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    Sometime I bite of more than I can chew

    Got a phone call last week asking me if I could run a quiz night for a local primary school.
    I've done a few over the years so I said sure happy to help out.
    Then came the bomb shell. I asked what the date is
    Early March was the answer. So about 3 weeks to make up about 70 questions. I usually get a couple of months
    I do have a lot of questions on file but I still like to make up new questions when I can.
    Biggest issue is research every question nothing worse than having someone jumping up and down because I give a wrong answer
    If anyone knows a good free web site or may have questions that I can use it would be most appreciated

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    You must be able to get some beauts off here!! Especially the campfire humour thread!
    Boom, cough,cough,cough

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    Try this one Harry
    Quiz questions and answers
    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maca49 View Post
    You must be able to get some beauts off here!! Especially the campfire humour thread!
    Meaning to but have to remember is for a primary school so there will be lots of kids there

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    Quote Originally Posted by jakewire View Post
    Try this one Harry
    Quiz questions and answers
    Thanks a few on there I can use

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    try eureka as an app from the google playstore, some real easy ones, some hard ones and all PG rated

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    There is always the question of why the phone number pad is upside down to a calculator number pad in regards the layout.
    Solo likes this.
    There are only three types of people in this world. Those that can count, and those that can't!

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    I'll bite what's the answer gadgetman

    Try Q I they have some really interesting questions that have answers which trip most up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sideshow View Post
    I'll bite what's the answer gadgetman

    Try Q I they have some really interesting questions that have answers which trip most up
    I have no idea but you can see people having a great discussion about it and coming up with some creative and desperate answers.
    There are only three types of people in this world. Those that can count, and those that can't!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gadgetman View Post
    I have no idea but you can see people having a great discussion about it and coming up with some creative and desperate answers.
    I am not sure but I don't think that you quite get how a quiz night works........Philosophy night maybe......????

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    just drink tui its got what your looking for under every cap might be a bit pissed by the end of the night tho

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    Quote Originally Posted by northdude View Post
    just drink tui its got what your looking for under every cap might be a bit pissed by the end of the night tho
    Might need committing you mean

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    Here are some random facts
    The banana and Bird-of-Paradise flower are the same family.

    - It takes nearly four million flowers to create one kilogram of jasmine.

    - The snapdragon is extremely sensitive to gravity. It is geotropic, which means that when a flower is held in a horizontal position, it quickly turns upward

    - Lettuce is a member of the sunflower family

    - A systemic infection is one that spreads throughout the entire body; such as measles, colds and the flu.

    - A tanka is a Japanese verse form of 31 syllables in five unrhymed lines, the first and third having five syllables each, and the others seven.

    - A ten-gallon hat holds less than a gallon of liquid.

    - A vamp is the upper front top of a shoe.

    - A violin contains about 70 separate pieces of wood.

    - A Visa Global ATM Network survey of international travelers revealed that the best restaurants in the world are in Paris, France. Second place was awarded to Rome, and third place went to Hong Kong.

    - The Pennsylvania Packet & General Advertiser, launched in 1784, was the first successful regular daily newspaper in the United States.

    - Christendom did not begin to date its history from the birth of Christ until 500 years after his death. The system was introduced in 550 by Dionysius Exigus, a monk in Rome.

    - That it took over 30 years for VCR usage to penetrate 25% of the population? It has taken the Internet less than 7 years to accomplish the same thing.

    - That Bill Gates has watched the value of his stake in Microsoft drop roughly US$39 billion over the last year. This paper loss would cover Ecuador's gross domestic product - twice. (Source: National Post)

    - Antarctica is the only continent that does not have land areas below sea level.

    - The Hundred Years War lasted 116 years, from 1337 to 1453.

    - That on 3rd January 1839 French pioneering photographer Louis Daguerre took the first photograph of the moon?

    - That a coward was originally a boy who took care of cows?

    - Babe Ruth wore a cabbage leaf under his hat to keep his head cool. He changed it every two innings.

    - That all gondolas in Venice, Italy must be painted black, unless they belong to a high official?

    - The chocolate chip cookie was invented in 1933?

    - A camel's backbone is just as straight as a horse's.

    - In Jasmine, Saskatchewan, it is illegal for a cow to moo within 300 km of a private home?

    - a quarter of Russia is covered by forest.

    - At launch, the Space Shuttle's two solid rockets consume more than 9.07 metric tons (10 tons) of fuel each second and produce 44 million horsepower, equal to 14,700 locomotives.

    - Dolphins jump out of the water to conserve energy. It is easier to move through the air than through the water.

    -A mile on the ocean and a mile on land are not the same distance. On the ocean, a nautical mile measures 6,080 feet. A land or statute mile is 5,280 feet.

    - An African elephant will eat up to 500 pounds of food a day. Their diet consists of twigs, leaves, grasses, and fruit.

    - A nanosecond is one billionth of a second.

    - Dolphins swim in circles while they sleep with the eye on the outside of the circle open to keep watch for predators. After a certain amount of time, they reverse and swim in the opposite direction with the opposite eye open.

    - An African lion was exhibited in the United States for the first time on November 26, 1716.

    - An albatross can sleep while flying.

    - An alligator can go through 2,000 to 3,000 teeth in a lifetime.

    - Koalas and humans are the only animals with unique prints. Koala prints cannot be distinguished from human fingerprints.

