Pub Quiz thread

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  1. yorkshirehornet

    yorkshirehornet Well-Known Member

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    What A team persona has just been for a long ride
     
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    Davide Nicola, serie A manager cycled the length of Italy!
     
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  3. yorkshirehornet

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    Yes ...and why?


    But over to you dave :)
     
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  4. canary-dave

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    Because his team avoided relegation! <ok>
     
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  5. canary-dave

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    Which country has the most universities in the world?
     
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  6. Bolton's Boots

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    I think my favourite cartoon dog went to one of them - B.H. (Calcutta) Failed.

    India?
     
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  7. canary-dave

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    Well that didn't take long! Most people quote USA which has the most top-ranked unis inthe world but overall, India has nearly 3000 more!

    All yours BB <applause>
     
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  8. Bolton's Boots

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    What Monty Python-esque decision did the British government make in 1942 to help their soldiers?
     
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  9. colognehornet

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    Either they told them that the holy grail was in Berlin or........they bought all of the World's tea supplies to England (apparently not Japanese tea, but all others) in order to keep up morale.
     
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  10. Bolton's Boots

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    The latter it is... <applause>

    Not only did drinking tea remind the soldiers of home, it also masked the taste of water that had been transported in old oil drums...

    Over to you.
     
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    Cheers BB. Who apparently caused a stir in the House of Commons by vomiting during a speech by a Conservative MP ? <laugh>
     
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  12. yorkshirehornet

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    Was it David Blunkett?
     
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    Was he blind drunk?

    <sorry>
     
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  14. colognehornet

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    Very close Yorkie !!
     
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    It was his guide dog I think.
     
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  16. colognehornet

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    All yours Frenchie - sorry Yorkie you were so close. It was indeed Lucy a black collie cross who vomited during a speech from Tory MP. David Willetts, to great mirth from the back benches. On another occasion a new guide dog actually led him to the Conservative benches.
     
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    Who received £37,000 for her poetry?
     
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  18. yorkshirehornet

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    A Rushed Account of the Dew

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    I who can blink
    to break the spell of daylight

    and what a sliding screen between worlds
    is a blink

    I who can hear the last three seconds in my head
    but the present is beyond me
    listen

    in this tiny moment of reflexion
    I want to work out what it’s like to descend
    out of the dawn’s mind

    and find a leaf and fasten the known to the unknown
    with a liquid cufflink
    and then unfasten

    to be brief

    to be almost actual

    oh pristine example
    of claiming a place on the earth
    only to cancel
     
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  19. yorkshirehornet

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    Beautiful..... Alice Oswald
     
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  20. oldfrenchhorn

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    Quite correct Yorkie. She won the International Griffin poetry prize for her collection Falling Awake.

    That didn't last long. Over to you.
     
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