the Weekly Blog wk41
Hands in the air! There is FREE Hands 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 football taking place this week
Thu 12 Oct (Euro 2024 qualifying)
5.00 Latvia v Armenia
7.45 Cyprus v Norway
7.45 Spain v Scotland
7.45 Croatia v Turkey
7.45 Albania v Czech Republic
7.45 Faroe Islands v Poland
7.45 Andorra v Kosovo
7.45 Belarus v Romania
7.45 Israel v Switzerland
Friday 13 Oct (Euro 2024 qualifying)
5.00 Estonia v Azerbaijan
7.45 Iceland v Luxembourg
7.45 Liechtenstein v Bosnia-Herzegovina
7.45 Portugal v Slovakia
7.45 Netherlands v France
7.45 Republic of Ireland v Greece
7.45 Austria v Belgium
Hands themed quiz
Each week there is a great themed quiz , so you can include an extra round or simply use as additional quiz content. The answers are on the PDF download, just click the download button at the bottom of this page.
1 ‘Hands, touching hands, reaching out, touching me, touching you’, are a few lines from which Karaoke favourite?
2 According to the proverb, you can’t shake hands with what?
3 The name of which hand-held percussion instruments derived from the Spanish word for chestnut?
4 The phrase, ‘to win hands down’, originated from which sport?
5 What colour are the hands on the clock of the newly refurbished Big Ben clock tower?
6 In which classic game are players required to place their hands and feet on vacant coloured circles?
7 In a standard pack of playing cards what do the Queens hold in their hands?
8 ‘Come and hold my hand I want to contact the living’ is the opening line to which Robbie Williams song?
9 Which island is credited with producing the world’s finest hand-rolled cigars?
10 In the film ‘Cool Hand Luke’, Paul Newman’s character bet he could eat 50 what in an hour?
This week's favourite one-liner
Sad news about the Dutch guy who invented the inflatable shoe. He popped his clogs.
This week in History
1810 Munich held the first Oktoberfest.
1884 Greenwich in London was established as the universal time meridian of longitude.
1915 The Ford Motor Company manufactured its 1 millionth car at the River Rouge plant in Detroit.
1923 Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio was founded.
1947 Chuck Yeager became the first person to exceed the speed of sound.
1957 A fire at the Windscale nuclear plant in Cumbria became the world’s first major nuclear accident.
1964 China detonated its first nuclear weapon.
1967 Che Guevara was shot dead.
1968 Jim Hines became the first man to run the 100-meter sprint in under 10 seconds.
1968 The Olympic Games opened in Mexico City, the first to be held in Latin America.
1968 NASA launched Apollo 7, the first successful manned Apollo mission.
1975 Elizabeth Taylor married Richard Burton for the second time.
1982 The Mary Rose was raised to the surface after 437 years at the bottom of the Solent.
1985 Yul Brynner died.
1991 The first Sumo wrestling tournament held outside Japan took place at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
1999 The Earths population passed six billion for the first time.
2000 NASA launched its 100th Space Shuttle mission.
2007 ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ made its debut on US TV.
2018 Princess Eugenie married Jack Brooksbank at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.
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WHO’S CELEBRATING? This week’s birthdays
Dave Lee Roth 69
Dawn French 66
Hugh Jackman 55
Sacha Baron Cohen 52
Kevin Clifton 41
Paul Simon 82
Marie Osmond 64
Ralph Lauren 84
Cliff Richard 83
Anthony Joshua 34
Cardi B 31
Naomi Osaka 26
Bobby Charlton 86
Paul Hogan 83
Angela Rippon 79
Les Dennis 70
Edwina Currie 77
Steve Coogan 57
Davina McCall 56
Paul Potts 53
Chevy Chase 80
Martin Kemp 62
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)
In the UK, what were the two worse Winters?
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