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Challenge fellow quizzers by posting your favourite questions and quizzes here.

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#158362 by IAN B
Mon Jul 21, 2014 8:52 am
A couple of easier offerings from The Railway, where the winners scored 17/20 and 16/20 - PM your answers.

01. NAME THE YEAR. U2 RELEASED THEIR ”WAR” ALBUM AND HAD THEIR FIRST UK HIT SINGLE, THE EVERLY BROTHERS PLAYED A REUNION CONCERT AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL AND PHIL LYNOTT PLAYED HIS LAST SHOW WITH THIN LIZZY. 1983
02. ON 28 AUGUST 1928 ARSENAL, CHELSEA, SWANSEA AND THE WEDNESDAY WERE THE FIRST TEAMS IN THE FOOTBALL LEAGUE TO DO WHAT? WEAR NUMBERED SHIRTS
03. THE EUROPEAN PRINCIPALITY OF LIECHTENSTEIN IS BORDERED BY WHICH TWO COUNTRIES? AUSTRIA and SWITZERLAND
04. THE ROWAN ATKINSON FILM CHARACTER JOHNNY ENGLISH WAS INSPIRED BY A SERIES OF TELEVISION ADVERTS FOR WHAT? BARCLAYCARD
05. PICTURE 1 SHOWS A CARICATURE OF WHICH FAMOUS PERSON? HUGH HEFNER
06. WHICH CHILDREN’S TELEVISION CHARACTER, FIRST SEEN IN 1977, IS BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND, NOW APPEARING ON YOUTUBE? MORPH
07. HAS HEAVEN OR HELL APPEARED IN THE TITLE OF MORE TOP TEN SINGLES? HEAVEN
08. IN 1997 WHO WON GOLF’S US MASTERS BY A RECORD 12 STROKE MARGIN? TIGER WOODS
09. IN WHICH COUNTY IS THE MOST EASTERLY POINT OF THE UK MAINLAND? SUFFOLK
10. IN 1998 JUDI DENCH WON THE BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS OSCAR DESPITE – NOT HAVING ANY LINES TO SPEAK, BEING LISTED AS THE LEAD ACTRESS OR ONLY APPEARING ON SCREEN FOR EIGHT MINUTES? ONLY BEING ON SCREEN FOR 8 MINUTES
11. THEY ARE A DOZEN STRONG GANG, LADEN WITH JEWELS, WEAPONS, INTERNAL ORGANS AND GARDENING EQUIPMENT, SOME OF THEM ARE VISUALLY IMPAIRED, YET THEY ARE FREQUENTLY SEEN, WHO ARE THEY? THE PICTURE/COURT CARDS IN A PACK OF PLAYING CARDS :wink:
12. NAME THE YEAR. THE FORD FIESTA WENT INTO PRODUCTION, THE INTERCITY 125 HIGH SPEED TRAIN WENT INTO SERVICE AND “THE BIONIC WOMAN” MADE HER UK TELEVISION DEBUT. 1976
13. PICTURE 2 GIVES A CRYPTIC CLUE TO THE NAME OF WHICH BAND? JOHNNY KIDD & THE PIRATES
14. WHEN TENNIS WAS REINTRODUCED INTO THE OLYMPIC GAMES IN 1988 WHO WON THE WOMEN’S SINGLES GOLD MEDAL? STEFFI GRAFP
15. THE McKENZIE RIVER IS THE LONGEST RIVER IN WHICH COUNTRY? CANADA
16. THE LONE RANGER RODE SILVER, BUT WHO DID TONTO RIDE? SCOUT
17. WHAT DOES THIS DITLOID IN REPRESENT?
3 B M S H T R
3 BLIND MICE SEE HOW THEY RUN
18. WHO AM I? BORN IN LANCASHIRE IN 1965, I WAS REJECTED FROM DRAMA SCHOOL FIVE TIMES BEFORE JOINING A THEATRE COMPANY. INITIALLY A STAND-UP COMEDIAN, I BECAME WELL KNOWN AS A VOICE ARTIST ON ADVERTS AND A SATIRICAL TV SHOW. MY MOST FAMOUS CHARACTER WAS CREATED IN 1991 AND HAS GONE ON TO APPEAR IN TV SERIES AND A FILM. STEVE COOGAN
19. A WELSH MOTHER WAS OUTRAGED AFTER A FURBY ALLEGEDLY TAUGHT HER 9 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER TO SAY WHAT? F**K YOU
20. IN BRITAIN THERE IS CURRENTLY TOO MUCH DEMAND FOR DANISH WHAT? SEMEN :shock:
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. ACCORDING TO “GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS” ASHRITA FIRMAN HOLDS THE RECORD FOR THE FASTEST TIME IN A ONE MILE SACK RACE, HOW LONG DID IT TAKE HIM? 16 MINUTES 41 SECONDS

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Three entrants, but not such a close contest....
JUS 10 (tiebreaker 14 minutes)
ROB_BOB 11 (20 minutes)
BUZZIE 15 (8 minutes)

01. NAME THE YEAR. THE BEATLES HAD THEIR FIRST SINGLE IN “BILLBOARD” MAGAZINE’S CHARTS, THE ROLLING STONES RLEASED THEIR DEBUT ALBUM AND SONNY AND CHER FIRST PERFORMED TOGETHER. 1964
02. WHICH OF THE UK COUNTRIES FINISHED THIRD IN THE FIRST EVER RUGBY UNION WORLD CUP, STAGED IN 1987? WALES
03. WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE NORTHERN SPANISH CITY FAMOUS FOR ITS’ “RUNNING OF THE BULLS”? PAMPLONA
04. NAME THE FAMOUS PERSON SHOWN IN HIS YOUNGER DAYS IN PICTURE 1. SEAN CONNERY
05. WHAT NAME IS GIVEN TO A CASTRATED STALLION? GELDING
06. WHAT WAS THE NATIONALITY OF THE 2014 WORLD CUP GOLDEN BOOT WINNER, AWARDED TO THE TOURNAMENT’S LEADING GOALSCORER? COLOMBIAN
07. THE WEST END MUSICAL BASED AROUND ROD STEWART’S SONGS SHARES ITS’ NAME WITH WHICH OF HIS UK TOP TEN SINGLES? "TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT"
08. ON 21 AUGUST 1965 KEITH PEACOCK OF CHARLTON ATHLETIC BECAME THE FIRST FOOTBALL LEAGUE PLAYER TO DO WHAT? COME ON AS A SUBSTITUTE
09. NAME THE COUNTRY SHOWN IN PICTURE 2. LUXEMBOURG
10. WHICH ACTOR HAS PLAYED JAMES BOND MOST IN THE OFFICIAL FILMS? ROGER MOORE
11. A 10 FOOT ROPE LADER HANGS OVER THE SIDE OF A BOAT WITH THE BOTTOM RUNG TOUCHING THE SURFACE OF THE WATER. THE RUNGS ARE ONE FOOT APART AND THE TIDE RISES AT 6 INCHES PER HOUR. HOW LONG BEFORE THE BOTTOM THREE RUNGS ARE UNDERWATER? NEVER, the boat will rise as the tide does :wink:
12. NAME THE YEAR. THE BARBIE DOLL FIRST WENT ON SALE, THE CARTOON CHARACTER ASTERIX THE GAUL MADE HIS FIRST APPEARANCE AND “JUKE BOX JURY” MADE ITS’ TELEVISION DEBUT. 1959
13. BETWEEN 1978 AND 1986 THE ATTRACTIONS WERE THE BACKING BAND OF WHICH SINGER? ELVIS COSTELLO
14. AT WHICH ENGLISH RACECOURSE IS THE CHAMPION HURDLE RUN? CHELTENHAM
15. SCOTLAND’S ERSKINE BRIDGE SPANS WHICH RIVER? THE CLYDE
16. BY WHAT NAME IS THE TELEVISION CHARACTER JAMIE SOMMERS ALSO KNOWN? THE BIONIC WOMAN
17. WHAT DOES THE DINGBAT IN PICTURE 3 REPRESENT? UNDERCOVER COP/POLICEMAN
18. WHO AM I? BORN IN CHESHIRE IN 1926, I WAS A TALENTED TEENAGE ATHLETE BEFORE WORKING AS A JOURNALIST. I JOINED THE BBC IN 1954. FREQUENTLY CHOSEN TO HOST NEW SPORTS PROGRAMMES, I COMMENTATED ON EVERY OLYMPICS FROM 1960 TO 2000, WHEN I RETIRED FROM BROADCASTING. I DIED IN 2013. DAVID COLEMAN
19. A UGANDAN POLICEMAN REPORTEDLY SHOT AND KILLED WHAT ANIMAL AFTER IT BECAME AGGRESSIVE TOWARDS HIM? TORTOISE
20. A COMPANY SPECIALISING IN WALKING TOURS OF THE SITES OF LONDON HAS STARTED A NEW TOUR VISITING SOME OF THE CITIES’ WHAT? TOILETS
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. AFTER THE FINAL OF THE 2014 WORLD CUP HOW MANY CAPS, IN TOTAL, HAD GERMANY’S SQUAD BEEN AWARDED? 1069

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Slightly closer result and a different winner .....
JUS 11 (tiebreaker 345)
BUZZIE 14 (382)
ROB_BOB 16 (1200)

#158417 by IAN B
Fri Aug 01, 2014 4:47 pm
Another quiz that The Railway struggled with a winning score of 15/20 - PM your answers.

