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PostPosted:Mon Jan 19, 2015 1:23 pm
by IAN B
Thought this was a slightly easier offering, in which two teams at The Railway scored 16/20 - PM your answers.

01. IN WHICH YEAR WERE THESE SONGS FIRST UK HIT SINGLES – “WONDERFUL WORLD” BY LOUIS ARMSTRONG, “GUITAR MAN” BY ELVIS PRESLEY AND “MIGHTY QUINN” BY MANFRED MANN? 1968
02. IN ATHLETICS WHICH IS THE ONLY FIELD EVENT IN WHICH THE COMPETITORS ARE ALLOWED TO WEAR GLOVES? HAMMER THROWING
03. WHICH US STATE LIES IMMEDIATELY NORTH OF SOUTH CAROLINA? NORTH CAROLINA
04. FORMER SPICE GIRL MEL B’S SISTER HAS ACTED IN WHICH TELEVISION SOAP? "EMMERDALE"
05. WHICH OF THESE PARTY LEADERS IS THE OLDEST – DAVID CAMERON, NICK CLEGG OR ED MILIBAND? DAVID CAMERON
06. WHICH PLAYER THIS WEEK WON FIFA’S BALLON D’OR, AWARDED TO THE WORLD’S BEST FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR? CRISTIANO RONALDO
07. WHICH OF THE PLANETS IS THE LAST ONE IN GUSTAV HOLST’S “THE PLANETS SUITE”? NEPTUNE
08. WHICH IS THE ONLY COUNTRY IN THE UNITED KINGDOM NOT TO HAVE STAGED GOLF’S OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP? WALES
09. NAME THE LANDMARK SHOWN IN PICTURE 1. TOWER BRIDGE
10. WHO WAS THE FIRST HOLLYWOOD ACTRESS TO APPEAR ON A POSTAGE STAMP? GRACE KELLY
11. IN THE NAME OF THE SAVING ACCOUNT ‘TESSA’ WHAT DO THE LETTERS ‘TES’ STAND FOR? TAX EXEMPT SPECIAL
12. NAME THE YEAR. THE ‘TESSA’ SAVING ACCOUNTS WERE INTRODUCED, THE COMMONWEALTH GAMES WERE HELD IN AUCKLAND AND THE TELEVISION SHOW “GRANDSTAND” HAD ITS’ FIRST FEMALE PRESENTER. 1990
13. WHAT WAS THE TITLE OF DON McLEAN’S 1972 UK No1 SINGLE ABOUT THE ARTIST VAN GOGH? "VINCENT"
14. PICTURE 2 SHOWS THE BADGE OF WHICH F1 RACING TEAM? MARUSSIA
15. ‘LCY’ IS THE ABBREVIATION FOR WHICH AIRPORT? LONDON CITY
16. IN THE TITLE SONG OF THE TV SHOW “DAD’S ARMY” “MR BROWN GOES OFF TO TOWN” AT WHAT TIME? 8:21
17. WHAT DOES THE DINGBAT IN PICTURE 3 REPRESENT? HAT TRICK
18. WHO AM I? BORN IN FLORENCE, ITALY IN 1820, I BEGAN WORKING IN HEALTH CARE IN 1853, FIRST COMING TO PROMINENCE A YEAR LATER. I OPENED MY FIRST NURSING SCHOOL IN 1860 AND WROTE A FAMOUS BOOK ON NURSING. I DIED IN 1910. FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE
19. ORIGINALLY INVENTED FOR A MEMBER OF THE ROLLING STONES’ BIRTHDAY, THE INVENTOR HAS NOW SOLD 25000 DEVICES THAT LET YOU SNORT WHAT? CHOCOLATE or COCOA POWDER
20. THE ICELANDIC BEER HVALAR 2 IS FLAVOURED WITH SMOKED WHAT? WHALES' TESTICLES
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. HOW MANY GADGETS DID THE LARGEST COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE SWISS ARMY KNIFE HAVE? 87

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Just the one entry again this week.....
BUZZIE 14 (tiebreaker 186)

PostPosted:Mon Jan 26, 2015 10:58 am
by IAN B
I think I was being too lenient this week as The Railway's winner got 20/20 - PM your answers.

01. IN WHAT YEAR WERE THESE SONGS FIRST UK HITS – “VOLARE” BY DEAN MARTIN, “KING CREOLE” BY ELVIS PRESLEY AND “BIRD DOG” BY THE EVERLY BROTHERS. 1958
02. WHICH DISNEY CHARACTER APPEARED ON MOTORCYCLE WORLD CHAMPION BARRY SHEENE’S HELMET? DONALD DUCK
03. IN WHICH NORTH EASTERN AMERICAN STATE WOULD YOU FIND HARVARD UNIVERSITY? MASSACHUSETTS
04. WHAT WAS THE NAME OF THE COMEDIAN HARRY ENFIELD’S KEBAB SHOP OWNING CHARACTER? STAVROS
05. PICTURE 1 SHOWS THE LOGO OF WHICH COMPANY? BURBERRY
06. WHICH 44 YEAR OLD NEWSPAPER FEATURE HAS BEEN THE SUBJECT OF MUCH MEDIA SPECULATION? "THE SUN" PAGE 3
07. WHICH CHART-TOPPING SINGER WAS BORN PETER GENE HERNANDEZ? BRUNO MARS
08. OF THE FOUR GRAND SLAM TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS WHICH IS THE ONLY ONE TO BE PLAYED ON CLAY? FRENCH OPEN
09. NAME THE CITIES SHOWN IN PICTURE 2. BIRMINGHAM (ALABAMA and WEST MIDLANDS)
10. IN THE JAMES BOND FILMS THE CHARACTER Q’S INITIAL WAS SHORT FOR WHAT? QUARTERMASTER
11. IF YOU TOOK THE CHEMICAL SYMBOLS FOR THE ELEMENTS TIN, OXYGEN AND TUNGSTEN WHAT TYPE OF WEATHER WOULD THEY SPELL? SnOW
12. NAME THE YEAR. COLIN BAKER BECAME THE SIXTH DR WHO, THE ½ PENCE COIN WAS WITHDRAWN FROM CIRCULATION AND TWO ENGLISH FOOTBALL CLUBS WON EUROPEAN TROPHIES. 1983
13. WHAT COLOUR LINKS HITS SINGLES FOR ALVIN STARDUST, ROLLING STONES AND UB40? RED
14. PICTURE 3 SHOWS THE BADGE OF WHICH FOOTBALL CLUB? MOTHERWELL
15. WHERE WOULD YOU FIND KARL MARX, THE SEX PISTOLS’ MANAGER MALCOLM MCLAREN AND THE “HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE” AUTHOR DOUGLAS ADAMS? HIGHGATE CEMETARY
16. “HANG ON A MINUTE LADS, I’VE GOT A GREAT IDEA” ARE THE LAST WORDS SPOKEN IN WHICH FILM? "THE ITALIAN JOB"
17. WHAT TYPE OF CREATURE FEATURES ON THE LOGO OF THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION? SNAKE
18. WHO AM I? BORN IN MEMPHIS IN 1981, MY ENTERTAINMENT CAREER BEGAN AS A TV PRESENTER IN 1993 BEFORE I ENTERED MUSIC. A FIRST HIT SINGLE WAS RELEASED IN 1996, FOLLOWED BY AN ALBUM IN 1998. FOLLOWING MY FILM DEBUT IN 2000, I HAD MY FIRST UK No1 SINGLE IN 2006. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE
19. TRUE OR FALSE – IN AUSTRALIA SPACE HOPPERS ARE KNOWN AS KANGAROO BALLS? TRUE
20. PIZZA HUT AUSTRALIA ARE TRIALLING A NEW STUFFED CRUST PIZZA THAT HAS DIVIDED PUBLIC OPINION, WHAT FLAVOUR IS THE CRUST? VEGEMITE
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. IN WHAT YEAR WAS HARVARD UNIVERSITY FOUNDED? 1636

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Close contest with the tiebreaker deciding the winner.....
BUZZIE 12 (tiebreaker 1813)
JUS 12 (1750)

PostPosted:Mon Feb 16, 2015 3:30 pm
by IAN B
A couple more offerings from The Railway in Sheffield, the first one proved a bit too easy as the winner got 19/20, so I got a little tougher with the second and 15/20 won - PM your answers.

