Monday Quiz 35 – Music Police and Psychics Live

February 18, 2008 at 12:01 am 3 comments

On this week last year (February 18 to February 24, 2007):

  • Why were 1,000 Gardai policing Croke Park for the singing of a song?
  • What future event did Irish Psychics Live fail to predict?
  • Who said in Dublin that gay culture threatened the survival of the human race?
  • How did a spoof dictionary of Waterford slang cause the owner of a hotel to win €50,000 in a libel case against the Sunday World?
  • What happened when the North Dakota Congress debated a motion paying tribute to U2’s Bono?

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Answers

  • Ireland was playing England in rugby, and the British National Anthem was being played for the first time at Croke Park.
  • A customer used a loophole in their phoneline service to claim €15,000 in phone credit funds.
  • The Polish President, Lech Kaczynski, during a debate at the Forum on Europe.
  • He owned a hotel called Maryland, and the Sunday World’s dictionary of Waterford slang defined Maryland as a small hotel in the red light district of Waterford, and a colloquial term for a brothel.
  • One member thought the motion was about Sonny Bono, husband of Cher. The motion was defeated on the grounds that Bono had no connection to North Dakota.
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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. john  |  February 19, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    Have you a link to the story about Irish psychics where “a customer used a loophole in their phoneline service to claim €15,000 in phone credit funds. “

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  • 2. Michael Nugent  |  February 20, 2008 at 2:47 am

    It was in the Examiner, John.

    Here’s the link.

    Reply
  • 3. john  |  February 22, 2008 at 12:47 am

    Thanks for that link Michael

    Reply

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