Sunday, 21 June 2009

Looking Back - Princess Diana Gives Birth To Boy

On this day in 1982, Diana, Princess of Wales, gave birth to a boy sixteen hours after checking in to St Mary's Hospital, in London. The boy who was named William was born at 21:03 BST, weighing seven pounds one and a half ounces.

He is second in line to the British throne, after his father the Prince of Wales, who accompanied Princess Diana to the hospital and stayed throughout the day.

Crowds gathered outside the hospital waiting for news. Thousands more gathered outside Buckingham Palace, where the birth was formally announced.

The Queen had continued with her scheduled engagements, inspecting an RAF regiment at Wittering, in Cambridgeshire, on their 40th anniversary. A Palace official said, the Queen looked "absolutely delighted" on hearing the news that the Princess had gone into labour.

Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at St George's Hospital Medical School in London, Geoffrey Chamberlain, told BBC News the long labour period should not present cause for concern. The Queen's own surgeon gynaecologist, George Pinker, was in charge of delivery.
Prince William was the first heir to the British throne


Today's brainteaser is a set of 'Trivia' questions. Ten questions requiring an answer. How many do you know the answers to!

01 Only one part of Britain was captured by Germany during the Second World War. Which part was it?
02 Who went to Valhalla after their deaths?
03 Who wrote the play 'The Mousetrap'?
04 Which capital city has a statue of a mermaid in its harbour?
05 Which animal is unable to stick out its tongue?
06 What are stratus, cumulus, and nimbus?
07 What was the strong tower at the centre of medieval castles called?
08 What did John Logie Baird invent.
09 Who created the Metropolitan Police force?
10 What is a pongo?

Good luck with this brainteaser!

Maxine's World


Husband (a doctor) and his wife are having a fight at the breakfast table. Husband gets up in a rage and says, "And you are no good in bed either" and storms out of the house.

After some time he realises he was nasty and decides to make amends and rings her up.

She comes to the phone after many rings, and the irritated husband says, "What took you so long to answer the phone?"

She says, "I was in bed."

"In bed this time of the day, doing what?"

To which she replies, "Getting a second opinion."

(Yep, he had that coming too!)

A Pint And Sixteen Packets Of Nuts, Please!

A squirrel has built up a close relationship with a builder who found him when he was only a week old.

Nutty even showers with his surrogate "mum", Tony from Stockport, and goes to work with him.

Watch this amazing video clip of Nutty and Tony, by clicking on the following link:

Ever Wondered Why?

On Marks & Spencer Bread Pudding - Product will be hot after heating.
(Now there's a surprise)
On Boots Children's Cough Mixture - Don not drive a car or operate machinery after taking this medication.
(We could do a lot to reduce the rate of construction accidents if we could just get those 5 year olds with head colds off those forklifts).
On packaging for a K-Mart iron - Do not iron clothes on body.
(But wouldn't this save me more time?)
On Nytol Sleep Aid - Warning: May cause drowsiness.
(Er, I thought .......)
On most brands of Christmas lights - For indoor or outdoor use only.
(As opposed to ........ ?)

Who Am I? - Yesterday's Answer

The answer to Saturday's
Who Am I? puzzle
Ronnie Corbett
Well done! To those of you who solved the clues.