Monday, July 30, 2007

Things That Make You Go Coo !



NO cheating the answers are all below , I got these from all over the place and its just miscellaneous things at which I went coo ! If you read one read 33 ..oh and just to get started "How much of Autralias Tax revenue is gambling related?- 10% Coooo!









1 What proportion of British Corporation tax is paid by the financial services sector ?
2 India has 1% of the world’s vehicles , what percentage of the world’s road fatalities do they have annually ?
3 The price of a Sheep in the Medieval period was approximately £17 what is it now?
4 The Average money disposed of by parents per tooth in Tooth fairy guise is now £1.05 what was it 25 years ago ?
5 Which causes more fatalities in the US annually , sharks or holes dug for sandcastles ?
6 Who was the last University educated PM not to have attended Oxford prior to Gordon Brown?
7 a)Which is the least religious nation in the EU and..
b)what proportion of them believe in God ?
8 What are Ethiopians planning to celebrate in September ?
9 Has Ten Downing Street’s Door always been black ?
10 As Gilbert is to Sullivan , as Tim Rice is To Lloyd Webber the unknown DaPonte is to………
11 In Iraq not every faction has oil in their land ;of the Kurds, Shias ,and Sunnis ,who are the Oil paupers ?
12 Africa continent of tragedy -In what area ,that is not Dafur or Rwanda ,has a civil conflict killed 4,000,000 since 1996 and continues to do at 1200 a day even since a peace treaty was signed in 2002.
Come on surely you bleeding hearts would have noticed that ?!!!
13 How many employees of disaster struck Transport for London are paid over £100,000 per annum?
14 How many employees of lazy failing plutocracy TFL are paid over £50,000?
15 How many Labour MP`s have joined a demand for a vote of the EU Treaty / Constitution?
16 Gordon brown has emerged unscathed by events (Floods) .."One can imagine the opprobrium that would have been heaped on Tony Blair" …said who?
17 What was the cost of fraud and error to the tax Payer last year in relation to the benefits system?
18 Who said of the EU Treaty “ I don’t favour a referendum. Because I do not believe further movement towards referendums fits with democracy “ ?
19 Who said , in 1998,"The era of pure representative democracy is coming to an end , ,,,(it will be replaced by)…plebiscites , focus groups , lobbies citizen’s movements and the internet?
20 Who was responsible for the barely disguised racist attack.” We have got people living in Salford now from every country under the Sun. We used to be 93% white working class our community is changing before our eyes”?
21 25% of US Oil imports are from Saudi , who is next with 22%?
22 And how many barrels do they lose to leaks stoppages and theft?
23 ,,..and what percentage of the governments revenue is Oil related?
24 Why did Mr. Mandelson punch Mr.Campbell?
25 How many non UK Commonwealth citizens are qualified to vote in a general Election by virtue of residing in Britain?
26 Upon how many voters does the result of General Election depend ?
27 Who bought Bernie Ecclestone`s House for £70 million?
28 How many of the top ten British rich list are not British?
29 Which is the words most powerful brand?
30 Which is the word`s fastest Growing brand?
31 Who used the internet the most , Teenage Boys . Silver Surfers ., Girls ?
32 How much was the most expensive one bedroom flat ever sold in the UK sold for and where was it ?
33 Under Gorbachev 5% of senior Soviet officials had armed forces or security backgrounds . What is that proportion now under Putin?( My fave this !!!)
34 Which European City has the largest Muslim Population ?
35 What proportion of transplant organs used in China come from judicial executions?
36 Which building has the most toilets in the world ?
37 How many British Billionaires are there and how many were there in previous rich list?



1 A third
2 10%
3 £17
4 17p
5Holes
6 Stanley Baldwin
7aEstonia
7b15%
8The Year 2000
9It was briefly Green under Asquith .1908-16
10 Mozart
11 Sunnis- they got bugger all.
12Democratic Republic of Congo
13 112

14 1400
15 40
16 New Statesman Editorial
17 £2.5 billion
18 Mandelson
19 Mandelson
20 Hazel Blears
21Nigeria
22 800,000 barrels
23 75%
24 They disagreed about what shirt Tony should wear.
25 988,000
26 About 800,000
27 Mr. Mittall
28 7
29 Google (£33.2 billion)
30 Marks and Spencer (192% up to £4.75 billion)
31 Girls
32 £3,000,000..Eaton Place
33 78%
34 Moscow -2500,000
35 half
36 New Wembley 2600
37 68 up from 14

30 comments:

CityUnslicker said...

N - post this to digg.com, you'll get loads of readers.

As for the questions, I think I got about 16 or so....what is my IQ then?

Steven_L said...

I'm a sheep shagger, you get £15-30 for kebab crap, but £50 for a good fat lamb.

The likes of Tesco keep your lamb prices down, even though it's the most expensive meat pound per pound. Nice way of controlling inflation is supermarkets, couple big business with globalisation and you have an easy answer as to why our housing stock is hyperinflating.

Apparently, Asians buy 25% of our lamb, if it wasn't for them sheep farming might even be bankrupt.

Jenny! said...

I didn't really understand the questions...does that count against me??? What's a 'silver surfer'?

Miss Smack said...

When the hell did you get back and WHY WASNT I TOLD!?

Newmania said...

Yuk yuk Jenny and Miss Smack on the same thread .....yum yum yum

Newmania said...

