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Old 29-04-2011, 04:31 PM   #1
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Well this is a great long weekend encompassing both a Royal Wedding and a May Bank Holiday so expect some questions based loosely on those themes!

Let's start with some general knowledge:

1) In what year was the Billy Idol song 'White Wedding' released?
1982

2) Who wrote the words to the musical Kiss Me Kate?
Cole Porter

3) May Day is also known as 'International' what 'Day'?
Workers

4) The classic theme song that begins 'Do not forsake me oh my darling, on this our wedding day' accompanies which black and white film?
High Noon

5) In 1600 the actor William Kempe wrote a book called 'The Nine Days Wonder' chronicling his nine days spent doing what May time activity?
Morris Dancing

6) Where was the wedding that saw Jesus turn water into wine?
Cana

7) According to the song what do you go gathering in May on a cold and frosty morning?
Nuts

8) Add the number of times that Zsa Zsa Gabor was married to the number of times that Elizabeth Taylor was married and what do you get?
17

9) Rockabilly singer Imelda May was born in which city?
Dublin

10) Anthea Turner touchingly used her wedding to Grant Bovey to promote which chocolate bar?
Cadbury's Snowflake (a half point for either Cadburys or Flake)

In which countries are the following wedding traditions observed?

11) The married couple have peas thrown at them?
Czech Republic

12) The bride bathes in milk prior to the wedding?
Morocco

13) The bride is pinched for luck?
Egypt

14) Friends of the groom take off his socks, tie his ankles together and beat the soles of his feet with fish?
Korea (and possibly Hull)

15) The groom shoots three arrows at the bride?
China

16) The bride is given an egg which she then smashes?
Hungary

17) The bride's veil is torn up by her friends?
Denmark

18) A doll like effigy of the bride is placed in the centre of the table with pins in it?
Puerto Rico

19) The bridesmaids throw coloured handkerchiefs at the guests?
Switzerland

20) The groom gives his bride 13 coins representing Jesus and his 12 disciples?
Mexico

What would a wedding be without the pictures? A point for each bride or groom that you can name in these photographs - maiden names or married names will do for the brides:

21)

Princess Anne & Mark Phillips

22)

Tiger Woods & Elin Nordegren

23)

David Cameron & Samantha Sheffield (a half point for 'his unlucky bride')

24)

Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes

25)

Arthur Miller & Marilyn Monroe

26)

Elvis Presley & Priscilla Bealieu

27)

John F Kennedy & Jacqueline Bouvier

And finally there are five bonus points for anybody who knows who the bride and groom are in this very tricky picture:


variations on Prince William & Kate Middleton

Here is the all important results table:
1st - PURPLELYNN - 36
2nd - KEZIA911 - 30.5
JOINT 3rd - PUSSYGALORE - 22.5
JOINT 3rd - 16 SHELLS - 22.5
CREDITABLE 5th - CALEDONIA - 19.5

Well done to all who took part -you've all done very well

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Old 29-04-2011, 06:40 PM   #2
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.. done it now so I could have a chance of being in the lead at least
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A quick glance shows that you have done well! You have set a tough benchmark!
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No 14 is my kinda wedding is it done in Hull .
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I'm in....
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mine are in as well
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No 14 is my kinda wedding is it done in Hull .
'Sole' of the foot that seems a bit fishy to me. I cod not believe that they would do such a thing
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'Sole' of the foot that seems a bit fishy to me. I cod not believe that they would do such a thing
Well, it is an unusual plaice!

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Here is a newsflash... As I have been co-erced into attending a beer festival tonight, the deadline for the quiz has now been extended until 11pm! So there are nearly three hours left for people to get their attempts in, good luck!
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