Saturday, 5 April 2014

The Daily Teaser — 5-4-2014

That’s a thought … 

Did you ever hear of a company called Games Workshop … ?

They’ve been going years: roughly as long as Apple, now I think of it.

And been selling their range of wargaming miniatures for a long time.    (In fact I used to work in Arnold’s Gift Centre, a local shop that used to sell their stuff: in the aisle next to kitchenware.)

Well, they’ve just opened a shop in Brentwood.

And, yes, before you ask: I’ve mailed my CV to them, just on the off-chance!

Personally, though … … ?   I saw good luck to them.

Now … let’s get a move on, shall we?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: along with letting us know she’ll be off for a bit, also bagging nine out of ten.

So let’s see how you — and everyone else — do with today’s questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video

Q1) 5th April is the feast day of Saint Vincent Ferrer: the patron saint of plumbers.   The word, plumber, comes from the Latin word for which metal … ?
Q2) 5th April, 1998, saw the death of which noted drummer, in a car crash on the M4 … ?
Q3) 5th April, 1614, saw English colonist, James Rolfe, marry Native American, Pocahontas.   Which noted American astronomer was one of their descendants?
Q4) 5th April, 1932, saw the lifting of the ban on the sale of alcohol: in which European country … ?
Q5) Finally … 5th April, 1722, saw Dutch explorer, Jacob Roggeveen, discover which statue covered Pacific island … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 4th April, 1721, saw who named as head of Her Majesty’s UK government … ?
A1) Sir Robert Walpole.
Q2) He was unofficially known as the Prime Minister: but was actually given which title, by the then king?
Q3) Who was that King … ?
Q4) The Prime Minister leads the executive committee that runs Her Majesty’s government.   What’s that committee’s name: the cabinet, cabernet or council?
A4) The cabinet.
Q5) The committee is made up of both the PM: and senior government ministers.   Which of whose ministers is currently responsible for constitutional reform?
A5) The Deputy Prime Minister: the office currently held by Nick Clegg.
Q6) Which Liberal Democrat MP — and member of the executive committee — is the current Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills?
A6) Dr Vince Cable, MP.
Q7) Which of the committee members is in charge of the UK’s Treasury?
A7) The Chancellor of the Exchequer: or just Chancellor: the post held by George Osbourne.
Q8) The current Prime Minister — David Cameron — faces Prime Ministers Questions on which day of the week?
A8) Wednesdays.   (I personally feel the PM should face a firing squad, every Wednesday: consisting of large ugly men, with guns, and unforgiving personalities.   But I’m a liberal … )
Q9) The PM’s official London residence is No 10, Downing Street, in London.   What’s the name of the PM’s official country residence, in Buckinghamshire?
A9) Chequers: also called Chequers Court.
Q10) Finally … the PM, his fellow ministers, Her Majesties Opposition, and all other MPs meet in the House of Commons.   It, and the House of Lords, meet in Parliament.   In which London palace does Parliament meet?
I’ll leave you with this tune from birthday boy, Pharrell Williams … 

And with this thought …
“Bad as conditions might have seemed at first, when they saw that actual progress was being made, they would have taken a more hopeful view of the situation.”
Booker T. Washington, April 5, 1856 – November 14, 1915.
Have a good day!

*        OK, Debbi: enjoy the time off … !

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