Weekly Blog wk20 2024 – including a FREE Eurovision themed quiz

It’s Eurovision! and there is a fab Eurovision 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 13 May
8.00 Aston Villa v Liverpool

Tue 14 May
8.00 Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City
7.30 Rangers v Dundee

Wed 15 May
7.45 Brighton v Chelsea
8.00 Manchester United v Newcastle United
7.30 Kilmarnock v Celtic

Thu 16 May
8.00 Leeds United v Norwich City

 

Eurovision 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     How many times has Great Britain scored the dreaded ‘Nul Points’ at the Eurovision Song contest and came bottom?

2     Which singer represented the UK at this year’s event and came 18th?

3     Who won the Eurovision Song Contest for Ireland with ‘All Kinds of Everything’?

4     Which nineties boyband reformed to represent Great Britain in 2011?

5     Last year’s Eurovision Song Contest was the first time it was held in the UK for how many years?

6     Which band, that turned-out a number of cheesy party songs during the eighties, was originally formed for the 1979 Eurovision Song Contest?

7     Which non-European country joined the Eurovision Song Contest in 2015?

8     Which country won the contest once during the seventies, twice during the eighties and four times during the nineties?

9     Which singer represented Great Britain in 2022 and finished a very respectable 2nd?   

10    Who took part in the Eurovision Song Contest twice, as part of Co-Co and with Bucks Fizz?

This week's favourite one-liner

Some bloke hit me with his rhythm stick. I’m looking for a personal Ian Dury lawyer.

This week in History

12 May 1191     King Richard I married Berengaria of Navarre.
12 May 1888     The crouching start was first used in track and field by Charles Sherrill of Yale.
12 May 1926     The Italian-built airship Norge became the first to fly over the North Pole.
12 May 1937     The coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth took place at Westminster Abbey.
12 May 1941     Konrad Zuse presented the world’s first working programmable, fully automatic computer, the Z3.
12 May 1971     The Rolling Stones singer, Mick Jagger, married Bianca.
12 May 1994     Pulp Fiction premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.
12 May 1994     Labour leader John Smith died aged 55.

13 May 1912     The Royal Flying Corps, the forerunner of the Royal Air Force, was established.
13 May 1940     Winston Churchill said “I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat” in his first speech as Prime Minister.
13 May 1950     First race in the Formula 1 championship was run at Silverstone and won by Giuseppe Farina in an Alfa Romeo.
13 May 1985     Bruce Springsteen married Julianne Phillips.
13 May 2019     Doris Day died.

14 May 1796     Doctor Edward Jenner rolled-out his revolutionary cowpox-based vaccine for smallpox.
14 May 1900     The second summer modern Olympic Games opened in Paris.
14 May 1973     The USA’s first space station Skylab was launched.
14 May 1998     Frank Sinatra died.
14 May 2021     China successfully landed Zhurong, their first Mars rover.

15 May 1536     Anne Boleyn stood trial on charges of treason, adultery and incest and condemned to death by a specially-selected jury.
15 May 1718     James Puckle, a London lawyer, patented the world’s first machine gun.
15 May 1836     Francis Baily observed ‘Baily’s beads’ during an annular eclipse.
15 May 1905     The city of Las Vegas was founded in Nevada.
15 May 1940     Richard and Maurice McDonald opened the first McDonald’s restaurant in San Bernardino, California.
15 May 1957     Britain detonated its first H-bomb.
15 May 2004     Arsenal went an entire season unbeaten in the English Premier League, joining Preston North End to claim the title ‘The Invincibles’.
15 May 2010     Jessica Watson became the youngest person to sail, non-stop and unassisted around the world solo.

16 May 1920     Joan of Arc was canonized a saint.
16 May 1929     The first Academy Awards ceremony took place in Hollywood.
16 May 1986     ‘Top Gun’ starring Tom Cruise had its premier.
16 May 2001     Labour Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott punched a man who threw an egg at him during a visit to north Wales.

17 May 1536     Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn’s marriage was annulled.
17 May 1861     The first colour photograph, a tartan ribbon, taken by Scottish scientist James Clerk Maxwell, was shown to the Royal Institution in London.
17 May 1900     The children’s novel ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’ by L. Frank Baum was first published.
17 May 1915     The last British Liberal Party government, led by H H Asquith, fell.
17 May 1984     Prince Charles called a proposed addition to London’s National Gallery “a monstrous carbuncle on the face of a much-loved and elegant friend”.
17 May 1990     The World Health Organisation took homosexuality off its list of mental illnesses.
17 May 2012     Donna Summer died.

18 May 1812     John Bellingham was sentenced to death for the assassination of the Prime Minister, Spencer Perceval.
18 May 1953     Jackie Cochran became the first woman to break the sound barrier.
18 May 1969     Apollo 10 was launched.
18 May 1974     India became the sixth nation to explode an atomic bomb.
18 May 1991     Helen Sharman became the first Briton in space.
18 May 2005     A second photo from the Hubble Space Telescope confirmed that Pluto has two additional moons, Nix and Hydra.

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WHO’S CELEBRATING? This week’s birthdays

Andy Murray 37
Zara Phillips 43
Janet Jackson 57
Megan Fox 38
Pierce Brosnan 71
Enya 63
Grace Jones 76
Cher 78
Louis Theroux 54
Busta Rhymes 52
Rishi Sunak 44
Frenkie de Jong 27
Enya 63

Sugar Ray Leonard 68
Mr T 71
Brian Eno 76
Mike Oldfield 71
Judy Finnigan 76
Hazel O’Connor 69
Milton Jones 60
Jeremy Vine 59
Rick Wakeman 75
Toyah Wilcox 66
Robert Pattinson 38
Stevie Wonder 74

Sam Smith 32
Marshmello 32
Nick Heyward 63
Chris Froome 39
Leo Sayer 76
Noel Fielding 51
Stuart Bingham 48
Tom Daley 30
Petr Cech 42
Romelu Lukaku 31
Olga Korbut 69
Nikki Reed 36

 

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Team meeting

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 do wealthy people want, poor people have and if you eat it, you’ll die?

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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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