Noels Bizzare Quiz 1
Thanks to Noel Stevens from the UK for this quiz round, great job!
1. a: Plus or minus 5%, approximately how many people over the age of 85 suffer from the degenerative and irreversible brain disorder, Alzheimer's disease?
b: And how many over 65's are sufferers?
2. In 2007, who was the richest sports star in Britain?
3. In Japanese work-culture, what is meant by the word "INEMURI"?
4. The number of weather-related disasters has multiplied by a factor of how many over the past 20 years, according to the aid agency Oxfam?
5. The first telephone book issued in the UK back in 1880 was reissued online in November 2007. Of the 248 names listed, what did not appear once?
6. True or false: The Romans used roadmaps.
7. Which of the following is not a sport:
a: Pigeon racing
b: Baton twirling
c: Dwarf tossing ?
8. By the time they are four, children from poor families are likely to have heard 13 million words. For children from better off families, a figure of how many words is typical?
9. In Britain, the word "Blighty" has since long been used to refer tp Britain itself. From which language does this word originate?
10. True or false: Spotting a bargain is good for your health?
1. a: 20%, b: 2% - 5%
2. Eddie Irvine, beating the Beckhams into second place by ?30m.
3. Sleeping on the job - Sleeping on the job is tolerated in Japanese work-culture, as long as you remain upright and obey certain other rules.
4. Four, The number of weather-related disasters has quadrupled over the past 20 years, the aid agency Oxfam says.
5. A telephone number - callers had to speak to an operator in order to be connected!
7. a: Pigeon racing
8. 45 million words
9. Urdu. The word Blighty comes from "bilayti", the Urdu for homeland.
10. True: Spotting a bargain releases "happy chemicals" like serotonin and adrenalin in the brain.