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Round 2 - Click for full sizeHere are the answers to the TV Theme Tunes round I posted earlier.

Hopefully the hosting site held up long enough for you to listen to the clips.

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habitat_for_humanityAfter much ado, here (“at last” I hear you say) is the TV Theme Tunes round.

Sorry for yesterday’s snafu. My media hosting site is working again so I can now upload the sound files.

After the more… you will find samples of the theme tunes from 10 TV shows, past and present. All you have to do is decide which show each comes from.

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Round 3 - click for full sizeHere are the answers to the Real Names round I posted earlier today.

Couple of challenging ones here. A lot of teams struggled with numbers 6 and 10. At a guess, I’d say this is down to it not being very well known that these two individuals go by stage names.

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habitat_for_humanityUnfortuntely the site where I host media files is on the blink today so round two, TV Theme tunes, will have to wait until tomorrow.  In the meantime, let’s skip ahead to round three, Real names.

This round has a simple concept. Loads of famous people are known by stage names, pseudonyms or professional titles. Here I will give you the birth names of 10 famous people and you have to say by what name is each person better known.  As an extra help I’ll also give you their date of birth and where they were born.

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Yesterday's news

Here are the answers to the questions to the Yesterday’s news round from the end of my post earlier today.

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habitat_for_humanityIt’s the morning after the night before and all is well with me. We had a great turnout for the Habitat for Humanity quiz in Brandon’s Bar and I’m pretty sure everyone had a good time.

Starting today, I’m going to put up a round from the quiz each day. There were 10 rounds on the night so you’d be forgiven for thinking that this will take 10 days. However, one of the rounds (Song intros) was performed live on guitar by Paddy Jordan and unfortunately we didn’t record it. Thus, there will be nine rounds on the site over the coming days.

Anyway, click “More …” to see round one, Yesterday’s News.

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habitat_for_humanityIn days of yore, when attending a certain university college I wasn’t the most diligent of students.  However, myself and my cohort always made it our business to actually turn up for the last week of classes. The reason for this wasn’t anything to do with last-minute panic or remorse over our lack of attendance. No, it was simply down to the fact that we knew that most lecturers were generous (and preferred if their class did well overall) and would be offering tips on the upcoming exam.

Sometimes these were downright blunt. “If I were ye, I’d make sure I knew Bernoulli’s principle” said one. Lo!  And indeed behold: a question using Bernoulli‘s equation appeared on the paper the following week and thus a handy 20% was acquired. I was already half-way to where I needed to be.  😉

Others were less inclined to be so giving and would offer advice which, under analysis, pretty much boiled down to “study the whole course”.

I would like to think I am in the middle of the spectrum and after the ‘more…’ I have included the list of round types for this Friday’s quiz.

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I’m counting down the days until this Friday’s Habitat for Humanity charity quiz in Brandon’s Bar, Ennis, Co. Clare.  Hopefully it will be  a great night and raise loads for a very worthy charity.

Paddy Jordan will be providing entertainment on the night with a live music set after the quiz has finished. He may also be helping out with one of the rounds of the quiz! More details as the week progresses…

I’ll also be posting some info on how the rounds will be structured and offering a few clues as to the round names. “Full Multimedia rounds” is not an idle boast. This will be a different type of quiz from the norm (around these parts). Busy week ahead for the blog!

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A quick post to announce that I will be MC’ing (by which I guess I mean hosting and writing the questions for) a charity table quiz here in Ennis, Co. Clare, on Friday 13th March.  The venue will be Brandon’s and the quiz will be starting at 8pm.

The event is in aid of Habitat for Humanity, and specifically two local ladies, Aine Pyne and Eimear McInerney, who are travelling to Honduras next June with the charity, along with their team leader Paddy Jordan, an old friend of mine from university.

Prizes and admission are tbc.  You’ll know as soon as I do.

I’m quite excited about this as it’ll be the first quiz that I’ll have ran since about 2004!

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