Wednesday, 20 May 2015

The Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser — 20-5-2015: I Put My Blue Jeans On

Oh … 

We’ve got a survey to fill in … !

From my landlords.

We’ve had our problems, recently, in Rollason Way: including some postal box theft, and associated identity theft.

Our landlords have decided to do a survey: mostly to gather opinion, if nothing else.

And specifically?   They want to know if we think putting a closed circuit TV cameras in would be something we’d like!

From personal experience?

I gave that question a ‘No’.   From my own experience, such things don’t act as a deterrent: and are only useful in gathering evidence of a crime, if you know when a crime has been committed.

I THINK my answer to some of their other questions … ?

Will be just as curt … !


At ANY rate, today is Wednesday.

Which means, of course, that it’s time for the Brentwood Gazette’s weekly Teaser.

Here’s this week’s questions: covered by the usual Creative Commons License* …
Q1) 20th May, 1873, saw Jacob Davies and Levi Strauss receive a patent for a design feature on Strauss’s jeans: the reinforcing rivet.   What was the rivet made from?
Q2) Those rivets went on the base of the fly, and on what: the corners of the pockets, the bottom of the legs or the hems of the knees?
Q3) According to an old tradition, the cloth originally used to make Jeans came from which Italian port?
Q4) That same cloth was also, supposedly, sourced from a city in France.   Which city?
Q5) The fabric used to make Jeans is a type of what: cotton, flannel or linen?
Q6) What — traditionally —  is the dye to used to turn Jeans blue: woad, indigo or añil?
Q7) Whitcomb L. Judson contributed to Jeans, after inventing what: buttons, sewing machines or zips?
Q8) What model of Jeans are Levi’s most popular make?
Q9) Expensive, premium price, jeans are known as what?
Q10) Finally … leggings made to look like skin-tight denim jeans, are known as what: leggings, jeggings or pegging?
Here’s last week’s questions and answers …
Q1) The very first F1 World Championship took place, today: in which year of the 1950s?
Q2) The Championships consist of two competitions, over the course of the season.   One is for drivers.   Who’s the other for?
Q3) The Championships are on decided on a points basis.   At races called Grand … what?
Q4) All of these races — bar one — are at least how long: 200 km, 300 km or 400 km?
Q5) Which of the races is the one exception?
Q6) That one exceptional race has held the second most in the World Championship season.   Name either country to have held the most races?
Q7) Which US race is one of the few NON-F1 races to have been part of the World Championship?
Q8) The first Drivers World Championship was one by Giuseppe Farina.   Which European country was Farina from?
Q9) Which team was he driving for: Alfa Romeo, Ferrari or Maserati?
Q10) Finally … the ‘F’ in the phrase, ‘F1,’ stands for ‘Formula’.   The Formula refers to the design of what: the race cars, the race course or the drivers’ uniforms?
A1) 1950.
A2) Constructors: the teams that build the cars, in other words.
A3) Prix.
A4) 300 km.
A5) The Monaco Grand Prix.
A6) Italy or the UK.
A7) The Indianapolis 500.   (The 500 was part of the Championship between 1950 and 1960.)
A8) Italy.
A9) Alfa Romeo.
A10) Cars.   (That’s one very carefully phrased question.   I was going to write “The ‘F’ in ‘F1’”, but thought “No, that doesn’t look too clever … ”)
Enjoy those: and the song.

Catch you next … !

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