Gilligan’s Happy Island: answers
Here are the answers to the questions I posted yesterday.
I’m afraid I still can’t remember the missing 10th question so that’ll have to stay a mysterious void. The ‘lost’ question, if you will.
Answers to questions:
- ‘New Holland’ was the original name given to what country? A>Australia
- In motor racing, what flag is waved to inform a driver that they must pull over and be overtaken by the car behind? A>Blue
- How many bones are there in the adult human body? A>206
- In what part of the orchestra would you find the Cor Anglais? A>Woodwind
- The Nobel Prizes are awarded at a ceremony on December 10 each year. Why this date? A> It’s the date of Alfred Nobel‘s death.
- Name the disease which causes inflammation in the brain and spinal membranes. A>Meningitis
- How many countries in the world have names (in English) starting with the letter J? A> 3. Japan, Jamaica and Jordan.
- How many European countries (apart from the UK) use Greenwich Mean Time*? A> 3. Iceland, Ireland and Portugal.
- How many men have been married to Elizabeth Taylor? A> 7. Conrad Hilton Jr., Michael Wilding, Mike Todd, Eddie Fisher, Richard Burton, John Warner, Larry Fortensky
Picture round, euro coins:
- Vatican City
The most interesting thing about the coins round was that I realised I knew what the King of Belgium and Queen of The Netherlands looked like. Who knew?! Alas, I had never seen sight nor light of the Grand-Duchess of Luxembourg…
That’s all folks. Til next week!