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The Smartest Cookie - Colin Calderwood

Posted on 3 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 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...

First to take on Round 1 of the 20-question challenge is reserve coach Colin Calderwood.

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?

CC Fire

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

CC Enders

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

CC AC

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

CC London Bridge

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

CC Make a wish

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

CC I don't know this one, I'm not good on religion actually. Uhm, I've got absolutely no idea at all. X

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

CC Terminal X

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

CC I told you about religion - Catholicism.

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

CC 40

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

CC Lilly

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

CC Denim

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

CC Day Off

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

CC The leg

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

CC A frog

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

CC Blackjack

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

CC I know this... But it's not going to come to me... Uhm, you'll have to tell me! X

17. What does the E in email stand for?

CC You know me and computers - I'm hopeless. Electric (point awarded - electronic)

18. In space, constelations are groups of what?

CC Stars

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

CC Sporty Spice X

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

CC A penguin.

Colin Calderwood scores 17 out of 20 and rates his chances of progressing to the next round, saying: "I've got every confidence that there are some thick people at this club!"

Now, now Mr C.