• How well do you know songs recorded by ABBA? Can you identify each song from the lyrics shown below? No use of the internet of course - purely from memory (and find them buzzing round your head all day long!). Good luck. REMEMBER the new method - NO POSTS instead you PM me with your guesses any time up to midnight tonight. If possible, please wait until you've completed all the guesses you want to make to avoid too many PMs and to make my job easier. So no hurry and it doesn't matter when you submit the answers because I'll be judging them solely on who has the most correct - and in the event of two or more being level it will be a tie. I hope this is clear and good luck. Tomorrow I’ll post the names of the top three entries. 1. If you need me, let me know, gonna be around – Take a chance on me 2. Does it mean anything to you? – The name of the game 3. We've done it all before and now we're back to get some more – Voulez-vous 4. I believe in angels – I have a dream 5. One look and you're hypnotized – Angel eyes 6. Well I can dance with you honey – Does your mother know 7. 'Cause somewhere in the crowd there's you – Super Trouper 8. I was sitting by the phone, I was waiting all alone – Ring ring 9. I feel like I win when I lose – Waterloo 10. I don't wanna hurt you, baby, I don't wanna see you cry – Honey honey 11. Look at me now, will I ever learn? – Mamma mia 12. The love you gave me, nothing else can save me – S.O.S 13. Won't somebody help me chase the shadows away? – Gimme gimme gimme 14. The loser's standing small – The winner takes it all 15. Waiting for the sunrise, soul dancing in the dark – Summer night city 16. Don't go wasting your emotion – Lay all your love on me 17. But I have a talent, a wonderful thing – Thank you for the music 18. I remember long ago another starry night like this – Fernando 19. Friday night and the lights are low – Dancing Queen 20. To pay the bills I have to pay – Money money money
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  • Below are the names of 12 well known sitcoms followed by the names of the writers in random order (one occurring twice). Your challenge here is to match the writer(s) to the sitcom. No use of reference material or the internet of course to ensure fair play. Good luck. REMEMBER - NO POSTS instead you PM me with your guesses any time up to midnight tonight. If possible, please wait until you've completed all the guesses you want to make to avoid too many PMs and to make my job easier. So no hurry and it doesn't matter when you submit the answers because I'll be judging them solely on who has the most correct - and in the event of two or more being level it will be a tie. I hope this is clear and good luck. Tomorrow I’ll post the names of the top entries. 1. Hancock’s Half Hour 2. One foot in the grave 3. Blackadder 2, 3 and 4 4. The Likely Lads - 5. Butterflies - 6. Steptoe and Son - 7. ‘Till death us do part 8. Dad’s Army - 9. Red Dwarf - 10. ‘allo ‘allo - 11. Yes Minister - 12. Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em - Richard Curtis and Ben Elton David Renwick Anthony Jay and Jonathan Lynn Raymond Allen Carla Lane Ray Galton and Alan Simpson Ray Galton and Alan Simpson Johnny Speight Jimmy Perry and David Croft Rob Grant and Doug Naylor Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais David Croft and Jeremy Lloyd
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  • Which country's one word name contains all 5 vowels?
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  • Do you know or can you guess who this is pictured at a younger age? No use of internet etc to retain fairness and initials and asterisks please.
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  • I have found 13 seven letter words ending in “kle” that might be reasonably likely to arise in ordinary conversation/discussion or in writing etc. Your challenge is to name as many of the 13 words as you can for one point each. I am aware that there are a number of valid words and you can list as many as you like - but only ones in my list of 13 of the commonest will count. Proper nouns/words that begin with a capital letter and hyphenated words or words containing apostrophes or slang words are not allowed. Foreign words will count provided they are in common use in English language. It would be a great help to me in checking entries if you can list your words in alphabetical order. No use of reference material or the internet of course to ensure fair play. Good luck. REMEMBER - NO POSTS instead you PM me with your guesses any time up to midnight tonight. If possible, please wait until you've completed all the guesses you want to make to avoid too many PMs and to make my job easier. So no hurry and it doesn't matter when you submit the answers because I'll be judging them solely on who has the most correct - and in the event of two or more being level it will be a tie. I hope this is clear and good luck. Tomorrow I’ll post the names of the top entries.
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  • Do you know or can you guess the name of the well known song that contains the following lyric: "I can hear a lark somewhere" Initial(s) and asterisks only and please no clues until later in the day to give everyone a chance.
