Topical Quiz – Thursday 4th Nov 2021

Question for the Topical Quiz tonight (6pm BST) on 5 Towns Radio:

  1. Which actor plays the guy that turned down Elton John to spend Christmas with his fat friend in the movie Love Actually?
  2. What does the latest, groundbreaking, pill, just approved by the UK, treat?
  3. The latest one is going on in Glasgow tight now, but how many COPs have we had so far? Climate change.
  4. Which team beat Sunderland three – nil in Tuesday this week?
  5. What has the NASA rover just detected on the surface of Mars?
  6. The Space-X lol is still broken. What will the astronauts have to do according to NASA?
  7. What’s an example of the kind of sensationalist headline that is irresistible to men trying to compose a serious news quiz?
  8. As global temperatures rise and permafrost is melting, what’s emerging from the melting ice?
  9. Which major law change for all licence holders will happen in the two weeks?
  10. As reported by The Guardian this morning, who sang: β€˜You can shove your climate crisis up your arse’ ar the climate change concert COP26?


  1. Bill Night.
  2. Covid-19. UK becomes first country to approve ‘game-changing’ COVID-19 pill that can be taken at home: Molnupiravir.
  3. Twenty six.
  4. Sheffield Wednesday.
  5. NASA Rover Detects Organic Molecules on the Surface of Mars. While it’s an exciting discovery, it falls short of demonstrating that carbon-based lifeforms once lived on the surface of the Red Planet. It is, however, a step in that direction.
  6. NASA: SpaceX Toilet Still Broken, Astronauts Will Have to Pee Themselves.
  7. Jesy Nelson poses up a storm in eye-catching mini-skirt and heels.
  8. Atlantis. No, only kidding. Animal remains and human artefacts. Not even global pandemics can be blamed on melting ice. Yet!
  9. From November 15, anyone who passed their car driving test from January 1 1997, will be allowed to tow trailers up to a weight of 3,500kg, so watch out!
  10. Greta Thunberg, Swedish climate change activist. Greta Tintin Eleonora Ernman Thunberg.

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