1. Which furniture chain was founded in 1950 in Sweden by Ingvar Kamprad?
Answer – IKEA
2. Which Sinead O’Connor single topped the charts in 1990?
Answer = Nothing compares 2 U
3. Sloes are the fruit of which shrub?
Answer = Blackthorn or if you ask wor Simon, who goes out and gathers them, - Prunus spinosa
4. By what name is November 1st known?
Answer – All saints day - also known as All Hallows' Day, Hallowmas, the Feast of All Saints, or Solemnity of All Saints.
5. Which was the first country to win football’s World Cup four times?
Answer - Uraguay
6. Which screen role connects Peter Cushing, Boris Karloff, Sting and Kenneth Branagh?
Answer = Frankenstein
7. Which is the only letter worth five points in a game of Scrabble?
Answer = K
In Words With Friends both the K & V are worth 5 points.
8. What is a young turkey called?
Answer = poult
From the late 16th century, thousands of geese and turkeys were walked the hundred miles from Norfolk to Leadenhall market in London each year. The journey would take three months and the birds wore special leather boots to protect their feet. Geese wouldn’t allow themselves to be shod (hence the contemporary phrase “to shoe a goose” for something difficult), so their feet were dipped in tar and covered with sand.
9. Brian Orser was a world champion in which sport?
Answer = Ice Skating
Brian Ernest Orser, OC (born 18 December 1961) is a Canadian former competitive and professional figure skater. He is the 1984 and 1988 Olympic silver medallist, 1987 World champion and eight-time (1981–88) Canadian national champion.
10. What name is given to an isolated mountain peak protruding through an ice sheet?
Answer = Nunatak
Nunatak, isolated mountain peak that once projected through a continental ice sheet or an Alpine-type ice cap. Because they usually occur near the margin of an ice sheet, nunataks were thought to be glacial refuges for vegetation and centres for subsequent reoccupation of the land.
11. Which well known Latin phrase means ‘in good faith’?
Answer = Bona fides
12. Whose catchphrase was “Shut that door!”?
Answer = Larry Grayson
Or as my wife would tell you – me. My kids know what happens when you leave the door open from the South facing warm sitting room into the colder hall way where the thermostat is fitted ie. the warm air rushes into the hall, rises and ups the thermostat level = central heating switches off.
I’ll bet you didn’t know ….
Al Capone’s business card gave his profession as ‘secondhand furniture dealer’.
Answer = I didn’t