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  • Do you know or can you guess who this is pictured at a younger age? No use of internet etc to retain fairness and initials and asterisks please.
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  • Below are the names of 15 well known people each of whom is coupled with a well known event. Your challenge here is to guess whether the person was alive at any time when the event took place. Just answer yes or no to each. No use of reference material or the internet of course to ensure fair play. Good luck. REMEMBER - NO POSTS instead you PM me with your guesses any time up to midnight tonight. If possible, please wait until you've completed all the guesses you want to make to avoid too many PMs and to make my job easier. So no hurry and it doesn't matter when you submit the answers because I'll be judging them solely on who has the most correct - and in the event of two or more being level it will be a tie. I hope this is clear and good luck. Tomorrow I’ll post the names of the top entries. 1. Was William Shakespeare alive during the War of the Roses? NO War of the Roses May 1455 – Jun 1487, Shakespeare: 1564 – 1616 2. Was Richard Nixon alive during the First World War? YES Nixon: 1913 –1994, First World War: 1914 – 1918 3. Was Leonardo da Vinci alive when Columbus landed in the Americas? YES Leonardo: 1452 – 1519, Columbus landing: 1492 4. Was Adolf Hitler alive when Oscars were first awarded in Hollywood? YES Hitler: 1889 –1945, Academy Awards: 1929 (officially used "Oscars" in 1939) 5. Was Julius Caesar alive during the construction of Machu Picchu? NO Caesar: 100 – 44 BC, Machu Picchu: 1450s 6. Was Queen Victoria alive when the Titanic sank? NO Titanic sank: 1912, Victoria: 1819 - 1901 7. Was Charles Dickens alive during the American Civil War? YES Dickens: 1812 –1870, American Civil War: 1861 – 1865 8. Was Jesus of Nazareth alive when Mount Vesuvius destroyed Pompeii? NO Jesus: c.4 BC – 30 AD, Pompeii destroyed: 79 AD 9. Was Mahatma Gandhi alive when man landed on the moon? NO Gandhi: 1869 –1948, Moonlanding: 1969 10. Was Britney Spears alive when the Berlin Wall fell? YES Britney: 1981 – present, Berlin Wall fell: 1989 11. Was Napoleon alive when the Wright brothers first flew an airplane? NO Napoleon: 1769 – 1821, First airplane flight: 1903 12. Was John Lennon alive when Hawaii became a US state? YES Lennon: 1940 –1980, Hawaii becomes state: 1959 13. Was Chairman Mao alive during the Industrial Revolution? NO Industrial Revolution: 1760 – 1840, Chairman Mao: 1893 – 1976 14. Was Martin Luther King Jr. alive when slavery was legal in the US? NO MLK: 1929 – 1968, Slavery abolished: 1865 15. Were woolly mammoths alive when the Great Pyramid of Giza was built? YES Great Pyramid completed: 2560 BC, mammoths go extinct: 2000 BC
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  • Below is a list in random order of the 10 actors and actresses that have starred in 5 or more of the official series James Bond movies. Your challenge is to place them in order as to how many of the movies they appeared in – the number of appearances are indicated in the second list below. No use of reference material or the internet of course to ensure fair play. Good luck. REMEMBER - NO POSTS instead you PM me with your guesses any time up to midnight tonight. If possible, please wait until you've completed all the guesses you want to make to avoid too many PMs and to make my job easier. So no hurry and it doesn't matter when you submit the answers because I'll be judging them solely on who has the most correct - and in the event of two or more being level it will be a tie. I hope this is clear and good luck. Tomorrow I’ll post the names of the top entries. Lois Maxwell Roger Moore Daniel Craig Desmond Llewelyn Judi Dench Geoffrey Keen Robert Brown Bernard Lee Walter Gotell Sean Connery Place them in the list below 1. xxx 17 appearances 2. xxx 14 3. xxx 11 4. xxx 8 5. xxx 7 Joint 5. xxx 7 7. xxx 6 Joint 7. xxx 6 9. xxx 5 Joint 9. xxx 5 In case you might not be able to match their names to a character, below are (L-R Geoffrey Keen, Robert Brown and Walter Gotell.
