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#128161 by IAN B
Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:25 am
Not a single entry for the last post :( , let's see if this one does any better - PM your answers

01. NAME THE YEAR. BUDDY HOLLY HAD HIS 2nd UK No1 ALBUM, CREAM REUNITED FOR THEIR ROCK ‘N’ ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTION AND FREDDIE MERCURY HAD HIS FIRST SOLO UK No1 SINGLE. 1993
02. APART FROM ENGLAND WHICH COUNTRY HAS WON RUGBY UNION’S WORLD CUP ONLY ONCE? NEW ZEALAND
03. WHICH UK CITY HAS THE POST CODE ‘BT’? BELFAST
04. WHICH TELEVISION SHOW, STARRING DAVID JASON, TOOK ITS’ TITLE FROM SHAKESPEAR’S “SONNET XVIIIâ€Â￾? "THE DARLING BUDS OF MAY"
05. THE UNITED NATIONS HAS SIX OFFICIAL LANGUAGES, NAME ANY FOUR OF THEM. ARABIC, ENGLISH, FRENCH, MANDARIN CHINESE, RUSSIAN and SPANISH
06. WHAT WAS THE NAME OF THE HURRICANE WHICH AFFECTED THE BRITISH WEATHER SYSTEMS EARLY LAST WEEK? KATIA
07. PICTURE 1 GIVES A CRYPTIC CLUE TO WHICH SONG TITLE? "ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK"
08. THE BRITISH FOOTBALLERS JIMMY GREAVES, JOE JORDAN, RAY WILKINS AND PAUL INCE HAVE ALL PLAYED PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL FOR CLUBS IN WHICH CITY? MILAN
09. NAME THE CITY IN PICTURE 2. BEIJING
10. WITH WHICH TELEVISION SHOW WOULD YOU ASSOCIATE RUDGE PARK COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL? "THE INBETWEENERS"
11. WHAT WAS THE COLOUR OF THE SECOND PENNY STAMP ISSUED BY THE BRITISH POSTAL SERVICE? RED
12. NAME THE YEAR. DENNIS THE MENACE MADE HIS NEWSPAPER DEBUT, DISNEY RELEASED THEIR 13th FEATURE FILM “ALICE IN WONDERLANDâ€Â￾ AND THE ACTOR AND COMEDIAN ROBIN WILLIAMS WAS BORN. 1951
13. WHICH SINGER HAD UK TOP TEN HITS WITH THE THEME SONGS FROM THE FILMS “GOLDENEYEâ€Â￾ AND “MAD MAX IIIâ€Â￾? TINA TUNER
14. PICTURE 3 SHOWS THE BADGE OF WHICH INTERNATIONAL SPORTS TEAM? THE INDIAN CRICKET TEAM
15. THE CAPITAL OF WHICH SOUTH AMERICAN COUNTRY LIES ALMOST ON THE EQUATOR? ECUADOR
16. WHICH ACTOR SAID THAT ALL HE NEEDED TO MAKE A COMEDY WAS A PARK, A POLICEMAN AND A PRETTY GIRL? CHARLIE CHAPLIN
17. WHAT MALE NAME IS ALSO A SLANG TERM FOR THE VIET CONG AND COCAINE? CHARLIE
18. WHO AM I? BORN IN DEVON IN 1956, I BEGAN MY PROFESSIONAL SPORTING CAREER IN 1973, BECOMING THE FIRST BRITISH PLAYER TO WIN A GRAND SLAM EVENT FOR SEVEN YEARS AND ONCE BEING RANKED 3rd IN THE WORLD. AFTER RETIRING, I ENTERED BROADCASTING IN 1985, INITIALLY IN AUSTRALIA THEN RETURNING TO THE UK. SUE BARKER
19. AEVIN DUGAS OF NEW ORLEANS HAS ENTERED THE 2012 “GUINNESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDSâ€Â￾ FOR GROWING THE LARGEST NATURAL WHAT? AFRO
20. ACCORDING TO A RECENT MEDICAL REPORT IT IS POSSIBLE TO MEASURE A MAN’S LIBIDO BY THE LENGTH OF HIS WHAT? FINGERS, specifically if his ring finger is longer than his index finger
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. THE WORLD’S LARGEST WINE FLUTE CAN HOLD HOW MANY LITRES OF WINE? 56.25 LITRES

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A bit better this week with two entries.....
QUIZ MASTER 6 (tie breaker 25)
and the winner and, not surprisingly, very close on the tiebreaker :wink:
JUS 7 (56-ish)

#128498 by IAN B
Mon Sep 26, 2011 12:48 pm
Another offering from The Railway's resident QM, who was gutted that one team got 20/20 - PM your answers

01. NAME THE YEAR. THE SMALL FACES RELEASED THEIR FIRST SINGLE, TOM JONES HAD HIS FIRST UK No1 SINGLE AND WET WET WET FRONTMAN MARTI PELLOW WAS BORN. 1965
02. WHEN ENGLAND BEGAN HOSTING FOOTBALL’S 1966 WORLD CUP FINALS WHO WERE THE WORLD CUP HOLDERS? BRAZIL
03. NAME THE COUNTRY HIGHLIGHTED IN PICTURE 1. FINLAND
04. IN THE FAIRYTALE “CINDERELLAâ€Â￾ WHAT WAS TURNED INTO HER CARRIAGE? A PUMPKIN
05. IF YOU ADDED TOGETHER THE NUMBER OF STRIPES THAT SIGNIFY THE ARMY RANK OF SARGEANT, THE NUMBER
OF PIPS THAT MAKE UP BBC RADIO’S GREENWICH TIME SIGNAL AND THE NUMBER OF LIONS AROUND THE BASE OF NELSON’S COLUMN WHAT NUMBER SHOULD YOU HAVE? 13 (3+6+4)
06. A POTENTIAL MAJOR SUPPLY OF NATURAL GAS HAS BEEN DISCOVERED WHERE IN ENGLAND? The answer I was looking for was BLACKPOOL, but I've accepted Fylde/Morecambe coast answers
07. PICTURE 2 SHOWS A CARICATURE OF WHICH BAND? U2 - what a surprise, Jus got it correct!!
08. IN SPORT WHAT CREATURE LINKS NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE WITH ATLANTA? FALCON
09. NAME EITHER OF THE U.S. STATES WHOSE NAMES END WITH THE LETTER ‘T’. CONNECTICUT and VERMONT
10. TRUE OR FALSE – THE “STRICTLY COME DANCINGâ€Â￾ STAR ANTON DU BEKE’S REAL NAME IS ANTHONY BEAK? FALSE, it's Anthony Beke (pron Beck-hay)
11. IF A LILY PAD DOUBLED IN SIZE EVERY DAY AND IT TOOK 28 DAYS FOR IT TO COVER AN ENTIRE POND, AFTER HOW MANY DAYS WOULD IT COVER HALF THE POND? 27 DAYS - admit it, who started at 1 and doubled it 27 times?
12. NAME THE YEAR. THE SPACE SHUTTLE “CHALLENGERâ€Â￾ EXPLODED ON LAUNCH, “THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW “
MADE ITS’ TELEVISION DEBUT AND “THE SUNâ€Â￾ PUBLISHED THE “FREDDIE STARR ATE MY HAMSTERâ€Â￾ STORY. 1986
13. HAS PAUL WELLER HAD MORE UK No1 SINGLES WITH THE JAM, THE STYLE COUNCIL OR AS A SOLO ARTIST? THE JAM
14. PICTURE 3 SHOWS THE BADGE OF WHICH INTERNATIONAL SPORTS TEAM? ARGENTINE RUGBY UNION- boooooo (see my avatar)
15. WHERE AM I? THE 10th LARGEST CITY IN THE USA, IT IS KNOWN AS THE CAPITAL OF SILICON VALLEY. THE HOME OF PROFESSIONAL SPORTS TEAMS IN MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER AND THE NHL, IT ALSO FEATURED IN THE TITLE OF A DIONNE WARWICK SONG. SAN JOSE
16. IN 2009 WHICH ACTRESS MADE HISTORY BY WINNING THE OSCAR FOR BEST ACTRESS AND THE RAZZIE FOR WORST ACTRESS IN THE SAME WEEK? SANDRA BULLOCK
17. WHERE ON THE HUMAN BODY WOULD FIND THE THINNEST LAYER OF SKIN? THE EYELID
18. WHO AM I? BORN IN BOMBAY IN 1865 WITH THE FIRST NAME JOSEPH, I BEGAN MY WORKING LIFE AS A JOURNALIST BEFORE PUBLISHING MY FIRST WORK IN 1886. AFTER LEAVING INDIA I TRAVELLED EXTENSIVELY
BEFORE SETTLING IN THE USA, WHERE IN 1894 I PUBLISHED MY MOST FAMOUS STORY. AFTER MY DEATH IN 1936 I WAS INTERRED IN WESTMINSTER ABBEY. RUDYARD KIPLING
19. IN 1999 IPSWICH TOWN’S GARY CROFT BECAME THE FIRST PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALLER TO PLAY A GAME WEARING WHAT? AN ELECTRONIC TAG
20. DRIVERS TRAVELLING THROUGH MONTEBELLO NATURE RESERVE IN QUEBEC ARE ADVISED TO CARRY WHAT IN THEIR CARS – A GUN, A FRENCH PHRASE BOOK OR PIECES OF FRUIT? FRUIT, to throw for the moose who blocks the roads
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. AFTER HOW MANY SECONDS WAS THE FIRST TRY SCORED IN THE 2011 RUGBY UNION WORLD CUP FINALS? 639

