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Thursday’s Question

A spooky ghost town that is abandoned due to a nuclear accident. Where am I?

Wednesday’s Answer

A beautiful natural wonder in northern Vietnam near the Chinese border. Where am I? HALONG BAY

Wednesday’s Question

A beautiful natural wonder in northern Vietnam near the Chinese border. Where am I?

Tuesday’s Answer

The burial site of Carolus Magnus, King of the Franks, anxiously anticipating the next public exhibition of his relics, which occurs every seven years. Where am I? AACHEN, GERMANY

Tuesday’s Question

The burial site of Carolus Magnus, King of the Franks, anxiously anticipating the next public exhibition of his relics, which occurs every seven years. Where am I?

Monday’s Answer

Perhaps the world’s most famous prehistoric monument, three miles west of the town of Amesbury, Wiltshire, England. Where am I?  STONEHENGE

Monday’s Question

This week is “Where am I?”

Perhaps the world’s most famous prehistoric monument, three miles west of the town of Amesbury, Wiltshire, England. Where am I?

Friday & the weekends Answers

What is the surname of the last British player to win the Wimbledon womens single title? WADE
St George is the patron saint of England but in which country is he buried? ISRAEL
The Rolls Royce radiator ornament is called ‘The Spirit of …..’ what? ECSTACY
Who wrote the ‘Famous Five’ series of books? ENID BLYTON
What is the fourth book of the Old Testament? NUMBERS

Friday & the weekends Questions

What is the surname of the last British player to win the Wimbledon womens single title?
St George is the patron saint of England but in which country is he buried?
The Rolls Royce radiator ornament is called ‘The Spirit of …..’ what?
Who wrote the ‘Famous Five’ series of books?
What is the fourth book of the Old Testament?

 

Thursday’s Question

What do the IT companies Microsoft, Apple, HP, Google all have in common?

Wednesday’s Answer

Mardi 14 juillet

Wednesday’s Question

À quelle date annuelle est le jour férié appelé Bastille Day?

Tuesday’s Answer

What is the world’s fourth-largest religion with over 520 million followers? Buddhism

Tuesday’s Question

What is the world’s fourth-largest religion with over 520 million followers?

Monday’s Answer

In 1995 BC if a person is 10 years old, then after 5 years, i.e., 1990 BC, he’ll be 15 years old! B.C. stands for Before Christ, and it means the number of years before the birth of Jesus Christ. That was about 2000 years ago, so the date 1995 B.C. means 3995 years ago and 1990 B.C. means 3990 years ago.

Monday’s Question

In 1990, a person is 15 years old. In 1995, that same person is 10 years old. How can this be?

Friday’s Answer

The deepest part of the ocean is called the Challenger Deep and is located beneath the western Pacific Ocean in the southern end of the Mariana Trench, which runs several hundred kilometers southwest of the U.S. territorial island of Guam. Challenger Deep is approximately 36,200 feet deep.

Friday’s Question

What is the deepest part of the ocean?

 

Thursday’s Answer

Mercator maps distort the shape and relative size of continents, particularly near the poles. This is why Greenland appears to be similar in size to all of South America on Mercator maps, when in fact South America is more than eight times larger than Greenland.

A realistic projection is shown below

Thursday’s Question

Why doesn’t the Mercator projector of the world give us a realistic view?

 

Wednesday’s Answer

What is the chemical formula for ozone? O3

Wednesday’s Question

What is the chemical formula for ozone?

 

Tuesday’s Answer

True or false, most elephants weigh less than an adult blue whale’s tongue? TRUE

Tuesday’s Question

True or false, most elephants weigh less than an adult blue whale’s tongue?

 

Monday’s Answer

The Winter’s Tale

In Shakespeare’s play, The Winter’s Tale, there is a famous stage direction where the character Antigonus exits the stage but the written directions in the play state that he is to “exit, pursued by a bear.” So in performance, this character exits as a bear, seemingly from nowhere, arrives to chase him off the stage .

