Wednesday, 3 December 2014

The Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser — 3-12-2014: Another Fine Mess!


Finally … !

Bless, the good folk at the Brentwood Gazette have managed to get last week’s Weekly Teaser back up and running!


Personally, I think I owe them a big thank you!

Hopefully, though … ?   Well, hopefully, they’ll be able to put Thomas Crapper onto some sort of safe list!


At any rate, today’s Wednesday.

Which means, of course, that it’s the day for the Brentwood Gazette’s weekly Teaser.

Here’s this week’s, covered by the usual Creative Commons License* …
Q1) 3rd December saw the release of the first Laurel and Hardy film: in which year of the 1920s?
Q2) The film was called Putting Pants on … who: Phillip, Phyllis or Fred?
Q3) The who concerned, needed pants — or trousers, for those of us who aren’t American — as he was constantly wearing what: a skirt, a sarong or a kilt?
Q4) Putting Pants … was the first time Laurel and Hardy were credited as a team.   They first worked together on The Lucky Dog, when: 1920, 1921 or 1922?
Q5) Was Putting Pants … a silent film?
Q6) Unaccustomed As We Are was one of the pairs early talkies. When was it released: 1927, 1929 or 1931?
Q7) Their first feature film was released in 1931.   What was it called: Excuse Us, Pardon Us or Pardon Me?
Q8) Laurel and Hardy’s fan club takes its name from what’s arguably their best film.   The film’s called The Sons Of The what?
Q9) Which of the pair was English: Stan Laurel or Oliver Hardy?
Q10) Finally … the other half of the pair was from which US state?
Here’s last week’s questions and answers …
Q1) 26th November, 1983, saw robbers steal gold, cash and jewelry from the Brinks MAT warehouse.   The warehouse was near which airport: Stanstead, Heathrow or Gatwick?
Q2) According to the BBC report, the haul was worth how much: £25 million, £35 million or £45 million?
Q3) How much is that in today’s money: £25 million, £50 million or £75 million?
Q4) The stolen gold was in the shape of gold bars.   How many gold bars: 3400, 6800 or 13600?
Q5) Those bars were a standard size: what’s known as a Good Delivery bar.   Each such bar weighs an average of 400 troy what?
Q6) Those gold bars would be marked to show which UK assayers office they’d been certified by.   What are these marks called?
Q7) How many people do police think were involved in the Brink’s MAT robbery: ten, fifteen or twenty?
Q8) Great Train Robber, Charlie Wilson, is said to have laundered some of the haul.   He, eventually, was shot in 1990: in which Spanish city?
Q9) Kenneth Noye — who laundered some of the Brink’s Mat Gold — was eventually convicted of the notorious Road Rage killing of Stephen Cameron.   In which year of the 1990s WAS that killing?
Q10) Finally … 1992 saw the release of Fool’s Gold: the film about the robbery.   Which Sean played Mickey McAvoy, the leader of the robbers?
A1) Stanstead.
A2) £25 million.
A3) £75 million.
A4) 6, 800.
A5) Troy ounces.   (Equivalent to 1.097 avoirdupois ounces, the ounce used to measure everything else, or 31.10 grams.   Troy ounces are also used to measure the weight of bullets.)
A6) Hallmarks.
A7) Fifteen.
A8) Marbella.
A9) 1996.
A10) Sean Bean.
Enjoy those … 

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