Saturday, 6 December 2008

General Knowledge # 24

1)     Which Shakespeare character has the most lines?

2)     What country was the setting of you only live twice?

3)     What’s the name of Luke Skywalker’s troll like advisor in the Empire Strikes Back?

4)     How long to the nearest day does it take the moon to orbit the Earth?

5)     What T.V role won John Cleese a 1979 BAFTA award?

6)     What children’s toy was adapted from a Phillipino weapon?

7)     Who was the first non-human to win an Oscar?

8)     What is the duration of a round in pro boxing?

9)     Who was the star of Up-Pompeii?

10)Who was said to float like a butterfly and sting like a bee?

11)How many number one hits did the Who have in the UK?

12)What direction do the best surfing beaches face?

13)What state is Disneyland in?

14)What was the Queen doing while the king was counting his money?

15)What is the perfect score in Ten pin Bowling?


ANSWERS: Swipe Below


1)     Hamlet

2)     Japan

3)     Yoda

4)     27

5)     Basil Fawlty

6)     Yo-Yo

7)     Mickey Mouse

8)     3 minutes

9)     Frankie Howard

10) Muhammad Ali

11) None

12) West

13) California

14) In the parlour eating bread and honey

15)  300


 BW Debut Pittville Bar, Cheltenham: 7th November 2001



Sunday, 12 October 2008


Due to unforeseen circumstance... Leon leaving the quiz at home... last week's Bar Wars missed the usual That Was The Week That Wars round - so for the completists out there here's the round that never was...

TWTWTW | TGS0236 | 5th October 2008

  1. Which DJ had 24-hour webcams in his flat allowing fans to watch him all week?
  2. Timmy Mallett, Geoffrey Hayes from Rainbow and Funhouse's Pat Sharp have been drafted in for whose latest advert?
  3. Which organisation has been using Facebook to hunt for potential recruits?
  4. Who has returned to the cabinet as business secretary under Gordon Brown?
  5. Which singer has had to cancel gigs on her current US tour after suffering a mystery illness this week?
  6. Which University became the subject of debate after its students were found undertaking initiation ceremonies featuring Nazi styled officers?
  7. Which ocean liner is currently sailing on its farewell tour and today docked in Belfast?
  8. Who defeated Tottenham 1-0 at White Heart Lane today?
  9. It was revealed that JK Rowling makes how much money every second?
  10. How many charges of armed robbery, kidnap & assault was OJ Simpson found guilty of this week?
  11. Who officially started the Northern Run today?
  12. On this day in 1991 the first tournament in which sport ever to be held outside of Japan was staged in the Albert Hall?

 Answers: Swipe Below

  1. Scott Mills
  2. Monster Munch
  3. MI6
  4. Peter Mandelson
  5. Janet Jackson
  6. University Of Gloucestershire (and Bar Wars birthplace!)
  7. QE2
  8. Hull
  9. £5
  10. 12
  11. Tony Blair (with Olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington, Olympic cyclist Chris Hoy and Paralympian swimmer Ellie Simmons)
  12. Sumo Wrestling

Tuesday, 19 August 2008

General Knowledge # 23

  1. In which decade did Dennis The Menace start his menacing?
  2. What is Angus Deayton's real first name?
  3. What was the name of the TV profile of Elton John made by his partner David Furnish
  4. In which year were both sides of the Channel Tunnel finally linked?
  5. Whose face appeared on a banknote for the first time in 1999?
  6. In which county is Alton Towers?
  7. In which city did the original Wallace & Gromit models get lost in 1996?
  8. What was George Michael's first solo number one?
  9. What is the name of the space ship in the film, Alien?
  10.  Which Blue Peter presenter took over from Sean Maguire playing Marty in the BBC TV series Dangerfield?
  11. On a computer keyboard which letter is between T & U?
  12. What does the S stand for in GCSE?
  13. Name the Children In Need Mascot
  14. What is Lily Savage's 'daughter' called?
  15. Who came on when Gary Lineker was controversially substituted in his last international?

