Trivia Question December 5, 2013 – 20 Days ’til Christmas

Victorian ChristmasWith Christmas 20 days away and only three Nets between now and then, I thought I’d spend the next few weeks asking trivia questions about Christmas.  So, let’s start with an old Victorian Christmas Trivia Question.

Back in 1551, King Henry VIII had a law passed to ban all sports in Great Brittan on Christmas Day except one.

QUESTION:

What one sport was not banned on Christmas Day in Great Brittan in 1551?

ANSWER:

Archery

EXPLANATION:

The Unlawful Games Act law was passed in Great Brittan in 1551 which banned all sports on Christmas Day except one.  It was ruled that archery was essential to maintain the country’s military strength.  This was later joined by “leaping and vaulting” which kept young men fit and strong.

NET CHECK IN’s:

We had a total of 31 people check into the Net tonight and 6 of them had the correct answer.  Congratulations to:

  • Mark – W6MWL
  • Mike – KJ6SBW
  • Leon – AF6TT
  • Louie – AD6UP
  • Bob – KJ6UVT
  • Bob – KB6YVA

Thank you everyone who supported us by checking in to tonight’s Net.

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