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And The Winner Is…
Vanessa – DOB 07/06/1976
Thank you so much to everyone who took part.
1. What is the busiest airport in Britain ? – (London) Heathrow
2. In what US state is the city of Nashville ? – Tennessee
3. Eastenders began broadcasting on BBC1 in which year ? – 1985
4. How many centimetres are there in a metre ? – 100
5. What is Queen Elizabeth II’s surname ? – Windsor
6. What is the longest running soap opera in the world ? – Coronation Street (TV) or The Archers (Radio)
7. What did the Romans call Scotland ? – Caledonia
8. What is the capital city of Portugal ? – Lisbon
9. What year did the Battle of Hastings take place ? – 1066
10. When was the first issue of Vogue published ? – 1892
11. What is the name of the coffee shop in the American sitcom Friends ? – Central Perk
12. What is the capital city of Iceland ? – Reykjavik
13. What does ‘He’ stand for on the periodic table ? – Helium
14. How many minutes are there in a game of rugby league ? – 80
15. Who painted the Mona Lisa ? – Leonardo da Vinci
16. How many of Henry VIII’s wives were called Catherine ? – 3
17. What is the chemical symbol of silver ? – Ag
18. Ataulfo, Alphonso and Keitt are varieties of what fruit ? – Mango
19. What word does the letter L represent in the computer term LAN ? – Local
20. How many numbers are there on a standard bingo board ? – 90 (UK) or 75 (USA)
21. What is the current name of the Indian city formerly called Bombay ? – Mumbai
22. Which cartoon has a bar called ‘Moes’ ? – The Simpsons
23. Which UK act won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1981 ? – Bucks Fizz
24. How many ounces are there in an Imperial pound ? – 16
25. Which private company became the first to launch a rocket into space ? – SpaceX
26. What tax did Henry VIII introduce in Britain in 1535 ? – Beard tax
27. Who was the owner of Buzz in the original movie ‘Toy Story’ ? – Andy
28. What is the largest planet in our solar system ? – Jupiter
29. How many months are there in twelve years ? – 144
30. Who is the patron saint of music ? – St Cecilia (Cecily)
September 2020 – Quiz – Win £10
This month we are having a quiz. Each day in September a different question will be displayed below. You just need to answer the question. If you manage to answer a question correctly you will receive 2 entries into the draw. If you manage to guess the answer correctly you will receive 2 entries into the draw. If you get it wrong you will receive 1 entry (just for giving it a try). All entries will be pooled at the end of the month and one winner drawn at random.
The competition started on 1st September 2020 and runs until the end of the month. The last question will be shown on 30th September 2020, with the winner being announced here on 1st October 2020. The winner will then have 24 hours to claim their £10 cash prize. If you don’t claim your prize by 11am on 2nd October you will unfortunately lose out. No late claims accepted.
Well Done Vanessa!
Lucky Vanessa – Hope you claim!
I put Andy’s surname as well, does this discount me from entry?
I put his surname too.
Hi. Of course not. As long as the answer is correct, that is fine. Good Luck, Daniel
Hairy question today!
Orbital Science Corporation was the answer I came up with too
Hi Linda. I can accept Orbital also. The Pegasus (Orbital) was the world’s first privately developed space launch vehicle, and was launched from beneath a NASA B-52 aircraft. The SpaceX was launched directly by the private company rather than from a NASA aircraft. Thanks, Daniel.
Space X weren’t the first. They were the first with people. Orbital Sciences Corporation’s was the first in April 1990
Hello again Stuart. As above, I can accept Orbital. Thanks, Daniel.
whoops i spelt ‘bucks’ wrong yesterday!!! lol
There’s going to be confusion again today 😂
Why’s that it’s quite straightforward?
We will see Heather 😃
I’m confused it has asked me to fill in the answer again? Daniel can you comment please?
I filled in the answer at 13:00 hours roughly and its allowed me to enter again now at 15:40
Hi Stuart. It is possible to submit answers more than once but only your first submission is counted. I can see that your submissions were received at 1:05pm and 3:38pm today, so you’re all set! Kind Regards, Daniel.
