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1 hour ago, Alan Edgar (Eggy1948) said:

Tuesday 05/05/2020 early start

Very good1 i'd made a note to remind you but now it's not needed.

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Answers to last Sunday's quiz:

1.       Vexillology

2.       Bleak House

3.       212 F

4.       Michelangelo

5.       1928

6.       Potato

7.       Nuclear research

8.       Great Dane

9.       Isle of Wight

10.   Bill Bailey

11.   Geometry

12.   Sugar Ray Robinson

Busy preparing a new quiz for tomorrow!

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Time to give your bumps of knowledge a bit of a polish!

1.       What car was produced in Britain in 1913 for the first time?

2.       Which Star Trek character was played by Leonard Nimoy?

3.       Who is the first female in the order of accession to the British throne?

4.       What spirit forms the base of the liqueur Benedictine?

5.       Which city is the headquarters of the Mormon Church?

6.       What name is given to a young goose?

7.       Denmark Strait separates which two countries?

8.       If something is described as ‘eolithic’ from what age is it?

9.       In cricket, what do the Australians call extras?

10.   What was unusual about the Roman consul Incitatus?

11.   (XLVIII + II)  x  X = ? (Answer in Roman numerals)

12.   In which English county can Cresswell Crags be found?
 

I’ll bet you didn’t know …

The Incas of South America carried out blood transfusions 400-500 years before the technique was mastered in Europe.

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1.       What car was produced in Britain in 1913 for the first time?          Aston Martin

2.       Which Star Trek character was played by Leonard Nimoy?

3.       Who is the first female in the order of accession to the British throne?

4.       What spirit forms the base of the liqueur Benedictine?

5.       Which city is the headquarters of the Mormon Church?                Salt Lake City.

6.       What name is given to a young goose?                                               Goslin

7.       Denmark Strait separates which two countries?                                Iceland Greenland

8.       If something is described as ‘eolithic’ from what age is it?

9.       In cricket, what do the Australians call extras?                                  Sundries

10.   What was unusual about the Roman consul Incitatus?                     Neigh idea.

11.   (XLVIII + II)  x  X = ? (Answer in Roman numerals)

12.   In which English county can Cresswell Crags be found?                   Nottinghamshire.
 

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32 minutes ago, Vic Patterson said:

What was unusual about the Roman consul Incitatus?                     Neigh idea.

Haha! Very good, Vic!

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39 minutes ago, Canny lass said:

 

 

8 hours ago, Canny lass said:

1.       What car was produced in Britain in 1913 for the first time?                    Austin 7

2.       Which Star Trek character was played by Leonard Nimoy?                        Dr Spock

3.       Who is the first female in the order of accession to the British throne?   ----

4.       What spirit forms the base of the liqueur Benedictine?                                Brandy

5.       Which city is the headquarters of the Mormon Church?                              Salt Lake City

6.       What name is given to a young goose?                                                           Gosling 

7.       Denmark Strait separates which two countries?                                            Greenland and Iceland 

8.       If something is described as ‘eolithic’ from what age is it?                           ----

9.       In cricket, what do the Australians call extras?                                               Beers

10.   What was unusual about the Roman consul Incitatus?                                   ----

11.   (XLVIII + II)  x  X = ? (Answer in Roman numerals)                                           D 

12.   In which English county can Cresswell Crags be found?                                Nottingtonshire

 

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1.       What car was produced in Britain in 1913 for the first time?

Answer - Model T Ford

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2.       Which Star Trek character was played by Leonard Nimoy?

Answer – Spock

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3.       Who is the first female in the order of accession to the British throne?

Answer - Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor

Because the Succession to the Crown Act 2013 wasn't enacted until 2015, Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor—the older of Prince Edward's two children—will always be just behind her brother in the line of succession.

4.       What spirit forms the base of the liqueur Benedictine?

Answer = none, it is a unique herbal liqueur

In 1510, the Benedictine monk Don Bernardo Vincelli created the recipe for this French liqueur, which calls for 27 plants and spices. The three main ingredients are Angelica, Hyssop and Lemon Balm. There are only three people on earth who know the complete recipe for making the spirit.

