empty Orchestra’?

2.         Who could only play one tune – Over The Hills And Far Away?

3.         Off which group of islands would you find Bishop Rock lighthouse?

4.         Which English monarch had a horse called White Surrey?

5.         Who missed the last penalty in the 1994 football World Cup?

6.         What are the three ingredients of a Harvey Wallbanger cocktail?

7.         Which British architect designed the Cenotaph?

8.         How many months have twenty eight days?

9.         The Star of Africa is what type of gem?

10.      Apart from Newcastle United which other team is nicknamed The Magpies?

11.      What sort of creature is a Hairstreak?

12.      What is the name and profession of the hedgehog  character created by Beatrix Potter?

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I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

The CIA once employed a magician to teach agents how to use sleight of hand in their work.

Answers on Thursday next week.

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1.         Which Japanese word (English spelling please) translates as ‘Empty Orchestra’?karaoke

2.         Who could only play one tune – Over The Hills And Far Away?Tom, the Piper's Son

3.         Off which group of islands would you find Bishop Rock lighthouse?Isles of Scilly

4.         Which English monarch had a horse called White Surrey?King Richard III

5.         Who missed the last penalty in the 1994 football World Cup?Roberto Baggio

6.         What are the three ingredients of a Harvey Wallbanger cocktail?Vodka, Galliano and orange juice.

7.         Which British architect designed the Cenotaph?Sir Edwin Lutyens

8.         How many months have twenty eight days? 12

9.         The Star of Africa is what type of gem?Diamond

10.      Apart from Newcastle United which other team is nicknamed The Magpies?The Collingwood Football Club Brian will know this one.

11.      What sort of creature is a Hairstreak?Butterfly

12.      What is the name and profession of the hedgehog  character created by Beatrix Potter?Washerwoman

 

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1.         Which Japanese word (English spelling please) translates as ‘Empty Orchestra’?

Answer = Karaoke

2.         Who could only play one tune – Over The Hills And Far Away?

Answer =1786919149_2tom.jpg.23eec17e686c4abba94d11fb95bbd21d.jpg

3.         Off which group of islands would you find Bishop Rock lighthouse?

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4.         Which English monarch had a horse called White Surrey?

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5.         Who missed the last penalty in the 1994 football World Cup?

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6.         What are the three ingredients of a Harvey Wallbanger cocktail?

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7.         Which British architect designed the Cenotaph?

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8.         How many months have twenty eight days?

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9.         The Star of Africa is what type of gem?

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10.      Apart from Newcastle United which other team is nicknamed The Magpies?

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11.      What sort of creature is a Hairstreak?

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12.      What is the name and profession of the hedgehog  character created by Beatrix Potter?

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I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

 

The CIA once employed a magician to teach agents how to use sleight of hand in their work.

Answer = I didn’t

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Answers to last week's quiz:

1.       Karaoke

2.       Tom the piper’s son

3.       Scilly Isles

4.       Richard III

5.       Roberto Baggio

6.       Vodka, orange juice and Galiano

7.       Sir Edwin Landseer Lutyens

8.       12

9.       Diamond

10.   Notts County

11.   Butterfly

12.   Mrs Tiggy-Winkle/ Washerwoman

New quiz tomorrow, same time same place.

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Here it is, this week's quiz:

1.         In which English county is Much Wenlock?

2.         How wide apart are the ‘tramlines’ in tennis?

3.         How many syllables are there in a haiku?

4.         Who is the patron saint of tax collectors?

5.         Which organization has the motto ‘Courtesy and Care’?

6.         For which country did David Campese play rugby union?

7.         From which language does the word ‘shampoo’ originate?

8.         What is a chuckwalla?

9.         What did Shakespeare describe as ‘Green-eyed monster’?

10.      Which scientist, who produced the Laws of Motion, was born on Christmas day 1642?

11.      Bilbo Baggins appears in which book?

12.      What is Britain’s most remote inhabited island?

 

I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

Telephone boxes have been in use since June 1880. Payment was made to an attendant.

