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Like most bloggers I spend a stupid amouint of my time looking to see who reads my stuff and so I was perplexed by my search query log:

24 Dec, Wed, 08:33:13 Google: ceylon+suicide+paris+1903
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24 Dec, Wed, 14:29:36 Google: Ceylon Paris suicide 1903

Why the sudden interest in Ceylon Paris suicide 1903 ?

The answer is the wonderful King Billy Quiz.

Scire ubi aliquid invenire possis, ea demum maxima pars eruditionis est.

Merry Christmas!

"Scire ubi aliquid invenire possis, ea demum maxima pars eruditionis est"

1. In 1903:

1 who founded the WSPU?
2 what speed limit was imposed on motor cars?
3 who was the Sublime Paralytic, who died of cholera?
4 whose weekly journal began to publicise atrocities in the Congo Free
State?
5 whose residence at Holly Lodge was commemorated by the first blue
plaque?
6 whose handwritten catalogue described works for sale at their Peckham
residence?
7 who was hounded by the Governor of Ceylon to suicide in a Parisian
hotel?
8 which Franco-Peruvian reached his journey's end on Fatu Iwa?
9 in what was the Chimney-Sweep the first victor?
10 how was Giuseppe Sarto renamed?

2. Which pioneer:

1 was the Oldham egg-collector?
2 experimented with family planning in Hispaniola?
3 achieved whole-hearted substitution in the "great barn"?
4 discovered the anaesthetic and analgesic properties of laughing gas?
5 devised a system of raised point writing at the Institution des Jeunes
Aveugles?
6 is now credited with the discovery of the retrovirus which compromises
immunity?
7 combined a surgical approach to Schizophrenia with Portuguese diplomacy?
8 described his invention in Traitι de l'auscultation mιdiate ?
9 discovered in soil, an agent to counter Koch's bacillus?
10 worked out inheritance in Moravia?

3. Who painted:

1 the church of Auvers?
2 the church of St Sιverin?
3 a 404 ft spire with a rainbow?
4 the church of St Jacques near the Quai Duquesne?
5 a Notre Dame lookalike in a "pretty" town by the Seine?
6 a Norman cathedral, more than 20 times, from above a draper's shop?
7 the Confessor's building with a procession of KCBs?
8 Mariakerk, with Buurkerk and the cathedral?
9 the old church in Sundborn?
10 the church at Blainville?

4. Who composed:

1 Alligator Hop?
2 Maple Leaf Rag?
3 Stevedore Stomp?
4 Riverboat Shuffle?
5 Bourbon Street Parade?
6 Shim-me-sha-Wabble?
7 One O'Clock Jump?
8 Muskrat Ramble?
9 Milneburg Joys?
10 St Louis Blues?

5. What culinary delicacy misleadingly suggests:

1 sugary loaves?
2 Maharashtrian poultry?
3 a citrous dairy product?
4 a North British gamebird?
5 a bunny from the Principality?
6 tarts filled with ground ungulate flesh?
7 a partly concealed amphibian?
8 a lizard from Banffshire?
9 a dachshund in season?
10 satanic riders?

6. What:

1 is 3.14159?
2 is back to back clothing?
3 represents one millionth of a metre?
4 was the timely creation of Louis Brandt?
5 fraction of serum contains the antigen opposition?
6 cerebral activity consists of oscillations with a frequency of 8-13
hertz?
7 is the destination of the posterior fontanelle?
8 blockade was investigated by Black?
9 project was devised by van Veen?
10 is a minimal amount?

7. In which town:

1 was Ryan's bridge too far?
2 does a modern bridge recall Gerritszoon?
3 did Mesdag create his suburban panorama?
4 did Freeling's Piet advance to Commisaris?
5 was silence doubly assured by Balthazar Gerard?
6 did Gerard and Anton establish their Incandescent Lamp Works?
7 did the peacemakers cede Gibraltar to Britain?
8 did van Aeken adopt his natal city's name?
9 does the Elfstedentocht start and finish?
10 did the Goblin arrive by mistake?

8. Who or what:

1 was Tashunka Witco?
2 is 4400 foot pounds per second?
3 was devised by Niels and Janne Olsson?
4 supplied St Pancras vestry with eight acres for a cemetery?
5 is a cocktail of ginger ale, brandy and a twist of lemon?
6 was the apparatus instrumental in the escape from a Silesian POW camp?
7 stands where the Alaska and Klondike highways meet?
8 has two daughters crying "Give, give"?
9 nebula is adjacent to Zeta Orionis?
10 was Sir Anthony Meyer?

