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This week's quiz:

  1. Common salt is composed of which two elements?

  2. Which meat product appears in Punch and Judy shows?

  3. Which gas is represented by the symbol Ne?

  4. Which musical instrument has hammers, dampers and strings?

  5. Who succeeded Neil Kinnock as leader of the Labour Party?

  6. The eruption of which volcano buried the ancient city of Pompeii?

  7. Which country’s national anthem can be heard in The Beatles song All you need is love ?

  8. What is the nickname of Aberdeen football club?

  9. On which river does Canterbury stand?

  10. Which school did Prince William start at in 1995?

  11. Which animal has the scientific name Meles meles?

  12. What is the day before Ash Wednesday called?

 

I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

James Watt was arrested twice for flashing.

Answers on Thursday next week when I will also post a new quiz as I'm very busy on Friday.

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1.       NaCL……Sodium and Chlorine.

2.       Steak for a black eye?

3.       Neon.

4.       Sax?

5.       John Smith

6.       Vesuvius.

7.       ????????

8.       The Dandies

9.       Great Stour?

10.   Maybe Gordanston??

11.    Badger

12.   Shrove Tuesday?

 

(James Watt was arrested twice for flashing.

So was Jane Mansfield and Brad Pit and I know who I wouldn’t mind being flashed by………)

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1. Common salt is composed of which two elements?

Answer  =1998731587_1Sodium-Chloride.jpg.84b539a60fa0fc25080c3f91051a4fe0.jpg

2. Which meat product appears in Punch and Judy shows?

Answer  =664164944_2sausages.jpg.037dd0385e7f4dca792c80aff0f73607.jpg

 

3. Which gas is represented by the symbol Ne?

Answer  =348469931_3neon.JPG.8a8a41471e40624dee73d651459cd332.JPG

 

4. Which musical instrument has hammers, dampers and strings?

Answer  =1586547408_4Piano.jpg.6a9a1fff227b84f9bfe64f684ff7c435.jpg

 

5. Who succeeded Neil Kinnock as leader of the Labour Party?

Answer  =1935390736_5JohnSmith.jpg.8ea3e41097c78fe55479cc303471b2c4.jpg

 

6. The eruption of which volcano buried the ancient city of Pompeii?

Answer  =1109490986_6vesuvius.jpg.08b28555e74a6ee1076176b83f8d637c.jpg

 

7. Which country’s national anthem can be heard in The Beatles song All you need is love ?

Answer  =1242123452_7france.jpg.8bb728fc4179aa5b311585762e14a813.jpg

 

8. What is the nickname of Aberdeen football club?

Answer  = Dons

 

9. On which river does Canterbury stand?

Answer  =7730523_8stour.jpg.25d140b31a5e148368128ad92bdd81a9.jpg

 

10. Which school did Prince William start at in 1995?

Answer  =1000617188_10eaton.jpg.627fe518b10de531f91ad6b3977d230b.jpg

 

11. Which animal has the scientific name Meles meles?

Answer  =1379306454_11Meles.jpg.2595219ef908d7c2ce9245399c99e29b.jpg

 

12. What is the day before Ash Wednesday called?

Answer  =1642632149_12shrove.png.5a5d3e50c8d715aa849232d4c4a5e65f.png

 

 

 

I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

 

James Watt was arrested twice for flashing.

Answer  = I didn’t – I wonder if his flash was steam powered :wave:

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Really late but better late than never, as the saying goes!Answers to last wek's quiz:

  1. Natrium and Chloride

  2. Sausages

  3. Neon

  4. Piano

  5. John Smith

  6. Vesuvius

  7. France

  8. The Dons

  9. The Great Stour

  10. Eton

  11. Badger

  12. Shrove Tuesday

 

Normal service will be resumed next week and answers will be posted on Thursday as usual.
 


 

 

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This week's quiz. It's one day early as Saturday is the yearly family get together when we make 15 metres of Xmas sausage and bake 600 gingerbread biscuits. It requires a fair bit of preparation and planning and I didn't get a lot done today. I did get an awful lot of  snow shovelling done though - 40 cm overnight!

Without further ado, here's the quiz:

  1. Nelson Mandela’s son, Makgatho, died in 2005 from which illness?

  2. USA’s most popular postage stamp was produced in 1993 and 120 million were sold. What was the picture on the stamp?

  3. Which dinosaur had the smallest brain in relation to the size of its body?

  4. In which city can you find the famous street ‘La Rambla’?

  5. According to The Animals, where was The House of the Rising Sun?

  6. What term do we use to describe the disintegration of a nuclear reactor?

  7. What do we call a female ferret?

  8. In which group of islands is Iona situated?

  9. What shape is the body of a balalaika?

  10. ½ ÷ ½ = ?

