Have You Been Keeping An Eye On The Headlines?

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Have You Been Keeping An Eye On The Headlines?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    It’s been a busy year for North Korea, which unveiled its first ski resort at the beginning of 2014. But what issue plagued the attraction?
    • A. 

      A lack of snow

    • B. 

      Restrictions on international tourists

    • C. 

      The crushing poverty of its citizens

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    Why did masses of Viking hordes descend upon the English town of York in February 2014?
    • A. 

      For the opening night of The Skull Crushers’ world tour

    • B. 

      For a giant Viking-themed beer festival

    • C. 

      To await the apocalypse

    • D. 

      They were heading to Norway but got lost

  • 3. 
    Officials in Berkhamsted, England were left red-faced this summer when they released a tourist map that resembled what?
    • A. 

      A pair of testicles

    • B. 

      A pair of boobs

    • C. 

      A penis

    • D. 

      David Cameron’s smug face

  • 4. 
    In July we rounded up the 20 islands you never knew existed, including Isla de las Muecas in Mexico, but what gives the island its eerie charm?
    • A. 

      Dismembered dolls hang from trees

    • B. 

      The only inhabitants are witches

    • C. 

      Voices echo from the forests

    • D. 

      It’s home to the world’s largest graveyard

  • 5. 
    Two savvy Australian passengers got out of an excess baggage fine of US$130 by doing what this summer?
    • A. 

      Giving away their garments

    • B. 

      Wearing all their clothes

    • C. 

      Hypnotising check in staff

    • D. 

      Mounting a legal challenge

  • 6. 
    In 2014 we witnessed a number of wild animals running amok in some of the world’s major cities, but which of the following never really happened?
    • A. 

      A monkey on the loose in Marseille

    • B. 

      A tiger prowling the streets of Paris

    • C. 

      An ostrich causing mayhem in London

    • D. 

      A wallaby terrorising citizens of Berlin

  • 7. 
    In September we published the story of Jennie Wagstaff, who got stranded in the Salar de Uyuni. But in which country are these salt flats located?
    • A. 

      China

    • B. 

      Bolivia

    • C. 

      Peru

    • D. 

      Wales

  • 8. 
    What controversial New Zealand landmark lost the support of local authorities back in November?
    • A. 

      The Wellington Y-front fence

    • B. 

      The Cardrona bra fence

    • C. 

      The Christchurch suspender bridge

    • D. 

      A jockstrap-wearing sheep called David

  • 9. 
    Officials in Pairs erected a Christmas tree in November that caused condemnation amongst the usually jovial locals. Why was it so unpopular?
    • A. 

      It did not complement the historic surroundings

    • B. 

      It cost over €1 million to install

    • C. 

      It was too bright

    • D. 

      It looked like a giant sex toy

  • 10. 
    Earlier this December Scientists found that mosquitoes, the arch enemy of the intrepid traveller, are attracted to which trait?
    • A. 

      Bad breath

    • B. 

      Bad body odour

    • C. 

      Bad hairstyles

    • D. 

      Low self-esteem