Weekly Blog wk05 2024 – including a FREE London themed quiz

Hi there, there is a FREE London 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

Mon 29 Jan
7.30 Blackburn v Wrexham (FA Cup)

Tue 30 Jan
7.30 Nottingham Forest v Arsenal
7.45 Fulham v Everton
7.45 Luton v Brighton
8.00 Crystal Palace v Sheffield United
8.15 Aston Villa v Newcastle United
7.45 Aberdeen v Dundee

Wed 31 Jan
7.30 Manchester City v Burnley
7.30 Tottenham v Brentford
8.15 Liverpool v Chelsea

Thu 1 Feb
7.30 West Ham v Bournemouth
8.15 Wolverhampton v Manchester United

London 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     What became London’s highest building in 1710 and remained so for 253 years?

2     From which London building did the SAS rescue 26 hostages in 1980?

3     What was the name of the pub in ‘An American Werewolf In London, whose regulars warned David and Jack to keep off the moors?

4     Which London tourist attraction was built in 1869, badly damaged by fire in May 2007, and restored and reopened to the public in April 2012?

5     In 2002, which London Street, traditionally the home of the UK’s newspaper industry, marked the 300th anniversary of the first daily paper?

6      Which is the only location south of the River Thames on a London Monopoly board?

7     Selhust Park is home to which London football club?

8     Which famous public school was founded in 1571 by John Lyon and named after the borough of London where it is situated?

9     Which park is home to London Zoo?     

10    Which two main London railway stations have the word “Cross” in their names?

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This week's favourite one-liner

First Rule Of Rick Astley Club. You Know The Rules and So Do I.

This week in History

28 Jan 1547     Edward VI, the nine-year-old son of Henry VIII, became King of England on his father’s death.
28 Jan 1591     Agnes Sampson was executed in Edinburgh accused of witchcraft.
28 Jan 1624     Sir Thomas Warner found the first British colony in the Caribbean, on the island of Saint Kitts.
28 Jan 1754     Sir Horace Walpole coined the word serendipity in a letter to a friend.
28 Jan  1813     Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice was first published in the UK.
28 Jan 1896     Walter Arnold of East Peckham became the first person to be convicted of speeding. He was fined one shilling, plus costs, for speeding at 8 mph, 2mph over the speed limit.
28 Jan 1938     Rudolf Caracciola broke the land speed record on a public road in a Mercedes-Benz W125 Rekordwagen at 268.9 mph.
28 Jan 1956     Elvis Presley made his first national television appearance.
28 Jan  1960     The Lego company patented the design of its bricks, still compatible with bricks produced today.
28 Jan 1965     The current design of the Flag of Canada was chosen by an act of Parliament.
28 Jan 1985     Supergroup USA for Africa recorded ‘We Are the World’, to help raise funds for Ethiopian famine relief.
28 Jan 1986     Space Shuttle Challenger disintegrated shortly after lift-off, killing all seven on board.

29 Jan 1856     The Victoria Cross was established to recognise acts of valour by British military personnel during the Crimean War.
29 Jan  1861     Kansas became the 34th US State.
29 Jan 1886     Karl Benz patented the first successful gasoline-driven automobile.

30 Jan  1649     Charles I of England was executed.
30 Jan 1661     Oliver Cromwell was ritually executed more than two years after his death, on the 12th anniversary of the execution of the monarch he deposed.
30 Jan  1826     The Menai Suspension Bridge was opened connecting Anglesey to the Welch mainland.
30 Jan  1847     Yerba Buena in  California was renamed San Francisco.
30 Jan 1858     Manchester’s Halle Orchestra gave its first concert.
30 Jan  1920     The Japanese carmaker Mazda was founded.
30 Jan  1948     Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated.
30 Jan 1965     Sir Winston Churchill was given a full state funeral.
30 Jan  1969     The Beatles’ played what became their last public performance, on the roof of Apple Records in London.
30 Jan 1982     Richard Skrenta wrote the first computer virus, 400 lines of code disguised as an Apple boot program called ‘Elk Cloner’.
30 Jan 2020     The World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 pandemic to be a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.

31 Jan 1606     Four of the conspirators of the Gunpowder Plot including Guy Fawkes were executed for treason.
31 Jan 1747     The first venereal diseases clinic opened at London Lock Hospital.
31 Jan  1971     Apollo 14 headed for the Moon.
31 Jan 1983     A new law was introduced making it compulsory for British drivers and front-seat passengers to wear seatbelts.
31 Jan  2000     Serial killer Harold Shipman was jailed for life.
31 Jan  2020     The UK’s membership within the European Union ceased in accordance with Article 50, after 47 years.
31 Jan 2023     The last Boeing 747 was delivered.

01 Feb  1884     The first volume (A to Ant) of the Oxford English Dictionary was published.
01 Feb  1950     The first prototype of the MiG-17 made its maiden flight.
01 Feb  1952     TV detector vans were rolled out to track down users of unlicensed TV sets.
01 Feb 1964     The Beatles had their first No.1 single in the US with ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand’.
01 Feb  2003     Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated during re-entry killing all seven astronauts on-board.
01 Feb  2013     The Shard in London opened its viewing gallery to the public.

02 Feb  1814     The last River Thames frost fair came to an end.
02 Feb  1887     In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, the first Groundhog Day was observed.
02 Feb  1901     Queen Victoria’s funeral took place at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor.
02 Feb 1922     Ulysses by James Joyce was published.
02 Feb 2004     Roger Federer became the No. 1 ranked men’s singles player, a position he held for a record 237 weeks.
02 Feb  1979     Sid Vicious died from a drugs overdose in New York.
02 Feb  1987     Peace envoy Terry Waite was kidnapped by a militia group in Beirut.

03 Feb 1959     Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and JP ‘The Big Bopper’ Richardson died in a plane crash.
03 Feb 1966     The Soviet Union made the first controlled landing of a space probe on the Moon.
03 Feb  1984     Doctor John Buster announced the first embryo transfer, from one woman to another resulting in a live birth.
03 Feb 1995     Eileen Collins became the first woman to pilot the Space Shuttle.

 

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WHO’S CELEBRATING? This week’s birthdays

Christian Bale 50
Kid Cudi 40
Phil Collins 73
Justin Timberlake 43
Gemma Collins 43
Minnie Driver 54
John Lydon 68
Harry Styles 30
Ronda Rousey 37
Shakira 47

Christie Brinkley 70
David Jason 84
Sean Kingston 34
Warwick Davis 54
Alice Cooper 76
Kimberly Wyatt 42
Oscar De La Hoya 51
Christiano Ronaldo 39
Michael Sheen 55
Alison Hammond 49

Carloz Teves 40
Gene Hackman 94
Isla Fisher 48
Vanessa Redgrave 87
Olivia Colman 50
Peter Crouch 43
Darren Fletcher 40
Clare Balding 53
Oprah Winfrey 70

 

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)

Without which element would a female become a male?



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Make sure to check back next week for a brand new Weekly Blog post. In the mean while check out this week’s quizzes. Brand new quiz content all ready to download and use on your quiz event.

Mega Quiz 20
Mega Quiz 40
Mega Quiz 40
Table Top Quiz A
Table Top Quiz B
Table Top Quiz C

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