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  • Below are the names of 9 countries that have participated in the Eurovision Song Contest. Your challenge here is to guess the names of the 3 of those in the list which have never won the contest. Three guesses only per entry. No use of reference material or the internet of course to ensure fair play. Good luck. REMEMBER - NO POSTS instead you PM me with your guesses any time up to midnight tonight. If possible, please wait until you've completed all the guesses you want to make to avoid too many PMs and to make my job easier. So no hurry and it doesn't matter when you submit the answers because I'll be judging them solely on who has the most correct - and in the event of two or more being level it will be a tie. I hope this is clear and good luck. Tomorrow I’ll post the names of the top entries. Belgium Azerbaijan Monaco Hungary Poland Latvia Turkey Croatia Serbia
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  • There is a weight loss drug that really works, no diet or exercise required. Called 2,4-Dinitrophenol, or DNP, it interferes with the mitochondria in your cells so that instead of producing energy they produce waste heat. Sadly, side effects can include blindness and death. DNP has been banned in the U.S. since 1938.
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  • Do you know or can you guess who this is pictured at a younger age? No use of internet etc to retain fairness and initials and asterisks please.
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  • I have found 12 seven letter words ending in “cle” that might be reasonably likely to arise in ordinary conversation/discussion or in writing etc. Your challenge is to name as many of the 12 words as you can for one point each. I am aware that there are a number of valid words and you can list as many as you like - but only ones in my list of 12 of the commonest will count. Proper nouns/words that begin with a capital letter and hyphenated words or words containing apostrophes or slang words are not allowed. Foreign words will count provided they are in common use in English language. It would be a great help to me in checking entries if you can list your words in alphabetical order. No use of reference material or the internet of course to ensure fair play. Good luck. REMEMBER - NO POSTS instead you PM me with your guesses any time up to midnight tonight. If possible, please wait until you've completed all the guesses you want to make to avoid too many PMs and to make my job easier. So no hurry and it doesn't matter when you submit the answers because I'll be judging them solely on who has the most correct - and in the event of two or more being level it will be a tie. I hope this is clear and good luck. Tomorrow I’ll post the names of the top entries.
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  • Below are the names of 9 events, only six of which have ever been included in the modern Summer Olympics. Your challenge here is to guess the names of the 3 of those in the list which have never been included. Three guesses only per entry. No use of reference material or the internet of course to ensure fair play. Good luck. REMEMBER - NO POSTS instead you PM me with your guesses any time up to midnight tonight. If possible, please wait until you've completed all the guesses you want to make to avoid too many PMs and to make my job easier. So no hurry and it doesn't matter when you submit the answers because I'll be judging them solely on who has the most correct - and in the event of two or more being level it will be a tie. I hope this is clear and good luck. Tomorrow I’ll post the names of the top entries. Cricket Darts Croquet Lacrosse Squash Polo Softball Bowling Tug of war
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  • Do you know or can you guess who this is pictured at a younger age? No use of internet etc to retain fairness and initials and asterisks please.
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  • Below are the names of 9 events that have been included in the modern Summer Olympics. Your challenge here is to guess the names of the 3 of those in the list which were first included prior to the 20th Century (actually they were all first included in the 1896 games). Three guesses only per entry. No use of reference material or the internet of course to ensure fair play. Good luck. REMEMBER - NO POSTS instead you PM me with your guesses any time up to midnight tonight. If possible, please wait until you've completed all the guesses you want to make to avoid too many PMs and to make my job easier. So no hurry and it doesn't matter when you submit the answers because I'll be judging them solely on who has the most correct - and in the event of two or more being level it will be a tie. I hope this is clear and good luck. Tomorrow I’ll post the names of the top entries. Diving Swimming Water Polo Flatwater Canoeing Track Cycling Mountain Biking Eventing Artistic Gymnastics Freestyle Wrestling
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  • Do you know or can you guess who this is pictured at a younger age? No use of internet etc to retain fairness and initials and asterisks please.
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  • Here's the completed version ofmy earlier outline sketch. Do you know or can you guess who I was sketching here? Initial(s) and asterisks only and please no clues until later in the day to give everyone a chance. Oh and did anyone get it before I wonder?!
