This week’s Blog includes a Looking Back at 2020 quiz. Welcome to this week’s WEEKLY BLOG, Packed with additional content to assist quiz hosts, DJs and presenters. This week’s birthdays, featured quiz ‘Looking Back At 2020’, mid-week sport, this week in history, and some of the fab quiz questions that didn’t make it onto this week’s quizzes. Merry Christmas everyone and a Happy New Year.
MID-WEEK SPORT… taking place this week
Tuesday 27th December 2020
Brighton v Arsenal
Burnley v Sheffield United
Southampton v West Ham United
West Brom v Leeds United
Manchester United v Wolverhampton
Wednesday 28th December 2020
Tottenham v Fulham
Newcastle United v Liverpool
2020 Quiz - all the best bits
Here’s something to add to your festive quiz. Ten questions looking back at 2020 and all the best bits. The answers are on the PDF download version of this page (see below)
1.‘I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!’ switched location in 2020 from the Australian jungle to a castle in which country?
2. The world’s oldest living person celebrated which birthday in 2020?
3. In 2020, the government began a feasibility study of a bridge between which two points, with a project cost estimated at £15–20bn?
4. Which Manchester United star followed his free school meals campaign by launching a book club to help children enjoy the escapism of reading?
5. Which Royal married Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi during a private ceremony at the Royal Chapel of All Saints in July?
6. Which airline retired its fleet of 31 Boeing 747 aircraft in July 2020, a move previously planned for 2024?
7. Who won the 2020 World Snooker Championship and his sixth world title?
8. In November the Government approved a controversial road tunnel under which site of historical importance?
9. Which musical won six ‘Razzies’ at the 2020 Golden Raspberry Film Awards including worst film?
10. Which country jailed the most journalists in 2020? Was it China, Iran, Turkey or South Africa?
Here’s a few one-liners I picked up this week, if you’re brave enough to use them.
I fancy having a go at bell ringing. Just need someone to show me the ropes.
I just walked into a lamp post, luckily I only have light injuries.
Someone threw a block of cheese at me today, I thought that’s not very mature.
This week in History
1065 Westminster Abbey in London consecrated.
1894 Manchester Ship Canal in England opened to traffic.
1924 Edwin Hubble formally announced the existence of other galactic systems.
1933 ‘Sons of the Desert’ starring Laurel and Hardy was released.
1958 The European Economic Community was established.
1960 Senator John F Kennedy announced he is to run for the US Presidency.
1964 Donald Campbell set a world water speed record of 276.33 mph.
1965 Ferdinand Marcos became the President of the Philippines.
1967 Ronald Reagan was sworn in as Governor of California.
1967 Leonard Cohen released his debut album ‘Songs of Leonard Cohen’.
1970 Gerd Muller won the European footballer of the Year.
1970 Paul McCartney filed a lawsuit to dissolve The Beatles.
1972 Virginia Wade won the Australian Open, her first Grand Slam title.
1984 Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen lost his arm in a car crash.
1999 Euro currency is introduced in 11 member nations of the European Union.
2016 Ray Davies of The Kinks is awarded a knighthood by The Queen
WHO’S CELEBRATING? This week’s birthdays
Denzel Washington 66
Adam Peaty 26
Jude Law 48
Ted Danson 72
Ellie Goulding 34
Tiger Woods 45
Anthony Hopkins 83
Sam Faiers 30
Sir Alex Ferguson 79
Jordan Banjo 28
Val Kilmer 61
Janet Street Porter 74
Harvey Smith 82
Dame Maggie Smith 86
Jeff Lynne 73
Tracey Ullman 61
Joe Root 30
Ben Kingsley 77
John Legend 42
David Bailey 83
THE CUTTING ROOM FLOOR
Every week I have the pleasure of putting the quizzes together for the Quiz On Demand website. Here are a few that made me laugh but didn’t make it on to this week’s quizzes and were left on the cutting room floor.
What was the Beatles song about a Welshman who fixed a toilet seat on a plane?
LOO SEAT IN THE SKY WHICH DAI MENDS
What’s a plumber’s favourite veg?
Which occupation has consecutive double O, double K, and double E in its name?
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