the Weekly Blog wk02
Blue skies ahead. There is a weather themed quiz included this week. Welcome to WEEKLY BLOG, available online and as a pdf download that you can print and take with you. Packed with additional content to assist quiz hosts, DJs and presenters.
Mid-week football taking place this week
Tue 16 Jan
7.30 Wolverhampton v Brentford
7.45 Birmingham City v Hull City
7.45 Bolton v Luton Town
7.45 Bristol City v West Ham United
7.45 Eastleigh v Newport County
Wed 17 Jan
7.45 Blackpool v Nottingham Forest
7.45 Bristol Rovers v Norwich City
7.45 Everton v Crystal Palace
Weather themed quiz
Each week there is a great themed quiz , so you can include an extra round or simply use as additional quiz content. The answers are on the PDF download, just click the download button at the bottom of this page.
1 Jeff Lynne was inspired to write which song following a break in the weather whilst locked away in the Swiss Alps writing the album ‘Out of the Blue’?
2 Which weather condition is associated with cats and dogs?
3 Due to the unexpected weather in the summer of 1976, Harold Wilson appointed Dennis Howell as Minister for what?
4 ‘On a cold and frosty morning’ is a line from which nursery rhyme?
5 In which decade did George Cowling present the first weather forecast on UK TV?
6 Monkeys made from which alloy are generally associated with cold weather?
7 Which weather condition favours slick tyres in motor racing?
8 What colour weather warning did the Met Office issue for the first time in 2021 as temperatures soared past 40C in large parts of the UK?
9 In which 1993 film did Bill Murray play a TV weather man?
10 Which weather condition goes before patrol to make the name of a rock band?
This week's favourite one-liner
Just found out the first two people on earth were actually cockneys. Would you Adam and Eve it?
This week in History
1901 Queen Victoria died.
1911 The first Monte Carlo Rally took place.
1912 Captain Robert Scott’s expedition arrived at the South Pole, one month after Roald Amundsen.
1917 The US paid Denmark $25 million for the Virgin Islands.
1936 Rudyard Kipling died.
1945 Franklin D Roosevelt was sworn-in for an unprecedented fourth term as US President.
1961 John F Kennedy is sworn-in as the 35th US President and the youngest elected.
1966 Beatle George Harrison married Pattie Boyd.
1971 Emley Moor transmitting station, the tallest free-standing structure in the UK, began transmitting.UHF broadcasts.
1978 The Bee Gees’ album “Saturday Night Fever’ went to No.1.
1978 The last Volkswagen Beetle was made at Germany VW’s plant in Emden.
1980 Pink Floyd’s album ‘The Wall’ went to No.1.
1981 Ronald Reagan was sworn-in as the 40th US President.
1996 Lisa Marie Presley filed for divorce from Michael Jackson.
2008 ‘Breaking Bad’ made its TV debut.
2008 Heath Ledger died.
2009 Barack Obama was sworn-in as the 44th US President.
2013 Lance Armstrong admitted to doping in all seven of his Tour de France victories.
2016 Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf became Liberia’s new president and Africa’s first female elected head of state.
2018 Minnie Mouse received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame as part of her 90th anniversary.
2020 Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus were divorced after a year of marriage.
2021 Joe Biden is sworn-in as the 46th US President and at 78, became the oldest ever.
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WHO’S CELEBRATING? This week’s birthdays
Kate Moss 50
James May 61
Jake Paul 27
Jim Carrey 62
Michelle Obama 60
Calvin Harris 40
Kid Rock 53
Kevin Costner 69
Pep Guardiola 53
Dolly Parton 78
Gary Barlow 53
Jenson Button 44
Buzz Aldrin 94
Will Young 45
Mark Wright 37
Emma Bunton 48
Billy Ocean 74
Paul Young 68
Susanna Hoffs 65
Ricky Wilson 46
Phil Neville 47
Nigel Benn 60
Joe Swash 42
Frankie Bridge 35
THE CUTTING ROOM FLOOR
Here’s one that made me laugh but didn’t make it onto this week’s quizzes and was left on the cutting room floor. (answer on the pdf download)
What’s the first sign of madness?
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