Pub Quiz 130

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1. From the mid to late 1970s, the so called 'videotape format war' was waged between which two industry standards?  For an extra point, which format did both Phillips and Grundig introduce in 1979 as a 3rd combatant in this so called 'war'?

2. What kind of mean 'Cobra' can reach speeds of up to 185 mph (298 km/h)?

3. Which clever fictional character has an older brother named Mycroft?

4. The Roger Federer of the 1920s was William Tilden. What was his nickname?

5. Out of every 8 American couples who married in 2008, how many met each other through the internet?

6. The Osmonds made their first television appearance on which mans show in 1962?

7. Toronto is the 5th most populated city in North America. Plus or minus 10, what percentage of its inhabitants were born outside of Canada?

8. In film, what was the Big Lebowski's favorite drink?

9. The following words are found in which sweet love song?
    "She wrecked the car and she was sad, and so afraid that I'd be mad, but what the heck"

10. In Australia, what is Whoop Whoop Land?

11. An unmanned 1986 European Space Agency mission was named after which famous Renaissance artist?
    a. Donatello
    b. Titian
    c. Giotto
    d. da Vinci 

12. Which river "chills the body but not the soul"?

13. The following are found on the covers of which famous albums?
    a. A bruised banana
    b. Battersea Power Station
    c. Moydrum Castle, Athlone Ireland

14. Brickfielder, Halny, Santa Ana, Hamsin and Harmattan are all examples of what?

15. One of the most beautiful women in the world in the 1940s and 50s was Hollywood actress Ava Gardner. She was married three times. Two of her husbands were Academy Award winners. Can you name them?

16. Which unit of measurement is equal to just under 31 million million kilometres (19 million million miles)?

17. What is the better known name for 'Oflag IV-C', a home away from home for "incorrigible" Allied officers in WW II?

18. The following words are from which song that topped the music charts in the UK, Canada, South Africa, Jamaica, Holland, Germany and Sweden in 1969?
    "I don't want to end up like Bonnie and Clyde"    

19. Although no one will ever know for certain, George Mallory and Andrew Irvine may have been the first two men to have accomplished which towering feat in 1924?

20. Which 6 letter word which literally means 'drummer' describes a social outcast?


1. Betamax and VHS. (VHS was the victor) extra point Video 2000 or V2000

2. AC Shelby Cobra

3. Sherlock Holmes

4. 'Big Bill' Tilden

5. 1

6. Andy Williams. The Andy Williams Show

7. 49%

8. White Russian

9. Honey (I miss you). Bobby Goldsboro

10. The middle of no where.

11. answer c. Giotto

12. The river Jordan. From the song Michael Row The Boat Ashore. "River Jordan is chilly and cold, hallelujah, chills the body but not the soul".

13. Three answers
    a. The Velvet Underground and Nico (The Velvet Underground)
    b. Animals (Pink Floyd)
    c. The Unforgettable Fire (U2)

14. Winds

15. Mickey Rooney and Frank Sinatra

16. Parsec (parallax of one arcsecond)

17. Colditz Castle. Oflag is an abbreviation for Offiziers lager or officers camp

18. Israelites (Desmond Dekker and the Aces) "Shirt them a tear up trousers are gone I don't want to end up like Bonnie and Clyde, poor me, the Israelite"

19. Reach the summit of Mt Everest

20. Pariah


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