 For the answers, swipe below:

  1. 50's
  2. Gordon
  3. Tantrum's & Tiaras
  4. 1990
  5. Edward Elgar
  6. Staffordshire
  7. New York
  8. Careless Whisper
  9. Nostromo
  10. Tim Vincent
  11. Y
  12. Secondary
  13. Pudsey
  14. Bunty
  15. Alan Smith

BW Debut: Park Bar, Cheltenham 5/11/00

Monday, 18 August 2008

General Knowledge #22

  1. Which American computer company developed the first word processor in 1965?
  2. How many days after Halloween is Bonfire Night?
  3. Who was replaced as German Chancellor in 1998 after 16 years in power?
  4. If a female pig is called a sow, what is a male pig?
  5. What is the last letter of the Greek alphabet?
  6. Which Mediterranean country’s flag shows a gold map of an island with two Olive branches underneath?                                                         
  7. Bracken is a variety of which type of plant?
  8. The Adi Granth is the holy book of which religion?
  9. Which comedy duo’s fan club is named ‘Sons of the desert’?
  10.  What is the common name for the Abominable Snowman?
  11. Which series of novels about a family was written by John Galsworthy?
  12.  What did the American Earl Tupper invent?
  13.  What were first installed on 21 dangerous roads in West London in October 1992?
  14.  Which German city, firebombed in 1945, is associated with fine porcelain?
  15.  Which early comedy film star died on Xmas Day 1977?
For the answers, swipe below:

  1. IBM
  2. 5 Days
  3. Helmut Khol
  4. Boar
  5. Omega
  6. Cyprus
  7. Fern
  8. Sikhism
  9. Laurel & Hardy
  10. Yeti
  11. The Forsythe Saga
  12. Tupperware
  13. Speed Cameras
  14. Dresden
  15. Charlie Chaplin
BW Debut: Park Bar, Cheltenham 16/12/01

Wednesday, 9 April 2008

Entertainment #2

  1. What did Zoe Ball name her first son with Fatboy Slim?
  2. Which Hollywood star appeared in the Last Fast Show ever?
  3. Who hosted the 2001 Brit Awards?
  4. In which 1985 movie did OAP's find a fountain of youth?
  5. What did Christian Slater conduct with a vampire?
  6. According to Aha what always shone on TV?
  7. Name Tom Cruise’s wife.
  8. Who replaces Jodie Foster as female lead in Hannibal?
  9. In which city was TV series Fame set?
  10. Who played the perverted traffic-controlling professor in The Italian Job?

For the answers, swipe below:

  1. Woody Cook
  2. Johnny Depp
  3. Ant & Dec
  4. Cocoon
  5. An interview.
  6. The sun
  7. Katie Holmes
  8. Julianne Moore
  9. New York
  10. Benny Hill

Tuesday, 8 April 2008

General Knowledge #21

  1. In which country is Transylvania, home of Vampires?
  2. For what is the booker prize awarded?
  3. How many squares are there on a draughts board?
  4. What is the name of the large flat bone at the front of the chest?
  5. How many tusks does a warthog have?
  6. What kind of stone is marble?
  7. Who were the producers of Tom & Jerry Cartoons?
  8. Which Christian festival comes 12 days after Xmas?
  9. What was the codename for the US development of the Atom Bomb?
  10. Which country is the world’s largest consumer of Champagne?
  11. Which religion has The Five Pillars?
  12. Which couple were played on TV by Michael Crawford & Michelle Dotrice?
  13. What is Harry Potter’s favourite sport?
  14. Who lives at 11 Downing Street?
  15. In which Galaxy do we live?

For the answers, swipe below:

  1. Romania
  2. Fiction
  3. 64
  4. Sternum
  5. Four
  6. Limestone
  7. Hannah Barbera
  8. Epiphany
  9. The Manhattan Project
  10. UK
  11. Islam
  12. Frank & Betty Spencer
  13. Quidditch
  14. Alistar Darling
  15. Milky Way Galaxy

Bar Wars Debut: 25/03/01

Monday, 7 April 2008

General Knowledge #20

  1. What does a cartographer draw?
  2. If you came across BTW in an email message what would it mean?
  3. Which city must Muslims try and make a pilgrimage to once in their lives?
  4. What does DVD stand for?
  5. In which year did the great train robbery take place?
  6. What was the name of the Space Shuttle prototype, which has never actually been into space?
  7. At which football club did Gary Lineker start his career?
  8. Who wrote a brief history of time?
  9. Which is the largest planet in the solar system?
  10. Who wrote the Just so stories?
  11. Which dynasty ruled China from 1368 - 1644?
  12. Lady Godiva is said to have rode naked through which town?
  13. What is a fandango?
  14. Which year saw the first National Lottery draw in Britain?
  15. Which profession signs the Hippocratic oath?

