Friday, 5 September 2014

The Friday Question Set — 5-9-2014

Drat … !

Drat, drat … and DOUBLE drat … !

I’m possibly going to need a light bulb.

Or possibly a starter switch!

It’s got to be said, I like my kitchen.   Although I could keep it a bit tidier …

Which is possibly a whole over story.

At ANY rate … ?   I like my kitchen.   And like being able to see in my kitchen.

But it looks like the fluorescent lighting’s starting to go.

Hopefully?   Hopefully, I just need a new starter switch in the thing.

I dread to thing what a new tube’s going to cost … !

At any rate, my electrical supply problems aren’t your electrical supply problems, are they?


No, you’ve wondered here, not to hear me whinge …

But to beg borrow or steal … the Friday Question Set … !

Here’s this week’s: covered by the usual Creative Commons License*
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Q1) In rhyme, who asked his way to Norwich when he came down too soon?
A1) The man in the moon.
Q2) In Britain a general election must be held every how many years?
Q2) Five.
Q3) What caused a rush to California in 1848?
A3) Gold.
Q4) Which British comedian was the last person to be named as ‘Pipe Smoker of the Year’: when the award was originally run … ?
A4) Stephen Fry.   (It’s since been revived: the 2014 holder of the title is a chap called Brian Mills.)
Q5) If N comes before M, I comes before O, U before I and Z before Z , what letter comes before B?
A5) V. (On a typewriter or keyboard).
Q6) Which famous London Road and Underground station has six consecutive consonants in its name?
A6) Knightsbridge.
Q7) Kitty Hawk is associated with which famous aviators?
A7) The Wright Brothers.
Q8) In August 1942, where in France did allied forces mount a daring raid on Hitler’s Fortress Europe?
A8) Dieppe.
Q9) Which beauty competition did Eric Morley found in 1951?
A9) Miss World Competition.
Q10) What title is given in Spain to daughters of the sovereign?
A10) The Infante.   (It’s pronounced ‘in-FAN-ta’)
Q11) Which team did England beat in the 2003 rugby World Cup final?
A11) Australia.
Q12) Which jockey was knighted in 1953?
A12) Gordon Richards.
Q13) Which of the Neville brothers was first to leave Manchester Utd?
A13) Phil.
Q14) In a tennis tie-break, what is the largest winning margin?
A14) 7 – 0.
Q15) Which country did the British and Irish Lions tour in 2005?   (Bonus for telling us who won the tour.)
A15) New Zealand.   (The All-Blacks; – it was a Three-Nil whitewash)
Q16) In which team game do you try to move backwards all the time?
A16) Tug of War.
Q17) What is another name for the watery sport of Natation?
A17) Swimming.
Q18) How many goals did France score in the 1998 World Cup final?
A18) Three.
Q19) In water polo, which players wear red caps?
A19) The goalkeepers.
Q20) Which football defender was the first man to decide a World Cup game with a ‘Golden Goal’?
A20) Laurent Blanc.
Q21) According to a popular 60s song, what do birds, stars and me all have in ?
A21) Just like me, they long to be close to you - from the song Close to You, a hit for both Dionne Warwick and The Carpenters
Q22) Who classical composer wrote the tune,  Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star: Beethoven, Mozart or Wagner?
A22) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Q23) Hot Chocolate, Billy Preston, Badfinger, Mary Hopkin, Jackie Lomax and James Taylor all recorded for which record label? A23) Apple: they all signed for the Beatles label, Apple Records.
Q24) What was the title of the Beatles EP which featured the songs Your Mother Should Know and I Am The Walrus?
A24) Magical Mystery Tour.
Q25) Which rock star once said of his daughter She had her rebellious moment, but it was pretty quiet compared to mine, which lasted about 15 years?
A25) Mick Jagger.
Q26) Laurie Anderson’s only UK hit was the very strange Oh, Superman: but which iconic member of The Velvet Underground is she the widow of?
A26) Lou Reed.
Q27) Cliff Richard entered the Eurovision Song Contest: in which year of the 60s?
A27) 1968.
Q28) In 1985, Sting sang guest vocals on which best-selling Dire Straits single?   (Bonus point for telling us the name of the album.)
A28) Money for Nothing, Brothers in Arms.
Q29) Francis Rossi and Ronnie Wood have both lost which part of their face?
A29) Nasal Septum: it’s the part of the nose that separates the nostrils and gets damaged by snorting cocaine.
Q30) U can’t Touch This was the first chart hit for which rapper?
A30) MC Hammer.
Q31) What is a Puffball: a fungus, algae or a lichen?
A31) A fungus.
Q32) How many bones does a slug have?
A32) None.
Q33) In what type of environment do most crustaceans live?
A33) The Sea.
Q34) What is an anchovy?
A34) A fish.
Q35) Which of the following has the most bones: a human, a horse or a mouse?
A35) A mouse(225), a human(206), a horse(205).
Q36) The horn of a rhino is made of what?
A36) Hair.
Q37) What do kangaroos, anteaters and sea-horses all have in common; – pouches, fins or very long tongues?
A37) Pouches: to carry their young.
Q38) The first guide dog training schools were established shortly after World War 1: in which European country?
A38) Germany.
Q39) What kind of creature is a Black Widow?
A39) A spider.
Q40) A Muscovy is what type of bird?
A40) A duck.
Q41) What is 1⁄3rd of 1, 200?
A41) 400.
Q42) In Sudoku, what is the total of the numbers used oncer, in each 3*3 square?
A42) 45.
Q43) In imperial measurement, how many yards are there, in a chain?
A43) 22.
Q44) How many lines in a sonnet?
A44) 14.
Q45) How many gallons, in a bushel?
A45) 8.
Q46) How many actors have played Dr Who, on stage?
A46) 3.   (A character actor called Trevor Martin, back in the 1970s, and Jon Pertwee and Colin Baker, during the 1980s and 1990s.   You could ALSO argue the answer is for: as actor David Banks stood in for Jon Pertwee for a couple of nights …)
Q47) If you played 35 cards, in a game of Patience, how many are left to play?
A47) 17.
Q48) How many pound, in a hundredweight?
A48) 112lbs.
Q49) What is the square root of 169?
A49) 13.
Q50) What is ¼ plus 1/8?
A50) 3/8th.

Q51) Which king is said to have burnt the cakes?
A51) Alfred the Great.
Q52) Thomas Arnold was headmaster of which public school?
A52) Rugby.
Q53) In which year of the 1960s was the PLO founded?
A53) 1964.
Q54) René Lalique specialised in making things from what: glass, diamond or ice?
A54) Glass.
Q55) Kampilan, Barong and Kirtana are all types of what?
A55) Swords.
Q56) Who shared the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize?
A56) Nelson Mandela and FW de Klerk.
Q57) Members of which branch of the British army are known as the Red Devils?
A57) The Parachute Regiment.
Q58) In December of 1974, Private Teruo Nakamura discovered what had finished: World War One, World War Two or the Cold War?
A58) World War Two.   (He was a Japanese soldier who got stuck on a Pacific island, towards the end of the War: and only believed it was over when the Japanese Army dug up his commanding officer, and had him tell the Private what was going on.)
Q59) Who was the first British monarch to visit New Zealand?
A59) Elizabeth the 2nd.
Q60) The Montgolfier Brothers were known for what: the first balloon flight, the first hang glider or the first crossing of the English Channel?
A60) The first Balloon flight.
Enjoy those: I’ll catch you next time … !

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