Delightfully obscure answers

December 6, 2011 in Gilligan's, Quizzes

Here are the answers to the questions posed in yesterday’s last week’s Delightful obscurity post.  I’m sorry these took so long to appear on the site.  I’ve had a very busy last few days. Chief among those activites which kept me away from the site was the upgrade to Mrs’s website, Check it out if you feel like being educated!

Anyway, let’s move on.  Click the continue to see the answers.


  1. How many yellow roses featured in the title of Bobby Darin’s 1962 hit? A> 18
  2. How many trombones feature in the 1957 song by Meredith Wilson? A> 76
  3. How many miles of bad road featured in Duane Eddy’s 1959 hit song? A> 40
  4. What numbers were involved in Manfred Mann’s 1964 No. 5 hit record? A> 5-4-3-2-1
  5. What is the name of the new book by Claremorris historian and author M.J. Reidy? A> The River Robe
  6. The Road to ’51, a new book about the history of Mayo Gaelic Football was released recently. Who is it by? A> James Laffey
  7. What is the name of the former Senator and Dáil candidate who was recently appointed a District Judge in Westport? A> Patrick Durcan
  8. What was the name of the famous band leader who died in October of this year? A> Edmundo Ros
  9. What is the proper name for the so-called ‘wild rhubarb’ which is rampant on Achill Island? A> Gunnera Tinctoria
  10. Name the Kilkenny hurling captain who scored the winning point in the 1957 All-Ireland senior hurling final. A> Mickey Kelly
  11. Which horse was a surprise winner of the Prix de l’Arch de Triomphe earlier this year? A> Danedream
  12. What was the final score in the 2011 Solheim Cup? A> 15 – 13 (to Europe)
  13. Name the Mayo TD who topped the poll in the Dublin Mid-West constituency? A> Joanna Tuffy
  14. Name the Mayo TD who topped the poll in the Dublin North constituency? A> James Reilly
  15. Peadar Ó Ceallaigh, a candidate in Dublin South-East, holds what distinction in the 2011 General Election? A> He received 18 votes, the lowest in the country.*
  16. Name both (for a point each) of the two outgoing Fine Gael TDs who lost their seats in the 2011 General Election. A> Deirdre Clune and Tom Sheahan (and Michael D’Arcy**)
  17. To the nearest thousand, how many votes did Enda Kenny receive in the by-election which brought him in to the Dáil in 1975? A> 15,000
  18. Name all five (for a point each, bonus for all) of the remaining communist countries. A> China, Cuba, North Korea, Vietnam and Laos
  19. Name all three (point each + bonus) of the Pakistani cricketers who were convicted of match-fixing this year. A> Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir
  20. Which pretender to the English throne attempted to rise up and defeat Henry VII before being defeated and executed? A> Perkin Warbeck ***
  21. From which Shakespeare play do the lines “If music be the food of love, play on…” come? A> Twelfth Night

Pictures 1:

  1. Kevin Cardiff
  2. William Shatner
  3. Wes Hoolahan
  4. Seal (Samuel)
  5. Rachel Allen
  6. Tulisa (Contostavlos)
  7. Deirdre Ryan
  8. Frances Fitzgerald

Pictures 2:

  1. Sideshow Bob
  2. Fievel (Mouskewitz)
  3. Marvin the Martian
  4. Dora (the Explorer)
  5. Handy Manny
  6. Smurfette
  7. Brian (Griffin)
  8. Shaggy, Scrappy and Scooby Doo

Apologies for the delay.  I hope the extra time allowed you to get them all correct! 😉


* That said, I notice he only got nine less than the candidate above him!

** In spite of the way the question was phrased, it turns out that three Fine Gael TDs lost their seats.

*** Harrumph. I had this chap’s name written down before changing it. 🙁

1 response to Delightfully obscure answers

  1. Salman Butt. huh huh

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