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Vic Patterson

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  1. 1. Which comedian, as a schoolboy, had a trial for Heart of Midlothian FC but wasn’t tall enough? Ronnie Corbet 2. What type of creatures are “Whitstable natives”? Oysters 3. Fullerenes, discovered in 1985, were a new form of which element? Carbon 4. Which island, situated in the Arctic Ocean, is the largest in the world? Spitsbergen 5. Adam Bell, Clym of the Clough and William of Cloudesley were all famous what? Outlaws 6. Which frigate was launched secretly in 1986 in Wallsend to replace a ship lost in the Falklands? HMS Sheffield. 7. What instrument is used to measure dew? psychrometer 8. Which car manufacturer had the Kitten, Rebel and Sabre models? Reliant 9. Which Japanese word translates as ‘leader of the army’? 軍事指導者. 10. Which country was the first to use paper banknotes? China 11. Who is the lead singer with Simple Minds? Jim Kerr 12. Identify the language used in the following sentence Dómarinn hefur alltaf rétt fyrrir sér. Spanish
  2. I have to agree with Eggy, considering the consequences of this and future ambiguity I think there is a need for an independent adjudication! Though I do recognize, appreciate and accept rules #3 and #4
  3. Happy birthday Eggy, I hope it's been a great day for you.And yes all your work is greatly appreciated.
  4. 1. Which is the largest instrument in the string section of an orchestra? Double Bass 2. Which tea is known as ‘the champagne of teas’? Darjeeling tea 3. Who had a hit single in 1955 with Rock Around the clock? Bill Haley 4. Which metal is the best conductor of heat and electricity? Copper 5. In which sport would you use a trudgen? Swimming 6. John Rivers and Lord Napier are types of what? Necterines 7. In a game of tenpin bowling, if a person starts by throwing 12 consecutive strikes, what would their score be? 300 8. What colour is a giraffe’s tongue? Purple 9. In which book of the Bible are the Ten Commandments set out for the first time? Exodus 10. What tree can be green, black, white or blue? Xmas tree 11. What is the first animal listed in an English dictionary? Aardvark 12. Who was the first Conservative prime minister? William Grenville
  5. Happy birthday Andy.
  6. 1. What was the surname of the character played by Clint Eastwood in the Dirty Harry films? Callahan 2. In which English county is Welwyn Garden City? Hertfordshire 3. What is the principal chemical found in diamonds? Carbon 4. What name is given to the indentation on a brick which holds the mortar? Frog 5. What was the favourite food of Paddington Bear? Marmalade 6. Which of these countries does NOT drive on the left: New Zealand, South Africa, Sweden, Cyprus? Cyprus, right! 7. In which sport would you compete for the America’s Cup? Yachting 8. What colour is the spot in the middle of the Japanese flag? Red 9. Which of the Seven Wonders of the World was created by the sculptor Phidias about 430BC? Zeus. 10. Which football club is nicknamed The Canaries? Norwich City FC 11. Who was the first British woman to take a seat in the House of Commons? British citizen, Nancy Astor. British born was Margaret Wintringham 12. Where would you find cerumen in the human body? Ear
  7. 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.
  8. All I can contribute to this conversation is that I worked with an electrical contractor installing the HVAC system that cooled these massive "advanced" computers at Longbenton......
  9. Very true, especially the droning, I can tune out the commentators.
  10. Welcome Hoopzetty, Still no cases in our small town so life is almost normal. Schools are going back, everyone respecting the new rules, distancing, masks where necessary, plastic barriers at checkouts. We get some football, (and hockey) I'm enjoying the lack of spectators! less diving and faking injury or playing to the crowds! different game. We are well into autumn, so gardening is high on the list, frost killing off the flowers, leaves pilling up, and I made some big changes in my garden layout ready for next year. (just now the smoke from the US fires makes it a bit unpleasant) Been out driving my old car, and working on my friends old car, he's expecting delivery of another in the next few days,(an ambulance) I'll get to tinker with it! Visiting my wife the Lodge has been difficult, she was is isolation for fourteen days, (ended yesterday) took her to her to her old coffee shop and she did some shopping! and oh yes been doing my housework!
  11. 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
  12. 1. Charles Rolls founded Rolls Royce in 1906 but what aviation record did he set in 1910? First nonstop return flight to France. 2. In which year was Lord Mountbatten killed by the IRA? 3. If you were described as an ectomorph what would you be? Skinny. 4. What is a young male zebra called? Marty, Foal. 5. Which football club folded in 1992 after 66 years in the League? 6. Who designed the Volkswagen car? Which one? Beetle, Béla Barényi 7. What is the country home of the Marquess of Bath? 8. How many furlongs in a mile? 8 ish 9. In which conflict did Prince Andrew fly a helicopter? Falklands. 10. In which sport could you have a York Round and a Hereford Round? Archery. 11. What name is given to expressions like ‘catch the town drain’ and ‘tasted two worms’? 12. How many eggs does a peacock lay in a year? Not as many as a peahen.