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A close run thing this week.....
QUIZMASTER 7 (tie breaker 32)
KGLOVATT 13 (21)
JUS 13 (37)
And the winner on the tie breaker,....
STEVIE C 13 (150)

#128769 by IAN B
Mon Oct 03, 2011 1:17 pm
This week's Railway Quiz was won by a couple of newbies, who posted a very respectable 17/20 and made my regulars look err......dopey - PM your answers

NAME THE YEAR. PRINCE HAD HIS FIRST UK TOP TEN SINGLE, FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD HAD THEIR FIRST UK No1 ALBUM AND LIONEL RICHIE HAD MOTOWN’S FIRST EVER UK MILLION SELLING SINGLE. 1984
02. WHO WAS THE FIRST EUROPEAN PLAYER TO WIN GOLF’S US MASTERS? SEVERIANO BALLESTEROS
03. IN WHICH COUNTRY WOULD YOU FIND THE HIGHEST MOUNTAIN IN SOUTH AMERICA? ARGENTINA (Aconcagua)
04. FROM THE TV SHOW “CATCHPHRASEâ€Â￾ NAME THE CHARACTER ON THE RIGHT OF PICTURE 1. MR CHIPS
05. AMONGST THE TWELVE SIGNS OF THE ZODIAC WHICH IS THE ONLY ONE NOT REPRESENTED BY ALIVING THING? LIBRA THE SCALES
06. WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE FARM THAT HAS BEEN IN THE NEWS RECENTLY AS THE SITE OF THE COUNTRY’S LARGEST ILLEGAL TRAVELLERS’ CAMP? DALE FARM
07. IN WHICH DECADE DID KYLIE MINOGUE HAVE THE MOST UK TOP TEN SINGLES - EIGHTIES, NINETIES OR NOUGHTIES? NOUGHTIES with 16
08. PICTURE 2 SHOWS THE BADGE OF WHICH ENGLISH FOOTBALL CLUB? SOUTHEND UNITED aka The Shrimpers
09. NAME THE CANAL WHICH, DESPITE ONLY BEING 48 MILES LONG, LINKS THE ATLANTIC AND PACIFIC OCEANS? PANAMA CANAL
10. WHICH TELEVISION CHARACTER LIVES IN FERN COTTAGE? DOC MARTIN
11. WHEN GREAT BRITAIN AND THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND JOINED THE EEC IN 1973 THEY WERE ACCOMPANIED BY WHICH OTHER COUNTRY? DENMARK
12. NAME THE YEAR. ALL MOBILE PHONES NUMBERS ADOPTED THE ‘07’ PREFIX, VLADIMIR PUTIN BECAME THE PRESIDENT OF RUSSIA AND THE FOOTBALLER SIR STANLEY MATTHEWS DIED. 2000
13. HOW MANY STRINGS ARE THERE ON A JEW’S HARP? NONE
14. AT THE WIMBLEDON TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS WHAT JOB DOES RUFUS HAVE? SCARING THE PIGEONS - he's a hawk
15. FIVE US STATES HAVE COASTLINES ON THE PACIFIC OCEAN, NAME ANY THREE OF THEM. ALASKA, CALIFORNIA, HAWAII, OREGON and WASHINGTON
16. WHAT TYPE OF BIRD WOULD YOU ASSOCIATE WITH THE COMEDIAN BERNIE CLIFTON? OSTRICH
17. THE DINGBAT IN PICTURE 3 REPRESENTS WHICH FIVE WORD PHRASE? BLACK SHEEP OF THE FAMILY
18. WHO AM I? BORN IN DETROIT IN 1940 WITH THE FIRST NAME WILLIAM, MY FIRST GROUP FORMED IN 1955 AND AFTER A COUPLE OF NAME CHANGES, THEY HAD THEIR FIRST UK No1 SINGLE IN 1970. AFTER A SPELL AS A VICE-PRESIDENT OF MOTOWN RECORDS, I BEGAN A SOLO CAREER, HAVING MY FIRST UK No1 IN 1981. SMOKEY ROBINSON
19. IN 1939 THERE WERE 22 OF THEM IN THE NEW YORK CITY PHONE DIRECTORY, BY 1945 THERE WAS NONE, WHAT OR WHO WERE THEY? HITLERS
20. IN 1845 WHY WAS US PRESIDENT ANDREW JACKSON’S PET PARROT REMOVED FROM HIS OWNER’S FUNERAL? SWEARING
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. THE LARGEST SWISS ARMY KNIFE IN REGULAR PRODUCTION CONTAINS HOW MANY DIFFERENT TOOLS? 87

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The most entries for ages and a very impressive winning score.....
QUIZMASTER 7 (tiebreaker 38)
JUS 10 (32)
KGLOVATT 13 (124)
BUZZIE 15 (201)
STEVIE C 16 (38)
ROB_BOB 18 (100)

#129013 by IAN B
Mon Oct 10, 2011 8:20 am
01. NAME THE YEAR. PINK HAD HER FIRST UK No1 SINGLE, S CLUB 7 HAD THEIR FIRST UK No1 ALBUM AND BADLY DRAWN BOY WON THE MERCURY MUSIC PRIZE. 2000
02. PICTURE 1 SHOWS WHOSE SPORTING LOGO? TIGER WOODS
03. IF YOU ADDED TOGETHER THE NUMBER ASSOCIATED WITH THE LONDON ORBITAL MOTORWAY, THE NUMBER OF HANDS ON BIG BEN AND THE NUMBER OF LINES THAT MAKE UP THE LONDON UNDERGROUND SYSTEM WHAT NUMBER SHOULD YOU HAVE? 36 (25+0+11)
04. WHAT IS THE FIRST NAME OF THE TELEVISION DETECTIVE COLUMBO – FRANK, PETER OR WILLIAM? FRANK
05. IN MODERN HISTORY BY WHAT NAME IS WILLIAM JEFFERSON BLYTHE III BETTER KNOWN? BILL CLINTON
06. WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE CO-FOUNDER OF APPLE WHO DIED EARLIER THIS WEEK? STEVE JOBS
07. WHAT WAS THE NAME OF THE 90s POP BAND FORMED BY THE FAIRBRASS BROTHERS AND ROB MANZOLI? RIGHT SAID FRED
08. IN 1771 WHAT SPORTING PASTIME DID CAPTAIN COOK DESCRIBE AS “MOST PERILOUS AND EXTRAORDINARY, ASTONISHING AND SCARCELY TO BE CREDITEDâ€Â￾? SURFING/SURFBOARDING
09. NAME THE US STATE HIGHLIGHTED IN PICTURE 2. KANSAS
10. IF YOU ADDED TOGETHER THE NUMBER OF “LETHAL WEAPONâ€Â￾ FILMS, THE TITLE OF A 1995 FILM STARRING BRAD PITT AND THE ANGRY MEN IN A 1957 HENRY FONDA FILM WHAT NUMBER SHOULD YOU HAVE? 23 (4+712)
11. WHAT IS THE FAMILY RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE US PRESIDENT THEODORE AND FRANKLIN D ROOSEVELT – FATHER AND SON, UNCLE AND NEPHEW, COUSINS OR THERE WAS NO RELATIONSHIP? COUSINS, albeit distant ones!
12. NAME THE YEAR. BRITAIN ISSUED THE LAST CALL-UP PAPERS FOR NATIONAL SERVICE, THE FARTHING CEASED
TO BE LEGAL TENDER AND THE ATHLETE LINFORD CHRISTIE WAS BORN. 1960
13. NAME THE SINGER SHOWN IN HIS YOUNGER DAYS IN PICTURE 3. DAVID BOWIE
14. WHICH PIECE OF WOMEN’S SPORTING EQUIPMENT IS 5 METRES LONG AND 10 CENTIMETRES WIDE? GYMNASTICS BEAM
15. IN WHICH COUNTRY WOULD YOU FIND THE MOST OFFICIALLY DESIGNATED NATIONAL PARKS? AUSTRALIA
16. IN THE FILM “BACK TO THE FUTURE IIIâ€Â￾ MARTY McFLY ADOPTED THE NAME OF WHICH FAMOUS ACTOR WHEN HE WENT BACK TO THE WILD WEST? CLINT EASTWOOD
17. WHAT FEMALE NAME LINKS A BEATLES’ SONG FROM THE “SGT PEPPER’Sâ€Â￾ ALBUM, THE TITLE CHARACTER IN A WILLY RUSSELL PLAY AND A 2005 HURRICANE WHICH STRUCK THE USA? RITA
18. WHO AM I? BORN IN GASSIN, FRANCE IN 1967, I MADE MY PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL DEBUT IN 1985, REPRESENTING FOUR CLUBS IN TEN YEARS IN MY HOME COUNTRY AND SPENDING SEVEN YEARS IN ENGLAND.
SINCE MY RETIREMENT I HAVE APPEARED IN TWO FILMS AND DEVELOPED MY OWN SUCCESSFUL VINEYARD AND WINERY. DAVID GINOLA
19. NESTLE HAVE ANNOUNCED THAT THEY ARE TO BECOME THE FIRST COMPANY TO PRODUCE TV ADVERTS TO APPEAL TO WHO? DOGS
20. TRUE OR FALSE – ANNIE HAWKINS-TURNER, THE OWNER OF THE WORLD’S LARGEST NATURAL BREASTS IS
KNOWN BY THE PSEUDONYM NORMA STITZ? TRUE and for those who really want to know.....102ZZZ
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. ACCORDING TO “GUINNESS WORLD RECORDSâ€Â￾ CHARLOTTE LEE HAS A COLLECTION OF HOW MANY DIFFERENT RUBBER DUCKS? 5631