 

Monday’s Question

Which Shakespeare play included the famous stage direction Exit Pursued By A Bear?

 

Friday and the Weekends Answers

Which Middle Eastern city is also the name of a type of artichoke? – Jerusalem
What is the main source of vitamin C? – Fruit
Which is Britain’s oldest Sunday newspaper, published for the first time in 1791? – The Observer
What does a Geiger Counter measure? – Radiation
What was the middle name of Wolfgang Mozart? – Amadeus

 

Friday and the Weekends Questions

Which Middle Eastern city is also the name of a type of artichoke?
What is the main source of vitamin C?
Which is Britain’s oldest Sunday newspaper, published for the first time in 1791?
What does a Geiger Counter measure?
What was the middle name of Wolfgang Mozart?

 

Thursday’s Answer

In politics, what does the letter C stand for in UNESCO?

It is the acronym for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation

 

Thursday’s Question

In politics, what does the letter C stand for in UNESCO?

 

Wednesday’s Answer

Okay – so what does LASER stand for?  Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation

Wednesday’s Question

Okay – so what does LASER stand for?

 

Tuesday’s Answer

Continuing the theme from yesterday what does IKEA stand for?

IKEA is the name of a popular Scandinavian-founded, worldwide furniture store. The acronym that makes up the name stands for Ingvar Kamprad (the founder’s name), Elmtaryd (the farm where the founder grew up), and Agunnaryd (the founder’s hometown)

Tuesday’s Question

Continuing the theme from yesterday what does IKEA stand for?

Monday’s Answer

Acronyms are well-known brand and business names but what does BMW stand for?

Bayerische Motoren Werke (Bavarian Motor Works)

Monday’s Question

Acronyms are well-known brand and business names but what does BMW stand for?

 

Friday & the Weekends Answers

How long was the hundred years war? 116 years

What type of tree is a Douglas Fir? Pine

In which country was India Ink invented? China

From which country do Panama hats originate? Ecuador

In which country was the game of Chinese Checkers invented? Germany

 

Friday & the Weekends Questions

How long was the hundred years war?

What type of tree is a Douglas Fir?

In which country was India Ink invented?

From which country do Panama hats originate?

In which country was the game of Chinese Checkers invented?

 

Thursday’s Answer

From what animal is catgut usually made? Catgut, tough cord made from the intestines of certain animals, particularly sheep, and used for surgical ligatures and sutures, for the strings of violins and related instruments, and for the strings of tennis rackets and archery bows.

Thursday’s Question

From what animal is catgut usually made?

 

Wednesday’s Answer

Santa’s outfit was tan in color, and it was he that changed it to red, although he also was drawn in a green suit. This change is often mistakenly attributed to the work of Haddon Sundblom, who drew images of Santa in advertising for the CocaCola Company since 1931.

Wednesday’s Question

Now there are only 199 days to Christmas… What colour was Father Christmas’ outfit originally?

 

Tuesday’s Answer

Which famous character is 85 years old today? – Donald Duck!

Tuesday’s Question

Which famous character is 85 years old today?

 

Monday’s Answer

What is the link between? – They are all state capitals in the USA

Monday’s Question

What is the link between?

Austin, Jefferson, Montgomery, Lincoln, Raleigh and Madison

 

Friday & the weekend’s Answers

1. What is a baby hedgehog called? Hoglet/piglet
2. What is a baby deer called? Fawn
3. What is a baby elephant called? Calf
4. What is a baby bat called? Pup
5. What is a baby cheetah called? Cub
6. What is a baby crocodile called? Hatchling
7. What is a baby hare called? Leveret
8. What is a baby kangaroo called? Joey
9. What is a baby peacock called? Peachick
10. What is a baby swan called? Cygnet

Friday & the weekend’s Questions

Animal Babies

  1. What is a baby hedgehog called?
  2. What is a baby deer called?
  3. What is a baby elephant called?
  4. What is a baby bat called?
  5. What is a baby cheetah called?
  6. What is a baby crocodile called?
  7. What is a baby hare called?
  8. What is a baby kangaroo called?
  9. What is a baby peacock called?
  10. What is a baby swan called?

