Try these

1. Why do some Britons call the raincoat a Mac?
2. Which independent country stood between the US and Canada?
3. Oldest spinster to marry a future British King?
4. Where did the old London Bridge’s stones go?*
5. What is point zéro in France?
6. What colour was the French flag 1814-1830?
7. In which city is the statue of liberty?**

* Apart from into the Thames.

** Not a trick question, it does not mean the French version, nor does not mean it’s on an island or in a harbour. It’s actually within the confines of a city. Which one?

13 comments for “Try these

  1. Robbo
    April 2, 2020 at 18:46

    1. A man called Mackintosh invented a (partly) waterproof material for raincoats
    2. Louisiana?
    4. Arizona, to be reassembled as a tourist attraction.

  2. Mudplugger
    April 2, 2020 at 20:11

    Re: No 4 It is claimed that the buyer thought he was buying Tower Bridge – must have been a tad disappointed just to get a ship-load of stones and none of the fancy bits.

  3. Robbo
    April 2, 2020 at 20:31

    7. A guess that, since Liberty island is offshore from Manhatten, it could belong to Jersey City, which is across the river from NYC.

  4. Stewart
    April 2, 2020 at 20:55

    1. Even though the accepted spelling of the coat is ‘Mackintosh’, the fabric was actually invented by Charles Macintosh (no ‘k’). Also, not to be confused with Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

  5. Distant Relative
    April 2, 2020 at 21:13

    5. It is the point at the middle of the city from whence all distance measurements are taken. It is near Notre Dame Cathedral.
    6. White
    7. Dunno – it’s on lockdown

  6. Doonhamer
    April 2, 2020 at 21:18

    Indian Stream or Streams?
    Middle of Paris. First trig point and distance measurement origin.
    Lake Havasu.

  7. April 2, 2020 at 23:41

    2. Vermont was independent for a couple years a ways back. Don’t know if that counts.

  8. April 3, 2020 at 01:12

    The only one we don’t have is the spinster and that was Kate.

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