    For the answers, swipe below:

  1. Maps
  2. By The Way
  3. Mecca
  4. Digital Versatile/Video Disk
  5. 1963
  6. Enterprise
  7. Leicester City
  8. Stephen Hawking
  9. Jupiter
  10. Rudyard Kipling
  11. The Ming Dynasty
  12. Coventry
  13. Dance
  14. 1994
  15. Doctors

BW Debut: Park Bar 11/03/01

Thursday, 3 April 2008

General Knowledge #19

  1. Which Bob assisted Cilla in Surprise Surprise?
  2. How many of the Magnificent 7 are left alive at the end of the film?
  3. How many teaspoons of sugar are there in one packet of jelly?
  4. Which spirit is made by distilling wine?
  5. Which battle was Nelson’s last?
  6. Which two fruits are crossed to make the ugli fruit?
  7. Which was England’s last reigning Tudor monarch
  8. Which organ of the body contains insulin?
  9. A person born on September 2nd would be which Zodiac sign?
  10. How many units of Alchohol is considered a safe weekly limit for women?
  11. Which crop is threatened by the Colorado Beetle?
  12. What are kerrs-pinks & maris-pipers?
  13. What is the trademark of Bacardi?
  14. Between July ’64 & August ’66 how many consecutive number ones did the Beatles have?
  15. What distinguishes marsupials from other mammals?

For the answers, swipe below:

  1. Bob Carolgese
  2. Three
  3. 19
  4. Brandy
  5. Trafalgar
  6. Grapefruit & Tangerine
  7. Elizabeth 1st
  8. Pancreas
  9. Virgo
  10. 14
  11. Potatoes
  12. Potatoes
  13. Bat
  14. 7
  15. Pouches

BW Debut: FCH Bar, Cheltenham 08/03/01

Wednesday, 2 April 2008

General Knowledge #18

  1. What sort of woollen headgear was named after a battle of the Crimean War?
  2. Whose tomb is situated in Arlington Cemetery Washington, at the Arc de Triomphe, Paris & in Westminster Abby, London?
  3. What is the surname of the Hungarian inventor whose multicoloured, rotatable cube became a world cult?
  4. Who was arrested on 4th November 1605?
  5. What is the acronym for the agency set up in 1923 to provide co-operation between police forces worldwide?
  6. What does the MI of MI5/MI6 stand for?
  7. What unit is used for measuring the fineness of yarn? (Clue: Think tights/stockings)
  8. Where were Anne Boleyn, Catherine Howard & Lady Jane Grey beheaded?
  9. What stands 320 metres tall in the Champ de Mars and was designed in 1889?
  10. What was the term popularised by Winston Churchill for the imaginary boundary dividing Europe between the capitalist West and communist East?
  11. What term is used to denote illegal accessing of computer programs?
  12. Which 18th Century cattle thief, smuggler, robber & Highway Man was hanged at York in 1739?
  13. What was abolished in Britain in 1965 for all crimes except treason?
  14. Which Italian city was buried when Vesuvius erupted in AD 79?
  15. What emergency device was first used in 1945 and has since saved the lives of more than 5000 pilots?

