Happy Independence Day

Even Napoleon had his Watergate.

Yogi Berra

or

I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don’t believe I deserved my friends.

Walt Whitman

to my US friends.

Fandango’s One Word Challenge (4 July 2020)

for Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC), penchant.

Quiz Time (4)

Just for fun, answers below. The next batch of questions I released for the Age UK Lockdown newsletter. Hardly anything UK-specific this week so I am expecting everybody to do brilliantly!

Questions

1.

I have a leaky garden tap. The tap leaks twice as much every day, and I put a (n empty) bucket under it. After 5 days, the bucket was full. After how many days would it have been half-full?

2.

Who played the title role in The Godfather (1972)?

3.

What type of animal is a mountain chicken?

4.

What tax was introduced by Henry VIII in 1535?

5.

What is the female of a goose called?

6.

On 19th August 1968, Soviet tanks rolled into which country?

7.

Tropic of Cancer – north or south of the equator?

8.

Ag is the chemical symbol for ….?

9.

The velocipede was an early type of what?

10.

“I could be handy mending a fuse, when your lights have gone” – which song?

Answers

1.

4 days (thanks, F) Think backwards. The bucket fills with twice as much water each day, so if, on Day #5, it is full, it must have been half-full on Day #4, a quarter of Day #3, an eighth on Day #2, a sixteenth on Day #1 etc.

2.

Marlon Brando. Do they get any easier than this? 🤣

3.

A frog! They live on a couple of islands in the Caribbean (Montserrat and Dominica) and are one of the world’s largest frogs.

4.

A Beard Tax.

5.

Just a goose. A male is called a gander, but a female is just called a goose!

6.

Czechoslovakia

7.

north

8.

Silver.

9.

A bicycle.

10.

When I’m 64, by The Beatles.

How’d you do? Easy Peasy, huh? Do you deserve a pat on the back or a kick up the ass?