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What is the origin of the word ‘bluetooth’? Which UK football ground is flanked by Bloemfontein & South Africa roads? When walking round Rondebosch Common, why is it wise not to go widdershins?
These are a few of the questions put to John Maytham by 567 CapeTalk listeners in the Rapid Fire insert on the late drive-time show. Join him on a tour of the oddest, arcane and most surprising questions – and be tickled by the weird and wonderful answers.
For as long as civilizations have known how to ascribe numerical values to quantities, there have been number puzzles; ancient Egyptian scrolls have been found with difficult problems for the reader to solve. Now Mensa, the leading high IQ society, have created a book which will challenge even the most adept puzzle-solver. A wide variety of puzzle types have been included from societies around the world in The Mensa Number Puzzle Book. Many include a historical introduction and advice on how to solve them from Mensa's top puzzle-setters.
NEW AND FULLY UPDATED IN 2019 The latest official Scrabble word list, endorsed by governing body WESPA for use in tournament and club play from 1st July 2019, contains all valid Scrabble words. Check which words you can play with this authority on Scrabble and settle any disputes with the official list from Collins. Based on Collins English Dictionary, this is the most comprehensive Scrabble word list ever, including World English from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, UK, and USA brought together in a single list. With more than 279,000 permissible words, including inflected forms, this is the ideal training and adjudication tool for everyone playing Scrabble. Endorsed by Mattel and WESPA (the World English-Language Scrabble Players Association) this is the essential reference for all Scrabble players. SCRABBLE (TM) is a registered trademark of J. W, Spear & Sons Ltd., a subsidiary of Mattel, Inc. (c) 2019 Mattel, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
The Inkredible activities in this Invisible Ink Kawaii colouring and activity kit are as fun as they are adorable – kids will be so excited to kawaii it!
Kawaii is not only about celebrating cuteness in the world, like fluffy kittens and wide-eyed pandas, it’s about adding cuteness and personality to previously ordinary things – like a cupcake or cactus!
This kit has so many quirky kawaii friends for kids to meet (including Rollerskate, Pufferfish, Hedgehog and Banana), while enjoying a wide range of fun activities and games including crack-the-code, tricky mazes and tic-tac-toe! All while the Inkredible technology keeps the magical fun on the page and off everything else!
Kaleidoscope Colouring Kit: Unicorn Rainbows is an enchanting visual
experience for all ages! These charming pages invite colouring
enthusiasts into a world of magic and beauty to bring fairytale
daydreams to life.
The Inkredible activities in this dinosaur Magic Ink colouring and activity kit are RAWRsome!
Kids can travel back in time and play with their new dinosaur friends, including Tommy T-rex, Stacey Stegosaurus and Rodney Raptor as they enjoy a range of exciting activities, including big colour character reveals, seek-and-finds, mazes and much more! All while the Inkredible technology keeps the magical, multi-coloured fun on the page and off everything else!
An essential resource for all Scrabble enthusiasts. Stuck on how to decide on what is a valid word in Scrabble? This major new edition, in hardback, is fully updated to include all valid words between 2 and 9 letters in length from the latest official Scrabble word list, and allows players to settle disputes over the eligibility of words. Short definitions are given for every main word listed, and have been updated for this new edition, allowing players to check meanings of words without having to consult a second dictionary. Collins Scrabble dictionaries are endorsed by Mattel and are an essential reference for all Scrabble players. SCRABBLE (TM) is a registered trademark of J. W. Spear & Sons Ltd., a subsidiary of Mattel, Inc. (c) 2019 Mattel, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
This is a must-have gift for creative kids - perfect for entertaining
children and the ideal creative gift for special occasions.
How well do you really know your way around Britain? Uncover the history of Britain's roads and work your way around its highways, byways, bypasses and backwaters in these map-based challenges. Test your word-puzzling skills, map-reading savvy, general knowledge and problem-solving prowess, with over 400 mind-stretching questions. Guaranteed to drive your mind round the bend, this is the ultimate quiz to British places for motorists and map addicts. From producing the first road signs and handwriting route directions, to its bestselling atlases and touring guides, The AA has been helping motorists navigate British roads since 1905 - and no one knows Britain's roads better.