Answers on Thursday next week.

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1.         In which English county is Much Wenlock. Shropshire     

2.         How wide apart are the ‘tramlines’ in tennis. 35ft

3.         How many syllables are there in a haiku. 17

4.         Who is the patron saint of tax collectors. Matthew

5.         Which organization has the motto ‘Courtesy and Care’.Automobile  Association.

6.         For which country did David Campese play rugby union. Australia

7.         From which language does the word ‘shampoo’ originate. Indian

8.         What is a chuckwalla. Lizzard

9.         What did Shakespeare describe as ‘Green-eyed monster’.Jealousy.

10.      Which scientist, who produced the Laws of Motion, was born on Christmas day 1642. Isaac Newton

11.      Bilbo Baggins appears in which book. The Hobbit,

12.      What is Britain’s most remote inhabited island. Fair Isle

 

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1.         In which English county is Much Wenlock?

Answer =997777343_1salop.jpg.ad40e8e4ffc9ca985ece039ffecf4cdb.jpg

2.         How wide apart are the ‘tramlines’ in tennis?

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3.         How many syllables are there in a haiku?

Answer =1872057207_3haiku.jpg.b8c4a8d5e0af949a4452fb5e3eafe691.jpg

4.         Who is the patron saint of tax collectors?

Answer =1763736864_4mat.png.2cda9cb63c7f26981c69478acbd15a3c.png

5.         Which organization has the motto ‘Courtesy and Care’?

Answer =826850222_5AA.jpg.a3267e9fb81e276c150fb5fa23da2b15.jpg

6.         For which country did David Campese play rugby union?

Answer =2053136225_6Australia.jpg.f196713f37b541f34cb77ebf585b8ce3.jpg

7.         From which language does the word ‘shampoo’ originate?

Answer = Indian

8.         What is a chuckwalla?

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9.         What did Shakespeare describe as ‘Green-eyed monster’?

Answer = Jealousy

10.      Which scientist, who produced the Laws of Motion, was born on Christmas day 1642?

Answer = Isaac Newton

11.      Bilbo Baggins appears in which book?

Answer =1040062494_11bb.jpg.f65ded5f6711550999a3d9ed04288212.jpg

12.      What is Britain’s most remote inhabited island?

Answer =1807606091_12FairIsle.jpg.bea6ba8a26b3ae421835fa833ccf7473.jpg

 

I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

 

Telephone boxes have been in use since June 1880. Payment was made to an attendant.

Answer = I didn’t

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Last time I looked it was Thursday so here are the answers to last week's quiz:

1.       Shropshire (or Salop)

2.       4’ 4”

3.       17

4.       Matthew

5.       The Automobile association

6.       Australia

7.       Hindi

8.       Lizard

9.       Jealousy

10.   Isaac Newton

11.   The Hobbit

12.   Fair Isle

New quiz tomorrow.

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Fiday Night again! Very easy quiz this week. You should know most of the answers without the help of Google :)

1.         Which German General was known as the Desert Fox?

2.         Of which former Soviet republic is Riga the capital?

3.         What was Mary Hopkins entry in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1970?

4.         Which actor’s real name was William Pratt?

5.         What sort of creature is a gerenuk?

6.         Which rat trained the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?

7.         What did the American golfer Jack Nicklaus always carry in his pocket at tournaments?

8.         Which British political party was founded on 1934?

9.         Which German physicist formed the quantum theory?

10.      Which rock guitarist was the first to be honoured with an English Heritage blue plaque?

11.      Who were Richard Branson’s co-pilots on his attempt to fly around the world in a balloon in December 1998?

12.      Who became a world snooker champion for a record-equalling sixth time in 1996?

 

I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

The first comb dates back to Scandinavia around 8000 BC.

Answers on Thursday.

