Thursday, 5 January 2012

The Daily Teaser — 5-1-2012

Oh … Dearie me … !

I’ve got to admit, I’m up and about.

But actually, really wishing I wasn’t … !

I’m thinking, here, that I’m going to get a seriously early night, tonight.

If for no other reason that to have a good read.

One christmas present I’ve been working y way through … ? Is Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs.

Fascinating stuff, I should add.

OK, granted I’m still at Apple’s early years: but, boy, I’m looking forward to getting to the meatier bits.


Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?

Yesterday’s teaser saw both Debbi and Trevor putting in their answers. With both bagging 5 out of 5, it also saw Debbi Telling us she’d revised yesterday’s post*, and Trevor quoting both Edward Abbey and René Descartesº.

Let’s see how they — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we? Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, license and video
Q1) 5th January, 1918, saw the formation of the Free Committee for a German Worker’s Peace: which notorious party did this eventually turn into … ?

Q2) 5th January, 1976, saw the country of Cambodia renamed what … ?

Q3) By whom … ?

Q4) Moving on … 5th January, 1592, saw the birth of Murgal emperor, Shah Jahan: which famous building did he build for his late wife … ?

Q5) 5th January, 1933, saw construction start on which San Francisco landmark … ?

Q6) And finally … 5th January, 1985, saw the state of Israel end its rescue of the Falasha, from Ethiopia. The Falasha claimed to be descended from King Solomon … and who … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 4th January 1967, saw the death of Donald Campbell, whilst trying to break which record … ?
A1) The water speed record.

Q2) More — and gruesomely — to the point: in which year was his body found … ?
A2) 2001.

Q3) While we’re being gruesome … 4th January, 1903, saw the electrocution of Topsy the Elephant: by whom … ?
A3) Thomas Edison, during the ‘War Of Currents’. (I know Edison is one of the most revered figures in science, and that Topsy had a reputation for being nasty … but that was a bit harsh. What was HARDER was the zoo that owned her … was originally planning to hang her, until the ASPCA got involved … )

Q4) 4th January, 1958, saw Sir Edmund Hillary and his team arrive at the South Pole: which country was Sir Edmund from … ?
A4) New Zealand.

Q5) And finally … 4th January, 2010, saw the official opening of the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building: in which country is that building … ?
A5) Dubai.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll catch you later …

* I’ll have a look, later, Debbi! But getting retweets are ALWAYS good

º Oh, have a look at the end of today’s video, Trevor: I usually put a quote in …


trev-v said...

Q1 National Socialist German Workers' Party (Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei) commonly known as The Nazi Party
Q2. Democratic Kampuchea (And like any country with the word democratic in its title was a communist dictatorship)
Q3 Khmer Rouge
Q4 The Taj Mahal
Q5 Golden Gate Bridge
Q6 Queen of Sheba


“The bowler's Holding, the batsman's Willey” – Brian Johnston Cricket commentator.

“I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.” – Sir Winston Churchill

“Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is thought necessary.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

ps Paul I never watch videos

Nik Nak said...

Shame, really, Trevor: I usually put a quote in, at the end … 

Debbi said...

Thanks for your comment on the post! I was really starting to wonder. :)

1. the Nazi Party
2. Democratic Campuchea
3. the Khmer Rouge
4. the Taj Mahal
5. the Golden Gate Bridge
6. the Queen of Sheba

Nik Nak said...

Yeah, tookme a while, Debbi, I know: but I wanted to make sure I had something positive to contribute … 

I know how close to the heart the whole subject is … !