01. IN WHAT YEAR WERE THESE SONGS FIRST UK HIT SINGLES – “SUGAR BABY LOVE” BY THE RUBETTES, “BILLY DON’T BE A HERO” BY PAPER LACE AND “STARDUST” BY DAVID ESSEX? 1974
02. WHAT IS THE HIGHEST TOTAL OF THREE ADJACENT NUMBERS ON A STANDARD DART BOARD? (Singles only) 42 (16+7+19)
03. WHEN LISTED ALPHABETICALLY WHAT IS THE LAST CITY IN ENGLAND? YORK
04. IN THE 1970s THE BOXER HENRY COOPER ADVERTISED BRUT COLOGNE WITH FOUR OTHER SPORTSMEN, NAME ONE OF THEM. DAVID HEMERY, KEVIN KEEGAN, BARRY SHEENE and HARVEY SMITH
05. WHICH CONDIMENT IS MENTIONED IN THE NURSERY RHYME “JACK & JILL”? VINEGAR
06. THE LIST OF WORLD BILLIONAIRES WAS PUBLISHED THIS WEEK, WHICH COUNTRY HAS THE MOST BILLIONAIRES? THE USA
07. WHICH GIRL’S NAME LINKS HIT SINGLES BY THE WHO, DAVE STEWART AND THE SCAFFOLD? LILY ("Pictures of Lily", "Lily was here" and "Lily the pink")
08. WHICH SPORTS STADIUM IS LINKED BY THE BADGES SHOWN IN PICTURE 1. LIBERTY STADIUM (Swansea City and Ospreys RUFC)
09. WHICH COUNTRY HAS THE MOST CITIES – NORTHERN IRELAND, SCOTLAND OR WALES? SCOTLAND with 7
10. NAME THE ACTRESS SHOWN IN A 1998 ROLE IN PICTURE 2. LINDSAY LOHAN
11. THREE FRIENDS BUY A BOX OF CHOCOLATES TO SHARE. MAGGIE EATS THREE CHOCOLATES EVERY TWELVE MINUTES, LOUISE EATS SEVEN CHOCOLATES EVERY TWENTY MINUTES WHILST CHERYL EATS THIRTY CHOCOLATES EVERY FIFTY MINUTES. HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE THEM TO FINISH A BOX OF 120 CHOCOLATES? 100 MINUTES
12. NAME THE YEAR. PRINCESS MARGARET DIED, “FOOTBALLER’S WIVES” MADE ITS’ TELEVISION DEBUT AND THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMPANY 02 WAS CREATED. 2002
13. IN THE BAND EMERSON, LAKE AND PALMER WHICH ONE WAS THE DRUMMER? CARL PALMER
14. WHICH STADIUM HAS HOSTED THE MOST FA CUP SEMI-FINALS? VILLA PARK
15. NAME THE PLACE SHOWN IN PICTURE 3. DUBAI
16. “I DO WISH WE COULD CHAT LONGER, BUT I’M HAVING AN OLD FRIEND FOR DINNER” ARE THE LAST WORDS SPOKEN IN WHICH FILM? "SILENCE OF THE LAMBS"
17. ON AVERAGE HOW OFTEN DOES A HUMAN SWALLOW – 30, 60 OR 90 SECONDS? 60 SECONDS (or more frequently if you buy her diamonds :shock: )
18. WHO AM I? BORN IN LIVERPOOL IN 1927, I WAS ORIGINALLY A VENTRILOQUIST BEFORE FIRST APPEARING AS A COMEDIAN IN 1954. IN 1960 I HAD MY FIRST UK SINGLE FOLLOWED BY MY FIRST No1 FIVE YEARS LATER. I WAS AWARDED AN OBE IN 1982. KEN DODD
19. A COURT IN THE FRENCH TOWN OF VALENCIENNES HAS RULED THAT A COUPLE CAN NOT NAME THEIR DAUGHTER AFTER WHICH FOOD PRODUCT? NUTELLA
20. A STAFFORDSHIRE POLICE OFFICER THOUGHT HE HAD DISCOVERED A MAJOR CONSIGNMENT OF CANNABIS, ONLY TO DISCOVER THAT IT WAS WHAT? POT POURRI
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. RUGBY UNION’S 2015 SIX NATIONS CHAMPIONSHIP BEGAN THIS WEEKEND, BUT WHAT WAS THE TOTAL ATTENDANCE FOR THE GAMES IN 2014? 1038744

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The Buzzie vs Jus competition again.....
JUS 10 (tiebreaker 568345)
BUZZIE 11 (876000)


01. IN WHICH YEAR WERE THESE SONGS FIRST UK HITS – “SOMETHIN’ STUPID” BY FRANK & NANCY SINATRA, “DETROIT CITY” BY TOM JONES AND “AUTUMN ALMANAC” BY THE KINKS? 1967
02. IF YOU WERE WATCHING THE ADELAIDE STRIKERS PLAYING THE BRISBANE HEAT WHAT SPORT WOULD YOU BE WATCHING? CRICKET
03. FAMOUS FOR ITS’ CARPETS, IN WHICH ENGLISH COUNTY IS THE TOWN OF AXMINSTER? DEVON
04. ON TELEVISION WHERE ARE DOCTOR NICK RIVIERA AND DR JULIUS HIBBERT MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS? SPRINGFIELD in "The Simpsons"
05. WHAT NAME IS SHARED BY THE FIRST KING OF ISRAEL AND A 3 LITRE BOTTLE OF CHAMPAGNE? JEROBOAM
06. WHICH CLUB THIS WEEK ADMITTED ITS’ FIRST FEMALE MEMBERS? THE ROYAL & ANCIENT GOLF CLUB
07. “YEAH I WOULD FIGHT FOR YOU, I’D LIE FOR YOU, WALK THE WIRE FOR YOU” ARE LYRICS FROM WHICH 1991 HIT SINGLE? "EVERYTHING I DO....." by Bryan Adams
08. NAME THE SPORTING VENUE SHOWN IN PICTURE 1. THE OLD COURSE at ST ANDREWS
09. BRATISLAVA IS THE CAPITAL CITY OF WHICH EUROPEAN COUNTRY? SLOVAKIA
10. THE TELEVISION DRAMA “BROADCHURCH” IS SET IN A FICTIONAL TOWN IN WHICH ENGLISH COUNTY? DORSET
11. HOW MANY DIFFERENT LETTERS OF THE ALPHABET ARE THE FIRST LETTER OF THE NAMES OF ENGLISH CITIES? 17 (not A, F, I, J, Q, U, V, X and Z)
12. NAME THE YEAR. GREENPEACE WAS FOUNDED, GEORGE C SCOTT REFUSED TO ACCEPT HIS BEST ACTOR OSCAR AND THE FASHION DESIGNER COCO CHANEL DIED. 1971
13. PICTURE 2 GIVES A CRYTPIC CLUE TO THE NAME OF WHICH GROUP AND WHICH OF THEIR SINGLES? DETROIT SPINNERS and "THE RUBBER BAND MAN"
14. WHICH ENGLAND INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALLER IS MISSNG FROM THIS LIST – STUART PEARCE, CHRIS WADDLE, -----, DAVID BATTY, FRANK LAMPAR, STEVEN GERRARD AND JAMIE CARRAGHER? PAUL INCE (they all missed penalties in World Cup penalty shootouts)
15. NAME THE COUNTRY HIGHLIGHTED IN PICTURE 3. YEMEN
16. WHICH WAS THE FIRST JAMES BOND FILM TO WIN AN OSCAR? "GOLDFINGER"
17. WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING IS NOT A CHARACTER IN THE “ASTERIX THE GAUL” CARTOONS – ELEKTRIX, GERIATRIX, VITALSTATISTIX OR GETAFIX? ELEKTRIX
18. WHO AM I? BORN IN IOWA IN 1907, I EARNED MY NICKNAME IN 1916. AN INJURY CURTAILED MY COLLEGE FOOTBALL CAREER SO I TURNED TO ACTING, MAKING MY FILM DEBUT IN1926. I WON MY ONLY OSCAR IN 1970, NINE YEARS BEFORE MY DEATH. JOHN WAYNE
19. LEEDS RHINOS RLFC HAVE BEEN ENCOURAGED THE GRASS ON THEIR PITCH TO GROW BY USING LIGHTS FROM WHERE? CANNABIS GROWERS (kindly loaned by West Yorkshire Police
20. THE FIRE BRIGADE IN BRITAIN ARE EXPECTING AN INCREASE IN CALLOUTS DUE TO THE RELEASE OF WHAT? THE FILM "50 SHADES OF GREY"
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. IN WHAT YEAR WAS THE FIRST PATENT FOR BARBED WIRE ISSUE? 1867

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The scores for round 2 were.....
JUS 9 (tiebreaker 1837)
BUZZIE 10 (1867)

PostPosted:Mon Feb 23, 2015 12:41 pm
by IAN B
Another tough one for The Railway's quizzers, where the winning score was 14/20 - PM your answers.

