Simply Red - ❣️ 'World Redhead Day' - 👩‍🦰 26th May

"Orange is the happiest color." ~ Frank Sinatra

“Gentlemen may prefer blondes, but it takes a real man to handle a redhead.” – Unknown

Less than 2% of the world's population has red hair. The highest concentration of redheads is in Scotland (13%), followed by Ireland (10%). The odds of having red hair and blue eyes are 0.17%, which makes it extremely rare. Both traits are recessive which makes it difficult to find in people.


Talk about hair and eye colour. Go around the room and see which colours are most common.

Discuss the pros and cons of being a redhead and/or having blue eyes - 'English Rose' complexion, an uncommonly beautiful look, fair skin which is easy to burn, freckles, nicknames etc.

Make a list of everyday things which are red:

- Traffic lights

- No entry sign

- Strawberry

- Tomato

- Chilli pepper

- Ladybird

- Fire

- Rose

- Lipstick etc


Complete these well known phrases together ...

- Little red riding HOOD

- Caught red HANDED

- Roll out the red CARPET

- Neither fish, flesh, nor good red HERRING

- As red as a BEETROOT

- Like a red rag to a BULL

- Cut through the red TAPE

- Paint the town RED

- Red light DISTRICT

- Blood RED

- Be on red ALERT

- See the red mist DESCEND

- Reds under the BED

- Red sky at night SHEPHERD'S DELIGHT

- Red sky in the morning SHEPHERD'S WARNING

- The apple of my EYE

- The apple didn't fall far from the TREE

- Forbidden FRUIT

- As easy as apple PIE

- A bad apple spoils the BARREL

- An apple a day keeps the doctor AWAY

- Upset the apple CART

- Like comparing apples and ORANGES

- The Big APPLE (New York)


Round 1. Identify The Red Thing

1. Name this red gemstone?

2. Name this red planet?

3. Name this creature? (It's main UK stronghold is in Scotland.)

4. Name this creature?

What is the simile associated with it?

5. Name this horse? (Who is buried at Aintree.)

What is it's name backwards?

6. Name this cake?

Which district is the town in?

7. Name this cheese?

Which country does it come from?

8. Name this fruit?

How did we used to eat them?

9. Name this expensive dish?

10. Name this hottest pepper? (It is 40 times hotter than a Jalapeño pepper!)

Round 2. Name The Organisation

11. Name the country and the charity which has a flag in reverse colours?

12. Name the comedian? And the charity?

13. Name the flying squad?

14. Name the charity?

15. Name the charity?

16. Name the charity?

17. Name the charity?

18. Name the service?

19. Name the TV corporation and the presenter?

20. Name the brewer that sponsors 'The 6 Nations'?

Name the Welsh captain?

Round 3. Name The Famous Redheads











Round 4. General Knowledge

31. Name the 1939 movie and characters?

32. Name the 1939 movie?

33. Name the TV comedy series?

34. Name the TV detective and actor?

35. Who wrote: "O My Love is like a red, red rose That's newly sprung in June."?

Which sonnet number was it?

36. What are the two red suits in a deck of cards?

37. Who is the red character in a game of 'Cluedo'?

And the others?

38. What are the red streets in a game of 'Monopoly'?

39. What is the English translation of 'Moulin Rouge'?

What famous French dance is danced there?

40. Which country's flag has a red dragon on it?

Round 5. Music

Let members choose which of these songs to play ...

41. True or False. Robins only come to the UK during winter months?

42. Is this 1982 musical film based on the original title 'Little Orphan Annie' or 'Annie Get Your Gun'?

Lyrics video -

43. What was their first UK top ten hit in 1967? (It was associated with 'Roses' chocolates.)

44. What was his 1976 Christmas song?

45. True or False. This song is about a Salvation Army orphanage?

46. Name some red wines?

47. Name the two members of the 'Eurythmics'?

48. What colour rain did he sing about?

49. Name the lead singer of 'Simply Red'?

50. Name this singer?

Name either, or both, of her UK number 1 hits?

Here they are -



Make some paper roses ...

Or a red dragon ...

Or have a manicure ...

Pass a red nose around and tell some jokes ...

It was 'National Knock Knock Joke Day' on 31st October.

Here are some of the best ...

