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The Smartest Cookie - Ben Bowditch

Posted on 8 September 2003  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

Welcome back to the Smartest Cookie where we will attempt to seek out the brightest spark at the club and demonstrate that the inhabitants at Spurs Lodge are smarter than the average bear!

Or will we...

Next to take on Round 1 of the 20-question challenge is midfielder Ben Bowditch.

1. According to the saying going from a bad situation to an even worse one is like getting out of the frying pan and into the what?

BB Saucepan? I haven't got a clue... X

2. Complete the name of the BBC soap opera that began in the 1980s, East what?

BB No idea. I'm not switched on! I've got my mind on other things, by the way... X

3. In science, which two letters are used to abbreviate the words Alternating Current?

BB AC

4. In the nursery ryme, which bridge is falling down?

BB London Bridge

5. According to superstition, what are you entitled to do when blowing out the candles on your birthday cake?

BB Wishing?

6. In the bible, during the crucifixion Jesus was forced to wear a crown of what?

BB Barbed wire - same sort of thing though. X

7. In astronomy, the letters HST stand for Hubble Space what?

BB Don't know X

8. Which religion was reinstated in England by Mary I in the 16th century?

BB No idea. X

9. If you drive 80 miles on a round trip, how many miles is it one way?

BB 40

10. In nature, which L is a variety of flower that can be prefixed by Tiger or Water?

BB Don't know X

11. In fashion, jeans are normally made from which fabric?

BB Cotton

12. In film, complete the title of the 1986 John Hughes movie Ferris Buellas what?

BB Don't know X

13. From which part of the chicken does the drumstick come?

BB The leg

14. What kind of animal is the children's TV puppet Kermit?

BB A frog

15. The casino card game with the object of scoring 21 is known as what?

BB Blackjack

16. In science, what name is given to someone who studies ecology?

BB Don't know X

17. What does the E in email stand for?

BB Don't know X

18. In space, constelations are groups of what?

BB Stars

19. Which ex-Spice Girl went on to release the singles Bag it up and Lift me up?

BB Geri Halliwell

20. In children's TV, what type of bird is a pingu?

BB A penguin.

Ben Bowditch scores 11 out 20.

Table
Colin Calderwood 17
Shwan Jalal 16
Ben Bowditch 11