Keeping in Touch

While we are in shutdown due to the COVID-19 we thought it would be a good idea to have a place on our website where we could, on a regular basis,  keep you informed, provide fun things to do, excite your mind, provide links to interesting places, inject some humour,  share some ideas and generally brighten up your day. So, on a regular basis while we are all sitting at home, our webmaster, Ian Handricks, will update this page for you and he would welcome your input, ideas and anything else you might like to share on the page and he will do his best to include your ideas in the next post. Ian can be contacted on ianhandricks@gmail.com Click on buttons below to go to a specific day or scroll down for a journey through the days

Day 6
 

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Adventures for the faint-hearted
Close to the edge, brain scramblers and assorted humour

BRAIN SCRAMBLER (for the faint-headed)

A. Ponduke

B. Spinehedge

C. Dracula

D. Cruella

E. Madriga

  • 2. What foreign government contributed the greatest amount of money for the relief of victims of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake?

A. China

B. Luxembourg

C. Japan

D. Russia

E. Canada

 

  • 3. Which is the only U.S. state to produce coffee?

 

A. Missouri

B. Alaska

C. Illinois

D. Hawaii

E. New York

 

  • 4. What famous actress once said, "The less I behave like Whistler's mother the night before, the more I look like her the morning after"?

 

A. Tallulah Bankhead

B. Hayley Mills

C. Shirley Temple

D. Gladys George

E. Helen Hayes

 

  • 5. Whose appearance in a nearly transparent white fishnet bathing suit in the 1978 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue led an editor to promise, "We never have, and never will run anything so revealing again?"

 

A. Jessica Gomes

B. Alina Puscau

C. Ana Beatriz Barros

D. Cheryl Tiegs

E. Michaela Kocianova

 

  • 6. The name of what American state capital means "sheltered harbour"?

 

A. Albany

B. Honolulu

C. Tallahassee

D. Raleigh

E. Columbia

 

  • 7. When the bald eagle was first named, what was the meaning of the word "bald'?

 

A. Regal

B. Strong

C. Feathered

D. White

E. Hairless

 

  • 8. What two cities were linked by the Orient Express?

 

A. Brussels and Damascus

B. Ankara and Athens

C. Pyongyang and Seoul

D. Beijing and Tokyo

E. Paris and Istanbul

 

  • 9. In England, what's a "bap"?

 

A. A hamburger bun

B. A gallon of water

C. A bouquet of flowers

D. A banana peel

E. A toothbrush holder

 

  • 10. How many sides are there to a snow crystal?

 

A. Three

B. Four

C. Six

D. Eight

E. Sixteen

 

  • 11. What are the only two letters that are not on a telephone dial?

 

A. M and P

B. D and Q

C. Q and Z

D. H and R

E. I and J

 

  • 12. Together, baseball-playing brothers Hank and Tommy Aaron hit 768 home runs. How many were Tommy's?

 

A. 668

B. 7

C. 357

D. 13

E. 49

 

  • 13. What capital is the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world?

 

A. Brasilia, Brazil

B. Ankara, Turkey

C. Damascus, Syria

D. Paris, France

E. Moscow, Russia

  • 14. What French city was home to Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, the famous gastronome?

 

A. Lille

B. Normandy

C. Marseilles

D. Belley

E. Paris

 

  • 15. What is philematology?

 

A. The science of animal feces

B. The science of kissing

C. The science of sex

D. The science of architecture

E. The science of shopping

 

  • 16. What is a "tittle"?

 

A. The dot over the letters "i" and "j"

B. A cucumber seed

C. A tiny hair found on the body of an insect

D. A section of a sandwich cut into 15 pieces

E. A stitch mark on a football

 

  • 17. What percentage of the world's food crops are pollinated by insects?

 

A. 50 percent

B. 60 percent

C. 70 percent

D. 80 percent

E. 90 percent

 

  • 18. What fruit did early Greek Olympians eat for their health and sometimes even wear as medals?

 

A. Grapes

B. Figs

C. Pomegranates

D. Olives

E. Pears

 

  • 19. What was the average yearly salary of an American public school teacher at the turn of the 20th century?

 

A. $445

B. $1,050

C. $325

D. $4,300

E. $110

 

  • 20. What was the name of the daughter Lady Emma Hamilton bore Admiral Horatio Nelson?