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Looks like you found this quiz quite tough.....
QUIZMASTER 8 (tie breaker 2900)
BUZZIE 11 (248)
and the winner.....
JUS 13 (15000)

#129290 by IAN B
Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:08 am
Another offering from The Railway's resident QM (and probably a bit easier than last week's) - PM your answers

01. NAME THE YEAR. T REX HAD THEIR FIRST UK No1 SINGLE, THE DOORS’ JIM MORRISON DIED AND THE FIRST GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL WAS STAGED. 1971
02. IF A PROFESSIONAL BOXER WEIGHS 170 POUNDS IN WHICH WEIGHT CATEGORY WILL HE COMPETE? LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT
03. WHAT CONNECTS PESHAWAR IN PAKISTAN WITH KABUL IN AFGHANISTAN? THE KHYBER PASS
04. IN A 1989 FILM KEVIN COSTNER WAS TOLD “BUILD IT AND THEY WILL COMEâ€Â￾, WHAT WAS HE TOLD TO BUILD? A BASEBALL FIELD
05. WHICH NATIONAL DAILY NEWSPAPER WAS UNTIL 1964 CALLED “THE DAILY HERALDâ€Â￾? "THE SUN"
06. WHY HAS THE WORD “SKYFALLâ€Â￾ BEEN IN THE NEWS THIS WEEK? IT'S THE TITLE OF THE NEW JAMES BOND FILM
07. IN WHICH DECADE DID MADONNA HAVE THE MOST UK TOP TEN SINGLES – THE EIGHTIES, NINETIES OR NOUGHTIES? NINETIES
08. WITH WHICH CITY WOULD YOU ASSOCIATE THE SPORTS TEAMS WHOSE BADGES ARE SHOWN IN PICTURE 1? EDINBURGH - Edinburgh Rugby, Hibernians FC and Edinburgh Capitals ice hockey
09. WHICH U.S. CITY IS THE HOME OF THE MORMON CHURCH? SALT LAKE CITY
10. WHAT NAME LINKS A TELEVISION HOUSEKEEPER, A DETECTIVE IN A SERIES OF FILMS AND A PROFESSIONAL? DOYLE
11. IN WHICH YEAR DID THE CENSUS FIRST SHOW THE UK TO HAVE A POPULATION OVER 50 MILLION – 1941, 1951, 1961 OR 1971? 1951
12. NAME THE YEAR. MADAME TUSSAUD’S LONDON DISPLAYED THEIR FIRST POP STARS, THE FORTH ROAD BRIDGE WAS OFFICIALLY OPENED AND THE ACTOR NICOLAS CAGE WAS BORN. 1964
13. PICTURE 2 SHOWS A CARICATURE OF WHICH SINGER? BOB DYLAN
14. AT WHICH FAMOUS SPORTING VENUE WOULD YOU FIND BECKETTS, MAGGOTS AND STOWE? SILVERSTONE
15. TO THE NEAREST MILE HOW LONG IS THE CHANNEL TUNNEL – 27, 32, 37 OR 42 MILES? 32 MILES
16. WHICH TELEVISION PROGRAMME FOLLOWS THE LIVES OF THE CRAWLEY FAMILY? "DOWNTON ABBEY"
17. PICTURE 3 SHOWS THE LOGO OF WHICH COMPANY? FRED PERRY CLOTHING
18. WHO AM I? BORN IN LONDON IN 1956 I WAS A CATHOLIC SCHOOL DROPOUT WHO WAS CHOSEN TO FRONT MY FIRST BAND IN 1975, HAVING OUR BIG HIT IN 1977. SINCE 2000, WHILST STILL ACTIVE IN MUSIC, I HAVE BECOME A TV PRESENTER, APPEARED ON REALITY SHOWS AND IN ADVERTS. JOHN LYDON aka JOHNNY ROTTEN
19. IF YOU CHOPPED THE HEAD OFF A COCKROACH WHAT WOULD CAUSE IT TO DIE? STARVATION or THIRST
20. TRUE OR FALSE – THE HIGHEST EARNING EUROPEAN PORNSTAR IS A DUTCHMAN CALLED TINY KOX? FALSE - he's actually a Dutch politician (not sure the slogan "Vote for Tiny Kox" works!!
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. AUSTRALIA HAS THE MOST OFFICIAL NATIONAL PARKS IN THE WORLD, HOW MANY HAS IT GOT? 685

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And the scores were.....
QUIZMASTER 6 (tie breaker 625)
JUS 10 (149)
BUZZIE 14 (224)
STEVIE C 15 (38)
And this week's winner by just one point.....
ROB_BOB 16 (25)

#129896 by IAN B
Tue Nov 01, 2011 2:03 pm
You might have noticed my recent absence (away indulging my passion for American Football), so this week I have two quizzes for you to attempt - PM your answers

01. NAME THE YEAR. THE BANGLES HAD THEIR FIRST UK No1 SINGLE, SIMPLY RED’S “A NEW FLAMEâ€Â￾ TOPPED THE UK ALBUM CHARTS THREE TIMES AND BROS WON A BRIT AWARD AS BEST BRITISH BREAKTHROUGH ACT. 1989
02. WHICH ENGLISH FOOTBALL CLUB WERE, ON THEIR FORMATION IN 1895, KNOWN AS THAMES IRONWORKS FC? WEST HAM UNITED
03. WHICH LONDON BUILDING IS KNOWN AS “THE OLD LADY OF THREADNEEDLE STREETâ€Â￾? THE BANK OF ENGLAND
04. IN 1927 THE BBC GAVE ITS’ FIRST LIVE SPORTS COMMENTARY ON WHICH SPORT? RUGBY UNION
05. WHEN WRITING ALL THE DIGITS FROM 1 TO 100 HOW MANY TIMES IS 7 WRITTEN? 20
06. WHICH CITY STAGED THE 2011 RUGBY UNION WORLD CUP FINAL? AUCKLAND
07. IN 1973 AN ICONIC ALBUM BY WHICH ARTIST WAS THE FIRST ALBUM TO BE RELEASED BY VIRGIN RECORDS?
MIKE OLDFIELD ("Tubular Bells")
08. PICTURE 1 SHOWS THE BADGE OF WHICH FOOTBALL CLUB? DUNDEE FC
09. SANTA CRUZ IS THE PRINCIPAL CITY ON WHICH HOLIDAY ISLAND? TENERIFE
10. DONALD PLEASANCE STARRED IN THE 1972 FILM “DEATH LINEâ€Â￾ ABOUT THE LONDON UNDERGROUND BEING THE HOME TO – CANNIBALS, GIANT RATS, KILLER TRAMPS OR VAMPIRE BATS? CANNIBALS
11. WHAT UNFORTUNATE EVENT BEFELL ATTILA THE HUN ON HIS WEDDING NIGHT – HE WAS KILLED IN BATTLE, HE DISCOVERED HIS BRIDE HAD SYPHILLIS, HE DIED OF A NOSEBLEED OR HE COULDN’T GET IT UP? HE DIED OF A NOSEBLEED
12. NAME THE YEAR. ALASKA BECAME THE 49th US STATE, THE FIRST DAYTONA 500 MOTOR RACE WAS STAGED AND THE COMEDIAN AND WRITER BEN ELTON WAS BORN. 1959
13. NAME THE SINGER CARICATURED IN PICTURE 2. DAVID BOWIE
14. ENGLAND’S TEST MATCH CRICKET CAPTAIN ANDREW STRAUSS REPRESENTS WHICH COUNTY TEAM? MIDDLESEX
15. WHICH SOUTH EAST ASIAN ISLAND IS GOVERNED PARTLY BY INDONESIA, PARTLY BY MALAYSIA AND ALSO CONTAINS THE KINGDOM OF BRUNEI? BORNEO
16. WHICH ACTOR AND PUBLIC FIGURE WAS, IN 1940, VOTED AS HAVING “THE MOST NEARLY PERFECT MALE BODYâ€Â￾? RONALD REAGAN
17. THE DINGBAT IN PICTURE 3 REPRESENTS WHAT TWO WORD ITEM? SCRAMBLED EGGS
18. WHO AM I? BORN IN SOUTH YORKSHIRE IN 1931, MY SPORTING TALENT WAS SPOTTED AT SCHOOL. I MADE MY PROFESSIONAL DEBUT IN 1949 AND WAS FIRST CAPPED BY ENGLAND IN 1952. A RECORD BREAKING SPORTSMAN, FOLLOWING MY RETIREMENT IN 1968 I WENT INTO BROADCASTING AND JOURNALISM ALSO PRESENTING A TV SHOW. I DIED IN 2006. FRED TRUEMAN
19. WHAT IS AN OOMETER USED TO MEASURE THE SIZE OF EGGS, THE SCARINESS OF ROLLERCOASTERS OR THE INTENSITY OF AN ORGASM? THE SIZE OF EGGS
20. TRUE OR FALSE – RAMON BARRERO, FAMOUS FOR PLAYING THE WORLD’S SMALLEST HARMONICA, DIED WHEN HE CHOKED ON HIS TINY INSTRUMENT? TRUE
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. IN 1885 ARBROATH AND BON ACCORD FOOTBALL CLUBS SET THE RECORD FOR THE MOST GOALS SCORED IN A PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL MATCH IN BRITAIN,HOW MANY GOALS WERE SCORED? 36 (36-0)