01. IN WHAT YEAR WERE THESE SONGS FIRST UK HITS – “IT’S ALL OVER NOW” BY THE ROLLING STONES, “IT’S OVER” BY ROY ORBISON AND “DOWNTOWN” BY PETULA CLARK? 1964
02. TO RUN IN THE GRAND NATIONAL A HORSE MUST BE A MINIMUM OF WHAT AGE – 3, 5 OR 7? 7
03. APART FROM THE UNITED KINGDOM NAME ONE OF THE TWO COUNTRIES THAT USES THE TUNE OF “GOD SAVE THE QUEEN” AS ITS’ NATIONAL ANTHEM? LIECHTENSTEIN and NORWAY
04. IN THE TELEVISION SHOW “ONLY FOOLS AND HORSES” WHAT WAS THE NAME OF BOYCIE’S WIFE? MARLENE
05. IF RED IS 3 AND BLACK IS 5, WHAT COLOUR IS 13? BROWN - the colours of domestic fuses
06. WHICH ACTOR HAS JUST TOPPED THE FORBES RICH LIST FOR THE HIGHEST EARNINGS IN THE PAST YEAR? ROBERT DOWNEY Jr
07. WHICH SONG PROVIDED STATUS QUO WITH THEIR ONLY UK No1 SINGLE? "DOWN DON"
08. IN 2018 WHICH COUNTRY WILL HOST THE NEXT COMMONWEALTH GAMES? AUSTRALIA - Gold Coast
09. PICTURE 1 GIVES CLUES TO THE IDENTITY OF WHICH ENGLISH CITY? CANTERBURY
10. THE TELEVISION TALENT SHOW TO FIND A NEW STAR FOR THE MUSICAL “JOSEPH AND HIS AMAZING TECHNICOLOUR DREAMCOAT” SHARED ITS’ NAME WITH WHICH SONG FROM THE SHOW? "ANY DREAM WILL DO"
11. “ALIEN ON MY ROD” IS AN ANAGRAM OF THE NAME OF WHICH ACTOR? LEONARD NIMOY
12. NAME THE YEAR. THE BBC LAUNCHED ITS’ FIRST LOCAL RADIO STATION, ROVER WAS INCORPORATED INTO LEYLAND MOTOR COMPANY AND “THE PRISONER” MADE ITS’ UK TELEVISION DEBUT. 1967
13. PICTURE 2 GIVES CRYPTIC CLUES TO THE NAME OF WHICH SINGER AND WHICH OF THEIR SONGS? SHAKIN' STEVENS and "LIPSTICK, POWDER AND PAINT"
14. WHICH SPORT MIGHT YOU PLAY USING KOOKABURRA BALLS? CRICKET
15. IN TERMS OF WHICH SIDE OF THE ROAD THEY DRIVE ON, WHICH OF THESE COUNTRIES IS THE ODD ONE OUT – AUSTRALIA, CANADA, INDIA AND SOUTH AFRICA? CANADA
16. IN THE FILM “A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS” CLINT EASTWOOD’S “MAN WITH NO NAME” CHARACTER WAS ACTUALLY CAST USING WHAT SHORT NAME? JOE
17. WHAT DOES THIS DITLOID REPRESENT?
10 G B H ON A W
10 GREEN BOTTLES HANGING ON A WALL
18. WHO AM I? BORN IN RHEINBERG, GERMANY IN 1970, I INTENDED TO TRAIN AS A LAWYER BEFORE BEING SIGNED TO MY FIRST MODELLING CONTRACT IN 1987. APPEARING IN SEVERAL MUSIC VIDEOS LEAD TO MY FILM DEBUT IN 1994. CLAUDIA SCHIFFER
19. IN THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES A TREE DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF FORMER BEATLE GEORGE HARRISON HAS BEEN KILLED BY WHAT? BEETLES
20. WHEN ARRESTED FOR SHOPLIFTING AN AMERICAN MAN ALLEGEDLY USED HIS ONE PHONE CALL TO – ORDER PIZZA, PLACE A BET ON A HORSE RACE OR PHONE A SEX CHAT LINE? ORDER PIZZA
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. HOW HIGH, IN FEET, IS THE HIGHEST MOUNTAIN IN THE ALPS? Mont Blanc at 15781 FEET

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Just the one entry this week.....
JUS 12 (tiebreaker 39760 feet)

#158531 by IAN B
Mon Aug 18, 2014 9:28 am
I had my suspicions that this quiz was too easy and I was proved correct as two teams in The Railway got 19/20 - PM your answers.

01. IN WHAT YEAR WERE THESE SONGS FIRST UK HITS – “YOUNG, GIFTED AND BLACK” BY BOB & MONICA, “BLACK SKIN BLUE EYED BOYS” BY THE EQUALS AND “BLACK NIGHT” BY DEEP PURPLE? 1970
02. AT WHICH ENGLISH RACECOURSE MIGHT YOU SEE HORSES RUN ROUND TATTENHAM CORNER WHILST COMPETING IN THE CORONATION CUP? EPSOM
03. WHICH EUROPEAN COUNTRY HAS THE GEORGE CROSS ON ITS’ FLAG? MALTA
04. IN WHICH COUNTRY WAS THE FILM “THE SOUND OF MUSIC” SET? AUSTRIA
05. NAME THE PERSON SHOWN IN HIS YOUNGER DAYS IN PICTURE 1. STEPHEN HAWKING
06. WHICH FAMOUS HOLLYWOOD ACTRESS DIED THIS WEEK 70 YEARS AFTER MAKING HER FILM DEBUT? LAUREN BACALL
07. BY WHAT NAME ARE THE SISTERS MONICA AND GABRIELA IRIMIA BETTER KNOWN? THE CHEEKY GIRLS
08. WHICH PIECE OF SPORTING EQUIPMENT CAN BE NO LONGER THAN 38 INCHES, NO WIDER THAN 4.25 INCHES AND WEIGH BETWEEN 2LBS 7OZ AND 3LBS? CRICKET BAT
09. THE US STATES MISSOURI AND TENNESSEE ARE JOINT FIRST AND HAWAII AND ALASKA JOINT LAST IN A LIST OF WHAT? US STATES BORDERED BY THE MOST STATES
10. PICTURE 2 GIVES CRYPTIC CLUES TO THE IDENTITY OF WHICH FILM STAR? WHOOPI GOLDBERG
11. A TRUCK DRIVER WAS GOING THE WRONG WAY DOWN A ONE WAY STREET AND PASSED TWO SEPARATE PAIR OF POLICE OFFICERS, BUT NONE OF THE POLICE OFFICERS ATTEMPTED TO STOP HIM. WHY? HE WAS WALKING
12. NAME THE YEAR. THE BOEING 707 MADE ITS’ FIRST FLIGHT, “BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI” MADE ITS’ CINEMA DEBUT AND PELE WON HIS FIRST CAP FOR BRAZIL. 1957
13. IN 1981 STEVIE WONDER AND ALTERED IMAGES BOTH HAD UK HIT SINGLES WITH WHAT GREETING? "HAPPY BIRTHDAY"
14. WHICH IS THE ONLY ENGLISH FOOTBALL TEAM TO PLAY IN THE SCOTTISH LEAGUE SYSTEM? BERWICK RANGERS
15. WHICH MOTORWAY CROSSES THE SEVERN BRIDGE? M4
16. WHICH TELEVISION AND FILM CHARACTER IS THE CHILD OF ASIMBALA SAGDIYEV AND BOLTOK THE RAPIST? BORAT
17. WHAT DOES THIS DITLOID REPRESENT?
3600 S IN A H
3600 SECONDS IN A HOUR
18. WHO AM I? BORN IN PEMBROKESHIRE IN 1920, I SERVED IN THE RAF DURING WWII AFTER WHICH I BECAME A JOCKEY. THE CHAMPION JOCKEY IN 1953-54, I RETIRED IN 1957 TO WRITE MY AUTOBIOGRAPHY. A RACING JOURNALIST FOR 16 YEARS, I WROTE MY FIRST NOVEL IN 1962. I DIED IN 2010. DICK FRANCIS
19. WESTMINSTER CITY COUNCIL HAS DECIDED TO EMPLOY WHAT ON ABBEY ROAD? A CROSSING WARDEN
20. AN AIRPLANE LANDING AT BELFAST AIRPORT GOT INTO DIFFICULTY AFTER THE PILOT LOST WHAT? HIS PROSTHETIC ARM
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. HOW MUCH MONEY DID THE OWNER OF THE WINNING HORSE IN THE 2014 GRAND NATIONAL RECEIVE? £561300

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Only the one entry.....
JUS 10 (tiebreaker £20006)
Last edited by IAN B on Wed Sep 24, 2014 9:04 am, edited 2 times in total.

#158549 by IAN B
Mon Aug 25, 2014 10:22 am
Either I'm going soft or The Railway teams are getting better as three got 18/20 on this quiz - PM your answers.

01. IN WHICH YEAR DID PETER GABRIEL, KATE BUSH AND FIVE STAR WIN BEST BRITISH MALE, FEMALE AND GROUP AT THE BRIT AWARDS? 1987
02. MAN AND WIFE PAUL AND JOANNA DRINKALL WON ENGLAND A GOLD MEDAL AT THE 2014 COMMONWEALTH GAMES IN WHICH BALL SPORT? TABLE TENNIS
03. DUE TO THEIR HISTORY OF STEEL MANUFACTURING SHEFFIELD IS TWINNED WITH WHICH AMERICAN CITY? PITTSBURGH
04. WHICH SERIES OF FILMS WERE SET IN THE FICTIONAL CALIFORNIAN TOWN OF HILL VALLEY? "BACK TO THE FUTURE"
05. IN PICTURE 1 WHICH AREA IS THE BRISKET? 5
06. WHICH COUNTRY HAS JUST WON THE WOMEN’S RUGBY UNION WORLD CUP? ENGLAND
07. IN 1967 WHICH BRITISH SINGER WON THE EUROVISION SONG CONTEST AND WENT ON TO HAVE A UK No1 SINGLE WITH THE WINNING SONG? SANDIE SHAW
08. ON THE ONLY OCCASSION TO DATE THAT TWICKENHAM HOSTED THE RUGBY UNION WORLD CUP FINAL WHICH COUNTRY WON? AUSTRALIA
09. NAME THE CITY IN PICTURE 2. LEEDS
10. WHAT IS THE FIRST NAME OF THE TELEVISION CHARACTER SEINFELD? JERRY
11. BOB AND DAVE SET OFF ON A CYCLE RIDE AND HAVE BEEN RIDING FOR 15 MINUTES AT 10MPH WHEN BOB HAS A PUNCTURE. DAVE CONTINUES TO RIDE AT 10MPH FOR A FURTHER 30 MINUTES, THEN STOPS FOR A REST. IT TAKES BOB 15 MINUTES TO REPAIR THE PUNCTURE BEFORE HE SETS OFF AFTER DAVE AT A CONSTANT SPEED OF 20MPH. HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE BOB TO CATCH UP TO DAVE? 15 MINUTES
12. NAME THE YEAR. NEIL KINNOCK BECAME LEADER OF THE LABOUR PARTY, DUNDEE UNITED WON THEIR ONLY SCOTTISH LEAGUE TITLE AND “TERMS OF ENDEARMENT” WAS THE MAIN WINNER AT THE ACADEMY AWARDS. 1983
13. WHAT IS THE SURNAME OF THE TWO BROTHERS WHO MAKE UP JEDWARD? GRIMES
14. NAME THE PERSON IN PICTURE 3. GAVIN HENSON
15. IN WHICH COUNTRY IS THE WORLD’S LARGEST PYRAMID? MEXICO
16. WHICH FILM IS SET ABOARD THE NOSTROMO? "ALIEN"
17. THE ARABIC WORD MEANING “THE KING IS DEAD” HAS BEEN ADAPTED AND USED IN WHICH GAME? CHESS
18. WHO AM I? BORN IN NEW BRUNSWICK, CANADA IN 1935. I WAS AN ENGINEERING GRADUATE WHO MOVED TO ENGLAND IN 1957 TO STUDY DRAMA. AFTER SUCCESS IN A 1968 FILM I MOVED TO HOLLYWOOD, WHERE I AM FEATURED ON THE WALK OF FAME. I AM THE FATHER OF SIX CHILDREN, ONE OF WHOM IS ALSO A FAMOUS ACTOR. DONALD SUTHERLAND
19. IN 1965 NASA SPENT OVER $4 MILLION DEVELOPING A PEN CAPABLE OF WRITING IN SPACE, ONLY TO DISCOVER THAT THE RUSSIANS HAD SOLVED THE PROBLEM FOR A FRACTION OF THE COST BY DOING WHAT? USING A PENCIL
20. IN 2007 BRYAN BONIFACE WAS SACKED FOR PULLING DOWN KYLIE MINOGUE’S HOTPANTS AND KISSING HER BOTTOM, WHERE DID HE WORK? MADAME TUSSAUD'S
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. THE WRESTLER HULK HOGAN HAS BEEN WWF/WWE CHAMPION FOR A TOTAL OF HOW MANY DAYS? 2185 DAYS

