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Vic Patterson

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  1. Very true, especially the droning, I can tune out the commentators.
  2. 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!
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. 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!
  6. 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!
  7. 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?
  8. 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
  9. They all are blue or is that purple like your hat! hmm!
  10. They do look familiar, I will have to dig real deep into my subconscious to get clearer image!
  11. 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.
  12. Definitely Little Imps, my late brother's favourite.
  13. 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?
  14. 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!
  15. I haven't progressed that far Alan!
  16. 1. In which 1984 film did Sean Connery return as James Bond after a 13 year gap? 2. What in the building trade is called ‘harling’ in Scotland? Plasterer/Mason 3. Who was the first woman to participate in the University Boat Race? 4. In which country was Salman Rushdie born? India 5. What sort of creature is a pipistrelle? Bat 6. Helleborus niger is better known as which perennial plant? Buttercup 7. Which animal is Canada’s official emblem? Beaver 8. Which word meaning ‘divine wind’ describes suicide missions of Japanese pilots? Kamakaze 9. Who, in the bible, was the youngest son of Jacob? 10. Which letter of the Greek alphabet is the equivalent to T? 11. The 1969 Eurovision Song Contest ended in a four-way tie between France, UK, Spain and which other country? 12. What is Magnesium Sulphate called when used as a laxative? Milk of Magnesia
  17. Where were the Tea Rooms? would they be the cafe in the arcade?
  18. 1. Who was the first American to orbit the earth? John Glenn 2. Who was the ‘fastest mouse in all Mexico’? Gonzales 3. With which branch of medicine is Mesmer associated? 4. What colour is a moonstone? Blue 5. Which Irish county is Blarney in? Cork 6. What do deltiologists collect? 7. What type of tree is a Pirus Malus? 8. What is a labret? 9. A pearl wedding celebrates how many years of marriage? 30 10. In which town do the Flintstones live? Bedrock 11. Which football player advertised Brut in the 1980s? 12. If B is Bravo and N is November, what is S? Sierra Now time for Google!
  19. I find if it comes out easy it was a flower, if it is tough then has to be a weed!
  20. I'm pleased all is well during these tough times, no cases of covid in Grande Cache so far, everyone being very responsible and respectful and I get to visit daily, only noticeable changes are with the social distancing while in public areas. It isn't so much about the quiz it is more about the company! and the banter. Please resume posting!
  21. So true Eggy but thats just the tip of the iceberg ! BTW we sometimes skip July.
  22. 1. Which furniture chain was founded in 1950 in Sweden by Ingvar Kamprad? Ikea 2. Which Sinead O’Connor single topped the charts in 1990? 3. Sloes are the fruit of which shrub? 4. By what name is November 1st known? All Saints Day 5. Which was the first country to win football’s World Cup four times? Uruguay 6. Which screen role connects Peter Cushing, Boris Karloff, Sting and Kenneth Branagh? 7. Which is the only letter worth five points in a game of Scrabble? 8. What is a young turkey called? Poult 9. Brian Orser was a world champion in which sport? Figure skating 10. What name is given to an isolated mountain peak protruding through an ice sheet? Nunatuk 11. Which well known Latin phrase means ‘in good faith’? 12. Whose catchphrase was “Shut that door!”?
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