As one of Britain's best-loved and longest-running radio serials, The Archers has a special place in our lives and affections. But when you're not tuning in for the latest goings-on in Borsetshire, how about a puzzle or two to pass the time? From quizzes and riddles to crosswords and sudoku, whether you're an expert on all things Ambridge or merely a casual listener, there's plenty in these pages to tickle your fancy and tease your brain.
Can you recall the year that the Dracula fish was discovered? Do you know the height and location of the world's tallest building? Remember the company that discovered a way to convert water and CO2 into fuel? This unique trivia compendium presents an illustrated snapshot of the world twenty years after the new millennium. Taking stock of the most impressive achievements, terrific disasters and marvellous innovations that have changed our world, 2020 brings together top twenties of fascinating facts and figures on subjects ranging from life-saving technological advancements to freak weather phenomena, outstanding sporting achievements to unexpected political shake-ups. Whatever your interests, you'll be amazed, amused, surprised and enlightened by this testament to the catastrophic lows and unbelievable highs of human endeavour.
'Who is the patron saint of gardeners? Which leafy South American herb, 200 times sweeter than sugar, has no calories? These are just two of the knotty brainteasers in this fun book for gardening know-it-alls, ideal for those wanting to test the limits of their botanical knowledge. And if you were wondering, the answers are: St Fiacre and stevia.' - Mail on Sunday Ever wanted to show just how much you know about roses? Or see if you can remember the Latin name for Japanese Maple? RHS Gardener's Quiz & Puzzle Book is designed to test your horticultural and botanical knowledge with puzzles to delight and challenge. Featuring over 400 lavishly illustrated questions, from anagrams to garden history, from obscure tools to identifying plants based on their leaves - there are questions for every level of gardening knowledge. Including... - Solve anagrams to improve your knowledge of Latin names - Test your ability to identify plant anatomy with annotated diagrams - Feature pages contain quizzes on specific themes such as botany, vegetables, houseplants, pests and plant care ...and much more.
"Jumble(R) BrainBusters Junior" proves that learning doesn't have to be a chore Parents can get their kids excited about geography, history, science, and math with these fun, educational puzzles. Just like traditional Jumbles(R), "BrainBuster" puzzles feature a series of mixed up words that have to be unscrambled to reveal a secret answer. But with each "BrainBusters," each step towards solving the puzzle is educational as well as fun.
This is the perfect book for trivia and quiz night enthusiasts all over South Africa! Although there are other internationally published pub quiz books on the market, this is the only quiz book published in South Africa. The book is filled with both international and South African-specific quiz questions. Find instructions on how to host your own quiz night with friends, or just have some great family fun during load shedding. Put your brain to the test in speed quizzes and anagram rounds, general trivia and wipeout rounds. Attempt to correctly guess the who am I? questions, and as a bonus there’s an entire quiz dedicated to sport.
Mensa - Quick Travel Puzzles brings the challenge of Mensa to you every day for your journey or vacation with a book of puzzles specially designed for you to take on any trip. These 150 quick puzzles can be solved wherever you may find yourself with a few minutes to spare. There are all sorts of challenges and special quizzes, and the emphasis in this book is on puzzles that you can solve quickly!
Inside this little book one of Britain's top Scrabble players reveals his top tips for all day, everyday Scrabble success. We all want to get one over on our friends and family on the Scrabble board. Most of us manage to win now and again but if you're looking for a permanent performance boost, then this book is for you. Barry Grossman offers us some of his top tips for remembering high-scoring and unusual words along with those crafty tactics which will make all the difference. Beautifully produced, this little book is a treasure in itself and makes a perfect gift for all word enthusiasts and aspiring Scrabble players the world over. Collins Little Book of 101 Ways to Win at Scrabble (TM) is endorsed by Mattel. SCRABBLE (TM) is a registered trademark of J. W. Spear & Sons Ltd., a subsidiary of Mattel, Inc. (c) 2017 Mattel, Inc. All Rights Reserved Barry Grossman is one of the UK's best Scrabble players and a committee member of the Association of British Scrabble Players. He has also appeared on and won Countdown.
