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#139083 by IAN B
Mon May 28, 2012 8:28 am
This quiz proved tougher than I'd thought with a winning score of 14 - PM your answers

01. NAME THE YEAR. THE JAM DISBANDED, THE TV SHOW “FAMEâ€Â￾ PROVIDED ITS’ FIRST UK TOP TEN SINGLES AND ALBUMS AND
JOHN LENNON WON A BRIT AWARD FOR HIS OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO MUSIC. 1982
02. TRUE OR FALSE – THERE IS A RACE HORSE COMPETING IN SPRINT RACES IN BRITAIN CALLED USAIN COLT? TRUER
03. WHICH CARDIGANSHIRE TOWN WAS THE SITE OF THE FIRST UNIVERSITY IN WALES? ABERYSTWYTH or LAMPETER - there's some debate over this one as St David's Lampeter was referred to as a college when it began awarding degress so I'll accept both
04. THERE HAVE BEEN FIVE JAMES BOND FILMS WITH SINGLE WORD TITLES, NAME ANY THREE OF THEM. "GOLDENEYE", "GOLDFINGER", "MOONRAKER", "OCTOPUSSY" and "THUNDERBALL" - "Skyfall will shortly become the sixth
05. PICTURE 1 SHOWS THE HEADQUARTERS OF WHICH ORGANISATION? MI6
06. THIS WEEK SAW THE LAUNCH OF THE WORLD’S FIRST COMMERCIAL SPACE FLIGHT, WHAT WAS THE NAME OF THE ROCKET? FALCON 9 - Dragon was the shuttle attached to it
07. WHICH OTHER MUSIC STAR DID BOY GEORGE DESCRIBE AS LOOKING LIKE “A DWARF THAT FELL IN A VAT OF PUBIC HAIRâ€Â￾? PRINCE
08. IN THE WORLD OF SPORT SAND STAR, FORD SPARTAN AND MOANING LAD ARE ALL FAMOUS WHAT? GREYHOUNDS
09. THE US STATE OF TEXAS SHARES A BORDER WITH FOUR OTHER STATES, NAME ANY ONE OF THEM. ARKANSAS, LOUISISNA, NEW MEXICO and OKLAHOMA
10. WHEN “THE LONE RANGERâ€Â￾ WAS TELEVISED IN SPAIN HIS SIDEKICK’S NAME WAS CHANGED BECAUSE TONTO MEANS WHAT IN SPANISH – GAY, IDIOT OR SLAVE? IDIOT or DUMB
11. WHAT BIRD LINKS THE POET SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE, THE SPORT OF GOLF AND THE BAND FLEETWOOD MAC? ALBATROSS
12. NAME THE YEAR. AUSTRALIA’S LAST EXECUTION BY HANGING TOOK PLACE, MUHAMMED ALI REFUSED MILITARY SERVICE AND QPR BECAME THE FIRST 3rd DIVISION TEAM TO WIN FOOTBALL’S LEAGUE CUP. 1967
13. PICTURE 2 GIVES A CRYPTIC CLUE TO THE NAME OF WHICH POP GROUP? BONEY M
14. WHAT FIVE COLOURS MAKE UP THE SCORING AREA OF A TARGET ARCHERY TARGET? GOLD (or yellow). RED, BLUE, BLACK and WHITE
15. PICTURE 3 SHOWS TOURIST ATTRACTIONS WHICH CAN ALL BE FOUND IN WHICH COUNTRY? TURKEY - The temple of Diana at Ephesus, Pamukkale, Bodrum Castle and the Roman city at Ephesus
16. IN THE 1973 DISNEY ANIMATED FILM OF THE SAME NAME WHAT TYPE OF ANIMAL WAS ROBIN HOOD? FOX
17. WHAT NAME IS GIVEN TO A BABY ELEPHANT? CALF
18. WHO AM I? BORN IN CONNECTICUT IN 1907, AFTER FOUR YEARS IN THEATRE I MADE MY FILM DEBUT IN 1932, WINNING THE FIRST OF FOUR OSCARS JUST ONE YEAR LATER IN ONLY MY THIRD FILM. WELL KNOWN FOR A 26 YEAR AFFAIR WITH A FELLOW
OSCAR WINNER, I APPEARED IN MY LAST FILM IN 1994 BEFORE MY DEATH IN 2003. KATHRYN HEPBURN
19. WHY DOES ST PETER’S SCHOOL IN YORK NOT HAVE A GUY ON THEIR BONFIRE ON BONFIRE NIGHT? HE WAS A PUPIL AT ST PETER'S
20. 1N 1976 JANNENE SWIFT OF LOS ANGELES MARRIED – A STATUE OF HER DEAD BOYFRIEND, HER PET CHIHUAHUA, HERSELF OR
A LUMP OF ROCK? A LUMP OF ROCK - at least she wouldn't have any trouble getting it hard.
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. IN YEAR WAS THE DIGESTIVE BISCUIT INVENTED? 1892

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And the scores were.....
JUS 10 (tiebreaker 1801)
BUZZIE 10 (1947)
And the winner.....
BIGAL 19 (1926)
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#139486 by IAN B
Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:22 am
I gave them something different this week with a Trivia Trail quiz. The idea is the answer to Q2 starts with the last letter of the answer to Q1 etc etc - PM your answers

01. WHAT IS THE MOST EXPENSIVE PROPERTY ON A STANDARD BRITISH “MONOPOLYâ€Â￾ BOARD? MAYFAIR
02. IN TERMS OF POPULATION IT IS THE 7th LARGEST AND IN TERMS OF AREA THE 9th LARGEST COUNTRY IN EUROPE, WHERE IS IT? ROMANIA
03. WHAT NAME IS GIVEN TO THE TREMOR FELT IN THE TIME FOLLOWING AN EARTHQUAKE? AFTERSHOCK
04. STARCHILD, THE DEMON, SPACE ACE AND CATMAN ARE THE MEMBERS OF WHICH ICONIC BAND? KISS
05. WHICH SPORTS STADIUM IS THE HOME TO CLUBS WHO HAVE WON TEN EUROPEAN CUPS AND SIX UEFA CUPS? SAN SIRO
06. WHAT IS THE MOST FAMOUS PLACE TO HAVE THE POSTCODE ‘M16 0RA’? OLD TRAFFORD
07. WHICH OF THE U.S. STATES IN REFERRED TO AS THE FIRST STATE? DELAWARE
08. WHAT WAS THE REAL FIRST NAME OF THE FAMOUS AUTHOR GEORGE ORWELL? ERIC
09. WHICH TOWN, SITUATED IN GWENT, IS FAMOUS FOR ITS’ PRODUCTION OF CHEESE? CAERPHILLY
10. NIGERIA IS THE PRINCIPAL PRODUCER OF THIS ROOT VEGETABLE, POPULAR IN AFRICAN AND CARIBBEAN COOKING, WHAT IS IT CALLED? YAM
11. ORIGINALLY MADE BY MONKS, WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE ALCOHOLIC DRINK MADE FROM FERMENTED HONEY? MEAD
12. IN WHICH FILM DID KEVIN COSTNER PLAY THE CHARACTER LIEUTENANT JOHN DUNBAR? "DANCES WITH WOLVES"
13. WHAT IS THE TRADITIONAL GIFT GIVEN TO CELEBRATE AN 11th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY? STEEL
14. IF A PROFESSIONAL BOXER WEIGHED 139LBS IN WHICH WEIGHT CATEGORY WOULD HE COMPETE? LIGHT WELTERWEIGHT
15. WHICH DANCE, FIRST PERFORMED IN 1850 IN SOUTH AMERICA, IS NOW A STAPLE PART OF BALLROOM DANCING COMPETITIONS? TANGO
16. WHAT SHAPE LINKS ADELAIDE, BARBADOS AND KENNINGTON IN LONDON? OVAL
17. ACCORDING TO RECENT NEWS REPORTS WHO IS DUE TO BECOME MR KATIE PRICE III? LEANDRO PENNA
18. WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE LONG RELIGIOUS GARMENT THAT TAKES ITS’ NAME FROM THE LATIN WORD FOR ‘WHITE’? ALB
19. IN THE TELEVISION PROGRAMME “EASTENDERSâ€Â￾ WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE CHIP SHOP? BEALE'S PLAICE
20. WHICH COUNTRY HAS GUAYAQUIL AS ITS’ LARGEST CITY AND QUITO AS ITS’ CAPITAL CITY? ECUADOR
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. THE TOWN IN Q09 IS BASED AROUND A CASTLE THAT WAS FIRST CONSTRUCTED IN WHAT YEAR? 1286

I've searched for quizzes like this on t'internet with little success. If anyone has any or knows of a decent (free) site can you let me know as they're a pain in the (_!_) to write. Cheers!!

The scores were.....
JUS 13 (tiebreaker 1150)
BUZZIE 15 (1250)
And this week's winner.....
ROB_BOB 17 (1386)

#139984 by IAN B
Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:35 pm
As I've been away for a week on one of my regular West Country Cider Extravaganzas there's two quizzes for you to attempt this week - PM your answers