For the answers, swipe below:

  1. Balaclava
  2. The tomb of the unknown soldier
  3. Rubix
  4. Guy Fawkes
  5. Interpol
  6. Military Intelligence
  7. Denier
  8. Tower Of London
  9. Eiffel Tower
  10. The Iron Curtain
  11. Hacking
  12. Dick Turpin
  13. Capital Punishment/Hanging
  14. Pompeii or Herculaneum
  15. Ejector Seat

BW Debut: Park Bar, Cheltenham. 4/03/01

Tuesday, 1 April 2008

General Knowledge #17

  1. What species is Bombay duck?
  2. In which US state is Hollywood situated?
  3. What parts of the body do orthopaedics treat?
  4. Who discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun?
  5. Who invented the ballpoint pen in 1938?
  6. Which king did Henry Tudor defeat at Bosworth to become king Henry VII?
  7. Jack Sprat refused to eat what type of food?
  8. What do we call a group of Whales?
  9. What is the full name given to the arrangement of the chemical elements?
  10. What is the fifth book of the bible?
  11. In scrabble what does the letter 'b' score?
  12. In what year was queen Victoria crowned?
  13. Where is the Scottish cup final played?
  14. Which British General began the scouting movement?
  15. Which character said "I'm a bear of very little brain &, long words bother me."

For the answers, swipe below:

  1. Fish
  2. California
  3. Bone and muscles
  4. Howard Carter
  5. Laszlo Biro
  6. Richard III
  7. Fat
  8. School (or gam)
  9. The periodic table of elements
  10. Deuteronomy
  11. Three
  12. 1838
  13. Hampton Park
  14. Lord Robert Baden-Powell
  15. Winnie The Pooh

Monday, 31 March 2008

Geography #1

  1. What island in San Francisco Bay was the site of an almost escape proof prison?
  2. What is the remaining part of the Temple in Jerusalem, a place of pilgrimage and prayer for Jews?
  3. Who designed the Lloyd’s building in the City of London?
  4. In which London street is the monument?
  5. What is the monument in memory of?
  6. Where in Manhattan is the New York stock exchange located?
  7. In which English county is Chequers the Prime Minister’s country home?
  8. What is the Eiffel Tower made of?
  9. Why was The White House painted white?
  10. The great cathedral of Notre Dame is a masterpiece of which style of architecture?
  11. What was built in Hyde Park for the Great Exhibition of 1851 but burned down in 1936?
  12. In which city would you find the Blue Mosque?
  13. In which city would you find the CN Tower?
  14. Where in the world can you see two bridges linking one continent with another?
  15. In which city can you find the Mappa Mundi, the world’s oldest known map?

For the answers, swipe below:

  1. Alcatraz
  2. The Wailing Wall
  3. Richard Rogers
  4. Pudding Lane
  5. The Great Fire Of London
  6. Wall Street
  7. Buckinghamshire
  8. Iron
  9. To hide damage after a fire
  10. Gothic
  11. Crystal Palace
  12. Istanbul
  13. Toronto
  14. Bosperous
  15. Hereford

BW Debut: FCH Bar, Cheltenham 15/11/01

Thursday, 27 March 2008

General Knowledge #16

  1. What is the only bird to give us leather?
  2. What was the fate of the three blind mice?
  3. What is the fizz in fizzy drinks?
  4. What Tenersee Williams play features Blanche Dubois and the Kowalskis?
  5. What is the motto of the Boy Scouts?
  6. Who had a hit in 1969 with Two Little Boys?
  7. What is thrown into the ring to stop a boxing match?
  8. What company owns the largest truck fleet in the world?
  9. Which two cities were joined by the train, the Flying Scotsman?
  10. What does AM stand for, as in 9:00AM?
  11. Who baptised jesus?
  12. How many pawns does each player start with in chess?
  13. What American state is Memphis in?
  14. What is the common name for Hydrogen Hydroxide?
  15. Which side of a book are the even-numbered pages usually on?

For the answers, swipe below:

  1. Ostritch
  2. To have their tails cut off.
  3. Carbon Dioxide
  4. A Streetcar Named Desire
  5. Be Prepared
  6. Rolf Harris
  7. A Towell
  8. Coca-Cola
  9. Edinburgh + London
  10. Ante meridiem
  11. John the baptist
  12. 8
  13. Tennessee
  14. Water
  15. The left

BW Debut: Pittville Bar, Cheltenham, 21/11/01

Wednesday, 26 March 2008

General Knowledge #15

  1. The Burmese is a variety of which household animal?
  2. Jay Kay dated which Big Breakfast presenter?
  3. Who succeeded Fulgenico Batista as the leader of Cuba in 1959?
  4. Which English playwright is famous for his talking heads series?
  5. In which decade of the twentieth century was the American Super Bowl first held?
  6. Which WW2 British twin-engine craft, mostly build of wood, shared its name with an insect?
  7. What T is a river that flows into another river rather than a lake or the sea?
  8. In biology the Scapula & Patella are both types of what?
  9. In fashion what are moccasins?
  10. Which decade saw the launch of the Duke Of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme?
  11. The Royal Northern College of Music is based in which city?
  12. The Gettysburg Address was made during which war?
  13. What is the national airline of Germany?
  14. The mountain range known as The Southern Alps is in which country?

