Weekly Blog wk32
WEEKLY BLOG wk32. There is a free Life’s A Beach quiz for you 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 SPORT… taking place this week
Tue 10 Aug
Champions League Qualifier
Rangers v Malmo FF
Wed 11 Aug
Blackpool v Middlesbrough
Nottingham Forest v Bradford City
Burton Albion v Oxford United
Coventry City v Northampton Town
Leyton Orient v Queens Park Rangers
Thu 12 Aug
St Johnstone v Galatasaray
Celtic v Jablonec
Fri 13 Aug
English Premier League
Brentford v Arsenal
life's a beach quiz
Here’s a fab Life’s A Beach Quiz. The answers are on the PDF download version.
1 Which county is home to the only UK seaside town to feature in Europe’s Top Ten beach destinations?
2 Which sport featured in many of the Beach Boys earlier hits?
3 Which V is the name of the Viking-themed flume ride at Blackpool Pleasure Beach?
4 Is the beach volleyball court the same size as an indoor volleyball court?
5 Over 1 million people crammed onto which famous beach fifteen years ago to watch the Rolling Stones live on stage?
6 In which decade did Brighton open the UK’s first nudist beach?
7 Which country is home to Sunny Beach, a major seaside resort on the Black Sea?
8 Which beach did Martha And The Muffins sing about?
9 Which D Day beach shares its name with a US State? Is it Texas, Utah, Washington or Arizona?
10 Chrissie Watkins unsuspectingly became which film’s first victim after wondering off from a late night beach party?
Here’s a few one-liners I picked up this week.
I used to date an air stewardess from Helsinki… I dropped her off at work one day and she just vanished into Finnair!
£2 to use the air machine at the garage. That’s inflation for you!
And to the bloke who invented the number zero. Thanks for nothing!
This week in History
1897 Enid Blyton was born.
1898 Will Kellogg invented Corn Flakes.
1900 The first International Lawn Tennis Challenge, the predecessor to the Davis Cup, took place.
1908 Henry Ford’s company built the first Model T car.
1908 The Wright Brothers made their first public flight.
1910 Florence Nightingale died.
1926 Stan Laurel married his first wife Lois Neilson.
1930 Betty Boop made her debut in Max Fleischer’s cartoon ‘Dizzy Dishes’.
1936 Jesse Owens won his fourth gold medal at the Berlin Olympic Games.
1948 ‘Candid Camera’ made its television debut.
1952 Prime Minister Anthony Eden married William Chuchill’s niece Clarissa Spencer-Churchill.
1958 Robert Redford married Lola Van Wagenen in Las Vegas.
1961 Construction of the Berlin Wall began in East Germany.
1963 A gang of 15 stole £2.6m in used notes in what became known as the Great Train Robbery.
1965 Singapore separated from the Federation of Malaysia and gained its independence.
1967 ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, was released.
1969 Iain Macmillan took the zebra crossing photo that becomes the cover image of the Beatles’ album ‘Abbey Road’.
1974 Richard Nixon resigned as US President.
1977 The Space Shuttle Enterprise made its first free flight from the back of a Boeing 747.
1992 Metallica’s James Hetfield suffered third-degree burns during a pyrotechnics explosion on stage in Montreal.
1995 ‘Battle of Brit Pop’ rival bands Oasis and Blur released ‘Roll with It’ and ‘Country House’ on the same day.
2001 Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman divorced after 10 years of marriage.
2008 The 29th modern summer Olympic Games opened in Beijing.
2008 Michael Phelps won 3 gold medals, all in world record time, all in one day at the Beijing Olympic Games.
2017 Glen Campbell died.
WHO’S CELEBRATING? This week’s birthdays
Shawn Mendes 23
Roger Federer 40
Dustin Hoffman 84
Chris Eubank 55
Princess Beatrice 33
Gillian Anderson 55
Kylie Jenner 24
Roy Keane 50
Chris Hemsworth 38
Hulk Hogan 68
Tyson Fury 33
Alan Shearer 51
Halle Berry 55
Steve Martin 76
Nick Grimshaw 37
Paddy McGuinness 48
Nigel Mansell 68
Antonio Banderas 61
Steve Wozniak 71
Pete Sampras 50
Roy Hodgson 74
Charlie Dimmock 55
Mark Knopfler 72
Amanda Redman 64
James Morrison 37
Sarah Brightman 61
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.
What’s the difference between a camera and a sock?
A sock takes five toes and a camera takes 4 toes
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