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satguru has been a FunTrivia author since Nov 05 03 and has written 38 quizzes. satguru strongly focuses on quizzes in the fields of Sci / Tech, World, and Hobbies.

  • has earned 1,307 excellent quiz ratings from quiz takers.
  • last seen online Mar 04 24, and most recent quiz went online Mar 08 18.

Bio: I am a hardened trivia buff, mainly unusual statistics, transport, geography and hidden facts such as what initials mean and name origins.
I am also fascinated by the supernatural, and hope to discover the truth about psychic powers. From 2006 onwards I have appeared in four TV programmes hypnotising alleged alien abductees. My first public article was published in November 2010 on the same subject. Original registration date was April 19th 2001.

I am a law graduate and master's in criminology and qualified psychotherapist and hypnotherapist.
Hobbies: Photography, collecting, playing the piano and guitar, painting.
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Quizzes / Other Works Authored by satguru
1.
  A Wee Quiz on Urine   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
We all produce it and although most people would prefer to 'pass over' this topic, knowledge is always beneficial and being so freely available has plenty more history than you'd think. Let's hope it makes the 'number one' quiz!
Tough, 10 Qns, satguru, Jul 20 09
Tough
satguru
3260 plays
2.
  Inflammatory Bowel Disease    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) covers a number of illnesses with similar symptoms, which can often confound the medical profession, especially in the early stages. I will stick to the major ones here.
Tough, 10 Qns, satguru, Aug 25 18
Tough
satguru
Aug 25 18
635 plays
3.
  English Twin Stations    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
This quiz is about places on the British Rail (now National Rail) network with two stations either now or in the past. It includes scheduled boat destinations and some places can be different ones which share a name (like Newport does for example).
Tough, 15 Qns, satguru, Dec 10 07
Category: U.K. Railways
Tough
satguru
705 plays
4.
  The Life and Times of the Diaper    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Call them nappies or diapers, they all do the same job. Diaper is used throughout as the word is more specific.
Average, 10 Qns, satguru, May 02 10
Average
satguru
983 plays
5.
  The Humble Suppository   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Are you interested in medical treatments? Nothing should be left out, and the humble suppository has been the basis of delivery for many years.
Average, 10 Qns, satguru, Sep 24 20
Average
satguru
Sep 24 20
511 plays
6.
  Diatom details   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Diatoms are extremely valuable members of the environment and contribute both to the food chain and the carbon chain. See how much you know about them.
Tough, 10 Qns, satguru, Jan 18 08
Category: Microbiology
Tough
satguru
1953 plays
7.
  Diarrhea - What Do You Know?   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Diarrhea- do you really want to know about it? Don't run when you see the title, sit down and see how much you know about one of the most universal digestive disorders known to man.
Difficult, 10 Qns, satguru, Feb 08 12
Difficult
satguru
1163 plays
8.
  The Cohen Quiz   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Most people are familiar with the common Jewish surname, but how much do you know about its meaning?
Average, 10 Qns, satguru, Jan 08 23
Category: Judaism
Average
satguru
Jan 08 23
1245 plays
9.
  Advaita; The Path of Nonduality    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The ancient Hindu route to enlightenment as now taught around the world. All translatable terms have their origins in Sanskrit.
Tough, 10 Qns, satguru, Jun 03 09
Category: Hinduism
Tough
satguru
1330 plays
10.
  The Wonder of Pus    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
No one is lucky enough to have avoided the presence of pus in their lives. I hope you will know a lot more about it by the end of the quiz.
Tough, 10 Qns, satguru, Mar 08 18
Category: Immune System
Tough
satguru
Mar 08 18
281 plays
11.
  British Toilet Manufacturers Old and New    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Anyone using British toilets over the years will have read the names in the bowls, how many can you remember? Includes related history and trivia.
Average, 10 Qns, satguru, Dec 17 07
Average
satguru
947 plays
12.
  Urinary Incontinence   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Inspired by Sizzileen, the subject has now been addressed as a quiz. It affects many people and is treatable in most cases. In all questions for 'incontinence' read 'urinary incontinence'.
Average, 10 Qns, satguru, Oct 20 10
Average
satguru
894 plays
13.
  UK Retail History    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
None of these once-familiar names any longer exist on British High Streets. How many of them do you remember?
Tough, 10 Qns, satguru, Jul 10 11
Category: Corporations
Tough
satguru
436 plays
14.
  The life and times of the German sausage    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Germany is known worldwide for its huge variety of sausages. You can get to know them in more detail here. Wurst is the sausage part of the name so all references to either are interchangeable.
Tough, 10 Qns, satguru, Dec 20 14
Category: German Foods
Tough
satguru
318 plays
15.
  British Cleaning Products Old and New    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I grew up with many long-gone products, and some we still use today. Some were sold elsewhere as well, but all in Britain.
Average, 10 Qns, satguru, Jan 11 14
Category: Homes & Gardens
Average
satguru
485 plays
16.
  Mucus, the quiz you'd rather not take    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
We all need the stuff to survive, but how much do you actually know (or want to know) about it?
Tough, 10 Qns, satguru, Jun 19 12
Category: Respiratory System
Tough
satguru
1818 plays
17.
  Ingrown Toenails    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This affliction is so common it needed its own dedicated quiz. And the bonus is it may also allow you to avoid them altogether.
Average, 10 Qns, satguru, Oct 17 22
Average
satguru
Oct 17 22
431 plays
18.
  Identify the UK chocolate biscuits    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I have never smoked and rarely drink, my vice has always been chocolate biscuits so decided to put my 50 plus years of experience to a quiz. It includes wafers and any other item which contains both biscuit and chocolate.
