You know, I’m thinking — right here and now — that I still hate Mondays.
Not only have I managed to not set my alarm again — I hate doing that — but there’s also more bloody roadworks going on.
Complete, I should add, with some more early morning drilling.
That’s probably annoying those of my neighbours that are still in, as much as it’s annoying me.
I have to admit … I agree with Bob …
Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?
Yesterday’s teaser saw Debbi putting in her her answers. Along with letting us know she’s a children-free zone*, she also managed to bag 6 out of 7.
Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we?
Q1) 24th September, 622 AD saw the Prophet Muhammed complete his famous journey from Mecca to Medina: in which Middle Eastern country is Mecca … ?
Q2) More to the point, in which year Muhammed return to Mecca?
Q3) Equally to the point, the Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca is called what … ?
Q4) Moving on …24th September, 1890, saw the Mormons renounce polygamy: what’s the Mormon term for polygamy … ?
Q5) 24th September, 1960, saw the launch of the world’s first nuclear powered aircraft carrier: what was its name … ?
Q6) And finally … 24th September, 1979, saw the launch of the USA’s first commercial internet service: what was it called … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 23rd September, 2012 is this years’s Autumnal Equinox: in which hemisphere?A1) The Northern hemisphere.
Q2) More to the point, which equinox is it, in the other hemisphere … ?A2) The spring equinox.
Q3) Even MORE to the point, the equinox marks the time of year when what are of equal length … ?A3) Night and day.
Q4) As a final equinoctial question … In which year did Jean Michel Jarré release his Equinoxe album … ?A4) 1978.
Q5) 23rd September, 1845, saw the founding of the Knickerbockers Baseball Club: in which US city … ?A5) New York.
Q6) 23rd September, 1980, saw Bob Marley perform the last concert of his life: what was the name of his last UK Top Forty hit, during his lifetime … ?A6) Three Little Birds.
Q7) And finally … 23rd September, 2000, saw which British sportsman win their fifth Olympic gold … ?A7) Sir Steve Redgrave.
Enjoy those, everyone.
Given it’s Gerry Marsden’s birthday, today … ? I’ll leave you with this classic …
And this gag from fellow birthday boy, Jack Dee …
“I was gonna get a BMW and rang my dad who knows a bit about cars. He said, 'You can't get a German car after what your granddad went through in the war.' Now I didn't know about this but apparently, during the Second World War, my granddad had a succession of very unreliable German cars.”Jack Dee, born 24 September 1961
* Actually, Debbi …