Thursday’s quiz

This is your opportunity to pose the questions, with no requirement to follow the five-question formula I used.

Anyone who stumps everyone will win a virtual case of stone fruit.

5 Responses to Thursday’s quiz

  1. Andrei says:

    (1) What book opens with the line call me Ishmael and who wrote it?

    (2) Where is Nantucket?

    (3) Baleines in French Las ballenas in Spanish Киты (Kity) in Russian in English?

    (4) What were ichthyosaurs?

    (5) What was the name of Captain Ahab’s Ship?

  2. J Bloggs says:

    1) Why was French long jumper Salin Sdiri forced to retire from the Rome round of the IAAF Golden League in 2007 ?

    2) Why was Manchester United goalkeeper Alex Stepney forced to leave the field in match against Birmingham in 1975?

    3) Goalkeepers David James, Carlo Cudicini, and David seaman have all injured themselves doing what off-field activity?

    4) How did golfer Bobby Cruickshank get injured during the 1934 US Open?

    5) What is the most bizarre injury you’ve had?

  3. J Bloggs says:


    1) Moby Dick, Herman Melville
    2) Massechusetts, USA
    3) Whales
    4) Fish shaped prehistoric marine predators, which became extinct in the cretaceous era.
    5 ) Pequod

  4. Andrei says:

    (1) I remember that – he got impaled by a stray (mis thrown) javelin



    (4) He threw his golf club in the air in an act of jubilation
    ( I think after some sort of lucky freak turned a poor stroke into a good one) and hit hit him on the head knocking him out

    (5) Hmmm I could confess to having done some dumb things which had painful results…..

    Red faced thinking about some of them – how could I be so dumb

  5. Teletext says:

    J Bloggs

    1. He was a long jumper who was hit by a stray javelin

    2. Believe it or not, I was at the game. He dislocated his jaw while yelling at his defenders. I was staying with a friend who was a fanatical Birmingham supporter.

    3. I know that Seaman broke a bone reaching for a remote control so I assume that the others injured themselves doing the same

    4. 1934 US Open at Merion. Final round 11th hole and leading the tournament. He drove onto the fairway but misjudged his second shot and it headed for the creek in front of the green. The ball hit a stone and bounced up on to the green. In jubilation he tossed his club in the air and it came down and hit him on the head, stunning him. He recovered and parred the hole but his game took a turn for the worse and he lost by 2 strokes.

    5. Like Andrei, I have had many, far too many to mention, most on the golf course as well.

    Andrei, I can’t improve upon J Bloggs’ answers

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