01. NAME THE YEAR. ISRAEL BECAME THE FIRST NON-EUROPEAN COUNTRY TO HOST THE EUROVISION SONG CONTEST, OZZY OSBOURNE WAS FIRED AS LEAD SINGER OF BLACK SABBATH AND INXS PERFORMED THEIR FIRST GIG. 1979
02. WHO IS THE ONLY PERSON TO BE UNDEFEATED WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT BOXING CHAMIPON? ROCKY MARCIANO
03. IN WHICH COUNTRY IS THE WORLD’S TALLEST MOUNTAIN? THE USA - Hawaii to be precise, tallest is measured from the base of the mountain, which in this case is below sea level and makes it taller than the world's highest mountain, Everest - evil hey?
04. THE ACTRESS SUSAN BACKLINIE PLAYED THE FIRST VICTIM OF WHICH FILM CHARACTER? JAWS
05. WHO WAS THE FIRST YORKSHIRE CAPTAIN TO LEAD A TOUR OF AUSTRALIA? CAPTAIN JAMES COOK - nobody mentioned cricket!!
06. WHICH CITY HOSTED THE OPENING MATCH OF FOOTBALL’S 2012 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS? WARSAW
07. THE MIXTURES’ 1971 HIT “THE PUSH BIKE SONGâ€Â￾ SAMPLED THE BIGGEST SELLING UK SINGLE OF 1970, WHAT WAS IT? MUNGO JERRY'S "IN THE SUMMERTIME"
08. WHICH RETAILING COMPANY WAS THE FIRST SPONSOR OF BOTH THE FA CUP AND THE LEAGUE CUP? LITTLEWOOD'S
09. IN PICTURE 1 WHICH IRISH PROVINCE IS COLOURED GREEN? LEINSTER
10. WHAT WERE THE SURNAMES OF THE TELEVISION COPS PLAYED BY PAUL MICHAEL GLAZER AND DAVID SOUL? STARKSY and HUTCHINSON - if you put Hutch read the question again.
11. IN JANUARY 2012 THE SWEDISH CITY OF TROLLHATTAN LOST ITS’ MAJOR EMPLOYER WITH THE CLOSURE OF WHICH COMPANY? SAAB
12. NAME THE YEAR. THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY WAS FOUNDED, THE QUEEN GAVE PRINCE CHARLES THE TITLE PRINCE OF WALES AND THE ACTRESS MICHELLE PFEIFFER WAS BORN. 1958
13. PICTURE 2 GIVES A CRYPTIC CLUE TO THE NAME OF WHICH BAND? LIEUTENANT PIGEON
14. IF YOU ADDED TOGETHER THE NUMBER OF PINS ON THE BACK ROW OF A FULL SET OF TEN PINS, THE NUMBER OF HURDLES ON A 110 METRE HURDLES TRACK AND THE NUMBER OF RUGBY UNION WORLD CUP FINAL APPEARANCES BY ENGLAND WHAT NUMBER SHOULD YOU HAVE? 17 (4+10+3)
15. IN WHICH EUROPEAN COUNTRY COULD YOU TRAVEL FROM TITZ VIA PETTING TO GET TO WANK? GERMANY
16. APART FROM BEING A REGULAR CAST MEMBER OF THE TELEVISION SHOW “AUF WIEDERSEHEN PETâ€Â￾ PAT ROACH ALSO COMPETED IN WHICH ‘SPORT’? WRESTLING
17. THE DINGBAT IN PICTURE 3 REPRESENTS WHICH THREE WORD SAYING? FULL OF BEANS
18. WHO AM I? BORN IN LONDON IN 1957 OF ANGLO-IRISH DESCENT, MY FATHER WAS POET LAUREATE FROM 1968. I MADE MY ACTING DEBUTS IN THE EARLY 80s, HAVING A SMALL ROLE IN “GANDHIâ€Â￾. I WON THE BEST ACTOR OSCAR IN 1989 AND AGAIN IN 2007. DANIEL DAY LEWIS
19. TRUE OR FALSE – DURING WWII THE VOLUNTEERS WHO STAFFED THE FIRST AID NURSING YEOMANRY WERE KNOWN AS ‘FANNIES’? TRUE
20. TRUE OR FALSE – THE BRA WAS INVENTED BY GERMAN DESIGNER OTTO TITZLING? Popular urban myth, but totally FALSE
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. IN WHAT YEAR WAS THE FIRST ROAD COVERED WITH TARMACADAM IN BRITAIN? 1902

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And the scores were.....
JUS 6 (tiebreaker 1947)
And the clear winner.....
BIGAL 17 (1830)
Don't feel bad, my replacement quizmaster threatened to quit if I wrote anymore like that. :D


01. NAME THE YEAR. TOMMY STEELE HAD HIS FIRST UK No1 ALBUM, JERRY LEE LEWIS HAD HIS ONLY UK No1 SINGLE AND DONNY OSMOND WAS BORN. 1957
02. THE MEN’S OUTDOOR 400 METRES WORLD RECORD HAS ONLY BEEN HELD BY ATHLETES FROM THREE COUNTRIES, THE USA AND NAME ONE OF THE OTHER COUNTRIES. JAMAICA and (WEST) GERMANY
03. NAME THE CITY HIGHLIGHTED IN PICTURE 1. BRISTOL
04. “FURY ROADâ€Â￾ AND “FURIOSAâ€Â￾, TO BE FILMED LATER THIS YEAR, ARE THE SEQUELS TO WHICH THREE FILM SERIES THAT STARTED IN THE 1970s? "MAD MAX"
05. IN BRITAIN ITS’ CALLED AN ICE LOLLY, WHAT IS IT CALLED IN THE USA? POPSICLE
06. DETAILS OF THE 2012 OLYMPIC OPENING CEREMONY WERE ANNOUNCED THIS WEEK, BUT WHICH AWARD-WINNING FILM PRODUCER IS PRODUCING IT? DANNY BOYLE
07. WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING FARM ANIMALS IS THE ONLY ONE TO APPEAR IN THE TITLE OF A UK No1 SINGLE – CHICKEN, COW, PIG OR SHEEP? "SPITTING IMAGE'S "CHICKEN SONG"
08. BEFORE CHELSEA WHICH WAS THE LAST BRITISH FOOTBALL CLUB TO WIN THE EUROPEAN CUP OR CHAMPION’S LEAGUE FOR THE FIRST TIME? ASTON VILLA
09. WHICH LONDON THOROUGHFARE CONNECTS TRAFALGAR SQUARE WITH BUCKINGHAM PALACE? THE MALL
10. IN WHICH FILM DOES THE LANDMARK IN PICTURE 2 APPEAR? "FORREST GUMP" - as Forrest runs across America
11. WHAT STANDS BEHIND LORD NESLON ON TOP OF NELSON’S COLUMN – AN ANCHOR, A BARREL, A CANNON OR A ROPE? A PIGEON, sorry A ROPE
12. NAME THE YEAR. RUSSIAN TROOPS COMPLETED THEIR WITHDRAWAL FROM POLAND, CLINT EASTWOOD’S “UNFORGIVENâ€Â￾ WON THE BEST PICTURE OSCAR AND GMTV REPLACED TV-AM AS ITV’S MORNING FRANCHISE. 1993
13. ABBA RECENTLY BECAME THE THIRD BAND TO HAVE AN ALBUM SELL OVER 5 MILLION COPIES IN BRITAIN, NAME THE OTHER TWO BANDS. THE BEATLES and QUEEN
14. NAME THE FAMOUS SPORTSMAN IN PICTURE 3. GEORGE HERMAN "BABE" RUTH
15. GEOGRAPHICALLY WHAT ARE EL MISTI, MAUNA LOA AND PINATUBO? VOLCANOES
16. ‘SPARED ME NO ANAL’ IS AN ANAGRAM OF THE NAME OF WHICH TELEVISION AND FILM STAR? PAMELA ANDERSON
17. IN 1978 JERRY GREENFIELD AND BENNETT COHEN FOUNDED WHICH COMPANY? BEN & JERRY'S ICE CREAM
18. WHO AM I? BORN IN LONDON IN 1908, I WAS EDUCATED IN EUROPE BEFORE JOINING NAVAL INTELLIGENCE. AFTER A SPELL AS A JOURNALIST I MOVED TO JAMAICA WHERE I BEGAN MY CAREER AS AN AUTHOR. MY NOVELS CREATED A FAMOUS CHARACTER AND A CHILDREN’S STORY THAT WERE MADE INTO SUCCESSFUL FILMS. I DIED IN 1964. IAN FLEMING
19. WHY DID NO SPANISH PLAYERS SING THE SPANISH NATIONAL ANTHEM AT THEIR OPENING GAME OF THE 2012 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS? IT HAS NO WORDS
20. IN EUROPE WHAT IS THE AVERAGE WAIT FOR A NEWBORN BABY? (This question obviously works better when read out and totally confused all 15 teams in The Railway) NINE MONTHS :D
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. IN TOTAL HOW MANY FOUNTAINS ARE THERE IN SHEFFIELD’S PEACE GARDENS? 89

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Another tester from the warped mind of Ian B produced the following scores...
JUS 7 (and a half if I accept Beatles) (tiebreaker 26)
And another win for.....
BIGAL 17 (100)
Last edited by IAN B on Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:51 am, edited 1 time in total.

#140330 by IAN B
Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:30 pm
Thought I ought to take it a little easier this (either that or build a stage cage in The Railway). Q11 proved particularly unpopular though - PM your answers

01. NAME THE YEAR. THE BEACH BOYS HAD THEIR FIRST UK No1 SINGLE, THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE RELEASED THEIR FIRST SINGLE IN THE UK AND THE SINGER SINEAD O’CONNOR WAS BORN. 1966
02. FOLLOWING A NEW SPONSORSHIP DEAL FOOTBALL’S LEAGUE CUP WILL NOW BE CALLED WHAT? THE CAPITAL ONE CUP
03. WHICH LONDON THOROUGHFARE AND “MONOPOLYâ€Â￾ PROPERTY SHARES ITS’ NAME WITH A GAME THAT WAS A PREDECESSOR OF CROQUET? PALL MALL
04. ON THE TELEVISION SHOW “DRAGON’S DENâ€Â￾ ONLY TWO DRAGONS HAVE APPEARED IN ALL TEN SERIES, WHO ARE THEY? DUNCAN BANNATYNE and PETER JONES
05. IN THE USA IT’S CALLED A ZUCCHINI, WHAT IS IT CALLED IN BRITAIN? COURGETTE
06. SINCE THE COCA COLA COMPANY SIGNED AN AGREEMENT TO SELL IT’S PRODUCTS IN BURMA THERE ARE ONLY TWO COUNTRIES IN WHICH THEY ARE NOT SOLD, NAME ONE OF THEM. CUBA and NORTH KOREA
07. PICTURE 1 GIVES A CRYPTIC CLUE TO THE NAME OF WHICH BAND? THE LIGHTHOUSE FAMILY
08. IN DARTS WHAT IS THE LOWEST SCORE THAT IS NOT ACHIEVABLE WITH ONE DART? 23
09. WHAT IS THE UNIT OF CURRENCY IN SYRIA, LEBANON AND EGYPT? THE POUND
10. WHICH 1957 BROADWAY PLAY, THAT WAS TURNED INTO A FILM IN 1961, WAS INSPIRED BY THE SHAKESPEARE PLAY “ROMEO AND JULIETâ€Â￾? "WEST SIDE STORY"
11. IF BILLY GAVE JOHN ONE OF HIS MARBLES THEY WOULD BOTH HAVE THE SAME NUMBER, BUT IF JOHN GAVE BILLY ONE OF HIS MARBLES BILLY WOULD HAVE TWICE AS MANY, HOW MANY MARBLES DID THEY START WITH? BILLY HAD 7, JOHN HAD 5
12. NAME THE YEAR. THE US PRESIDENT ORDERED THE DEVELOPMENT OF A SPACE SHUTTLE PROGRAMME, THE FIRST FORD GRANADA WAS BUILT AND ATHLETE MARY PETERS WAS VOTED BBC SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR. 1972
13. DESPITE HAVING HAD 14 UK No1 SINGLES AND 7 UK No1 ALBUMS, THIS FAMOUS SINGER HAS NEVER HAD A US TOP FIVE SINGLE, WHO IS IT? CLIFF RICHARD
14. PICTURE 2 SHOWS BADGES OF SPORTS CLUBS FROM WHICH BRITISH CITY? WORCESTER
15. HOW MANY MEMBERS OF THE COMMONWEALTH ARE THERE – 34, 44 OR 54? 54
16. WHAT WAS THE FIRST NAME OF THE TELEVISION CARTOON CHARACTER CAPTAIN PUGWASH? HORATIO
17. THE DINGBAT IN PICTURE 3 REPRESENTS WHICH TWO WORDS? UNFINISHED BUSINESS
18. WHO AM I? BORN IN CAMBRIDGE IN 1923, THE ELDEST OF THREE BROTHERS, I HAD A SUCCESSFUL ACADEMIC CAREER BEFORE MAKING MY FILM DEBUT IN 1942. WHILST ACTING UNTIL 2007, FOR THE PAST SIXTY YEARS I HAVE BEEN BEST KNOWN AS A DIRECTOR AND PRODUCER, WINNING TWO OSCARS IN 1982. I WAS KNIGHTED IN 1976 AND BECAME A LIFE PEER IN 1993. RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH
19. ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL WOMEN OF THE 20th CENTURY, SHE WAS NEVERTHELESS DESCIRBED BY THE JOURNALIST CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS AS “HIDEOUSâ€Â￾, “CORRUPTâ€Â￾, CYNICALâ€Â￾ AND â€Â￾EVILâ€Â￾, WHO IS SHE? MOTHER TERESA :shock:
20. TIM JANUS HAS JUST BECOME THE FIRST WORLD CHAMPION OF WHAT, PRODUCING ONE THAT LASTED 18.1 SECONDS? BURPING
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. THE ANTONOV AN-225 IS THE WORLD’S HEAVIEST AEROPLANE, HOW MUCH, IN LBS, DOES IT WEIGH? 1410000lbs