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  • Shakin' Stevens hada big hit with a song he wrote called Oh Julie. In1958 the Crescendos (a US doo wop group) recorded this song entitled Oh Julie. It always reminds me of the Shakin' Stevens song - albeit a slower tempo. Is it my imagination or do you think that Shaky may have been inspired a bit by it? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCvA54_0z2U https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AtOcWOPT50
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  • If: DIFFICULT = 16 and HARD = 11 what does EASY =
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  • JULES VERNE OR HG WELLS QUIZ Below are the names of 12 novels – six of which were written by Jules Verne and six of which were written by HG Wells. Your challenge here is to put the correct name (initials will suffice) to each novel. No use of reference material or the internet of course to ensure fair play. Good luck. REMEMBER - NO POSTS instead you PM me with your guesses any time up to midnight tonight. If possible, please wait until you've completed all the guesses you want to make to avoid too many PMs and to make my job easier. So no hurry and it doesn't matter when you submit the answers because I'll be judging them solely on who has the most correct - and in the event of two or more being level it will be a tie. I hope this is clear and good luck. Tomorrow I’ll post the names of the top entries. 1. From the Earth to the Moon 2. Five weeks in a balloon 3. The Time Machine 4. The first men in the Moon 5. Journey to the centre of the Earth 6. The shape of things to come 7. War of the worlds 8. The mysterious island 9. Around the Moon 10. Twenty thousand leagues under the sea 11. The invisible man 12. The Island of Dr Moreau
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  • FAMOUS PEOPLE WHOSE FIRST NAME BEGINS WITH H QUIZ The following list gives clues to the names of 18 famous people whose first name begins with H. How many can you identify – both first names and surnames required for the point. Half a point for getting only one or the other. One guess per question allowed. No use of reference material or the internet of course to ensure fair play. Good luck. REMEMBER - NO POSTS instead you PM me with your guesses any time up to midnight tonight. If possible, please wait until you've completed all the guesses you want to make to avoid too many PMs and to make my job easier. So no hurry and it doesn't matter when you submit the answers because I'll be judging them solely on who has the most correct - and in the event of two or more being level it will be a tie. I hope this is clear and good luck. Tomorrow I’ll post the names of the top entries. 1. First black woman to win an Oscar Hattie McDaniel (Halle Berry was the first to win a best actress oscar) 2. Former President of Venezuela Hugo Chavez 3. "Lizzie McGuire" actress Hilary Duff 4. "Witness" actor Harrison Ford 5. Ex squeeze of Liz Hurley Hugh Grant 6. Aviation millionaire who built the Spruce Goose Howard Hughes 7. Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen 8. Actor who played Wolverine Hugh Jackman 9. President of Afghanistan from 2001–2014 Hamid Karzai 10. Plays with a band called The News Huey Lewis 11. "Moby-Dick" author Herman Melville 12. Won the Battle of Trafalgar Horatio Nelson 13. Had a hit with W.O.L.D in 1974 Harry Chapin 14. Famous escapologist Harry Houdini 15. Egon from "Ghostbusters" Harold Ramis 16, "Million Dollar Baby" actress Hillary Swank 17. "The Shape of Things to Come" author H. G. (Herbert) Wells 18. Film composer of "The Lion King" and "Pirates of the Caribbean" Hans Zimmer
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  • GUESS THE SKETCH 326 Just started the outline for a new sketch. Thought I'd post it to see if anyone would like to have an early guess at who it will turn out to be. Initial(s) and asterisks only please. I'll post the completed sketch in a few days' time.
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  • EUROVISION WINNERS QUIZ 1 Below are the names of 9 countries that have participated in many of the Eurovision Song Contests. Your challenge here is to guess the names of the 3 of those in the list which have won the contest 5 or more times. Three guesses only per entry. No use of reference material or the internet of course to ensure fair play. Good luck. REMEMBER - NO POSTS instead you PM me with your guesses any time up to midnight tonight. If possible, please wait until you've completed all the guesses you want to make to avoid too many PMs and to make my job easier. So no hurry and it doesn't matter when you submit the answers because I'll be judging them solely on who has the most correct - and in the event of two or more being level it will be a tie. I hope this is clear and good luck. Tomorrow I’ll post the names of the top entries. The Netherlands Greece Russia Israel Luxembourg Norway France Denmark Italy
