Tuesday, 12 November 2013

The Daily Teaser — 12-11-2013: Quid In

Do you ever get that … ?

Seriously … ?

I was on the bus, yesterday: coming back from Basildon, where I’d attended the fortnightly Work Programme I’m expected to do.

And had an old song — Club Country, by The Associates — earworming its way through my head.   Not one, I should add, that I could play on my iPod, as it wasn’t on it.

Which was frustrating.   What was MORE frustrating … ?   Was the fact that I couldn’t, for the life of me, think of the name of the band that made the song!

Annoying, that, isn’t it … ?

Let’s move one: after I play you the tune concerned … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and, along with asking my thoughts on Britain’s NHS, also bagging six out of seven.

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) 12th November, 1984, saw Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer announce the phasing out of the £1 note.   What was it replaced by … ?
Q2) Strictly speaking, the replacement had been introduced in April of which year … ?
Q3) Who — apart from the Queen — was pictured on that £1 note … ?
Q4) In which year of the 1980s was it finally withdrawn from circulation?
Q5) Finally … What body makes coins and banknotes in the UK … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 11th November is Armistice Day, commemorating the end of World War 1: on which date … ?
A1) 11 November 1918.   (Although, strictly, this marked the end of the war, with Germany.)
Q2) In Commonwealth countries, it’s traditional to stay silent for how many minutes on 11th November … ?
A2) 2 minutes.
Q3) In which year was the first of those Silences … ?
A3) 1919.
Q4) In which year did the last, surviving, UK-resident, WW1 veterans last attend an Armistice Day memorial … ?
A4) 2008.   They were Bill Stone, Harry Patch and Henry Allingham.
Q5) Which veterans organisation were the first to wear poppies, to commemorate the dead of WW1?
A5) The American Legion.
Q6) Finally … Which British monarch ordered the first Armistice Day commemorations?
Enjoy those.

I’ll leave you with this thought …
“If you would know the value of money, go and try to borrow some.”
Benjamin Franklin.

And this tune.

Have a good day.

*        Blimey, you do like a BIG question, don’t you Debbi … ?  :D   At Any rate … ?   Give me a couple of days to organise my thinking on it, and I’ll email you: which one’s your current one, so I know … ?

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Thanks, Paul! Got your email. Most informative.

1. the pound coin
2. 1984
3. Sir Isaac Newton
4. 1985
5. Bank of England