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BUSINES

And the scores were.....
JUS 9 (tiebreaker 224000)
ROB_BOB 13 (500000)
And the winner.....
BIGAL 18 (551155)

#140567 by IAN B
Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:08 am
This week's quiz took the form of a bingo quiz with teams trying to get four corners correct or a correct line, just the questions here (you can make your own bingo board if you want) - PM your answers

01. THE 1971 DON McLEAN SONG “AMERICAN PIEâ€Â￾ WAS ABOUT THREE OTHER PEOPLE, NAME ONE OF THEM. BUDDY HOLLY, RICHIE VALENS and THE BIG BOPPER
02. IF BLUE, RED AND YELLOW ARE THE PRIMARY COLOURS WHICH THREE COLOURS ARE KNOWN AS THE SECONDARY
COLOURS? GREEN, ORANGE and PURPLE
03. IF YOU WERE WATCHING THE MONTREAL IMPACT PLAYING THE VANCOUVER WHITECAPS WHAT SPORT WOULD YOU BE WATCHING? FOOTBALL/SOCCER
04. PIN, KILDERKIN AND HOGSHEAD ARE ALL TYPES OF WHAT? BARRELS
05. WHICH AMERICAN CITY IS SOMETIMES REFERRED TO AS “THE CITY OF BROTHERLY LOVEâ€Â￾? PHILADELPHIA
06. WHAT NAME LINKS A FAMOUS MOSCOW LANDMARK, A CULINARY HERB AND A TELEVISION PUPPET? BASIL
07. IN THE TELEVISION SHOW “ABSOLUTELY FABULOUSâ€Â￾ WHAT IS THE NAME OF EDINA MONSOON’S DAUGHTER? SAFFRON or SAFFY
08. IF A HUMAN HAS A FULL SET OF HUMAN TEETH HOW MANY TEETH DO THEY HAVE? 32
09. IN 2001 ATOMIC KITTEN HAD A UK No1 WITH THE SONG “ETERNAL FLAMEâ€Â￾ WHICH HAD PREVIOUSLY REACHED No1 IN 1989 FOR WHICH GROUP? THE BANGLES
10. WHO WAS THE FIRST PRIME MINISTER DURING THE REIGN OF QUEEN ELIZABETH II? WINSTON CHURCHILL
11. IN WHICH SPORT MIGHT YOU SEE A CRUCIFIX? GYMNASTICS
12. NAME THE YEAR. THE LAST MINI WAS PRODUCED AT BIRMINGHAM’S LONGBRIDGE FACTORY, DR HAROLD SHIPMAN WAS CONVICTED OF 15 MURDERS AND “THE WEAKEST LINKâ€Â￾ MADE ITS’ TELEVISION DEBUT. 2000
13. WHAT IS THE NATIONAL CAPITAL OF BRAZIL? BRASILIA
14. IN JAPAN WHAT IS THE NIKKEI 225? STOCK EXCHANGE INDEX
15. WHO ARE THE TWO REGULAR TEAM CAPTAINS ON THE TELEVISION SPORTS QUIZ “A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWNâ€Â￾? ANDREW FLINTOFF and JAMIE REDKNAPP
16. BY WHAT NAME IS A POLYGRAPH MORE COMMONLY KNOWN? LIE DETECTOR
17. WHAT IS THE MOST FAMOUS SONG TO COME FROM THE PUCCINI OPERA “TURANDOTâ€Â￾? "NESSUN DORMA"
18. IN 1992 WHICH COUNTRY REPLACED YUGOSLAVIA IN FOOTBALL’S EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS AND ENDED UP WINNING THE TOURNAMENT? DENMARK
19. ON AN ORDINANCE SURVEY MAP WHAT DO THE INITIALS ‘TH’ REPRESENT? TOWN HALL
20. WHICH EUROPEAN CITY HAS A CONNECTION TO THE FILM “TOP GUNâ€Â￾? BERLIN
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. FOLLOWING THE 2012 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP GAME AGAINST ITALY WHAT WAS THE TOTAL NUMBER OF CAPS HELD BY THE ENGLAND SQUAD? 675

This week's scores were.....
PLAYGIRL 10 (tiebreaker 178)
JUS 14 (145)
BUZZIE 16 (499)
And the winner.....
BIGAL 18 (450)
Last edited by IAN B on Mon Jul 09, 2012 1:53 pm, edited 1 time in total.

#140812 by IAN B
Mon Jul 09, 2012 8:33 am
I must be slacking, the winning team in The Railway got 18, see if you can do better - PM your answers

01. NAME THE YEAR. THE GLITTER BAND HAD THEIR FIRST UK TOP TEN SINGLE, SLADE, ELTON JOHN AND MIKE OLDFIELD ALL HAD TWO UK No1 ALBUMS AND TWO OF THE SPICE GIRLS WERE BORN. 1974
02. NAME ONE OF THE TWO ASIAN CITIES TO HAVE HOSTED THE COMMONWEALTH GAMES? KUALA LUMPAR and DELHI
03. IN WHICH ITALIAN CITY IS THE WORLD’S OLDEST CASINO? VENICE
04. NAME THE 80s TELEVISION CHARACTER IN PICTURE 1. MAX HEADROOM
05. WAS SUSAN QUEEN ELIZABETH II’S FIRST PONY, FIRST LADY-IN-WAITING OR FIRST CORGI? CORGI
06. WHICH COUNTRY HAS ANNOUNCED THIS WEEK THAT IT IS TO ALLOW WOMEN ATHLETES TO COMPETE IN THE OLYMPIC GAMES FOR THE FIRST TIME? SAUDI ARABIA
07. WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN OPERA AND AN OPERETTA? AN OPERETTA HAS SPOKEN DIALOGUE
08. PICTURE 2 SHOWS THE BADGE OF WHICH SPORTS TEAM? ST HELENS RLFC
09. WHERE AM I? FORMED FROM SIX TOWNSHIPS, IT BECAME A CITY IN 1925. FAMOUS FOR ITS’ LOCAL INDUSTRY IT IS ALSO HOME TO A PREMIERSHIP FOOTBALL TEAM, A MULTIPLE WORLD CHAMPION AND A FAMOUS SINGER. STOKE-ON-TRENT
10. IN THE “HARRY POTTERâ€Â￾ FILMS FROM WHICH LONDON STATION WOULD YOU CATCH THE HOGWART’S EXPRESS? KING'S CROSS
11. INSP SMART TOOK A STATEMENT FROM A ROBBERY VICTIM WHICH DESCRIBED THE SUSPECT AS “APPROX 6 FEET TALL WITH BLONDE HAIR AND BLUE EYES, WEARING A BLACK T-SHIRT, BLUE JEANS AND DARK SUNGLASSESâ€Â￾, HOW DID HE KNOW THAT THIS WAS AN ATTEMPT TO MAKE A FALSE INSURANCE CLAIM? THEY WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN ABLE TO SEE HIS EYE COLOUR BEHIND DARK SUNGLASSES
12. NAME THE YEAR. LONDON WAS AWARDED THE 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES, THE DISNEYLAND HONG KONG RESORT WAS OPENED AND THE FOOTBALLER GEORGE BEST DIED. 2005
13. PICTURE 3 GIVES A CRYPTIC CLUE TO THE NAME OF WHICH BAND? THE REMBRANDTS
14. HAVE THERE BEEN MORE EUROPEAN OR MORE SOUTH AMERICAN WINNERS OF FOOTBALL’S WORLD CUP? EUROPEAN (10-9)
15. IN BRAZIL IF SOMEONE OFFERED YOU A CACHACA WOULD YOU DANCE WITH THEM, DRINK IT OR EAT IT? DRINK IT
16. WHEN MIA FARROW STARRED AS ROSEMARY IN THE FILM “ROSEMARY’S BABYâ€Â￾ WHO WAS THE BABY’S FATHER? THE DEVIL
17. MEMBERS OF THE STINKING ROSE CLUB ARE FANS OF WHAT? GARLIC
18. WHO AM I? BORN IN TEXAS IN 1969 TO A SWISS FATHER AND NORWEGIAN MOTHER, I WAS WORKING AS A WAITRESS WHEN I BEGAN ACTING. I MADE MY FILM DEBUT IN 1992, COMING TO PROMINENCE FOUR YEARS LATER AND PLAYING MY MOST FAMOUS ROLE IN 2001. I WON AN OSCAR FOR A 2004 FILM. RENEE ZELLWEGER
19. WHEN YOU ENTER A COLD, DARK ROOM YOU ONLY HAVE ONE MATCH. YOU FIND A CANDLE, AN OIL LAMP AND A LOG FIRE, WHICH DO YOU LIGHT FIRST? THE MATCH :wink:
20. IN AUGUST 1999 A ROTHERHAM WOMAN, AGED 26, BECAME BRITAIN’S YOUNGEST EVER WHAT? GRANDMOTHER :shock:
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. IN WHAT YEAR WAS THE WORLD’S OLDEST CASINO FIRST OPENED? 1638

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And the scores were.....
BUZZIE 11 (tiebreaker 1826)
JUS 13 (1849)
And the winner.....
BIGAL 19 (1800)

#142000 by IAN B
Mon Aug 06, 2012 1:35 pm
Not posted for a few weeks due to computer/internet problems, but I'm back.
Rather than have to mark loads of quizzes I'll post the first three complete with answers, then there'll be one for you to enter.

