Tuesday, December 29, 2015

29 Dec, 2015: Day 19

Question 1:
The south end of what footbridge is very near the famous theater where Ann Hathaway's husband staged his plays? Answer: Millennium Bridge.

Please see Day 6 for the explanation.

Question 2:
What traffic circle with a "square" name is located just south of the site where the author lived while writing "The Seven Pillars"? Answer: Smith Square.

First we have find the author of "The Seven Pillars" Take "The Seven Pillars" and place it in the search field. The output is the soldier, scholar and adventurer T.E. Lawrence. One of those search results should be his Wikipedia page. You want to go there to get the rest of the information.

What Google was leaving out was that T.E. Lawrence lived in two places while writing The Seven Pillars of Wisdom. Around the time he wrote his experiences of World War I he received a research fellowship at All Souls College, Oxford University. He also stayed at 14 Barton Street, London SW. You have to check out both places. Both locations were gleaned from looking at his Wikipedia page.

Take All Souls College, Oxford and 14 Barton Street, London and place them individually into Google Maps' search field. Once you have a pen on the location pull the zoom out. You'll eventually come across a square that's really an expansive traffic circle.

Question 3:
What is the name of the older sister of the actor who won a Tony for his part in Neil Simon's Broadway hit that earned Simon a Pulitzer that same year? Answer: Julie.

Look up Neil Simon's Wikipedia entry. Once there look at awards. In 1991 he won the Pulitzer Prize for his work Lost in Yonkers. Now since we have the title place it into Google with the theatrical award: Lost in Yonkers Tony Awards. Look for articles describing who won the awards that year. The featured actor award for that year went to Kevin Spacey. Look up Kevin Spacey's Wikipedia entry. Looking at his early life he's the youngest of three children, the two older siblings are Julie and Randy.

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