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20 things you probably didn’t know about Breakfast

As our small but perfectly formed agency enters its third year, how about testing your knowledge on 20 (21 actually) totally random facts about breakfast related matters?

To reveal the answers, highlight the column on the right… best score wins a bacon roll from Greggs if Chris doesn’t scoff it.

What is the Scrabble score for breakfast?

68

To the nearest 20, how many calories in a McDonald’s Double Bacon & Egg McMuffin.?

400 (395)

Who played the character John Bender in The 1985 John Hughes’ film The Breakfast Club?

Judd Nelson

What was the name of Audrey Hepburn’s character in Breakfast at Tiffany’s?

Holly Golightly

To the nearest 500, how many hens per hectare are allowed for the eggs to be called “free range”?

2,500

What was the only cereal to be eaten aboard Apollo 11, the first lunar landing?

Kellogg’s Corn Flakes

To the nearest 10m, what is the world record for the longest throw of a fresh egg without breaking it?

100 metres (98.5 metres)

According to research are women who drink coffee more or less likely to commit suicide than those who do not?

Less

In September of which year did C4 launch the groundbreaking Big Breakfast show?

1992

Which 1982 Stephen Spielberg movie inspired its own successful breakfast cereal?

ET

What did the Oaklhoma bomber Timothy McVeigh have two pints of for his last breakfast?

Mint chocolate-chip ice cream

When was the first espresso machine created in France?  1768, 1822, 1868 or 1922?

1822

Which market began as Edward Lloyd’s coffeehouse?

Lloyd’s of London

Which Madagascan animal, hunted to extinction in the 17th century, laid the biggest eggs ever seen (even including dinosaurs)?

The Great Elephant Bird

What is referred to as the Champagne of teas?

Darjeeling tea

In Buffy the Vampire Slayer, what cereal does Spike like to crumble into the blood he drinks?

Weetabix

What did Queen Elizabeth I have had with breakfast (before the advent of tea or coffee)?

Ale

What does the Duke or Edinburgh read over breakfast?

The Racing Post

What is pain perdu otherwise known as?

French Toast or Eggy Bread

Which orators said “Only boring people are brilliant at breakfast” or “Smoke me a kipper I’ll be back for breakfast”?

Oscar Wilde and Arnold Rimmer

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  1. Anonymous
    January 30, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    nice bacon roll

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