 

Thursday’s Answer

Greece          Drachma

Austria         Schilling

Portugal       Escudo

Holland        Guilder

Thursday’s Question

What was the currency in these countries currency before they converted to the Euro?

Greece

Austria

Portugal

Holland

Wednesday’s Answer

The person who has triumphed more times at the Oscars than anyone else in history is Walt Disney. America’s most iconic filmmaker racked up a whopping 26 Oscars, four of which were honorary awards, and he also holds the record for the most nominations on record – 59

Wednesday’s Question

Who has won the most OSCARS of all time?

 

Tuesday’s Answer

The first prize was an amazing £5000, which was paid partly in ‘ready money’ and partly in plate, tapestries and ‘good linen cloth’. To encourage as many people as possible to buy tickets, all ticket holders were promised freedom from arrest for all crimes other than murder, felonies, piracy or treason.

It was in 1567 by Queen Elizabeth I. At this time England was seeking to expand its export markets around the world. The lottery was intended to raise money for the enormous costs of building ships and developing ports. Tickets cost ten shillings each – far too much for the ordinary citizen to afford.

 

Tuesday’s Question

How much was the jackpot in the 1st National Lottery in England?

 

Monday’s Answer

Originally marketed as a temperance drink and intended as a patent medicine, it was invented in the late 19th century by John Stith Pemberton and was bought out by businessman Asa Griggs Candler, whose marketing tactics led CocaCola to its dominance of the world soft-drink market throughout the 20th century

Monday’s Question

What was the purpose of coca cola when it was first produced?

 

Friday & the weekend’s Answers

Name the film – answers

Friday & the weekend’s Questions

Name the Film

Thursday’s Answer

The Domesday entry for the village of Nortone is very brief and does not tell us much about the Anglo-Saxon village other than the settlement came under the jurisdiction of the City of Lichfield, which was itself counted amongst the many properties of Robert de Limesey the Bishop of Chester.

Thursday’s Question

What was Norton Canes referred to in the Doomsday Book of 1086?

 

Wednesday’s Answer

If I lived on the planet Venus what would be strange about sunrise? The sun would rise in the west –  Unlike other planets in the solar system that rotate west to east (the same spinning direction of the Sun or prograde rotation), Venus spins east to west, (opposite to the Sun or retrograde rotation). Hence the sun rise flips in direction

Wednesday’s Question

If I lived on the planet Venus what would be strange about sunrise?

 

Tuesday’s Answer

What everyday household object am I? – A grater!

Tuesday’s Question

What everyday household object am I?

Friday & the weekend’s Answers

Elements are arranged from left to right and top to bottom in order of increasing atomic number
False, they are moons of Mars
The main use of litmus is to test whether a solution is acidic or basic.
Bifocal lenses, the lightning rod, the Franklin stove, the glass armonica and even urinary catheters were all invented by Benjamin Franklin!
Fool’s Gold is another name for Iron Pyrite, or more accurately, Iron Disulfide. It is comprised of one Iron molecule and two Sulphur molecules.

 

Friday & the weekend’s Question

On the periodic table, elements are arranged in order of what?
True or false: The moons Phobos and Deimos belong to planet Saturn?
What does a litmus test establish?
What did Benjamin Franklin invent?
What is fool’s gold made of?

Thursday’s Answer

Amesbury

Amesbury along with Stonehenge in Wiltshire is claimed to be Britain’s oldest settlement, dating back to 8820 BC according to a project led by the University of Buckingham. The place is said to have been a transport point with the River Avon acting as a transit route.

 

Thursday’s Question

What is the oldest recorded town in the UK?

