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On 05/09/2020 at 21:34, Alan Edgar (Eggy1948) said:

Ps It’s Liza with a ‘nn’ not Lisa with a ‘n’ :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

I nr apgze fr my sping msks. Bt thks awy.

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Answers to last wek's quiz:

1.       Roderic (Rod) Evans

2.       Judy Garland

3.       Brighton and Hove Albion

4.       Social Democratic Party (SDP)

5.       Marsupial

6.       Tegucigalpa

7.       The Potteries

8.       Barnes Wallis

9.       1.5 miles

10.   Lloyd George

11.   Barium

12.   Full of woe

You lot are getting too good at this! Going to make them more difficult!

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This week's quiz:

1.         What does a cricket umpire signal by raising one arm horizontally?

2.         Which writer was imprisoned because of his relationship with Lord Alfred Douglas?

3.         A strobilus is another name for what?

4.         What was the occupation during the French revolution of a tricoteuse?

5.         When referring to radio waves what do the initials AM stand for?

6.         Which island separates the two principal parts of Niagara Falls?

7.         In which film did Bob Hoskins play Eddie Valiant?

8.         Who won the women’s Olympic 100 metres in 1992?

9.         Which terrier is the largest of the terrier breeds?

10.      In mythology what happened if you drank the water of the River Lethe?

11.      For every seven white keys on a piano how many black keys are there?

12.      The deficiency of which vitamin can cause rickets? 

 

I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

Queen Christina of Sweden had a 10 cm long cannon which she used to fire cannonballs at flies!

Answers on Thursday.

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1.         What does a cricket umpire signal by raising one arm horizontally? No ball

2.         Which writer was imprisoned because of his relationship with Lord Alfred Douglas? Oscar Wilde

3.         A strobilus is another name for what? Pine cone

4.         What was the occupation during the French revolution of a tricoteuse? Execution knitter

5.         When referring to radio waves what do the initials AM stand for? Amplitude Modulation

6.         Which island separates the two principal parts of Niagara Falls? Goat island

7.         In which film did Bob Hoskins play Eddie Valiant? Who censored Rodger rabbit.

8.         Who won the women’s Olympic 100 metres in 1992? Gail Devers

9.         Which terrier is the largest of the terrier breeds? Airedale.

10.      In mythology what happened if you drank the water of the River Lethe? Hmm,I forgot that one!

11.      For every seven white keys on a piano how many black keys are there? 5

12.      The deficiency of which vitamin can cause rickets? D

 

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2 hours ago, Vic Patterson said:

 

 

 

1.         What does a cricket umpire signal by raising one arm horizontally?                                 No ball

2.         Which writer was imprisoned because of his relationship with Lord Alfred Douglas?

3.         A strobilus is another name for what?

4.         What was the occupation during the French revolution of a tricoteuse?                          Guillotine sharpener 

5.         When referring to radio waves what do the initials AM stand for?                                     Amplitude Modulation

6.         Which island separates the two principal parts of Niagara Falls?                                       Ram Island 

7.         In which film did Bob Hoskins play Eddie Valiant?

8.         Who won the women’s Olympic 100 metres in 1992?                                                            Gail Devers

9.         Which terrier is the largest of the terrier breeds?                                                                      Airedale

10.      In mythology what happened if you drank the water of the River Lethe?

11.      For every seven white keys on a piano how many black keys are there?                                  5

12.      The deficiency of which vitamin can cause rickets?                                            Vitamin D(needed for the body to absorb calcium)

 

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1.         What does a cricket umpire signal by raising one arm horizontally?

Answer = No Ball

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2.         Which writer was imprisoned because of his relationship with Lord Alfred Douglas?

Answer = Oscar Wilde

3.         A strobilus is another name for what?

Answer = Cone

A strobilus (plural: strobili) is a structure present on many land plant species consisting of sporangia-bearing structures densely aggregated along a stem. Strobili are often called cones, but some botanists restrict the use of the term cone to the woody seedstrobili of conifers.

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4.         What was the occupation during the French revolution of a tricoteuse?

Answer = Knitter

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5.         When referring to radio waves what do the initials AM stand for?

Answer = Amplitude Modulation  - that is only transmitted between 00:00 and 12:00 :D:D:D:D

6.         Which island separates the two principal parts of Niagara Falls?

Answer = Goat Island

There are eight goats total on the island, seven adults and one baby.:)

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7.         In which film did Bob Hoskins play Eddie Valiant?

Answer = Who Framed Roger Rabbit

8.         Who won the women’s Olympic 100 metres in 1992?

Answer = Gail Devers – by a finger nail :)

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9.         Which terrier is the largest of the terrier breeds?