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01. NAME THE YEAR. THE BEE GEES HAD THEIR FIRST UK No1 SINGLE, THE MONKEES HAD THEIR FIRST UK No1 ALBUM AND IT WAS THE FIRST TIME THAT DIANA ROSS & THE SUPREMES PERFORMED UNDER THAT NAME. 1967
02. NAME THE FAMOUS SPORTSMAN SHOWN IN PICTURE 1. IAN BOTHAM
03. FOR WHAT PRODUCT IS THE SPANISH TOWN OF JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA FAMOUS? SHERRY
04. THE ACTOR JOHN FORSYTHE WAS OFTEN HEARD, BUT NEVER SEEN AS ONE OF THE TITLE CHARACTERS IN WHICH TELEVISION SHOW? "CHARLIE'S ANGELS"
05. IF A HORSE MEASURES 18 HANDS HOW HIGH IS IT IN INCHES? 72 INCHES
06. BOEING’S NEWEST AIRLINER, THE 787 DREAMLINER, MADE ITS’ MAIDEN COMMERCIAL FLIGHT THIS WEEK FROM TOKYO TO WHERE? HONG KONG
07. WHO IS THE YOUNGEST FEMALE ARTIST TO HAVE A MILLION SELLING SINGLE IN THE UK? BRITNEY SPEARS
08. IN WHAT WAY HAS DORIS BEEN INSTRUMENTAL IN HELPING JONNY WILKINSON’S RUGBY CAREER – SHE GAVE HIM HIS FIRST RUGBY BALL, SHE
TAUGHT HIM RELAXATION TECHNIQUES OR SHE’S A TARGET FOR HIS KICKS? SHE'S A TARGET FOR HIS KICKS
09. NAME THE U.S. STATE HIGHLIGHTED IN PICTURE 2. LOUISIANA
10. IN THE TELEVISION SHOW “THE ROYLE FAMILYâ€Â￾ WHAT WERE THE FIRST NAMES OF JIM AND BARBARA’S CHILDREN? ANTHONY and DENISE
11. TRUE OR FALSE – IN WWII THE SPITFIRE BROUGHT DOWN MORE ENEMY AIRCRAFT THAN ALL THE OTHER RAF PLANES ADDED TOGETHER? FALSE - the Hurricane did
12. NAME THE YEAR. THE DOCKLANDS LIGHT RAILWAY OFFICIALLY OPENED, TERRY WAITE WAS KIDNAPPED AND FATIMA WHITBREAD WON BRITAIN’S ONLY GOLD MEDAL AT THE WORLD ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS. 1987
13. THE 70s POP GROUP BONEY M HAD A HIT SINGLE ABOUT WHICH REAL LIFE PERSON? RASPUTIN
14. PICTURE 3 SHOWS THE BADGE OF WHICH FAMOUS FOOTBALL CLUB? AJAX AMSTERDAM
15. WHAT LINKS SANTA MONICA IN CALIFORNIA WITH CHICAGO, ILLINOIS? ROUTE 66
16. ON TELEVISION WHAT IS THE COLLECTIVE NAME FOR BLOSSOM, BUBBLES AND BUTTERCUP? THE POWERPUFF GIRLS
17. WHAT IS THE ALTERNATIVE NAME FOR A MOUNTAIN LION? COUGAR or PUMA
18. WHO AM I? BORN IN PITTSBURGH IN 1928 TO POLISH PARENTS, I STUDIED ART BEFORE EXHIBITING MY FIRST WORKS IN THE 50s. I PRODUCED SOME OF THE MOST ICONIC ARTWORK OF THE 60S, WAS A PROLIFIC FILMMAKER AND THE SUBJECT OF A 1971 DAVID BOWIE SONG. I DIED IN 1987. ANDY WARHOL
19. WHICH TOWN HAS FINALLY FITTED ONTO A “MONOPOLYâ€Â￾ BOARD AFTER THE GAMES’ MAKERS CREATED AN EDITION DEDICATED TO KATE AND WILLIAM? LLANFAIRPG
20. THE WORLD’S LARGEST SPERM BANK HAS CAUSED CONTROVERSY BY REFUSING TO TAKE DONATIONS FROM WHO? REDHEADS

TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. ACCORDING TO “GUINNESS WORLD RECORDSâ€Â￾ THE LARGEST LOAF OF BREAD EVER BAKED WEIGHED HOW MUCH IN POUNDS? 3463LBS

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Only one entrant this week so in first place (or last, depending how you look at it) we have.....
QUIZMASTER 9 (tie breaker -) and 7 (tiebreaker 2500)

#130183 by IAN B
Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:42 am
This was won with a disapppointingly high score of 18, let's see how you do - PM your answers

01. NAME THE YEAR. PINK FLOYD HAD THEIR ONLY UK No1 SINGLE, ELO HAD THEIR FIRST UK No1 ALBUM AND
SOPHIE ELLIS BEXTOR WAS BORN. 1979
02. WHAT SHAPE IS THE FIGHTING AREA IN UFC MIXED MARTIAL ARTS BOUTS? OCTAGON
03. LOCATED IN ARIZONA, WHAT IS THE GEOGRAPHIC FEATURE SHOWN IN PICTURE 1? METEOR CRATER
04. ON TELEVISION WHO IS THE MOST FAMOUS RESIDENT OF THE FICTIONAL TOWN OF PONTYPANDY? FIREMAN SAM
05. HOW MANY VERSES MAKE UP THE STANDARD BRITISH VERSION OF THE ANTHEM “GOD SAVE THE QUEENâ€Â￾? 3
06. WHERE CAN THE ENTREPRENEUR MATTHEW BOULTON AND THE ENGINEER JAMES WATT NOW BEEN SEEN TOGETHER? ON THE NEW £50 NOTE
07. WHAT WERE THE FIRST NAMES OF THE BROTHER AND SISTER WHO FORMED THE MUSICAL DUO THE CARPENTERS? KAREN and RICHARD
08. WHEN ICELANDIC FOOTBALLER EIDUR GUDJOHNSEN WON HIS FIRST CAP AS A SUBSTITUTE VERSUS ESTONIA IN 1996 WHO DID HE REPLACE? HIS FATHER
09. WHICH ENGLISH RESORT HAS THE LONGEST PLEASURE PIER IN THE WORLD? SOUTHEND-ON-SEA
10. THE PERSON IN PICTURE 2 FOUND FAME WHEN SHE APPEARED IN THE HIGHEST EARNING FILM OF 1986, WHO IS SHE? KELLY McGILLIS
11. WHICH MONTH OF THE YEAR FEATURES IN THE NATO PHONETIC ALPHABET? NOVEMBER
12. NAME THE YEAR. SWITZERLAND JOINED THE UNITED NATIONS, THE ACTRESS WINONA RYDER WAS CONVICTED
OF SHOPLIFTING AND SALT LAKE CITY HOSTED THE WINTER OLYMPICS. 2002
13. PICTURE 3 GIVES A CRYPTIC CLUE TO WHICH SONG TITLE? "WHERE THE STREETS HAVE NO NAME" by some little known Irish band
14. IN 1986 ALEX HIGGINS WAS DISQUALIFIED FROM A SNOOKER TOURNAMENT FOR FALLING ON THE MATCH TABLE DRUNK, THROWING THE CUE BALL AT A MEMBER OF THE AUDIENCE OR HEADBUTTING AN OFFICIAL? HEADBUTTING AN OFFICIAL
15. GEOGRAPHICALLY WHAT IS UNIQUE ABOUT RUGBY IN NORTH DAKOTA? IT'S THE GEOGRPAHIC CENTRE OF NORTH AMERICA
16. WHICH 70s TV COMEDY DUO COULD HAVE BEEN CALLED MEAD & McGINNIS? LITTLE & LARGE
17. FROM APPROXIAMATELY THE AGE OF EIGHT WHICH PART OF THE HUMAN BODY DOES NOT GROW ANY BIGGER? EYES/EYEBALLS
18. WHO AM I? BORN IN CARDIFF IN 1916 TO NORWEGIAN PARENTS I SERVED IN THE RAF DURING WWII. I HAD MY FIRST WORK PUBLISHED IN 1942. BEST KNOWN FOR CHILDRENS’ BOOKS, I ALSO PRODUCED MACABRE ADULT STORIES, HOSTED A TV SERIES AND WROTE TWO SCREENPLAYS, INCLUDING ONE FOR A JAMES BOND FILM.
I DIED IN 1990. ROALD DAHL
19. ON 18th FEBRUARY 1979 WHAT HAPPENED FOR THE FIRST AND ONLY TIME IN THE SAHARA DESERT? IT SNOWED
20. WHY WAS THE TELEVISION PROGRAMME “THE MUPPET SHOWâ€Â￾ BANNED FROM TELEVISION STATIONS IN SOME MIDDLE EASTERN COUNTRIES? ONE OF THE CHARACTERS IS A PIG
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. IN TOTAL HOW MANY POINTS HAVE BEEN SCORED IN THE FINALS OF THE RUGBY UNION WORLD CUP? 202

