Weekly Blog wk33 – includes a Ships Themed Quiz

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

Madonna 64

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


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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