Tuesday’s answers

01/12/2009

Monday’s questions were:

1. What is a cutty sark (as distinct from the Cutty Sark)

2. Who is the patron saint of farmers? 

3. Who said, “There are several good protections against temptations, but the surest is cowardice.”?

4.Who wrote, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever?

5. What’s a kakaruwai?

Andrei got 2 which conincided with my answers. He also came up with four saints who concern themselves with farming matters, none of which was St Isodore which was my answer. But he’s a Catholic and got his from a book of saints and I’m a Presbyterian who got my answer from Wikipedia so I defer to him and award four bonuses.

Gravedodger got four right and a bonus for extra information for #1.

PDM gets 1/2. Cutty Sark is a brand of scotch but a (note the a) cutty sark (according to my father who was a Scot) is a short shirt.

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Monday’s quiz

30/11/2009

1. What is a cutty sark (as distinct from the Cutty Sark)

2. Who is the patron saint of farmers? 

3. Who said, “There are several good protections against temptations, but the surest is cowardice.”?

4.Who wrote, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever?

5. What’s a kakaruwai?


November 23 in history

23/11/2009

On November 23:

1644  Areopagitica, a pamphlet decrying censorship, and written by John Milton was published.

1859 Billy The Kid, American outlaw, was born.

1869  the clipper Cutty Sark was launched – one of the last clippers ever to be built, and the only one still surviving.

1887  Boris Karloff, British actor, was born.

1888 Harpo Marx, American comedian, was born.

1889 The first jukebox went into operation at the Palais Royale Saloon in San Francisco.

1936  The first edition of Life was published.

1947 A civic funeral was held for the 41 victims of Ballantynes fire.

1949  Sandra Stevens, British singer, member of pop group Brotherhood of Man, was born.

1955 The Cocos Islands were transferred from the control of the United Kingdom to Australia.

1963 The BBC broadcast the first ever episode of Doctor Who, starring William Hartnell.

 

The eleven faces of the Doctor
1976 Apneist Jacques Mayol is the first man to reach a depth of 100 m undersea without breathing equipment.
1990 The first all woman expedition to the south pole (3 Americans, 1 Japanese and 12 Russians), set off from Antarctica on the 1st leg of a 70 day, 1287 kilometre ski trek.
1992  Miley Cyrus, American actress and singer/songwriter, was born.
1993  Rachel Whiteread won both the £20,000 Turner Prize award for best British modern artist and the £40,000 K Foundation art award for the worst artist of the year.
Whiteread’s House.
 

Sourced from NZ History Online and Wikipedia.


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