Pub Quiz 99

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1. Joey 'Jaws' Chestnut recently broke his own world record at the annual hot dog eating competition in Coney Island. Plus or minus 4, how many hot dogs did he scoff down in 10 minutes?

2. In which European language does 'U bent heel stout' mean you have been very naughty?
    a. Bulgarian  b. Albanian c. German or d. Dutch

3. The last person to be jailed in Britain under the Witchcraft Act was Helen Duncan. Plus or minus 40  years, when did this occur?

4. One liners. We give you a line from a successful hit from the year 1963. Your job is to tell us the name of the song and the artist that scored a hit with that song in 1963, even if that artist did not originally perform the song.
    a: How many roads must a man walk down
    b: Nobody knows where my Johnny has gone
    c: And frolicked in the autumn mist
    d: I met him on a Monday
    e: I thought I was dreamin' But I was wrong,
    f: What a faithful, thankful girl I'd be
    g: They're a dangerous breed, mate
    h: They say that you're a runaround lover
    i: And he asked me if I wanted to dance
    j: Daddy, let your mind roll on

5. In 1969 with 41 years and 45 days, who was the oldest seeded tennis player ever in the Gentlemen's Singles at Wimbledon? Clue, during the 1950s his serve and volley game was so potent the professional tour changed the rules of the game forbidding serve and volley until the return of serve had taken one bounce.

6. The following are large lakes in Europe. Name the country in which one can find these lakes:
    a: Lake Yssel
    b: Lake V?ttern
    c: Lake Ladoga
    d: Lake Balaton
    e: Lake Garda
    f: Loch Corrib (sometimes Coirib)

7. In which series of cartoons is Deux-Deux (pronouced Ju-Ju) an able assistant?

8. Who played 57 times for his country, scoring 44 goals, went on to be a football presenter on British television and collected his
World Cup winners medal in 2009?

9. Shakespeare's Macbeth. "Double, double toil and trouble". With one word complete some of the tasty ingredients in the witches caldron.
    a. Eye of ........
    b. Blind worm's ........
    c. Tartar's ........
    d. Baboon's ......

10. Anthony Eden, Balmoral, Cocked, Greek fisherman's, Pork pie and Kepi are all examples of what?

11. Maleficent is the evil yellow eyed antagonist in which popular film?

12. Scharnhorst and Gneisenau excuded as they were considered to be Battlecruisers, name the two German Battleships in WWII.

13. With the aid of the years they were released and the last word in the song title, name some of the worst songs ever made according
to various readers polls from around the world.
    a. 1986 Red
    b. 1989 Wings
    c. 1982 Ivory
    d. 1991 Sexy
    e. 1972 Woman
    f. 1986 Countdown
    g. 1985 City
    i. 2005 Girl
    j. 1982 (And because it's so bad the last two words) To Me

14. The 17th century French writer Charles Perrault was the so called 'father' of which literary genre?

15. Which ancient ruler was the son of Philip of Macedon and his wife Olympias?

16. Television:
    a: What was the Six Million Dollar Man's previous occupation?
    b: Which sporting event was the first programme to be shown in colour on European television?
    c: Where does Polly Sherman work?
    d: Who played Edmund Blackadder's father, Richard IV, in the first Blackadder series?
    e: What was the first sport televised in the USA?
    f: Who was the second actor to play Doctor Who on TV?
    g: What was the name of Rigsby's cat in Rising damp?
    h: The character of Dr. Zachary Smith appeared in which American series?

17. Where did Phileas Fogg begin and end his trip around the world?

18. Who was the first woman to receive the Distinguished Flying Cross?

19. Measured in volume, which US building with 13.3 million cubic metres (472 million cu ft) is the largest in the world?

20. Complete the title of each of the following Sci-Fi films from the 1950s.
    a. The Day The Earth ___
    b. Earth Versus ___
    c. Attack Of The Fifty  ___
    d. The Incredible ___
    e. Donavan's ___

21. What was the main activity in ancient Rome's Circus Maximus?


1. 68 !!

2. d, Dutch

3. 1944 (M.I. thought she might reveal D Day secrets)

4. Answers:
    a: Blowin' In The Wind - Peter, Paul & Mary
    b: It's My Party - Lesley Gore
    c: Puff The Magic Dragon - Peter, Paul & Mary
    d: Da Do Ron Ron - The Crystals
    e: Just One Look - Doris Troy (Hollies in 1964)
    f: Bobby's Girl - Marcie Blaine (Susan Maugham in 1962)
    g: Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport - Rolf Harris
    h: The Night Has A Thousand Eyes - Bobby Vee
    i: Then He Kissed Me - The Crystals
    j: Walk Right In - The Rooftop Singers

5. Pancho Gonzales

6. Answers:
    a: Netherlands (Largest lake in the Netherlands)
    b: Sweden
    c: Russia (14th largest lake in the world)
    d: Hungary (Largest lake in Central Europe)
    e: Italy (Largest lake in Italy)
    f: Republic of Ireland (Largest lake in the ROI)

7. The Inspector (the Pink Panther cartoons from DePatie-Frelang)

8. Jimmy Greaves

9. Four answers
    a. Eye of newt
    b. Blind worms sting
    c. Tartar's lips
    d. Baboon's blood

10.  Hats

11. Disney's Sleeping Beauty

12. Bismarck and Tirpitz

13. Nine answers
    a. Lady in Red (Chris de Burgh)
    b. The Wind Beneath My Wings (Bette Middler)
    c. Ebony and Ivory (Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder)
    d. I'm Too Sexy (Right Said Fred)
    e. I am Woman (Helen Reddy)
    f. The Final Countdown (Europe)
    g. We Built This City (Starship)
    h. Hollaback Girl (Gwen Stefani)
    i. I've Never Been To Me (Charlene)

14. The fairy tale

15. Alexander the Great

16. Answers:
    a: Astronaut
    b: Wimbledon
    c: Fawlty Towers
    d: Brian Blessed
    e: Baseball
    f: Patrick Troughton
    g: Vienna
    h: Lost In Space

17. London

18. Amelia Earhart

19. Boeing Plant in Everett Washington State.

20. Five answers
    a. The Day The Earth Stood Still
    b. Earth Versus Flying Saucers
    c. Attack Of The Fifty Foot Woman
    d, The Incredible Shrinking Man
    e. Donavan's Brain

21. Horse Racing


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