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Again just Jus.....
JUS 12 (tiebreaker 8000)
Last edited by IAN B on Wed Sep 24, 2014 9:04 am, edited 2 times in total.

#158641 by IAN B
Tue Sep 16, 2014 8:30 am
After a week away I returned to The Railway where three teams managed 16/20 - PM your answers.

01. NAME THE YEAR. PRIMAL SCREAM WON THE FIRST EVER MERCURY MUSIC PRIZE, THE SOUNDTRACK TO “THE BODYGUARD” WAS THE YEAR’S BIGGEST SELLING ALBUM AND JOHNNY CASH WAS INDUCTED INTO THE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL HALL OF FAME. 1992
02. WHICH F1 DRIVER HOLDS THE RECORD FOR THE MOST POINTS SCORED OVER THEIR CAREER? FERNANDO ALONSO
03. LOCATED AT 30 ST MARY’S AXE AND OPENED IN 2004 BY WHAT NICKNAME IS THIS LONDON BUILDING KNOWN? THE GHERKIN
04. ‘FROSTY CHERUB’ IS AN ANAGRAM OF THE NAME OF WHICH TV PERSONALITY? BRUCE FORSYTH
05. NAME THE FAMOUS PERSON SHOWN IN THEIR YOUNGER DAYS IN PICTURE 1. KATE MIDDLETON/DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE
06. PLANS FOR AN EAST LONDON AIRPORT HAVE RECENTLY BEEN REJECTED, BUT WHAT NICKNAME DID THE PROJECT HAVE? BORIS ISLAND
07. ACCORING TO THE KINKS,”THEY SEEK HIM HERE, THEY SEEK HIM THERE, IN REGENT STREET AND LEICESTER SQUARE”, BUT WHO IS HE? "DEDICATED FOLLOWER OF FASHION"
08. IF YOU ADDED TOGETHER THE NUMBER OF F1 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS WON BY MICHAEL SCHUMACHER, THE NUMBER OF TIMES ENGLAND HAVE PLAYED IN THE RUGBY UNION WORLD CUP FINAL AND THE TOTAL SCORE FOR POTTING ALL THE COLOURED BALLS IN SNOOKER WHAT NUMBER SHOULD YOU HAVE? 37 (7+3+27)
09. PICTURE 2 GIVES A CRYPTIC CLUE TO A LONDON UNDERGROUND JOURNEY BETWEEN WHICH TWO STATIONS? COCKFOSTERS to RUSSELL SQUARE
10. IN FILMS WHAT IS THE MOST FAMOUS STREET IN THE FICTIONAL OHIO TOWN OF SPRINGWOOD? ELM STREET
11. IF SOMEONE WAS DESCRIBED AS A ‘FEROEQUINOLOGIST’ WHAT HOBBY OR PASTIME WOULD THEY HAVE? TRAINSPOTTING
12. NAME THE YEAR. THE FIRST SPACE BURIAL TOOK PLACE, DIVORCE BECAME LEGAL IN THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND AND DERBY COUNTY LEFT THE BASEBALL GROUND FOR PRIDE PARK. 1997
13. HOW MANY TIMES HAS THE UK WON THE EUROVISION SONG CONTEST? 5
14. NAME THE PERSON IN PICTURE 3. CRISTIANO RONALDO
15. THE TOWN OF BOWNESS-ON-SOLWAY STANDS AT ONE END OF HADRIAN’S WALL, WHICH TOWN STANDS AT THE OPPOSITE END? WALLSEND
16. WHICH ACTOR HAS PLAYED THE FILM CHARACTERS PHILO BEDDOE, WILLIAM MUNNY, WES BLOCK AND WALT KOWALSKI? CLINT EASTWOOD
17. IN THE COMPUTER ACRONYM ‘JPEG’ ‘J’ AND ‘G’ STAND FOR JOINT AND GROUP WHAT DO THE LETTERS ‘P’ AND ‘E’ STAND FOR? PHOTOGRAPHIC EXPERTS
18. WHO AM I? BORN IN GLOUCESTERSHIRE IN 1921, I SERVED AS A RAF PTI BEFORE SIGNING MY FIRST RECORD DEAL IN 1950 AND HAVING TWO UK No1 SINGLES IN 1955. ORIGINALLY A PIRATE RADIO DJ, I JOINED THE BBC AS AN ORIGINAL RADIO 1 DJ. I WORKED ON BBC RADIO 2 FROM 1973 UNTIL MY 2002 RETIREMENT. JIMMY YOUNG
19. WHAT, OVER THE COURSE OF HISTORY, HAVE BEEN MADE FROM ANIMAL HORN, SHEEP’S INTESTINES, LEATHER AND LINEN? CONDOMS
20. TRUE OF FALSE – THERE IS A PATRON SAINT OF HANGOVERS? TRUE
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. THE HIGHEST INN IN ENGLAND, THE TAN HILL INN, IS HOW MANY FEET ABOVE SEA LEVEL? 1732 FEET

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And just Jus once again.....
JUS 10 (tiebreaker 2555)

#158701 by IAN B
Tue Sep 23, 2014 12:20 pm
Couple of quizzes for you this week as I take a trip to London for the NFL, the first produced a score of 16/20 in The Railway - PM your answers.

01. NAME THE YEAR. FREDDIE AND THE DREAMERS FORMED, THE BEATLES HAD THIER FIRST UK No1 ALBUM AND SINGLE AND BOTH MEMBERS OF WHAM! WERE BORN. 1963
02. DURING THE FIFA 2014 WORLD CUP WHICH WAS THE ONLY COUNTRY TO BE MAKING THEIR DEBUT IN THE FINALS TOURNAMENT? BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA
03. OFF WHICH OTHER LONDON THOROUGHFARE DOES DOWNING STREET RUN? WHITEHALL
04. PICTURE 1 SHOWS THE ORIGINAL CAST OF WHICH 90s CHILDRENS’ TELEVISION PROGRAMME? "LIVE & KICKING"
05. WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE SPEECH GIVEN EVERY JANUARY BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE USA? STATE OF THE UNION
06. IN THE REFERENDUM ON SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE WHAT PERCENTAGE OF THE VOTERS VOTED NO? 55.3%
07. WHICH ELVIS PRESLEY SONG PROVIDED A 1986 UK TOP TEN HIT FOR FINE YOUNG CANNIBALS? "SUSPICIOUS MINDS"
08. OF THE COUNTRIES WHO COMPETE IN THE SIX NATIONS’ CHAMPIONSHIP ONLY TWO HAVE FAILED TO REACH THE SEMI-FINALS OF RUGBY UNION’S WORLD CUP, ITALY AND WHICH OTHER COUNTRY? IRELAND
09. NAME THE COUNTRY HIGHLIGHTED IN PICTURE 2. SLOVAKIA
10. WHAT WAS THE NAME OF THE HOLIDAY CAMP IN THE TELEVISION SHOW “HI DE HI”? MAPLINS
11. DAVE AND JIM ARE BROTHERS, BORN WITHIN THE SAME HOUR ON THE SAME DAY OF THE SAME YEAR, BUT THEY ARE NOT TWINS. HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE? THEY ARE PART OF A LARGER BIRTH eg TRIPLETS
12. NAME THE YEAR. THE USA LAUNCHED ITS’ FIRST MANNED SPACE FLIGHT, GARY PLAYER BECAME THE FIRST NON-AMERICAN TO WIN GOLF’S US MASTERS AND “SONGS OF PRAISE” MADE ITS’ TELEVISION DEBUT. 1961
13. WITH WHICH INSTRUMENT DO YOU MAINLY ASSOCIATE THE JAZZ MUSICIAN ACKER BILK? CLARINET
14. STEPHEN MAGUIRE HAS JUST BECOME THE WORLD CHAMPION IN AN ABRIDGED VERSION OF SNOOKER WHICH USES HOW MANY RED BALLS? 6
15. IN PARIS WHAT CONNECTS THE PLACE DE LA CONCORDE WITH THE PLACE CHARLES DE GAULLE? AVENUE DES CHAMPS-ELYSEES
16. IN THE FILM “GROUNDHOG DAY” WHAT PROFESSION DID BILL MURRAY’S CHARACTER PHIL CONNORS HAVE? TV WEATHERMAN
17. WHAT DOES THIS DITLOID REPRESENT?
40 D AND N OF THE G F
40 DAYS AND NIGHTS OF THE GREAT FLOOD
18. WHO AM I? BORN IN 1904, AN ETHNIC GERMAN, I EMIGRATED TO THE USA IN 1905. ADVISED BY A DOCTOR TO TAKE UP SWIMMING AFTER A BOUT OF POLIO, I WENT ON TO WIN SIX OLYMPIC MEDALS. I WORKED AS A SWIMWEAR MODEL BEFORE MAKING MY FILM DEBUT IN 1929. I DIED IN 1984. JOHNNY WEISSMULLER
19. THE CHINESE CITY OF CHANGQING HAS CREATED SPECIAL PEDESTRIAN LANES FOR PEOPLE DOING WHAT? USING THEIR MOBILE PHONE
20. ACCORDING TO RESEARCH IT TAKES A CHIMPANZEE BETWEEN TEN AND FIFTEEN SECONDS TO DO WHAT? HAVE SEX - that long!!!
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. ACCORDING TO OFFICIAL STATISTICS, HOW MANY TOWNS ARE THERE IN ENGLAND? 936