  11. Who sailed around the world on The Endeavour?

  12. On which horse did Willie Carson win the 1989 Derby?

 

I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

The average pencil will write 50,000 words before running out.

... Now that's what you call 'having lead in your pencil'-

 

Answers on Thursday next week.

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  1.  AIDS
  2.  Elvis Presley"
  3.  Stegosaurus
  4.  Barcelona.
  5.  New Orleans
  6.  Radioactive decay
  7.  Jill
  8.  Mull
  9. Triangular
  10.  1
  11. James Cook
  12. Nashwan

Cl, I won't be doing any seasonal baking this year but I have done LOTS of snow moving, 4-5 times at 30-40 cm and lots of smaller dumps, but it's the wind/drifting I HATE! I also do two neighbours and the sister-in-laws driveways, I love my snow blower!

Thats quite a task you have coming up this weekend, but with family around it has to be magic precious times! 

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  1. Nelson Mandela’s son, Makgatho, died in 2005 from which illness?                                   Cancer or Aids                             

  2. USA’s most popular postage stamp was produced in 1993 and 120 million were sold. What was the picture on the stamp?                                                                                                                                      A Buffalo

  3. Which dinosaur had the smallest brain in relation to the size of its body?                         The one with the big club at the end of its tail.

  4. In which city can you find the famous street ‘La Rambla’?                                                    San Paulo, Brazil

  5. According to The Animals, where was The House of the Rising Sun?                                  New Orleans

  6. What term do we use to describe the disintegration of a nuclear reactor?                           Melt down

  7. What do we call a female ferret?                                                                                               Jill 

  8. In which group of islands is Iona situated?                                                                               Inner Hebrides

  9. What shape is the body of a balalaika?                                                                                    Half lemon shape

  10. ½ ÷ ½ = ?                                                                                                                                    1

  11. Who sailed around the world on The Endeavour?                                                                   Captain Cook

  12. On which horse did Willie Carson win the 1989 Derby?                                                          Nishwan

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1. Nelson Mandela’s son, Makgatho, died in 2005 from which illness?

Answer =1219002231_1aids.jpg.67abd6772915c6ae3036924e83caefcf.jpg

2. USA’s most popular postage stamp was produced in 1993 and 120 million were sold. What was the picture on the stamp?

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3. Which dinosaur had the smallest brain in relation to the size of its body?

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4. In which city can you find the famous street ‘La Rambla’?

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5. According to The Animals, where was The House of the Rising Sun?

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6. What term do we use to describe the disintegration of a nuclear reactor?

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7. What do we call a female ferret?

Answer = Jill

8. In which group of islands is Iona situated?

Answer =1891096807_8mull.jpg.cc57f1b02676525a421deaf09da97758.jpg

9. What shape is the body of a balalaika?

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10 ½ ÷ ½ = ?

Answer = 0.25 = ¼ = 0.63cm

11. Who sailed around the world on The Endeavour?

Answer =504415581_11cook.jpg.56ec0c9a4c29b5de647d6db2fc2c457d.jpg

12. On which horse did Willie Carson win the 1989 Derby?

Answer =  Nashwan

 I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

The average pencil will write 50,000 words before running out.

... Now that's what you call 'having lead in your pencil'-

Answer = I didn’t. I’m off to the Derwent (Lakeland) Pencil Museum to stock up my pencil lead.:)

 

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19 hours ago, Alan Edgar (Eggy1948) said:

Oops - dived is not an alternative for multiply. Edgar boy, you must try harder:pc:

Can't even spell it. That will teach me not to divide into it, but it';s too late for me to change:punk: 

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This wek's quiz. Look out for the bonus question:

  1. What is a millionth of a metre called?

  2. Bright’s Disease affects which organ of the body?

  3. Who composed The William Tell Overture?

  4. What was the name of Miss Rigby in a song by the Beatles?

  5. At which number in Downing Street can you find the office of the Chief Whip?

  6. Ikebana is the Japanese art of what?

  7. What was the name of the woman for whom Edward VIII abdicated?

  8. Which sea is connected to the Baltic Sea by the Kiel Canal?

  9. What was the name of the spiv played by James Beck in Dad’s Army?

  10. Which one word means: a unit of weight, an enclosure for animals and to beat on something?

  11. What nationality was Canute, King of England 1016 - 1035?

  12. How many atoms has a molecule of water?

  13. Bonus question: How did Mary and Joseph know the weight of their newborn son, Jesus?

I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

Underwater hockey is known as ‘octopush’.

