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Vic Patterson

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  1. 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? 

  2. 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


  3. 6 hours ago, Canny lass said:

    They are called Turkish Pepper here and I think that's the name I remember from my childhood. You can get Salmiak tasting everything here - not just 'boiled bullets':




    Ice lollies






    Liquorice sticks


    and my favourite

    alcohol shots



    Of course, you can make this very easily and cheaply by dissolving a packet of these



    into any bottle of Vodka. Great for warming you up on a cold day!



    They all are blue or is that purple like your hat! hmm!

  4. 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.

  5. 3 hours ago, HIGH PIT WILMA said:
    3 hours ago, HIGH PIT WILMA said:

    and I am now thinking they were called "Little Imps",Wor Lass remembers them,so aam not imagining it!

    Definitely Little Imps, my late brother's favourite.


  6. 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?

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  7. 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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  8. 1 hour ago, Alan Edgar (Eggy1948) said:

    Don't remember it from the 1960's when I used to pass that way. There again in the 1960's I wouldn't eat Chinese, Indian, - in fact I wouldn't eat any foreign food. I'm the same now apart from progressing to the English version of Indian food = chicken corma and eve that,on occasions, can be tooo spicey for me 😰  

    I haven't progressed that far Alan!

  9. 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

  10. 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!

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  11. 3 hours ago, Alan Edgar (Eggy1948) said:

    We have had to go the opposite = no modern machinery = astro turf and gravel. I can't manage any gardening and Mrs Eggy, Jacquie, who had never gardened before we moved into this bungalow, now has to tend to some small borders but unfortunately she refuses to wear her specs when gardening and what she plants one week gets removed whilst weeding a fortnight later☺️  

    I find if it comes out easy it was a flower, if it is tough then has to be a weed! 

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  12. 7 hours ago, Canny lass said:

    Everything's fine here, Vic! Day 114 in isolation för the over 70's and not looking like we're to be allowed out any time soon.


    I thought you's didn't want the quiz anymore so I haven't posted one but I still do the quiz, which I e-mail out on Fridays, for the family and friends. I can mail it to you too, Vic  - or I can start to post it here again. 

    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! 

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  13. 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!”?  


  14. 1.         Original copies of what can be found only in Salisbury Cathedral, Lincoln Cathedral and the British Museum?  Magna Carta

    2.         On a London Underground map which line is coloured red? Central

    3.         Which Coronation Street character was played by Violet Carson?  Ena Sharples

    4.         Which type of flower is sometimes known as heartsease?

    5.         What does cap a pie mean?   Covered

    6.         Which war was fought 1853-1856?  Crimean

    7.         Who said “When you have to kill a man it costs nothing to be polite”?

    8.         Which food item is used in an annual race at Olney, Buckingham shire?  Pancakes

    9.         What is the motto of the Salvation Army?  

    10.      What nationality has Wimbledon champion Australian

    11.      What is a Gibson Flying V? Guitar (just ask HPW)

    12.      Of how many islands does the Autonomous  Region of Madeira consist?  

  15. 1.         What was the profession of Sheila Vogel Coupe?

    2.         What is the chemical symbol for arsenic?  As

    3.         In which street did the Fire of London start? Pudding Lane 

    4.         Which drummer with The Who was renowned for dumping Rolls Royces in swimming pools?

    5.         What is the proper name of the funny bone? Ulnar nerve.

    6.         In the TV series The Likely Lads what was Bob’s girlfriend called?

    7.         Which former Chilean dictator was arrested at a west London clinic in October 1998?

    8.         What is the name of the box in which a ship’s compass is stored? Binnacle

    9.         What is a Honey Locust?

    10.      What was the Queen Elizabeth’s sister ship? Queen Mary

    11.      How many stomachs have 3 cows and 4 horses? 7

    12.      Which year did the terror attack on World trade Centre take place?  2001

  16. 1.       Which was the first team to win the FA Cup at Wembley?

    2.       What is the name given to an all-consuming passion for power?           Moderator!

    3.       Wenceslas looked out on the feast of whom?    Stephen

    4.       Which palace was the main London residence of the monarch until it was superseded by Buckingham Palace. St James's Palace

    5.       Which is the largest of these islands: Zanzibar, Sri Lanka or Madagascar

    6.       How long is a dog watch at sea. Two hours.

    7.       Which creature’s Latin name is Bufo bufo? Toad

    8.       Which drug of abuse is known as Smack. Heroin.

    9.       In which street is the New York Stock Exchange situated. Wall Street.

    10.   What was Chris de Burgh’s 1986 nr.1 hit?

    11.   Who was Frank Sinatra’s second wife?

    12.   Galena is the chief source of which metal. Lead

  17. 1.       What was Christopher Dean’s job before he became a professional ice-skater?

    2.       Which vocal group comprised Cass, Michelle, John and Denny?

    3.       Who was Worzel Gummidge’s girlfriend?

    4.       What was the name of Edward VII’s mistress, when he was Prince of Wales?

    5.       Which sign of the zodiac was Elvis Presley born under?

    6.       What was the title of the first UK number one hit for the pop group Queen?

    7.       Between which two cities did the first international air service take place in 1919?       London- Paris.

    8.       In what year did Martin Luther King make his famous “I have a dream” speech?   1963

    9.       During which process in the Roman Catholic Church do they use a bell, a book and a candle? (Keep it clean!)

    10.   In which sport would you find a shotgun, a bomb, a blitz and tight end?  NFL, CFL Football. 

    11.   Mary is 5cm taller than Kate and Kate is 15cm shorter than Laura. Who is the tallest?   Laura.

    12.   Who had the nickname Scarface?   Al Capone.

  18. 1.       What car was produced in Britain in 1913 for the first time?          Aston Martin

    2.       Which Star Trek character was played by Leonard Nimoy?

    3.       Who is the first female in the order of accession to the British throne?

    4.       What spirit forms the base of the liqueur Benedictine?

    5.       Which city is the headquarters of the Mormon Church?                Salt Lake City.

    6.       What name is given to a young goose?                                               Goslin

    7.       Denmark Strait separates which two countries?                                Iceland Greenland

    8.       If something is described as ‘eolithic’ from what age is it?

    9.       In cricket, what do the Australians call extras?                                  Sundries

    10.   What was unusual about the Roman consul Incitatus?                     Neigh idea.

    11.   (XLVIII + II)  x  X = ? (Answer in Roman numerals)

    12.   In which English county can Cresswell Crags be found?                   Nottinghamshire.

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