Sorry a few days late, I was whooping it up in Sydney … here they are for this month, very British and one Czech. Czech it out … Feel free to post witty/sarcastic answers as comments.
- On the Beatles’ first record, backing Tony Sheridan in Hamburg – why were they called the Beat Brothers instead of Beatles?
- The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) began in Britain in 1958; its Aldermaston marches and rallies attracted many thousands of protesters in the 1960s but steadily declined to only about 200 people, before a huge resurgence in the Reagan/Thatcher era of the 1980s. However the 1972 rally attracted 10,000 people – what was the big issue?
- Why is rowing (in a boat) said to be a typically British sport?
- What is measured in units of magnitudes per square arc-second?
- Bohumil Hrabal tells the story of two identical twins, Ludvicek and Vincek, one of whom drowned in the bathub at the age of a few months, and they were not sure which one it was so they flipped a coin and decided it was Ludvicek. Vincek grew up not sure if he might really be Ludvicek … how did he deal with this?