Monday’s questions were:
1. From where was the telegram alerting the world to the death of Robert Falcon Scott and his party in Antarctica sent?
2. Who wrote The Dot?
3. Who said: The cow is of the bovine ilk;/One end is moo, the other milk?
4. Which city would I be in if I was standing on the north bank of the Firth of Tay?
5. These are the flags of which countries:
Congratulations, and an electronic bunch of flowers to Ray who got 5/5.
Kismet gets a couple of points for getting two answers right and Inventory 2 gets one for trying,
Tuesday’s answers follow the break:
1. The first stop the ship Terra Nova made on its journey back from Antarctica was Oamaru and the telegram with the news of the death of Scott and his aprtyw as sent from there.
An oak tree overlooking Oamaru harbour has a plaque commemorating the event. When I was at Intermediate School there was an annual essay competition in Scott’s memory.
2. Peter H Reynolds (he’s Canadian but the H stands for Hamilton, and I read somewhere, but can’t find it again that it was chosen because his father was a New Zealander and born in Hamilton).
3. Ogden Nash.
4. Dundee, Scotland’s fourth largest city (and my father’s birth place).
5. Argentina and New Zealand.