Friday, 2 September 2016

Nik Nak’s Friday Question Set — 2-9-2016

Ohhhh … 

I think that post work pizza was possibly a bad move.

I get IBS.

And have to be careful what I eat.


And occasionally?

Something that won’t set me off, one week?   Will, the next.

It’s a pizza, this week.

Thank god I’ve finished worked: this pain is NOT good!


At any rate, that’s not why I started this post!


It’s Friday.

Which means it’s time for … the Friday Question Set … !

Here’s this weeks: covered by the usual Creative Commons License* … 

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Q1) What is the administrative centre for Shropshire?

Q2) True of False: Sebastian Coe is colour blind.
Q2) True.

Q3) What’s the other name for a wildebeest?
A3) Gnu.

Q4) Howard Carter & Lord Caernavon found Tutankhamun’s tomb: in which year of the 1920s?
A4) 1922.

Q5) Tom Thumb & Little Gem are types of what?
A5) Lettuce.

Q6) Saint Cecilia is the patron saint of what: painters, musicians or sculptors?
A6) Musicians.

Q7) What does the Japanese word “Kanpai,” mean, in English?
A7) Cheers.

Q8) Which TV show was based on it’s producer’s experiences at the hands of the Gestapo?

Q9) Which European country introduced number plates?
A9) France.

Q10) The Hershey Bears, Rochester Americans and Chicago Wolves, all play what?
A10) Ice Hockey.

ROUND TWO.   The Metre.

Q11) The Metre was redefined, on the 21st October, 1983: at the General Conference on Weights and Measures.   It was defined as being the distance travelled in 1/299,792,458 of a what: second, minute or hour?
A11) Second.

Q12) The distance travelled by what?
A12) Light.

Q13) Up until then, the metre had been defined as 1, 650, 763.73 wavelengths of the emission spectrum of an atom of which gas: Argon, Krypton or Xenon?
A13) Krypton.

Q14) That definition replaced the original one.   The original defined the metre as 1/10, 000, 000th of the distance from the Equator: to where?
A14) The North Pole.

Q15) Which letter is usually used as the symbol for the metre?
A15) m.   (A lower case m, I should stress.   An capital M is used for ‘Mega’: in other words, it’s used to show a thousand of something, whether that’s metres, grams, or bytes.)

Q16) Spell ‘metre’ … in American English.
A16) Meter.

Q17) What DOES a metre measure: length, time or speed?
A17) Length.

Q18) What name is given to 1/1000 of a metre: one decimetre, centimetre or millimetre?
A18) Millimetre.

Q19) One measure of liquid is defined as 1/1000th of a cubic metre.   What name is given to that measure: a pint, litre or fathom?
A19) A litre.

Q20) How many metres are there, in a kilometre?
A20) 1000.


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) “Some feel the heat, & decide that they can’t go on.”
A28) Some Like It Hot, The Power Station

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-Jonng?
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 ring, choral singing, or poetry recitation?
A35) Bell ringing.

Q36) The YOC is the junior branch of which organisation?
A36) RSPB. (It’s the Young Ornithologists Club.)

Q37) Where is the National Museum of Geography?
A37) Bradford.

Q38) How many court cards are there, in a standard pack of playing cards?
A38) 12.   (A Jack, Queen, & King in each of the four suits)

Q39) Dr Black, Reverend Green and Mrs White, appear in which game?
A39) Cluedo.

Q40) Which is the only Chess piece that cannot move backwards?
A40) The Pawn.


Q41) Which country were the 1st 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) Primo Carnera was known as 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. (The housewives favourite.)

Q46) Betty Callaway coached which couple to Olympic success?
A46) Torville and Dean.

Q47) Alex Greaves was the 1st 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 1960s?
A50) Graham Hill.


Q51) EOKA was a terrorist organisation on which Mediterranean island?
A51) Cyprus.

Q52) What was George the 2nd supposedly sitting on at the time of his death?
A52) The Toilet.

Q53) In the Beatles classic, Penny Lane, what’s the occupation of the person selling poppies from a tray?
A53) A nurse.

Q54) Linked together computers are a what?
A54) Computer network.

Q55) What was the nickname of President Dwight Eisenhower?
A55) Ike.

Q56) What planet is nearest the sun?
A56) Mercury.

Q57) What’s the only mammal that can fly?
A57) The Bat.  (Strictly speaking, the flying squirrel only glides)

Q58) What was the colourful nickname of WW1 flying Ace, Baron Manfred von Richthofen?
A58) Red Baron.

Q59) Jatakas are stories about the previous lives of which religious figure?
A59) Buddha.

Q60) What Paris fortress was destroyed on the 14th of July, 1789?
A60) Bastille.

I hope those are useful.

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