01. IN WHAT YEAR WERE THESE ALBUMS FIRST RELEASED – “SELF PORTRAIT” BY BOB DYLAN, “LED ZEPPELIN 3” BY LED ZEPPELIN AND “GET YER YA-YA’S OUT” BY THE ROLLING STONES? 1970
02. WHICH SPORT HAS A GOAL THAT IS EIGHT YARDS WIDE WITH POSTS AT LEAST TEN FEET TALL? POLO
03. IN WHICH CITY WAS THE COMPANY COSTA COFFEE ESTABLISHED? LONDON
04. PICTURE 1 GIVES A CRYPTIC CLUE TO WHICH TELEVISION PROGRAMME? "STAR TREK"
05. WHAT NAME IS SHARED BY THE MONASTIC ORDER CALLED THE BLACK MONKS AND A HERBAL LIQUEUR? BENEDICTINE
06. ACCORDING TO RECENT RESEARCH 21% OF ADULTS IN THE UK ARE NOW WHAT? TEETOTAL
07. THE TIM RICE MUSICAL “HEATHCLIFF” IS A STAGE PRODUCTION OF WHICH FAMOUS NOVEL? "WUTHERING HEIGHTS"
08. IN WHICH SPORT CAN YOU BE PENALISED FOR BUTT ENDING AND SLASHING? ICE HOCKEY
09. THE ORIGINAL ROUTE OF THE ORIENT EXPRESS LINKED ISTANBUL WITH WHICH OTHER EUROPEAN CITY? PARIS
10. PICTURE 2 GIVES A CRYTPIC CLUE TO A LONDON UNDERGROUND JOURNEY BETWEEN WHICH TWO STATIONS? CANNON STREET to BARKING
11. OF THE 51 ENGLISH CITIES THERE ARE THREE LETTERS THAT ARE THE FIRST LETTER OF SEVEN OF THE CITIES, WHAT ARE THE THREE LETTERS? C,L and S
12. NAME THE YEAR. THE FAYED BROTHERS BOUGHT HARRODS, THE FIRST FA CUP FINAL RED CARD WAS ISSUED AND TIMOTHY DALTON REPLACED ROGER MOORE AS JAMES BOND. 1985
13. IN 1964 “ALWAYS SOMETHING THERE TO REMIND ME” WAS THE FIRST UK No1 SINGLE FOR WHICH SINGER? SANDIE SHAW
14. WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE SPORTING MASCOT IN PICTURE 3? PRIDE THE LION
15. IN WHICH COUNTY IS THE PRIME MINISTER’S COUNTRY HOUSE, CHEQUERS? BUCKINGHAMSHIRE
16. IN THE TELEVISION SHOW “MIDSOMER MURDERS” WHAT RELATION ARE THE DETECTIVES TOM AND JOHN BARNABY? COUSINS
17. WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING DOES NOT HAVE PROTECTED GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATION STATUS – CORNISH PASTY, JERSEY ROYAL POTATOES, MELTON MOWBRAY PORK PIE, NEWCASTLE BROWN ALE OR PLYMOUTH GIN? NEWCASTLE BROWN ALE
18. WHO AM I? BORN IN BASILDON IN 1974, AS A TEENAGER I ACTED IN TV DRAMAS AND SANG IN A GIRL GROUP. I MADE MY DEBUT AS A TV PRESENTER IN 1995 BEFORE MAKING THE MOVE INTO FILM IN 1999 AND STAGE ACTING IN 2000. DENISE VAN OUTEN
19. ACCORDING TO A STATE LAW IN ALABAMA IT IS ILLEGAL TO DRIVE WHILST YOU ARE – ASLEEP, BLINDFOLDED OR NAKED? BLINDFOLDED
20. A SAN FRANCISCO GIRL SCOUT DEMONSTRATED HER ENTREPRENEURIAL SKILLS BY SETTING UP A COOKIE STALL OUTSIDE WHAT? A CANNABIS DISPENSARY
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. HOW HEAVY, IN LBS, IS THE HEAVIEST COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE CAR, THE ROLLS ROYCE PHANTOM EWB? 6052lbs
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The tiebreaker was needed to decide this week's winner.....
JUS 9 (tiebreaker 2200)
ROB_BOB 9 (5000)

PostPosted:Mon Mar 02, 2015 1:55 pm
by IAN B
After a couple of tough weeks I too it a little easier on The Railway regulars and the winner managed 18/20 - PM your answers.

01. IN THE WORLD OF MUSIC BY WHAT NAME ARE BROTHERS CHARLIE AND CRAIG REID BETTER KNOWN? THE PROCLAIMERS
02. WHICH AMERICAN CITY IS HOME TO SPORTS TEAMS CALLED THE CLIPPERS, DODGERS AND KINGS? LOS ANGELES
03. NAME THE COUNTRY IN PICTURE 1. EGYPT
04. IN THE FILM “TAXI DRIVER” IN WHICH CITY WAS ROBERT DE NIRO’S LEAD CHARACTER A TAXI DRIVER? NEW YORK CITY
05. ON WHAT DENOMINATION OF US BANKNOTE DOES ABRAHAM LINCOLN APPEAR? $5
06. SINCE ITS’ OPENING ON 26 JANUARY 1988, WHAT IS THE LONGEST RUNNING MUSICAL ON BROADWAY? "PHANTOM OF THE OPERA"
07. NAME THE PERSON IN PICTURE 2. PHIL TAYLOR
08. IN TERMS OF POPULATION WHAT IS THE LARGEST CITY IN BELGIUM? ANTWERP
09. WHICH TELEVISION QUIZ SHOW HOST IS CURRENTLY APPEARING IN ADVERTS FOR “FARMFOODS”? BRADLEY WALSH
10. IN TOTAL HOW MANY TIMES HAVE QUEEN ELIZABETH II’S CHILDREN BEEN MARRIED? 6
11. NAME THE MUSICAL INSTRUMENT IN PICTURE 3. UKELELE
12. IN TOTAL HOW MANY COMPETITORS ARE THERE IN THE ANNUAL UNIVERSITY BOAT RACE? 18
13. THE BERING STRAIT SEPARATES WHICH TWO COUNTRIES? RUSSIA and USA
14. NAME THE FAMOUS PERSON SHOWN IN THEIR COLLEGE DAYS IN PICTURE 4. MICHAEL DOUGLAS
15. WHAT SHAPE IS THE PASTA CALLED FARFALLE? BUTTERFLY or BOWTIE
16. WHAT COLOUR LINKS UK HITS SINGLES BY ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA, MADONNA AND NEIL DIAMOND? BLUE
17. SINCE 2008 TENNIS’ AUSTRALIAN OPEN HAS BEEN PLAYED ON WHAT COLOUR SURFACE? BLUE
18. WHICH COUNTRY JOINED THE EUROPEAN UNION AT THE SAME TIME AS SPAIN? PORTUGAL
19. IN “THE ADDAMS FAMILY” WHAT IS THE NAME OF GOMEZ AND MORTICIA’S SON? PUGSLEY
20. WHAT THREE LETTER ABBREVIATION IS USED FOR THE UNIT OF WEIGHT, THE HUNDREDWEIGHT? CWT
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. IN WHAT YEAR WAS THE LEEDS TO LIVERPOOL CANAL FIRST USED? 1774

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Another Jus vs Rob_Bob competition and the tiebreaker was needed again.....
JUS 13 (tiebreaker 1834)
ROB_BOB 13 (1830)

PostPosted:Mon Mar 09, 2015 1:17 pm
by IAN B
Another quiz from The Railway, where the winner scored 17/20 - PM your answers.

