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Q257. What is the famous megalithic monument on Salisbury Plain?
Stonehenge (where, in the ‘good old days’ they used to dance around naked and,
(allegedly!) sacrifice virgins).

Q258. Is a gopher a rodent or a reptile?
Rodent (and very cute they are too).

Q259. In TV’s Eastenders, what was the name of Pauline Fowler’s mother
Lou Beale (haven’t watched it since moving over here in 2002)

Albox, Costa Almeria, Spain

coolonespa wrote:

The big question here is how do you take yours?

As a child, fresh or Jif lemon juice and sugar; as an adult, cointreau.

Q257. What is the famous megalithic monument on Salisbury Plain?
Stonehenge. Visited in the 70s when you could walk freely amongts the stone.

Q258. Is a gopher a rodent or a reptile?
Rodent.

Q259. In TV’s Eastenders, what was the name of Pauline Fowler’s mother
Lou Beale rings a distant bell.

yorkshirecat wrote:

Q254. Which British sportsman married is girlfriend Lucy Heald at the end of 1999?

It was Tim Henman

Cruzeroqueen1 wrote:

Q255. In the 1955 film comedy “The Ladykillers” which British star played the leader of a gang of clumsy bank robbers"
Alec Guinness

Correct

yorkshirecat wrote:

Q256. The tradition of making what food on Shrove Tuesday was born out of the necessity to use up milk and eggs before Lent? pancakes

Correct

The big question here is how do you take yours?

As a child we used to have lemon juice and a light sprinkling of sugar but our Grandchildren use chocolate spread.

Essex UK

Q254. Which British sportsman married is girlfriend Lucy Heald at the end of 1999?
Sport is my bete noir, so no idea, and probably wouldn’t care even if I did.

Q255. In the 1955 film comedy “The Ladykillers” which British star played the leader of a gang of clumsy bank robbers"
Alec Guinness

Q256. The tradition of making what food on Shrove Tuesday was born out of the necessity to use up milk and eggs before Lent?
Pancakes

Albox, Costa Almeria, Spain

Q254. Which British sportsman married is girlfriend Lucy Heald at the end of 1999?
Totally random guess – Ian Botham?
Q255. In the 1955 film comedy “The Ladykillers” which British star played the leader of a gang of clumsy bank robbers"
Alec Guiness?
Q256. The tradition of making what food on Shrove Tuesday was born out of the necessity to use up milk and eggs before Lent?
At last – one I know: pancakes!

yorkshirecat wrote:

Aparently his real name was David

His middle name was David, but Eisenhower was what I needed.

Cruzeroqueen1 wrote:

Sri Lanka

Well done Gill. Strangely enough, in 2 visits to Sri Lanka & having numerous guides, not one ever mentioned this.

Cruzeroqueen1 wrote:

No wonder
many people in the Western world were ‘missionaries’

or have back problems

yorkshirecat wrote:

hot on the heels of him mangling Yosemite into ‘Yo-semite’

Someone has put together a video clip stringing together all of his many pronunciation gaffs & asks if he actually has a problem.
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Q251. Which US President of the 1950s was nicknamed Ike?
Dwight D Eisenhower

Q252. Which Island had the world’s first woman Prime Minister?
Sri Lanka (then known as Ceylon – and she was always known as MRS. Bandanaraike so
few people outside the country knew her given name).

Q253. Which “K” is an ancient Sanskrit text on erotic love?
Kama Sutra (and you needed to be double-jointed to perform most of them. No wonder
many people in the Western world were ‘missionaries’ ).

Albox, Costa Almeria, Spain

Q251. Which US President of the 1950s was nicknamed Ike?

p.s. prepare yourself for the onslaught of jokes after Trump’s “Thigh-land” gaff yesterday. – hot on theheels of him mangling Yosemite into ‘Yo-semite’
Eisenhower. Aparently his real name was David but to avoid muddling him with his pop (of the same name), his mom nicknamed him Ike. She then nicknamed all her boys Ike…doh! Doncha just love America?

Q252. Which Island had the world’s first woman Prime Minister?
Possibly New Zealand – they seem to have a habit of electing excellent women leaders.

Q253. Which “K” is an ancient Sanskrit text on erotic love?
Karma Sutra – ooh matron!

Last Edited by yorkshirecat at 07 Aug 09:16

Eisenhower
No idea and will be surprised if anyone else knows it.
I know the Karmasutra came from Sanskrit so will go with that.

London

Cruzeroqueen1 wrote:

I presume the MOON

and you both presume correct

Cruzeroqueen1 wrote:

Tweenies

Correct Gill, I had no idea either Carole

yorkshirecat wrote:

Hibernation

Correct for both of you, lovely picture Carole.

Hedgehogs often transit our garden but rarely stay. One had a lucky escape last year when I was using a hedge trimmer to cut back a bush. As I was trimming down to the bottom I caught the faintest hint of movement out of the corner of my eye & stopped. Just under the bottom was a hedgehog. Lucky escape otherwise I’d have had to call it Arthur

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