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message 1: by Patti (baconater) (last edited Dec 18, 2012 11:52PM) (new)

Patti (baconater) (goldengreene) | 61757 comments Oh my! That should read 'help', of course! Thats too funny to fix though!!!!


So, my lovely brother-in-law has come up with what I think is quite a fun thing for us to do on Christmas afternoon rather than staring mindlessly at the telly.

A family Christmas quiz!

He's asked if Dave and I could sort it. Fair enough.

I could spend ages googling questions but I thought I'd call on you lot for help.

As far as I know, there will be eight of us spanning four generations. Could be a few more though. Youngest will be 16.

So.

Please share your favourite quiz questions here. Any topic but please not too 'out there'.

Please put the answer in the same post or Patti will get all confused and might cry.


message 2: by Jay-me (Janet) (last edited Dec 19, 2012 01:35AM) (new)

Jay-me (Janet)  | 4324 comments You mean it should say "Help!! Patti needs your elephant, please"

PS We generally play charades (sister typed out a ton of books, films etc for us all to act out. 2 years later we haven't got to the end of her list) or the game where you have a name stuck onto your forehead and you have to guess who you are by asking people questions that they can only answer yes or no.


Patti (baconater) (goldengreene) | 61757 comments Okay


Patti (baconater) (goldengreene) | 61757 comments Better?


message 5: by Elle (new)

Elle (louiselesley) | 7913 comments Like multiple choice type questions or just questions?


I could use the QI fact book for some. That is one damn good book :D


Patti (baconater) (goldengreene) | 61757 comments Either really.

It's just meant to be a bit of fun.

Thanks Peanut!


message 7: by Elle (new)

Elle (louiselesley) | 7913 comments What is the rooster on the Kellogg's Corn Flake box called?


Cornelius


The rooster on the Corn Flakes box is called Cornelius. They chose a rooster because the word ceiliog, Welsh for cockerel, sounds a bit like Kellogg.


message 8: by Elle (new)

Elle (louiselesley) | 7913 comments Translate Wagamama into English.

Selfish



Wagamama is Japanese for ‘selfish’.


message 9: by Elle (new)

Elle (louiselesley) | 7913 comments What did Jeremy Clarkson do before he became a journalist?

Sell Paddington Bears

Before Jeremy Clarkson became a journalist, he sold Paddington Bears for a living.


message 10: by Elle (new)

Elle (louiselesley) | 7913 comments What are the symbols used by cartoonists, when a character curses, called?

Grawlixes

The symbols used by !$%@ing cartoonists to indicate swearing are called grawlixes


message 11: by Elle (new)

Elle (louiselesley) | 7913 comments What is the smallest number that can be divided exactly by the all the numbers from 1 to 10?

2,520




2,520 is the smallest number that can be exactly divided by all the numbers 1 to 10.


message 12: by Elle (new)

Elle (louiselesley) | 7913 comments What is the only living animal that has the same common name as scientific one?

Boa Constrictor

The boa constrictor is the only living animal whose common name is exactly the same as its scientific


message 13: by Elle (new)

Elle (louiselesley) | 7913 comments These questions should prove a good laugh if nothing else!


message 14: by [deleted user] (new)

You're a mine of information, Elle!!

:0)


message 15: by Elle (new)

Elle (louiselesley) | 7913 comments Who is the patron saint of oversleeping?

St Vitus

St Vitus is the patron saint of oversleeping.


message 16: by Elle (new)

Elle (louiselesley) | 7913 comments Karen (Kew) wrote: "You're a mine of information, Elle!!

:0)"



That QI book is my favourite. thing. ever.


And well, you know me and my obsession with dipper history/information books. My favourite reads on my Kindle this year!


message 17: by Elle (new)

Elle (louiselesley) | 7913 comments What was Irelands first Olympic medal in?

Painting

(LMAO)


From 1912 to 1948, painting was an Olympic event. In 1924, Jack Yeats, brother of the poet W. B. Yeats, took the silver: Ireland’s first-ever Olympic medal.


message 18: by Elle (new)

Elle (louiselesley) | 7913 comments Why did Alfred Bird invent custard powder?


His wife was allergic to eggs


message 19: by Elle (new)

Elle (louiselesley) | 7913 comments What is the most mispronounced mountain in the world?

Everest.

The guy it was named after, Sir George Everest, pronounced his name Eve-rest but someone way back mispronounced it and it's been said wrong ever since.


Patti (baconater) (goldengreene) | 61757 comments Wow! Great stuff Peanut!

Anyone else?


message 21: by [deleted user] (new)

I remember this one from Trivial Pursuit!

What food contains less calories than it takes to digest it?

Answer - celery!


Patti (baconater) (goldengreene) | 61757 comments Perfect one for post Christmas lunch Karen!

Dave really likes that welsh one Elle


message 23: by Elle (new)

Elle (louiselesley) | 7913 comments i thought it appropriate :P!


message 24: by Darren (new)

Darren Humphries (darrenhf) | 6980 comments Who was the first person to play James Bond?

Bob Holness (on radio in South Africa)


message 25: by Tim (new)

Tim | 9478 comments Darren wrote: "Who was the first person to play James Bond?