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A contest at last.....
JUS 10 (tiebreaker 2546)
BUZZIE 14 (697)


01. IN WHAT YEAR WERE THESE SONGS FIRST UK HITS – “DUB BE GOOD TO ME” BY BEATS INTERNATIONAL, “STEP BACK IN TIME” BY KYLIE MINOGUE AND “JUSTIFY MY LOVE” BY MADONNA? 1990
02. IN WHICH OLYMPIC SPORT WOULD COMPETITORS USE A PLANTING BOX? POLE VAULT
03. IN TERMS OF POPULATION WHAT IS AUSTRALIA’S SECOND LARGEST CITY? MELBOURNE
04. PICTURE 1 SHOWS A POSTER FOR WHICH 1985 OSCAR WINNING FILM? "OUT OF AFRICA"
05. WHAT TYPE OF CREATURE IS A TREECREEPER? A BIRD
06. WHICH STADIUM HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED AS THE VENUE FOR THE FINAL OF FOOTBALL’S 2020 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS? WEMBLEY
07. WHAT COLOURFUL BAND HAD UK TOP TWENTY HITS WITH “WAGES DAY”, “FERGUS SINGS THE BLUES” AND “TWIST AND SHOUT”? DEACON BLUE
08. IN COMPETITIVE DIVING THE BOARDS AND PLATFORMS ARE SET AT WHICH THREE HEIGHTS? 1M, 3M and 10M
09. NAME THE EUROPEAN REPUBLIC SHOWN IN PICTURE 2. SAN MARINO
10. WHAT TITLE IS SHARED BY A 1960 UK TOP FIVE SINGLE FEATURING PETER SELLARS AND A RADIO AND TELEVISON COMEDY SHOW OF THE LATE 90s? "GOODNESS GRACIOUS ME"
11. I ASKED THE ASSISTANT IN A HARDWARE STORE “HOW MUCH WILL 1 COST?” “20 PENCE” SHE REPLIED. “AND HOW MUCH WILL 12 COST?” I ASKED. “40 PENCE” WAS THE ANSWER. “OKAY, I’LL TAKE 112”. HOW MUCH DID SHE CHARGE ME? 60p - I was buying individual numbers for my house number 112
12. NAME THE YEAR. THE FIRST UNTETHERED SPACE WALK TOOK PLACE, “CRIMEWATCH” MADE ITS’ TELEVISION DEBUT AND FOOTBALL’S LAST HOME INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP WAS STAGED. 1984
13. WHAT GIRL’S NAME HAS GIVEN NEIL DIAMOND AND STATUS QUO HIT SINGLES? CAROLINE
14. WHICH COUNTRY WERE THE WINNERS OF FOOTBALL’S LAST HOME INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP? NORTHERN IRELAND
15. WHAT NICKNAME IS SHARED BY THE US STATE OF FLORIDA AND THE AUSTRALIAN STATE OF QUEESLAND? SUNSHINE STATE
16. WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING IS A REAL CHARACTER FROM THE “CARRY ON .....” FILMS – DICK FIDDLER, IZZY STRADDLIN OR ROGER DALEY? ROGER DALEY
17. WHAT DOES THIS DITLOID REPRESENT?
210 C IN A P OF G
210 CALORIES IN A PINT OF GUINNESS
18. WHO AM I? BORN IN GLASGOW IN 1967, I EMIGRATED TO THE USA IN 1975. I MADE MY THEATRE DEBUT IN 1989 BEFORE BECOMING A TV PRESENTER IN 1993. TURNING TO ACTING IN 2002, MY BEST KNOWN CHARACTER APPEARED IN 2005. I HAVE ALSO RECORDED SEVERAL COMPILATION ALBUMS. JOHN BARROWMAN
19. A MAN WAS EJECTED FROM A SHOPPING MALL IN THE CZECH TOWN OF PARDABICE AND THREATENED WITH ARREST FOR WEARING WHAT? A KILT
20. WHAT PRODUCT IS DERIVED FROM A SUBSTANCE USED BY OIL RIG WORKERS CALLED ROD WAX? PETROLEUM JELLY or VASELINE
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. ACCORDING TO “GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS” THE LONGEST SNAKE EVER KEPT IN CAPTIVITY WAS HOW LONG IN INCHES? 302

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Another Buzzie vs Jus contest.....
JUS 12 (tiebreaker 720)
BUZZIE 13 (---)

#158804 by IAN B
Sun Oct 05, 2014 9:59 am
The Railway's resident QM returned to action this week with a real mixed bag - PM your answers.

01. WHICH SINGER, WHO HAD UK No1 SINGLES IN 1974 AND 1975 PLAYED CHE GUEVARA IN THE ORIGINAL STAGE PRODUCTION OF “EVITA”? DAVID ESSEX
02. WHICH WAS THE FIFTH BRITISH CLUB TO WIN FOOTBALL’S EUROPEAN CUP? ASTON VILLA
03. THE NETHERLANDS SHARE LAND BORDERS WITH WHICH TWO COUNTRIES? BELGIUM and GERMANY
04. PICTURE 1 SHOWS THE LOGO OF WHAT? EUROSPORT
05. IN CONSTRUCTION WHAT DO THE INITIALS ‘RSJ’ STAND FOR? ROLLED STEEL JOIST
06. “HOT LOVE” WAS THE FIRST UK No1 SINGLE AND “METAL GURU” THE LAST FOR WHO? T.REX
07. PICTURE 2 SHOWS THE BADGE OF WHICH FOOTBALL CLUB? AYR UNITED
08. NAME THREE OF NORTH AMERICA’S FIVE GREAT LAKES. ERIE, HURON, MICHIGAN, ONTARIO and SUPERIOR
09. WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE CREATOR OF THE TELEVISION AND FILM CHARACTERS WALLACE AND GROMIT? NICK PARK
10. WHICH CHEESE IS KNOWN AS “THE KING OF ENGLISH CHEESES”? STILTON
11. NAME THE SINGER SHOWN IN THEIR YOUNGER DAYS IN PICTURE 3. ADELE
12. WHEN ANDY MURRAY WON HIS 2012 OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL WHO DID HE BEAT IN THE FINAL? ROGER FEDERER
13. THE RIVER PLATE RUNS BETWEEN ARGENTINA AND WHICH OTHER SOUTH AMERICAN COUNTRY? URUGUAY
14. WHICH MEMBER OF “THE GOON SHOW” PLAYED THE CHARACTER ECCLES? SPIKE MILLIGAN
15. PICTURE 4 SHOWS THE LOGO OF WHICH COMPANY? SERGIO TACCHINI
16. WHICH OF THE “MERSEYBEAT” BANDS WAS THE FIRST TO HAVE A UK No1 SINGLE? GERRY & THE PACEMAKERS
17. IN WHICH SPORT ARE POINT GUARD AND SMALL FORWARD POSITIONS? BASKETBALL
18. NAME THE COUNTRY HIGHLIGHTED IN PICTURE 5. SYRIA
19. IN HOW MANY FILMS DID CLINT EASTWOOD PLAY ‘DIRTY’ HARRY CALLAHAN? 5
20. WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE TRADITIONAL JAPANESE WINE MADE FROM RICE? SAKE
TIEBREAKER (NEAREST ANSWER WINS)
21. ACCORDING TO “GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS” RON WERNER HAS THE WORLD’S LARGEST COLLECTION OF BEER BOTTLES, HOW MANY DIFFERENT ONES DOES HE HAVE? 25866

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And the winner (well actually the only entry) was.....
BUZZIE 16 (tiebreaker 5834)

#158847 by IAN B
Mon Oct 13, 2014 12:49 pm
The Railway crowd found this a little tougher with a winning score of 15/20 - PM your answers.

