Wednesday, 21 November 2012

The Daily Teaser — 21-11-2012

Oh, I hate that, I really do … !

Really … !

Hmmm … I’m burbling, again, aren’t I … ?

What I’m trying to say, is that I hate those nights when getting to sleep takes a devil of an age to do.

Hmmm … 

I THINK I’m going to have to lay off the late night tea, when I’m writing up movie posts.

I don’t think that helps.

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: along with being very flattering about yesterday’s questions she also managed to bag 4 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) 21st November, 1905, saw the publication of the paper that introduced E=mc2 to the world.   By which scientist … ?
Q2) More to the point, in which country was this paper published … ?
Q3) Moving on … 21st November, 1922, saw Rebecca Latimer Felton become the only woman to serve as US Senator from which US state … ?
Q4) 21st November, 1970, saw Operation Ivory Coast, a joint US airforce and army exercise to free US what … ?
Q5) 21st November, 1969, saw the first permanent ARPANET link become active, between Stanford’s research facility in Menlo Park … and which US university … ?
Q6) And finally … 21st November, 1953, saw the British Museum announced what was a hoax … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 20th November, 1945, saw the start of the Nuremberg War Trials.   Name any of the four allied nations that had judges or Chief Prosecutors at the trials.
A1) The United Kingdom, USA, France and the Soviet Union.
Q2) More to the point, which country’s judge was the President of the Tribunal … ?
A2) The UK’s: in the shape of Sir George Lawrence, 1st Baron Oaksey.
Q3) Which of the 24 accused famously flew to Scotland in 1941, to try and broker peace … ?
A3) Rudolf Hess.   (There’s ALSO a few stories doing the rounds about how Aleister Crowley had been contacted to help with Hess’ interrogation.).
Q4) Who — notoriously — was the only one of the accused to say sorry … ?
A4) Albert Speer.
Q5) Finally … the Trials were unique in introducing simultaneous what, to international events: broadcast, translation or note-taking … ?
A5) Translation.
Enjoy those, everyone.

As today sees the birthday of the Considerable Authority that is Dr John, I’ll leave you with one of his tunes.

And with this quote from the late Beryl Bainbridge …
“I am of the firm belief that everybody could write books and I never understand why they don't. After all, everyone speaks. Once the grammar has been learnt it is simply talking on paper and in time learning what not to say.”
Beryl Bainbridge, 21 November 1932 – 2 July 2010

*        Cheers, Debbi … ! :D (I’ll just go over here and gently blush … !)   Oh … !   You’ll LOVE Friday’s, by the way … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I look forward to that, Paul! :) I've done a weird Thanksgiving post on Random and Sundry Things.

Hope you enjoy it. :)

1. Albert Einstein
2. Germany
3. Georgia
4. prisoners of war
6. the "Piltdown Man"