Weekly Blog wk25 2024 – including a FREE Bear themed quiz

There’s is a fab Bear 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 17 June
2.00 Romania v Ukraine
5.00 Belgium v Slovakia
8.00 Austria v France

Tue 18 June
5.00 Turkey v Georgia
8.00 Portugal v Czech Republic

Wed 19  June
2.00 Croatia v Albania
5.00 Germany v Hungary
8.00 Scotland v Switzerland

Thu 20 June
2.00 Slovenia v Serbia
5.00 Denmark v England
8.00 Spain v Italy

Fri 21 June
2.00 Slovakia v Ukraine
5.00 Poland v Austria
8.00 Netherlands v France


Bear 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     Mr. Gruber, the Hungarian elderly owner of an antique shop on Portobello Road, is a friend to which bear?

2     What is the name of Stewie Griffin’s teddy bear in ‘Family Guy?

3     In which film was Leonardo DiCaprio’s character mauled by a bear and left for dead by his hunting team?

4     Which E is the real first name of the celebrity adventurer, Bear Grylls?

5     Which chocolate bar has a bear in its logo taken from the coat of arms of its home city of Berne?

6     Which zoo is home to TV’s ‘Hair Bear Bunch’?

7     Winnie the Pooh is named after a real-life bear who in turn was named after which city?

8     What is the name of Yogi Bear’s constant companion?

9     Which bear was created by the artist Mary Tourtel and made its first regular appearance in the Daily Express in November 1920?

10        What is the name of the bear in ‘The Jungle Book’?

This week's favourite one-liner

I was sceptical about chiropractors until my recent visit. I now stand corrected.


This week in History

16 June 1903    The Ford Motor Company was incorporated.
16 June 1960    ‘Psycho’ directed by Alfred Hitchcock had its premier.
16 June 1978    ‘Grease’ starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, opened.
16 June 1992    Andrew Morton’s book ‘Diana’ was published.
16 June 2015    Donald Trump announced he will run for President of the United States.

17 June 1837    Charles Goodyear obtained his first rubber patent.
17 June 1885    The Statue of Liberty arrived in New York Harbor.
17 June 1988    Bruce Springsteen separated from Julianne Phillips.
17 June 1991    Bryan Adams released his record-breaking single ‘(Everything I Do) I Do It for You’.
17 June 1994    OJ Simpson was arrested for the murders of his ex-wife, and her friend Ronald Goldman following a police chase.

18 June 1940    Winston Churchill delivered his ‘Finest Hour’ speech.
18 June 2023    The Titan submersible imploded while attempting to view the wreck of the Titanic, killing all five people on board.

19 June 1917    The Royal Family renounced their German names and titles and adopted the name Windsor.
19 June 1978    Ian Botham bowled into cricket history as the first to score a century and take eight wickets in one innings of a Test match.19 June 2012    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange requested asylum in London’s Ecuadorian Embassy.

20 June 1837    Queen Victoria succeeded to the throne.
20 June 1975    Jaws had its premier and became the highest-grossing film of that time.
20 June 1987    New Zealand won the first Rugby World Cup Final.

21 June 1966    ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton was released.
21 June 1970    Brazil became the first team to win the FIFA World Cup for a third time.
21 June 1978    The original production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical, Evita, opened at the Prince Edward Theatre, London.
21 June 2006    Pluto’s newly discovered moons were officially named Nix and Hydra.

22 June 1675    Royal Greenwich Observatory was established by Charles II.
22 June 1907    The London Underground’s Charing Cross, Euston and Hampstead Railway opened.
22 June 1937    Joe Louis KOs James J Braddock in the 8th round to become the world heavyweight boxing champion.
22 June 1963    13 year old Stevie Wonder released his first single ‘Fingertips’.
22 June 1969    Judy Garland died.
22 June 1977    Walt Disney’s ‘Rescuers’ was released, the first Disney film to get a sequel.
22 June 1984    Virgin Atlantic launched with its first flight from London to Newark.
22 June 1986    Diego Maradona scored the infamous ‘Hand of God goal’ against England.

WHO’S CELEBRATING? This week’s birthdays

Nicole Kidman 57
Lionel Richie 75
Frank Lampard 46
John Goodman 72
Chris Pratt 45
Prince William 42
Brandon Flowers 43
Meryl Streep 75

Cyndi Lauper 71
Zinedine Zidane 52
Lionel Messi 37
Ricky Gervais 63
Jamie Redknapp 51
Sheridan Smith 43
Arianna Grande 31
Brian Wilson 82

Lana Del Ray 39
Duffy 40
Mick Fleetwood 77
Wendy Craig 90
Esther Rantzen 84
Danny Baker 67
Antony Costa 43

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.

Team meeting


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)

There are six cows, three pigs, a dog and a cat. How many legs do you have?

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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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