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  • BRITISH PRIME MINISTERS QUIZ Below are the names of 9 British Prime Ministers, 6 of which held the position in the 19th Century. Your challenge here is to guess the names of the 3 who did not. Three guesses only per entry. No use of reference material or the internet of course to ensure fair play. Good luck. REMEMBER - NO POSTS instead you PM me with your guesses any time up to midnight tonight. If possible, please wait until you've completed all the guesses you want to make to avoid too many PMs and to make my job easier. So no hurry and it doesn't matter when you submit the answers because I'll be judging them solely on who has the most correct - and in the event of two or more being level it will be a tie. I hope this is clear and good luck. Tomorrow I’ll post the names of the top entries. 1. William Ewart Gladstone 2. Spencer Percival 3. William Pitt the Elder 4. Benjamin Disraeli 5. William Pitt the Younger 6. Arthur Balfour 7. Sir Robert Peel 8. Arthur Wellesley (Duke of Wellington) 9. Sir Robert Walpole
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  • PAPAL NAMES QUIZ Below are nine names, six of which have been adopted by one or more Popes. Your challenge here is to guess the three names that no Pope has used to date. Three guesses only per entry. No use of reference material or the internet of course to ensure fair play. Good luck. REMEMBER - NO POSTS instead you PM me with your guesses any time up to midnight tonight. If possible, please wait until you've completed all the guesses you want to make to avoid too many PMs and to make my job easier. So no hurry and it doesn't matter when you submit the answers because I'll be judging them solely on who has the most correct - and in the event of two or more being level it will be a tie. I hope this is clear and good luck. Tomorrow I’ll post the names of the top entries. 1. Martin 2. Nicholas 3. Eugene 4. James 5. Matthew 6. Victor 7. Luke 8. Stephen 9. Mark
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  • GUESS THE SKETCH 325 Do you know or can you guess who I was sketching here? Initial(s) and asterisks only and please no clues until later in the day to give everyone a chance.
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  • Riddle for the day Spelled forwards I’m what you do every day, spelled backward I’m something you hate. What word am I?
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  • One syllable words that rhyme with Spain quiz How many words can you think of that have only one syllable and that rhyme with Spain? No proper nouns, slang words or archaic words allowed. Words that sound the same but have different spellings are allowed. Foreign words will count provided they are in common use in English language. I have found 35 but there may be more. OH and it would be a great help to me in checking entries if you can list your words in alphabetical order. No use of reference material or the internet of course to ensure fair play. Good luck. REMEMBER - NO POSTS instead you PM me with your guesses any time up to midnight tonight. If possible, please wait until you've completed all the guesses you want to make to avoid too many PMs and to make my job easier. So no hurry and it doesn't matter when you submit the answers because I'll be judging them solely on who has the most correct - and in the event of two or more being level it will be a tie. I hope this is clear and good luck. Tomorrow I’ll post the names of the top entries.
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  • Who is this? Do you know or can you guess who this is pictured at a younger age? No use of internet etc to retain fairness and initials and asterisks please.
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  • Districts of NYC quiz Below is a random list of 9 districts in New York City. Your challenge here is to name the three districts from the list that are NOT located within Manhattan. Three guesses only per entry. No use of reference material or the internet of course to ensure fair play. Good luck - it will be easier, I suspect, if you have been to NYC. REMEMBER - NO POSTS instead you PM me with your guesses any time up to midnight tonight. If possible, please wait until you've completed all the guesses you want to make to avoid too many PMs and to make my job easier. So no hurry and it doesn't matter when you submit the answers because I'll be judging them solely on who has the most correct - and in the event of two or more being level it will be a tie. I hope this is clear and good luck. Tomorrow I’ll post the names of the top entries. 1. East Harlem 2. Tribeca 3. Greenwich Village 4. Chelsea 5. Riverdale 6. Forest Hills 7. Coney Island 8. SoHo 9. Morningside Heights
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  • Graeme Edge (age 80) - drummer and co-founder of the Moody Blues https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPEMZteFjWc
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  • Who is this? Do you know or can you guess who this is pictured at a younger age? No use of internet etc to retain fairness and initials and asterisks please.
