Time for a #CupOfTeaSocial #QuizQuestion! Only 4 cities in #Germany have a population of more than 1 million people*. Berlin, Hamburg and Munich are 3 of them, which of the options in the #poll below is the 4th?
* Note that this only refers to residents of the cities themselves, not their wider conurbations.
Right, I'm off to the #PubQuiz at The Alehouse in #Zurich - in the unlikely event that you're local come along and say hi (starts at 6.30pm). In the meantime here's a very niche Swiss film #QuizQuestion for you to celebrate the fact that it's currently the Zurich Film Festival #ZFF.
To the best of my knowledge, there's only one mainstream film in existence that features execution by molten cheese enema. What's the title of this gloriously over the top piece of Swissploitation cinema?
It's #CupOfTeaSocial #QuizQuestion time! Although I'm not great at solving them, I do enjoy a UK style cryptic crossword. According to the Guinness Book of World Records the first entirely cryptic crossword was published in the Saturday Westminster Gazette in 1925, written by Edward Powys Mathers. He's much better known by his pen name - what is it?
Morning all on #CupOfTeaSocial and beyond! Sorry I've been away for a while, lots going on. Will hopefully be restarting the daily #QuizQuestion properly shortly, but in the meantime here's a #scrabble #question for you:
Playing the official UK/US English language version (tiles and board), how much would you score in Scrabble if you started a game with the word “Quiz”?
It's #CupOfTeaSocial #QuizQuestion time! There's lots of foods out there with names that don't in anyway describe what they really are - spotted dick, for example, which is a steamed sweet suet pudding made with dried fruit. Spotted dick is just confusing though, not downright false advertising like Albany Beef which is actually... what?
It's #CupOfTeaSocial #QuizQuestion time! Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom also came out in 1984. Only one of the top three billed actors has won an Oscar - which is it? For a bonus question, which of the others has made a guest appearance on stage singing backing vocals with Bruce Springsteen?
It's #CupOfTeaSocial #QuizQuestion time! Earlier today I was talking with a friend about BASE jumping - the extreme sport where people jump from bridges, skyscrapers etc. and hope to deploy a parachute quickly enough to avoid hitting the ground with a hell of a thump. As you might guess from the use of uppercase letters, BASE is an acronym. What does it stand for?
An early #CupOfTeaSocial #QuizQuestion for you today. Although he didn't invent the Woozle, the fertile imagination of the writer Lewis Carroll spewed up a vast amount of other fantastical creatures in poetry and prose. His works weren't universally appreciated at the time of writing though - can you tell me which of the following publications was reviewed by Vanity Fair as being "not worthy [of] the name of nonsense"?
It's #CupOfTeaSocial #QuizQuestion time! The Woozle effect occurs when a source is widely cited for a claim it does not adequately support, giving said claim undeserved credibility. The name comes from a chapter of a very famous children's book first printed in 1926. Which book?
It's #CupOfTeaSocial #QuizQuestion time! Yesterday's question involved the famous London children's hospital Great Ormond Street which first opened in 1852. Many years ago GOSH was gifted the copyright to (and hence the royalties arising from) a famous children's character, and still benefits from it today - which character is it?
It's #CupOfTeaSocial #QuizQuestion time! It's just about still 2nd June in the UK where it's the 70th anniversary of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. Her coronation was the first to be televised and was watched live by around 27 million people in the UK. Approximately many of those watched it in colour (rather than black and white)?
It's #CupOfTeaSocial #QuizQuestion time! It's Wednesday today which brings to mind the hit Netflix show of the same name. Jenna Ortega plays Wednesday Addams in that, but the same role was played by Christina Ricci in the films from the early 90s. The Addams Family was the second film that Christina appeared in - what was the first? (clue: Winona Ryder played her sister).
It's #CupOfTeaSocial #QuizQuestion time! Latvia beat the USA 4-3 to win the country's first ever bronze medal at the ice hockey World Championships on Sunday (well done Latvia!). This was such an achievement that they had an impromptu national holiday today to celebrate - I must say I'm liking Latvia's style. Now, as it happens Latvian is one of only two modern countries to speak a Baltic language - which is the other?
