They Give Answers To Questions, It’s Just That They Aren’t The Answers To The Questions They’ve Been Asked!

“Fight Against Stupidity And Bureaucracy”

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Monday again and that means another selection of the answers given by those members of the public who imagine themselves good enough to win prizes on television and radio quiz shows.

Howard?  Oh boy!

Enjoy.

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Q: In the traditional version of The Lord’s Prayer, what “H,” meaning sanctified, goes before “thy name”

A: Howard        

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Q: What island nation was the book Hiroshima written about?     

A: Iwo Jima

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Q: What October holiday celebrates the discovery of America?  

A: Thanksgiving

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Q: Who played Austin Powers in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me?     

A: Austin Powers

Q: On TV’s “The Simpsons”, Homer’s neighbor, Ned, had what last name?          

A: Barfbag

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Q: According to legend, who rode naked through the streets of Coventry to protest high taxes?  

A: Benjamin Franklin

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Q: The Sea-Tac airport in Washington is named after the city of Seattle and what other city?        

A: Washington

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Q: What “F” are ice crystals formed by condensation on surfaces below freezing?          

A: Icicles         

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Q: The Nuremberg war crime trials were held in what country?     

A: Warsaw

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Q: What surname was shared by a historical outlaw named “Butch” and a fictional cowboy named “Hopalong?”    

A: Lesbian        

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Q: In science, which William discovered that blood circulates around the body?  

A: Shatner

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Q: What “T” are people who live in a house paying rent to a landlord?     

A: Terrorists

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Q: What was the last state to join the USA?       

A: Canada

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Q: What insect is normally found hovering above lakes?

A: Crocodiles    

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Q: In his 1961 number one UK single “Wooden Heart,” Elvis sings in English and which other European language?           

A: English

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Q: Which letter of the alphabet sounds exactly the same as the term for a female sheep?

A: Baa 

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Q: In human development, what “B” is the usual 4-letter word for a newborn infant?         

A: Wasp

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Q: In superstition, people salute which black and white bird when it is seen alone?          

A: Penguin

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Q: In human anatomy, the umbilicus is a scar in the center of the abdomen that is more commonly known by what five-letter name? 

A: Button

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Q: The term ‘Rubenesque’ derives from which 17th Century artist?           

A: Aretha Franklin

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11 thoughts on “They Give Answers To Questions, It’s Just That They Aren’t The Answers To The Questions They’ve Been Asked!

    • Had a decent holiday. Didn’t go shopping but ate too much, as usual.
      Sorry to hear you’re a bit under the weather, sinus problems not so nice. Have you tried a bit of needless acupuncture, push your tongue against the top of your mouth and place a finger between your eyebrows and apply pressure. Hold it for about 20 seconds and your sinuses will begin to drain. Or so they say anyway 😉

  1. Okay, what the heck IS the black and white bird you salute when alone? Don’t think I’ve ever heard of that. Now, Ben Franklin in the nude would be a good protest against … well … anything! And since the island of Iwo Jima was owned by Japan during WW2, it was technically the same country as where the city of Hiroshima was located, so…. maybe a half-point to that one? 😀
    Oh, and Shatner only discovered the flow of blood through ONE organ – or shall I say, appendage. 😯

    • It’s a magpie.
      Magpies usually mate for life and when you see one on its own it is a sign of sorrow because it’s lost it’s mate, whereas if you see two it’s is a sign of joy as it’s with it’s mate. (With humans it can sometimes be the other way round!)
      Hence the rhyme “one for sorrow , two for joy!”
      The saluting bit is part of the superstition that if you show proper respect to the single magpie it won’t pass on some of the misfortune that follows it.
      Of course I believe it’s bad luck to be superstitious 🙂

      • I have actually never heard of that before! And here, I thought I knew ALL the ways to get bad luck. See? Your blog is both entertaining AND educational. Well done! 😀
        By the by, if you remember the old saying that the US and Britain are “two countries separated by a common language”, then maybe Elvis DID sing his song in both British and American. 😉

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