01. IN WHAT YEAR DID BOB DYLAN, THE BYRDS AND THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS ALL HAVE THEIR FIRST UK TOP TEN SINGLES? 1965
02. WHICH PLAYER HOLDS THE RECORD FOR THE MOST POINTS SCORED IN GOLF’S RYDER CUP? NICK FALDO
03. WHICH BRITISH CITY IS CALLED”THE CAPITAL OF THE HIGHLANDS”? INVERNESS
04. “INSOMNIA CAFE” AND “SIX OF US” WERE SUGGESTED TITLES FOR WHICH POPULAR TELEVISION SHOW? "FRIENDS"
05. HISTORICALLY WHAT LINKS CHARLES J GUITEAU, LEON CZOLGOSZ AND JOHN WILKES BOOTH? THEY ALL ASSASSINATED US PRESIDENTS
06. WHAT WAS BRITISH PROFESSOR JOHN O’KEEFE AWARDED THIS WEEK? THE NOBEL PRIZE FOR MEDICINE
07. NAME THREE OF THE FIVE BITIISH TOWNS OR CITIES THAT HAVE HOSTED THE EUROVISION SONG CONTEST? BIRMINGHAM, BRIGHTON, EDINBURGH, HARROGATE and LONDON
08. THE TARZAN ACTOR JOHNNY WEISSMULLER WON FIVE OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALS AS A SWIMMER AND A BRONZE MEDAL IN WHICH OTHER SPORT? WATER POLO
09. PICTURE 1 GIVES A CRYPTIC TO A LONDON UNDERGROUND JOURNEY BETWEEN WHICH TWO STATIONS? OVAL to BRENT CROSS
10. IN THE HISTORY OF “CORONATION STREET” IT WAS NAMED TO CELEBRATE THE CORONATION OF WHICH BRITISH MONARCH? EDWARD VII
11. ‘ODD BUM FUN’ IS AN ANAGRAM OF WHICH NINE LETTER WORD? DUMBFOUND
12. NAME THE YEAR. THE UNITED STATES NAVY’S SEALS BECAME ACTIVE, “THE TIMES” BECAME THE FIRST BRITISH NEWSPAPER TO ISSUE A COLOUR SUPPLEMENT AND GUNS ‘N’ ROSES FRONTMAN AXL ROSE WAS BORN. 1965
13. PICTURE 2 GIVES A CRYPTIC CLUE TO THE TITLE OF WHICH SONG? "CANDLE IN THE WIND"
14. WHICH CURRENT PREMIER LEAGUE TEAM WON FOOTBALL’S FIRST LEAGUE CUP FINAL? ASTON VILLA
15. THE USA’S FAMOUS ROUTE 66 RUNS FROM ILLINOIS TO WHICH OTHER STATE? CALIFORNIA
16. WHICH FILM CHARACTER HAD THE FIRST NAME EUPHEGENIA? MRS DOUBTFIRE
17. WHAT DOES THE DINGBAT IN PICTURE 3 REPRESENT? THE FINAL SCORE
18. WHO AM I? BORN IN MANCHESTER IN 1942, I TRAINED AT RADA BEFORE MY STAGE DEBUT. I FIRST APPEARED ON TV IN 1963. WHILST FREQUENTLY APPEARING IN THEATRE AND FILM, I AM BEST KNOWN FOR PLAYING TWO VERY DIVERSE POLICE OFFICERS. I DIED IN 2002. JOHN THAW
19. CHINESE POLICE PERFORMED 10000 BODY CAVITY SEARCHES ON WHO OR WHAT IN PREPARATION FOR THE COUNTRY’S NATIONAL DAY FESTIVITIES? PIGEONS
20. WHERE DID NEW YORKER WILLIAM WATSON HAVE AN EYEBALL TATTOOED? ON HIS EYEBALL
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. AT ITS’ DEEPEST POINT HOW DEEP, IN FEET, IS THE WORLD’S DEEPEST LAKE? 5387 FEET
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Just the one entrant again.....
ROB_BOB 16 (tiebreaker 5000)
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#158888 by IAN B
Mon Oct 20, 2014 12:35 pm
Thought this was quite a tough quiz and a few teams struggled, but the winners got 17/20 - PM your answers.

01. IN WHAT YEAR WERE THE FOLLOWING SONGS FIRST UK HITS – “THE TWIST” BY CHUBBY CHECKER, “TELSTAR” BY THE TORNADOES AND “NUT ROCKER” BY B BUMBLE AND THE STINGERS? 1962
02. THE PITCH IN PICTURE 1 CAN BE USED FOR WHICH TWO SPORTS? HURLING and GAELIC FOOTBALL
03. NAME THREE OF THE FIVE COUNTRIES THAT SHARE A LAND BORDER WITH SYRIA. IRAQ, ISRAEL, JORDAN, LEBANON and TURKEY
04. WHAT WAS THE NAME OF THE BRAZILIAN BORN ACTRESS WHO PLAYED MISS WHIPLASH ON “THE KENNY EVERETT TELEVISION SHOW”? CLEO ROCOS
05. WHAT WAS THE NAME OF THE DOG IN ENID BLYTON’S “FAMOUS FIVE” SERIES OF STORIES? TIMMY
06. WHICH SUPERMARKET CHAIN FACED CONTROVERSY THIS WEEK AFTER ANNOUNCING PLANS TO CHANGE ITS’ CUSTOMER REWARDS SCHEME? SAINSBURY'S
07. WHICH SINGER HOLDS THE RECORD FOR THE MOST CONSECUTIVE No1 SONGS IN THE USA’S BILLBOARD HOT 100 CHARTS? WHITNEY HOUSTON
08. WHICH FOOTBALLER HAS SCORED THE SECOND MOST ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE GOALS, TRAILING ONLY ALAN SHEARER? ANDY COLE
09. NAME THE BUILDING SHOWN IN PICTURE 2. THE BANK OF ENGLAND
10. BILL ODDIE WAS THE FIRST AND TWIGGY THE 100th PERSON TO APPEAR ON WHICH TELEVISION PROGRAMME? "WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?"
11. THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW IS THE THIRD DAY AFTER WEDNESDAY. WHICH DAY WAS THE DAY BEFORE YESTERDAY? TUESDAY
12. NAME THE YEAR. THE FIRST KNOWN COMPUTER VIRUS WAS RELEASED, TONY BLAIR STOOD IN HIS FIRST BY-ELECTION AND KING HENRY VIII’S FLAGSHIP, THE MARY ROSE, WAS SALVAGED. 1982
13. THE BAY CITY ROLLERS LAST UK TOP TEN HIT SINGLE WAS A COVER OF A SONG BY WHICH 60s SINGER? DUSTY SPRINGFIELD
14. IN PROFESSIONAL BOXING AT WHICH WEIGHT HAS BRITAIN HAD ITS’ HIGHEST NUMBER OF WORLD CHAMPIONS? FLYWEIGHT
15. WHICH ENGLISH LAKE IS THE LARGEST BY SURFACE AREA? WINDERMERE
16. PICTURE 3 GIVES A CRYPTIC CLUE TO THE IDENTITY OF WHICH FILM STAR? LEONARDO DI CAPRIO
17. WHO REPORTEDLY, IN 1853, INVENTED THE POTATO CRISP – GEORGE CRUM, CB FRY, TITUS SALT OR HENRY WALKER? GEORGE CRUM
18. WHO AM I? BORN IN ESSEX IN 1975, I INITIALLY TRAINED AS A PASTRY CHEF. I FIRST APPEARED ON TELEVISION IN 1997 BEFORE GETTING MY OWN SHOW TWO YEARS LATER. APPEARING ON TV ADVERTS SINCE 2000, I HAVE WRITTEN 18 BOOKS AND WAS AWARDED THE OBE IN 2003. JAMIE OLIVER
19. AFTER A FOUR YEAR MATING PROGRAMME FOR ITS’ HYENAS A ZOO IN SAPPORO, JAPAN HAS ADMITTED DEFEAT AFTER DISCOVERING WHAT? THEY ARE BOTH MALE
20. JAPANESE CHEF KYOSUKE KAGAMI HAS WRITTEN A COOKBOOK OF RECIPES USING WHAT AS A CULINARY DEVICE? CONDOMS
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. IN WHICH YEAR WAS “BILLBOARD” MAGAZINE FIRST PUBLISHED? 1894

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After a couple of weeks away here's the results....
JUS 8 (tiebreaker 1902)
BUZZIE 11 (1952)
ROB_BOB 13 (1900)

#159047 by IAN B
Fri Nov 14, 2014 12:15 pm
Having trusted my quiz to someone else whilst on a NFL trip to London, here's my return to The Railway - PM your answers.

01. IN WHAT YEAR WERE THESE SONGS FIRST UK HITS – “BELFAST CHILD” BY SIMPLE MINDS, “BABY I DON’T CARE” BY TRANSVISION VAMP AND “BEDS ARE BURNING” BY MIDNIGHT OIL? 1989
02. IN WHICH COUNTRY DID ENGLAND WIN THE 2003 RUGBY UNION WORLD CUP FINAL? AUSTRALIA
03. IN WALES WHAT WOULD YOU DO WITH A ‘CAWL’ – EAT IT, TRAVEL IN IT OR WEAR IT? EAT IT
04. WHICH 1974 FILM WAS SET IN 1874 IN THE FICTIONAL AMERICAN TOWN OF ROCK RIDGE? "BLZING SADDLES"
05. PICTURE 1 SHOWS THE LOGO OF WHICH COMPANY? PANDORA
06. THE EBOLA VIRUS IS NAMED AFTER A RIVER IN WHICH AFRICAN COUNTRY? DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
07. WHICH 60s SINGER FEATURED ON THE PET SHOP BOYS’ 1987 HIT “WHAT HAVE I DONE TO DESERVE THIS”? DUSTY SPRINGFIELD
08. WHICH OF THE NEVILLE BROTHERS HAS PLAYED THE MOST PREMIER LEAGUE MATCHES? PHIL
09. THE CITY WHICH WAS HOME TO THE INFAMOUS CHERNOBYL NUCLEAR REACTOR CAN BE FOUND IN WHICH EUROPEAN COUNTRY? UKRAINE
10. NAME THE FILM CHARACTER SHOWN IN PICTURE 2. BOLT
11. ‘TRY GET A GIRL’ IS AN ANAGRAM OF THE NAME OF WHICH SINGER? GARY GLITTER
12. NAME THE YEAR. ELVIS PRESLEY WAS DISCHARGED FROM THE US ARMY, THE FIRST STAR ON HOLLYWOOD’S WALK OF FAME WAS AWARDED AND “THE FLINTSTONES” MADE THEIR TELEVISION DEBUT. 1960
13. THE SINGERS BOBBY, CHRIS, JOE AND SAM SHARE WHICH SURNAME? BROWN
14. IN WHICH SPORT CAN YOU PLAY WITH DUKE BALLS? CRICKET
15. WHICH BAY IS BORDERED BY WESTERN FRANCE, NORTHERN SPAIN AND THE ATLANTIC OCEAN AND FEATURES IN THE SHIPPING FORECAST? BISCAY
16. PEARL SLAGHOOPLE IS THE MOTHER-IN-LAW OF WHICH TELEVISION AND FILM CHARACTER? FRED FLINTSTONE
17. WHAT DOES THE DITLOID IN PICTURE 3 REPRESENT? 5280 FEET IN A MILE
18. WHO AM I? BORN IN HAMPSTEAD IN 1932 TO AMERICAN PARENTS, I MOVED TO THE USA IN 1939, WHERE I MADE MY FILM DEBUT IN 1942. I MARRIED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 1950, WON MY FIRST OSCAR IN 1961 AND APPEARED IN MY LAST FILM IN 1994. I DIED IN 2011. ELIZABETH TAYLOR
19. A RAIL COMPANY HAS ANNOUNCED A NEW REASON FOR ITS’ TRAINS BEING LATE AFTER DISCOVERING WHAT ON THE TRACKS? SLOW WORMS
20. THE ORGANISERS HAVE ANNOUNCED A BAN ON WHAT TYPE OF HEADWEAR AT NEXT YEAR’S GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL? NATIVE AMERICAN HEADDRESSES
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. HOW LONG, IN FEET AND INCHES, WAS THE RMS TITANIC? 882 FEET 9 INCHES

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Jus 11 (tiebreaker 2000 feet 3 inches)
ROB_BOB 14 (1000 feet)

#159305 by IAN B
Mon Dec 08, 2014 11:38 am
I've been a bit busy lately and haven't been posting, but here's the quizzes I've written for The Railway.

