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NotChrisTarrant · 12/11/2019 13:40

Rather importantly, I’ve been named Christmas Quiz Master 2019.

This is a ridiculous tradition in our family to have the most bonkers quiz, names go in the hat for Quiz Master and this year I lost won!

So can you please share the most useless piece of information /fact you know?

I will beat the bastards this year. It’s my year!

Last year my sister had a quiz which consisted of us having to name that tune.... after she played it on a bleeding recorder. It was terrible and fantastic - yes there was lots of wine.

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OopsUpsideYourBed · 15/11/2019 13:17

The water nautilus’ penis detaches from the male, goes to find a female to mate with and then goes back to the male.

Lifecraft · 15/11/2019 13:21

What 1975 No1 hit features in its lyrics the title of another 1975 No1 hit?

Bohemian Rhapsody / Mamma Mia

flouncyfanny · 15/11/2019 13:42

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peaceanddove · 15/11/2019 13:49

Just to correct an earlier post. King John didn't physically sign the Magna Carter because he was illiterate, it was because it was a state document and therefore needed to be affixed with the royal/great deal.

Medieval kings and the nobility were usually highly educated and typically spoke several languages. They certainly weren't illiterate FGS Smile

peaceanddove · 15/11/2019 13:51

Sorry, stupid autocorrect? That should read Magna Carta and great/royal seal.

wanderings · 15/11/2019 13:51

Which letters came last, historically, to the alphabet? J and V.

Hirsutefirs · 15/11/2019 14:33

1970s music:
Where do the dogs of society howl?

On the Yellow Brick Road.

mommymooo · 15/11/2019 15:19

If you touch a stinging nettle when it has the flowers on or just by the stem it won't sting you.

TheNoodlesIncident · 15/11/2019 15:21

Owls are the only bird that can see blue.

That's not true, birds can actually see ultraviolet as well as part of the spectrum. Humans' colour detecting cones can see red, blue, green; birds have these cones plus a fourth for ultraviolet.

Otherpeoplesteens · 15/11/2019 15:27

With which country does France share its longest land border?

Brazil. The overseas department of French Guiana borders Brazil for some 730 km. Spain is next with 657 km.

Inthesickofit · 15/11/2019 15:52

Elephants can't jump

ContinuityError · 15/11/2019 16:16

Blade Runner was set in November 2019.

ScreamingCosArgosHaveNoRavens · 15/11/2019 16:27

Interesting to see some of these 'facts' being corrected.

The OP could use some of the incorrect but plausible-sounding ones in a 'true or false' round.

ContinuityError · 15/11/2019 17:05

What kind of pastry was named for the French word for lightning?


Hirsutefirs · 15/11/2019 18:12

On a related note, what would you do with nuns’ farts?

Eat them, of course.

k1233 · 15/11/2019 20:48

@StealthPolarBear sorry don't think my humour came across Wink

Hirsutefirs · 16/11/2019 13:12

Epidemic means rapid spread of infection among people.

What is the equivalent word for rapid spread of infection among animals?


honeybeetheoneandonly · 17/11/2019 01:28

Not sure if this has been mentioned yet but should definitely make it into your quiz.

Q: Harrison Ruffin Tyler, 89, is one of two living grandsons of President John Tyler.
But when was President John Tyler born?

A: He was born in 1790, one year after George Washington was sworn in as president!

honeybeetheoneandonly · 17/11/2019 01:31

Sorry, think the grandson is 91 now. But still alive I think.

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