Wednesday, 22 April 2015

The Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser — 22-4-2015: Earth Day

Oh … 

Blimey … 

THAT’S a thing.

If you’ve read today’s Daily Teaser, you’ll Realise there’s been a stabbing in my street: Rollason Way.

A couple of door away from me, I should add.

I’ve been nosing around, a little.

A VERY little, I should add.

From what I’m hearing, at least one person named.   At least, I’m TOLD it’s someone who works in a local hairdressers.

Whether it’s true or not … ?

I don’t know.   But I’d love to find out … !


But assorted stabbings down my street, aren’t why you here, now, are you?


You’re hear for this week’s Weekly Teaser, aren’t you?

Here’s this week’s questions: covered by the usual Creative Commons License* …
Q1) 22nd April is Earth: originally introduced at a UNESCO conference.   In which year was that conference: 1968, 1969 or 1970?
Q2) It was later pick up by US politician, Gaylord Nelson.   Was Nelson a Senator or Representative?
Q3) That first (US) Earth Day was held in 1970: with BIG events in two major US cities.   Name either city.
Q4) One world-famous, US, shopping street was shut for that first Earth Day.   WHICH shopping street: Fifth Avenue, Seventh Avenue or Walnut Street?
Q5) The next major Earth Day events were in which year of the 1990s?
Q6) That years saw a song released to mark the event: by Warner Bros.   The song was called ‘Tomorrow’s …’ what: People, World or Dinner?
Q7) 22nd April is ALSO ‘International Mother Earth Day’.   This was established by the UN General Assembly, after a resolution was introduced: by which South American country?
Q8) We’re encouraged to recycle, in the wake of Earth Day.   Food waste can be used in the garden: after it’s been what?
Q9) If we’re recycling glass we can put it in a bottle … what?
Q10) Finally … ’fridges, computers, mobile phones and computers that need recycling are known as what type of waste?
Here’s last week’s questions and answers …
Q1) 15th April saw the first publication of Johnson’s ‘A Dictionary of the English Language’.   In which English city?
Q2) More to the point, in which year of the 1750s?
Q3) What’s the first word in that dictionary?
Q4) Dr Johnson was from which country of Great Britain?
Q5) Johnson’s also beed diagnosed — posthumously — with what?
Q6) What was the name of Samuel Johnson’s biographer?
Q7) How many volumes did Johnson’s Dictionary consist of: one, two or three?
Q8) Johnson’s Dictionary was seen as definitive: until the publication of what?
Q9) The Dictionary was sold for 1, 500 what: shillings, guineas or pounds?
Q10) Finally … what’s the last word in the original edition of the dictionary … ?
A1) London.
A2) 1755.
A3) A.
A4) England.
A5) Tourette’s Syndrome.
A6) James Boswell.
A7) Two.
A8) The Oxford English Dictionary.   (If you visit the OED’s website, you can use it, without being a subscriber: simply by logging in with your library ticket number.)
A9) Guineas.
A10) Zoótomy.   (Zoótomy. n.s. [ζωτομία, of ζῶον and τεμνω.] Dissection of the bodies of beasts.)
Enjoy those: I’ll catch you, next week.

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