Weekly Blog wk22 2024 – including a FREE Numbers themed quiz

There’s is a fab Numbers 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

No major mid-week football on TV this week

 

Numbers 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 number is Rishi’s Den to a prize bingo caller? 

2     Erected in 1923, what was declared Los Angeles Cultural-Historical Monument number 111 in 1973?   

3     What is the total when you add together all the numbers on a clock face? 

4     Which single digit  number tops an alphabetical list of written numbers? 

5      Which is the only South American country that has the same number of letters in its name as its capital city?

6      Which family bought number 13 Coronation Street from Hilda Ogden after she left to work as a doctor’s housekeeper?   

7     What was the number of the Apollo space mission to first put a three-man crew into space?

8     What is the least number of darts a player can finish on in a game of 501?  

9     King Harold, who was killed at the Battle of Hastings, had which number after his name?   

10    When written in word format, which is the only number that has letters running in alphabetical order?

This week's favourite one-liner

I see the weatherman has been fired for giving too many gloomy, frosty weather forecasts. No more mist and ice guy.

 

This week in History

26 May 1897     ‘Dracula’ by Bram Stoker was published.
26 May 1923     The first 24 Hours Le Mans endurance race took place.
26 May 1927     The last Ford Model T rolled off the assembly line after a production run of 15,007,003 vehicles.

27 May 1199     John was crowned King of England.
27 May 1930     New York’s Chrysler Building, the world’s tallest man-made structure at the time, opened to the public.
27 May 1933     Walt Disney’s short film ‘3 Little Pigs’ was released.
27 May 1937     The Golden Gate Bridge opened to pedestrians.
27 May 1940     British and Allied forces began the evacuation of Dunkirk.
27 May 1977     The Sex Pistols released ‘God Save the Queen’.
27 May 1999     The Space Shuttle docked with the International Space Station for the first time.
27 May 2003     Angelina Jolie divorced Billy Bob Thornton.
27 May 2022     ‘Top Gun Maverick’ was released starring Tom Cruise 36 years after the original film.

28 May 1742     The first indoor swimming pool opened at Goodman’s Fields in London.
28 May 1907     The first Isle of Man TT race took place.
28 May 1937     Volkswagen, the German car maker, was founded.
28 May 1984     Eric Morecambe died.
28 May 2013     Courteney Cox and David Arquette divorced after 13 years of marriage.
28 May 2017     F1 driver Takuma Sato won his first Indianapolis 500.

29 May 1942     Bing Crosby recorded Irving Berlin’s song ‘White Christmas’.
29 May 1953     Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became the first to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
29 May 1968     Manchester United won the European Cup.

30 May 1536     King Henry VIII married Jane Seymour, the lady-in-waiting to his first two wives.
30 May 1911     The RMS Titanic was launched in Belfast.
30 May 1974     The Airbus A300 passenger aircraft went into service.
30 May 2003     Air France retired its fleet of Concorde aircraft.
30 May 2008     Usain Bolt broke the world record in the 100m sprint, with a 9.72 seconds.

31 May 1976     The Who set a record for the loudest concert at 120 decibels at 50 meters, at The Valley stadium in London.
31 May 1998     Geri Halliwell left the Spice Girls.
31 May 2007     Rihanna released her breakthrough album ‘Good Girl Gone Bad’.
31 May 2007     Billie Piper and DJ Chris Evans divorced.
31 May 2014     Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style’ became the first video to reach 2 billion views on YouTube.

01 June 1533    Anne Boleyn was crowned Queen of England.
01 June 1967    The Beatles released “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’.
01 June 1980    CNN was launched.

WHO’S CELEBRATING? This week’s birthdays

Mel B 49
Noel Gallagher 57
Idina Menzel 53
Steven Gerrard 44
CeeLo Green 49
Clint Eastwood 94
Colin Farrell 48
Tom Holland 28         
Morgan Freeman 87
Heidi Klum 51

Alanis Morisette 50
Sergio Aguero 36
Rafael Nadal 38
Michelle Keegan 37
Angelina Jolie 49
Kylie Minogue 56
Bradley Walsh 64
Mollie King 37
Brook Vincent 37
Ronnie Wood 77

Brian Kidd 75
Francis Rossi 75
Harry Enfield 63
Tim Burgess 57
Brook Shields 59
Martin Brundle 65
Ian Hunter 85
Suzi Quatro 74
Susannah Constantine 62
Bob Champion 76

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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’s the difference between a well-dressed man on a unicycle and a poorly-dressed man on a bicycle?

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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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