Friday, 29 April 2016

The Friday — 29-4-2016

Bleugh … 

I think I can safely say a few things.

A cocoa would be good, right now.

As — possibly — would a shower.

Although that’s possibly debatable.

I’ll happily make do with a footpath and a cup of tea: and some Muddy Waters, in the background.

Lordy … 

But you’d assume I’ve been at work all, all day, wouldn’t you … ?

Ahem … !


At any rate, it’s late … 

And very late on a Friday.

But, at ANY case, STILL a Friday.

Which means it’s time for the Friday Question Set.   Here’s this week’s, covered by the Creative Commons License* … 

Online 336.

Q1) Cameron Diaz and Drew Barrymore: who’s the missing member of the Charlie’s Angels?
A1) Lucy Liu.

Q2) How many sides does a one hundred sided dice have?
Q2) Either ten, twenty or one hundred.

Q3) E330 is better known as which fruity acid?

Q4) True or False: the boiling point of water increases with altitude.
A4) False.   It decreases.

Q5) The Shoguns were the military rulers of where?
A5) Japan.

Q6) 12, Downing Street is home to which government office?
A6) The Chief Whip’s.

Q7) When did Aston Villa first win the FA Cup: 1887, 1897 or 1907?
A7) 1887.

Q8) Dolly Parton was born in which year of the 1940s?
A8) 1946.

Q9) What was Bakelite: the first commercial plastic, a cake decoration, or a brand of bread?
A9) The first commercial plastic.

Q10) Lisbon is the capital of which European country?
A10) Portugal.


Q11) George Eastman invented an easy to use, hand-held … what?
A11) Camera.

Q12) Dr William K. Kellogg invented the Cornflake: what did the ‘K’ stand for?
A12) Keith.

Q13) What type of pen did Lewis Waterman invent?
A13) The fountain pen.

Q14) Which semi-aquatic air cushioned vehicle did Christopher Cockerill invent?
A14) The Hovercraft.

Q15) Which aircraft engine did Sir Frank Whittle invent?
A15) The Jet engine.

Q16) Cai Lun was the Chinese official credited with inventing what?
A16) Paper.

Q17) Gottlieb Daimler is generally considered to be the man who invented what: the petrol engine, the pneumatic true, or the disc-brake?
A17) The petrol engine.

Q18) John Thurman, James Dyson and Hubert Booth, all invented a version of what?
A18) The vacuum cleaner.

Q19) Percy Shaw, of Halifax, is the inventor responsible for what: traffic lights, cat’seyes or reflective road-signs?

Q20) Rowland Hill is the who came up with what: the fountain pen, the postage stamp or water wheel?
A20) The stamp.


Q21) Whose religious figure’s birth shaped the western world’s calendar?
A21) Jesus Christ’s

Q22) Which South American country has the world’s largest number of Roman Catholics?
A22) Brazil.

Q23) Which movement promotes understanding between different branches of the Christian faith?
A23) The Ecumenical movement.

Q24) Members of the Watchtower Movement are better known how?
A24) Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Q25) Which Army’s  newspaper is called The Warcry?
A25) The Salvation Army.

Q26) During which month of the Islamic calender do Muslims have to fast between sunrise and sunset?
A26) Ramadan.

Q27) What’s the Islamic term for Holy War?
A27) Jihad.

Q28) And what’s the Christian equivalent?
A28) Crusade.

Q29) Which Eastern religion is based on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama
A29) Buddhism

Q30) Queen singer, Freddie Mercury, was a member of which Persian religion?
A30) Zoroastrianism.   (Also known as Parseeism.)


Q31) During the 90s, how many number 1s did Madonna have?
A31) Two.

Q32) John Lennon’s second No. 1 was a month after his first: what was it called?
A32) Woman.

Q33) What Queen song was the first to be a UK number 1, on two different occasions?
A33) Bohemian Rhapsody.

Q34) Gareth Gates had a UK No 1 hit, with Unchained Melody: but was he the second, third or fourth act to do so?
A34) Fourth.

Q35) Kylie Minogue, & Johnny Nash both had a No. 1 hit with two different songs, with the same title: what was the title?
A35) Tears On My Pillow.

Q36) How many singles were number 1, in 2003?
A36) 23.

Q37) Elton John’s first number 1 was in 1971:- in which year of the 1990s was his first solo number?   (Bonus point for naming it.)
A37) 1990.   (Sacrifice.)

Q38) Which band had a number 1, with Whatever People Say I Am?
A38) The Arctic Monkeys.

Q39) Gerry Marsden had Number 1s with two groups: name one of them.
A39) The Pacemakers, and The Crowd.

Q40) Erica Wright is better known as which singer?


Q41) Which two international Cricket teams contest the Ashes?
A41) England & Australia.

Q42) What team are known as the Gunners?
A42) Arsenal.

Q43) Which football team play their home games at Ewood Park?
A43) Blackburn Rovers.

Q44) Which horse won the Grand National three times, during the 1970s?
A44) Red Rum.

Q45) Again, during the 1970s, which golfing Tony won the US Open?
A45) Tony Jacklin.

Q46) Who, during the 1980s, fought back from cancer, to ride the winning horse, at the Grand National?
A46) Bob Champion.

Q47) In cricket, how many runs are scored in a Maiden over?
A47) None.

Q48) In American Football, what does NFL stand for?
A48) National Football League.

Q49) Who were the first team to win the Superbowl two years in succession, twice?
A49) The Pittsburgh Steelers.

Q50) Which Blackburn Rovers player played for the USA, in the 2002 World Cup?
A50) Bud Friedel.


Q51) True or false: South Africa is the world’s largest producer of Chromium.
A51) True.

Q52) According to Karl Marx, religion is the opium of the … whom?
A52) People.

Q53) In which South American country would you find Patagonia?
A53) Argentina.

Q54) Two figures are regarded as personifying Britain: name either.

Q55) What connects a muscle to a bone?
A55) A tendon.

Q56) Who was British Prime Minister between 1951, & 1955?

Q57) What’s the currency of India?
A57) The rupee.

Q58) Which of the Knights of The Round Table was Queen Guinevere’s lover?
A58) Sir Lancelot.

Q59) 80% of the Earth's atmosphere is made up of which gas?
A59) Nitrogen.

Q60) If someone is salacious, they have an excessive interest in what?
A60) Sex.

Enjoy those: I hope they help … 

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