Oh well, sometimes one idea can get in the way of another!
I'm just a bigger fan of the shortbread, I suppose.
Guy Fawkes Day isn't actually a holiday, i.e. it is not a public holiday.
The whole Mr Blobby thing is even more embarassing as he wasn't a children's character - he was introduced in Noel's House Party which was aimed at adults. Though you could say adults with a childish mentality.
Only funny thing Blobby has ever done was chase a terrified Jack Whitehall around the Big Fat Quiz studio. And most of that was me laughing at Jack and the genuine fear on his face. Being slightly older, I was never scared of Blobby, but I can understand the sentiment of fear of a young boy towards a large, loud, very touchy-feely, pink lump. And it still being there 20+ years later when said lump jumps through a wall and comes running at you!
The term 'test' refers to the length of a test match (i.e. 5 days) and therefore the longest length of all types of professional cricket matches, and when the term was coined, probably the longest single game of any sport. The term therefore refers to a test of endurance. However, as there are breaks for meals, drinks etc and play is only for about 6 hours a day, not really a terribly accurate phrase!
@ Quizmaster - although Alfred Roberts (Margaret Thatcher's father) did serve as apprentice to a greengrocer, he spent his career as a grocer. I'm not sure of the exact terminology in the colonies, but here in the UK a greengrocer sells fruit & vegetables but a grocer sells tea, butter, tinned goods etc. To have 'greengrocer' as the main answer (although 'grocer' is an accepted type-in) is not the best.
Also, roleybob is right on the two points he made
Great quiz! Here are a few suggestions:
The television licence pays for the BBC and not for television in general.
The Oyster Card question might be rather dated as, while Oyster Cards are still valid, since 2014, they have been in the process of being phased out in favour of contactless bank cards in the 'TfL' scheme.
In common terminology, 5 November is referred to as 'Guy Fawkes Night' and not 'Guy Fawkes Day'.
And while yes, according to that link, you do need a TV license for pretty much any live TV or streaming, the vast majority of money is paid to the BBC
But I finally learn what 'whinge' means.