Friday, 4 July 2014

The Friday Question Set — 4-7-2014

Hmmm … 

I’ve got to admit to having a bad(dish) week.

After having my benefits cancelled: or suspended, at any rate.

Not necessarily something you look forward to, I know THAT much.

At any rate, it’s been a bit of any iffy one, this week.

But there we go.

Hopefully, next week will be an improvement: we’ll have to see what happens.

Or if any one decides to make my week by hitting my Donate button.

OK … let’s forget the tacky outright begging, shall we?

And get on with why I’m writing.

It’s now Friday.

Which means it’s time for the much neglected Friday Question Set: covered by the usual Creative Commons License* …
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Q1) The Harding Flash & Pattern Analyser checks film & TV footage, to see if it gives you what: epileptic fits, colour blindness or a sexual transmitted disease?
Q2) True of False: Sebastian Coe is colour blind
Q2) True.
Q3) By 2009, how much household waste had been recycled: 37%, 39% or 41% … ?
A3) 37%.
Q4) What’s been the 2 second most popular boys name, this year?
A4) Oliver.
Q5) What word can go before glove, trot and hound?
A5) Fox.
Q6) How many Desperate Housewives are there?
A6) Five.
Q7) What’s the other name for Wildebeest?
A7) Gnu.
Q8) What’s the name of Ryan O’Neal’s actress daughter?
Q9) Which English Queen famously never married?
Q10) Howard Carterfound Tutankhamun’s tomb: in which year of the 1920s? 
A10) 1922.
Q11) The plane involved in the first supersonic air-crash was heading for an airport in which North American city?
A11) New York.
Q12) Which US tv station airs the US version of Game Of Thrones?
A12) HBO.
Q13) Mitch Hallen hit the headlines because he married what: his horse, his TV set or his playstation?
A13) His TV set.
Q14) Nuclear submarine, The Kursk, sank in 2000: to which nation’s navy did it belong?
A14) Russia.
Q15) Ariel Sharon replaced Ehud Barak, in February of 2001.   But in which Israeli government position?
A15) Prime Minister.
Q16) Where did Hillary Clinton buy a home, before announcing she’d run for the US Senate?
A16) New York.
Q17) Which girl band charted with a cover of Bangles hit, “Eternal Flame”?
A17) Atomic Kitten.
Q18) In which English county were the Bollywood Oscars, this year?
A18) Yorkshire.   (The main event, the awards themselves, were held in Sheffield.)
Q19) In June of 2006, what post did Kofi Annan hold?
A19) UN General Secretary.
Q20) 2014 saw Felipe 6th replace his father, Juan Carlos 1st: as King of which country … ?
A20) Spain.
Q21) “There goes my love, rocket red.”
A21) Love Missile F1-11, Sigue Sigue Sputnik.
Q22) “In World War Two, the average age of the combat soldier was 26.”
A22) 19, by Paul Hardcastle.
Q23) “Good heavens, Miss Sakamoto, you’re beautiful.”
A23) She Blinded Me With Science, Thomas Dolby.
Q24) “Where did you come from, where did you go.”
A24) Cotton Eye Joe, The Rednex.
Q25) “Don’t be shocked by the tone of my voice.”
A25) Weapon of Choice, by Fatboy Slim.
Q26) “She keeps a Moet & Chandon, in a pretty cabinet.”
A26) Killer Queen, by Queen.
Q27) “We’re happy here.”
A27) Happy House, by Siouxsie and the Banshees.
Q28) “Ignoring everybody here, We wish they would disappear”
A28) Sing, Ed Sheeran.
Q29) “I am an anti-Christ, I am an anarchist”
A29) Anarchy in the UK, the Sex Pistol.
Q30) “My name’s Johnny, and it might be a sin”
A30) The Devil Went Down to Georgia, the Charlie Daniels Band.
Q31) What is the national board game of Japan: Go, Shogi, or mah-jongg?
A31) Go.
Q32) What card game is based on stock-market trading?
A32) Pit.
Q33) Who is the only known unmarried person, in Cluedo?
A33) Miss Scarlet.
Q34) If you’re doing Batik, what are you painting onto fabric?
A34) Wax.
Q35) Carillon is a popular form of which hobby: bell ringing, choral singing or poetry recitation?
A35) Bell ringing
Q36) At which stately home would you see trees laid out like troops in a famous battle?
A36) Blenheim Palace.   (It celebrates the Battle of Blenheim., for which the palace is named.)
Q37) In which month would you go to a Burns Night celebration? (Bonus point for the date in the relevant month)
A37) January.
Q38) Where is the National Museum of Geography?
A38) Bradford.
Q39) The YOC is the junior branch of which organisation?
A39) RSPB. (It’s the Young Ornithologists Club.)
Q40) In bungee–jumping, what exactly is the bungee?
A40) A length of elastic cord.
Q41) Which country were the first to play in two rugby union World Cup finals?
A41) New Zealand.
Q42) In which year of the 1950’s did France first win the Five Nations, outright?
A42) 1959.
Q43) Which Czech Republic star played in Manchester United’s 1996/7 side?
A43) Karel Poborsky.
Q44) Boxer, Primo Carnera, had the nickname of the Ambling … what: Alp, Albatross or Truck?
A44) Alp.
Q45) During the 90s, who was the first snooker player to win the World championship, after Steven Hendry?
A45) John Parrot.
Q46) Betty Callaway coached who to Olympic success: Andy Murray, Ellie Simmonds, Oscar Pistorius or Torville and Dean?
A46) Torville and Dean.
Q47) Alex Greaves was the first woman to win what, The Derby, the Grand National, or the Gold Cup?
A47) The Derby.
Q48) Who rode Red Rum to his third Grand National success: Tommy Stack, Bob Champion, or Lester Piggott?
A48) Tommy Stack.
Q49) Oscar Ruggeri became the highest capped footballer, for which South American country?
A49) Argentina.
Q50) Which Graham was a Formula 1 World Champion, during the 1960’s?
A50) Graham Hill.
Q51) Which Bette won an Oscar for the film, Dangerous?
Q52) What is 10 cubed?
A52) 1000.
Q53) What is the administrative centre for Shropshire?
A53) Shrewsbury.
Q54) What word can go after music, & before mark?
A54) Hall.
Q55) How is singer Marvin Lee Adday better known?
A55) Meatloaf.
Q56) What was the name of the book Dan Brown was accused of plagiarising, for his novel, The DaVinci Code?
Q57) Tom Thumb & Little Gem are types of what?
A57) Lettuce.
Q58) In France, what’s the abbreviation for the word, Mademoiselle?
A58) Mlle.
Q59) Saint Jude’s is the football club now better know how?
Q60) The word Hammock originated in which language?
A60) Spanish: although they got it from the Arawakan language ….
Enjoy those: I’ll catch you next time.

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