Weekly Blog wk27 2024 – including a FREE 4th July themed quiz

Happy 4th July! and there is a4th  July 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 1 July
5.00 France v Belgium
8.00 Portugal v Slovenia 

Tue 2 July
5.00 Romania v Netherlands
8.00 Austria v Turkey


4th july 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     Groom Lake military test facility in Nevada, USA is better known by what name?

2     Which was the last state to become part of the USA?

3     Which Beatle was finally granted a US green card in 1976 allowing him to live and work in the USA?

4     The Rio Grande forms part of the border between the USA and which other country?

5     Which B is the current name of the company set-up in Seattle, USA in 1916 as The Pacific Aero Products Co?

6     Which is the largest city in the USA’s largest state?

7      The name of which US city is generally abbreviated to 20% of its normal name and 3.4% of its traditional name?

8     Which major sportswear manufacturer was founded in 1964 and has its headquarters in Oregon USA?

9     New York’s Theatre District is better known by what name?   

10    Which C is mined from the Bingham mine in Utah, USA, the world’s largest man-made excavation?

This week's favourite one-liner

Three of my favourite things are eating dogs and not using commas. 

This week in History

30 June 1937    The world’s first emergency telephone service was launched in London using the number 999.
30 June 1938    Superman made his first appearance in DC Comics’ Action Comics Series issue 1.
30 June 1972    The first leap second is added to the UTC time system.
30 June 1973    Concorde intercepted the path of a total solar eclipse and followed the moon’s shadow, experiencing the longest total eclipse observation.
30 June 2002    Ronaldo scored twice as Brazil beat Germany, 2-0 to win a record 5th FIFA World Cup.

01 July 1963     The British Government admitted that former diplomat Kim Philby had worked as a Soviet agent.
01 July 1972     The first Gay pride march in England took place.
01 July 1979     Sony introduced the Walkman.
01 July 1980     ‘O Canada’ became the official national anthem of Canada.
01 July 2007     Smoking in England was banned in all public indoor spaces.
01 July 1997     The UK returned Hong Kong to the People’s Republic of China.
01 July 2004     Marlon Brando died.
01 July 2011     Ryan Reynolds and Scarlett Johansson were divorced.
01 July 2013     Croatia became the 28th member of the European Union.

02 July 1973     Betty Grable died.
02 July 2002     Steve Fossett became the first person to fly solo around the world nonstop in a balloon.

03 July 1938     The world speed record for a steam locomotive was set by the Mallard, with a speed of 125.88 mph.
03 July 1969     Rolling Stone Brian Jones died.
03 July 1971     Jim Morrison died.
03 July 1973     David Bowie retired his stage persona Ziggy Stardust with the surprise announcement on the last day of the Ziggy Stardust Tour.
03 July 1976     Bjorn Borg beat Ilie Năstase to win the first of five straight Wimbledon titles.
03 July 1996     Prime Minister John Major announced the Stone of Scone would be returned to Scotland.
03 July 2008     Thomas Beatie, the world’s first pregnant man, gave birth to a daughter.

04 July 1776     US Congress proclaimed the Declaration of Independence and independence from Great Britain.
04 July 1997     NASA’s Pathfinder space probe landed on the surface of Mars.
04 July 2003     Barry White died.
04 July 2005     The Deep Impact collider hit the comet Tempel 1.

05 July 1841     Thomas Cook organised the first package excursion, from Leicester to Loughborough.
05 July 1937     Spam, the luncheon meat, was first introduced by the Hormel Foods Corporation.
05 July 1945     The UK held its first general election in 10 years, which was won by Clement Attlee’s Labour Party.
05 July 1946     Micheline Bernardini modelled the first modern bikini at a Paris fashion show.
05 July 1954     The BBC first daily television news bulletin was broadcast.
05 July 1954     Elvis Presley recorded his first single, ‘That’s All Right’, at Sun Records in Memphis.
05 July 1957     Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner were divorced after 6 years of marriage.
05 July 1994     Jeff Bezos founded Amazon.com
05 July 1996     Dolly the sheep became the first mammal cloned from an adult cell.
05 July 2016     The Juno space probe went into orbit around Jupiter and began a 20-month survey of the planet.
05 July 1942     Anne Frank and her family went into hiding in the secret annexe above her father’s office.
05 July 1957     John Lennon and Paul McCartney met for the first time at Woolton Fete, three years before forming the Beatles.
05 July 2009     Roger Federer beat Andy Roddick at Wimbledon for a record 15th Grand Slam singles title.

WHO’S CELEBRATING? This week’s birthdays

Post Malone 29

Kevin Hart 45

50 Cent 49

Sylvester Stallone 78

George W Bush 78

Ringo Starr 84

Jeremy Kyle 59

Kevin Bacon 66

Virgil Van Dijk 33

Tom Cruise 62

Tom Hanks 68

Courtney Love 60

Tony Hadley 69

Jennifer Saunders 66

Mary Peters 83

Tony Jacklin 80

Pauline Quirke 65

Sebastian Vettel 37

Marc Almond 67

Virginia Wade 79

Neil Tennant 70

Jason Orange 54

Jack Whitehall 36

Huey Lewis 74

Neil Morrissey 62

Missy Elliott 53

Liv Tyler 47

Margot Robbie 34

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)

Why have Elephants got Big Ears?

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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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