WHO Poll
Q: 2020/2021 Where will we finish up this season?
a. Top Four, Champions League here we come
8%
  
b. 5th-7th Europa League is well within our grasp
8%
  
c. 8th to 14th anywhere in mid table is about right
32%
  
d. We're in a dog fight before a ball has been kicked and we'll do well to finish 17th or just above
26%
  
e. GSB have derailed our season before a ball has been kicked, the Championship beckons
27%
  



easthammer 4:07 Thu Mar 19
Daily Quiz anyone?
If you are stuck at home and bored like me.
How about exercising the old grey cells?

I have for a number of years run quiz nights and couple of times a year. I was due to do one tomorrow which is now cancelled So I have a bank of questions sitting in my computer's hard drive. They are quite eclectic in their nature.

I am thinking I could put up a set of questions for which you write down your answers. After 30mins or so I will put up the answers. DO NOT POST YOUR ANSWERS. before I post the right answers.

You mark your own answers and post your score.

I will then record the scores and at the end of the "lockdown" we will see who is WHO's brainbox supreme. Obiviously no looking up the answers (you only cheat yourselves)

Word of warning these won't be easy questions as they have been devised for teams of six. Forming teams on here might be too problematic. So I'll try to pick out the easier questions.

Any interest?

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easthammer 4:05 Mon Mar 1
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GeoffP

Sorry for the repeats ( don't know how that happened) (don't know how that happened) :)

But no double points available today!

geoffpikey 3:06 Mon Mar 1
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10!






If I can repeat the ones I know, like the questions!

riosleftsock 12:58 Mon Mar 1
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8, possibly 9.

Educated guess on no. 8, no clue whatsoever on number 2 (always thought it was just a bunch)

easthammer 12:19 Mon Mar 1
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Questions


1. A Filbert is the alternative name for which kind of nut?
2. What is the proper name for a bunch of Bananas?
3. What food stuff was found by modern archaeologists in pots in the tombs of ancient Egyptians and was still edible?
4. Apple pips contain minute amounts of which poison? (Sufficient that 100 grams of seeds would constitute a fatal dose)
5. What in 1985 became the first vegetable to be grown in space?
6. Which Japanese delicacy must be prepared carefully by trained and licensed chefs because it contains tetrodotoxin a poison that causes fatal respiratory failure?
7. What is Stevia?
8. At a Bedouin wedding to feed all the guests what might be served stuffed with a whole lamb, stuffed with 20 chickens (stuffed with boiled eggs) and rice with pistachios, almonds and pine nuts?
9. West Africa produces approximately 70% of the World’s supply of which produce?
10. What shape is Farfalle pasta?
1. A Filbert is the alternative name for which kind of nut?
2. What is the proper name for a bunch of Bananas?
3. What food stuff was found by modern archaeologists in pots in the tombs of ancient Egyptians and was still edible?
4. Apple pips contain minute amounts of which poison? (Sufficient that 100 grams of seeds would constitute a fatal dose)
5. What in 1985 became the first vegetable to be grown in space?
6. Which Japanese delicacy must be prepared carefully by trained and licensed chefs because it contains tetrodotoxin a poison that causes fatal respiratory failure?
7. What is Stevia?
8. At a Bedouin wedding to feed all the guests what might be served stuffed with a whole lamb, stuffed with 20 chickens (stuffed with boiled eggs) and rice with pistachios, almonds and pine nuts?
9. West Africa produces approximately 70% of the World’s supply of which produce?
10. What shape is Farfalle pasta?

easthammer 12:17 Mon Mar 1
Re: Daily Quiz anyone?

Good Morning early start, doctors appointment beckons to see if the Hammers have caused my blood pressure to rise.

Scores from Friday

Texas Iron 232
Mad Dog 229
GeoffPikey 223
Turpinator 215
Syd Puddefoot 208
FarCough 192
Wanstead H 184
CharliePaynter 184
Phantom 149.5
Riosleftsock 149
DarloDebs 134
Zico 115
Dicanioslfty 106
Exile 56
ZebtheCat 20
Kandu 18
SecondOpinion 17
Madeeasy 16
Staffs-hammer 5

Today's questions are trivial although may give you food for thought.

The_Phantom 10:14 Sun Feb 28
Re: Daily Quiz anyone?
My scores this week...4,1,2,1.5,3

Thank you and goodnight

Kandu 10:07 Sat Feb 27
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2

Far Cough 12:31 Sat Feb 27
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2

I went for Crapper as well

Turpinator 9:18 Sat Feb 27
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Six

Mad Dog 12:03 Sat Feb 27
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4. Went for Thomas crapper for the toilet.

zico 10:32 Fri Feb 26
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Bit of useless information on inventions. Mike Nesmith (from The Monkees) mother invented Tipex.

Texas Iron 10:17 Fri Feb 26
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4

Cheers

geoffpikey 9:38 Fri Feb 26
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5. I had "Mercedes Benz"...so no point there but but I'll take "paper clip". Not strictly true, apparently. First patent, but didn't "invent" it. Fascinating.

wanstead_hammer 9:04 Fri Feb 26
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3. (incl a guess on the paper clip).

zico 8:56 Fri Feb 26
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Just the one and only got that because I saw a documentary on the history of the toilet recently! Quite ironic considering my answers have been crap this week!

Syd Puddefoot 8:15 Fri Feb 26
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Poor run continues with a 2 and one of those (Helicopter) a guess at that. Put Trevor Benjamin for Trevor Bayliss, D'oh. Bayliss was probably a better footballer though.

Good questions EH.

charlie paynter 7:46 Fri Feb 26
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3

Darlo Debs 6:53 Fri Feb 26
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3

riosleftsock 6:49 Fri Feb 26
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4

I got 6 and 10 wrong.

easthammer 6:46 Fri Feb 26
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Mad Dog

More me than you, I am having a bad day (ish) which is testing my sense of humour :(

Answers


1. What did a monk called Dionysius Exiguus invent in 533 AD but wasn’t widely adopted until about 1000AD (although not in Spain)?
The use of BC and AD for determining what year it was.
2. What piece of office stationery was invented by a German called Johan Vaaler in 1899?
Paper Clip
3. Who developed the first practical pneumatic tyre in 1887?
John Boyd Dunlop
4. Who patented the first three wheeled Motor Car called a “Motorwagen” in 1886?
Karl Benz
5. What was Frenchman Paul Cornu credited with inventing in 1907 although his initial design was unsuccessful?
A piloted Helicopter
6. Who invented the flushing toilet in 1596?
Sir John Hartington
7. What did British Engineer Hubert Booth and American David T Kenney both invent independently in1901? Although it was another four years before an Englishmen Walter Griffiths who produced a portable version more like that used today.
The vacuum cleaner
8. Who was the inventor of the Wind-up Radio?
Trevor Baylis
9. Who devised the protocols for the World Wide Web?
Tim Berners-Lee
10. What all pervasive piece of technology did Jack Kilby and Robert Noyce independently invent in 1959
The Micro Chip

How did you do?

Have a good weekend, more questions Monday

Mad Dog 6:25 Fri Feb 26
Re: Daily Quiz anyone?
Whereas mine was a joke. A really bad one apparently

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