01. NAME THE YEAR. SIMON & GARFUNKEL’S “BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER" TOPPED THE UK ALBUM CHARTS FOR A TOTAL OF 24 WEEKS, CLIVE DUNN HAD A UK No1 WITH “GRANDADâ€Â￾ AND MARIAH CAREY WAS BORN. 1970
02. ONLY TWO NON-EUROPEAN OR SOUTH AMERICAN COUNTRIES HAVE EVER REACHED THE SEMI-FINALS OF FOOTBALL’S WORLD CUP, NAME ONE OF THEM. USA (1930) and SOUTH KOREA (2002)
03. IN TERMS OF POPULATION IN THE EUROPEAN UNION WHICH IS THE LARGEST CITY THAT IS NOT THE CAPITAL OF ITS’ COUNTRY – BARCELONA, BIRMINGHAM, HAMBURG OR MILAN? HAMBURG
04. ON TELEVISION IN 1963 IAN CHESTERTON, BARBARA WRIGHT AND SUSAN FOREMAN WERE THE FIRST CREW OF WHAT? THE TARDIS
05. THE INVENTOR OF THE SAXOPHONE, THE CREATOR OF THE SMURFS AND A FAMOUS SPORTSMAN NICKNAMED “THE CANNIBALâ€Â￾ WERE ALL NATIVES OF WHICH EUROPEAN COUNTRY? BELGIUM
06. WHY HAS HOWARD RIDDLE BEEN IN THE NEWS THIS WEEK? MAGISTRATE IN THE JOHN TERRY TRIAL
07. PICTURE 1 GIVES A CRYPTIC CLUE TO THE NAME OF WHICH GROUP? ATOMIC KITTEN
08. IN WHICH SPORT DID THE FIRST WINNER OF THE BBC “SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEARâ€Â￾ AWARD COMPETE? ATHLETICS
09. ANNA MARIA GROSHOLTZ IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FOUNDING OF WHICH MAJOR LONDON TOURIST ATTRACTION, WHICH FIRST OPENED IN 1835? [color=redMADAME TUSSAUD'S[/color]
10. THE LOS ANGELES CORONER, THOMAS NOGUCHI, WHO PERFORMED MARILYN MONROE’S AUTOPSY, WAS THE INSPIRATION FOR WHICH TELEVISION SHOW? “QUINCEY M.E.â€Â￾
11. IF BILLY GAVE JOHN TWO OF HIS FOOTBALL CARDS THEY WOULD BOTH HAVE THE SAME NUMBER, BUT IF JOHN GAVE BILLY TWO OF HIS CARDS BILLY WOULD HAVE TWICE AS MANY, HOW MANY CARDS DID EACH OF THEM START WITH? BILLY HAD 14, JOHN HAD 10
12. NAME THE YEAR. THE FIRST EUROS WERE MINTED, THE FINAL SERIES OF “FATHER TEDâ€Â￾ WAS TELEVISED AND SERENA WILLIAMS MADE HER DEBUT AT WIMBLEDON. 1998
13. WHICH 1960 ELVIS PRESLEY SONG WAS INSPIRED BY A NEAPOLITAN SONG WRITTEN IN 1898? “IT’S NOW OR NEVERâ€Â￾
14. PICTURE 2 SHOWS THE BADGE OF WHICH SPORTS TEAM? INTER MILAN
15. OF THE THIRTEEN NATIONAL PARKS IN ENGLAND AND WALES FIVE HAVE NO COASTLINE, NAME ANY THREE OF THEM. BRECON BEACONS, DARTMOOR, NORTHUMBERLAND, THE PEAK DISTRICT and THE YORKSHIRE DALES
16. NAME THE TELEVISION CHARACTER OR ACTOR IN PICTURE 3. IAN BEALE/ADAM WOODYATT
17. IF YOU ADDED TOGETHER THE NUMBER OF FLUID OUNCES IN A PINT, THE NUMBER OF MONTHS WITH 28 DAYS AND THE NUMBER OF HUMAN RIBS WHAT NUMBER SHOULD YOU HAVE? 56 (20+12+24)
18. WHO AM I? BORN IN LONDON IN 1899, I FIRST WORKED FOR A FILM STUDIO IN 1920, DIRECTING MY FIRST FILM JUST FIVE YEARS LATER. WHILST MAINLY FAMOUS AS A DIRECTOR, I ALSO APPEARED IN FILMS AND PRESENTED A TV SHOW. AFTER MOVING TO THE USA IN 1939, I BECAME AN AMERICAN CITIZEN IN 1955. I RECEIVED A KNIGHTHOOD IN 1980, THE YEAR OF MY DEATH. ALFRED HITCHCOCK
19. IF ‘FOLK’ IS SPELT ‘F-O-L-K’, BUT ‘JOKE’ IS SPELT ‘J-O-K-E’, HOW IS THE WHITE OF AN EGG SPELT? ALBUMEN
20. WHO WAS ONCE BANNED FROM FINLAND BECAUSE HE WASN’T WEARING TROUSERS? DONALD DUCK
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. WHEN SHEFFIELD’S PARK HILL FLATS COMPLEX WAS OPENED IN 1961 HOW MANY FLATS DID IT CONTAIN? 995

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01. NAME THE YEAR. ANEKA BECAME A ONE-HIT WONDERWITH THE No1 SINGLE “JAPANESE BOYâ€Â￾, MOTORHEAD HAD THEIR ONLY UK No1 ALBUM AND TWO MEMBERS OF DESTINY’S CHILD’S FINAL LINE-UP WERE BORN. 1981
02. ROGER FEDERER HAS JUST SET THE RECORD FOR THE MOST WEEKS RANKED AS THE WORLD’S No1 MEN’S TENNIS PLAYER, WHOSE RECORD DID HE BEAT? PETE SAMPRAS
03. WHICH OF THE BALTIC STATES STRETCHES THE FURTHEST NORTH – ESTONIA, LATVIA OR LITHUANIA? ESTONIA
04. THERE HAVE BEEN THREE HOSTS OF THE TELEVISION SHOW “THE GENERATION GAMEâ€Â￾, NAME ANY TWO OF THEM. BRUCE FORSYTH, LARRY GRAYSON and JIM DAVIDSON
05. IN WHICH DECADE OF THE 20th CENTURY WERE WOMAN IN THE USA FIRST ALLOWED TO VOTE IN ELECTIONS? 1920s
06. WHICH HIGH STREET BANK IS TO BE RESURRECTED FOLLOWING ITS’ BRAND TRANSFER FROM LLOYDS TO THE CO-OPERATIVE BANKING GROUP? TSB
07. NAME THE BAND SHOWN IN CARTOON FORM IN PICTURE 1. GUNS 'N' ROSES
08. DURING THE 1980s STEVE DAVIS WON THE SNOOKER WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP ON SIX OCCASIONS, NAME ANY TWO OF THE OTHER FOUR WINNERS. CLIFF THORBURN, ALEX HIGGINS, DENNIS TAYLOR and JOE JOHNSON
09. WHICH COUNTRY LIES IMMEDIATELY NORTH OF SLOVAKIA? POLAND
10. WHO, DESPITE MAKING THEIR FILM DEBUT IN 1955, DID NOT RECEIVE AN OSCAR NOMINATION UNTIL 1993 AND THEN WON AS BEST DIRECTOR RATHER THAN BEST ACTOR, A FEAT THEY REPEATED IN 2004? CLINT EASTWOOD
11. MAINE COON, SIBERIAN FOREST AND SELKIRK REX ARE ALL TYPES OF WHAT? CAT
12. NAME THE YEAR. THE WALTON SEXTUPLETS WERE BORN IN LIVERPOOL, AMERICA SENT A WOMAN INTO SPACE FOR THE FIRST TIME AND THE TENNIS PLAYER KIM CLIJSTERS WAS BORN. 1983
13. WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING SPORTING HITS REACHED THE HIGHEST POSITION IN THE UK SINGLES CHARTS – KIRI TE KANAWA’S “WORLD IN UNIONâ€Â￾, LIVERPOOL FC’S “ANFIELD RAPâ€Â￾ OR CHAS & DAVE’S “SNOOKER LOOPYâ€Â￾? LIVERPOOL FC’S “ANFIELD RAPâ€Â￾
14. PICTURE 2 SHOWS THE BADGE OF WHICH SPORTS TEAM? WARRINGTON WOLVES RLFC
15. WHAT WAS THE ORIGINAL USE OF THE LEANING TOWER OF PISA? A BELL TOWER
16. REBECCA HOWE, NORM PETERSON AND SAM MALONE WERE ALL CHARACTERS IN WHICH TELEVISION COMEDY SHOW? "CHEERS"
17. WHAT DOES THE DINGBAT IN PICTURE 3 REPRESENT? A ROUND OF DRINKS
18. WHO AM I? BORN IN SURREY IN 1971, I WORKED AS A TRAVEL AGENT AND HAIRDRESSER BEFORE MOVING INTO COOKERY. IN 1969 I MOVED INTO FOOD JOURNALISM BEFORE MAKING MY TELEVISION DEBUT FOUR YEARS LATER. AN OBE AND CBE, I AM ALSO A KEEN FOOTBALL FAN. DELIA SMITH
19. POLICE IN GLASGOW WHO RESPONDED TO A NEIGHBOUR COMPLAINT ABOUT FOUL AND ABUSIVE LANGUAGE WERE SURPRISED TO BE CONFRONTED BY? A PARROT
20. ON A VERY WINDY DAY A ROOSTER LAYS AN EGG ON THE ROOF OF THE CHICKEN COOP, WHICH SIDE OF THE ROOF DOES THE EGG BLOW OFF? IT DOESN’T, ROOSTERS DON’T LAY EGGS

TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. IN WHAT YEAR WAS BRITAIN’S FIRST COUNCIL ESTATE OPENED? 1896

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01. NAME THE YEAR. BARDO REPRESENTED BRITAIN AS HARROGATE STAGED THE
EUROVISION SONG CONTEST, THE MUSICAL “CATSâ€Â￾ OPENED ON BROADWAY AND ABBA RELEASED THEIR LAST ORIGINAL SINGLE. 1982
02. WHICH SNOOKER PLAYER HOLDS THE RECORD FOR THE MOST PROFESSIONAL TITLES WON DURING HIS CAREER? STEVE DAVIS
03. NAME ANY TWO OF THE THREE AFRICAN COUNTRIES WHOSE NAMES BEGIN WITH THE LETTER ‘L’. LESOTHO, LIBERIA and LIBYA[color]
04. NAME THE TELEVISION PERSONALITY IN PICTURE 1. [color=red]JOHN MOTSON

