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2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 23,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 9 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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Trivia Quiz Week 45 2014

Trivia Quiz Week 45 2014 http://www.mikeprincedj.com

1. Who became the lead singer of the Rolling Stones in 1962 ? (MICK JAGGER)

2. ‘He’s not the Messiah, he’s a very naughty boy’ ? is a line from which classic comedy film ?
(LIFE OF BRIAN)
3. The name of what bird is used to describe someone who has backed out of something ?
(CHICKEN)
4. Which old Irish singers name (full name) is the cockney rhyming slang for curry ?
(RUBY MURRAY)
5. In athletics, what word is given to one full circuit of a race ? (LAP)

6. ‘Prince of thieves’ was the subtitle of which 1991 film ? (ROBIN HOOD)

7. Dick Grayson is the ‘real’ name of which comic book superhero ? (ROBIN) Batman & Robin.

8. What numbers are often used in bingo for an old US detective show ? (77) 77, Sunset Strip.

9. What is 11 multiplied by 7 ? (77)

10. What music festival is held every August in Chelmsford in Staffordshire ? (V FESTIVAL)

11. How many successful pots will a snooker player make to achieve a 147 break ? (36)

12. The ‘Lilywhites’ is the nickname of which League One football club ? (PRESTON NORTH END)
13. On which continent are the Appalachian Mountains ? (NORTH AMERICA)
[stretching from eastern Canada to Alabama]
14. What is the national UK speed limit for buses & coaches (or minibuses) on a single carriageway ?
(50 MPH) 80 km/h.
15. How is the Duke of Cornwall better known ? (PRINCE CHARLES)
[Prince of Wales]
16. In which decade did homosexuality become legal in the UK ? (1960s) 1967.

17. ‘Movin’ On’ and ‘Let Loose’ were late night spin-offs of which TV soap ? (HOLLYOAKS)

18. Which King did the gunpowder plotters try to blow up ? (KING JAMES I)

19. Which English actress plays Mother Superior in the film Sister Act ? (MAGGIE SMITH)

20. Caryn Elaine Johnson is the real name of which US actress & comedienne ?
(WHOOPI GOLDBERG)

Killer Round
(each correct answer is worth 2 points however if you get any wrong, all points below are wiped out!)
you must answer at least 3 questions.
1. The only ex member of the Spice Girls to be invited to Prince William & Kate Middleton’s wedding
was Geri Halliwell, true or false ? (FALSE) it was Victoria Beckham.
2. Which country consumes the most rice in the world ?, is it Bangladesh, China or USA ?
(BANGLADAESH)
3. Adam Ant’s mother used to be Paul McCartney’s maid, true or false ? (TRUE)

4. How much does it cost if you order your first provisional UK driving licence by post ?,
£34 or £43 ? (£43) it’s £34 if you order online.
5. David McDonald is the real name of the 10th TV Dr Who, true or false ? (TRUE)
[it’s David Tennant’s real name, he took the ‘Tennant’ from Pet Shop Boys singer Neil Tennant]
6. In the classic novel ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’, in which country is the story set ?, is it Belgium,
Turkey or the USA ? (USA) in Alabama.
7. The nearest bird relative to a peregrine falcon is the parrot, true or false ? (TRUE)

8. In motoring history, which of these motorbikes was built first ?, Triumph or Harley Davidson ?
(TRIUMPH) 1902. [Harley Davidson-1903]
9. Hawaii has more active volcanoes than all the other American states combined, true or false ?
(FALSE) it’s Alaska.
10. Which film was inspired by an attraction at Walt Disney World ?, was it Honey I Shrunk The
Kids or Pirates Of The Caribbean ? (PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN)
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Tie-Break:- Approximately how many smaller islands surround Scotland ? (790)
[most are to be found in four main groups: Shetland, Orkney, & the Hebrides, sub-divided into the
Inner Hebrides & Outer Hebrides and of which 130 are inhabited]