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  • Thames river quiz The River Thames winds its way across several English counties. Below is a random list of 9 English counties. Your challenge here is to name the three counties from the list that are NOT ones through which the Thames passes. Three guesses only per entry. No use of reference material or the internet of course to ensure fair play. Good luck. REMEMBER - NO POSTS instead you PM me with your guesses any time up to midnight tonight. If possible, please wait until you've completed all the guesses you want to make to avoid too many PMs and to make my job easier. So no hurry and it doesn't matter when you submit the answers because I'll be judging them solely on who has the most correct - and in the event of two or more being level it will be a tie. I hope this is clear and good luck. Tomorrow I’ll post the names of the top entries. 1. Wiltshire 2. Surrey 3. Herefordshire 4. Gloucestershire 5. Somerset 6. Hampshire 7. Buckinghamshire 8. Berkshire 9. Oxfordshire
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  • Seven letter words ending in “one” quiz I have found 12 seven letter words ending in “one” that might be reasonably likely to arise in ordinary conversation/discussion or in writing etc. Your challenge is to name as many of the 12 words as you can for one point each. I am aware that there are a number of valid words and you can list as many as you like - but only ones in my list of 12 of the commonest will count. Proper nouns/words that begin with a capital letter and hyphenated words or words containing apostrophes or slang words are not allowed. Foreign words will count provided they are in common use in English language. It would be a great help to me in checking entries if you can list your words in alphabetical order. No use of reference material or the internet of course to ensure fair play. Good luck. REMEMBER - NO POSTS instead you PM me with your guesses any time up to midnight tonight. If possible, please wait until you've completed all the guesses you want to make to avoid too many PMs and to make my job easier. So no hurry and it doesn't matter when you submit the answers because I'll be judging them solely on who has the most correct - and in the event of two or more being level it will be a tie. I hope this is clear and good luck. Tomorrow I’ll post the names of the top entries.
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  • Musicals of the 1970s quiz Below is a random list of 9 musicals which were performed on Broadway and/or the West End. Your challenge here is to name the three musicals of those listed which were first shown in the 1970s. Three guesses only per entry. No use of reference material or the internet of course to ensure fair play. Good luck. REMEMBER - NO POSTS instead you PM me with your guesses any time up to midnight tonight. If possible, please wait until you've completed all the guesses you want to make to avoid too many PMs and to make my job easier. So no hurry and it doesn't matter when you submit the answers because I'll be judging them solely on who has the most correct - and in the event of two or more being level it will be a tie. I hope this is clear and good luck. Tomorrow I’ll post the names of the top entries. Fiddler on the Roof La Cage Aux Folles A Chorus Line Cats West Side Story Guys and Dolls Annie The Rocky Horror Show Mame
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  • Guess the sketch 324 Do you know or can you guess who I was sketching here? Initial(s) and asterisks only and please no clues until later in the day to give everyone a chance.
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  • Below is a list in random order of 10 significant technological developments that took place in the last 80 years. Your challenge is to place them (you can use the numbers - no need to repeat all the text) in order as to when they took place – starting with the earliest. No use of reference material or the internet of course to ensure fair play. Good luck. REMEMBER - NO POSTS instead you PM me with your guesses any time up to midnight tonight. If possible, please wait until you've completed all the guesses you want to make to avoid too many PMs and to make my job easier. So no hurry and it doesn't matter when you submit the answers because I'll be judging them solely on who has the most correct - and in the event of two or more being level it will be a tie. I hope this is clear and good luck. Tomorrow I’ll post the names of the top entries. 1. Production begins of the Sinclair C5 2. John Bardeen, Walter Brattain, and William Shockley invent the transistor 3. The Space Shuttle makes its maiden voyage 4. Compact discs (CDs) are launched as a new way to store music by the Sony and Philips corporations. 5. Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs launch the Apple I: one of the world's first personal home computers 6. Tim Berners-Lee invents the World Wide Web. 7. World's first solar power station opened in France 8. Japanese Masahiro Hara invents the QR Code®. 9. Enrico Fermi builds the first nuclear chain reactor at the University of Chicago. 10. First grocery-store purchase of an item coded with a barcode
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  • Below is a random list of 9 players who have won 7 or more men’s singles tennis Grand Slam titles in their lifetime. Your challenge here is to name the three of those listed who have won all four Grand Slam titles. Three guesses only per entry. No use of reference material or the internet of course to ensure fair play. Good luck. REMEMBER - NO POSTS instead you PM me with your guesses any time up to midnight tonight. If possible, please wait until you've completed all the guesses you want to make to avoid too many PMs and to make my job easier. So no hurry and it doesn't matter when you submit the answers because I'll be judging them solely on who has the most correct - and in the event of two or more being level it will be a tie. I hope this is clear and good luck. Tomorrow I’ll post the names of the top entries Pete Sampras Rod Laver Bjorn Borg Jimmy Connors Fred Perry Ivan Lendl Andre Agassi John McEnroe John Newcombe
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  • Do you know or can you guess who this is pictured at a younger age? No use of internet etc to retain fairness and initials and asterisks please.