 

Wednesday’s Answer

Binary code for – Encrypted by Mr Farley

Wednesday’s Question

01000101 01101110 01100011 01110010 01111001 01110000 01110100 01100101 01100100 00100000 01101001 01101110 00100000 01100010 01101001 01101110 01100001 01110010 01111001 00100000 01100010 01111001 00100000 01001101 01110010 00100000 01000110 01100001 01110010 01101100 01100101 01111001

 

Tuseday’s Answer

1^3=1×1×1=1

2^2=2×2=4

3^3=3×3×3=27

4^2=4×4=16

5^3=5×5×5=125

6^2=6×6=36

7^3=7×7×7=343

So the answer is  343

Tuesday’s Question

What number should appear next in this sequence?

1     4     27     16     125     36     ?

Monday’s Answer

PERSISTING & SPRINGIEST

Monday’s Question

Rearrange the following letters to give two 10 letter words.

What are they?

E  G  I  I  N  P  R  S  S  T

 

Friday & the Weekends Answers

Where am I each day?

Friday – Patagonia is a region encompassing the vast southernmost tip of South America, shared by Argentina and Chile, with the Andes Mountains as its dividing line. The Argentine side features arid steppes, grasslands and deserts, while the Chilean has glacial fjords and temperate rainforest. Argentina’s famed RN-40 highway passes the pinnacles of Monte Fitz Roy and Perito Moreno Glacier in Los Glaciares National Park

Saturday – Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun and the second-smallest planet in the Solar System after Mercury. In English, Mars carries the name of the Roman god of war and is often referred to as the ‘Red Planet’. Wikipedia

Sunday – Easy one! The moon’s surface is covered with dead volcanoes, impact craters, and lava flows, some visible to the unaided stargazer. Early scientists thought the dark stretches of the moon might be oceans, and so named such features mare, which is Latin for “seas” (maria when there are more than one)

Thursday’s Answer

The Genghis Khan Equestrian Statue, part of the Genghis Khan Statue Complex is a 131-foot (40 m) tall statue of Genghis Khan on horseback, on the bank of the Tuul River at Tsonjin Boldog (54 km (33.55 mi) east of the Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar), where according to legend, he found a golden whip. The statue is symbolically pointed east towards his birthplace

Thursday’s Question

Where in the world am I today?

Wednesday’s Answer

Antartica – The McMurdo Dry Valleys are a row of largely snow-free valleys in Antarctica, located within Victoria Land west of McMurdo Sound. The Dry Valleys experience extremely low humidity and surrounding mountains prevent the flow of ice from nearby glaciers. The rocks here are granites and gneisses, and glacial tills dot this bedrock landscape, with loose gravel covering the ground. Wikipedia

Wednesday’s Question

Where in the world am I today?

Tuesday’s Answer

Vinicunca, or Winikunka, also called Montaña de Siete Colores, Montaña de Colores or Rainbow Mountain, is a mountain in the Andes of Peru with an altitude of 5,200 meters above sea level. Wikipedia

Tuesday’s Question

Where in the world am I today?

Monday’s Answer

Lake Hillier is a saline lake on the edge of Middle Island, the largest of the islands and islets that make up the Recherche Archipelago in the Goldfields-Esperance region, off the south coast of Western Australia. It is particularly notable for its pink colour. Wikipedia

Monday’s Question

Where in the world am I?

Thursday’s answers

1. What two things can you never eat for breakfast? – Lunch & dinner

2. What gets wetter the more it dries? – A towel

3. What word is spelled incorrectly in every single dictionary? – Incorrectly

4. What goes up but never ever comes down? – Your age.

5. A girl fell off a 50-foot ladder but didn’t get hurt. How come? – She was on the bottom rung!

Thursday’s questions

1. What two things can you never eat for breakfast?

2. What gets wetter the more it dries?

3. What word is spelled incorrectly in every single dictionary?

4. What goes up but never ever comes down?

5. A girl fell off a 50-foot ladder but didn’t get hurt. How come?

 

Wednesday’s answer…

Its been driving everyone mad – did you get 16?