Trivia Quiz Week 44 2014

Trivia Quiz Week 44 2014 http://www.mikeprincedj.com

1. Which fruit is usually used to make a Jack-O-lantern ? (PUMPKIN)

2. What is the first name Michael Caine’s character in the Batman films ? (ALFRED)

3. Which song connects Billy Joel & Westlife ? (UPTOWN GIRL)

4. Who plays Dolores in the film Sister Act ? (WHOOPI GOLDBERG)

5. On the human body, ‘crow’s feet’ are found around which organs ? (EYES)

6. Which ex-Radio 1 DJ has apologised for singing a calypso song for UKIP in a West Indian accent ?
(MIKE REID)
7. What South American country takes its name from a line of latitude ? (EQUADOR)

8. ‘Eat well for less’ is the advertising slogan currently being used by which supermarket ?
(SAINSBURY’S)
9. Who was the goalkeeper for England when Diego Maradona scored his ‘hand of God’ goal ?
(PETER SHILTON) 1986.
10. US tightrope walker Nik Wallenda has recently and successfully completed back-to-back
high-wire walks above which US city ? (CHICAGO)
11. No longer in circulation, what was Britain’s first colour newspaper ? (TODAY) owner, Eddie Shar.

12. In the posh breakfast eggs Benedict, how are the eggs cooked ? (POACHED)

13. What 5-letter word meaning a person of subnormal intelligence, originates from the Greek word
for ‘foolish’ ? (MORON)
14. When reading a label from the chemist, what do the initials ‘O.D’ stand for ? (ONCE DAILY)

15. Which old TV soap, set in fictional Kings Oak in the Birmingham area, was famous for wobbly
sets ? (CROSSROADS)
16. Which is the most abundant element in the Earth’s crust ? (OXYGEN) 46.1%.

17. A police forensic scientist called Barry Allen is the secret identity of which comic book
superhero ? (THE FLASH)
18. On which continent are the Canadian Rocky mountains ? (AMERICA) North.

19. Which is the largest group of islands of the European continent ? (BRITISH ISLES)

20. Marie Antoinette was the wife of which French King ? (LOUIS XVI) 16th.

Killer Round
(each correct answer is worth 2 points however if you get any wrong, all points below are wiped out!)
you must answer at least 3 questions.
1. Siamese cats were originally bred in what is now called Thailand, true or false ? (TRUE)

2. In what decade did Tom Cruise marry Nicole Kidman ?, was it the 80s or 90s ? (90s) 1990.

3. In UK record sales, 200,000 albums have to sell before it goes ‘platinum’, true or false ?
(FALSE) it’s 300,000.
4. How many Dr Who actors are Scottish ?, 2, 3 or 4 ? (3)
[Sylvester McCoy, David Tennant, Peter Capaldi]
5. Choreographer Arlene Phillips rose to fame in the 1970s after founding which dance troupe ?,
was it Legs & Co, Ruby Flipper, Hot Gossip ? or the Roly Polys ? (HOT GOSSIP)
6. What religion was Guy Fawkes born into ?, catholic or protestant ? (PROTESTANT)
[but went over to join the French catholic army]
7. TV host Bradley Walsh once served in the Royal Air Force, true or false ? (TRUE)

8. During the French revolution, which King was forced out of the Palace of Versailles ?, was it……
Louis XIV (14th) or Louis XVI (16th) ? (LOUIS XVI) 16th.
9. Colour TV was first introduced in the UK in the 1970s, true or false ? (FALSE) was 1966.

10. Who or what,…..is or was Mungo Park ?, is it a national park in Canada, a Japanese rock band or a
Scottish explorer ? (SCOTTISH EXPLORER)
[He was the first Westerner known to have travelled to the central portion of the Niger River]

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Tie-Break:- At its highest popularity, how many viewers did the TV soap Crossroads have ?
(18 MILLION)

10 Most Abundant Elements in the Earth’s Crust
Source: CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, 77th Edition
Element Abundance
percent by weight Abundance
parts per million by weight
Oxygen
46.1% 461,000
Silicon
28.2% 282,000
Aluminium
8.23% 82,300
Iron
5.63% 56,300
Calcium
4.15% 41,500
Sodium
2.36% 23,600
Magnesium
2.33% 23,300
Potassium
2.09% 20,900
Titanium
0.565% 5,650
Hydrogen
0.14% 1,400