Fact - The United Kingdom remains a significant market in Europe where much of the Bénédictine is consumed in the Burnley area of England. This is as a result of returning Great War soldiers of the East Lancashire Regiment acquiring a taste for the drink whilst stationed in France during the War. Traditionally people in East Lancashire drink Bénédictine with hot water, known as 'Béné and hot', and the Burnley Miners Club is reputedly the largest single customer.

5.       Which city is the headquarters of the Mormon Church?

Answer = Salt Lake City

 

6.       What name is given to a young goose?

Answer = gosling

Geese migrate in groups in the spring and fall, flying together in a V-shape. A male goose is called a "gander" and a baby goose is called a "gosling". A group of geese is called a "gaggle".

 

7.       Denmark Strait separates which two countries?

Answer = Greenland and Iceland

The Battle of the Denmark Strait was a naval engagement on 24 May 1941 in the Second World War, between ships of the Royal Navy and the Kriegsmarine.

 

8.       If something is described as ‘eolithic’ from what age is it?

Answer = Stone age

An eolith is a chipped flint nodule. Eoliths were once thought to have been artifacts, the earliest stone tools, but are now believed to be geofacts. The first eoliths were collected in Kent by Benjamin Harrison, an amateur naturalist and archaeologist, in 1885.

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9.       In cricket, what do the Australians call extras?

Answer = Sundries

Extras =  Runs not scored off the bat - no-balls, wides, byes and leg-byes. Extras count to the team's total, but not to the batsman.

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10.   What was unusual about the Roman consul Incitatus?

Answer = he was a horse

Caligula was going to make him consul in the Roman Senate. Records say Caligula wanted to appoint his equestrian bud to the Senate, but he was assassinated before he could make it happen.

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11.   (XLVIII + II)  x  X = ? (Answer in Roman numerals)

Answer = D

(50-10 + 5 + 1 +1 +1 + 1 + 1) x 10 = 50

12.   In which English county can Cresswell Crags be found?

Answer = Derbyshire

Creswell Crags, ravine about 1,500 feet (450 m) long, near Creswell in northeastern Derbyshire, Eng. It contains caves that have yielded one of the most important British series of extinct vertebrate remains, accompanied by implements of Paleolithic hunters.

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I’ll bet you didn’t know …

The Incas of South America carried out blood transfusions 400-500 years before the technique was mastered in Europe.

 

Answer = I didn’t

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5 hours ago, Alan Edgar (Eggy1948) said:

Because they are Incas

Well I really fell for that one but it did give me a good laugh once you'd explained it - and it's not even Tuesday!

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1.       What car was produced in Britain in 1913 for the first time?  Modle T 

 

2.       Which Star Trek character was played by Leonard Nimoy?  Spock.

 

3.       Who is the first female in the order of accession to the British throne?

 

4.       What spirit forms the base of the liqueur Benedictine?  Brandy

 

5.       Which city is the headquarters of the Mormon Church?  Salt Lake City.

 

6.       What name is given to a young goose?  Gosling

 

7.       Denmark Strait separates which two countries?  Greenland and Iceland. 

 

8.       If something is described as ‘eolithic’ from what age is it?

 

9.       In cricket, what do the Australians call extras?  Byes? 

 

10.   What was unusual about the Roman consul Incitatus?  Horse. 

 

11.   (XLVIII + II)  x  X = ? (Answer in Roman numerals)   MDCX? 

 

12.   In which English county can Cresswell Crags be found? 

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... and, moving hastily on, here are the answers to last week's quiz:

1.       Morris Oxford

2.       Mr Spock

3.       Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor, Prince William’s daughter.

4.       Benedictine is not spirit based

5.       Salt Lake City

6.       Gosling

7.       Greenland and Iceland

8.       The Stone Age

9.       Sundries

10.   He was a horse

11.   D (500): XLVIII (48) +II (2) x X (10) = D (500)

12.   Derbyshire
 

New quiz tomorrow!

