Thursday, 8 March 2012

The Daily Teaser - 08-3-2012

Hmm …

No, seriously, Hmmm.

Just recently, Thursdays have seen me heading over my mothers: partly to get the photos I’ve scanned in to her, and partly to help babysit Jude.

Or make a mess of the carpet and leave toys everywhere, depending on who you believe … !

Personally, I’d like to respectfully point out that putting bricks one on top of another, then excitedly pushing them over, whilst going “wheeeeeee” is FUN … !

Today, though … ?

I think I’m going to HAVE to forgo that: I really have to catch up … !

Let’s move on, shall we?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: along with mentioning the videos were rather good — bit of an 80s thing going on, there — and posting up chapters 2 and 3 of Riptide*, also saw her scoring 7 out of 7.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we? Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, License and video
Q1) According to the UN, 8th March is International Women’s Day: name any of the four countries where it’s a holiday … for women only …

Q2) More to the point, the theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is what … ?

Q3) 8th March, 1917 saw the start of the first of the February Revolution in Russia: so named because Russia used which calendar … ?

Q4) 8th March, 1985, saw a car bomb kill at least 45 people: in which Lebanese city … ?

Q5) 8th March, 1950, saw Rover begin tests of the first car to be powered by what: solar power, an electric engine or a gas turbine?

Q6) And finally … 8th March, 1702, saw the last Stuart monarch ascend the thrones of England, Ireland and Scotland. Who was she … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 7th March, 321AD saw Constantine 1st decree Sunday as a day of rest. Who was the general exception: farm workers, legionaries, or shoe makers … ?
A1) Farm workers.

Q2) Constantine 1st called Sunday the Dies Solis Invictus: what does this translate into English as … ?
A2) The Day of the Invincible Sun.

Q3) While we’re dating — ish — what’s the International Organization for Standardization standard that helps define dates … ?

Q4) 7th March, 1985, saw which charity song have it’s international release … ?
A4) We Are The World.

Q5) More to the point, what was the name of the band that released it … ?
A5) USA for Africa.

Q6) 7th March, 1969, saw Golda Meir named as Israel’s first female PM: who was her Defense Minister … ?
A6) General Moshe Dayan.

Q7) And finally … 7th March is Teacher’s Day: in which Eastern European country … ?
A7) Albania.
Enjoy those, everyone: as Supergrass’ frontman, Gaz Combes, is celebrating his birthday, today, I’ll leave you with this …

* Which is DEFINITELY looking good, Debbi. Oh … and Least Wanted is now on order: at a pound, that’s a bargain … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Awesome! Thanks so much for posting the chapters. :)

1. China, Macedonia, Madagascar and Nepal
2. Empower Women - End Hunger and Poverty
3. Julian
4. Beirut
5. gas turbine
6. Queen Anne