My gf used to play bingo for years and she isn’t sure if you mean a bingo card (which most games are played on) or a bingo board played during intervals and has far fewer numbers (in the UK). I’ve put the answer as the bingo card.
How many numbers are there on a standard bingo board ? help, this is confusing as when i play bingo its by book and you mark the numbers, so it would be 90 numbers, if it’s the boards where you swipe it would be 24, but i have also seen boards where there are 15, and that is offline, lol,
oh and the american version is 75, lol
Hi Tracey B. Yes, either (or both) the UK or US answer is accepted. Good Luck, Daniel
Thanks Daniel but i forgot to come back and put my answer in lol, blaming it on a brunette moment haha
I wish it had said game rather than board. The question was not clear
@Tracey B have you ever played the Canadian (presumably the same as the American) game? It’s a nightmare. The playable numbers could be in any of the 5 columns and the paper card is so big it needs to be spread over 2 tables!
sounds like a nightmare lol,
Hi Tracey B. There are two possible answers for today depending on whether you are looking at the UK version or US version. Both answers are accepted. If you are looking at your game card of 15 or 24 numbers though, that is the number of numbers you are looking for, not the total amount on the bingo board itself. There are more numbers drawn than what you have on your game card. Good Luck, Daniel.
Daniel, I think you may be getting confused with boards and cards. They are totally different games! (UK). On the standard swipe 4 column BOARD there are 10 less numbers available to call than there are on a CARD. Both of these are offline. The BOARDS of 15 (16 with one free) and 24 will logically have a different amount of numbers available to call.
Today’s one has two different country versions so I have answered with both hope this is ok.
country, i have a bingo board as my question,
Hi Susan. Yes, there are two possible answers for today depending on whether you are looking at the UK version or US version. Both answers are accepted.
Good Luck, Daniel.
Thank you Daniel
Yay. Today’s question is about my favourite fruit. 😋.
Yay. Today’s question is about my favourite sport.
Is it the Pizza Aisle ? 😀
Knew the answer straight away but had to look up how to spell it!!
Me too! Luckily Alexa does know how to spell.
I agree. The question was in the World, not the UK. General Hospital is the longest running soap opera in the World and is a US soap
Hi David. As replied to the earlier comment – General Hospital had its first episode broadcast on 1st April 1963. Coronation Street started three years earlier in 1960.
See – https://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/longest-running-tv-soap-opera – The question was indeed in the world (not just the UK), it just so happens the longest running soap opera in the world is from the UK.
@daniel . General hospital is also shown as the longest running soap opera in the guinness book of records.
Hi Khadija. General Hospital is an American Soap Opera which had its first episode broadcast on 1st April 1963. Coronation Street in the UK started in 1960, with the first episode broadcast on 9 December 1960. Regards, Daniel. See – https://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/longest-running-tv-soap-opera
Today’s question doesn’t state that it is a TV soap so have put the radio one.
I think you’re right!
I googled it and it came up with a tv one which I think everyone is aware of, so I put this.
Today’s could be her maiden or married name so are you allowing both?
Hi Susan. I’ve just been checking up on this to make sure I hadn’t made a mistake. The queen has always had the same surname – both before and after marriage. It is some of her descendants who have had a different surname (according to the official Royal website). All the best, Daniel.
I did read somewhere that The Duke of Edinburgh insisted she took his name after they married. Never mind, it was just one of those questions.
Yes, you’re right Daniel; a queen always retains her dynastic house after marriage. That’s why Victoria was always a Hanoverian monarch, but her descendants were Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.
Today’s question is in American and English!
What is the question?
I had to cheat today and google the answer as I have never watched the programme.
Googling today’s (to try and make sure) gives 2 answers – I’ve put what I believe is the most likely to be meant, though the other came up first in the results.
Only getting one result, don’t know where you got two from?
Just came up with the two on my search results page. I use Bing, rather than Google, so I don’t know if that has anything to do with it.
I thought it was Tennessee however I too googled for clarification and it came up with Illinois! Edited to add there is a Nashville in Illinois
Do we need to put city before the Airport as I’m not sure what the official title is?
Hi Stuart. You can do, but there is no need. As long as it is obvious which airport you are referring to, that is fine. Good Luck, Daniel