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That Bank Holiday quiz - the answers...

That Bank Holiday quiz - the answers...

1. Name this hit single: The lyrics of the song do not include the song's title, but they do include the title of the song that knocked it off the UK number 1 spot. Oh, and this was back in the 1970s.

Bohemian Rhapsody. It doesn't feature the words "Bohemian Rhapsody", but it does include the words "Mamma Mia", which is the song that knocked it off number 1.

More answers in the comments...



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Sep. 6th, 2011 11:04 pm (UTC)
2. "It is handsome, but very wild." These were the words of Harrison Weir in 1889, writing about an animal at Regent's Park Zoo which was the first recorded example of its kind. What sort of animal was he referring to?

A Bengal Cat. It wasn't called that then, but it was a hybrid of a domestic cat and an Asian Leopard Cat.
Sep. 6th, 2011 11:05 pm (UTC)
3. In football, what Italian word describes the position played by a player who plays just behind the centre forward and in Italy typically wears the number 10 shirt? Francesco Totti, Alessandro del Piero and Roberto Baggio would be famous examples of the last two decades.

Sep. 6th, 2011 11:06 pm (UTC)
5. In the early 1980s, trendy hi-fi company Bang & Olufsen sold something called the 'Beocomp' just in the Dutch market. This was a rebadged version of what?

The Sinclair ZX-81.
Sep. 6th, 2011 11:08 pm (UTC)
6. What is the connection between Dayna Mellanby, Deanna Troi and Cinzano?

Actress Marina Sirtis. She auditioned for the part of Dayna in Blake's 7, only to lose out to Josette Simon, she played Troi in Star Trek: The Next Generation and was a waitress in at least one of the famous Cinzano adverts starring Leonard Rossiter and Joan Collins.
Sep. 6th, 2011 11:12 pm (UTC)
7. What is a Valjoux 7750?

It's a Swiss watch movement. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valjoux_7750 I've just bought a watch with this movement.
Sep. 6th, 2011 11:14 pm (UTC)
8. What did the 'Student Christian Movement' refer to as "morally questionable" this week?

KPMG offering to pay the university fees of students. Really.
Sep. 6th, 2011 11:15 pm (UTC)
9. What is it forbidden to do in Ulthar?

Kill a cat. (From the H.P. Lovecraft short story 'The Cats of Ulthar'.)
Sep. 6th, 2011 11:16 pm (UTC)
10. What was the tallest building in the world in 1400 AD?

Lincoln Cathedral
Sep. 6th, 2011 11:16 pm (UTC)
Incidentally, in case you were wondering, the userpic isn't Lincoln Cathedral. It's Hagia Sophia.
Sep. 10th, 2011 05:37 pm (UTC)
There are, of course, no photographs of Lincoln Cathedral when it was that tall.
Sep. 6th, 2011 11:17 pm (UTC)
11. What is the northernmost point of mainland Australia?

Cape York
Sep. 6th, 2011 11:18 pm (UTC)
12. Who succeeded Yuri Andropov as General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union?

Konstantin Chernenko
Sep. 6th, 2011 11:20 pm (UTC)
13. What connects topless sunbathing and Space: 1999?

The fashion designer who designed the 'Moon City' costumes in Space: 1999 was Rudy Gernreich. Among his other creations was the 'monokini', which was a bikini minus the top half.
Sep. 6th, 2011 11:21 pm (UTC)
14. With which city would you associate Khelben 'Blackstaff' Arunsun?

Waterdeep, in the Forgotten Realms.
Sep. 6th, 2011 11:22 pm (UTC)
15. Only two Welsh footballers have played in Serie A, and both played for Juventus. Name both.

John Charles and Ian Rush.
Sep. 6th, 2011 11:23 pm (UTC)
18. Who is currently number 1 in the UCI world rankings for male road cyclists?

Cadel Evans.
Sep. 6th, 2011 11:23 pm (UTC)
20. "Endowed with the strength of a rhinoceros, the speed of a jungle cat and the intelligence of a garden snail." Who am I describing?

Thrud the Barbarian, from White Dwarf magazine.
Sep. 6th, 2011 11:25 pm (UTC)
21. What is unusual about the playing style of jazz trumpeter Jackson Jeffrey Jackson?

He sucks. Literally.
(From The Fast Show's 'Jazz Club'.)
Sep. 6th, 2011 11:26 pm (UTC)
26. Sailor Ben Ainslie has one Olympic Gold and one Silver in the Laser class and two Golds in which class?

Sep. 6th, 2011 11:27 pm (UTC)
27. Which rock star played Lucky in 'King of the Hill'?

Tom Petty.
Sep. 6th, 2011 11:28 pm (UTC)
30. Who is the world's current number 1 ranked test match batsman?

Jacques Kallis.
Sep. 20th, 2011 08:09 pm (UTC)
Would it be cynical of me to assume that the entire quiz, and this method of providing the answers one comment at a time, were basically a way of ticking off more entries in the icon-using challenge LoA set you?

Some interesting stuff there, nonetheless :-)
Sep. 20th, 2011 08:25 pm (UTC)
Ha, now I have looked ahead to your journal page (rather than reading my flist in order but about 2 weeks behind, if you follow me) I see that my cynicism was not entirely misplaced :-) I wonder how many others of your flist, besides LoA and Bunn of course, were remembering the challenge over the last three months, on seeing your assorted comments on a wide variety of subjects. A good challenge, resulting in some genuinely interesting posts/remarks :-)

(Uses a different icon for variety, and of course an approriate one given our mutual past in Taruithorn :-)
Oct. 3rd, 2011 10:30 am (UTC)
Cynical? Yes.
Accurate? Yes.
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