Wednesday’s question

This one has been all over social media tomorrow I will bring you the answer!

Tuesday’s answers – 

On this day in history : –

Who died died in 1821 on Saint Helena? – Napoleon

The French invasion of Mexico stopped in which battle in 1861? –  Battle of Puebla

In 1891  a famous Music Hall opened in New York City, what was it? – Carnegie

1961 who was the first American to travel into outer space? – Alan Shepard

Which female singer songwriter born 1988? – Adele

Tuesdays questions – 

On this day in history : –

Who died died in 1821 on Saint Helena?

The French invasion of Mexico stopped in which battle in 1861?

In 1891  a famous Music Hall opened in New York City, what was it?

1961 who was the first American to travel into outer space?

Which female singer songwriter born 1988?

 

Mondays answers –

NO HALOS – Han Solo

JET OF TANG – Jango Fett

ROMANIA LAND – Madalorian

ME HELL I MALFUNCTION – Millenium Falcon

INCREASE LISP – Princes Leia

Monday 4th May

For Star Wars Day – a few anagrams

NO HALOS

JET OF TANG

ROMANIA LAND

ME HELL I MALFUNCTION

INCREASE LISP

May the force be with you!

 

Thursday & the weekends answers

Starting top left and going right

The Scream, 1893 by Edvard Munch
The Starry Night. 1889 Vincent van Gogh
The Girl with a Pearl Earring, c.1665 – Johannes Vermeer
American Gothic, 1930 – Grant Wood
The Night Watch, 1642 – Rembrandt
The Persistence of Memory,1931 – Salvador Dalí
Poppy Field in Argenteuil, 1873 – Claude Monet
Going To The Match, 1928 –  L.S. Lowry
No. 5, 1948 –  Jackson Pollock
The Fighting Temeraire, 1838 – Joseph Turner
When Will You Marry? 1892 –  Paul Gauguin
Adam and Eve in the earthly paradise. 1629 – Pierre Paul Rubens
Mr and Mrs Andrews, 1750 – Thomas Gainsborough
The Birth of Venus , about 1480 –  Sandro Botticelli
Luncheon of the Boating Party,1881 – Pierre-Auguste Renoir
The Son of Man, 1964 – René Magritte.

 

Thursday & the weekends question (sorry no question tomorrow but this will keep you busy).

1 point for the artist and 1 point for the title

 

Wednesday’s answer

ALL SYSTEMS GO

Wednesday’s Question

GLOSSY METALS  is an anagram of which well known three word phrase? (3, 7, 2)

Tuesday’s answer

SHIELD. The others are a COVEY of pheasants, a SIEGE of cranes, a SKULK of foxes, and a CLOWDER of cats.

Tuesday’s Question

Which of the following words is not a group noun (the name of a group of objects)?

COVEY

SIEGE

SHIELD

SKULK

CLOWDER

 

Monday’s answer

What is the 4-digit number in which the first digit is one-fifth the last, and the second and third digits are the last digit multiplied by 3? (Hint: The sum of all digits is 12.)

All the digits should be either of 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9.

First digit is one fifth of the last is the same as last digit is five times the first. Also, the first digit cannot be 0. If first digit is 1, last digit is 5. If first digit is anything more than one, last digit will be greater than or equal to 10 which is not possible. Hence first digit is 1 and last digit is 5.

Now, last digit multiplied by 3 is 5*3=15. Therefore second and third digits are 1 and 5 respectively.

Hence the required number 1155.

 

Monday 27th April

Friday’s answers 

What 8 letter word can have a letter taken away and it still makes a word. Take another letter away and it still makes a word. Keep on doing that until you have one letter left. What is the word?

STARTING – STARING – STRING – SING – SIN – IN – I

The more you take, the more you leave behind. What am I?

FOOTSTEPS

What has a head, a tail, is brown, and has no legs?

A COIN

David’s father has three sons : Snap, Crackle and _____ ?

