Weekly Blog wk21 2024 – including a FREE Let’s Get Fruity themed quiz

There’s is a fab Let’s Get Fruity 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

Wed 22 May (UEFA Europa League Final)

8.00 Atalanta v Bayer Leverkusen

 

Let's Get Fruity 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. Which fruit shares its name with a noise made by placing the tongue between the lips and blowing?
  1. What is the most prevalent mineral found in a banana?
  1. Which headphone brand was co-founded by Dr Dre and purchased by Apple in 2014?
  1. Which fruit shares its name with a model of Datsun car from the seventies? 
  1. Which fruit is a slang term for a person, usually single, who would tag along with a couple on a date?
  1. Winston Churchill’s wife shared her name with which fruit? Is it Cherry, Olive, Clementine or Mango?
  1. Which fruit-based sauce is traditionally served with roast pork?
  2. Which Disney princess ate a poisoned apple given to her by the Evil Queen?
  3. Which park is home to ‘Strawberry Fields’, Yoko Ono’s memorial to John Lennon?
  4. What is the name of the virtual assistant on Apple’s IOS software?

This week's favourite one-liner

I’ve wrote a book on how to fall down the stairs. It’s a step by step guide.

This week in History

19 May 1536     Anne Boleyn was beheaded at the Tower of London for adultery, treason, and incest.
19 May 1962     A birthday salute to President John F. Kennedy took place at Madison Square Garden, New York City. The highlight being  Marilyn Monroe’s rendition of ‘Happy Birthday’.
19 May 2018     Prince Harry married Meghan Markle as an estimated global audience of 1.9 billion watch on.

20 May 1873     Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis received a US patent for blue jeans with copper rivets.
20 May 1891     Thomas Edison gave his first public display of his prototype kinetoscope.
20 May 1900     The second modern Summer Olympic Games opened in Paris.
20 May 1927     Charles Lindbergh took off for Paris on the first nonstop solo flight across the Atlantic, landing 33 and a half hours later.
20 May 1932     Amelia Earhart took off from Newfoundland on the world’s first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic by a female pilot, landing in Ireland the next day.
20 May 1956     The USA exploded an airborne hydrogen bomb over Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean.
20 May 1968     The Who guitarist Pete Townshend married Karen Astley.
20 May 1990     The Hubble Space Telescope sent its first photographs from space.

21 May 1894     The Manchester Ship Canal was officially opened by Queen Victoria.
21 May 1927     Charles Lindbergh completed the first solo air crossing of the Atlantic.
21 May 1981     Bob Marley received a Jamaican state funeral.
21 May 2005     The world’s tallest roller coaster Kingda Ka opened at Six Flags Great Adventure.

22 May 1762     The Trevi Fountain in Rome was officially completed.
22 May 1906     The Wright brothers were granted US patent number 821,393 for their Flying-Machine.
22 May 1969     Apollo 10’s Lunar Module flew within 8.4 nautical miles of the Moon’s surface.
22 May 1987     The first Rugby World Cup kicks off with New Zealand playing Italy.
22 May 2010     Inter Milan won the UEFA Champions League final to become the first Italian team to win the treble.
22 May 2017     22 people died in a terrorist attack at an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena.

23 May 1934     Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow  were killed in a  police ambush.
23 May 1980     ‘The Shining’ starring Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall had it’s world premiere.
23 May 2000     Eminem released his third studio album ‘The Marshall Mathers LP’.
23 May 2016     Amber Heard filed for divorce from Johnny Depp.
23 May 2017     Roger Moore died.

24 May 1883     The Brooklyn Bridge in New York City was opened to traffic after 14 years of construction.
24 May 1930     Amy Johnson landed in Darwin and became the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia.
24 May 1941     German battleship Bismarck sank the British battle cruiser HMS Hood.
24 May 1956     The first Eurovision Song Contest was won by Switzerland.
24 May 1995     Harold Wilson died.
24 May 2019     Prime Minister Theresa May announced her resignation.
24 May 2023     Tina Turner died.

25 May 1935     US athlete Jesse Owens broke three world records and equalled one in 45 minutes.
25 May 1982     HMS Coventry was sunk by the Argentine Air Force during the Falklands War.
25 May 2001     Erik Weihenmayer became the first blind person to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
25 May 2008     NASA’s Phoenix lander touched down on Mars.
25 May 2011     Oprah Winfrey did her final ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’.
25 May 2012     The SpaceX Dragon 1 became the first commercial spacecraft to dock with the International Space Station.

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WHO’S CELEBRATING? This week’s birthdays

Naomi Campbell 54
Katie Price 46
Novak Djokovic 37
Morrissey 65
Joan Collins 91
Bob Dylan 83
Priscilla Presley 79
Patti LaBelle 80
Mike Myers 61
Helena Bonham Carter 58
Roman Reigns 39

Sir Ian McKellen 85
Lauryn Hill 49
Stevie Nicks 76
Lenny Kravitz 60
Jeremy Corbyn 75
Jamie Oliver 49
Phil Foden 24
Kylie Minogue 56
John Stones 30
Gladys Knight 80
Molly-Mae Hague 25

Pat Cash 59
Bernie Taupin 74
Jim Broadbent 75
Anthea Turner 64
Jonny Wilkinson 45
Jason Manford 43
Paul Gascoigne 57
Denise Van Outen 50
Kyle Walker 34
Blippi 36

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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 occurs once every Tuesday twice every Wednesday but never in any other day?

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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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