Wednesday, 20 February 2013

The Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser — 20-2-2013: Getting Regal, again …

Hmmm … 

I’ve got to admit, I’ve got half an eye on the TV, at the moment.

Frankly, I’m watching a documentary about the notorious file sharing site, The Pirate Bay.

Half an eye, because, obviously, the site’s founder’s are Swedish: as is the site’s home country, and the courts they were tried in.

That half an eye … is trying to both let me type … whilst reading the subtitles.

Amazing, isn’t it … ?   The headache multitasking can give you …


At ANY rate … ?

At any rate, today is Wednesday: which means, obviously, that it’s time for the Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser.

Here’s this week’s somewhat regal questions …
Q1) 20th February saw Edward 6th crowned as king: in which year of the 1540s … ?
Q2) More to the point, which famous king was Edward’s father … ?
Q3) Was Edward King of England, England and Ireland or of the United Kingdom … ?
Q4) In which London church was Edward’s coronation: Saint Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey or St Clement Danes … ?
Q5) Edward 6th was immediately succeeded by his cousin, Lade Jane … who … ?
Q6) How long did Lady Jane rule for: nine days, ten days or eleven days?
Q7) Edward was succeeded by his two sisters, Mary and Elizabeth: which of them got the throne first … ?
Q8) The ‘Bloody Mary’ cocktail — named for Edward’s sister, Mary 1st — contains vodka, tomato juice … and which sauce … ?
Q9) Edward’s other sister, Elizabeth 1st, was on the throne for how many years: 35, 45 or 55 … ?
Q10) And finally … Edward and his sisters were all part of which dynasty: the Stewarts, the Tudors or the Ten-Poles … ?
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 … ?   
A1) ‘Black Sabbath’.   
A2) Black Sabbath.   (If people missed that one … )   
A3) Friday.   
A4) The Osbournes.   
A5) ‘Paranoid’.   
A6) Led Zeppelin.   
A7) Lordi.   (I don’t think Eurovision knew what happened … !)   
A8) 2006.   
A9) Judas Priest.   (There’s a good article about it in The Skeptical Inquirer.)   
A10) Uranium.   
Enjoy those, everyone … !

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