Week 43 2014

Trivia Quiz Week 43 2014 http://www.mikeprincedj.com

1. Which breakfast cereal has characters on the box called Snap, Crackle & pop ? (RICE CRISPIES)

2. What word goes before jellyfish & after Christmas ? (BOX)

3. Due to the clocks changing, what is the longest month of the year ? (OCTOBER)

4. What fashion designer has a red, white & blue logo ? (TOMMY HILFIGER)

5. Which comedy drama is set around the Gallagher & McGuire families ? (SHAMELESS)

6. In which European city are the famous Spanish steps ? (ROME)

7. Which stand-up comedian plays the history teacher in the BBC comedy series ‘Bad Education’ ?
(JACK WHITEHALL)
8. The McKenzie River in Canada flows into which ocean ? (ARCTIC OCEAN)
[it flows into the Beaufort Sea which is in the Arctic]
9. Diane Fossey was the real life subject of which Sigourney Weaver film ?
(GORILLAS IN THE MIST)
10. Which English banknote measures 156mm x 85mm ? (£50)

11. In science, what does the acronym ‘SETI’ stand for ?
(SEARCH FOR EXTRA TERRESTIAL INTELLIGENCE)
12. What product is obtained by coagulating milk with rennet before being pressed into cheese ?
(CURD)
13. The soldiers of which country are permanent guards of the Vatican in Italy ? (SWITZERLAND)

14. What 7-letter word do the Americans call what we call an estate agent ? (REALTOR)

15. What 2 political leaders are mentioned in the Queen song, ‘Killer Queen’ ?
(KRUSCHEV & KENNEDY)
16. Which 1994 Sci-Fi film starred Kurt Russell as the colonel & James Spader as the doctor ?
(STARGATE)
17. In the 2nd World War, what did the acronym ANZAC stand for ?
(AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND ARMY CORPS)
18. Old Uncle Tom Cobley is the last person named in which old English folk song ?
(WIDICOMBE FAIR)
19. Which spider shares its name with a Marvel comic book superhero ? (BLACK WIDOW)

20. If a police dog has worked on the force for 3 years, how much experience in dog years has he
got ? (21 YEARS)
[1 human year equals 7 dog years]
Killer Queen
A built-in remedy
For Khrushchev and Kennedy
At anytime an invitation
You can’t decline

Killer Round
(each correct answer is worth 2 points however if you get any wrong, all points below are wiped out!)
you must answer at least 3 questions.
1. The Latin word for poison is viper, true or false ? (FALSE)
[the Latin words for poison can be either… virus, toxicum, aconitum or venenum]
2. The famous ‘dove of peace’ symbol was designed by the Spanish painter Pablo Picasso, true or
false ? (TRUE)
3. Charles & Henry were the first names of which famous partnership ?, was it Marks & Spencer,
the Wright brothers (1st aviators) or Rolls Royce ? (ROLLS ROYCE)
4. Snooker was chosen to be televised to boost the sale of colour TVs, true or false ? (TRUE)

5. What is the most-visited object in the British Museum ? is it the Rosetta Stone, the tomb of King
Tut or the skeleton of Joseph Merrick (the elephant man) ? (ROSETTA STONE)
6. Which charity first used the slogan ‘A Dog Is For Life, Not Just For Christmas’ ?, was it……
The Dogs Trust or the RSPCA ? [a child is for life, not just for benefits] (DOGS TRUST)
7. The Hogan River is the longest river in Australia, true or false ? (FALSE)
[the Murray River is the longest 1,558 miles long…..the Hogan river is in Arizona, USA]
8. In France, the meat from which animal can you buy from a Chevalene butcher ?, is it horse, frog
or pigeon ? (HORSE)
9. Lasagne is a traditional pasta dish that originated in Bosnia, true or false ? (FALSE)

10. What is Pule ? the most expensive of its kind in the world, is it ? leather, candles or cheese ?
(CHEESE) made from the milk of Balkan donkeys in Serbia fetching 1,000 Euros per kilogram.
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Tie-Break:- How many times did Yul Brynner appear in the stage musical of The King & I ?
(4,633 TIMES)