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And this week's scores were.....
QUIZMASTER 6 (tie breaker -)
JUS 13 (1212)
And the winner by just one point.....
TALLSCOT 14 (180)
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#130682 by IAN B
Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:58 am
01. NAME THE YEAR. STATUS QUO HAD THEIR FIRST UK TOP TEN SINGLE, SIMON & GARFUNKEL HAD THEIR FIRST UK No1 ALBUM AND JOHNNY CASH PERFORMED LIVE IN FOLSOM STATE PRISON. 1968
02. WHICH COUNTRY HAS HOSTED THE WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES ON THE MOST OCCASIONS? USA (4)
03. NAME THE CITY IN PICTURE 1. NEW ORLEANS
04. WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE SHORT-SIGHTED HUNTER WHO CONSTANTLY PURSUES BUGS BUNNY? ELMER FUDD
05. TRUE OR FALSE – LINDA McCARTNEY HAS SOLD MORE OF HER VEGETARIAN MEALS THAN PAUL McCARTNEY HAS SOLD RECORDS? TRUE
06. WHY HAS VENEZUELAN IVIAN SARCOS BEEN IN THE NEWS RECENTLY? SHE BECAME MISS WORLD
07. HOW MANY STRINGS ARE THERE ON A DOUBLE BASS? 4
08. NAME THE PERSON SHOWN IN THEIR SCHOOLDAYS IN PICTURE 2. DAME KELLY HOLMES
09. IF SEEN ON A MAP OF THE UNITED KINGDOM, WHAT DO THE INITIALS ‘AONB’ STAND FOR? AREA OF OUTSTAMDING NATURAL BEAUTY
10. THE OSCAR WINNING FILM “GLADIATORâ€Â￾ HAD TO BE COMPLETED USING CGI AND A MANNEQUIN DUE TO THE DEATH DURING FILMING OF WHICH ACTOR? OLIVER REED
11. WHAT IS THE MAIN INGREDIENT OF THE WELSH DISH LAVABREAD? SEAWEED
12. NAME THE YEAR. THE USA AND THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA RESTORED FULL DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS, THE LAST BRITISH SERVICEMAN LEFT THE ISLAND OF MALTA AND “BLANKETY BLANKâ€Â￾ MADE ITS’ TELEVISION DEBUT. 1979
13. CROSS, SHAGGY, SHABBY, ROPY AND INEPT IS AN ANAGRAM OF THE MEMBERS OF WHICH GROUP? THE SPICE GIRLS
14. WHO HOLDS THE RECORD FOR THE MOST F1 GRAND PRIX WINS BY A BRITISH DRIVER? NIGEL MANSELL
15. HOW MANY LAKES ARE THERE IN THE LAKE DISTRICT? ONE - Bassenthawaite Lake, all the rest are meres or tarns
16. THE ACTOR MAKING HIS TV DEBUT IN THE PROGRAMME “CIRCUS BOYâ€Â￾ IS BETTER KNOWN AS A MEMBER OF A 60s BAND, WHO IS HE? MICKEY DOLENZ
17. WHAT DID QUEEN VICTORIA HAVE BANNED FROM HER FUNERAL? THE COLOUR BLACK
18. WHO AM I? BORN IN BIRKENHEAD IN 1972, I MADE MY INTERNATIONAL DEBUT IN 1995, FIRST CAPTAINING MY COUNTRY FIVE YEARS LATER. A WORLD CUP WINNER, AFTER MY SPORTING RETIREMENT I BECAME A REGULAR ON TV QUIZ AND REALITY SHOWS AND PROVIDED RADIO COMMENTARIES. MATT DAWSON
19. WOMEN BOXERS ARE FURIOUS BECAUSE THE AIBA IS CONSIDERING MAKING THEM DO WHAT AT THE LONDON OLYMPICS – HAVE COMPULSORY SEX TESTS, WEAR MAKE-UP, HAVE LONG HAIR OR WEAR SKIRTS? WEAR SKIRTS
20. RYANAIR BOSS MICHAEL O’LEARY IS HOPING TO INTRODUCE WHAT FORM OF ENTERTAINMENT ON HIS FLIGHTS? PORNOGRAPHY - the porn will be free, but a box of tissues will cost twenty quid!!
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. TAI STAR OF TUCSON, ARIZONA SET A RECORD BY BALANCING HOW MANY COINS ON TOP OF ONE DIME? 3118

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This week's scores were.....
JUS 10 (tie breaker 457)
TALLSCOT 10 (1200)
And the clear winner.....
STEVIE C 14 (208)

#131025 by IAN B
Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:04 pm
Revenge of the Quizmaster :twisted: , having had high winning scores for the last two weeks I subjected The Railway regulars to this 'beauty' and was rewarded with a winning score of 12 - PM your answers

01. NAME THE YEAR. “SPIRIT IN THE SKYâ€Â￾ REACHED No1 IN THE UK CHARTS FOR THE FIRST TIME, SIMON & GARFUNKEL TOPPED THE UK ALBUM CHARTS FIVE TIMES AND MARIAH CAREY WAS BORN. 1970
02. TRUE OR FALSE – THE SCOTTISH FOOTBALL REFEREE’S ASSOCIATION ARE SPONSORED BY SPECSAVERS? TRUE
03. 90% OF THE CARAVANS BUILT IN ENGLAND ARE BUILT IN WHICH NORTHERN CITY? KINGSTON-UPON-HULL
04. BEFORE JOINING THE CAST OF THE AMERICAN TELEVISION SHOW “CHiPSâ€Â￾ BRUCE PENHALL WAS A WORLD CHAMPION IN WHICH SPORT? SPEEDWAY
05. HOW MANY US STATES STILL HAVE THE DEATH PENALTY AS PART OF THEIR LEGAL SYSTEM – 26, 36 OR 46? 36
06. WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE ITALIAN POLTICIAN WHO HAS REPLACED SILVIO BERLUSCONI AS THE COUNTRY’S PRIME MINISTER? MARIO MONTI
07. DURING THE 1980s TWO ALL-MALE GROUP SPENT MORE WEEKS IN THE UK SINGLES CHART THAN ANY OTHER GROUPS, NAME ONE OF THEM. MADNESS and UB40
08. WHICH SPORTSTAR IS MEETING THE CAST FOR HIS WAXWORK IN PICTURE 1? TOM DALEY
09. IN 1951 THE FIRST FOUR NATIONAL PARKS WERE ESTABLISHED IN ENGLAND AND WALES, NAME ANY THREE OF THEM. DARTMOOR, LAKE DISTRICT, PEAK DISTRICT and SNOWDONIA
10. WHICH 1994 FILM POPULARISED THE SWAHILI PHRASE MEANING “NO WORRIESâ€Â￾? "THE LION KING" (hakuna matata)
11. WHAT LINKS THE FOLLOWING QUIZ QUESTIONS – “WHICH IS HEAVIER A BASEBALL OR A SOFTBALL?â€Â￾, “WHICH AUTHOR COINED THE PHRASE ‘BRAVE NEW WORLD’?â€Â￾ AND “WHO WAS THE FIRST MAN TO WIN FIVE CONSECUTIVE WIMBLEDON TITLES?â€Â￾? THE ANSWERS WERE ALL INCORRECT IN "TRIVIAL PURSUIT"
12. NAME THE YEAR. THE FIRST ELECTRIC WATCH WAS INTRODUCED, PETROL WAS RATIONED FOR THE FINAL TIME IN THE UK AND THE ACTRESS AND COMEDIENNE DAWN FRENCH WAS BORN. 1957
13. PICTURE 2 GIVES A CRYPTIC CLUE TO THE NAME OF WHICH SINGER? BRUNO MARS
14. SINCE 2000 BERND MAYLANDER HAS ATTENDED MORE F1 GRAND PRIX THAN ANY OTHER DRIVER, IN WHAT CAPACITY? SAFETY CAR DRIVER
15. WHICH TWO US STATES HAVE THE FARTHEST SEPARATED POINTS? ALASKA and FLORIDA
16. PICTURE 3 SHOWS THE LOGO OF WHICH FILM COMPANY? PARAMOUNT
17. KNOWN AS RUFF IN THE USA, BY WHAT NAME IS HE KNOWN IN THE UK? GNASHER
18. WHO AM I? BORN IN BRADFORD IN 1957, I STUDIED DRAMA AT MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY WHERE I FIRST DEVELOPED AN INTEREST IN COMEDY AND MET MY FUTURE COMEDY PARTNER. APPEARING IN ONE OF C4’s OPENING NIGHT PROGRAMMES , I HAVE ALSO ACTED ON STAGE, PERFORMED WITH MY OWN BAND AND PRODUCED MUSIC VIDEOS. ADE EDMONDSON
19. LIVERPUDLIAN DRESS DESIGNER THELMA MADINE HAS MADE A DRESS OUT OF WHAT UNUSUAL MATERIAL – HUMAN HAIR, POTATO CRISPS OR WHALE BLUBBER? HUMAN HAIR
20. KENT BUSINESSMAN BRANDON MOWER WAS LATE FOR A MEETING AFTER HE BECAME WEDGED IN HIS TRAIN SEAT BECAUSE HE WAS SO FAT, DRANK SO MUCH COFFEE HE BECAME PARANOID AND REFUSED TO LEAVE THE TRAIN TOILET OR FELL BETWEEN THE TRAIN AND THE PLATFORM BECAUSE HE WAS SO THIN? HE WAS SO FAT.....
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. HOW MANY TIMES DID THE WORD ‘LA’ FEATURE IN THE 1986 EUROVISION SONG CONTEST ENTRY FROM SPAIN? 138

