A Christmas Quiz – do you know the answers?


Why not have a go, and see how many you can answer?

Answers on this page tomorrow….. Continue reading


Fifteen fabulous facts for Friday…

While browsing the Internet during a procrastinating half hour, I came across various facts which fascinated me, so I thought I’d share them….

The word “facetiously” contains all 5 vowels and “y” in alphabetical order.
Cats sleep for 70% of their lives.
The Statue of Liberty’s index finger is eight feet long.
The Boeing 747 wing span is longer than the first flight ever made by the Wright Brothers’ airplane.
One type of hummingbird weighs less than a penny.

Sharks can live up to 100 years.

Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails.

Kangaroos can’t walk backwards.
There are 200 million insects on earth for every one human.
It takes more calories to eat a stick of celery than the celery contains.
Bill Clinton only sent two emails in his entire 8 year presidency.
An octopus has three hearts.
A blue whale’s tongue weighs more than an elephant.
250 people have fallen off the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
Bamboo can grow up to three feet in 24 hours.

Nautical trivia quiz……

Today I have a nautical trivia quiz for you!


Even if you think you know nothing about boats, I’m sure you can answer most of these.

Answers tomorrow!

Why don’t you have a go at writing a quiz?


1 What famous explorer is associated with a ship called the Beagle?

2 What is a ship’s or boat’s diary called?

3 What type of boat has twin hulls?

4 The word POSH was an abbreviation for cabin bookings made by wealthy passengers on ships going to the east. What does the acronym mean?

5 What fictional vessel did Captain Nemo command?

6 In the 60’s, who took a ferry across the Mersey?

7 Name the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta of 1878, about navy life?

8 What vessel did Shirley Temple sing about the in the 1934 film ’Bright Eyes’?

9  In which European city might you travel in a gondola?

10 Which millionaire built The Spruce Goose flying boat?