It's #CupOfTeaSocial #QuizQuestion time. If you've not come across the term before, a creepypasta is a horror-related legend which has been born on and shared around the Internet - the name is a combination of creepy and copypasta (any block of text that gets copied and pasted from web forum to web forum). Many creepypastas feature mysterious monsters of one form or another. The #poll features 3 monsters born of creepypastas and one which developed out of a real life incident - which one is it?
It's #CupOfTeaSocial #QuizQuestion time! Yesterday's question was about the Cliffs of Moher in the west of Ireland. No visit to that part of the world is complete without an informal music session in a pub, where a bunch of people get together to play instruments and sing traditional songs. You'll probably see a fiddle being played, and also one or two less widely known Irish instruments. There are 4 instruments in the #poll below, 3 from Ireland and 1 from somewhere else - which one?
(technical note: a couple of these instruments should be spelt using a fada (a slanted accent above a character similar-looking to the French acute), but as that's a dead giveaway that it's Irish I've missed them out)
It's #CupOfTeaSocial #QuizQuestion time! Following on from yesterday, the Tina Turner song Private Dancer was written by Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits. He also wrote the score for the classic film The Princess Bride which has a scene where a number of characters scale the 'Cliffs of Insanity', featuring the spectacular real life Cliffs of Moher in the establishing shot. In which Irish county can you visit the Cliffs of Moher?
It's #CupOfTeaSocial #QuizQuestion time! One of Tina Turner's most famous songs is "What's Love Got To Do With It" from the 1984 album "Private Dancer". For various reasons the album was put together in a bit of a hurry and like the rest of the songs "What's Love Got To Do With It" wasn't originally written for Tina Turner. Who was the song originally offered to (though they didn't record it)?
It's #CupOfTeaSocial #QuizQuestion time! Yesterday's question got me wondering about why there are quite so many Red Lion pubs in England. In short, no one is entirely sure, but one possible reason is that the lion is taken from the crest of John of Gaunt. Born in 1340, he was the son of King Edward III and his son was King Henry IV. Every English monarch from Henry IV onwards is a descendant of John (assuming there was no funny business along the way) so historically speaking he's A Big Thing. John wasn't born in England though, he was from Gaunt - in which modern day country can you find the town previously known as Gaunt?
It's #CupOfTeaSocial #QuizQuestion time! I was researching British pubs earlier today and discovered this excellent list https://www.getthedata.com/open-pubs With a bit of jiggery-pokery you can use this to build a list of all the words used in pub names in the UK. So, here's your question: which colour is referred to most frequently in British pub names?
It's #CupOfTeaSocial #QuizQuestion time! Along with Hugh Laurie, Olivia Wilde was also one of the stars of the TV show House. She doesn't do so much acting now as she's moved on to being in the director's chair. What was the title of her recent film starring Florence Pugh, Harry Styles and Chris Pine - it garnered a lot of press attention due to alleged feuds between Wilde and Pugh, and Styles and Pine.
It's #CupOfTeaSocial #QuizQuestion time! Narrowly missing out on a spot in yesterday's food named after places question was meringue which is (possibly) named after the town of Meiringen. As well as having meringues, Meiringen is known for being the closest town to the Reichenbach falls, where Sherlock Holmes met his demise at the hands of Moriarty in the book The Final Problem. Well, until Arthur Conan Doyle resurrected him 10 years later due to popular demand. Here's the question: which country is the home of the Reichenbach falls?
It's #CupOfTeaSocial #QuizQuestion time! Yesterday's question about Paddington's Aunt Lucy brought to mind marmalade sandwiches. The best marmalade is made of Seville oranges, named after the city of Seville in Spain. Lots of other foods are named after places too, including three of the options in the #poll below. Which one is the odd one out?
It's #CupOfTeaSocial #QuizQuestion time! We had Stockholm babies yesterday, so let's take a sidestep and have Stockholm syndrome today. Stockholm syndrome is a condition in which hostages develop a psychological bond with their captors, named for a bank robbery in Stockholm when the hostages would not testify against the robber. There is an opposite syndrome too, where the captors develop a bond with their hostages, which is also named after a city. Which city?
