Friday, 15 June 2012

The Friday Question Set — 15-6-2012

You know, sometimes local councils are bloody ridiculous.

At least, school authorities are, at any rate.

Something that’s been all over the news, today … ?

Is how 9 year old schoolgirl, Martha Payne got banned from taking photos of her school dinners.

Granted, the ban sounds like it’s been over turned.

But, ye GODS, it sounds like quite a fuss … !

Banning photos by a schoolgirl, who’s writing what she thinks of her dinner!

Honesty … !

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?


After all … 

It’s a Friday, so of course, THAT means the Friday Question set.

Here it is, along with the ‘How To’ and Creative Commons License
Online 155:   
Q1) What name is given to a young deer?   
A1) A fawn.
Q2) What medical condition is referred to as either grand mal or petite mal?   
Q2) Epilepsy.
Q3) The Goodies provided the voices for which children’s cartoon series?   
A3) Banana Man.
Q4) Falabella horses originally come from which South American country?
A4) Argentina.
Q5) At what hour of the night does the middle watch start, whilst at sea?   (Bonus point for saying when it ends.)
A5) Midnight.   (4am.)
Q6) What’s the administrative centre for Wiltshire?
A6) Trowbridge.
Q7) In which sport do teams compete for the Swaythling Cup?
A7) Table Tennis.
Q8) Rick Wakeman was the keyboard player for which band?
A8) Yes.
Q9) What, in 2003, did Afro-Carribean poet Benjamin Zephania turn down, because of it’s Imperialist connotations?
A9) An OBE.
Q10) Which crop is damaged by the Boll Weevil?   
A10) Cotton.   
Q11) Suffragette Emily Davidson threw herself under the king’s horse, during which year’s Derby: 1913, 1915, or 1917?   
A11) 1913.
Q12) In which river did Virginia Wolf drown herself, in 1941, the Ouse, the Thames or the Cam?   
A12) The Ouse.
Q13) Drummer John Bonham famously died of alcohol poisoning.   Which band was he the drummer for?   
A13) Led Zeppelin.
Q14) Singer, Otis Redding died how, at the age of 25?   (Bonus point for naming the year.)   
A14) In a plane crash.   (1967.)
Q15) Which fashion designer died in a shooting incident outside his home, in 1997?   
A15) Gianni Versace.
Q16) Which composer was shot by US military policemen, outside his home: Gershwin, Webern, or Debussy?   
A16) Anton von Webern.
Q17) Which wild west hero’s last words were ‘That picture’s crooked’?   
A17) Jesse James.
Q18) Who was film star Carole Lombard married, when she died in a plane crash, in 1946?   
A18) Clark Gable.
Q19) Which Olaf Palme was PM of which European country, when he was assassinated, in 1946?   
A19) Olaf Palme.
Q20) What film was Oliver Reed making, when he died?   
A20) Gladiator.   
Q21) In computer Jargon, what exactly does wysiwyg stand for?   
A21) What You See Is What You Get.
Q22) On a standard computer keyboard, what’s the only vowel not on the top row of letters?   
A22) A.
Q23) CGI stands for Computer Generated … what?   
A23) Image.
Q24) Which symbol is variously known as the little snail, the monkey tail or elephant’s trunk?   
A24) The At symbol.   (The @ symbol.)
Q25) Which company makes the iMac?   (Bonus point for naming the most recent version of the operating system they’ve just released.)   
A25) Apple.   (Mac OSX 10.7, otherwise known as Lion.)
Q26) The Internet chatroom abbreviation KISS stands for Keep It … what?   
A26) Simple, Stupid.
Q27) Which early computer pioneer is credited with designing the earliest form of computer, in 1837?   
A27) Charles Babbage.
Q28) Getting an FAQ from someone means they’ve sent you a document that lists what sort of questions?   
A28) Frequently Asked.
Q29) A CPU is a Central Processing … what?   
A29) Unit.
Q30) The internet chatroom abbreviation ROFL is short for Rolling On The Floor … what: Laughing, Licking or Lagging?   
A30) Laughing.   
Q31) Olga Korbut represented which country?
A31) The Soviet Union.   (Accept Russia.)
Q32) Which Manchester won the European Cup, in 1968?   A32) Manchester United.
Q33) How many times did Red rum win the Derby?   A33) None.   (He did win the Grand National 3 times, though.)
Q34) Which icy event is the world’s fastest non–motorised sport?   A34) Ice Hockey.
 Q35) In the University Boat Race, who do Oxford compete against?   A35) Cambridge. 
Q36) What sport is played at Lord’s?   A36) Cricket. 
Q37) Frankie Dettori won the Ascot Gold Cup in 1992, and 1993, on which horse?A37) Drum Taps. 
Q38) Who won the  1st Formula 1 World Champpionship, at the 1981 San Marino Grand Prix?   (Bonus point for telling us his nationalty.)   A38) Nelson Piquet.   (Brazilian.)
Q39) The Thomas Keller medal is one of the highest awards in which water sport?
A39) Rowing. 
Q40) Which renowned football manager was boss at both Grimsby & Workington?   A40) Bill Shankly.   
Q41) Which cartoon Rabbit was Framed in 1988?   (Bonus point for telling us the name of his human co–star.)   
A41) Roger.   (Bob Hoskins.)
Q42) Which US pop superstar starred in Moonwalker?   
A42) Michael Jackson.
Q43) Which film told the story of two athletes in the 1924 Olympics?   
A43) Chariots of Fire.   (Famously, the opening and closing scenes were recently re-enacted during the Olympic Torch relay)
Q44) What is Australian adventurer Mick Dundee’s nickname?   
A44) Crocodile.
Q45) Which adventurous US state was played by Harrison Ford?   
A45) Jones.
Q46) Which Indian leader was played by Ben Kingsley?   
A46) Gandhi
Q47) Which composer did Tom Hulse play in Amadeus?   
A47) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Q48) What sort of Busters were Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, and Bill Murrey?    
A48) Ghostbusters.
Q49) What was the Fish Called in the 1988 movie?   
A49) Wanda.
Q50) Which Naked series of films was the first in the series with Leslie Nielsen?   
A50) Naked Gun.   
Q51) A shortage of which vitamin leads to Scurvy?   
A51) Vitamin C.
Q52) On which Greek island did King Minos keep the Minotaur?
A52) Crete.
Q53) Which US president issued the 14 Points, Woodrow Wilson, Abraham Lincoln or Bill Clinton?
A53) Woodrow Wilson.
Q54) Which classic New York–based Musical is based on Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet?
A54) West Side Story.
Q55) Which Country and Western musical was known as the ‘…Man in Black’?
A55) Johnny Cash.
Q56) Which cricket tournament was re–named the Twenty20 Cup, in 2003?
A56) The Benson & Hedges Cup.
Q57) Which radio play begins with the line “To begin at the beginning, it is spring, moonless night, starless and bible black”?   (Bonus point for telling us who wrote it.)
A57) Under Milkwood, by Dylan Thomas.
Q58) Which of the following monarchs isn’t buried in Westminster Abbey: Elizabeth 1st, Charles 2nd, or Queen Victoria?
A58) Queen Victoria.
Q59) What is the Sternum more commonly known as?
A59) The breastbone.
Q60) What’s the largest city in California?
A60) Los Angeles.
Enjoy those, everyone.

I’ll catch you later.

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