Saturday, 15 September 2012

The Daily Teaser — 15-09-2012

Hmmm … 

Well, that seems to be working.

Did I mention, a while back, that my doctor had diagnosed me with an underactive thyroid … ?

Well, she had.

She’s also — just recently — upped the dosage of pills I’m on, to help me physically cope with it.

Trust me, I can tell that dosage increase is kicking in!

I actually fell a touch less achy … 

And a touch bouncier.

Which is actually rather good: and hopefully something that can help with a touch of weight loss.

Along with an exercise machine I’ve been temporarily loaned, by one of my neighbours.

Let’s move on, shall we?   The sooner I can work out how to use the blessed thing, the better … !


Yesterday’s saw Debbi putting in her answers: who, along with mentioning yesterday’s tune — a~Ha’s Take On Me — was a golden oldie*, also managed to bag 5 out of 5.

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) 15th September, 1812, saw Napoleon’s French army arrive at which Moscow landmark … ?
Q2) More to the point, that landmark is a fortified what: citadel, church or palace … ?
Q3) Even more to the point, what’s the name of the famous church, just to the east of that landmark … ?
Q4) Moving on … 15th September, 1964, saw the first publication of The Sun: it, and other tabloids, are also known as what … ?
Q5) 15th September, 1993, saw Prince Hans-Adam 2nd disband his country’s parliament: which country is it … ?
Q6) And finally … 15th September, 1981, saw Vanuatu join the UN: how was Vanuatu known, before it gained independence?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 14th September, 1917, saw which country declare itself a republic … ?   A1) Russia.
Q2) 14th September, 1752, saw the British Empire adopt the Gregorian Calendar: how many days did they skip, in that shift … ?   A2) 11 days.
Q3) 14th September, 2000, saw Microsoft release which version of their Windows operating system?   A3) Windows Me.   (Seemingly, you could only stop certain forms of malicious software by disabling the backup system… I’m saying nothing …)
Q4) 14th September, 1960, saw Mobutu Sese Seko gain power in a military coup: in which African country … ?   A4) The Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Q5) And finally … 14th September, 1944, saw which town become the first Dutch city to be liberated in World War 2?   A5) Maastrict
Enjoy those, everyone.

I’ll leave you with this quote from Agatha Christie …
“I don't think necessity is the mother of invention — invention, in my opinion, arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.”Agatha Christie  15 September 1890 – 12 January 1976
And this song from the late Snooky Pryor, who would’ve been 91, today, had he lived … 

*        I take it you meant Take on Me, Debbi … ?


Mr Strict said...

1> The Kremlin.
2> Citadel.
3> Saint Basil's Cathedral.
4> Gossip Pages.
5> Liechtenstein.
6> New Hebrides.

Debbi said...

Yes, that's the one I meant. :)

I actually like atonal music, also. In a different way. :)

1. the Kremlin
2. citadel
3. Saint Basil's Cathedral
4. scandal sheets or rags
5. Liechtenstein
6. New Hebrides