01. IN WHAT YEAR WERE THESE ALBUMS FIRST RELEASED – “CITY TO CITY” BY GERRY RAFFERTY, “LIVE AND DANGEROUS” BY THIN LIZZY AND “LONDON TOWN” BY WINGS? 1978
02. IN THE TOUR DE FRANCE WHAT COLOUR JERSEY DOES THE LEADER OF THE YOUNG RIDER CLASSIFICATION WEAR? WHITE
03. THE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT CODE ‘LHR’ REFERS TO WHICH AIRPORT? HEATHROW
04. WHAT IS THE NAME OF PEPPA PIG’S YOUNGER BROTHER? GEORGE
05. PICTURE 1 SHOWS THE LOGO OF WHICH ORGANISATION? CHURCH OF ENGLAND
06. WHOSE PORTRAIT WAS CHANGED THIS WEEK FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 17 YEARS? QUEEN ELIZABETH II on British coins
07. TRUE OR FALSE – THE MUSIC STAR MOBY TOOK HIS STAGE NAME BECAUSE HE IS A RELATIVE OF THE AUTHOR OF “MOBY DICK”? TRUE
08. TWO AMERICAN CITIES HAVE STAGED AMERICAN FOOTBALL’S SUPER BOWL ON TEN OCCASIONS, NAME EITHER OF THEM. MIAMI and NEW ORLEANS
09. NAME THE CITY IN PICTURE 2. CHICAGO with Lake Michigan in the background
10. BY WHAT NICKNAME IS THE FILM COP DETECTIVE JIMMY DOYLE BETTER KNOWN? POPEYE
11. HOW MANY CUBIC FEET OF EARTH IS THERE IN A HOLE MEASURING TWO FEET WIDE BY THREE FEET LONG BY FOUR FEET DEEP? NONE
12. NAME THE YEAR. RUPERT MURDOCH BOUGHT “NEWS OF THE WORLD”, BRUCE LEE MADE HIS FILM DEBUT AND LULU WAS THE JOINT WINNER OF THE EUROVISION SONG CONTEST. 1969
13. PICTURE 3 GIVES A CRYPTIC CLUE TO THE NAME OF WHICH BAND AND WHICH OF THEIR SONGS? DURAN DURAN and "RIO"
14. OF THE 46 TEAMS WHO HAVE PLAYED IN ENGLISH FOOTBALL’S PREMIER LEAGUE WHICH TWO LETTERS OF THE ALPHABET HAVE BEEN THE FIRST LETTER OF THE MOST TEAMS? (Seven teams each) B and S
15. WHICH TWO CITIES LIE AT THE OPPOSITE ENDS OF BRITAIN’S GRAND UNION CANAL? BIRMINGHAM and LONDON
16. WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE BABY MEERKAT IN THE “COMPARETHEMARKET” TELEVISION ADVERTS? OLEG
17. IF SHE CONTINUES TO REIGN, IN WHAT YEAR WILL QUEEN ELIZABETH II SURPASS QUEEN VICTORIA AS BRITAIN’S LONGEST REIGNING MONARCH? 2015 (September)
18. WHO AM I? BORN IN SOUTH SHIELDS IN 1943, I FIRST ENTERED ENTERTAINMENT WHILST STUDYING AT CAMBRIDGE. I MADE MY TV DEBUT IN 1967, BEFORE BECOMING A WRITER AND PERFORMER ON A POPULAR SHOW IN 1969. I HAVE ALSO ACTED IN FILMS, WRITTEN STAGE LYRICS AND HAD A 1991 No3 HIT WITH A SONG WRITTEN IN 1979. ERIC IDLE
19. THE UKIP CANDIDATE FOR GREAT GRIMSBY RECENTLY EXPRESSED THEIR CONCERN THAT WHAT WOULD HAPPEN TO RENEWABLE ENERGY? IT WOULD RUN OUT
20. IS DECIDOPHOBIA THE FEAR OF MAKING DECISIONS – YES, NO OR NOT SURE? YES
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. DURING THE 2013-14 AVIVA PREMIERSHIP RUGBY UNION SEASON HOW MANY TRIES WERE SCORED IN TOTAL? 576

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Just the one entry.....
BUZZIE 13 (tiebreaker 800)

PostPosted:Mon Mar 16, 2015 1:50 pm
by IAN B
The Railway regulars found this one a little tougher as three teams managed 15/20 - PM yours answers.

01. NAME THE YEAR. THE PIPES AND DRUMS OF THE SCOTS DRAGOON GUARDS TOPPED THE UK SINGLES CHART, ROY WOOD LEFT ELO TO FORM WIZZARD AND THE OLDEST OF THE SPICE GIRLS WAS BORN. 1972
02. DURING THE 2013-14 FOOTBALL SEASON MANCHESTER UNITED HAD EUROPEAN FOOTBALL'S SECOND HIGHEST AVERAGE ATTENDANCE BEHIND WHICH GERMAN TEAM? BORUSSIA DORTMUND
03. ON NELSON'S COLUMN WHAT DOES THE STATUE OF NELSON HAVE IN ITS' LEFT HAND? A SWORD
04. WHICH CHARACTER HAS BEEN PLAYED BY MARK HAMILL, JACK NICHOLSON AND HEATH LEDGER? THE JOKER
05. IN THE BRITISH HONOURS SYSTEM WHAT IS THE FEMALE EQUIVALENT OF A KNIGHTHOOD? DAME
06. THE QUEEN THIS WEEK NAMED P&O CRUISES NEWEST LINER, WHAT IS THE SHIP'S NAME? BRITANNIA
07. PICTURE 1 GIVES A CRYPTIC CLUE TO HE NAME OF WHICH BAND AND WHICH OF THEIR SONGS? EUROPE and "THE FINAL COUNTDOWN"
08. FIVE SPORTS HAVE FEATURED IN EVERY SUMMER OLYMPIC GAMES, APART FROM ATHLETICS, NAME TWO FO THE SPORTS. CYCLING, FENCING, GYMNASTICS and SWIMMING
09. IN WHICH PART OF THE UNITED KINGDOM ARE THE CAMBRIAN MOUNTAINS? WALES
10. NAME THE CITY IN PICTURE 2. ATHENS
11. WHAT IS THE MXIMUM SPEED A 50cc MOPED IS ALLOWED TO TRAVEL ON BRITISH MOTOWAYS? THEY ARE NOT ALLOWED ON MOTORWAYS
12. NAME THE YEAR. BRITISH RAILWAYS WAS FOUNDED, THE SINGER VINCENT FURNIER aka ALICE COOPER WAS BORN AND NASCAR WAS CREATED. 1949
13. WHAT TYPE OF WEATHER LINKS A 1977 LEO SAYER HIT SINGLE AND A 1981 HIT FOR TOYAH? THUNDER
14. WHAT WAS FIRST USED IN HORSE RACING'S 1949 2000 GUINEAS - STARTING GATES, THE PHOTO FINISH OR THE HANDICAPPING SYSTEM? PHOTO FINISH
15. WHAT NAME IS SHARED BY AN ANCIENT EGYPTIAN CAPITAL AND A FAMOUS AMERICAN CITY? MEMPHIS
16. WHEN LISTED ALPHABETICALLY WAS IS THE FIRST CITY IN NORTHERN IRELAND? ARMAGH
17. WHAT SIX WORD PHRASE DOES THE DINGBAT IN PICTURE 3 REPRESENT? THE DRINKS ARE ON THE HOUSE
18. WHO AM I? BORN IN BELFAST IN 1898, I MOVED TO ENGLAND IN 1908. AFTER SERVING IN WWI I STUDIED AT OXFORD AND WAS THEN AN EMPLOYEE OF THE UNIVERSITY. A PROLIFIC WRITER, I AM BEST KNOWN FOR A SERIES OF SEVEN CHILDREN'S FANTASY NOVELS, THE FIRST OF WHICH WAS PUBLISHED IN 1949. I DIED IN 1963. CS LEWIS
19. THE HISTORICAL TV DRAMA "POLDARK" MADE AN ERROR WHEN THEY ALLOWED WHAT TO VISIBLE ON A HOUSE - BURGLAR ALARM, PVC WINDOWS, TELEVISION AERIAL OR SATELLITE DISH? BURGLAR ALARM
20. WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR WAS ALSO KNOWN BY WHAT NICKNAME - THE BASTARD, THE DRUNKARD OR THE IMPOTENT? THE BASTARD
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. FOR HOW MANY DAYS WAS HENRY VIII THE KING OF ENGLAND? 13765

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PostPosted:Mon Mar 23, 2015 11:24 am
by IAN B
Couple of teams in The Railway got 15/20, see how well you can do - PM your answers.

