Quiz Questions



  • DustinDustin ✭✭✭
    First five american men in space were

    Alan (Shepherd)
    Virgil (Grissom)
    John (Glenn)
    Malcolm (Carpenter)
    Walt (Schirra)

    Sad I know this but I'm a bit of a saddo when it comes to spacemen (and the book is to hand)

  • As Express has not 'marked' my answer and Dustin gave a different answer to me I did a google search on the first Americans in space.

    I discover that it is a myth that the Thunderbirds Tracy sons were named after the first American in space.

    Gordon was the sixth, not the fifth. Presumably Walter was not thought of as a good name for a puppet hero.
  • it was scott carpenter not malcolm.
  • It was Malcolm Scott Carpenter
  • Who was the only player to have scored past Pat Jennings in his bare feet?
  • Scott Carpenter, Virgil Grissom, Alan Shepard, Gordon Cooper and John Glenn from the Mercury flights were the first Americans in space and Thunderbirds characters were named after them. I think I remember that Gerry Anderson wrote to them all sometime and sent them signed photos of the characters.
  • So Express, both Dustin and I are wrong.

    Even after I admitted my mistake in believing in the Thunderbirds myth.

    This page is also wrong This_is_the_wrong_answer

  • Pammie*Pammie* ✭✭✭
    Just goes to show - you can't believe everything you read.
  • Only 2 lakes in the Lake District

    Basenthwaite and a.n. other?

    The rest are either -waters or -meres
  • That looks like a dodgy site to me. Much better to stick to a Thunderbirds website, much more entertaining. Moral, never ask a question from memory when others have access to Google. One nil to you both or is that two nil in total ?
  • It wasn't a matter of scoring points. I was beginning to wonder whether I was the only one who could see my posts.

    I gave the thunderbirds answer at 17:41 yesterday, at 21:06 you were still giving clues, at 22:50 Dustin effectively says that I gave the wrong answer after which I conceded that I was in error. You then repeated my original answer this afternoon.

    Therefore you can probably understand my confusion over my posts.
  • Seems my memory is going, could have sworn there were two.
    Ah well, we live and learn,
    for those that may be interested

    Bassenthwaite Lake
    Coniston Water
    Crummock Water
    Ennerdale Water
    Haweswater Reservoir
    Rydal Water
    Wast Water
    (Courtesy of Google)

    And, it was Tony the Tiger who saved Colin Bell's penalty in a Frosties advert !

    I'll get my coat.
  • Didn't have time to scan all the thread, so just posted what I thought was correct at the time.
  • Which club has held the English Football Championship for the most consecutive years?
  • Everton due to the Second World War.
  • Which team won the FA Cup, but has not played in the competition since?
  • Manchester United, May 2004.
  • And which club held the F.A Cup for the most consecutive years
    (i.e who won it before the war?)

    Express, - didn't notice your correct answer to the Lakes question in my haste to show off with the wrong response.
    Wish I'd been more observant now :0(
  • Correct (as you well know.

    Looks like we are the ones who know all the trick football questions, barnsleyrunner :o)
  • Porstmouth won the FA Cup and held it during the second world war.

    It was kept underneath the chairman's bed for quite a few years.
  • How many Olympics did not take place due to WW2 ?
  • Portsmouth?

    Also Everton were the last team to win the League before WW1 as well.

    Wiz, originally I typed in Royal Engineers then thought on a bit more...
  • 2?

  • Olympics - 1916, 1940, 1944 - I think I remember that the 1940 games were supposed to be held in Japan.
  • Read the question Wiz !!! 1916 indeed :o)
  • Name the only English slow bowler who has been knighted.

    And just making one up, which men's Olympic track or field event has no ladies' equivalent
  • The hammer
  • Gubby Allen?
  • Name all the England captains who have played football for Scunthorpe Utd
  • The only slow bowler to be knighted was Sir Francis Drake (groan) and I think the only event without a female equivalent is the 3000m steeplechase.
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