Thursday, 15 January 2015

The Daily Teaser — 15-1-2015: A Night At The Museum … 

Well, that was embarrassing … !

You’ve possibly worked out I’m working, again, haven’t you … ?

I am.

It’s nice, after so many years on benefits, to be able to earn my own cash.

What’s embarrassing … ?   Is when I get my shifts mixed up … !

Basically, I went in, last night, when I’m actually supposed to be in, tonight!

OK, I managed to get another Weekly Teaser written for the Gazette.

But, boy … !


But let’s get a move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and scoring six out of six.

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How To, License and video … 

Q1) 15th January saw the British Museum open to scholars.   In which year of the 1750s?
Q2) The Museum was housed in Montagu House, on the grounds of cost.   It refused to use which palace, on the same grounds?
Q3) The Museum is in which London area: Bloomsbury, Kensington or Chelsea?
Q4) The Museum’s original collection was from Sir Hans who: Jones, Sloane, or Beckenbauer?
Q5) The ‘Old Royal Library’ was donated to the Museum.   By which king: George 2nd, 3rd or 4th?
Q6) The British Museum’s Natural History branch is in South Kensington: and shares Exhibition Road with two other famous museums.   Name either of them.
Q7) The British Library is also a branch of the British Museum: and one of the two largest libraries on the planet.   What’s the other largest library?
Q8) The British Museum famously contains the Parthenon Gallery: also known as the Elgin … what?
Q9) One of the Museum’s departments is devoted to Numismatics.   In other words, coins … and what else?
Q10) Finally … the Sutton Hoo Treasure is housed in the British Museum.   Which English county was it found in?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 14th January, 1967, was the date of the Human Be-In: one of the big events of the 1960s.   The Be-In took place in Golden Gate Park.   In which US city is Golden Gate Park?
Q2) Underground chemist, Owsley Stanley, distributed quite a lot of what, at the Be-In?
A2) LSD.
Q3) 14th January was celebrated — by medieval Christians — as the Feast Of The Ass.   The feast marked Jesus’s family’s flight to which country?
A3) Egypt.
Q4) 14th January, 1994, saw the Duchess of Kent become what: Catholic, a mormon or left handed?
A4) A catholic.
Q5) 14th January, 1911, saw the birth of Norman Collins.   Collins was better known as which tattooist?
Q6) Finally … 14th January, 1960, saw the founding of the Australian Reserve Bank: Australia’s central bank, and banknote issuer.   What’s the name of Australia’s currency?
A6) The Australian Dollar.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“To look at and properly appreciate the British Museum is the work of a lifetime.”
M. E. W. Sherwood.
And this video: recorded at the Museum …

Enjoy your day … !

*        Yeah, I have a snooze in the afternoon, myself, Debbi: it does come in handy, sometime … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I could snooze all day sometimes! :)

1. 1759
2. Buckingham Palace
3. Bloomsbury
4. Sloane
5. George 2nd
6. the Science Museum
7. the Library of Congress
8. Marbles
9. medals
10. Suffolk