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  • I have found 11 six letter words ending in “ery” that might be reasonably likely to arise in ordinary conversation/discussion or in writing etc. Your challenge is to name as many of the 11 words as you can for one point each. I am aware that there are a number of valid words and you can list as many as you like - but only ones in my list of 11 of the commonest will count. Proper nouns/words that begin with a capital letter and hyphenated words or words containing apostrophes or slang words are not allowed. Foreign words will count provided they are in common use in English language. IT would be a great help to me in checking entries if you can list your words in alphabetical order. No use of reference material or the internet of course to ensure fair play. Good luck. REMEMBER - NO POSTS instead you PM me with your guesses any time up to midnight tonight. If possible, please wait until you've completed all the guesses you want to make to avoid too many PMs and to make my job easier. So no hurry and it doesn't matter when you submit the answers because I'll be judging them solely on who has the most correct - and in the event of two or more being level it will be a tie. I hope this is clear and good luck. Tomorrow I’ll post the names of the top entries.
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  • What is the Disney animated movie (the easy question)? ....and what are the names of the five characters from it (the difficult one)?
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  • The following list gives clues to the names of 20 famous people whose first name begins with G. How many can you identify – both first names and surnames required for the point - half a point if you only get one or the other. One guess per question allowed. No use of reference material or the internet of course to ensure fair play. Good luck. REMEMBER - NO POSTS instead you PM me with your guesses any time up to midnight tonight. If possible, please wait until you've completed all the guesses you want to make to avoid too many PMs and to make my job easier. So no hurry and it doesn't matter when you submit the answers because I'll be judging them solely on who has the most correct - and in the event of two or more being level it will be a tie. I hope this is clear and good luck. Tomorrow I’ll post the names of the top entries. 1. Italian suitmaker Giorgio Armani 2. 43rd POTUSGeorge W. Bush 3. "Ocean's 11" starGeorge Clooney 4. "Thelma & Louise" starGeena Davis 5. Miami Sound Machine singerGloria Estefan 6. Boxer and grill salesmanGeorge Foreman 7. Italian astronomerGalileo Galilei 8. Star of TV series Route 66George Maharis 9. Former tennis player who denied Tim Henman the Wimbledon title Goran Ivanišević 10. Musician who dissappeared over the ChannelGlenn Miller 11. Conquered most of AsiaGenghis Khan 12. Created "Star Wars" George Lucas 13. His brothers includedZeppo Groucho Marx 14. Golfer called “The Shark”Greg Norman 15. Wrote "Nineteen Eighty-Four"George Orwell 16. "Shakespeare in Love" starGwyneth Paltrow 17. Angry Scottish chefGordon Ramsay 18. Played Sulu in "Star Trek"George Takei 19. Pacific Northwest explorer, namesake of a major city George Vancouver 20. Most-decorated Soviet general of WWII Georgi Zhukov
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  • The easternmost part of Tennessee is closer to Canada than it is to Memphis.
  • How fast must the ostrich have been running when it hit the plank of wood??
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  • I forgot to welcome Joginder to the group the other day.
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  • There are 22 London Underground Stations that begin with the letter C. How many can you name? This does not include stations on the DLR or London Overground lines. No use of reference material or the internet of course to ensure fair play. Good luck. REMEMBER - NO POSTS instead you PM me with your guesses any time up to midnight tonight. If possible, please wait until you've completed all the guesses you want to make to avoid too many PMs and to make my job easier. So no hurry and it doesn't matter when you submit the answers because I'll be judging them solely on who has the most correct - and in the event of two or more being level it will be a tie. Feel free to change your mind on an answer you may have already given. I hope this is clear and good luck. Tomorrow I’ll post the names of the top entries.
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  • Just become aware of another sad couple of passings: Barry Ryan Lung disorder age 72 - who could forget Eloise https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhsuV1immQI Jay Black of Jay and the Americans age 82 of pneumonia Jay Black had a tremendous voice - witness his version of Cara Mia from 1965. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sFy5_kmEi4 ..........and he sounded even better at 62 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oFW6rmtUXY
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  • Do you know or can you guess who this is pictured at a younger age? No use of internet etc to retain fairness and initials and asterisks please.
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  • Anyone remember Clifford T Ward who had a hit in 1973 with Gaye. His singing career probably suffered from his reluctance to do shows on tour. He contracted MS in the 1980s and died of pneumonia in 2001 at the age of 57. I was reminded of him recently when I heard this lovely song which he wrote and which was tucked away on the B Side of Gaye. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9G0ENZJLI8
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