Monday’s Quiz

1. Where and when was Anchor butter launched.

2. What is a piwakawaka?

3.  Who said: “If you find it hard to laugh at yourself I would be happy to do it for you.”?

4. Who wrote the poem, Milking Before Dawn?

5. What does  sinistrorse mean?

4 Responses to Monday’s Quiz

  1. Paul Tremewan says:

    1 Waharoa, 1938… ( this is a stab in the dark)
    2 The fantastic fantail who are in abundance at our Mangawhai Golf Course
    3 The wonderful Groucho.. he who, when Margaret Dumont (for whom he was a flunky), as they walked up the ladder to board the ship in “A Night at The Opera” asked ” Have you got everything?’ he replied ‘I’ve never had any complaints!’ Brilliant! (Apparently Margaret Dumont never understood this line!)
    4 Maria Dallas’s sister Ruth
    5 An equus, that is left handed


  2. gravedodger says:

    1 1880’s read somewhere in recent years of the 120th year of anchor butter in NZ about the time of the brand shuffle to allow Fonterra to regain rights to the brand they were forced to transfer to Goodman Fielder at the mega merger of NZ dairy and Kiwi 2001 don’t know where the brand was created as there were so many dairy co-ops. I think there is a British anchor brand as well but don’t know if related.
    2 Fantail. Some superstition around a fantail inside the house as an omen of death somewhat aleviated by the further claim that it only applieswith the rarer dark plumaged one.
    3 Groucho Marx
    4 Ruth Dallas
    5 spiral climbing of vines anti clockwise as opposed to dextrorse-clockwise.


  3. pdm says:

    Too tough for me this week HP.

    Although I must admit to being a bit embarrassed for not knowing Q2 – if PT and GD are right of course. There used to be hundreds of them around where I grew up and we even had them in our our carport regularly when we lived in Waipawa up until 7 years ago.

    Bad luck if they fly into your house which they did several times.


  4. Samo says:

    Waikato 1886 today

    Looking up anti clockwise spiral of vines branches


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