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Censored Art and Naughty Pigs: Take Thursday’s Quiz | Life and Style


Unfortunately for some, it’s incredibly the thirteenth edition of the quiz idea so messy that you feel like it must have been scrawled on the back of a pack of cigarettes in the pub, if only the pubs had been open earlier in the year. Fifteen questions. Some of them are current. Some of them are general knowledge. One will have anagrams and one will feature Kate Bush, and most of them are a bit silly in some way. It’s just for fun; Let us know how you do in the comments.

Thursday’s questionnaire, no 13

1.UK NEWS: Ocado’s share price fell to its lowest level in over a year after it was forced to cancel thousands of orders due to …

two.BRITISH WEATHER: The Met Office issued its first extreme heat advisory for the UK as part of a new alert service. At what level was the warning?

3.MUSIC: Hip-hop artist Biz Markie died recently, at age 57. He was at the center of a landmark legal case when he used an unauthorized 20-second sample from an unlikely source on a record in 1991, and became the first person to be successfully sued for it. What artist sued?

Four.SPORT: Tokyo 2020 will start successfully tomorrow. Which four cities will host the next four Winter and Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games?

5.PROFITABILITY ON INVESTMENT: Speaking of the Olympic Games, this week, one of the Games’ most prominent “World Olympic Partners ™” said that they would not carry out any publicity related to the Olympic Games in Japan, as the organization of the event was proving very unpopular. . Which?

6.COMPARATIVE SPEAKING: Which of these independent legends generally associated with Manchester is the oldest? Shaun Ryder, Ian Brown, Johnny Marr, or Bernard Sumner?

7.GEOGRAPHY: This is the flag of the Sarawak Crown Colony, which existed from 1946 to 1963. Now it is part of which country in Southeast Asia? Plot twist: it’s time for the anagram.

8.FILADELY GOT ANGRY: The world’s rarest stamp is making a permanent return to Britain for the first time in 143 years. Stamp dealer Stanley Gibbons says it is believed to be, “gram for gram,” the world’s most valuable manufactured item, roughly 2.5 million times more valuable than …

9.ON THIS DAY: Mariner 1 was one of NASA’s first attempts to fly over a planet. It was launched on July 22, 1962, but the mission lasted only 294 seconds after the launch had to be aborted when it deviated from its course. Which planet was Mariner 1 pointing to?

10.ART FOR ART’S FACE: An Essex council insisted on the removal of a Gabriella Hirst artwork called An English Garden because what was she referring to?

eleven.FLAGS: Everyone knows that the flag of Wales is one of the best in the world. He has a dragon, so who is going to argue that? But who is traditionally believed to be a dragon from?

12.TRUE OR FALSE: Named after Gustav Ludwig Hertz, the hertz is the derived unit of magnetic flux in the International System of Units.

13.HORSE-FREE TRANSPORTATION: In 1894 the “Concours du Petit Journal Les Voitures sans Chevaux” took place, which is often regarded as the world’s first competitive motor racing race. The contestants had to travel between which two French cities?

14.MAKING BACON: Speaking of cars and their carbon emissions, the climate impact of wild pigs around the world is equivalent to the greenhouse gas emissions of how many cars annually, according to new research.

fifteen.AND FINALLY: While on the topic of wild pigs, parents in the US are complaining that watching Peppa Pig is doing what to their children.

  • If you think there has been an egregious mistake in one of the questions or answers, feel free to email [email protected], but remember, the quizmaster’s word is always final and you hate to be disturbed.


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