01. IN WHICH YEAR DID DUFFY, KATY PERRY AND PINK ALL HAVE THEIR FIRST UK No1 SINGLE?
2008
02. ENGLAND INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALLER ROSS BARKLEY COULD HAVE PLAYED FOR WHICH OTHER COUNTRY – AUSTRALIA, CYPRUS, NIGERIA OR SCOTLAND?
NIGERIA
03. WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING PLACES WAS THE FIRST TO WIN THE “BRITAIN IN BLOOM” COMPETITION – BATH, HARROGATE, HENLEY OR SCUNTHORPE?
BATH
04. THE R.E.M SONG “SHINY HAPPY PEOPLE” WAS ORIGINALLY GOING TO BE THE THEME TUNE FOR WHICH POPULAR TELEVISION SHOW?
“FRIENDS”
05. PICTURE 1 SHOWS THE LEAF OF WHICH TREE?
ENGLISH OAK
06. WHAT WAS THE NAME OF THE EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY’S MISSION WHICH THIS WEEK LANDED A PROBE ON A COMET?
ROSETTA
07. WHICH ROCK BAND HAD THE LAST UK No1 SINGLE OF THE 1970s?
PINK FLOYD
08. NAME THREE OF THE SIX BRITISH SPORTSMEN OR WOMEN WHO HAVE WON FOUR OR MORE OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALS?
BEN AINSLIE, CHRIS HOY, MATTHEW PINSENT, PAULO RASDMILOVIC, STEVE REDGRAVE and BRADLEY WIGGINS
09. NAME THE COUNTRY HIGHLIGHTED IN PICTURE 2.
KAZAKHSTAN
10. WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING IS NOT THE ACTUAL STAGE NAME OF A COMEDIENNE – EMMA ROIDS, FAY SLIFT OR JENNY TALIA?
EMMA ROIDS
11. COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING ‘HANGMAN’ CLUES:-
DRAGONS – PFFTHMGCDRGN PTRJNS
PUFF THE MAGIC DRAGON and PETER JONES
12. NAME THE YEAR. THE FARTHING CEASED TO BE LAGAL TENDER IN BRITAIN, THE BBC TELEVISION CENTRE OPENED AND THE ICONIC PHOTOGRAPH OF CHE GUEVARA WAS TAKEN.
1960
13. PICTURE 3 GIVES A CRYPTIC CLUE TO THE NAME OF WHICH GROUP AND WHICH OF THEIR HITS?
THE SHADOWS and “APACHE”
14. IN TARGET ARCHERY WHAT COLOUR IS THE OUTER RING OF THE TARGET?
WHITE
15. WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING WAS AN ANCIENT PHOENICEAN COLONY, THE SITE OF WHICH IS NOW IN SPAIN – KINKI, PERVI OR SEXI?
SEXI
16. CAROL HERSEE APPEARED ON TELEVISION FOR OVER 30 YEARS, BUT NEVER SAID A WORD, WHO WAS SHE?
THE TEST CARD GIRL
17. A HOGLET IS THE YOUNG OF WHICH CREATURE?
HEDGEHOG
18. WHO AM I? BORN IN LIVERPOOL IN 1940, I JOINED MY FIRST BAND IN 1959 AND CHANGED MY NAME SOON AFTER. I GOT MY BIG BREAK IN 1962, HAVING A UK No1 A YEAR LATER. I MADE MY FILM DEBUT IN 1964, HAD SOLO HITS IN THE EARLY 70s AND BEGAN PROVIDING A TELEVISION CHARACTER’S VOICE IN 1984.
RICHARD STARKEY/RINGO STARR
19. TO REFLECT THE GROWING SIZE OF THE AVERAGE AMERICAN THE COUNTRY IS TO INTRODUCE LARGER WHAT – PRAMS, SUBAWAY SEATS, CRASH TEST DUMMIES OR TOILET CUBICLES?
CRASH TEST DUMMIES
20. THE BRAZILIAN FOOTBALL CLUB CORINTHIANS IS TO BUILD WHAT WITHIN ITS’ STADIUM COMPLEX – A BROTHEL, A CEMETARY OR A PSYCHIATRIST’S OFFICE?
A CEMETARY
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. HOW LONG, IN FEET, IS THE WORLD’S LONGEST ROLLERCOASTER?
8133 FEET

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01. IN WHAT YEAR WERE THESE SONGS FIRST UK HITS – “KILLER” BY ADAMSKI, “HANKY PANKY” BY MADONNA AND “WHAT TIME IS LOVE?” BY KLF?
1990
02. IN WHICH US CITY HAS THE FOOTBALL TEAM LINKED UP WITH REAL MADRID AND ADOPTED THEIR ‘REAL’ NAME?
SALT LAKE CITY
03. WHICH FRENCH RULED ISLAND HAS AJACCIO AS ITS’ CAPITAL CITY?
CORSICA
04. TIMOTHY DALTON APPEARED AS JAMES BOND IN TWO FILMS, NAME ONE.
“THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS” and “LICENCE TO KILL”
05. PICTURE 1 SHOWS THE TRACKS OF WHICH ANIMAL?
RED FOX
06. WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE PENGUIN IN THE NEWLY RELEASED JOHN LEWIS CHRISTMAS TELEVISION ADVERT?
MONTY
07. WHICH SONG DID BBC RADIO LISTENERS RECENTLY VOTE AS THE BEST EVER COVER VERSION – BOB DYLAN’S “ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER” BY JIMI HENDRIX, ELVIS PRESLEY’S “ALWAYS ON MY MIND” BY THE PET SHOP BOYS OR GLORIA JONES’ “TAINTED LOVE” BY SOFT CELL?
“ALWAYS ON MY MIND” by THE PET SHOP BOYS
08. IF YOU ADDED THE NUMBER OF MINUTES SERVED FOR A MINOR PENALTY IN ICE HOCKEY, THE POINTS FOR A DROP GOAL IN RUGBY UNION AND THE GOALS SCORED BY ENGLAND IN THE 1966 WORLD CUP SEMI-FINAL, WHAT
NUMBER SHOULD YOU HAVE?
7 (2+3+2)
09. NAME THE COUNTRY HIGHLIGHTED IN PICTURE 2.
ZIMBABWE
10. BY WHAT NICKNAME WAS THE ACTOR JOHN WAYNE ALSO KNOWN?
THE DUKE
11. TEN BLACK SOCKS AND TEN BLUE SOCKS HAVE GOT MIXED UP IN A DRAWER. YOU ENTER THE ROOM IN THE DARK AND ATTEMPT TO FIND A MATCHING PAIR. WHAT IS THE MINIMUM NUMBER OF SOCKS YOU MUST PICK TO ENSURE THAT YOU HAVE A MATCHING PAIR.
THREE
12. NAME THE YEAR. THE FIRST “SUPER MARIO BROTHERS” VIDEO GAME WAS RELEASED, THE WWE STAGED THEIR FIRST “WRESTLEMANIA” EVENT AND ENGLISH CLUBS WERE BANNED FROM EUROPEAN FOOTBALL.
1985
13. WITH WHICH GROUP DID THE SINGER GWEN STEFANI HAVE HER FIRST UK CHART SUCCESS?
NO DOUBT
14. IN 1993 WHICH FOOTBALL CLUB WON THE EUROPEAN CUP FOR THE ONLY TIME IN THEIR HISTORY?
MARSEILLE
15. IN WHICH CONTINENT IS THE WORLD’S LARGEST RAINFOREST?
SOUTH AMERICA
16. IN 2004 WHO WAS THE MENTOR OF THE WINNING ACT IN THE FIRST EVER SERIES OF “THE X FACTOR”?
SIMON COWELL
17. WHAT DOES THE DITLOID IN PICTURE 3 REPRESENT?
THE FIRST DIVISION
18. WHO AM I? BORN IN CHISWICK IN 1951, I WAS A CHILD ACTOR WHO HAD MY FIRST MAIN ROLE IN “OLIVER”. I SIGNED MY FIRST RECORD DEAL IN 1969, BEFORE AN ADVERT IN “MELODY MAKER” LED ME TO JOIN MY MOST FAMOUS BAND. I HAD MY FIRST SOLO No1 IN 1982, RETURNED TO ACTING IN A 1988 FILM AND WON AN OSCAR IN 2000.
PHIL COLLINS
19. FRANCOIS CISSY HAS JUST REACHED A SPEED OF 207MPH ON A ROCKET POWERED WHAT?
BICYCLE
20. THE CANTONESE DELICACY AND HEALTH SUPPLEMENT SHE GENG IS A BROTH WHOSE MAIN INGREDIENT IS WHAT?
SNAKE
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. HOW MANY PIECES OF LEGO WERE USED TO MAKE THE KNOT?
1240

