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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.
* Not just a quizbook, but a tome packed full of trivia and highlights from 10 years of the show! Includes a foreword by Bradley Walsh. Celebrate 10 years of ITV's most popular quiz programme with The Chase 10th Anniversary Quizbook. Choose from over 2000 questions from the hit TV show, and battle it out against The Governess, The Beast, The Sinnerman and The Barrister, with questions these Chasers couldn't get, celebrity Chase questions, GBP1 million Chases and much more. From top 10 celebrity wins and top 10 winning amounts to gaffs, odd answers and awkward moments, to the biggest Twitter reactions, Bradley's best ad-libs and the most memorable Chaser one-liners, these Chase factoids will entertain and amuse all fans of the show. This special edition celebrating 10 years of the UK's most popular quiz show will delight and entertain puzzle book lovers, whether you're new to the show or a seasoned Chase fan yourself!
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.
Did you know there are 17 possible types of symmetric wallpaper pattern? Do you know what 'casting out the nines' is? Or why 88 is the fourth 'untouchable' number? Or how 7 is used to test for the onset of dementia. Number fanatic Derrick Niederman has a mission to bring numbers to life. He explores the unique properties of the most exciting numbers from 1 to 200, wherever they may crop up: from mathematics to sport, from history to the natural world, from language to pop culture. Packed with illustrations, amusing facts, puzzles, brainteasers and anecdotes, this is an enthralling and thought-provoking numerical voyage through the history of mathematics, investigating problems of logic, geometry and arithmetic along the way. ***PRAISE FOR THE REMARKABLE LIVES OF NUMBERS*** 'A hugely entertaining pick-and-mix of history, culture and mathematical puzzles.' BBC Focus 'This book is a complete joy. It made me smile. A lot.' Carol Vorderman 'Entertaining and engaging... Once you start reading it's just like the number system itself - impossible to stop.' Ian Stewart 'A fun book... definitely challenging.' Vanity Fair 'All sorts of fascinating mathematical minutiae.' Time Out
Congratulations! You're 50! You're halfway to a century! But how much of your 50 years can you remember? You've lived through spacehoppers, chopper bikes, Star Wars (three times!), yuppies, New Romantics, Madchester and every generation of mobile phone issued so far. This is the quiz book that will get your 50-year-old synapses firing to find out how much attention you were paying to not only these but all the other fads, events and characters of your lifetime. So what are you waiting for? Let's take a quizzical look back at your life.
Congratulations! You're 60! You're halfway to being the oldest person who ever lived! But how much of the past 60 years can you remember? You've lived through the summer of love, the moon landings, Ronnie and Maggie, Den and Angie and the entire history of the internet. This is the quiz book that will give your 60-year-old brain cells a nostalgic workout to find out how much attention you were paying to the events, characters and fads of your lifetime. So what are you waiting for? Let's take a quizzical look back at your life.
Did you know that there are at least 1.5 million ants for every person on earth? Or that goats and sheep have rectangular pupils? And that elephants can be right- or left-tusked? The advantages of instilling a lifelong love of reading in a child don't need to be spelt out. And what better way to get them reading than with short, bite-sized, fascinating and fun facts? This book is filled with quirky yet interesting facts about anything and everything - animals, the body, food, the universe, books and more. And it is not just for children. Everyone can learn something in this treasure chest of knowledge, whether you are 5 or 50 years old. With no long and drawn-out explanations, it is a quick and easy read that can fill a few minutes of spare time or ensure a few hours of informative entertainment. Impress people with your wide knowledge about random topics and 'use it, don't use it' information.
All the fun of Portico's bestselling Strangest series, now in quiz form! Test your London knowledge with this fascinating book, packed with fun and challenging quiz questions based around the weirdest events from the illustrious history of this wonderful city. Quiz categories include: Ancient traditions London eccentrics Getting about Ghosts and ghouls Corridors of power Monumental monuments Quirky buildings Just plain weird Whether you're testing your friends, practising for pub quizzes or just reading it in an armchair, this book will take your London knowledge to a whole new level. Word count: 30,000 words.
'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.
Can you tell a stegosaurus form a diplodocus? Do you know which bone goes where in the human skeleton? Can you help translate a Dolphin's clicks into English? Discover why space is silent and what makes cypress trees fire resistant as you work your way through over 100 puzzles inspired by The Natural History Museum and created by Dr Gareth Moore (author of 2018's bestselling puzzle book, The Ordnance Survey Puzzle Book, and Brain Games for Clever Kids). With puzzles ranging from easy to challenging, this collection of wordsearches, nonograms, spot-the-differences and bridges has been carefully curated to be fun for the whole family. Whether you're testing your dad's knowledge, quizzing a friend or working on a first puzzle with a child, there's something for everyone.
Should You Buy This Book? includes 60 humorous flow charts that everybody is sure to find vitally important in their day-to-day lives. Questions such as 'How will you die?', 'Who is your greatest nemesis?', 'Which ill-advised animal should you have as a pet?' and the always crucial 'The sun has exploded and all life on earth will end in eight minutes. What should you do?' are all answered in superb binary detail so that you never need worry about them again. What's more, each flow chart is illustrated with amusing images for those who can't be bothered to read a simple diagram. It is the only book on the market that answers both 'Which board game should you play?' and 'Should you use the time machine you just found on the street?' in the same place! Ultimately, Should You Buy This Book? provides the final answer to the question: 'Can a book solve all of my problems?'
