the Weekly Blog wk28
The sun is out and this week’s Blog includes a FREE Cornwall themed quiz. 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 SPORT… taking place this week
It’s the Women’s Euro Championships
all this week, kicking off at 5pm and 8pm.
Cornwall Themed Quiz
Each week there is a Free Quiz , so you can include an extra round or simply use as additional quiz content. So, here’ a fab Cornwall Themed Quiz. The answers are on the PDF download, just click the download button at the bottom of this page.
1 Which is the only English county to border Cornwall?
2 What is the name of Cornwall’s bio-domes that generally attracts a
million visitors each year?
3 Who took the title Duchess of Cornwall following her wedding in 2005?
4 Which Cornish peninsula is the most southerly point of the British mainland
5 Which is the only city in Cornwall?
6 In 2011, what was given geographical protection by the European
Commission, meaning any item bearing its name can only be made in
Cornwall and following the traditional recipe?
7 Which long-running TV drama starring Martin Clunes is set in Cornwall?
8 Cornwall was first linked to Devon by rail by the opening of which bridge
163 years ago?
9 Which tiny town in Cornwall is bidding to become the UK’s smallest city?
10 Which SP is Cornish cuisine with Pilchards heads and tails poking through
This week's favourite one-liner
There was an ABBA tribute band in town last week,
they were so loud I could hear the drums from Nando’s.
This week in History
1543 King Henry VIII married Catherine Parr his sixth and last wife.
1661 Europe’s first banknote was issued by the Bank of Stockholm.
1900 Charlotte Cooper became the first female Olympic tennis champion and the first individual female Olympic champion in any sport.
1923 The Hollywood Sign was built in the hills above LA, originally reading ‘Hollywoodland’.
1930 The first football World Cup kicked-off in Uruguay.
1959 Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘North by Northwest’ starring Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint was released.
1959 Billie Holiday died.
1962 Rolling Stones played their first live show at London’s Marquee Club.
1969 David Bowie released ‘Space Oddity’ 9 days before Apollo 11 landed on the moon.
1969 ‘Easy Rider’ starring Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda was released.
1969 ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ by Harper Lee was first published.
1969 Apollo 11 , the first mission to land astronauts on the Moon, was launched from the Kennedy Space Center.
1972 ‘Honky Chateau’ becomes Elton John’s first No. 1 album.1975 Ringo Starr & Maureen Cox were divorced.
1985 ‘Live Aid’ was held at both Wembley Stadium and John F Kennedy Stadium in Philadelphia
1988 ‘Die Hard’ starring Bruce Willis and Alan Rickman was released.
1996 Prince Charles and Princess Diana sign their divorce papers.
1998 France won the FIFA World Cup beating Brazil, 3-0 in the final.
2001 Concorde was brought back into service almost a year after the French Concord crash.
2006 Twitter was launched.
2012 Russell Brand divorced popstar Katy Perry just one year after their fairy-tale wedding.
2013 ‘Orange Is the New Black’ premiered on Netflix.
2016 Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin divorced after 12 years.
2016 David Cameron resigned and was succeeded by Theresa May.
WHO’S CELEBRATING? This week’s birthdays
Giorgio Armani 88
Brock Lesnar 45
Harrison Ford 80
Patrick Stewart 82
Conor McGregor 34
Gareth Bale 33
Anne Hegerty 64
Will Ferrell 55
Perrie Edwards 29
Angela Merkel 68
Tom Fletcher 37
Gino D’Acampo 46
Donald Sutherland 87
Camila Parker Bowles 75
Christie McVie 79
Erno Rubik 78
Caroline Quentin 62
Tony Cottee 57
Wilko Johnson 75
Anna Friel 46
Gareth Gates 38
Luke Shaw 27
Konnie Huq 47
Trevor Horn 73
David Hasselhoff 70
THE CUTTING ROOM FLOOR
Here’s a question 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 do hummingbirds hum?
Hope you found it useful. Make sure to check back next week for a brand new Weekly Blog post.