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Quiz on June 30

We just done the quiz show today in LoA. I 'd like to share the questions and answers here .

Good luck and happy quizzing."
1. Actor Jack Lemmon was born in a hospital elevator in Boston, USA.
answer was t

Jack Lemmon was born on 8 February, 1925, in a hospital elevator (a lift) at the Newton-Wellesley hospital, in Boston, Massachusetts. He is well known for his movies 'Some Like It Hot' (1959) with Marilyn Monroe and Tony Curtis, and 'The Odd Couple' (1968) with Walter Matthau. However he won two Academy Awards with the less known movies of 'Mister Roberts' (1955) and 'Save the Tiger' (1973). His humour is expressed in one of his quotations. "If you think it's hard to meet new people, try picking up the wrong golf ball". Sadly he died of cancer on 27 June, 2001.


2. It was Mark Twain who once said, "Bigamy is having one wife too many. Monogamy is the same."
Answer: False

Oscar Wilde (Fingal O'Flahertie Wills) was born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1854, and was associated with this humorous quotation. His famous comical plays include 'Lady Windermere's Fan' (1892) and 'The Importance of Being Earnest' (1895). He was imprisoned between November 1895 to May 1897 for homosexuality. His famous work, 'The Ballad of Reading Gaol' (1898) described his observations and experiences of prison life. Strangely as it might sound, he married Constance Lloyd who bore him two sons, Cyril and Vyvyan. Finally, he gave himself the name of Sebastian Melmoth and died in 1900, while in exile, in Paris, France.



3. A young hedgehog is called a kitten.
The correct answer was f

Prior to 1990 the young of a hedgehog were simply called young or baby hedgehogs. During the 1990s the term of hoglet or hedgehoglet came into being.



4. The 'Roosevelt' was the name of the ship that Robert Edwin Peary used when he became the first man to reach the North Pole on 6th April 1909.

Answer: True

Robert Edwin Peary was born on 6th May 1856 at Cresson, Pennsylvania, USA. Robert studied civil engineering before becoming an officer in the American navy. He led scientific exhibitions to Greenland but was determined to conquer the North Pole. President Theodore Roosevelt was his superior who urged him to reach the North Pole. The custom-built ship, 'The Roosevelt', was designed to part the ice using the ship's 1,500 ton battering ram. Peary had the ship designed so that whilst cracking the ice, the ship rose upwards thus preventing damage to the ship. On his eighth attempt at reaching the North Pole, Peary had a crew of 24 men, 19 sledges and over 100 dogs. Despite previous attempts where he had his toes frozen and amputated, his sheer determination enabled him to reach the North Pole with his assistant Matthew Henson and four inuits (eskimos) on 6th April 1909.

5. Irish comedian Frank Carson is the wag who came up with the quotation: "Opera is when a guy gets stabbed in the back and instead of bleeding, he sings."

answer was f

This was a quotation from American radio comedian Ed Gardner who was born in Astoria, New York, in 1901. Ed played the part of Archie from 'Duffy's Tavern' which was aired on CBS radio (1941-42). This tall comedian, with a Brooklyn accent, died on 17th August 1963. A movie version called 'Duffy's Tavern' (1945) featuring Bing Crosby, Dorothy Lamour and Alan Ladd was allegedly a disaster, a turkey/raspberry in the movie world. Despite all this, Ed's quotation tickled my funny bone and was a worthy contender to be included in my quiz.

The winners are :
Kingsal
T
Unity
HeLLL

the rewards are 2 lucky cards.I will send the rewards Latter.

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