Weekly Blog wk24 2024 – including a FREE Water themed quiz

There’s is a fab Water 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 11 June (international friendlies)
7.45 Portugal v Republic of Ireland

Fri 14 June (UEFA EURO 2024)
8.00 Germany v Scotland

Water 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 D is a method of searching for water by using a forked piece of wood?

2     Which ‘B’ is a solution of salt and water often used to preserve food?

3     Big band leader, Glen Miller, was believed to have died after his plane crashed into which stretch of water in 1944?

4     Which B is the water that collects in the bottom of a boat?

5     Sparkling water, mint leaves, fresh lime, sugar, and white rum are traditionally used to make which refreshing cocktail?

6     In which decade was Titanic finally located lying in 12,000 feet of water?

7     What was raised from the depths of Coniston Water in 2001 after spending 34 years on the bottom of the lake?

8     The W stands for water, but what does the D stand for in WD-40?

9     What percentage of the Earth’s surface is covered by water? Is it 51%, 61% or 71%?

10    Five of the World’s ten highest waterfalls can be found in which Scandinavian country?

This week's favourite one-liner

Bonnie Tyler spotted out this week. She walked past a Costa, she walked past a Starbucks. I think she was holding out for a Nero.


This week in History

09 June 1934    Donald Duck made his film debut in ‘The Wise Little Hen’.
09 June 1977    George Harrison and his wife Patti were divorced.

10 June 1829    The first University Boat Race took place on the River Thames between Oxford and Cambridge.
10 June 1935    Dr Robert Smith had his last drink, and Alcoholics Anonymous was founded by him and Bill Wilson.
10 June 1947    Saab produced their first car.
10 June 2003    The Spirit rover was launched starting NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover mission.

11 June 1509    King Henry VIII married his first wife Catherine of Aragon.
11 June 1770    Captain James Cook ran aground on the Great Barrier Reef.
11 June 1955    Le Mans disaster claims 77 lives when a racing car crashed into the crowd.
11 June 1959    Christopher Cockerell launched the Hovercraft.
11 June 1962    Brothers John and Clarence Anglin and fellow inmate Frank Morris escape from Alcatraz.
11 June 1979    John Wayne died.
11 June 1987    Margaret Thatcher became the first British Prime Minister in 160 years to win a third consecutive term.
11 June 1993    ‘Jurassic Park’ opened and set a box office weekend record taking $502 million.
11 June 2002    ‘American Idol’ made its premiere on Fox-TV.
11 June 2010    The first FIFA World Cup held in Africa kicked off.
11 June 2017    Rafael Nadal became the first to win the Men’s French Open ten times.

12 June 1942    Anne Frank got her diary as a birthday present.
12 June 1964    Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life in prison in South Africa.
12 June 1981    ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’, the first Indiana Jones film had its world premiere.
12 June 1990    Mariah Carey released her debut album.
12 June 2010    ‘Toy Story 3’ had its world premiere and went on to become the first animated film to earn $1billion.

13 June 1922    The longest recorded attack of hiccups began when Charlie Osborne got the hiccups that continued for 68 years.
13 June 2018    Volkswagen were fined one billion euros over the emissions scandal.

14 June 1982    Argentina surrendered, ending the 74-day Falklands Islands conflict.
14 June 2002    ‘The Bourne Identity’ starring Matt Damon was released.

15 June 1837    Charles Goodyear obtained his first rubber patent.
15 June 1919    John Alcock and Arthur Brown completed the first nonstop transatlantic flight.
15 June 1936    Vickers Wellington bomber made its first flight.
15 June 1965    Bob Dylan recorded the single ‘Like a Rolling’ Stone”.
15 June 2011    Elizabeth Hurley divorced businessman Arun Nayar.
15 June 2012    Nik Wallenda became the first person to successfully tightrope walk directly over Niagara Falls.
15 June 2018    ‘The Incredibles 2’ set a box office record for an animated release, earning $180 million on its opening weekend.
15 June 2022    Microsoft retired Internet Explorer after 26 years in favour of its new browser, Microsoft Edge.
15 June 2023    Glenda Jackson died.

WHO’S CELEBRATING? This week’s birthdays

Ashley Olsen 38
Steve O 50
Donald Trump 78
Jesy Nelson 33
Alan Carr 48
North West 10
Mo Salah 32
Justin Fletcher 54
Jergen Klopp 57
Phil Mickelson 54
Kendrick Lamar 37
Nadine Coyle 39

Venus Williams 44
Jodie Whittaker 42
Barry Manilow 81
Sir Paul McCartney 82
KSI 31
Boris Johnson 60
Paula Abdul 62
Tim Allen 71
Boy George 63
Steffi Graf 55
Courteney Cox 60
Hugh Laurie 65

Kathy Burke 60
David Gray 56
Kym Marsh 48
Noddy Holder 78
Joe McElderry 33
John Craven 75
Jordan Henderson 34
Delia Smith 83
Alison Moyet 63
Sadie Frost 59
Faith Evans 51
Carlo Ancelotti 65

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)

What is the leading cause of dry skin in the UK today?

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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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