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Mary Poppins Contest Winners!

posted by Nell Minow

The lucky winners of the Mary Poppins 45th anniversary DVD have been notified. Many thanks to all who entered and here are the answers to the quiz:
1. Who is the author of the original book about Mary Poppins? P.L. Travers
2. When the children sing about their requirements for a nanny, what do they say she mustn’t smell like? Barley water
3. What is so unusual about Mary’s uncle? When he laughs, hard he floats up to the ceiling.
4. What does Michael want to do with his money instead of putting it in the bank? Buy birdseed to feed the birds.
5. Dick Van Dyke plays another role in this film in addition to his appearance as Bert. What is it? Banker the senior Mr. Dawes
6. What does the measuring tape say about Mary Poppins? “Mary Poppins — practically perfect in every way”
7. What animal does Bert dance with in the film? Penguins
8. What are the two things you can do with a chimney sweep to get good luck? Shake hands or blow him a kiss.
9. What happens to the other nannies who are applying for the job? They are blown away by the wind.
10. What helps the medicine go down? A spoon full of sugar!



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