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Answers to last week's quiz:

1. W

2. Congratulations

3. A mollusc

4. The Anglo-Zulu War, 1879

5. A wild ass

6. Metre (A metre is but 3 foot three, It’s longer than a yard you see).

7. Nurse

8. Spiders

9. E

10. Troy

11. Dogger

12. Cornwall

Halloween Special tomorrow!

PS. Just noticed that I didn't post a 'bet you didn't kmow' lastweek! Here it is:

I'll bet you didn't know

George VI, Mozart and Casanova were all Freemasons

 

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Halloween is upon us so I thought we'd see how much we can about ghoulies and ghosties and the likes thereof. In the interests of getting into the spirit, I suggest you wait until it's dark, light a solitary candle and open a window to get an icey draught and a flickering flame. Spirits of the 'fortifying' variety you'll have to provide yourself I'm afraid:

  1. What was Count Dracula’s original name in the Bram Stoker classic??

  2. Who started the black cat superstition?

  3. What did Scottish girls hang in front of a Halloween fire to see images of their future husband?

  4. Halloween has several different names around the world. Name two?

  5. Which song was a 1973 hit for Bobby ‘Boris’ Picket and the Crypt-Kickers?

  6. What is a group of witches called?

  7. The word Halloween is an abbreviation of what?

  8. Which of the following is NOT a sign that you might be a werewolf: Hairy palms, eyebrows that meet in the middle, a long middle finger, red eyes?

  9. Count Dracula is based on a real person – Vlad Dracula (Vlad the Impaler). Name the country over which he ruled?

  10. Who wrote the novel Frankenstein?

  11. The Celts believed that the lord of the dead travelled the earth on Halloween. What was his name?

  12. What does the Old English word ‘Hallow’ mean?

  13. What do pumpkins grow on: Stalks, trees, vines or bushes?

  14. In Shakespeare’s Macbeth the three witches add many things to their bubbling cauldron, starting with “Fillet of a fenny snake”. Name three other additions to the pot?

  15. Ghoulies and ghosties and … what … go bump in the night?

  16. Is a banshee likely to sing, scream, hum or whistle?

  17. Why is it dangerous to step into a fairy-ring formed of mushrooms?

  18. Which film from 2008 stars Ricky Gervais as a dentist who can see and talk to ghosts?

  19. According to the contemporary witchcraft religion of Wicca, is a male witch known as a wizard, a sorcerer, a witch or a spell-caster?

  20. From which ethnic group did Halloween originate?


I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

A game of Quidditch uses four balls in total: 1 Quaffle, 2 Bludgers and 1 Golden Snitch.

Answers on Thursday next week.
 

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  1.  Vlad the Impaler.
  2.  Ancient Greece.
  3. Wet sheets
  4.  Día de los Muertos, All Hallows' Eve
  5. Monster Mash:
  6.  Coven
  7.  All Hallows Even
  8.  Hairy palms, 
  9.  Wallachia
  10.  Mary Shelley
  11. Samhain,
  12. To make holy or sacred,
  13. Vine
  14.  Eye of newt, toe of frog, Wool of bat, tongue of dog, Adder's fork and blind-worm's sting, Lizard's leg.
  15.  Scream.
  16.  Dance until they go mad or perish of exhaustion.
  17. Ghost Town
  18.  Witches
  19.  Celts
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It's dark, a solitary candle burning, a window open to get an icy draught and a flickering flame :-

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1. What was Count Dracula’s original name in the Bram Stoker classic??

Answer  =401424555_1vlad.jpg.7d6b9050e12db2a3fa85cc5f35ab9162.jpg

2. Who started the black cat superstition?

Answer  = a Greek idiot :D

 

3. What did Scottish girls hang in front of a Halloween fire to see images of their future husband?

Answer  = Wet Sheets

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4. Halloween has several different names around the world. Name two?

Answer  = Samhain, Scotland & Oíche Shamhna (pronounced “ee-hah how-nah”), Ireland

 

5. Which song was a 1973 hit for Bobby ‘Boris’ Picket and the Crypt-Kickers?

Answer  =1623982004_5mash.jpg.4f32c425e04f5f112fafc1f6a539f797.jpg

 

6. What is a group of witches called?

Answer  =226986215_6coven.jpg.25eac41178bc8b0014eaadc0b82f1b87.jpg

 

7. The word Halloween is an abbreviation of what?

Answer  = All Hallows Even

 

8. Which of the following is NOT a sign that you might be a werewolf: Hairy palms, eyebrows that meet in the middle, a long middle finger, red eyes?

Answer  = Non of them :thumbsup:

 

9. Count Dracula is based on a real person – Vlad Dracula (Vlad the Impaler). Name the country over which he ruled?
Answer  = Romania

10. Who wrote the novel Frankenstein?

Answer  =1022897763_10Shelley.jpg.adf65190176f6d23678947c6aa955d03.jpg

 

11. The Celts believed that the lord of the dead travelled the earth on Halloween. What was his name?

Answer  = Samhain

12. What does the Old English word ‘Hallow’ mean?

Answer  = make holy or sacred

Bedlington meaning = goodday :D

 

13. What do pumpkins grow on: Stalks, trees, vines or bushes?

Answer  = vines

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14. In Shakespeare’s Macbeth the three witches add many things to their bubbling cauldron, starting with “Fillet of a fenny snake”. Name three other additions to the pot?

