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  1. We are looking for British families who have emigrated to Australia to take part in a new game show, The National Lottery: 5 Star Family Reunion for BBC One. 5 Star Family Reunion is a game show where eight family members play across the globe in a series of general knowledge rounds in an attempt to win a family reunion holiday and a cash jackpot. Four family members must be UK based while four family members live overseas. Parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws and close family friends can make up your overseas team. All players must be aged 18 and over. For an application form email: family@12yard.com. Closing date is 31st May 2015. More details at BBC - Be On a Show: http://www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/beonashow/5_star_family_reunion
  2. I went to North Bondi RSL last night for a coffee after my swim at Redleaf and they were holding the regular Tuesday Quiz Night. I didn't want to stay the night there but I did watch the first half and wrote down as many of the answers as I could (not many - it's useless trying to do a quiz on your own. You need a minimum of four.) It seemed like pretty good fun to me, free to take part with various groups of friends and families. You don't just answer questions either as you have to 'get involved' too. At one point, everyone stands up and adopts one or other position as the compere reads out a name and asks 'is it the name of a horse or a porn star?' Eventually one or two people are left standing and get a prize. At another break the compere asks each team to send up a driver's licence photo and he picked the ugliest and again awarded a prize to the 'winner'. As I left, one lady from each table was standing on the stage taking turns to launch a paper plane, again with the one flying furthest getting a prize. If I had wanted to stay I would have asked one of the tables if I could join them. I've done that before. Anyway, it just seemed like a good way to get involved in some kind of social life as there are similar quiz nights all over Sydney. Three pubs in Surry Hills host them on different nights of the week. People get a meal, have a few drinks. I enjoyed it just watching It's good-humoured too and people get to know each other. I remember going to a quiz night once in England and my mate Nick hissed at me (his stage whisper was louder than an elephant's bellow) 'KEEP YOUR ****ING VOICE DOWN. DO YOU WANT THEM ALL TO KNOW THE ANSWER?'
  3. Guest

    Australian Quiz.

    Hi Folks. Bloody miserable here at the moment, so thought I would stick this quiz up, serious, funny, whatever you want to do with it, just might pass the bloody time as we are stuck in as it is chucking it down here in sunny Hertfordshire. No prizes for the correct answers peeps, and google as much as you want.:biglaugh: Who said, 'Such Is Life' Who said, '5 nil, whitewash, again.' Who said, 'Naa, this IS a knife'. What is the true meaning of 'Waltzing Matilda'. What do the four XXXX's mean on the tinnies/stubbies from the Castlemaine brewery? What is Australia's only poisonous mammal? Australia is famous for having one section of rail track that has no bends in it, where is it, and how long is the stretch of rail? Name the one species of Bear in Australia!!! How many states and territories in Australia? What is the 'original' name of Australia? What is Australia biggest natural structure made by a 'living' organism? What is Damper? How many seas and oceans is Australia surrounded by? What do you call a Boomerang that doesn't come back? Australia has the most venomous snake in the world, yet funnily enough no fatalities have been recorded from its bite, what is the snakes name? How many times larger is Australia than the UK? What is Australia's capital city? Australia was once targeted and bombed (war) by a foreign nation, who was it? Tasmania's 'unofficial' name is? One of the highest sea tides in the world occurs in Australia, where is it? Who first invented the 'Pavlova', :shocked::policeman: What do you call someone who can't play the Didgeridoo? When did the 'White Only' policy in Australia come to an end? The Emu and Kangaroo is on the Aussie coat of arms, but there is another 'living' species on it, what is it? What is the longest river in Australia? What is significance about the 26th January every year in Australia? How many of the present population in Australia can trace their kith and kin directly to a convict, is it 10%, 20%, 30%, 40%, 50%, (approx.) or higher? On August 17th, 1980 the worlds media attention was turned on Australia, why? The 'Ten Pound Pom' scheme was extended for a year and went up to £20 in that year, what year did this occur? One of Australians prime ministers once caused uproar (in some circles) by doing what to the Queen?:shocked: How many species of Kangaroo inhabit Australia? How many migrants from the UK presently inhabit Australia? PS. There are one or two 'trick' questions in the list.:cool: Cheers Tony.:wink:
  4. kellyjamie

    quiz in 5 min

    hi all come into chat for the quiz with bobj as quiz master! see you there!
  5. BritChickx

    Quiz Night - Tonight 7/7 - 9.30pm

    In the chat room! Hope to see you there :cute:
  6. 9.30pm UK time :cute: SeurJohn is hosting (I think I spelt that right) and there are a few different categories this time!!! So make your way to the chat room at that time if you fancy it :cute:
  7. Quiz night tomorrow night in the chat room, 9pm. I've got the dubious honour of being quizmaster - I've never set a quiz before so please bear with me.:eek: 10 questions in 3 categories: 1 General Knowledge 2 Film & TV 3 Music Well that's the plan anyway!! See you there Deb x
  8. fleabo

    Quiz - tonight 9pm

    Quiznight tonight in the chat room, 9pm sharp. Quizmeister this week is MC Fleabo. Be there or be entertained elsewhere. 10 questions in 3 categories: 1 General Knowledge 2 Australian Questions 3 More Australian Questions
  9. Not sure where to find it ,any one know ?:sad: cheers eddie
  10. Guest

