Monday Quiz 1 – Sexy Legs and Summer Madness

June 25, 2007 at 2:45 am Leave a comment

On this week last year (June 25 to July 1, 2006):

  • What bad news was the Admiral Brown Society of Foxford in Mayo upset about? (Admiral Brown was the Mayoman who founded the Argentine Navy.)
  • Why did a judge in Manhattan give a warning to former Culture Club singer Boy George?
  • Who told a Dáil debate about crime that he had once been mugged by two people ‘high on drugs’, and that he still recalled the scrape of the knife being pulled from a leather scabbard?
  • Lisa Duffy came top of Social and Personal’s Sexiest Female Legs List. But what was unusual about some of the others on the list?
  • Summer Madness, a three-day rock festival attended by over 5,000 young people from all around the island, began. But why was there a rule that tents had to be at least two metres apart?

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Answers

  • The Argentine government had commissioned a statue of the Admiral for the Foxford Society. However, the statue was stranded in South America as there was no money to transport it to Mayo.
  • Because he hadn’t yet signed up for community service (raking leaves in a park) after being found guilty of wasting police time by claiming his apartment had been burgled. ‘I’ve always been a scrubber’ said Boy George, ‘but it would have been more useful to raise money with a concert than be prancing around in a park’.
  • Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny. Michael McDowell responded that, when he was 19, he used a poker to hold an intruder at bay in his parents’ home, while they called the Gardaí. Surprisingly, none of the Sinn Féin TDs had any amusing anecdotes to share about being involved in violent incidents.
  • They were horses.
  • Possibly to avoid temptation, because Summer Madness is a Christian rock festival. It has been described as ‘the coolest thing in the Christian calendar’.
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