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  1. Well .... I didn't hear any apologies when he decided that only women should give birth.
  2. Are we sitting comfortably? Then let's begin .... 1. Which former pop-star owned the company that made The Life of Brian and had a one line part in a crowd scene? 2. What can be upside down, ginger or Dundee? 3. Which country hosted the summer Olympics in 1932? 4. What occupation is involved with stretchers and headers? 5. On which river does Amsterdam stand? 6. What is the millionth of a metre called? 7. Who is the prime minister of France? 8. What sort of drink is pekoe? 9. Who had a pet chimp called Chee Chee? 10. Which Bridge on the River Thames has a central portion that can be raised to allow ships into London? 11. Which sports commentator talked of an ‘up and under’ and an ‘early bath’? 12. What is a dirndl? I’ll bet you didn’t know …. The first advert on Radio Luxembourg was for a laxative. Answers on Thursday as usual.
  3. Why did God create Eve? He created Adam, stood back, serveyed his work, scratched his head and said: I'm sure I can do better than this!
  4. Answers to last week's quiz: 1. Hard-Black 2. Nation shall speak peace unto nation 3. Ireland 4. 1903 5. Barbarossa 6. 70 7. The Mantle 8. Mole 9. Sandringham 10. Cabbage 11. Gregor Mendel 12. A poached egg New quiz tomorrow!
  5. Here we go ..... 1. What does the symbol HB stand for on a pencil? 2. What is the motto of the BBC? 3. England’s best ever win at football was 13-0. Who were they playing? 4. In which year were cars first required to be registered? 5. In WW2, what was the codename given by Hitler to the German invasion of Russia? 6. How many years are celebrated with a platinum anniversary? 7. What is the layer of rock immediately under the crust of the Earth called? 8. Which animal lives in a ‘citadel’? 9. What is the name of the Queen’s residence in Norfolk? 10. Brassica Oleracea is better known as what? 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? I’ll bet you didn’t know …. Japanese women wear padded underwear to make their bottoms appear more rounded. ... and you never know just when you might need that morsel of knowledge!
  6. 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!
  7. I thought I had posted! I've made a note to say I have and another to remind me to post the answers on Thursday. Don't know what's gone wrong but here it is again: 1. Which comedian, as a schoolboy, had a trial for Heart of Midlothian FC but wasn’t tall enough? 2. What type of creatures are “Whitstable natives”? 3. Fullerenes, discovered in 1985, were a new form of which element? 4. Which island, situated in the Arctic Ocean, is the largest in the world? 5. Adam Bell, Clym of the Clough and William of Cloudesley were all famous what? 6. Which frigate was launched secretly in 1986 in Wallsend to replace a ship lost in the Falklands? 7. What instrument is used to measure dew? 8. Which car manufacturer had the Kitten, Rebel and Sabre models? 9. Which Japanese word translates as ‘leader of the army’? 10. Which country was the first to use paper banknotes? 11. Who is the lead singer with Simple Minds? 12. Identify the language used in the following sentence: Dómarinn hefur alltaf rétt fyrrir sér. I’ll bet you didn’t know …. The Russian postal service will not deliver letters containing chewing gum. Bonus question: How do they know what’s in the envelope?
  8. A lovely idea! Great initiative on your part, Malcolm.
  9. If you can find an ajudicator that has Donald Trump's acceptance then I have no objections. Nominations, on a postage stamp, in the official nominations box please.
  10. Answers to last week's quiz: 1. Double Bass 2. Darjeeling 3. Bill Haley and his Comets 4. Silver 5. Swimming 6. Nectarine 7. 300 8. Blue 9. Exodus 10. Ash 11. Aardvark 12. Robert Peel Question 10: Come on you guys! You may still believe in Santa Clause but a plastic Christmas tree isn't a REAL tree!! New quiz tomorrow!
  11. ... well, I hope I got it right!
  12. Happy Birthday Eggy and thanks for all the work you do on our fantastic photo gallery. It's very much appreciated by this ex-pat!
  13. Ready, steady, GO! 1. Which is the largest instrument in the string section of an orchestra? 2. Which tea is known as ‘the champagne of teas’? 3. Who had a hit single in 1955 with Rock Around the cCock? 4. Which metal is the best conductor of heat and electricity? 5. In which sport would you use a trudgen? 6. John Rivers and Lord Napier are types of what? 7. In a game of tenpin bowling, if a person starts by throwing 12 consecutive strikes, what would their score be? 8. What colour is a giraffe’s tongue? 9. In which book of the Bible are the Ten Commandments set out for the first time? 10. What tree can be green, black, white or blue? 11. What is the first animal listed in an English dictionary? 12. Who was the first Conservative prime minister? I’ll bet you didn’t know …. King Zog of Albania smoked more than 100 cigarettes a day. Answers on Thursday next week, as usual.
  14. Answers to last week's quiz: 1. Callaghan 2. Hertfordshire 3. Carbon 4. Frog 5. Marmalade sandwiches 6. Sweden 7. Yachting 8. Red 9. Statue of Zeus 10. Norwich City 11. Nancy Astor 12. In the ear New quiz tomorrow!
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