Lemme tickle allyuh brain

Gilbakka posted:

Good morning. [A] Which company was the agent/distributor for Raleigh bicycles in British Guiana in the 1950s? [B] Exactly where was that company located in the 1950s? Both answers to win. One answer to place. No answer, no show. 

Sorry I am so late.

D M Fernandes distributors of Raleigh cycles.

27 Main Street, Georgetown.

Gilbakka posted:

Good morning. [A] Which company was the agent/distributor for Raleigh bicycles in British Guiana in the 1950s? [B] Exactly where was that company located in the 1950s

ANSWERS: [A] D.M. Fernandes Ltd. [B] 9 Commerce & Longden Streets, Georgetown. At that time and before, the Raleigh bicycle distributor occupied the ground floor of the once prestigious King George V Hotel, east of Bettencourts. It was later relocated to Main Street.

Django and Anjali, I recognize your efforts but please pay attention to every word and number in my quiz.

Welcome back, Mr Sawh. I remember Pradasco Cycle Store on Hincks Street and after its closure I met Eric Rohee who said his family had owned Pradasco at one time. Eric was renting an apartment aback Palm Court on Main Street.

Last quiz for this week: [A] On what day of the week was Guyana's former Prime Minister Samuel Hinds born? [B] On the exact same day Baby Sam was born, a World War 2 battle started in New Guinea between Japanese and Australian armed forces. What is the name of that battle?

Gilbakka posted:
Gilbakka posted:

Good morning. [A] Which company was the agent/distributor for Raleigh bicycles in British Guiana in the 1950s? [B] Exactly where was that company located in the 1950s

ANSWERS: [A] D.M. Fernandes Ltd. [B] 9 Commerce & Longden Streets, Georgetown. At that time and before, the Raleigh bicycle distributor occupied the ground floor of the once prestigious King George V Hotel, east of Bettencourts. It was later relocated to Main Street.

Django and Anjali, I recognize your efforts but please pay attention to every word and number in my quiz.

Welcome back, Mr Sawh. I remember Pradasco Cycle Store on Hincks Street and after its closure I met Eric Rohee who said his family had owned Pradasco at one time. Eric was renting an apartment aback Palm Court on Main Street.

oops, sorry Sir Gil.

Gilbakka posted:

Last quiz for this week: [A] On what day of the week was Guyana's former Prime Minister Samuel Hinds born? [B] On the exact same day Baby Sam was born, a World War 2 battle started in New Guinea between Japanese and Australian armed forces. What is the name of that battle?

ANSWERS: [A] Monday (27 December 1943)

[B] Battle of the Pimple, which started on 27 December 1943 and ended the next day. Japan lost 28 men and 3 Australians were killed.

Enjoy your weekend.

Good morning. Let's start this week with thoughts about beauty.

For a long time the Guyana Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha organized beauty pageants at its annual Divali fairs. Who was crowned Miss Divali in 1965?

First person with correct answer is Winner. No runners-up in today's contest.

Chameli posted:

 

Good Morning, Namaste and Salaam Sir Gil

Rita Singh

never heard of her but then again i was 6 yrs old

Correct answer. You're da winner, Miss Ontario Family Day.

Here's a snapshot of Rita Singh, Miss Divali 1965:

 That's all for today.

Yesterday's quiz dealt with beauty of the person. Today we focus on beauty of the place.

Near Mabaruma in Region 1 there is a creek with a quick succession of drops that constitute a waterfalls. What's the name of that waterfalls?

This week we covered beauty of a person and beauty of a place. We now move on to beauty of a thing.

In front of Bank of Guyana there is the Cenotaph, a marble memorial for Guyanese soldiers who died fighting in the first and second world wars. [1] Exactly how many years have passed since the Cenotaph was unveiled to the public? [2] Who unveiled the Cenotaph?

From beauty of a person, place and thing we move on today to beauty of an event --- Mashramani. Picture shows a commemorative coin that was issued to mark Republic Day in 1970. It shows an image of Cuffy, leader of the 1763 slave revolt and now Guyana's national hero. [1] That rebel leader's name can also be spelled with four letters. What is it? [2] Where is Cuffy's birthplace?

Take your time. Ah goin mashin an ah gon be back by high noon.

Django posted:

[1] Kofi

[2] Ghana

His full name is Kofi Badu,he were brought to the Dutch colony of Berbice, in Guiana.

I'll give you a pass mark. Kofi belonged to the Akan tribe in West Africa, predominantly in today's Ghana and Ivory Coast. Happy Mashramani!!

Good Friday morning, everyone. The theme of beauty rounds off our quiz this week. Beauty of scent. It's a fruit on a big tree. It resembles tamarind but its shell/seed pod is straighter and very hard. Inside the shell is a yellowish dry powdery pulp with an astounding scent. [A] What are two common names for this fruit? [B] What is its biological name?

skeldon_man posted:
Leonora posted:

Skelly loves whiteman's food. 

I have lived in America more than 2x longer than I lived in Guyana. My wife is white. I do still eat rice and curry about 3x a week. Enough of this. Give back Gilly Buddy his thread. 

You tek after Papa Cheddi.  nothing wrong bro,mixed up the genes.

Good morning. The Essequibo River begins its journey about 850 feet above sea level on the Akarai Mountains. It flows northeast to its junction with another river and then changes course. What is the name of that river?

Django posted:

Kassikaityu River

No. From the Kassikaityu River the Essequibo still flows north-easterly to the KUYUWINI RIVER and then pursues a comparatively straight general course in a northerly direction to the Atlantic Ocean.

Some Google sites locate the Kuyuwini River in East Berbice-Corentyne. However, the Gazetteer of Guyana states that Kuyuwini lies on the left bank of the Essequibo River. And, according to a 1908 issue of the Official Gazette of British Guiana, a man was granted a licence to plant rubber/balata "on the left bank, Essequibo River, from 18 miles below Kuyuwini river ...."

That's all for today.

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