05. WHICH RUM-BASED COCKTAIL TAKES ITS’ NAME FROM THE TAHITIAN WORD FOR ‘VERY GOOD’? MAI TAI
06. WHO CARRIED THE TEAM GB FLAG AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE LONDON 2012 OLYMPICS? SIR CHRIS HOY
07. WHICH COUNTRY MUSIC LEGEND WROTE “ALWAYS ON MY MINDâ€Â￾, WHICH WAS A HIT FOR BOTH ELVIS PRESLEY AND THE PET SHOP BOYS? WILLIE NELSON
08. PICTURE 2 SHOWS THE BADGES OF SPORTS TEAMS FROM WHICH CITY? PARIS
09. NAME ANY FOUR OF THE FIVE RIVERS ON WHICH THE CITY OF SHEFFIELD LIES? DON, LOXLEY, PORTER, RIVELIN and SHEAF
10. SINCE 1980 THE TELEVISION GAME SHOW “FAMILY FORTUNESâ€Â￾ HAS HAD FIVE HOSTS, NAME ANY THREE OF THEM. BOB MONKHOUSE, MAX BYGRAVES, LES DENNIS, ANDY COLLINS and VERNON KAY
11. IF YOU HAVE TWO COINS WHOSE TOTAL VALUE IS 11 PENCE AND ONE OF THE COINS IS NOT A ONE PENCE PIECE, WHAT ARE THE TWO COINS? 10 PENCE and 1 PENCE
12. NAME THE YEAR. HIROHITO BECAME THE EMPEROR OF JAPAN, JOHN LOGIE BAIRD GAVE THE FIRST PUBLIC DEMONSTRATION OF TELEVISION, AND THE FAMOUS ESCAPOLOGIST HARRY HOUDINI DIED. 1926
13. WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING COMPOSERS WAS BRITISH – GEORGE HANDEL, GUSTAV HOLST OR MAURICE RAVEL? GUSTAV HOLST
14. WHAT TERM IS APPLIED TO A GOOD BALL IN BOTH BASEBALL (AT LEAST FOR THE PITCHER) AND TEN PIN BOWLING? STRIKE
15. NAME THE COUNTY HIGHLIGHTED IN PICTURE 3. CUMBRIA
16. IN A 2009 SURVEY WHO WAS NAMED THE SEXIEST CARTOON CHARACTER? JESSICA RABBIT
17. IN WHICH AREA DO ‘ASH’ AND ‘FOREST’ REPRESENT OPPOSITE VIEWPOINTS? SMOKING
18. WHO AM I? BORN IN LANARKSHIRE IN 1950, ON MAKING MY THEATRE AND STAND-UP COMEDY DEBUTS IN MY EARLY 20s I CHANGED MY NAME IN HONOUR OF A JAZZ LEGEND. I GOT MY TV BREAK IN COMEDY IN THE EALY 80s, BEFORE MOVING ON TO DRAMA AND FIRST TAKING ON A GIANT ROLE IN 2001. ROBBIE COLTRANE
19. TO INSPIRE HIS NATION’S OLYMPIC TEAM CZECH ARTIST DAVID CERNY HAS PRODUCED A LONDON BUS THAT DOES WHAT? PRESS-UPS
20. IN CHINA 18 POLICE OFFICERS RESPONDED TO THE REPORTS OF A PERSON DROWNING IN A RIVER, ONLY TO RESCUE WHAT? AN INFLATABLE DOLL
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. IN WHAT YEAR WAS SHEFFIELD AWARDED CITY STATUS? 1893

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#142001 by IAN B
Mon Aug 06, 2012 1:42 pm
A "Blockbusters"-style quiz this week, makes it a bit easier, but there's a couple of tricky ones in there - PM your answers

01. OT
LITERARY CHARACTER WHO WANTED MORE.
OLIVER TWIST
02. LDR
THEY HAD A HIT SINGLE WITH “MACARENAâ€Â￾.
LOS DEL RIO
03. CC
AMERICAN NAME FOR CANDY FLOSS.
COTTON CANDY
04. TCSP
TELEVISION SHOW IN WHICH FRENCH & SAUNDERS FIRST FOUND FAME.
"THE COMIC STRIP PRESENTS..."
05. CG
A 21st CENTURY RECORD-BREAKING LITERARY CHARACTER.
CHRISTIAN GRAY
06. TNYS
IN “SEX AND THE CITYâ€Â￾ CARRIE BRADSHAW’S EMPLOYERS.
"THE NEW YORK STAR"
07. SS
TERM FOR ELDERLY INTERNET USERS.
SILVER SURFERS
08. CPK
THE BIGGEST SELLING CHILDREN’S TOY OF 1983 AND 1984.
CABBAGE PATCH KIDS
09. BR
BB2 4JQ IS THE PSOTCODE OF THIS SPORTS TEAM’S GROUND.
BLACKBURN ROVERS
10. JJRB
MADE AN UNEXPECTED APPEARANCE AT THE 2004 SUPERBOWL.
JANET JACKSON'S RIGHT BREAST/BOOB
11. LCG
VENUE FOR THE LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC ARCHERY COMPETITION.
LORD'S CRICKET GROUND
12. TOOTAB
ACCORDING TO THIS SONG TITLE 66.66% IS ACCEPTABLE.
"TWO OUT OF THREE AIN'T BAD"
13. BW
PHYSICAL ATTRIBUTE OF SOMEONE WHO SPENDS TOO LONG INDULGING IN A POPULAR PASTIME.
BINGO WINGS
14. FSAS
THE ADDRESS OF WALFORD’S “QUEEN VICâ€Â￾.
46 ALBERT SQUARE
15. HR
SPORTS TEAM WHOSE HOME STADIUM IS THE TOYOTA CENTER.
HOUSTON ROCKETS - Nice try Jus, if you can't point out on a map where this place Hullkingston is I might visit :wink:
16. PTMD
ACCORDING TO PETER, PAUL & MARY HE “LIVED BY THE SEAâ€Â￾.
PUFF THE MAGIC DRAGON
17. BJ
THE AUTHOR HELEN FIELDING’S MOST FAMOUS CREATION.
BRIDGET JONES
18. BAT
DRINK MADE MIXING PALE ALE AND STOUT.
BLACK AND TAN
19. BORD
HISTORICAL EVENT ON WHICH THE FILM “ZULUâ€Â￾ WAS BASED.
BATTLE OF RORKE'S DRIFT
20. BOA
NAME BY WHICH ROBERT STROUD WAS ALSO KNOWN.
BIRDMAN OF ALCATRAZ
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. IN WHAT YEAR WAS THE SPORTING VENUE IN Q11 ESTABLISHED? 1814

Looks like a few found this quite tough despite the clues.....
QUIZ MASTER 12 (tiebreaker 1830)
ROB_BOB 13 (1936)
JUS 16 (1964)
And the winner (and I took three points off him this week :D ).....
BIGAL 17 (1820)

#142288 by IAN B
Mon Aug 13, 2012 4:35 pm
Here's this weeks offering from Resident Evil QM, Ian B - PM your answers

01. NAME THE YEAR. "THE LOCO-MOTION" WAS FIRST A UK TOP TEN HIT, BOOKER T & THE MGs WERE FORMED AND RAY CHARLES HAD HIS ONLY UK No1 SINGLE. 1962
02. AGED 71 JAPAN'S HIROSHI HOKETSU WAS THE OLDEST COMPETITOR AT THE LONDON 2012 OLYMPICS, BUT IN WHAT SPORT DID HE COMPETE? DRESSAGE
03. OVER WHICH RIVER IS THE CLIFTON SUSPENSION BRIDGE? AVON
04. WHAT WAS THE NAME OF THE ORANGUTAN IN THE CLINT EASTWOOD FILMS "EVERY WHICH WAY BUT LOOSE" AND "ANY WHICH WAY YOU CAN"? CLYDE
05. WHAT WAS THE NAME OF THE HIGH SPEED TRAIN LINK CONNECTING THE OLYMPIC STADIUM IN STRAFORD WITH CENTRAL LONDON - JAVELIN, RELAY OR SPRINT? JAVELIN
06. WHICH BANK WAS UNDER FIRE THIS WEEK FOLLOWING AMERICAN ALLEGATIONS OF MONEY LAUNDERING? STANDARD CHARTERED
07. PICTURE 1 GIVES A CRYPTIC CLUE TO WHICH BAND AND WHICH OF THEIR SONGS? THE BEATLES and "PENNY LANE"
08. HOW MANY MEN ARE THERE IN A MEN'S WATER POLO TEAM? SEVEN
09. IN THE LONDON 2012 OLYMPICS WHICH COUNTRY WAS REPRESENTED ON THE GRAPHICS BY THE LETTERS 'PRK'? PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF KOREA or NORTH KOREA
10. WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING ATTRACTED THE HIGHEST UK TELEVISION AUDIENCE FOR A SPORTING EVENT - THE 1966 WORLD CUP FINAL, THE 1970 FA CUP FINAL REPLAY, TORVILL & DEAN'S PERFORMANCE AT THE 1994 WINTER OLYMPICS OR THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE LONDON 2012 OLYMPICS? THE 1966 WORLD CUP FINAL - interesting as there can't have been many homes with TVs
11. WHICH WORD/S ARE THE ONLY WORD/S IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE BEGINNING WITH THE LETTER 'B' THAT CONTAIN THREE SUCCESSIVE DOUBLE LETTERS? BOOKKEEPER/BOOKKEEPING
12. NAME THE YEAR. DISNEY OPENED THE EPCOT CENTRE, MARGARET THATCHER'S SON, MARK, DISAPPEARED IN THE DESERT DURING THE PARIS-DAKAR RALLY AND"CHARIOTS OF FIRE" WON FOUR ACADEMY AWARDS. 1982
13. COMPOSER ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER'S BROTHER, JULIAN, IS FAMOUS FOR PLAYING WHICH INSTRUMENT? CELLO
14. FROM THE 2012-2013 SEASON THE FA CUP WILL HAVE HAD FOUR SPONSORS, NAME ANY TWO OF THEM. LITTLEWOODS, AXA, EON and BUDWEISER
15. NAME ANY THREE OF THE FIVE NORTH AFRICAN COUNTRIES WHICH HAVE MEDITERRANEAN COASTLINES. ALGERIA, EGYPT, LIBYA MOROCCO and TUNISIA
16. NAME THE FAMOUS PERSON IN PICTURE 2. NOEL COWARD
17. NAME THE CARTOON CHARACTERS IN PICTURE 3. CHIP 'N' DALE
18. WHO AM I? BORN IN SOUTH WALES IN 1925 THE SURNAME JENKINS, DESPITE EARLY SPORTING SUCCESS I TURNED MY ATTENTIONS TO ACTING. AFTER A BRIEF SPELL IN THE RAF I MADE MY FILM DEBUT IN 1949. I WAS SEVEN TIMES OSCAR NOMINATED, BUT NEVER WON. I DIED IN 1984. RICHARD BURTON
19. SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL LIMITED HIMSELF TO DOING WHAT FIFTEEN TIMES A DAY? SMOKING A CIGAR
20. WHAT WERE NOT ALLOWED AT THE 1896 OLYMPIC GAMES AFTER THE ORGANISER BARON PIERRE DE COUBERTIN DESCRIBED THEM AS "UNINTERESTING, UNAESTHETIC AND INAPPROPRIATE"? WOMEN COMPETITORS (obviously he'd never seen beach volleyball :D )
TIEBREAKER (nearest to the answer wins)
21. PRIOR TO THE LONDON 2012 OLYMPICS HOW MANY GOLD MEDALS HAD GREAT BRITAIN WON IN THE SUMMER OLYMPICS? 207
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Just the two entries this week.......
JUS 10 (tiebreaker 456)
BIGAL 18 (200)

