Friday, 28 November 2014

The Friday Question Set — 28-11-2014

I have to admit — quickly, before my nephew turns up! — that I’ve got a box set on.

Believe it or not … ?

The original first series of Twin Peaks.

It’s nice too see it again.

But I tell you one thing, though: it’s easy to forget quite how over the top it was!


Which isn’t to it was bad: LORD no!

That was part of its charm!

But that’s neither here nor there, is it?


Not if your here for the usual reason.

Which is, of course, that it’s Friday: and, black or otherwise, that mean’s it’s time for the Friday Question Set.

Here’s this week’s, covered by the usual Creative commons License*

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Q1) Who wrote the novel War & Peace?
A1) Count Leo Tolstoy.

Q2) What is the more usual name for Roentgen Rays; – X Rays, Gamma Rays, Ultraviolet Rays or Magnetic Resonance
Q2) X Rays.

Q3) A ‘Miller’ is a move in which sport: Ice Hockey, Trampolining, or Diving

Q4) Festfolk was the original name for which Swedish group?

Q5) Janice Deveree was very well known for having a 14 inch what?
A5) Beard.

Q6) Fredrick Sanger synthesised which life saving drug?
A6) Insulin.

Q7) Some turtles use to breathe: Belly, Shell, Mouth or Anus?
A7) Anus.

Q8) On what company’s motorcycle did Barry Sheene win the 500cc-world title in 1977?
A8) Suzuki.

Q9) Which band was not from Liverpool: The Searchers, A Flock of Seagulls, Stone the Crows or OMD?

Q10) Julius Caesar said “The die is cast” after crossing which river: the Tiber, the Rubicon or the San Marino?
A10) The Rubicon.


Q11) Hit the beat & take it to the first line
A11) Mercy, by Duffy.

Q12) Daddy told me ‘Look into the future, Sit at your computer, Be a good girl’.
A12) No Good Advice, Girls Aloud.

Q13) Ha, Ha, Ha, Whatcha laughin’ at?.
A13) 21 Seconds, So Solid Crew.

Q14) There's no point in asking, you'll get no reply.
A14) Pretty Vacant, the Sex Pistols.

Q15) Ooh it’s so good, it’s so good, it’s so good, it’s so good, it’s so good.
A15) I Feel Love, by Donna Summer.

Q16) Sometimes I get to feeling I was back in the ol’ days, long ago.
A16) Those were the Days of our Lives, Queen.

Q17) Wake up in the morning, slaving for bread, sir, so that every mouth can be feed.
A17) The Israelites Desmond Dekker and & the Aces.

Q18) ’Scuse me girl, I know it’s a bit embarrassing but I just noticed some tan lines on your shirt there.
A18) Fit but you Know it, by the Streets.

Q19) Never let it be said that romance is dead.
A19) Ruby, the Kaiser Chiefs.

Q20) Has he lost his mind?   Can he see or is he blind?
A20) Iron Man, by Black Sabbath.


Q21) What type of pen did Lewis Waterman invent?
A21) The fountain pen.

Q22) What nationality was motoring pioneer, Gottlieb Daimler?
A22) German.

Q23) What was Bakelite: the first commercial plastic, a cake decoration or a brand of bread?
A23) The first commercial plastic.

Q24) True or False: the boiling point of water increases with altitude.
A24) False.   It decreases.

Q25) What’s the highest level of degree universities award?
A25) A doctorate.

Q26) What connects a muscle to a bone?
A26) A tendon.

Q27) True or false: South Africa is the world’s largest producer of Chromium.
A27) True.

Q28) Astronaut, Alan Shepard was the 1st person to do what on the moon, hit a golf ball, watch TV or go to the toilet?
A28) Hit a golf ball.

Q29) Which invention was invented last: the CD, the fax machine or the photocopier?
A29) The CD.

Q30) What was a Nickelodeon?
A30) An early Jukebox.


Q31) Who was Britain’s first Olympic gold medallist, in a throwing event?
A31) Tessa Sanderson, in 1984.

Q32) There were four host nations for the 2011 Cricket World Cup: name one of them.
A32) Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

Q33) Which England Cricketer had a 2005 Autobiography entitled Calling the Shots?
A33) Michael Vaughan.

Q34) What would a judo  artist do with a judogi?
A34) Wear it: its the suit.

Q35) Mirka Vavrinec is the girlfriend and manager of which sports star?
A35) Roger Federer.

Q36) In which year was F1 Driver Lewis Hamilton born?
A36) 1985.

Q37) How many consecutive wins did Bjorn Borg have in the men’s singles at Wimbledon?
A37) Five.

Q38) Name any of the three European countries have hosted footballs World Cup but have never won it?
A38) Spain, Sweden & Switzerland.

Q39) What sporting event does the Royal Family traditionally attend, on the first Saturday of September?
A39) The Highland Games.   The Bræmar Gathering, to be precise.

Q40) What was used by football referees for the first time in 1878?
A40) Whistles.


Q41) Twycross is what sort of tourist attraction?
A41) A zoo.

Q42) How many sides has a 100 sided dice?
A42) Depending on which version you use, either 10, 20 or 100.

Q43) The Hall of Mirrors is in which French Palace?
A43) Versailles.

Q44) Philately will get you nowhere, unless you collect what?
A44) Stamps.

Q45) In which European country is De Efteling theme park?
A45) Holland.

Q46) In the film Psycho, what was Norman Bates hobby?
A46) Taxidermy.   (Stuffing things)

Q47) In gambling, what are ‘Fulhams’?
A47) Loaded dice.

Q48) In which month would you go to a Burns Night celebration?   (Bonus point for the date in the relevant month)
A48) January.   (January 25th)

Q49) Where is the National Museum of Geography: Bradford, Manchester or Leeds?
A49) Bradford.

Q50) The YOC is the junior branch of which organisation:  the RSPB, the Royal Horticultural Society or the Royal Society of Art?
A50) RSPB.   (It’s the Young Ornithologists Club.)


Q51) In North America, what’s the significance of July 1st: Canada Day, US Independence Day, or Martin Luther King’s birthday?
A51) Canada Day.

Q52) What would a cooper make?
A52) Barrels.

Q53) Which college of London University was founded by Sidney James Webb?

Q54) Which Bedfordshire Wildlife Park first opened its doors, in 1931?
A54) Whipsnade.

Q55) What was Ansel Adams: a photographer, a sculptor, or a painter?
A55) A  photographer.

Q56) Which group famously heckled Tony Blair, in 2000?

Q57) The creeping mint, Mentha Pulegium, is used in many medicinal teas: how’s it better known?
A57) Pennyroyal.

Q58) What sign of the Zodiac covers the period April 20th to May 20th?
A58) Taurus.

Q59) Josip Brip was better known as which Eastern European leader?

Q60) Rebekeh Brook took on the editorship of which tabloid newspaper, in 2002?
A60) The Sun.

Enjoy those: I’ll catch you next time … 

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