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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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ScreamingCosArgosHaveNoRavens · 12/11/2019 14:22

The first person to use an ATM in the UK was Reg Varney, of 'On the Buses' fame.

mummumumumumumumumumum · 12/11/2019 14:22

the welsh for Jelly fish translates as sea cunt (not suitable for a family quiz).

Shannith · 12/11/2019 14:23

Other random misunderstood Shakespeare

What does Juliet mean when she cries "Romeo, Romeo wherefore art thou Romeo?"

She does not mean where are you Romeo? She means why are you called Romeo - and therefore a Capulet - her family's sworn enemies.

floffel · 12/11/2019 14:27

Yes @ScreamingCosArgosHaveNoRavens - well done!

mummumumumumumumumumum · 12/11/2019 14:28

The t rex is closer to us in history than it was to the stegosaurus

bumpertobumper · 12/11/2019 14:31

This is incorrect, it is the 1st January ...
Every racehorse in the world has the same birthday. What is it?

1st April, no matter when they are foaled. It's how they decide how different ages race together.

GetOffTheTableMabel · 12/11/2019 14:31

There are 4 US states that have state capitals named after former Presidents

Lincoln, Nebraska
Jefferson City, Missouri
Jackson, Mississippi
Madison, Wisconsin

NannyR · 12/11/2019 14:35

A bit morbid for a Christmas quiz, but I found out the other day that 50% of all the humans who have ever lived on earth have died from malaria - approx 54 billion people.

HollowTalk · 12/11/2019 14:36

Feast of Stephen - sept

St Stephen's Day is Boxing Day, though.

DistantVworp · 12/11/2019 14:36

Actually, it's only Northern hemisphere racehorses that are 1 January. Southern hemisphere racehorses are 1 August

Absoluteunit · 12/11/2019 14:39

I too need to know more about the farts

lumpy76 · 12/11/2019 14:40

Cashews are not nuts and come from a fruit

lumpy76 · 12/11/2019 14:41

Peanuts are not nuts either - they're a type of legume

ScreamingCosArgosHaveNoRavens · 12/11/2019 14:42

floffel I love Porridge and knew it didn't have one - I didn't know it was unique in that before!

safariboot · 12/11/2019 14:45

Love the "soaps" round!

In what year was Nintendo founded? Closest answer wins. And what was the first thing they sold?

(1889. They made hanafuda, Japanese playing cards.)

MintyMabel · 12/11/2019 14:47

It takes 500 pints of blood to pass through a cow's udders to produce 1 pint of milk.

Rememberallball · 12/11/2019 14:48

What brand name is the only name the Jockey Club rejected as the name of a race horse?


What does crepuscular mean in terms of animals?

Most active at dawn and dusk

minorwomenswhiplashlynne · 12/11/2019 14:49

What's the largest indigenous UK mammal?

.... a badger

Needtobuildabridge · 12/11/2019 14:49

Every time that you lick a stamp, you comsume a tenth of a calorie.

ScreamingCosArgosHaveNoRavens · 12/11/2019 14:50

I saw this fact on another thread recently and thought it was brilliant -

The Tyrannosaurus Rex lived closer to the time of the i-phone than to the time of the Stegosaurus.

I'm not sure how you would frame it as a question, though.

cannycat20 · 12/11/2019 14:52

Bees have two stomachs.

steff13 · 12/11/2019 14:53

A bearcat (binturong) smells like buttered popcorn.

rugbychick1 · 12/11/2019 14:56

The chemical symbol for carbohydrates is C6 H12 O6

HolaWeenie · 12/11/2019 14:57

An earwig has two penises, both fully functional.

WindFlower92 · 12/11/2019 14:57

Following for ideas for my Christmas quiz!

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