#142621 by IAN B
Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:27 pm
Seems that I was somewhere close to my best this week with a winning score of 15 in The Railway, see how well you can do - PM your answers

01. NAME THE YEAR. ALL SAINTS HAD THEIR FIRST UK No1 SINGLE, THE CORRS HAD THEIR FIRST UK No1 ALBUM AND THE COUNTRY SINGER TAMMY WYNETTE DIED. 1998
02. GREAT BRITAIN’S MEDAL TALLY AT THE 2012 OLYMPICS WAS PUBLICISED AS THEIR BEST EFFORT FOR 104 YEARS, BUT IN WHICH CITY WERE THE 1908 GAMES HELD – LONDON, PARIS OR ST LOUIS? LONDON
03. SOUTH AFRICA HAS BORDERS WITH SIX OTHER COUNTRIES, NAME ANY ONE OF THEM. BOTSWANA, LESOTHO, MOZAMBIQU, NAMIBIA, SWAZILAND and ZIMBABWE
04. IN THE FILM “FACE/OFFâ€Â￾ WHICH TWO ACTORS SWAPPED FACES? NICOLAS CAGE and JOHN TRAVOLTA
05. IN THE PERIODIC TABLE WHICH METALLIC ELEMENT HAS THE CHEMICAL SYMBOL ‘Sn’? TIN
06. WHICH COMEDIAN AND ACTOR MARRIED FOR THE FOURTH TIME THIS WEEK, DESPITE HAVING CALLED HIS LAST SHOW “THE ALIMONY TOURâ€Â￾ TO PAY FOR HIS THIRD DIVORCE? JOHN CLEESE
07. PICTURE 1 GIVES A CRYPTIC CLUE TO THE NAME OF WHICH BAND? NINE INCH NAILS
08. BEFORE BECOMING THE BULLS WHAT WAS THE NAME OF BRADFORD’S RUGBY LEAGUE TEAM? BRADFORD NORTHERN
09. IN WHICH COUNTY WOULD YOU FIND THE FURTHEST POINT FROM THE COAST IN ENGLAND? DERBYSHIRE
10. WHAT COLOURFUL FOOD PRODUCT WAS THE FIRST ONE ADVERTISED IN COLOUR ON BRITISH TELEVISION? BIRDSEYE FROZEN PEAS
11. PICTURE 2 SHOWS THE LOGO OF WHICH COMPANY? PREMIER INN
12. NAME THE YEAR. THE FIRST SCHEDULED JUMBO JET FLIGHT BETWEEN NEW YORK’S JFK AIRPORT AND HEATHROW TOOK PLACE, THE ROYAL NAVY STOPPED THE DAILY RUM RATION AND THE “BOURNEâ€Â￾ ACTOR MATT DAMON WAS BORN. 1970
13. WHAT IS THE MAIN DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A BUGLE AND A TRUMPET? A BUGLE HAS NO VALVES
14. IN BASEBALL HOW FAR IS IT FROM THE PITCHER’S MOUND TO THE BATTER’S HOME PLATE – 50½ FEET, 60½ FEET OR 70½ FEET? 601/2 FEET
15. IN WHICH CALIFORNIAN DESERT WOULD YOU FIND DEATH VALLEY? MOJAVE
16. IN THE 1981 FILM “ARTHURâ€Â￾ AND ITS’ 2011 REMAKE WHICH TWO ACTORS PLAYED THE TITLE ROLE? DUDLEY MOORE and RUSSELL BRAND
17. WHAT TWO WORD THING IS REPRESENTED BY THE DINGBAT IN PICTURE 3? BLUE MOVIE
18. WHO AM I? BORN IN OHIO IN 1925, I SHOWED AN EARLY INTEREST IN ACTING BEFORE SERVING IN THE US NAVY DURING WWII. I MADE MY BROADWAY, TV AND FILM DEBUTS IN THE EARLY 50s. A NINE TIME NOMINEE AND ONE TIME ACADEMY AWARD WINNER, AWAY FROM ACTING MY INTERESTS INCLUDED MOTOR RACING AND MY OWN FOOD PRODUCTION COMPANY. PAUL NEWMAN
19. IN 1998 SONY ACCIDENTALLY RELEASED 700000 CAMCORDERS THAT HAD THE ABILITY TO DO WHAT? SEE THROUGH CLOTHES
20. DURING HIS LIFESPAN THE AVERAGE MAN WILL PRODUCE 121 PINTS OF WHAT? TEARS
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. FOR HOW MANY YEARS DID THE HOUSE OF TUDOR REIGN? 118 (1485-1603)

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This week's scores were.....
JUS 10 (tiebreaker 341)
ROB_BOB 17 (100)
BIGAL 19 (118)

#142787 by IAN B
Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:33 am
Some thought last week's a bit easy, try this one, which The Railway crowd found tough - PM your answers

01. NAME THE YEAR. ALTHIA & DONNA WERE ONE HIT WONDERS WITH “UPTOWN TOP RANKINGâ€Â￾, TERRY WOGAN HAD A HIT WITH “THE FLORAL DANCEâ€Â￾ AND THE MUSCIAL “EVITAâ€Â￾ MADE ITS’ WEST END DEBUT. 1978
02. NOT INCLUDING THE BATS HOW MANY PIECES OF WOOD ARE ON A CRICKET PITCH DURING PLAY? 11
03. WHEN LISTED ALPHABETICALLY WHAT ARE THE FIRST AND LAST COUNTRIES IN SOUTH AMERICA? ARGENTINA and VENEZUELA
04. BY WHAT NAME ARE KEVIN ASHMAN, CJ DE MOOI, DAPHNE FOWLER, CHRIS HUGHES AND JUDITH KEPPEL COLLECTIVELY KNOWN? EGGHEADS
05. “THE LANCETâ€Â￾ IS A FAMOUS MEDICAL PUBLICATION, BUT DOES IT TAKE ITS’ NAME FROM A SURGICAL BLADE, A SURGICAL GARMENT OR A SURGICAL PROCEDURE? SURGICAL BLADE
06. THE AGITOS MADE THEIR FIRST APPEARANCE IN LONDON THIS WEEK, WHO OR WHAT ARE THE AGITOS? PARALYMPIC SYMBOLS
07. PICTURE 1 GIVES CRYPTIC CLUES TO THE NAME OF WHICH GROUP AND WHICH OF THEIR SONGS? BELLE STARS and "THE CLAPPING SONG"
08. IN MARCH 1978 AUSTRALIAN GRAHAM YALLOP BECAME THE FIRST CRICKETER TO DO WHAT DURING A TEST MATCH? WEAR A HELMET
09. NAME THE IRISH PROVINCE COLOURED YELLOW IN PICTURE 2. MUNSTER
10. WHICH OSCAR-WINNING ACTOR HAS PLAYED THE CHARACTERS CAPT JOHN H MILLER (1998), CHUCK NOLAND (2000) AND PROF ROBERT LANGDON (2006-2009)? TOM HANKS "Saving Private Ryan", "Castaway" and "The Da Vinci Code"
11. WHAT NAME LINKS A SLANG TERM FOR A HANDGUN, SOMEONE PAID TO ATTRACT CUSTOMERS TO ENTERTAINMENT EVENTS AND A FORMER TV COMEDIAN AND ACTOR? BARKER
12. NAME THE YEAR. WINSTON CHURCHILL RESIGNED FROM HIS SECOND SPELL AS BRITISH PRIME MINISTER, THE BOARDGAME “SCRABBLEâ€Â￾ MADE ITS’ UK DEBUT AND THE ACTOR KEVIN COSTNER WAS BORN. 1946
13. WHAT SONG HAS BEEN A UK HIT SINGLE FOR JIMMY YOUNG, LIBERACE, ROBSON & JEROME AND GARETH GATES? "UNCHAINED MELODY"
14. WHOSE LOGO IS SHOWN IN PICTURE 3? ROGER FEDERER
15. PAKISTAN SHARES A BORDER WITH FOUR COUNTRIES, NAME ANY TWO OF THEM. AFGHANISTAN, CHINA, INDIA and IRAN
16. IN THE CHILDREN’S TELEVISION PROGRAMME “TRUMPTONâ€Â￾ WHAT COLOUR HELMETS DID THE FIREMAN WEAR? GOLD
17. TRUE OR FALSE – A BABY GUINEA PIG IS CALLED A GUINEA PIGLET? FALSE - it's a pup
18. WHO AM I? BORN IN BARNET IN 1966, I MADE MY PROFESSIONAL SPORT DEBUT IN 1986 AND MY INTERNATIONAL DEBUT FOUR YEARS LATER. FOLLOWING MY SPORTING RETIREMENT IN 2001, I MOVED IN TV, FIRSTLY AS A COMMENTATOR BEFORE APPEARING IN REALITY, QUIZ, TOPICAL AND GARDENING SHOWS. PHIL TUFNELL
19. WHAT DEROGATORY TERM MEANING ‘A GOSSIP’ IS DERIVED FROM A NAVAL TERM FOR SAILORS GATHERING ROUND THE WATERBARREL TO SWAP STORIES? SCUTTLEBUTT
20. OVER 400 PEOPLE RECENTLY GATHERED ON SCARBOROUGH BEACH AND SET A NEW WORLD RECORD FOR DOING WHAT? BUILDING SANDCASTLES
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. CURRENTLY HOW MANY ELECTED MEMBERS OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT ARE THERE? 754

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And the three scores this week were.....
JUS 10 (tiebreaker 350)
BUZZIE 13 (701)
And the winner.....
BIGAL 19 (750)
Last edited by IAN B on Wed Sep 05, 2012 7:43 am, edited 2 times in total.

