Fibbing Friday 23rd October

Welcome to another Fibbing Friday.

As regular readers know, PCGuyIV https://pcguyiv.wordpress.com/ and myself have kept the Fibbing Friday challenge going and thank you all for your continued support and participation.
This week it’s my turn to be your host.

To join in, write a post with your answers to my 10 questions below and tag it “Fibbing Friday” or #FibbingFriday. Then link back to this post so that others can enjoy your answers and maybe join in too!
As the title of this series suggests, truth is not an option and the idea is to fib a little, a lot, tell whoppers, be inventive, silly or even outrageous, in your responses.
If you use WordPress, pingbacks are enabled, so as long as you link to this post, it should show up.
Bear in mind though that they are usually approved manually, so don’t be surprised if the link doesn’t show up immediately. You can also leave a link to your post in the comments.

Ready? How’s your history?

1. What is a pince nez?
2. Who had the original telephone number Whitehall 1212?
3. Who reportedly lived at 221B Baker Street?
4. What happened in Pudding Lane in 1666?
5. Who resides at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue?
6. What happened on the 8th August 1963?
7. Who lost their head on 16th October 1793?
8. What was in operation between April 3 1860 and October 24 1861 but failed due to bankruptcy?
9. What is the significance of The Golden Hind?
10. Who was Spencer Perceval?

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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25 Responses to Fibbing Friday 23rd October

  1. The majority of these I have no idea what the real answer is. I am not sure if that makes it harder or easier. LOL

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  6. PCGuyIV says:

    Reblogged this on Thoughts & Theories and commented:
    I’m running a bit behind this week. Fortunately, it was Di’s week to come up with the questions!

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  8. Here’s mine for this week.
    1. What is a pince nez?
    A technique for avoiding sneezing.

    2. Who had the original telephone number Whitehall 1212?
    A chap called Boris (aka The Eton mess) who hadn’t done too well at arithmetic at school.

    3. Who reportedly lived at 221B Baker Street?
    A pompous opium addict with a penchant for stalking deer.

    4. What happened in Pudding Lane in 1666?
    The very first Pudding Race. How do you start one? Sago.

    5. Who resides at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue?
    It was the home of the first pencils but it’s now only occupied by a case.

    6. What happened on the 8th August 1963?
    The Beatles released ‘She Loves You’. ‘Yeah?’ ‘Yeah.’ ‘Yeah, right.’

    7. Who lost their head on 16th October 1793?
    William Pitt the Younger, when the Leader of the Opposition said, ‘Oh, do sit down, Spotty.’

    8. What was in operation between April 3 1860 and October 24 1861 but failed due to bankruptcy?
    The world’s first after hours button replacement business. Turned out it was a fly-by-night operation.

    9. What is the significance of The Golden Hind?
    This is an early misspelling of the Golden Hand, which is what fellow shonks in The City offer with a handshake to the man who drew the short straw this time around.

    10. Who was Spencer Perceval?
    Algernon ‘Spencer’ Perceval was a prodigious fibber, which led to his invention of the short-tailed coat, after having been taunted with ‘Liar, liar, tails on fire.’

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  12. ghostmmnc says:

    Interesting history questions! Fun to answer. 🙂
    Here are mine:
    https://wp.me/p3RE1e-bNB

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