Friday, 2 May 2014

The Friday Question Set — 2-5-2014

Blast … 

Blast and DAMN … !

I have to confess, I didn’t get the job I was after … !

That’s a shame: not only was it the first interview I’d had for a while, but it was ALSO one I’d got a new pair of trousers for.

It seems even more of a blow to lose out on the position.

Hopefully … ?

Well, hopefully, there’ll be others coming along.

Cross your fingers for me … !

Still, onwards and upwards, eh … ?

Today is Friday, after all: which means it’s time for the usual Friday Question Set.

Here’s this week’s, covered by the usual Creative Commons License* …
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Q1) Which 1980s hit had a video with a running man, in the bottom right hand corner of the screen?
A1) Road To Nowhere by Talking Heads.
Q2) Louis Washkansky was the first person to receive what?
Q3) Before becoming an MP, what was Robin Cook’s first job?
A3) A teacher.
Q4) According to legend, how many horns does a unicorn have?
A4) One.
Q5) What is measured in decibels?
A5) Sound.
Q6) Which fruit, when dried, produces raisins?
A6) The grape.
Q7) The Yuan is the currency of which East Asian country?
A7) China.
Q8) What name is usually, and incorrectly, given to the clock tower of the Houses of Parliament?
A8) The Queen Elizabeth Tower.  (Big Ben is actually the bell.)
Q9) After a selling price, in a classified ad, what does o. n. o stand for?
Q10) Name any of the three colours that usually feature on a roulette wheel?
A10) Red and black.
Q11) What name is given to someone who hoards things?
A11) A magpie.
Q12) A coward is also known as a what?
A12) A chicken.
Q13) Two under par?
A13) An eagle.
Q14) Three under par?
A14) An albatross.
Q15) Scoring no runs in cricket, is what type of bird?
A15) A duck.
Q16) If you’re burying your head in the sand, in the hope something will go away, you’re said to be acting like a what?
A16) An ostrich.
Q17) If you’re giving up drugs, you are said to be going cold what?
A17) Turkey.
Q18) Staying up all night will get you called what?
A18) A Night Owl.
Q19) If you’re gulping all you’re food in a rush, what sea bird would you be compared to?
A19) A gannet.
Q20) What bird might a vain person be compared to?
A20) A peacock.
Q21) Who won the Best Director Oscar for Dances With Wolves?
A21) Kevin Costner.
Q22) Who got the Best Actor Oscar for Silence of the Lambs?
A22 Sir Anthony Hopkins.
Q23) Braveheart was set in which country of the UK?
A23) Scotland.
Q24) Which plasticine pair had won 6 Oscars by 1998?
A24) Wallace and Gromit.
Q25) Who won the Best Actress Oscar, for her appearance in Dead Man Walking?
A25) Susan Sarandon.
Q26) Which film got the Best Picture Oscar, in the same year that Tom Hanks got Best Actor for Forest Gump?
A26) Forest Gump.
Q27) In which year did The English Patient, win the Best Picture Oscar?
A27) 1996.
Q28) Who won the Best Actor Oscar, for his appearance in Scent of a Woman?
A28) Al Pacino.
Q29) Which Oscar winning movie holds the record for the most on screen live extras?
A29) Gandhi.
Q30) For which 1997 film did James Cameron get a Best Director Oscar?
A30) Titanic.
Q31) Who wrote the lyrics for the 1990s version of Candle In The Wind?
A31) Bernie Taupin.
Q32) Who is the Sid, of Sid and Nancy notoriety?
A32) Sid Vicious.
Q33) Which band’s music features in the film, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert?
A33) Abba.
Q34) Who first hit the UK top ten, with Cornflake Girl?
A34) Tori Amos.
Q35) What country does Bjork come from?
A35) Iceland.
Q36) Who’s backing band were the Wailers?
A36) Bob Marley.
Q37) Who, during the 1980s, was Addicted To Love?
A37) Robert Palmer.
Q38) Keith, Greg, and Carl: which 1970s trio are we talking about … ?
A38) Emerson, Lake and Palmer.
Q39) Which band shares its name with a 1962 hit for Bernard Cribbins?
A39) Right, Said Fred.
Q40) Who was the first Spice Girl to get engaged?
A40) Victoria Adams/Beckham.  (Accept Posh Spice.)
Q41) Which member of the Mitchell family was killed in 1998?
A41) Tiffany.
Q42) Which Neighbours star had a sister who appeared in Home and Away?
A42) Kylie Minogue.
Q43) Civvy Street was a spin off from which soap?
A43) EastEnders.
Q44) In Coronation Street, what was Deirdre’s first married name?
A44) Deidre Langton.
Q45) What’s the post-code for Walford, in EastEnders?
A45) E20.
Q46) Knots Landing was a spin off of which soap?
A46) Dallas.
Q47) In which Cheshire town is Hollyoaks set?
A47) Chester.
Q48) In which soap was a wife beater famously buried under the patio?
A48) Brookside.
Q49) When first screened, what was Emmerdale called?
A49) Emmerdale Farm.
Q50) Which Grove was a popular teen soap?
A50) Byker Grove.
Q51) If an antique has been made from tortoiseshell, what animal has it been made from?
A51) A Turtle.
Q52) Which US city has been nicknamed the City of Brotherly Love?
Q53) John Louis, and Barry Briggs were stars of which sport?
A53) Speedway.
Q54) Whose autobiography was called, Neither Shaken, Nor Stirred?
Q55) How many countries are there, in Africa?
A55) 54.   (Two countries are debatable, though …)
Q56) Which creature’s name can go in front of the words, ‘crab,’ ‘monkey,’ ‘plant’ and ‘wasp’?
A56) Spider.
Q57) Diluted Acetic acid is better known as what?
A57) Vinegar.
Q58) What is a water moccasin?
A58) A snake.
Q59) What was Dutch rock band’s Golden Earrings first top ten hit?
A59) Radar Love.
Q60) Who, according to legend, was the last king of Troy?
A60) King Priam.
Enjoy those: I’ll catch you later … 

After — as I’ve been watching the snooker — I leave you with this … 

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