01. NAME THE YEAR. THE UK ENTRY WON THE EUROVISION SONG CONTEST, THE DOORS RELEASED THEIR DEBUT ALBUM AND THE FIRST EDITION OF “ROLLING STONE” MAGAZINE WAS PUBLISHED. 1967
02. CRICKET BALLS ARE MADE FROM WHAT TYPE OF WOOD? CORK
03. LOCATED IN HERTFORDSHIRE, WHAT WAS BRITAIN’S FIRST GARDEN CITY? LETCHWORTH
04. WHAT IS THE NAME OF GOTHAM CITY’S POLICE COMMISSIONER IN “BATMAN”? COMMISSIONER GORDON
05. PICTURE 1 SHOWS THE TRACKS OF WHICH ANIMAL? BADGER
06. WHERE DID No4 BECOME A DARKER SHADE OF BLUE THIS WEEK? IN THE NAVY - the No4 uniform is now dark blue
07. WHAT KIND OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENT IS A TABOR? DRUM
08. IN TERMS OF CAPACITY WHICH TEAM HAS THE SMALLEST GROUND IN ENGLISH FOOTBALL’S PREMIER LEAGUE? QUEENS PARK RANGERS
09. MOUNT COOK IS THE HIGHEST MOUNTAIN IN WHICH COUNTRY? NEW ZEALAND
10. PICTURE 2 GIVES CRYPTIC CLUES TO THE IDENTITY OF WHICH FILM STAR? ANTHONY HOPKINS - "Hitchcock", "Silence of the Lambs", "The World's Fastest Indian" and "Noah"
11. 'I'M A JERK, BUT LISTEN' IS AN ANAGRAM OF WHICH CELEBRITY'S NAME? JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE
12. NAME THE YEAR. THE FIRST NORTH SEA GAS WAS PIPED ASHORE, THE QUEEN MARY MADE ITS’ LAST COMMERCIAL TRANSATLANTIC CROSSING AND “THE JUNGLE BOOK” MADE ITS’ CINEMA DEBUT. 1967
13. BEFORE EMBARKING ON A SUCCESSFUL SOLO CAREER WHICH SINGER WAS THE FRONTMAN OF THE BAND GENERATION X? BILLY IDOL
14. WHICH CITY HOSTED THE CENTENARY SUMMER OLYMPIC GAMES? ATLANTA
15. NAME THE BRITISH LANDMARK SHOWN IN PICTURE 3. THE TRAFFORD CENTRE
16. “YOU’RE GONNA NEED A BIGGER BOAT” IS A LINE FROM WHICH FILM? "JAWS"
17. WHO WAS THE BRITISH MONARCH WHEN LONDON STAGED ITS’ FIRST OLYMPIC GAMES? EDWARD VII in 1908
18. WHO AM I? BORN IN READING IN 1943, I HAD A BRIEF TIME IN THE ARMY BEFORE ENTERING A CAREER IN CATERING. OWNING A SET OF RESTAURANTS, MANY OF WHICH SUFFERED FINANCIAL PROBLEMS, MY ENTERTAINMENT CAREER BEGAN AS A RADIO CHEF BEFORE I RECORDED MY FIRST TV SERIES IN 1984. I DIED IN 2009. KEITH FLOYD
19. WHICH AGE OLD ARGUMENT WAS SETTLED THIS WEEK - CAN MEN MULTITASK?, ARE WOMEN BETTER DRIVERS THAN MEN? OR SHOULD TOILET PAPER HANG OVER OR UNDER? TOILET PAPER SHOULD HANG OVER
20. TRUE OR FALSE - PHONOPHOBIA IS THE FEAR OF TELEPHONES? FALSE - it's the fear of loud noises
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. TO DATE HOW MANY POINTS HAVE THE ENGLAND RUGBY UNION TEAM SCORED IN REPRESENTATIVE GAMES? 11238

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Four entries this week, but a clear winner.....
JUS 11 (tiebreaker 1420)
TALLSCOT 11 (14000)
BUZZIE 13 (17500)
ROB_BOB 15 (2000)

PostPosted:Sun Mar 29, 2015 10:58 am
by IAN B
Another quiz from The Railway, see how well you - PM your answers.

01. NAME THE YEAR. AT THE GRAMMYS CHRISTINA AGUILERA WON BEST NEW ARTIST, SANTANA WON ALBUM OF THE YEAR AND EMINEM WON BEST RAP ALBUM. 2000
02. WHICH DUTCH CITY IS HOME TO THE FOOTBALL LUB FEYENOORD? ROTTERDAM
03. WHICH UK CITY LIES ON THE RIVER LAGAN? BELFAST
04. PLAYED BY SAM NEILL, WHAT WAS THE NAME OF THE 80s TV CHARACTER REFERRED TO AS "ACE OF SPIES"? REILLY
05. PICTURE 1 SHOWS THE LOGO OF WHICH FAMOUS LONDON HOTEL? THE SAVOY
06. AFTER THE DEPARTURE OF ONE MEMBER, IN WHICH COUNTRY DID ONE DIRECTION PERFORM THEIR FIRST CONCERT AS A FOURSOME? MALAYSIA
07. WHICH OF THESE DOES NOT APPEAR IN THE ITLE OF A UK No1 SINGLE - BROTHER, FATHER, MOTHER OR SISTER? MOTHER
08. HOW MANY HOOPS ARE THERE ON A CROQUET LAWN? 6
09. PICTURE 2 WAS TAKEN IN WHICH COUNTRY? THE NETHERLANDS
10. THE STAR OF SEVEN FILMS, BY WHAT NAME IS THE CHARACTER JAMES HOWLETT BETTER KNOWN? WOLVERINE or LOGAN
11. 'FINE IN TORN JEANS' IS AN ANAGRAM OF WHICH CELEBRITY'S NAME? JENNIFER ANISTON
12. NME THE YEAR. BRITISH LEYLAND WAS RENAMED ROVER CARS, "TODAY" NEWSPAPER WAS LAUNCHED AND GREAT BRITAIN WON EIGHT GOLD MEDALS AT THE EUROPEAN ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS. 1986
13. PICTURE 3 GIVES CRYPTIC CLUES TO THE NAME OF WHICH GROUP AND WHICH OF THEIR SONGS? SNAP and "THE POWER"
14. NAME TWO OF THE COUNTRIES WHO CURRENTLY PLAY IN RUGBY UNION'S 'B' LEVEL SIX NATIONS CHAMPIONSHIP? GEORGIA, GERMANY, PORTUGAL, ROMANIA, RUSSIA and SPAIN
15. WHICH IS THE ONLY WORLD HERITAGE SITE IN NORTHERN IRELAND? THE GIANT'S CAUSEWAY
16. WHICH MEMBER OF THE MONTY PYTHON TEAM WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ANIMATED CARTOONS? TERRY GILLIAM
17. THE FIRST "KEEP CALM & CARRY ON" POSTER WAS PUBLISHED DURING WHAT EVENT? WORLD WAR II
18. WHO AM I? BORN IN HALIFAX OF ANGLO-INDIAN PARENTAG, I BEGAN AMATEUR DRAMATICS AT UNIVERSITY. I MADE MY STAGE DEBUT IN 1967 BEFORE FIRST APPEARING ON BROADWAY IN 1971. MY FILM DEBUT WAS IN 1972, FIVE YEARS BEFORE I CHANGED MY STAGENAME. A 1982 OSCAR WINNER, I WAS KNIGHTED IN 2002. BEN KINGSEY
19. BOOKIES HAVE OFFERED ODDS OF 250-1 ON HO REPLACING ZAYN MALIK AS A MEMBER OF ONE DIRECTION? JEREMY CLARKSON
20. A CUMBERLAND MUSEUM HAS ON DISPLAY THE WORLD'S LONGEST WHAT - COLOURING PENCIL, FOUNTAIN PEN OR RUBBER? COLOURING PENCIL
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. HOW MANY LOCKS ARE THERE ON ENGLAND'S GRAND UNION CANAL? 166

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Close contest this week.....
JUS 12 (tiebreaker 49)
ROB_BOB 13 (100)
TALLSCOT 14 (80)

PostPosted:Mon Apr 06, 2015 9:49 am
by IAN B
I reckon I was taking it easy with this quiz where Two Railway teams got 18/20 - PM your answers.

