Tuesday, 24 June 2014

The Daily Teaser — 24-6-2014: The Grand Lodge

Oh, now, THAT’S what I call an earworm … !

One that sticks around for a week … !

Just in case you need reminding, an earworm is a song — or, at least, the catchy parts of it — that plays itself around you head.

Right now … ?   I’ve got a … well, let’s call it a generic version of Where Did You Sleep Last Night, floating around my head: as a result of looking up the song for tomorrow’s Teaser, last week.

With the net result it’s been floating around my head, ever since.

What CAN a boy do as a result of that … ?

Well, apart from play the damn thing, and let you get on with it … 

But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser Saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and scoring four out of five.

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

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 24th June saw the founding of Britain’s first Grand Lodge.   What fraternal organisation did it organize … ?
Q2) In which year of the 18th Century was it founded … ?
Q3) What’s the modern version of the Grand Lodge called … ?
Q4) Who’s the Grand Lodge’s head?
Q5) What’s the organization’s basic group called … ?
Q6) That group is usually lead by whom … ?
Q7) The group has three degrees: name one of those degrees.
Q8) While at meetings, members of the group wear evening dress, a sash … and what else?
Q9) The group’s best known symbol is a Square and Compass: sometimes shown with which letter?
Q10) Finally … the Grand Lodge, and the group it represents, claim to be descended from which workers … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 23rd June, 1860, saw the US Congress establish what: the Government Printing office, the US Secret Service or the US Post Office … ?
Q2) 23rd June, 1942, saw a German Focke-Wulf 190 mistakenly land at an RAF base: in which country of the UK … ?
A2) Wales.
Q3) 23rd June, 1940, saw the birth of Stuart Sutcliffe: the original bassist for which British band … ?
Q4) 23rd June, 1969, saw a well known computer company announce it would be pricing its software separately from its hardware.   Which company … ?
A4) IBM.
Q5) Finally … 23rd June, 2013, saw Nik Wallenda — him, again — become the first person to tightrope walk over what … ?
A5) The Grand Canyon.
I’ll leave you with this lot … 

And this question from Leon Trotsky …
“Why had the merchants, artists, bankers, officials, and lawyers, from the first quarter of the seventeenth century on, begun to call themselves masons and tried to recreate the ritual of the medieval guilds? What was all this strange masquerade about?”
Leon Trotsky.
Have a nice day.

*        Actually, talking of covers, Debbi … ?   The song for tomorrow’s Teaser is one of the alternative versions of Where Did You Sleep Last Night.   A Cajun one, if I’ve remembered it correctly.   (A friend told me, once, about how John Lennon and Paul McCartney would happily let anyone cover their Beatles tunes.   It was a sale, after all.   But they ALWAYS insisted the people making the cover, did a version that was a different a version as possible.   OK, we’ve ended up with Dollar’s version of I Wanna Hold Your Hand, but even so, it’s a nice point …)

1 comment:

Debbi said...


1. the United Grand Lodge of England
2. 1717
3. the Freemasons
4. Grand Master
5. Masonic Lodge
6. Grand Officer
7. Entered Apprentice, Fellowcraft and Master Mason
8. regalia??
9. G
10. stonemasons