DAVID

A doctor and a bus driver are both in love with the same woman, an attractive girl named Sarah. The bus driver had to go on a long bus trip that would last a week. Before he left, he gave Sarah seven apples. Why?

AN APPLE A DAY KEEPS THE DOCTOR AWAY!

Monday’s question

What is the 4-digit number in which the first digit is one-fifth the last, and the second and third digits are the last digit multiplied by 3? (Hint: The sum of all digits is 12.)

 

Friday April 24th

Thursday’s Answer

Phil is 48 years old. Ken is 72 and David is 32.

Friday’s questions – for the weekend

What 8 letter word can have a letter taken away and it still makes a word. Take another letter away and it still makes a word. Keep on doing that until you have one letter left. What is the word?

The more you take, the more you leave behind. What am I?

What has a head, a tail, is brown, and has no legs?

David’s father has three sons : Snap, Crackle and _____ ?

A doctor and a bus driver are both in love with the same woman, an attractive girl named Sarah. The bus driver had to go on a long bus trip that would last a week. Before he left, he gave Sarah seven apples. Why?

 

Thursday April 23rd

Wednesday’s Answer

6 – the sum of the columns are, reading left to right 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25.

Thursday’s question

Ken is half again as old as Phil, who is half again as old as David. Their ages total 152? How old is Phil?

 

Wednesday April 22nd

Monday’s Answer

DELIGHT & OFFEND

Really sorry there was no question on Tuesday

Wednesday’s Question

What number should replace the question mark?

1  7  5  9  5 7

6  4  8  1  4  4

2  3  2  ?  9  2

9  1  2  3  3  5

2  6  5  4  3  7

Monday April 20th

Monday’s Question

Which words are opposite in meaning?

EXPAND

DELIGHT

UPSURGE

OFFEND

UPEND

EQUATE

 

Friday’s Answers

How many months have 28 days? – All of them!
A farmer had 17 goats. All but six died. How many survived? – Six survived.
What occurs once in a year, twice in a week, but never in a day? – The letter “e”
Barry’s dad has three sons: Snap, Crackle, and ____. – Barry
There’s a bowl with seven apples. You remove three. How many do you have? – Three, the on’es you removed!
Before Mount Everest was discovered, what was the highest mountain on Earth? – Mount Everest, it was always there!
What word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it? – Short (er)
A cashier at a butcher shop is 5’9″, wears size 8 shoes, and is 32 years old. What does she weigh? Meat
If three kids can eat three hot dogs in three minutes, how many minutes would it take 100 kids to eat 100 hot dogs? – It would still take three minutes. It takes each kid three minutes to finish one hot dog.

Friday April 17th

Friday’s Questions – new one’s after the weekend!

How many months have 28 days?
A farmer had 17 goats. All but six died. How many survived?
What occurs once in a year, twice in a week, but never in a day?
Barry’s dad has three sons: Snap, Crackle, and ____.
There’s a bowl with seven apples. You remove three. How many do you have?
Before Mount Everest was discovered, what was the highest mountain on Earth?
What word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it?
A cashier at a butcher shop is 5’9″, wears size 8 shoes, and is 32 years old. What does she weigh?
If three kids can eat three hot dogs in three minutes, how many minutes would it take 100 kids to eat 100 hot dogs?

Thursday’s Answer

When was Norton Canes High School officially opened and by whom?

4th December 1970 by W.T.Wells Esq., Q.C., M.P.

 

Thursday April 16th

Wednesday’s answer was EMERITUS – The others are terms of lightly poking fun!

When was Norton Canes High School officially opened and by whom?

Wednesday April 15th

Tuesday’s answer – how did we get 30?

13 + 11 and turn the 9 upside down to read 6! Easy when you know !

 

Today’s question

Which of the following is the odd one out?

SKIT
EMERITUS
LAMPOON
CLERIHEW
PARODY

 

Tuesday April 14th

So where were those Easter eggs hidden?

Question of the Day
GCSE Pod
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