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For sale: Reel mower, bistro set

Lee Valley 27-inch reel mower. Blade sharpening...

Diana’s Quiz – May 18, 2024

by Diana Filer 1.  The Alice Munro story,...

The Toonie Book Sale, May 1

Held over by popular demand! The Toonie Book...

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Diana’s Quiz – May 18, 2024

by Diana Filer 1.  The Alice Munro story, 'The Bear Came Over the Mountain', became what movie with a new title? 2.  What is the capital city of Slovakia? 3.  How many...

Answers to Diana’s Quiz – May 11, 2024

by Diana Filer 1.  ''First do no harm'' are the first words of the Hippocratic Oath.   The vow, ''I will abstain from all intentional wrong-doing and harm'' was another way...

Diana’s Quiz – May 11, 2024

by Diana Filer 1.  What is the source of ''First do no harm''? 2.  What was actor Jim Carrey's first appearance on CBC-TV? 3.  What is the richest metropolitan area in the...

Answers to Diana’s Quiz, January 12, 2013

1.  Gilead, the current day Jalad, is a mountainous region in Jordan.  It means ''hill of witness''. 2.   One day;  Twelfth Night occurs on January 5th...

Diana’s Quiz, January 12, 2013

1.  Where is Gilead? 2.  What is the difference between Twelfth Night and Epiphany? 3.  What is the Code of Hammurabi? 4.  Who is Canada's Minister of...

Answers to Diana’s Quiz, January 5, 2013

 A 3 dog night is one so cold that it helps to have 3 dogs bundling in bed with you to keep warm.  Some...

Diana’s Quiz January 5, 2013

Where did the expression 3 Dog Night originate? What is a byte? What is a dormin? When, if ever, did Niagara Falls freeze over completely? Who invented scissors?

Answers to Diana’s Quiz, December 29, 2012

1. In Scotland, if the first person to enter the house on New Year's day is a dark, young and good-looking male, this indicates a...

Diana’s Quiz – December 29, 2012

1.  What well-known New Year's tradition involves a good-looking young dark-haired man? 2.  What are the New Year's traditions in Japan? 3.  According to the Chinese...

Answers to Diana’s Quiz, December 22, 2012

St Nicholas - Father Christmas - was born in Demre (Myra) Turkey Chris Hadfield Christmas pudding originate in an old Celtic dish called ''frumenty'', a spiced...

Diana’s Quiz, December 22, 2012

What is considered the true birthplace of St Nicholas? Who is the first Canadian to assume command of the International Space Station? Where did Christmas pudding...

Answers to Diana’s Quiz, December 15, 2012

1. Gunpowder, the compass, paper making and printing 2. A hafis is a Muslim who knows the Koran by heart 3.  Finland.  Canada is rated 3rd cleanest. 4.  Death,...

Diana’s Quiz, December 15, 2012

1.  What are the Four Great Inventions of Ancient China? 2.  What is a hafis? 3.  What is rated as the cleanest country in the world? 4. ...

Answers to Diana’s Quiz – December 8, 2012

A hashtag is a word or phrase prefixed by the pound or number sign symbol, "#", in social networking, such as Twitter.  It    is also called...

Diana’s Quiz, December 8, 2012

What is a hashtag? What do you do when you repine? Who is known as a developer of the artistic technique of Pointillism? What is the name...

Answers to Diana’s Quiz, December 1, 2012

The hagfish The Great Almonte Train Wreck took place in 1942 Susanna Moodie The standard pitch is A440 cycles per second. From bananas

Diana’s Quiz December 1, 2012

What fish produces a thick surrounding slime as its primary method of defence? In what year was the Great Almonte train wreck? What Canadian pioneering woman wrote...

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