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Leigh Skip Hire’s Christmas Quiz

Posted on: 11-Dec-2017 09:50:36
Leigh Skip Hire’s Christmas Quiz

At Leigh Skip Hire, we love providing the cheapest, most reliable skip hire service in Essex so much that we thought we’d share our enjoyment and expert knowledge of skips this Christmas in this fun, skip-themed quiz. So gather the family round the table and find out if you know more about skips than we do!

leigh skip hire’s christmas quiz true or false? 5 things you never knew about skips and 5 things you never wanted to know about skips

 

Below are 5 amazing facts about skips and 5 despicable lies. Can you can spot which 5 facts are true and which 5 are false?

  1. It was the ever-practical and efficient Germans who came up with the sensible concept of placing a large container on a site to manage debris and rubbish more easily.
  2. WWF Wrestler and actor Dwayne Johnson’s (a.k.a. The Rock) first television appearance was in an advert for Skips, the prawn-cocktail flavoured snack. During filming, a lighting rig collapsed, hitting him on the forehead. The bruise was covered in makeup but the resulting lump can be seen in the final cut.
  3. While performing his famous skipping routine, stand-up comedian Michael MacIntyre once tripped off the stage and into the audience. His fall was broken by a fitness instructor who specialised in jump-rope classes.
  4. You used to be able to hire a skip in the UK for just £5.
  5. Somebody once used a skip to throw away a live World War II artillery shell.
  6. Shortly after filming the first Pink Panther movie and having blown all of his money on his party lifestyle, actor Peter Sellers spent two months living in a skip.
  7. In 1971, the Highways Act imposed regulations that all skips should be painted yellow.
  8. Jools Holland and Chris Difford denied permission for their song ‘Hop, Skip & Jump’ – originally performed by Squeeze in 1979 – to be used as the closing theme tune for the 1996 Dr Who movie starring Paul McGann. It can, however, be heard playing on the car radio during the opening scene.
  9. 5 pieces of modern art estimated to have originally been worth over £100 million were found lying destroyed in a skip in Paris.
  10. Playground jokes about the children’s song ‘Skip to My Lou’ referring to a toilet are actually completely true. Once a rather adult drinking song, the lyrics were changed during the Victorian era to make it suitable for use in nurseries.
  11. Don’t forget that at Leigh Skip Hire we have the most easy-to-use online skip ordering service and the best range of cheap skips for domestic and commercial use, so if you want the best service at the best price with no fuss, order your skip today. Perfect for your post-christmas clear-out!

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Don’t forget that at Leigh Skip Hire we have the most easy-to-use online skip ordering service and the best range of cheap skips for domestic and commercial use, so if you want the best service at the best price with no fuss, order your skip today. Perfect for your post-christmas clear-out!