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01. IN OCTOBER OF WHICH YEAR WERE THE UK TOP THREE SINGLES – “RELIGHT MY FIRE” BY TAKE THAT ft LULU, “I’D DO ANYTHING FOR LOVE” BY MEAT LOAF AND “BOOM! SHAKE THE ROOM” BY JAZZY JEFF & THE FRESH PRINCE?
1993
02. WHICH ENGLISH CLUB MISSED OUT ON PLAYING IN THE EUROPEAN CUP DUE TO THE BAN ON ENGLISH CLUBS FOLLOWING THE HEYSEL DISASTER?
EVERTON
03. WHICH SEA SEPARATES THE EAST COAST OF ITALY FROM THE WEST COAST OF CROATIA?
ADRIATIC
04. IN THE TV SHOW “CHARLIE’S ANGELS” IN WHICH AMERICAN CITY WERE THE ANGELS BASED?
LOS ANGELES
05. PICTURE 1 SHOWS THE LOGO OF WHICH ORGANISATION?
THE BRITISH ARMY
06. UKIP WERE CRITICISED THIS WEEK AFTER A PARTY MEMBER MISTOOK WESTMINSTER CATHEDRAL FOR WHAT?
A MOSQUE
07. IN THE TITLE OF THE JOHANN STRUSS OPERA “DIE FLEDERMAUS” WHAT TYPE OF CREATURE IS A ‘FLEDERMAUS’?
A BAT
08. NAME THE SPORTS STADIUM SHOWN IN PICTURE 2.
BRAMALL LANE
09. WHICH LONDON THOROUGHFARE IS FAMOUS FOR BESPOKE TAILORING AND WAS THE LOCATION FOR THE BEATLES’ LAST PUBLIC PEFORMANCE?
SAVILE ROW
10. REGARDED AS ONE OF THE GREATEST FILMS OF ALL TIME, THE 1949 FILM “THE THIRD MAN” WAS SET IN WHICH EUROPEAN CAPITAL CITY?
VIENNA
11. WHAT DOES THE COMPUTER TERM ‘PDF’ STAND FOR – PORTABLE DOCUMENT FORMAT, PROTECTED DATA FILE OR PICTURE DESIGN FEATURE?
PORTABLE DOCUMENT FORMAT
12. NAME THE YEAR. THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND BANNED SMOKING IN WORK PLACES, FACEBOOK WAS LAUNCHED AND KELLY HOLMES WAS VOTED BBC SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR.
2004
13. PICTURE 3 GIVES A CRYPTIC CLUE TO THE NAME OF WHICH BAND?
EDDIE AND THE HOT RODS
14. HOW LONG, IN METRES, IN AN OLYMPIC SPEED SKATING TRACK?
400 METRES
15. WHAT ONE WORD EPITAPH DOES THE ARTIST PATRICK CAULFIELD HAVE ON HIS TOMBSTONE IN LONDON’S HIGHGATE CEMETARY?
DEAD
16. PUBLISHED IN 2012, ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER’S AUTOBIOGRAPHY SHARES ITS’ NAME WITH WHICH OF HIS FILMS?
“TOTAL RECALL”
17. WHAT NAME IS GIVEN TO THE LAW THAT STATES “IF ANYTHING CAN GO WRONG IT WILL GO WRONG”?
MURPHY’S LAW
18. WHO AM I? BORN IN CLAPHAM IN 1948, I WAS A PROMISING JUNIOR BOXER WHO MADE MY AN ACTING DEBUT IN 1960. MY MOST FAMOUS TV ROLES BEGAN IN 1975 AND 1979. AS A SINGER I RELEASED MY FIRST ALBUM IN 1976, HAVING A No3 HIT SINGLE IN 1980.
DENNIS WATERMAN
19. WHAT NICKNAME HAS BEEN GIVEN TO THE UK’S FIRST BUS TO BE POWERED BY HUMAN WASTE?
THE No2
20. FRENCH INVENTOR CHRISTIAN POINCHEVAL CLAIMS TO HAVE INVENTED A PILL THAT CAN MAKE WHAT SMELL OF ROSES?
FARTS
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. IN 2013 THE PITCAIRN ISLANDS WERE LISTED AS THE WORLD’S SMALLEST COUNTRY BY POPULATION, WHAT WAS THE POPULATION?
56

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#159463 by IAN B
Sat Dec 20, 2014 2:22 pm
Another one including the answers (I'll return to posting the competition ones over Christmas) - this one proved quite tough in The Railway.

01. IN WHAT YEAR WERE THESE SONGS FIRST UK HIT SINGLES – “THREE COINS IN THE FOUNTAIN” BY FRANK SINATRA, “THIS OLE HOUSE” BY ROSEMARY CLOONEY AND “SECRET LOVE” BY DORIS DAY?
1954
02. IN FOOTBALL’S 1966 WORLD CUP WHO DID ENGLAND BEAT IN THE SEMI-FINAL?
PORTUGAL
03. IF YOU TRAVELLED DUE SOUTH FROM LONDON ALONG THE GREENWICH
MERDIEN WHICH IS THE FIRST AFRICAN COUNTRY YOU WOULD REACH?
ALGERIA
04. THE FILM “TITANIC” WON A RECORD ELEVEN OSCARS, BUT HOW MANY WAS IT NOMINATED FOR?
14
05. IN THE NAME OF THE AUTHOR JRR TOLKIEN WHAT DID THE ‘J’ STAND FOR?
JOHN
06. WHO WAS RECENTLY CROWNED THE WINNER OF THE 14th SERIES OF “I’M A CELEBRITY...GET ME OUT OF HERE”?
CARL FOGARTY
07. WHAT WAS THE FIRST NAME OF THE JAZZ MUSICIAN COUNT BASIE – EDWARD, JOHN OR WILLIAM?
WILLIAM
08. IN AN OLYMPIC TRIATHLON WHAT IS THE TOTAL DISTANCE, IN KILOMETRES, COVERED BY THE COMPETITORS?
51.5KMS (1.5+40+10)
09. NAME THE COUNTRY HIGHLIGHTED IN PICTURE 1.
MONGOLIA
10. IN THE TELEVISION DRAMA SERIES “LIFE ON MARS” THE MAIN CHARACTER SAM TYLER ‘TRAVELLED’ BACK TO WHAT YEAR?
1973
11. YOU HAVE THREE NUMBERED SWITCHES IN A CELLAR, EACH CONNECTED TO A DIFFERENT LIGHT UPSTAIRS. YOU CAN MOVE ANY OR ALL THE SWITCHES AS MANY TIMES AS YOU WANT, BUT YOU CAN ONLY GO UPSTAIRS ONCE. HOW DO YOU DETERMINE WHICH SWITCH OPERATES WHICH LIGHT?
SWITCH No1 ON FOR ONE MINUTE, THEN OFF, THEN SWITCH No2 ON
12. NAME THE YEAR. THE FIRST NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL WAS STAGED, CYPRUS GAINED ITS’ INDEPENDENCE FROM BRITAIN AND THE FIRST BARBIE WAS SOLD.
1959
13. PICTURE 2 GIVES A CRYPTIC CLUE TO THE NAME OF WHICH GROUP AND WHICH OF THEIR HIT SINGLES?
THE HOUSEMARTINS and “CARAVAN OF LOVE”
14. WHICH FOOTBALLER HAS SCORED THE MOST HAT TRICKS FOR ENGLAND IN FULL INTERNATIONAL MATCHES?
JIMMY GREAVES
15. IN TERMS OF AREA WHAT IS ENGLAND’S LARGEST NATIONAL PARK?
THE LAKE DISTRICT
16. IN THE TELEVISION POLICE SERIES “DIXON OF DOCK GREEN” WHAT WAS THE FIRST NAME OF THE TITLE CHARACTER?
GEORGE
17. WHAT THREE WORD PHRASE DOES THE DINGBAT IN PICTURE 3 REPRESENT?
A SPLITTING HEADACHE
18. WHO AM I? BORN IN TEXAS IN 1944, I WAS A TEENAGE GANG MEMBER WHO TURNED TO MUSIC AFTER MY RELEASE FROM JAIL. I INITIALLY WORKED AS A SESSION SINGER AND SONGWRITER BEFORE RELEASING MY FIRST SOLO ALBUM IN 1973, HAVING MY ONLY UK No1 SINGLE A YEAR LATER. VOICEOVER WORK FOLLOWED DUE TO MY DISTINCTIVE VOICE. I DIED IN 2003.
BARRY WHITE
19. A SHROPSHIRE BUSINESS HAS BEGUN SELLING THE ‘MUST HAVE’ ACCESSORY FOR URBAN 4x4 DRIVERS, WHAT IS IT?
SPRAY-ON MUD
20. ALYSSA FERRARO OF NEW HAMPSHIRE WENT DIRECTLY TO JAIL AFTER AN ARGUMENT WITH HER BOYFRIEND ABOUT WHAT?
A GAME OF “MONOPOLY”
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. HOW MANY DIAMONDS ARE THERE IN BRITAIN’S IMPERIAL STATE CROWN?
2868

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#159481 by IAN B
Mon Dec 22, 2014 12:33 pm
A Christmas-themed quiz from The Railway - PM your answers.

01. IN WHICH COUNTRY WAS “SILENT NIGHT” WRITTEN – AUSTRIA, GERMANY OR SWITZERLAND? AUSTRIA
02. WHAT WAS THE NAME OF THE FATHER OF CINDERELLA AND THE STEPFATHER OF THE UGLY SISTERS? BARON HARDUP
03. NAME THE CHARACTER IN PICTURE 1. SANTA'S LITTLE HELPER
04. GLOGG IS A SWEDISH VERSION OF WHICH TRADITIONAL FESTIVE DRINK? MULLED WINE
05. THE SONG “REAL LOVE”, USED IN JOHN LEWIS’ TELEVISION ADVERT, WAS ORIGINALLY WRITTEN BY WHO? JOHN LENNON
06. THREE OF SANTA’S REINDEER HAVE NAMES BEGINNING WITH THE SAME LETTER, NAME THEM. DANER, DASHER and DONNER
07. IN 1996 THE WRESTLER HULK HOGAN STARRED IN A FESTIVE FILM TITLED “SANTA WITH .....” WHAT? MUSCLES
08. NAME THE CHRISTMAS CAKE SHOWN IN PICTURE 2. STOLLEN
09. NAME THREE OF THE FOUR ARTISTS TO HAVE SUNG THE FIRST LINE OF BAND AID’S “DO THEY KNOW IT’S CHRISTMAS?” PAUL YOUNG, KYLIE MINOGUE, CHRIS MARTIN and ONE DIRECTION
10. IN 1890 JAMES EDGAR BECAME THE FIRST PERSON TO HAVE WHAT FESTIVE ROLE? DEPARTMENT STORE FATHER CHRISTMAS[color]
11. EDMUND GWENN, SEBASTIAN CABOT AND RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH HAVE ALL PLAYED KRIS KRINGLE IN VERSIONS OF WHICH FILM? [color=red]"MIRACLE ON 34th STREET"

