Wait a minute, hang on …
What … ?
You’re joking … ?
I’ve got to admit, following the news is … strange, sometimes: and likely to give you a very cynical view of people.
Although, given the panic buying as a result of the potential tanker driver strikes, something like it was inevitable.
It seems a woman called Diane Hill has been seriously injured after pouring petrol from a jerry can into a jug.
In her kitchen. While the oven was on.
While the oven was on … !!!!!
Now, I’ll happily admit I’m aware she’s suffered 40% burns: and I’m not unsympathetic, I’m really not.
But … I’ve GOT to ask how daft was that … ?
Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?
Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: and, along with admitting she swiped the videos I’d posted* ALSO bagging 5 out of 5.
Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we? Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, License and video …
Q1) 31st March, 1990, saw 200000 people take to the streets of London to protest against what … ?Q2) 31st March, 1986, saw the abolition of the Greater London Council: who was the final council leader … ?Q3) More to the point, name any of the other Metropolitan councils abolished that day.Q4) 31st March, 1921, saw the founding of the Royal Australian Air Force: which marsupial is featured on RAAF aircraft … ? (On what’s called it’s roundel, rather than the coat of arms.)Q5) 31st March, 1972, saw the Explorer 1 probe re-enter Earth’s atmosphere: after how many years in space … ?Q6) And finally … 31st March, 1992, saw the last US battleship decommissioned: what was its name … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 30th March, 1856, saw the signing of the Treaty of Paris: which war did this bring to an end … ?A1) The Crimean War.Q2) 30th March, 1858, saw Hymen Lipman patent the eraser tipped pencil. Which of Shakespeare’s play’s features a (minor) character called Hymen … ?A2) As You Like It.Q3) 30th March, 1746, saw the birth of which notably artistic Spaniard: Dali, Goya or Picasso … ?A3) Francisco Goya.Q4) 30th March, 1822, saw the incorporation of the Territory of Florida: when first discovered, in 1513, Florida was a colony of which European country … ?A4) Spain.Q5) And finally …30th March, 1978, saw the Conservative’s hire which advertising agency … ?A5) Saatchi & Saatchi.
Enjoy those, everyone.
I’ll leave you with Herb Alpert’s Keep Your Eyes On Meª, as it’s his birthday.
Oh … and I’ll leave you with news that SOMEONE† in Maryland is VERY lucky … !
* Hmmm … Debbi, should I be getting SERIOUSLY retro, and playing this tune … ?
ª Now I come to watch it, it’s a better video than I thought at the time. But those opening shots are … ah … worrying, in the wake of the 9/11 attacks …
† Debbi … ? If that’s YOU … ? Mine’s an iMac with the optional extras … !!!!!