Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|There are many nicknames when advanced players are playing bingo. What is slang for the number 37?||The History of Bingo
a flea in heaven. These are some others: a duck and a flea- 23, top of the house- 90, and open two doors- 44. Thanks for playing this quiz and I hope you enjoyed it!
housie. Housie was held in large marquees until it was moved into halls later on. Instead of bingo or beano, the player would shout "house!"
10 000. In this day and age, approximately ninety million dollars worth of bingo cards are bought a week, counting the continent of North America alone!
|From which state did the Catholic priest come from, who approached Lowe about using bingo for fundraising?||The History of Bingo
Pennsylvania. Bingo's popularity greatly rose after this; it is used everywhere to fundraise for many different things.
|At which university did the man who made up all the combinations for bingo cards teach?||The History of Bingo
Columbia University. Carl Leffler was a university professor at Columbia University. As previously mentioned, he was hired by Edwin Lowe to create all the combos of letters and numbers.
1530 AD. In Italy, in 1530, there was a lottery called 'Il Gioco del Lotto D'Italia.' People in Italy still play this game every Saturday. in the late 1770's, the Italians introduced bingo to the French. They called it 'Le Lotto.'
Carl Leffler. Edwin and Carl ended up making over 6000 combinations in 1930. There are rumours that Carl went insane afterwards. I would too, after 6000 combinations!
Edwin Lowe. Lowe renamed it after he heard a bingo contestant, in Atlanta, Georgia, scream "bingo" instead of "beano." Edwin was a New York toy salesman.
beano. Beano, later called bingo, was a game played at fairs in the country. A dealer would have numbered discs in a cigar box, and when he pulled the disc out he called the number on it. The person who won would yell, "beano!", instead of, "bingo!"
B's (1-15), I's (16-30), N's (31-45), G's (46-60), O's (61-75). There are 75 numbers in Bingo, and they are divided into 15 consecutive numbers per letter.
two "B's", two "I's", one "G", and one "O". two "B's" and two "I's" form a postage stamp, but when you add the right "G" and "O", you make a KITE.
|The caller calls 12, 16, 34, 30, and 62, and someone yells BINGO on 62, do they have a single bingo?||Bingo Patterns
No. These numbers don't form any pattern. If the caller would have called a "G", (numbers 46-60), then it could have been a bingo
cover all. All bingo halls are different, but most call their jackpot game their
one "B", two "O's", and one "N". one "B", one "O", and two "N's" - Big Diamond, one "I", one "G", and two "N's" - Little Diamond, and two "B's" and two "I's" -Postage Stamp
Four Corners. Top and bottom "B" and top and bottom "O"
|What pattern would you have if you added four O's, one G, one N, and one I to the numbers 12,9,2,11,4,16,31,46,75?||Bingo Patterns
Outside Round Robin/Large Picture Frame. Five B's, two I's, two N's, two G's, and 5 O's make an Outside Round Robin
|Which pattern could have the numbers 12,9,11,2,4,16,31,46,75?||Bingo Patterns
L. 12, 9, 11, 2, and 4 are numbers under "B", and the other numbers go
straight across, which would form a "L" pattern. These same numbers could also form a "T" if the number 31 wasn't there.
|Which Bingo pattern has two B's", two I's, two G's, and two O's? ||Bingo Patterns
X. Top "B", second "I", fourth "G", and Bottom "O" makes 1 diagonal line
Bottom "B", fourth "I", second "G", and top "O" makes 1 diagonal line
There's your X!
11. This is yet again based on the shape of the number and the two numbers 1s when next to each other look like a pair of legs, it's as simple as that!
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|'Kelly's eye' is the number out next and you check your bingo card to see if you have it. What number are you looking for?||Popular UK Bingo Phrases
1. 'Kelly's eye' also originates from back when the game was played in the army but I cannot tell you who Kelly is. Other terms the caller could have used are 'on its own' and 'at the beginning'.
66. Click your fingers and look at the shape your left hand makes. It's almost like a number 6 isn't it? Therefore, 66 is 'clickety click'.
Zero. I am not sure where this phrase originated but if anyone knows I would appreciate it if you feel like sharing!
9. 'Doctor's orders' comes from the fact that in the British Army bingo was very popular as it was the only gambling game that the soldier's were allowed to play. Number 9 was a laxative pill given out by the doctors! As for the number 94, there is no such number in regular bingo games, the highest is 90.
Top of the shop. 'Top of the shop' stems from the fact that the number 90 is the highest value number there is in a traditional game of British bingo. Other phrases include, 'end of the line', 'top of the house' and 'blind 90'. 'Droopy drawers' is the phrase for the number 44.
57. Heinz 57 refers to all Heinz products, at one time, having the number 57 on the tin. It reflects the original 57 varieties of Heinz products.
Two little ducks. This answer is once again due to the shape of the number. The number two resembles the shape of a swan's neck, hence the little duck. As there are two number 2s then it becomes 'two little ducks'. Other popular phrases include 'both the twos', 'all the twos', and 'quack quack' (once again following the duck theme).
88. This answer is based on the shape of the number, the number 8 resembles the shape of a fat lady (remember that British Bingo goes to 90, not just 75)! Other common phrases used for this number include, 'wobbly wobbly' and 'both the eights'. Twenty two is 'two little ducks'.
|I hope you have your dabber ready! We will start with an easy one! Which bingo number is usually accompanied by the phrase 'anyway up'? ||Popular UK Bingo Phrases
69. This answer is pretty straight forward to understand but if you have any doubts as to why this is the answer then try turning your head and reading the number 69 upside down! Another way of saying 'anyway up' that is used regularly in bingo halls is 'either way up'. Number 11 is 'legs eleven' and number 90 is 'top of the shop'.