9. In which city might one wait at:

1 Sants?
2 Saint-Jean?
3 Santa Justa?
4 Santa Lucia?
5 San Giovanni?
6 Santa Apolσnia?
7 Saint-Charles?
8 Sint Pieters?
9 Saint-Loud?
10 Sγo Bento?

10. What:

1 bleeds at St Brynach's?
2 is tallest of all at the Hermitage?
3 is Coleridge's Lady of the Woods?
4 did the Jews hang their harps upon in Mesopotamia?
5 Christmas bloomer came from Joseph's staff on Wearyall?
6 was the HQ of the Kentish smugglers Quested and Ransley?
7 provided a perch for the Royal fugitive after Worcester?
8 conundrum was introduced by Archibald Menzies?
9 is St Lawrence's unique feature?
10 shelters the village smithy?

11. Who or what:

1 was the Pontus Axeinus?
2 was that young Mars of men?
3 sticker was succeeded by brown in 41?
4 was Billy's ante-mortem gift from the blind beggar?
5 name was on the lid of a box to be left with Barkis till called for?
6 was acquitted in Mogador on the evidence of Lady Cicely Waynflete?
7 had a particular wish to turn down Moultrassie avenue?
8 blemish arises from the oxidation of sebum?
9 is Leicester's troglodyte cannibal?
10 is Dendroapsis polylepsis?

12. Identify titularly:

1 Sauron
2 Heartwell
3 James Durie
4 Thorkell Mylrea
5 Francisco Scaramanga
6 Zafrillah bin Ismail bin Said
7 Sir Edward Manley
8 Harvey Birch
9 Alec Leamas
10 Gabilan

13. Who:

1 was Levi, the taxman?
2 was executed at Achaia?
3 is associated with Pecten maximus?
4 was the second martyr after Stephen?
5 was accompanied by his wife on his missionary travels?
6 financed the purchase of the Field of Blood with his reward?
7 may, or may not, have been the Patmos seer?
8 is remembered annually with Simon?
9 was the twin, who needed proof?
10 came on as a substitute?

14. Translate further, to the popular English name:

1 harvester
2 little plum
3 farmworker
4 little brother
5 green-footed chicken
6 grass widow on Ithaca
7 swift immerser
8 softest body
9 goat-milker
10 watchman

15. Complete:

1 Angela, Saphir, Ella, ...
2 apples, cherries, hops, ...
3 ..., Nuoro, Oristano, Sassari
4 Rheingold, Walkure, Siegfried, ...
5 Mildred Harris, Lita Grey, Paulette Goddard, ...
6 ... , Norbert Brainin, Siegmund Nissel, Martin Lovett
7 Burnt Norton, East Coker, ... , Little Gidding
8 de Morville, de Tracy, ... , Brito
9 Justine, Balthazar, ... , Clea
10 market, home, ... , none

16. Which waterfall:

1 is Ireland's highest?
2 embraces three county boundaries?
3 is adjacent to a succession of three bridges?
4 is traversed by Lord Tweedmouth's iron bridge?
5 according to Borrow, resembled thin, beautiful threads?
6 saw the Buggane come to grief through a cut apron string?
7 is eddying and whisking and spouting and frisking?
8 can be seen through More's eyes on the Mound?
9 witnessed the death of a sleep-walker?
10 is Skene's overflow?

17. Who:

1 is Ingvar Kamprad?
2 showed that k=A exp(-E/RT)?
3 was represented by Verdi as Renato?
4 was the "curator of the secrets of 82 nations"?
5 successfully absorbed nitroglycerin in kieselguhr?
6 beat Floyd, but was felled by him the following year?
7 marched his invading army across the frozen sea?
8 was tutored in philosophy by Descartes?
9 wrote about an anserine passenger?
10 devised a binomial flora?

18. In 2003:

1 who did 42.195 x 7 in 7/365?
2 who was stitched up after a managerial tantrum?
3 what took Baumgartner 12 minutes and 3 seconds?
4 who scored three golden ducks and one short of a ton?
5 who was tempted to recommend Schultz as a concentration camp commandant?
6 who, sadly, can no longer advise us to eat the hamburger and throw away
the bun?
7 who got in through St George's after a quick change in the Highlander?
8 whose failure to avoid dying has ruined his career?
9 which diary has given way to capital espionage?
10 how did Sweden score 56-42?