Answers on Thursday next week.

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1. What is a millionth of a metre called?

Answer =147602611_1micro.jpg.d2cc70af2bacf9ab572bf66822df564e.jpg

2. Bright’s Disease affects which organ of the body?

Answer =1588112729_2Brights-disease.jpg.5608067e82dfe034100f63ada887354b.jpg

3. Who composed The William Tell Overture?

Answer =254098259_3rossini.jpg.f3e91671a0fabd97acfef3f48b2f937b.jpg

4. What was the name of Miss Rigby in a song by the Beatles?

Answer =2111126872_4eleanor.jpg.8f2bc86ed3c1811b37668ee19dd56e9e.jpg

5. At which number in Downing Street can you find the office of the Chief Whip?

Answer =847473591_5whip.jpg.6393268fc0cee80dbffd4d02462d6f30.jpg

6. Ikebana is the Japanese art of what?

Answer =542948902_6flower.jpg.45c4ef687ce9bc7f0cff707f0ce6131d.jpg

7. What was the name of the woman for whom Edward VIII abdicated?

Answer =1738591312_7simpson.JPG.cd5bbd00cb430e4c4224374ed9ed8175.JPG

8. Which sea is connected to the Baltic Sea by the Kiel Canal?

Answer =1786229224_8kiel.jpg.155cd54ee3d52e9036188488c3cb3366.jpg

9. What was the name of the spiv played by James Beck in Dad’s Army?

Answer =270917759_9Private_Walker.jpg.9403a5cbd6de5889b2b4f36b3bbedec5.jpg

10. Which one word means: a unit of weight, an enclosure for animals and to beat on something?

Answer = Pound

11. What nationality was Canute, King of England 1016 - 1035?

Answer = Danish59518324_11danish.jpg.15ab3d6d75f4de9d16083b1b6dd72a81.jpg

12. How many atoms has a molecule of water?

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Bonus question: How did Mary and Joseph know the weight of their newborn son, Jesus?

Answer = They had a weigh in a manger

I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

 

Underwater hockey is known as ‘octopush’.

Answer = I didn’t – I hate to be in the crowd watching a game:iiam:

1064788003_13OctopushTwoPlayers.JPG.985dad86795a2fff8bff61bba5ee9af3.JPG

 

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Answers to last week's quiz:

  1. Micron

  2. Kidneys

  3. Rossini

  4. Eleanor

  5. 12

  6. Flower arrangement

  7. Wallis Simpson

  8. North Sea

  9. Walker

  10. Pound

  11. Danish

  12. 3 (2 hydrogen + 1 oxygen)

  13. They had a weigh in a manger

 

New quiz tomorrow and I'm preparing a Christmas special to keep you out of mischief on Christmas Eve.

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Friday again! Time to give the old bumps of knowledge their weekly airing:

  1. Which country joined the European Community on the same day as Britain and Ireland?

  2. Which prison was demolished after the death of its last inmate, Rudolf Hess?

  3. Of what do Fennel leaves taste?

  4. What colour light do ships display at night on the starboard side?

  5. What is the square root of 729?

  6. Any alloy referred to as an ‘amalgam’ must always contain which metal?

  7. When was the decimal currency introduced in Britain?

  8. The Trojan Horse, was it a gift TO or FROM the city of Troy?

  9. Which ‘Lane’ do Sheffield united play at?

  10. What nickname was given to young men in the 1950s who wore mock Edwardian fashions?

  11. Where was the German fleet scuttled in 1919?

  12. What sort of weapon was an arbalest?

  13. Bonus question: What is Santa Clause’s first language?

 

I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

Winston Churchill and Clement Atlee had the same nanny.

 

Answers on Thursday next week.

 

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1. Which country joined the European Community on the same day as Britain and Ireland?

Answer =1194955229_1denmark.png.0373cd48b5d4faaca601886f59d70095.png

2. Which prison was demolished after the death of its last inmate, Rudolf Hess?

Answer =1306983245_2Spandau.jpg.ac8abfcf42737c75ea31d511420c156b.jpg

3.Of what do Fennel leaves taste?

