Archive for the ‘Trivia Question of the Week’ Category

Feb
18
Filed Under (Trivia Question of the Week) by Rob on 18-02-2008

The singer Nora Jones has a famous Dad, who plays a different kind of music. Who is he?

Answer to last week’s question: The deepest lake in the world is called Lake Baikal



Feb
11
Filed Under (Trivia Question of the Week) by Rob on 11-02-2008

Q: Situated in Russia, what is the name of the deepest lake in the world?

(and no cheating on Google!!)

Answer to last week’s question: Spike Milligan’s tombstone reads “I told you I was Ill”. The winner is Eddie Arthur (if ‘Spike!’ counts…)



Feb
04
Filed Under (Trivia Question of the Week) by Rob on 04-02-2008

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Q: On the gravestone of which late comedian are written the words: “I told you I was ill” ?

Last week’s answer: They wear yellow shirts in Thailand

Last week’s winner: Rachel Lewis, but thanks also to Clive Anderson for this concise explanation:

“Every Monday most people in Thailand wear their special Yellow King Shirt to show their affection for the nation’s leader.
And yellow is the King’s favorite colour.”



Jan
28
Filed Under (General, Trivia Question of the Week) by Rob on 28-01-2008

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Q: In Cotonou, zemidjan drivers wear yellow shirts. In which country of the world do lots of people wear yellow shirts (particularly on Mondays) and why?

Answer to last week’s question: Satchmo is short for ‘Satchel Mouth’ and the winner was Eddie Arthur.
(NB Eddie , you’re not allowed to answer this week’s one, seeing as you gave me the idea in the first place!)



Jan
21
Filed Under (Trivia Question of the Week) by Rob on 21-01-2008

Q: The famous jazz trumpeter, Louis Armstrong, was also known as ‘Satchmo’. What was ‘Satchmo’ short for?

Answer to last week’s question: All the cars in ‘The Borrowers’ were Morris Minors.

There was no winner (although VW Beetles was closest…)



Jan
14
Filed Under (Trivia Question of the Week) by Rob on 14-01-2008

Q: In the film “The Borrowers”, all the cars in the street scenes are the same make and model – what are they?

Answer to last week’s question: Stockhausen was on the cover of the Beatles’ Sergeant Pepper album.

The winner was Phil Prior – well done Phil (and he didn’t even cheat and use Google!)



Jan
07
Filed Under (Trivia Question of the Week) by Rob on 07-01-2008

A new year, and so a new blog feature! Every Monday this year, I shall endeavour to post a new general knowledge question to challenge and amuse you! Here’s the first one:

Q: The composer Karlheinz Stockhausen died last month. On which famous album cover did he appear in the 60’s?

No prizes, but I will mention the winner next week!