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Settlement Quiz

SETTLEMENT QUIZ – RESULTS

Thank you to everyone who emailed to say how much they enjoyed the quiz, it gives us a nice warm glow! We don’t know your geographic distribution but we do know one quizzer took part from his hospital bed and would like to send him our best wishes.

Here’s a few things we thought may interest you:

  • Dating wood using tree rings is called dendrochronology but most teams said dendrology, which is the study of trees. 
  • Despite being on BBC4 twice a day for many months, very few people knew Bob Ross is known for the phrase ‘Happy little trees’ – but we’re glad to hear you didn’t spend all your time in lockdown glued to the TV.
  • We love it when people don’t know the correct answer so send an entry to entertain us.  We particularly enjoyed the suggestion that the scientific name for holly is spikyus leafus.  Similarly, it’s always good to know there’s a doctor in the house – they not only said that Bell’s palsy affects the face but elaborated with “lower motor neurone lesion of the facial nerve” (plus a smiley!)
  • You will see we didn’t need to use the tie-breaker question in the end but did enjoy some of your answers: one team suggested Father Christmas travels at speeds measured in tinsel light seconds, while another one worried about a potential sonic boom.

Finally, we would like to wish you all a happy Christmas, albeit a bit different to usual, and to invite you to our next quiz for LALG on Sunday 27 December at 7pm – similar to this one but no entry fee and no prizes!

Talking of prizes – congratulations to our winners All the Ws – the Settlement will be in touch regarding your prize.  And commiserations to The Carrot Cakes and Sir Quiz Whitty, who were just pipped at the post.

1

All the Ws

87

2=

The Carrot Cakes

86

 

Sir Quiz Whitty 

86

4

The Walkers 

85

5

Jolliers 

83

6=

A N Other

81

 

It’s All Zoom and Gloom

81

 

Ugly Sisters

81

 

Poles Apart

81

10

The Brains Rust

80

11

Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

79

12=

Four Oldsters

78

 

Swansea Jacks

78

14

The Jingle Bells

77

15=

Peace of Mind

73

 

The Supper Chums

73

17

Team touCHE

72

18

Penny and Bob

71

19

Haxton-n-Jax

68

20

Heroes and Villains

66

 

 

 

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