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1.         Which German General was known as the Desert Fox?                                Irwin Rommel

2.         Of which former Soviet republic is Riga the capital?                                     Latvia

3.         What was Mary Hopkins entry in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1970?   Those were the days

4.         Which actor’s real name was William Pratt?                                                   Boris Karloff

5.         What sort of creature is a gerenuk?                                                                An antelope

6.         Which rat trained the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?                                    Roland 

7.         What did the American golfer Jack Nicklaus always carry in his pocket at tournaments?          Sweets

8.         Which British political party was founded on 1934?

9.         Which German physicist formed the quantum theory?

10.      Which rock guitarist was the first to be honoured with an English Heritage blue plaque?         Jimi Hendrix

11.      Who were Richard Branson’s co-pilots on his attempt to fly around the world in a balloon in December 1998?

12.      Who became a world snooker champion for a record-equalling sixth time in 1996?                 Stephen Hendry

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21 hours ago, Canny lass said:

............................. You should know most of the answers without the help of Google :)

 

Need to keep the mind free of clutter so I can wander lonely as a cloud:)

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1.         Which German General was known as the Desert Fox?

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2.         Of which former Soviet republic is Riga the capital?

Answer =448692180_2latvia.jpg.942a479134ed4aaa15e9f815555fedeb.jpg

3.         What was Mary Hopkins entry in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1970?

Answer = Knock, knock! - Who’s there?

Mary.

Mary who?

Mary Christmas everybody!

4.         Which actor’s real name was William Pratt?

Answer =418688574_4BorissKarloff.jpg.da31059663d1160f192f09fef229fbff.jpg

5.         What sort of creature is a gerenuk?

Answer =2067829236_5gerenuk.jpg.4e67d8060c4264f2d1e11e7c49ef2305.jpg

6.         Which rat trained the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?

Answer =972466546_6splinter.jpg.5bce871c065959708c28cd72ae7872c4.jpg

7.         What did the American golfer Jack Nicklaus always carry in his pocket at tournaments?

Answer = 3 coins

8.         Which British political party was founded on 1934?

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9.         Which German physicist formed the quantum theory?

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10.      Which rock guitarist was the first to be honoured with an English Heritage blue plaque?

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11.      Who were Richard Branson’s co-pilots on his attempt to fly around the world in a balloon in December 1998?

Answer =  Steve Fossett & Per Lindstrand

12.      Who became a world snooker champion for a record-equalling sixth time in 1996?

Answer =1140027632_12hendry.jpg.a5ceb28c9534880fa1e578237e5eaf1f.jpg

 

I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

The first comb dates back to Scandinavia around 8000 BC.

Answer = I didn’t

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On 08/05/2021 at 15:47, Alan Edgar (Eggy1948) said:

Need to keep the mind free of clutter so I can wander lonely as a cloud:)

There's 'clutter' and there's 'knowledge'. Now, what i'm doing here is not looking for clutter. I'm simply retrieving stored knowledge from dingy corners of the memory, where we ourselves have stored it till the time it may come in useful. It needs a dusting off now and then to make it more accessable when the time comes for its use. 

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1 hour ago, Canny lass said:

There's 'clutter' and there's 'knowledge'. Now, what i'm doing here is not looking for clutter. I'm simply retrieving stored knowledge from dingy corners of the memory, where we ourselves have stored it till the time it may come in useful. It needs a dusting off now and then to make it more accessable when the time comes for its use. 

My dingy corner used to be the book shelves - the kids were taught - if you can't think of the answers, look them up in one of the books. They have retained the info from the reference books - I just know which book to look at to find the info ✌️

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Answers to last wek's quiz:

1.       Erwin Rommel

2.       Latvia

3.       Knock, Knock who’s There

4.       Boris Karloff

5.       Antelope

6.       Splinter

7.       3 pennies

8.       Scottish National Party

9.       Max Planck

10.   Jimi Hendrix

11.   Per Lindstrand and Steve Fossett

12.   Stephen Hendry

New quiz tomorrow.

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