For the answers, swipe below:

  1. Cat
  2. Denise Van Outen
  3. Fidel (Ruz) Castro
  4. Alan Bennett
  5. 1960’s
  6. DeHaviland DH-98 Mosquito
  7. Tributary
  8. Bones
  9. Shoes (Slippers)
  10. 1950’s (1956)
  11. Manchester
  12. American Civil War
  13. Lufthansa
  14. New Zealand

BW Debut: FCH Bar, Cheltenham 06/12/01

Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Kids TV #1

  1. Timmy Mallett, Michaela Strachen & Tommy Boyd presented which Saturday Kids TV show?
  2. What was Keith Chegwin’s music quiz called?
  3. What was dougal’s favourite food on Magic Roundabout?
  4. On which channel did Pob appear?
  5. Who hosted the Quack Chat show?
  6. On which show would you find Humpty & Jemima?
  7. Who was He-Man’s arch enemy?
  8. What was the name of Garfield’s canine friend?
  9. Who did the voice of Willow The Wisp?
  10. Where does Yogi Bear Live?
  11. Name The Caterpillar in Dangermouse
  12. How many Z’s are there in Sooty’s magic spell?
  13. On which river did the town of Tickle lie?
  14. Who commanded Stingray?
  15. Who replaced Phillip Schofield in CBBC's Broom Cupboard?

For the answers, swipe below:

  1. Wideawake Club
  2. Cheggers Plays Pop
  3. Sugar Lumps
  4. Channel 4
  5. Keith Harris & Orville
  6. Playschool
  7. Skeletor
  8. Odie
  9. Kenneth Williams
  10. Jellystone Park
  11. Nero
  12. 4 (Izzy Whizzy Let’s Get Busy)
  13. The Tum
  14. Troy Tempest
  15. Andy Crane

BW Debut: Park Bar, Cheltenham 25/03/01

Thursday, 20 March 2008

General Knowledge #14

  1. Which company took over Rover in 1994?
  2. On TV which character painted The Fallen Madonna with the Big Boobies ?
  3. What was Celine Dion's first UK No 1?
  4. Which comedian said 'marriage is a wonderful invention but so is the bicycle repair kit'
  5. Which colour appears with Blue on the UN flag?
  6. In basketball where do the Supersonics come from?
  7. Which late rock star said "When your dead your made for life"
  8. Which toy was the brainchild of Ole Kirk Christiansen of Denmark
  9. In 1928 what became the minimum age at which women could vote?
  10. Advertising which product caused Carol Vorderman to be dropped from Tomorrow's World?
  11. Which James Bond appeared in The Persuaders?
  12. Which soccer player became BBC Sports Personality of 1966?
  13. Roger Osborne's goal sealed the first FA Cup Final triumph for which club?
  14. Which US town became known as the home of Jazz?
  15. Who wrote the novel Brideshead Revisited?

For the answers, swipe below:

  1. BMW
  2. Van Clomp
  3. Think Twice
  4. Billy Connolly
  5. White
  6. Seattle
  7. Jimi Hendrix
  8. Lego
  9. 21
  10. Arial
  11. Roger Moore
  12. Bobby Moore
  13. Ipswich
  14. New Orleans
  15. Evelyn Waugh