Answer = Gateway Terrier :)

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10.      In mythology what happened if you drank the water of the River Lethe?

Answer = Can’t remember what I did yesterday = that’s normal :o

11.      For every seven white keys on a piano how many black keys are there?

Answer = 5 =  we should start a campaign to get more black keys + some other colours :)

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12.      The deficiency of which vitamin can cause rickets?

Answer = D = stops me bones from collapsing :thumbsup:

 

I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

Queen Christina of Sweden had a 10 cm long cannon which she used to fire cannonballs at flies!

Answer = I didn’t.

I wonder if she used a Cotton Wool Bud as a sponge instead of a long staff or rammer with a piece of fleece sheep or lambskin wound about its end for scouring the cannon when discharged. :rolleyes:

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Answers to last week's quiz:

1.       No ball

2.       Oscar Wilde

3.       A pine cone

4.       Knitting

5.       Amplitude modulation

6.       Goat island

7.       Who Framed Roger Rabbit

8.       Gail Devers

9.       Airedale terrier

10.   You forgot

11.   Five

12.   Vitamin D

I thought I'd made it really difficult this week. Clearly I underestimated the amount of trivia you people already know. I must try harder tomorrow!

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On 12/09/2020 at 20:24, Alan Edgar (Eggy1948) said:

Queen Christina of Sweden had a 10 cm long cannon which she used to fire cannonballs at flies!

Answer = I didn’t.

Neither did I!

On 12/09/2020 at 20:24, Alan Edgar (Eggy1948) said:

I wonder if she used a Cotton Wool Bud as a sponge instead of a long staff or rammer with a piece of fleece sheep or lambskin wound about its end for scouring the cannon when discharged

I didn't know the woman personally, so I'm not in a position to say. When I refer to myself as a "woman of a certain age" I don't mean born in the 17th century. 

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On 11/09/2020 at 18:17, Vic Patterson said:

In mythology what happened if you drank the water of the River Lethe? Hmm,I forgot that one!

sharp witted as usual!

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Here it is! A bit late but we've had real summer weather today so I finished off the gardening chores before it gets dark.

1.         Nairobi is the capital of which African country?

2.         Which planet is nearest the sun?

3.         What name, derived from the Latin for ‘old man’, is sometimes given to the legislative assembly of a country?

4.         Which wine is flavoured with pine resin?

5.         Which organ is inflamed when you are suffering from Nephritis?

6.         Which swimmer won seven gold medals at the 1972 Olympic Games?

7.         Who was the last prisoner to be held at the Tower of London?

8.         Which bottle size is equivalent to 12 standard bottles?

9.         Which West End and Broadway musical was adapted from T.S. Elliott’s Old Possum Poems?

10.      How many points win a game of Cribbage?

11.      What name is given to an eagle’s home?

12.      What do we call the chemical process by which a substance combines with oxygen to produce heat and light? 

 

I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

William Wordsworth was, at one time, thought to be a French spy and was followed for a whole month by a detective.

Answers on Thursday.

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1.         Nairobi is the capital of which African country?                                                                                                                 Kenya

2.         Which planet is nearest the sun?                                                                                                                                           Mercury

3.         What name, derived from the Latin for ‘old man’, is sometimes given to the legislative assembly of a country?   Senet

4.         Which wine is flavoured with pine resin?

5.         Which organ is inflamed when you are suffering from Nephritis?                                                                                     Kidney(s)

6.         Which swimmer won seven gold medals at the 1972 Olympic Games?                                                                           Marc Spitz

7.         Who was the last prisoner to be held at the Tower of London?

8.         Which bottle size is equivalent to 12 standard bottles?                                                                                                       Magnum

9.         Which West End and Broadway musical was adapted from T.S. Elliott’s Old Possum Poems?                                     Cats

10.      How many points win a game of Cribbage?                                                                                                                            21 points

11.      What name is given to an eagle’s home?                                                                                                                                Eyrie (Eagles nest)

12.      What do we call the chemical process by which a substance combines with oxygen to produce heat and light?     Combustion

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1.         Nairobi is the capital of which African country?

Answer = Kenya

2.         Which planet is nearest the sun?

Answer = Mercury

3.         What name, derived from the Latin for ‘old man’, is sometimes given to the legislative assembly of a country?

Answer = Senate

4.         Which wine is flavoured with pine resin?

Answer = Retsina

Europe's Oldest Living Resident Is This Pine Tree in Greece  - A Bosnian pine tree found in a forest in Greece has been alive for more than a millennium, the BBC reports. A team of researchers from Stockholm University, the University of Mainz in Germany, and the University of Arizona found the 1075-year-old Pinus heldreichii in the Pindos mountains in northern Greece.

