Say cheese!

February 2, 2011 in Gilligan's, Quizzes

This Tuesday night’s quiz in Gilligan’s, Claremorris, featured a special guest: photographer Brian Farrell, who was there to take photos for the Irish Independent.  His presence had some people wary at first but his easy-going manner soon caused everyone to relax and he was ignored for the rest of the evening – which is probably a good thing if you’re a photographer.  We now have to wait until tomorrow’s paper hits the streets to see what his expert eye captured.

The quiz itself started a bit later than is normal, owing to the presence of a lot of extra customers in the pub.  There’d been a funeral in the town earlier in the day and bar was still full of people.

“Wow. Ye get a good crowd in for this quiz”, Brian the photographer said.

In fact, the quiz had to wait until a lot of these people left!

When it did start, last night’s quiz was a very enjoyable one.  ‘Comeback girl‘ Thérese came back (again!) but this time she was the quizmistress.  She produced not one, but two picture rounds, and a varied collection of questions.

I almost got back into the winning groove – we lost by a point.*

Anyway, here are the questions we missed:

  1. What is the collective noun for a group of ferrets?
  2. Since the founding of the Premier League in England, two players have appeared in every season. Ryan Giggs is one, name the other.
  3. Which Irish abbey is 15 29 years older than Westminster Abbey?
  4. Australia is covered by how many time zones?
  5. Which acid is found in nettle stings and ant bites?
  6. Which character said “That’s all folks!” at the end of Looney Tunes cartoons?
  7. Which one word song title links Prince, Spandau Ballet and East 17?
  8. Who is older: Britney Spears or Christina Aguilera? **
  9. What is the currency of Indonesia?
  10. What do coin collectors call the ‘head’ side of a coin?
  11. In which city did a man fall to his death from a roller coaster last weekend?
  12. Who will play the title character in the upcoming movie Superman: Man of Steel?

Picture round #1:

Picture round #2:

Give ’em a go.

Answers tomorrow sometime. It’s going to be a busy day!

* I hate losing by one point! 🙁

** Dang and blast – a 50/50 shot and we still got it wrong!

4 responses to Say cheese!

  1. One point eh? You would have won if I was there…
    But I am sure anyone could say that!

  2. My guesses:
    4: 4
    5: Formic
    6: Porky Pig (not a guess)
    7: Gold

    Pic round 1:
    1: Arabic
    2: Chinese
    3: ?
    4:Russian
    5: Greek
    6: Vietnamese
    7: Portuguese
    8: Icelandic
    9: Hindi

    Pic round 2:
    2: Mike Tyson
    7: Nicole Kidman

  3. Re the question about Westminster Abbey/Ballintubber Abbey, there’s a plaque in Ballintubber Abbey which has important dates and facts in the abbey’s history and that’s where I got the answer.

  4. 3 is Hebrew.
    Well done today, havnt heard interview yet.

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