    Quiz

    May have a quiz starting now on Chewing the Fat!! Please join in!
  11. We have had our house up for sale for 4 months and had a lot of viewers at the beginning, none for the last 10 weeks but got a phone call from EA today to say we have one on Sat 10.30am. There is about 12 houses for sale just now in our village and viewers tend to go to everybody as all the houses are different. When we all chat they seem to know lots about the people coming to look than me. Is that good/bad? I cant seem to bring myself to be that nosey and ask them lots of questions. Should I? When I have looked at houses I dont mind being asked but I think that things have changed. What do or have you done and did it help? Mandy
  12. QUIZ MAN RON'S PHOTOGRAPHIC MEMORY Professor Ron Goldman, mastermind for Australia's television quiz shows, knows that when he states a fact, hundreds of thousands of dollars rest on him being correct. The clock ticks on.... contestants screw up their faces, tap their fingers, go tight-lipped and recall just in time that the mythical creature on Wales’s flag is the red dragon. Or that Edward Jenner discovered a method of vaccination against smallpox in 1796. If they're right, the prize can be a car or a quarter of a million dollars. Wrong and they get a trinket and told to come back sometime in the distant future. Manchester-born Ron has been the brains behind Australian television quiz-shows like 'Sale of the Century', 'Ford Superquiz' and 'Crossfire' for the past eight years. As a child he was told he was incompetent. What happened? 'I was an inquisitive, late developer; born into poverty and living in a Manchester slum. (It pours out, like his "Who Am I?" questions). 'My Mother was totally deaf and I had an absentee father. When we were chasing Dad, we ran out of money and ended up in the poor house for six months.' At eight, because of an undiagnosed astigmatism, he had been sent to the back of the class where he had difficulty reading the blackboard. 'I got hit over the head because I couldn't answer the questions.' He did so badly at school that he failed the Eleven Plus and 'ended up in the dustbin of education, the secondary modern.' Then a remarkable thing happened to the 13-year-old who had escaped school to become an errand boy, milk boy and then shoe-cleaner at Rossall public school, near Blackpool. His skill in table-tennis took him to a church youth club and changed his life. 'I had no stimulation until I was a teenager and got pebble glasses. My reflexes were good and I became skilled at table-tennis. The Minister at the youth club was an Oxford don and he encouraged me to extend my conversation, to read books and to turn again to education. I began to absorb information like a sponge; went to a small public library and read my way right through it; novels, non-fiction, research books.' Ron discovered he had a photographic memory. 'I trained myself to read and absorb all four of The Times leaders in five minutes.' He won a place at university and began an education programme that took him into psychology, divinity and American television. He probably has more Masters, Doctorates and Bachelors degrees than anybody else in Who's Who, but doesn't care to discuss them. What he will talk about is his latest book 1000 Quiz Questions (Penguin, $12.95) and the near-miss for one of his television shows. Television's long-running quiz show, 'Sale of the Century', he revealed to me, went dangerously close to being hit by a scandal like the one that rocked America. Professor Ron, having concocted the questions for the show for years, says a middle-aged woman came on and tried to cheat. 'She had been on one series of shows and got to within five points of winning more than $200,000. She failed the next questions and was left with nothing. Then, like all contestants, she signed a contract that forbade her appearing on the show again for four years. 'Three years later, we were taping another series and a woman contestant got through to the fourth night. She had accumulated $200,000. I noticed, during the taping, that she'd had a face-lift, wore tinted glasses and had on a coloured wig. Her name didn't mean anything. 'But at almost the same time that I started to wonder, host Tony Barber, who has a splendid memory for faces, said to me: "There's something familiar about that woman."' The contestant was taken aside and challenged and admitted she was the same woman who had been defeated three years before. 'She broke down and confessed,' said Ron Coleman. 'She got no money of course; she was close to criminal prosecution. It cost the Grundy Organisation $250,000 to re-tape four shows and bring back everybody who had failed, so as to be absolutely fair to them. They had been knocked out by a cheat.' Ron Coleman said he told the story 'to emphasise the fairness and honesty' of Australian quiz shows. "The Grundy Organisation always pointed to the American scandal, of which a movie, "Quiz Show", was made, as an example of what could happen if the shows were not honest.' He said from his Mudgeeraba, Queensland, home: 'My photographic memory enables me to remember where to find a fact in a book and how far down the page it is written.' His book of 1,000 quiz questions range from the easy to hard. They are tailored for quiz nights at schools, fund-raisers and for long winter evenings. He says his wife doesn't regard him as a 'know-all' because he gets things right: she is also an intellectual. "I am afraid I would find it difficult being married to someone who was intellectually inferior." He is a golf hacker, never having had a handicap below 26 and if he puts a new doorknob on a door it falls off again. "I am just no good with my hands." Question to the Quizmaster: Who won the last British Open? Prof.Goldman: "Um...er..I don't know. I don't read the sports pages."
  13. Stuju

    June Quiz

    Is there going to be a june quiz ?¿?¿ :unsure: or has that all been abandoned
  14. Guest

    aussie quiz

    http://smartasses.org/aussiequiz.html A mate sent me this I got 18
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