Trivia

Another Trivia Challenge: Chemical elements with 10 or more letters

Here’s another list-based trivia challenge. There are 20 elements in the Periodic Table whose names, in English, contain 10 or more letters. How many can you name? All 20 names appear at the end of this piece, grouped in various ways. First, as usual, a few paragraphs of text so that you don’t read them… Continue reading Another Trivia Challenge: Chemical elements with 10 or more letters

Music · Notes from West London · Word of the week

Word of the week: Harlesdon

Harlesdon is a mis-spelling of Harlesden, an area of North West London a few miles from where we live. The correct spelling ends in “den”, like its neighbour Willesden. Hoddesdon in Hertfordshire, and Wimbledon in South West London, on the other hand, end in “don”. If you approach the junction known as Savoy Circus from… Continue reading Word of the week: Harlesdon

Sport · Trivia

The Trivia Season comes to an end

Last summer, in this piece, I compared “The New Trivia Season” with the start of the English football season. New series of the following three quiz shows began in July, all screened on BBC2: “University Challenge”, “Only Connect” and “Mastermind”. They all reached their series finales in March and April this year. First was “Mastermind”… Continue reading The Trivia Season comes to an end