A beautifully-designed, gift package showcasing the most comprehensive Scrabble resource ever, the perfect reference work for all players. Now fully updated with the new official word list, it includes an exhaustive list of every valid word playable in Scrabble. Presented in two sections, this book includes a comprehensive dictionary with short definitions of all playable words of two to nine letters in length, and in section two a full listing of all playable words of ten to fifteen letters in length. Provides quick and easy access to all the most useful words in Scrabble, making words easier to remember and adding interest to most social games, whether you're a beginner or a veteran! With succinct and practical definitions for every word of between two and nine letters, players can check meanings of words without having to consult a second dictionary. Collins Scrabble dictionaries are endorsed by Mattel and are an essential reference for all Scrabble players. SCRABBLE (R) is a registered trademark of J. W. Spear & Sons Ltd., a subsidiary of Mattel, Inc. (c) 2019 Mattel, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
A series of logic puzzles designed by some of Mensa's leading puzzle-setters which will help boost brain activity and improve concentration and memory - while providing hours of puzzling entertainment. With over 200 logical challenges to test your aptitude for deduction and to get your brain in gear.
Knock, knock. Who's there? The grandchildren. It's one of the few phrases guaranteed to fill you with both delight and dread - the grandchildren are coming! Of course you love to see them, but what do you do with them for the next few hours - or even days? Thankfully, this book is here to guide you through. Choose from a whole host of delights: Games old and new Magic tricks that even you won't be able to mess up Jokes that will make you the first sit-down stand-up comedian The hours will fly by and, with any luck, you'll have just as much fun as they do!
Take creativity to a whole new level with Hinkler's Spiralscopes
series. This truly unique format is the next evolution in mindfulness
and colouring for adults. Spiralscopes provides a super-simple but
wonderfully fun way to create amazing artwork.
Marvel at the unearthly beauty of the celestial dragon as you complete this 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle. Illustrated in ravishing detail and printed in majestic GOLD FOIL, this puzzle will transport you to another world.
The ultimate betting companion in the build-up to the 2018 Festival. Packed with invaluable advice from the best writers in the business, this comprehensive guide has everything you need for jump racing's biggest meeting. Includes: Race-by-race guide, with in-depth assessment of the main contenders in every championship race by Racing Post betting editor Paul Kealy Key trends for all the established races The Irish challenge Views from the British training centres What the bookmakers say Tipsters' forum with the views of the Racing Post team on the big questions Plus: Racing Post Ratings, Topspeed, trainers and jockeys to follow, pedigree pointers and analysis of the key trials.
This beautifully illustrated bingo game features 64 breeds of dog from around the world. Spot all kinds of dogs - from the tiny chihuahua to the noble Great Dane, from the sleek Saluki to the dreadlocked Hungarian Puli, mark them off on your card and bingo! Dog Bingo brings a fun and educational twist to the traditional game as players learn the names and colourings of both their favourite breeds and weird and wonderful exotic dogs. Contains 64 superbly illustrated dog tokens, one board, 12 bingo cards and brightly coloured counters for you to mark up your card, as well as a leaflet containing basic information and a few quirky traits for all of the dogs featured.
Need to pimp a stag do? These ludicrous yet creative dares will switch things up and give you something fun to do - apart from getting very drunk, obviously. Read the last text message you received, out loud, in the style of a town crier. For the next 30 minutes, drink everything from a shoe. And when drinking from your shoe, you are only to be referred to as `Lord Biblington', so get into character. Stag parties will never be the same. Play the game, if you dare...
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