  13. 1. From which language does the word ketchup come? 2. Of which country was Pakistan part until 1947? India 3. Which high - jumper used his flop technique to win the high jump at the 1968 Olympics? Fosbury 4. Kelts, alevins and grilse are all forms of what? Salmon 5. Which English girls name means ‘strange’ or ‘foreign’ in Greek? 6. In which sport can you find something named after Ulrich Salchow? Figure skating 7. In the Tarzan novels who was known as Korak? 8. What is the capital of the Philippines? Manila 9. Elvis Presley had three successive No 1 hits in the UK charts in 1961. Name one? 10. Which London monument was cast from the guns recovered from the wreck of the Royal George? Nelson’s column. 11. What was a bridewell? Gaol. 12. Which unit of measurement was based on the distance from the elbow to the tip of the middle finger? Cubit Bonus question for 10 points: The dividing line between genius and insane is a very fine one. On which side of the line do we find Donald Trump? He’s not even close to the line. I’ll bet you didn’t know …. Each day is longer than the previous one by 0.00000002 seconds, which works out to be 13 seconds each century. And I thought it was my Timex acting up!
  14. 1. Who performed the theme song in the James Bond film Thunderball? John Woodward, better known as Tom Jones. 2. What is the capital of the Dominican Republic? Santo Domingo. 3. What is an odalisque? 4. Which of Henry VIII’s wives is buried alongside him at Windsor? 5. In which country does the Amazon river meet the sea? Brazil 6. Which sport was played by Peanut Louie? 7. Which bird has the scientific name Troglodytes Troglodytes? 8. Which David presented Juke Box Jury? Jacobs. 9. Which Sunday newspaper first hit the streets of London in 1843? News of the World. 10. From which animal did Jenner develop his smallpox vaccine? Cow 11. What name is given to words such as deed, minim, madam and rotavator? 12. What makes stainless steel stainless? Chromium, and Molybdenum prevent corrosion!
  15. 1. How many days does a broody hen sit on her eggs? 21 days 2. What would a cooper make for you? Barrel 3. Which British monarch’s dying words were “All my possessions for a moment of time”? 4. Who won the Monaco Grand Prix in 1996? Panis 5. Which city is served by Hopkins Airport? Cleveland 6. What is the currency in Iraq? Dinar 7. In which city is the Embassy World Snooker Championship held? 8. Who played the title role in the1966 film Alfie?? 9. What is a gibus? Top hat 10. Which singing voice is between tenor and soprano? 11. What is Fred Flintstone’s daughter called? 12. Which organization has twice won the Nobel Peace Prize?
  16. 1. Harry Potter was brought up by his aunt and uncle at which address? (House number, street, town and county required). 2. Where was the first land battle of the Falklands War? Moody Brook 3. Which of the four Beatles was the youngest? 4. Who was known as the Widow of Windsor? Queen Victoria 5. What was the name of the boat in which Sir Francis Chichester circumnavigated the world 1966-67? Gypsy Moth 6. What did Jack Horner eat in a corner? Christmas pie 7. What is the full moon following the Harvest moon called? 8. The Statue of Liberty was a gift to America from which country? France 9. How many players are there in a hurling team? 15 10. Who had a 1966 hit with Good Vibrations? Beach Boys 11. From which language has English borrowed the words brandy, decoy and landscape? 12. Which Canadian city was originally called Ville-Marie? Montreal
  17. They all are blue or is that purple like your hat! hmm!
  18. They do look familiar, I will have to dig real deep into my subconscious to get clearer image!
  19. Salmiak, is a European Fisherman's Friend candy, it contains ammonium chloride, and it reminds me of a sweet I used to get when I was just a bairn, anyone know what it was called then, I don't know anyone else that can eat them! and they aren't available in Canada so my son brings them when returning home.
  20. Definitely Little Imps, my late brother's favourite.
  21. 1. On what date does Halloween fall? October 31 2. In which Scottish town was James Watt born? Greeock. 3. How many metres in a mile? 4. In which Dickens novel does Thomas Gradgrind of Coketown appaer? 5. Spanish flu, 1918-1920, claimed 50 million lives. Where did it start? China. 6. In which year was the Apple iphone launched? 2007 7. Which Harrod’s boss became Chairman of Fulham FC? 8. Who said, after winning the Grand National, “Sex is an anti-climax after that”? 9. By what name is polytetrafluoroethylene better known? Teflon (PTFE for plumbers) 10. What was the name of the raft which Thor Heyerdahl used to sail from Peru in 1947? Kontiki 11. Which country invaded Kuwait in 1990? Irak. 12. Which British cathedral has three spires?
  22. Way too adventurous for me, Pizza, spaghetti and lasagna (preferably home made) is the only "foreign" food I eat, the Kam Tong (early 60s, upstairs near the arcade in Blyth) was the only ethnic restaurant I was in (yes I was slightly inebriated ) No fish, fruits or nuts for me, except roast chestnuts!
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