Wednesday, 26 November 2014

The Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser — 26-11-2014: The Heist

Oooohhhh, but that’s nice … !

Being able to sit down, that is.

In case you didn’t know … ?

I’ve recently started a new job: only a part time, at a local KFC.

But, after four years of being on the dole … ?   It does feel good to be back at work.

Good … 

But knackering, after an ⓧ hour shift … !


At any rate … ?

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

This week’s … ?   Have a heist theme.

Here they are: covered, as ever, by the Creative Commons License* …
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, 6 800 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?
Here’s last week’s questions and answers …
Q1) 19th November is World Toilet Day.   Its organizers are the World Toilet who?
Q2) The organization promotes sustainable what: farming, sanitation or sewerage?
Q3) The 2014 World Toilet Summit will be held in which South Asian country: Bangladesh, Bhutan or India?
Q4) Here in the UK, the commonest types of toilet had a handle or chain: to let us do what?
Q5) When our toilets empty, the waste goes through a u-bend.   Which Victoria plumber invented the u-bend?
Q6) What — when we speak of toilets — does ‘WC’ stand for?
Q7) The box holds the water that goes into the toilet bowl is a what?
Q8) The Zvezda and Tranquility modules have the world’s most expensive toilets.   Where ARE those modules?
Q9) They’ll be in the men’s public toilets: but usually not the ladies.   What are we talking about?
Q10) Finally … the trucks used to empty portable toilets and cesspits are usually known as what wagons?
A1) The World Toilet Organization.
A2) Sanitation.
A3) Bangladesh: Dhaka, to be exact.
A4) Flush!
A5) Thomas Crapper.
A6) Water Closet.
A7) Cistern.
A8) The International Space Station.
A9) Urinals.
A10) Honey wagons.
I’ll catch you next time.

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