  1. Knock! Knock! Who's There? The interrupting sheep. The interr..BAAA!!!

  2. Knock! Knock! Who's There? Amish. Amish who? You're not a shoe!

  3. Knock! Knock! Who's There? Oink Oink. Oink Oink who? Make up your mind. Are you a pig or an owl?

  4. Knock! Knock! Who's There? Isabel. Isabel who? Isabel working?

  5. Knock! Knock! Who’s there? Broccoli. Broccoli who? Broccoli doesn’t have a last name, silly.

  6. Knock! Knock! Who's there? Luke. Luke who? Luke through the peep hole and find out.

  7. Knock! Knock! Who’s there? Ben. Ben who? Ben knocking for 10 minutes!

  8. Knock! Knock! Who's there? Wooden shoe. Wooden shoe who? Wooden shoe like to know.

  9. Knock! Knock! Who's there? Cows go. Cows go who? No, silly. Cows go moo.

  10. Knock! Knock! Who’s there? Boo. Boo hoo? Why are you crying?

  11. Knock! Knock! Who’s there? Wa. Wa who? What are you so excited about?

  12. Knock! Knock! Who's there? Butter. Butter who? Butter be quick, I have to go to the bathroom.

  13. Knock! Knock! Who’s there? Wooden shoe. Wooden shoe who? Wooden shoe like to hear another joke?

  14. Knock! Knock! Who’s there? A broken pencil. A broken pencil who? Never mind, it’s pointless.

  15. Knock! Knock! Who’s there? A little old lady. A little old lady who? Wow, I didn’t know you could yodel!

  16. Knock! Knock! Who’s there? I am. I am who? You don’t know who you are?

  17. Knock! Knock! Who's there? No one. No one who? *Remains silent*

  18. Knock! Knock! Who’s there? Kirtch. Kirtch who? God bless you!

  19. Knock! Knock! Who’s there? Mustache. Mustache who? I mustache you a question, but I’ll shave it for later.

  20. Knock! Knock! Who's There? Lettuce. Lettuce who? Lettuce in and you'll find out.

  21. Knock! Knock! Who’s there? Spell. Spell who? Okay, okay: W. H. O.

  22. Knock! Knock! Who’s there? Candice. Candice who? Candice joke get any worse?

  23. Knock! Knock! Who's there? Yukon. Yukon who? Yukon say that again.

  24. Knock! Knock! Who’s there? Tennis. Tennis who? Tennis five plus five.

  25. Knock! Knock! Who's there? Orange. Orange who? Orange you gonna open the door?

  26. Knock! Knock! Who’s there? Harry. Harry who? Harry up, it’s cold outside!

  27. Knock! Knock! Who's There? Figs. Figs who? Figs the doorbell, it's broken.

  28. Knock! Knock! Who’s there? Water. Water who? Water you doing? Just open the door!

  29. Knock! Knock! Who’s there? Haven. Haven who? Haven you heard enough of these knock-knock jokes?

  30. Knock! Knock! Who's there? Noah. Noah who? Noah good place we can go get lunch?

  31. Knock! Knock! Who’s there? Justin. Justin who? Justin the neighborhood and thought I’d come over.

  32. Knock! Knock! Who's there? Dozen. Dozen who? Dozen anyone want to let me in?

  33. Knock! Knock! Who’s there? Somebody too short to ring the doorbell.

  34. Knock! Knock! Who's There? Tank. Tank Who? You're welcome.

  35. Knock! Knock! Who’s there? Alex. Alex who? Alex-plain when you open the door.

  36. Knock! Knock! Who's there? FBI. FB…We're asking the questions here.

  37. Knock! Knock! Who's there? Wendy. Wendy who? Wendy bell works again I won't have to knock anymore.

  38. Knock! Knock! Who’s there? Déjà. Déjà who? Knock! Knock!

  39. Knock! Knock! Who’s there? Armageddon. Armageddon who? Armageddon a little bored. Let’s go out.

  40. Knock! Knock! Who’s there? Cook. Cook who? Yes you are!

  41. Knock! Knock! Who’s there? Cereal. Cereal who? Cereal pleasure to meet you!

  42. Knock! Knock! Who's there? Annie. Annie who? Annie way you can let me in now?

  43. Knock! Knock! Who's there? Will. Will who? Will you just open the door already?

  44. Knock! Knock! Who’s there? Viper. Viper who? Viper nose, it’s running!

  45. Knock! Knock! Who’s there? Theodore. Theodore who? Theodore wasn’t open, so I knocked.

  46. Knock! Knock! Who’s there? Cash. Cash who? No thanks, but I’d love some peanuts.

  47. Knock! Knock! Who’s there? Kanga. Kanga who? Actually, it’s kangaroo.

  48. Knock! Knock! Who’s there? Says. Says who? Says me, that’s who!

  49. Knock! Knock! Who’s there? Europe. Europe who? Europe early this morning.

  50. Knock! Knock! Who’s there? Mikey. Mikey who? Mikey doesn’t fit in the keyhole.

  51. Knock! Knock! Who's there? Ho, ho. Ho, ho who? You know, your Santa impression could use a little work.

  52. Knock! Knock! Who’s there? A herd. A herd who? A herd you were home, so I came over.

  53. Knock! Knock! Who's there? Honeybee. Honeybee who? Honeybee a dear and open the door, please.

  54. Knock! Knock! Who’s there? Doris. Doris who? Doris locked, why do you think I’m knocking?


1. Ruby

2. Mars

3. Red Squirrel

4. Fox / Cunning

5. Red Rum / Murder

6. Bakewell Tart / Peak District

7. Edam cheese / The Netherlands

8. Pomegranate / Pin

9. Lobster Thermidor

10. Scotch Bonnet

11. Switzerland / Red Cross

12. Lenny Henry / Comic Relief

13. Red Arrows

14. Royal British Legion

15. British Heart Foundation

16. Save The Children

17. Royal National Institute Of Lifeboats

18. Fire Brigade

19. BBC / Huw Edwards

20. Guiness / Alun Wyn Jones

21. Lucille Ball

22. Deborah Kerr

23. Maureen O'Hara

24. Robert Redford

25. Bonnie Langford

26. Sarah Ferguson

27. Geri Halliwell

28. Nicole Kidman

29. Ed Sheeran

30. Prince Harry

31. Gone With The Wind / Rhett Butler & Scarlett O'Hara

32. Wizard Of Oz

33. Red Dwarf

34. Inspector Morse / John Thaw

35. William Shakespeare / Sonnet 18

36. Hearts & Diamonds

37. Miss Scarlet (The others are Professor Plum, Mrs Peacock, Colonel Mustard, Mrs White & Reverend Green)

38. The Strand, Fleet Street & Trafalgar Square