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This week's scores were.....
QUIZMASTER 6 (tiebreaker -)
JUS 8 (350)
And our winner.....
TALLSCOT 11 (250)

#131334 by IAN B
Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:44 am
Let's see how well you can do with this quiz, which was won with 16 in The Railway - PM your answers

01. NAME THE YEAR. FOUNDER MEMBER ROY WOOD LEFT THE BAND ELO, DAVID CASSIDY HAD HIS FIRST UK No1 SINGLE AND ALICE COOPER RELEASED THE ALBUM AND SINGLE “SCHOOL’S OUTâ€Â￾. 1972
02. IN THE TOP FOUR DIVISIONS OF ENGLISH FOOTBALL HOW MANY TEAMS’ NAMES CONTAIN EITHER NORTH, SOUTH, EAST OR WEST? 6
03. IN WHICH COUNTY IS THE EASTERNMOST POINT OF THE BRITISH MAINLAND? SUFFOLK
04. THE ACTOR RAY WINSTONE AND SINGER PLAN B ARE TO STAR IN A FILM REMAKE OF WHICH 70s TELEVISION SHOW? "THE SWEENEY"
05. THE ONLY FOUR SUCCESSIVE BRITISH KINGS TO HAVE THE SAME NAME WERE ALL CALLED WHAT? GEORGE
06. ACCORDING TO NEW STATISTICS ON AVERAGE WHAT DOES IT COST 55.74p TO DO? RUN A CAR FOR ONE MILE
07. IF YOU ADDED TOGETHER THE NUMBER OF TIMES IRELAND HAS WON THE EUROVISION SONG CONTEST, THE NUMBER OF THOMPSON TWINS WHEN THEY HAD THEIR BIGGEST UK HIT SINGLE AND BOB MARLEY’S “LITTLE BIRDSâ€Â￾ WHAT NUMBER SHOULD YOU HAVE? 13 (7+3+3)
08. WITH WHICH CITY WOULD YOU ASSOCIATE THE SPORTS BADGES SHOWN IN PICTURE 1? NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE (Diamond speedway, Eagles basketball and Falcons rugby union)
09. WHICH IS TALLEST, THE WEMBLEY ARCH OR THE LONDON EYE? THE LONDON EYE by 2 metres
10. A STAR OF SCREEN AND STAGE, BY WHAT NAME IS THE CHARACTER ERIC CLAUDIN BETTER KNOWN? THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
11. IN A STANDARD PACK OF PLAYING CARDS HOW MANY JACK’S EYES ARE VISIBLE? 12
12. NAME THE YEAR. NELSON MANDELA BECAME THE PRESIDENT OF SOUTH AFRICA, THE FIRST UK NATIONAL LOTTERY DRAW TOOK PLACE AND WALES WON RUGBY UNION'S 100th FIVE NATIONS CHAMPIONSHIP. 1994
13. IN THE SHANIA TWAIN SONG “THAT DON’T IMPRESS ME MUCHâ€Â￾ THREE PEOPLE WHO HAVE ACTED IN FILMS ARE MENTIONED, NAME ONE OF THEM. BRAD PITT, ELVIS PRESLEY and JOHN WAYNE
14. IN FIRST CLASS COUNTY CRICKET THERE ARE FIVE TEAMS WHOSE NAMES DO NOT END IN EITHER –SEX OR –SHIRE, NAME ANY THREE OF THEM. DURHAM, GLAMORGAN, KENT, SOMERSET and SURREY
15. NAME THE COUNTY HIGHLIGHTED IN PICTURE 2. HEREFRDSHIRE
16. WHICH CLASSIC HORROR/SUSPENSE FILM WAS SET IN THE FICTIONAL TOWN OF BODEGA BAY? "THE BIRDS"
17. THE DINGBAT IN PICTURE 3 REPRESENTS WHAT THREE WORD PHRASE? DON'T TALK BACK
18. WHO AM I? BORN IN BEDFORD IN 1929, I WAS A SCHOOL CHORISTER AND ACTOR WHO THEN APPEARED IN AMATEUR DRAMATICS WHILST WORKING IN A BANK. I GOT MY BIG BREAK THROUGH A 1966 COMEDY SHOW, BEFORE GETTING MY OWN SHOW IN 1971. I RETIRED IN 1987 AND RAN AN ANTIQUES BUSINESS BEFORE MY DEATH IN 2005. RONNIE BARKER
19. LYMINGTON CRICKET CLUB HAVE BEEN TOLD TO LEAVE THEIR GROUND BECAUSE A NATURAL GAS SOURCE HAS BEEN FOUND UNDER THE PITCH, DRUIDS CLAIM AN ANCIENT BURIAL GROUND LIES BENEATH THE PITCH OR HEALTH & SAFETY OFFICIALS CLAIM SOMEBODY MIGHT GET HIT BY A BALL? HEALTH & SAFETY.....Again!!
20. WHAT ITEM OF FOOD HAD ITS’ NAME CHANGED ON HOSPITAL MENUS AFTER GLOUCESTERSHIRE NHS MANAGERS CLAIMED IT WAS OFFENSIVE? SPOTTED DICK
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. ACCORDING TO “GUINNESS WORLD RECORDSâ€Â￾ COLIN SHIRLOW HOLDS THE RECORD FOR EATING THE MOST OYSTERS IN THREE MINUTES, HOW MANY DID HE EAT? 233 :?

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And this week's scores were....
QUIZMASTER 6 (tie breaker 195)
TALLSCOT 13 (50)
And the winner.....
STEVIE C 14 (50)

#131699 by IAN B
Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:42 am
Another offering from The Railway's QM - PM your answers

01. NAME THE YEAR. BILLY IDOL LEFT GENERATION X TO PURSUE A SOLO CAREER, THE MAGAZINE “KERRANG!â€Â￾ PUBLISHED ITS’ FIRST ISSUE AND ONE HIT WONDERS JOE DOLCE AND ANEKA BOTH TOPPED THE UK SINGLES CHART. 1981
02. IN THE TOP FOUR DIVISIONS OF ENGLISH AND SCOTTISH FOOTBALL THERE ARE ONLY TWO CLUBS WHOSE NAMES CONTAIN ‘A,B,C,D AND E’, NAME ONE OF THEM. COWDENBEATH and WYCOMBE WANDERERS
03. WHICH OF THE SEVEN AUSTRALIAN STATES HAS THE HIGHEST POPULATION? NEW SOUTH WALES
04. THE CAR IN PICTURE 1 BELONGS TO WHICH TELEVISION AND FILM CHARACTER? MR BEAN
05. WHAT DISH DERIVES ITS’ NAME FROM THE SPANISH WORD FOR ‘COVER’ OR ‘LID’? TAPAS
06. WHICH COUNTRY IS THREATENING TO BOYCOTT THE 2012 LONDON OLYMPICS IN PROTEST AT ONE OF THE EVENT’S SPONSORS? INDIA
07. GUNS ‘N’ ROSES FRONTMAN AXL ROSE WAS ONCE MARRIED TO THE DAUGHTER AND NIECE OF ANOTHER MUSICAL ACT, WHO ARE THEY? THE EVERLY BROTHERS
08. IF YOU ADDED TOGETHER THE NUMBER OF TIMES PHIL TAYLOR HAS BEEN THE WORLD DARTS CHAMPION, THE NUMBER OF POINTS FOR A PENALTY IN RUGBY LEAGUE AND THE NUMBER PREMIERSHIP FOOTBALL CLUBS IN LONDON WHAT NUMBER SHOULD YOU HAVE? 22 (15+2+5)
09. THERE ARE FIVE CITIES IN WALES, APART FROM CARDIFF NAME TWO OF THEM. BANGOR, NEWPORT, ST DAVID'S and SWANSEA
10. IN THE TELEVISION SHOW “BLACKADDERâ€Â￾ WHAT WAS THE CHARACTER’S FIRST NAME? EDMUND
11. FROM WHICH TREE ARE CONKERS OBTAINED? HORSE CHESTNUT
12. NAME THE YEAR. A REGULAR CROSS-CHANNEL HOVERCRAFT SERVICE BEGAN, THE BOSTON MARATHON SAW ITS’ FIRST WOMAN COMPETITOR AND THE FORMER BOXER MIKE TYSON WAS BORN. 1966
13. NAME THE SINGER SHOWN IN PICTURE 2. BJORK
14. THE WINNER OF MOTOR RACING’S INDIANAPOLIS 500 CELEBRATES BY DRINKING WHAT? MILK
15. NAME THE CITY IN PICTURE 3. MUMBAI
16. WITH WHICH CITY WOULD YOU ASSOCIATE THE CHARACTER DAME EDNA EVERAGE? MELBOURNE
17. WHO OR WHAT IS JOHN DORY? A FISH
18. WHO AM I? BORN IN 1854, I FIRST CAME TO THE PUBLIC’S ATTENTION THROUGH A 1887 BOOK, THE FIRST OF 60 STORIES. I MADE THE FIRST OF OVER 200 FILM APPEARANCES IN 1900, MADE MY RADIO DEBUT IN 1938 AND TV DEBUT IN 1951. SHERLOCK HOLMES
19. A DORSET SCHOOLBUS DRIVER HAS BEEN SACKED AFTER HE WAS CAUGHT DOING WHAT AT THE WHEEL OF THE BUS? A SUDOKU PUZZLE
20. APART FROM BEING A VIDEO GAME CHARACTER SONIC HEDGEHOG IS ALSO A WELL-KNOWN GRAFFITI ARTIST,
A HUMAN GENE OR THE WINNER OF THE 2011 HEDGEHOG DERBY? A HUMAN GENE
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. ACCORDING TO CURRENT RECORDS, THE WORLD’S FASTEST ROLLERCOASTER REACHES WHAT TOP SPEED IN MPH? 150mph

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And the scores this week were.....
QUIZMASTER 7 (tie breaker 121)
TALLSCOT 9 (80)
And a clear winner.....
STEVIE C 14 (75)

#132228 by IAN B
Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:39 am
Been a bit too busy to post this week so here's one just to peruse (and borrow if you want).