01. WHICH DAY OF THE WEEK APPEARS IN THE TITLES OF UK TOP TEN HITS FOR THE EASYBEATS, THE CURE AND WILL YOUNG? FRIDAY
02. WHICH COUNTRY ARE THE CURRENT HOLDERS OF THE WORLD CUP IN MEN'S FIELD HOCKEY? AUSTRALIA
03. IN WHICH OF THE VILLAGE'S BULDINGS DO COUPLES TRADITIONALLY GET MARRIED IN GRETNA GREEN? THE BLACKSMITH'S
04. IN THE "LETHAL WAPON" SERIES OF FILM THE MAIN CHARACTERS ARE OFFICERS IN WHICH CITY'S POLICE FORCE? LOS ANGELES
05. PICTURE 1 SHOWS THE LOGO OF WHICH COMPANY? WIMPY
06. WHAT TITLE IS SHARED BY A SPICE GIRLS’ No1 SINGLE AND A WEST END MUSICAL ABOUT THE GROUP? "VIVA FOREVER!"
07. WHICH WAS THE FIRST COUNTRY TO HOST FOOTBALL’S WORLD CUP FINALS ON TWO OCCASIONS? MEXICO
08. NAME THE COUNTRY HIGHLIGHTED IN PICTURE 2. VIETNAM
09. IN THE CHILDREN’S TELEVISION SHOW “THE HERBS” WHAT WAS THE NAME OF THE GARDENER? BAYLEAF
10. WHICH KING OF ENGLAND WAS THE FIRST TO HAVE THE DESIGNATION THE 4th – EDWARD, HENRY OR WILLIAM? HENRY
11. WHICH CARTOON CHARACTER WAS ALSO THE TITLE OF A 1962 No2 HIT FOR THE SINGER PAT BOONE? SPEEDY GONZALES
12. PICTURE 3 SHOWS THE BADGE OF WHICH SPORTS TEAM? USA EAGLES RUGBY UNION
13. MALIN HEAD IS THE MOST NORTHERLY POINT OF WHICH BODY OF LAND? IRELAND
14. WHICH JAMES BOND FILM WAS THE FIRST AND ONLY ONE TO DATE TO WIN TWO ACADEMY AWARDS? "SKYFALL"
15. WHAT IS THE MAIN INGREDIENT OF THE MEXICAN DISH GUACAMOLE? AVOCADO
16. NAME THE MUSIC STAR SHOWN IN HIS YOUNGER DAYS IN PICTURE 4. LIAM GALLAGHER
17. IN GOLF WHAT IS THE PAR SCORE FOR A HOLE MEASURING 470 YARDS? 4
18. WHAT TYPE OF ORANGE IS NAMED AFTER THE ISRAELI CITY WHERE IT WAS FIRST GROWN? JAFFA
19. WALTER WHITE IS THE MAIN CHARACTER IN WHICH CULT TELEVISION SHOW? "BREAKING BAD"
20. WHAT DISEASE IS COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE ‘KISSING DISEASE’? GLANDULAR FEVER
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. IN TOTAL HOW MANY EPISODES OF THE TV WESTERN “BONANZA” WERE MADE? 430

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Proved a tough quiz.....
JUS 8 (tiebreaker 262)
TALLSCOT 13 (150)

PostPosted:Mon Apr 13, 2015 9:39 am
by IAN B
Revenge of the quizmaster this week, after last week's winning score of 18/20, The Railway winner only managed 13/20, see how well you do - PM your answers.

01. NAME THE YEAR. MADONNA HAD HER FIRST UK No1 SINGLE, NORWAY WON THE EUROVISION SONG CONTEST AND DAVID LEE ROTH LEFT VAN HALEN. 1985
02. IN THE HISTORY OF ENGLISH FOOTBALL’S PREMIER LEAGUE WHICH IS THE ONLY TEAM THAT LIVERPOOL HAVE NEVER BEATEN? BLACKPOOL
03. NAME THE COUNTY HIGHLIGHTED IN PICTURE 1. SHROPSHIRE
04. “THE OLD GREY WHISTLE THEFT”, “CHIRPY BURPY CHEAP SHEEP” AND “NIGHT OF THE NEARLY DEAD” ARE ALL EPISODES OF WHICH TELEVISION COMEDY SHOW? "FATHER TED"
05. IN THE PHILIPPINES IS ESKRIMA A TRADITIONAL DANCE, A MARTIAL ART OR A TYPE OF THEATRE? A MARTIAL ART
06. THE DISCOVERY OF HORSE HILL-1 WAS IN THE NEWS THIS WEEK, WHAT IS HORSE HILL-1? OIL WELL/RESERVE
07. WHICH FOOTBALL CLUB WERE THE LAST TO TOP THE UK SINGLES CHART? MANCHESTER UNITED
08. PICTURE 2 SHOWS THE BADGE OF WHICH BRITISH FOOTBALL CLUB? PORT VALE
09. FOLLOWING THE 1991 DISSOLUTION OF THE SOVIET UNION HOW MANY COUNTRIES WERE FORMED WHOSE NAMES END IN –STAN? 5
10. WHAT IS THE ONLY WORD THAT HAS BEEN BOTH THE FIRST AND LAST WORD IN THE TITLES OF JAMES BOND FILMS? DIE
11. WHAT IS UNUSUAL ABOUT THIS PARAGRAPH?
How quickly can you find out what is so unusual about this paragraph? It looks so ordinary that you would think that nothing is wrong with it at all, and, in fact, nothing is. But it is unusual. Why? If you study it and think about it, you may find out, but I am not going to assist you in any way. You must do it without coaching. No doubt, if you work at it for long, it will dawn on you. Who knows? Go to work and try your skill. Par is about half an hour.
IT DOES NOT CONTAIN THE LETTER 'E'
12. NAME THE YEAR. MICK AND BIANCA JAGGER MARRIED, THE FIRST SERIES OF “PARKINSON” WAS TELEVISED AND THE FOUR POINT TRY WAS INTRODUCED IN RUGBY UNION. 1971
13. PICTURE 3 GIVES A CRYPTIC CLUE TO THE NAME OF WHICH BAND AND WHICH OF THEIR SONGS? MIDNIGHT OIL and "BADS ARE BURNING"
14. WHAT IS THE NATIONALITY OF THE LAST ELEVEN WINNERS OF THE WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP? FRENCH
15. WHAT IS THE SHORTEST NAME OF AN ENGLISH CITY? ELY
16. WHICH CHILDREN’S TELEVISION SHOW IS TO RETURN TO THE SCREEN FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 14 YEARS AND WITH THE ADDITION OF A MOBILE PHONE? "TELETUBBIES"
17. WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING CREATURES HAS THE MOST VERTEBRAE IN ITS’ NECK – GIRAFFE, OWL OR SWAN? SWAN
18. WHO AM I? BORN IN 1944, I WAS A COLLEGE FOOTBALL STAR WHO, AFTER GRADUATING FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA, JOINED THE ARMY IN 1967. A DECORATED VIETNAM VETERAN, I WAS DISCHARGED FROM THE ARMY IN 1974 ND BECAME A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESSMAN. I MADE MY FIRST FILM APPEARANCE IN 1994. FOREST GUMP
19. THE OWNERS OF THE CHOCOLATE MUSEUM IN MINSK, BELARUS HAVE ASKED VISITORS TO STOP DOING WHAT? EATING THE EXHIBITS
20. A CURRY HOUSE IN CANNOCK CLAIMS TO HAVE MADE THE WORLD’S HOTTEST CURRY, USING WHAT MEAT – BEAVER, CROCODILE OR SQUIRREL? CROCODILE
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. HOW MANY PIECES OF LEGO WERE USED TO MAKE THE GIRAFFE? 1650

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Two entries and both found it pretty tough.....
TALLSCOT 9 (tiebreaker 2500)
JUS 10 (5600)

PostPosted:Mon Apr 20, 2015 11:03 am
by IAN B
A little bit easier quiz from The Railway, where the winner got 15/20 - PM your answers.