Het jy geweet dat daar ten minste 1.5 miljoen miere vir elke persoon op aarde is? Of dat bokke en skape reghoeke pupille het? En dat olifante links- of regstandig kan wees? Om van kleins af 'n voorliefde vir lees by 'n kind te kweek, hou vanself-sprekend voordele in. En watter beter manier om lees aan te moedig as met kort, happiegrootte, fassinerende en prettige feite. Hierdie boeke is vol eienaardige, dog interessante feite oor enigeiets en alles - diere, goggas, die liggaam, kos, die heelal, boeke en meer. En dit is nie net vir kinders nie. Elkeen kan iets leer uit hierdie skatkis van kennis, of jy nou 5 of 50 jaar oud is. En met geen lang en uitgerekte verduide-likings nie, is dit vinnig en maklik om te lees - net reg om 'n paar minute ekstra tyd te vul of om ure se insiggewende pret te he. Beindruk mense met jou wye kennis oor verskeie onderwerpe en inligting wat jy kan gebruik, of nie.
Readers of all ages will be astonished and stumped by these interactive mysteries. In brief paragraphs and black-and-white illustrations, award-winning author Sandy Silverthorne and John Warner present 100 puzzles, each with a logical "aha" answer...that may require thinking outside the box. Clues and answers are included in separate sections. Rex is surprised when the phone rings. He answers it and writes down a message. He doesn't know the person who called or the person being called. He will never meet them. What is going on?.
Check out the weird and wonderful facts in this massive encyclopedia of alphabetized oddities:
* HUMANS ARE THE ONLY ANIMALS THAT ENJOY SPICY FOOD (there's a reason no one sells Tabasco-flavored cat food)
* NAPPING CAN SAVE YOU FROM A HEART ATTACK (assuming you are not operating heavy machinery at the time)
* PSYCHOLOGISTS CAN ASSESS YOUR PERSONALITY FROMHOW YOU DIP FRIES IN KETCHUP (nice fries, sociopath)
* SURFING THE INTERNET ACTUALLY MAKES YOU SMARTER (but not as smart as reading this book will)
Now the next time someone tells you smugly that Pluto isn't a planet, you can counter with any one of these hundreds of weird facts and remain king or queen of the cocktail (or kegger) chatter.
Get ready for a brain-teasing trip through the best bits of Ireland: spot a couple of brightly coloured shamrocks in a hidden pair puzzle; brush up on your knowledge of Irish cities in a word search and discover the legend of the Salmon of Knowledge... Get quizzical with this stunning compendium of entertaining activities and surprising facts about the Emerald Isle.
Pit your wits against some of the brightest minds in Britain by taking up the challenge of this ultimate quiz of 2000 questions from the Brain of Britain archives. Brain of Britain is the longest-running of all the broadcast quiz shows open to the public in Britain. With questions covering a wide range of general knowledge topics, let Russell Davies guide you through this challenging and entertaining set of 50 quizzes. Includes a fascinating history of the programme and the characters and stories that have made it so successful. In the appendix Russell offers a compelling account of the life of the programme's German-born inventor and first question-setter John P. Wynn.
This brand new edition, redesigned in hardback for 2019, makes the
perfect gift for the rugby obsessive in your life.
Are you ready to test your brainpower against the best and the brightest minds in the country? Every year, Mensa hosts the Brain of Mensa event - a gruelling knockout competition to root out the smartest quizzers - many enter, but only one remains standing to claim the title. The Mensa Quiz Book is, for the first time ever, a compilation of the questions in these yearly competitions. Work your way through over 1,500 head-scratching, perplexing puzzles, questions and logic challenges. Finally find out if you have what it takes to go up against the best of them - and maybe next year you will be competing to become the next 'Brain of Mensa'.
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.
What a weird and wonderful world we live in. Countries banning letters of the alphabet, the accidental teabag, and have you ever wondered how many horsepower a horse actually has? Well, you'll be amazed and amused by the revelations and illustrations inside this book of fascinating facts - I shit you not.
Make use of those dull moments on the lav by teaching yourself how a starfish eats a clam, how to say `Hello' in every European language and what the dot over an i is called. Covering all types of trivia, from science and natural history to the different types of moustache, this little book contains enough fascinating facts to keep you learning throughout the year. `A great way to get shit done' Loo Quarterly
Do you know when the Duke of Albemarle arranged Britain's first boxing match, between his butler and his butcher? Or when the first speeding fine was issued for exceeding 2 mph in a built-up area? The Times On This Day is a fascinating delve into often significant, and sometimes unusual, moments throughout history. From the Register section of The Times, discover the connections between people, events and places across the centuries and learn intriguing facts about world and British history and popular culture. * A day-by-day approach to the key events for each day across the years * Familiar and lesser-known events are connected across the ages * Uncover little-known historical facts about your own special dates * Educational and entertaining facts in equal measure * Contains a helpful index arranged by year to help you find those key event anniversaries These fascinating facts, trivia, events, milestones and landmarks are selected from the fields of history, warfare, politics, medicine, science, sport, space exploration, literature, popular culture, etc. Together they offer a blend of key events that have shaped world history or society in one form or other.
Licensed to thrill, this amazing collection will delight and entertain every Bond fan, unearthing a selection of surprising and intruiging facts about the much-loved fictional spy, and the books and films that he has starred in. Published to coincide with the release of the 25th Bond film, Shatterhand. Brimming with strange and amusing stories about the Bond actors, from Sean Connery to Daniel Craig, behind the scenes at the film set, and amazing facts about Ian Fleming's original novel. Be transported to the exotic locations, amazed by the spectacular gadgets and thrilled by the infamous villains. The amazing and extraordinary facts series presents interesting, surprising and little-known facts and stories about a wide range of topics which are guaranteed to inform, absorb and entertain in equal measure.
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