01. NAME THE YEAR. BLUR RELEASED THE ALBUM “PARKLIFEâ€Â￾, MARIAH CAREY HAD HER FIRST UK No1 SINGLE AND GABRIELLE AND BJORK WON THE BEST NEWCOMER AWARDS AT THE BRITS. 1994
02. WHICH PIECE OF SPORTING EQUIPMENT CAN BE NO WIDER THAN 180CMS AND NO HIGHER THAN 95CMS? F1 RACING CAR
03. THE RIVER GOYT AND THE RIVER TAME MERGE NEAR STOCKPORT TO FORM WHICH OTHER RIVER? RIVER MERSEY
04. PICTURE 1 SHOWS THE LOGO OF WHICH TELEVISION PROGRAMME? "LOOSE WOMEN"
05. WHAT EUROPEAN SOUNDING SURNAME LINKS PADDINGTON BEAR, THE “DIE HARDâ€Â￾ FILMS AND THE TV COMEDY “ALLO ALLOâ€Â￾? GRUBER
06. THE ROYAL NAVY HAS ANNOUNCED THAT, FROM 2013, IT IS GOING TO ALLOW WOMEN TO DO WHAT? SERVE ON SUBMARINES
07. WHICH X FACTOR ACT HAS HAD THE MOST UK CHART SUCCESS RECORDING FIVE No1 SINGLES? JLS
08. PICTURE 2 SHOWS THE BADGE OF WHICH ENGLISH FOOTBALL CLUB? MORECAMBE FC
09. THERE ARE FIVE AFRICAN COUNTRIES WHOSE NAMES BEGIN WITH THE LETTER ‘G’, NAME ANY TWO OF THEM. GABON, GAMBIA, GHANA, GUINEA and GUINEA BISSAU
10. WHAT TYPES OF ANIMALS ARE THE CARTOON CHARACTERS ROCKY AND BULLWINKLE? SQUIRREL and MOOSE
11. THERE ARE FOUR TYPES OF PEDESTRIAN CROSSINGS WHICH ARE NAMED AFTER CREATURES, NAME ANY THREE OF THE THEM. PELICAN, PUFFIN, TOUCAN and ZEBRA
12. NAME THE YEAR. THE FIRST EVER SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION WAS STAGED IN LEEDS, THE FIRST EDITION OF “THE DANDYâ€Â￾ WAS PUBLISHED AND “SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARVESâ€Â￾ PREMIERED AT THE CINEMA. 1937
13. WHAT DOES THE MUSICAL TERM ‘ADAGIO’ MEAN? SLOW/LEISURELY
14. IN CRICKET HOW MANY RUNS ARE SCORED IF THE BALL HITS A HELMET STORED ON THE FIELD OF PLAY? FIVE
15. IF IT’S TWELVE NOON IN LOS ANGELES WHAT TIME IS IT IN NEW YORK CITY? 3PM/1500HRS
16. WHICH MALE AND FEMALE NAME FOLLOW THE LETTERS ‘G.I’ TO MAKE THE TITLES OF TWO FILMS? JOE and JANE
17. THE DINGBAT IN PICTURE 3 REPRESENTS WHICH TWO WORDS? GROWING PAINS
18. WHO AM I? BORN IN CINCINNATI IN 1946 I DEVELOPED AN EARLY INTEREST IN FILM AND BEGAN WORKING IN TV IN 1969. MY BIG BREAKTHROUGH CAME WITH A 1977 FILM I WROTE AND DIRECTED. SIX TIMES OSCAR NOMINATED AND TWICE A WINNER AS BEST DIRECTOR, I HAVE ALSO PRODUCED MOVIES AND HAD CAMEO ROLES IN SEVERAL FILMS.STEVEN SPIELBERG
19. WHAT IS THE UNIQUE INGREDIENT IN THE SARDINIAN SHEEP’S MILK CHEESE CASU MARZU? MAGGOTS
20. ACCORDING TO DETAILS RELEASED BY LONDON FIRE BRIGADE WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING HAVE THEY NOT BEEN CALLED TO DURING 2011 – AN ARM STUCK IN A VENDING MACHINE, A BOTTOM STUCK IN A TOILET SEAT, GENITALS STUCK IN A CHASTITY BELT OR A HEAD STUCK IN A CAT FLAP? A BOTTOM STUCK IN A TOILET SEAT
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. IN TERMS OF AREA RUSSIA IS THE WORLD’S LARGEST COUNTRY, HOW MANY SQUARE KILOMETRES DOES IT COVER? 170098242 SQ KMS

#132229 by IAN B
Wed Dec 14, 2011 11:03 am
With the festive season fast approaching I'm going to take a break from posting on QZ for a couple of weeks, but I'll leave you with this Christmas-themed quiz - PM your answers

01. IN THE TRADITIONAL SONG “THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMASâ€Â￾ HOW MANY DIFFERENT TYPES OF BIRDS WERE GIVEN AS GIFTS? 6
02. WHO WAS THE FIRST DR WHO TO ACTOR TO APPEAR IN A SPECIALLY MADE CHRISTMAS EPISODE OF THE PROGRAMME? DAVID TENNANT
03. IN THE CLASSIC STORY “A CHRISTMAS CAROLâ€Â￾ WHAT WAS THE NAME OF EBENEZER SCROOGE’S BUSINESS PARTNER? JACOB MARLEY
04. IN GERMANY BRUSSELS SPROUTS ARE TRADITIONALLY COOKED IN WHAT? BEER
05. WHICH TWO GROUPS HAVE BOTH HAD THREE SUCCESSIVE UK CHRISTMAS No1 SINGLES? THE BEATLES and THE SPICE GIRLS
06. PICTURE 1 SHOWS A SCENE FROM WHICH FAMOUS CHRISTMAS FILM? "IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE"
07. WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE CHRISTIAN FESTIVAL THAT BEGINS TWELVE DAYS AFTER CHRISTMAS? EPIPHANY
08. USED AS A TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS DAY DINNER IN MANY EASTERN EUROPEAN COUNTRIES, WHAT TYPE OF
FISH IS SHOWN IN PICTURE 2? CARP
09. NAME THE YEAR. SLADE FIRST REACHED No1 WITH “MERRY XMAS EVERYBODYâ€Â￾,WIZZARD FIRST HAD A HIT WITH “I WISH IT COULD BE CHRISTMAS EVERY DAYâ€Â￾ AND ELTON JOHN RELEASED “STEP INTO CHRISTMASâ€Â￾. 1973
10. THE FIRST OF WHICH SERIES OF FILMS WAS SET IN A LOS ANGELES OFFICE BLOCK ON CHRISTMAS EVE? "DIE HARD"
11. TRUE OR FALSE – THE WORD ‘TURKEY’ IS DERIVED FROM THE NATIVE AMERICAN FOR ‘NOISY BIRD’? FALSE
12. WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE GERMAN FRUIT CAKE FILLED WITH MARZIPAN WHICH IS TRADITIONALLY EATEN AT CHRISTMAS? STOLLEN
13. PICTURE 3 SHOWS THE RECORD SLEEVE FOR WHICH CHRISTMAS HIT SINGLE? "STOP THE CAVALRY" by JONA LEWIE
14. IN 1968 WHAT WERE FRANK BORMAN, JAMES LOVELL AND WILLIAM ANDERS DOING WHEN THEY APPEARED ON TELEVISION ON CHRISTMAS EVE? ORBITING THE MOON
15. THE PLACE SHOWN IN PICTURE 4 IS ASSOCIATED WITH A TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS SONG, WHERE IS IT? WENCESLAS SQUARE, PRAGUE
16. IT IS CONSIDERED LUCKY TO EAT HOW MANY MINCE PIES AT CHRISTMAS? 12
17. IN THE SONG “FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORKâ€Â￾ WHO WERE SINGING THE SONG “GALWAY BAYâ€Â￾? "THE BOYS OF THE NYPD CHOIR"
18. PICTURE 5 SHOWS A SCENE FROM WHICH CHRISTMAS FILM? "FRED CLAUS"
19. IN WHICH EUROPEAN COUNTRY DID THE TRADITION OF DECORATING A TREE AT CHRISTMAS BEGIN? GERMANY
20. COSTING £3000, THE EXCHANGE CENTRE IN ILFORD HAS BEEN DISPLAYING THE MOST EXPENSIVE WHAT EVER MADE? MINCE PIE
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. IN WHAT YEAR DID ALABAMA BECOME THE FIRST US STATE TO RECOGNISE CHRISTMAS AS AN OFFICIAL HOLIDAY? 1836

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I'd like to wish everyone who takes part in my quizzes and anyone else who takes the time to browse them a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year - I'll be back in early January with a "That was the year that was" quiz.