Trivia Quiz Week 42 2014

Trivia Quiz Week 42 2014 http://www.mikeprincedj.com

1. Name a fish that starts with a ‘K’ and ends with a ‘K’ ? (KILMARNOCK) wait for someone to say….
‘that’s not a fish’, then reply ‘IT’S A PLAICE IN SCOTLAND’
2. What pair of Shakespearian lovers both feature in the phonetic alphabet ? (ROMEO & JULIET)

3. The lead singer of which band recently apologised after their latest album was automatically
added to the libraries of all iTunes users around the world ? (U2)
4. In the Tesco clothing lines, what do the initials F & F stand for ? (FLORENCE & FRED)

5. In petrol engines, what device ignites the mixture of fuel & air ? (SPARK PLUG)

6. In which 2010 film does a suburban family move to a new neighbourhood with their large Great
Dane, who has a tendency to wreak havoc ? (MARMADUKE)
7. Which singer connects the Great Train Robbery, the stage musical Oliver & the song ‘Do They
Know It’s Christmas’ ? (PHIL COLLINS)
8. What is the other common name for the Niagara Falls ? (HORSESHOE FALLS)

9. Which British boxer & former world champion had the nickname ‘the Dark Destroyer’ ?
(NIGEL BENN)
10. What 8-letter word is used for the food from wild African animals ? (BUSHMEAT)

11. Who was the last person to host Blankety Blank ? (VERNON KAY)
[in a marathon which featured other old gameshows in 2007]
12. In championship tennis, new balls are issued after how many games ? (7)

13. What word for an amusement park ride comes from the Latin for river ? (FLU) or flumen.

14. McGuinness, Parker & Sykes are member surnames of which boyband ? (WANTED)
[the other 2 are George & Kaneswaran]
15. What is considered to be the world’s most dangerous element ? (PLUTONIUM)

16. Which is the only 3-lane highway to pass through the county of Cumbria ? (M6)

17. In the USA, which sport do the Chicago Bulls play ? (BASKETBALL)

18. Which car manufacturer makes the new model called the ‘Ecosport’ ? (FORD)

19. The title of which Pink Floyd album is also a chapter title in the book ‘Wind in the Willows’ ?
(PIPER AT THE GATES OF DAWN) writer, Kenneth Graham.
20. The name of what French wine means ‘the Pope’s new castle’ ? (CHATEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE)

Killer Round
(each correct answer is worth 2 points however if you get any wrong, all points below are wiped out!)
you must answer at least 3 questions.
1. Cats only meow in the presence of humans, true or false ? (TRUE)

2. Reverend W. Wilkes is the cooking variety of what fruit ?, plums or apples ? (APPLES)

3. Which TV game show was originally an American show called ‘Match Game’ ?, was it Bullseye,
Blankety Blank or Big Break ? (BLANKETY BLANK)
4. Which band when they first formed went by the name of Traffic Jam ?, was it Status Quo, Jam
or Atomic Kitten ? (STATUS QUO) 1962.
5. Who holds the title, ‘Lord of Man’ as the Manx Head of State ?, is it The Queen, Prince Charles or
the Prime Minister ? (THE QUEEN)
6. At this year’s Wimbledon (2014), Andy Murray’s second match was against a man called Rolex,
true or false ? (FALSE) his name was Rola.
7. How much of Lady Gaga’s total earnings does she give to her father ?, is it 100%, 50% or nothing ?
(50%)
8. Sparkling wine, commonly known as Champagne was originally made England, true or false ? (TRUE)
[some 40 years before the French]
9. What town did Thin Lizzy sing about in their 1980 hit ?, was it Chinatown, Ghost Town or
Londontown ? (CHINATOWN)
10. The Latin phrase ‘Dictum Meum Pactum’ meaning ‘my word is my bond’ is the motto at the
entrance of the White House, true or false ? (FALSE)
[it’s the motto of the London Stock Exchange]
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Tie-Break:- How many episodes of Coronation Street did actress Jean Alexander play Hilda Ogden ?
(320)

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