Answer  = I refuse – that takes me back to O Level GCSE – out dam spot – don’t care if that’s a dagger before you :punk:

 

15. Ghoulies and ghosties and … what … go bump in the night?

Answer  = long-leggedy beasties

 

16. Is a banshee likely to sing, scream, hum or whistle?

Answer  = Scream

Banshee is the name of an American TV series that was on SKY -

There's plenty of action and sex, but there's heart and character development as well. It's one of the most well-balanced shows I have watched during the covid Lockdown.

 

 

17. Why is it dangerous to step into a fairy-ring formed of mushrooms?

Answer  = there’s not ‘mushroom’ inside :D

 

18. Which film from 2008 stars Ricky Gervais as a dentist who can see and talk to ghosts?

Answer  =1170031768_18ricky.jpg.4d25efdb3e784f29838400757bb0bef2.jpg

 

19. According to the contemporary witchcraft religion of Wicca, is a male witch known as a wizard, a sorcerer, a witch or a spell-caster?

Answer  = witch

 

20. From which ethnic group did Halloween originate?

Answer  = Celtic

 

I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

A game of Quidditch uses four balls in total: 1 Quaffle, 2 Bludgers and 1 Golden Snitch.

Answer  = I didn’t – I’ve never watched a Harry Potter movie :thumbsup:

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3 hours ago, Alan Edgar (Eggy1948) said:

I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

A game of Quidditch uses four balls in total: 1 Quaffle, 2 Bludgers and 1 Golden Snitch.

Answer  = I didn’t – I’ve never watched a Harry Potter movie

Well, if you can drag yourself away from action and sex they are good movies! The grandbairns would probably love them.

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Answers to last week's Halloween Special:

1.Count Wampyr (Stoker's initial plans for Dracula markedly differ from the final novel. Had Stoker completed his original plans, a German professor called Max Windshoeffel "would have confronted Count Wampyr from Styria") https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dracula.

2. The Puritan Pilgrims

3. Wet sheets

4. Samhain, All Hallow’s Eve, The Feast of the Dead

5. Monster Mash

6. A coven

7. All Hallow’s Eve

8. Red eyes

9. Rumania

10. Mary Shelley

11. Samana or Herne the Hunter

12. Saint

13. Vines

14. Any thing from the first four lines of verse:
”Eye of newt and toe of frog,
Wool of bat and tongue of dog,
Adder’s fork and blind-worm’s sting,
Lizard’s leg and owlet’s wing,
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.”

15. Long-legged beasties

16. Scream

17. The fairies might steal you away.

18. Ghost Town

19. A witch

20. Celts

New quiz tomorrow.


 

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Posting very early today as I'm not sure I'll get time later. Busy day ahead!

This week's quiz:

  1. What sort of creature is a Greenshank?

  2. At what weight did Cassius Clay win his 1960 Olympic boxing title?

  3. Honeydew and Cantaloupe are varieties of what?

  4. Which lake is surrounded by Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania?

  5. What is the last book of the Old Testament?

  6. Which British scientist discovered benzene?

  7. USA launched its first space-shuttle in 1981. What was it called?

  8. By what name is Agnes Gonxha Bejaxhui better known?

  9. Which metal is represented by the symbol Cs?

  10. Who sailed away to die on HMS Bellerophon?

  11. Which planet is nearest the sun?

  12. Who succeeded Henry VIII as monarch?

 

I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

In Sienna, Italy, there is a law which forbids any woman christened Mary to ever work as a prostitute.

Answers on Thursday as usual.

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  1. What sort of creature is a Greenshank? Bird
  2. At what weight did Cassius Clay win his 1960 Olympic boxing title? Light Heavyweight.
  3. Honeydew and Cantaloupe are varieties of what? Melon
  4. Which lake is surrounded by Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania? Victoria.
  5. What is the last book of the Old Testament? Malachi.
  6. Which British scientist discovered benzene? Michael Faraday
  7. USA launched its first space-shuttle in 1981. What was it called? Columbia
  8. By what name is Agnes Gonxha Bejaxhui better known? Mother Teresa
  9. Which metal is represented by the symbol Cs? Cesium
  10. Who sailed away to die on HMS Bellerophon? ??
  11. Which planet is nearest the sun?Mercury
  12. Who succeeded Henry VIII as monarch? Edward VI  
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It's very late, I know but we had unexpected visitors who just left. Here are the answers to last week's quiz:

  1. Bird

  2. Light-heavyweight

  3. Melon

  4. Lake Victoria

  5. The Book of Malachi

  6. Michael Faraday

  7. Columbia

  8. Mother Teresa

  9. Caesium

  10. Napoleon

  11. Mercury

  12. Edward VI

New quiz tomorrow.

