Weekly Blog wk15 2024 – including a FREE Grand Nationalthemed quiz

It’s Grand National week! and there is a fab Grand National 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 9 April
8.00 Arsenal v Bayern Munich
8.00 Real Madrid v Manchester City

Wed 10 Apr
8.00 Atlético Madrid v Borussia Dortmund
8.00 Paris Saint Germain v Barcelona

Thu 11 April
8.00 Bayer 04 Leverkusen v West Ham United
8.00 Liverpool v Atalanta
8.00 AC Milan v Roma
8.00 Aston Villa v Lille

Grand National 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     The Aintree racecourse is just a few miles outside which city centre?  

2     Which theme park is home to Europe’s first twin-track racing roller coaster The Grand National?

3     In which year was the Grand National declared void after two false starts?

4     Two of the Grand National fences have ‘Brook’ in their name. One is Valentine’s Brook, which is the other?

5     In 1990, Mr Frisk became the first horse to win the Grand National in less than how many minutes?

6     Who rode Minella Times to victory in the 2021 Grand National, becoming the first female jockey to win the race?

7     Which company has sponsored the Grand National since 2017?

8     Which CT is the name of the eighth fence in the Grand National?

9      The 1951 Grand National saw the highest number of falls at the first fence when how many horses fell? Was it 12, 17, 22 or 27?

10        What is the name of the road that runs across the Aintree Racecourse?

This week's favourite one-liner

I went on a once-in-a-lifetime holiday. Never again!

This week in History

07 Apr 1739      Dick Turpin was executed for horse stealing.
07 Apr 1906      Mount Vesuvius erupted and devastates Naples.
07 Apr 1968      Two-time F1 World Champion Jim Clark died in an accident during a F2 race in Hockenheim.
07 Apr 1986      Sir Clive Sinclair sold the rights to his machines to Amstrad in a £5m deal.
07 Apr 2001      NASA launched the 2001 Mars Odyssey orbiter.
07 Apr 2014      Microsoft announced the Windows XP has reached the end of its life and will no longer be supported.

08 Apr 1955      Winston Churchill resigned as Prime Minister because of failing health.
08 Apr 1943      The NFL made helmets mandatory.
08 Apr 1973      Pablo Picasso died.
08 Apr 1986      Clint Eastwood was voted in as mayor of Carmel in California.
08 Apr 1990      ‘Twin Peaks’ made its TV premiere.
08 Apr 1994      Kurt Cobain died.
08 Apr 2013      Margaret Thatcher died.

09 Apr 1957      The Suez Canal reopened to shipping following the Suez Crisis.
09 Apr 1967      The first Boeing 737 made its maiden flight.
09 Apr 1969      The first British-built Concorde 002 made its maiden flight from Filton to RAF Fairford.

09 Apr 2005      Prince Charles married Camilla Parker-Bowles in a civil ceremony in Windsor.
09 Apr 2012      ‘The Lion King’ became the highest grossing Broadway show, passing ‘The Phantom of the Opera’.
09 Apr 2012      Marc Anthony filed for divorce from Jennifer Lopez.
09 Apr 2021      Prince Philip died.

10 Apr 1858      Big Ben, the 13.76 tonne bell, was recast at the Whitechapel Bell Foundry.
10 Apr 1896      Spyridon Louis won the marathon at the 1896 Olympic Games.
10 Apr 1912      RMS Titanic set sail from Southampton on her maiden and only voyage.
10 Apr 1925      The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald was published.
10 Apr 1970      Paul McCartney announced he is leaving The Beatles for personal and professional reasons.
10 Apr 1998      The Good Friday Agreement was signed in Northern Ireland.

11 Apr 1966      Frank Sinatra recorded ‘Strangers in the Night’.

11 Apr 1970      Apollo 13 was launched.

11 Apr 1976      The Apple computer I was created.

11 Apr 1990      Customs seize what they believe to be the barrel of a massive gun bound for Iraq.

12 Apr 1606      The Union Flag was adopted as the flag of English and Scottish ships.
12 Apr 1937      Sir Frank Whittle ground-tested the first jet engine designed to power an aircraft.
12 Apr 1954      Bill Haley and the Comets recorded ‘Rock Around The Clock’.
12 Apr 1961      Yuri Gagarin became the first human to travel into space.
12 Apr 1981      The first launch of a Space Shuttle, (Columbia) on mission STS-1.
12 Apr 1992      The Euro Disney Resort in Paris officially opened. (later named Disneyland Paris)

13 Apr 1964      New Zealander Colin Bosher sheared a record 565 sheep in 1 work day.
13 Apr 1970      An explosion onboard Apollo 13, prompted the line “Okay, Houston, we’ve had a problem here”.
13 Apr 1992      Nelson Mandela announced he will seek divorce from Winnie Madikizela.
13 Apr 1992      Neil Kinnock resigned as Labour Party leader.
13 Apr 1997      21 year old Tiger Woods became the youngest golfer to win the Masters Tournament.
13 Apr 2023      Mary Quant died.


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

Sadio Mane 32
Steven Seagal 72
Jeremy Clarkson 64
Dele Alli 28
Motsi Mabuse 43
Brendon Urie 37
David Letterman 77
Al Green 78
Marc Jacobs 61

Peter Davidson 73
Peter Capaldi 66
Sarah Michelle Gellar 47
Robert Carlyle 63
Emma Watson 34
Emma Thompson 65
Garry Kasparov 61
Sophie Ellis-Bextor 45
Roberto Carlos 51

Bob Harris 78
Lisa Stansfield 58
Joss Stone 37
Marty Wilde 85
Jeffrey Archer 84
Samantha Fox 58
Sofia Carson 31
Matthew Healy 35

If you are compiling a quiz for a work group. Here are some great BLOG POSTS all about how to create work group quizzes with some great tricks and tips. Click on the pic below and have a read.

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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)

How many times can you subtract 10 from 100?

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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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