1. Which substance is represented by the molecular formula H2SO4?
2. Name the jockey who piloted Fiorente to victory in last year’s Melbourne Cup. (Bonus points for naming the other two horses this jockey won the Melbourne Cup on.)
Damien Oliver. (Bonus points: Doriemus in 1995 and Media Puzzle in 2002.)
3. Who directed the film Stars Wars
4. Which herb is also known as cilantro?
5. What common eight-letter English word contains five vowels in succession?
6. Justin Welby holds which senior religious position?
Archbishop of Canterbury.
7. Born in the Bronx, New York, in 1924, Betty Joan Perske was better known to the world by what name?
8. People with heterochromia iridum have what uncommon mutation?
Two different coloured eyes.
9. Austrian-born Australian Bert Flugelman is best known in which field of the arts?
10. Unarmed African-American teenager Michael Brown was fatally shot by police this month in which US state?
“Inevitably, daily journalism lacks perspective.”
The prime minister launches Paul Kelly’s book on the Rudd-Gillard-Rudd years. See also, prime ministers sitting and past.
“Gareth and I went out there in suits one day, sweating, and there’s Bob in the nude.”
The former prime minister offers his perspective on rival Bob Hawke, sunbathing at The Lodge, using a narrowing of his thumb and forefinger for scale.
“I met with Joe Hockey. We had a coffee and a chat. I liked him. I also liked the coffee. I am not his speechwriter, or indeed anyone else’s.”
The satirist explains that the treasurer has not called on his perspective for speeches, despite reports and the obvious satire in Hockey’s dispatches.
“Natural Family Man of the Year."
The anti-gay congress, pun intended, gives its perspective on Kevin Andrews. Among other things, “natural” is a very generous assessment of his hair.
“He couldn’t see very well because of the wool over his face, so I snuck up behind him and grabbed him.”
The Tasmanian farmer finds what he believes is the world’s woolliest sheep, caught after six years wandering the wilderness blinded by the wool over its eyes. See also, prime ministers sitting and past.
“I suppose we even had sheep with four to five years’ wool which is fairly common in our part of the world.”
The Flinders Ranges woolgrower, careful to maintain perspective, explains why the Tasmanian sheep with 20 kilograms of fleece is not that remarkable after all.