01. NAME THE YEAR. AT THE BRIT AWARDS PAUL McCARTNEY WON BEST BRITISH MALE, KIM WILDE WON BEST BRITISH FEMALE AND DIRE STRAITS WON BEST
BRITISH BAND. 1983
02. THE RUGBY LEAGUE WAS FOUNDED IN WHICH YORKSHIRE TOWN? HUDDERSFIELD
03. INTO WHICH SEA DOES THE RIVER DANUBE FLOW? BLACK SEA
04. WHICH TELEVISION COMEDY SHOW WAS SET IN THE FICTIONAL TOWN OF CRIMPTON-ON-SEA? "HI DE HI"
05. NAME THE TWO FAMOUS PEOPLE SHOWN IN PICTURE 1. BILL CLINTON and JOHN F KENNEDY
06. WHO RECENTLY ANNOUNCED THEIR SECOND ATTEMPT TO BECOME DEMOCRATIC PRESEDENTIAL IN THE USA? HILARY CLINTON
07. WHICH SINGER IS BACKED BY THE E STREET BAND? BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
08. PICTURE 2 SHOWS THE BADGE OF WHICH ENGLISH FOOTBALL TEAM? CRAWLEY TOWN
09. TASHKENT IS THE CAPITAL CITY OF WHICH ASIAN NATION? UZBEKISTAN
10. WHAT WAS THE FIRST NAME OF THE SILENT MOVIE ACTOR ‘BUSTER’ KEATON – JAMES, JOHN OR JOSEPH? JOSEPH
11. IN GERMANY IT IS SCHLOSSALLE, IN FRANCE RUE DE LA PAIX AND IN THE USA BOARDWALK, WHAT IS IT IN THE UK? MAYFAIR on the Monopoly board
12. NAME THE YEAR. EURO DISNEY OPENED, RUGBY UNION INTRODUCED THE FIVE POINT TRY AND “ELDORADO” MADE ITS’ TELEVISION DEBUT. 1992
13. PICTURE 3 GIVES CRYPTIC CLUES TO THE NAME OF WHICH SINGER AND WHICH OF THEIR SONGS? DAVID BOWIE and "LAUGHING GNOME"
14. WHICH WAS THE FIRST NON-EUROPEAN OR SOUTH AMERICAN COUNTRY TO REACH THE SEMI-FINALS OF FOOTBALL’S WORLD CUP? THE USA in 1930
15. UNTIL 2012 WHERE IN LONDON CAN YOU SEE A STATUE OF THE ACTOR CHARLIE CHAPLIN DEPICTING HIS LITTLE TRAMP CHARACTER? LEICESTER SQUARE
16. WHICH OF THE “CARRY ON...” SERIES OF FILMS WAS THE FIRST ONE MADE IN COLOUR? CRUISING
17. WHICH VEGETABLE IS ALSO KNOWN AS ‘LADIES’ FINGERS’? OKRA
18. WHO AM I? BORN IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA IN 1923, I WAS A WWII VETERAN WHO SERVED IN THE BRITISH ARMY. AFTER THE WAR I ENTERED PUBLISHING BEFORE BECOMING A LABOUR MP IN 1964. I BOUGHT MY FIRST NEWSPAPER IN 1984 AND WAS A FOOTBALL CLUB CHAIRMAN UNTIL MY DEATH IN 1991. ROBERT MAXWELL
19. A PORT TALBOT FLAT HOUSES THE WORLD’S ONLY MUSEUM FOR WHAT HOUSEHOLD PRODUCT – BAKED BEANS, TEA BAGS OR TOILET ROLLS? BAKED BEANS
20. AT THE 2014 FIFA WORLD CUP FINALS THE JAPANESE SQUAD DEMANDED WHAT IN EVERY HOTEL ROOM? A JACUZZI
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. TOM SHUFFLEBOTHAM HOLDS THE WORLD RECORD FOR WORM CHARMING, HOW MANY DID HE CHARM OUT OF THE GROUND IN 30 MINUTES? 511

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It was Jus vs Tallscot again this week.....
JUS 8 (tiebreaker 2500)
TALLSCOT 13 (96)

PostPosted:Mon Apr 27, 2015 10:34 am
by IAN B
Well I didn't think it was that easy, but two teams in The Railway got 19/20 - PM your answers.

01. IN WHAT YEAR WERE “COME ON EILEEN” BY DEXY’S MIDNIGHT RUNNERS, “FAME” BY IRENE CARA AND “EYE OF THE TIGER” BY SURVIVOR THE TOP THREE SELLING SINGLES IN THE UK? 1982
02. NAME TWO OF THE THREE FOOTBALL CLUBS WHO WON THE FA CUP FINAL WHILST IT WAS STAGED AT CARDIFF’S MILLENIUM STADIUM? ARSENAL, LIVERPOOL and MANCHESTER UNITED
03. WHICH IS THE MOST SOUTHERLY OF THE UK’S NATIONAL PARKS? DARTMOOR
04. IN THE DISNEY FILM “JUNGLE BOOK” WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE ORANGUTAN? KING LOUIE
05. WHO IS THE MOST FAMOUS RESIDENT OF CACTUSVILLE? DESPERATE DAN
06. WHICH SUPERMARKET CHAIN THIS WEEK ANNOUNCED LOSSES OF £6.38 BILLION THE HIGHEST EVER RECORDED BY A SUPERMARKET? TESCO
07. PICTURE 1 GIVES A CRYPTIC CLUE TO THE NAME OF WHICH GROUP AND WHICH OF THEIR SONGS? BLONDIE and "HEART OF GLASS"
08. WHAT NAME IS GIVEN TO ACHIEVING THREE CONSECUTIVE STRIKES IN TEN PIN BOWLING? TURKEY
09. NAME THE COUNTRY HIGHLIGHTED IN PICTURE 2. BOLIVIA
10. IN 1994 WHO PRESENTED THE FIRST EVER TELEVISED DRAW OF THE NATIONAL LOTTERY? NOEL EDMONDS
11. WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE BEST KNOWN ABYSSINIAN WIRE HAIRED TRIPE HOUND? GNASHER
12. NAME THE YEAR. SOUTH AFRICA ADOPTED ITS’ CURRENT NATIONAL FLAG, “THE FAST SHOW” MADE ITS’ TELEVISION DEBUT AND JOSE MARIA OLAZABAL WON GOLF’S MASTERS. 1994
13. WHICH OF THE BEATLES WAS THE FIRST TO HAVE A SOLO UK No1 ALBUM? GEORGE HARRISON
14. PICTURE 3 SHOWS THE BADGE OF WHICH ENGLISH SPORTS TEAM? SALFORD RED DEVILS RLFC
15. THE TAY ROAD BRIDGE CONNECTS NEWPORT-ON-TAY WITH WHICH CITY? DUNDEE
16. IN THE FIRST TWO HARRY POTTER FILMS WHICH ACTOR PLAYED ALBUS DUMBLEDORE, THE HEADMASTER OF HOGWART’S? RICHARD HARRIS
17. WHAT NAME IS SHARED BY A WILD CREATURE IN THE NOVEL “GULLIVER’S TRAVELS” AND A POPULAR INTERNET SITE? YAHOO
18. WHO AM I? BORN IN AUGUSTA, GEORGIA IN 1953, MY PROMISING BASEBALL CAREER WAS ENDED BY INJURY. I WAS A MUSICIAN DURING THE 70s BEFORE BEING DISCOVERED IN A GYM AND INTRODUCED TO SPORTS ENTERTAINMENT IN 1977. I MADE MY FILM DEBUT IN 1982 AND HAD MY OWN REALITY TV SHOW FROM 2005. TERRY BOLLEA aka HULK HOGAN
19. A PASSENGER AT NEWCASTLE AIRPORT WAS DETAINED BECAUSE OFFICIALS THOUGHT HIS SUPPLY OF GEORDIE ‘DELICACY’ PEASE PUDDING WAS WHAT? SEMTEX
20. THE REVERSE OF THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE DEPICTS THREE NAKED MEN WITH THEIR HANDS ON EACH OTHERS WHAT? SHOULDERS
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. TO DATE HOW MANY SENDINGS OFF HAVE THERE BEEN IN THE FOOTBALL WORLD CUP FINAL TOURNAMENTS? 169

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It was Tallscot vs Jus again....
JUS 13 (tiebreaker 176)
TALLSCOT 15 (80)

PostPosted:Mon May 04, 2015 10:56 am
by IAN B
Maybe I was taking easy on The Railway regulars with this Bank Holiday quiz, the winner managed 17/20 - PM your answers.

