the Weekly Blog wk33
This week’s Blog includes a FREE Ships 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
Mon 15 Aug
8.00 Liverpool v Crystal Palace
Tue 16 Aug
8.00 Rangers v PSV Eindhoven
Thu 18 Aug
7.45 West Ham United v Viborg FF
Ships 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 Ships Themed Quiz. The answers are on the PDF download, just click the download button at the bottom of this page.
1 Which ship lay dormant in 12,000 feet of water for 73 years before it was located and photographed for the first time in 1985?
2 William Bligh was captain of which famous ship?
3 The Ever Given container ship caused huge disruption to global shipping after blocking which canal last year?
4 What was the name of the ship that Deacon Blue sang about in 1988?
5 Which city shares its name with a former practise of kidnapping people to work on ships?
6 The Argentine ship, General Belgrano, that was sunk during the Falklands conflict, survived which famous attack 40 years earlier?
7 Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis married which former US First Lady?
8 Which B is material used to stabilise a ship?
9 Which country is home to seven of the world’s ten largest shipping ports? Is it Japan, Thailand, USA or China?
10 In 1872, which ship was found mysteriously abandoned in the Atlantic by the British ship ‘Dei Gratia’?
This week's favourite one-liner
I’m selling copies of the book ‘Maths For Dummies’. £5 each or 3 for £45.
This week in History
1620 The Mayflower set sail from Southampton with 102 Pilgrims on-board.
1903 New Zealand’s All Blacks played their first Rugby Test Match against Australia.
1930 The first British Empire Games opened in Hamilton, Ontario.
1939 ‘The Wizard of Oz’ premiered at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.
1958 Buddy Holly married Maria Santiago.
1959 Hawaii became the 50th US state.
1965 The Beatles played to 60,000 fans at Shea Stadium in New York City, the birth of stadium rock.
1968 Frank Sinatra and 3rd wife Mia Farrow were divorced after 2 years of marriage.
1969 Woodstock Festival opened in Bethel, New York on Max Yasgur’s Dairy Farm.
1974 Ramones played their first gig.
1977 Elvis Presley died.
1979 ‘Monty Python’s Life of Brian’ was released.
1986 Ian Botham took a world-record 356th Test Cricket wicket.
1992 Sting married Trudie Styler at an 11th century chapel in Wiltshire.
2008 Phil Collins divorced his 3rd wife Orianne Cevey after six years of marriage.
2008 Michael Phelps became the first person to win eight gold medals at one Olympic Games.
2008 ‘The Fame’, Lady Gaga’s Grammy Award winning debut album was released.
2018 Aretha Franklin died.
WHO’S CELEBRATING? This week’s birthdays
Jennifer Lawrence 32
Joe Jonas 33
Ben Affleck 50
Tones and I 22
Alex Oxlade Chamberlain 29
Princess Anne 72
Mark Labbett 57
James Cameron 68
Robert De Niro 79
Sean Penn 62
Thierry Henry 45
Christian Slater 53
Robert Redford 86
Bill Clinton 76
Demi Lovato 30
David Walliams 51
Robert Plant 74
Fred Durst 52
Usain Bolt 36
Kim Cattrall 66
Carol & Mark Thatcher 69
Trevor McDonald 83
Billy J. Kramer 79
Ian Gillan 77
Jennie Bond 72
Judd Trump 33
Liam Howlett 51
Belinda Carlisle 64
Ulrika Jonsson 55
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)
What can go up a chimney down, but can’t go down a chimney up?
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