Monday Quiz 8 – Big Brother and Eye in the Sky

August 13, 2007 at 12:01 am 2 comments

On this week last year (August 13 to August 19, 2006):

  • Big Brother UK ended. Which contestant was Irish, and which contestant’s mother was Irish?
  • Waterford County Council let it be known that they would be using satellite technology for what unique purpose?
  • What international sporting event took place in Ballydehob, County Cork?
  • Who won RTE’s Celebrity You’re a Star, and what two songs did they sing in the final?
  • Why did Dell computers recall a batch of four million laptop computer batteries?

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  • Glen ‘Spiral’ Coranor was from Finglas, and Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace’s mother was Irish.
  • They would be using a GPS system to identify people burning rubbish in their backyards, or illegally dumping rubbish.
  • The 2006 World Championship Turnip Race. (It is an adaptation of road bowls, using turnips instead of bowls.)
  • John Aldridge won the competition. He sang Ring of Fire and Lily the Pink.
  • Because some of them had overheated and gone on fire.

Entry filed under: Fun, Monday Quiz.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. John Cav  |  August 14, 2007 at 5:16 pm

    John Aldridge singing Ring of Fire was painful.

  • 2. Michael Nugent  |  August 20, 2007 at 11:03 am

    I’ve since posted a video clip of him singing it on Sky Sports. Very funny.


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Welcome to my blog about living in the maddest country on earth. Please feel free to leave a comment.

I also write Bionic Bohs, a blog about following Bohemians football club in the 1970s.


Bionic Bohs

As mentioned above, if you like Irish football and/or cultural nostalgia, I also write Bionic Bohs, a blog about following Bohs in the 1970s.

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