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Time to get your thinking cap on again:

  1. For what is Chingle Hall, Lancashire famous?

  2. What would you do with a spelding?

  3. In the 1970s TV series The Pretenders who co-starred with Roger Moore?

  4. The name of which alcoholic drink, when translated literally, means ‘water of life’?

  5. Who is reported to have said “I have been accused of every death except the casualty list of the World War”.?

  6. What is the maximum number of clubs that a golfer is allowed?

  7. Pedagogy is the science of what?

  8. How many of Henry VIII’s children later succeeded to the throne?

  9. Which major river flows past Essen to join the River Rhine at Duisburg?

  10. Which type of plane was used by the Dam Busters?

  11. What did pharmacist John Styth Pemberton concoct as a cure for headaches?

  12. Of which metal was the old British penny made?

 

I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

Camels are born without humps.

Answers on Thursday next week.

 


 

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1. For what is Chingle Hall, Lancashire famous?

Answer = reputed to be one of the most haunted – but as me and Victor Meldew would say - I don’t believe it :)

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2. What would you do with a spelding?

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3. In the 1970s TV series The Pretenders who co-starred with Roger Moore?

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4. The name of which alcoholic drink, when translated literally, means ‘water of life’?

Answer = Whiskey

5. Who is reported to have said “I have been accused of every death except the casualty list of the World War”.?

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6. What is the maximum number of clubs that a golfer is allowed?

Answer =Wilf.jpg.fcf145f2b15648fc5873fd7b89b2eea3.jpg

7. Pedagogy is the science of what?

Answer = Teaching

8. How many of Henry VIII’s children later succeeded to the throne?

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9. Which major river flows past Essen to join the River Rhine at Duisburg?

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10. Which type of plane was used by the Dam Busters?

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11. What did pharmacist John Styth Pemberton concoct as a cure for headaches?

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12. Of which metal was the old British penny made?

Answer = The ones we still have are :-1885521658_12bronze.jpg.8dcaddbd5d57cdfca3c993715789ea71.jpg

 

I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

 

Camels are born without humps.

Answer = Surely like everything we are born with – they are there and then get bigger :shifty:

 

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Answers to last week's quiz:

  1. Reputedly England’s most haunted house

  2. Eat it. It’s a fish.

  3. Tony Curtis

  4. Whisky (from the Gaelic uisge beatha ( water of life) where uisge means water)

  5. Al Capone

  6. 14

  7. Teaching

  8. 3

  9. River Ruhr

  10. Lancaster

  11. Coco-Cola

  12. Bronze

 

New quiz tomorrow.

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Grey cell gymnastics coming up:

  1. In which US state are the Sierra Nevada Mountains to be found?

  2. What name is given to the central part of an atom?

  3. What name is given to the flat piece of iron that connects adjacent railway rails?

  4. 25 Cromwell Street Gloucester was the home of which couple?

  5. From which plant is tapioca derived?

  6. Which popular radio and TV doctor was created by A J Cronin?

  7. The Trans-Siberian railway runs from Moscow to which city?

  8. Who had a hit with Oh Carol?

  9. Which British coin ceased to be legal currency in January 1961?

  10. What is a grackle?

  11. Who did Debbie Rowe marry in 1996?

  12. Which British monarch was known as the Virgin Queen?

I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

 

The only animal whose evidence is admissible in a court of law is a bloodhound

 

Answers on Thursday next wek.

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1. In which US state are the Sierra Nevada Mountains to be found?

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2. What name is given to the central part of an atom?

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3. What name is given to the flat piece of iron that connects adjacent railway rails?

Answer =1275656720_3fishplate.jpg.654dabddbec9d874c968b6fef226ba62.jpg

 

4. 25 Cromwell Street Gloucester was the home of which couple?

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5. From which plant is tapioca derived?

Answer =139288978_5casava.jpg.4934823af5f86c8dc0c4cdc195c37a1a.jpg

 

6. Which popular radio and TV doctor was created by A J Cronin?

Answer =260273097_6DrFinlay.jpg.7bf01f99960c8a36b71e5776f85a6cb8.jpg

 

7. The Trans-Siberian railway runs from Moscow to which city?

Answer =1868400697_7trans.jpg.0abae82baabb5b91c885df2e1f4e11c2.jpg

 

8. Who had a hit with Oh Carol?

Answer =259702619_8Neil_Sedaka.JPG.d43cc3d073c6581d6eacec156b012e0f.JPG

 

9. Which British coin ceased to be legal currency in January 1961?

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10. What is a grackle?

Answer =1179151601_10bird.jpg.8ef8006557f7c654bddcda86683d7060.jpg

 

11. Who did Debbie Rowe marry in 1996?

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12. Which British monarch was known as the Virgin Queen?

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I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

The only animal whose evidence is admissible in a court of law is a bloodhound

Answer = I did:thumbsup:

 

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