Derrick

Comments

This may seem like a silly question, but where did you go to see your search query log?

You may notice I have a couple of counters on my site - the Blue square and the number 5,xxx over under my links on the right. These click through to stats packages which have referers detailed. These are free counters anyone can put on their site.

My webhoster - Vervehosting - provide a superb service and also have a detailed free Stats pckage that I can sign into.

Happ Christmas!

It looks as if someone's researching Hector MacDonald, and found your post about him from a few weeks ago.

The Answers

1 1 – Mrs Emmeline Pankhurst
1 2 – 20 mph
1 3 – Apolinario Mabini (Philippino politician)
1 4 – E D Morel’s (The West African Mail)
1 5 – Lord Macaulay’s
1 6 – W and G Foyle’s
1 7 – Major General Sir Hector Macdonald
1 8 – Paul Gauguin
1 9 – Tour de France
1 10 – Pope Pius X

2 1 – Patrick Steptoe (test tube babies)
2 2 – Gregory Pincus (the birth pill)
2 3 – Christiaan Barnard
2 4 – Humphry Davy
2 5 – Louis Braille
2 6 – Luc Montagnier (HIV)
2 7 – Antonio Egaz Moniz (pre-frontal leucotomy)
2 8 – Renι Laλnnec
2 9 – Selman Waksman (Streptomycin)
2 10 – Gregor Mendel

3 1 – Vincent van Gogh
3 2 – Maurice Utrillo
3 3 – John Constable (Salisbury)
3 4 – Camille Pissarro (Dieppe)
3 5 – Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot (Mantes-la-Jolie)
3 6 – Claude Monet (Rouen)
3 7 – Canaletto (Westminster Abbey)
3 8 – Pieter Jansz. Saenredam
3 9 – Carl Larsson
3 10 – Marcel Duchamp

4 1 – King Oliver
4 2 – Scott Joplin
4 3 – Duke Ellington
4 4 – Hoagy Carmichael
4 5 – P Babarin
4 6 – Spencer Williams
4 7 – Count Basie
4 8 – Kid Ory
4 9 – Jelly Roll Morton
4 10 – W C Handy

5 1 – sweetbreads
5 2 – Bombay duck
5 3 – lemon cheese
5 4 – Scotch woodcock
5 5 – Welsh rabbit
5 6 – mince pies
5 7 – toad in the hole
5 8 – Cullen skink
5 9 – hotdog
5 10 – devils on horseback

6 1 – pi
6 2 – kappa
6 3 – mu
6 4 – Omega (watch)
6 5 – gamma globulin
6 6 – alpha rhythm
6 7 – lambda
6 8 – beta (drug development)
6 9 – Delta (south-west Holland)
6 10 – iota

7 1 – Arnhem
7 2 – Rotterdam (Erasmusbrug 1996)
7 3 – The Hague (suburb Scheveningen)
7 4 – Amsterdam (Van der Valk)
7 5 – Delft (Assassination of William the Silent)
7 6 – Eindhoven (Philips)
7 7 – Utrecht (1713)
7 8 – ‘sHertogenbosch (Hieronymus Bosch)
7 9 – Leeuwarden (long-distance skating race)
7 10 – Flushing / Vlissingen (Arthur Ransome – We Didn’t Mean to Go to
Sea)

8 1 – Crazy Horse (Ogala Sioux chief)
8 2 – 8 horsepower
8 3 – Dala / Dalarna horse (Swedish souvenir)
8 4 – Horseshoe Farm, Finchley
8 5 – Horse’s Neck
8 6 – The Wooden Horse
8 7 – Whitehorse (Yukon Territory, Canada)
8 8 – the horseleach (Proverbs 30.15)
8 9 – Horsehead
8 10 – a Stalking Horse (challenged Margaret Thatcher’s leadership of the
Conservative Party in 1989)

9 1 – Barcelona
9 2 – Bordeaux
9 3 – Seville
9 4 – Venice
9 5 – Como
9 6 – Lisbon
9 7 – Marseille
9 8 – Gent
9 9 – Angers
9 10 – Porto

10 1 – Yew (Nevern, Pembrokeshire – weeps a thick blood-like sap)
10 2 – Douglas Fir (Dunkeld – highest tree in Britain)
10 3 – Birch
10 4 – Willows
10 5 – Gastonbury Thorn / Hawthorn (Arimathea legend)
10 6 – The Walnut Tree (Inn at Aldington)
10 7 – Oak (Charles II)
10 8 – Monkey Puzzle / Chile Pine
10 9 – Lime tree (Kent CCC, Canterbury)
10 10 – Chestnut tree (Longfellow – The Village Blacksmith)

