Happy Friday! It seems we are bombarded daily by facts, figures and loads of new information. Most days I feel like I know less at the end of the day than I did at the beginning. So once in a while we need something that is reassuring and reaffirming to let us know that we have learned a thing or two over the years. So, to help you get that confident feeling back again I am happy to provide something that has been circulating for quite some time on the internet, simply called “The World’s Easiest Quiz”
1) How long did the Hundred Years War last?
2) Which country makes Panama hats?
3) From which animal do we get catgut?
4) In which month do Russians celebrate the October Revolution?
5) What is a camel’s-hair brush made of?
6) The Canary Islands in the Pacific are named after what animal?
7) What was King George VI’s first name?
8) What color is a purple finch?
9) What country do Chinese gooseberries come from?
10) How long did the Thirty Years War last?
OK, put your pencils down, the answers are below – no cheating!
1) 116 years, from 1337 to 1453.
3) From sheep and horses.
4) November. The Russian calendar was 13 days behind ours.
5) Squirrel fur.
6) The Latin name was Insularia Canaria – Island of the Dogs.
7) Albert. When he came to the throne in 1936 he respected the
wish of Queen Victoria that no future king should ever be
8) Distinctively crimson.
9) New Zealand.
10) Thirty years, of course. From 1618 to 1648.
Thought for the Week
Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be. ~Thomas à Kempis, Imitation of Christ, c.1420
You forgot who is birdied in Grant’s tomb.