Wednesday, 31 October 2012

The Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser — 31-10-2012: BOO!

Oh … !

Handy … !

Looks like that Halloween Teaser poster, from this morning’s Daily Teaser has more legs than I thought.

At least, it seems I’ve — very unintentionally — designed it to be … 


Bit of a bonus, there, then … !

But enough burbling, already.

As you’re probably VERY aware, today is Wednesday.

Which, of course, means it’s the day for the Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser: written by yours truly, available in both print and online!

So, without much further ado, here’s this week’s Halloween themed questions.
Q1) Which country celebrates ‘The Day of The Dead’, instead of Halloween?
Q2) What vegetable, in Scotland, is a Jack O’Lantern traditionally made from?
Q3) According to the saying, what is “…9 parts of the law”?
Q4) Parts of which hit album was used as a theme for ‘The Exorcist’ … ?
Q5) Which iconic British rock star appeared in vampire movie, ‘The Hunger’?
Q6) Which of that artist’s album’s featured a song called ‘Scary Monsters’?
Q7) What — in Jewish folklore — is the name of the monstrous creature made of clay … ?
Q8) What is the name of the ghost ship, doomed to sail the seven seas forever?
Q9) Which former president is said to haunt the White House?
Q10) And finally … what name is given to an apprentice printer … ?
And here’s last week’s questions and answers.
Q1) 24th October, 1945, saw the founding of the United Nations, when its Charter came into international force: how many member nations are there on the UN Security Council … ?
Q2) How many of those members are permanent … ?
Q3) More to the point: name any of those permanent members? 
Q4) Which international body has more members: the UN or FIFA … ?
Q5) More to the point, how many members does the UN have: 191, 193 or 195 … ?
Q6) Moving on, slightly, what’s the name of the UN body that deals with refugees … ?
Q7) What’s the name of the UN’s world health organisation … ?
Q8) What was the name of the UN’s predecessor?
Q9) In which US city was the UN’s inauguration ceremony … ?
Q10) Finally, who’s the current UN Secretary General of the UN?
A1) 15.
A2) 5.
A3) China, France, the United Kingdom, the USA and Russia.
A4) FIFA, with 209.
A5) 193.   (And, yes, before you ask: I’ve counted them … )
A6) The UNHCR: or United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, if you want to be picky.
A7) The WHO: or World Health Organisation.   (What were you EXPECTING it to be called … ?)
A8) The League of Nations.
A9) Washington DC.
A10) Ban Ki-moon.   (I’ve counted him, too: there’s only one of him … )
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll leave you with a tune or two … 

And, in Techno-Billy-Vision … ! 

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