Monday Quiz 25 – Litter Louts and Silly Surfers
On this week last year (December 10 to December 16, 2006):
- What four Irish towns or cities were named as litter blackspots after a survey by Irish Business Against Litter?
- Three surfers in danger off the Cliffs of Moher were criticised for refusing to be rescued by a Coast Guard helicopter. Why did they refuse?
- How many millions of bottles and cans of alcohol, filling how many Olympic sized swimming pools, would be drunk in Ireland over Christmas?
- How many tonnes of cardboard and paper would be sold over Christmas, and how many African elephants would it take to weigh the same?
- What was unusual about the route of a ten kilometre race in Dublin, that ten thousand runners took part in?
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- Dublin, Maynooth, Naas and Navan.
- Because the helicopter would not take their surf boards. They were eventually rescued by a Coast Guard lifeboat.
- 20 million bottles of wine, 13 million bottles of beer and 48 million cans of beer, which would fill 29 Olympic-sized swimming pools.
- 23 tonnes of cardboard and paper, the same weight as almost 4,000 African elephants. The report was by the non-profit recycling agency Repak.
- It was through the new Dublin Port Tunnel.