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Q242. In 1994, which film, based on a Louisa May Alcott novel, starred Winona Ryder & Susan Sarandon as part of the March family?
Little Women (One of my favourite books, as I can read it time and again – with a few years break inbetween.
The opening line is “Christmas won’t be Christmas without any presents”. and that often featurs in quizzes as to
from which book it comes).

Q243. How many innings make up a standard game of baseball?
Huh? Sports questions………………..aaaagh!

Q244. Which gas has the chemical formula CO2? (That’s a tiny 2 at the bottom).
Carbon Dioxide (I was always amused by a supposed epitath which read:-

Here lies the body of poor old Joe, Alas he is no more. For what he though was H2O was H2SO4!).
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Cruzeroqueen1 wrote:

‘Shiny Little Surrey With A Fringe on the Top’.

Suitably educated, thank you.

Cruzeroqueen1 wrote:

In true male fashion

Yellow card for sexual stereotyping, I have never had a clapped out, dirty, dusty wagon.

Back to the quiz….100% & a gold star.

Cruzeroqueen1 wrote:

Not my ideal material as it creases if you so much as look at it

Seen many travelling in linen outfits, they get off the plane looking like they’ve been wearing it for days, but some like the rumpled look

Essex UK

Now listen very carefully, Steve, I shall say this only once. In the film ‘Oklahoma!’ a man wooed a girl
with the promise of taking her out in his ‘posh’ carriage called a Surrey and he extolled the virtues of his
‘Shiny Little Surrey With A Fringe on the Top’. In true male fashion, he turned up in a clapped out, dirty,
dusty wagon.

Q239. Which plant is the source of the cloth, linen?
Flax fibres. (Not my ideal material as it creases if you so much as look at it).

Q240. What was the small pet which nurse Florence Nightingale carried everywhere with her?
Owl (Pre Harry Potter, here! She died aged 90 after spending the last 52 years of her life in bed!).

Q241. Which “Q” are Christians who gather in a place of worship called a “Meeting House”?
Quakers (they of oat fame!).

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Well done both of you, 100%

yorkshirecat wrote:

being set free from fur farms by liberationists in the 60s, this North American invader set about gobbling up the UK’s water vole population.

History is littered with the negative impact of good intentions.

Cruzeroqueen1 wrote:

Surrey (without a fringe on top!).

Sorry, don’t get it (I don my dunces cap)

Essex UK

Q236. Is a mink considered an aquatic, semi-aquatic or non-aquatic animal?
Semi-aquatic (Best of both worlds!).

Q237. The children’s story Heidi was set in Germany & which other country?
Well, as it frequently mentiond the Swiss Alps, I’m willing to put my money on Switzerland.

Q238. Which English county are the racecourses Sandown Park & Epsom in?
Surrey (without a fringe on top!).

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Q236. Is a mink considered an aquatic, semi-aquatic or non-aquatic animal?
I would guess semi-aquatic as, after escaping/being set free from fur farms by liberationists in the 60s, this North American invader set about gobbling up the UK’s water vole population.

Q237. The children’s story Heidi was set in Germany & which other country?
Switzerland?

Q238. Which English county are the racecourses Sandown Park & Epsom in?
Surrey.

Well done all again.

quarter point deducted from Carole, for giving multiple answers

yorkshirecat wrote:

and stoically went straight back to work.

I had mine out during a World Cup, so strictly followed doctors orders & stayed home to watch the football

Cruzeroqueen1 wrote:

(Caerdydd in Welsh).

You can have a bonus point for that.

Fossil wrote:

Bob the ‘We can fix it’ Builder

OK all sing along



Essex UK

Q233. In 1955, which city became the official capital of Wales?
Cardiff (Caerdydd in Welsh).

Q234. Which children’s TV cartoon character has a cat called Pilchard?
Bob the Builder

Q235. How many days were there in February 2000?
29 – a Leap Year.

Albox, Costa Almeria, Spain

Cardiff
Bob the ‘We can fix it’ Builder
29, if the year is dividable by 4 it’s a Leap Year.

London

coolonespa wrote:

Me too but mine were impacted so I had them out in hospital. Many a funny story there but not for the forum

Ha ha the mind boggles! Mine were also impacted and removed in hospital. I resembled a hamster storing food supplies for days afterwards. Not much fun as I was a secondary school teacher at the time and stoically went straight back to work.

Q233. In 1955, which city became the official capital of Wales?
Cardiff

Q234. Which children’s TV cartoon character has a cat called Pilchard?
Sounds familiar but I only know of Postman Pat and his black and white cat (Jess), and Bagpuss. Mr Benn? Bob the builder?

Q235. How many days were there in February 2000?
29 – my youngest son’s partner was born in a leap year and recently celebrated her 7th ‘birthday’!

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