20 GENERAL KNOWLEDGE QUESTIONS OF THE WEEK
jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG Saturday 6th February 2021
20 GENERAL KNOWLEDGE QUESTIONS OF THE WEEK
- How many Languages has Harry Potter been translated into?
- How many seats are there in the House of Commons?
- Where is the oldest tree in the world?
- Which bird has the largest wingspan?
- How many wives did Henry VIII have?
- What zoo are the animals from in the Movie Madagascar?
- What year was the Lego brick invented?
- Which Dutch painter cut off part of his ear
- Whose nose grew longer each time he lied?
- From which language did the word “Ketchup” come?
- Which country is the most populated in the world?
- Who owns SpaceX?
- What’s the biggest country in the world (Landmass)?
- What event happened on 2nd September 1945
- When was the first computer invented?
- What is the smallest planet in our solar system?
- In what US State is the city Nashville?
- In which sea does Malta lie?
- What colour is found on 75% of the world’s flags?
- How many Academy Awards did 1994 film Forest Gump win?
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TOP TEN OF THE DAY
10 Flea Market Finds Worth A Fortune
Item Description Price Bought Sold For
1 Fabergé Egg $14,000 $33m
The one found at the flea market was probably made for Czar Alexander III to give to the Empress Maria Feodorovna in 1887. The last time it had been sold was in 1964 for just over $2000. When the egg was reappraised after its discovery it was valued at as much as $33 million.
2 26-Carat Diamond £10 ($13) $850K
The diamond ring fetched £656,750 (850,000 USD) when put up for sale.
3 Chinese Libation Cup $4 $75,640
Because of a small chip in the rim of the cup its value was reduced. It made a mere at auction.
4 Andy Warhol Sketch 5 paintings for $5 £1.25 million
Though Fields does not want to sell the work yet some experts think it could be worth up to $2 million. Andy Warhol’s brother on the other hand considers the work a fake. The picture went up for sale on eBay for £1.25 million.
5 Renoir Painting $7 $75,000.
It was only after the painting was bought for $7 that the new owner spotted the name on the frame – Renoir. Paysage Bords de Seine,’ as Renoir called the painting, dates from 1879 but had not been known to the art world since 1926. With its authenticity confirmed it is thought to be worth at least $75,000.
6 Constable Painting £30 £250,000.
When one person bought a job lot of trinkets for £30 Turning the painting over to a British television show that investigates whether art works are real or forgeries it took a year of study to confirm the painting was by John Constable. With that attribution the painting suddenly leapt up in value – experts suggested a valuation of £250,000.
7 Declaration of Independence $4 $2.42 million
In 1989 an old painting was bought for $4 at a flea market. The painting however was not what the buyer was after, he liked the look of the wooden frame. When he pried the painting from the frame something slipped out of the back – a Declaration of Independence. In pristine condition the document was taken to an auction house who immediately realised what it might be worth The copy that was found was one of just 24 known to exist that were printed for July 4th, 1776 in Philadelphia. When sold at Sotheby’s the surprise find made $2.42 million.
8 Chinese Bowl 1000 years old $3 $2.225 million
Picked up for just $3 the white bowl is not immediately striking.
When sold at Sotheby’s it raised $2.225 million.
9 Martin Johnson Heade Paintings $29 $882,500
Two Magnolias on Blue Plush” was bought for just $29 but later sold for $882,500. One person was lucky enough to get two Heade paintings for just $100 at an estate sale. The larger of the two, “Magnolia Blossoms on Blue Velvet,” was auctioned for $937,500.
10 Alexander Calder Necklace $15 $267,750
Norma Ifill got a great bargain then when she picked up a necklace for just $15 at a Brooklyn flea market. . Once the Alexander Calder estate authenticated it the necklace made $267,750 at auction.
DON’T FORGET TO LAUGH EVERYDAY
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY
“Only eyes washed by tears can see clearly.”
— Louis Mann
Happiness is…a good old fashioned quiz.
GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY
My email password has been hacked. That’s the third time I’ve had to rename the cat.
Love is…that song that reminds you of him/her.
A time to buy low at the flea market…A time to sell that same item high at auction.
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You come here to be cheered up.Over the last few weeks we have avoided showing Covid-19 statisrics for the UK as they have been depressing. But we seem to have turned the corner and the figures are looking far better and improving daily to give us so much hope. So, as an important part of cheering us all up we will show the daily improving figures.
LITTLE NUMBERS: SOME HORRBLE SOME NICE
Total Cases 3,911,573 Latest Daily Figure 19,114
People in Hospital 30,508 Change on Day -1,185
Total deaths 111,264 New Deaths 24 Hr Period 1,014
Total 1st Vaccine Dose 10,971,047 Latest Daily Figure 480,560
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