Friday, 23 August 2013

The Friday Question Set — 23-8-2013

Oh, don’t you just hate a good earworm … ?

You know,those songs that — for only HALF a good reason that you can see — suddenly start worming their way through you head … ?

I have to admit, I was just looking in on Facebook, when someone over there — who shall remain nameless — mentioned Justified and Ancient.

I wish they hadn’t.   It’s going to be pestering me for hours … 


At ANY rate … ?

At any rate, it’s Friday: means it’s time for the Friday Question Set.

Here’s this week’s set, covered by the usual Creative Commons License* … 

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Q1) Eyes Wide Shut was the last film made by which Stanley?

Q2) What appeared on the Jolly Roger: a Skull and Crossbones, an emoticon or a cassette?

Q3) What kind of pen was traditionally made with a goosefeather?
A3) A Quill.

Q4) Which south American country shares its name with a nut?
A4) Brazil.

Q5) If you were acting on stage, what would you be said to be treading?
A5) The Boards.

Q6) In Roman mythology, Neptune the god of what…?
A6) The sea.

Q7) What vegetable are vampires said to be repulsed by?
A7) Garlic.

Q8) What nationality is author Salman Rushdie?
A8) British.

Q9) What telephone service was established in July of 1937?

Q10) What is the first prime number above 100?
A10) 101.


Q11) In which police series did Robbie Coltrane play Fitz?
A11) Cracker .

Q12) In the 1993 tv version of Lady Chatterly’s Lover, who played Mellors the Gardener?
A12) Sean Bean.

Q13) What was the BBC’s version of Jeux Sans Frontières called?
A13) It’s A Knockout.

Q14) What’s Britain’s longest running children’s TV show?
A14) Blue Peter.

Q15) Which Prime Minister’s father in law was in ’Til Death do Us Part?
A15) Tony Blair’s. (Cherie’s dad, Tony Booth.)

Q16) Complete the name, Monty Python’s Flying … what?
A16) Circus. 

Q17) In EastEnders, which Jim married Dot?
A17) Jim Branning.

Q18) Which Australian soap is set in the fictional suburb of Erinsborough?
A18) Neighbours.

Q19) Knot’s Landing was a spinoff from which US soap?
A19) Dallas.

Q20) What’s the name of Barbara Windsor’s character, in EastEnders?
A20) Peggy Mitchell.


Q21) Gert Frobe played which James Bond villain, back in 1964: GoldFinger, or Dr No?
A21) Goldfinger.

Q22) Who joined Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci on the poster for Good Fellas?
A22) Ray Liotta.

Q23) Caryn Jones is better known as which Nun impersonating, comedienne?
A23) Whoopi Goldberg.

Q24) Which former Star Wars actress wrote Postcards from the Edge, and Delusions of Grandma?
A24) Carrie Fisher.

Q25) Which Attenborough brother directed Gandhi: Richard or David?
A25) Richard.

Q26) What nationality is Crocodile Dundee?
A26) Australian.

Q27) In the film of the same name, who played Tootsie, Dustin Hoffman or Robert De Niro?
A27) Dustin Hoffman.

Q28) Back in 1989, if Billy Crystal was Harry, who was Sally?
A28) Meg Ryan.

Q29) In the 1981 John Landis movie, where was the American Werewolf?
A29) In London.

Q30) Who directed 3 Men and a Baby, Leonard Nimoy, Chris Pine or William Shatner?
A30) Leonard Nimoy?


Q31) Ian Botham first played cricket for which county? 
A31) Somerset.

Q32) Eddie Merckx was record breaker in which sport?
A32) Cycling.

Q33) In 1977, which Nick became the world’s youngest Ryder Cup winner?
A33) Nick Faldo.

Q34) Who set a new transfer record, when he was bought & sold by Blackburn?
A34) Alan Shearer.

Q35) During the 90’s, which Martina became Wimbledon’s youngest ever senior Women’s champ?
A35) Martina Hingis.

Q36) Which side had a record run as Rugby League champs, in the 1990s?
A36) Wigan.

Q37) In which sport was Mark Spitz a record breaker?
A37) Swimming.

Q38) In which event did Fatima Whitbread set a 1986 record?
A38) Javelin.

Q39) Who holds the record for most games as West indian cricket captain?
A39) Clive Lloyd.

Q40) In 1996, who became England’s youngest ever football manager?
A40) Glenn Hoddle.


Q41) Which famous American politician invented bifocals: George Washington, Benjamin Franklin or Thomas Jefferson?
A41) Benjamin Franklin.

Q42) Dipsophobia is a fear of what: drinking, blondes or rollercoasters?
A42) Drinking.

Q43) What’s the opposite of alkali?
A43) Acid.

Q44) How many legs doe a male insect have?
A44) Six; same as a female one.

Q45) What does an entomologist study: insects, cheese or mammals?
A45) Insects.

Q46) Which planet is closest to the sun?
A46) Mercury.

Q47) Which Big theory explains the formation of the universe?
A47) The Big Bang Theory.

Q48) Which Helen became the first British woman in space?
A48) Helen Sharman.

Q49) Alphabetically, what’s the last planet in our solar system?
A49) Venus.

Q50) What did the Soviet Union call its first nuclear powered ship, Lenin, or Stalin?
A50) Lenin.

Round Six General Ignorance.

Q51) How many megabits, in a gigabit?
A51) 1000

Q52) Which north African country has the internet domain code, .dz?
A52) Algeria.

Q53) In heraldry, what colour is Vert: green, red or purple?
A53) Green.

Q54) In which European country is Ravenna?
A54) Italy.

Q55) How many pawns are there, at the start of a game of chess? 
A55) 16: 8 black, along with 8 white.

Q56) Name either of Lebanon’s two main languages. (Two points for both.)
A56) French and Arabic.

Q57) Which buccaneer became Governor of Jamaica, in 1674?
A57) Captain Henry Morgan.   (Accept just Captain Morgan.)

Q58) What’s the last word, in the bible?
A58) Amen.

Q59) David Bryant became the first World Champion in which sport?
A59) Bowls.

Q60) What does the M stand for, in MTV? 
A60) Music.

Enjoy those.

I’ll leave you with one of the OTHER hits from THAT band … 




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