It's #CupOfTeaSocial #QuizQuestion time! It's #Eurovision final tonight, 26 European(ish) nations coming together to celebrate in song and general silliness, so put your glad rags on and see how you can do on this question before you drink so much Baileys that you start reminiscing fondly about Scooch's 'Flying the Flag' from 2007.
Back in 1968 the contest was won by Spain with the song "La, la, la" by a single point. There are unsubstantiated rumours that the vote was rigged by Spanish dictator Francisco Franco who sent state television officials across Europe offering cash and promising to buy television series and contract unknown artists in return for votes. If that were to be true which singer was denied their rightful win?
It's #CupOfTeaSocial #QuizQuestion time! As I was out walking by the Greifensee (Griffin Lake) earlier today I thought some kind of mythological creature question would be good. The griffin has the body, tail, and back legs of a lion with the head and wings of an eagle. But which of the options in the #poll describes the Stratford Lyon, a mythical beast which roams the New Forest of southern England?
It's #CupOfTeaSocial #QuizQuestion time! How about another Neil Gaiman question? Neil has written a lot of stuff over the years for many different media. His most recent bit of screenwriting was for The Sandman on Netflix. According to Wikipedia his first foray into screenwriting back in 1996 was a BBC series about "London Below" which was later adapted into a novel. What was it called?
A little footnote to this: you can find Neil on the Fediverse @neilhimself where you'll see that he is supporting the #WGAStrike, and so should you - I don't know about you but I spend a fair amount of time sat on my arse watching telly and believe that those who create it should be properly compensated for their efforts.
Time for today's #CupOfTeaSocial #QuizQuestion! It's #Oscars day and the multiverse madness film that doesn't feature Dr Strange 'Everything, Everywhere, All At Once' is nominated for an impressive 11 awards*. But even if it doesn't win any of those it will still be the most award winning film of all time having already swept the board at numerous ceremonies around the world.
Here's your question - before EEAAO what was the most award winning film of all time?
* If it doesn't take home at least one of Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress I'll be amazed.
I'm Paul, a Brit living in #Switzerland for the long haul. I'm a #WebDev by trade and enjoy anything to do with #puzzles and #quizzes in my spare time. I try to toot a #quiz question or puzzle for you to play every day with the #QuizQuestion tag, along with plenty of #mugshots and the odd bit of #photography. Author of the Chainagram daily word puzzle - try it out here: https://puzzletrail.games/puzzles/chainagram/
Once upon a time there was a very colourful witch. She was a stereotypical witch who lived alone in a #FFFFFF house with a #000000 cat in the middle of a forest called #DEB887. For breakfast she ate #FFEFD5 and #F0FFF0, then she worked all day casting spells with a wave of her wand (a #EEE8AA) and a puff of #F5F5F5. In the evening she relaxed with a glass of her favourite liqueur while nibbling on a #FFEBCD.
What was her favourite liqueur?
"As the ogre bore down on us I felt no fear or anger. We heard a yell, "Ow! Nooo!" as the ogre entered the building. I shouted to our squad leader: "Captain! Dig out the civilian radio!". Time to test the theory that ogres hate Bach. The sounds of the lute, viol, etc. filled the air. Maybe, just maybe we could make it out alive..."
WHAT COLOUR IS THE OGRE?
As the old saying goes, when one #cupofteasocial #quizquestion ends, another begins! It's about time for a #coffee question I reckon. We all know what coffee beans look like once they've been roasted, but can tell which of the pictures below shows coffee cherries, the fruit the bean comes from?
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I'm Paul, a Brit living in Switzerland for the long haul. I'm a web dev by trade and enjoy anything to do with puzzles and quizzes in my spare time. I try to toot a question or puzzle for you to play every day with the #quizquestion tag, along with plenty of #mugshots and the odd bit of photography. Author of the Chainagram daily word puzzle - try it out for something that's a bit different from Wordle. https://puzzletrail.games/puzzles/chainagram/