Thursday’s quiz

It’s your turn to ask the questions.

You don’t need to follow the five-question format I usually use.

Anyone who stumps all of us will win a virtual batch of caramel square.

6 Responses to Thursday’s quiz

  1. J Bloggs says:

    1) Who said “Never trust a man, who if left in a room alone with a tea cosy, doesn’t try it on”

    2) In French it’s chapeau , in Italian cappelo , and in Maori Potae what is it in english?

    3) Which Royal Princess’ headgear had its own facebook page with over 120,000 visitors?

    4) “They seek him here, they seek him there, his clothes are loud, but never square” comes from which song by which artist

    5) What’s your favourite piece of headwear?


  2. Andrei says:

    (1) no idea but its comical

    (2) hat

    (3) was it one of Prince Andrews daughters wearing one of the famous fascinators?

    (4) That’s an old Kinks song best forgot – dedicated follower of fashion

    (5) Crash helmet – means I’m having fun on a bike, or was until encountering a policeman who has just ruined my day


  3. Teletext says:

    1. On August 26 and 27 1883 Krakatoa erupted in what is the largest eruption in recent history. It is believed that there have been only 4 larger eruptions : Mounts Toba and Tambora in the East Indies and Katmai in Alaska. Where and what was the 4th one?
    2. On the morning of the 27th, climaxing at 10.02 a.m. there were 4 major blasts with the last one being cataclysmic. Which was the farthest away land where the blast was heard and how for away was it from Krakatoa.
    3. The shock wave from this final blast was measured to have traveled around the world how many times?
    4. A tsunami from the final blast which wiped out the coastal port of Anjer was believed to be how high to have wiped out some of the hill houses?
    5. When the clouds finally cleared, how much of the island Krakatoa was still visible and where is Krakatoa?


  4. homepaddock says:

    1. Don’t know but Mark Twain is worth a try.
    2. Hat – and sombrero in Spanish.
    3. Either Princess Beatrice or Eugenie wore it at the wedding of their cousin Prince William.
    4. Dedicated Followe of Fashion. I think Andrei has the group but I wouldn’t have got it.
    5. I’ve disliked hats since being forced to wear one to Sunday School and later high school but now winter is here do need a possum and merino hat on my morning constitutional.


  5. Paranormal says:

    1) Liked the quote so had to google it, and count myself out. I use a lot of his quotes, particularly about Australia. Also handy to talk to my children about the definition of a gentleman and butter knives…
    2) Hat (schoolboy french comes in handy again)
    3) I guess it was Eugenie’s fascinator
    4) Kinks
    5) My old camo floppy hat – it means I’m outside in the sun, either working or hunting.

    1) Either Yellowstone or Taupo. Yellowstone was the larger eruption.
    2) pass
    3) three
    4) I think it was about 50m. not one of the larger waves out there:
    5) only about a third of the island was left – Krakatoa is in Indonesia.


  6. J Bloggs says:

    1) The NZ central plateau eruption that created Lake Taupo
    2) Not sure where but recall it was something like 3000 miles away
    3) 3 and a half times
    4) pass
    5) Krakatoa is one of the islands of the Indonesian Archepelago, between Java and Sumatra – about 1/3 of the island remained after the eruption, but has since built back up again from futher volcanic activity


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