Weekly Blog wk07 2024 – including a FREE Love Is In The Air themed quiz

Hi there, It’s St Valentine’s Day this week and there is a FREE Love Is In The Air 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 12 Feb
8.00 Crystal Palace v Chelsea

Tue 13 Feb
8.00 FC Copenhagen v Manchester City
8.00 RB Leipzig v Real Madrid

Wed 14 Feb
8.00 Lazio v Bayern Munich
8.00 PSG v Real Sociedad
7.45 Aberdeen v Motherwell
7.45 Rangers v Ross County

Love Is In There Air 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     If Love is tattooed across the knuckles of one hand what is likely to be tattooed across the knuckles of the other hand?

2     According to the song what does love and marriage go together like?

3     Which sweet company make Love Hearts, Parma Violets and Drumstick lollies, to name a few?

4     ‘Je t’aime’ means I love you in which language?     

5     Which US sporting show-piece usually takes place close to Valentine’s Day?

6     Which flowers are traditionally given in a symbol of love?

7     In which classic novel by Emily Bronte does Heathcliff fall in love with Catherine Earnshaw?

8     What is the name of the cruise liner in the classic TV series ‘The Love Boat’?

9      Which hit musical is the story of a bride-to-be and her bid to find her real father by inviting three of her mother’s former lovers to her Greek wedding?

10    Which song, that was a hit in three different decades, was inspired by Eric Clapton’s love for Pattie Boyd, the wife of his good friend George Harrison?

CLICK HERE for this week’s Quizzes – Brand new quiz questions and quiz game sheets… every week!

This week's favourite one-liner

My glasses keep steaming up, but I remain mistyoptic.

This week in History

11 Feb 1534     Henry VIII was recognised as supreme head of the Church of England.
11 Feb 1808     Jesse Fell burned anthracite on an open grate as an experiment to heat homes with coal.
11 Feb 1858     The first vision of the Virgin Mary to 14-year-old Bernadette at Lourdes.
11 Feb 1975     Margaret Thatcher replaced Edward Heath as leader of the Tory Party.
11 Feb 1976     John Curry won Britain’s first Olympic gold medal at the Winter games for 12 years.
11 Feb 1990     Nelson Mandela was released from Victor Verster Prison after 27 years as a political prisoner.
11 Feb 1990     Buster Douglas knocked out Mike Tyson in ten rounds to win boxing’s world Heavyweight title.
11 Feb 2012     Whitney Houston died.

12 Feb 1771     Gustav III became the King of Sweden.
12 Feb 1947     French fashion designer Christian Dior presented his first influential collection, named the ‘New Look’.
12 Feb 1963     Construction began on the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri.
12 Feb 1993     Two-year-old James Bulger was abducted from a Shopping Centre in Liverpool.
12 Feb 2001     NASA landed the NEAR-Shoemaker spacecraft on an asteroid for the first time.

13 Feb 1542     Catherine Howard, the fifth wife of Henry VIII was executed for adultery.
13 Feb 1974     Boxer George Foreman and Adrienne Calhoun were divorced after almost 3 years of marriage.
13 Feb 1978     Anna Ford became ITN’s first female newsreader.
13 Feb 2021     Former President Donald Trump was acquitted in his second impeachment trial.

14 Feb 1779     James Cook was killed by Native Hawaiians near Kealakekua on the Island of Hawaii.
14 Feb 1852     Great Ormond St Hospital for Sick Children was founded in London.
14 Feb 1859     Oregon became the 33rd state of the USA.
14 Feb 1876     Alexander Graham Bell applied for a patent for the telephone, as did Elisha Gray.
14 Feb 1912     Arizona became the 48th state of the USA.
14 Feb 1929     Seven people died in what became known as the Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre.
14 Feb 1946     The Bank of England was nationalised.
14 Feb 1978     The first “micro on a chip” was patented by Texas Instruments.
14 Feb 1984     Torvill and Dean famously performed to Ravel’s “Bolero” at the Sarajevo Winter Olympics.
14 Feb 1990     The Voyager 1 spacecraft took the photograph of the Earth that became known as Pale Blue Dot.
14 Feb 2003     Dolly the Sheep died.
14 Feb 2005     YouTube was launched by a group of college students.
14 Feb 2018     Jacob Zuma resigned as President of South Africa.

15 Feb 1923     Greece became the last European country to adopt the Gregorian calendar.
15 Feb 1965     Nat King Cole died.
15 Feb 1971     The UK and Ireland switched to decimal currency.

16 Feb 1659     The first known cheque was written. (for £400 and now on display at Westminster Abbey)
16 Feb 1923     Howard Carter unsealed the burial chamber of Pharaoh Tutankhamun.
16 Feb 1959     Fidel Castro became Premier of Cuba after dictator Fulgencio Batista was overthrown on January 1.
16 Feb 1982     Lee Majors and Farrah Fawcett Majors were divorced.

17 Feb 1904     Giacomo Puccini’s opera “Madama Butterfly” had its premiere in Milan.
17 Feb 1924     Johnny Weissmuller set a 100m world freestyle record of 57.4 seconds.
17 Feb 1959     Vanguard 2 the first weather satellite was launched to measure cloud-cover distribution.
17 Feb 1972     British Parliament voted to join the European Common Market.
17 Feb 2002     Joan Collins married Percy Gibson at Claridge’s Hotel in London.

Click below and give them a go for FREE!

FREE Table Top Quiz

FREE Face Race Picture Quiz

WHO’S CELEBRATING? This week’s birthdays

Robbie Williams 50
Katie Hopkins 49
Aston Merrygold 36
Memphis Depay 30
Peter Gabriel 74
Becky Hill 30
Simon Pegg 54
Christian Eriksen 32
Edison Cavani 37
Matt Groening 70
The Weeknd 34
Ava Max 30
Amanda Holden 53

Valentino Rossi 45
Christopher Eccleston 60
Michael Jordan 61
Ed Sheeran 33
Paris Hilton 43
Billie Joe Armstrong 52
Dr Dre 59
John Travolta 70
Matt Dillon 60
Yoko Ono 91
Seal 61
Prince Andrew 64
Smokey Robinson 84

John McEnroe 65
Peter Hook 68
Sonia Evans 53
Kevin Keegan 73
Jane Seymour 73
Ali Campbell 65
Rebecca Adlington 35
Gary Neville 49
Jermaine Jenas 41
Prue Leith 84
Michael Buerk 78
Tony Iommi 76
Ray Winstone 67

If you are compiling a quiz for a work group. There is a great BLOG post all about how to create a work group quiz with some great tricks and tips . CLICK HERE


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 type of dog can sniff-out liquorice allsorts?

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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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