June 10: Bird & Beers, Quiz Answers & Misplaced Tuesday

Tonight: Misplaced Tuesday!
Time: 9:00 pm

Over at the Birdchick website–the brainchild of Sharon Stiteler–we’ve found news of the next Birds & the Beers gathering! Sharon and friends will be gathering here at Merlins Rest at 6:00 pm on Thursday, June 19. If you’ve even a casual interest in birding, please join them. Wonderful group. You’ll get to trade tips, tales and technologies.

More about that gathering soon.


Our Tuesday night band, Misplaced, will be in the pub tonight at 9:00 pm. Pop out for a mid-week tincture and enjoy the tunes! They’re always in fine form. Lovely!


John Dingley has sent along answers from this past Sunday’s pub quiz! The Q & A was as follows. (NOTE: Our next quiz–the “specialist” or single-topic quiz–will be Wednesday, June 11, at 7:30 pm.)

1. In 1994 Richard Preston wrote a book that highlighted the dangers and terrifying consequences of viruses. It has just been released in paper back What was it called?
The Hot Zone

2. On this day in 1786 – In New York City, this milk product was manufactured commercially for the first time. What was it?

3. The first spoken words via the telephone were uttered by Alexander Graham Bell to his assistant. To quote “I then shouted into the mouthpiece the following sentence….” What was it he shouted?
‘Mr. Watson–come here–I want to see you.’

4. Who was the first president to have a telephone installed on his desk?
Herbert Hoover

5. In 1871 Giuseppe Verdi wrote an opera that had its world premiere in Cairo, Egypt, to celebrate a grand opening. What was the opera called?

6. The final leg of the Triple Crown was run yesterday. The Belmont Stakes. What is the distance of this race?
1 1/2 miles

7. Helicobacter pylori is an insidious little bacteria that possesses tentacles. If you suffer from the ravages of this bacteria you know that it can be found where? The clue is in the name.

8. French Justice Minister Rachida Dati on Monday ordered an appeal to a court decision annulling a Muslim couple’s marriage on what grounds?
She is not a virgin

9. What kind of communication uses “dits” and “dahs”?
Morse Code

10. What is H5N1 better known as?
Avian Influenza

11. On this day in 1869 – Ives W. McGaffey received a U.S. patent for what household device?
Vacuum cleaner

12. The Quarter Horse of all the horses and their kin is the fastest sprinter. What does the quarter refer to?
Quarter Mile

13. What colors are the flag of Egypt?
Red, white, black, gold

14. Adeno, Arena, Astro, Baculo and Bromo are all families of what?

15. What was the famous question that got its start on June 7th in 1955?

16. Barclay Tagg, Steve Asmussen, Todd Pletcher and Jerry Hollendorfer are personalities all involved in what sport?
Horse Racing

17. The USS Liberty was attacked on this day in 1967 in the Mediterranean. Who attacked this ship?

18. London’s Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) at Kew recently opened a new attraction walkway so that visitors could get a better view of what?
In the News Tree Tops

19. On May 24, 1844 the message “What hath God wrought?” was sent from the Supreme Court chamber in the United States Capitol to Baltimore. How was this message sent?
Morse Code

20. The man who lived in homes he called Taliesin East and Taliesin West was born on this day in 1867. Who was he?
Frank L. Wright

21. Ebola, Marburg, Lassa and Machupo are considered by the CDC as Category A. Highly dangerous. These viruses that cause what kind of fever?
Viral hemorrhagic fever

22. Where is the Center for Disease Control and Prevention located?

23. Black Forest, Camargue, Exmoor, Friesian, Haflinger and Suffolk Punch are all breeds of what animal?

24. What major thoroughfare connects the Mediterranean and Red Sea’s?
Suez Canal

25. A children’s game using a verse that ends with we all fall down depicted the effects of the Great Plague. What is the title of the verse?
Ring a ring a rosy

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