The scores were.....
QUIZMASTER 12 (tiebreaker -)
And the winner of a year's supply of sprouts.....
JUS 13 (1847)

#133373 by IAN B
Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:33 am
I'm back after the festive break and my first offering of 2012 is a quiz about 2011 - PM your answers

01. WHICH SINGER REPLACED MATT CARDLE AT THE TOP OF THE UK CHARTS TO HAVE THE FIRST NEW No1 SINGLE OF 2011? RIHANNA
02. NAME THE PERSON SHOWN IN PICTURE 1. JOE FRAZIER
03. DURING 2011 WHICH COUNTRY BECAME AFRICA’S 62nd STATE OR TERRITORY? SOUTH SUDAN
04. WHAT WAS THE NAME OF THE SIMON COWELL DEVISED GAME SHOW WHICH MADE ITS’ TELEVISION DEBUT IN SEPTEMBER? "RED OR BLACK"
05. WHICH VIDEO GAME CHARACTER CELEBRATED HIS 20th BIRTHDAY DURING 2011? SONIC THE HEDGEHOG
06. WHICH EASTERN EUROPEAN COUNTRY BECAME THE EUROZONE’S 17th MEMBER NATION? ESTONIA
07. WHICH SINGER SPENT 18 WEEKS AT No1 IN THE UK CHARTS WITH ONLY THEIR SECOND EVER ALBUM? ADELE
08. IN WHICH SPORT DID TOM LEWIS WIN THE SILVER MEDAL? GOLF - the leading amateur in Ther Open
09. PICTURE 3 SHOWS THE FLAG OF WHICH COUNTRY? LIBYA
10. WHICH FILM WON THE OSCAR FOR BEST PICTURE AT THE 2011 ACADEMY AWARDS CEREMONY? "THE KING'S SPEECH"
11. IN JULY THE LAST SPACE SHUTTLE MISSION TOOK PLACE, WHAT WAS THE NAME OF THE SHUTTLE? ATLANTIS
12. NAME THE MONTH. BARACK OBAMA ANNOUNCED THE DEATH OF OSAMA BIN LADEN, THE GOLFER SEVERIANO BALLESTEROS DIED AND THREE OF “THE X FACTORâ€Â￾ JUDGES ANNOUNCED THAT THEY WOULD NOT APPEAR IN THE NEXT SERIES. MAY
13. NAME THE SINGER AND MUSICIAN SHOWN IN PICTURE 3. GERRY RAFFERTY
14. NOVAK DJOKOVIC WON THREE OF TENNIS’ GRAND SLAM EVENTS, BUT WHO WON THE OTHER? RAFAEL NADAL
15. THE SOUTH DOWNS BECAME BRITAIN’S NEWEST NATIONAL PARK, NAME TWO OF THE THREE COUNTIES IN WHICH IT LIES? EAST SUSSEX, HAMPSHIRE and WEST SUSSEX
16. PICTURE 4 SHOWS THE TITLES OF WHICH TELEVISION PROGRAMME WHICH ENDED IN 2011? "SHOOTING STARS"
17. THE UNITED NATIONS NAMED OCTOBER 31st AS THE SYMBOLIC DAY ON WHICH THE WORLD’S POPULATION REACHED WHAT NUMBER? 7 BILLION
18. THE PERSON IN PICTURE 5 BECAME THE THIRD WIFE OF WHICH FAMOUS PERSON? PAUL McCARTNEY
19. IN 2011 ANNE, AGED 59, RETIRED FROM BEING THE LAST WHAT IN BRITAIN? CIRCUS ELEPHANT
20. IN DECEMBER NORWICH CITY COUNCIL CREATED THE WORLD’S SHORTEST WHAT, MEASURING JUST 17 INCHES IN LENGTH? DOUBLE YELLOW LINE
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. RED BULL RENAULT WON THE F1 CONSTRUCTOR’S CHAMPIONSHIP, BUT HOW MANY POINTS DID THEY SCORE IN TOTAL? 650

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Is there anybody there? Or is Buzzie the only one who can remember 2011?
BUZZIE 11 (tie breaker 400)

#133803 by IAN B
Mon Jan 16, 2012 10:30 am
Back to my normal GK quiz this week, but with no pictures as photobucket seems to be playing up.....again!! - PM your answers

01. NAME THE YEAR. ABBA HAD THEIR LAST UK TOP TEN SINGLE, THE POLICE HAD THEIR THIRD SUCCESSIVE UK No1 ALBUM AND PAUL McCARTNEY’S GROUP WINGS DISBANDED. 1981
02. IN MINUTES WHAT IS THE STANDARD PLAYING TIME OF AN AUSTRALIAN RULES FOOTBALL MATCH? 80 MINUTES (4x20)
03. WARSAW AIRPORT IS NAMED AFTER WHICH FAMOUS POLE – FREDERIC CHOPIN, KAROL WOJTYLA aka POPE JOHN PAUL II OR LECH WALESA? CHOPIN
04. BEFORE NEIL MORRISSEY WHO PLAYED MARTIN CLUNES FLATMATE IN THE TELEVISION SHOW “MEN BEHAVING BADLYâ€Â￾? HARRY ENFIELD
05. WHAT NAME LINKS A LONDON UNDERGROUND LINE, A TYPE OF CAKE AND A FRUIT? VICTORIA
06. WHICH CELEBRITY COUPLE RECENTLY HAD THEIR FIRST CHILD WHO THEY HAVE NAMED BLUE IVY CARTER? BEYONCE and JAY-Z
07. IN THE 60s BAND THE DAVE CLARK FIVE WHAT INSTRUMENT DID DAVE CLARK PLAY? DRUMS
08. WITH WHICH CITY WOULD YOU ASSOCIATE THE SPORTS TEAMS
WHOSE BADGES ARE SHOWN IN PICTURE 1? COVENTRY - Bees (speedway), Blaze (ice hockey) and Godiva (athletics)
09. WHICH FAMOUS VENUE IS HOME TO SCOTLAND’S ONLY MICHELIN TWO STARRED RESTAURANT, THE BRITISH SCHOOL OF FALCONRY AND JACKIE STEWART’S CLAY PIGEON SHOOTING SCHOOL? GLENEAGLES HOTEL
10. ONLY TWO ACTORS HAVE RECEIVED OSCAR NOMINATIONS IN EVERY DECADE FROM THE 60s TO THE PRESENT DAY, NAME EITHER OF THEM. MICHAEL CAINE and JACK NICHOLSON
11. IN A CIRCUS WHAT WOULD BE ANOTHER NAME FOR A FUNAMBULIST? TIGHTROPE WALKER
12. NAME THE YEAR. BRITAIN EXPERIENCED ITS’ FIRST CASE OF AVIAN FLU, “THE ONE SHOWâ€Â￾ MADE ITS’ TELEVISION DEBUT AND THE NATURALIST AND TV PRESENTER STEVE IRWIN DIED. 2006
13. WHAT PART OF THE BODY HAS FEATURED IN UK No1 SINGLES BY THE BLUEBELLS, MARC ALMOND AND BONNIE TYLER? "YOUNG AT HEART", "SOMETHING'S GOTTEN HOLD OF MY HEART" and "TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART"
14. BETTY CALLAWAY WAS BEST KNOWN FOR COACHING WHICH FAMOUS SPORTING DUO? TORVILL & DEAN
15. NAME THE US STATE HIGHLIGHTED IN PICTURE 2. COLORADO
16. WHAT IS THE HOME COUNTRY OF THE FILM AND TELEVISION CHARACTER BORAT? KAZAKHSTAN
17. THE DINGBAT IN PICTURE 3 REPRESENTS WHICH FOUR WORD PHRASE? A STITCH IN TIME
18. WHO AM I? BORN IN GERMANY IN 1948, I’VE BEEN A WRITER AND RADIO BROADDCASTER SINCE THE 70s, BEFORE STARTING TO MAKE REGULAR TV APPEARANCES IN THE 80s. A FORMER MP, I WAS ONCE EUROPEAN MONOPOLY CHAMPION AND ORGANISED THE FIRST BRITISH SCRABBLE CHAMPIONSHIPS. GYLES BRANDRETH
19. OFFICIALS FROM DONCASTER COUNCIL RECENTLY CONFISCATED WHAT AFTER IT WAS CAUGHT DOING SPEEDS AROUND 60MPH? MOBILITY SCOOTER
20. WHEN STIRLING WOMAN LIZ DOUGLAS CRASHED HER CAR HER LIFE WAS SAVED BY A LARGE BIRTHDAY BALLOON, HER BREAST IMPLANTS OR A LOAF OF BREAD? A LOAF OF BREAD
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. ACCORIDNG TO “GUINNESS WORLD RECORDSâ€Â￾ WHAT IS THE RECORD FOR THE MOST BODY PIERCINGS COMPLETED IN ONE SESSION? 3900


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And the scores were.....
QUIZ MASTER 7 (tie breaker 2500)
JUS 8 1/2 (358)
BUZZIE 10 (65)
And a clear winner.....
STEVIE C 13 (300)
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