Answer =1844080743_3liq.jpg.f861a80cc4a276bbadcaf9911f01f0c2.jpg

4. What colour light do ships display at night on the starboard side?

Answer =329552047_4starboard.jpg.53f9c25d5f4ec0f79c0fed8f9e13bca7.jpg

5. What is the square root of 729?

Answer =2046107727_527.jpg.aad7704342d368f972caf8e7edf35562.jpg

6. Any alloy referred to as an ‘amalgam’ must always contain which metal?

Answer =1898694308_6mercury.jpg.32f8178df275cd4006937b7e4940aa5a.jpg

7. When was the decimal currency introduced in Britain?

Answer = 15th February 1971

8. The Trojan Horse, was it a gift TO or FROM the city of Troy?

Answer = TO Troy

9. Which ‘Lane’ do Sheffield united play at?

Answer =118849565_9bramall.jpg.d87456ade2c09e45927c02390f7167f3.jpg

10. What nickname was given to young men in the 1950s who wore mock Edwardian fashions?

Answer =71931181_10teddy.jpg.6b4f437c94e5f7ac0c4a76ddd451d907.jpg

11. Where was the German fleet scuttled in 1919?

Answer = Scapa Flow, Orkney Islands

12. What sort of weapon was an arbalest?

Answer =2080300971_12Arbalest.thumb.png.60d547a0821e797cd4f1232101812eb0.png

 

Bonus question: What is Santa Clause’s first language?

Answer = I'ts all Greek to me:)732376452_13santa.thumb.jpg.f548e667653f1034ebd31f5b58572bdf.jpg

 

 

 

I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

 

Winston Churchill and Clement Atlee had the same nanny.

Answer = I didn’t. Probably the on Jacob rees Mog still has :)

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Merry Xmas everybody! It's all over bar the shouting here. We're bout to take a break from eating and watch Donald Duck so here's the Christmas quiz to keep you busy for a while:

  1. In which Christmas song can you find the words “Everyone dancing merrily in the new old-fashioned way”?

  2. What is wassailing?

  3. Before being connected with Christmas, what was Yule?

  4. What is the name of the last ghost that visits Scrooge in A Christmas Carol?

  5. What is Frosty the Snowman’s nose made out of?

  6. Among Christians who lived in the East when was Christmas originally celebrated?

  7. In what century was Christmas first written as Xmas?

  8. What is the Capital of Christmas Island?

  9. What does Santa ride on in Finland?

  10. According to the Christmas song, what did my true love give to me on the eighth day of Christmas?

  11. In which direction should you stir the Christmas pudding mix if you want to avoid bad luck, clockwise or anticlockwise?

  12. Apart from being the world’s largest, what was unusual about the snowman named Olympia?

  13. Under which zodiac sign are you born if your birthday is December 25th?

  14. What popular Christmas song did Eartha Kitt record in 1953?

  15. The Grinch is as cuddly as a what?

  16. Are Santa’s reindeer male or female?

  17. In Japan, Santa is said to live on the moon. True or false?

  18. In the song Jingle Bells who was seated by my side?

  19. Which American president banned Christmas trees from the White House?

  20. In what decade did Coca-Cola start using Santa Clause in adverts?

 

I’ll bet you didn’t know …. (and maybe you’d rather not)

Caga Tío (the shitting log) is an integral part of a Catalonian Christmas. Starting December 8, children feed a log of wood every evening with morsels of food and cover it with a blanket to keep it warm. On Christmas Eve they leave the log alone and go to another room and pray for a lot of presents. On returning, they sing songs to the log while beating the living daylights out of it with big sticks and telling it to “shit”. The bewildered log obliges with sweets, nuts, small toys and the Catalonian delicacy Turron nougat. Believe me, it’s a sight to behold!

Here is one of their songs (translated to English) for you to enjoy and get you into the spirit of Christmas:

Shit Tió,

Hazlenuts and nougats,

Don’t shit herrings,

they are too salty,

they are too salty.

Shit nougat,

it tastes better,

Shit tió,

almonds and nougat,

and if you don’t want to shit

I’ll hit you with my stick!

Shit tió!

 

 

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  1. Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree
  2. Merrymakers going from one house to another with a wassail bowl in hand, singing traditional songs
  3. The Pagan festival of the winter solstice
  4. The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come
  5. Button
  6. January 6,
  7. 1021
  8.  Flying Fish Cove
  9. A straw goat named Ukko
  10. East to West?
  11. Apart from being the world’s largest, what was unusual about the snowman named Olympia?
  12. Capricorn
  13.  Santa Baby
  14. A cactus
  15.  Female
  16. In Japan, Santa is said to live on the moon. True or false,,
  17.  Miss Fanny Bright
  18.  Theodore Roosevelt
  19.  1920s 
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