12. IN POPULAR HISTORY HENRY VIII IS LISTED AS THE FIRST BRITISH
MONARCH TO HAVE WHAT FOR CHRISTMAS? TURKEY
13. PICTURE 3 SHOWS THE COVER OF THE 1955 CHRISTMAS No1 SINGLE BY DICKIE VALENTINE, WHAT WORD IS MISSING FROM THE TITLE? ALPHABET
14. WHICH LONDON STREET BEGAN THE TRADITION OF DISPLAYING CHRISTMAS LIGHTS? REGENT STREET
15. WHO DID DEL BOY AND RODNEY DRESS UP AS IN THE 1996 CHRISTMAS SPECIAL OF “ONLY FOOLS AND HORSES”? BATMAN & ROBIN
16. WHICH SPIRIT IS TRADITIONALLY USED TO MAKE EGG NOG? BRANDY
17. HOW MANY WINNERS OF “THE X FACTOR” HAVE HAD THE UK’S CHRISTMAS No1 SINGLE? 6
18. NAME THE PERSON SWITCHING ON LONDON’S 2014 CHRISTMAS LIGHTS IN PICTURE 4. CHERYL FERNANDEZ-VERSINI
19. IN THE FILM “DIE HARD” NEW YORK COP JOHN McCLANE FLIES TO WHICH CITY TO VISIT HIS FAMILY FOR CHRISTMAS? LOS ANGELES
20. TRADITIONALLY IN WHICH DIRECTION SHOULD YOU STIR THE CHRISTMAS PUDDING TO BRING GOOD LUCK? CLOCKWISE
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. IN WHAT YEAR DID NORWAY FIRST SEND LONDON A CHRISTMAS TREE TO BE ERECTED IN TRAFALGAR SQUARE? 1947
BONUS QUESTION
22. IN THE SONG “RUDOLPH THE RED NOSED REINDEER” HOW MANY REINDEER DOES SANTA HAVE? 9

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JUS 14 (1895)

#159601 by IAN B
Mon Jan 12, 2015 12:19 pm
This quiz reviewed 2014 and it's amazing how little people could remember - PM your answers.

01. WHICH SINGER EMBARKED ON THEIR FIRST TOUR SINCE 1979? KATE BUSH
02. WHICH RUSSIAN CITY HOSTED THE 2014 WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES? SOCHI
03. PICTURE 1 SHOWS THE LOGO OF WHAT? STAND UP TO CANCER
04. KING FELIPE VI BECAME THE MONARCH OF WHICH COUNTRY FOLLOWING THE ABDICATION OF HIS FATHER? SPAIN
05. WHAT WAS THE FLIGHT NUMBER OF THE MALAYSIAN AIRLINE PLANE THAT DISAPPEARED OVER THE INDIAN OCEAN? 370
06. IN SEPTEMBER WHICH MEMBER OF TAKE THAT ANNOUNCED THAT HE WAS LEAVING THE GROUP? JASON ORANGE
07. PICTURE 2 SHOWS A FAMOUS ENGLISH FOOTBALLER WHO DIED DURING 2014, WHO IS HE? TOM FINNEY
08. WHICH FILM WAS AWARDED THE ACADEMY AWARD FOR BEST PICTURE? "12 YEARS A SLAVE"
09. IN JANUARY WHICH EASTERN EUROPEAN COUNTRY BECAME THE 18th MEMBER OF THE EUROZONE? LATVIA
10. NAME THE MONTH. BBC 2 LAUNCHED ITS’ 50th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS, THE SHEFFIELD HALF MARATHON WAS THROWN INTO CHAOS AND DAVID MOYES WAS SACKED AS MANAGER OF MANCHESTER UNITED. APRIL
11. PICTURE 3 SHOWS THE WINNERS OF THE BEST BRITISH BAND AWARD AT THE 2014 BRITS, WHO ARE THEY? ARCTIC MONKEYS
12. WHICH COUNTRY FINISHED THIRD IN FOOTBALL’S 2014 WORLD CUP? NETHERLANDS
13. WHO REPLACED BRUCE FORSYTH AS THE CO-HOST OF THE TELEVISION SHOW “STRICTLY COME DANCING”? CLAUDIA WINKELMAN
14. THE REGION COLOURED RED IN PICTURE 4 FEATURED HEAVILY IN THE NEWS, WHAT IS IT? CRIMEA
15. THE AUTHOR OF THE ADRIAN MOLE BOOKS DIED IN APRIL, WHO WAS SHE? SUE TOWNSEND
16. THE ALBUM “x” TOPPED THE UK ALBUM CHARTS FOR A TOTAL OF NINE WEEKS, BUT WHICH SOLO ARTIST WAS THE ALBUM BY? ED SHEERAN
17. WHICH GOLFER WON TWO OF THE YEAR’S MAJOR CHAMPIONSHIPS? RORY McILROY
18. THE FOURTH IN WHICH SERIES OF FILMS WAS THE YEAR’S HIGHEST EARNING MOVIE AT THE BOX OFFICE? "TRANSFORMERS"
19. IT WAS ANNOUNCED THAT WHICH GROUP OF PEOPLE WERE TO BE AWARDED MINORITY STATUS? THE CORNISH
20. WHICH EUROPEAN COUNTRY BECAME THE FIRST IN THE WORLD TO MAKE EUTHANSIA LEGAL FOR TERMIALLY ILL PEOPLE? BELGIUM
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. THE PORTUGUESE FOOTBALLER EUSEBIO DIED DURING 2014, HOW MANY GOALS DID HE SCORE IN TOTAL DURING HIS PROFESSIONAL CAREER?

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BUZZIE 14 (tiebreaker 946)
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#159604 by IAN B
Mon Jan 12, 2015 12:33 pm
Another offering from The Railway's resident QM, a winning score of 15/20 from five teams - PM your answers.

01. IN WHAT YEAR WERE THESE SONGS FIRST UK HIT SINGLES – “7 DAYS” BY CRAIG DAVID, “KIDS” BY ROBBIE WILLIAMS & KYLIE MINOGUE AND “NEVER HAD A DREAM COME TRUE” BY S CLUB 7? 2000
02. WHILST THE NEW WEMBLEY STADIUM WAS BEING DEVELOPED THREE STADIA HOSTED FA CUP SEMI-FINALS, NAME THEM. MILLENIUM STADIUM, OLD TRAFFORD and VILLA PARK
03. WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE PENINSULA THAT LIES BETWEEN LIVERPOOL AND NORTH WALES? THE WIRRAL
04. WHAT WAS THE NAME OF THE MAIN MEMBER OF TELEVISION’S “THE AVENGERS”? JOHN STEED
05. PICTURE 1 SHOWS THE LOGO OF WHICH COMPANY? LOUIS VUITTON
06. WHICH PUBLIC FIGURE WAS RECENTLY SUGGESTED AS A LATE ENTRY FOR THE ANNUAL “REAR OF THE YEAR” COMPETITION? NIGEL FARAGE
07. WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING ENGLAND FOOTBALLERS HAS REACHED THE HIGHEST POSITION IN THE UK SINGLES CHART ON A CREDITED SINGLE – PAUL GASCOIGNE, GLENN HODDLE OR KEVIN KEEGAN? PAUL GASCOIGNE
08. WHICH TEAM HAS WON RUGBY LEAGUE’S SUPER LEAGUE GRAND FINAL ON THE MOST OCCASIONS? LEEDS RHINOS
09. PICTURE 2 GIVES A CRYPTIC CLUE TO A LONDON UNDERGROUND JOURNEY BETWEEN WHICH TWO STATIONS? REDBRIDGE to SHEPHERD'S BUSH
10. IN WHICH FILM DID PIERCE BROSNAN MAKE HIS DEBUT AS JAMES BOND? "GOLDENEYE"
11. HOW MANY POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS ARE THERE IN THE BOARD GAME “CLUEDO” - 289, 324 OR 361? 324
12. NAME THE YEAR. PRINCE CHARLES AND DIANA DIVORCED, CHRIS EVAN’S “TFI FRIDAY” MADE ITS’ TELEVISION DEBUT AND ALAN SHEARER BECAME FOOTBALL’S FIRST £15 MILLION PLAYER. 1996
13. THE SONG “DON’T CRY FOR ME ARGENTINA” HAS BEEN A UK CHART HIT FOR THREE ACTS, NAME TWO OF THEM. JULIE COVINGTON, THE SHADOWS and MADONNA
14. WHICH COUNTY CRICKET CLUB HAS A ONE DAY TEAM NAMED THE VIKINGS? YORKSHIRE
15. IN TERMS OF AREA WHICH IS THE LARGEST OF THE BALEARIC ISLANDS? MAJORCA
16. NAME THE PERSON SHOWN IN PICTURE 3. McCAULAY CULKIN
17. WHAT IS THE VALUE OF THE BANK OF ENGLAND’S GIANT BANKNOTE? £1 MILLION
18. WHO AM I? BORN IN DAGENHAM IN 1943, I PLAYED FOOTBALL FOR FOUR LONDON CLUBS, THREE OF WHICH I MANAGED. I ALSO WON TWO ENGLAND CAPS. AWAY FROM FOOTBALL I HAVE CO-AUTHORED FOUR BOOKS, HELPED TO CREATE A TV CHARACTER AND HAD A UK TOP 30 SINGLE. TERRY VENABLES
19. LYNDON B JOHNSON SAID OF US PRESIDENT GERALD FORD, “HE’S SO DUMB1 HE CAN’T ..... AND CHEW GUM AT THE SAME TIME”? FART
20. POLICE IN MANILA HAVE BEEN ISSUED WITH 2000 WHAT TO HELP THEM GE THROUGH THE 24 HOURS FEAST OF THE BLACK NAZARENE? NAPPIES
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. HOW LONG, IN FEET, IS ENGLAND’S LONGEST AQUADUCT? 475

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BUZZIE 14 (tiebreaker 1959)
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