The Big Issue : Edition 529
44 THEBIGISSUE27JAN–9FEB2017 JUST THE FACTS (AND ONE LIE) ABOUT... SUMMER You’ll definitely get hot under the collar working out the non-fact among these statements: 1 The summer solstice is the day of the year that has the most sunlight. In Australia, it usually occurs on 21 December. 2 Summer Glau is an American actor known for her roles in sci-fi series such as Firefly and Terminator: the Sarah Connor Chronicles. 3 Aussie soap opera Home and Away is set in the fictional Queensland town of Summer Bay. 4 The Don Henley song ‘Boys of Summer’ won in four categories at the 1985 MTV Awards for its black-and-white video, influenced by French New Wave cinema. 5 The Eiffel Tower grows six inches in summer as its metal structure expands due to the effects of heat. by Michael Weldon CARTOONBY(TOPRIGHT)ANDREWWELDON;(TOPLEFT)MICHAELWELDON ADDER’S COIL by Wylie Ideas wylieideas.com.au Place a number in each empty square to make a path through squares of the grid following the numbers 1 to 9 in order, repeated as many times as necessary. After 9, start again with 1. The path tracks through adjacent squares horizontally or vertically, but not diagonally, to form a continuous loop that does not cross itself, split or reach a dead-end at any point. Solution next edition! HOW TO PLAY ADDER’S COIL SOLUTIONS #528 BY LINGO! KANGAROO There’s a common story that the word kangaroo translates as “I don’t understand” in an Aboriginal language. It’s too amusing to be true, but for many years the origins of kangaroo were a mystery. It was recorded by Captain Cook in his exploration of the Australian east coast in 1770. Kangaroo is from the word gaNurru, meaning “large black kangaroo” in Guugu Yimidhirr, spoken in northeast Queensland. This was unknown for so many years because of a lack of studies of the languages of Australia, which meant that for a long time it was thought there was only one language spoken across the country, instead of the 250 or more that we now know of. by Lauren Gawne (superlinguo.com) PUZZLES 2016/7 - Puzzle 8 Answer: No 3. Summer Bay is a fictional NSW town!