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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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goose1964 · 13/11/2019 08:01

The correct phrase in Hamlet is Alas poor Yorrick, I knew him Horatio. All of Santa's reindeer are all female, the males all lose their antlers after the rut.

SmallPinkBear · 13/11/2019 08:51

China owns all the pandas in the world and other countries pay a ‘rent’ to have them in their country

Tanith · 13/11/2019 09:25
k1233 · 13/11/2019 09:41

There's two types of monotremes in the world. 1 what is a monotreme 2 what are the two types of monotremes 3 where are they found

1 a monotreme is an egg laying mammal
2 platypus and echidna
3 found in Australia - echidnas also live in New Guinea

k1233 · 13/11/2019 09:44

The length of your foot is the same as another part of your body - name that part.

A inner forearm from your elbow to your wrist

Then wait for everyone to test the theory Grin

k1233 · 13/11/2019 09:47

Sharks don't have a bony skeleton like humans. Theirs is made of cartilage.

ShatnersWig · 13/11/2019 09:52

Who was first choice for the role of the doctor in the film Airplane which then went to Leslie Nielsen resulting in his huge second career in comedy films after two decades as a straight actor?

Christopher Lee. Turned it down. One of only two roles he regretted turning down after seeing the films. The other was another doctor, the one played by Donald Pleasance in Halloween.

k1233 · 13/11/2019 10:35

The largest human organ is the skin.

k1233 · 13/11/2019 10:38

Bull sharks can live in fresh water

PaddyF0dder · 13/11/2019 10:44

Birds don’t pee. Rather than a urea cycle like mammals do, they have an ornithine cycle. Urea gets turned into eggshells. So basically bird pee is eggshells.

FrozenYogurt · 13/11/2019 11:11

Here's my list of Christmas quiz questions...

  1. What is the most shoplifted food in the UK?

2. What did Louis XIV eat 400 of before his wedding night?
3. There are more than 1,000 varieties of banana. How many of these cultivars do we actually eat?
4. What would you be suffering from if you had sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia?
5. Who is the richest man in Italy?
6. What colour are fully mature limes?
7. What percentage of fat does full-fat milk actually contain?
8. What was the nickname of the man who invented nachos?
9. In Turkey, what country does the word for a turkey refer to?
10. What fruit was served as an aphrodisiac in Elizabethan brothels? (They have a different reputation these days.)
11. What’s the French name for the constellation Ursa Major?
12. One third of British potatoes are made into what?
13. How would an Ancient Greek declare his love for a woman? (Clue: it involves fruit.)
14. What shape of biscuit is Queen Elizabeth I credited with inventing?
15. How many recipes does the average Briton actually know off by heart? (Obviously NOT delicious. readers…)
16. If food prices rose at the same rate as house prices over the past 40 years, how much would a loaf of bread cost?
17. What job did novelist Roald Dahl have as a boy? (Lucky chap!)
18. How long should you boil pasta for, according to Mrs Beeton?
19. What did the Romans use as mothballs?
20. On average, Britons eat 1,126 what in their life time?

No cheating! Here are the answers

  1. Cheese

2. Oysters
3. One
4. Ice-cream headache
5. Michele Ferrero, owns the Ferrero Rocher company
6. Yellow
7. 3.5 per cent
8. Nacho
9. India: it means Indian bird
10. Prunes
11. Le Casserole
12. Chips
13. He’d throw an apple at her
14. Gingerbread men
15. Five or less
16. £4.36
17. He was a taste-tester for Cadbury’s
18. 1¾ hours
19. Lemons
20. Chickens
Havanananana · 13/11/2019 11:38

What's postman pats surname? - Clifton

What's Postman Pat called when he's on holiday?


HowDoYouLikeThoseSuedeApples · 13/11/2019 13:13

@Ali1cedowntherabbithole Grin goodnight.

nonevernotever · 13/11/2019 13:28

There are more people in Alaska with a pilot's licence than there are people with a driving licence.

Zilla1 · 13/11/2019 13:34

The extremely well known "ribbit" frog call is actually specific to only a small handful of frog species from the North American Pacific Coastal regions. This is because the call of the Baja California Treefrog was used as the background sound effect for countless old movies, regardless of where the movie was set.

Capers are pickled flower buds. Tiny capers are picked from a shrub-like bush (Capparis spinosa), long before the buds ever flower. The capers are then dried in the sun and later brined or packed in salt.

drspouse · 13/11/2019 13:36

There are three related instruments smaller than the bassoon: the tenoroon, alto fagotto and soprano fagotto.

If you don't process cassava root properly you get cyanide poisoning.
Cassava leaves have more protein than the roots though.

Lifecraft · 13/11/2019 13:52

What's the largest indigenous UK mammal? A badger

Bigger than a stag?

Lifecraft · 13/11/2019 13:55

What language do they speak in Patagonia, South America? Welsh.

Nope, I've been. Whilst there's many people of Welsh decent, and a few of them can speak Welsh, they all speak Spanish.

nonevernotever · 13/11/2019 14:06

There are quite a few errors in here though .

Wharf is not an acronym of ware house at river front, it’s from Old English and Germanic hwearf, meaning heap or embankment and also to turn.

thecatsthecats · 13/11/2019 14:11

Wharf is not an acronym of ware house at river front, it’s from Old English and Germanic hwearf, meaning heap or embankment and also to turn.

Ooh, I hate the vogue of inventing backcronyms for no goddamn reason.

MissLadyM · 13/11/2019 14:18

Richard Gere's middle name is Tiffany and Courtney Cox's is Bass!

Vexorg · 13/11/2019 14:24

The closest relative to the hippopotamus is the whale.
That’s always fascinated me.

Vexorg · 13/11/2019 14:31

The promenade at Bexhill on Sea is the world’s first motor racing track.

Besidesthepoint · 13/11/2019 15:50

12. The name of all the continents end with the same letter that they start with.

South America?

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