11 1 – Black Sea
11 2 – Black Prince
11 3 – Penny black
11 4 – black spot (Stevenson – Treasure Island)
11 5 – Mr Blackboy (Dickens – David Copperfield)
11 6 – Black Paquito (Shaw – Captain Brassbound’s Conversion)
11 7 – Black Hastings (war horse of Sir Geoffrey Peveril – Scott – Peveril
of the Peak)
11 8 – blackhead
11 9 – Black Annis
11 10 – Black Mamba

12 1 – The Lord of the Rings (J R R Tolkien)
12 2 – The Old Bachelor (William Congreve)
12 3 – The Master of Ballantrae (R L Stevenson)
12 4 – The Deemster (Hall Caine)
12 5 – The Man with the Golden Gun (Ian Fleming)
12 6 – The Faithful Ally (Eric Linklater)
12 7 – The Black Dwarf (Sir Walter Scott)
12 8 – The Spy (James Fennimore Cooper)
12 9 – The Spy who came in from the Cold (John le Carre)
12 10 – The Red Pony (John Steinbeck)

13 1 – Matthew
13 2 – Andrew
13 3 – James (The Great) (Coquille St Jacques)
13 4 – Bartholomew
13 5 – Peter
13 6 – Judas Iscariot
13 7 – John
13 8 – Jude
13 9 – Thomas
13 10 – Matthias

14 1 – Rook (frugilegus)
14 2 – Dunnock / Hedge Sparrow (prunella)
14 3 – Cattle Egret (bubulcus)
14 4 – Puffin (fratercula)
14 5 – Moorhen (gallinula chloropus)
14 6 – Wigeon (penelope)
14 7 – Little Grebe (tachybaptus)
14 8 – Eider (somateria mollissima)
14 9 – Nightjar (Caprimulgus)
14 10 – Great Grey Shrike(excubitor)

15 1 – Jane (Rapturous Maidens – Patience – W S Gilbert)
15 2 – women (relating to Kent – Pickwick Papers –Charles Dickens)
15 3 – Cagliari (provinces of Sardinia)
15 4 – Gφtterdδmmerung (The Ring Cycle –Wagner)
15 5 – Oona O’Neill (Charlie Chaplin’s wives)
15 6 – Peter Schidlof (The Amadeus Quartet)
15 7 – The Dry Salvages (The Four Quartets – T S Eliot)
15 8 – Fitzurse (murderers of Thomas a’Becket)
15 9 – Mount Olive ( The Alexander Quartet – Lawrence Durrell)
15 10 – roast beef (little pigs)

16 1 – Powerscourt (Co Wicklow)
16 2 – Caldron Snout (River Tees)
16 3 – Mynach Falls (Devil’s Bridge – Dyfyd)
16 4 – Plodda Falls (Glen Affric)
16 5 – Pistyll Rhaeadr (Powys)
16 6 – Glenmaye (Manx fairytale)
16 7 – Lodore Falls (Cumbria – Southey – Rhymes for the Nursery)
16 8 – Falls of Clyde (New Lanark – painting in Scottish National Gallery)
16 9 – Aira Force (Cumbria – Wordsworth – The Somnambulist)
16 10 – Grey Mare’s Tail (Dumfries and Galloway)

17 1 – founder of IKEA
17 2 – Svante Arrhenius
17 3 – Jakob Johan Anckarstrφm (King Gustav III’s assassin)
17 4 – Dag Hammarskjφld
17 5 – Alfred Nobel
17 6 – Ingemar Johansson (World Heavyweight Boxing Champion)
17 7 – King Karl X Gustav
17 8 – Queen Kristina
17 9 – Selma Lagerlφf
17 10 – Carl von Linnι / Linnaeus

18 1 – Sir Ranulph Fiennes
18 2 – David Beckham (boot kicked by Ferguson)
18 3 – flight across English Channel without power
18 4 – Andrew Hall (four Test innings for South Africa)
18 5 – Silvio Berlusconi
18 6 – Robert Coleman Atkins
18 7 – Aaron Barschak (gatecrashing Prince William’s 21st birthday party)
18 8 – Bob Hope (own one-liner)
18 9 – Peterborough (changed to London Spy – Daily Telegraph)
18 10 – Referendum on European Monetary Union