Wednesday, 28 January 2015

The Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser — 28-1-2015: Lego O’ Me … !

Hmmm … 

Well, that’s … something … 

According to the BBC news — I tend to have it showing during the day — the Tories have accused Labour’s shadow health secretary of trying to ‘weaponise’ the National Health Service.

Hmmm … 

I see their point: that politicians, in the run up to the election, are use the NHS to their own electoral gain.

Fair enough.

Me being me … ?

Me being me, I’ve got this mental image of nurses — in uniform — holding Tommy guns.

Very lacy uniforms.

And shiny nail varnish.

Yeah …

You really don’t want to know, do you … ?


Yeah, you REALLY don’t … !

No: you’re here because it’s Wednesday, aren’t you?

Wednesday: and therefore time for the Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser.

Here’s this week’s questions: covered by the usual Creative Commons License* …
Q1) Lego patented their famous plastic bricks on the 28th January: of which year of the 1950s?
Q2) The company is based in the town of Billund.   Billund is in which European country: Denmark, Sweden or Norway?
Q3) In which year of the 1940s did Lego start making the bricks?
Q4) The name, Lego, is from a phrase in the company’s native language.   That means what: ‘I build,’ ‘play well,’ or ‘stabbing pain in the foot’?
Q5) Billund, Windsor, Günzburg, and Nusajaya, are all home to Lego theme parks. These parks all share what name?
Q6) My four year old nephew has some of the bricks Lego makes for young children.   What brand name has Lego given these bricks?
Q7) Lego also sell a range of advanced construction sets: with gears, axles, and, in some sets, electric motors.   What do Lego call these: Lego Technics, Lego Botnics or Lego Electrics?
Q8) Lego also sell a range of sets: based on which DC Comics character?
Q9) One of the largest Lego models ever built had over five million parts: and was displayed in Times Square, in New York.   It was a life sized model of what: the TARDIS, the Enterprise, from Star Trek or an X-wing from Star Wars?
Q10) Finally … 2014 saw the release of The LEGO Movie:  which US studio was the film’s distributer: Disney, Warner Brothers or Universal?
Here’s last week’s questions and answers …
Q1) 21st January was the date of the very first Monte Carlo Rally.   In which year: 1910, 1911 or 1912?
Q2) The rally starts in various locations: it finishes in which city?
Q3) Town, city, ward: call it what you will.   But the Rally’s finishing point is in which small city-state?
Q4) The rally was originally organized by its then hereditary Prince: Albert 1st.   Who’s the current Prince?
Q5) The first winner of the Rally — Henri Rougier — drove a Turcat-Méry.   Turcat-Méry ceased production, when: 1927, 1928 or 1929?
Q6) The 1966 Rally saw controversy: when the first four cars were ruled ineligible for having the wrong kind of what: headlamp bulbs, brakes or indicators?
Q7) Three of those four cars were Mini Coopers.   The other was what: a Jensen FF, a Ford Cortina or a Nissan Sunny?
Q8) The Rally goes through the Col de Turini.   The Col is a special stage with lots of what: hairpin bends, forest tracks or mountain regions?
Q9) The winner of the 2014 Rally — the most recently held, at the time of writing — was Sébastien Ogier.   Who was he driving for: M-Sport WRT, Volkswagen Motorsport or Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT?
Q10) Finally … the film, Monte Carlo Or Bust, saw its UK release when: 1968, 1969 or 1970?
A1) 1911.
A2) Monte Carlo.   Obviously …
A3) Monaco.   (I could never work out if it’s mo-NA-co or MON-a-co.)
A4) Albert 2nd, eldest son of Prince Ranier and Grace Kelly.
A5) 1928.
A6) Headlamp bulbs.
A7) A Ford Cortina.
A8) Hairpin bends.
A9) Volkswagen Motorsport.
A10) 1969.
Enjoy those: I’ll catch you next time … 

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