 

A. Hamiltonia

B. Emma

C. Norma

D. Horatia

E. Admiralia

 

  • 21. What does Yoko Ono's first name mean when translated from Japanese?

 

A. Swift Spirit

B. Peace Maker

C. Ocean Child

D. Music Bringer

E. Mountain Wolf

 

  • 22. What was used to erase lead pencil marks before rubber came into use?

 

A. Pieces of bread

B. Pineapple skin

C. Pieces of cotton cloth

D. Saliva

E. Sandpaper

 

  • 23. What childhood name was shared by General George A. Custer and Chief Crazy Horse, the Oglala Sioux leader he faced at the Battle of the Little Bighorn?

 

A. Shan Shan

B. Junior

C. Timmy

D. Skinny

E. Curly

 

  • 24. Where were Panama hats- woven from jipijapa leaves- first made?

 

A. Panama

B. Peru

C. China

D. United States

E. Mexico

 

  • 25. The name of what South American capital city means "I see a hill"?

 

A. Asuncion, Paraguay

B. Buenos Aires, Argentina

C. Montevideo, Uruguay

D. Bogota, Colombia

E. Paramaribo, Suriname

World's Most Dangerous Hike

... and some more in case you run out!

  • Donkey Kong got his name because his creator believed ‘donkey’ meant ‘stupid’ in English and wanted to convey the impression that the character was a “Stupid Ape”.

  • People can suffer from a psychological disorder called Boanthropy that makes them believe that they are a cow. They try to live their life as a cow.

  • The name for the shape of Pringles is called a ‘Hyperbolic Paraboloid’.

  • There is a McDonald’s in every continent except Antarctica.

  • Mr Potato Head was the first toy to be advertised on TV.

  • A duel between three people is actually called a truel.

  • The stage before frostbite is called “frostnip”.

  • The two tiny holes drilled in every BIC pen is to ensure that the air pressure is the same both inside and outside the pen, which helps the ink flow to the tip.

  • In South Korea there is an emergency number (113) to report spies.

  • Japan is facing a ninja shortage. There is a high demand for “ninja shows,” but it is a dying tradition and companies have trouble time finding properly trained ninjas.

  • The process by which bread toasts is called the ‘Maillard Reaction’.

  • Snails have 14,000 teeth and some can even kill you!

  • Sonic the Hedgehog’s full name is actually Ogilvie Maurice Hedgehog.

  • Even though Froot Loops are different colours, they all have exactly the same flavor.

  • Most toilet paper sold for home use in France is pink.

  • Marmite was one of most confiscated items at airports from the U.K. – to overcome this issue, Marmite made smaller ones for traveling.

  • The human nose can remember 50,000 different scents.

  • The television was invented only two years after the invention of sliced bread.

  • Bullfrogs do not sleep.

  • The dark region on the north pole of Pluto’s moon, Charon, is called Mordor.

  • Eight of the ten largest statues in the world are of Buddhas.

  • It took the creator of the Rubik’s Cube, Erno Rubik, one month to solve the cube after he created it; as of June 2018 the world record is 4.22 seconds.

  • Japanese square watermelons are ornamental plants and are not edible.

  • Tigers have striped skin not just striped fur. The stripes are like fingerprints and no two tigers have the same pattern.

  • Ketchup originated in China as a boiled-down brine of pickled fish and spices called ‘ke-chiap’.

  • In Morse Code -.- means k.

  • In 2005, a fortune cookie company called Wonton Food Inc. correctly foretold lottery numbers, resulting in 110 winners and an investigation. No fraud was involved.

  • If you die in Amsterdam with no next of kin, and no friends or family to prepare funeral or mourn over the body, a poet will write a poem for you and recite it at your funeral.

  • The Himalayan Honey Bee – the largest of the honey bees – makes a hallucinogenic honey that tribes collect.

  • The collars on men’s dress shirts used to be detachable. This was to save on laundry costs as the collar was the part that needed cleaning the most frequently.

  • The man who found the 5,000 year old corpse Ötzi the Iceman in 1991 (Oldest natural European mummy) was also found dead frozen in ice in 2004.

  • In 2014, a missing woman on a vacation in Iceland was found when it was discovered that she was in the search party looking for herself.

  • If you sneeze while traveling at 60 mph your eyes are closed for an average of 50 feet.

  • Both Nicholas Cage and Michael Jackson shared the same wife, Elvis Presley’s daughter, Lisa Marie Presley.

