Wednesday, 28 November 2012

The Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser — 28-11-2012

Well … It’s now officially Wednesday … !

I think.

Yes, it’s Wednesday, I’ve just checked my calendar.

And the BBC’s News channel … Has a lot of coverage of Government proposals to introduce a minimum price per unit of alcohol.

Whether that’ll do what it’s intended to, I really don’t know … !

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?


After all, you’ve quite probably followed me here from the Brentwood Gazette, and want to see this week’s Gazette Teaser.

So … Without much further ado, here’s this week’s questions …
Q1) 28th November, 1814, saw ‘The Times’ being printing by automatic presses, for the first time.   What powered those presses: electricity, water-wheels or steam … ?
Q2) More to the point, what was ‘The Times’ called, when originally published … ?
Q3) Even more to the point, what was the name of the first London based newspaper … ?
Q4) Dating from 1665, what was the UK’s oldest newspaper: the Oxford Gazette, the Cambridge Journal or the Brighton Recorder … ?
Q5) Fleet Street — home of London”s newspaper industry for many years — was built over the top of which river … ?
Q6) Avvisi were the early Italian newsletters.   Apart from in Rome, in which Italian city state would you have found avvisi: Florence, Venice or Milan … ?
Q7) The word ‘Gazette’ comes to English — through French — from Italian: was it a pen, a purse or a coin … ?
Q8) Getting American, what — by circulation — is the largest US newspaper … ?
Q9) Which former Liberal Democrat MP famously — or possibly foolishly — became political columnist for the ‘Daily Sport’.
Q10) And finally … What’s the UK’s oldest broadsheet newspaper … ?
And here’s last week’s questions and answers: the links are, as ever, on the Gazette’s version of this page.
Q1) 21st November is World Hello Day.   It was created to encourage peace, during the Yom Kippur War: which three countries fought the Yom Kippur War … ? 
Q2) How many people is one supposed to say ‘Hello’ to: 10, 20 or 30 … ?
Q3) According to the relevant website, people in how many countries observe World Hello Day: 180, 190 or 200 … ?
Q4) Which veteran rockers released a 1973 album, called ‘Hello’: Kiss, Status Quo or Canned Heat?
Q5) More to the point, what was the only single from that album to chart in the UK … ?
Q6) Willkommen is the German word for ‘welcome’: in which Liza Minelli musical is ‘Willkommen’ the opening song … ?
Q7) More to the point … which character sings the song … ?
Q8) Hello Magazine started in 1988: what’s the name of its Spanish parent magazine … ?
Q9) Who — in 1984 — had a UK No 1 with ‘Hello’ … ?
Q10) Finally … Hello AG is a charter airline operating from which European country … ?
A1) Egypt, Syria and Israel.
A2) Ten.
A3) 180.
A4) Status Quo.   (STILL the finest purveyors of 12-bar boogie in the UK … )
A5) Caroline.
A6) Cabaret.   (Where even the girls are beautiful … )
A7) The Emcee.
A8) ¡Hola!.
A9) Lionel Richie.
A10) Switzerland.
Enjoy those, everyone.

I’ll leave you with a tune inspired by printer’s … 

And as I’ve mentioned this tune … 

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