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Whilst Diversified’s Brighton team played limbo in the south, the Peterborough team headed to the picturesque Ferry Meadows Country Park for their summer fun, which saw the return of the testing ‘Universally Challenged’ quiz!

Everyone split into teams with quiz in hand and props on heads. Our personal favourite has to be the ‘blue rinse brigade’ (fashioning their looks below):

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The quiz consisted of general knowledge questions such as ‘how many feet are there in a fathom?’ and ‘what type of cheese is made backwards?’ (check out the full list of questions below) followed by a ‘name the (diversified team member) baby’ picture challenge, an anagram, and a ditloid challenge, a colleague quiz, a dingbats challenge, even more general knowledge questions, name the sports personalities, and lastly ‘name the UK destination’ challenge – phew!

After a tough battle of wits, the winners were the Sluddsy’s Squad which comprised of team captain Jessica Sludds (trainee journalist), Pippa Allsop (operations manager), Mark Williams (editor, MiniPLUS magazine) and Daniel Lunn (sales manager, routeONE magazine). Prizes were awarded to all teams by new group director, Simon Coe.  This was quickly followed by a competitive game of football, food and drinks in the sun.
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*Here’s your chance to join in the fun with a few of the questions from the ‘Universally Challenged’ quiz you can try for yourself:

  1. What is the most widely recognised symbol of Canada?
  2. Who was the 40th President of the United States?
  3. Which newspaper, once the biggest selling English language newspaper in the world, ceased publication in 2011?
  4. What colour would you associate with a Harrod’s carrier bag?
  5. In the Mr Men series, what colour is Mr Tickle?
  6. Which is the only British county with two coastlines?
  7. As of March 2016 which team has won the FA Cup the most number of times?
  8. How many feet are there in a fathom?
  9. In the 1980s TV game show Bullseye losing contestants were told they would get their BFH – what does BFH stand for?
  10. In which English county would you find the villages of Shitterton, Scratchy Bottom and Happy Snoring?
  11. What type of cheese is made backwards?
  12. Name the second wife of Henry VIII?
  13. In which decade did compulsory driving testing begin? (Get a bonus point for the actual year)
  14. Name the largest natural lake in England?
  15.  For the London Olympics, the Queen played herself in a short film as part of the opening ceremony, alongside which actor?

General Knowledge (16 points available)

Say what you see…. 

dingbats - quiz

Anagrams: name the classic British foods

BAD MAN GNASHERS
OFTEN WELL BEING
PICK BALD DUNG
NUKE BAD SQUABBLE
FAREWELL, USE CHOICE
POETIC GATE
DAFT PONG AS SAGE
FIN DISH, CHAPS
A RETIRED BARMAN SCREWS
I SEW SHIRT
ENTRHRAL SOCIOPATH
SPORTY CHAINS
HUNG LUMP ON CLASH
NAKED KEEN SAPIDITY
HEADLINE TOOTH
TERRIBLE WASH
DOPY, RUDE SHRIKING
EMUS NIP RECHECK
FREE BOATS
NUN LICKS ELK

*We’ll publish the answers on the blog next week*

Special thanks to Tracey Harrison (tourism sales & office manager) for putting the quiz together and arranging a brilliant day!