The Big Issue : Edition 530
44 THE BIG ISSUE 10 – 23 FEB 2017 JUST THE FACTS (AND ONE LIE) ABOUT... DANCING You’ll definitely get hot under the collar working out the non-fact among these statements: 1 The polka is a dance that originated in the 19th century in the part of Europe known as Bohemia. It is played in 2/4 time. 2 Legendary dancer Fred Astaire, who cut a rug in 31 movies, was born Frederick Austerlitz, in 1899. 3 Kevin Bacon shot to fame in the 1983 movie Flashdance, about a boy who moves to a small town in which the city council has banned dancing. 4 The Radio City Rockettes are a precision dance team that was founded in 1925, in St Louis, Missouri. 5 The Lindy Hop, The Collegiate Shag and the Charleston are dances that evolved during the golden age of jazz in the early 20th century. 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 #529 BY LINGO! TULIP Tulips arrived in Europe from Turkey in the late 1550s. These exotic and delicate flowers became so popular it created what is considered to be the first economic bubble, crashing the Dutch economy. The word, like the flower, came from Turkey. The Turkish word tuliband came from the Persian word dulband “turban”, because the petals of the flower resemble a turban, albeit quite a colourful one. In earlier English writing they are also referred to as tulipa, tulipant and tulipan. The -an ending was dropped in English, as it was in the other Germanic languages, but it remains in Italian tulipano and Spanish tulipan. by Lauren Gawne (superlinguo.com) PUZZLES Answer: No 3. Right star. Right Plot. But the movie was Footloose!