Now why didn’t I spot that?


Have you ever had something pointed out that was so blindingly obvious, but you hadn’t spotted it before?

That’s when you can’t help slapping yourself across the forehead. Homer Simpson said it best … d’oh!

So here’s a trivia question for you. How many of the Beatles were/are left handed?

I’ll get the tricky one out of the way first. Apparently, Ringo Starr was left-handed, but played a right-handed drum kit “the wrong way round”. That isn’t really a d’oh moment for me, as I have no idea what a right handed or left handed drum kit looks like.

Incidentally, that reminds me of a cruel quote. Apparently, John was asked if Ringo was the best drummer in the world. He replied that he wasn’t the best drummer in the Beatles. Cruel. Very cruel.

Moving on …

Apart from Ringo, which member of the Beatles was left-handed?

Now you might say that’s blindingly obvious. “Surely everyone knows that it’s …”

Or, like me, you might be scratching your head at this point. Does it really matter? I had no idea until a good friend pointed it out.

Let me give you a clue…


Another clue? Okay, why not? I’m in a generous mood.

beatles 2

Are you there yet? Have another one:

beatles 3


It’s the guitars, my friend. Just look which way the guitars are pointing. Paul, the leftie, on the left and pointing to the left. George and John, both righties and pointing to the right.


Once you’ve seen it, you’ll notice it for the rest of your life.

Fancy another trivia question? How about the Italian Job minis? That’s the original Italian Job movie. If you are British and over a certain age, then you absolutely have to know this movie.

But what you might not have noticed is the order in which the minis drive. Here’s your first picture clue:

italian job movie

Okay, so this one is a bit more obvious. We don’t need the second picture, do we? Let’s have it anyway:

italian job 3

And another one:

The-Italian-Job 2

Yup. You got it. In (almost) every scene, the Minis are in the patriotic colour order of red, white and blue.

What does all this mean? Heck, I don’t know. It’s just a bit of fun on a Friday evening. Have a good weekend, y’all.











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