Bob Holness (on radio in South Africa)"


No. Barry Nelson beat Holness by two years. It was a TV adaptation of Casino Royale for CBS (Peter Lorre played Le Chiffre) in 1954, and Nelson played American secret agent Jimmy Bond. (I don't know a lot of Bond lore, but I do know that!)


message 26: by Darren (last edited Dec 19, 2012 07:47AM) (new)

Darren Humphries (darrenhf) | 6980 comments I stand corrected, although the American origin, working for a US Intelligence Agency and being called Jimmy disqualifies him as far as I am concerned.


message 27: by Tim (new)

Tim | 9478 comments I submit he was just under cover...


message 28: by Darren (new)

Darren Humphries (darrenhf) | 6980 comments Tim wrote: "I submit he was just under cover..."

James Bond doesn't do undercover; he walks in, announces his name and waits to be kidnapped by the bad guy.


Patti (baconater) (goldengreene) | 61757 comments C'mon Darren.

You're a font of useless knowledge.

Gimme some questions!


message 30: by Tim (new)

Tim | 9478 comments Darren wrote: "Tim wrote: "I submit he was just under cover..."

James Bond doesn't do undercover; he walks in, announces his name and waits to be kidnapped by the bad guy."


Yes, I agree: He's crap at being a secret agent.


message 31: by Darren (new)

Darren Humphries (darrenhf) | 6980 comments Patti (Plucky Persimmon) wrote: "C'mon Darren.

You're a font of useless knowledge.

Gimme some questions!"


But I get them wrong.


Patti (baconater) (goldengreene) | 61757 comments Yes Darren needs to work on that Tim.

Actually...

YES DARREN NEEDS TO WORK ON THAT TIM

How's your ear now?


message 33: by Andrew (new)

Andrew Barrett | 1612 comments This'll fox them for hours.

What's 8 divided by zero? They can even use a calculator. It'll just say Error.

Answer: Infinity. There are an infinite number of zeros in eight.

Can a man marry his widow's sister?

Answer: No, he's dead!


message 34: by Tim (new)

Tim | 9478 comments Andrew wrote: "There are an infinite number of zeros in eight."

No, there's just two.... One on the bottom and one on the top!

Alternatively, Infinity (∞) is just a lazy 8...

;)


message 35: by Andrew (new)

Andrew Barrett | 1612 comments Hehe, thanks Tim :)


message 36: by Tim (new)

Tim | 9478 comments Patti (Plucky Persimmon) wrote: "Yes Darren needs to work on that Tim.

Actually...

YES DARREN NEEDS TO WORK ON THAT TIM

How's your ear now?"


It's been fine all day, thanks, but I think your shouting just set it off again...


message 37: by Will (new)

Will Macmillan Jones (willmacmillanjones) | 11721 comments Patti can't have my elephant. She moved out 6 months ago, concerned about my christmas tree plans....


message 38: by Joo (new)

Joo (jooo) | 1636 comments I have some quiz sheets (files are from 2007)
The theme for the one I've found is TV quiz, but I'm sure I've got a music quiz too.
If you want them, pm me your email and I'll send you the files.

The game we like playing is "Who's in the bag" http://www.amazon.co.uk/Paul-Lamond-G...
But we've also played our own version of it, where everyone gets lots of bits of paper and write people's names on it. Then we did one-on-one one ask, one guess.
The best one ever was at sister-in-law's the one Christmas and it was sil's mum against her husband, John's mum.
The clue was "rent boy" and whoever asked it, the other one said John immediately. The round ended there as everyone was laughing so much (it's OK it was an in-joke)


Patti (baconater) (goldengreene) | 61757 comments Oooo that's brill Joo! Thank you!

PMing you now.


message 40: by Karen (new)

Karen Lowe | 2336 comments And who wrote the children's novel Chitty Chitty Bang Bang?
Not Roald Dahl or Enid Blyton, but...

Ian Fleming.
(Dahl apparently co-wrote the film)


message 41: by Karen (new)

Karen Lowe | 2336 comments Who wrote 'Birds of the West Indies'?
Not Charles Darwin, or Bill Oddie, but James Bond.
Ian Fleming used the name as a tribute


message 42: by Geoff (new)

Geoff Woodland | 140 comments Where was the patron Saint of Ireland born

Wales


Patti (baconater) (goldengreene) | 61757 comments Geoff (Scouse) wrote: "Where was the patron Saint of Ireland born

Wales"


Ooooo! I actually already knew that one!

No idea how or why.

Another perfect question!


message 44: by Geoff (new)

Geoff Woodland | 140 comments Three for the price of one :-o)

Where in the world was the first municipal park (public park)created i.e which town decided that the people should have a park for their own pleasure?

What was the name of the town / city to have the first street tramway in Europe ?

When Central Park was built in New York many of its features were copied from which other park?

Birkenhead is the answer for all three


Desley (Cat fosterer) (booktigger) | 11353 comments Did you read the same Park article as me yesterday Geoff? My company did some restoration works at Birkenhead Park a few years ago


message 46: by Elle (new)

Elle (louiselesley) | 7913 comments Technically he wasn't born in Wales because Wales didn't exist when he was born. Nor has that EVER been proved. It's argued England or Wales, so that is not a very accurate question.

/anal


message 47: by Elle (new)

Elle (louiselesley) | 7913 comments What is the name of a 1 million pound and a 100 million pound Bank of England note?

Giants (1 mil) and Titans (100 mil)


message 48: by Elle (new)

Elle (louiselesley) | 7913 comments What is the opposite of 'Hey Presto'?


Hey Jingo


message 49: by Elle (new)

Elle (louiselesley) | 7913 comments How many drink combinations does Starbucks offer?

87,000


message 50: by Elle (new)

Elle (louiselesley) | 7913 comments What is French for walkie talkie?

Une talkie walkie


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