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It's Friday! Time to get the old brain-box working:

 

1.       What was Christopher Dean’s job before he became a professional ice-skater?

2.       Which vocal group comprised Cass, Michelle, John and Denny?

3.       Who was Worzel Gummidge’s girlfriend?

4.       What was the name of Edward VII’s mistress, when he was Prince of Wales?

5.       Which sign of the zodiac was Elvis Presley born under?

6.       What was the title of the first UK number one hit for the pop group Queen?

7.       Between which two cities did the first international air service take place in 1919?

8.       In what year did Martin Luther King make his famous “I have a dream” speech?

9.       During which process in the Roman Catholic Church do they use a bell, a book and a candle? (Keep it clean!)

10.   In which sport would you find a shotgun, a bomb, a blitz and tight end?

11.   Mary is 5cm taller than Kate and Kate is 15cm shorter than Laura. Who is the tallest?

12.   Who had the nickname Scarface?

 

I’ll bet you didn’t know …

In a 1631 edition of the bible, the seventh commandment reads “Thou shalt commit adultery”.

 

Answers on Thunsday, new quiz next Friday.

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1.       What was Christopher Dean’s job before he became a professional ice-skater?

2.       Which vocal group comprised Cass, Michelle, John and Denny?

3.       Who was Worzel Gummidge’s girlfriend?

4.       What was the name of Edward VII’s mistress, when he was Prince of Wales?

5.       Which sign of the zodiac was Elvis Presley born under?

6.       What was the title of the first UK number one hit for the pop group Queen?

7.       Between which two cities did the first international air service take place in 1919?       London- Paris.

8.       In what year did Martin Luther King make his famous “I have a dream” speech?   1963

9.       During which process in the Roman Catholic Church do they use a bell, a book and a candle? (Keep it clean!)

10.   In which sport would you find a shotgun, a bomb, a blitz and tight end?  NFL, CFL Football. 

11.   Mary is 5cm taller than Kate and Kate is 15cm shorter than Laura. Who is the tallest?   Laura.

12.   Who had the nickname Scarface?   Al Capone.

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6 hours ago, Canny lass said:

It's Friday! Time to get the old brain-box working:

 

1.       What was Christopher Dean’s job before he became a professional ice-skater?              Butlins red coat

2.       Which vocal group comprised Cass, Michelle, John and Denny?                                        The mamas and the papas

3.       Who was Worzel Gummidge’s girlfriend?                                                                                  Aunt Sally (Una Stubbs)                                                                 

4.       What was the name of Edward VII’s mistress, when he was Prince of Wales?

5.       Which sign of the zodiac was Elvis Presley born under?

6.       What was the title of the first UK number one hit for the pop group Queen?                        Bohemian rhapsody            

7.       Between which two cities did the first international air service take place in 1919?            London - Paris

8.       In what year did Martin Luther King make his famous “I have a dream” speech?                 1963       

9.       During which process in the Roman Catholic Church do they use a bell, a book and a candle? (Keep it clean!)

10.   In which sport would you find a shotgun, a bomb, a blitz and tight end?

11.   Mary is 5cm taller than Kate and Kate is 15cm shorter than Laura. Who is the tallest?          Laura

12.   Who had the nickname Scarface?                                                                                                     Al Capone   

 

I’ll bet you didn’t know …

In a 1631 edition of the bible, the seventh commandment reads “Thou shalt commit adultery”.

 

Answers on Thunsday, new quiz next Friday.

 

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1.       What was Christopher Dean’s job before he became a professional ice-skater?

Answer = Police constable

At the age of 16, he left school and joined the Nottingham Police force in 1974. For some time, he juggled two careers, fitting his ice skating practice around his off-duty hours. In 1980, with his star on the rise, it became clear that Christopher could no longer balance both, and he resigned from the police force.

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2.       Which vocal group comprised Cass, Michelle, John and Denny?

Answer = The Mamas & The Papas

The Mamas and the Papas were an American folk rock vocal group which recorded and performed from 1965 to 1968. The group was a defining force in the music scene of the counterculture of the 1960s. The group was composed of John Phillips, Denny Doherty, Cass Elliot, and Michelle Phillips (born Holly Gilliam).

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3.       Who was Worzel Gummidge’s girlfriend?

