Monday Quiz 26 – Irish Knights and Mobile Phones

December 17, 2007 at 12:01 am Leave a comment

On this week last year (December 17 to December 23, 2006):

  • What pop star became the latest Irish Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire?
  • How many minutes in total did Irish people spend on the phone in 2005, and how many text messages did we send?
  • Why were the Revenue Commissioners seizing Christmas presents sent to Ireland by post?
  • The Moriarty Tribunal found that Charles Haughey took payments of how much between 1979 and 1996, and granted favours in return?
  • How many trucks used the Dublin Port Tunnel between midnight and midday on its first full day of operation?

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Answers

  • Bono.
  • 15.5 billion minutes (equal to almost 30,000 years), and 4.4 billion text messages.
  • Because, if you buy items such as CDs or DVDs from outside the EU, you have to pay custom duty, VAT and a €5 post office fee.
  • €11.56 million, or €45 million in today’s money.
  • About 2,500 trucks.
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