You know … You can TELL you’ve got a week end off, can’t you?
You can’t … ?
You’ve not been paying attention to your holiday allowance, then, have you?
Right now is the start of a weekend off for me.
Well, it’s a birthday treat: today’s the day I turn another year older and wrinklier.
That’s always traumatic enough to need a bit of time!
Did I tell you I don’t drive?
I don’t drive. So tend to rely on the bus, the train, cabs — or my own too feet — if I need to get somewhere.
So don’t follow the news about cars, driving, what have you.
I do follow the technology news.
It seems ride hailing app, Uber, are in trouble.
It turns out they’ve got software built into the app that lefts them avoid picking up the people that monitor these things.
People who monitor these things … in every country in which the firm operates …
Someone’s in trouble …
But let’s move on, shall we?
Yesterday’s Teaser saw Olga* and Debbi† putting in their answers: with Olga scoring nine out of ten and Debbi scoring ten.
Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?
Q1) 4th March, 1941 saw Britain’s first Commando raid take place: on the Lotofen Islands. The raid went under the name, Operation what: Claymore, Broadsword or Assegai?
Q2) The International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant, for Omar Hassan al-Bashir: on 4th March, 2009. He was the then president of which African nation?
Q3) Henry the Navigator was born: on 4th March, 1394. He was a prince of where: Spain, Portugal or France?
Q4) Which 85 year old silent film star was given a KBE: on 4th March, 1975?
Q5) Finally … 4th March, 1769, saw the birth of Muhammed Ali. He’s regarded as one of the founders of modern where: Egypt, Turkey or Syria?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) Florida was admitted to the USA: on 3rd March of which year?A1) 1845.
Q2) What’s the capital of Florida?A2) Tallahassee.
Q3) What’s Florida’s largest city: Tallahassee, Miami or Jacksonville?A3) Jacksonville.
Q4) What’s the most frequently spoken, first language in the state?A4) English.
Q5) What’s the only (men’s) soccer team native to Florida?A5) The MLS member, Orlando City SC.
Q6) Florida is twinned with Languedoc-Rousillon. Languedoc-Rousillon is in which European country?A6) France.
Q7) Politician, Marco Rubio is from Florida. In which year did he make an attempt to become Republican Party candidate for president?A7) 2016.
Q8) Singer, former Bunny girl, and actress, Angela Trimble, is from Florida. How is she better known?A8) Debbie Harry.
Q9) Name either of the states that border Florida.A9) Georgia or Alabama.
Q10) Finally … There’s a lot of alligators in a well known National Park in Florida. WHICH National Park?A10) The Everglades.
Here’s a thought from a fellow birthday celebrant …
“My films have all been unhappy ones, and I’m longing to do a comedy for a change.”Joan Greenwood, 4 March 1921 – 28 February 1987.
And a song from someone two years older than me …
Have a good day …
* Oh!! Nice to know, Olga! Not managing it, yourself, then? Oh, sorry about the score: but strictly speaking, Blondie’s the band … although, granted, builders used to yell “Hey, Blondie,” at her … um … (There’s a certain amount of irony, with that cabbie … !)
† It’s caused outrage, Debbi, I know that. It’s generated controversy, too: at least one Health and Safety body has complained about it … !