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5.         Which organ is inflamed when you are suffering from Nephritis?

Answer = Kidney

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6.         Which swimmer won seven gold medals at the 1972 Olympic Games?

Answer = Mark Spitz

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7.         Who was the last prisoner to be held at the Tower of London?

Answer = Kray Twins

Summer 1969, after a night out and walking back from the West End to the East End Eggy & Jas (Mick Joseph) ended up on Whitechapel Road and saw the Blind Begger. We decided to have a look – had a look in – the place went quiet, we turned and walked out – once out we ran :):)

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8.         Which bottle size is equivalent to 12 standard bottles?

Answer = balthazar

9.         Which West End and Broadway musical was adapted from T.S. Elliott’s Old Possum Poems?

Answer = cats

Fortunately I was never dragged to see it J. The one musical, whilst we were in London, I was enticed to see was We Will Rock You – c2003. Haven’t been to a musical since J

10.      How many points win a game of Cribbage?

Answer = 61

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11.      What name is given to an eagle’s home?

Answer = Eyrie

12.      What do we call the chemical process by which a substance combines with oxygen to produce heat and light?

Answer = combustion

 I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

William Wordsworth was, at one time, thought to be a French spy and was followed for a whole month by a detective.

Answer - I didn't

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Answers to last week's quiz:

1.       Kenya

2.       Mercury

3.       Senate

4.       Retsina

5.       Kidney

6.       Mark Spitz

7.       The Kray twins 1952

8.       Salmanazar

9.       CATS

10.   121

11.   An eyrie

12.   Combustion

New quiz tomorrow!

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Time to keep the grey cell in trim!

1.         Which household appliance was patented by Cecil Booth in 1901?

2.         In bookmaker’s  slang what odds are denoted by ‘double carpet’

3.         Who did Bjorn Borg defeat in 1976 to win his first Wimbledon singles title?

4.         What is the more common name of the chemical Ethylene Glycol?

5.         In what year were dog licences abolished in Britain?

6.         On a Monopoly board, which property clockwise is situated after the Water Works?

7.         In which part of the British Isles would you find bailiwicks?

8.         In which war was the battle of Gettysburg?

9.         By what name is the plant Lonicera better known?

10.      Which Archbishop of Canterbury seized the devil’s nose in a pair of red-hot tongs?

11.      What is the longest river in Scotland?

12.      What is the medical name for Rabies?

 

I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

In 1877 a wealthy widow promised Russian composer Tchaikovsky a generous annual allowance – on condition that they never met.

Answers on Thursday, as usual!

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1.         Which household appliance was patented by Cecil Booth in 1901?                                                                   Vacuum cleaner

2.         In bookmaker’s  slang what odds are denoted by ‘double carpet’

3.         Who did Bjorn Borg defeat in 1976 to win his first Wimbledon singles title?                                                     Ille Nastase

4.         What is the more common name of the chemical Ethylene Glycol?                                                                     Anti Freeze

5.         In what year were dog licences abolished in Britain?                                                                                              1986

6.         On a Monopoly board, which property clockwise is situated after the Water Works?

7.         In which part of the British Isles would you find bailiwicks?                                                                                  Channel Islands

8.         In which war was the battle of Gettysburg?                                                                                           American War of Independence

9.         By what name is the plant Lonicera better known?                                                                                                   Honeysuckle

10.      Which Archbishop of Canterbury seized the devil’s nose in a pair of red-hot tongs?

11.      What is the longest river in Scotland?                                                                                                                            The Tay

12.      What is the medical name for Rabies?                                                                                                                           Hydrophobia

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1.         Which household appliance was patented by Cecil Booth in 1901?  Vacuum cleaner

2.         In bookmaker’s  slang what odds are denoted by ‘double carpet’  33/1

3.         Who did Bjorn Borg defeat in 1976 to win his first Wimbledon singles title? Ilie Năstase

4.         What is the more common name of the chemical Ethylene Glycol? antifreeze

5.         In what year were dog licences abolished in Britain? 1987

6.         On a Monopoly board, which property clockwise is situated after the Water Works? Marvin Gardens (should read Marven Gardens)

7.         In which part of the British Isles would you find bailiwicks? Jersey

8.         In which war was the battle of Gettysburg? US Civil War

9.         By what name is the plant Lonicera better known? Honeysuckle

10.      Which Archbishop of Canterbury seized the devil’s nose in a pair of red-hot tongs?  Archbishop Dunstan

11.      What is the longest river in Scotland?  River Tay

12.      What is the medical name for Rabies?  hydrophobia.

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