    - Koalas are marsupials, not bears. They also have no tail or eyelids.

    - A perfectly clean fire produces almost no smoke. Smoke simply means that a fire is not burning properly and that bits of unburned material are escaping.

    - A person uses more household energy shaving with a hand razor at a sink (because of the water power, the water pump, and so on) than he would by using an electric razor.

    - A person who is lost in the woods and starving can obtain nourishment by chewing on his shoes. Leather has enough nutritional value to sustain life for a short time.

    - A Polaroid emulsion transfer is an image made by "cooking" a Polaroid in hot water until the image separates from its paper backing. The emulsion of the image can then be placed on practically any surface.

    - A quality, fully faceted round brilliant diamond has at least 58 facets. These are important for the maximum sparkle and brilliance of the stone.

    - A quarter has 119 grooves on its circumference. A dime has one less.

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    Some more

    The Arctic tern travels from the top of the world, the Arctic, to the bottom, the Antarctic. A round trip of 40,250 km

    - Cheddar varieties account for 57 percent of volume of cheese sold in England.

    -Migrating geese fly in a V- formation to conserve energy. A gooses wings leave an air current behind. In the flying wedge, each bird is in position to get a lift from the current left by the bird ahead

    - Cheddar, often sold as "American" or store cheese, constitutes about two-thirds of the cheese sold in the United States.

    -An owl is the only bird to drop its upper eyelid to blink. All other birds raise their lower eyelids

    - The wandering albatross has the largest wingspan of all birds in the world. Its wing reach 3.5 metres across

    - In ancient China and certain parts of India, mouse flesh was considered a great delicacy.

    - In ancient Egypt, onions were an object of worship. The onion symbolized eternity to the Egyptians who buried onions along with their Pharaohs. The anatomy of the onion suggested a circle-within-a-circle structure, symbolizing eternal life.

    - Chewing gum reached the United States in the late 1800s when Santa Ana was exiled to New York after the Mexican revolution, bringing chicle (gum) with him. Chicle is a gum taken from the sapodilla tree, which grows in the Yucatan desert of Mexico.

    - Chicago isnt just a city in Illinois; it is also a slang term for a pineapple. So a Chicago sundae is a dessert made with pineapples.

    - Papaya leaves and unripe papaya have an enzyme called papain that breaks down protein in meat to make it tender. Thats why papaya can be used as a meat tenderizer.

    - Parsley is a common herb of the Mediterranean area and was well known to the ancient Greeks. They considered it too sacred to eat. Romans did serve it as a garnish and to improve the taste of food. They believed it had special powers and would keep them sober.

    -Air pressure at sea level is roughly equal to the weight of an elephant

    -Before beginning his movie career, Keanu Reeves managed a pasta shop in Toronto

    -A bubble is round because the air within it presses equally against its parts, thus causing all surfaces to be equidistant

    -All pilots on international flights identify themselves in English, regardless of their country of origin

    -A balloon released into the jet stream would take two weeks to travel completely around the globe

    -Before pursuing a career in comedy, Drew Carey worked as a waiter at a Dennys Las Vegas and served in the Marine Corps

    -A car that shifts manually gets 3.2 km more per litre of gas than a car with automatic shift

    -In 1975, a birdhouse costing $10,000 was built in Quebec City by the city fathers.

    -According to a Fortune magazine survey conducted a few years ago, Seattle topped the list of best major U.S cities to balance work and family

    -The first female operator was Emma. M. Nutt, who started working for Telephone Dispatch Company in Boston on September 1,1878, Prior to that, all operators were men

    -The Las Vegas MGM Grands 170,000 square foot casino larger then the playing field of Skydome and contains more than 3,000 gaming machines

    -Germany was the first European country to establish a system for health insurance for its workers in 1888

    -Built in 1967, the worlds only flying saucer launching pad in St. Paul, Alberta.

    -The first dentists in the world were the Etruscans. They carved false teeth from various mammal teeth in 700 B.C. They also produced partial bridgework that strong enough to eat with

    -Author of Animal Farm and 1984, George Orwell worked as a policeman before turning to writing

    -The Millennium Force roller coaster at Cedar Point amusement park in Ohio, has drop of 90 metres and reaches almost 60 km/h

    -One out of every fifteen American adults got his/her first job in McDonalds

    -In eighteenth-century English gambling dens, their was an employee whose only job was to swallow the dice if there was a police raid

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    Cabal is a small group involved in secret schemes

    -Gorillas and Cats sleep about 14 hours a day

    -The Border between Canada and the United States is the worlds longest frontier. It stretches 6,416 km

    -Knights of medieval times were warriors. Any man who trained to fight could become a knight

    -Chili is the official state dish of Texas

    -Cats consume 28 times their own weight in food each year and the same amount again in liquids. Cats cannot survive on a vegetarian diet

    -In Medieval England, beer was often served with breakfast

    -Fresh apples float because 25% of their volume is air

    -The Eaton Centre is the number one tourist attraction in Canada. Latest figures show that more than 2.4 million people visit it annually

    -Some Lipsticks have fish scales in it

    -Gypsies is the name given to Indians who are nomadic and speak the language of Romany. About 400,000 Gypsies live in US today

    -Page is the name given to a person who delivers messages and serves as a guide.

 

 

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