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About My Sources

In the menu on the left hand side of this page you will find links to a couple of pages where I've listed some quiz books that I have on my shelves, and some other websites where you'll find quiz questions.  But that's only part of the story.

Most of the information on this website has been gleaned from quizzes that I've taken part in over the years.

I'd like to thank all of those quizmasters (many of you will not know who you are!) who have contributed to my collection.

Particular thanks are due to all the participants in Macclesfield Quiz League.  I've been taking part in this for about a quarter of a century now, and it's provided a good percentage of the facts on this website.  One hundred and eighty-two questions a week, 18 weeks a year; plus five rounds in the Cup with 126 questions each.  That's a lot of questions!  (I normally expect to add around 40 or 50 questions a week to my list; I usually find that there are about 100 that I've already got, and the rest I ignore because I don't think they're likely to come up again.)

Like other quizmasters, MQL question setters haven't known until now that they've been contributing to my collection - although some of them may have wondered what I've been doing with the question sheets that I take home every week (unless someone else bags them first).  I gratefully acknowledge the contribution that they've made, but I trust I don't need to apologise - after all, the questions have all been posted on the Internet for quite a few years now!

Before adding a question to my collection, I always try to authenticate it as far as possible.  These days this almost invariably means looking it up on the Internet, and my default source for this purpose is Wikipedia.  This site is in many ways a victim of its own success, and it comes in for no small amount of stick; and yet I have to say that I have almost always found it to be highly reliable when it matters.  Yes, there's a lot of rubbish on it that has no place in an encyclopaedia; but IMHO this is a small price to pay (provided the server power is there) for such an invaluable resource.  I would go as far as to describe Wikipedia as the best thing on the Internet, bar none.

Finally, I would just like to point out (in the time-honoured way) that despite the diversity of my sources, any errors that you might find on this website are my own.  I apologise wholeheartedly for each and every one of them; but before you contact me to complain, please see my Disclaimer ...

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