  • Alligators will give manatees the right of way if they are swimming near each other.

  • The “I’m Feeling Lucky” feature in Google search actually cost Google $110 million a year, as 1% of all searches use this feature and bypass all advertising.

  • Magpies are considered one of the most intelligent animals in the world, and the only non-mammal species able to recognize itself in a mirror test.

  • Baked beans are actually not baked, but stewed.

  • Rowan Atkinson – also known as Mr. Bean – is the voice of Zazu in The Lion King.

  • The most popular item at Walmart is bananas. They sell more bananas than any other single item they have in stock.

  • Sunsets on Mars are blue.

  • The small indents in the bottom of frozen pizzas are there to prevent air bubbles forming inside the dough.

  • The term ‘footage’ comes from films being measured in feet, when being edited in the early days of film making.

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  • There is an opposite of albino animals, which aren’t white, but black. These are known as Melanistic animals.

  • Some areas in Scotland and Japan switched to blue street lights at night, and saw a decrease in crime & suicide rates.

  • ‘Digging a hole to China’ is theoretically possible if you start in Argentina.

  • Strawberries can also be white or yellow, and some can even taste like pineapples!

  • Elephants make friends, bury their dead, travel for ‘funerals’, speak to each other, and show extreme intelligence.

  • As of 1998, over 50% of Iceland’s population believed in the existence of elves.

  • The Boston Marathon didn’t allow female runners until 1972.

  • When watermelons are grilled or baked, they lose their granular texture and can even be used as meat substitute, a ‘watermelon steak’.

  • Some cat breeds (called ‘puppy cats’) are bred specifically to exhibit dog-like behaviour.

  • “Bluetooth” technology was named after a 10th century king, King Harald Bluetooth. He united Denmark and Norway – just like the wireless technology united computers and cell phones.

  • All dogs are banned from Antarctica since April 1994. This ban was made because of concern that dogs might spread diseases to seals.

  • Hart Island is the final burial place to over a million of New York City’s unclaimed bodies, and thought to be the largest government sponsored mass grave on the earth.

  • Banks have therapists known as ‘wealth psychologist’ who help ultra-rich clients, who are unable to mentally cope with their immense wealth.

  • In 1999 hackers revealed a security flaw in Hotmail that permitted anybody to log into any Hotmail account using the password ‘eh’. At the time it was called “the most widespread security incident in the history of the web”.

  • A small population of Mammoths survived on the Wrangel Island until 1650 BC, about 900 years after the construction of The Great Pyramid of Giza were completed.

  • The state of Ohio gives out different coloured license plates for those convicted of DUI.

  • The Flintstones was the most profitable network cartoon franchise for 30 years, that’s before The Simpsons came along.

  • The University of Minnesota is older than Minnesota the state itself!

  • In Japan, you are equally likely to die from being struck by lightning as you are from being shot by a gun.

  • If you made $1 every second, it would take you 2,921 years to have more money than Bill Gates (over $92.1 billion dollars).

  • The word “Jurassic,” which we so often associate with dinosaurs, comes from the Celtic word for “forest”.

  • The brain is our fattiest organ, being composed of nearly 60% fat.

  • February used to be the last month of the year, which is why it has the shortest number of days.

  • Dead people can get goosebumps!

  • In September 2007, a guy named Kevin Shelley broke 46 wooden toilet seats with his head in one minute to create a world record.

  • In 1945 the first atomic bomb was created, and was nicknamed “The Gadget”.

  • For every child born in Wales since April 2014, the Welsh Government have donated a fruit tree to Ugandan families, to celebrate the birth or adoption of every child.

  • Although Australia is home to the largest number of venomous snakes in the world, it averages only one fatal snake bite per year.

  • Shoe shops used X-Ray machines to measure shoe sizes in the 1940’s before the risks of X-Rays were fully understood.

  • Iguanas have three eyes. Two normal eyes and a third eye on top of their head that only perceives brightness.

  • Big Ben (Elizabeth Tower) in London is leaning over so much it can now be seen with the naked eye. In 4,000 years it will be at the same angle as the tower in Pisa is now.

Horsing around in a VW advert ...

Navel Suite

10 year-old Emanne Beasha explores magical Petra with stunning scenery and mind-blowing opera ...

... and Emanne at her AGT audition 

Life on Pitcairn Island

Money-making ideas you can do from home while in self-isolation using the internet 

Exercising with a friend!