01. THE UNDERTONES ARE THE ONLY BAND TO HAVE A UK TOP TWENTY HIT WITH WHICH DAY OF THE WEEK IN THE TITLE? WEDNESDAY ("Wednesday Week" in 1980)
02. WHICH COUNTRY CONTAINS THE MOST WESTERLY POINT OF THE AFRICAN MAINLAND – GAMBIA, MAURITANIA OR SENEGAL? SENEGAL
03. THE YOUNGEST PLAYER EVER TO APPEAR IN THE FIFA WORLD CUP FINALS REPRESENTED WHICH COUNTRY? NORTHERN IRELAND (Norman Whiteside)
04. WHICH TELEVISION AND FILM CHARACTER HAD A FATHER CALLED SAREK AND A HALF-BROTHER CALLED SYBOK? MR SPOCK
05. PICTURE 1 SHOWS THE LOGO OF WHICH PRODUCT? BACARDI
06. WHICH POP DUO HAD THE SURNAME APPLEBY? MEL & KIM
07. IF SOMEONE WAS DESCRIBED AS A ‘MACKEM’ FROM WHICH ENGLISH CITY WOULD THEY COME? SUNDERLAND
08. THE LARGEST CITY IN ITS’ COUNTRY, BUT NOT THE NATIONAL CAPITAL, NAME THE CITY IN PICTURE 2. AUCKLAND
09. IN THE TELVISION SHOW “ONLY FOOLS & HORSES” WHAT WAS THE NAME OF DEL BOY AND RODNEY’S UNCLE? ALBERT
10. WHAT ANIMAL IS USED TO REPRESENT THE ZODIAC SIGN CAPRICORN? GOAT
11. WHAT WAS THE FIRST NAME OF THE JAZZ MUSICIAN DUKE ELLINGTON – EDWARD, JAMES OR WALTER? EDWARD
12. NAME THE FAMOUS SPORTSPERSON SHOWN IN THEIR YOUNGER DAYS IN PICTURE 3. THIERRY HENRY
13. IN GREYHOUND RACING WHAT COLOUR JACKET DOES THE DOG IN TRAP 4 WEAR? BLACK
14. WHICH FILM CHARACTER HAS BEEN PLAYED BY MICHELLE PFEIFFER, HALLE BERRY AND ANNE HATHAWAY? CATWOMAN
15. THE DESIGNER RENE LALIQUE IS FAMOUS FOR HIS WORK WITH WHAT – GLASS, METAL OR POTTERY? GLASS
16. NAME THE MUSICAL INSTRUMENT IN PICTURE 4. BASSOON
17. IN WHICH COUNTRY WOULD YOU FIND THE GREAT SANDY DESERT? [colo=red]AUSTRALIA[/color]
18. THE NEW YORK MARATHON IS TRADITIONALLY RUN ON THE FIRST SUNDAY OF WHICH MONTH? NOVEMBER
19. WHAT IS THE MISSING NAME FROM THIS LIST OF TELEVISION PERSONALITIES – BOB MONKHOUSE, MAX BYGRAVES, -----, ANDY COLLINS, VERNON KAY? LES DENNIS - presenters of "Family Fortunes"
20. CILANTRO IS THE AMERICAN NAME FOR WHICH HERB? CORIANDER
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. THE WORLD’S LONGEST REIGNING MONARCH REIGNED FOR A TOTAL OF HOW MANY DAYS? 30204

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A close-run, three way competition.....
ROB_BOB 14 (tiebreaker 18000)
TALLSCOT 14 (21900)
JUS 15 (21000)

PostPosted:Mon May 11, 2015 9:34 am
by IAN B
This one proved trickier than I expected with a winning score of 15/20 in The Railway - PM your answers.

01. NAME THE YEAR. “SUGAR SUGAR” BY THE ARCHIES WAS THE UK’S TOP SELLING SINGLE, JOHNNY CASH HAD HIS ONLY UK TOP TEN HIT AND SIMON & GARFUNKEL’S “MRS ROBINSON” WON THE BEST RECORD GRAMMY.1969
02. WHICH CLUB IN ENGLISH FOOTBALL’S PREMIER LEAGUE HAD THE MOST PLAYERS IN SQUADS AT THE 2014 WORLD CUP FINALS? CHELSEA
03. WHICH CITY IS THE HOME OF THE SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT? EDINBURGH
04. PICTURE 1 SHOWS THE TITLES OF WHICH TELEVISION SHOW? "THE CHASE"
05. HOW MANY DIFFERENT LETTERS ARE USED FOR ROMAN NUMERALS? 7
06. WHAT THREE NAMES HAVE THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE GIVEN THEIR NEW-BORN DAUGHTER? CHARLOTTE ELIZABETH DIANA
07. IN THE CHARLIE DANIELS’ BAND SONG “THE DEVILWENT DOWN TO GEORGIA” WHAT WAS THE NAME OF THE BOY THE DEVIL FIDDLED WITH? JOHNNY
08. WHICH PIECE OF SPORTING EQUIPMENT IS 11 INCHES LONG, 5 INCHES ROUND AND CAN COVER 400 METRES IN APPROXIAMATELY 38 SECONDS? MEN'S 4x100 METRES RELAY BATON
09. NAME THREE OF THE SIX COUNTIES THAT BORDER GREATER LONDON. BERKSHIRE, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, HERTFORDSHIRE, ESSEX, KENT and SURREY
10. THE “STAR WARS” ACTRESS CARRIE FISHER IS THE DAUGHTER OF SINGER EDDIE FISHER AND WHICH 50s AND 60s ACTRESS AND SINGER? DEBBIE REYNOLDS
11. IN THE NATO PHONETIC ALPHABET WHAT WORDS COMPRISE ‘QUIZ’? QUEBEC - UNIFORM - INDIA - ZULU
12. NAME THE YEAR. WHITE £5 NOTES CEASED TO BE LEGAL TENDER IN THE UK. PETER USTINOV WON AN OSCAR FOR HIS ROLE IN “SPARTACUS” AND GARY PLAYER WAS THE FIRST NON-AMERICAN TO WIN GOLF’S MASTERS. 1961
13. PICTURE 2 GIVES CRYPTIC CLUES TO THE NAME OF WHICH GROUP AND WHICH OF THEIR SONGS? THE LAMBRETTAS and "POISON IVY"
14. 8 MINUTES 47.8 SECONDS IS THE FASTEST EVER WINNING TIME FOR WHICH RACE? THE GRAND NATIONAL
15. WHICH CITY IS THE STATE CAPITAL OF THE AUSTRALIAN STATE OF QUEENSLAND? BRISBANE
16. IN THE WORLD OF ENTERTAINMENT L43 6TZ IS THE POSTCODE OF WHICH STREET? BROOKSIDE CLOSE
17. WHAT DOES THE DITLOID IN PICTURE 3 REPRESENT? 366 DAYS IN A LEAP YEAR
18. WHO AM I? BORN IN NEWARK, NEW JERSEY IN 1943, I APPEARED IN PLAYS FROM 1948 AND A TV VARIETY SHOW FROM 1953. WHILST WORKING AS A BARBER IN THE 60s, I ATTEMPTED A MUSIC CAREER, RELEASING AN ALBUM IN 1965. I MADE MY FILM DEBUT IN 1976, GETTING MY BIG BREAK IN 1982. OFTEN PLAYING ITALIAN-AMERICAN CHARACTERS, I WON AN OSCAR IN 1990. JOE PESCI
19. A SPANISH TV BROADCASTER HAS AXED PLANS TO SCREEN AN “I’M A CELEB” STYLE SHOW BASED AROUND WHAT EVENT? THE RUNNING OF THE BULLS
20. WHY SHOULD A WEST INDIAN DILDO BE HANDLED WITH CARE? IT'S A CACTUS
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. IN THE FOUR “RAMBO” FILMS HOW MANY PEOPLE DID JOHN RAMBO KILL? 220

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Now that Sky have finally reconnected my internet here's the results.....
JUS 12 (tiebreaker 84)
ROB_BOB 13 (380)
TALLSCOT 15 (330)