Oh, now, this is where the Christmas period gets nasty!
I’ve got a cold!
I’m coughing in a way that I — as an ex-smoker — find very familiar.
My nose isn’t just running, it’s sprinting: in a way that’s possibly going to make me look uncomfortably like a cocaine addict!
I think the last of my Christmas money?
Is going on cold remedies!
But let’s move, shall we? While I sniffle …
Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: scoring five out of five in the process. The day ALSO saw Olga† and Robin‡ looking in to say ‘Hello’.
Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?
Q1) 27th December, 1927, saw the debut of the musical, Showboat. Who wrote the lyrics for the musical?
Q2) The 29 original members signed the treaty that created the IMF. The IMF is the International Monetary … what?
Q3) Britain’s first oil rig, Sea Gem, collapsed: on 27th December, 1965. The rig was in which sea?
Q4) 27th December, 1977, saw the original UK release of Star Wars. What’s the name of the Star Wars spin off, released in 2016?
Q5) Finally … 27th December, 537, saw the completion of the Hagia Sophia church. The church is in which city?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 26th December is the Feast Day of Saint Stephen, generally accepted as the first Christian what: saint, martyr or bishop?A1) Martyr.
Q2) He lived in what’s now which city?A2) Jerusalem.
Q3) The day is also known as what, in the UK: Boxing Day, Wrestling Day or Football Day?A3) Boxing Day.
Q4) In Ireland, the day is known as Wren’s Day. A wren is a what: a lizard, a bird or a dog?A4) A bird.
Q5) Finally … The George 6th Chase takes place on the day: at Kempton Park. What IS that Chase: a boat race, a horse race or a marathon?A5) A horserace.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“I am on the edge of mysteries and the veil is getting thinner and thinner.”Louis Pasteur, December 27, 1822 – September 28, 1895.
And this tune …
Have a good day!
* You‘ve got a wonky connection, Debbi, or a wonky internet? Have you tried turning it of and on, again … ?
† That’s cool, Olga! Wish your mother well for us!
‡ Yeah: they’ve started saying that in some of the coverage, Robin: I can’t help but wonder what on Earth caused it!