Wednesday, 19 March 2008

General Knowledge #13

  1. What was first seen on British television in 1982?
  2. In the Highway code what shape are signs that give orders?
  3. In which month is the Chelsea Flower show held each year?
  4. Which city hosted the summer Olympics in 1908 & 1948
  5. How many bits was a Sega Megadrive?
  6. Which animal is associated with MGM films?
  7. The Scream' is a famous painting by which artist?
  8. Which King was killed at the Battle of Hastings?
  9. In the horror movie what was Christine?
  10. If someone’s hair is described as Flaxen what colour is it?
  11. In which county is Stansted airport?
  12. Who wrote the novel Pride & Prejudice?
  13. What colour is the element sulphur?
  14. How many witches are there in the opening scene of Shakespeare Macbeth?
  15. Name the largest moon of Jupiter

For the answers, swipe below:

  1. Channel 4
  2. Circular
  3. May
  4. London
  5. 16-Bit
  6. Lion
  7. Edvard Munch
  8. Harold
  9. A Car
  10. Pale yellow
  11. Essex
  12. Jane Austin
  13. Yellow
  14. Three
  15. Ganymede

Tuesday, 18 March 2008

Sport #1

  1. Which horse won the 1998 Cheltenham Gold Cup?
  2. Which US sport do the New York Yankees & the Atlanta Braves compete in?
  3. For which German football team did Kevin Keegan play?
  4. In which year did Salt Lake City, USA host the Winter Olympics?
  5. Which side did England knock out of the 1995 rugby union world cup with a late Rob Andrew drop goal?
  6. Which club signed Paul Ince from Man Utd in 1995?
  7. Which Canadian was the 1997 Formula 1 World Motor Racing Champion?
  8. Which traditional Scottish sport first appeared officially at the 1998 Winter Olympics?
  9. To whom did Michael Bentt lose a WBO world heavyweight title fight in 1994?
  10. Which nation competes with England for the Rugby Union Calcutta cup?
  11. From which even was Ben Johnson disqualified after winning at the 1988 Olympics?
  12. Which Scottish golfer won $1 million in 1998 as the Andersen Consulting World Champion?
  13. What is the Argentinean Rugby union side’s nickname?
  14. Which football team was coached by Daniel Passarella at the 1998 World Cup?
  15. In which year did Eric Bristow win his record fifth World Professional Darts title?

For the answers, swipe below:

  1. Coal Dawn
  2. Baseball
  3. Hamburg
  4. 2002
  5. Australia
  6. Inter Milan
  7. Jacques Villeneuve
  8. Curling
  9. Herbie Hide
  10. Scotland
  11. 100m
  12. Colin Montgomerie
  13. The Pumas
  14. Argentina
  15. 1986

BW Debut: Park Bar, Cheltenham 25/11/01

Monday, 17 March 2008

General Knowledge # 12

  1. Opened in June 1999, the Matthew Street Gallery in Liverpool was dedicated to the works of whom?
  2. Which international soccer keeper of the 90s also played cricket for Scotland?
  3. In 1997 which long running TV quiz had started so it finished?
  4. Who had an 80's number one hit with 'Frankie'
  5. Which motorway goes from London to Winchester
  6. What was the first UK top 10 hit for 911?
  7. In which decade did Belgium join the European Union?
  8. In summer 1999 Anna Kournikova signed a contract to model what?
  9. According to Monty Python what does a lumberjack do all night?
  10. Which sitcom starred Rowan Atkinson and was set in Gasforth Police station?

Swipe below for the answers:

  1. John Lennon
  2. Andy Goram
  3. Mastermind
  4. Sister Sledge
  5. M3
  6. Don't Make Me wait
  7. 1950's
  8. Bras
  9. Sleep
  10. The Thin Blue Line

BW Debut: Park Bar, Cheltenham, 26/11/00.

Thursday, 13 March 2008

General Knowledge #11

  1. What is the zodiacal symbol for Pisces?
  2. What is the name of the poker hand which consists of three of a kind and a pair?
  3. Which country boasts the largest area – Australia, Brazil or India?
  4. What year followed 1BC?
  5. What band did Boy George spring to fame with?
  6. Whose autobiography is entitled, I am not Spock!?
  7. What tropic passes through Australia?
  8. What country is the worlds largest exporter of frogs’ legs?
  9. In the game Risk, which of the continents is considered easiest to defend?
  10. What two actresses starred in The Good Life?
  11. Who was assassinated on April 4, 1968?
  12. What Bond film featured the partially-dressed Ursula Andress as co-star?
  13. When did the three points for a win start in the football league?
  14. What did Tom Tom the pipers son steal?
  15. Who portrayed Reggie Perrin and Rigsby?