#143201 by IAN B
Wed Sep 05, 2012 7:30 am
I'm off shortly on my annual Cornish Cider Odyssey so I'll post two quizzes, which will be answered in about a fortnight. The first one takes the form of a trivia trail quiz, where the answer to Q2 begins with the last letter of the answer to Q1 etc etc, the second is one of my normal GK quizzes - have fun.
PM your answers

01. WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE PLACE IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA THAT IS WIDELY REGARDED AS THE HOTTEST AND DRIEST PLACE IN THE USA? DEATH VALLEY
02. WHAT FORM OF TRANSPORT DID THE BEATLES FIRST USE IN 1967? YELLOW SUBMARINE
03. WHAT NAME LINKS AN OLD TESTAMENT BOOK AND A BOB MARLEY SONG? EXODUS
04. WHICH FAMOUS FILM DIRECTOR MADE THEIR DIRECTORIAL DEBUT WITH THE 1976 FILM “DUELâ€Â￾? STEVEN SPIELBERG
05. WHAT WAS THE NAME OF THE 1980s VIGILANTE GROUP, CREATED BY CURTIS SLIWA, WHO PATROLLED THE NEW YORK CITY SUBWAY? GUARDIAN ANGELS
06. WHICH PREMIERSHIP FOOTBALL CLUB WON THEIR ONLY MAJOR TROPHY WHEN THEY CLAIMED THE 1975-76 FA CUP? SOUTHAMPTON
07. THE STORTHING IS THE PARLIAMENT OF WHICH EUROPEAN COUNTRY? NORWAY
08. WHICH TELEVISION PROGRAMME HAS BEEN HOSTED BY JONATHAN WILKES, LISA RILEY AND JEREMY BEADLE? "YOU'VE BEEN FRAMED"
09. WHICH US STATE, WHOSE CAPITAL IS DOVER, IS KNOWN AS THE BLUE HEN STATE? DELAWARE
10. WHICH SURREY TOWN IS FAMOUS FOR HORSE RACING AND A SPA WHICH PRODUCES THE SALTS THAT BEAR ITS’ NAME? EPSOM
11. ATLAS, GREASE AND LIGHT BROWN APPLE ARE ALL TYPES OF WHICH CREATURE? MOTH
12. WHAT FORM OF TRANSPORT IS THE MOST FAMOUS INVENTION OF SIR CHRISTOPHER COCKERILL? HOVERCRAFT
13. ACCORDING TO THE BIBLE, FOR HOW MANY PIECES OF SILVER DID JUDAS ISCARIOT BETRAY JESUS? THIRTY
14. BETWEEN 1971 AND 2004 THE MUSICIAN RICK WAKEMAN HAD FIVE SPELLS AS THE KEYBOARD PLAYER OF WHICH PROGRESSIVE ROCK BAND? YES
15. WHICH IS THE LARGEST PLANET IN THE UNIVERSE, TAKING 29½ YEARS TO ORBIT THE SUN? SATURN
16. WHAT SONG, TAKEN FROM A 1978 FILM, GAVE THE BEE GEES THEIR THIRD UK No1 SINGLE? "NIGHT FEVER"
17. WHICH FAMOUS BLUE CHEESE IS MADE FROM GOAT’S MILK AND MUST BE LAW BE AGED IN CAVERNS IN SOUTHERN FRANCE? ROQUEFORT
18. WHAT TYPE OF CREATURE HAS VARIETIES CALLED FLATHEAD, MARBLE AND RAINBOW? TROUT
19. IN THE TELEVISON PROGRAMME “ONLY FOOLS AND HORSESâ€Â￾ WHAT WAS THE NAME OF THE TROTTER’S LOCAL PUB? THE NAG'S HEAD
20. WHAT NAME LINKS THE DAUGHTER OF THE KING OF TYRE WHO FOUNDED CARTHAGE WITH A FEMALE SINGER WHO HAD No1 ALBUMS IN 2001 AND 2003? DIDO
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. IN SQUARE MILES WHAT IS THE TOTAL AREA OF THE US STATE IN Q9? 2490

Just the one entry so the winner is.....
JUS 18 (tiebreaker 1900)


01. NAME THE YEAR. BUDDY HOLLY HAD HIS ONLY UK No1 SINGLE, THE SOUND TRACK TO “SOUTH PACIFICâ€Â￾ TOPPED THE UK ALBUM CHART FOR THE ENTIRE YEAR AND THE “SINGERâ€Â￾ MORRISSEY WAS BORN. 1959
02. THERE ARE FOUR TOWNS OR CITIES WHO HAVE TWO OR MORE TEAMS IN THE TOP FOUR DIVISIONS OF SCOTTISH FOOTBALL, EDINBURGH, GLASGOW, DUNDEE AND WHICH OTHER ONE? FALKIRK
03. THE CAPITAL CITY OF HUNGARY LIES ON TWO RIVERS, WHAT ARE THEY CALLED? BUDA and PEST
04. “EYES IMPOSSIBLE MENâ€Â￾ CONTAINS ONE WORD FROM THE TITLES OF THREE MOVIES STARRING WHICH FILM STAR? TOM CRUISE
05. WITH OUT USING ANY BONUS SQUARES, WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING WOULD SCORE THE MOST POINTS IN “SCRABBLEâ€Â￾ – HORNY, KINKY OR SEXY? KINKY
06. IN RECENT FINANCIAL NEWS AND ADVERTISING THE INITIALS ‘PPI’ HAVE FEATURED REGULARLY, BUT WHAT DO THE INITIALS STAND FOR? PAYMENT PROTECTION INSURANCE
07. WHAT BOY’S NAME LINKS HIT SINGLES BY THE PIRANHAS, DNA FEATURING SUZANNE VEGA AND ROD STEWART? TOM
08. WITH WHICH CITY WOULD YOU ASSOCIATE THE SPORTS TEAMS IN PICTURE 1? GLASGOW
09. WHICH IS THE ONLY BRITISH CITY WHOS’ NAME BEGINS WITH THE LETTER ‘I’? INVERNESS
10. PICTURE 2 SHOWS THE TITLE CREDITS OF WHICH TELEVISION PROGRAMME? "THE REAL HUSTLE"
11. WHAT LINKS ARABIC, MANDARIN CHINESE AND HEBREW? THEY ARE WRITTEN/READ FROM RIGHT TO LEFT
12. NAME THE YEAR. GREECE BECAME THE 10th MEMBER OF THE EEC, THE FIRST DE LOREAN ROLLED OFF THE BELFAST PRODUCTION LINE AND PETER DAVISON BECAME THE 5th DOCTOR WHO. 1981
13. PICTURE 3 GIVES A CRYPTIC CLUE TO THE NAME OF WHICH BAND? PREFAB SPROUT
14. WHICH SPORT HAS VARIETIES CALLED ‘FIELD’ AND ‘TARGET’? ARCHERY
15. WHERE AM I? AN EAST AFRICAN COUNTRY WITH A POPULATION OF APPROX 10 MILLION, MY CURRENCY IS THE SHILLING AND MY CAPITAL MOGADISHU. I AM THE HOME NATION OF A WORLD CHAMPION AND OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALLIST. SOMALIA
16. FOR A RECENT TELEVISION SERIES CELEBRITY CHEF JAMIE OLIVER HAD A MOBILE PUB – WAS IT CALLED THE FAWCETT INN, THE COCK IN CIDER OR THE FORK IN PIE? THE COCK IN CIDER
17. IN THE NAME OF THE SUPERMARKET ‘ASDA’ WHAT DOES ‘ASDA’ STAND FOR? ASSOCIATED DAIRIES
18. WHO AM I? BORN IN BOSTON IN 1971, I’M THE BROTHER OF A MEMBER OF A 90s BOYBAND, WHO BEGAN MY OWN SHOWBIZ CAREER AS A RAPPER. MAKING ADVERTS FOR CALVIN KLEIN GAVE ME A BREAKTHROUGH INTO ACTING IN 1991. BEST KNOWN FOR A 2001 REMAKE OF A 1968 CULT FILM, I WAS OSCAR NOMINATED IN 2006. MRK WAHLBERG
19. WILL.I.AM’S LATEST SINGLE WILL BE THE FIRST RECORD TO HAVE ITS’ DEBUT BROADCAST LIVE FROM WHERE? MARS
20. TWO MEN, BOTH ACCOMPANIED BY THEIR SON, BOOK A TABLE AT A RESTAUARANT. WHEN THEY ARRIVE THERE ARE ONLY THREE PLACE SETTINGS, BUT THEY ALL SIT DOWN TO DINE. HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE? GRANDFATHER, FATHER and SON
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. BEFORE JOHN PAUL II IN 1978, IN WHAT YEAR WAS THE LEAST NON-ITALIAN POPE ELECTED? 1522

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Successive wins for.....
JUS 12 (tiebreaker 1684)

