Friday, 18 July 2014

The Friday Question Set — 18-7-2014

Ye … 

Mothering … 

Gods … 


I love my country, I really do.   Although, granted, I know it has its good and bad points.

There’s a few of both.

The climate … ?

Usually isn’t one of them.

Well … 

It usually isn’t.   Unless Britain is covered in snow.

Or, like the south east, at the moment, bloody hot!

If you’re like me — just a touch overweight — then we’re both a bit over heated.

And frankly, glad to have windows we can open … !


At any rate, it’s a Friday.   Granted it’s a hot Friday that with a predicted thunderstorm that will hopefully cool things down, but none-the-less, a Friday.

Which means, of course, that it’s time for the Friday Question Set: here’s this week’s, covered, once more, by the Creative Commons License* …
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Q1) There’s three main ingredients of kedgeree.   Name one of them.   (One point for 1, two points for two, three for all three.)
A1)  Eggs, rice and fish. 
Q2) If a violinist is playing pizzicato, hows he playing his instrument?
Q2) Plucking it.
Q3) Rievaulx, in North Yorkshire, is famous for what: its puddings, its abbey or its spring-water?
A3) Its Abbey.
Q4) Which alcoholic drink is flavoured with juniper berries?
A4) Gin.
Q5) What’s the legal term for lying under oath?
A5) Perjury.
Q6) The assassination of Archduke Franz-Ferdinand triggered World War One.   But in which east European city did it take place?
A6) Sarajevo.
Q7) What was a Sopwith Camel: a biplane, a mutant llama or a type of jeep?
A7) A biplane.
Q8) What is a dactylogram?
A8) A fingerprint.
Q9) Near which London park would you find Birdcage Walk?
A9) St James’ Park.
Q10) Pierre Fabergé famously made jewelled … what?
A10) Eggs.
Q11) Who was the first Black artist to have a video played on MTV?
A11) Herbie Hancock.
Q12) Which girl band had a hit with Stay?
A12) Shakespeare’s Sister.
Q13) One Queen album was — at the time of its recording — the most expensive ever made: and was called A Night At Thewhat … ?
A13) A Night At The Opera.
Q14) Name that tune: “When the paper boy's half an hour late.”
A14) Gertcha, by Chas and Dave.
Q15) Which band holds the record for the most sessions recorded for John Peel?
A15) The Fall.   (24.)
Q16) Rod Stewart started his career as a backing singer for which 60’s British blues star: Long John Baldry, The Rolling Stones or The Animals?
A16) Long John Baldry.
Q17) What was the only Prince album to have won an Oscar?
A17) Purple Rain.
Q18) When did Cliff Richard first have a number one?
A18) 1960.
Q19) Funky Moped was a big, if rude hit, for which vegetative comedian?
A19) Jasper Carrott.
Q20) Neil Morrisey’s only hit was with the theme tune to children’s show?
A20) Bob the Builder.
Q21) What is a plant’s foliage?
A21) Leaves.
Q22) What are tulip’s grown from?
A22) Bulbs.
Q23) What do secateurs do?
A23) Cut things.
Q24) Culinary herbs are usually grown for what?
A24) Cooking/eating.
Q25) What piece of garden equipment can be rotary, or hover?
A25) The lawn mower.
Q26) Which heap provides fertiliser for the garden?
A26) The compost heap.
Q27) French, runner, or broad.   What kind of vegetable are we talking about?
A27) Beans.
Q28) If you grew a box in your garden, what have you just grown?
A28) A hedge.
Q29) Hybrid tea, and Floribunda, are what type of flower?
A29) Rose.
Q30) Cox’s Orange Pippin, Bramley, & McIntosh, are types of what?
A30) Apples.
Q31) Who discovered radio waves?
A31) Heinrich Hertz.
Q32) Who gave his name to a unit of radioactivity?
A32) Antoine Becquerel.
Q33) Which 16th century scientist proposed that the Earth orbited the Sun?
A33) Nicolai Copernicus.
Q34) Which British scientist is best known to the general public for his book, A Brief History of Time?
A34) Dr Stephen Hawking.
Q35) Otto Hahn, Lise Meitner and Fritz Strassman famously worked on what: nuclear fission, nuclear fusion or nuclear reactors?
A35) Nuclear Fission.
Q36) Hipparchus was a pioneer in which branch of mathematics: trigonometry, geometry or number theory?
A36) Trigonometry.
Q37) Which Baron of Largs gave his name to a scale for measuring temperature?
A37) Baron Kelvin of Largs.
Q38) Samuel W. Alderson invented which car safety device?
A38) The crash-test dummy
Q39) Sir Robert Watson-Watt developed which tracking device?
A39) Radar.
Q40) Crick, Watson and Wilkins determined the structure of which molecule?
A40) DNA.
Q41) Which Ashley was named Best Comedy Actress, at the 2005 British Comedy Awards?
A41) Ashley Jensen, of Extras fame.
Q42) Who co-created Extras, along with Ricky Gervais?
A42) Steven Merchant.
Q43) Which Channel Four comedy had episodes called Five Go Mad On Mogadon Island, & Five Go Mad In Dorset?
A43) The Comic Strip Presents.
Q44) Name either of the two regular team captains, on Have I Got News For You.
A44) Paul Merton, & Ian Hislop.   (Who’ve both outlasted Angus Deayton.)
Q45) Trevor McDonut, Algernon, & Reverend Nathaniel West were comic creations of whom?
A45) Lenny Henry.
Q46) Lauren, the schoolgirl from hell, is played by which comedienne?
A46) Catherine Tate.
Q47) Peter Cook and Dudley Moore’s 60s show was called … what?
A47) Not Only … But Also.
Q48) What’s the surname of the family, in the series My Family?
A48) Harper.
Q49) Who was the resident singer, on That Was the Week That Was?
A49) Millicent Martin.
Q50) Which TV comedian closed his shows with the line, May your god go with you
A50) Dave Allen.
Q51) Richard O’Brien & Ed Tudor–Pole have both presented Channel Four game show?
A51) The Crystal Maze.
Q52) If you’re sailing away to Skye, what group of islands are you heading for: the Inner Hebrides, the Outer Hebrides or the Orkneys?
A52) The Inner Hebrides.
Q53) Edward the 7th married Princess Alexandria of where?
A53) Denmark.
Q54) On which day of the week is the Jewish Sabbath?
A54) Saturday.
Q55) If you’re committing topiary, what are you clipping into shape?
A55) A hedge.
Q56) On a standard UK Monopoly, how much does it to buy one of the stations?
A56) £200.
Q57) Larry Adler played what musical instrument?
A57) The harmonica.   (Accept Mouth Organ.)
Q58) Which steam bath originated in Finland?
A58) The Sauna.
Q59) What name is given to protective eye-glasses?
A59) Goggles.
Q60) In which year of the 1950s, was the first LP released in the UK?
A60) 1950.
Enjoy those.

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