Something for ANZAC DAY

“Before you judge a man, walk a mile in his shoes. After that who cares?… He’s a mile away and you’ve got his shoes!”

                                                       – Billy Connolly

OK, here's some interesting stuff to discuss with your fellow bubble partners ...

  • It is impossible to lick your elbow

  • A crocodile can't stick it's tongue out.

  • A shrimp's heart is in it's head.

  • In a study of 200,000 ostriches over a period of 80 years, no one reported a single case where an ostrich buried its head in the sand.

  • It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.

  • A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.

  • More than 50% of the people in the world have never made or received a telephone call.

  • If you sneeze too hard, you can fracture a rib.

  • If you try to suppress a sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die.

  • If you keep your eyes open by force when you sneeze, you might pop an eyeball out.

  • Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.

  • In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere.

  • The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.

  • Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.

  • A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.

  • 23% of all photocopier faults worldwide are caused by people sitting on them and photocopying their butts.

  • In the course of an average lifetime you will, while sleeping, eat 70 assorted insects and 10 spiders.

  • Most lipstick contains fish scales.

  • Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different.

  • Tea is said to have been discovered in 2737 BC by a Chinese emperor when some tea leaves accidentally blew into a pot of boiling water. The tea bag was introduced in 1908 by Thomas Sullivan of New York.

  • If the amount of water in your body is reduced by just 1%, you'll feel thirsty.

  • If it's reduced by 10%, you'll die.

  • Bill Gates' first business was Traff-O-Data, a company that created machines which recorded the number of cars passing a given point on a road.

  • Outside the USA, Ireland is the largest software producing country in the world.

  • Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell.

  • Every year about 98% of atoms in your body are replaced.

  • Hot water is heavier than cold.

  • Plutonium - first weighed on August 20th, 1942, by University of Chicago scientists Glenn Seaborg and his colleagues - was the first man-made element.

  • Sound travels 15 times faster through steel than through the air.

  • On average, half of all false teeth have some form of radioactivity.

  • Starch is used as a binder in the production of paper. It is the use of a starch coating that controls ink penetration when printing. Cheaper papers do not use as much starch, and this is why your elbows get black when you are leaning over your morning paper.

  • Sterling silver is not pure silver. Because pure silver is too soft to be used in most tableware it is mixed with copper in the proportion of 92.5 percent silver to 7.5 percent copper.

  • A ball of glass will bounce higher than a ball of rubber. A ball of solid steel will bounce higher than one made entirely of glass.

  • At a jet plane's speed of 1,000 km (620mi) per hour, the length of the plane becomes one atom shorter than its original length.

  • The wick of a trick candle has small amounts of magnesium in them. When you light the candle, you are also lighting the magnesium. When someone tries to blow out the flame, the magnesium inside the wick continues to burn and, in just a split second (or two or three), relights the wick.

  • Ostriches are often not taken seriously. They can run faster than horses, and the males can roar like lions.

  • Sloths take two weeks to digest their food.

  • Guinea pigs and rabbits can't sweat.

  • Sharks and rays are the only animals known to man that don't get cancer. Scientists believe this has something to do with the fact that they don't have bones, but cartilage.

  • The porpoise is second to man as the most intelligent animal on the planet.

  • Deer can't eat hay.

  • The lifespan of a squirrel is about nine years.

  • North American oysters do not make pearls of any value.

  • Gorillas sleep as much as fourteen hours per day.

  • There are more than fifty different kinds of kangaroos.

  • The female lion does ninety percent of the hunting.

  • A group of twelve or more cows is called a flink.

  • You can tell the sex of a horse by its teeth. Most males have 40, females have 36.

  • The 57 on Heinz ketchup bottle represents the varieties of pickle the company once had.

  • Your stomach produces a new layer of mucus every two weeks - otherwise it will digest itself.

  • The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper.

  • A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top.

  • 315 entries in Webster's 1996 Dictionary were misspelled.

  • On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily.

  • During the chariot scene in 'Ben Hur' a small red car can be seen in the distance.

  • The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV was Fred and Wilma Flintstone.

  • Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the  U.S.  
    Treasury. 

  • Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better. 

  • Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

  • In the 
    1400's a law was set forth in  England  that a man was allowed 
    to beat his wife with a stick no thicker than his thumb. Hence we have 'the rule of thumb'

  • If a statue in the 
    park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, 
    the person died in battle. If the horse has one front leg in 
    the air, the person died because of wounds received in battle.. 
    If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died 
    of natural causes 

  • A tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion will make it instantly go mad and sting itself to death.

  • Celery has negative calories! It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with. It's the same with apples!

  • Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying!

  • The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher.

  • Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from Public Libraries.

  • Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind in a space suit damages them.

  • The word "queue" is the only word in the English language that is still pronounced the same way when the last four letters are removed.

  • Beetles taste like apples, wasps like pine nuts, and worms like fried bacon.

  • Of all the words in the English language, the word ’set’ has the most definitions!

  • "Almost" is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order.

  • "Rhythm" is the longest English word without a vowel.

  • Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete.

  • You can’t kill yourself by holding your breath

  • There is a city called Rome on every continent except Antarctica.

  • It’s against the law to have a pet dog in Iceland.

  • Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day.

  • Horatio Nelson, one of England’s most illustrious admirals was throughout his life, never able to find a cure for his sea-sickness.

  • The skeleton of Jeremy Bentham is present at all important meetings of the University of London

  • Right handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people

  • The elephant is the only mammal that can’t jump!

  • One quarter of the bones in your body, are in your feet!

  • Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

  • Adolf Hitler was a vegetarian

  • Honey is the only food that does not spoil. Honey found in the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs has been tasted by archaeologists and found edible.

  • Months that begin on a Sunday will always have a "Friday the 13th."

  • Coca-Cola would be green if colouring weren’t added to it.

  • On average a hedgehog’s heart beats 300 times a minute.

  • More people are killed each year from bees than from snakes.

  • The average lead pencil will draw a line 35 miles long or write approximately 50,000 English words.

  • More people are allergic to cow’s milk than any other food.

  • Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand.

  • The placement of a donkey’s eyes in its’ heads enables it to see all four feet at all times!

  • Earth is the only planet not named after a god.

  • It’s against the law to burp, or sneeze in a church in Nebraska, USA.

  • You’re born with 300 bones, but by the time you become an adult, you only have 206.

  • Some worms will eat themselves if they can’t find any food!

  • Dolphins sleep with one eye open!

  • The worlds oldest piece of chewing gum is 9000 years old!

  • The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds

  • Queen Elizabeth I regarded herself as a paragon of cleanliness. She declared that she bathed once every three months, whether she needed it or not

  • Slugs have 4 noses.

  • Owls are the only birds who can see the colour blue.

  • A man named Charles Osborne had the hiccups for 69 years!

  • A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue!

  • The average person laughs 10 times a day!

  • An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain

  • If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.

  • Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories a hour

  • The flea can jump 350 times its body length. It's like a human jumping the length of a football field.

  • The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds.

  • Butterflies taste with their feet.

  • The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.

  • Starfish have no brains.

  • Polar bears are left-handed.

  • In France, it is legal to marry a dead person

  • Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn't wear any pants.

  • Ketchup was sold in the 1830s as medicine.

  • Upper and lower case letters are named 'upper' and 'lower' because in the time when all original print had to be set in individual letters, the 'upper case' letters were stored in the case on top of the case that stored the smaller, 'lower case' letters.

  • Leonardo da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time.

  • Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.

  • There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos.

  • The name Wendy was made up for the book Peter Pan, there was never a recorded Wendy before!

  • There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with: orange, purple, and silver!

  • Leonardo Da Vinci invented scissors.son

  • In Shakespeare's time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes. When you pulled on the ropes, the mattress tightened, making the bed firmer to sleep on. Hence the 
    phrase....'Goodnight , sleep tight'

Club Sandwiches
At a Lois for words (Thank you Lois for your contributions!)

Sometimes, when I look at my children, I say to myself, 'Lillian, You should have remained a virgin...'

- Lillian Carter (mother of Jimmy Carter)

 

I had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalogue: - 'No good in a bed, but fine against a wall.'

- Eleanor Roosevelt

 

Last week, I stated this woman was the ugliest woman I had ever seen. I have since been visited by her sister, and now wish to withdraw that statement..

- Mark Twain

 

 The secret of a good sermon is to have a good beginning and a good ending; and to have the two as close together as possible

- George Burns

 

Santa Claus has the right idea. Visit people only once a year.

