Weekly Blog wk29 – includes a egg-cellent Egg Themed Quiz

This week’s Blog includes a FREE egg-cellent Egg 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

The Women’s European Championships
continues on TV this week.

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 Egg Themed Quiz. The answers are on the PDF download, just click the download button at the bottom of this page.

1     In 1988, which politician claimed that most of the eggs produced on British farms were infected with Salmonella? 

2     Which bird lays the smallest eggs in relation to its size?     

3     The Egg Marketing Board was set up in 1956, and introduced which symbol stamped on the eggs as a mark of quality?     

4     What did Alfred Bird invent in 1837 for his wife who was allergic to eggs? 

5     Which dish, consisting of bacon and poached egg in Hollandaise sauce on toast, is named after a 19th century New York stock-broker?

6     In the film ‘Cool Hand Luke’, Paul Newman’s character bet he could eat how many eggs in an hour? 

7     Yorkshire pudding is made with eggs, milk and which other ingredient?  

8     In ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’, Harry and Ron Weasley’s dragon-sized Easter Eggs are filled with Molly Weasley’s delicious homemade what?

9     What spirit is mixed with eggs and sugar to make the creamy liqueur, Advocaat?     

10        Which TV chef is famous for his snail porridge and bacon & egg ice-cream?

This week's favourite one-liner

Interesting fact: A shark will only attack you if you’re wet!!

This week in History

1837 London’s Euston railway station was opened.
1877 1st Wimbledon Men’s Tennis Championship was won by Spencer Gore.
1879 The Blackpool Illuminations were switched on for the first time.
1896 Queen Victoria surpassed her grandfather King George III as the longest reigning monarch in British history.
1903 The first Tour de France was won by Maurice Garin.
1904 The 4,607-mile Trans-Siberian railway was completed taking 13 years to build.
1941 Tom and Jerry first appeared under their own names.
1942 The Boeing B-29 Superfortress made its first flight.
1946 The Honda Motor Company was founded.
1967 RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 was launched.
1969 Apollo 11 lunar module carrying Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon.
1970 Egypt’s Aswan High Dam opened.
1970 Michael Eavis hosted the first Glastonbury Festival.
1972 Andrew Lloyd Webber married Sarah Hugill.
1973 Bruce Lee died.
1976 Nadia Comăneci became the first gymnast in Olympic Games history to score a perfect 10 score.

1980 Peter Sellers died.
1986 Prince Andrew married Sarah Ferguson at Westminster Abbey.
1995 Comet Hale-Bopp was discovered and became visible to the naked eye a year later.
2000 Tiger Woods won the British Open and became the youngest player at 24 to win all 4 major titles.  
2005 Lance Armstrong retired after winning a record seventh consecutive victory in the Tour De France but was stripped of his titles in 2012 for doping.
2010 One Direction was formed during the X Factor.
2010 The leaking oil well in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill was sealed.
2011 Amy Winehouse died.
2012 Wrestler John Cena divorced Elizabeth Huberdeau after just 3 years

WHO’S CELEBRATING? This week’s birthdays

Vin Diesel 55
Kristen Bell 42
Richard Branson 72
Benedict Cumberbatch 46
Brian May 75
Nicola Sturgeon 52
Anton du Beke 56
Paloma Faith 41
Rebecca Ferguson 36

Prince George 9
Danny Glover 76
Daniel Radcliffe 33
Slash 57
Jennifer Lopez 53
Danny Dyer 45
Russ Abbot 75
Peter Shilton 73
Darren Gough 52


Cat Stevens 74
Selena Gomez 30
Shawn Michaels 57
Jo Brand 66
Ross Kemp 58
Sol Campbell 48
Kate Adie 77
Jeremy Irons 74
David Essex 75


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)

       I bought six eggs, I broke two, I cooked two and I ate two. How many eggs do I have left?  

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Hope you found it useful. Make sure to check back next week for a brand new Weekly Blog post.

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