Well, THAT’S a relief!
I’m job-hunting … No, I’m between jobs at the moment.
And was having a bit of an issue, yesterday.
I start a new job on Monday.
And was having trouble finding funding for a first weekly season ticket.
At least, getting the funding from the Department of Work and Pensions’ Universal Credit line.
Thankfully … ?
Thankfully, my local Job Centre were able to access the Flexible Support Fund: to help me buy the ticket I need.
I think I’ve only got one to to say.
Phew … !
But let’s move on, shall we?
Yesterday’s Teaser saw Olga* and Debbi† putting in their answers: with both scoring ten out of ten.
Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?
Q1) 8th October was the date of what was Britain’s worse train crash: at Harrow and Wealdstone Station. The crash was on 8th October of which year of the 1950s?
Q2) 8th October, 1895, saw the birth of King Zog 1st: of where?
Q3) 8th October 1939, saw Germany annex the western parts of where: Poland, Czechoslovakia or Russia?
Q4) 8th October, 1990, marked Britain’s first full day as a member of the ERM. The ERM was the Exchange Rate … what?
Q5) Finally … 8th October is Independence Day, where: Macedonia, Croatia or Serbia?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) Today is the 7th October. Is seven a prime number?A1) Yes. (In other words, it — like 1, 2, 3, 5, 11, 13 and many others — can only be be divided be itself or one, in order to get a whole number as a result.)
Q2) What name is given to a seven-sided, two dimensional, shape: a septagon, septuagint or heptagon?A2) A Heptagon.
Q3) A polyhedron is a three dimensional object. What name is given to a seven sided polyhedron? (One with seven faces, in other words.)A3) Heptahedron.
Q4) Numbers written in base 7 will have no digit higher than the number six, as there’s only seven digits used in it: going from 0 to 6. Base seven is also known as what: quinary, senary or septenary?A4) Septenary.
Q5) More to the point, how does one represent ‘7’ in base 7?A5) 10.
Q6) How is seven written: in Roman numerals?A6) VII: or, in lower case, vii.
Q7) The opening credits for TV show, The Prisoner, show us Patrick McGoohan, driving what model of car: an Austin Seven, a Lotus Seven or a BMW Series Seven?A7) A Lotus Seven. (Ironically, McGoohan’s character was only ever known as Number 6 …)
Q8) Who, currently, is playing 007, at the movies?A8) Current James Bond star, Daniel Craig.
Q9) Disney film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, has seven dwarves: Doc, Grumpy, Happy, Sleepy, Bashful and Sneezy. Who’s the seventh dwarf?A9) Dopey.
Q10) Finally … who, in 1992, released a song called 7?A10) Prince.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“I think there’s a huge category of people who will watch movies on laptops.”Reed Hastings, founder of Netflix, born 8th October, 1960.
And this song …
Have a good day …
* Thankfully, Olga, the Job Centre managed to dig up something for me. But, ye gods, that’s not a morning I want to go through again … !
† Well, I’ve wangled something, Debbi. But, my word, you can have a heck of job, starting a job!