#143822 by IAN B
Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:34 pm
Back from my travels and being generous, or so I thought, don't think my regulars agreed - PM your answers
01. NAME THE YEAR. JONATHAN KING’S “EVERYONE’S GONE TO THE MOONâ€Â￾ TOPPED THE UK SINGLES CHART, “ROLLING STONES No2â€Â￾ TOPPED THE UK ALBUM CHARTS THREE TIMES AND SHANIA TWAIN WAS BORN. 1965
02. AT THE LONDON 2012 PARALYMPIC GAMES IN WHICH SPORT DID TEAM GB WIN ITS’ FIRST GOLD MEDAL? CYCLING
03. IN WHICH COUNTY WOULD YOU FIND THE HIGHEST SEA CLIFFS IN ENGLAND? DEVON
04. FIRST SEEN IN 1969, WHAT WAS THE NAME OF THE CHILDREN’S TELEVISION PROGRAMME THAT FEATURED THE NEIGHBOURING TOWN OF CAMBERWICK GREEN? CHIGLEY
05. WHICH FAMOUS SAINT WAS MARTYRED ON A SPIKED WHEEL? CATHERINE
06. APPLE HAS JUST ANNOUNCED THE LAUNCE OF ITS’ FIRST 4G ‘PHONE, BUT WHAT DOES THE ‘G’ IN 4G STAND FOR? GENERATION
07. PICTURE 1 GIVES A CRYPTIC CLUE TO THE NAME OF WHICH BAND? ADAM & THE ANTS
08. WHICH CURRENT PREMIERSHIP FOOTBALL CLUB WERE FORMED IN 1879 AS ST ANDREW’S CHURCH SUNDAY SCHOOL FC, MOVED TO THEIR CURRENT GROUND IN 1896 AND, DESPITE 24 YEARS IN THE TOP DIVISION, HAVE NEVER WON A MAJOR TROPHY, THE CLOSEST BEING ONE FA CUP FINAL APPEARANCE. FULHAM
09. WHERE IN THE UNITED KINGDOM DO THEY HAVE AN EXTRA BANK HOLIDAY, LIBERATION DAY, CELEBRATED ON MAY 09th? THE CHANNEL ISLANDS
10. IN WHICH ENGLISH CITY IS THE TELEVISION SHOW “HOLLYOAKSâ€Â￾ SET? CHESTER
11. WHICH OF QUEEN ELIZABETH II’S CHILDREN HAS THE MIDDLE NAMES ANTONY RICHARD LOUIS? PRINCE EDWARD
12. NAME THE YEAR. THE FIRST SKATEBOARD CHAMPIONSHIPS WERE STAGED, CIGARETTE ADVERTISING WAS BANNED ON BRITISH TELEVISION AND THE FILM “MARY POPPINSâ€Â￾ WON FIVE ACADEMY AWARDS. 1965
13. IN THE 1988 PROCLAIMERS HIT SINGLE “I’M GONNA BEâ€Â￾ HOW FAR WOULD THEY WALK? 1000 MILES
14. PICTURE 2 SHOWS THE BADGE OF WHICH SPORTS TEAM? CARDIFF CITY
15. IN WHICH COUNTRY WOULD YOU FIND THE CAMARGUE, AN AREA FAMOUS FOR ITS’ WILD HORSES AND WETLANDS? FRANCE
16. WHICH OSCAR WINNING ACTOR PLAYED THE CHARACTERS RANDLE McMURPHY (1975), JACK TORRANCE (1980) AND DARYL VAN HORNE (1987)? JACK NICHOLSON
17. NAME THE FAMOUS AUTHOR IN PICTURE 3. IAN FLEMING
18. WHO AM I? BORN IN COUNTY CLARE IN 1942, I MOVED TO ENGLAND AGED SIX. AFTER WORKING IN INSURANCE I MADE MY BROADCASTING DEBUT AS A FREELANCE RADIO JOURNALIST IN 1968. IN 1977 I MADE MY TV DEBUT AS A SPORTS REPORTER, WORKING FOR THE BBC UNTIL 1999. IN 2005 I MOVED AWAY FROM SPORT TO PRESENT QUIZ SHOWS. DES LYNAM
19. IN THE ARGENTINIAN PROVINCE OF PATAGONIA POLICE HAVE BEEN ORDERED TO SHOOT WHAT IF THEY ARE SEEN ATTACKING WHALES? SEAGULLS
20. WHAT IS UNUSUAL ABOUT THE BRANCHES OF McDONALD’S THAT WILL SOON OPEN IN INDIA? THEY'RE VEGETARIAN
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. THE BLACK BEAR CASINO IN MINNESOTA CLAIMS TO HAVE PRODUCED THE BIGGEST BURGER EVER MADE, IN LBS HOW MUCH DOES IT WEIGH? 2014lbs

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Again just the one entry (Is QZ dying a death?).....
BIGAL 18 (tiebreaker 17lbs)

#143965 by IAN B
Mon Sep 24, 2012 3:29 pm
Decided to take it easy on them this week with a Connections quiz, resulting in a plethora of 20/20 scores - PM your answers

01. WITH WHICH FAMOUS SHIP WOULD YOU ASSOCIATE LIEUTENANT WILLIAM BLIGH AND FLETCHER CHRISTIAN? BOUNTY
02. WHAT TYPE OF CREATURE HAS VARIETIES CALLED LITTLE BLUE, YELLOW EYED AND WHITE FLIPPERED? PENGUIN
03. IN 1984 CHARLIE SPEDDING WAS THE LAST BRITON TO WIN AN OLYMPIC MEDAL IN WHICH EVENT? MARATHON
04. PICTURE 1 SHOWS A PICTURE OF WHICH PLANET? MARS
05. WHAT CONNECTS THE ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS 1-4? CHOCOLATE BARS
06. WHICH SATELLITE AND CABLE TELEVISION CHANNEL, DEDICATED TO SCIENCE, HISTORY AND TECHNOLOGY, FIRST BROADCAST IN 1985? DISCOVERY
07. IN MYTHOLOGY WHAT WAS THE NAME OF THE LEGENDARY ISLAND THAT SANK INTO THE SEA? ATLANTIS
08. WHAT NAME LINKS THE EXPLORER CAPTAIN JAMES COOK AND THE TELEVISION CHARACTER INSPECTOR MORSE? ENDEAVOUR
09. PICTURE 2 SHOWS THE LOGO OF WICH FILM COMPANY? COLUMBIA
10. WHAT CONNECTS THE ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS 6-9? SPACE SHUTTLES
11. WHICH FAMOUS CAR, DESIGNED BY SIR ALEC ISSIGONIS, WAS FIRST SOLD IN 1959? MINI
12. WHICH ACTOR WAS BORN N 1933 WITH THE NAME MAURICE MICKLEWHITE? MICHAEL CAINE
13. WHICH CITY IS THE HOME TO THE FOOTBALL CLUB JUVENTUS? TURIN
14. THE BOOTS RANDOLPH TUNE “YAKKETY SAXâ€Â￾ IS BEST KNOWN FOR BEING USED ON WHOSE TELEVISION SHOW? BENNY HILL
15. WHAT CONNECTS THE ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS 11-14? "THE ITALIAN JOB"
16. NAME THE ACTRESS SHOWN IN PICTURE 3. HELENA BONHAM-CARTER
17. WHICH FAMOUS EXPLORER REPUTEDLY INTRODUCED TOBACCO INTO ENGLAND AND THE POTATO TO IRELAND? SIR WALTER RALEIGH
18. IN THE 70s TELEVISION SERIES WHAT WAS THE NAME OF THE CHARACTER KNOWN AS “THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MANâ€Â￾? STEVE AUSTIN
19. WHICH SINGER HAD HIT SINGLES WITH “ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGHâ€Â￾ AND “ANNIE’S SONGâ€Â￾? JOHN DENVER
20. WHAT CONNECTS THE ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS 16-19?
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. IN WHAT YEAR DID THE EXPLORER IN Q17 DIE? 1618

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As predicted high scores this week.....
BUZZIE 19 (tie breaker 1595)
JUS 20 (1570)
And the winner.....
BIGAL 20 (1618)

#144290 by IAN B
Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:04 pm
A bit more difficult this week (although too many multiple choice questions in hindsight) - PM your answers

01. NAME THE YEAR. THE BEATLES' FIRST FIVE ALBUMS WERE RELEASED ON CD, THE MICHAEL JACKSON ALBUM "BAD" WAS RELEASED AND THE SMITHS DISBANDED. 1987
02. JOHN TERRY THIS WEEK ANNOUNCED HIS RETIREMENT FROM INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL, BUT AGAINST WHICH COUNTRY DID HE MAKE HIS DEBUT - CROATIA, MACEDONIA OR SERBIA & MONTENEGRO? SERBIA & MONTENEGRO
03. FOUND IN AUSTRALIA WHAT IS THE FREMANTLE DOCTOR - A DESERT, A REEF, A TIDE OR A WIND? A WIND
04. IN WHICH SERIES OF FILMS DO THE CHARACTERS DIEGO, MANNY AND SID FEATURE? "ICE AGE"
05. THE DINGBAT IN PICTURE 1 REPRESENTS THE TITLE OF WHICH BOOK/FILM? "LITTLE WOMEN"
06. THE MEDINAH COUNTRY CLUB STAGED THE 38th RYDER CUP, BUT CLOSE TO WHICH US CITY IS THE CLUB? CHICAGO
07. PICTURE 2 REPRESENTS THE NAME OF WHICH BAND AND WHICH OF THEIR SONGS? THE KINKS and "WATERLOO SUNSET"
08. WHICH OF TENNIS' GRAND SLAM EVENTS WAS THE FIRST TO USE THE HAWKEYE LINE JUDGE SYSTEM? THE US OPEN
09. WHEN LISTED ALPHABETICALLY WHAT ARE THE FIRST AND LAST COUNTRIES IN THE CONTINENT OF AFRICA? ALGERIA and ZIMBABWE
10. "HUNTING TALENTED SUPREMACY" CONTAINS ONE WORD FROM THE TITLES OF THREE MOVIES STARRING WHICH FILM STAR? MATT DAMON
11. WHAT IS THE MAXIMUM VALUE OF PREMIUM BONDS THAT ONE PERSON CAN LEGAL HOLD - £10000, £20000 OR £30000? £30000
12. NAME THE YEAR. NECTAR POINTS WERE INTRODUCED, "FOOTBALLER'S WIVES" MADE ITS' TELEVISION DEBUT AND THE COMEDIAN AND ACTOR DUDLEY MOORE DIED. 2002
13. MADONNA HOLDS THE RECORD FOR THE MOST UK No1 SINGLES BY A FEMALE SOLO ARTIST, KYLIE HAS THE SECOND MOST, BUT WHO IS THIRD ON THE LIST? RIHANNA
14. IN BASEBALL IF A BATSMAN SCORES A BASES LOADED HOME RUN HOW MANY RUNS DOES HIS TEAM SCORE? 4
15. NAME THE COUNTY HIGHLIGHTED IN PICTURE 3. RUTLAND - England's smallest
16. IN THE TELEVISION GAME SHOW "DEAL OR NO DEAL" WHAT IS THE HIGHEST VALUE IN THE BLUE BOXES - £250, £500, £750 OR £1000? £750
17. WHICH PERSON, VOTED THE 5th GREATEST BRITON, REPUTEDLY WAS BORN AND DIED ON ST GEORGE'S DAY? WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
18. WHO AM I? BORN IN DEWSBURY IN 1910, I WAS A FOOTBALLER, TYPEWRITER SALESMAN AND JOURNALIST BEFORE TURNING TO MY FAVOURED SPORT IN 1940. INITIALLY A TEAM MANAGER I BECAME THE BBC'S FIRST COMMENTATOR ON MY SPORT BEFORE BRANCHING OUT INTO A LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT SHOW. I RETRIED FROM BROADCASTING IN 1981 AND DIED IN 1986. EDDIE WARING
19. THE TERM "UNDER THE THUMB" IS DERIVED FROM WHICH ACTIVITY - ARCHERY, FALCONERY OR SWORDSMANSHIP? FALCONRY
20. ACCORDING TO RECENT RESEARCH ONE IN THE THREE BRITISH MEN CAN NOT - REMEMBER THE DATE OF THEIR WEDDING ANNIVERSARY, REMEMBER THEIR WIFE'S BRA SIZE OR SEE THEIR PENIS? SEE THEIR PENIS :shock:
TIEBREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. SINCE THEIR FIRST GAME IN 1872, HOW MANY GOALS HAVE THE ENGLAND FOOTBALL TEAM SCORED IN FULL INTERNATIONALS? 2017

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Just the two regular entries this week.....
JUS 11 (tie breaker 6250 - this is England we're talking about!!)
And the winner.....
BIGAL 16 (444 - they're not quite that rubbish!!)
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