Is that right Steven L someone tild me this at the weekend so that one was is less welll sourced , in fact it is the only one where cannot tell you a Newspaper at least.


CU That strikes me as very good it wasn`t a real quiz of course . I would guess you have a very high IQ indeed .Ahem i recently got the highest mark inthe ofice on some IQ quiz myself actualy ...preen brag preen

Ed said...

I got a few right!

The supermarkets and globalisation have kept retail prices down - allowing HMG to tell us that inflation is dead - meaning that they can print money with impunity.

Newmania said...

And by chnaging the measure of inflatioon and notably by not including House prices .Global markets are behind the boom though and i dread to think waht would happen here if there was hiccup . By the way people fprget thet North Sea Oil is vitally importnat to the Uk and is running out

mutleythedog said...

I nominated you for Mr Dales top political bloggers and he replied with something about me being "The kiss of death"... I do hope I have not done something wrong. He seemed quite flustered...

Ed said...

Nominate me!

Newmania said...

I`m still sulking with you for not putting my smutty story up on your blog and I couldn`t enter it .

Long and hard did I think of slipping it in Mut. Long and hard

Newmania said...

I`ll nominate you ED..best new blogger ?

Ed said...

Thanks N.

Chris Paul said...

Question 17: £2.5 Billion. Does that include an allowance for all the benefit entitlement which is not actually claimed through error and omission? And what proportion of the total is this error figure? And how much is error and how much is fraud? And what proportion of the error is on the part of the civil service rather then the, er, customers?

There are more questions than answers.

Newmania said...

It was in a couple of Papers Chris but I don`t have the ref here( at work).That seems relatively efficient to me ...my expectations were never high

Mermaid of Moorgate said...

Tesco is evil. It used to be "every little helps". Now it's "We know where you live and if you don't shop with us every week we're going to break into your house, rape your cat, scratch your Bruce Springsteen collection and vomit all over your cactus garden."
That's why you should use cash. They can trace your cards. THEY are watching....

Newmania said...

hallo mermaid thats a bit of a non sequitor but you make a good point

Anonymous said...

The likes of Tesco keep your lamb prices down (Steven_l)


And they keep the price down by screwing almost every penny out of the lifeblood of their SME suppliers - not just farmers, all manner of small company services relating to getting that lamb on your plate.

The make near miraculous demands in terms of service levels and quality - straight cucumber or round tomato anyone? - while paying rates to SMEs which they can barely afford to work for.

Anonymous said...

Mermaid of Moorgate said so well:

That's why you should use cash. They can trace your cards. THEY are watching....

Exactly. I do use cash too. We should all use cash everywhere and wear hibjabs to give the government's tracking devices a break down

Anonymous said...

mutleythedog said...

I nominated you for Mr Dales top political bloggers


Good blog this, I would nominate you too, newmania, if I was still blogging on Iain's site. I can't post on there now as Ian's enforcing Google registration again.

Never was in favour of registration, but I'm even less in favour of it since my troll, she who adores Milliband (Swam), cocked up and posted the following on Iain's:

"webcrcwIain says Dates clash..."
But there was no webcrwIain - not on Iain's site or anywhere else I've seen. No, tell a lie, I'm sure Swam cocked up once before, on webcameron, and posted the same ID. Both times it was followed later by Swam's 'Woops, what happened there? Must be my Mac.' Haven't they all got got Mac's? wecameron rcw Iain. So that's who she is. Hmm. Ooooh, am I asking for a trolling now :) And before you ask if I've flipped m lid, no, I haven't.

Auntie Flo'

Anonymous said...

newmania said:

By the way people fprget thet North Sea Oil is vitally importnat to the Uk and is running out.


SME's are vitally important too. 99.97% of our companies are small to medium sized, the vast majority are small. Yet nulab are not just allowing but encouraging the corporate giants with COEs who donate a £million a throw to nulab to damage our SME base.

One of the key ways nulab's done this is by doing away with the Monopolies Commission and transforming it into the corporate giants compliant pet quango: Oft - Office Of Fair Trading. Whereas the old Monops Com controlled unfair competition and practices by preventing the giants having more than 25% of their markets, the giants are now allowed to duck and dive themselves into around 40% market share. That's disasterous for SMEs.

Auntie Flo'

mutleythedog said...

Its in the blog you loon - its rubbish but its in... honestly!

Newmania said...

Rubbish say you genius say I .

Newmania said...

But the rubbish party seems to have most votes

darn

Newmania said...

Flo as ui work in a small company I am very much of your opinion.You do have a great contribution to maske , why can`t you google ?

Anonymous said...

Streuth. Ok, we'll do it the hard way because Newmania rocks to the power of 270,000 divide 2. My first guess might have been a few thousand miles off course, yet it could not have been closer.

That's why.

Auntie Flo'

Newmania said...

Sorry you`ve lost me there Flo , I can be a bit thick soz. Just got my ipod working anyway I am in music heaven.

Anonymous said...

That's because it's in such an obscure code thst even I, the originotor, have troube understanding it. I know I'm flogging a dead horse here, but will try again. This evening's clue is:

£270,000 divided by 2

Auntie Flo'

Anonymous said...

And even I, the originator, have trouble understanding that :)


Auntie Flo'

Anonymous said...

Have your heard about Tesco's plan to set up Tesco prisons outside their stores?

What a bloody outrage. What next? Tesco police? Tesco government?

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