Tough, 10 Qns, satguru, May 30 11
Tough
satguru
615 plays
19.
  Hernia    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
If you haven't had a hernia I'm almost certain you'll know someone who has. They are one of the most common causes of surgery but far less intrusive to repair than they once were.
Average, 10 Qns, satguru, Oct 17 22
Average
satguru
Oct 17 22
386 plays
20.
  Bird droppings and guano   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Quite unlike mammal droppings, bird droppings have a completely different composition and I thought the subject deserved its own quiz. I hope you do as well!
Tough, 10 Qns, satguru, May 13 13
Category: Wild Birds
Tough
satguru
847 plays
21.
  Piles of Information    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Unfortunately many people will suffer from piles (haemorrhoids) throughout their life so this will tell you many of the general facts about their causes, identification and treatment.
Tough, 10 Qns, satguru, Aug 25 18
Tough
satguru
Aug 25 18
1250 plays
22.
  The Phlegmatic Quiz    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
One of the four ancient humours, phlegm is something which lives in the lungs and becomes troublesome when over-produced.
Average, 10 Qns, satguru, Jul 21 17
Category: Respiratory System
Average
satguru
Jul 21 17
260 plays
23.
  Toilet Trivia    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
We all have to go there one way or another, so here are some of the lesser known details around every aspect of toilets.
Tough, 10 Qns, satguru, Aug 27 13
Tough
satguru
1636 plays
24.
  Bivalve Basics    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
We are all familiar with the double shelled molluscs in one form or another. Here are some general bivalve minutiae, some better known and some more obscure.
Tough, 10 Qns, satguru, May 07 23
Category: Mollusks
Tough
satguru
May 07 23
785 plays
25.
  Laxatives 101    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A basic quiz on laxatives. Someone had to write one...
Tough, 10 Qns, satguru, Jan 10 12
Category: Prescription Drugs
Tough
satguru
1285 plays
26.
  Interesting islands    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Every island to me is like a world of its own. Here are some of the more unusual island facts and locations.
Tough, 10 Qns, satguru, Jan 09 24
Category: Islands
Tough
satguru
Jan 09 24
722 plays
27.
  Bruce Forsyth's Life and Career    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
One of the most versatile and long standing British entertainers, there isn't a lot Bruce can't do.
Tough, 10 Qns, satguru, Mar 22 18
Category: Forsyth, Bruce
Tough
satguru
Mar 22 18
288 plays
28.
  London's North Circular Road A 406    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This road was officially voted the worst in the UK on a TV programme, and circles London (as described) approximately seven miles from the centre on the North side.
Tough, 10 Qns, satguru, Oct 14 09
Tough
satguru
448 plays
29.
  Michael Rosen's Life and Work    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The popular poet has had a long career in the UK with many high points including honours and broadcasting. Take this quiz to find out more about him if you aren't familiar already.
Average, 10 Qns, satguru, Mar 20 10
Category: People Q-S
Average
satguru
213 plays
30.
  British Railways Quiz for Experts    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Some of the more unusual statistics and facts about British Main Line stations with some London Underground thrown in.
Difficult, 10 Qns, satguru, May 15 23
Category: U.K. Railways
Difficult
satguru
May 15 23
765 plays
31.
  Barnet FC    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
To celebrate the promotion of my local team back into the Football League after four years in the Conference (as 2004-05 Champions), here's a quiz about their basic information.
Average, 10 Qns, satguru, Aug 11 05
Category: Teams A-C
Average
satguru
187 plays
32.
  Daphnia Details    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Most fish owners are familiar with the little creatures that get eaten within minutes when poured into the tank, but have you ever stopped to think about their lives if left to their own devices?
Difficult, 10 Qns, satguru, Jun 22 08
Category: Crustaceans
Difficult
satguru
855 plays
33.
  Waxing Lyrical    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
We should all have it, but how much do you know about the mucky yellow stuff inside your ear canal?
Tough, 10 Qns, satguru, Jul 01 14
Category: Ears and Hearing
Tough
satguru
257 plays
34.
  Word and name origins   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Many words and names have pretty banal origins, hopefully here are some that will make you say 'Oh really?'. There is a slightly anatomical bias to many of the questions. British based.
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, satguru, Oct 14 22
Category: Etymology
Very Difficult
satguru
Oct 14 22
1139 plays
35.
  British 1960s Nostalgia    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Based on my own memories from the 60s, all questions have their roots in the 60s, with some earlier and later connections, some in a cryptic form.
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, satguru, Nov 04 23
Category: 1960s Nostalgia
Very Difficult
satguru
Nov 04 23
773 plays
36.
  Unusual Car Facts    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
There have been so many unusual variations in the world of vehicles, and I have searched for some of the more interesting and exceptional ones for this quiz.
Difficult, 10 Qns, satguru, Sep 29 06
Category: Auto World
Difficult
satguru
1402 plays
37.
  Company Names    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Many household names are taken for granted, but do we really know what they all mean?
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, satguru, Dec 10 23
Category: Corporations
Very Difficult
satguru
Dec 10 23
1291 plays
38.
  European car number plates    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
There are many variations of codes, colours and exceptions on car number plates. I like to look out for them. How many have you noticed? For the purposes of the quiz only, 'country' refers to any authority capable of issuing its own number plates.
Difficult, 10 Qns, satguru, Jan 27 15
Category: License Plates
Difficult
satguru
553 plays