For the answers, swipe below:

  1. Two fish
  2. A full house
  3. Brazil
  4. 1.AD
  5. Culture Club
  6. Leonard Nimoy
  7. Capricorn
  8. Japan
  9. Australasian
  10. Penelope Keith + Felicity Kendall
  11. Martin Luther King JNR.
  12. Dr. No
  13. 1981
  14. He stole a pig
  15. Leonard Rossiter

BW Debut: FCH Bar, Cheltenham 08/11/01

Tuesday, 11 March 2008

General Knowledge #10

  1. Name the world's largest Mobile phone company
  2. Who was the last act onstage at 1999’s Netaid event?
  3. To date how many official Bond films have been produced?
  4. Which president is on the US One Dollar Bill?
  5. What nickname was given to the stock market crash that began 19th October 1987?
  6. What was the principal language of Ancient Rome?
  7. Natural rubber usually comes from which source?
  8. Which country was called Siam until1939?
  9. Which country is nearest to the island of Jersey?
  10. In "Are You Being Served?" Whose catchphrase was "I'm Free!"?
  11. Which sea laps the east coast of Scotland?
  12. What colour is the result of mixing red and yellow?
  13. What name is given to the tracks on which Bulldozers run?
  14. From which country does Tequila originate?
  15. How many oars are used to propel a gondola?

For the answers, swipe below:

  1. Vodaphone
  2. Robbie Williams
  3. 21
  4. Washington
  5. Black Wednesday
  6. Latin
  7. Trees
  8. Thialand
  9. France
  10. Mr. Humphries
  11. North
  12. Orange
  13. Caterpillar
  14. Mexico
  15. One

BW Debut: Park Bar, Cheltenham 19/11/00

Monday, 10 March 2008

General Knowledge #9

  1. In which country was Mel Gibson born?
  2. Which Spice Girl teamed up with Brian Adams for When Your Gone?
  3. Who made number one with Breakfast At Tiffany's?
  4. Which sporting event was featured in the first ever TV outside broadcast?
  5. East Pakistan has become known as what?
  6. Who was Prime Minister when England won the world cup?
  7. Luxor International Airport is in which country?
  8. Which was the second city to be hit by the Atomic Bomb in WW2
  9. In Star Trek Mr. Spock comes from which planet?
  10. Who wrote the Just So stories?
  11. In which year was the Hubble space telescope launched?
  12. What do the letters HMV stand for?
  13. How many caps did Pele win for Brazil?
  14. What acronym describes he type of sleep associated with dreaming?
  15. What is the world's fastest moving land mammal?

For the answers, swipe below:

  1. USA
  2. Mel C
  3. Deep Blue Something
  4. The Derby
  5. Bangladesh
  6. Harold Wilson
  7. Egypt
  8. Nagasaki
  9. Vulcan
  10. Rudyard Kipling
  11. 1990
  12. His Master's Voice
  13. 111 Caps
  14. REM
  15. The Cheetah

BW Debut: Park Bar, Cheltenham 05/11/00

Friday, 7 March 2008

General Knowledge #8

  1. What cordless advancement to television technology was invented by Robert Adler in the 1950’s?
  2. How long was the American Civil war fought for? 4 or 14 years?
  3. Which Chancellor commissioned a new budget box from the Rosyth Shipyard in 1997?
  4. What is a scientist that studies earthquakes?
  5. According to the proverb ‘Still waters run…’ what?
  6. In the nursery rhyme which bridge is falling down?
  7. What is another name for open weave tights and stockings?
  8. In darts what would you score if you threw a double 20, double 15 and a 2?
  9. In cockney rhyming slang what is a Mother Hubbard?
  10. Which Lord disappeared in 1974 under the suspicion of murder?
  11. Which famous escapologist was born Ehrich Weiss?
  12. Which government department is responsible for assessment and collection of Income Tax?
  13. Which transport system was first opened to the public in New York City in 1904?
  14. Which design company whose first outlet opened in Florence in 1921 has a logo consisting of a double ‘G’
  15. When facing forwards what is the left hand side of a ship called?

