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    1. What does the symbol HB stand for on a pencil? Hard Black 2. What is the motto of the BBC? ---- 3. England’s best ever win at football was 13-0. Who were they playing? Malta 4. In which year were cars first required to be registered? 1901 5. In WW2, what was the codename given by Hitler to the German invasion of Russia? Barbarosa 6. How many years are celebrated with a platinum anniversary? 60 years 7. What is the layer of rock immediately under the crust of the Earth called? Mantel 8. Which animal lives in a ‘citadel’? A mole 9. What is the name of the Queen’s residence in Norfolk? Sandringham 10. Brassica Oleracea is better known as what? Cauliflower 11. Who discovered the basic laws of genetics while analysing peas in a monastery garden? ----- 12. What does a Buck Rarebit have that a Welsh Rarebit does not? Rabbit
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    Answers to last week's quiz: 1. Ronnie Corbett 2. Oysters 3. Carbon 4. Greenland 5. Archers, outlaws 6. *HMS Coventry 7. Drosometer 8. ** Reliant 9. ***Shogun 10. China 11. Jim Kerr 12. Icelandic *Q6 HMS Coventry and HMS Sheffield are both frigates, and both were launched at Swan Hunter, Wallsend in 1986 – HMS Sheffield, March, 26 and HMS Coventry, a few weeks later April 08. However, the launch of HMS Sheffield was no secret. It was launched by Mrs. Susan Stanley, wife of the then Armed Forces Minister while HMS Coventry slipped quietly into the River Tyne without ceremony. **Q8 I can’t find anybody called Li who is 102 years old Sophie Avouris, April 2020 Arthur Seidman Feb 2019 (no longer 102) Madeleine Turpan 102 Sept 2014 (no longer 102) *** Q9 Shogun was the word I was looking for, a loan from Japanese clothed in the English alphabet. but the Japanese 将軍 (shogun) is also acceptable, being the shortened form of 征夷大将軍 (seiitaishogun) meaning Commander in Chief (of the expeditionary force against the barbarians). Naturally, I can accept even 軍事指導者 also meaning ‘military leader. New quiz tomorrow - without Japanese!
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    1. What does the symbol HB stand for on a pencil? Answer = 2. What is the motto of the BBC? Answer = 3. England’s best ever win at football was 13-0. Who were they playing? Answer = 4. In which year were cars first required to be registered? Answer = 5. In WW2, what was the codename given by Hitler to the German invasion of Russia? Answer = I can’t get Barbarella and the ‘excessive-pleasure machine’ out of my mind 6. How many years are celebrated with a platinum anniversary? Answer = 7. What is the layer of rock immediately under the crust of the Earth called? Answer = Mantle 8. Which animal lives in a ‘citadel’? Answer = 9. What is the name of the Queen’s residence in Norfolk? Answer = 10. Brassica Oleracea is better known as what? Answer = 11. Who discovered the basic laws of genetics while analysing peas in a monastery garden? Answer = 12. What does a Buck Rarebit have that a Welsh Rarebit does not? Answer = I’ll bet you didn’t know …. Japanese women wear padded underwear to make their bottoms appear more rounded. Answer = I did ... and you never know just when you might need that morsel of knowledge! Answer = I did
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    1. What does the symbol HB stand for on a pencil? Hard Black. 2. What is the motto of the BBC? Nation shall speak peace unto nation. 3. England’s best ever win at football was 13-0. Who were they playing? Ireland 4. In which year were cars first required to be registered? 1901 (U.S.A.) 5. In WW2, what was the codename given by Hitler to the German invasion of Russia? Barbarrosa 6. How many years are celebrated with a platinum anniversary? 70 7. What is the layer of rock immediately under the crust of the Earth called? Mantle 8. Which animal lives in a ‘citadel’ ? Mole 9. What is the name of the Queen’s residence in Norfolk? Sandringham House 10. Brassica Oleracea is better known as what? Cabbage 11. Who discovered the basic laws of genetics while analyzing peas in a monastery garden? Gregor Mendel 12. What does a Buck Rarebit have that a Welsh Rarebit does not? Egg
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    Thank you @Alan Edgar (Eggy1948) That's absolutely brilliant
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