Wednesday, 13 February 2013

The Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser — 13-2-2013: Heavy Metal Heroes

You know, I’ve got the news channel on, at the moment.

The professor that’s been interviewed has said “The meat industry has got tentacles, everywhere”.

Given the UK’s undergoing one of the biggest food scandals in some time … ?

That’s an unfortunate choice of phrase, it really is … !

After all … you have to ask what horse meat’s been adulterated with … !

But that’s possibly a whole year’s worth of posts, there: rather than this one: which is obviously all about the Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser: you can find it here, or read them here.
Q1) 13th February, 1970 saw the release of the world’s first Heavy Metal album: what was it called … ?   
Q2) More to the point, what was the name of the band that released it … ?   
Q3) Equally to the point, that LP was released on which day of the week … ?  
Q4) That band’s lead singer went on to have a solo career: AND a successful reality TV show.   Called what … ?   
Q5) This band’s first Top Ten single — still in 1970 — reached No. 4 in the UK charts.   What was it called … ?   
Q6) Moving on, slightly … which very heavy band had a UK hit with ‘Whole Lotta Love’: Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin or Motörhead?   
Q7) Which Finnish Heavy Metal band famously won Eurovision, with ‘Hard Rock Hallelujah’ … ?   
Q8) In which year was that win … ?   
Q9) Which English heavy metal band were famously accused of causing a pair of suicides with ‘subliminal messages’: Judas Priest, Deep Purple or Iron Maiden … ?   
Q10) And finally … Which heavy metal has the atomic number, 92 … ?  
And here’s last week’s questions and answers …
Q1) 6th February, 1952, saw Queen Elizabeth 2nd ascend the throne of the United Kingdom, on the death of her father: what was her father’s name, as king: George 5th, 6th or 7th … ?   
Q2) More to the point, she’s the first Queen Regnant since which Queen … ?   
Q3) Equally to the point, the Queen’s father had been crowned after his elder brother’s abdication: what name did his brother take, as King … ?   
Q4) More to the point, that King abdicated, because he wanted to marry whom … ?   
Q5) Moving backwards backwards … When her father died, the Queen was in a hotel in which African country … ?   
Q6) The Queen is — obviously — Queen of both the UK: and how many other Commonwealth realms … ?   
Q7) Which of those Commonwealth nations was home to ‘James Bond’ creator, Ian Fleming, for many years … ?   
Q8) And which of those realms is bordered — on two sides — by the USA … ?   
Q9) Changing direction, again, who’s next in line to the throne … ?   
Q10) And finally … who’s the only monarch to have ruled the UK for longer than the Queen … ?   
A1) George 6th.   
A2) Victoria.   
A3) Edward 8th.   
A4) Wallis Simpson.   
A5) Kenya.   
A6) 15: 16 in total.   
A7) Jamaica.   
A8) Canada.   
A9) Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales.   
A10) Queen Victoria, at 63 years.
Enjoy those, everyone.

I’ll leave you with something a touch sparky … 

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