Answer = Aunt Sally

His girlfriend, Aunt Sally, was played by Una Stubbs 1979 to 1981.

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4.       What was the name of Edward VII’s mistress, when he was Prince of Wales?

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Answer = Daisy Greville countess  of Warwick

5.       Which sign of the zodiac was Elvis Presley born under?

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Answer = Capricorn

6.       What was the title of the first UK number one hit for the pop group Queen?

Answer =  Bohemian Rhapsody - 1975 

Founded in 1970, British rock band Queen originally comprised Freddie Mercury (lead vocals, piano), Brian May (guitar, vocals), John Deacon (bass guitar), and Roger Taylor (drums, vocals).

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7.       Between which two cities did the first international air service take place in 1919?

Answer = London & Paris

A British group called Air Transport and Travel, Ltd., acquired several Airco D.H.4a VIII single-engine planes (designed by Geoffrey De Havilland), powered by 350-horsepower Eagle V-type engines from Rolls-Royce Ltd., and modified them to include an enclosed cramped space in the fuselage with room for two adventurous passengers. The pilot’s cockpit, atop the fuselage, remained open. The company’s inaugural flight occurred on Aug. 25, 1919, when the plane flew from London to Paris with its sole passenger, an enterprising newspaper reporter.

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8.       In what year did Martin Luther King make his famous “I have a dream” speech?

Answer = 1963

I Have a Dream, speech by Martin Luther King, Jr., that was delivered on August 28, 1963, during the March on Washington. A call for equality and freedom, it became one of the defining moments of the civil rights movement and one of the most iconic speeches in American history.

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9.       During which process in the Roman Catholic Church do they use a bell, a book and a candle? (Keep it clean!)

Clean Answer = excommunication

Unclean Answer = excommuniexclamation !!!!!!!

The phrase "bell, book, and candle" refers to a Latin Christian method of excommunication by anathema, imposed on a person who had committed an exceptionally grievous sin. Evidently introduced by Pope Zachary around the middle of the 8th century, the rite was once used by the Roman Catholic Church.

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10.   In which sport would you find a shotgun, a bomb, a blitz and tight end?

Answer = American Football

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11.   Mary is 5cm taller than Kate and Kate is 15cm shorter than Laura. Who is the tallest?

Answer = Laura

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12.   Who had the nickname Scarface?

Answer = Al Capone

Al Capone, byname of Alphonse Capone, also called Scarface, (born January 17, 1899, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.—died January 25, 1947, Palm Island, Miami Beach, Florida), the most famous American gangster, who dominated organized crime in Chicago from 1925 to 1931.

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I’ll bet you didn’t know …

In a 1631 edition of the bible, the seventh commandment reads “Thou shalt commit adultery”.

Of course I did – I’ve carried this extract in my wallet since I was 18 but I still got thumped

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 1.       What was Christopher Dean’s job before he became a professional ice-skater?  Copper.

 

2.       Which vocal group comprised Cass, Michelle, John and Denny?  Mammas and Pappas

 

3.       Who was Worzel Gummidge’s girlfriend?  Miss Sally

 

4.       What was the name of Edward VII’s mistress, when he was Prince of Wales?  Daisey…..a Duchess? 

 

5.       Which sign of the zodiac was Elvis Presley born under?  Virgo?

 

6.       What was the title of the first UK number one hit for the pop group Queen?  Killer Queen? 

 

7.       Between which two cities did the first international air service take place in 1919?  Bedlington and London……….or London and Paris. 

 

8.       In what year did Martin Luther King make his famous “I have a dream” speech?  1967?

 

9.       During which process in the Roman Catholic Church do they use a bell, a book and a candle? (Keep it clean!)   ????self flagellation? 

 

10.   In which sport would you find a shotgun, a bomb, a blitz and tight end? 

 

11.   Mary is 5cm taller than Kate and Kate is 15cm shorter than Laura. Who is the tallest?  Laura? 

 

12.   Who had the nickname Scarface?  Al Capone. 

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Tuesday is caronavirus lock down Joke night so just in case by 20:00 I have forgotten :- 

What do you call a magician who has lost his magic? ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ian.

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