For the answers, swipe below:

  1. Remote Control
  2. 4 Years. (1861 – 1865)
  3. Gordon Brown
  4. Seismologist
  5. Deep
  6. London Bridge
  7. Fishnets
  8. 72
  9. Cupboard
  10. Lord Lucan
  11. Harry Houdini
  12. Inland Revenue
  13. Subway (Underground)
  14. Gucci
  15. Port

BW Debut: FCH Bar, Cheltenham 13/12/01

Thursday, 6 March 2008

General Knowledge #7

  1. How many hours are there in a week?
  2. Which sense does Olfactory relate to?
  3. What is the term for a type of tree that annually sheds it's leaves?
  4. How many games did it take Jimmy Greaves to score his 351st goal
  5. Who founded the scouts' movement?
  6. Who discovered the tomb of King Tutenkhamun?
  7. The teeth of a rodent never stop growing - True or false?
  8. Who was the first man to run a mile in under 4 minutes?
  9. In which year did the great fire of London take place?
  10. When dried what do we call plums?
  11. What do we call a young elephant?
  12. In which year did the IRA try to assassinate Margaret Thatcher by bombing the Grand Hotel in Brighton?
  13. On which river is Bristol situated?
  14. What does the Kalvin scale measure?
  15. In which village is Postman Pat set?

Swipe below for the answers:

  1. 168
  2. Smell
  3. Deciduous
  4. 500
  5. Lord Robert Bayden Powell
  6. Howard Carter
  7. True
  8. Roger Bannister
  9. 1666
  10. Prunes
  11. A Calf
  12. 1984
  13. Avon
  14. Temperature
  15. Greendale

BW Debut: FCH Bar, Cheltenham, 26/10/00

Wednesday, 5 March 2008

General Knowledge #6

  1. Which actor is father of actress Jamie Lee Curtis?
  2. Arnold Schwarzenegger married the niece of which American president?
  3. Which Star Wars actor was voted Film star of the century in 1994?
  4. In which city did Steve McQueen Race through in the film Bullitt?
  5. In which chapel did Edward & Sophie Rhys-Jones get married?
  6. A car with a letter 'S' sticker on it comes from which country?
  7. What type of beer is served in the Rover's Return?
  8. Marion Morrison became famous under which name?
  9. Who lost part of his ear to Mike Tyson in 1997?
  10. Which famous magazine was started by Alexander Graham Bell?
  11. Which soccer team did Ian Botham play for?
  12. What did the Q originally stand for in the magazine GQ?
  13. Which spoof crime series was a spin off from Jasper Carrot’s Canned Carrot?
  14. Who wrote The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe?
  15. How many years does it take to paint the Fourth Railway Bridge from end-to-end?

For the answers, swipe below:

  1. Tony Curtis
  2. John F. Kennedy
  3. Harrison Ford
  4. San Fransisco
  5. St. Georges
  6. Sweeden
  7. Newtown & Ridley
  8. John Wayne
  9. Evander Holyfield
  10. National Geographic
  11. Scunthorpe
  12. Quarterly
  13. The Detectives
  14. C.S. Lewis
  15. Fou

BW Debut: Park Bar, Cheltenham 15/10/00.

Tuesday, 4 March 2008

Entertainment #1

  1. Who was the original host of BBC’s Robot Wars?
  2. Name the actor who played Rowan Atkinson's Blackadder sidekick.
  3. What is the name of Adrian Mole's girlfriend?
  4. Name the DIY show featured in Home Improvement
  5. What was thrown at Daphne & Celeste during Reading 2000?
  6. Who narrated the cartoon ‘Stoppit & Tidyup’?
  7. Who played Valentino in Goldeneye & The World Is Not Enough?
  8. Name Robbie Williams original writing partner.
  9. Which of Disney's seven Dwarves wore glasses?
  10. Which half of Laurel & Hardy was born in England?

Swipe below for the answers:

  1. Jeremy Clarkson
  2. Tony Robinson
  3. Pandora
  4. Tool Time
  5. Bottles of urine
  6. Terry Wogan
  7. Robbie Coltrane
  8. Guy Chambers
  9. Doc
  10. Stan Laurel