- Victor Borge      (webmaster’s note : I met Victor Borge when I worked at His Majesty’s Theatre in Auckland during the late 1960’s – he was one of the most grumpy, opinionated, bad-mooded and miserable people I have ever met!)

 

Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.

- Mark Twain

 

By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy; If you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher.

- Socrates

 

I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury.

- Groucho Marx

 

 

My wife has a slight impediment in her speech. Every now and then she stops to breathe.

- Jimmy Durante

 

I have never hated a man enough to give his diamonds back.

- Zsa Zsa Gabor

 

Only Irish coffee provides in a single glass all four essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar and fat.

- Alex Levine

 

My luck is so bad that if I bought a cemetery, people would stop dying.

- Rodney Dangerfield

 

Money can't buy you happiness.... But it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery.

- Spike Milligan

 

Until I was thirteen, I thought my name was SHUT UP .

- Joe Namath

 

I don't feel old. I don't feel anything until noon. Then it's time for my nap.

- Bob Hope

 

I never drink water because of the disgusting things that fish do in it..

- W. C. Fields

 

We could certainly slow the aging process down if it had to work its way   through Congress.

- Will Rogers

 

Don't worry about avoiding temptation. As you grow older, it will avoid you.

- Winston Churchill

 

Maybe it's true that life begins at fifty .. But everything else starts to wear out, fall out, or spread out..

- Phyllis Diller

 

By the time a man is wise enough to watch his step, he's too old to go anywhere.

- Billy Crystal

 

And the cardiologist's diet: - If it tastes good spit it out.

Not sure if this rings a bell!

Die, Die, Coronavirus

Boogie Woogie Country Girl

Something Fishy happening Here!

Tough Quiz Answers

1. Answer: 28 days – on the 28th day he is at the top and has no need to slip back

 

2. Answer: They will both be exactly the same distance from London when they meet

 

3. Answer: Subtract, don’t add the $2 the waiter steals

 

4. Answer: White. It’s a polar bear – the only place on earth where you can walk 10 km due south, then 10 km due west and then 10 km due north and be back where you started from is the North Pole! Only polar bears at north pole.

 

5. Answer: Mary! It starts off by saying “Mary's mum ….” Therefore the 4th child must be Mary.

 

6. Answer: The doctor is the son’s mother.

 

7. Answer: You don’t bury survivors – they are still living

 

8. Answer: “your name” or the name of whoever is reading the question …. It does say “You're the pilot of an airplane …”

 

9. Answer: Never … the ladder moves up and down with the ship

  

10. Answer: Obviously 4 … it does say “there are 6 apples..” (it does not say that YOU have the 6 apples just that there are 6 apples)   and you “take 4..” therefore you must have 4

 

11. Answer: Just one! One long continuous groove on each side.

 

12. Answer: The baby. He or she is “a little Bigger”

  

13. Answer: Obviously none. It is a hole – a hole has nothing in it!

 

14. Answer: Coal or charcoal

  

15. Answer: Yesterday, today and tomorrow

  

16. Answer: No letter “e” in the paragraph

  

17. Answer: “SNOWING”  - sowing, swing, sing, sin, in, I

  

18. Answer: “Strengths”

  

19. Answer: “Sequoia”

  

20. Answer: Meat

  

21. Answer: Mt Everest – it was still the highest mountain in the world before and after it was discovered – discovering it did not change its height

  

22. Answer: “incorrectly”

  

23. Answer: You cannot take a picture with a wooden leg – you need a camera to take a picture!

 

24. Answer: 2nd place

 

25. Answer: Neither - Egg yolks are yellow - not white

 

26. Answer: One stack – if you combine all stacks you will get 1 stack

 

27. Answer: He’s a short person or dwarf and cannot reach the button for floor 28 – unless he has an umbrella (rainy day) to press it

28. Answer: They are 2 sons of triplets – not twins

29. Answer: Lions. After 3 years of not eating they will be dead!

30. Answer: 50 pence. Wine is £9 more so equals £9.50  plus bottle at 50p = £10

A carefree motorcycle ride !

Perhaps should have got off the bus at the last stop?

 
More Adventures for the faint-hearted
Let's go for a leisurely stroll, soak up some facts, join the Navy and sit back and watch the advert!
Petra-Fried
An eclectic journey from opera in Petra, wood-carving in Pitcairn to dinner with Campbell & Cherry
(and a lot more besides!!)
 
 
Day 7
Day 8
Day 9
 

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